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Ingersoll Cutting Tools
Colorwave Graphics provided trade show graphics for Ingersoll Cutting Tools. The graphics were used for Ingersoll's participation in the 2010 International Machine Tool Show, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Advanced Machine
Colorwave Graphics provided Advanced Machine and Engineering Co. with tradeshow graphics and a Duo Mercure display unit for the 2010 International Machine Tool Show, which was held at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information about the Duo Mercure click here to view a video.

Bus 1

Bus 2

Bus 1 Completed
The City of Rockford Human Health Services Dept. awarded a contract to Colorwave Graphics to produce five sets of alcohol prevention posters being displayed throughout Rockford Public Schools. The poster designs were created by the City and, with technical assistance from Colorwave, were later revised and applied to two RMTD buses.

Stage Props
Colorwave Graphics was contracted by Colin Kurtis Advertising & Design to create 3-dimensional puzzle pieces to be used as props for a local television commercial. The requirement was to make each puzzle piece appear heavy and the actors were to simulate this as they performed.

Crusader (Prod./Install.)

Crusader (Before/After)
Colorwave Graphics designed and installed way-finding signage throughout the two Crusader Community Health facilities in Rockford, Illinois. The first gallery of photos shows the production and installation process.

The second gallery shows what each area of the facility looked before and after the Vista way-finding signs were installed. For more information on this and other methods of way-finding signage please contact Mike at Colorwave M-F 8:00am to 5pm.

Nash Recreation Center
Colorwave Graphics was contracted by Gommel Design to design a photocomposition and supply installation support for the newly decorated interior at the Nash Recreation Center in Oregon, Illinois.

Hamilton Sundstrand
Display graphics were installed in the factory at Hamilton Sundstrand's Harrison Avenue facility. A photocomposition wall mural is the centerpiece of the display with customer logo panels on each side. The Hamilton Sundstrand logo, on clear plexiglass, is mounted on stand-offs over the mural. A snap-framed poster is also mounted on one of the side walls. The four pedestals placed on the floor support Hamilton Sundstrand products.

The Corner Market
The Colorwave team installs a 36 foot long graphic at The Corner Market on Weaver Road in Rockford. Other back-lit window graphics and vinyl lettering were installed throughout the interior as well.

Rockford First Vehicle Wrap
The winter weather is of no concern when applying vehicle graphics at Colorwave. The indoor vehicle wrap bay is large enough to drive cars, trucks or trailers inside the facility at a comfortable 68 degrees. Temperature control is an important factor to ensure the 3M vinyl material adheres properly to maximize product lifespan.

Motorized Retractable Banners
Colorwave's new motorized retractable banner units provide a solution for a number applications not limited to stage backdrops, video screens, window shades, concert events, product promotions, seminars, unveiling events, annual sales meetings, corporate programs, celebrations, special events...

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours
Colorwave, in collaboration with Schwalbach Creative Services, provided various interior visuals for Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, in Beloit, Wisconsin. The project included the company's history timeline, which was presented as a multi-dimensional collage with flame polish acrylic, free form graphics, vinyl lettering and 2D images.

Other visuals included routed cursive lettering in various locations throughout the facility. Water jet routed brushed & polished aluminum for podiums in the auditorium. Photographs mounted on stand-offs for hallways, conference rooms and the Culinary Theater. Pole banners also enhanced the roadway leading to the facility.

Chamber Golf Outing
Colorwave won 1st prize for the most original display at this years Rockford Chamber Golf Event held at Forest Hills Country Club. Themed after the popular file, Caddy Shack, Colorwave's "Color Shack" challenged golfers to a chipping contest to win Noonan's College Fund. - June 2009

Orion - Balance Design
Orion, specializing in agricultural lighting and fluorescent technology, was the installation site. Manitowoc, Wisconsin is where the 60,000 square foot facility is located and Colorwave Graphics installed a variety of graphics throughout the space. - May 2009 

Noonan's Bar & Grill
Noonan's Bar & Grill at Rockford Park District's Aldeen Golf Club is now adorned with a scenic panorama of Aldeen's 18th fairway and green as well as a large close-up view of green grass. Noonan's is named after the character, Danny Noonan, from the film, "Caddy Shack." Don't miss the movie memorabilia at Noonan's. "Cinderella Story," "Be the Ball" and "It's easy to grin when your ship comes in..." are just a few of the familiar lines which have become synonymous with this well-know comedy classic. - April 2009

vinyl lettering

wall mural

suspended banners
The latest wall mural and vinyl lettering project comes from The Larson Group and was installed at The First Assembly of God Church. Vinyl lettering served as way-finding directions to classroom areas with a 10 ft. x 12 ft. black & white photo of children centered on a brightly colored wall.

In addition, a larger 19 ft. x 10 ft. black and white image of a family was installed in the church narthex, which also complimented the color contrast with the newly painted walls.

Designer Jeff Larson continued the black and white theme throughout the narthex with four two-sided banners, which were suspended from the ceiling. - February 2009

Acculynx Trade Show Display

Colorwave Graphics, LLC was contracted by Acculynx to develop a 20-foot inline display solution for promoting their construction management software via live demonstration kiosks during the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas. Colorwave was also asked to develop an attention-getting concept, which involved rotating lights for the marquee and colorful graphic panels for the ExpoSpace modular display. The outer-most panels can also be removed for conversion to a smaller 10 foot display area. - January 2009

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Woodward Cafeteria

Woodward Facilities Dept. hired Colorwave Graphics to provide a variety of signage to compliment the company's newly constructed cafeteria decor. Wall anchors, ceiling clips and adhesive-backed materials were used at various eatery stations to provide visual identity. - December 2008

Custom Playgrounds, Inc.

Colorwave Graphics, LLC designed, printed and applied large colorful graphic elements to a 53 foot equipment trailer for Custom Playground Inc. The entire vehicle wrap is made of a weather-proof durable vinyl material with UV protection. - November 2008

Waterman State Bank

Historical photos were scanned, retouched and enhanced with a sepia tone coloring effect to resemble an aged appearance; all done in the Colorwave Graphics image editing department. The images were then enlarged to approximately 23 feet wide by 7 feet tall and installed by the Colorwave Graphics installation specialists. September 2008

Park District Banner

Three individual banners were produced to make up the Rockford Park District logo. The banner was printed on 15 oz. Viewlite Pro, which is a back-lit material allowing the logo to be illuminated at night. August 2008

Riverfront Museum Park

Visual improvements were made to the Riverfront Museum Park lobby by constructing angled panels, which were divided into segments. Sections were designed for visuals, dry-erase, bulletins and brochure racks. Each sections allows the customer to insert changeable graphics and make updates whenever needed. - June 2008

Janesville Design & Dev.

Hanging translucent graphic images, vinyl lettering on clear acrylic signage and a custom-made tower greet visitors to the Janesville Design & Development Center. Janesville, WI - June 2008

Eclipse Banner

This photo gallery provides a step-by-step visual example of a typical banner installation.
Eclipse Innovative Thermal Solutions, Rockford, IL - April 2008

Woodward Medical Valves

Wall and floor graphics were installed at Woodward Governor's Medical Valve Clean Room to provide employees and visitors with a directional work flow with visuals designed by Colorwave Graphics. Woodward Governor, Rockford, IL - April 2008

Ingersoll Cutting Tools

Motorized retractable banners, and free-standing partitioned wall sections
Ingersoll Cutting Tools, Rockford, IL -
February 2008

Beloit City Center

Wall murals with vinyl cut lettering, backlit displays and various display structures. Click on the thumbnail image to see a before & after photo gallery.  Beloit City Center, downtown Beloit, WI - December 2007

Stockholm Inn

Carl Larsson painting reproductions. Stockholm Inn expansion - December 2007

Rockford Cardiology

Way finding signage. Rockford Cardiology new facility installation - November 2007

Beloit Iron Works

A 3-story banner (70'x45') covers the east side of the factory. A 80' x 40' black & white vintage banner, located on the river near the former foundry, was installed as a tribute to the "factory laborer."  Smaller pole banners were also installed, which provide an overall pleasing visual enhancement to the city of Beloit. Beloit Iron Works, Beloit Wisconsin - November 2006

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