In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bucknell University’s Sigmund and Claire Weis Center for the Performing Arts, members of the university’s publications, print, and mail department wanted to celebrate in a big way. The team chose to commemorate the milestone by installing graphics on the Weis Center’s 20 windows, each 65″ X 75″ in size and covering 677 total square feet, with photographic images of Weis Center performers.
Working on a recommendation from Lindenmeyr Munroe, a supplier of wide-format graphic materials, the team printed its photographic display on Mactac’s IMAGin WindowVIEW perforated one-way visibility window film (WV139). The film, which has a 70/30 perforation, offers a colorful welcome for those outside the building while providing those on the inside of the building the ability to see out. The team designed and printed the graphics in-house using the university’s Roland VersaCamm 540i wide-format eco-solvent printer. After thorough research and a small-scale trial installation, four university employees completed the entire install in 3 1/2 days.
Tom Lydon, from the university’s publications and print department, says, “Initially, the graphics were only intended to be up for one year, but because of the project’s great success, we print and install new WindowVIEW perf graphics on the Weis Center every year. Additionally, the rest of the campus departments have also requested graphics.”