Las Vegas-based large-format graphics provider Gecko Wraps, announces the successful completion of the first phase of a wall graphic project for school cafeterias across the state of Nevada.
The project, which calls for full color digital wall graphics to be installed in 100 school cafeterias, was initiated by the foodservice vendor for the state school system. Its aim is to keep students in school cafeterias rather than eating in off-campus fast-food emporiums.
Initially, the client’s concept was for large awnings or fabric banner frames mounted to the concrete block walls of the foodservice area. However, after consulting with Gecko Wraps they decided on a simpler and less expensive solution—a vinyl mural mounted directly to the concrete walls using LG Hausys’ LD3880 Ultra Tack film and LP80990 cast laminate designed for wall brick applications. “We installed graphics at one school as a prototype and our client was absolutely blown away,” recalls Shane Lloyd, owner of Gecko Wraps.
The application required a vinyl film with exceptional adhesion, conformability, and strength. Installers heated the vinyl and rolled it into deep recesses in the surface for maximum adhesion.
“We’ve had nothing but success with LG”, says Lloyd, who adds that Gecko Wraps is now using this combination of products for other applications such as hockey backboards, plywood barricades, and other projects. The school cafeteria wall mural project will be ongoing throughout the year.