With the large-format inkjet printing tools and media now at your disposal you can decorate just about anything, and turn the humdrum into something special. That’s exactly what Brett Feldman, owner of Unlimited Exposures, Manalapan, N.J., did at a recent bar mitzvah.
The party planner, Marquis Florals & Event Design by Kim in Matawan, N.J., was interested in doing something completely off the wall, both literally and figuratively, and asked Brett if he could create a basketball court on the dance floor at the venue. Having worked with Photo Tex PSA repositionable fabric from LexJet before, Brett thought this material would be the perfect one-night dance floor material.
“The Photo Tex surface is not officially slip resistant, Michael Clementi [Brett’s personal customer specialist] made sure I knew that. However, when I discussed it with the party planner we both agreed that it was actually less slippery than the marble floor,” Brett says. “There were more than 100 kids and 50 adults at the event and the dance floor was packed all night. The floor held up great; the graphic didn’t peel off the floor and stick to anyone’s feet, and no one slipped on it. In fact, someone dropped a glass with liquid in it on the floor and it wiped right off.”
The total size of the basketball court graphic was 50′ x 20′. Brett printed it in 15 panels on his Canon iPF8300 44″ inkjet printer. Each panel was printed at about 38″ x 20′ and applied to the marble dance floor area, which is surrounded by carpet.
“I’ve used Photo Tex for our walls, as well as LexJet Aqueous Perforated Vinyl for our storefront windows, so this application was a breeze,” Brett says. “Now I’m getting requests for more of the same, and I say, ‘No problem…'”