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Foam3D™ Custom Sculptures

by Britten Studios  

CNC Foam Cutting Equipment Allows an Endless Range of Creative Applications

Traverse City, MI: Imagine having your logo fully in three dimensions, or a huge sculpture any animal on the face of the earth, or your product larger-than-life size, without having to buy or lease the next-generation equipment and technology.

With Foam3D™, that dream is now an obtainable reality. You can even scan any object and create a 3D model, and carve the shape from large blocks of foam.

For over 30 years, Britten has produced large format print and create innovative hardware display systems for various industries all over the country. But an increasing number of event marketing agencies continue to push the creative envelope for more unique and one-of-a-kind ideas to engage their customers. In the competitive field of experiential marketing, the challenge is always to attempt something that’s never been done before.

Recognizing this opportunity, President and CEO Paul Britten invested in the CNC routing equipment capable of cutting and drilling from large blocks of foam that can be combined into even larger custom sculptures.

“Utilizing this technology was the next logical step for us,” said Britten. “Combined with all of the other capabilities we have to offer, there’s nothing we can’t tackle. Joining our in-house experts in the fields of woodworking and metalsmithing, imprinted fabric, LED lighting & electrical applications, and now with the introduction of Foam3D, we can produce virtually any custom display right here in Traverse City.”

Working together with Activate, Inc. – an event marketing company in Ferndale, MI – the equipment was immediately put to use for several NFL customers for pregame activations, including dozens of oversized team letters for fan photos, huge Pepsi cans that were wheeled onto Ford Field during halftime for a football toss, and even a 15’ entrance structure for the Denver Broncos that combined truss and pyrotechnics.

Foam3D™ has been at the center of many recent NFL projects

Client: Activate, Inc. in Ferndale, MI has been at the center of many recent NFL projects

Additional applications for the product also exist in other industries: monument signs for outdoor use, corporate logos, decorative or manufacturing applications are all possible with Foam3D. Britten’s designers can also provide conceptual renderings to help turn any vision into a reality. 

Top Product Features:

  • Fast lead times, typically in just 4 weeks
  • Functions equally well in both indoors and outdoors
  • A wide range of finishes and mixed media applications are possible
  • Highly durable surface is paintable with a polyeura coating
  • All projects scraps are recycled

The addition of 3D CNC foam cutting equipment literally brings a new dimension to Britten’s already robust in-house fabrication capabilities!

What can you bring to life?

Learn more at http://www.foam3d.com

Contact Britten today to discuss your special project at 888.863.8201.

About Britten Productions: For over 30 years, Britten has been helping some of the world’s largest brands visually connect with their audience. From events to retail and from hardware to print, we make sure your brand is engaging and getting noticed. We believe in making it easier for your brand to tell your story, wherever your audience may be. Learn more at http://www.brittenstudios.com

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Denver Broncos Entrance Structure

Paul’s Corner, October 2017

by Paul Britten  

New Year, New Tunnel

The Denver Broncos recently unveiled a new entrance structure that was designed & fabricated by Britten Studios in conjunction with Activate, Inc.

Standing over 15′ tall, the three Broncos heads were carved out of foam blocks using our new 3D modeling equipment (more info on that soon!) and spray coated with a durable protective layer before being painted to withstand the elements at Mile High Stadium.

The entire structure had to be set up and broken down quickly, look spectacular and create a dynamic experience for Broncos fans in attendance as well as everyone watching their live debut on Monday Night Football!

Denver Broncos Entrance Structure


Eastern Michigan University Light Pole Banners

Light Pole Banners for Universities

Eastern Michigan University launches campaign to welcome international students and scholars to Eastern’s campus

The University wanted a highly visible banner campaign to feature 120 individual international students. The banners were be placed on light-posts around the campus and on major roadways in Ypsilanti. With nearly 1,000 international students from more than 80 nations are currently part of the Eastern community, students and scholars find a friendly, supportive environment at Eastern.

EMU also placed a large banner featuring all 120 international students on its parking structure.

“Expanding awareness of Eastern’s support of our international community across the region and throughout the world is a major initiative that will continue to be a high priority going forward,” said Eastern Michigan University President James Smith.

Learn more at www.emich.edu/youarewelcomehere


Little Caesars Arena Mesh Construction Fencing

Little Caesars Arena

Becoming the only city in America to host four major sports teams downtown, all of Detroit is excited to see the doors open at Little Caesars Arena.

The construction has been a major undertaking that’s been a work-in-progress for well over a year.

Britten’s print division has been working our large format printers around the clock to deliver over 77,000 square feet of mesh barricade fencing for Olympia Development, which has surrounded the construction perimeter and built a buzz around this district in downtown Detroit.

Learn more at districtdetroit.com:

“The District Detroit will be 50 blocks of thriving businesses, parks, restaurants, bars and event destinations. It will be home to the young and the young at heart, families, new residents and long-time residents who want to be where the action is. The District will connect Downtown and Midtown into one contiguous, walkable area, where families, sports fans, entrepreneurs, job seekers, entertainment lovers and others who crave a vibrant urban setting can connect with each other and the city they love.”


Spectacular Out-of-Home Advertising

Hurricane Relief & Disaster Recovery

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and throughout the Carribean.

In response to devastation caused by recent Hurricanes, Britten has been fundraising for the American Red Cross to help aid in the disaster recovery.


Britten Headquarters in Traverse City, MI

How can we help with your next creative project?

With over 400,000 sq. ft. of production space and a diverse range of capabilities, Britten is ready to fulfill your creative request.

Please think of us whenever you need:

Fabric BannersDisplay SystemsCustom BackdropsTrade Show SignageSpecialty Metal FormingCaseworkCustom Wall CoveringDécorPop-up StoresEvent Truss Structures • and much more!

We sincerely appreciate you and your patronage and wish you the very best.

Cordially,

Paul

Meet-Adam-Buchanan

Employee Spotlight

by Britten Studios  

Meet Adam Buchanan

Time of Service at Britten: Adam has been a Britten employee since November 2016

Position: VP of CustomWallpaper.com

Hobbies: Table Tennis, Baseball, Car Racing, Snowboarding

Favorite foods: A good bowl of ramen

What you don’t know about Adam: Probably most things. Stop by for a chat. I like getting to know people.

Most memorable Britten moment: My first tour of Britten HQ, which was about 2 years ago.

I’m skilled at: Analytics, computer automation, marketing, table tennis and problem solving

The best sweet or salty snack is: peanut butter cups

Best movie ever: “any heist movie”

My favorite sports teams are: the Detroit Tigers, and the Detroit Tigers

If calories didn’t count: I would drink lattes all day

My at bat song would be: “Ante Up” by M.O.P.

This store has a great deal of my money: eBay

People say I looked like: Ellijah Wood when I was a kid

*If you are interested in being featured or want to nominate someone, please reach out to the marketing team!

Remembering Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial that honors our country’s military Fallen from The War on Terror.

Remembering Our Fallen

by Britten Studios  

Remembering Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial that honors our country’s military Fallen from The War on Terror.  Because 9/11 was such a defining moment, this memorial includes our country’s Fallen since that tragic day in our nation’s history.

Unlike brick and mortar memorials, Remembering Our Fallen is designed to travel and includes both military and personal photos. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while helping to lessen the grief of their families.

“At about 6:30 AM on Saturday morning, I pulled up in front of the Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln, NE where Scott and Howie directed a bunch of Marines in the installation of the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit. When it all is set and out in the morning sun, it is really an amazing tribute! The Gold Star Families that were present were very touched and I hope all of you are as proud as I am to have played a role in making this happen.

This exhibit will make its national debut in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in September. We still have another 15 to 20 towers to go, but I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make this first debut a huge success!

www.PatrioticProductions.org had very kind words for the suppliers who were great partners in making this happen… Once again, thanks everyone for such great work. I know this exhibit will help to make sure that those men and women who gave all in our fight against terror since 2001 will not be forgotten.”

— Doug Buchanan, Renze Display

Learn more at https://www.rememberingourfallen.org/

Britten’s BannerSaver brackets were included as part of this display.

Remembering Our Fallen Memorial

Kenny Chesney Gillette Stadium Backlit Knit Fabric Concert Backdrop

Paul’s Corner, September 2017

by Paul Britten  

Stadium Concerts

This huge concert backdrop was recently on display at Gillette Stadium, where Kenny Chesney was rockin’ the stage for #NoShoesNation. This wall of heavy knit fabric measures a staggering 40′ H x 80′ W and required special fabrication so the curtain could be lifted like an accordion.

For years, Britten has been the behind-the-scenes manufacturer for custom stage & theatrical drapes for everything from the small stage to huge stadium backdrops. Who knows? You might’ve seen our work at the last concert you saw!


Custom-Wallpaper-Valencia-Stone-and-Tile

CustomWallpaper.com

This hotel in McLellan, CA is situated near the site of the former McClellan Air Force Base and contacted Britten about custom printing an aviation theme on our specialty wallpaper material.

While we love working on custom projects like this one, did you know that Britten has one of the largest selections of ultra high-quality landscape photography, perfectly suited for wall murals? You can browse our selection of photo murals by category to use our search!


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Murals for Athletic Facilities

We love working with universities and athletic departments, too!

This wall decal was produced on a low tack decal called Busmark. Britten stocks a variety of specialty adhesives that are ideal for a wide range of applications, including floor graphics and window treatments.


OVIO Frames at Central Florida University

OVIO™ Frames for Large Format Banners

Britten Services recently completed a project that included the installation of four large format OVIO frames & heavy duty banners for a university in central Florida.

Our exclusive OVIO framing system is designed for professionals and allows for an ultra-simple, user-friendly placement. The exclusive ‘clipping’ technique goes up quickly and gives the canvas perfect tension, every time. Clean and discreet, OVIO is the ideal support structure to enhance visual displays.

Our customer was highly satisfied, and already planning on banner frames on several other buildings!


METRO-LOFT-DEVELOPERS-180-Water-St-NYC-3M-IJ-480CV3-680x480-Installation

Suspended Scaffolding in Manhattan

What you don’t see is a 26-story plunge down a ‘shaft’ in front of the wall!

Britten Services used suspended scaffolding to install this specialty 3M decal in vertical sections.


Britten Headquarters in Traverse City, MI

How can we help with your next creative project?

With over 400,000 sq. ft. of production space and a diverse range of capabilities, Britten is ready to fulfill your creative request.

Please think of us whenever you need:

Fabric BannersDisplay SystemsCustom BackdropsTrade Show SignageSpecialty Metal FormingCaseworkCustom Wall CoveringDécorPop-up StoresEvent Truss Structures • and much more!

We sincerely appreciate you and your patronage and wish you the very best.

Cordially,

Paul