A wrapped twelve story building… 3M headquarters made it happen.

Jeff Roosa, owner of DPI Graphics, was able to live a dream when he was selected to lead up an amazing coordinated wrap installation for 3M Headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA in August this year.  Together with his handpicked crew of, Matt Sorg, Carl Brewer, Sergio Yakobchak and Ben Anderson, the installation team worked 24 hours a day for three days straight in 8 hour shifts to complete the project.  To make matters even more interesting, the shape of the building required a custom powered scaffolding while the sheer massive size of the work required a highly detailed grid pattern to keep the hundreds of individually produced panels organized and efficient.

This monumental effort was scheduled to coincide with the 2018 3M Discovering Transformations Media Day.

Attendees of the event were invited to the 3M headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota for a chance to hear about industry trends, upcoming products as well as new and innovative technologies. The day consisted of a keynote presentation from Peter Elliot on “Impactful Transformations”, and a panel discussion with 3M experts. Guests had the opportunity to tour 3M’s Innovation Center and the Carlton Science Center, as well as participate in hands-on demonstrations with 3M products including Wrap Film Series 1080, Safety and Security Film, 3M Graphics Hub and Envision Print Wrap Film 480mC. Additionally, attendees got a front-row view of the new 12-story building wrap itself.  “Curiosity is just the beginning” was the wrap message as it coincides with the 3M mission to encourage everyone to begin to look at every surface as a canvas.


Chase Graphics wraps trailer for Lawn Sense


The folks out at Chase Graphics were pleased to be given the opportunity to help out a local landscaping company.  Sending out crews in a nice sized trailer seems like a such a waste if said trailer is not fully proclaiming the brand.

According to owner Charles Chase, Lawn Sense uses the trailer to promote and service their cutting & fertilization program.  Charles and his staff were able to develop a nice full wrap concept for Lawn Sense and put their plan into action.  Using their previous work on the Lawn Sense truck fleet they were able to bring in the existing branding and keep the trailer in line with the corporate identity.

The wrap was designed in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and was produced on 3M ControlTac cv3 film with 3M 8519 Luster Laminate.

Nice work Chase Graphics.

Bluemedia Goes Global!

Bluemedia Goes Global

Bluemedia Goes Global

Although headquartered in Tempe, AZ, bluemedia’s reach truly spans the globe. When IO was faced with a vital signage project that needed to be completed for their new data center in Singapore, they turned to bluemedia. Outfitting a facility for its Grand Opening half way across the globe was no small undertaking. Project highlights included wall murals, print and cut decals, over-sized museum mounts, as well a bevy of dimensional acrylic.

When working globally, it is absolutely crucial that you “think globally”. Language barriers, time zones, on-site management, and localized logistics are just a few of the many variables that have to be accounted for. With a little help from our trusted friends at 3M, bluemedia’s Strategic Accounts Team, led by R.J. Orr, Jason Allard, and Shane Furey, successfully pulled off a project that required pinpoint precision and flawless execution on all fronts.

For a company such as IO with locations all across the globe, maintaining globally consistent graphics from location to location is absolutely crucial in maintaining the integrity of their brand’s image. Ultimately, bluemedia found a way to deliver on that promise by doing all that was necessary in order to execute the production and installation of signage both companies could be proud of.

See the full article with project photos at the Bluemedia Blog

Wrap Project Feature – 12-Point SignWorks – Franklin, TN USA

12-Point SignWorks - Robertson Family Water wrap project

12-Point SignWorks – Robertson Family Water wrap project

When Robertson Family Water asked 12-Point SignWorks to design a new wrap and yard signs for them they dove right in (pun intended).  The request was for something a little different and fun while still looking corporate and professional.  12-Point SignWorks wanted to stay true to the Robertson Family brand but also make it look crisper, cleaner, and more vibrant.

The 12-Point SignWorks designers wanted to create a high-definition look for the vehicle so they split the design work between several different design programs.  Most of the images, like the water, bubbles and filters, were designed in Photoshop while the text and logos were done in Illustrator.  This helped keep the art looking crisp with “crazy bright colors.”  Another element that made a big difference in creating the HD look was using an actual photograph for the water.  The high resolution photo of water was edited and tweaked to create the best look rather than creating a digital print of water.

Overall, the whole thing has a sort of ’60s beach look, especially because the fonts are a modern take on a retro feel.  Maybe we’ll call this the Elvis-in-Hawaii-look?…Beach Blanket Boardroom?…We’ll think of something.  

According to the folks at 12-Point SignWorks, this project didn’t take very long at all.  It took a day and a half to manufacture the graphics using Avery 1005 EZRS with Avery 1060 DOL Gloss laminate.  An additional day and a half was needed to prep the vehicle and install the vehicle wrap itself.  All in all, the whole project only took one week from design to completion!

Nice work from 12-Point SignWorks in Franklin, TN USA!  To see more examples of their car and fleet work click here.