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The sun rises at the Roundhouse

The sun rises at the Roundhouse

The stairwell of London’s Roundhouse was recently transformed with the addition of eye-catching temporary printed wall graphics that supported a charity event held in aid of the Ubuntu Education Fund.

The Ubuntu Education Fund is a non-profit organisation that provides world-class health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The charity’s May 2017 fundraising event, which was branded the Everything Everyday London Gala, brought together more than 300 guests and featured acclaimed music artist Laura Mvula, Funds raised at the event will help the Ubuntu Education Fund to establish a new primary school and complete more childrens’ pathways out of poverty.

Fisher Productions was commissioned by the Ubuntu Education Fund to stage the full event, including video, lighting, signage, graphics, and more and, in turn, Fisher Productions asked Oasis Graphic Co. to produce and install the giant wall coverings, which featured a rising sun, in the foyer and stairwell area.

Formerly a railway engine shed in London’s Chalk Farm, the Roundhouse is a performing arts and live music venue and, as it is also a Grade II listed building, it was important that the graphics could be installed and removed cleanly, which is why Oasis Graphic Co. elected to use Drytac’sReTac film.

Stacey Bearne, Oasis Project Manager, explained:

“We’ve used the Drytac ReTac film a number of times recently for temporary graphics and have always achieved excellent results. Since on this occasion the graphics had to adhere to the rough concrete surface and be removed quickly and easily after the event, it was the ideal choice.”

Part of the ReTac range of printable and permanently-peelable films, ReTac 75 is a 75µ (3 mil) white polymeric PVC film coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive low-tack repositionable polyacrylate adhesive. Suitable for use with solvent, eco-solvent and UV inkjet printers, ReTac 75 printable vinyl has been specifically developed for wall graphic applications.

Available in both glossy and matte versions, ReTac 75 enables users to install, reposition and remove graphics on numerous surfaces, such as most indoor areas, ceramic tiles, PVC flooring, sealed wood, and sealed concrete, without causing any damage.

Oasis Graphic Co. used its Mimaki JV33 solvent printer to output eight panels of ReTac, each measuring 10.5 metres wide by 4.5 metres high.

Commenting on the end result, Claire Butcher, Lead Production Manager at Fisher Productions, said: “The Ubuntu Education Fund was delighted! The event was also a huge success, raising further funds for this very worthy cause.”

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