Why the 111th Aerial Photography Squadron Loves Riot
111th Aerial Photography Squadron creates stunning aerial images using the latest digital cameras and techniques. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, pilots and photographers Pat and Julie Belanger accept assignments worldwide.
After capturing their images, the Belangers rely on Riot Creative Imaging, an ARC company, to produce beautiful large-format prints. Julie Belanger explains the importance of excellent end-to-end service.
"We need a team that can create large prints up to 10 feet wide and do it with the highest quality printing and finishing services. Mistakes and printing errors are easily seen in large murals, so it took careful listening, trial, and sometimes coming up with creative answers to get it perfect."
"We feel that Riot has given us a tremendous team to get our jobs done. From the Director of Color Services who 'introduced' us personally to the new printing equipment to the Color Specialist who 'hand carried' our images with extreme care in each area of production — from file to mounted prints — everyone at Riot listened to our concerns and pointed us in the right direction. Even the packaging and delivery are of the highest standards."
"Color on our aerials must be spot on, and the team at Riot worked with us till we all got it right. Another big challenge is using the right materials for the finishing work. Mounting and laminating can be problematic under the best of circumstances, and if not done correctly, the results can be unhappy clients. Our prints hang in banks, conference rooms, executive offices, company lobbies, and private homes throughout the Silicon Valley and beyond, so it's important to achieve excellent results. Everyone at Riot worked with us to find superior materials that keep us — and our clients — smiling."