icatchers installs wall graphics for two QLD libraries

icatchers, a signage and fit-out specialist for exhibitions and trade shows, showrooms and offices, shops and events, has installed wall graphics for two Queensland libraries using Drytac media products and HP technology.

The children’s sections of these two Queensland libraries – Beenleigh Library and Holland Park Library – have received bright, bold makeovers. Brisbane City Council’s libraries department has been a customer of icatchers and the latter updates the former’s children’s library areas every five years.

icatchers has been servicing customers from its Brisbane head office and production facility and Melbourne sales office for 16 years. It counts the governments of Queensland and Victoria, Queensland University of Technology, Aldi, Boeing, LG, BP, Xbox and Nintendo among its client base.

The projects for the Queensland libraries comprised of everything from design to manufacture to installation, including wall graphics and signage.

“Usually these projects involve a six- to eight-week turnaround from concept to completion,” icatchers visual communications manager Kyle Lewis said.

“There are strict health and safety guidelines as the spaces are used by children. We also have to use products that meet specific requirements to minimise damage and that can be replaced easily if damaged – it’s amazing how much damage these little humans make!”

The most recent project at Holland Park Library involved wall graphics, for which Lewis said an easy-to-use solution that wraps around columns and window openings was needed.

“We found that the Drytac ReTac 150 Smooth to be perfect. It’s a quality product with great printing results,” Lewis said.

Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric PVC film is a 6mm printable self-adhesive vinyl designed for wall graphics applications. Its installation on a range of surfaces is easy, using Drytac’s ReTac ultra-removable adhesive technology which maintains strength over the duration of the project but ensures the film can be removed cleanly at the end of its life.

The second project at Beenleigh Library that was printed using HP technology

The second project at Beenleigh Library included the installation of window graphics on the outside of curved glass. They were printed on a HP Latex 360.

“We used Drytac ViziPrint Impress Clear for the windows, mainly for its optically clear benefits as we needed something that would let a lot of light through,” Lewis said.

“It was also used for its ease of installation and removal when required. The graphics floated on beautifully and the library was pleased with the vibrancy of the colours.”

Developed for glass and other smooth, flat surfaces, Drytac ViziPrint Impress Clear is a durable and water-resistant solution for window graphics and other decorative applications. This 5mm clear PET film is PVC-free and 100 per cent recyclable.

The Drytac products were supplied by Shann DPM, the exclusive Australian distributor for Drytac’s extensive range of wide format print media.

“Shann gave us a detailed and informative overview of the Drytac products, providing quick and precise answers to any questions we had,” Lewis said.

“The Drytac products fulfilled all our requirements for both jobs, with outstanding printing and installation results. We’ll definitely be using these products in the future.”

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