December 2011 Member News
3M (St. Paul, Minn.) launched an economy line of inkjet films. 3M Scotchcal Graphic Film Series IJ10 and Series IJ11 are suitable for inkjet printing with UV, solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, says the company.
The films come in 50-meter (164-ft.) rolls, offering users an extra 63 sq. ft. compared to typical 50-yard rolls. Designed for permanent adhesive applications such as interior and exterior signage, decals, and POP graphics, the 3.1-mil vinyl films come with a clear or gray permanent, pressure-sensitive adhesive. Available in gloss and matte finishes, the films feature a heavier liner to help the material resist buckling. Film IJ10-114 is a clear product that can be used as both a digitally printable clear film and an overlaminate.
Left: Madhu Gresla; Right: Tonia Burnette
CANNON DESIGN (Chicago/Baltimore) announced Madhu Gresla, AIA, has joined the firm's Chicago office as Vice President and Tonia Burnette has joined the firm as Principal.
With more than 20 years experience in healthcare design, Gresla has managed, designed, and executed projects totaling more than $700 million in construction value. Her new role is Business Development Director for Cannon’s Chicago healthcare practice.
Prior to joining Cannon Design, Gresla was Vice President managing the healthcare practice for Pratt Design Studio, Ltd. in Chicago. Her work includes assignments for Loyola University Health System, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, BJC Health System, and Harvard Medical School.
Burnette, the firm’s new Healthcare Practice Leader, was formerly a principal at architectural and planning firm Marshall Craft Associates in Baltimore. In her more than 28 years of experience in healthcare planning, she has led projects for the National Institutes of Health, University of Virginia Medical System, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Medical Center, and the U.S. departments of the Army, Air Force, and Navy.
CHRISTIE MICROTILES (Cypress, Calif.) provided the 16-ft.-wide by 6-ft-tall array of MicroTile displays in the lobby of the Church History Museum in downtown Salt Lake City. The array shows two displays simultaneously. On the right side, videos play continuously, while, on the left side, features of current and upcoming exhibits are shown.
“The MicroTiles are a window into the galleries,” says Kurt Graham, museum director. “We have thematic vignettes that show content to draw visitors in. The display is almost seamless (a 1mm seam between each tile), provides a versatile, high-resolution digital canvas, and emits very little heat, says Christie.
FMG DESIGN (Houston) launched its new website at www.fmgdesign.com. The new site features easy access to project information, case studies, and profiles of the staff and its Dog Pack (http://www.fmgdesign.com/about-us/dog-pack/).
MATTHEWS PAINT (Delaware, Ohio) introduced its Substrate Application Guide, which features step-by-step instructions for how to coat any material, from metals to plastics to wood. The reference tool provides secrets for substrate preparation and includes a substrate compatibility chart and guides to conventional Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane and VOC MAP substrate applications. It can be accessed at http://www.ppg.com/coatings/matthewspaint/fordesigners/application/Pages/054_substrates.aspx.
MITSUBISHI PLASTICS COMPOSITES AMERICA/ALPOLIC (Chesapeake, Va.) announced the appointment of Jack Finn as Category Manager for Petroleum Industries and Programs, Northern USA and Canada. In addition to the petroleum segment, Finn is responsible for corporate identity efforts for the automotive, quick service restaurant, hospitality, entertainment, and chain retail market segments.
Finn has worked with Alucobond for more than 12 years, most recently as the company’s National Sales Manager for Corporate Identity – North America.
The company also expanded its line of ALPOLIC faux-stone finishes.
In addition to the original stocked finishes of Red Granite, Black Granite, White Marble, S6 Venetian Marble, S5 White Marble, and Patina Copper, nine new finishes are now available for custom order: Rusty Slate, Travertine, Serpeggiante, Green Marble, Blue Pearl Marble, Hellenic Solid Marble, Yellow Granite, White Granite, and Pink Granite.
ALPOLIC Stone series is produced by combining a proprietary image-transfer process developed by Mitsubishi Plastics with Lumiflon FEVE resin technology. The panels come standard with a mineral-filled, fire-resistant core and durable FEVE protective coating.
Providing the look of stone at a fraction of the weight, ALPOLIC Stone series is designed for signage, building cladding, fascia, accent bands, canopies, and column covers.
POULIN + MORRIS (New York) recently completed an environmental graphics program for Centra at MetroPark, a modernist, five-story, 110,000-sq.-ft. office building in Iselin, N.J. Composed of dark grey and clear glass and boasting an asymmetrical tree-like column that supports an extended and suspended fourth floor, Poulin + Morris faced the challenge of creating an environmental graphics and wayfinding sign program that would complement the building's striking facade and interiors.
The firm also created environmental graphics for the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services’ newly renovated offices in Manhattan. Poulin + Morris’ work there was designed to express the organization’s brand in public and staff spaces.
RUSSELL DESIGN (New York) completed design for three different projects associated with the revival of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and BLDG 92, its new exhibit and community center.
The firm created a catalog of BLDG 92’s opening exhibits, a kiosk application presenting the green attributes of the new building, and a second kiosk with a genealogical tool allowing visitors to explore, and add to, a database of Navy Yard employees and business, past and present.
SIGNALEX (Mississauga, Ont.) engineered and fabricated the aluminum extrusion systems for station advertising units as part of a 12-year transit advertising program for the Toronto Transit System. The systems were engineered by Active Designers/Al Sandid with design intent by Kramer Design Associates. Pattison Outdoor LP will provide transit advertising that will reach 1.5 million commuters daily.
Signalex created extrusion systems that are less than 2-in. deep and lit by CSA-approved LED panels fabricated in house. The units house posters on station platforms.
SYSTEME HUNTINGDON (Huntingdon, Quebec) introduced wall and ceiling systems created using environmentally friendly graphic processes and materials. The systems simulate organic materials such as wood and granite and come in a range of patterns and colors. Decorative electrostatic painting resists scratches, water, graffiti, water, and humidity. Panels can be installed horizontally or vertically on any type of surface, from concrete to sheetrock or wood, and can be changed as needed.
The company also announced the addition of Jaëlle Marlier as Inside Sales representative. She will assist Systeme Huntingdon customers with product information, product samples, quotes, and order placement.
VISTA SYSTEM (Sarasota, Fla.) announced that Danny Schneider, formerly head of business development, has been appointed Vice President of Sales & Business Development. As VP, Schneider manages the group's international sales force and oversees the continuous expansion achieved by the company’s Business Development Division.
Schneider has been with Vista System since 2005, when he started as the assistant to the general manager. While with Vista, he has held a variety of positions and has earned two masters degrees (MBA and Master of Science in Marketing) from the Zicklin School of Business (New York City). He is also chairman of the Vista System Green Committee.