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Close Encounters of the Garage Kind

(August 2011) posted on Mon Jul 11, 2011

Central Graphics adds a wow-factor to the shop’s bland garage door.

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Always on the chase for what to wrap next, Ohio-based Central Graphics owner David Soulsby sought to add a wow-factor to the shop’s bland 8 x 9-foot garage door.

“We wanted to go bold and grab the public’s attention.” Charged with carrying out the boss’s idea, designer Charlie Wilson turned to Photoshop CS3 to incorporate an iStock image of a realistic flying saucer into a high-res photo of Central Graphic’s garage.

The shop’s HP Designjet L25500 latex printer was then used to output the 100-square foot graphic onto Mactac Rebel RB529P glossy vinyl. When Soulsby posted a picture of the completed project to Facebook, it received rave reviews: “Now that we’ve seen the benefit and appeal of such a simple idea, we plan to market similar garage-door covers to our customers.” Sans little green men, we expect?



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