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Commercial Truck Graphics

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white car graphic and logo for Advanced Hydroseed

Commercial Truck Graphics and Branding


Truck Graphics and Vehicle Branding gets your business noticed.  Reaching hundreds of people every day, vehicle and fleet branding is both a high-impact and cost-effective way of promoting a brand, product or service.  Truck graphics are on display every time your vehicle is on the road, whether parked or on the move. The Mighty Sign Makers make your vehicle stand out from the crowd with effective vinyl lettering, logos, partial wraps or full wraps on your car, van, truck or trailer.  Some companies get more business from their fleet graphics than all other forms of marketing combined.

Fleet Branding

Your fleet is one of your most visible and important marketing tools.  Think of your vehicles as a large-scale, mobile advertising space that you already own.  If you owned a billboard that was seen by thousands of people each day would you leave it blank?  Fleet graphics such as vinyl lettering, company logos, partial wraps, and full wraps enhance your brand and get your message in front of your customers.  In addition to enhancing your brand, your fleet you will afford you the opportunity of a large-scale brand and product awareness for pennies a day.  Need Ideas?  Check out our Fleet Graphic Gallery!

Truck Graphics, Truck Wraps, Trailer Wraps, Van Wraps, and Box Truck Wraps

Creative and custom vehicle graphics, lettering and logos get you noticed.  Made from high-grade, outdoor rated vinyl, vehicle wraps and lettering stay vibrant and can last for years with proper care.  Consistency across all of your vehicle graphics provide a professional impression on potential customers.  The Mighty Sign Makers help guide you through the process from concept to installation.

Effectiveness is the key

Your brand on your vehicle is good, but we can make it better.  In order to be effective advertising, it should be simple and eye-catching with a clear message.   Your car graphics may look great up close, but how does it look from a distance? If the viewer can’t easily identify the message or your brand the wrap is not effective.  Many types of vehicle graphics include window coverage.  We use a 50/50 perforated vinyl for window graphics that look great on the outside and allows you to see through the glass.   On average you will get a glance from the viewer.   The designers at Specialty Graphic Solutions work with clients from Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR and all over SW Washington.

Materials and Cost

What is used to wrap a vehicle?  Using premium cast vinyl’s we are able to ”wrap” an entire car, panel van or larger vehicle. There is a wide range of colors and finishes available including custom printed designs. Our fully removable vehicle wrap gives your car a completely new look with the flexibility to change the graphic or easily remove it completely. We can custom wrap your entire vehicle or only specific panels or windows. Our high-quality wrap materials and installation ensure the same appearance and surface texture as a regular paint finish. In addition, the film acts as a shield and guards the paint against chips, abrasions, and weathering to preserve your cars future value.

How much does a wrap cost?  The biggest question and the most difficult to answer is what is a ball-park price for a truck wrap, car wrap, trailer wrap and etc?   Pricing can vary from $150 for simple vinyl lettering and custom vinyl logo to thousands of dollars to fully wrap a large box truck or bus.  The majority of full wraps are between $2,500 and $3,500.  There are so many variables that the best thing to do is bring your vehicle by.  We will take pictures and measurements and give you estimate that is on home plate, not just the ballpark.  Remember, a quality wrap by a professional company like Specialty Graphic Solutions will last on average 3.5 years and if it is seen by only 250 people per day your advertising cost is about a penny per impression.

The Mighty Sign Makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions will help you get noticed!  Let’s Get Started!

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Creative Ideas for Signs and Graphics

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Colorful acrylic letters on frosted acrylic and stand-offs on brick wall

10 Tips That Lead To Creative Sign Ideas

Creative ideas for signs don’t happen by accident.  The Mighty Sign Makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions show you how to best work with your sign company to generate creative sign ideas and out-of-this-world graphics.  Contact us now for a free initial consultation, but before you do, read this post!

Signs and graphics don’t have to be complicated.  In fact, we make the process quick, easy and virtually painless!  The key to creative signs is communication and information.  Here are 1o tips you can use for creative sign ideas.

Be prepared to answer questions

  • Sign makers are terrible mind readers.  They will ask for your contact information.  Not to flood you with unwanted communication, they need it to set you up in their estimate and quoting system.  If your boss asks you to find out how much a sign costs try to get an idea of what the boss is thinking.

The more details you can provide the better

  • Saying I need a creative sign doesn’t give us much to go on.   What type of sign?  Where will it go?  How large?  What materials?  The Mighty Sign Makers ask more questions than most sign companies.  What is it you want the sign to do?  We are the experts and know of many different ways to achieve your goal.

It’s a big ballpark

  • “I just need a ballpark price” makes sign companies cringe.  Think of it like this.  You want to go to a pro football game so you call the box office and say I’d like a ballpark price on a ticket.  They will say it varies from $50 to $5,000 depending on where you want to sit.  Same for signs.  It’s anywhere from $100 to $10,000 or more depending on what you want.

Have a budget

  • A reputable sign company uses your budget to make sure they can offer you the best solution.  A range is fine.  We would love to sell you the most expensive option if that is what you need but the best solution may be less.  They will give you options that fit your budget.  Think of it like this.  You are in the market for a new house.  If you can’t tell the real estate agent a price range they have no idea what to show you.  It makes no sense to show you million dollar homes when you really need a condo.  Keep in mind that after you start looking at options your budget may change.

Learn a little lingo.

  • Sign designers will throw out a lot of strange words.  What type of art do you have, vector or raster?  Is it a dot AI or dot EPS File?  Calendared or Cast vinyl?  Do you have a Pantone color code?  Our Sign Terminology page has a 150 of the most common translations without the technical mumbo-jumbo.

Pictures help a lot!

  • If you see something you like, take a picture.  A picture doesn’t say a thousand words.  We see it and say Ah-ha!  I understand what you are looking for.  If you have a vehicle, bring it in.  Designers are worse mind readers than sign makers.  Our gallery is a great place to start.  See the links below.

Ask questions

  • If you don’t understand anything along the way please ask!  Communication is critical.    There are considerably more options available today so don’t be afraid to ask questions.  The best creative sign ideas often happen well into the creative process.

Be specific

  • Once the design process starts you need to give the designer very specific instructions.  Most companies will do a couple of proofs as part of the job.  Tell the designer what you do and don’t like about the design and why.  The more information up front means fewer changes which can drive up your cost if you are not specific.


  • The design is just part of the process.  A good sign company will be thinking past the design to production.  They have the expertise to identify potential problems and should be able to tell you why something won’t work AND suggest changes that will work.

Call or Stop By

  • The Mighty Sign Makers are great collaborators!  Two heads are better than one.  Creative Ideas for Signs and Creative Sign Ideas for businesses!

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Home of the Mighty Sign Makers window

Refresh Your Window Graphics

By | Office Vinyl Graphics, Vinyl Care, Window Graphics, Windows and Doors

Window graphics fade over time.  What looked great at first gets tired and worn.  Take a hard look next time you come to work.

Signs of Graphic Deterioration

Signs of aging graphics include faded colors, brittle or cracked vinyl and lifting corners.  What causes vinyl graphics to fail?  The number one culprit is the sun.  If your graphics are south facing or get a lot of sun then all of the signs will eventually occur.  Printed color graphics on exterior windows should have a UV protective laminate.  That definitely helps.  The Mighty Sign Makers always laminate exterior window and door graphics.  This slows the signs of graphic deterioration.  Single color cut vinyl has some UV protection built it but it too will degrade over time.  When you see the corner or edge of the graphics starting to lift the failure has begun.  If the vinyl has been on the glass for a long period of time it will start to shrink and crack.  Vinyl shrinks over time.  It doesn’t matter if it is a vehicle wrap, a sign or window graphics.  At some point, the vinyl will shrink enough to begin to fail.  This usually takes a few years, less in a hot, sunny location.

Refresh Window Graphics

People typically don’t notice graphic failure until up close.  Any customer-facing window or door gets scrutinized every time someone sees it.  It’s not the first impression a customer has of your business, but it does create one.  Especially if there are signs of graphic degradation.  If you think no one notices, think again.  There is important information on your windows and doors.  Graphics may include your business name, address, phone number, logo and more.  People do notice.  It is time to refresh if something about your business has changed.  The Mighty Sign Makers did our own windows recently.  We want our exterior to showcase our business, our services, our logo, and our tagline.  Sign companies, ours included, are guilty of making then forgetting their signs.  The Mighty Sign Makers realize that our signage is critical to our business, so we did a refresh of all of our windows.

New Window Graphic Options

The companies that make the types of vinyl and materials we use must never sleep.  New and improved products hit the market constantly.  Manufacturers like Oracal, 3M, and Avery find new processes to improve their products and this leads to longer graphic life.  The Mighty Sign Makers value our customer partnerships.  We discuss these options with you before you make the purchase.

Ready to Refresh?  Contact the Mighty Sign Makers now for a free consultation and estimate.

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Push Thru Sign for Legacy 6

By | Truck Lettering, Uncategorized, USDOT Lettering
push through acrylic lit sign with brushed aluminum

Push thru signs use a solid piece of acrylic that is routed into letters then inserted into the sign face.  In this case, we used clear acrylic letters with a translucent green vinyl to give the sign the glow.  The number 6 in the logo is clear acrylic with a brushed aluminum laminate face.  This creates a halo-lit effect for just that element.  The sign itself is a lighted cabinet.  The led strip lights inside create a very even light distribution.  The face of the cabinet had the same letters routed out so the acrylic letters can ‘push thru’.

Legacy 6 Construction takes great pride in their logo and lighted push thru signs create a modern look in their office lobby.  The first impression some customers get is your business lobby.  A lighted lobby sign like the one here is unique and eye-catching.

conference room back lit sign green legacy 6

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Corporate values wall display with qoutes for Permacold portland or

Corporate Values and Company Mission Statements

By | Dimensional Letter Signs, Inside Signs, Interior Signs, Lobby Signs, Uncategorized, Wall Graphics, Wall Murals, Walls Graphics

A corporate values display for a wall showcases what your company believes.  Every company has unique values.  A core values display can take many forms and should be unique to each company. Once your company establishes its mission statement, values or just some words that stand for your company beliefs, the Mighty Sign Makers will display it in all of its glory!

Display your values proudly

A wall display is ideal because it keeps those words front and center.  A core values display doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  The Mighty Sign Makers have done some really awesome wall graphics using cut vinyl.  One of our most popular projects is the Permafrost Corporate Values display.  We used multiple frosted vinyl panels that float off the wall each with a value done in white lettering.  Bright, brushed aluminum, 3-d lettering really brings the display together nicely.

The Value of Values

When selecting values that represent your organization, it is easy to fall into the standard values trap.  For example, look at these values:  Communication. Respect. Integrity. Excellence.   Pretty good ones, right?  These are from Enron.  Remember them?  It doesn’t do much good to have words like these if they don’t represent the way your company operates.  In their defense, Greed, Lies, and Deceit don’t really look good as a corporate values display in the lobby.  At Specialty Graphic Solutions we take our company values very seriously.  We call it our Manifesto.

Mighty Sign Maker Manifesto

We know these things to be true:
  • Creative Thinking Builds A Better Mouse Trap
    • Step outside the box to open up new possibilities for design,
      materials, processes and problem-solving.
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One
    • Communicate, collaborate and be a great team player with other
      employees, customers, suppliers and our community.
  • Little Things Make A Big Difference
    • Sweat all the individual little details that make each project unique
      and successful.
  • Responsibility Is Nothing To Fear
    • Take the reins & make things happen. Own your choices, your
      mistakes, AND your successes!
  • Sustainability Is More Than Just-Recycling
    • Use all our resources wisely – materials, people & time – to create a
      healthy future for our company and our community.
  • Great Service Is Personal
    • Know our customers and their individual needs. That’s how we can
      focus our efforts to solve THEIR specific problems.

The difference between a company like Enron and Specialty Graphic Solutions, other than the obvious: we are still in business, is really believing in our corporate values.  It is critical that everyone in your company from the senior executives down to the most important people punching the time clock all believe and live those values.  A corporate values display is a great way to show your people and the world what your organization lives and breathes.

At Specialty Graphic Solutions the Mighty Sign Makers we work by our manifesto.  We know that any of our customers can look at those words and know we walk the walk.

Get an Estimate

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Corporate values wall display with qoutes for Permacold portland or
Corporate Values Display on wall

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Mighty Sign Maker lobby dimensional letters on wall

Rebranding, All Over the USA

By | Inside Signs, Interior Signs, Lobby Signs, Reception Area Signs

When Astadia needed to rebrand five locations with new lobby signs they called The Mighty Sign Makers for rebranding help.  With just a single point of contact, our client was able to complete sign projects in Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Raleigh, NC; and Nashua, NH. This meant that our client’s marketing team could stay focused on the needs of their customers instead of all the details involved in coordinating a lobby sign project in each location separately.  Specialty Graphic Solutions fabricated, shipped and installed five great lobby signs. This ensured a consistent and high-quality brand image is conveyed in all of their US offices.  Ordering and installing new signage, as part of a company rebranding, is often one of the last priorities.  Corporations with multiple locations nationally or internationally either have an in-house design department or they use a separate design company.  What they don’t have is production and installation capabilities.  That is where we come in.

The lobby signs they designed all feature a brushed metal panel with raised letters and the logo that welcome clients and employees alike to the Astadia offices. The new logo represents the direction of the company and the future it envisions for clients. Astadia’s CEO, Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, explained the colorful design as such: “The triangle symbolizes creativity; the delicate combination of colors is the powerful combination of ideas and skills; the peak points to the cloud, where technology and our aspirations lie; and its shape resembles an ‘A’ for Astadia.”

At Specialty Graphic Solution, we make it easy to create signs for multiple locations. We take care of all the details for you – including arrangements for local installers to ensure your new signs are displayed professionally in each unique location.  It was exciting to work with Astadia as their company starts this new chapter. The company specializes in streamlining and improving data resources for businesses so they can function better and grow.

We will help you Get Noticed when rebranding, lobby signs, reception signs, corporate values and core belief displays and other indoor signage.  The Mighty Sign makers also produce excellent building signs, vehicle graphics, fleet graphics, trade show displays, window graphics, event signage, wall murals and more.

Reception sign sliver brushed metal with raised logo and wall stand offs
silver sign with Astadia lobby signs for rebranding

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Lobby sign with company logo flanking computer monitor on wall

Conference and Training Room Signs

By | Conference Room Wall Sign, Inside Signs, Office Vinyl Graphics, Wall Graphics

Expressing your values is important, just like safety.  These vinyl wall graphics are displayed in Frontier Landscape and Tree Service’s conference and training room.  The design is simple but the message is very clear.  Think safe and be safe.

Here’s a little information about wall graphics:

Lettering and logo on a conference room wall

Wall Graphics Description:  These vinyl wall graphics are made with an air release vinyl that adheres nicely to walls.   This type of vinyl is very forgiving during installation.  And easy to replace when your message changes.  After the graphics are printed on our state of the art Roland full-color digital printer they must out-gas for about 24 hours before we apply the protective clear laminate.  This prevents bubbling and keeps the graphic looking good for a long time.  Speaking of gasses…

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Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.