From windows to walls, vinyl graphics make branding your business easy!
Vinyl graphics and decals make great additions to vehicles, but their versatility doesn’t stop there. In fact, you can adhere vinyl material to almost any flat, smooth surface – even in locations that receive heavy foot traffic, such as trade show and retail floors. What does this mean for you? More opportunities to either build awareness, provide loyal customers with wayfinding signage, express your business’s creative side, or even accomplish all three – that’s what.
At Signs Now Marquette, we work with you to customize every element of your business’s vinyl graphics, including messaging and design. With a trusted collaborator at your side, you can be sure that your maximizing every opportunity to brand company, event, or product. And, unlike our competitors, we’re invested in ensuring the final product is as impressive as our national reputation for signage success.
How are our vinyl decals made?
Printing vinyl decals may seem like a protracted affair, but if you have state-of-the-art plotters and full-color vinyl material (like Signs Now does), the actual fabrication process doesn’t take long at all. If you have ever been curious about the mechanical steps involved in producing custom vinyl graphics, you’re in for a treat below/
1. Design and Consultation
- Obviously, you need something to print first. If you only want printed logos, or already have an in-house design team, just send in vector files; they work best due to their scalability to a variety of dimensions.
- Have something in mind, but have no clue how to implement it? Leave the frilly design work to us, and we’ll communicate with you on how to bring your idea to life.
- This step is only necessary for projects that require more than one color, or specific shading. In that case, we’ll run a sheet of vinyl through a wide format printer, which will provide the correct hues for your design.
- We offer both white and clear vinyl sheets, the latter being primarily for window graphics.
- We develop what’s called a cut file for your personalized design, based on your specifications. Then we run the decal sheet through the plotter.
- There are two primary types of cutting: contour cut and precision cut. Most of our plotters use precision cutting, which means that no border extends around the graphics or logo.
- The machine reads the cut file, and then channels the shape of your vinyl decal using a blade on a moving head.
- So, even though we’ve gotten the plotting process out of the way, our team of professionals must scrupulously sift through every last decal. This allows them to remove any excess material that isn’t being used in the design.
- This is the most involved part of the process. Each member must have an X-Acto knife, along with a steady hand.
- For the installation process, alignment is crucial. That’s why we cover your design with transfer tape and keep everything spaced properly.
- As a result, you or a hired technician won’t be struggling to keep every single letter in your design on a level plane!
What are the most popular uses for vinyl graphics and decals?
- Partial Vehicle Wraps or Full Vehicle Wraps
- Truck and Trailer Wraps
- Window Decals & Mesh Window Graphics
- Custom Wallpaper & Custom Wall Murals
- Floor and Ceiling Graphics
- Vinyl Table-Top Graphics
- Office Door Lettering
- Vinyl Object Wrapping
Where can I apply vinyl graphics and decals?
- Assembly halls
- Conference rooms
- Cubicle walls
- Executive offices
- Factory equipment
- Glass doors
- Glass walls
- Lobby walls
- Stairway railing glass panels
- Store windows
- Tabletops and counters
- Trade Show Floors
Can vinyl graphics and decals ruin surfaces like glass and drywall?
Our high-quality vinyl adhesive is designed to prevent damage during removal. Something as simple as a felt-tipped squeegee can help peel a stubborn vinyl decal off a storefront window.
Otherwise, bending the decal at the corner, as if it were a sticker, will often suffice. Another adhesive, such as scotch tape, can be employed to remove graphics in hard-to-reach places.
Ready to take the next step with vinyl graphics and decals?
Contact us today and set up a consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and find the solution best-suited to your business. You can count on Signs Now Marquette for measurement, design, and permitting (when required) as well as mounting or installation. Every location is a local source for custom graphics, signage and displays. Second-to-none in delivery time and quality signs, at Signs Now, we take vinyl seriously.
Call Signs Now Marquette at (906) 228-2828 for more information.