Name: Signs for Success Spokane
Location: Spokane, Washington, United States
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Large pole banners add a beautiful finishing touch to one building that has been part of extensive renovations at Valley View Middle School in Snohomish, Washington. The school has been adding to the campus since last fall with upgrades, expansions, and signage. Working with Kym Sweep and Kandi Gentis at Great Graphics & Signs, Signs for Success printed these colorful pole banners onto Pack Cloth fabric.
The HP FB500 Flatbed Printer allows us to print to varying thicknesses and a variety of materials. These custom printed wood projects utilized the FB500 to print to different types and sizes of wood.
Using unlaminated PVC or Styrene is the new industry standard for tradeshow graphics. In the past, we printed graphics on PosPro and laminated it with Lamex. However, with several set-ups and take-downs, the laminate began to rub off, which took away from the professional look. These tradeshow graphics were printed for Inland Northwest Bank on 1mil PVC without laminate, and they will stand up to the test of many tradeshows.
The owner of a 1970 Chevrolet Impala Bel Air was looking for a revival of his classic convertible. When restoring a vehicle, it takes great care and effort to repair it to authentic condition without upgrading or changing any of the original aspects of the car. While not a true restoration, these modifications improved the car cosmetically and made it similar to what it would have looked like when first offered for sale.
When we first installed the wrap kit on Cedric Devaney’s Mini Cooper, the installers noted how difficult it was to install premade vinyl material. It was an aggressive vinyl with not much give, making installation tricky and sticky. Installers had to be sure they got the stripes just perfect on the first try or the material and the vehicle wrap would be ruined.
Public notice signs such as Notice of Hearing signs are temporary and often short-term. They are necessary by law, and because they are usually only up for two weeks or so, the smart choice is to use as inexpensive a sign as possible. Since cardboard and Sharpie won’t work, the next best thing is a large coro sign. A corrugated plastic sign will fulfill legal needs, look professional for the duration of the work, and it’s the most cost-effective sign substrate.
Vanpool, a community transportation system, works just like carpooling. Groups of people from 5 participants up to 15 heading to the same area can share a ride to work. Spokane Transit provides the van or minivan, gas cards, insurance and maintenance. They keep all of their vehicles in good working condition, and retire older models as new ones come out. Every year, Signs for Success prints partial wraps for new vehicles that have been added to the Vanpool fleet.
To determine how many pieces of sod to buy, Clark & Sons customers needed an example. This custom floor graphic, which shows customers the standard size of a piece of sod, fills that need. “Before the decal was installed they used a beach towel hung on the wall. They wanted a more attractive and effective way of showing their customers how big a piece of sod is when they buy it,” designer Will Oakley explained. “I did the design to make it look like sod,” so the function of the sign is unmistakable, “but still incorporated their logo.”
Want more options for your conference or tradeshow display? Large displays can cost thousands of dollars, but there are other ways to achieve a professional display. Signs for Success works with several different substrates to achieve custom products, many of which are perfectly suited for conference displays. This backdrop covers all the basics: easy storage, simple set up and take-down, and custom graphics on a large scale to draw the eye.
Window graphics serve many purposes – some people want window graphics to serve as an advertisement while others simply want something attractive that will block out light. For Northwest Bedding on Sprague in the Spokane Valley, they had a somewhat different agenda for their window graphics, and it would require an entire window wrap.
When customers ask for a banner, we can usually bet on it being used in one of just a few ways. After all, banners are often thought of as a temporary signage solution for special events, or until the ‘real sign’ comes in. As it turns out, banners are more versatile than some may think.
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