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12 09, 2017

Custom Digital Print Adds Color And Excitement To Church Staging

By |September 12th, 2017|Digital Printing, Fabrics, Products, Projects|1 Comment

WOW – Who would have thought that a gorgeous, illuminating stage like this…..

Could have been derived from such a simple image as this…..?

When our clients contact us with custom drapery requests, we always try to make sure we can fully envision what they want the soft goods to look like when they are finished so that we are all on the same page about the end result. This way we can be as sure (as possible) that our custom-built digitally printed drapery will work perfectly with their venue, tour, production, or special event.

But I have to admit, when Caleb McNaughton from Highpoint Church in Aurora, Colorado sent us the above image to be digitally printed, at first I thought they were interesting but wondered why they might want something  so…uncolorful.  I can completely see now! Printed on Crystal Poplin, the excellent translucency of this fabric will allow for a multitude of different moods to be created. By simply changing the theatrical lighting that is splashed upon it, they now have an endless amount of looks and backgrounds for their stage, using the exact same soft goods.  Versatile, Dynmaic, and Brilliant!

19 04, 2017

A Metallic Look on a Digital Backdrop

By |April 19th, 2017|Digital Printing, Education, Products, Projects|1 Comment

Sometimes a digitally printed backdrop just strikes me as exceptional. Like this one we manufactured for Rodney Elwood Design for the “Time Out For Women” tour. Printed on Heavy Knit, the perspective of Rodney’s design – the crisp gold trees with the slightly out of focus background trees – creates a very serene look.

What is even more impressive is that the gold trees almost appear metallic, even though this was printed with standard CMYK (non-metallic) ink. When it was hanging in our warehouse, at first glance I thought – when did we add the glitter? The answer – we didn’t. The metallic appearance of the trees was created solely through the skill of the artist who created the image file (assisted in this photo by stage lighting, of course).

We do get occasional requests for digitally printing in metallic, which is not an option in traditional Grand Format digital printing environment utilizing CMYK color profiles and inks. However, this project demonstrates that a talented artist has the ability to create a metallic appearance in a CMYK environment. Very impressive!

13 04, 2016

The Smaller Side of the Austrian Curtain

By |April 13th, 2016|Products, Projects|1 Comment

Ever consider using an Austrian curtain, but think that your stage design area might be a little too small?  For our customer Visual Elements’ inspired design, we had just the right solution.  Using our rental 12’h x 10’w White Textura Austrian Zip Walls tied onto standard pipe and base hardware, some beautifully classic – yet modern – sitting areas were created for a recent special event.  The mixture of our beautiful traditional drapery with some rich and creative theatrical lighting make their design vision come to life, even in their smaller space, and helped make their event turn into a great success.

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The amazing concept of our innovative non-operable Austrian Zip Wall Draperies is just that– they actually ZIP together. This means they are incredibly versatile, and can be used as individual panels, as in these beautiful photos taken by Joe Hodge (Producer at this event, from Visual Elements), or zipped together to create wider panels or a wall-length backdrop.  Large OR small—our versatile and decadent Austrian Draperies can add a glamorous, vintage look to any set design. Contact our helpful sales representatives today to find out which would be best for YOUR next special event!

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