Application Spotlight: Beautifying Syracuse


Customer: Near West Side Initiative

Production Shop: Media Finishes

Location: Syracuse, NY

Flight Date: Spring 2009-Current

Project: Create vibrant photo images of children to beautify a warehouse during renovations.

Large format graphics producer, Media Finishings, launched a project for the Near West Side Initiative in the spring of 2009. This project entailed beautifying an old warehouse in Syracuse, NY, that was undergoing renovation by installing 24 large, vibrant photo images of children over the windows of the warehouse. “Syracuse University had bought the old warehouse and was starting to renovate it," stated Peter Seiburg, design director of Media Finishings. "In the meantime, they wanted to dress it up with some art to make it look nice while construction was being done.”


The window coverings are six-feet high by four feet-wide and were created on MACtac’s IMAGin JT5828P vinyl film. “The most important considerations when choosing the media for this project were price and longevity of the vinyl, that’s why we selected MACtac’s IMAGin JT5828P film and PERMACOLOR LF6550 overlaminate,” commented Seiburg. The window covers were printed on an Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer using solvent-based inks. Each image was screwed into the wood panels that were already covering up the old windows.

The installation of this project was accomplished in two parts. Seiburg, commented further: “After we installed the first set of ten photo images, the customer liked the look so much, they ordered another 14 photos to be printed and installed in more windows.” Media Finishings is known for its focus on producing high quality products. “The graphics are holding up really well and it’s been more than a year since they were installed. The customer will probably keep them up until they are ready to finish fixing the building and the windows underneath.”