When designer Nathan Lambert of Full Color, Inc., a professional printing lab in Dallas, needed to put together his master of arts thesis exhibit along with a handful of his peers, he opted for an easy-to-use product that would work on all surfaces, floor to ceiling.
“For these big final presentations, we used LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric everywhere,” Lambert says. “We printed all the wall graphics, and used it for floor graphic and pedestals, too.”
Throughout the exhibit hall, Lambert and his peers put together elaborate displays that featured topics like color therapy, gender identity, mobile fresh markets and superhero archetypes. Lambert’s thesis discussed the benefits of contemporary middle school uniforms.
For his exhibit, he covered stationary walls with white-on-black text graphics, while mobile walls carried bright imagery along with informative text. He used Print-N-Stick to cover two pedestals holding manikins wearing uniforms that were dye-sub printed. Full Color utilizes Epson and Kodak printers to get the jobs done.
“When we got the Print-N-Stick from LexJet, we did some test printing,” Lambert says. “For a bunch of designers, it was like giving us a toy to play with. We were able to get some really cool stuff out of that material.”
His team used a Graphtec cutter for some of the more complete exhibits. “That made our lives really easy,” he says. “We used some technology we hadn’t used for our regular work.”
For this job, Lambert used an Epson SureColor S80600 to print 200 linear feet of Print-N-Stick. “We were so blown away with the color,” he says. “LexJet sent us the color profile to use with Onyx software — we were just blown away with how vibrant everything was. As a designer, that’s pretty awesome for us.”
In previous years, taking down printed graphics was a challenge, as many adhesives would remove the paint, as well. ” Everyone got excited by how wonderful the quality and colors, and how it came down without damaging wall,” Lambert says. “This product would be awesome to use in a home — like a child’s bedroom or the living room where you want to put something cool on the wall.”