Wraps Help with Graffiti Prevention
Don’t get us wrong: we love graffiti art. We’ve watched Exit through the Gift Shop a number of times and believe there are many talented graffiti artists. Unfortunately, utility boxes tend to attract those whose artistic skills could best be described as a dog peeing everywhere to mark its territory. It’s not attractive. It’s just kind of there and unpleasant. These taggers ruin things for the true artists out there.
Anyway, this blog entry isn’t meant to be an artistic critique of graffiti. Instead, we want to help you reduce your graffiti clean-up duties with vinyl wraps. With vibrant, full-color wraps with rich graphics, taggers will just move along since their tag will be unreadable with such a busy background. Plus, we can add graffiti-resistant finishes that make it easy to remove any tags from particularly persistent persons.
To Blend in or Not
Many municipalities have chosen to wrap their utility boxes to match their surroundings. Others prefer to display art pieces or historical information relevant to the area. It all depends on what you’re hoping to achieve. For utility boxes in out-of-the-way areas that get little foot traffic, we recommend graphics that blend into the surroundings. This includes high-resolution pictures of local foliage. If you’re looking to inspire pride in your community, historical pictures and information in popular neighborhoods is a better idea.
Wraps versus Paint
Some cities like to promote local artists by using their utility boxes to showcase their work. This is an excellent idea when executed correctly. When you choose to paint the utility boxes, you really limit the potential. For example, the paint will likely chip easily in the harsh weather, it’s susceptible to graffiti, and it will cost you more.
With the growing popularity of vinyl wraps, more artists and local governments are choosing to have artwork rendered on vinyl adhesive films, which are then applied to the electrical boxes. This is more affordable, more durable, and we can easily reprint the graphics for you if the wrap needs to be repaired or replaced.
That’s a Wrap
We live and work in a beautiful city, but we think we can help make it even nicer with vinyl wraps for electrical boxes in Vancouver, WA. Our Mighty Sign Makers have experience wrapping just about everything from forklifts to coffee carts, and we’re always up for a good challenge. If you’d like to beautify your town, contact SGS today for a free consultation and quote on utility box wraps.