At Signarama Ann Arbor, we’ll work on a wide variety of projects: new building signs one day, vehicle graphics the next, and wall graphics after that. As part of an expansion project at the Nazarene Church of Brighton (also called The Naz), we created some new wall graphics as part of the decorations of the new wing of their building. This new wing houses a school for young children from kindergarten through high school, so we wanted something appropriate for their young visitors.
We worked collaboratively with church leaders and devised a clever use of the newly-painted wall space. They already had their design for the new school portion of the church mapped out — the entire decorating plan comprised of aesthetically pleasing wall graphics with messages that the church considered important.
Our Signarama designers followed their creative direction and printed out the graphics onto special Avery wall graphics material. This material is very similar to wallpaper in many respects but it is not pre-pasted. It actually has activated adhesive and the Signarama installers can then apply these graphics immediately, like a giant sticker.
One aspect of this Avery material is that it is permanenty stuck to the wall. It cannot be peeled off and reapplied on another wall, like certain kinds of movable/replacable stickers or decals. We use another kind of wall graphics material for that kind of application. It’s fine if you want to move your decals once or twice, like a graphic on your child’s bedroom wall. But for something that will see a lot of traffic and need to stay up for a long time, we recommended a permanent application.
We installed these graphics along the ceilings in each of the classrooms and the worship room. And thanks to the peel and stick properties, our installers were able to piece together the different sections to create an inspirational result.