Large-Format Printing All Over Nashville

Meat Ya Banner designed by Amanda Mazzo at Mazzo Media.

amp seems to be doing everything big this year, which includes expanding our large-format printing capabilities. Large format means just what it suggests: large posters, indoor and outdoor banners, window graphics and adhesives for walls, floors and ceilings. We now have the man and machine power to complete these larger-than-life orders for you! These past few months we have been able to provide large-format printing services to three super-cool events in the area: Cheekwood Society Dinner, Meat Ya in The Park and What the Truck.

Large-Format (And Small-Format) Printing for Cheekwood Society Dinner

We were lucky enough to attend and provide printing for the Cheekwood Society Dinner on April 29th. The dinner was dedicated to Cheekwood’s top donors: individuals who gave $1,500 or more in support of its annual operations. The event’s theme was Great Gatsby, the main colors were black and white, and the print was classically simple. Our printed materials included a booklet listing all of the donors, signage at the entrance of the mansion and picture banners hanging around the room. It was a beautiful event and a beautiful night to be outdoors! Thanks to Cheekwood for the wonderful evening and letting us help out with the print.

Large-Format Printing: Picture Banners

Large-Format Printing: Picture Banners

Large-Format Printing: Cheekwood book

Cheekwood booklets

Large-Format Printing: Informational booklets

Informational booklets

Large-Format Printing: Welcome poster

Large-Format Printing: Welcome Poster

Large-Format Printing for What the Truck

If you were not able to attend this festive event — don’t worry! It will happen every third Friday of the month this summer. Food trucks gathered at The Platform at the Cook’s Kitchen, a new event venue located on 1500 Second Ave. S near the fairgrounds. A wide variety of food trucks provided delicious food such as ice cream, veggie burgers and BBQ. The Tim McDonald Band added to the bumpin’ atmosphere by playing some good ol’ country music. Don’t like to stand and eat? Neither do we, and we were thankful for tables located inside!

You might be thinking, “what the truck did amp do for this event?” Well, we printed all the signage, which included large-format vinyl banners and corrugated yard signs. There is no entry fee, so be sure to come see the event for yourself next month. You know we will be there! Here are some pictures of the production process and the collateral in action at the venue.

 
Large-Format Printing: What the truck yard sign

Large-Format Printing: What The Truck Yard Signs

Large-Format Printing: What the truck banner

Large-Format Printing: What The Truck Banners

Large-Format Printing

Large-Format Printing: Signage

Large-Format Printing

Large-Format Printing: Signage At The Event

View the cutting process!

Large-Format Printing for Meat Ya in the Park

Meat Ya in the Park, a tribute to to all things grilled, smoked, cured and charbroiled, enjoyed its second annual gathering at East Park On May 17th. 12th & Broad and Nashville Originals collaborated to bring samples from 15+ restaurants, live music, a coleslaw cook-off and a kite garden to meat-lovers all over Nashville. Don’t be alarmed vegetarians — there were some scrumptious meatless options, as well! Kids enjoyed artwork and outdoor toys, and adults enjoyed the beverage tent and socializing with neighbors.

It may have been a little rainy, but that did not take away from this fun event — or our signage! amp printed a large, waterproof banner that really shows off our large-format capabilities. Its enormousness was not for those with noodle arms. The marketing girls tried to hold it up and had a bit of trouble! The 5 x 10ft banner would have been nothing without Amanda Mazzo’s design. If there’s one thing we love, it’s great artwork.

Now picture your company’s name or event on this banner.. get ready, world.

Large Format Printing: Meat ya in machine

Large-Format Printing on the HP 360 Latex Printer

Large-Format Printing: Meat ya1

The banner is completed!


Spring has sprung at amp

“Spring awakens what autumn puts to sleep.”  My parents have this saying as a crochet on their wall – blue thread, I think.

Looking back at the autumn and the changes we have made since then, we have certainly not been sleeping. Our production capabilities have taken a leap forward, and we are now able to offer you many cool new services. For our fellow printing nerds, our new toys include: the Colex Sharp Cut Digital Flatbed, an HP Wide Format Printer, a 60-inch laminator, a Graphtec Plotter and last but not least – a GATOR. In English, this means we will be able to produce larger, better quality print jobs and cleaner edges for any shape. We can now put your branding on anything from a Yeti cooler to a barstool, and don’t get us started on what we can put on your walls. Check out our pictures for other innovative branding ideas.

While the machines do the work, our people do the heavy lifting. If you have worked with us, you know we cheer to “Big Smiles” after almost every huddle, and we mean it. Our new toys and the responsibility they demand have given us opportunity to welcome some new smiling faces around here.  To keep the conversation going with you, we have added a team to educate you on our capabilities. Katherine Upton and Emily Whitson are our new marketing coordinators – or marketing monkeys, as we like to call them! Watch out as our social media heats up, and be sure to join in on the conversation.

New technology is only good if you have someone that cares running these machines. We are pleased to announce that we have found that devoted person, and your projects will look amazing when Brook Ellie is behind the controls. It is hard to find him without his trusty loop and a few specialty tools hanging off his belt. Stop by and say hello when you can. Let him show you the new technology that will allow us to provide you everything print…finally!

You are about to see our small business change, and let it be known that we are not everyone’s best option in print. We only do great work for a handful of partner companies that know good service and quality when they see it. Would we be a good fit for your company? Let’s find out. Hit us up at simms@advocateprinting.net for a tour and storytelling session with our team soon. Spring has sprung; it looks like amp did as well!

(left to right) Katherine Upton and Emily Whitson, our two new marketing coordinators, showcase our new cutting capabilities on our Colex.

(left to right) Katherine Upton and Emily Whitson, our two new marketing coordinators, showcase our new cutting capabilities on our Colex.

Yes, these are custom-branded chairs. The logo is printed on an adhesive, which is then plastered to the chair.

Yes, these are custom-branded chairs. The logo is printed on an adhesive, which is then plastered to the chair.

The colex can print hundreds of stickers at once.

The Colex can print hundreds of stickers at once.

(right to left) Emily and Katherine show off our new custom-branded Gator

(left to right) Emily and Katherine show off our new custom-branded Gator

Brook Ellie doing what he does best: working the Colex

Brook Ellie doing what he does best: working the Colex

Yep, we can print on coolers now.

Yep, we can print on coolers now.