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Affection For Moms Reflected In University’s Floating Gatorplast Display

As a large-format custom print solution-provider, Portage, Mich.-based Agio Imaging has been meeting the wide-ranging graphics needs of both local and national clients since 2002. From creating custom special-event displays to high-end interior décor, retail-store signage, wall coverings, banners and trade-show exhibits, Agio Imaging recommends digitally direct-printed rigid substrates for their durability, sleek appearance, fast production times and improved color saturation.
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Dibond Scrap Material Upcycled Into Origami Inspired Lamps By German Design Duo

For their first project, designers Michaela and Axel Kresse created a “Minimalistic design and high-tech, combined with responsiveness for the environment, this is UpcyLamps.” In a Kickstarter campaign, the Mauloff, Germany-based duo, are asking for help to make their UpcyDesigns a household name. The project utilizes Dibond aluminum composite scrap material and repurposes it into a unique lighting system.

The Effects of Static Electricity on Digitally Printed Plastic Materials

When an ink droplet leaves the print head of a digital printer, it acquires a positive electrical charge, which allows it to be directed precisely to the point where it needs to be in order to achieve the desired image. If the material that is being printed has residual static charges on its surface, it may lead to detrimental effects on the finished print. This is due to the simple fact that materials with opposite charges tend to attract each other.

Self Assembled Bowl Made From A Single Sheet Of Folded Dibond ACM

Inspired by the folding techniques of Ron Reush, “a visionary mathematician and designer who was one of the first to explore the architectural potential of 3D tessellated structures in the 1960’s and 70’s,” Hans Sachs at Responsive Design Studio created the Durian. Durian is a 3D-folded bowl made from white Dibond aluminum composite material.

Cottage Signage Blends Into Natural Surroundings With Reclaimed Timber, Stone and Dibond ACM

Relish, a graphic design and branding company out of Winnipeg, Canada, designed the exterior signage for the St. Amant Spirit Cottage by Hans Kraus Family & Qualico. The cottage is a recreational retreat for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The signage is featured on the driveway leading up the cottage and is the first brand interaction visitors have with the facility.

The Effectiveness Of Dibond ACM As A Painting Substrate For Artists

Cut Plastic Sheeting, a UK Dibond distributor, recently completed a blog post about the effectiveness of Dibond as a painting substrate. The author states that Dibond’s increased popularity as painting substrate is due to, “…not only for its stiffness, but also due to its supreme smoothness and the superb results of its graphic finish.”

Architect Creates Over-Sized Dibond Lamps For Australian Lighting Company

Chris Bamborough is a UK born architectural designer with a strong background in digital communications and geographical information systems (GIS). Working for London-based Hawkins and Brown Architects, then computational design studio Supermanoeuvre and Sydney-based architectural consultancy AR-MA (Architectural Research &Material Applications.) Additionally, Bamborough has a special interest in sound with allows him to produce electronic music and DJ in his spare time.