The client wants these column wraps changed out once a year to update their advertising message.

Featured Project: Chicago-Area Firm Again Lands High-Profile Job at O’Hare Airport


Hanover Park, Illinois-based ER2 Image Group, a full-service grand-format printing company, announces its participation in a recent installation at O’Hare International Airport.

This is not the first time that ER2 Image Group has done work for Emerson, the global technology and engineering company. Emerson again tapped ER2 Image Group to wrap the large columns that run along each side of O’Hare’s Terminal 3 walkway. This is the third year ER2 has done this work for Emerson; the company switches out the wraps so they can change their advertising message annually.

New York-based advertising firm DDB Worldwide and Chicago-area specialty design and print shop Classic Color handled the design and graphics work, and ER2 says it came in to partner on production and final installation.

The column wraps were printed on ER2’s HP 3600 because, ER2 says, Latex inks do well in terms of UV durability and print a wider color range than other ink technologies. The wraps were printed on 3M IJ3555 vinyl.

More than 79 million people passed through O’Hare last year, ER2 says, and installing signage in one of the busiest airports in the world comes with its own set of challenges. First, there are only a handful of graphic installation companies authorized to work inside O’Hare, ER2 being one of them. Also, the work had to be done between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. to cause the least amount of disruption. Finally, because the columns at O’Hare are not perfectly round, getting the panels to match up properly is tricky, and ER2 singled out its crew of installers—Michal Mieczkowski, Jacek Lukasiewicz, Arek Marciniak and Chris Lemle—for their outstanding work, which the company says was completed in only three nights.

It was just last month that ER2 relocated its headquarters to Hanover Park, Illinois, from its previous location in Bloomingdale.

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