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3D Letter Logo Lobby Signs in Vancouver Great for Dental Firms!

By | Brushed Laminate Letters, Lobby Signs

When clients enter your office suite, how do they know who you are? You could hire a guy to dress as your company’s mascot and greet everyone who enters. Or, you could get a bunch of balloons with your organization’s name on them and drop’em from the ceiling every time someone opens the door. Of course, the UPS guy will get real tired of that real quick, and your receptionist probably doesn’t want to pick up the balloons over and over again.

The easiest way to welcome client in is to just install 3D letter signs in your lobby. That’s precisely what Dental Service LLC wanted when they contacted Specialty Graphic Solutions for lobby signs for dental firms in Vancouver, WA.

Brace Yourself for Dental Service

Situated on Northeast 20th Avenue in the Salmon Creek neighborhood of Vancouver, Dental Service LLC provides administrative and back of the house support for several dental practices throughout the Pacific Northwest. They offer a broad range of services, including payroll and billing, handling of insurance claims, maintaining facilities, creating training programs for staff, and much more.

When an organization that does so much to help other local businesses came to us for 3D letter logo lobby signs in Vancouver, WA, we couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into the project. They wanted a classy way to show off their company name and logo to everyone who entered their offices. Fortunately, they contacted the right mighty sign makers!

We Gave Dental Service the SGS Treatment!

When Dental Service contacted us, we went through our usual drill. We discussed what they had in mind for their project and performed a site survey. They’d recently expanded and remodeled their office space and wanted a beautiful new dimensional letter sign for behind their reception desk. Based on their branding, budget, focal wall, and goals, we created some art proofs of what their finished marker could look like. Once they approved our mockups, we got down to work.

We started with 3/8” thick gray acrylic letters. We chose acrylic because it’s a long-lasting, high-quality materials. In fact, we even provide a lifetime warranty on this type of product! Don’t tell anyone, but we added aluminum laminate to the faces of the acrylic letters to give off the appearance of metal letters at a lower cost. We then scheduled a time to install the marker when we wouldn’t be a disruption to business as usual.

The finished letters and logo were stud mounted with spacers on a custom wood panel behind the reception desk. Spacers let the letters cast a large shadow on the wall and add more depth to the display. The final piece was 75 inches wide by 18 inches tall. Now, visitors will know where they are, and the folks at Dental Service have something to smile aboutJ

Are there holes in your branding strategy that could use some fillings? Let our mighty sign makers go to work for you! For a free consultation on lobby signs, contact SGS today!



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.

Dimensional Lettering for Banks and Credit Unions in Portland

By | Brushed Laminate Letters, Dimensional Letter Signs, Lobby Signs

What do you think about when you hear the term “one-dimensional”? If you’re into geometry, you might envision a line. No one likes lines. Besides, lines make for terrible signs. This is why we offer three-dimensional signs instead of just one-dimensional signs. Portland Local 8 Federal Credit Union wanted all three dimensions for their dimensional lettering for banks in Portland, Oregon, so they contacted the pros at Specialty Graphic Solutions.

What’s So Great about Portland Local 8?

Located on Northwest Front Avenue in Portland, Portland Local 8 Federal Credit Union (FCU) was founded in 1954 by Homer D. MacDonald and six other members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Their mission is to offer a welcoming environment while striving to become the primary financial institution for their members. They provide competitive loan rates and dividends on deposits. And, they’re always expanding their services as well as supplying education on financial issues.

 Installing the dimensional letters!

Installing the dimensional letters!

When an organization that does so much to help union members achieve financial security came to us for dimensional lettering for credit unions in Portland, Oregon, they knew they could bank on our support. Portland Local 8 FCU has a small branch, and they wanted to put lettering on a gorgeous wood wall behind their teller stations. Our mighty sign makers knew just what to do.

We Were Right on the Money

First thing’s first, we needed to meet with the client to discuss what they had in mind for their project. This included performing a site survey where our mighty sign maker Taylor closely examined the curvature of the wood wall where the letters were to be installed and took some measurements. We needed to be sure the letters of their dimensional letter sign were sized appropriately to fit the curve.

A popular lettering option for financial institutions and really any organization that wants to project professionalism and longevity is metal letters. And, though Portland Local 8 FCU is essentially made of money, they didn’t want to shell out an arm and a leg for their new markers. Fortunately, we had a smart solution.

We started with 3/8” thick black acrylic letters and added a metal laminate face. SGS offers a wide range of metal laminate finishes. For this project, the client preferred brushed silver. Once the letters were ready, it was time to mount the letters. Typically, we’d drill holes into the wall and mount the letters on studs. But, Portland Local 8 FCU didn’t want to put the beautiful wood wall through that. Thankfully, we were able to flush mount the letters using strong adhesives.

In the end, Portland Local 8 FCU gave us credit for a job well done. Best of all, they can be sure they’ll be looking great far into the future since we offer a lifetime warranty on this and similar signs.

Portland Local 8 FCU isn’t our only client. They aren’t even the only credit union we do work for. We can provide dimensional letter signs for organizations in any industry. Don’t believe us? Try contacting us today for a free consultation, and we’ll give you solutions specifically tailored to your enterprise.



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.

Dimensional Letter Logo Wall Sign Brands Senior Living Center!

By | Brushed Laminate Letters, Conference Room Wall Sign, Dimensional Letter Signs

Whenever we walk into a business and see a blank wall, we think of missed opportunities. Your walls are your chance to boost your brand awareness or share information with everyone who visits your facility. Sullivan Park Care Center realized this, so they called in Specialty Graphic Solutions for dimensional letter logo signs in Spokane, WA.

What Goes on at Sullivan Park Care Center?

Located on East 4th Avenue in Spokane, Sullivan Park Care Center is a senior living community that’s part of the Prestige Care family. Their beautiful rehabilitation and nursing center offers support and assistance from a staff of caregivers whose goal is to be a positive part of their residents’ daily lives. They take great care to accommodate the unique needs of each resident by offering activities that specifically cater to them.

When an organization that does so much to keep golden agers happy came to us for dimensional letter logo signs for senior living community in Spokane, WA, we would’ve been off our rockers to say no. We’ve worked on a number of projects for Prestige Care facilities in the past throughout Oregon and Washington. So, they knew they could count on us to do a great job!

We Gave Sullivan Park Care Center the SGS Treatment

During an initial consultation, we learned that Sullivan Park Care Center wanted a logo sign for their conference room. The difficult part was that their branding involves the colors blue and white, but the conference room’s décor relied heavily on brown and beige colors. If we stuck with their corporate colors, the sign would be off-putting at best. We suggested a marker with a gold, metallic finish that would show off the company’s brand while still complementing the existing décor and colors. They thought that sounded fantastic.

We started with a quarter-inch thick black acrylic panel which we routed to match their logo. We then covered the acrylic with a metal laminate face. We offer a wide range of standard metal laminate finishes that can go on clear, black, white, and colored acrylic. For this project, we went with brushed light brass aluminum. SGS offers a lifetime warranty on this and similar signs.

What about Installation?

 Laminate options for letters and logos!

Laminate options for letters and logos!

SGS is located in Vancouver, but Sullivan Park Care Center is in Spokane. That’s more than five and a half hours away by car. That doesn’t sound like it’s in our service area, does it? Well, it isn’t really, but we have connections. Our mighty sign makers have a network of hundreds of trusted sign companies that do top-notch installation work all around the country for us. Even if your business is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, we can coordinate everything to install your sign.

For some simple projects, we can even walk you through the steps to install it yourself. We’ll guide you with easy to follow directions and tips and tricks.

In the end, our installation partners did an excellent job in Spokane, and Sullivan Park Care Center was thrilled with their new marker!

If you want to add some branding to your conference room or any other part of your facility no matter where you are located in the United States, contact SGS today for a free consultation.



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.

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