Visitors and residents of Painesville, Ohio now enjoy a visual treat courtesy of a recent beautification project. The streets are no longer dotted with boring gray electrical boxes but instead are brightened by colorful murals. Painesville joins a growing movement to enhance the appearance of utility boxes throughout the United States and abroad.
After seeing a similar project on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, several years ago, Pam Morse of Morse Van Lines was inspired to bring it back to her hometown of Painesville. The photos chosen to decorate the electrical boxes highlight the natural beauty and history of Painesville.
An important component of the initiative to use public art to beautify downtown was identifying the right material to print the murals on and wrap the electrical boxes. Bruce Custom Awnings & Graphics (BCG), of Painesville, used Avery Dennison MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS™ and DOL 6060 films to digitally print the highly colorful and attractive wraps. Why vinyl instead of paint? Vinyl is quicker to apply and will allow the art to stay flawless longer.
BCG chose Avery Dennison MPI 1005 Supercast because it brings vibrant, eye-catching images to life and is easy to install. DOL 6060, a protective overlaminate film, prevents fading or discoloration caused by sun damage. In addition, DOL 6060 successfully deters graffiti from marring digital graphics.
To learn more about this project, you can read the full case study here.