In the “Mecklenberg: Crossroads of Commerce” permanent exhibit the museum combined artifacts depicting the area’s economy from both the 19th and 20th centuries. ACI Design updated the existing casework for the “Mecklenberg Crossroads of Commerce” exhibit with Dibond. “Dibond is archival and safe to use in our cases,” said Goodan. “It was shaped over the existing structure. Routed Dibond was used to cover MDF (medium-density fiberboard) columns in free-standing shapes.”
“We recommend Dibond when more structural strength is needed,” said Richie. “We can bend and shape it, while eliminating fasteners and framing systems. We also like the finishes available on Dibond.” The images were UV-direct printed onto the Dibond panels.
Gatorplast was chosen to create back graphic panels in the cases. Images were directed printed on 3/16-inch white Gatorplast graphic display board.
“Gatorplast is conservation quality and safe to use around artifacts,” said Goodan. “Mecklenberg Crossroads of Commerce” showcases were finished with nine headers; and, five various-sized text panels mounted on 3mm bright white Sintra were installed throughout the gallery.