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2 6 G R A P H I C S P R O • J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Burial Beer was very adamant they wanted a hand-painted piece. So, I worked with them on a concept to do a "soft print" on our Mimaki flatbed printer, then the pieces could be brought back to the muralist in Ashville to be painted. is allowed a couple things: paint would stick to the soft UV printing, giving the opportunity for a hand-painted look from the muralist. From my perspective it allowed me to control the vector art to forward to Duckworth at Custom Neon. Everything was put into production. e ACM "soft print" pan- els went to Ashville and the Custom Neon elements were ordered off the artwork that matched the mural art. e new LED tech- nology looks kind of like rope lighting, but much more vivid. It comes shaped to the artwork and mounted to a clear piece of acrylic with mounting holes. e final, finished hand-painted mural and Custom Neon pieces arrived at the same time. ey were test fitted and every- thing lined up perfectly. Modulex Carolinas fabricated and mounted the mural panels to the frame. Brace Sign Service assisted with the install and ran the multi- ple low-voltage whips to a dedicated junction box. e piece turned out awesome and kept the original graphic intent thanks to a little thinking outside the box. It is the pre- dominant focal point of the taproom. Illuminated finished mural. Non-illuminated finished mural. S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G

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