Burgess Sign & Digital Art

Roland Machines Set the Stage for 2005 Heisman Trophy Awards Show

Burgess Sign & Digital Art   |   Newburgh, NY

If you happened to catch ESPN’s 2005 Heisman Trophy Awards Show, you witnessed the printing expertise of Ed Burgess, founder and president of Burgess Sign & Digital Art of Newburgh, New York. Along with a creative/production team comprised of production scenic fabricators Cigar Box Studios (Newburgh, NY), production scenic designers Hotopp Associates Limited (NYC), and lighting designers New York City Lights (NYC), Burgess created the pictorials of past trophy winners for the live broadcast at the Nokia Theater in Manhattan.

All together, the set graphics took two days to produce and included 43 portrait renderings measuring 20”x28” and five backdrop banners measuring 4’x10’ and 4’x12.’ To achieve the precision output and color vibrancy required for television broadcast, Burgess printed all of the graphics on his 74” Roland SOLJET™ high-performance printer with ECO-SOL™ MAX inks.

“The Roland SOLJET and RIP software worked flawlessly, and the colors were perfect with Roland’s new MAX inks,” Burgess said.

"The Roland SOLJET and RIP software worked flawlessly, and the colors were perfect with Roland’s new MAX inks."

For the Heisman Trophy Awards Show graphics, Burgess produced the portraits using General Formulations 203 vinyl and Oracal 200M laminate, and then mounted them on Sintra. He printed the banners on Ultraflex 10 oz. media and laminated them with Lumina Coatings Aqua Jetcoat II Liquid matte laminate.

Cigar Box Studios designed the 43 frames so the finished graphics are all changeable.