Most businesses know that they can turn a lot of heads with vehicle wraps for their cars, vans, and trucks. All you need to do is take to the streets for a few minutes to realize this. However, not all enterprises know that they can wrap ALL of their vehicles, including seaworthy vessels. Smith-Root realized this, so they contacted our friendly experts for custom boat wraps for Vancouver, WA.
There’s Something Fishy about Smith-Root
Okay, so maybe there’s a lot fishy about Smith-Root. That’s because they do a whole lot for fisheries research with their main focus on fisheries investigation products. With their headquarters on Northwest Salmon Creek Avenue in Vancouver, they have offices all over the world. The organization was founded over half a century ago by Lee Root and Dave Smith. Today, they produce a full line of field research and electrofishing equipment and have a large manufacturing facility. We’re big fans of the really cool stuff they do for conservation and healthy rivers and lakes.
When such an upstanding business came to us for boat wraps for Vancouver, WA, we couldn’t wait to dive into the project. We had provided vehicle graphics for Smith-Root in the past, and we have experience wrapping boats, so they knew we’d be a perfect fit for the job. They have a big trade show this month, and they wanted to make a big splash by putting graphics on one of their electrofishing boats. Our mighty sign makers were ready to sink their teeth into this project!
The SGS Solution
The in-house marketing department at Smith-Root came up with the design for the wrap based off of World War II-era fighter planes. They combined this with their own look and branding to really give the artwork some bite.
Using our cutting edge large format printer, we printed the graphics on 3M’s iJ180Cv3 vinyl and used a 3M luster laminate. We then installed the vinyl on the full length of both sides of the boat and wrapped it up over the gunnel for a clean, finished appearance along the top of the boat.
Finally, just so it was safe to go back in the water from time to time, we used a primer and torches to help strengthen the seal between the adhesive and the boat, especially where it will be sitting below the waterline.
In the end, Smith-Root was completely satisfied with the job we did and couldn’t wait to get the attention of attendees at their upcoming trade show!
If You Can Drive It, We Can Wrap It
Whether your company vehicles travel by land, air, or sea, we can wrap them with your custom branding and graphics. When you first contact SGS, we listen carefully to your objectives. We then come up with solutions that fit your budget and vision. Once you’re happy, we print out your vehicle decals and install them at a time that works for you. We can even follow up with any maintenance you need for your wrap.
If you’re ready to rock the boat with graphics, contact us today for a free consultation!