Image Craft Welcomes Jon Heiskell

March 30, 2016

Author: Eric RutinJon Heiskell

Image Craft is excited to welcome John Heiskell to our sales team.  Jon brings a tremendous background and experience in the large format industry. He began his career in the back of the shop  learning the trade in production and prepress.  In fact, Jon started his career in graphic communications at the tender age of 16.  Jon gained valuable knowledge and understanding of the entire printing  process that solidified his expertise in color management and ability to provide efficient and creative solutions to his clients when he transitioned to sales.

While Jon enjoys working with a variety of clients in various verticals, his passion lies with projects that are multilayered requiring him to develop a graphic solution that uses all of his knowledge. The more complex  and the more substrates involved, the better as far as he is concerned. Jon knows how to consult with his clients to choose the right material, printed with the correct printer, with the appropriate attention to color that maximizes clients’ budgets large and small.

Jon made the decision to join our team when he toured our facility and saw the breadth of our capabilities. On his first day at Image Craft he said he was most excited about the ability to now confidently tell clients “Yes, we can do that!”.

While Jon tends to be a gearhead hanging out with the print operators talking specs, when he is away from the office he enjoys exploring Arizona. He is a born and bred Arizonan and takes tremendous pride in the state.

We are excited for Jon to represent Image Craft and know his clients. If you think Jon would be a good fit for your projects or you just want to wish him well, he can be reached at jheiskell@imcraft.com.

 

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Doing it RIGHT!

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“Quality means doing it right, when no one is looking” – Henry Ford

Image Craft – our name stands for high quality, color expertise and commitment to detail. We offer complete branding and amazing graphics solutions on a daily basis, whatever your project might be.

With a lot more to offer than just being a “graphics printer”, we understand that every – and we mean EVERY step on the way, requires a lot of passion and attention to detail.

Most companies overlook the very beginnings of a project and the steps to get to an amazing finish. On a regular basis they forget the importance of an accurate site survey.  488_3054465

A site survey provides you with exact measurements to ensure a perfect fit of your printed piece. Having a visual with a mock-up of your location, helps to make sure you are maximizing on the impact of your graphics.  We walk you through every step, so you know you are in excellent hands!

To put ink on paper or fabric is not ‘brain surgery’ – but to print your correct brand colors on a wide selection of materials and on different machine platforms – is an ART!

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We have mastered this art of color and shade matching over the past few decades and it comes absolutely natural to all of us here at Image Craft!  We can see color – measure color – feel color and most importantly print the right color, every time! We are G7 certified -(G7® is IDEAlliance’s industry-leading set of specifications for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes)

Stand out – Stand Up – Get Noticed – be a bit different and add some dimension! In case you did not know – we have a full fabrication team of craftsmen and craftswomen. They can take your craziest idea and make it happen, whatever wild signage dream, we can create it for you – wood, acrylic, metals, foams – just challenge them … dare to be amazed!

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The cherry on the top – the successful finish – this is provided by our outstanding install team. Experienced hands will measure, apply, wrap, drill, attach, hang and tighten, wipe and tuck and they won’t stop until the project is 150% perfect in your eyes! IMAG0756

 

 

Corporate clients, retail, hospitality, breweries, radio stations, sport venues or fine art – our top clients         consider us the “Highest Industry Standard”.

Thanks to the combination of modern technology, traditional graphics and photo know-how, our passionate team can take the most imaginative projects and make them live up even to the highest expectations.

Let our top-rated quality convince you too!

Living in a Glass House

Glass transforms any space it occupies into a radiant focal point. Image Craft has a passion for turning plain windows into powerful displays of amazing design elements, distinct brand imagery or even a creative, customized privacy layer.

The results are rejuvenated, exciting and tastefully branded offices, hotels, restaurants, retail spaces and more….

Come and join us for a quick ride around – to get a hint of the endless possibilities inherent in window graphics and clear acrylic applications.

Printable Graphics Film: Explore creative boundaries with our vast array of premium, cutting-edge, pressure-sensitive printable films.

Add impact, value and innovation with a “new window graphics” mindset. Your logo, promotional campaign, decoration and signage printed on transparent film can transform imaginative visual thinking into an eye-catching reality.

Expressions in Vinyl:  Adhesive vinyl is available in thousands of colors, textures and finishes. Your ideas can be expressed through print, shapes, colors and textures in a way that announces your message beautifully and simply unique.

Perforated Window Film: This one is pretty self-explanatory one might think

But, did you know there are different sizes of perforations to match the applications: More visibility (for vehicles) or maximum graphics space (store front windows).

Also, with the perforated window film you can see out,  but the external viewer can only see your graphic image (at least during the day – visibility will change once the interior is lit at night)

Privacy Film  Frosted window treatments are excellent for an open environment feel but still provides a layer of privacy. Those privacy applications are available in many different textures and grades.

If you are looking for privacy in your space – we can do that too!

For the most visual impact – Let you imagination soar !
…for the happy-ever-after – please visit the care and maintenance section on our website: http://www.imcraft.com/about/maintenance-and-care/

Little Bird

 

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Take off with us – and see some of the before, during and after pictures of our amazing MultiCam® Camo wrapped helicopter.

– A beautiful Little Bird – now in MultiCam® Black –

The “Night Stalkers”, were one of the first Special Operations Forces that provided helicopter aerial support for general military missions and special operations. Their missions have included attack, assault, reconnaissance, and are usually conducted at night, at high speeds, low altitudes, on short notice and with very little room for error!

BeforeFor those missions,  small helicopters, that can land in the most remote locations, are used. They are affectionately called “Little Birds”, and Image Craft’s latest vinyl wrap project was to help one “Little Bird” to accomplish it’s mission in full camouflage. 

Image Craft was commissioned to print and install the MultiCam® Black camo adhesive vinyl for one of these special helicopters. This particular MD 530F is being used by Dillon Aero and their partner Fulcrum Concepts for testing the Dillon Aero M134 Gatling Miniguns and other special operations aviation gear.

Of cblanketourse,  we have plenty of experience with wrapping the most “unusual” vehicles and objects, nevertheless a helicopter wrap with this level of detail requires the greatest attention during the installation process.

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Critical color matching and professional installation of the MultiCam® pattern is key for effectiveness, as well as superior materials are a necessity for any of our camo vinyl pattern reproductions.

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Safe travels – Little Bird –

Watch the time laps video of the helicopter MultiCam® Black installation by clicking the button below 

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Up-for-Whatever – The Creative Budweiser Event Venue

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Bud Light brought its “UpForWhatever” campaign to downtown Phoenix with the “House of Whatever”, an entertainment venue that took over Jefferson and First streets for three days during Super Bowl XLIX.

Image Craft received the “blue light” to keep the spirit of the “Whatever USA Campaign” going. We participated with printing, fabricating and installing a vast amount of fun and amazing graphics for the most unique party experience in Phoenix during the Super Bowl. Our team even painted the concrete to match the blue theme of the “Whatever” and of course we had something to do with the gigantic floor graphic.

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Three days of unforgettable parties, amazing concerts and one-of-a-kind activities for invited guests happened behind impressive and, of course, very creative adhesive vinyl wrapped shipping containers that were filled with all kind of bizarre objects.

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A huge “All Aboard Gate” welcomed fans into the sandy surroundings of the party scenes.

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If your hair was not up for the rain or you just felt like getting a “whatever” hairstyle – the hosts covered entertainment from hair to toe – The Frizz Hair Parlor.

Adhesive vinyl wall covering provided a nice stylish element inside the salon.

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Take a quick budlightHOW 043look behind the scenes prior to going live on Super Bowl Weekend – the chalkboard for the “Whatever Messages” and the “Charity Ball Games”.budlightHOW 039

 

No wonder the “House of Whatever” was nominated the most creative “booth” of the Super Bowl Central downtown Phoenix!

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What a fun opportunity to have been a part of the “House of Whatever” during Super Bowl!

Find Yourself in the West

DSC_3166Scottsdale Arizona who’s nickname is the The West’s Most Western Town added one more outstanding piece of culture to the already amazing selection of western art. Just a few weeks ago the “Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West” opened their doors.

Multi-generational, multicultural visitors are invited to engage in self-discovery and experience positive personal transformation. Our team at Image Craft was asked to help with the museums bold, dramatic, authentic, experiential, and participatory exhibitions.  And we surely had a lot of fun printing, fabricating, and installing. Colorful wall murals are framing the entry way of the museum to welcome the museum visitors.

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Exciting wall decals draw the visitors eyes to incredible artwork. We printed, fabricated and installed over 800 different plaques and feature descriptive graphics.

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The museum’s stories surprise and engage by using light and sound, color and texture, inviting visitors to discover, explore, and learn. Image Craft built and fabricated interactive puzzle pieces, printed custom backdrop banners and much more.

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This is a beautiful museum dedicated to American Indians and Local Cowboys – Go plan your visit and get immersed in the Wild West!

www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org

 

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