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together ... to stimulateĀ imagination
in the spaces," Gimbel said.
With the site-design work approved,
Gimbel's team printed and installed
the graphics. Then, they watched in
horror as the graphics fell off the walls
just days later. Undeterred, staffers
tested several different films using a
3M Smooth Wall Adhesion Test Kit.
"We made it a caveat with the general
contractor and architect that the
primed walls must cure for a minimum
of 10 days and schedules should be
adjusted accordingly," Gimbel said.
"Had to learn that the hard way!"

which they replied, 'Michelangelo
had 30 years to complete his project
and you're giving us until 5 p.m.'"
Like the great artist's creation, this
particular ceiling blows the roof off.
"The design and graphics teams were
able to incorporate a design that is

absolutely stunning," said Kate Sorestad,
a program officer for The Harry and
Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. "We
have 13 spaces open and one more
under construction this summer
with plans in motion for lots more.
The reaction of anyone who sees the
space is typically speechlessness!"
The wall, floor and ceiling graphics
aren't just new, fresh and fun; they're
also practical. One librarian told Gimbel
she planned to base an educational
unit on the images of polar bears that
had been incorporated into a design.
All told, in combination with other
resources generously provided by the
Project, these graphics have helped to
create safe, stimulating environments
for children in less-advantaged communities. And in turn, patron use of
the renovated branches has increased
significantly with corresponding
literacy and educational gains
reported. Now that checks out!

MODELING A MASTERPIECE
Gimbel switched to 3M Controltacā„¢
Print Film 40C as a result of the test,
printed by SBTA's Mimaki JV33-160
with a matching matte laminate. When
the film required contour cuts, SBTA
utilized its Summa plotter. The ongoing
installations, which are often accomplished while students are on breaks
from school, usually require one or
two days per branch. The Arlington
Elementary/Middle School library,
however, featured a 46 x 15-ft. ceiling.
"We referred to this as the Sistine
Chapel," Gimbel said. "When my
installers were breaking their backs on
the scaffolding and fighting gravity,
I was calling them Michelangelo, to
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