Custom Wallpaper Murals by Gamma Imaging Help Turn Panasonic's New Robotics Headquarters into High-Tech Showplace

Share Article

Chicago based Gamma Imaging, a leading provider of digital imaging services, was tapped recently to supply stunning digital wallpaper murals, vinyl wallcoverings and backlit displays for Panasonic Factory Solutions' new industrial robotics headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. As part of a comprehensive branding program developed for Panasonic by Comply Enterprises, Gamma produced and installed over 4,000 square feet of custom vinyl wallcoverings throughout the facility.

News Image
They presented the kind of challenge we love doing state-of-the-art work for a state-of-the-art client.

Panasonic Factory Solutions receives a steady flow of visitors to the extensive research and training facility at its new location in Buffalo Grove. Before opening the facility, the company retained Comply Enterprises, a full service B. to B. marketing communications agency located in Naperville, Illinois, to design a memorable interior display environment that would communicate the nature and sophistication of the Company's core technologies. Comply Enterprises enlisted the expertise of Gamma Imaging to bring their custom digital wallpaper designs to life.

Remarkably, Gamma was able to produce and install 4,000 feet of custom digital wallpaper, plus a variety of vinyl banners, cloth banners and backlit lightboxes in under 6 weeks. The results exceeded both Comply's and Panasonic's expectations.

"We decided to work with Gamma because of their reputation for quality, value and reliability," said Kelly O'Brien, President of Comply Enterprises. "Not only did they live up to that reputation, they got the entire project done within a very tight timeframe." O'Brien said the company receives many compliments on the wallcovering installations. "The digital wallscapes are so big and stunning, almost everyone comments on them," O'Brien continued. "They really add to a visitor's overall experience at the facility."

Gamma installed the digital wallpaper in various locations throughout the facility, from the employee entrance to demonstration areas. The largest of the wallpaper murals was installed over two days on a curved wall 44' long and 21' high. Two doors in this wall also had to be covered, for a seamless display.

Gamma encountered another challenging surface in the round circular conference room. The dimension of the circular wall was 67' long by 8' high. Once installed and illuminated by ceiling lights, the conference room's wallpaper murals provide a memorable visual experience.

To meet all fire safety and heat detection codes, Gamma used commercial grade type II vinyl wallpaper. The material is washable, fade-resistant, and easy to maintain. The high resolution images were printed onto the vinyl using Gamma's large-format Vutek printing system and solvent-based inks.

In addition to the vinyl wallcoverings, Gamma also produced large vinyl banners, cloth banners and backlit Duratrans graphics mounted in light boxes. The largest of the vinyl banners was printed on 46' x 15' mesh banner material, and makes a visual statement almost as strong as the digital wallpaper. Fabric banners were printed on polywoven artist premium light canvas. Eye-popping 20" x 24" Duratrans are situated in light boxes throughout the facilities. Most prominent are the six light boxes located in the front lobby. They offer a brilliantly colored view of Panasonic's world-leading electronics assembly solutions.

"We're very proud of our installations at Panasonic," said Doug Goddard, President of Gamma Imaging. "They presented the kind of challenge we love doing state-of-the-art work for a state-of-the-art client."

In the retail arena, Gamma is producing digital wallpaper murals for Sarpino's, a world-wide chain of Italian restaurants. At Sarpino's restaurant in Chicago, Gamma recently installed a 31' x 7' mural depicting many of the restaurant's menu options in brilliant, mouth-watering color.

Gamma is also creating large-format digital wall treatments for the grand opening of Gateway Gifts, Inc., a retail gift outlet in Willits, California. In keeping with the retailer's theme of the Great Outdoors, the wall treatments bring the California redwood forests and coastline to life inside the outlet.

MORE GAMMA IMAGING DIGITAL WALLPAPER PROJECTS

La Rabida Childrens Hospital wanted to decorate one of its main elevator lobbies with juvenile images. Because of the hospital's special sanitary needs, the wall graphics would have to stand up to regular cleanings. To meet this requirement, Gamma used color solvent based inks normally specified for outdoor usage, allowing the colorful wall graphics to be cleaned without risk of damage. Total coverage of the walls include two 9' x 14' sections, one 9' x 27' section and one 9' x 25' section.

At IPC International Corporation, an investigative and protection company headquartered in north suburban Chicago, Gamma digitally scanned photos at high resolutions sufficient for enlargement, output them as a digital wallscape, and installed the wallscape in a large circular rotunda. The results are crystal clear images that appear to jump off the wall. Total coverage: 4' x 67' (linear).

At Vienna Beef's corporate headquarters, Gamma Imaging covered industrial gray stairway walls leading to the executive offices with giant images of Vienna's Chicago Style Red Hots with all of the trimmings. Total coverage: 175 square feet.

Gamma has also produced custom wallpaper projects for banks, hospitals, museums and universities, including wall decals for the Washington Mutual Bank, wall murals for the Harris Bank, vinyl wallscapes for LaRabida Children's Hospital, wall treatments for the Jack Nicklaus Museum, custom wallpaper borders for United Way, and wallcoverings for Davis College in Toledo, Ohio.

ABOUT GAMMA IMAGING

Gamma Imaging is a world-class provider of graphic services to photographers, graphic artists and agencies since 1962. The company's full range of products and services includes:

  • Digital photos of all sizes and formats
  • Vinyl banners, fabric banners and mesh banners for outdoor promotions, special events, construction site signage and retail advertising
  • Trade show displays, portable display stands, retractable banners and pop-up displays
  • Custom wallpaper, digital wallpaper murals, digital wall treatments, vinyl wall murals, vinyl wallscapes and wall decals
  • Vehicle graphics and fleet graphics
  • High-resolution drum scans

For more information about Gamma Imaging, visit:

gammaimaging.com

Doug Goddard

Gamma Imaging

314 West Superior Street

Chicago, Illinois 60610

877 337 0710 toll free

312 337 0022

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Doug Goddard
Visit website