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VPC Adds WIU Wall Clings to Product Line-Up

January 21, 2009

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MACOMB, IL -- Instead of staring at a blank wall in your office, wouldn't it be nice to be looking at Lake Ruth every day? How about livening up your family room with a giant Rocky?

Western Illinois University's Visual Production Center (VPC) is now offering WIU Wall Clings to the campus and local communities. Any Western image -- which can be viewed at -- taken by VPC photographers can be made into wall clings. The clings, constructed of a durable adhesive fabric, range in size from five inches to more than six feet tall. They can be mounted to any surface and can be re-positioned countless times while retaining adhesion without leaving a residue. The special fabric can be used both indoors and out; is water resistant; won't tear or wrinkle; and can be illuminated with back-lighting.

Individuals are also welcome to submit their own photo to be made into a cling; however, the photo must be high resolution and cannot be copyrighted (or from a professional off-campus photographer). In addition, professional sports team logos and/or players cannot be transferred to a cling. Wall clings may be ordered by visiting the Lightbox site, which is also accessible from, or by contacting Brian Kreps or Neil Wiarda at (309) 298-1358 or

"We are excited to offer this new service at prices that are competitive with nationally known companies that produce similar items. We started thinking this was another valuable service we should provide after the parent of a student-athlete asked us if we could make a wall decal of his son," said Darcie Shinberger, director of University Relations and VPC. "This is one more way we can provide the best service possible to all of our clients."

VPC photographic services include indoor and outdoor location photography; photography for University news releases and publications; original studio photography; images for instructional use; scanning images for publications or for use on the web; passport and ID photos; duplication of archival materials; copyright-cleared photographic copies from books and flat artwork; photographic prints produced from digital files; and computer-based slide presentations.

Graphic services include charts; graphs; signs; logos; slides; illustrations; overhead transparencies; displays; posters and large format photographic poster prints, banners and signs. Other services offered include set design, including flats, props and backdrops; mounting photos or posters to gatorfoam for professional quality display; and lamination to preserve prints, posters or handouts.

For more information, contact VPC Administrative Clerk Alice Knapp at (309) 298-1358 or Shinberger at
(309) 298-1993 or e-mail

Posted By: Darcie Shinberger (
Office of University Relations