Big Picture - March 2018 - 4
P H O T O C R E D I T: L U M I N O U S N E O N .
After more than 30 years of sun
exposure, National Beef Packaging
Company's 270-foot-long exterior
mural, hand-painted by Kansas artist
Stan Herd, had seen better days.
The company turned to Luminous
Neon (luminousneon.com) for a way
to preserve the iconic painting.
When it became clear digitally printed
aluminum panels would require
periodic reprints, Luminous Neon
came up with a more permanent
solution: a monumental banner.
The painted plywood tiles were
carefully removed, photographed,
digitally reproduced, and then printed
by Independent's Service (isco.net).
The partner shop output 2565 square
feet of 12-oz. vinyl with an EFI Matan 5,
adding banner clips every 6 inches.
Over the course of two days, an install
team mounted an Alpina banner grip
frame system and installed each section
of the mural, clip by clip.