January 2018

Boston Marathon - Event Mesh Banner Install

Raise Your Event to the Next Level with Event Services from AMI Graphics

Whether a small community celebration, multi-day music festival, international marathon, or anything in between, events can pose a unique challenge when it comes to signage and the associated logistical needs. From conceptualization to planning in advance of the event to custom installations, on-site support, and signage removal requirements, event signage solutions for any size event can be overwhelming without the right partner.

AMI Graphics is proud to have a dedicated Event Services Team on staff ready to help with all your event signage and logistics needs. From planning, creative design services, print production, and hardware fabrication, to signage installation, removal, and storage, our talented team is your one point of contact for all aspects of your event signage – no need for you to keep track of multiple points of contact at various companies. Additionally, our consultative approach results in a comprehensive event signage plan that fully meets your event’s specific needs while staying within your required budget.

Our Event Services staff works close in hand with our in-house creative design services department. Experts in all facets of the design industry, our designers have the innate ability to interpret client ideas and turn them into unique and professional designs ready for print. Also able to work with your existing artwork and files, their talents include, but are not limited to: print design, illustration, branding, identity, 3D modeling, fabrication, video, photography, and website design/development.

Boston Marathon Cloth Photobridge Banner and Custom Podium

We understand that the nature of events and sponsorships can require last minute approval or addition of event signage items. AMI has equipment redundancy in all categories of printing and finishing, equating to a 100% up time and fast turnaround times to meet your event signage deadlines.

AMI Graphics NH Production Facility

As event signage experts, our Event Services Team understands that each event and venue can pose its own unique challenges. We provide full event sign installation services including pre and post-event installation and removal and sign installation support for the duration of the event. This allows you to focus directly on the event and not worry about the technical and logistical details of signage installation.

Boston Marathon Photobridge Signage Installation

Following an event, our Event Services Team can facilitate post-event recap meetings to ensure your satisfaction and work toward future event improvements. In addition, AMI Graphics’ storage capabilities allow us to properly store removed graphics for future use without any hassle to you.

Our talented team is fully equipped to take on any event signage project, whether it is simple sponsor signage or full branding for a nationally recognized event. Get in touch with our Event Services Team to learn more about how we can help!

 

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Augusta GreenJackets Mesh Windscreen Stadium Exterior

Brand Your Ballpark Exterior with Mesh Windscreens

First impressions count and a fan’s first impression when attending a baseball game is the outside of the stadium. Whether new or old, classic or modern style, the exterior of a ballpark sets the stage and can influence attendees attitudes before they even come through the gates. Fortunately, stadium signage options like mesh windscreens can help you to ace that first impression.

Mesh windscreens are a durable and affordable stadium branding solution. Mesh banners with digitally printed custom graphics and finished with reinforced edges for maximum durability, windscreens turn blank stadium exteriors and fences into a branding showcase. Their affordability and durability also makes them a good option promotional signage option to promote ticket sales, All-Star games, or headline events like concerts. Check out a few examples below of how windscreens can quickly transform the exterior of a ballpark without the cost of a major renovation.

For the annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, mesh windscreens featuring event branding were added to the exterior of the main tournament ballparks, Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium. Rather than fans and competitors of the renowned summer event being greeted by blank cinderblock walls and steel support beams, attention is immediately drawn to the colorful mesh banners featuring player images. Not only does it visually enhance the stadium’s exterior and create a great first impression, it also adds to the excitement and energy of the high profile event. 

Little League World Series Mesh Windscreens Exterior

Little League World Series Mesh Windscreens Exterior Baseline

Little League World Series Mesh Windscreens Stadium Exterior Close Up

First Data Field, home to the Class A St. Lucie Mets as well as Spring Training for the New York Mets, used mesh windscreens on a long chain link fence stretching out from one of the stadium entrances and surrounding a turf surface for an affiliated athlete training program. This allows each team to promote ticket sales and branding, provides advertising, as well as privacy and wind protection, to the training program.

St Lucie Mets - Mesh Windscreen Exterior Fence

St Lucie Mets Mesh Windscreens Exterior

When looking to add stadium branding to the exterior of their ballpark, the Augusta GreenJackets used mesh windscreens to the areas underneath the grandstand to add color and life to what otherwise would be an unsightly area. The windscreens welcome fans into the ballpark while creating an appealing, consistent look across the exterior of the stadium.

August GreenJackets Mesh Windscreens Full Exterior

Augusta GreenJackets - Mesh Windscreens Stadium Exterior Close

Looking to visually enhance the exterior of your ballpark? Get in touch with one of our signage experts today for more information.

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Great Bay Community College Wall Mural with Dimensional Lettering

Project Highlight: Great Bay Community College Wall Murals

Part of the Community College System of New Hampshire, Great Bay Community College is a two-year public community college that is located in the picturesque seacoast region of New Hampshire. Serving over 2,000 students, Great Bay Community College (GBCC) fields seven athletic teams competing regionally in the Yankee Small College Conference and nationally in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.  

GBCC had a vision of how they wanted the lobby and hallways of the new Student Success Center to look and turned to AMI Graphics to determine the best signage solutions for the space. The goal was to add branded signage to the blank lobby and hallway walls to promote the goals and mission of GBCC and the intercollegiate athletic program while encouraging school spirit and pride. Through a site visit and a series of mock ups with AMI’s creative design services, GBCC’s AMI account manager was able to bring their vision to fruition.

The lobby was outfitted with a large wall mural behind the front desk overlaid with dimensional lettering creating an eye-catching custom display to welcome students, faculty, and visitors into the facility. This custom display allows GBCC to proudly display their code of ethics, mission and vision statements, and core values with sleek and stylish dimensional lettering while promoting their students, student-athletes, and state-of-the-art facilities on the adhesive wall mural below. 

Great Bay Community College - Wall Mural with Dimensional Lettering 2

Great Bay Community College - Wall Mural with Dimensional Lettering Close Up

Decals custom cut to the shape of the GBCC Heron logo were applied to the wall above the main desk in the Athletic Department office as well as other areas throughout the facility to enhance what would otherwise be empty wall space.

Great Bay Community College - Logo Wall Decal

Great Bay Community College - Custom Logo Wall Decal Yellow

An additional wall mural featuring graduation images was also installed to honor past student accomplishments and to inspire current students. Custom wall murals are a great way to add color and life to blank hallways of newly constructed facilities or to give a facelift to older facilities without the cost of a major renovation.

Great Bay Community College - Graduation Wall Mural

As part of a previous project, GBCC dressed up the blank windows on the outside of their gymnasium and promoted school spirit with window graphics depicting a mural of student-athletes and the GBCC Heron logo. 

Great Bay Community College - Window Graphics Gym Exterior

These two projects featuring branded facility signage combined to give the GBCC Student Success Center a consistent and cohesive look throughout serving as a showcase of school and student pride and commitment.

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Improve Your Racetrack with Facility Signage

With the motorsports racing season quickly approaching, it’s time to start getting the racetrack in prime shape. While preparing and repairing the racing surface is at the top of the to-do list in order for events to go off without a hitch, it is important to not forget the other details that can really make an event and facility really shine – including racetrack signage.

The most noticeable type of signage at most racetracks is sponsor signage. Sponsor signage creates an additional source of revenue for the racetrack while also helping to add color and intrigue to what would otherwise be empty areas of the facility. Racetrack billboards, mesh or vinyl banners installed trackside, allow sponsors to be close to the action while also being in the sightlines of most spectators for maximum exposure. 

Auto Club Speedway - Mesh Racetrack Banners

Sponsored fan zones and VIP areas can also be enhanced with various types of signage depending on their locations. If enclosed by fences or barricades, mesh windscreens digitally printed with sponsor logos and branding allow the area to be easily designated in a visually pleasing way for both attendee and sponsor. Don’t forget about your own track branding and event promotion when developing your sponsorship ideas. 

Auto Club Speedway - O'Reilly Fan Zone Mesh Windscreen

Depending on each particular racetrack or event, sponsor and branding opportunities can be created almost out of nowhere. Advertising flags mounted to permanent structures, such as pedestrian bridges, can easily be placed to permanent structures or into the ground for an instant eye-catching sponsor opportunity or empty space underneath the bleachers can be turned into a sponsor showcase – the possibilities are almost endless.

Auto Club Speedway - Sponsor Feather Flags and Branded Bridge

NH Motor Speedway - Mesh Banner Under Grandstand

Signage can also be used to improve fan and attendee experience at your facility. Wayfinding signage such as directional arrows, facility maps, and properly labelled assistance areas can be a major differentiator between a guest enjoying their time at your facility and deciding never to come back. Directional signage can be installed to existing structures or placed onto hardware systems, such as portable a-frames, that can be placed or adjusted depending on the specific event.

Auto Club Speedway - Facility Map

Risk management signs can also help to improve the guest experience while also satisfying insurance requirements. Safety signs can be used for areas when attendees need to be alert for flying debris, where cars may be crossing pedestrian walkways, or to designate prohibited areas.

Not to be left out, concessions also provide an additional revenue stream to a racetrack. Make your concession areas stand out and draw fans in with concession stand signs that clearly show off the offerings of each area. Custom menu boards can be themed as needed or feature the option for quick and easy item or price changes. Satellite concession and drink carts can be decked out with a full adhesive wraps to catch the eye of a passing fan. 

Water Country - Concession Signs and Menu Boards

AMI Graphics has decades of experience working with racetracks of all sizes. Reach out to one of our signage experts today to see how facility signage can help bring your racetrack to the next level. 

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AMI Graphics Baseball Signage Planning Guide Image

Start the 2018 Season off Right with Our Baseball Signage Planning Guide

Now that 2017 is behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the 2018 baseball season. Even with winter cold and snow gripping most of the country, we can’t help but think about spring weather and the start of baseball.

As you begin planning for the 2018 baseball season, let us help you plan for all of your baseball stadium signage needs. We have compiled nearly two decades worth of stadium signage knowledge into a free, interactive, and convenient Baseball Signage Planning Guide. From typical baseball signage staples like outfield wall banners and scoreboard signage, to lesser thought of options like branded tents, concourse floor graphics, or custom displays for a wall of fame, our Baseball Signage Planning Guide walks you through each area of a ballpark with stadium signage suggestions that could be put into place at your own ballpark.

As always, we love talking about signage and would be happy to discuss any signage projects that you may want to complete, design a new piece of signage for a currently empty area, or develop a complete signage plan for a new or renovated stadium.

Download our Baseball Signage Planning Guide here and get in touch with us at any time for additional information on our baseball signage solutions. 

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