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!

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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!

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Tribute to a Legend

An exhibit that showcased Dee Dee Ramone’s talents and the musical career of the legendary Ramones bassist, was held at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery in New York City. Fender Guitars debuted a preview of the Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass Guitar during the exhibit.

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Image Craft was commissioned by Fender Guitars to build a custom display case for the exhibit. Our fabrication team engineered and built an over-sized acrylic shadowbox to hold Dee Dee Ramone’s leather jacket. The Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass Guitar from Fender Guitars was attached to the front of the display!

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The backwall of the display case was lined with a beautiful collage paying a tribute to the punk icon’s life.

Side pieces built from finished and painted MDO Wood functioned as stand up wings of the display piece. The graphics on the sides imitated brick walls and were printed and applied with adhesive vinyl. This cool application was designed for gallery guests to leave their signatures and share memories.

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For those of us, that unfortunately missed the exhibit in New York – a great video of the event is available to share some of the experience.

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Amazing Project for a Legend to be remembered!

Fish On – With New Graphics

A happy new year at Image Craft started with the exciting bass boat graphics wrap for the Lucas Oil Marine Pro Team.  These anglers compete and fish in a variety of tournaments in both fresh and salt water. The different environments have to be taken into consideration when applying the graphics and installing a full boat wrap.

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Mike Brillhart, the proud owner of the new wrapped boat and trailer is a well known, Pro-Fisherman and competes in the American Bass and All-Stars Tournament circuits.

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The professional wrap imitates a black carbon fiber pattern with beautiful transitions into a blue water simulation on the front and back of the boat. Great design by Eric Flippo at Urban Legend Design Studio – urbanlegendinc.com (Phone: 480-459-1442)

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The Lucas Oil logo was enhanced with red metallic vinyl striping to draw more attention to the logo while on the water.

We are anxious to see Mike out there on the lake and wish him and his Lucas Oil team lot’s of “Fish On”

Extreme Sports with Extremely Cool Graphics

Three riders of Team D56 tested their body and will power at the BAJA 1000 race last month. MultiCAM, the creator of 5 different camouflage patterns, sponsored the team through the tough 24 hour race from Ensenada, Mexico to La Paz, Mexico.

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Image Craft was commissioned to help with the Motorcycle helmet graphics as well as supply the wrap decals for the motorcycles. But this project was not just a normal helmet and dirt bike wrap.

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The Motocross helmets were required to be painted with a custom specified orange paint. The shade of orange had to be custom mixed in our fabrication shop for exact color matching.

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The adhesive vinyl wrap with the MultiCAMM Alpine pattern requires  extreme color matching to achieve the specific color layers in the correct shades of grey. Thanks to our Pre-Press and Color Specialists at Image Craft we mastered the color combinations of the Alpine pattern.

Wrap and Trim and Assemble – business as usual. And off to the races we go.

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The printed wrap film traveled with the team to Mexico to get applied to the Enduro bikes onsite.

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Team D56 at the BAJA 1000 was a 3-man relay bike team made up of Special Operations veterans. The BAJA 1000 MultiCam Enduro and one helmet will be auctioned off at the upcoming NSSF Shot Show in Las Vegas to benefit U.S. and U.K. SOF charities.

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Great Graphics for an even greater cause!  We can’t wait to be at the NSSF Shot Show with MultiCAM!