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Corporate Values and Company Mission Statements

By | Dimensional Letter Signs, Export, Inside Signs, Interior Signs, Lobby Signs, Uncategorized, Wall Graphics, Wall Murals, Walls Graphics

A corporate values display for a wall showcases what your company believes.  Every company has unique values.  A core values display can take many forms and should be unique to each company. Once your company establishes its mission statement, values or just some words that stand for your company beliefs, the Mighty Sign Makers will display it in all of its glory!

Display your values proudly

A wall display is ideal because it keeps those words front and center.  A core values display doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  The Mighty Sign Makers have done some really awesome wall graphics using cut vinyl.  One of our most popular projects is the Permafrost Corporate Values display.  We used multiple frosted vinyl panels that float off the wall each with a value done in white lettering.  Bright, brushed aluminum, 3-d lettering really brings the display together nicely.

The Value of Values

When selecting values that represent your organization, it is easy to fall into the standard values trap.  For example, look at these values:  Communication. Respect. Integrity. Excellence.   Pretty good ones, right?  These are from Enron.  Remember them?  It doesn’t do much good to have words like these if they don’t represent the way your company operates.  In their defense, Greed, Lies, and Deceit don’t really look good as a corporate values display in the lobby.  At Specialty Graphic Solutions we take our company values very seriously.  We call it our Manifesto.

Mighty Sign Maker Manifesto

We know these things to be true:
  • Creative Thinking Builds A Better Mouse Trap
    • Step outside the box to open up new possibilities for design,
      materials, processes and problem-solving.
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One
    • Communicate, collaborate and be a great team player with other
      employees, customers, suppliers and our community.
  • Little Things Make A Big Difference
    • Sweat all the individual little details that make each project unique
      and successful.
  • Responsibility Is Nothing To Fear
    • Take the reins & make things happen. Own your choices, your
      mistakes, AND your successes!
  • Sustainability Is More Than Just-Recycling
    • Use all our resources wisely – materials, people & time – to create a
      healthy future for our company and our community.
  • Great Service Is Personal
    • Know our customers and their individual needs. That’s how we can
      focus our efforts to solve THEIR specific problems.

The difference between a company like Enron and Specialty Graphic Solutions, other than the obvious: we are still in business, is really believing in our corporate values.  It is critical that everyone in your company from the senior executives down to the most important people punching the time clock all believe and live those values.  A corporate values display is a great way to show your people and the world what your organization lives and breathes.

At Specialty Graphic Solutions the Mighty Sign Makers we work by our manifesto.  We know that any of our customers can look at those words and know we walk the walk.

Get an Estimate

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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Corporate Values Display on wall

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

By | Floor Graphics, Wall Graphics, Wall Murals | No Comments

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 the help of a few too many margaritas.)

Nonprofits – It pays for charitable organizations to pay tribute to their benefactors. Yet, you also want to put most of your money to the cause you hope to support. No problem! Show appreciation for your donors and sponsors with wall graphics.

(I Bet You Look Good on the Dance) Floor Graphics

As you perform an online search on your smartphone for what this section’s heading is a reference to (hint: it’s The Arctic Monkeys), notice to where your eyes are directed. As we increasingly use our smartphones, we’re looking in the direction of the ground more and more as we go from one place to another.

Some savvy marketing exec could use this knowledge to their advantage. For instance, what if you could put your branding on the floor? Well, we have the vinyl to do just that. Floor graphics can be just as fancy as well graphics and are durable enough to handle months of the “Twist and Shout.” Floor graphics are the ideal way to display your logo on a large lobby floor.

Thank you for letting us play some of our vinyl for you. If you’re interested in learning about specific hits for your organization, contact the mighty sign makers at SGS for a free consultation on how you could benefit from vinyl graphics on walls and floors in Portland, Oregon.

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

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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 branding, the more likely they are to recognize it and trust your organization. And, when we’re ready to buy an item, we typically go with brands we trust.

This is why businesses often rely on us for large vibrant graphics that display their logo inside of their office or retail store.

Light up Your Life

Does your shop or office scare people away? Unless you run a Halloween store or an enterprise that only caters to gothic people, you probably don’t want consumers to be uncomfortable with your décor. Fortunately, you can close the doors to your business with its ‘80s-era New York City DMV-inspired design scheme one night, and the next day you can have a bright, clean look for your office that motivates workers.

How’s this possible? Visually appealing wall murals can help you achieve this dramatic change. We can include design elements that brighten your office and make employees proud to work there.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wall graphics in Portland, Oregon. If you want to update the appearance of your venue but want to avoid putting up just another graphic on the wall, let our mighty sign makers help. Contact us now for a free, no-strings-attached consultation!

How Are Vinyl Wall Graphics Made and Installed?

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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 enlarge the photo. For instance, you wouldn’t want your wall mural of Stonehenge monument to appear as if it’s in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.

Once we’re satisfied with the sizing and setting of the graphics, we include any color enhancements you need. For example, some of our clients like the idea of choosing a black-and-white display while others request grayscale with just one color accentuated. We provide you with an art proof featuring any enhancements we have made to the images you gave us before we do any printing. Only once you’ve approved of the proof do we fire up the printer and print your new graphics on high-quality vinyl.

We Are Installation Ninjas

Ninjas sneak in, do what they need to do, and sneak out. In this way, our mighty sign makers are ninjas when it comes to wall mural installation. We work with your schedule to choose the best time and day for installation. We cause as little disruption to your business as is possible.

Our first step is to clean the wall’s surface. We then perfectly line up the seams as we install one panel at a time. We do this to make it appear as if the mural is one piece. Lastly, we clean up and jump out of a window or whatever it is that ninjas do.

Now that you know how vinyl wall graphics and murals in Vancouver, WA are made, why not spruce up your interior décor? Contact SGS to get started today!

Dress Up Bare Walls with Corporate Wall Graphics and Murals!

By | Interior Signs, Wall Murals, Walls Graphics | No Comments

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!

Motivate Workers with Break Room Graphics

The hallmark of any successful business is its ability to motivate and retain employees. This can’t be achieved by doing any one thing. It involves changing your company culture. One way to nurture a motivating culture is with wall graphics in your break room. You can include inspirational quotes from the great thinkers of the world, such as Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Winnie the Pooh. Or, you can simply use murals featuring colors that produce the mood you’re going for. We have a blog post all about that.

Showcase Your Mission Statement and Core Values

Many organizations, especially nonprofits, like to put their mission statement and core values front-row center in their corporate offices. This not only shows clients, donors, and other guests what your enterprise is about, but it also reminds employees why they’re there. Research shows that when workers know why they‘re doing a particular job, they’re more likely to work hard. After all, aren’t we all looking for meaning in our work?

At SGS, the meaning for our work is to contribute to a vibrant and successful community. One of the ways we do this is with corporate wall murals for Vancouver, WA. If you’re ready to transform the interiors of your offices, contact us today for a free estimate and consultation.

Office Signs and Graphics to Make Your Interiors Pop!

By | Interior Signs, Lobby Signs, Wall Murals, Walls Graphics | No Comments

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 company’s background with large, full-color wall graphics featuring your corporate timeline. You can even include some of those old-timey, black-and-white photographs of your business’s founders shaking hands with important people.

Wall graphics are generally made of high-quality cast vinyl. Our large format digital printer prints directly onto the vinyl for crisp, clear images. We can install it in two wags of a dog’s tail. These graphics are virtually indistinguishable from paint yet much less expensive.

Wall Murals

There’s a whole list of ways to use wall murals in your office depending on what type of business you have. Here are some of our favs:

  • Brighten up Meeting Rooms – Whether you run a general contractor, architectural, accounting, legal, spy, or financial services firm, we’ll design graphics for your conference room that are appropriate for your industry.
  • Dental and Medical Office Waiting Rooms – When you’re about to receive a root canal, sitting in the waiting room can get intense. With the right wall murals, we can help you lighten the mood and put patients at ease.
  • Digitally Printed Wallpaper – Rather than spending thousands and stinking up your office building with a new paint job, try digitally printed wallpaper. We can produce any colors or designs you want.

Are you ready to bring your office into the 21st century? Contact the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions for a free consultation on office signs and graphics for Vancouver, WA.

Have Great Fun with Vinyl Wall Graphics!

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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, to reproduce their logo. Now, their clients can take the bull by the horns as they fight for those last couple reps.

Seasonal Displays

Vinyl static cling is most popular for use on windows. However, it also works well on hard, non-porous surfaces, such as some walls. Since they’re removable and reusable (as the little green robot guy is thinking), vinyl wall cling is ideal for promotions that only happen at certain times of the year.

If you own a retail store, you want to put people in the buying moods around the holiday season or for back-to-school sales or maybe even for Arbor Day for some reason. Whatever time of the year you want to celebrate, we can create easily installable vinyl cling that will set the tone for the shopping experience. These graphics are then storable until the following year.

These are just some of the ways you can have fun with vinyl wall graphics for Vancouver, WA. If you know you want to update the look of your venue but are unsure of how to go about it, don’t worry! Our graphic designers are full of ideas. Give us a call for a free consultation, and if our experts can’t come up with something you like, you’re under no obligation to buy anything! What’s there to lose?