02 11 2015
Solomon Group adds large-format printing to its expanding array of services
Launches with donation of 1,800-square-foot wrap to The National WWII Museum
The award-winning entertainment design and production firm Solomon Group announced today that it is expanding the company’s operations to include large-format printing. The Print Shop at Solomon Group is located in the company’s new 65,000-square-foot fabrication studio in Elmwood, just minutes away from the firm’s headquarters in downtown New Orleans. For its inaugural print project, Solomon Group created and donated an exterior building wrap measuring 60 feet by 30 feet to The National WWII Museum.
“The National WWII Museum was our first client in 2009, and we’ve grown alongside them,” said Gary Solomon Jr., president of Solomon Group. “We decided to present the oversized wrap to The National WWII Museum to kick off our graphics services and to show our deep gratitude for their trust over the years.”
Solomon Group has worked on several attractions for The National WWII Museum, including the Stage Door Canteen, Train Car Experience, Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience, and most recently, Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries in the new Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters exhibit pavilion.
The wrap, promoting the new Road to Berlin exhibit fabricated and installed by Solomon Group, is currently hanging outside the museum’s main entrance. The massive graphic display also conceals ongoing construction work for a new pedestrian bridge being installed over Andrew Higgins Drive this December.
“On behalf of The National WWII Museum, I would like to thank Solomon Group for this generous gift. It is an impactful statement to our visitors and to the untold numbers of tourists and locals who pass by the Museum on a daily basis,” said Bob Farnsworth, Senior Vice President of Capital Programs for The National WWII Museum. “The Solomon Group continuously goes above and beyond, helping us capture moments in history and transport visitors back in time.”
Solomon Group focuses its work in five main areas: events, attractions, activations, broadcast, and architainment. In each of these areas Solomon Group offers a full spectrum of essential services including design, management, production, fabrication, integration, and, now, graphics.
“The best way to describe our company is to say that we create experiences, and graphics are a big part of that–from faux flooring in a broadcast environment to larger-than-life wraps on skyscrapers,” said Solomon. “We pride ourselves on being able to offer clients the highest level of service and skill at every phase of a project, so adding large-format printing capabilities makes complete sense.”
No different from the company’s audio-visual arsenal, Solomon Group has procured state-of-the-art printing technology and equipment to furnish its new Graphics Department, including HP Latex and Scitex large-format printers.
“The performance of HP’s printers safeguard the integrity of original images, which is critical to the types of work we do,” Solomon continued. “And we were especially drawn to the environmental benefits of HP Latex ink technology.”
In addition to the striking results, Solomon Group selected the HP Latex 3000 Printer as the shop’s workhorse for its consistent image quality at high speeds, as well as its industry-leading environmental certifications. HP Latex water-based inks are UL ECOLOGO® and GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Two HP Scitex FB700 Industrial Printers round out the shop and increase its capacity for high-quality printing at high volumes.
High-res photos of the donated building wrap are available HERE.