Dasher board graphics, signage placed on the highly visible rink boards around the ice surface, are an essential piece of arena signage when it comes to both sponsorship and branding opportunities. Today, most dasher board graphics are digitally printed to an adhesive material that is then directly applied to the rink board. Installing an adhesive rink board graphic can seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out our step by step tutorial below on how to install an adhesive dasher board graphic.
This tutorial was done with DashMax™ Dasher Board Graphics, AMI Graphics’ propriety adhesive dasher board graphic, which was specifically developed and tested to withstand the temperature fluctuations, moisture, and wear and tear of game play all season long. Please make sure to thoroughly clean any residue or moisture off of the dasher board before beginning installation.
Unroll the dasher board graphic and remove a portion of the backer from the adhesive graphic.
Align the top left corner of the dasher board graphic, referencing the top of the boards for a leveling point.
Apply pressure to the first end of the dasher board graphic to adhere it to the boards.
Remove the remaining backer from the dasher board graphic.
Align the top right corner of the dasher board graphic, referencing the top of the boards for a leveling point.
Using a squeegee, adhere the rest of the dasher board graphic to the boards in a middle-up, middle-down motion from one end to the other, “chasing” any bubbles to the edge of the dasher board graphic if necessary.
Click here to view a corresponding video tutorial showing the full dasher board graphic installation process. AMI Graphics also offers full installation services for dasher board graphics as well as almost every other type of arena and facility signage.
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Check out our free, interactive Arena Signage Planning Guide to see additional arena signage suggestions to complement your dasher board graphics and take your facility to the next level. Download it here!