What an honor! The Color Reflection Philly team was selected for Big Picture Magazine’s fifth annual Best of Wide Format Awards. In November of 2022, Color Reflections, led by Darren LoPrinzi, teamed up with Stephanie Gleit, the Senior Graphic Designer for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, to work on the stunning custom graphic installation for Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss exhibit.
The groundbreaking project presents insect specimens in a unique and original form for the public. British Photographer Levon Biss captures the breathtaking beauty of the microscopic forms of insects in high-resolution detail. Color Reflections brought the photos to life on nearly 800 square feet of graphics.
The lenticular murals were printed onto 3M Controltac IJ180Cv3 film with an HP Latex 3600 press and finished with 3M Scotchcal Matte Overlaminate 8520. Individual print panels of various insects were direct printed with an EFI Vutek H5 flatbed onto 6-mm black Sintra PVC board with a flood-white background. All the graphics were then machine-cut on a Zünd cutter and Miller welder, adding z-clips and spacers on the back for installation.
Prior to printing, our team performed a detailed site survey and executed in-house testing to refine file and print settings. The result was “life-like quality, vivid color, and perfect contrast from the jet-black background,” says Darren LoPrinzi, account manager at Color Reflections. “Our team’s ability to accurately reproduce the fine pigmented scales, velvet-like surface textures, saw-sharp mandibles, swirling patterns, and iridescent colors of the insects was a true testament to our skill and attention to detail.”
Read the full write up of our Best of Wide Format Win in Big Picture Magazine here. Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia to view the Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss exhibit from November 19, 2022, through April 23, 2023.