Pride in Quality

Posted on July 12, 2016

Here's a video of a small fleet of Car2Go's wrapped by Grafix Shoppe for the Twin Cities Pride Parade.

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Car2Go, MPLS Pride, Vehicle Graphics, Minneapolis

Custom Door Wraps for an EASY Installation

Posted on April 15, 2016


What is the best way to install door wraps for a Police vehicle?  
Have Grafix Shoppe produce them for you to save time and money! 

Grafix Shoppe provides custom functioned door wraps for: Crown Victoria’s, Ford Interceptor Sedan’s (Taurus), Ford Interceptor SUV’s (Explorer), Dodge Chargers and 2015-2016 Chevy Tahoes.

What does functioned mean?

  • Grafix Shoppe will cut the vinyl to the shape of the door for each door of the vehicle. The door decal will be over sized slightly to allow for an easier installation.
  • Door handles for these door wraps can be cut out upon request for the vehicles listed above. This provides a clean, professional finished look without cutting on the vehicle. Handle cut-outs also make it easier to align the door decal wrap when installing.   

                 
 Contact Us today to get your door wraps or call toll free 888-683-9665 to talk with a sales representative.
 

Posted in Public Safety Graphics | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Police Cars, Door Wraps, Vinyl Installation

April Design of the Month

Posted on April 4, 2016

Design of the Month

City of Shenandoah (TX)

 

Our April design of the month is a little different. It is a city rather than a law enforcement department. We have been servicing the City of Shenandoah with Street Pole Banners for years and now they ordered vehicle graphics to promote their visitors center. This is what they had to say about working with Grafix Shoppe;

"Thank you for all of your help with our Shenandoah Visitors Center vehicle wrap. The staff was incredibly helpful, very personable, and quick to respond to any questions we had. We are so pleased with how the wrap turned out and couldn’t have done it without the Grafix Shoppe team!
We will definitely be contacting you again for future work!"

Courtney R. Alexander
Administrative Assistant
City of Shenandoah
Convention and Visitors Center      

If you are interested in being considered for Grafix Shoppe's Design of the month, please send us a testimonial and photos of your vehicles to marketing@grafixshoppe.com 

Contact Us today to customize your own unique design or call toll free 888-683-9665 to talk with a sales representative. 
 
 Previous Design of the Month Winners:
Posted in Public Safety Graphics | Tagged Design of the Month, Texas, Vehicle Wraps, Vehicle Graphics

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

Posted on March 7, 2016

Grafix Shoppe's rebranding is finally complete with our Fleet Vehicle Graphics. We have carried a consistent look over our three company vehicles emphasizing three of the most important elements of a vehicle wrap for a small business:
 

  • Brand Identity
  • What We Do
  • Contact Information
 
We are very excited to get these vehicles out on the streets of the Twin Cities! 
 

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Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

Grafix Shoppe Fleet Graphics

 

 

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Fleet Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Wraps, Small Business, MN

You Can't Miss Us

Posted on February 18, 2016

We finished wrapping the Grafix Shoppe dock truck with the 3M 8900 Carbon Fiber laminate. The laminate gives the finished product a nice carbon fiber texture. We are very pleased with finished wrap, you CAN'T MISS us on the road. 

If your company needs help with a Vehicle Wrap, we will be happy to help! Request a Quote or call us toll free 888-683-9665.

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Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, 3m carbon fiber 8900, Minnesota

Obscurity is your Business's Biggest Problem

Posted on February 9, 2016

Vehicle Wraps

Your business's biggest problem is obscurity. Get your name out there with vehicle graphics. Motorized vehicle advertising is one of the best ways to get your business’ name out there to thousands of people eveyday. You have advertising working for you 24/7, 365 days a week, which is a few dollars a day compared to other expensive advertising avenues.

Once you decide your business needs a vehicle wrap, come to the experts at Grafix Shoppe. You won’t get better quality, service, and turnaround time anywhere else. When you are going to invest the money it takes to advertise your business with vehicle graphics, we are going to make sure the vehicle graphics represent your business with professionalism. Call us today for a quote 888-683-9665 or Request a Quote Online.

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Vehicle Graphics, Fleet Graphics, Small Business Advertising

Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

Posted on June 29, 2015

FAQ: Vehicle Wrap Maintenance

 

How often should I wash my Vehicle Wrap?

You should wash your vehicle at least once per week, or whenever it gets dirty.

How should I wash my Vehicle Wrap? 

We recommend washing it by hand with soap and a sponge to prevent possible damage to the wrap.

Can I power wash my Vehicle Wrap?

While we strongly recommend hand washing, power washing can be used if you:
 
  • Keep the water pressure below 1200 psi
  • Keep the water temp. below 180*F
  • Keep the nozzle at least 12 inches away from the edges
  • Keep the nozzle perpendicular to the graphic to avoid chipping/lifting the edges.
  • Use a nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern

Can I wax my Vehicle Wrap?

You can wax your wrap under a few conditions. The wax cannot have petroleum distillates. Also we do not recommend waxing matte wraps because it will create shiny portions on the wrap.

Can I park my Vehicle Wrap in the sun for long periods of time?

Prolonged exposure to UV Rays can cause degradation of the vinyl. We recommend parking it in the shade, indoors, or under a cover.

What do I do when a difficult contaminant gets on my wrap?

If fuel, bird droppings, etc. get on your wrap, do your best to clean it off ASAP to avoid any potential harm to the wrap.

If you have any further questions visit this link, or contact us here at Grafix Shoppe!


Vehicle Wrap Maintenance
Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wrap, Maintenance, Vehicle Wrap Maintenance, Vehicle Wraps, FAQ

Mini Trailer Wrap

Posted on March 25, 2015

Yesterday we had a fun little project of wrapping a little trailer for a Can-Am. These pictures show the process and detailed handy work involved from our installers for a flawless wrap on the trailer. 

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Vehicle Wraps Minnesota

Vehicle Wraps Minnesota

Vehicle Wraps Minnesota

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Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Can-Am, Trailer Wrap

Top 5 Vehicle Wraps of 2014

Posted on February 18, 2015

In 2014 we saw all kinds of vehicle wraps, from semi-trucks to tour buses. Our highly experienced installers have the confidence that they can pretty much wrap anything. Here are some of the highlights of the 2014 year.

5. Minnesota Vikings Trailer Wrap 

Minnesota Vikings Trailer Wrap

Skol Vikes!
We are big Minnesota Vikings fans here at Grafix Shoppe. This wrap shows stunning renderings at what the Vikes new stadium is going to look like at the kick off to the 2016 NFL season.

4. Piranha X Tour Bus Wrap

 Piranha X Vehicle Wrap

Grafix Shoppe helped Piranha X design the wrap for their tour bus in time for the 2014 Summer X Games in Austin, TX and a circuit tour around the nation last summer. Read more about this job HERE.

3. People’s Net Peterbilt Semi Truck Wrap

Semi Truck Wrap

This project was a quick turnaround for the customer to be at a tradeshow. We were able to quickly match the colors and get our installers working around the clock to meet the deadline. Our crafty installers had to custom cut the fender stripes by hand to fit the tight curves of the front fender.

2. Styx RV Wrap

RV Vehicle Wrap MN

Styx, a Baltimore based sports manufacturer needed a last minute RV wrap for the “Let’s Play Hockey Expo” in Saint Paul last spring. We were able to deliver the full wrap on an around the clock 3 day turn around for them to make it to the expo. Read more HERE.

1. Allina Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile RV Wrap

Allina Health Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile

When the 2014 MLB All-Star Game came to Minneapolis last summer we were contacted to wrap a full size RV for the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile for the MLB Fanfest. Our hero Kirby Puckett’s great big smile is missed here. Learn more about the Kirby Puckett Eye mobile HERE.

If you want to see more pictures of vehicle wraps check out our photo gallery HERE.

 

Posted in Vehicle Wraps | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Vehicle Wraps MN, Minnesota, RV Wraps, Semi Truck Graphics, Vehicle Graphics, Vehicle Graphics MN, Vehicle Decals, Tradeshow Graphics

Small Business Big Results

Posted on March 27, 2014

Being a small business can be tough in today’s economy especially if you are in the Printing Industry. Grafix Shoppe has been around for 25 years and has seen the highs and lows of the market. One thing has always remained the same for Grafix Shoppe, and that is our philosophy is to aggressively compete for business while delivering a quality product no matter how quick we need to turn a job around. To be able to deliver on this philosophy you need a phenomenal team backing it up.

In the world of event marketing there are plenty of times when you need printed promotional materials at the drop of the dime. It is hard enough doing the creative groundwork in a tight window, but often times the most stressful part of the process is finding a print vendor that you can trust to get the job done, on time, the correct way. Grafix Shoppe may be the vendor that you are looking for.

Here is an example.

STX, a global sports equipment manufacturer based out of Baltimore, MD approached Grafix Shoppe in an immediate need of a graphic removal and new graphics for their RV for the “Let’s Play Hockey Expo” in Saint Paul the weekend of March 7 and 8. Here is the timeline:

  • The design files were sent to Grafix Shoppe Friday evening the week before the event.
  • Our designer came in on that Sunday afternoon to set up the print files.
  • The graphics where printed Monday.
  • The RV arrived Monday night.
  • Our installers arrived at the Shoppe at 4 a.m. Tuesday, working around the clock removing the old graphics and applying the new graphics in a 48 hour window. Every nook and cranny on the RV was completely wrapped the right way, and the RV looked amazing check out the photos below.

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STX was able to pick up the RV Thursday morning to make it to the River Center to set up for their booth at the expo. Grafix Shoppe was able to deliver on this job through the hard work and dedication of our team. If you are need of a big job done the right way with quick turnaround Grafix Shoppe is here for you to help ease your stress.

Our capabilities include:

 Contact us today for a quote or to learn more about our capabilities, or call us toll free 1-888-683-9665.

Posted in Vehicle Wrap | Tagged Vehicle Wraps, Banners, Vinyl Decals, Custom Fabrication, Small Business, Large Format Printing, Direct Printing, STX, Event Marketing

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