Many sign companies say that they can wrap anything, but when you call them up, their claims don’t hold water. Well, at Specialty Graphic Solutions, we don’t claim that we can wrap everything, but we do have experience creating graphics for a variety of motor vehicles and appliances. Big Game Fishing wanted vinyl boat graphics in Hammond, Oregon, so they contacted SGS to find out if our skills are sea-worthy.
Big Game Fishing Is More than a Game
Located on 5th Avenue in Hammond, Oregon, Big Game Fishing is the business of fishing guide Jim Fowler. Jim runs guided fishing and crabbing trips near Buoy 10, a famous spot where the mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. He has been fishing the Columbia since he was a teenager riding his bike to the banks to cast a line. These days, he enjoys sharing his love of the river with his clients.
When someone who’s as passionate about the Pacific Northwest as we are came to us for vinyl boat graphics for fishing guide businesses in Hammond, Oregon, we couldn’t wait to tackle the job. Thousands of anglers are typically out fishing at the famous spot where Jim takes his clients. This is especially true when the salmon are ready to start their migration up the river to spawning grounds.
Jim felt like he was missing out on a great marketing and branding opportunity since he had nothing but his registration numbers on his boat. So, he contacted a couple other sign companies about his graphics ideas, but they weren’t up for the job. It takes a special sign shop to work on boats. Fortunately, SGS is pretty special.
Big Game Graphics for Big Game Fishing
We first set up an initial consultation with Big Game Fishing to check out the boat and to listen closely to Jim’s vision. We have a lot of experience putting graphics on boats, but not all boats are in our wheelhouse. Jim has a 26-foot custom Alumaweld Formula V center console fishing boat with Yamaha outboard power. It’s in great shape but very plain looking. Luckily, this particular boat was going to serve as a great canvas for our graphics!
Our mighty sign maker Jason created a great design that went above and beyond simple letters on the side of a boat. Jim appreciated the art proofs. Once he approved of them, our team got to work producing the graphics.
We used our “oh so fantastic” Roland VersaCam printer to print out the graphics on top-quality Oracal print vinyl and laminates. Then, our mighty sign maker Taylor – that’s him showing off his guns next to the finished product – installed the graphics here at our climate-controlled shop. In the end, Big Game James, as he’s known out on the water, was big time pleased with the results. We had another satisfied customer!
If you have a boat or car or refrigerator that could benefit from a vinyl wrap, contact SGS today to get the job done right!