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patriotic wrap, truck wrap features American flag graphics

The Perfect Time for a Patriotic Wrap

Patriotic Flag wrap on Ford F350Summer is the perfect time to get a patriotic wrap.  This Ford F350 has all-over wrap graphics to look like a waving flag. The back window is wrapped in custom perforated wrap film to match.  The patriotic truck wrap was designed for Red, White, and Blue Snow Plowing and Landscaping.  But you don’t need to have red, white, and blue in your name to sport a patriotic theme.

MATCO TOOLS flag graphics project patriotic theme on Route VanHere are a couple of other customers who chose patriotic vehicle wraps.  MATCO Tools used a clever design with wrenches and nuts to create an American flag graphic that spans the back of a Route Van.  White’s Concessions wrapped their entire concession trailer in patriotic themed graphics.  A rippling flag and fireworks are complemented by the red, white and blue lights around the top of the trailer.

Summer seems to be the natural time to add patriotic wrap graphics, but they truly look great year-round.  Vehicle graphics are great for promoting your brand and image. A full wrap is both eye-catching and memorable.  Your car or truck wrap can be custom designed to match other marketing materials, which boosts brand recognition.  Best of all, your graphics work 24/7. Whether you’re parked or on the road, your patriotic wrap will generate thousands of impressions every day.

This concession trailer gets into more fairs now than it did before food truck wrap, custom design and wrap in Spokane and Post Falls

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on a patriotic wrap today!

Norlift truck wrap, fleet graphics in Spokane

Fleet Advertising Graphics for Norlift!

Norlift truck wrap, fleet advertisng graphics in SpokaneNorlift Fleet advertising Graphics match across all their vehicles, no matter the make or model.  In fact, the vastly different truck and van we recently wrapped match well despite the huge differences in surface area and sizing.

They each have the required vehicle lettering, like DOT and GVW numbers, as well as the Norlift logo and forklift graphics.  Creative positioning makes the most of the visual space on each vehicle.  The truck is very segmented, requiring design to be carefully laid out in each section.  Each section contains a piece of the design, from logo to sponsor decals.  Also worth noting, each section has a white background that matches the vehicle paint color. This gives the impression of a full wrap, but at a fraction of the cost.

van wraps spokane, fleet advertising graphics and wraps match across any make or model Norlift The van has a much larger area to work with, but design elements are still placed thoughtfully to create a balance between the graphics and white space.  To get the best and most accurate layout, we first take photos and measurements of each vehicle.  With these, we can create a custom template that takes into account individual features, like each truck segment, door handles, etc.  Customized designs allow fleet vehicles to match perfectly and make them easily recognizable on the road.

Fleet advertising graphics make a big impact. They reach more consumers at a lower cost than any other form of outdoor advertising.  Simply adding your logo to each vehicle in a fleet increases brand recognition in the community and promotes a professional image.  Full or partial fleet graphics will get noticed wherever you go!

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on a custom fleet graphics today!

Predation Crossfit pickup truck wrap; custom truck wrap design by Signs for Success

Crossfit Truck Wraps combine Fitness with Marketing

Predation Crossfit pickup truck wrap; custom truck wrap design by Signs for Success

Predation Crossfit pickup truck wrap; custom truck wrap design by Signs for Success

Truck Wraps for Functional Marketing

Around Predation Crossfit, you may hear words like “functional movement” and “functional fitness,” but what about “functional advertising” and “functional marketing“?  Crossfit combines calisthenics and strength training in natural movements that can be directly applied to our lives.  It’s a high-intensity and highly effective method of training.  Predation Crossfit owners Chance and Erin exercise to make their bodies the strongest and best they can be.  Now they’ve done the same for their business, strengthening their marketing by adding truck wraps to their advertising.

Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger created the one-of-a-kind truck wraps design based on meaningful symbols to Chance and Erin.  The eagle represents Chance’s 20 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL.  The eagle is carrying three things: the kettlebell, which is used in various ways at Predation Crossfit and is representative of crossfit, the barbell for strength, and the ax because Erin is a world champion in Lumberjack Sports.  “And of course the American flag because we love this country; America is the greatest place,” Erin added, “Not many people ask about the meaning behind it.  They just see it and think it’s cool.  It’s both of our lives wrapped into one.”

We printed the graphics on 3M’s Controltac, a high-performance conformable vinyl.  We used perforated window film to wrap the eagle’s wings around to the back window.  Perforated film allows graphics to be placed on windows without obstructing the view from inside the vehicle.  Adding vehicle lettering for their phone number and website completed this partial truck wraps.

Custom truck wrap graphics for Crossfit gym  in Spokane WA

Custom truck wrap graphics for Crossfit gym in Spokane WA

Vehicle wraps generate interest and get seen all over town.  Instead of spending hundreds of dollars per month running ads, use high impacting and efficient truck graphics.  According to the American Trucking Association, 98% of in-car audiences notice and remember truck-side ads.  That’s an incredible return on your advertising dollar.  Truck wraps look professional, generate curiosity, and boost brand recognition.  Vehicle wraps are the best form of outdoor advertising, reaching more consumers at a lower cost than any other form of outdoor advertising.

Within one week, the newly wrapped Predation Crossfit truck brought a new customer to the gym who saw the truck parked outside and decided to go in. Try your own custom truck wraps.

Just as Crossfit has come on the scene filling a void where static exercise regimens couldn’t fully prepare its trainees for real-world situations, mobile advertising gets your business the best exposure possible and fills a literal void on vehicles.  You own the space to advertise, you just have to fill it.  Coupling traditional forms of signage with mobile advertising gives you a strategy that will reach the widest audience and keep your business fit.

Contact us for a quote and to talk about your project.

John's matte black and camouflage wrap on Dodge pickup truck

John’s Camo and Matte Truck Wraps

John's matte black and camouflage wrap on Dodge pickup truck wraps by Signs for Success in Spokane

John’s matte black and camouflage wrap on Dodge pickup truck

People love to personalize their stuff.  We’ve wrapped personal golf carts, a go cart, and an ice rink Zamboni, not to mention hundreds of cars, trucks and boats, and each project has its own story.  In the case of John’s camouflage and matte black truck wrap, the wrap design evolved from a simple camo truck wraps into something much more unique.  After seeing the matte black color change vinyl at a show in Las Vegas, Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger couldn’t wait to try it out.

The Design

The matte black vinyl was cleverly worked into the camo wrap design by adding striping to the hood and sides of the truck.  The entire top of the cab is also wrapped with pre-laminated Avery Supreme Wrapping Film in Matte Black.  The Oak Ambush camouflage pattern was printed directly to 3M High Performance Control Tac Vinyl and laminated with 8520 Matte Laminate.  By laminating the camo with a matte laminate, we achieved a cohesive matte truck wraps.

Some unique features for this wrap included a black matte stripe running horizontally down the body with the “DODGE” logo reversed in camo, a wrapped-to-match bug shield, and the matte black grill.

Dodge Ram pickup truck wraps with camo camouflage, non repeating pattern and matte black accents, by Signs for Success, Spokane

camo truck graphics – side view

The Installation

The installation was quick and easy with the aid of knifeless tape.  When applying multiple layers of vinyl, knifeless tape creates a straight, smooth cutting line without the risk of scratching the paint underneath.  This made the job easier since there were many instances where specific pieces of the wrap needed to be cut on the vehicle to match the body lines of John’s truck.

Installation with two different materials is similar to the installation process with just one.  For any successful installation, we first prep the surface by cleaning the vehicle and wiping down with alcohol.  Then we remove any pieces like side mirrors, taillights, bumpers, and emblems. We try to follow the 5 minute rule: if it takes less than 5 minutes to remove and gets an obstacle out of the way, we do it.

Because there were multiple layers with this truck wraps, installers started at the bottom of the truck and worked their way up.  That way, the seams are overlapped in a way that allows any dirt or drainage to easily run off rather than build up at the seam edges.

non-repeating camouflage camo truck wraps, better pattern than others, custom wrap with gloss grapics and matte black accents, in Spokane.

Camouflage camo pickup wrap

To apply the vinyl on truck wraps, we simply place the vinyl where we want it, then start applying with a squeegee.  A light releasable adhesive helps the vinyl stay put before heating, but also allows for repositioning if placement is a little off.  We use the squeegee to press into all the grooves, following with a heat gun as we go, then reheat with the heat gun to set the material.  Signs for Success wrap installer Rich Wilke explained, “when you bend, twist and stretch the vinyl, it gets tension; heating the vinyl again will release that tension.”  We make sure all bubbles and wrinkles have been worked out before trimming off excess vinyl around door handles and any other features.  Then we reassemble the parts that were removed.

To sum it up:

  1. Clean vehicle
  2. Remove any pieces you can (side mirrors, taillights, bumper, etc.)
  3. Place the vinyl where you want it
  4. Use squeegee to press into grooves
  5. Follow with a heat gun as you squeegee the material, removing all bubbles and wrinkles
  6. Reheat to set the material
  7. Trim excess material
  8. Replace any pieces that were removed for installation

This unique truck wrap captures both the urban and country sides of John by melding camo with matte black in an overall sleek matte design.  Our experienced install team skillfully applied all the elements, and it still looks great two years later! contact us for a free quote on your wrap project.

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