Wall Murals

Consider Using Vinyl Graphics on Walls and Floors in Portland Oregon!

By | Floor Graphics, Wall Graphics, Wall Murals

Nothing beats vinyl. The way you can hear all of the minor imperfections of the record as the needle moves along the ridges. The beautiful sound created when you have “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” blasting at full volume and your cat hits the tone arm creating that signature scratch sound. Whether it’s Led Zeppelin IV, Back in Black, or Rumours, we all have our favorite vinyl. Honestly, though, at Specialty Graphic Solutions, we can’t stand vinyl unless we’re playing with it. No, we’re not talking about some Grandmaster Flash-style scratching. Instead, we like to put high-resolution graphics on top-quality vinyl adhesives and stick it just about everywhere. We’re so good at it, businesses contact us to put vinyl graphics on walls and floors in Portland, Oregon. Let’s look at some of our greatest hits! (Off the) Wall Graphics This isn’t your grandma’s wallpaper. Wall graphics, also called wall murals or digitally printed wallpaper, can showcase images of your top-selling products, handiwork you’re particularly proud of, or your company’s slogan. The graphics are printed directly onto the vinyl using our large-format digital printer. We then sneak into your venue like ninjas and install the graphics without disrupting your work. That’s all well and great, but who uses wall graphics? We’re glad you asked. Basically, any organization with at least one wall. Here’s a (nowhere near comprehensive) list: Professional Offices – Whether you’re looking for an affordable way to remodel your interiors or a simple solution for adding motivational quotes to your break room walls, your professional office can benefit from wall lettering and murals. Restaurants – Have you ever been so engrossed in the décor of a Mexican restaurant that you forgot you were actually in the Pearl District? Chances are vinyl murals of scenes from Mexico put you in that mood (with perhaps…

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Stop the Madness of All-White Walls: Wall Graphics in Portland Oregon

By | Wall Graphics, Wall Murals

We visit a lot of businesses in the Portland area. And, perhaps all too often, we get Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” stuck in our heads. Sometimes, it’s because they have a literal, plain exposed brick wall. Other times, they have mundane, uninspired graphics. All they have is just another graphic on the wall. We assume that they need some education. So, we’ve put together this blog entry showcasing what’s possible with custom wall graphics in Portland, Oregon. Deck the Walls with Boughs of Graphics I guess the lyrics to that song don’t make too much sense here either, but they should get you in the mood for the holidays. And, wall graphics are ideal for creating seasonal displays. Windows are typically where you see vinyl static cling, but this material works well on any non-porous, hard surface, including your walls. Vinyl wall cling is perfect for promotions that only occur at certain times of the year since they’re reusable and removable. We don’t want to be the ones to ruin your summer by pointing out that back-to-school sales will be starting soon, but alas, it may be time to start outfitting your store with wall graphics that put consumers in the buying mood for pencils, books, and teacher’s dirty looks. We can create easy to install vinyl clings that’ll set the tone in your store no matter what time of year you want to celebrate. And, when all’s said and done, you can then easily store the graphics until next year. Brand in the Place where You Work Once clients enter your business, they’ll remember your branding forever, and there’s no need to expose them to your company colors, logo, or fonts again, right? Nope. Brand building takes repetition and time. The more customers see your unique…

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How Are Vinyl Wall Graphics Made and Installed?

By | Wall Murals, Walls Graphics

Vancouver is full of talented artists. So, it’s often assumed that the outstanding wall murals we make and install are the works of artists. In a way, they’re right: we consider what we do to be an art form. In another way they’re wrong: the murals aren’t painted on. But, what’s this hocus pocus? How are vinyl wall graphics made in Vancouver, WA? Please sit back down, and we’ll tell you. Before We Start, We Talk to You If you think that we just show up and install your graphics after one quick phone call, you’d be wrong. We could do that if you wanted, but you may not be happy with the results. Instead, we find we can give you better outcomes when we come to your office, perform a site survey, take measurements, and listen with rapt attention to what you want done. We’ll also take a close look at the images or artwork you want in your mural. If there are doorways, windows, or light switches in the wall you want to continue to use, we take note of where we’ll need to have cutouts. And, to get a good idea of how we should size different style elements within the graphics, we measure the distance from windows on other walls to the target wall. After all, we don’t want people looking into your storefront and just seeing nose hairs or a model’s groin area. We only do this by special request. Graphic Designers then Design the Graphics Based on the images you chose in the client consultation, we know what artwork you want to feature. We just need to figure out how to showcase your picture without cutouts getting in the way. We also want to avoid overwhelming the room with certain style elements when we…

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Dress Up Bare Walls with Corporate Wall Graphics and Murals!

By | Interior Signs, Wall Murals, Walls Graphics

Have you ever walked through an office building with cold, bare white walls? Did it make you feel comfortable? Chances are it was a little creepy. What kind of building doesn’t have anything on its walls? Typically, it’s places that don’t have tenants. Or, it could be an organization that just plain doesn’t have the money to liven up the interior décor. Either way, do you want your visitors and clients to think that you’re a fly-by-night operation? Or, do you want them to feel secure in doing business with you? We’re gonna go ahead and assume you want your customers to be at ease. Good choice! The mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions can help you achieve this goal with corporate wall graphics in Vancouver, WA. Keep reading to find out how! Celebrate Your Company’s Success in Your Conference Room No, we’re not suggesting that you have daily pizza parties in your meeting room, though of course, you’re free to do that (please invite us.) We’re actually recommending that you use wall graphics in your conference rooms to showcase your company history. If you have long, bare walls, you might even include a timeline of major milestones. This will show employees and customers alike how far you’ve come since your humble beginnings. Welcome Clients to Your Building Sure, acrylic, foam, and metal lobby signs are always popular for lobby signs, but don’t discount vinyl wall murals. At a lower cost per day than a cup of coffee, you can wake up the senses and liven up your reception area with wall graphics that feature your corporate branding. If you have a massive focal wall, we can cover it with an awe-inspiring mural. This is much more affordable than a new paint job, and it smells a lot better!…

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Office Signs and Graphics to Make Your Interiors Pop!

By | Interior Signs, Lobby Signs, Wall Murals, Walls Graphics

Have you ever walked into an office, store, or suite and instantly recognized that the business hasn’t updated its interior since the ‘80s? What did this tell you about them? Or, worse yet: have you neglected your interior design since the Reagan Administration? What do you think this says about you? Unless you run a store for retro fashions, ‘50s diner, or are attempting to trick people into thinking they’ve traveled back in time, having a tired, old office interior will show customers, clients, and workers that you don’t pay attention to detail or that your company is just trying to get by financially. As materials start to show wear and tear, fashions change, or you just want your office to be more motivating and bright, you’ll want to redesign the inside of your facility. Now, if you’re thinking that you don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on a remodeling contractor, you may be right, but we have a more affordable solution for you: custom office signs and graphics for Vancouver, WA. Back-Lit Lobby Signs One of the best ways to welcome your reception area to 2015 is with back-lit lobby signs. These are the markers that state of the art tech firms are ordering to show that they stay ahead of the trends. There are several options available. We typically use some combination of aluminum and acrylic with LED lighting. We use LEDs because they’ll help you save on your electric bills, and they last for a long time. The light can either shine through transparent faces or come from behind to produce a halo effect on the wall around the sign. Wall Graphics Does your organization have a rich history that you would like clients and employees alike to know about? You can display your…

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Have Great Fun with Vinyl Wall Graphics!

By | Inside Signs, Wall Murals, Walls Graphics

Not to humblebrag, but our phone is always ringing. It gets kind of crazy around here sometimes. It’s becoming increasingly clear that someone has let local business owners in on the secret of using vinyl wall graphics to jazz up their interiors. Consequently, they come to the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions for vinyl wall graphics for Vancouver, WA. Transform Your Atmosphere One day, you may be operating a hole-in-the-wall bar that tends to scare people away rather than attract new clientele. The next day, you can have a hip new cocktail lounge that’s the talk of the town. “But, how’s that even possible?” You may ask. You can achieve this dramatic change with visually appealing wall murals…and maybe hiring a less threatening bartender.  We can incorporate design elements that really pop and put patrons in the mood to have a good time. An example of the full wall transformation we can achieve is this “Made in Oregon” photographic adhesive wall mural. We can render any high resolution or vector image of just about anything into a mural. This is becoming the prime solution for more restaurants that want to enhance their dining experience. Build Your Brand Too often, enterprises are under the mistaken belief that increasing their brand awareness stops once customers enter their storefront. This simply isn’t true. Building your brand comes with repetition. The more consumers see your logo, font, and colors, they more they recognize it as something they trust. And, you tend to go with brands you trust when you’re ready to purchase a product. For this reason, companies often want us to render their logo with large vibrant graphics inside of their retail store or office. For example, BOLD Training had us work with the color of their walls, an uplifting orange,…

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