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Digitype Design Turns to Recyclable DISPA® Paper Board for Smooth Surfaced Economical Printing Solution

Tualatin, Ore.-based Digitype Design, Inc., weekly prints runs of short-term retail graphic interior signs, custom shapes installed as aisle markers and 4-by-4 foot double-sided posters on fully recyclable DISPA® embossed formed paper board by 3A Composites USA DISPA® – an embossed formed paper  graphic display board solution newly available from 3A Composites USA – is meeting the needs of designers and fabricators requiring a smooth-surfaced printable rigid substrate that is 100 percent recyclable. Digitype Design, Inc., a visual marketing communications company based in Tualatin, Ore., has been providing large-format printing solutions to customers in the northwestern United States and across the country for more than 25 years.
Dispa Installation at BDF 2019

Fully Recyclable DISPA® Installation Reveals Design Sin Confessions at BDF 2019

Earlier this year we received news that Birmingham based interior and architectural design studio SCULPT, in collaboration with STEAMhouse, a local center for creative innovation was developing an installation made of DISPA® with the goal of testing DISPA’s capabilities and unique properties. DISPA® consists of a patented embossed formed paper core that is laminated on both sides with bright white, smooth paper surfaces – a unique composition that makes this paper board lightweight yet extremely rigid, strong and dimensionally stable. Signs created with lightweight DISPA® stay flat yet are easy to handle and hang. Manufactured with 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)-certified paper (FSC®-C074317), DISPA® is fully recyclable. (The FSC® is a nongovernmental organization operating in more than 80 countries to facilitate responsible forest management in accordance with social, economic and ecological needs.)

Promotional Hoarding Design Allures with Vibrant Illustrations Mounted to DIBOND® Aluminum Composite Material

©JuliaHamilton/OneAnother Containerville, a Max Barney Estate development, provides affordable self-contained office spaces for start-ups and small businesses in East London. A neighborhood formerly recognized as London’s manufacturing and industrial hub has been transformed over the years into a cultural arts and innovation center. A recent marketing campaign for the real-estate development utilized a hoarding design which adopts a trend-forward approach and speaks to the local community’s artistic fluency. The design was managed by Art Director and Partner at OneAnother, Paul Hamilton. Paul had previous experience branding former campaigns for The Estate Office Shoreditch and was contacted once again for the new development – Containerville, managed by a former Estate Office Shoreditch member and now entrepreneur of the Max Barney Estate. Paul commissioned Chris Bianchi and Stephanie Von Reiswitz from LeGun who also had experience in previous campaigns, to produce a palette of nearly 100 individual illustrations which would then be colored and combined to create a variety of marketing materials.

Public Art with Dibond® Raises Awareness of Disappearing ‘Mom-And-Pop’ Shops in New York City

James and Karla Murray -- a married team of architectural and interior photographers based in New York City -- have been on a mission for two-plus decades to document and preserve images of "mom-and-pop" storefronts scattered throughout the city's boroughs that not only have fulfilled residents' retail needs but created a sense of community through their daily interactions.

Fully Reyclable Dispa® Paper Board Introduced to the Americas for Signs, Displays

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that DISPA® graphic display board – a uniquely laminated structure of embossed formed paper that is 100 percent recyclable – now is available in the Americas. DISPA® will be showcased at the 2019 ISA International Sign Expo April 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Show-goers are invited to stop by the 3A Composites USA Booth No. 1327 to view DISPA® samples.
Ian Kirkpatrick Oxford Museum

Contemporary Artwork Created with Dibond® Reflects Museum’s Exhibition with Bold Contrast to Neo-Gothic Architecture

© Ian Kirkpatrick DAVIDSON, N.C. (Feb. 13) – The Oxford Museum of Natural History received nearly 100 proposals from artists asked to create contemporary art to coincide with the museum’s temporary exhibition entitled “Settlers: Genetics, geography and the peopling of Britain” (https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/event/settlers). The selected bold style of contemporary artist and graphic designer Ian Kirkpatrick (www.iankirkpatrick.ca) would serve in sharp contrast to the Victorian neo-Gothic architectural design of the museum founded in 1860 in Oxford, England.
Gatorfoam Lettering

Life-Size Gatorfoam® Letters Beautifully Fabricated for Marketing of Higher Education App

Slate is an information management system for higher education admissions and advancements developed by Technolutions, Inc., featuring a robust set of functions and integrations. Technolutions is a leader in the higher education industry and hosts The Slate Innovation Summit every year, bringing together admissions counselors, operations staff, technical staff, directors and deans of admission, from varying Institutions. As a technological advancement, the app deserved a display fabricated with bold and purposeful design.