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Brand with on Fleek Fleet Graphics in Vancouver, WA

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At Specialty Graphic Solutions, it’s our job to stay abreast of the latest trends. After all, how are we going to provide our clients with recommendations that’ll keep them looking fashionable for many years to come if we don’t know what’s fashionable? In 2017, vinyl is in. Whether you’re out on the town or just keeping it parked at home, vinyl is the way to go.

Wait! What are you doing? Don’t head to the closest mall to buy up the latest vinyl clothing, unless that’s your thing. We don’t judge. We’re talking about making your fleet on fleek with vinyl graphics. Today, we’ll look at some of the ways you can boost your name recognition with fleet graphics in Vancouver, WA.

What Options Are Available?

Much like there are different styles of clothes, there are various types of vehicle graphics you can pick from for your fleet. But, unlike the fashion industry, the amount of material used is usually a good indicator of price. Here’s what’s currently en vogue:

Full and Partial Vehicle Wraps – Full wraps are either the Chanel or muumuu of vehicle graphics: they’re your most expensive option, and they cover everything. No other graphics grab as much attention as full wraps. If full wraps are out of your price range, you might consider partial wraps, which cover anywhere from 25% to 75% of your vehicle.

Perforated Window Vinyl – Vinyl window perf is like a mask for your car. It covers your windows. Before you grow concerned about your drivers getting in accidents because they can’t see anything, you should know that we only install window perf on rear windows, and the vinyl film has thousands of tiny holes that allow you to see out of your vehicle.

Spot Graphics – Your work van will look great in this season’s latest vinyl decals. Boost your brand recognition with decals showcasing your logo. Or, use spot graphics featuring enlarged photographs of your handiwork or top-selling items to really make a splash.

Truck Lettering – We all know someone who’s able to pull off great looks without breaking the bank. In the world of vehicle graphics, that someone would be truck lettering. This is the most affordable way for you to put your company name, contact information, and a list of products and services on your fleet. You can pick from whatever colors you want as well as matte, metallic, reflective, and neon vinyl styles.

Let Us Give You a Makeover

Without looking down our nose at you like some snooty Neiman Marcus employee, we’ll find the right graphics for your budget whether you have a fleet of two trucks or dozens of vehicles of all types. We’ll hook you up with professionally designed, fabricated, and installed graphics and lettering.

If you manage a fleet, the chances are you’re quite busy. So, let our mighty sign makers take care of every step of the process. We can evaluate your cars, vans, trucks, and boats and make recommendations that will fit your goals. Contact Specialty Graphic Solutions today for a free consultation on fleet graphics in 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.

It’s Dodge RAM Sprinter Fleet Graphics for Technology Unlimited Inc.

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Imagine this scenario: you’re sitting at work and an unmarked van pulls up. You don’t recognize the driver or the vehicle, and you don’t receive a lot of drop-in clients at your office. What’s this person up to? Do you need to call 9-1-1? This is the kind of fear you could potentially cause in your more paranoid clients if you arrive at jobsites in vehicles lacking any sort of identification. TUI realized this, so they contacted the pros at Specialty Graphic Solutions for Dodge RAM Sprinter fleet graphics for Vancouver, WA.

Huey, Dewey, and TUI?

No, TUI isn’t one of Donald Duck’s long-lost nephews. It stands for Technology Unlimited, Inc. They started in 1983 as an equipment and maintenance provider for the financial services industry in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, they’ve expanded to serve all of the Western United States with services like service bureau production scanning, remittance processing, check processing, branch automation, document management, cash automation, and financial maintenance, supplies, and equipment.

When a successful business that provides such important services for the region’s businesses came to us for fleet van graphics for Vancouver, WA, we got to work on decals that would be right on the money. This wasn’t our first job for the TUI’s Vancouver location on Northeast 13th Avenue. Almost exactly a year ago, we produced graphics for one of their Dodge RAM Sprinters. They knew they could count on us to produce again.

How We Helped TUI Out

First, let’s tell you about the first van we did for TUI. The van was a light silver, so we used an Oracal intermediate vinyl in dark gray and an Avery intermediate vinyl in fire red to reproduce their logo in simple, eye-catching graphics. You can even see our own mighty sign maker Jason in the driver’s seat of the first van. Hi, Jason!

TUI wanted the second van to look essentially the same. The easy part of doing this was that we always keep designs on file for these occasions. The problem was the new Sprinter is dark gray. Dark gray doesn’t tend to work well on dark gray. It comes out as a solid dark gray. Consequently, we switched to a slate gray by Avery for the name and the same fire red for the logo. In the end, this provided great branding for a company that continues to grow.

Vinyl Lettering and Spot Graphics Don’t Break the Bank

Nothing garners more attention than full vehicle wraps. But, we’re going to be honest with you: they can be cost prohibitive for small businesses that want to put graphics on a whole fleet of vehicles. The solution that’s easier on the checkbook is vinyl lettering and decals. Truck lettering comes in a broad range of styles and colors and is the ideal way to put your name and contact information on all of your vans. Spot graphics or decals are perfect for logos and to show off your best-selling products or handiwork.

If you’re ready to announce your fleet to every woman, man, and child near roadways throughout Vancouver, contact SGS today for a free 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.

New Day Arborist Adds More Fleet Graphics to Modified Ford F550 Slate Bed Truck!

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Most sign companies will only offer vehicle magnets or vinyl graphics applied directly to your van, truck, or car. However, sometimes, these aren’t the best solution. We recently had to think outside of the box truck for fleet truck graphics for Vancouver, WA’s leading arborists. Read on to learn about the uncommon solution SGS’s experts came up with.

Who Are These New Day Arborists?

Headquartered in Ridgefield, Washington, New Day Arborist is dedicated to protecting landscape equity, providing a safe outdoor environment, and saving trees. They’re owned by Jeff Day, a board certified master arborist with over four decades of horticultural experience. They’re the only arbor service in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington equipped and trained in tree diagnostics using sonic tomography, a cool, accurate way to detect tree damage without hurting the tree.

 Before the graphics!

Before the graphics!

When an organization that provides such a valuable service for the local environment came to us for Ford F550 slate bed truck graphics for Vancouver, WA, we swung into action. New Day Arborist wasn’t going out on a limb when they hired us. We’d worked with Jeff on a few projects previously, including a post and panel sign and graphics for two other trucks. Now, he wanted to take advantage of the enormous canvas on his largest truck.

 What a difference!

What a difference!

We Gave Them the SGS Treatment

For most vehicle graphics, we apply the vinyl directly to the vehicle and call it a day. However, the specially outfitted Ford F550 rig featured ribs along the sides that would make the graphics hard to read. Fortunately, the mighty sign makers at SGS are skilled at coming up with creative solutions.

First, we came up with the design. To complement the already existing graphics on the cab of the truck, we included the logo and a full tree as well as their contact information and list of services. We then printed the graphics on Oracal 3640G print vinyl with Oracal 210 Luster laminate and adhered these to 3mm thick aluminum composite panels measuring 144 inches wide by 52 inches high. We then cut holes in the composite sheets to allow for the back doors to swing open and to latch open properly.

Along the ribs of the truck, we used 3M VHB tape along with self-tapping screws into those metal ribs. The panels were installed about two inches above the bottom of the sides to keep moisture from accumulating behind the panels. In the end, the panels added a nice clean appearance. Jeff was super happy and said he’ll call us again when he’s ready to branch out with new signs for marketing his business!

Does your enterprise utilize vehicles you never thought could sport fleet graphics? We here at SGS believe in never saying never. Unless, of course, it’s to explain that we never say never. When you contact us for a free consultation, we can take a close look at your automobile and come up with solutions that allow you to build your brand and advertise while going about your daily tasks. Don’t believe us? Give us a call 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.