In the fall of 2011, Enhance a Colour worked with Hudson Scenic and designer Christine Jones to bring vibrancy and sharpness to the backdrops of the Broadway show, “On A Clear Day, You Can See Forever.” Due to the complex detail of the design and variety of vibrant colors, painting the several backdrops would take a very long time and printing in a process other than dye-sublimation might not produce the colors and sharpness desired for the look and feel of the show. However, with EACGS’s dye-sublimation printing capability, we helped save on production time and achieved the vibrancy and quality desired.

Using our 10 ft. FabriVu machine, the backdrops were printed on Broadway Plus, our muslin-based material. We produced one 48’ W x 25’ H backdrop as the proscenium piece, one 50’ W x 25’2” H for the main backdrop, several 9’ W x 20’ H panels, two round flats at 17’ W x 17’ H and one 9’ W x 9’ H for different scenes. We also used our 16 ft. dye-sublimation machine to produce a 16’ x 16’ seamless piece.

In addition to printing, Enhance a Colour’s own finishing department finished the backdrops by sewing the seams to join the panels together, hemmed the sides, weighted the bottoms with chains and webbing, and placed grommets and ties across the top.

 

“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” is a romantic musical starring Harry Connick, Jr. on Broadway at the St. James Theater that ran from December 11, 2011 to January 29, 2012. Enhance a Colour greatly appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the show and would like to thank the producers, Hudson Scenic and Christine Jones for allowing us to help make their creativity a reality.