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Summer State of Mind – Swing Oil Beer Company

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The clubs are packed up for the winter, but we’re in a summer state of mind with this wrap for Swing Oil Beer Company. The cold has set in, and we’re toasting to another season of great graphics and raising a glass to great results. If your vehicle, wall, window or sign is looking empty, Go Graphix is serving up exactly what you need. Contact us today and see what we’ve got on tap.

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Rock 102 & Laser 99.3’s Shed Zeppelin Contest Winner

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Congratulations to the Rock 102 & Laser 99.3’s Shed Zeppelin contest winner, Andrew Fabin of Haydenville. Thanks to our friends at the stations (Big Al, in particular), John at Skip’s and the listener who notified us that a graphic panel came down from the shed and could be found crumpled up in a ball across the street.

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2013 Hoophall Classic Floor Graphics

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Go Graphix was layin’ the 2013 Hoophall Classic floor graphics down at the MassMutual Center. The Men’s final was televised on March 11, 2013 on ESPN2.

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Shooting for Perfection – Basketball Hall of Fame

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

This article originally appeared at http://bigpicture.net/content/shooting-perfection

(February 2013) posted on Thu Jan 31, 2013

Go Graphix shoots (and scores) with a project for The Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Client: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Players: 42 Design Fab (www.42designfab.com), Go Graphix (www.go-graphix.com)

Tools & Supplies: HP Designjet L25500 printer, 3M Controltac IJ180-CV3 vinyl, R-Tape 5-mil overlaminate, Royal Sovereign laminator

The Job: The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, is home to more than 300 basketball luminaries. For the Hall’s 2012 enshrinement ceremony, design team 42 Design Fab wanted to create something that really stood out within the focal point of the museum: the facility’s basketball court. The resultant proposed backdrop mural of basketball legends didn’t need to stand the test of time (it would only be installed for two years), but as an active part of center court it did need to stand the test of bouncing basketballs.

Production: 42 Design Fab needed someone who could do everything from output to installation all in one week. So, they contacted Go Graphix in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts – which has worked with 42 and the Hall of Fame on previous projects – to execute the 8 x 55-foot wall mural.

Images were supplied through the Hall of Fame and provided to Go Graphix on a thumb drive with 2 gig worth of files.

Meanwhile, Go Graphix worked with 42 and the Hall’s curator to find the best vinyl and overlaminate for the backdrop mural – which would take a lot of abuse. The court is an active part of the museum where kids are shooting at baskets – and not always making their shots. “They’re missing and hitting the mural, and kids are probably running into it, so we had to come up with something that would be durable,” says Jim White, Go Graphix president. To make sure the mural was ball- and childproof, White and his team took some “wild shots,” actually tossing basketballs at graphic samples to find the best choice.

When all the testing was completed and no scratches or dents were revealed, Go Graphix proceeded to print the images (16 sections that ranged in size from 34- to 38-inches) with its HP Designjet L25500 printer onto 3M Controltac 180cv3 vinyl using HP latex inks. An R-Tape 5-mil polycarb overlam was added for protection. Output took six hours.

The most difficult part of the installation on the curved, metal-paneled wall: the 256 screws (16 screws per panel). Each screw had to be removed before the graphics were applied, and then screwed back onto the mural and individually wrapped.

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Springfield Central High School’s New Graphics

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

It’s a wrap!
The Go Graphix cast of characters just finished up Springfield Central High School’s new auditorium entryway, wall and floor graphics.

This Go Graphix production included:
Act I: Design
Act II: Printing
Act III: Installation

 

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