Print 2 Media uses Drytac Polar Grip to educate youngsters with colourful wall graphics

The wide-format printing specialist designed, produced, and installed a range of educational wall graphics for a school in Penzance.

Cornwall-based wide-format printing specialist Print 2 Media worked with Drytac Polar Grip to produce a series of eye-catching and educational wall graphics for a local school.

Established in 2006, Print 2 Media is located in the ancient Cornish town of Liskeard, delivering print services to customers in the local area and further afield. Print 2 Media initially focused on exhibition work but since the pandemic has expanded its offering into other areas, picking up a range of new customers in the process.

One area in which Print 2 Media has experienced particular success is the education sector, helped by the launch of its school-based business, The School Sign Shop. Offering everything from school playground signage to wall murals, The School Sign Shop now works with education settings across Cornwall and the UK.

One recent customer was Mousehole School, which, based further down the A30 in Penzance, contacted Print 2 Media for support with a wall graphics project. This involved producing a series of wall graphics and installing these at spots throughout the school.

The graphics included three large maps; one of the area local to the school that highlighted nearby landmarks, another a UK map showing sites of interest and importance, and the third a world map with postcard pictures of famous sights. A fourth graphic was a timeline detailing major historic events.

As a long-term user of Drytac materials – having used the company’s products for a range of other projects over the past five years – Print 2 Media had no hesitation in again opting for Drytac solutions for the Mousehole School graphics.

For this project, it selected Drytac Polar Grip, a white polymeric self-adhesive vinyl that offers excellent adhesion to any surface including metal, plastic, wood, glass, and brick. Print 2 Media purchased the film and accompanying laminate from Premier Paper Group, the exclusive Drytac distributor in the UK and Ireland.

Print 2 Media printed all graphics in house using its Canon Océ Colorado 1640 and SwissQPrint Nyala 4, while its specialist team installed the pieces on site at the school.

“School customers are always the best,” Print 2 Media Founder Glenn Wrigley said. “The teachers are so enthusiastic and happy to have such a useful teaching aid and the children certainly let us know their thoughts. They are always so positive and take real pride in their new wall murals.

“We have been working with Drytac materials for over five years now and are always pleased with the end result.”

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