Taming the Tunnel

Kaleidoscopic graphics draw eyes away from construction.

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Construction sites, more often than not, are both eyesores and safety hazards. For London’s Tideway Tunnel “super sewer” project designed to prevent waste from contaminating River Thames, PressOn partnered with Tideway to integrate eye-catching safety fencing into the dozens of construction sites across the city.

Tasked with blending the sewer projects into the local environments, PressOn imaged 2040 feet of Metamark MD5 vinyl with a nonlinear “urban dazzle camouflage” pattern that can easily be moved and rearranged as development progresses through 2020. The shop printed the graphics on an HP Latex 3500, laminating with Metaguard MG-702 and mounting panels to aluminum composite material sheets. From receiving artwork to final installation, the turnaround time for each site was less than one week.

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