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9 Bar Espresso Uses Door and Window Graphics to Market and Advertise!

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Exterior signage for your new venue will cost thousands of dollars, right? It’s best to just pass on the signage and hope people accidentally wander into your storefront. Or, maybe you shouldn’t open a brick and mortar store after all? WAIT! Don’t give up on your dreams just yet! Specialty Graphic Solutions has affordable solutions for you. 9 Bar Espresso recently found this out when they contacted us for window and door graphics.

9 Bar Espresso? That’s Some Pretty Good Wi-Fi!

No, the “bar” referred to in 9 Bar Espresso’s name doesn’t refer to the number of bars of a Wi-Fi signal. Instead, the name refers to the optimal pressure used to extract espresso. 9 bar is equal to a pressure of 130.5 psi. They are a coffee roaster based in Vancouver that is family owned and operated. They offer medium and dark roasts, decaffeinated espresso, single origin beans, and more. Currently, their coffee is served locally at Di Tazza and Bleu Door Bakery in Vancouver and Squeeze & Grind in Camas.

At SGS, we have a hard time passing up a good cup o’ joe. So, when a coffee roaster came to us for window and door graphics for coffee companies in Vancouver, WA, we said of course and asked for a double mocha. 9 Bar Espresso recently moved into a new store location on Northeast 121st Street. They needed a way to let the new neighborhood know who they are. We had just the solution.

What We Did for 9 Bar

After an initial rap session, where we met with 9 Bar and bounced ideas of what we could do for their new storefront off them, we recommended exterior window and door graphics featuring their company logo and website since they take a lot of online orders.

9 Bar already had branding that’s featured prominently on their website. Our mighty sign makers took this branding and incorporated it in vibrant red and white graphics on Avery 700 High-Performance Calendared Vinyl. This vinyl is known to last for a long time. We’re talking years here, not months. That’s a latte.  

We give our clients the choice of installing their graphics on the inside or the outside of the glass. For this project, we installed them on the exterior. We prefer this option because the colors and graphics tend to be more vivid without a pane of glass in the way, which may also have glare that can reduce visibility. However, sometimes our customers prefer the interior if they fear that the graphics will be scratched, rubbed up against, or even vandalized by passersby.

In the end, 9 Bar was completely satisfied with the job we did. In fact, they were so happy, they quickly posted images of the finished graphics all over their Facebook page.

This wasn’t our first rodeo. We have plenty of experience producing window and door graphics for coffee and espresso bars in Vancouver, WA. We wrapped a coffee cart for Dutch Bros. And, Black Rock Coffee Bar scored with window clings.

What can we get started for you? 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.

Drinkers Drawn Into The Thirsty Sasquatch with Window Graphics & Sandwich Board Sign!

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A big hairy beast comes out of the mist. He has spent a long day toiling in the forests of the Pacific Northwest lugging around his massive feet and trying to avoid being seen, but now, he’s in need of libations. Which bar should he choose? The Thirsty Sasquatch recognized the need to advertise their business to parched consumers, so they called in the friendly and mighty sign makers of Specialty Graphic Solutions for sidewalk signs for Vancouver, WA.

What Do Thirsty Sasquatches Drink?

If the offerings at the The Thirsty Sasquatch are any indication, sasquatches have a diverse palate that includes local craft beers, small batch spirits, wine, ciders, root beer, and kombucha. Located on Main Street in Vancouver, they focus on procuring the best as well as hardest to find and most unique skillfully crafted beverages. In short – they revel in celebrating potent potables.

When such a fun new business came to us for signs Vancouver WA brew fans would notice, our mighty sign makers got right down to work. The Thirsty Sasquatch needed a sidewalk sign to attract foot traffic as well as window graphics that would help build their brand and let dehydrated Washingtonians know they’ve found the right place.

We Provided Them with Our Legendary Service

For the sidewalk sign, we used a simple two-sided A-frame construction. The Thirsty Sasquatch already had a logo, so we simply incorporated it along with the typeface into the signage. We used a simple black and white print for maximum contrast.

For the bar window graphics for Vancouver, WA, we used frosted cut vinyl to create the logo again. This gives the appearance that The Thirsty Sasquatch shelled out big money to have a professional etch their logo into the glass, but you and we know that this isn’t true. It can be our little secret. Finally, we professionally installed the vinyl in time for happy hour. The client was completely satisfied!

“I Want Sidewalk Signs!”

Do you own or manage a business that’s in an area that gets a lot of foot traffic? If so, why not put your marketing materials and branding in a spot where consumers will literally have to go out of their way to avoid it?

The classic sidewalk sign, or A-frame, is a favorite option for bars and restaurants alike. They can be used to let hungry folks know what great deals you have to offer, advertise the freshest menu options of the day, and showcase seasonal specialties, such as summer ales! You might also want to let people know about the latest wine and food pairings, the soup of the day, and happy hour specials. The possibilities are virtually limitless. SGS supplies A-frames that take inserts, dry erase boards, or even old fashioned chalk boards.

If you’re ready to attract new customers to your bar, restaurant, bistro, café, or dining room, whether they’re mythical or not, contact us today for a free quote and consultation on signage.



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 Business Branding: Graphic & Sign Solutions

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You don’t need to be a brainiac to know that branding is essential to the success of any business. A big part of branding is having unique signage that represents your company culture. PiperNP recognized this as she was launching her new business and contacted the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions for exterior signs Vancouver, WA would notice.

A Little About PiperNP

Located at Northeast 109th Court in Vancouver, PiperNP Psychiatry Services, Inc. is the business of Piper Buersmeyer. She’s an ANCC board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. What does all that mean? Basically, she is an expert at medication management for clients of just about any age. She treats ODD, selective mutism, phobias, bipolar disorder, autism, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and much more.

When such an upstanding member of our community care to us for signage for her new business, we were more than happy to be the masterminds behind her project. Piper is just starting out, so she needed new business branding Vancouver WA would remember: a building sign, window/door graphics, and even stationery and business cards.

How We Helped Piper

First of all, we got started on the building sign. Since the business is new, Piper needed to make wise budget decisions. So, we recommended affordable flat panel signs. These are made of three millimeter thick aluminum composite material. A full color vinyl print is adhered to the panel along with a protective laminate to ensure the sign lasts for many years to come. We created a mid-sized sign, six feet wide by two and a half feet tall, that can be seen from great distances.

Next, we printed out vinyl graphics for the glass door featuring the same branding as the building sign. Since the glass is heavily tinted, we applied the graphics to the exterior and used vinyl and laminate designed to stand up against the weather.

Finally, Piper asked us if we knew of any good places for business cards and stationery. As a one stop shop for all kinds of ways to get notice, we told her we knew of a place. Our “Jill of All Trades” Kindra got down to work rendering Piper’s blue flower logo as a watermark on printer paper and envelopes. For brand consistency, she also included it in the letterhead, on the return address line of the envelopes, and on the business cards.

It took us less than two weeks from when the order came in until installation was complete. In the end, Piper had professional signage and stationery that put to shame the plain Jane materials many private practices use. Piper will definitely stand out.

The Best Brains in the Business

Are you starting a new company or just opening a new location? If so, why not put the best minds in the industry to work for you? Before the ink dries on your lease, we can start crafting your new markers whether you are in need of building signs or window graphics Vancouver WA consumers will notice.

To boost your brand and drive sales, contact SGS today for a free quote and 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.

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