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.

 

Combat-Proven Patterns

Image Craft is Off to a New Adventure.

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Earlier today, we announced our nomination as the exclusive material supplier for Crye Precision and their MultiCam camouflage patterns for adhesive vinyl reproduction.These patterns were developed to effectively limit the visual signature of a person, gear and vehicles to operate across a wide range of physical environments and seasons. www.multicampattern.com

First time in our 30 year history it is our goal to print to disguise and not to be bright and colorful!

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Utilizing superior concealment is a key component to a mission’s success. Accurate color matching, high quality material selection and reliable applications are a necessity to optimize the effectiveness of a disguised support vehicle or vinyl wrapped gear piece.

 

And we are very proud that we at Image Craft have mastered the reproduction of the MultiCam camouflage patterns.

 

 

 

 The MultiCam family is available in 5 different patterns:

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Up-to-date we have been providing Team MultiCam with exclusive vinyl applications for special events.

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Now – There is no limit in what can be wrapped with the new MultiCam decal film by Image Craft.

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UTI – Universal Technical Institute – Teaching in Style

Chosen by industry

The Universal Technical Institute – “UTI” offers technical programs for industries involving automotive, motorcycle, diesel, marine, collision repair and NASCAR. The nationwide campuses offer fun hands-on training in very well branded, professional environments. The Image Craft team had the pleasure of putting the finishing touches on the UTI Campus in Lisle, IL.

A well balanced branding message for UTI includes a variety of different print and fabricated materials.

UTI Lobby

The lobby at the Lisle campus greets the visitors, students and prospective students with a lasting first impression of the professional teaching environment. Custom printed wall murals on adhesive backed vinyl frame a digital signage display monitor. The reception area is backed by solid wooden dimensional frames which are wrapped with brushed metal adhesive vinyl that has been printed and finished. And a direct to metal printed map displays the UTI locations nationwide.

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The classrooms, research centers and hallways are welcoming, easy to find and graphically appealing through custom vehicle wall murals, acrylic dimensional logo signage and cut vinyl lettering.

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Soft meets…  hands-on labs. The smooth graphics in the labs are 7 foot long display fabric dye sublimation images that are finished with silicone edge beading for easy installation into the metal display frames. Car manufacturer flags were also printed with the dye sublimation fabric process and installed on an aluminum banner frame system.

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Professionally printed, finished and installed – Who would not want to go back to school again and learn in this environment?

 

Expo – This is how we do it! (the small version)

Day in and day out we design, print and fabricate tradeshow display concepts for clients. So this time it was on us to shine in the expo arena.

Image Craft participated in the local “Business Journal Growth Expo” – where we had the opportunity to present ourselves to clients, prospects and introduce our products and services. We know what we can do – and there is so much of the “CAN do” and so little we can’t – so where to start?

Goals:

  • Be interactive with the attendees
  • Show off our capabilities
  • Be different (because tradeshow graphics is one of the great things we do for a living!)
  • Make some new networking friends and present Image Craft

Limitations: 8′ x 10′ booth space – (we produce so many cool graphics products – how will we ever be able to fit that into this small space!)

Solutions:

The booth:         
10×10 Classic Quadro “S” Pop Up System – 4 panels
Printed with one of our UV Curable Flatbed Printers on “Digital Steel”
Finished with dry erase laminate – OH Shiny – and OH so pretty different!
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The booth add on’s:  Light bulb shaped magnets displaying our capabilities with dry erase laminate

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Fabrics:      

Dye-Sublimation Table Cloth – wrinkle resistant – vivid color – just beautiful

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THE DAvizz   

After the inventor Mr. Davis – our portable lightbox solution with double sided fabric displays – we want to tease the attendees with beautiful food images on one side and classic fabric silicone edge applications on the second side. The lightbox was supported by a portable battery travel pack (branded of course!)

 

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Accessories:   

Expolinc Compact Retractable Banner Stand –Banner stand fabric cloth and Duo Displays Brochure Holder

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Summary:          

A successful expo display that intrigued people!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s GO Suns!

The Phoenix Suns tipped off the season with a first win against the LA Lakers last Wednesday.

We have been the signs and graphics provider for the Phoenix basketball team for more than 12 years and we are enjoying all the new and creative sport arena graphics projects, that have been coming our way in all this time.The US Airways Center – the home arena for the Phoenix Suns – has seen a lot of visits from our installations team leading up to the opening game.

A most impressive graphics piece is surely the Jumbotron “Telephone” Frame for Verizon. Never been seen in any other sports arena is this over sized 18’ x 10’ Gator Foam Replica of a Verizon Smart Phone.

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“Be more than a fan – be a Sixth Man” – The Suns Sixth Man membership area received a “beauty” overhaul prior to the season start. Surrounding the membership bar the concrete pillars are now tastefully wrapped with the Sixth Man logo.

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The updated wall of membership recognition was printed on one of our UV flatbed printers, an extra wide dye-sublimation fabric banner was printed, sewn and the actual bar itself is showing off with new printed and routed Sintra logo lettering. Of course we installed it all as well.

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Those who have not experience the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona yet – you will be now able to get a glimpse preview with the cool, adhesive vinyl floor graphics on the first level of the US Airways arena.

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If your sweet tooth needs some satisfaction during game time – go and visit the “Fractured Prune Doughnuts” Concession Store, which opened this season. Great, mouthwatering graphics and colorful backlit channel letters invite the game fans to the stores sweet offerings.

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The banners in the stadium, the “Club Annexus dimensional lettering, logo decals around the game field,  wall murals in the “Verve Bar” Suite level, the adhesive advertisement on the elevator doors – and more – our team at Image Craft has, printed, fabricated and installed them. We are very proud to be a Phoenix Suns partner and fan.

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Good luck to the Suns team for this season!

Anticipation!

The wait is almost over for NASCAR race fans, to be streaming in to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for the upcoming “Quicken Loans – 500 Race for Heroes” weekend on November 6th.

During the races the sound of engines roaring can be heard from miles away!  But starting now, at Westgate Mall and the Coyote Gila River Arena racing enthusiasts can get a good visual on the grand race experience that is awaiting them – the anticipation is growing!

We are getting excited with the crowds… by adding more and more graphics to promote the event.

High and low – reaching all race fans – TALL and little

Throughout the Westgate Outdoor Mall in Glendale, Arizona we printed and installed double- sided pole banners.

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Strategically placed floor graphics were installed onto concrete, brick and asphalt roads.

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The cool 60” adhesive backed logo images were printed and cut. Our base material includes special slip resistant crystals that hold up any kind of weather – rain or shine.

And talking about a Grand Entrance – 

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The main doorway into the Gila River Arena sports two 30 foot tall pillar wraps.

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Each pillar cover is – 224” wide by 384” tall printed on frontlit banner vinyl material, sewn to specifications.

And what a great view our installers had from way up there!

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Window Graphics in store fronts do not only invite a visit to store but also to join the upcoming races.

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Do  I hear you say:

Hello Race Weekend !

See you in November at PIR.