The grand reveal of our largest windscreen project to date recently went up at James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Conant Cougars now proudly display 7,854 square feet of windscreen at their stadium. Wrapping around their entire track, and spanning across their bleachers and parking lot fence. A few sections of the windscreens were even broken up into separate panels so that the gates were still accessible. This vast amount of windscreen was broken up into a total of 57 pieces. The visitors’ side of the Conant track had the longest single stretch of windscreen measuring 536 feet!
DESIGN & PRODUCTION
The design process was a unique challenge for this project, working digitally at such a small scale in comparison to the final output. Files were set up at 4% scale. With artwork strategically placed in every section, it was challenging to break up all of the designs into the correct sections for proofs, and further into more pieces for printing.
Not only was the design process a challenging one, but it was definitely a unique task for our production and sewing department to handle this much material between printing, trimming, sewing, and placing grommets. Our HP Latex 360 Printers were used to print the graphics, with an 8-in touch screen and a 64-in roll width for high quality prints, these printers used Latex inks to print all of the graphics. Our staff of three seamstresses were hard at work hand-sewing all of the windscreens with the help of a production member holding and feeding the material through their sewing machines. It was really a team effort on all ends!
"The windscreens look great. The parking lot windscreens are awesome..."