(St. Petersburg, FL November 9, 2012) – Bayprint, a leading Florida digital printing company, today announced the completed installation of 79 striking Cirque du Soleil window graphics in the upscale Beach Drive section of St. Petersburg, Florida.
By special arrangements with Cirque du Soleil and Cassis American Brasserie restaurant owner Philippe Berriot, Bayprint was contracted to print and install images on the restaurant’s windows that represent the scenes, the characters and the mood of the Cirque du Soleil production, KOOZA, which opens in St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field on November 8, 2012.
“This is the most interesting and colorful window installation we have ever done”, said Bayprint owner, Al Karnavicius. “All of the excitement and magic of Cirque du Soleil comes to life, right here on the sidewalks of St. Petersburg. City residents and visitors have never seen anything quite like this before. Cassis is getting a lot of attention, and so is Bayprint.”
The images were printed at Bayprint’s production facility in St. Petersburg using the latest graphic printing technology. “The capabilities of our new Hewlett Packard Latex (HPL) inkjet printer really showed on this job” Karnavicius said. The HPL features an eco-friendly latex ink system which provides the quality and durability of solvent printers but without the environmental consequences.
The print material used is a 65%-35% Window-Perforated vinyl. The material covers the entire surface of all 79 windows and the images are visible to table patrons and passers-by outside the restaurant. Inside, however, the view is like looking through a light gray screen with no graphics visible.
Bayprint staff spent four days printing and precisely cutting the graphics to the exact window sizes, and the installation took just over one day. In addition to the exterior windows, Bayprint also produced large static cling KOOZA images that have been installed on the three mirror walls on the interior wall of Cassis.
The installation will be part of on-going promotions and events to be held at Cassis during the run of KOOZA. When asked how he liked the imagery covering his restaurant windows, Cassis owner Philippe Berriot replied: “I love it.”
Photo images attached, and can also be viewed on Bayprint’s Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/8zddw7q
Bayprint is a leading Digital Printing and Marketing Services company in St. Petersburg, FL. Founded by Al Karnavicius in 1982, the company provides businesses and organizations with printed graphics, marketing services and promotional items, specializing in on-demand digital printing and graphic displays. Bayprint serves clients in the Tampa Bay market as well as those with multiple locations in Florida and in the United States.
For more information: www.bayprintonline.com
About Cassis American Brasserie:
Cassis American Brasserie is located at 170 Beach Drive NE in downtown St. Petersburg across from the marina. It is a perfect setting for a “promenade” reminiscent of the glamorous French Riviera in the 1920’s and 1930’s where Europeans and Americans would leisure at the terraces of bustling restaurants. Cassis American Brasserie is named after a charming town on the French Riviera and a blood-red cherry used in luscious cocktails.
For hours, reservations and more information: www.cassisab.com
About Cirque du Soleil:
Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec based company recognized the world over for high-quality, artistic entertainment. Since its dawn in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke the imagination, invoke the senses and provoke the emotions of people around the world.
The Cirque du Soleil production of KOOZA opened under the big top at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL on November 8, 2012. For more information: www.cirquedusoleil.com