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Exterior Building Sign for Glacier Tanks in Portland OR Increases Branding Power

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If you don’t have signage on the exterior of your venue, you’re making a titanic mistake! Even if you don’t welcome in clients to your building, your business could still sink if you aren’t working hard on your branding. Glacier Tanks realized this, so they contacted the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions for building signs in Vancouver, WA.

Glacier Tanks Is One Cool Company!

If you’re thinking that Glacier Tanks produces slow-moving military vehicles, you probably don’t operate a microbrewery. For the uninitiated, Glacier Tanks is a leading supplier of beer brewing tanks and accessory equipment. Situated on Northwest 114th Street in Vancouver, they’ve been an invaluable source of a broad range of industrial grade fermenters, tubing, tanks, burners, kettles, valves, and much more for about ten years now.

When a business that produces such important products to support Portland’s brewmasters came to us for exterior building signs for Portland, OR, we dropped our koozies and got down to work. Glacier Tanks knew they could count on us to make them look their best because we’d supplied them with hot blade signs and window graphics in the past. Exterior building signs were just going to be icing on their branding cake.

What We Did for Glacier Tanks

During an initial consultation, we learned about what Glacier Tanks was looking for in their new exterior marker. They wanted a sign that would represent their brand while really catching eyes. We came up with a few design and material options for them. They went with a nice aluminum and PVC number.

Once we had the go-ahead on the design, we moved at anything but a glacial pace. We started with a brushed silver aluminum composite sign panel for the backer. As you can see, it’s evocative of brewing tanks.

To give dimensionality to the sign, we created the logo using half-inch thick painted PVC logo pieces. The beautiful light to dark blue in the mountain and curved elements of the logo was achieved with a laminated digital print on the face of the blue PVC. Also, on the panel is cut vinyl text telling visitors when the company was established.

Once the sign was fabricated, we worked with Glacier Tanks’ schedule to mount the marker directly on the face of the new offices above the main entry. We did it at a time that would cause little disruption to business. We didn’t want to get between brewmasters and their brewing supplies!

In the end, they were completely satisfied with the job we did. The new exterior marker coordinates perfectly with the blade sign around the corner that we did a few months back as well as the window graphics directing customers and delivery trucks to the proper entrance.

Are your sales frozen solid? Do you need a way to get above water? Exterior signs are one of your most cost-effective marketing tools. No matter what industry you’re in, they’re your key to building your name recognition. If you’re ready to boost your branding and drive sales, contact SGS today for a free consultation on exterior building signs.

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.

Manolo Walls Pops with New Business Signs and Graphics

By | Exterior Signs, New Business Signs, Windows and Doors | No Comments

Opening up a new storefront without the right signage is worse than walking around town naked. At least when you’re walking around naked, you catch people’s attention. When your storefront doesn’t have signage, no one will notice you. Sure, you could “keep Portland weird” and just have naked people stand in front of your store, or you could get ahead of the ball and have vibrant, full-color signs. Manolo Walls chose the option that would attract the right kind of attention and contacted Specialty Graphic Solutions for new business signs and graphics in Portland, OR.

Manolo Walls? Tell Me More

Located on Southeast Gideon in Portland, Manolo Walls is the gloriously designed brainchild of Nelli Pavlenko. With more than a decade of experience in the home décor and home improvement industry, she has worked side-by-side with design professionals and homeowners to produce beautiful results for her clients. Some of the custom wall coverings she offers are wallpaper, 3D wall flats, acoustic panels, ceiling tiles, and much more.

When a business that’s keeping area homes looking their best came to us for new business signs and graphics for Portland, OR, we were more than willing to help. Manolo Walls had recently moved into a new location and Nelli needed a whole host of signs for the new place. Fortunately, she called the mighty sign makers at SGS for help.

What We Did for Manolo Walls

Nelli wanted to make her new venue shine with exterior branding. So, that’s exactly what we did. For the windows, we used vinyl graphics featuring a full-color laminated print logo and their phone number and website information. These were installed on the exterior of the glass entrance door.

Next, we created a building sign with the Manolo logo. The panel is three feet by three feet and three millimeters thick. It’s an aluminum composite Alupanel with laminated digital print. We affixed the panel directly to the building wall. This was a simple way to brand the business without breaking the bank.

We installed all of the new signage for Nelli. In fact, we did it all ahead of schedule. Now, customers can easily find the store, and she’s building her brand by using her unique logo and not just some cut vinyl wording on her door. Nelli was completely satisfied with her new signs. She even sent us the following note: “Thank you! The signs look amazing!”

Don’t Let Your Store Go around Naked

As soon as the paint dries on your lease, give SGS a call. We can work with you to make your grand opening go as smoothly as possible. If you’re moving locations, you‘ll want a banner informing your current clients of the impending move. At your new spot, “coming soon” and “grand opening” banners are great solutions. And, of course, we can provide you with all of the permanent interior and exterior markers you may need from ADA signs to A-frame sidewalk signs.

If you need to outfit your new venue with top-quality signage, contact SGS today for a free consultation and 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.