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This is pretty great...

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by Moze, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    This is not my work, just wasn't sure where else to post.

    I was installing here today and thought this was pretty awesome. The entire 923' long skybridge (where the red arrows are on the left) and the main building (starts in the first pic where the red arrows are on the right) and ends in the 2nd pic, has a tree graphic spread across the entire glass surface.

    You would think the lighter portions would be frosted vinyl or something and the darker areas would be the glass. Turns out it's entirely digitally printed donor names on the glass. The white areas are names using bolder lettering and the darker areas are names using a narrower lettering. There are over 25,000 names.

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  2. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Active Member

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    That is awesome. You can bet that's very under appreciated.
     
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  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    All I can say is WWWOOOWWWWW. How long did it take to make that thing??!?? The labor had to of been outrageous.
     
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  4. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Are you sure it wasn't etched directly into the glass? IMHO, it would be more cost effective to etch instead of having to maintain the print as it weathered.

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  5. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Yep...that is way cool.

    So...I did a bit of google sleuthing, and they are etched which makes total sense to me. For the work of doing the vinyl (either cut or printed), creating a stencil and etching is just one tiny step forward to total permanence.

    https://www.parklandhospital.com/ne...ers-sky-bridge-at-parkland-connects-two-g-345

    From the architect:

    https://www.datumengineers.com/our-work/mike-a-meyers-sky-bridge-at-parkland-hospital.html

    Really cool technical stuff from the architect:

    https://datum.imgix.net/projects/mi...Healthy_Connection-reprint_(1).compressed.pdf



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  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    The new Parkland building is really neat architecture. My daughter was real sick years ago and we stayed at Children's which is next door. Was in and out of there for about a year and we watched as they built that building.
     
  7. Moze

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    It was digitally printed by Oldcastle using a DipTech printer with ceramic inks.
     
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  8. Moze

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    That's the first thing that came to mind....not only the generosity of the donors but the enormous amount of work that went into it that many or most will barely glance at.
     
  9. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    It's such a compete opposite of the old building
     
  10. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Here's a few videos of the action....lick your chops...this is crazy amazing.






    And for a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" look behind the scenes:

     
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  12. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    It really is amazing. Especially given the reputation of the old Parkland. Talk about a complete overhaul....
     
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  13. Wow, that printer is awesome, it almost makes me want to quit my job and go find a new one where I could work with it.
     
  14. rjssigns

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    Cool tech. This ol' dog learned something today.
     
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