Featured Project: Partition Window Graphic

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This featured project shows the versatility and benefits of indoor window graphics.

Signs By Tomorrow-Rockville, a 15-employee, family-owned business located in Rockville, Maryland, celebrated 25 years of business in 2017. Appropriately, they soon found themselves working with another local organization to celebrate history. When the American Diabetes Association decided to install a timeline showing their organizational legacy within a brand-new 78,000-square-foot headquarters in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, they turned to SBT for their graphic installation expertise.

“The American Diabetes Association wanted to bring a bit of the ‘old’ to the ‘new’ when they moved into their new two-floor office space,” says Lori Garber, operations manager and senior graphic designer for SBT. “We were chosen to install a window graphic on a 30-foot-long folding glass partition between their conference room and breakroom that would depict the organization’s history through a visually appealing timeline. We then chose B-Free dusted vinyl bubble-free window film from Mactac (an Ohio-based manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films), as we have used Mactac products as our go-to standard for years. We knew the dusted vinyl look would work well for this project.”

One of the most challenging aspects of the project was coordinating the installation, as SBT employees were far from the only contractors working in the space. Various teams had to build the walls, install the glass partition and design the timeline before graphic printing or installation could even begin. Once the time came for the SBT team to spring into action, however, they printed the graphics in-house on their HP L360 printer and easily installed the IMAGin JT5798M BF dusted window film.

“By using Mactac vinyl, we were able to offer our customers a more affordable product, and we were very satisfied with the performance,” Garber says. “It looked great! The American Diabetes Association team loved the timeline and feedback was all-around positive.”


Tony Kindelspire

Tony Kindelspire is the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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