Ever Wonder How The Vehicle Wrapping Process Works?
Then check out our video of the process from start to finish!
Genova's To Go in Hampstead MD
Recently Genova's To Go decided to open a new location in Hampstead, MD. Being a long time customer of the restaurant they had inquired to us about helping with future sign needs. Of course we jumped at the opportunity.
For this location we first needed to check with the local government of Hampstead, MD for all sign code. After deciphering through the code we determined we could do a 27' wide by 2' tall channel letter sign. Fabrication of this sign was done by one of our own, in house fabricators. Which is a tedious process of planning, measuring, and bending. We then use state of the art LED technology to light this sign from the inside-out. We used a 7,000 Kelvin daylight white to create a bright yet crisp white light. One of which is not rivaled by any other sign in the shopping center.
Theres no better feeling than after a hard days... weeks... worth of work, standing back and looking at a project with the client at which neither of you could be more pleased!
Bourbon Bar & Grill Rebrand
Recently A Taste of Bourbon, located in Hanover, PA, approached us about a rebranding project. They knew that they wanted to update the name to "Bourbon Bar & Grill" and with that between our three in-house designers we started with individual logo concepts for them. Out of the four concepts done, it was a hands down decision for Owner, Chuck Messersmith, on which design he liked.
Upon that approval we developed some new apparel in the form of some screen printed t-shirts. We used a discharge based white ink on a black t-shirt. Discharge printing is an exciting new style of printing that we have introduced to our workflow. It allows the imprint color to be dyed into the garment rather than laying ink on top. Benefits to this stye of printing include the super soft feel as well as the life of the printing. It will last as long as the shirt itself as well as never crack or fade.
We also updated the panel sign located on the road front. On this we used a creative use of space for the logo in which we stretch the text as wide as possible for best visability while clipping the top and bottom graphic parts of the logo. The completion of the sign makes for a stunning visual statement, demanding your attention as you drive down the road.
Lastly, we executed a huge wall mural of the logo on the recently painted brick wall on the front of the building. For this we used a high performance vinyl that is rated for use with masonry. The total wall project reached 21 feet across and almost 12 feet high. With the use of some spot lighting the results are KILLER!
Out With The Old, In With The New
DGI recently got a new dryer, which is much bigger and faster than our old dryer. This allows us to run more shirts, more efficiently. However one of the most important things we should point out, is that the new dryer allows us to run a process called Discharge.
Discharge printing is a new form of screen printing not commonly known and limited to many based upon the special requirements. This process (as you can see on the left) actually bleaches the pigment out of the shirt and re-dyes it with a desired color. This allows the garment to have a soft hand after wash, leaving the print practically undetectable by touch. As opposed to Plastisol which you can feel laying on the shirt. We still print plastisol as well (the picture on the right).
With Discharge printing, the print must be done on 100% cotton. Plastisol can still be printed on virtually anything. But make sure to try the discharge technique out next time you order shirts. Especially if you're a fan of the light and soft style of shirts that aren't so much about the graphics as they are the style and the fit.
This printing technique is sure to impress. Stop in and see for yourself!