Application Spotlight: Getting to Know the Nation's First President

NRI ColorGraphics provided the latest in large-format production materials to promote greater understanding of the country’s first president.

NRI produced hundreds of square feet of window material, wall coverings, 3D fabricated lettering, banners, and signage for the exhibition Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The exhibition, which features a collection revealing a personal side of Washington, ran through Sept. 5.

“We were extremely pleased with the support NRI provided for our summer exhibition, Discover the Real George Washington,” said National Constitution Center vice president of exhibitions Stephanie Reyer. “They took on a huge project within a tight time frame and delivered everything we needed from start to finish.”

The exhibition opened on July 1, launching the “Summer of Washington” in Philadelphia. NRI created more than 900 square feet of window covering with graphics depicting the various roles of Washington including surveyor, general, farmer, and entrepreneur. The vinyl coverings featured both clear and opaque applications to provide visibility on both sides in some areas and a single side in others.

In addition, NRI produced almost 750 square feet of wall graphic material with high quality graphics and a removable adhesive to enable easy dismantling without damage to the walls after the exhibition closes. All of these graphics were installed in three days during the center’s off hours.

“We worked closely with the center’s graphic designers to ensure they got just what they wanted within the tight deadlines required by this project,” said Frank Plum, NRI regional vice president in Philadelphia. “We believe in taking a hands-on approach, making recommendations, and staying with the project until it’s done.”

Plum added that NRI’s experience with and knowledge of a broad array of materials and surfaces made it possible for them to produce the museum-quality display materials the center required to support the exhibition.