Vehicle Vinyl Lettering

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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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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Using Vehicle Lettering and Logos to Brand in Portland Oregon!

By | Vehicle Vinyl Lettering, Vehicle Vinyl Logos

Using Vehicle Lettering and Logos to Brand is key in a promotion.  In the old days, savvy entrepreneurs who were looking to make a name for themselves were told to “go west.” Nowadays, if you gave a Portlander that advice, they’d probably look at you quizzically and wonder what was so great about Tillamook or any of the other small towns out that way. These days, the sage advice is to “go mobile.” This may bring to mind busy people looking down at their phones while they dodge the physical obstacles of life. However, in this case, we’re talking about mobile marketing. Specifically, you ought to consider bedazzling your fleet with vehicle lettering and logos in Portland, Oregon. WHY!?! Putting your organization’s logo on the side of a vehicle is a high-visibility, affordable form of direct marketing whether you have a single company car you use to deliver artisanal chicken nuggets to clients or you run a floral delivery business with a small fleet of vans. Here are the reasons you need to slap your logo and company name on the side of your ride: Flexibility of Logo Placement Putting your business’s name on your vehicle is no longer a matter of painting it on your side panels. Today, you can get creative. For instance, you can cover your hood, rear, and sides with giant logos. If you drive around the city a lot, throw your logo on the roof too so folks looking down from their fancy high-rise offices and apartments can see your branding. Magnetic logos are a smart solution when you have a vehicle that only does company work part time. Brand Your Organization The face of your brand is your logo. When you saturate a geographic market with your image by placing a logo on your…

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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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Transportation Company Brands with Truck Graphics and USDOT Lettering in Vancouver WA!

By | Truck Lettering, USDOT Lettering, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering

Vehicle graphics are the best way to market your business when on the road. No one is disputing that. The problem is that when you’re hauling cargo from here to Beantown 24/7, it’s difficult to put your rig out of commission long enough to give your ride some style. Thankfully, Krontrans Transport came to Specialty Graphic Solutions where we worked with his schedule to install truck graphics and USDOT lettering in Vancouver, WA for transportation companies. Kron Gets the Job Done Based on Southeast 136th Avenue in Vancouver, Krontrans Transport, Inc. is the business of an owner-operator long haul trucker. The enterprise is relatively new and looking to build its clientele. He transports paper products, fresh produce, refrigerated food, general freight, beverages, and much more. Basically, if you need to get something from Point A to Point B, he’s your man. When an entrepreneur who does so much to help local businesses transport their goods came to us for truck graphics and USDOT lettering in Vancouver, WA for transportation companies, we said, “10-4, Good Buddy!” Krontrans had a gorgeous Volvo truck, and he wanted us to help him boost its looks. Fortunately, this wasn’t our mighty sign makers’ first rodeo. We Kept Krontrans on the Road Our first step with any project is to meet with the client to discuss their goals and to get a look at their vehicle. This is kind of awkward when the project is a lobby sign, and there’s no apparent reason for us to check out their vehicle, but alas, we do an excellent job, so no one complains. In addition to USDOT numbers, Krontrans wanted us to make his graphic logo a reality. Based on his description, we created the logo, a horsehead with an element of forward motion done in Chrome to…

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Still Not Sure About Mobile Marketing? Read our Vehicle Wrap FAQs for Portland Oregon

By | Vehicle Vinyl Lettering, Vehicle Vinyl Logos, Vehicle Wrap

If you think vehicle wraps are only for cool dude hunks who want to trick out their Honda Civics, think again! More and more businesses that aren’t even that cool are taking advantage of this marketing tool. Before we install your new wrap, we know you have lots of questions. So, below we answer your vehicle wrap FAQs for Portland, Oregon: What Is a Vehicle Wrap? The term “vehicle wrap” doesn’t refer to people singing about “blades” on their Impala. Instead, they’re vinyl adhesive films that are specifically designed to go on cars. Full wraps cover the entire body of your vehicle. Partial wraps work with the color of your vehicle to create a visually appealing design while covering just portions of your vehicle. Wraps can be a solid color or feature any high-resolution graphics you want, including photographs. Are Vehicle Wraps Expensive? Prices depend on the scope of your vehicle wrap project since every application and automobile is different. For instance, if you want a full color change wrap, including inner door frames, sills, and door jambs, it’ll cost you more than if you just want to wrap the hood and doors of your work van with pictures of kittens. Prices vary based on surface complexity, the amount of vinyl used, and the type of vehicle you have. Are Vehicle Wraps Illegal? We aren’t a back alley operation. We keep everything on the up and up. That being said, unless you’re talking about a wrap with explicit images that could potentially make children cry or photos you don’t the rights to that could potentially make lawyers cry, vehicle wraps aren’t illegal. Will I Be Able to Pass My Wrap onto My Grandchildren? There are a lot of factors that go into answering that question. We’ll just say that some…

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The Amazing Power of Fleet Graphics in Portland Oregon

By | Fleet Graphics, Truck Lettering, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering

With all of the money you spend on buying, insuring, and maintaining your fleet vehicles, it may be hard for you to loosen your purse strings for yet another expense. However, if you want to be sure that you have any money in your purse (or wallet or bank account) in the future, it’s imperative that you make the minor investment in fleet graphics in Portland, Oregon. Let’s look at a fictitious example… Business A performs incredible work. Their competitor, Business B, performs okay work. They get the job done, but it’s nothing to write home about. Business A uses plain work vehicles with no identifying markings. When they’re on the job site, no one can tell who’s performing the excellent work. Business B has fleet graphics. You can easily tell who’s on the job wherever they may roam. Now, let’s fast forward to a few months later, and you’re in need of the services that both Businesses A and B provide. Who’re you going to call? It’s unlikely you’ll call Business A – even though they do superior work – because you don’t even know their name. On the other hand, Business B does a passable job, and you’re familiar with their brand. Even if you did know Business A’s name, you’re likely to forget it by the time you need their services. But, if they had vehicle graphics, you’d be reminded as you saw their trucks on the road. Don’t Be Business A Is your organization the Clyde Drexler of its industry, but you can’t seem to find enough work? Maybe it’s time for a little investment in vehicle graphics to really boost your name recognition. Here are our slam dunk recommendations: Truck Lettering – We recommend vinyl lettering to enterprises that want to put their name on…

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Why Choose Vehicle Vinyl Lettering in Vancouver?

By | Truck Lettering, Vehicle Vinyl Lettering, Vehicle Vinyl Logos

Emojis are all the rage these days. It seems like just about every text we get from friends features an emoji that leaves their message ambiguous and confusing. Now, as a sign company that prides itself on being able to do anything, we can render your company’s information on your fleet vehicles using emojis, but consumers will likely be all like “OMG! WTF?” That’s why Specialty Graphic Solutions offers vehicle vinyl lettering in Vancouver, WA instead of emojis. But, how’s lettering used? We’re glad you asked. Check out these uses: Put Your Courtesy Shuttles to Work If you provide a courtesy shuttle to your auto dealership, hotel, car rental business, or any other enterprise, vinyl lettering is a must. You show prospective customers that you take care of your clients when you outfit your vans with spot graphics and lettering. This also helps you advertise to your target audience. For instance, your hotel courtesy shuttle reaches jet-setters, vacationers, business people, and others who like to travel as you pick up and drop off guests at the airport. Direct Hungry People to Your Eatery Does your restaurant offer catering services? How do people find out about this offering? Many establishments think that a little ad in an easy-to-miss spot on your menu will be just the shot in the arm your catering services need to get off the ground. Think again. You need your delivery van or car to feature your name and logo if you really want event planners to associate your diner with catering for a banquet or party. This will also advertise your popular dishes and cuisine. If you operate a food truck, how do you set yourself apart from the other trucks in the vicinity? You must use vibrant letters to publicize your menu items. Fortunately, we…

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