Green Audit USA of Islandia, NY needed new graphics for the trucks that they use to perform energy audits for thousands of homes every year. They assess energy issues in the home or business, make recommendations for reducing energy loss, offer financing, and perform all related installation services.
They had an existing truck design but recently added a number of new services to their business, and revamped their brand to reflect their evolved offerings. The Signwave team created a new graphic design for the sides, rear, and front of the trailers, and lettering for the sides of the cabs. We worked closely with their marketing team to reflect the brand and assure that it was consistent with their other marketing materials, including website, print collateral, and ads.
Optically clear overlaminate asssures that colors stay bright and whites will not yellow.
After the design was finalized and approved, the job was handed over to fabrication. Because of the great number of rivets on these trucks, we selected a material that would easily stretch and conform to the surface. We printed the 54” wide panels on our HP Latex printer, and laminated each with optically clear overlaminate to assure that the colors would stay bright and the whites would not yellow for many years to come, even under harsh New York weather conditions.
The truck preparation was the most labor-intensive part of the job. We removed all of the old vinyl from each truck, using solvents, heat guns, scrapers, and old-fashioned elbow grease. We pointed out some challenging spots to the customer where existing body damage might show through.
Finally, the time came to install the new graphics. Our certified installation team was able to complete each truck in about six hours. We tiled the panels, taped them up to properly align and position the graphics, and peeled the adhesive backing back on each one. Our print material was forgiving – it has built-in microscopic air release channels so small air bubbles that might be introduced during installation can be squeegeed away in the expert hands of our install team. After final inspection, the customer was delighted with the new look of their fleet.
Microscopic air release channels allow small air bubbles to be squeegeed away in the expert hands of our install team.
If you drive on the roads of Long Island, you’re sure to notice The Green Audit USA fleet with its new graphics, sharing its brand to all while serving its customers.
For more information about how we can extend your brand to your service vehicles, give Signwave a call at 631.761.9292, or complete the form below.