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.
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.
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!