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Vehicle Graphics for a “Kick-Ash” Company

By | Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering

Sometimes all you need to do to get noticed is to update your image. Whether it’s your wardrobe, your furniture or the fading decals on your company vehicle, making sure that you present yourself in the best light means keeping things looking fresh. When Adam Brown, owner of Top to Bottom Chimney Specialist in Vancouver Wash., needed to update the vehicle graphics on the windows of his Chevy Yukon, he called the Mighty Sign Makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions. Adam already knew that vehicle graphics can make a major difference to your business, but it was time for an update. With a tagline as good as “We Kick Ash!” going on the windows, SGS knew we had to make Adam’s Chevy as awesome as we could. Brand New Look Instead of remaking the exact look of Adam’s original graphics, our expert team of graphic designers worked on new designs. After discussing things with Adam, our team printed a logo and text for the back three windows of Adam’s Yukon. Adam wanted red colored graphics and decided on a color gradient, which our digital printer renders perfectly for a richer and more noticeable result that was sure to turn heads of potential clients. What We Did Adam brought his Yukon over to the SGS headquarters and we had a look at what we were working with. First, we had to remove the old graphics from Adam’s windows. We needed to make sure that the new graphics looked as good as we could make them and bits of old decals would have looked pretty bad. After we removed the old graphics and the new designs were approved, cut and printed our professional team installed them at the SGS facilities. With the name of the business, phone number and the big selling-point of…

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Bicycle Biker Gang: Vehicle Wraps for Vintage iQ Credit Union Bikes

By | Unique Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Wrap

Picture your childhood summers. Now picture better, imaginary childhood summers like the ones you see in movies and on television. Were the kids in your imagined vision riding bikes on suburban streets? Did the bikes look modern or did they have that wide handlebar, red and white, 1950’s look? Vehicle Wraps for Bikes make your dreams come true. If you had a crummy bike with a chain that kept popping off when you were a kid you probably feel a little peeved when you see those movies where the kid is riding one of those beautiful retro bikes and then drops it onto the sidewalk like a heap of scrap. You probably thought you’d treat that bike better, you’d give it the respect it deserves, but you knew you’d never have one because they probably stopped making them. Lucky for you, they did not. And what’s better, we can make them look even cooler. Vehicle Wraps for Vintage Bikes Recently, iQ Credit Union, based in Vancouver Wash., got in touch with us. They bought 19 replica 1952 Columbia Cruiser bikes for a promotional event and they wanted to add a bit of their brand to the bikes with a few vinyl vehicle wraps. Before we go further let’s be clear; these are THE bikes. The ones you think of if you combine the words “childhood” and “vintage.” They even come with a headlight. The kind that’s shaped like a bullet. Who wouldn’t want that? The unabashed awesomeness of this project meant we didn’t hesitate to get involved. The Process The bikes arrived in boxes. We scrambled to get them open. They were partially unassembled. No big deal for the Mighty Sign Makers, we figured we’d have them together in a few minutes. Then we found out bikes in 1952 had…

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Things to Avoid With Vehicle Lettering and Logos

By | Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering, Vehicle Vinyl Logos

Vehicle graphics are pretty awesome. They do a lot of work for your business at an affordable price and they’re always building you brand on the road, at job sites and in your parking lot. If you use vehicles in your business, it just makes sense to invest in these products. Vehicle letters and logos are one of the simpler types of vehicle graphic options that we offer at SGS. But that doesn’t mean they’re not some of the best signage out there. These graphics can convey any message you need, but there are some rules you should stick to with vehicle lettering and logos. Here is some mighty advice from the Mighty Sign Makers on what not to do with your vehicle lettering and logos: Teeny-Tiny Letters and Images There’s a reason road signs have big lettering. Anyone passing by must be able to read the message on them comfortably. The same goes for your vehicle graphics. Don’t cause a fender bender as people struggle to read the information on your vehicle.  You need graphics of a certain size. Large enough to be read at a distance and while on the move, but also small enough to fit on your vehicle. In other words, you need mighty lettering and logos to get noticed by your target audience without causing a traffic accident. Bad Placement The size and shape of some vehicles can be very different. If you have a lot of curves and slants on the back of your vehicle, this may not be the best place to put your most important information. If you put your name and number on a harshly slanted rear window, it’s prime target will be helicopters and passing birds. That’s why you need a professional team like the Mighty Sign Makers to help…

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Barnhart Goes Big with a Vehicle Wrap

By | Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Wrap

With a family business, you usually think small: a “mom-and-pop” on the corner, something like that. Barnhart, a rigging and heavy lift company, began that way. Founded as a family-owned business in 1969 in Memphis, Tenn., Barnhart is now one of the largest Heavy Lift and Heavy Transport companies in the U.S. with 40 branches throughout the nation. Despite their massive growth, Barnhart is still a family-run business. So, when their Portland, Ore. branch needed a vehicle wrap for their sixteen-foot cargo trailer the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions were happy to do business with them.  Cargo Trailer Wraps Are One Of Our Specialties. What They Needed One of the major purposes of a vehicle wrap is to advertise your business on the move. When you’re going to and from job sites, a vehicle wrap can increase the visibility of your brand, but it also labels your work. As your vehicles leave a job well-done, you’re showing people the work you do and your name. Barnhart knew this when they contacted us. Barnhart had recently bought a new job trailer. They use this trailer to haul rigging gear to and from their job sites. Instead of wasting the space on their sixteen-foot trailer, they wanted to make sure that they were using it to advertise and market their business. What We Did First, we took a look at what we were working with. We discussed our options with Barnhart and they decided to go with a full wrap for their trailer with a simple blueprint design that really represented the attention to detail and effort they put into their work. Next, we got to work. Using our large format printer, we made a full-color digital print wrap with gloss overlaminate. We printed on premium cast wrap vinyl with…

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RV Wraps Any Way You Get Around, We’ll Make It Look Good

By | Unique Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Wrap

Every business has its unique set of tools. The carpenter doesn’t use the same tools as the editor. The chef doesn’t use the same tools as the plumber (hopefully). Some trades use vehicles in their everyday processes and tasks. Not every trade that uses vehicles uses the same vehicles.  RV Wraps. The vehicles you use in your business should reflect you and your business. The vehicles you use at home should say something about you. Vehicle wraps are a great way to add that touch of personalization, but what do you do when the vehicle you use does not fit the traditional form of car, truck or van? There are a lot of places that offer vehicle wraps and decals. To them, vehicle means cars, vans, and trucks. That’s not what vehicle means to us. Your business has specific needs and specific tools to fulfill those needs. Not everyone uses a car in their business. You might want a boat, forklift, golf cart, or RV customized to fit your style. At Specialty Graphic Solutions, we’ve done wraps and decals for all of those. Don’t Limit Yourself If you want to make your forklift look pretty, we can help. If you want people to remember your name as they leap out of the way of your company golf cart, we can help. If you want to show people what truly lies at the heart of you with a picture of your parakeet on your RV, we can help. There are more than just cars out there. You shouldn’t be limited to just making your cars cool. There are businesses that don’t use a fleet of trucks, they use fleets of golf carts or forklifts. There’s no need for you branding to be limited because you can pick stuff up and put…

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Boost Brand Power with Work Van Graphics for Your Ford Transit!

By | Vehicle Graphics

Let’s talk about how you can Boost Brand Power with Work Van Graphics for Your Ford Transit! Let’s face it: most kids have terrible taste in food. In fact, you know those Happy Meals that kids everywhere crave? Not even mold will eat Happy Meals. Also, allergies are all the rage in the Pacific Northwest. Some of us are even allergic to Christmas trees, but did you know that it’s actually the mold in these trees that cause the allergic reaction? Why do we know all of these random facts about mold that have nothing to do with signs? Well, it has a lot to do with how good of listeners we are when clients like MoldEaters call us up for van graphics. Let’s take a closer look at this upstanding company and how we helped them! MoldEaters? That Doesn’t Sound Appetizing With locations on Northeast 117th Avenue in Vancouver and Southwest 50th Avenue in Portland, MoldEaters take care of a big problem that area homeowners face: mold. Their services include mold remediation, mold inspection, mold removal, and much more. Their goals are to help their clients stay healthy and to help protect homes from the damaging effects of mold, harsh chemicals, and moisture. They keep updated on the latest mold news so that they can provide the newest services that will identify and remove mold problems permanently and safely. When such a moldy enterprise contacted us for van graphics for mold removal companies, we were hesitant at versus. Some of us weren’t up to date on our shots, and we didn’t even know if shots would help us against molds. Fortunately, there was no mold involved in this process. MoldEaters just wanted attention-grabbing graphics. And, rather than going to an old, moldy sign maker, they contacted the mighty sign…

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Brand with Vehicle Graphics for Day Care Centers in Ridgefield WA!

By | Vehicle Graphics

If you’re a decent person, you probably don’t want people in your vehicle to get seriously injured. And, unless you’re some sort of weirdo, you’re not really into getting into car accidents. So, why on earth would you ever cover your windows with vehicle graphics? You’ll discover the answer to this and more as you read about why Mitzi’s Place Day Care called up Specialty Graphic Solutions for vehicle graphics for day care centers in Ridgefield, WA. What’s a “Mitzi”? Mitzi is the owner of Mitzi’s Place Day Care. They’ve been serving the areas in and around Ridgefield for nearly a decade now. They’re licensed by the state and offer care for children of all ages, including infants. Some of our mighty sign makers can act like kids sometimes, but Mitzi’s Place doesn’t cater to adult children. When an organization that does so much to help out busy parents came to us for vehicle graphics for day care centers in Ridgefield, WA, we were more than happy to lend a hand. Mitzi’s Place wanted to step up their marketing. Rather than outfitting the kids under their care with t-shirts featuring their branding and letting them loose in the wild, they thought it’d be a better idea to add vehicle graphics to their SUV. Fortunately, they contacted the right sign shop for the job. The Mitzi Not-so-Bitsy Graphics As always, our first step in the vehicle graphics process was to meet with the client and check out their ride. Mitzi’s Place had a big Ford Excursion that they used to transport precious cargo: other people’s kids. At first, when we recommended that they install window graphics, they thought we were crazy. Sure, we’re a bit crazy, but in this case, we recommended perforated vinyl that would still allow the driver to…

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Above & Beyond Hydroseed Shines with Fleet Vehicle Graphics!

By | Fleet Graphics, Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering

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…

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Going to the Dogs: Vehicle Graphics for Mobile Dog Groomers!

By | Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering, Vehicle Wrap

Small business owners are the backbone of America, but marking your territory in the business world takes a good portion – if not all – of your cunning. Smart entrepreneurs are increasingly outfitting their company vehicles with graphics to increase their exposure. Soapy Dogs wanted to put their paw prints all over the pet grooming market in Northwest Oregon, so they contacted Specialty Graphic Solutions for vehicle graphics for mobile dog groomers. The Low Down on Soapy Dog Based in Gresham, Soapy Dog is a mobile pet grooming company owned by Tank and Tiffany Wright. A lifelong Gresham resident, Tank is a certified groomer in the State of Oregon and a member of the American Groomer’s Association. They provide a long list of grooming services, including brushing, main trimming, ear cleaning, ear plucking, warm baths, paw trimming, gland expression, haircuts, treatment for dry skin, teeth brushing, flea and tick treatments, de-matting, and bikini waxes. Okay, we may have made up that last one, but you get the point: they do everything! When a business that does so much for local furry friends came to us for vehicle graphics for mobile dog groomers, we jumped at the chance to be of assistance. You see, mobile dog washing is one hot industry today. Clients are willing to pay a premium for a professional pet service to come to them and provide grooming service. Soapy Dog needed a way to get a leg up on the competition by getting their name out there. Fortunately, we had just the solution. SGS Did a Doggone Good Job Our first step was to meet with a dog. Beanz the Boston Terrier is one of two dogs owned by the Wrights, and Beanz is the inspiration for their logo. They wanted to incorporate their logo and contact…

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Van Graphics for Mobile Service Businesses in Vancouver WA!

By | Van Graphics, Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Vinyl Logos

We’re not here to shame anyone, but there are virtually no situations where it’s okay to be naked in public. The only exception we can think of is if you’re a bear trying to steal picnic baskets. And, even then, you should have a hat and tie on. So, why do businesses let their company vehicles go around naked as the day they left the manufacturing plant? When you tastefully clothe your work trucks you promote your business while you drive. Craftworx realized this. That’s why they contacted Specialty Graphic Solutions for Ford Transit Connect van graphics in Vancouver, WA. The Lowdown on Craftworx No, Craftworx isn’t a ‘70s German electronic music band. It’s a mobile marine service company run by Nick Orr. They’re a fairly new enterprise and don’t have an online presence yet, so they rely heavily on word of mouth to attract customers who need help with fixing their boats and other nautical machinery. When a business that does so much to keep local captains afloat came to us for van graphics for mobile service businesses in Vancouver, WA, we had to say, “Aye aye!” Without an Internet presence or physical location, Craftworx needed a way to attract new clients. They regularly traveled to job sites in their Ford Transit Connect van and figured the van could help get the word out. Fortunately, they contacted the right mighty sign makers! We Went to Work for Craftworx Our process is pretty simple. We first scheduled a time for Nick to bring his van around to SGS, so we could get a good look at it, take measurements, and do a little photo shoot. The van had camera skills that would impress Tyra Banks. We then got a vector version of Craftworx’s new logo from Nick. We had everything…

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