Did you know that using black electrical tape to spell out your business’s name on your work trucks may not be the brand-building tool you thought it would be? It’s true. At best, you can hope that people just won’t see your bootleg vehicle graphics. At worst, it’ll hurt your business.
Sure, you may not go to this extreme of cheapness, but even using standard vehicle lettering isn’t enough to get your name out there these days. You need something more attention-grabbing. That’s exactly what Above & Beyond Hydroseed was looking for when they contacted Specialty Graphic Solutions for equipment graphics in Ridgefield, WA.
The 4-1-1 on Above & Beyond Hydroseed
Headquartered on Northeast 175th Street in Ridgefield, Above & Beyond Hydroseed is a far-out business that delivers personalized customer care and exceptional results (just like SGS!), whether they’re working on improvements to a homeowner’s front yard or providing landscaping for a 400-unit housing development. Founded fifteen years ago by Valerie and John Dewezt, they’re the hydroseed, erosion, and drainage experts.
When an organization that does so much to keep local homes and businesses looking their best came to us for fleet vehicle graphics in Ridgefield, WA, we hit the ground running. Above & Beyond had a couple of new vehicles they’d recently added to their fleet: a Ford F350 Quad Chassis Cab and the Finn hydroseeder trailer. If you guessed it was the T75 model, you’d be correct. They wanted to outfit both of their rigs with their branding and contact info. Fortunately, they contacted the right pros for the job.
We Went the Extra Mile for Above & Beyond
As we start every project, we met with Above & Beyond to chat with them about what they had in mind for their graphics. At this time, we also checked out their vehicles. The Ford F350 was easier because we had templates for it. The hydroseed trailer was a different story. Our mighty sign makers noted the contours of the trailer and mapped out its measurements. Based on the vehicles and the client’s vision, we created a number of art proofs for Above & Beyond. Once they approved of the vehicle graphic designs, we got down to work.
We digitally printed the vehicle graphics in full color using our state of the art large format printer. If you look closely, you can clearly see that we used Oracal 3165 RA gloss vinyl with the Oracal 310 gloss protective laminate to ensure the graphics would look their best far into the future (or about five years). Once the graphics were ready, we scheduled a time to install them when Above & Beyond could be without their truck and trailer for a little while. We’ve tried installing graphics while vehicles are on the move, and it just ends up being messy.
In the end, Above & Beyond was completely thrilled with the job we did. Now, as they make their way from one jobsite to the next, they’re exposing their branding to every Tom, Dick, and Harry they pass by.
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