Designer Jamie Birch has brought a new way of displaying graphics to the table — literally. About 25 years ago, Birch, who owns of Jamie Birch FX Designs in New Mexico, discovered how to transfer graphics onto flat surfaces such as tables, counter tops and bar tops. It all started when his friend who owned a large sports bar in Colorado wanted to have tables with team logos on them. Birch owned a sign company and was helping his uncle build prototype designs at the time, so he used his past experience as a designer to come up with a way to fit his friend’s needs.
“I have always been inspired by making things a little different to be better. I saw a poster in a store of a 3D football helmet and thought, glue that on a table!” Birch says.
He initially brought his ideas to life using a product called Ultra Photo Satin 7 Mil. “My first LexJet representative was Sukesh Pathak, and he was amazing at finding products to use,” he says. “I used a lot of Ultra Photo Satin 7mil, which is no longer made, so we started using different materials.”