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Custom Graphics in Vancouver WA Archives | Specialty Graphic Solutions

Cool Branding For The Fridge

By | Sign Fabrication

We’ve had the great fortune to work with the Clark County Food Bank over the years and our projects have grown and evolved as they’ve grown with the community. We started out doing custom graphics for a few of their cars to brand their fleet. It was a quick and simple way for people to see CCFB out in the neighborhood. Then we moved on to wrapping their box trucks to help make an even more visible in the community and raise awareness of their presence. Most recently, we tackled their walk in refrigerators and added infographics and a media center to the doors.

Fridges typically aren’t our wheelhouse but the mighty sign makers are always excited to try something new. First it took a bit of research to see if this had been done before and how it was accomplished. The size of the door is large and the materials needed to be stronger to hold up to opening and closing. Because of the large size of the door, the weight of the materials needed to be considered and just how we would attach it to the door. We couldn’t drill into the door because would have damaged the seals and would would have risked hitting hoses or wiring. It took a bit of testing with what would be the best substrate to use with what combination of adhesive in order to find out what would last and stand up to a door being routinely used.

 Taylor's sharp eyes make sure Jeff and Jason are lined up with the diamond plate panel. Taylor’s sharp eyes make sure Jeff and Jason are lined up with the diamond plate panel.

The solution was a reverse printed graphic on a thin polycarbonate material (which doesn’t need laminating). In the end we used our trusty 3M 4622 VHB tape to ensure the acrylic is secure for years to come. The team prepped the surface to make sure it was absolutely clean so the panel would bond to the door. All hands were on deck while we double checked alignment and attached the panel to half inch strips of tape and pressed down to pop it into place.

 Ready for messages! Ready for messages!

If you think about it, fridges are still a very central part of our lives even in the digital landscape. It is still a place to put shopping lists, hang up art, stick up a business card to remember for later and of course – leave a message. So this is exactly how this board serves CCFB. The size of the fridge was also a great space for the food bank to utilize for information. The sign also doubles as a handy infographic. The finish on the polycarbonate means that it can be written on with dry erase markers. Staff can keep everyone current with message about shifts and upcoming events.

How can we help your business work with messaging? We want to make you look cool. Contact us for a free quote about your project.

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 You Visited Our “Wildcard” Signage Tab? Here’s What You’ll Find!

By | Awards and Plaques, Labels and Decals, Promotional Signs, Wild Card | No Comments

If you’ve ever visited the Wild Card Gallery on our website, you know that we’re capable of just about anything. This gallery consists of projects we’ve completed that don’t easily fit into nice neat categories. These are the Robert Frosts of signage: they take the road less traveled. Most other sign shops would say “no” to making these markers.

Fortunately, the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions love tackling new challenges. In today’s blog, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the custom signs for Vancouver, WA that we’ve made.

Customize Your Meeting Materials

You can get a lot of planning done over the Internet. Yet, there’s only so much you can see on your computer screen, and a lot of people just skip over emails and other important information. Many organizations still rely heavily on dry erase boards because of this. We help our customers visualize their work obstacles and create plans of attack with custom dry erase boards featuring their branding.

Unique Awards that Winners Are Proud to Display

Have you ever won an award and been embarrassed by the quality of the knickknack? The chances are you weren’t too interested in showing it off. When events or businesses cut corners on trophies and awards, it shows. Plus, they’re missing out on a great opportunity to boost their brand awareness.

At SGS, we can produce a broad range of awards at a relatively affordable price. We only supply pieces that are sure to catch eyes. This will guarantee that recipients will display their awards on their walls or in other prominent places where others are sure to see your incorporated branding. We’ve become a leading trophy maker for dragon boat races. Check out our paddle awards!

Graphics for that Special Someone

Do you have a special someone, or something, in your life that you’d like to beautify? For one warehouse worker, it was their forklift, Esther. They liked their forklift so much that they called up SGS for forklift graphics. We’ve put graphics on plenty of boats and cars, but the forklift was unique. But, we learned that we can apply vinyl graphics, labels or decals to just about any vehicle.

Save on Your Remodeling Project

If you’ve ever hired a remodeling contractor, you understand how expensive it can be. When it comes to installing a marble countertop, replacing old cabinets, and painting everything a color you’ll likely get sick of within a few months, you’re looking at shelling out tens of thousands of dollars. Or, you can get custom graphics of your choice when you contact SGS for vinyl kitchen backsplashes. These are easy to clean, and when you grow sick of them, we can easily remove them and apply new graphics that capture your newest fancy.

Contact SGS if you’ve had a difficult time trying to find a sign company to make your unusual signs in Vancouver, WA. Our mighty sign makers will give you an honest assessment of whether or not they can do it. In all likelihood, they’ll be up for the challenge. Call today to learn more!

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.