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You ought to be in Pictures: Cinematic Printing on Maui

Printing hanging wall pieces

On the island of Maui, you never know who you’ll run into. In the case of PhotoGraphics Maui, its A-list clientele include a well-known singer/songwriter and a producer of classic comedies.

Printing decor and wall artIt’s a part of the producer’s cinematic collection shown here that illustrates how PhotoGraphics Maui combines the right inkjet media with unusual ways of presenting its prints to better differentiate its printing and mounting services.

“A lot of people are trying to do something different, so we’re always looking for something no one else has. With our mounting capabilities we have an advantage. Plus, being able to produce really large prints helps since shipping from the mainland can be prohibitive,” says Renee Zaima, owner of PhotoGraphics Maui.

In this case, the producer is creating a cinematically-themed room, so he came to PhotoGraphics Maui for the right treatment. This particular piece, which is actually a composite of two photos from a movie set that Zaima Photoshopped into one, was printed on LexJet Sunset Photo eSatin Paper.

Inkjet printing fine art and photographyThe 60” x 35” print was then applied to Sintra, the Sintra was shaped at a slight curve, and PhotoGraphics Maui added the backside framework, which was stained black, for hanging on the wall. Zaima designed the piece, which includes the filmstrip borders on the print, to be consistent with the overall theme of the décor.

As Zaima puts it: “We make sure to suit each piece we produce to what they want.” It’s a simple philosophy, but one derived from listening to the customer and then matching their needs to PhotoGraphics Maui’s capabilities and expertise.

Therefore, every piece in the process, from design to mounting materials and methods, is customized for each client. For instance, the sea turtle photo shown here by Franck Berthuot of Berthuot Visuals (www.berthuotvisuals.com) was printed on LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper. The colors and composition simply cried out for the special treatment the luminescent paper offers.

Regan has been involved in the sign and wide format digital printing industries for the past two decades as an editor, writer and pundit. With a degree in journalism from the University of Houston, Regan has reported on the full evolution of the inkjet printing industry since the first digital printers began appearing on the scene.

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