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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!

Wall Graphics Brighten the Offices of Evosus Software in Vancouver!

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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!