One thing I like about this client is the fact that we do different designs for different vehicles, the logo has not changed but the background elements did on this one.
When wrapping or designing the wrap for many new vehicles you will need to consider if the logo or copy as we call it should be included in the actual print or if it should be applied as an individual graphics. In this case the logos were applied individually to the rear quarter panel because of the intense indent in the vehicles panel. If the logo was part of the print there is a good possibility that the logo would end up crooked or distorted.
Back to basics! Single cut solid color vinyl decals. Off the shelf vinyl is one of the tried and true methods of making most signs. Still a huge part of any sign shop, cut vinyl does not require dry times or lamination.
Simply load the desired color, about 30 options in stock, send the vector file to the plotter and let the blade cut the image or text onto the vinyl. Once the plotter is done, remove the vinyl sheet and discard or “weed” all the area you don’t want.
Once all the weeding is done you will need to apply a transfer tape to the surface, this will allow you to “transfer” the sticker to any surface in one piece. Now you simply squeegee the sticker down and the remove the transfer tape.
Many years ago, before the introduction of full color printers, we would cut 4-6 colors of vinyl to create a full color logo by overlaying each color. Thank you Roland!
A great way to grab attention in traffic is to wrap your tailgate. This is a great alternative to simple graphics or magnetics. Wrapping your tailgate gives it that extra color that draws your attention.
Wrapping a tailgate is as simple as an email proof to show the concept then an hour appointment to install. This is a quick and easy process as well as affordable.
Interior wall murals are a great way to showcase your logo, especially if you have a large open space and need a little something more than the usual.
As soon as you walk into this 10k sf space, the first thing you see is Numa Speed. This graphics will also serve as s great backdrop for social media posts and group photos.
Ever wonder how they do those huge billboards on the expressway? Well this is a smaller version of 8′ x 24′. Billboard material is a vinyl scrim banner that is significantly thicker with a black blocking layer to prevent any bleed through from the background. Once the grand format printer has completed printing the billboard in 1 piece, the sides are reinforced by welding or sewing the edges, sometimes a pole pocket is included in the finish to allow a 1″ or so rod to slide though the pocket.
Depending on how the frame is constructed will depend on how the billboard is installed, in this case we used tie downs to racket the top to the bottom and screwed the sides down in back. Pulling tight while ratcheting we smooth out any wrinkles giving the look of a seamless advertisement.
Dreyers DKI is always maintaining their fleet with new wraps, nothing speaks volumes to customers than a fresh, glossy wrap.
We always use the best wrap films on the market. 3M is tried and true. Many competitors will use off brand materials to try and lower their price, Beware!
We also print all our wraps in house, provide design concepts and finals in house, use high quality OEM inks and install everything ourselves. No farming out here.
If you have any idea but not sure how to start, just call us and we will take care of everything.
If you have ever been in the market to purchase real estate frames you may have noticed the wide variety of styles and sizes. A couple of things to consider when purchasing the right frame for you is to always start with cost, how much do you plan to spend per Sign? Secondly, how many frames did you want? Will you be purchasing the panels with graphics as well? What size? How much will it cost to ship steel frames?
The list of questions can go on but at Cardinal Signs we carry a couple of the most popular styles frames and the matching panels most frequently requested in our area. Many realtors do not want to dig a hole or transport a heavy sign to a new listing while wearing their business attire. Also, no shipping cost since our vendors deliver the steel frames to our door at no charge.
H Frame with Rider
The H Frames offers a quick change Frame which allows you to slide in or out the rider or main sign for another without bolts and nuts. No tools required, switch from “Pending” to “Sold” in 3 seconds.
Banjo and H Frame signs
When ordering with Cardinal Signs we do not have a minimum order or a set up charge for these signs. Many of our customers will order anywhere from 2-10 frames and panels at a time with a 2-5 day turnaround time.
Engineer Grade Prismatic or EGP is one standard for reflective traffic signs. Other options are High Intesity Prismatic or Diamond Grade Prismatic. Each one offering a different level and quality of reflection.
Reflective traffic signs are essential for use in any subdivision that is not governed by DOT rules. Each community will need to decide what level of reflection is needed.
Most sizes are standard and can easily be purchased off the shelf with a turnaround time of about 5 business days.
If you require a custom size or custom verbiage, additional setup fees and prices may apply. Always good to stay with standard to keep the price down.
Finally, include hardware, posts and install to complete the job.
Staring with a blank sheet of HDU. Design and proofing to the client is the most important part of this process, if anything is not exact there is no correcting it later.
Routed CNC Finish
Once the sign has been machined then it’s time to sand any rough edges and clean all surface dust from the material before putting the first of many coats of paint.
High Density Urethane
Once the paint has dried and the final touches are complete, it’s time to install this gem in its new home for the next 20 years.
The only maintenance required for this sign is to give a wash every 4-6 years and repaint as needed, depending on exposure to the sun. Then add some dimensional lettering to the peck of the building and this dental office is ready to roll.