Image Transfers engaged by The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University for Museum Labels
Danny Schissler, a new client, contacted us for a very special project. We quickly realized his project would be a perfect match of our services. Danny had considered using vinyl for the exhibit but became intrigued with Image Transfers dry rub-down transfers as the better solution.
Danny had visited our website ImageTransfers.com and saw similar uses that other galleries had utilized, including de Young Museum in San Francisco and the traveling Louis Vuitton exhibit at the NYSE in downtown Manhattan, NYC.
Danny then contacted Luann LaRussa, our customer service coordinator and lead prep-artist and asked her to provide a few sample custom dry transfers to experiment with. He wanted to apply them to a white wall and test them for ease of transfer and application and also test them for durability.
Shortly thereafter Danny contacted Image Transfers through the website and utilized the easy-to-follow instructions. He uploaded his vector-based artwork, placed his order and paid, all online and in just a few moments time. Danny decided to rework the gallery design to include color walls with white transfers and to use black transfers on the white walls. The text consisted of 12 and 18 point type sizes in varying styles, too small to be successfully produced in vinyl but perfect for custom dry transfers. He received his completed dry transfer order in a few days via FedEx delivery service.
A benefit in using museum labels is the versatility. They can be used on almost any surface. For this exhibit, the transfers were only applied to wall surfaces but they have been used on display cases, inside and out, decorative wood and even metal. They adhere easily and flawlessly.
On-line orders are shipped using any FedEx option including overnight delivery for clients that need transfers in their hands the next morning. Image Transfers specializes in fast turn-around: often within 24-hours of placing the order if the order is in our hand prior to 12 Noon EST.
After Danny received his custom dry transfers Luann received a wonderful note:
We just installed the labels earlier in the week and they look fantastic.
Even with the small text, the transfers were easy to install on our painted walls and really stand out. The white transfers really pop on the green walls, and the samples were very helpful in making the decision. The quality and durability seem excellent.
I’ve attached photos of just a few of the installations. Looking forward to ordering more labels with additional installations.
Thanks again for the excellent service and product! Please let me know if there is a way to provide formal feedback/reviews.
Based upon this note, Luann decided to contact Danny to see if he would allow us to feature his project in our monthly blog. Danny was wonderful and provided us with additional detailed information on his use of the rub-down dry transfers, including written details on the exhibits and wonderful images of the actual use of the Image Transfers product. We look forward to working with Danny again and wish him success with his exhibit.
The photographs exhibited in the Weld Hill Research & Education Building of the Arnold Arboretum are drawn from the collections of the Arnold Arboretum Library and Archives, located on the third floor of the Hunnewell Building.
The Visual Archives are especially rich in historical images dating from the 1880s to the present day. In addition to tracing the management and evolution of the Arboretum’s landscape and living collections, these images provide a visual record of the extensive history of plant exploration conducted by the Arboretum in Eastern Asia in the early twentieth century.
Painstakingly produced and transported around the world, these photographic collections serve as early scientific inventories of the regional floras of China, Japan, Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and other countries.
Additionally, they provide valuable ethnographic records of the customs and cultures of the inhabitants of these lands, as seen through the lenses of Arboretum explorers.
To learn more about our extensive photographic collections and the stories they tell, please visit the Arboretum’s website.
I am trying to find labels for pieces of art which we have hung in a commercial building. Your’s seem perfect! Can you tell me if this is something you could create for me?? Greatly appreciated.
Nadija, Our transfers can certainly be used for pieces of art in a commercial building. If you look at our BLOG you will see that we did exactly that type of project recently. Most clients create artwork themselves, drag & drop at website, choose color and FedEx getting an instant receipt. Pricing is published on our website and goes by artboard size area. Clients gang-up/repeat captions to fill the artboard because they can be cut apart before installing. Call studio if you have further questions. We hope we can work on this project with you. Luann