Mimaki USA celebrates Latinx heritage with Drytac window graphics
November 18, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
The wide-format division of printer manufacturer Mimaki collaborated with creative professional Anabella Bergero to produce a window installation, printed on Drytac ViziPrint Impress Clear film.
Produced for the ‘Constructing Identities’ MUSA exhibition in Miami, Fla., the window mural was designed to recreate a Latinx visual universe, exploring gender identity, religious iconography and Latin American pop art.
The project was the culmination of a three-year process, with research having been carried out in Argentina, Mexico and the Latin American community in New York.
The graphics were printed on a Mimaki UCJV300-160 UV LED roll-to-roll printer. Mimaki USA, a long-term user of Drytac materials, selected Drytac ViziPrint Impress Clear for the project. Ernest Contreras, print solution supervisor at Mimaki USA, said the use of this film meant the piece was able to take advantage of lighting from both inside and outside the venue.
He explained, “During the day, it created a striking wall art piece with the outdoor light shining in, and during the evening, it transformed the area with a backlit effect from the indoor lighting. The ease of installation and removal of the graphics were very important aspects of the decision to use Drytac ViziPrint as the windows needed to be left clean after removal.”
The project was awarded the SUNY PACC Prize and showcased at the Argentine Consulate in New York, as well as the Art and Design Gallery at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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