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HP PageWide XL

WP&B is excited to announce our acquisition of the HP PageWide XL 8000. With the HP PageWide XL 8000 we are now able to produce plans that provide beautiful shades of gray and color. With this new equipment there are three major benefits to you: better legibility in shaded areas, improved redlines and markup drawings, and more cost effective color renderings. (more…)


Happy Holidays

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Go Green Portland

Happy to print signs for GoGreen and Portland Pedal Power for the upcoming Go Green Portland conference on October 5, 2016 #GoGreenPDX. Additional information regarding the conference can be found at http://portland.gogreenconference.net.

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Supporting Girls Inc. of the Pacific NW

We are proud to support the Think Joule team as part of Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest’s first annual peer-to-peer fundraising challenge! For further information go to Be Bold Repel For Her. To support the Think Joule team please go to their page at https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=82811.

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Happy Holidays

We wish you and your families the happiest of holidays and a prosperous 2016. Willamette Print & Blueprint has the following holiday hours:

Monday – Wednesday, December 21 – 23 – normal business hours
Thursday, December 24 – 7:30 to noon
Friday, December 25 – closed

Monday – Wednesday, December 28 – 30 – normal business hours
Thursday, December 31 – 7:30 to noon
Friday, January 1 – closed


Think Joule KOIN Tower Project

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Over the past few months WPB has worked with Think Joule on a project for KOIN Tower. The scope of the project involved printing and installing a display showcase for KOIN Tower’s upcoming renovation. Think Joule wanted to utilize the space as effectively as possible which meant that we needed to provide graphics that were printed onto plexiglass, adhesive vinyl for the walls, clear vinyl for windows and adhesive frost vinyl for the front door. The project was challenging both logistically and technically given the different medias and color matching.

We enjoyed working with Think Joule on this project. Jennifer Bryan, Owner, Creative Director at Think Joule had the following to say, “WBP was a stellar partner from project launch all the way through to installation. They were methodical in working with our designers to ensure that we had the best possible outcome for our client. The proof is in the final install. We have been getting rave reviews on our design and we owe credit to WBP for their precision, quality and high standards. Can’t wait to work with them again in the future”.


WP&B Décor Project for Central Catholic High

WP&B recently worked with Central Catholic High School on a décor project for the Murphy Center expansion. Central Catholic’s goal was to celebrate past and present students by having images of them in their new expansion hallway and the Heritage Wall. The hallway leading up to the Heritage Wall has six images.

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The Heritage Wall has 62 photos. Each photo was printed at 32” x 39” on an ecofriendly wallpaper and installed on the Heritage Wall which is located in an open stairwell in the new Murphy Center expansion.

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Portland University’s Creative Logo

Portland University was looking for a way to welcome new students to the campus. They knew that they wanted to use their Pilots nickname with the students taking the place of the letter ‘I’. To achieve the desired effect, we printed directly onto FalcolnBoard and used a PVC backing support for additional rigidity. The base of each letter is an Expolinc stand.

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Joe Kuffner of Portland University came up with the concept and told us, “The letters were a HUGE hit… there were students and families taking pictures with them literally all day during our freshman move-in, and there was usually a line.”


WP&B Sponsors Elise Beuke

We are proud to be one of the sponsors of Elise Beuke, who is part of the US Team at the World Rowing Junior Championship in Rio de Janeiro on August 5-9. Elise has been on a rowing team for the past year and will compete in the women’s double sculls. We wish Elise the best of luck! Additional information regarding the event can be found here.

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WP&B helps Wieden+Kennedy realize their vision for their Stitched exhibit

Recently, Wieden+Kennedy used Gigapan technology to create a gigapixel image of the Nike Foamposite One “Sharpie” and Penny 6 pack shoes. Usually this photographic process is used to create gigapixel shots of city landscapes and outer space. Wieden+Kennedy wanted to show the incredible detail and resolution that can be achieved using this technology. There are 4,972 individual images that were stitched together to make the final image.

We used the high resolution HP Latex 360 printer to print panels and install them on Wieden+Kennedy’s 16’10” x 34’5” gallery wall. The amount of detail captured and represented in the print are unlike anything printed at this size. The following is a time lapse movie of the installation.

 

 

“Big moments are often made by many smaller ones” is the driving conceptual force behind the show and the thread connecting the labor intensive Gigapan process to Hardaway’s storied career. The show is an example of how dedication to combining craft and technology can lead to innovative, beautiful experiences. We are proud to work with Wieden+Kennedy on this project. For additional information please follow the links to Wieden+Kennedy and Gigapan.


FAQ

What should the resolution for my image or graphic be?

Resolution should be set at 300 dpi. Image quality is very important in how graphics will reproduce. FYI, Graphics pulled from the internet tend to be 72 dpi and reproduce very poorly. Avoid using those graphics because they will look pixelated when printed. Read More

Do you prefer RGB or CMYK?

If possible, save all graphics in CMYK mode.  RGB do not typically print as true to color as CMYK.... Read More

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