Monday, January 9, 2012

KDF Announces Latest Expansion with CNC Routing

KDF has expanded with the addition of the Multicam CNC 3000 series router to its Large Format Division.
This versatile, heavy-duty CNC router enables KDF to precisely cut typical signage and display substrates such as sintra, gatorboard, acrylic and plastic as well as many types of metal and wood. The CNC router has the ability to cut standard to very complex 2D and 3D shapes up to 4'x8'.
The CNC router now gives KDF the ability to produce virtually every component of a project completely in-house. This new machine, along with the use of the Oce' Arizona 350 XT- Flatbed Printer, will allow KDF to control both the lead time and the quality of printing for critical client projects. The CNC router affords KDF unlimited creative control in both the development and production stage of a project.
Recent projects have included retail store signage, custom prototype displays for major retailers, aluminum parts for manufacturers and one-of-a-kind custom plaques.
"There is really nothing we cannot do and it's very exciting. This was truly a natural progression for KDF. We can now offer our clients a wide range of services from simple routing of graphics to prototype development and full production runs of retail displays," says Stephen Hoey, President of KDF.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Get Noticed with Lenticular Printing

    Your target audience sees over 5,000 advertisements a day, and you have seconds, if not less to capture their attention. KDF has recently added lenticular printing to the agenda, and with this innovation comes the opportunity for you to increase your advertising capabilities, and therefore your ROI.
     Lenticular printing utilizes photography & lithography to create the illusion that the design you are viewing is moving. These 3D designs not only have depth and width, but they can be created to move a variety of ways, they can move from left to right, zoom in and out, and can even create a sequence of movement that mimics animation.
    Lenticular designs are much more eye catching than traditional static advertisements, and can provide your company with the competitive edge it needs to get ahead.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

LA Ink’s Kat Von D Gets Her Piano “Inked” by KDF

Sephora in Times Square celebrated Fashion’s Night Out  to kick off New York Fashion Week with a live performance by Kat Von D of LA Ink fame and Maja Ivarrson, singer for Swedish punk band The Sounds. The tattooed beauty accompanied Ivarrson on an equally beautiful Baldwin baby grand piano emblazoned with a charcoal drawing penned by Kat Von D herself. KDF helped make it happen!

KDF was commissioned to apply the same vinyl wrapping techniques used on vehicles to Kat Von D’s personal piano for this special Fashion Week event. The KDF team wrapped the majestic instrument in ivory vinyl with raspberry and gold accents, showcasing a charcoal portrait by Kat Von D.

"Kat was so sweet and appreciative of the work we did,” says Stephen Hoey, President of KDF, who received an autographed photo of the finished piano from the reality star. “She even invited the crowd to come up and check out her piano after the performance; she was so proud of it.”

Left: Katie Weigl of KDF with Kat Von D and Maja Ivarrson
Right: Piano wrap by KDF

Friday, September 2, 2011

KDF Graphics Create A Festive Atmosphere at the MetLife Stadium Fan Fair

Large format graphics by KDF helped to create a festive atmosphere at the MetLife Stadium Fan Fair in Bryant Park last Friday, August 26th. It was a star-studded event celebrating the official naming of the new MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, featuring NFL superstars from the New York Jets and Giants, and of course...Snoopy! Check out some of the graphics in KDF's album on Faceboook.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

KDF is excited to announce the introduction of 3D and flip lenticulars to our extensive line of offerings!

Lenticulars are used to create mind-boggling images that appear to jump off the background, or change as the viewer's vantage point changes for unique displays & posters that literally stand out from the competition.

The KDF crew shows off a 3D lenticular movie poster display
created for Morgan Spurlock's POM Wonderful Presents:
 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

KDF Installs Historic Wall Mural at Palisades Center

KDF recently installed the first phase of a two-part historical photographic exhibit called "A Snapshot in Time -- Pictorial Moments in Rockland History", which is currently on display at the Palisades Center shopping mall in West Nyack, NY. The exhibit, created from photos held by the Historical Society of Rockland County, depicts various aspects of life in the area from the year 1880 through the 1960's.

Included in this first installation are the categories titled "Transportation" and "Off-Beat". Phase two, scheduled to be installed in the coming months, will include the additional categories "Sports", "4 Seasons", "Protect and Serve" and "Disasters".

Those who wish to view phase one of the installation will find it on the fourth floor of the Palisades Center, just outside of the ice skating rink and community meeting rooms. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

KDF Lays it Down in Black & White at Nike Stadium

KDF now counts the new NYC-based venue Nike Stadium among its ever expanding array of notable clients.
Nike Stadium bears the name of the popular athletic wear brand, but it's not what you'd expect. In fact, it's not even an actual stadium. Located on NYC's Bowery, Nike Stadium serves as a progressive forum for performers and artists, and dubs itself "a space where stories are told and others are written". Nike Stadium has six new locations in New York, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo.
KDF created a 10'x14' wall mural for Nike Stadium's New York location, comprised of a collection of small black and white photographs. The photo mural was on display at a recent poetry slam held at the venue. 

Photo Courtesy of Nike Stadium