Floor Graphics

Website Showcases MACtac Wide Format Media in Real-Life Applications

Digital Print Media Staff : April 29, 2015 7:08 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

Broken Bridge Floor Graphic via www.mactaccreativeawards.com. Category: Interior And Exterior Decoration Of Shops And Outlets | Product Used: Streetrap | Client: Lake Erie Graphics

MACtacCreativeAwards.com is a website designed to showcase MACtac wide format media in real life applications. According to their website:

MACtac Creative Awards is a contest open to all users of MACtac products, who wish to put their creations forward. Projects you submit that are posted on the MACtac Creative Awards collaborative platform are put to the vote by a professional jury and the general public. Projects will be judged on the basis of 3 criteria : INNOVATION, IMPACT and DESIGN.

To submit a project or recieve more information, visit https://www.mactaccreativeawards.com

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3-D Floor Graphics – In Your Home

Digital Print Media Staff : March 11, 2015 2:44 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

Unless you happen to be a talented artist with the ability to paint a life-like 3-D floor mural, producing a 3-D floor graphic might seem like a daunting and unattainable task. Fortunately, thanks to programs like Adobe Photoshop and today’s printing technology (Also See The Benefits of the New HP Latex Printers), 3-D floor graphics can be produced with several high resolution images and some basic photo editing skills.

3D Floor Graphics give life to any room – dramatically transforming the interior of a home or office by incorporating stimulating life-like imagery. 3D Floor Graphics will stimulate and ignite endless conversion. Originally used in retail and corporate settings, floor graphics are the latest interior design trend.

Ideally, a home floor graphic should last years, withstand vehicle & heavy foot traffic, and be slip and tear resistant.

3-D printed Floor Graphic Inspiration – Here are several 3-D floor graphics that were produced using photography:

Dolphins in the water hanging out in the laundry / bathroom

Star fish and corals ocean bottom floor graphic paired with a tropical-themed wall mural

Beach sand and water floor graphic with matching wall mural transform this room

Beach shoreline with footprints in the sand floor graphic

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High-Durability Inkjet Floor Graphics

Digital Print Media Staff : February 5, 2015 4:28 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

Applications for inkjet printable floor graphics range from retail and commercial to residential and architectural design. Determining the intended longevity of the floor graphic is vital when selecting inkjet media for a floor graphic project.

For this post, we will examine several high-durability floor graphic media options and their benefits.

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Alumigraphics is an aluminium-based inkjet printable floor graphic media designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and harsh weather environments. Alumigraphics has a 1 year expected life performance, and requires no lamination.

IMAGin StreetRap by MACtac is a 3.4 mil matte white, PVC film designed for outdoor sidewalk and parking lot floor / street graphics. This product has a 6 month outdoor durability – For extended life and increased durability, MACtac recommends combining StreetRap with Permacolor® PF6300, a 5-mil textured PVC overlaminating film.

Asphalt Art is designed for asphalt, concrete & tile graphics. Its glass bead texture creates a Non-Slip, ASTM D-2047 & NFSI Certified surface. 1 year outdoor durability

panoRama Walk&Wall is designed for short to medium-term, indoor & outdoor applications. It is designed for floor applications and well as wall applications. Walk&Wall is repositionable, dimensionally stable & durable.

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Installing Floor Graphics on Tile, Carpet and Concrete

Digital Print Media Staff : November 7, 2014 8:04 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics


Jeff Stadelman and Jason Yard from MACtac discuss three different floor graphic applications: tile flooring, carpet, and concrete.

Video Notes:

  • Floor graphics can be used for a variety of applications including sales messages in malls and grocery stores, safety messages on concrete floors and factories, to finishing lines at sporting events.
  • Select media depending on the surface.
  • It is very important to laminate the graphic to protect the image as well as to offer a slip-resistant surface.
  • In many public settings, it is recommended your floor graphic media meets ASTM C1028 (Standard Test Method for Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction of Ceramic Tile and Other Like Surfaces by the Horizontal Dynamometer Pull-Meter Method)
  • When printing with Solvent, Eco-Solvent, and Latex inks, allow 24 Hrs for all ink to dry before laminting.

Tile Floor Graphics

  • Use media with removable adhesive such as JT5828R or RB528R
  • First, clean the floor with a good detergent and water and then wipe down with isopropyl alcohol and allow to completely dry.
  • Things to remember with floor graphics: Don’t overlap layers. Multiple layers can cause a tripping hazard. Round all the corners of the graphic. Sharp corners can get caught on cleaning equipment like mops or rotary scrubbers. Finally, seal the edges especially if mechanical cleaning will be involved.

Carpet Floor Graphics

  • JT5828 HTO cohesively aggressive media suitable for carpet graphics – this means less time to come up and all the adhesive will stay with the graphic and will not stain the carpet.
  • Vacuum the carpet to prepare for the graphic install.
  • Like the tile install, make sure all corners of the graphic are rounded to avoid tripping hazards.

Concrete Graphics

  • StreetRap is the recommended MACtac media for concrete and asphalt graphics.
  • Unsealed concrete and asphalt surfaces only! If StreetRap is applied to sealed concrete surfaces, the graphic will probably not be removable.
  • Media for concrete and asphalt graphics should be able to withstand harsh weather and heavy foot traffic.
  • Brush off the surface before the graphic is applied but do not power wash the surface. Make sure the application temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If the graphic is laid down over a seam, be sure to go back and relief cut.
  • Push down firmly with squeegee or roller to make sure graphic is properly adhered to the surface.
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AlumiGraphics Smooth Wins Vinyl Media and Non-PVC Media Product of the Year at SGIA

Digital Print Media Staff : October 31, 2014 1:33 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics, Wall Graphics

Alumigraphics Concrete Graphic at SGIA
FloorSignage, LLC was honored yet again at the 2014 SGIA expo Las Vagas, taking home two Product of the Year awards for AlumiGraphics Smooth in the following categories: Digital Inkjet Media – Vinyl and Digital Inkjet Media – Non-PVC.

In 2013, FloorSignage was awarded Product of the Year for their flagship product, AlumiGraphics® GRIP. Foil-based media is quickly becoming one of the industry’s top-performing products and FloorSignage is leading the way with AlumiGraphics®!

The SGIA’s Product of the Year competition showcases digital imaging products that keep the specialty imaging industry moving forward. Product of the Year winners benefit from worldwide recognition and the ability to market their product as a winner of this prestigious competition.

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Digital Print Media Made of Pliable Aluminum Foil?

Digital Print Media Staff : October 2, 2014 2:57 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics, Wall Graphics

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AlumiGraphics

Innovation, intrigue, and uniqueness all come to mind when individuals in the wide format printing industry first learn of AlumiGraphics – a pliable aluminum foil with a white finish that accepts solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inks. The result is a highly conformable and durable media that make it superior to vinyl and other substrates.

AlumiGraphics offers two print surfaces, AlumiGraphics Grip, ideal for asphalt, brick, and concrete and AlumiGraphics Smooth, ideal for exterior brick, stucco, and cement walls.

AlumiGraphics has quickly gained the attention of others in the wide format print industry. AlumiGraphics® GRIP received the award Product of the Year at the 2013 SGIA Expo in the Media for Digital Inkjet Film category. It was chosen out of over 100 entries in 21 categories – proving the hype is well deserved.

Find out more about AlumiGraphics here

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Custom Printed Pool Covers Making A Splash

Digital Print Media Staff : September 23, 2014 1:20 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics


Pretty Pool Covers (www.prettypoolcovers.com), located in Sag Harbor, NY is a startup company that specializes in custom pool printed covers featuring a variety of unique illustions. According to their website, Pretty Pool Covers started after “Dreading the closing of our pool once again we hunted for an alternative to our patchwork green safety cover.”

With help from Merritt Graphics (www.merrittgraphics.com), a print shop located in East Hartford, Connecticut, Pretty Pool Covers creates unique mesh pool covers that are sure to give customers an uplifting alternative to the typical bland green, blue or grey covers that protect the pool during the winter months. Merritt Graphics prints the pool covers on a Matan Barak 8Q UV printer using Ultra Flex 70/30 mesh banner material.

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Outdoor Graphics Spotlight

Digital Print Media Staff : June 26, 2014 3:39 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics, Vinyl Wrapping, Wall Graphics

Summer is here, so its the perfect time to take a look at some inspiring outdoor graphics. These vehicle wraps, wall wraps, window graphics and street graphics should get you in the mood for summer in no time!

South Shore Natural Science Center vehicle wrap by GoGraphix

This street graphic for the Tampa Bay Rays is printed using AlumiGraphics® GRIP

Monster energy street graphic printed on AlumiGraphics® GRIP

M&M’s concrete stair graphic

Life-sized Hot Wheels car in package

Range Rover Sport outfitted with a pink matte wrap.

Window graphic for Islington Wharf

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Installing G Floor Graphic

Digital Print Media Staff : June 18, 2014 2:22 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

Watch a complete floor graphic install from start to finish:

Vinyl Floor Graphic Install Tips:

*If possible, consult a professional installer*

  • Lay out graphic before your install
  • Start with a smooth surface – clean the floor, grind down seems with a concrete grinder, fill and level divots in floor
  • Preregister seems with masking tape in order to keep it from moving as the seem is double-cut
  • Make sure graphic is cut straight and print cut lines onto the graphic
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Large Format Graphics Find Place In World of Interior Design

Digital Print Media Staff : April 8, 2014 5:36 pm : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics, Wall Graphics

In recent years, large format digital printing has found its place in the world of architectural and interior design. Artists and interior designers are using wall murals, floor graphics, and window graphics to create amazing interior and exterior spaces.

Below are several examples of interior and exterior spaces that have incorporated large format graphics and offer major visual impact.

MRI machine in a room at Children’s National Medical Center uses floor graphics, wall murals, and vinyl wrapped machines create a happy “under the sea” theme in what could otherwise be a scary room for children.

This room outfitted with ceiling graphics, floor graphics, and wall murals is an ultimate example of wide format print in interior design.

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Conference rooms and other workplace environments are adopting the use of wall murals. These large format graphics lighten the mood and provide a nice personal touch.

This restaurant wall mural takes advantage of these brick arches to simulate sitting outdoors.

This outdoor wall graphic simulates a bridge in a garden. An overlaminate film should be applied to provide extended longevity and protection from the elements.

Print Avenue designed by interior design studio Egue y Seta. Combines floor, ceiling, and wall graphics to create a uniformed black and white theme.

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