Larger Than Life Sports Center with Mactac ROODLE Wall Graphics
Backed by 30 years of expertise, BIZPORT, design and print agency, installs various large-format graphics solutions. BIZPORT was asked to help create a huge statement-making graphic for their latest project and apply it to a 26-foot by 75-foot interior wall at the Virginia Beach Sports Center’s main entrance.
BIZPORT knew Mactac’s IMAGin ROODLE was the way to go to ensure superior material stability and performance with a project of this magnitude. After testing the material on the wall surface, the BIZPORT team printed the ROODLE graphics edge-to-edge using one of the company’s Canon printers — the Canon Colorado 1650. The wave logo in the center of the graphic was plotter cut into a 12-foot decal. Two installers put the graphics up, overlapping each panel by 2 inches, in just 3.5 days.
“ROODLE is a stiffer and dimensionally stable product, which helps with a large install that needs lined up,” says Andy Thompson, Director of Operations for BIZPORT. “During the installation, a panel got loose from the holding tape and fell to the floor. When bringing the panel back up, there were no rips or tears. Other materials would have ripped when mishandled like that, but not ROODLE.”
Thompson adds that even up close, it’s even difficult to see where the panel overlaps are located. He says Virginia Beach Sports Center was so impressed with the final project that the BIZPORT team is also reviewing other wide-format graphics opportunities in the building and for other businesses.
ROODLE (RO628) is a 6.0-mil matte white, semi-rigid, easy-to-handle multi-print media designed for wide-format solvent, UV, latex printing, and screen and offset printing. It is phthalate-free and meets REACH and RoHS compliance. ROODLE meets the latest fire rating compliance requirements with UL 10b and 10c certification. For out-facing elevator door applications in hospitals, corporate offices, stadiums, and apartments and is required by the Joint Commission. It features a 90# SuperFlat™ polyester-coated Kraft liner and a removable adhesive perfect for smooth or tiled indoor wall murals or posters, indoor and outdoor signage, bumper stickers, and other removable graphics meant to be printed flush to the edge.