How can you say thank you to those who are gone?

On Memorial Day we are challenged to pause, remember and say thanks to those fallen military who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today in this great country. Amid ceremonies, gatherings, picnics and sales we might get lost in the “holiday” rather than it’s meaning.

As a veteran, author and staff writer for Precision Sign & Graphics; I would like to present an article answering the thought: How can you say thank you to those who are gone?

All Gave Some, but Some Gave All

In this popular song we are reminded that while all veterans gave to their country on some level, some gave all with the ultimate gift for our freedom; their very life. As a veteran of Desert Storm and 3rd generation of wartime military service, I have often shared with my grandfather and father about friends that didn’t come home.

I once asked my granddad: “What can we do about it?” He answered, “never forget.” Then my Dad spoke up “make sure their sacrifice wasn’t in vein.” That statement helped me realize that the best way to say thanks to those who were gone, is to preserve the values that they died for.

America is More than a Slogan

America was founded on principles and values that resisted the will of a tyrannical government. As part of setting up a free society, they imbedded these values into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These rights were to preserve our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, but it didn’t stop there.

When we learned that freedom meant the freedom of expression and the freedom of religion without an oppressive regime governing or limiting these freedoms; we soon experienced the power that freedom had as we built a new nation, under God. This freedom created opportunities, prosperity, motivated people to seek their fortunes, empowered the Gospel of Jesus Christ to go forth without religious bonds; becoming the foundational values that soon would be the envy of the world.

We believed that these freedoms we’re given by God himself to do His will without bounds, we believed it to the extent of defending it.

At times we have been called upon to fight to preserve these freedoms and help release others from those tyrannical bonds. If it had not been for the sacrifices of these brave men and women, millions today would still be oppressed by tyrants, begging for food and killed for expressing liberty. We, and the world are indebted to their sacrifice.

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I Didn’t Fight for a Country

I had the privilege as a sponsor of the Veteran Defense Program in my town to sit down with Veterans and share wartime stories, accounts of heroism and days of fear.

In the meeting was a young lady from the local high school, when she thanked the WW2 Veteran for fighting for his country, he replied: “I didn’t fight for my country, I fought for my brother.” He continued “To place the welfare of the whole country on the shoulders of one Marine is a war too big to win. I fought for my fellow Marines, if we all did that; we win.”

Behind the Scenes

The sacrifices of those spouses and dependents of our fallen heroes MUST be recognized and support given to truly honor their sacrifice. I believe a government and its people will be judged by how it treats the dependents of a fallen soldier. I can only imagine the nights of concern my spouse experienced while I was deployed and how much she, and my children have sacrificed taking care of me since I came home in a wheelchair.

While my sacrifice will always be remembered each time I look at my family’s face, at least I came home. We should go beyond the “thank you” to ensure that the dependents of our fallen heroes are taken care of emotionally and financially through support assistance and vocational retraining.  

How can you say thank you to those who are gone?

Preserve here, at home the values that have made this country the envy of the world. Every day our own government looks for ways to legislate away freedoms, restrict free speech and attempts to legislate immorality through liberal censorship. Perhaps if we truly want to honor their sacrifice we would remember those fundamental values that made America great: hard work, perseverance, family, faith and freedom.

Honoring their Sacrifice Daily

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that honors our veterans and their sacrifices. We understand it is their unwavering strength in adversity that preserves the freedom we have to have a sign and graphics business in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We look forward to building long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed.

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ALERT: Vehicle Wrap Advertising Scams

With vehicle wraps being such a popular, affordable and eye catching method for advertising in the Riverside CA area; many large companies have paid to have people wrap their vehicles for targeted advertising. You’ve seen them and wondered; would Red Bull, Coke-Cola and Nike really pay to wrap a 2005 Honda? Yes, they sure did!

But this is where the problem lies. Because of the popularity of these programs, dozens of Riverside CA residents (and hundreds all over the country) have been taken for thousands in an ongoing vehicle wrap scam!

Because Precision Sign and Graphics is the leading vehicle wrap specialist in the Riverside CA area, we want to give you some tips on how this scam works and how to avoid it.

Wanna Make Extra Money?

The phone rings and the operator will say “Our world-class partners such us Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, iPhone 6 and XS Energy will generously pay prospective clients just like you in the Riverside CA area to place their vehicle wrap on your car.” This is where the scam comes into play, it makes sense because you’ve these vehicle wrapped cars driving around so… why not me?

The vehicle wrap offer sounds legit, they’ve said everything right. They even said you can peel the vehicle wrap off after a set term plus give you incentives for getting your friends in Riverside CA to have their vehicle wrapped too!

But beware, these people also post the same vehicle wrap offer on the Riverside CA Craigslist and social media to cast a wide net knowing not everyone will fall for it; but if they can get 1 out of 10… they’ve made money!

How Did I Get Targeted?

It wasn’t a random call. They usually target those who place online applications for job searches, submit resumes’ to online job postings, fill out forms for extra income ideas or fill out surveys where you were coupon shopping.

These People are Pro’s

If you feel you can out smart them… don’t bother; these people are pro’s. This is just one of dozens of schemes they have perfected over the years in the Riverside CA area; and they know how to fool you. They people have websites, professional graphics, social media… they even have fake reviews from Riverside CA praising their services. So how do you protect yourself against pro’s like this? Ask Momma!

Momma always said: “If it seems too good to be true…”

Know that major companies like Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, etc. don’t just use anyone off the Riverside CA street to get a vehicle wrap to brand their image. The have an interview process and vehicle wrap standards that you must keep to maintain the contract. If you get targeted by one of these vehicle wrap scams; don’t bother entertaining them or trying to play Columbo hoping to catch them… hang up!

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How Does the Vehicle Wrap Scam Work?

If you listen carefully you will hear the Red Flag words that so many scams like this use.

Red Flag words because these are usually people from overseas who are “attempting” to sound American. The Red Flag words are: Specialist, via money gram, wire transfer and the big one… kindly.

Everything they text or say will have an acknowledgement statement behind it. This is a designed strategy. They are looking for signs that you are not buying the vehicle wrap scam. So every statement will end with: Ok? Do you understand? When should I call you again?

Here are a couple of examples of the Scam

Example 1: “Kindly provide bank info. We deposit enough funds for your term, the amount needed to get the vehicle wrap and pay licensing fees. You then need to send money via money gram for licensing fees to the address provided. You keep the rest. OK?”

Example 2: “We send you a certified check from our marketing agency, enough to cover you term payment, vehicle wrap charge and licensing fees. Kindly wire transfer licensing fees to the address provided. You keep the rest. When can you do this?”

After you have wired the funds to pay for the licensing fees and/or the vehicle wrap to “their” vehicle wrap provider the funds are reversed from your bank account leaving you overdrawn!

(Note: everything will be “time sensitive”, they will be bossy, demanding and even threatening! If you receive the check and don’t deposit it they will hound you day and night, hack your computers, threaten your family… it can get really scary, really FAST!)

Who Falls for This Vehicle Wrap Scam?

You might read this and ask, who falls for this vehicle wrap scam? A lot of people in Riverside CA. and abroad do everyday. If this vehicle wrap scam didn’t pay, they wouldn’t do it. Like I said, these people are Pro’s. They know just what to say to convince you, and before you know it, you’ve been scammed.

When Local Experience Counts

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your custom printed wallpaper today!

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Customer Spotlight: Industry Security Services

Referrals are not only one of the best ways to get a new customer opportunity, it also lets us know that we are doing a good job. This was the case when we received an opportunity to provide a partial vehicle fleet wrap for Industry Security Services, serving the City of Industry & surrounding areas.

Vehicle vinyl fleet wraps can be crafted for fleet vehicles of all shapes, sizes and types. Whether you are wrapping a a fleet of trailers, cars or vans; vinyl vehicle fleet wraps are a fantastic choice for businesses in Riverside, CA.. Creativity combined with versatility are two of the main components that help make vehicle fleet wraps an affordable option, depending on the color of the vehicle; partial vehicle fleet wraps can provide the same high invisibility that you’re looking for; at fraction of the price.

Recently the Industry Security Services, serving the City of Industry & surrounding areas chose Precision Signs & Graphics for their partial vehicle wrap for their fleet of vehicles; let’s look at some of the steps that brought about this affordable partial wrap project.

Being Creative, Saves Money

When Industry Security Services, serving the City of Industry & surrounding areas, was considering branding their fleet vehicles they looked for options that would give them the best “bang for their buck”. With their particular branded color set and website already incorporating the same color as their fleet vehicles, a partial vehicle fleet wrap could provide them the same visual effect; and save money too! When looking for a company to design, create and install their partial wrap for their fleet vehicles they chose Precision Signs & Graphics. They considered carefully the craftsmanship, quality of vinyl wrap materials that Precision has come to be known for in the Riverside, CA.  area. As this partial wrap project was to be a branding point for their company, it was important that the quality of the partial wrap reflected the quality reputation that they have earned within the community as well.

The Partial Wrap Process

Step One: Partial Vehicle Wrap Design

With Industry Security Services constantly being on the road traveling to businesses and construction job sites; their fleet can easily be seen by hundreds or thousands of people in the City of Industry area every day. With a partial vehicle fleet wrap being one of the first impressions that customers will see (whether it be in Riverside, the City of Industry or elsewhere) close attention must be paid during the initial consultation and design. By providing examples, we were able to identify the fonts, colors, graphics and sizing needed to create the partial vehicle fleet wrap to Industry Security Services.

Utilizing some additional resources such as their print media and website we crafted a design that accentuated the branded look that followed along with their creative marketing.

It goes without saying that the final partial vehicle fleet wrap design was approved by Industry Security Services prior to material selection and installation. They were also able to see a full color rendering of what the finished product was to look like before the installation began.

Step Two: Partial Vehicle Wrap Materials Selection

Based upon the overall partial vehicle fleet wrap specifications identified in the design we look for the proper 3M or Avery materials that will best suit the application. Materials were carefully hand selected based on the long term mindset we seek to fulfill with our quality partial vehicle fleet wraps.

Some vinyl films allow digital and screen printed graphics to be applied where deep contours and corrugations are found (typical on van models with recessed areas and performance cars that have a lot of flair). Other types of films are selected because the application needs, for example whether the application will be for a short or long-term needs.

These removable films are great for fleet and vehicle graphics; its versatility also works well with interior and exterior signs.

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Step 3: Partial Vehicle Wrap Installation

As part of the process for a partial vehicle fleet wrap installation, the installation crew will receive a design template (printout) that identifies the location points for the most important elements in the design, namely the largest photograph or design element and any logos, phone numbers, websites or slogans.

Materials are preprinted, cut, labeled (numbered) in the sequence of installation. These pieces are positioned in place while making sure to align these elements first, allowing any additional graphic elements to freely flow around the vehicle shape and complex curves. Because on many partial vehicle fleet wrap installations the design attempts to avoid curved areas, the installation can be pretty straightforward.

Next the material is stretched as needed for the shape (much like you would see when you’re stretching plastic wrap over the top of a glass bowl in your kitchen). Only this material is made to be long-lasting in the sun, super durable in the rain and able to be washed over and over again for years to come.

Even for a partial vehicle wrap this process can be a little tricky. For large logo sections you still have to deal with rivets, curvatures in the body of the vehicle, door handles, glass with moldings, etc. this is where experience really pays off.

When experience counts

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your partial vehicle wrap today!

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Sometime a Life Coach needs a Financial Coach (lessons on small business start-ups)

Life coaches play a big part in today’s society. As public speakers and private counsel they have the “gift to lift” when it comes to attitude and motivation for Riverside CA area residents.

With Life Coaching becoming the 2nd fastest growing business in the US, there is a flood of new businesses owners who want to get started making the promise of fortune, fame and glory; often promoted in this field.

However, after they have their crisp, new certificate showing they are certified and ready to serve; they soon start calling around for a quote on advertising materials in Riverside CA. Their upbeat attitude suddenly becomes dead silence when they realize; big dreams come with a price tag.

In this article we will look at the small business start-up with some “gentle advice” for getting started and succeeding in their new venture.

“I love it when a plan comes together!”

There are so many small businesses in Riverside CA getting started out of the home these days and why not? Low overhead, set your own hours, work at your own pace… great right? Reality is that small businesses still need to be competitive with the big businesses (and other small businesses).

You still need to use the same media, the same marketing and the same philosophy for getting your message out. The customer couldn’t care less about the fact that you are a small business in Riverside CA; they want the best price, they want it good and they want it now! So that means that if you are going to be successful as a small business, you need a plan.

Any start-up business in Riverside CA will have start-up costs: electric, water, business cards, website; the list is often determined by the market. Too often new businesses in Riverside CA, with great ideas, don’t factor in these costs; dooming them to fail before they actually get started. You should start out getting REAL world advice as to what your field and market need to get the message out. Then: Set-up a budget.

Set-up a Budget

Determine your start-up expense, then raise the funds to get started. Small business counselor, Rick Brewer, recommends to never dip into your savings to get a business started. You might see it as an interest free loan, but with the uncertainty of start-ups in a competitive market, you could lose everything. Look for a third party funding that you can use to get things moving. Then set-up a budget that is heavy on marketing, materials and methods to help perfect your craft and get your message out in Riverside CA.

Take a look at the Article: “5 Things every business owner should have” for more insight on this topic.

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Know Your Market

As mentioned before, the position of “Life Coach” is one of the fastest growing businesses in Riverside CA and in the country. What they don’t publicize very often, is that it also has one of the highest failure rates as well.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that they are not great, but it might mean that they just didn’t understand the market they were up against.

The flood of any businesses into a confined market will always create a saturation point where you are competing for the same small pool of clients.

This makes marketing and public education very important to help increase the need, in proportion to the amount of new life coaches. Here an example:

A google search reveals, in a keyterm setting, all mentions of that term, synonyms and similarities. The amount of results for a given area help you determine the popularity or saturation of the term, business or mentions of that term. If you google “life coach in Lexington, Ky” you’ll see over 4 million results!

A wider search will show nearly 600 million mentions of that term or combinations of, or synonyms of… you get the picture.

(NOTE: where you are at the time of the search effects the results based on the new geo locator guidelines)

Now this does not mean that there are 4 million life coaches in Lexington, Ky; but what it does mean that that topic is so popular that your message can easily get lost in the saturation. Often it isn’t the amount of service providers or business in a given area, but the saturation of the nature of the business itself.

The Life Lesson for Life Coaches in Riverside CA

Take time to look at the service you want to provide in the proper light, if you are good at what you do and there is a need… go for it! However, if you are going to start a dry cleaner in Riverside CA, next door to another dry cleaner, you are going to have to work 5 times as hard and spend 5 times as much to achieve the same results. Look for real world advise for a proper plan, identify short and long term goals, make a realistic budget that doesn’t hurt you or your family’s future, know your market and most importantly…

Do it for the Right Reasons

The get rich fast mentality rarely produces the results one hopes, and if it does; without the proper foundation it will be gone as fast as it started. We’ve all heard the adage: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” ~Benjamin Franklin. Perhaps ‘ol Ben Franklin would have been a good life coach.

Precision Sign and Graphics Can Help!

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your custom printed wallpaper today!

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For more information or to contact us for a Free Quote: CLICK HERE

To find the answers to some of our frequently asked questions: CLICK HERE

 

One Stop Shopping Saves Time and Money

A common oversight that we often see at Precision Sign and Graphics is when customers “price shop” different sign and marketing products that they need. While it might make sense to get different marketing products from different vendors, this might actually end up COSTING money; and time. In the area of branding, consistency is king for your Riverside CA area business. Making sure that all of your product use consistent fonts, colors and styling may be that little detail that can cost you big.

To help keep this one stop shopping mindset for your Riverside CA area business, let’s look at a few things to consider.

Time is Money

As mentioned earlier, it might make sense to get different companies to price shop your Riverside CA area business. Some might choose to have different online companies for banners, for business cards, for yard signs, for vehicle wraps, for outdoor signs, for lobby signs, for stickers and labels, for ADA signage, for directional signage… (the list can go on and on.)

Taking the time to track down vendors, background info, testimonials, samples can take a lot of time. Then you will need to provide your logo font and color swatches to make sure each company prints at the correct pigment for you brand consistency.

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All Machines are Not the Same

Printers have fingerprints, while computers do their best to interpret the info sent to them; every printer prints colors a little differently. With that there are also different machines used for different products like:

  • A flatbed printer: Used for ridged or stiff materials like plastic, metal, wood, glass, ect.
  • Large format outdoor printer: Used for banners, vehicle wraps, fabric, canvas & paper.
  • Large format indoor printer: Used for some types of fabric, but mostly paper.
  • Dye Sublimation Printer: Prints for use in dye-sublimation onto materials such as a plastic, card, paper, or fabric.

With the color settings on these different machines you also need to take into account the different types of material being used (different color materials require different processes to get the desired color) Different brands and textures use different shades of white as well as different clears and glosses that will change the hue of a color. Working with overlaminates such as gloss or matte can change the hue of the color as well. This makes calibration key as well as printing a final test print to confirm colors are satisfactory.

Professional note: Where you look at the color will change the perception.

If you are printing an outdoor project for your Riverside CA area business, the proof should always be viewed outdoors. If an indoor project, indoors. It’s always best to take that print sample to where it’s actually going and experience it in the lighting that its final position will be in. Sunlight, halogen, ambient and incandescent lighting will also change the perception and hue of the color.

That is why a professional sign shop in the Riverside CA area calibrates their machine with samples prior to the printing of branded logos and graphics.

Outsourcing and Consistency

If your professional Riverside CA area print shop needs to contract out for branded marketing materials that are not made “in-house”, they should still be able to work with the vendor to help ensure that the right colors and branded sizing are used for consistency.

Often times when moving your suppliers around a third party vendor will pull from web logos or other customer supplied info to just “get the project done”.

This will almost guarantee different fonts, resolutions and colors for your products. What you grab from the web doesn’t print the same as viewed because printers use different color set variables (see our articles RGB and CMYK).

Naturally Precision Sign and Graphics offers all these services and more, all under one roof right here in the Riverside CA area! What we don’t do in house we work WITH the vendor for you to make sure all the colors and fonts are consistent for your brand!

Trust the Industry Leader.

Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside, CA, has made the investment to have available the equipment and skill to provide our customers with the best quality of materials and craftsmanship. Starting with our graphic design department; we will work with you to provide you with a graphics impression of what your project will look like. Then, utilizing the best quality materials for the application, we will go to work transforming your company, corporate or fleet vehicle into that attention grabbing, billboard on wheels you are looking for.

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Customer Spotlight: Storefront Window Graphics for Right There Repair

Storefront Window Graphics for Right there Repair in Fontana, Rancho, Jurupa, Riverside and Eastvale

One of the challenges that businesses in Riverside, CA face is trying to find creative ways to let customers know where they are and what they do. Often times businesses will look at a variety of different options such as websites, newspaper ads, flyers, commercials and more; but neglect to look at the unused real estate that is right in front of them.

Recently Right There Repair in Riverside, CA chose to take advantage of the real estate they had on the front of their store. There were many options available to them to make sure the storefront graphics looked great and would attract attention to their business. Let’s look at some options and info that helped them choose their storefront window graphics.

Many Window Graphic Options Available

When looking at the size and location for the storefront window graphics, Right There Repair in Riverside, CA, looked at many different choices provided by Precision Sign and Graphics that would suit their budget and needs.

Single color diecut window graphic stickers would allow a traditional, single color labeling for words and simple logos to be placed onto the Windows.

Full color diecut window graphics can accomplish the same as single color but with a little more flair, especially if the storefront window is tinted; allowing for more color options.

Full color, full coverage window graphics allows you to use every square inch of your windows to be wrapped just like you would a car allowing for expressive graphics that can really get your customers attention; but can be busy depending on the size of the storefront window and the graphic used.

So to understand better the choice Right There Repair in Riverside, CA made for their storefront window graphics let’s look at the advantages for each.

Single Color Diecut Storefront Window Graphics

Single color diecut window graphics, traditionally done in white, is a great and affordable way to help put information on the front of your business. Text and simple shapes are best to be used with this type of window lettering. Made from a high grade, weather resistant, vinyl window lettering for the front of your business in Riverside, CA; these Single Color Diecut Window Graphics can easily last five years or more.

Those Riverside, CA businesses that have an overhang where the diecut window graphics are not in direct sunlight, the vinyl used by Precision Sign and Graphics can last even longer. You would care for windows treated with diecut window graphics with a soapy solution just as you would treat the glass. Reverse diecut window graphics can be used as well putting the graphics on the inside of the window. While diecut window graphics take a little bit more labor it does traditionally work out to be less expensive than full coverage window graphics.

Precision Sign and Graphics in Riverside, CA is your local source for Banners, Signs, Vehicle Wraps and more.. Call us today! (951) 332-2700

Storefront Glass Graphics for Right there Repair in Fontana, Rancho, Jurupa, Riverside and Eastvale

Full Color Diecut Storefront Window Graphics

Along the same lines as single color, full color diecut window graphics can be created to give your Riverside, CA. window application that extra pizzazz. Whether a combination of colors or a full color print, we can diecut shapes to provide a greater variety of visual options.

Uses for full color diecut window graphics could be: multi-colored logos, a lettering or graphic that would have a printed pattern or bursts of colors that would draw more attention. Because full color has a tendency to fade we treat all of our full color diecut window graphics with UV coating to help increase the life of the storefront window graphics.

Full Color, Full Coverage Storefront Window Graphics

Growing in popularity in the Riverside, CA. area is the use of full color, full coverage storefront window graphics. By utilizing full color, full coverage window graphics it opens up the pallet of possibilities for colors and design choices to really make the front of your business stand out.

There are multiple types of full color, full coverage storefront window graphics vinyl that are used, depending on the application. All of the full color, full coverage window graphics installed by Precision Sign and Graphics in Riverside, CA utilize UV coating for protection and reduction of color fading. In addition, you can also choose to have a full color, full coverage storefront window graphics that are translucent, (like a tent).

Utilizing full color, full coverage storefront window graphics for 100% coverage of your windows, or sections of storefront windows, allows for full expression and impact of your message, slogans, pictures and information to be easily read at a distance. Plus with attention grabbing colors it can really help set your business apart from your competitors.

Window graphics are a great way to help put out some of the most important information about your business and/or put attention grabbing graphics; right on the front of your business using the existing window space that you have. Whether you have a business in a strip mall or standalone establishment, chances are much of your building is wrapped in windows that can be utilized as billboard space help get your message out.

Trust your LOCAL Storefront Window Graphic Expert.

Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside, CA, has made the investment to have available the equipment and skill to provide our customers with the best quality of materials and craftsmanship. Starting with our graphic design department; we will work with you to provide you with a graphics impression of what your project will look like. Then, utilizing the best quality materials for the application, we will go to work transforming your company, corporate or fleet vehicle into that attention grabbing, billboard on wheels you are looking for.

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Thinking about a Vehicle Wrap? Wrap your mind around this!

Every business in the Riverside CA area is looking for great ways to get their message out. The trick is to choose a way that has a big impact, without a big impact on the budget! Vinyl vehicle wraps by Precision Sign and Graphics can do both! So is a vehicle vinyl wrap right for your business?

Let’s explore some reasons to get a vehicle vinyl wrap.

Versatile Solutions

Vinyl vehicle wraps have become popular today for both businesses and personal use. Business advertising, show cars and race cars can use a quality vinyl vehicle wrap from Precision Sign and Graphics as an affordable solution over a complicated paint scheme.

Partial wraps can also be used to work with the current color of the vehicle, or accent it such as window graphics and racing stripes. For many, a partial wrap can be a very affordable option.

Color Change and Racing Stripes!

Recently the use of dark, subtle matte finish vinyl coatings, to give your ride that aggressive look; have become popular. This full vinyl vehicle wrap option serves to protect the original paint while giving your car a sharp look. You might also look into a full vehicle wrap to change the color of your car. Recently seen on shows such as: Unique Rides & West Coast Customs; these high end custom vehicle superstars have used high quality vinyl wraps to change the color of vehicles without the extra costs of a high end paint job. Celebrities such as Ice-T and Eric Estrada have had their vehicle color changed recently using this technique. They even wrap wheels to change the color!

Precision Sign and Graphics in Riverside, CA is your local source for Banners, Signs, Vehicle Wraps and more.. Call us today! (951) 332-2700

When you Sell your vehicle… We can simply peel off the vinyl!

Draw Attention to Your Business!

Businesses might use the skill of our graphic designers to craft a branded look with sharp colors and hi-resolution images to help get your brand noticed. A vinyl vehicle wrap is a great option to help get your Riverside, CA area business noticed. Our staff designers are well known for their attention grabbing graphics and use of branded colors to create a custom look that will turns and heads! No matter the color or the style, Precision Sign and Graphics has you covered… literally.

Protective, Durable and Long Lasting!

The premium vinyl vehicle wraps that we use at Precision Sign and Graphics can last up to nine years, depending on use, even in the changing climate that Riverside, CA is known for. For older cars, covering those blemishes with vinyl wrap rather than expensive bodywork to prep a surface for paint might be the perfect solution to save money. While vinyl can show imperfections, paint color distortions can easily be covered. When you get ready to sell your car, just have it peeled off! With a short inspection by one of installation specialists will help you determine is a wrap is the right choice for your needs.

Billboard on Wheels!

The biggest bang for your buck comes when you can get your business and slogans branded within the Riverside, CA community. Fixed billboards and banners have the disadvantage of needing someone to drive past it to see it; but with a vinyl vehicle wrap from Precision Sign and Graphics, you can take your branded message to where the people are! Put your new sweet ride in a parade, cruise down the parkway… Even parked in your driveway; people will be able to see your message… only with style!

Trust the Industry Leader.

Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside, CA, has made the investment to have available the equipment and skill to provide our customers with the best quality of materials and craftsmanship. Starting with our graphic design department; we will work with you to provide you with a graphics impression of what your project will look like. Then, utilizing the best quality materials for the application, we will go to work transforming your company, corporate or fleet vehicle into that attention grabbing, billboard on wheels you are looking for.

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Does your Riverside, CA area customer know why you in business?

With the current climate of opportunity in the Riverside, CA area for business startup and new entrepreneurial ventures available for small businesses; competition is greater than ever before. With this surge in small businesses, especially those of a service nature, being able to present your message to your customers about why you are in business may be the greatest characteristic that sets you apart from your competitors.

All carpet cleaners are the same, right?

Using carpet cleaners as an example, the startup costs to get into a carpet cleaning business is smaller than other comparable service related companies. This is why there are so many carpet cleaning businesses for the Riverside, CA area, as well as, other areas around the country as well. This drives home the point that if you’re going to be in business: “Why should your customer choose you?”

Riverside, CA area customers are knowledgeable and thrifty. They will compare prices and online reviews, they will look at websites and social media to help them make a decision on which carpet cleaning service to use. It is important as part of your marketing decisions that you expressed to your customers why you feel that your service or pricing is better than your competitors if you hope to obtain and maintain new customers.

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Tell me a Little Story

Small business counselor, Rick Brewer, lets small business owners know that they should express why they got into business. “Don’t tell me how you are as good as the other guy, tell me why you are better!”

Riverside, CA area customers like a back story: family owned and operated, I saw how the industry treated customers and wanted to do better, I was tired that the industry was charging too much or I developed a better technique.

Let your customers know how you can provide a better, faster or cheaper service than those that are around you. “Chance is not a business strategy,” says Rick Brewer; “taking the time to establish your way of doing things make your different from your competitors. Don’t run from that, embrace it!”

Build your Marketing of the Differences, not the Similarities.

Telling your Riverside, CA area customers that most carpet cleaning companies use the same machines with the same chemicals with the same level of training for their personnel, is not a great market strategy. Instead, let your customers know what makes you different, cheaper, faster… better than your competition. Is there a product that you offer that they don’t? Is there a technique that you specialize in that they don’t? Basically build your marketing plan off of what makes you different or better, not what makes you the same.

Precision Sign and Graphics Can Help!

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your custom printed wallpaper today!

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Thinking about rebranding your Riverside, CA area business?

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Sometimes it becomes necessary to rebrand your business. This might be because the current brand was established without planning out the consequences, the current brand has an outdated look, change in management or ownership or you just got bored with the current brand. Regardless of the circumstances rebranding should be handled carefully as to not confuse or alienate your Riverside, CA area customers.

Get Started with a Plan

Rebranding doesn’t mean starting over however, you should think of it that way. By looking at your color scheme, font, image, readability and theme you can help develop a plan on how to craft the new image that will represent your company and the services you provide properly. Consider some basics such as how your logo and color scheme will be used on a vehicle wrap, signage, shirts and other apparel.

These different materials needs can create a scattered representation because each of these products may require a different format or colored style of your logo. If you consider these ahead of time you can make sure that your rebranded image is compatible with various mediums without changing the look and appearance of your logo for each product.

Consider the Message

When rebranding your Riverside, CA area business you must also consider the message that it may send to your customers. Are you rebranding because of a problem? Are you rebranding because the old look was outdated? Try to place yourself in your customer’s shoes on how they may interpret your reasoning for rebranding. As part of rebranding you should set aside and marketing plan for a budget that will allow you to identify to your customers the reason for your new brand.

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New and Improved? Not so much…

One of the trends that modern marketing has moved away from is the identification of something being “new and improved”. Customer trending has identified that having something “new and improved” sends a negative connotation that their current product or service is old and ineffective.

This is one of the reasons why when rebranding you should consider expressing properly to your customers the reasons why you are changing the image of your company. Perhaps the mindset of “Same great service that you have come to trust, with a new look!”

If you are rebranding because of problems within your company, be honest about that. Under new management or ownership with a new branded look can help reinvigorate frustrated customers that have used your products or services to come back and try again.

Look at the Bigger Picture

When changing the color, style or theme of your logo for your Riverside, CA area business you should step back and look at the larger picture. The expense for larger companies to change the logo would include new vehicle wraps, new interior signage, new exterior signage, new shirts, new nametags, new ID cards, new placards, new business forms, new business cards, new website graphics and more. If you do one you must do all because of the process of Sight Sign Association process. (See our article on this mental process) Customers simply won’t be able to associate easily one logo brand to another. There must be a matching, branded theme throughout your organization and the transition must be quick and seamless as to not cause confusion for your existing or future customers.

Precision Sign and Graphics Can Help!

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your custom printed wallpaper today!

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Interior Signage – Thinking inside the box

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Gone are the days when the expectation for an interior signs, for your Riverside, CA area business, is just simple functionality. Interior signs today needs to be sensitive to the environment they are going in, the aesthetic of the room and the needs of the client. When looking to have interior signage created for your Riverside, CA area business you should think, …well; inside the box: how to decorate inside the box and how to make the inside of the box translate to those that are outside the box.

Getting More than just a Certificate of Occupancy

While it is true that many companies look to have interior signage for their Riverside, CA area business created, just to get their certificate of occupancy; the smart business owner looks to their interior signage to help establish the theme or brand of their business. Just purchasing blue bathroom signs and brown ADA plaques with the static printed lobby sign, may help you get your certificate of occupancy; but it won’t help provide your customers with a warm and inviting environment or help you brand the image of your Riverside, CA area business.

What are some Examples of Interior Signs?

Interior signage is practically anything that will help identify to your potential Riverside CA area customer who you are and what you do. Interior signage can also help set the theme or brand of your business, help give customers building directions or where to find certain services or personnel. Some examples of common interior signage might be:

  • Lobby signs
  • Directional signs
  • Wayfinding signs
  • ADA signs
  • Fourier signs
  • Floor decals
  • Wallscapes (printed wallpaper)
  • Banners on stands
  • Office door signs
  • Informational signs (such as evacuation routes and safety placards)
  • Temporary signs

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Making your Customer’s Visit an Experience

When you put on a VR headset you are instantly immersed into an environment that has been specifically designed for a particular experience. When someone walks into your Riverside, CA area business the immersion into your theme and brand should be the same type of experience.

By utilizing a theme with a combination of lobby signs, wallscapes, floor decals and then accenting them with branded coloring for the directional signs, ADA signs and temporary signage; you begin to immerse your customer into your branded experience.

The Emotional Connection

Your brand and your image is everything. The challenge is to present this image to your customers in a way that sets you apart from your competitors. By utilizing the talents of graphic design artists, attractive materials with a creative presentation you can help set yourself apart from your Riverside, CA area competitors.

Nowadays customers are looking for a shopping experience, not just a place to purchase a product or service. By thinking ahead and planning out your interior signage to match your brand and your theme you can help provide your customers with the experience that they’re looking for.

Note: For the most part, many of the interior sign products listed above are going to be purchase anyway. The smart business owner will develop a branded theme to base those products from, rather than purchasing each product individually (or in just a stock form).

Precision Sign and Graphics Can Help!

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your custom printed wallpaper today!

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