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Street Art adds colour

Street Art adds colour
Large-format print company Creative Silhouettes used Drytac Polar Grip white polymeric self-adhesive vinyl to produce an eye-catching series of outdoor installations, based on the work of a local artist at a location in Toronto.

Creative Silhouettes, which is also based in the Canadian city, was tasked with transferring the work of artist Hello Kirsten onto 12 solid marble benches at the busy Yonge/Dundas intersection of Toronto. The aim of the project was to brighten up what are usually dull-coloured structures and bring a colourful and more cheerful look to the area.

Creative Silhouettes quickly identified that printing onto vinyl would be the best option and selected Drytac Polar Grip for the job. Drytac Polar Grip easily applies to a wide range of surfaces and its five-year durability meant it was an ideal choice for the outdoor installation.

“We have been working with Drytac materials for more than two years now and have used Drytac Polar Grip on a number of projects, so we were very comfortable using it again on this new venture,” explained Creative Silhouettes’ Giovani Pereira,who is responsible for Project Management and Business Development.

“We like to keep a number of rolls of the media in stock during the summer to make it easier to meet tight turnarounds.”

Hello Kirsten’s design was printed onto Drytac Polar Grip using an HP Latex R1000 printer, with the graphics installed on the marble benches located across the intersection. The benches were wrapped on all sides and the top to ensure the entire surface was covered with the colourful design.

Creative Silhouettes printed the project in just one day, while two workers were able to install the graphics in six hours. Giovani Pereira said this fast delivery was in line with the company’s aim of producing quality work for customers with a very quick turnaround.

He concluded: “We pride ourselves with a very fast turnaround high quality print and flexible team to work with.”

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