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Hospitality and Design Show Daily NeoCon June 12 2013

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H o s p i t a l i t y & D e s i g n S h o w D a i l y W e d n e s d a y, J u n e 1 2 , 2 0 1 3 6 Digital production of wallpaper gives a designer the ability to create the exact look and feeling desired in a particular space. Corporate lobbies, restaurants, sporting venues, and retail locations can all benefit. While the benefits are easy to under- stand, the actual implementation is a lit- tle more involved. Here are some rules that will help anyone considering the cre- ation of a custom wall mural: Photos There are numerous online stock photo companies with millions of keyword searchable photos. The prices can range from $20 to $2000, so look around. They usually offer low resolution photos for use on the web all the way up to very high resolution versions of the same image. For wallpaper, buy the highest resolution image that is sold. If you already have an image, it will need to be fairly high resolution. It depends a lot on the image, but some pretty stunning wallpaper has been made from fairly ordinary six megapixel (2000x3000 pixel) images. Your printer can look at your image and let you know if it will work with the size of wall you have. It's not as simple as the size of your image, however. It often depends on how sharp the image is, and what it is. Images will almost always need to be "rezzed up" when making wallpaper. That's because the pixel size needs to be small enough that you don't have a jagged image. Let your printer do the resampling, however, because there are some tricks to doing it. Digital Art Usually you can send you printer a "for print" pdf and it will work very well. If you design in Photoshop, make your image 100 dpi in the size it will be printed. Walls It's important to know that walls are not always straight and square. A wall may be wider at the top than where you meas- ured it. For this reason, it is best to add two percent to the dimensions you meas- ure to be sure the wallpaper is large enough. Trimming a little off at the end is much preferred to being a half inch short. Joints Between Sections Wallpaper murals are produced in rough- ly 4-foot wide strips with an inch of over- lap. The first piece goes up, and the sec- ond overlaps it by an inch. The installer then cuts through both layers in the over- lap, and pulls the excess away from above and below. This produces a butt joint that is just about invisible. Installation There are plenty of great installers out there, and it's important to have a good one. Referrals are usually the best way to find a good one. The Professional Guild of Paper Hangers may be a good place to find one as well. For more information, visit booth 8-7072 at Neocon, go online to www.megaprint.com, call 800-590-7850, or email sales@megaprint.com. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL PRINTING OF WALLPAPER PETER PEPPER PRODUCTS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF DESIGN This year, to kick off its 60th anniversary, the company is looking forward by looking back, honoring the vision and focus of its founder Peter Pepper as a way of showcas- ing its products. Through a legacy of design innovation, the company has been able to stay focused – and will remain so – on brand development, product diversity and selection for all sectors of commercial envi- ronments including corporate, healthcare, education, government and hospitality. In 1952, drawing on a background rich in design, engineering, photography and sales, Peter Pepper formed a compa- ny to fulfill the need for a product range that enriched environments through both their aesthetic influence and their func- tional performance. Early products included wall sconce candelabras, metal sculptures, geometric wood and alu- minum boxes, clocks, occasional tables, walnut file and letter trays and more. As the company grew, Peter Pepper started the category of accessories for the newly emerging contract furniture market. As Peter said, " The most important feature to be considered when selecting an accessory is good design." Over the course of the next 60 years, through collaborations with multiple independent designers, extraordinary customer service, and a work environ- ment that fosters longevity, the company developed a loyal following and grew to become the most recognized name for ancillary products, winning multiple product design awards. Today, Peter Pepper is known as "the source" for contract accessories, deliver- ing the highest caliber of design and pro- ducing an inspired product line of unpar- alleled selection for the architectural and design community. Based in the Los Angeles area, operating its corporate offices and two manufacturing facilities, PPP remains a family company, continu- ing the tradition of design excellence. The spirit of Peter Pepper's original vision continues, with Sigi Pepper – President and CEO, Michael Pepper – Director of Operations and Kip Pepper – Vice President of Sales and Marketing, along with more than 70 sales people and 100 other dedicated employees. To learn more about the PPP experi- ence, visit www.peterpepper.com for more information and product news. For more information, visit Showroom 1094 at NeoCon, go online to www.peter- pepper.com, call 800-496-0204 or email kpepper@peterpepper.com. PRINTEDART PROVIDES SHADES OF MORE THAN GRAY By Diane Farris Looking at most photographs, we are accustomed to viewing the subject matter: quite often some thing or things that have physical volume and take up space. In theory some could say if the focus of attention is without mass, it hardly seems important; or does it? Mentioned in this article is a grouping of images from the PrintedArt collection where the shad- ow is more interesting than the subject, and it is clear that the shadow was the subject to begin with in many cases. No doubt these are great photographs, whether what we get to view is a solid object or not. These images are view- able at www.printedart.com. "Refractions of a Diagonal Shadow" by Raymond St. Arnaud is a great exam- ple of the use of a shadow as a direction- al element in a photo. It is almost impossible to tell where the real object ends and where the shad- ow starts in the work "Blue Table" by Nanette Ferreri. Lastly, shadows loom larger than life in "Social Comment" by David Halperin. For more information, visit www.print- edart.com, call 201-301-9113, email info@printedart.com or visit booth number 8-9061. LIGHT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO REED PREMIER LINEAR TASK LED LINE Light Corporation has expanded the Reed Premier LED Linear Task Light's product offerings to standard and high output versions in four new lengths, each with differing wattage levels. Light Corporation has announced new version offerings to the current lin- ear LED task light product: Reed Premier. "The new offerings for our Reed Premier line are intended to provide architects and designers a larger range of light output and wattage options to fit project specifications and ultimately, to better meet end user expectations," explained Justin Moorehead, Marketing Coordinator of Light Corporation. "The state-of-the-art features and energy sav- ing mechanics like the soft-touch dim- ming and automatic turn-off features will be complemented by the new standard and high output versions, as well as the varying interconnectable lengths." New versions will include four lengths: 17 inches, 31 inches, 44 inches and 58 inches, each offered in standard or high output, for various levels of foot- candle output and wattage consumption. The Reed Premier family features a standard raised soft-touch button with on/off and touch-and-hold continuous dim- ming control, 10 hour automatic turn-off, interconnection, and a five year warranty. As an option, an occupancy sensor can be end-to-end interconnected or remote mounted for optimized energy usage. Light Corporation, a world-class specialty lighting designer and manufac- turer, is a progressive company striving for customer astonishment with friendly customer service, short lead times and innovative, high quality, American-made products, ranging from commercial office and industrial lighting to its patent- ed Kanepi Wireless Controls. Light Corporation's products are designed to provide strides in efficiency and overall user well being, creating healthier and more energy conscious modern day work spaces. To learn more about Light Corporation and its products, visit www.light corp.com, email customerservice@light corp.com or call 800-526-5658 for more information. The new Reed Premier ver- sions will be showcased at NeoCon 2013 in booth 8062. AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH NEOCON Lee M. Oser CEO and Editor-in-Chief Lyle Sapp Senior Associate Publisher Director of Sales Kate Seymour Senior Associate Publisher Kim Forrester Associate Publisher Lorrie Baumann Editorial Director Hayden Neeley Kristina Harris Associate Editors Yasmine Brown Graphic Designer Ruth Haltiwanger Traffic Manager Lynn Hilton Dave Chavez Account Managers Enrico Cecchi European Sales Hospitality & Design Show Daily is published by Oser Communications Group ©2013. All rights reserved. Executive and editorial offices at: 1877 N. 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