ASI (Dallas) has added new design features to its Pacific Interior curved-face modular interior signage system. The system also now allows designers to use photographic-quality graphics and implement true-white ink graphic designs through its new “Print on Panel” finishing technology. With the Print on Panel technology, lettering and graphics are digitally printed directly onto the signage panels.
Gemini (Cannon Falls, Minn.) has brought the production of its ceramic-insert architectural plaques in house, reducing lead-time for the plaques to just eight days.
In the past, the manufacturerof dimensional letters, logos, and plaques for the sign industry relied on European manufacturers to produce ceramic inserts, but by installing the same equipment and training production staff to the same high standards of quality, the company has reduced lead time from eight weeks to just eight working days.
Matthews Paint (Delaware, Ohio) introduced a new and improved website at www.matthewspaint.com that features new sections specifically for designers and architects, more user-friendly navigation, online color selection tools, and environmentally friendly solutions and new products.
Rowmark (Findlay, Ohio) introduced the Rowmark Seklema TableMat, the newest addition to its line of laser and rotary engravable products.
The Rowmark Seklema TableMat is a multi-purpose “tack-down” mat that effectively holds substrates more securely for efficient engraving. It works seamlessly with routers, rotary engravers, and laser systems. It features a usable, two-sided design that doubles the product life, says Rowmark. The material also cleans easily with water. It is available in both standard and custom sizes.
To most residents of the Pacific Northwest, rivers and waterways are simply part of the fabric of the region—so omnipresent that their value and contributions to the region’s economic framework are often overlooked. For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, however, water is the lifeblood of its existence and estuaries are at the heart of its studies. This is reflected in the Corps’ new Seattle District headquarters, where Studio SC’s graphics program underscores the focus of the Corps’ work through a series of river-centric environmental graphics and wayfinding signage components.
From the archives, circa 2012: Despite my anticipation and glee at what technology will allow us to do in the future, I want to sing the praises of what could be considered a rather antiquated wayfinding form: the tactile or dimensional tabletop-style map.