Allison-Kaufman Company, a manufacturer of fine diamond jewelry, played to win at a recent jewelry show. Given a blank slate with which to work, Allison-Kaufman’s graphics department led by graphic design manager Jeremie Rothman transformed a boring display case into a brilliant promotional piece.
Unveiled at a cocktail party the night before the show, Rothman says, “Everyone loved it and took pictures of it. They liked the concept, design and how the final piece looked. It started as a concept for our Queen of Black Diamonds set we’re promoting based on a postcard we created.”
Attendees voted on the best display cases and Allison-Kaufman’s display renovation got second place. Rothman says they were likely edged out of first, not by the rival display case design itself, but due to the fact that the winners dressed up in crazy costumes.
However the voting turned out, Allison-Kaufman’s display accomplished the primary goal, which was to draw attention to the display and elevate the brand with its customers.
To decorate the display case, Rothman used LexJet Opaque AquaVinyl Removable PSA, printed on a Canon iPF8400 wide format inkjet printer, applying the vinyl to the four lower and upper panels. Rothman also printed and applied the chessboard on the inside of the case, and added the Allison-Kaufman logo and diamond embellishments to the chess pieces, including the chess queen that tops the display. The oversize chess pieces were acquired from megachess.com.
“The graphics look very sharp and it’s almost 100 percent opaque, which is a big bonus. The material is amazing,” says Rothman.
Rothman adds that they use AquaVinyl for in-store wall displays that they give to their retail customers for point of sale advertising, as well as LexJet Aqueous Perforated Vinyl (70/30) for window displays and LexJet 8 Mil Absolute Backlit for photo-quality backlits.