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Fleet Graphics

It’s Dodge RAM Sprinter Fleet Graphics for Technology Unlimited Inc.

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Imagine this scenario: you’re sitting at work and an unmarked van pulls up. You don’t recognize the driver or the vehicle, and you don’t receive a lot of drop-in clients at your office. What’s this person up to? Do you need to call 9-1-1? This is the kind of fear you could potentially cause in your more paranoid clients if you arrive at jobsites in vehicles lacking any sort of identification. TUI realized this, so they contacted the pros at Specialty Graphic Solutions for Dodge RAM Sprinter fleet graphics for Vancouver, WA.

Huey, Dewey, and TUI?

No, TUI isn’t one of Donald Duck’s long-lost nephews. It stands for Technology Unlimited, Inc. They started in 1983 as an equipment and maintenance provider for the financial services industry in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, they’ve expanded to serve all of the Western United States with services like service bureau production scanning, remittance processing, check processing, branch automation, document management, cash automation, and financial maintenance, supplies, and equipment.

When a successful business that provides such important services for the region’s businesses came to us for fleet van graphics for Vancouver, WA, we got to work on decals that would be right on the money. This wasn’t our first job for the TUI’s Vancouver location on Northeast 13th Avenue. Almost exactly a year ago, we produced graphics for one of their Dodge RAM Sprinters. They knew they could count on us to produce again.

How We Helped TUI Out

First, let’s tell you about the first van we did for TUI. The van was a light silver, so we used an Oracal intermediate vinyl in dark gray and an Avery intermediate vinyl in fire red to reproduce their logo in simple, eye-catching graphics. You can even see our own mighty sign maker Jason in the driver’s seat of the first van. Hi, Jason!

TUI wanted the second van to look essentially the same. The easy part of doing this was that we always keep designs on file for these occasions. The problem was the new Sprinter is dark gray. Dark gray doesn’t tend to work well on dark gray. It comes out as a solid dark gray. Consequently, we switched to a slate gray by Avery for the name and the same fire red for the logo. In the end, this provided great branding for a company that continues to grow.

Vinyl Lettering and Spot Graphics Don’t Break the Bank

Nothing garners more attention than full vehicle wraps. But, we’re going to be honest with you: they can be cost prohibitive for small businesses that want to put graphics on a whole fleet of vehicles. The solution that’s easier on the checkbook is vinyl lettering and decals. Truck lettering comes in a broad range of styles and colors and is the ideal way to put your name and contact information on all of your vans. Spot graphics or decals are perfect for logos and to show off your best-selling products or handiwork.

If you’re ready to announce your fleet to every woman, man, and child near roadways throughout Vancouver, 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.

New Day Arborist Adds More Fleet Graphics to Modified Ford F550 Slate Bed Truck!

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Most sign companies will only offer vehicle magnets or vinyl graphics applied directly to your van, truck, or car. However, sometimes, these aren’t the best solution. We recently had to think outside of the box truck for fleet truck graphics for Vancouver, WA’s leading arborists. Read on to learn about the uncommon solution SGS’s experts came up with.

Who Are These New Day Arborists?

Headquartered in Ridgefield, Washington, New Day Arborist is dedicated to protecting landscape equity, providing a safe outdoor environment, and saving trees. They’re owned by Jeff Day, a board certified master arborist with over four decades of horticultural experience. They’re the only arbor service in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington equipped and trained in tree diagnostics using sonic tomography, a cool, accurate way to detect tree damage without hurting the tree.

 Before the graphics!

Before the graphics!

When an organization that provides such a valuable service for the local environment came to us for Ford F550 slate bed truck graphics for Vancouver, WA, we swung into action. New Day Arborist wasn’t going out on a limb when they hired us. We’d worked with Jeff on a few projects previously, including a post and panel sign and graphics for two other trucks. Now, he wanted to take advantage of the enormous canvas on his largest truck.

 What a difference!

What a difference!

We Gave Them the SGS Treatment

For most vehicle graphics, we apply the vinyl directly to the vehicle and call it a day. However, the specially outfitted Ford F550 rig featured ribs along the sides that would make the graphics hard to read. Fortunately, the mighty sign makers at SGS are skilled at coming up with creative solutions.

First, we came up with the design. To complement the already existing graphics on the cab of the truck, we included the logo and a full tree as well as their contact information and list of services. We then printed the graphics on Oracal 3640G print vinyl with Oracal 210 Luster laminate and adhered these to 3mm thick aluminum composite panels measuring 144 inches wide by 52 inches high. We then cut holes in the composite sheets to allow for the back doors to swing open and to latch open properly.

Along the ribs of the truck, we used 3M VHB tape along with self-tapping screws into those metal ribs. The panels were installed about two inches above the bottom of the sides to keep moisture from accumulating behind the panels. In the end, the panels added a nice clean appearance. Jeff was super happy and said he’ll call us again when he’s ready to branch out with new signs for marketing his business!

Does your enterprise utilize vehicles you never thought could sport fleet graphics? We here at SGS believe in never saying never. Unless, of course, it’s to explain that we never say never. When you contact us for a free consultation, we can take a close look at your automobile and come up with solutions that allow you to build your brand and advertise while going about your daily tasks. Don’t believe us? Give us a call 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.

Stop the All-White Truck Madness and Brand Your Company with Fleet Graphics!

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In order to utilize mobile advertising, you have to shell out thousands of dollars per vehicle to completely cover your fleet of work trucks, right? There’s no possible way there are any alternatives to a full vehicle wrap. You can’t afford this, so why put any graphics on your vans? You probably realize that none of this is true. There are plenty of options available for fleet vehicle graphics in Vancouver, WA no matter what your budget is.

Why Do You Even Need Fleet Graphics?

Do you have too much business? Are you tired of customers calling you looking to hire you for jobs? If this sounds like your enterprise, you may not need fleet graphics. Also, you should increase your prices and staff, but that’s a different article. For most of us, vehicle graphics are a must for getting the word out about your organization. If you’re one of the rare companies that has a massive marketing budget, then we strongly recommend getting vehicle wraps. This alternative makes the biggest splash on the roads. Otherwise, there are plenty of other graphics solutions:

Vehicle Vinyl Lettering – You have likely seen the white trucks, vans, or cars on the road with plain black lettering. This used to be the height of vehicle graphics. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. Now, you can choose whatever colors you want, and there are a variety of styles, including neon, reflective, carbon fiber, metallic, and matte. This is the most cost effective way to put your message on your fleet.

Vinyl Decals – Custom decals come in every size and shape and are easily installed on your trucks. They work great in combination with truck lettering.

Window Perf – These vinyl graphics go over the windows of your car. Don’t worry about driving into the side of a building, though! Window perf is full of tiny holes that allow the driver to see out while still displaying your contact information to cars stuck in traffic.

Spot Graphics – If you really want to boost your brand, you need to put your company’ contact information, name, and logo on all of your vans, cars, trucks, and even boats! Spot graphics are the perfect way to do this. With large vibrant spot graphics, you can also showcase your products and handiwork.

But, How Do You Take Care of Graphics?

Once your fleet is outfitted with decals and lettering that advertise your enterprise, we stay on call for any maintenance or repair issues you may have. When it comes time to sell your trucks, we can remove your graphics for you. And, when you want to replace your older vehicles, we have your artwork on file to ensure the branding stays consistent as we produce graphics for your new automobiles. We work quickly installing new vehicle lettering because we know how important it is for you to get your vans back on the road making deliveries.

Contact the mighty sign makers at SGS today for a free consultation and quote if you’re ready to learn more about fleet vehicle wraps for Vancouver, WA.

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.