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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.

Corporate values wall display with qoutes for Permacold portland or
Corporate Values Display on wall

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.

Ready to Use Vinyl Graphics Inside Your Vancouver Business? Here’s How!

By | Door Graphics, Floor Graphics, Lobby Signs, Walls Graphics | No Comments

Vinyl isn’t just for hipster record collectors and people with interesting taste in clothing. These days, vinyl films are used on just about every surface in professional offices from tabletops to floors to windows. Are you curious about how vinyl could benefit your organization? You’re in luck. Just read on to learn about the many varied uses for vinyl graphics for businesses in Vancouver, WA.

Lobby Signs

When you envision a lobby sign, you may picture dimensional letters mounted behind a reception desk. This is effective. However, if you have a large focal wall in your lobby, you may want to think a little bigger. With vinyl graphics, you can have a logo that takes up an entire wall and dominates the visual field of anyone who enters your building. The only way to make a more permanent impression with your branding is to heat up a branding iron and apply it to the posteriors of your clients. We think vinyl graphics will yield better long-term results.

Wall Art or Murals

It used to be that the height of interior décor was a boring, old watercolor painting that depicted a neutral scene. Nowadays, you have the ability to cover your walls with high-resolution images of anything you want. Do you have photos of work that your company produced that you’re particularly proud of? We can render it in fine detail on vinyl using our large format digital printer. This is motivational to employees and intriguing to customers and guests.

Wayfinding Signs

Do people have a hard time finding their way around your facility? You can make life more difficult for these people by installing vinyl graphics that point visitors in the wrong direction. Want to make your building a pleasant place to visit? Vinyl lettering can also be used to give accurate directions. We can create entire wayfinding systems using vinyl. For instance, you might install different colored vinyl ribbons that correspond with individual departments or suites within your facility. Clients could simply follow the ribbon from your entrance to the department/suite they’re looking for.

Add Privacy to Meeting Rooms

We’ve all had this experience: We’re in an important business meeting with high-profile clients when a coworker sees you in the meeting, puts their mouth on the giant floor-to-ceiling glass panes surrounding the room, and makes loud farting sounds. There goes your biggest customer! Don’t let this happen to your enterprise again! Instead, we can install etched or frosted vinyl graphics to any glass surface to obscure the view in or out. There! We just saved you millions of dollars.

These are just a few of the ways you can use vinyl graphics for offices in Vancouver, WA. We’re full of brilliant ideas that can improve your work environment. For instance, we can install inspirational quotes in your cafeteria or other common areas using vinyl lettering.

If you’d like ideas that are specifically tailored to your organization, give the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions a call today for a free quote!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Wall Graphics Brighten the Offices of Evosus Software in Vancouver!

By | Office Vinyl Graphics, Walls Graphics | No Comments

Moving into new digs is a natural part of owning a business. As you expand or the landlord hikes the rent, you need to find a new place. Often times, the new location isn’t exactly what you want. The death metal record label that previously inhabited your unit may have left all sorts of questionable symbols on the walls. Or, the previous renters may have been a little too into the color pink.

Whatever the reason, you need to make the interior of your space fit your company culture, and you probably need to do so on a shoestring budget. Evosus recently realized this, so they contacted Specialty Graphic Solutions for office wall graphics for software companies in Vancouver, WA.

What Does Evosus Do?

Located in the Hazel Dell neighborhood of Vancouver, Evosus makes point-of-sale and business management software. They got their start back in 2001 when a service manager for an area hot tub dealer realized that pool and spa companies needed business management software. They’ve since expanded to supply card, mobile, client, payroll, and backup and disaster recovery services for a wide array of industries.

When an enterprise that provides such valuable services for businesses throughout the region came to us for office wall graphics and murals in Vancouver, WA, we got right down to work. Evosus had recently moved into a new office, and they wanted to make it their own. We knew wall graphics would be just the ticket.

We Gave Evosus the SGS Treatment

Our first step of the process was to send out our Mighty Sign Maker Jason to the Evosus offices to run a vinyl test on the walls. Paint and vinyl adhesives don’t always play well together. Some paints can be extra finicky. Our “measure twice, cut once” solution for this is to test adhesion of various types of vinyl and find the ones that will work well on their particular paint job. Once we completed this step, we were able to give Evosus an accurate estimate of how much the project would cost, so they’d be sure it fit their budget.

We started making the actual graphics once the designs were finalized. For this project, we used Avery 900 Supercast films, which are prized for their durability. For the company values, we simply used black and white text. And, for the upstairs and downstairs walls at Evosus, we used black, white, and gray icons.

Last week, Evosus hosted an open house to show off their new location. And, it turns out the new wall graphics were a hit! The guests loved the spiffy appearance. Our clients loved the job we did. And, we loved having another satisfied customer!

Did you recently move your organization into a new facility? Are you a little short on the cash needed to hire a professional paint crew to cover up the ugly ‘70s colors left by the previous tenant? No problem! Contact SGS today for a free consultation and quote on wall graphics for your new location. We think you’ll be surprised at how affordable it is!

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.

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.

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.

Retail Store Signs That Sell! We Promise!

By | Inside Signs, Point of Purchase Signs, Walls Graphics | No Comments

So, you’ve spent the money on entertaining advertisements that have people talking about your shop. You have outstanding exterior signs that get the attention of passersby and direct consumers to your store. Now, that you’ve gone to all the effort of getting potential customers through your door, how are you going to convince them to take out their wallets and “make it rain”?  One way to loosen those purse strings is with interior retail store signs for Vancouver, WA. Today, we’ll look at some of the best options for your business.

Point of Purchase Graphics

Let’s face it: there are some purchases that we make that we probably wouldn’t have made if we’d had a little bit longer to think about what we were doing. If you sell items like this, the best place to promote them is right next to your register with point of purchase signs for Vancouver, WA right. POP signs are also perfect for advertising deals that are only available at checkout, such as store credit cards.

Menu Boards

Just about every restaurant has menu boards. Along with featuring the branding of the eatery, they’re designed to include vibrant images of top selling specialty dishes while matching the interior décor. For easy readability, menu items are often grouped by dish types. For example, beverage options are often listed separately from food selections. After all, you don’t want customers thinking that you serve a Pepsi sandwich (patent pending)!


Through the magic of posters inside your store, you can transform consumers into customers alchemy-like. And, when you combine your efforts with images evocative of a special promotion or seasonal sale, you really put shoppers in the buying mood. Display these signs at your registers and near the shelves where you stock targeted products.

Wall Graphics

Vinyl graphics are taking the world of retail by storm. This is because of their many versatile uses. If you want to change the interior design of your shop, digitally printed wallpaper is more affordable, faster, and nowhere near as stinky as painting. Wall murals can depict people enjoying your products. Or, you can even use wall graphics to point the way to sales items or other best sellers.

Banner Stands and Cardboard Cutouts

Both cardboard cutouts and banner stands can be moved around your interior or even displayed outside when the weather is nice. These work best for big promotions. Is your annual “Buy Two Get One for 50 Percent off when It’s Cloudy” promotion coming up? First of all, you should probably simplify your offer a little bit, and you can let consumers know about your deal with banners or cutouts that block their path!

Ready to Get Started?

Contact the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions today to discuss the markers you’ll need for your upcoming promotions. We’ll sit with you and listen to your vision and budget. Based on your goals, we craft recommendations that are sure to impress. We create signs from scratch, or we can work with the artwork you already have. We’re just flexible like that!

Pick up the phone or do some clicking to get your retail signs started 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.

Have Great Fun with Vinyl Wall Graphics!

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

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?

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.