April 2022 Featured Graphics: PIA MidAmerica 2022 GraphEx Awards

Printing & Imaging of America (PIA) hosts annual Graphic Excellence Awards (GraphEx Awards) which recognize our industry’s outstanding technical achievements in innovation and print production. Earlier this month at the regional awards (MidAmerica) we received advanced notice of 10 awards on entries our talented customers allowed us to enter.

Best of Category:
Art reproductions digital- Tetris Austin by Mila Sketch
Calendars, booklet digital- Arielle Austin Calendars
Posters digital- Sara by Janis Fowler
Wide format (40” or more) display graphics digital- Fluence BioEngineering
Wide or grand format, interior/exterior scapes- Blue Sushi
Wide or grand format, special installation- Plank Seafood Provisions

Award of Recognition:
Announcements & invitations digital- Open Door Preschools Fall Fete Invitations- designed by Buie&Co
Art reproductions digital- Aeons by Jona Burkhalter
Calendars, flat digital- Miller IDS 2022 Artists’ Calendar
Menus digital- Angie’s Mexican Food Restaurant Menu
  
At the regional award event in Dallas we were surprised with an additional 3 awards that are listed below. While these pieces won Best of Category in their specific area, the following awards are open to all “best of category” award winners, so the competition for them is much more intense.

Regional Awards
-Division II (companies with 26-75 employees): Silver award for Tetris Austin by Mila Sketch (art reproduction)
-Best of Central Texas: Platinum award for Plank Seafood Provisions (environmental graphics originally submitted for “wide or grand format, special installation”)
-Best of Digital Printing: Bronze award for Sara by Janis Fowler (art reproduction).

The environmental graphics installation at Plank Seafood Provisions in the Domain has been submitted for national judging and we hope that the praise for this creative design and installation will continue! Thank you to our amazing customers for trusting us with your projects and visions and to those who allowed us to enter their work into the GraphEx contest!

Congrats to all who won!

If you would like to get started on a project with our graphics team, reach out to Sydney Donelson at CSSR@MillerIDS.com.

March 2022 Featured Graphics: Levy Dykema

Levy Dykema is one of our many growing clients in Austin and is one of our model customers – they utilize every type of product or service Miller offers.
 
Recently we were able to rush print some traffic-stopping designs to strategically place in their new Congress Avenue windows as SXSW’ers were traveling by on foot. The designs had the desired effect, drawing festival goers’ attention and creating awareness for Levy Dykema and their new Austin location, inside the historic Sampson Building on the corner of Congress and 7th. Many photo ops were taking place outside their windows. How fun for Levy Dykema to be pictured in postable photos traveling the globe! Levy Dykema’s design was a printed backdrop on ½” foam board with ½” white foam letters cut out and laid on top. Ryan Begley, Director of Design and Creative Services, did his own design and installation and did a bang-up job!
 
We are blessed to be able to provide Levy Dykema with graphic and reprographic products and services, as well as printers and copiers for the internal document workflow needs.
 
We remember fondly when Stephen Levy came into our store the first time inquiring about services for his new startup architecture firm. He was determined to keep his business small. Thankfully, his plans changed, and under Stephen’s leadership Levy Architects has grown beyond Austin. Most recently, Levy has partnered with Corpus Christi based Dykema Architects. Together, Levy Dykema has over 50 years of award-winning architecture experience and will expand their unique brand of Texas Contemporary design throughout Texas, the U.S. and beyond!
 
We thank you Stephen Levy and friends at Levy Dykema for being a great client of ours!

Levy Dykema’s Website
Levy Dykema’s Instagram

If you would like to get started on a project with our graphics team, reach out to Sydney Donelson at CSSR@MillerIDS.com.

February 2022 Featured Graphics: Alexander Marchant

Our new neighbors on Metric, Alexander Marchant, reached out to our graphics team to help with window signage and vinyl decal lettering. They requested that we print large logos, hours of operation, warehouse hours, list of vendors, and more.

We printed cut vinyl lettering and installed it on their windows and doors. To make sure the decals were visible from the street, we recommended white as the main color, and used an accent color for the list of vendors to help distinguish the different brands. 

Cut vinyl is a great way to add instructional signage, quick information, and branding to your business, both inside and out. Cut vinyl is also very customizable which makes it versatile and a great option for any business.

Website: www.alexandermarchant.com
Instagram: @alexander_marchant

If you have any questions about cut vinyl, or would like to get started on a project with our graphics team, reach out to Sydney Donelson at CSSR@MillerIDS.com.

 

January 2022 Featured Graphics: Brandon Miller Group Construction Banners

Brandon Miller Group came to us for mesh construction banners for a new development, The Mercer. The Mercer is located in New Braunfels and will feature 42 single-level condos with shared community amenities, including a resort-style pool, entertaining bar & grills, covered lounge, yard games, and a dog park. The sales and marketing efforts are being handled by Brandon Miller Group, who requested 70 mesh banners installed on the fencing to brand the construction site.

Mesh construction banners are perfect for outdoor use because of the airflow able to get through the material. Other banners can whip around in the wind, causing damage, as well obstructing the design printed on the banner. Since the mesh allows air to flow through the banner, rather than fighting against it, it stays in place and stays visible.

We appreciate Brandon Miller Group for sending their business our way! If you are curious about The Mercer, you can visit their website, and if you are interested, they are now selling in New Braunfels, from the $200’s. 

Brandon Miller Group: website and Instagram
The Mercer: website and Instagram

For more information on banner options, or to place an order, contact our team at CSSR@MillerIDS.com!

October 2021 Featured Graphics: CBI Group

Culture Based Interiors (CBI Group) is a leading commercial office interior provider in South Texas, with clients such as TJH Law, Logicmonitor, Caterpillar and HCA Healthcare.

CBI Group enlisted our services to add wow factor to their Austin showroom space and also add visual safety to their glass walls.

More and more companies are using glass partitions to create separate rooms without blocking light and visibility. This gives the feeling of one communal space, but gives individuals their own space and privacy for meetings, phone calls, etc. 
 
As the use of glass walls has increased, so have the requests for vinyl applications by our team. We want to help with your space if you also have a need for improved visibility of glass walls. Many customers add their logo, mission statement, company motto, or decorative designs to their partitions to add visual interest and to personalize the wall or door.

Reach out to CBI Group for any of your office furnishing needs, and learn more about them at www.cbi-office.com!

CBI Group Website: Website
CBI Group Instagram: @culturebasedinteriors

CBI Group is our new neighbor down the street on Metric and they shared more photos of their showroom with us!

For more information on graphics printing, please contact Sydney at CSSR@MillerIDS.com

September 2021 Featured Graphics: Texas Tiny Pools

Texas Tiny Pools hosted their second annual tiny pool tour last weekend. Texas Tiny Pools was founded by our good friend Amy Hageman and her husband Tyler. They recognized the need for a pool in this crazy hot city we live in, and while not everyone needs or has space for a large pool, Amy and Tyler found a way to build a pool in the smallest of yards, so you can still take a dip to cool down.

Amy and Erin Rapp, Tiny Pools’ Chief of Communications + Research, came to us to help print their collateral for the event, and she came with plenty of ideas! Here’s a run through of what we produced:

We printed multi-page brochures with a staple binding that acted as a guide to the event as well as a tour passport. At each location they stamped the brochure, and at the end of the tour, if you went to every pool, you got a prize! The brochure featured details on the pools including building materials, add-on features, and a rough cost of the pool.

We also printed h-stake yard signs to point visitors in the right direction in the neighborhoods, as well as yard signs that detailed the specificities of each pool on-site.

Amy wanted a large frame for a Tiny Pool photo-op, which we printed on coroplast, and cut on our iEcho router. Lastly, we printed design boards on coroplast so that clients choices could be shown together.

The event was a great success and we were glad to be a part of it! We love Amy and her company and their ability to create dream pools in a size anyone can manage!

Texas Tiny Pools’ Website
Texas Tiny Pools’ Instagram: @texastinypools

For more information on graphics printing, please contact Sydney at CSSR@MillerIDS.com

August 2021 Featured Graphics: Waterloo Turf Business Collateral

Waterloo Turf Co. brings 5+ years of local turf and installation knowledge to every project site they step foot on. With several hundred thousand square feet of turf installations under their belt, they know how to maximize your space and capture your perfect yard.

Waterloo Turf is held to the highest quality standard on the market backed by their manufacturer’s 15 year warranty. Every Waterloo Turf product is built to be safe and guaranteed to be lead-free, making it great for families, kids and pets. From general lawn replacements to pet systems, custom speed putting greens and playgrounds, Waterloo Turf has everything you need to create, envision and build your dream backyard!

We can print your business’ marketing collateral, not just your exhibit boards and business cards! We produce name tags, brochures, flyers, booklets, and more!

For Waterloo Turf, we produced and printed a variety of business collateral. We printed business cards, turf tags to identify samples, flyers, and a contour-cut (non-rectangular) foamcore sign for customers to be photographed with. 

We really appreciate customers like Waterloo Turf reaching out for these supporting printed documents! What can we do for you?

Waterloo Turf Website
Instagram: @waterlooturf

For more information on our Graphic Printing services, please contact Elesha at CSSR7@MillerIDS.com. 

July 2021 Featured Graphics: Clement’s Paint Window Wraps

Clement’s Paint recently opened their sixth location in Arbor Trails, and we were more than happy to help with their window signage. We’ve been printing and installing Clement’s window clings for about 4 years now and they always come up with great images that capture Austin and show off their great work.

We printed and installed large-scale window adhesives that provide privacy from the outside, while maintaining visibility from the inside. Window wraps are a great way to utilize often unused space for advertising. They are eye-catching, provide privacy, and offer UV protection. If you have windows, you have the opportunity for outdoor advertisement or visual appeal!

 

Clement’s Paint is also a local business, so we love to work with them and support them. They were also a part of our Metric mural process, helping us color match our paints and making sure we knew what we were doing and had the best supplies to get the job done correctly.

 

For more information on our Graphic Printing services, please contact Elesha at CSSR7@MillerIDS.com. 

April 2021 Featured Graphics

We submitted these seven pieces of work on behalf of our customers for judging in the Print Industry of America (PIA) MidAmerica’s “Graphic Excellence Awards” or GraphEx. Five won Best of Category and will move on to being judged at a National Level.

As you take pride in your work, we take pride in producing your work! We are proud of ourselves and of you for these beautiful pieces. Thank you to these amazing companies and individuals who trust us to produce a phenomenal product. 

We will keep you updated on the National awards when they are announced.

For more information on our Graphic Printing services, please contact Elesha at CSSR7@MillerIDS.com. 

April 2021 Featured Graphics

Indoor Decorative Adhesives

Featured Graphics: Plank Seafood Provisions

Plank Seafood Provisions (Flagship Restaurant Group) just came to Austin and is located in The Domain. FRG reached out to us after our first successful restaurant project with them, Anthem. Ryan, our graphics account manager, worked closely with FRG to bring their vision to life with another successful launch of their newest project, Plank.

We created a variety of interior and exterior decals for them including window adhesives, wall wraps, a ceiling mural, and heat-applied vinyl covers for their entryway floor tiles.

For the interior windows, we printed a chicken wire pattern onto a clear vinyl adhesive to give the illusion of chicken wire embedded in the glass, adding visual interest.

Ryan came up with a solution for a graphic detail in the entryway tile that is low commitment but still eye catching. Plank wanted to feature a design in their entryway but didn’t want to commit to a permanent tile design. Ryan printed small vinyl circles the size of the individual penny tiles, outlined the design of an anchor, and attached the vinyl covers over each individual tile, creating the anchor. The vinyl covers were heat-applied to the flooring to create a smooth, strong, and long-lasting bond. 

We also printed and installed a custom fish mural, which Haylie also designed, on their outdoor patio, and large-scale removeable adhesives, one for a wall and one for the ceiling. The constellation ceiling mural was custom designed by Haylie Rousek with FRG and features the typical astrological constellations, accented with personalized designs. Haylie added in the shape of Texas, an anchor, a ship, a fish, and a whale, adding to the nautical theme of the restaurant. Haylie also designed a large ocean mural for one of their walls, that shows crashing white waves.

For more information on decorative adhesives please contact Ryan, at Ryan.Bruce@MillerIDS.com 

To learn more about our different adhesive options and which is best for your project, click here!