Laminators Incorporated’s Sign Panels Used for Inspirational Mural in the City of Brotherly Love
D-Lite™ ACM panels used for PhilaGuernica art mural in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hatfield, PA – Laminators Incorporated manufactures a full line of digital print and graphic ready panel products that are the industry standard for professional artists and sign makers. Their rigid substrates are strong, durable, and ready to use. Available in a variety of colors, the finished surfaces are smooth and will not crack, chip, flake, or peel even under harsh weather conditions. The array of cores (corrugated plastic, solid plastic, and furniture-grade exterior plywood) as well as the various thicknesses, sheet sizes, and double/single sided sheets satisfy any sign or fabricated project.
"Mural Arts Philadelphia was thrilled to work with Laminators Inc. on artist Jared Owens' newest mural, PhilaGuernica, at 12th and Callowhill," said Brian Campbell, Mural Arts Project Manager. "We chose to adhere the painted parachute cloth material to 32' x 12' 3mm D-Lite sheets on the surface of the wall, which served us well because the material is light and sturdy. This piece is particularly important because it was created as part of our Reimagining Reentry Fellowship program, which gives artists impacted by the justice system the opportunity to share their experiences through art-making. We hope this mural will be on display for the public to enjoy for a very long time."
Manufactured in the USA, D-Lite™ is one of Laminators’ thinnest panels and is 10 times more rigid than .040 aluminum—making it an economical alternative to aluminum sheet metal.
D-Lite is comprised of a high-density corrugated polypropylene that will not swell, corrode, rot, wick water, or delaminate—making it perfect for all outdoor or UV-exposed indoor applications. Its finished surface is high-gloss, factory-baked polyester painted aluminum on two sides or with a mill finish backer. D-Lite features a highly reflective painted surface which is warranted not to crack, chip, flake, or peel; and offers a Colorfast 10-year limited warranty.
Not only is D-Lite suitable for art murals, but because of its strength and rigidness, it can be used for architectural signage, corporate ID, digital print, fascia signs, multiple panel signs, wall and fence mounted signs, billboards, post & panel signs / real estate, dimensional letters / cut-outs, canopies, ADA compliant / wayfinding signs, POP displays & exhibits, and much more.
Original sketch by artist Jared Owens.
Photo Credit: PhilaGuernica © 2020 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Jared Owens, 1131 Callowhill Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.