Featured Project: Icatchers Gives Library Storybook Makeover

Exhibition display specialist icatchers add fun and color to children's libraries in and around Brisbane, Australia

The children’s sections of two libraries in Queensland, Australia, receive bright, bold makeovers from icatchers, a specialist in signage solutions, as well as retail, showroom, and office displays.

Icatchers has been servicing customers from its Brisbane, Australia headquarters and production facility and Melbourne sales office for 16 years.

Among customers like Xbox and Nintendo, it also works with Brisbane City Council’s libraries department, for whom icatchers updates its children’s library areas every five years. The project comprises everything from design to manufacture to installation, including furniture, power, lighting, interactive games, and computers, play equipment, flooring, wall graphics, and signage.

“Usually these projects involve a six- to eight-week turnaround from concept to completion,” says Kyle Lewis, visual communications manager at icatchers. “There are strict health and safety guidelines as the spaces are used by children. We also have to use products that meet specific requirements to minimize damage and that can be replaced easily if damaged. It’s amazing how much damage these little humans make!”

Its most recent project at Holland Park Library involved wall graphics, which presented the signage and display shop with additional challenges.

Lewis explains, “For the wall graphics we needed something that would be easy to use as we needed to wrap around columns and window openings, and found Drytac ReTac 150 Smooth was perfect.”

This year icatchers completed a similar project at Beenleigh Library, which included window graphics installed on the outside of curved glass. They were printed on an HP Latex 360 printer.

The shop used Drytac ViziPrint Impress Clear for the windows. Lewis says this product made sense because of the light that can pass through it.

“The graphics floated on beautifully and the library was pleased with the vibrancy of the colors,” he continues.

Allee Bruce

Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the former managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO magazine.

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