Tag Archives: Canvas

2012 AIA Expo Wrap Up

15 May

Thanks again to all of the AIA members, participants, vendors, and partners that made their way to the BPI booth this year.  What a great show it was!

This year was certainly an upswing from the last couple, as the AIA members were attending in full force.  We all certainly hope this has to do with the AEC market taking a turn for the better.

At the BPI booth, we saw a focused interest in the Construction Information Management software solutions.  This ranged from online bidding sites to sophisticated software applications which allow you to track workflow documentation on projects from initial design through closeout.

However, getting the most attention was the scan to file document site where BPI scans old valuable plan sheets into a portal and delivers the documents in a digital searchable format. We thank everyone for their great feedback and interest in this regard and look forward to cleaning out all those ‘closets’.

We also want to call attention to the lucky winners of our Sports Canvas giveaway. The winner of the print and clip coupon giveaway was Bill Simpson of FCM Corporation. Thanks, Bill, and congratulations! Following Bill’s lucky streak with the final 3 giveaways was Steve Harms of Tri-North Builders, Chad Wright of Northwestern Mutual and Jim Fryk of LaMacchia Group.

Congrats to all the winners and thank you all for your support at the Expo.

Did not attend 2012 AIA?  You can still partner with BPI, the complete source for all your large format document needs.  Call one of the locations below to find out more about our Color Services, Construction Information Management, or to have a demonstration on the new Canon iPF760 MFP.


Canvas Printing

8 May

In the mind of a marketing professional, all output is nothing short of art (wink, wink).  In some cases, it really is art and is worthy of hanging on the wall.  In those instances, why not materialize your hard work by printing it to canvas and framing it for all to see?  I’m sure there are a few clients, owners, and bosses that would certainly like to hang your hard work on their wall . . . or, at a minimum, their vision, project, building, staff outing, etc.

Here is what you need to know:

Frames and canvas can be bought to run through your existing ink jet plotters.  Your unit will determine the quality of your output.  The easier route and guaranteed way of accomplishing a professionally done job is to send your file to professionals.  This is where BPI comes into the picture, no pun intended.  In either case, BPI has the staff and know-how to get you from Point A to Point B.

There are two basic styles of printing you can have done.  The most common is called the Gallery Wrap.  This is where your print wraps around all sides of the frame and you cannot see any kind of framework or fasteners.  The second style is the Museum Wrap.  This is where the image shows only on the front of the frame and the 4 sides are all of solid color.  Choosing is really a matter of opinion, desire, or taste.

Two very common types of canvas include a very stretchy, high polyester blend that does what it sounds like it does–stretches very well around a frame without cracking the ink in the process.  The pigment or dye ink from the inkjet printer saturates the media very well, giving you museum-quality results.  The second type has a water-resistant coating, giving you some protection from liquids and allows for smudge-free handling and finishing.

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