Looks like paint, but it’s not! Vinyl graphics can transform just about any area with the look and feel of a custom paint job – only better!
Recently, we were asked to produce wall graphics for the LPGA Kia Classic. This included welcome graphics on the entry columns to the Aviara Golf Course clubhouse and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (located in Carlsbad, CA) to welcome players and guests alike to the event.
The columns on both sides of each drive stand 12′ tall, and the graphic panels were 6′ tall by 4′ wide. Adorned with the fountains and Kia cars, it made for a stunning display. Just like ‘rolling out the red carpet’ — but on the walls to welcome the players, staff and all who stayed at the hotel for the LPGA event. All were printed on our 61″ HP latex printer in one piece, with no seams.
In addition, we created wall graphics for the Aviara Golf Course tunnels between the clubhouse area and the 9th and 10th holes, and the snack bar. We printed matching sets of 18″ wide bands of the Kia Classic logo with red gradient background to span the length of both sides of the two main tunnels at the entrance to the golf course. One tunnel was 75’ long and the other 112’ in length. The large format printing panels were printed 2-up in 18’ sections on 3M Envision 480 PVC-free cast film with 3M 8548G laminate.
The highly textured concrete wall with holes in it, proved to be a challenge as it is not a surface that signage materials will adhere easily. By using a 3M test kit, and consulting 3M technical staff, we tested an 18″ square patch of 3M Envision 480 film on the tunnel surface well before the duration of the one week event. Challenge solved! It tested fabulously!
The two tunnels flank each side of the snack bar, as you walk to the clubhouse or to the 10th tee,
crossing under the road. Aviara Golf Course liked them so much, they chose to keep the graphics up after the golf tournament to savor the memory of the event.
When planning for your next event, remember wall graphics are a fantastic addition to your event planning! North Coast Signs is the place to call — 760.536.5454.
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