SpeedPro Imaging: How to Rev-Up Your Auto Sales This Season

6 AutoThe heat is on. Not only inside homes and office buildings as winter temperatures settle in, but as 2017 wraps up, the heat is on to get products out the door. And for auto dealerships, that means the pressure is turned up a notch to move last year’s models off the lot to make room for the shiny, new 2018 versions. That’s where SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading provider of custom signage for car lots, showrooms and promotions, comes into play.

Your customers are itching to buy a car. Some are looking to purchase something they can wrap with a big red bow and surprise a loved one with this Christmas. Others are simply looking for the best deal. When your potential customers google “When is the best time to buy a car?,” an article called “6 Best Times to Buy a Car” from U.S. News & World Report is among the first to pop up. Four of the six times to buy a car, according to the writer, happen in Q4.

  • October, particularly for those looking to scoop a pickup
  • November for customers trying to snag a compact or midsized car
  • December is the month for drivers trying to hop behind the wheel of SUVs
  • New Year’s Eve because of when monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals converge

Now is the time for customers to be filing onto your lot and inside your showroom. SpeedPro Imaging is here to assist you in the Q4 sales push.

At SpeedPro, we do nothing in neutral. From coast to coast, our studio owners offer Great. Big. Graphics solutions that will help you reach any lofty sales goal.

The prime goal at SpeedPro Imaging is to bring your message to life. Your local SpeedPro studio owner has the training, vision and knowledge to drive potential customers from the streets into your dealership. Of our five senses, vision plays a large role on how we shop. The power of visual engagement is a helpful tool when it comes to your marketing efforts.

Studio owner Mark Simmons in Apex, North Carolina is a perfect example of how local dealerships are using SpeedPro Imaging’s services to produce stunning, mesmerizing, and cost-effective graphics to rev-up business.

Simmons has teamed up with some of the largest dealerships in the state, including Leith Automotive Group.

Leith VW Raleigh 2-BFor Leith Automotive, Simmons helped transform a stale Volkswagen showroom into a tropical-themed atmosphere. That includes wrapping the front of the building in hibiscus and tiki. The redesign also featured a prominent floor-to-ceiling logo.

With the marketing team on board, providing tie-dye shirts to the sales team and reggae music inside the showroom, the VW store experienced a 30% increase in cars sold.

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You’ve seen some of the amazing work that can come from partnering with SpeedPro. Now let’s sit down and discuss the powerful solutions we have on hand to help you attract even more customers, especially while the iron is hot!

Window Graphics: Your showroom features some amazing floor-to-ceiling windows. Let us help you transform them into pieces of art. We professionally print window graphics in crisp colors on perforated film to capitalize on plate glass windows.

Wall Murals: Our sales floor wall murals can be seen from the street. Wall murals are the perfect way to show off a product or service to the people who visit your business. They can easily be refreshed when the new models roll in.

Floor graphics: Command attention from the ground up, and wow the crowd with show-stopping floor graphics. Point customers to their favorite vehicles in the showroom or use your logo to direct traffic to the service area on the pavement outside. The floor graphics we provide are designed for durability from a few days to six months or more.

Flags: Branded feather flags take great visual advantage of the large dimensions of most dealerships. They are adaptable and can be printed with images that shift with the changing wind.

Banners: Banners are popular and effective media for auto sales events or grand openings, as well as for more permanent visual advertising.

Ready to take your showroom to the next level? Take us for a test drive and see what we can do for you! You can find the full package when you visit speedpro.com, send us an email or call us at (844) 274-4784.

SpeedPro Imaging: Helping Retailers Paint a Merry Picture this Holiday Shopping Season

5 RetailIt’s been said over the years: now is the most wonderful time of the year, particularly for retailers! The holiday shopping season is just around the corner. As a retailer, you may find yourself on the “naughty list” if you don’t have SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s most trusted printing partner for retailers, on your priority list.

Holiday shopping is big business. The stakes are high – especially this year. The National Retail Federation anticipates holiday sales in 2017 will rise up to four percent compared to 2016. Up to $682 billion in holiday retail sales will be spent during November and December. Simply astonishing.

Here’s a look at some of the 12 expected trends of the 2017 holiday shopping season:

  • Nostalgia is “in”: Shoppers are craving retro.
  • The path to purchase will start earlier: Shoppers are beginning to spend NOW.
  • Omnichannel is the new normal: 66 percent of shoppers browse online, then buy in a store; 61 percent order online and collect in a store.
  • Click and collect/click and ship to blossom: According to the data, 79 percent of online shoppers use in-store pickup if it’s offered – and 71 percent of those shoppers make an additional purchase during their visit.

19 Retail_Elevator WrapYou get one opportunity to make a first impression. Let SpeedPro Imaging serve as an additional salesperson for you. One study found it only takes a tenth of a second – the blink of an eye – to make a first impression. Are you willing to gamble that shoppers will be drawn to your store by mundane, lackluster graphics? Didn’t think so. That’s why we’re here to help you entice those shoppers, and at the same time earn praise from those managers at corporate.

SpeedPro Imaging has a proven graphics solution model that can be tailored to your needs. We do not take a one-size fits all approach. Our goal is to provide Big. Bold. Graphics that fit your vision, your goals, and your brand.

Harrisburg, PA 5Take for example the work of Dave Higgins, owner of SpeedPro Imaging of Harrisburg (PA). Higgins, like hundreds of experienced SpeedPro Imaging studio owners across the country, has extensive knowledge of how to make a retail space POP!

Higgins has provided a variety of malls in the Harrisburg area, including the Colonial Park Mall, Harrisburg Mall and Capital City Mall, with exquisite and mesmerizing window, exterior and interior graphics. The owners of the Capital City Mall were so impressed, Higgins was tasked with the assignment of transforming the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia. Higgins also had the “sweet” honor of outfitting the Hershey Corporate store, where he helped craft a whole new merchandising campaign.

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SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s most trusted printing partner for retailers, has a solution for you this holiday season, no matter the size of your wish list. Changing weather and consumer needs call for branding and design that can keep up.

Replace campaigns on the turn of a dime with easy installation and removal, weather-proof materials, and unlimited options for any season.

Let’s sit down and discuss the powerful solutions we have on hand to help you attract even more customers, especially while the iron is hot!

  • Indoor & Outdoor Signage: The benefits of indoor/outdoor graphic materials are remarkable. They can be easily changed seasonally, providing you opportunities to cash in on holidays year-round. Our outdoor signage is the definition of durability, and can withstand all the elements.
  • Window Graphics: Does your store feature unused windows? Let us help you transform that glass into a winter wonderland! We professionally print window graphics in crisp colors on perforated film to capitalize on plate glass windows.
  • Directional Signage: If you’re a large store, there’s a chance your shoppers could get lost. That’s when our comforting directional signage comes into play. The burden of providing directions often falls on staff, but clear signage can make life easier for all.
  • Wall Murals: Wall murals are the perfect way to show off a product or service to the people who visit your business. Beautiful images can easily be refreshed when the new products roll in.
  • Floor graphics: Command attention from the ground up, and wow the crowd with show-stopping floor graphics. Point customers to their favorite outfits or electronic devices. The floor graphics we provide are designed for durability from a few days to six months or more.
  • Flags: Branded feather flags take great visual advantage of the large dimensions of many retail outlets. They are adaptable, and can be printed with images that shift with the changing wind.

11 Retail-BWe’re ready to help make this a prosperous and happy holiday shopping season. We have the ideas and printing solutions to make your holiday marketing efforts a success. You can unwrap our options when you visit speedpro.com, send us an email or call us at (844) 274-4784.

SpeedPro Imaging: The Big. Bold. Prescription for Effective Health Care Marketing

3 Health (1 Window Graphics_Heath)-BAs fall returns and temperatures cool, the flu bug will make its vengeful return. And if Australia is any indication – they’re dealing with two and a half times more cases this year compared to last – we have the makings of a long winter here in the United States. That’s why it’s imperative for all health care companies, such as drug stores, private practices, and medical centers, to entrust SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, with their marketing needs as health care issues take center stage.

Health care companies and medical providers are among the most coveted clients our SpeedPro Imaging studios across the country enjoy teaming up with. Take for example:

Bob Kelleher of SpeedPro Imaging Central New York. Bob has partnered with some of the largest health care systems and providers in and around Central New York. Administrators at partners such as United Health Services Binghamton General Hospital consult with Bob as they:

  • Upgrade primary care waiting rooms with wall murals
  • Add new life to walk-in clinics’ décor with sponsorship walls and staff portraits
  • Create billing info signage
  • Wrap busses, vans, and other vehicles with advertising

Darin Schneider of SpeedPro Imaging Denver has abundant experience transforming dreary and neutral medical facilities into vibrant pieces of art. Take a look at some of the imaginative work Darin has done both inside and outside for his cherished partners – including Kaiser Permanente, Denver Health and skilled nursing communities in the Mile-High City.

Health care is on top of many minds across the country. The fourth quarter of the year is prime-time for the medical industry and those associated with it. We here at SpeedPro Imaging want to help you position your practice, medical facility, and retail outlet as the authoritative resource for your customers’ medical needs.

For starters, these upcoming months include open enrollment period for health insurance. Millions across America are trying to determine the coverage that best fits their families’ needs. You can cement your brand as the go-to resource for answers to their questions.

Conversely, the end of the year marks the need to deplete flexible spending accounts. Many individuals and businesses are starting to calculate how much money they’re going to have left over and where they’re going to spend it. SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, recognizes these are great opportunities for those of you who are specialists, such as those who operate eye care centers or retail stores that sell eligible products.

Which brings us to the flu. No longer is it a certainty that patients will rely on their primary care physician to disseminate the vaccine. For businesses, the flu is extremely profitable. The flu vaccine industry is a $1.6 billion business. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says nearly 60 percent of American children and 42 percent of American adults received the flu vaccination in 2015-2016. Was your business among the places patients headed to receive their immunization?

It all equates to the potential for big business if you play your cards right. SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, has several solutions that can be adapted to fit your specific needs. Consider these options:

  • Window Graphics: Your windows may be the first opportunity to make an impression with your customers. Make it count with a bold graphics display. Transform your simple and plain windows into a powerful marketing tool. We can arrange large impact graphics that cover the entire window or smaller scale graphics that provide vital information.
  • Flags: Look no further if you’re searching for a noticeable and creative way to market your practice. Highly visible and versatile, flags can convey your central message both inside and outsided. The shape of the flag – teardrop, feather, flutter – is restricted only by your imagination.
  • Outdoor Signage: We can print picture frame, “A” frame, coroplast or fabric sidewalk signs with your main message. Durable and stunning, wherever you’d like to be seen outside, we can customize a signage solution that fits you, your message and your space.
  • Retractors: These signs are sharp and stand tall as they communicate the message to customers to be proactive about their health. These are lightweight and customizable. You could use retractors as a background as your clients get the word out about the importance of #flushots on various social media platforms.

We have serious solutions to help you market yourself as the responsible and dependable resource for health care related demands – not only this flu season, but all year long. Health can be unpredictable. Let SpeedPro Imaging assist in your efforts to take some of the unpredictability out of your bottom line.

Contact SpeedPro Imaging consultant to get started at speedpro.com.

SpeedPro Imaging: Small Business Owners Collaborate to Produce Big Results

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The 2016 Denver Broncos. SEAL Team Six. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Rocky and Bullwinkle (we have to have some fun, right?). Just a few examples of some of the great teams defined by excellent collaboration that have been assembled over the years. SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, is another fantastic case.

SpeedPro Imaging has grown to more than 130 studios spread across the country. Many of those locations are owned and operated by the same people you see at your child’s school, your local grocery store, or place of worship. Our franchise owners take pride that their studios cater to the needs of the communities they live in. And, they love helping other franchisees deliver big-time results as well.

What are some traits of a great team? If you’re a basketball team, having someone such as, say, LeBron James helps. But sports fans know that just having the best player doesn’t mean you have the best team. It’s about cohesiveness and commitment to a similar goal. And that translates well in franchising.

Fast Company recently determined there are five factors that separate great teams from good ones:

  • They are committed to the vision, and achieving extraordinary goals
  • They share accountability for results
  • Their communication is transparent
  • They resolve conflict constructively
  • They have mutual respect, and strong camaraderie

The teamwork displayed by ALL franchise partners in SpeedPro’s nationwide network is what differentiates us from our competitors. We’re a team. Our network of 130 studios works together to produce stellar products. SpeedPro owners are never alone on an island. There’s always a hand extended when needed.

Collaboration allows our SpeedPro Imaging franchisees to fulfill orders not just at home, but on a national level. Most SpeedPro Imaging franchisees use the same equipment (including the game-changing HP FB550 UV Flatbed printer), to consistently produce high-quality graphics studio-to-studio.

Rand and Lorna Scherff, who own and operate SpeedPro Imaging, North OC (Tustin, CA), bear a fantastic example of collaboration between SpeedPro studios.

System Pavers - Portland ORWhen seven local vehicle wraps turned to seventy national projects, Rand and Lorna turned to their fellow SpeedPro owners to successfully meet the needs of System Pavers, a national paving company who leases their vehicles through Enterprise Fleet Leasing. Then, Eagle Print Dynamics, a promotional materials broker, provided SpeedPro North OC with two more vehicle branding national accounts – which now keep SpeedPros busy across the nation.

“I never would have been able to win bids with these companies if it wasn’t for the network,” says Lorna, who’s teamed up with studios in Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, Northern California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, and others. “Even though I could find third-party installers, it wouldn’t be the same. When I’m calling another SpeedPro, I know that I have a great relationship I can count on and that they’ll do a fantastic job.”

In Georgia, John Barber and Don Neder, co-owners of SpeedPro Imaging of Norcross, GA, also received an assist from their colleagues in Chicago and Dallas to help the cloud computing company Salesforce pull off a pair of spectacular events. With SpeedPro locations across the nation, the list of studio collaborations goes on.

SpeedPro Imaging can tailor solutions to fit your needs from coast to coast. Consider…

  • All in on Fleet Wraps: From state agencies in government to franchises operating across multiple states, SpeedPro Imaging can reproduce and wrap custom graphics onto any vehicle. Cars, trucks, vans or buses, our system is designed to provide the uniformity necessary to accurately portray your brand.
  • Serving multi-location Restaurants & Bars: Food quality isn’t the only consistency you’re looking to capture. Harmony within your chain’s multiple locations certainly achievable when you partner with SpeedPro Imaging. If your restaurant is situated in Seattle and Miami, SpeedPro Imaging studio owners will generate the same results.
  • Keeping it consistent in Retail: The next big thing in technology is weeks away from the big debut. You want to entice shoppers to purchase it at your stores. Partner with SpeedPro Imaging to create a graphics package that will produce point-of-purchase displays, window graphics, decals, and in-store signage that will leave no doubt where shoppers nationwide should turn to make the purchase.
  • Staying on target with Event Graphics: If you’re an operator of multiple trade shows, there are times where the airport may lose an important banner. No fret! When you work with one SpeedPro Imaging studio, rest assured you’re working with all of them. Your main contact in Boston will make one phone call, and your replacement banner will be waiting for you in Phoenix with plenty of time to spare.

The possibilities are endless, so we’re confident we have a solution for your specific project. We’ll put our heads and resources together as a team to make it happen. No project is too small, and no account is too big for SpeedPro Imaging.

Let’s get the conversation started. You can reach us at speedpro.com, send an email or call us at (844) 274-4784.

SpeedPro Imaging’s “Project of the Year” Featured in Wide Format & Signage Magazine

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San Rafael, CA – based SpeedPro Owner, Steve Moran-Cassese, Discussed Complexities and Features of His Award-Winning Project

(Centennial, CO – September 15, 2017) – SpeedPro Imaging continues to earn its reputation as the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise with another major feature story in a leading national trade publication – Wide Format & Signage Magazine.

An awe-inspiring, multinational project managed by Steve Moran-Cassese, an award-winning SpeedPro Imaging owner based in San Rafael, CA, has been featured as September’s leading cover story by Wide Format & Signage Magazine. Click here to read the featured article and view the masterpieces themselves.

Moran-Cassese is garnering national attention for his outstanding rebranding work with Hewlett Packard’s Welcome Center – a project that earned him SpeedPro Imaging’s 2016 Project of the Year. In her article entitled “Application Spotlight: A Welcome Rebranding for HP,” editor Jennifer Wilberschied detailed how Moran-Cassese, hand-selected by the information technology giant, spent nine months installing majestic, intricate and mesmerizing wall murals, oversized window graphics and multi-dimensional wall treatments.

“There were many moving parts to this project, with each graphic component offering its own unique challenge,” said Moran-Cassese. “On top of that, this rebrand was for the HP [Hewlett Packard] Welcome Center – the flagship facility for HP’s partner meetings and VIP guests. We approach all client projects with the intent to create an exceptional final product. But when it came to working with an industry partner like HP, the stakes for perfection were even higher.”

The collaborative effort with German-based creative agency, Art Lab Studios, is characterized by its attention to detail. Hewlett Packard wanted a bold statement – and SpeedPro Imaging’s Moran-Cassese delivered. The article describes in detail the obstacles and the solutions implemented to install such transformative prints, including the project’s most complex component: a visionary wall graphic of The Painted Ladies (a famous set of homes in San Francisco). The treatment was comprised of wall covering media and an overlay of secondary prints.

“We were tasked with printing approximately 80% of the secondary prints and color-matching each to ensure they matched the wall mural,” said Moran-Cassese. “Each of the 16 prints were mounted on more than a dozen different substrates of the various sizes. All substrates had to be contour cut, creating a puzzle of secondary graphics. In mounting the prints to the primary mural, we had to account for numerous variables including the print angles, exact spacing between each print and precise alignment overlay of the graphics.”

As of the time the feature story was published, Moran-Cassese’s installations had been in place for a year and are intended to stay up indefinitely.

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About SpeedPro Imaging

With more than 20 years of experience, SpeedPro Imaging is the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise – creating professional large format imaging for a wide variety of companies in any industry. The company specializes in high-quality products including wall murals, event graphics, tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps and window graphics. Through extreme resolution levels and unparalleled quality standards, SpeedPro Imaging takes visual communications to the next level. Today, there are 125 studios open and operating in 31 states, with several more in various stages of development.

SpeedPro Imaging – Graphics Solutions for Breweries That Quench Marketing Thirst

1-B BrewerySummer is winding down, the leaves are slowly starting to change colors, the days are getting shorter and the heat is giving way to cooler temperatures. It’s autumn! For beer enthusiasts, there’s nothing more satisfying than the anticipation of that smooth, fall blend and a little pumpkin spice.

SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, is just as pumped as you are for a new season. The months of September and October are loaded with beer-centric festivals. There’s Octoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fremont Octoberfest in Seattle, Washington and the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, to name a few.

For brewery operators, there isn’t a better or more competitive time to be in the business. We’re in the middle of a beer renaissance in America. Let’s digest some of these facts and figures: according to the Brewers Association, there were 1,803 breweries in America in 2010. In 2016, that number shot up to 5,301 – a 194% increase. The Beer Institute recently calculated that the combined economic impact of the brewery industry totaled more than $350 billion in 2016. And here’s an anecdote from Business Climate:

“Furthermore, just one job at a craft brewery will create an additional 45 jobs in other industries on average, such as packaging, business services, distributing, transportation and agriculture.”

As breweries become more of a familiar fixture across America, brewers need to start formulating a plan to stand out from the crowd. As we noted, it’s a competitive landscape. Just calling yourself a brewery isn’t going to cut it anymore. You need to show why patrons should give your establishment a visit. At SpeedPro Imaging, we partner with breweries who want to be seen.

You’ve got the right formula to make an outstanding product. Now is the perfect time to team up with SpeedPro Imaging to land the patrons who will keep the beer – and cash revenue – flowing.

Don’t take our word for it. Take a look at this testimonial from Jason Simonson, general manager at Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver, Colorado:

Just like your beer offerings, our Big. Bold. Solutions are never ending. Let’s examine five specific products and services SpeedPro Imaging offers to take your brewery to the next level.

Window Graphics: Crisp. Refreshing. Bold. That describes the graphics your local SpeedPro Imaging studio owner will design for your windows. We transform the ordinary windows into visual artwork that aligns with your brand. We offer both short-term and permanent impact graphics.

Flags & Outdoor Signage: Custom flags are sure to add flair standing tall outside your establishment. Our flags and outdoor signage are highly customizable and an effective advertising medium. We can help convey your message outside to draw customers inside.

Wall Murals: Let your walls entertain customers with coverings and murals. Brick, concrete, wood or your average sheetrock – no matter the service, we know how to add vivid colors and colorful display graphics. Leave your guests visually hypnotized as your beers captivate their taste buds.

Table Graphics: Often overlooked, but an essential player in your marketing game plan. This is where your patrons spend the most time. Reinforce everything that is special about your brewery with mesmerizing table coverings. Give notice to upcoming events, or show them how to engage with you via social media.

Decals: Small in name, big in stature. We’re not talking those little, annoying stickers you used on models. No matter the size, these bold, multi-dimensional graphics are durable and a cost-effective form of advertisement.

That’s just a sample of the exciting solutions we offer breweries and other companies. You can find the full menu when you visit speedpro.com, send us an email or call us at (844) 274-4784.

Let’s kick off the autumn season the right way: with a nice cold brew, and buckets of profits!

Back to School, in Focus: Exceed Expectations With SpeedPro Imaging

3-B School Bus WrapThe first day of school. It conjures up images of excitement for millions of students, and nervousness for an equal number of others. For parents, it’s the realization that summer is wrapping up and their tiny tot is yet another year older. School staff is refreshed and ready to welcome in a new batch of students.

Now is the perfect time to sit down and consider how SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, can help boost your school’s spirit and coffers. Your local SpeedPro Imaging studio owner is ready and willing to make your hallways bold, colorful, inspirational, and awe-inspiring.

For example, let’s highlight the work of Ann Siburg. For Ann, the first day of school means new opportunities to reach out and improve her community. Ann is neither a teacher nor an administrator. In fact, she doesn’t work at the school. But her fingerprints can be found in schools across Scottsdale and Phoenix as an Arizona-based representative for SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise.

Ann is the co-owner and VP of marketing at SpeedPro Imaging of Scottsdale. For eight years, Ann and her team have supplied high-quality, big, bold graphics for various companies, organizations and individuals. However, Ann won’t think twice when you inquire about her favorite group of clients. “School’s, non-profits and churches,” says Siburg, without any hesitation.

Her primary focus specifically targets private and charter schools. “I’m a passionate advocate for private and charter schools, elementary through high school level,” says Siburg.

Unlike public schools, private and charter schools do not receive taxpayer funding. They’re left to their own devices to keep students educated. You don’t have to be a finance wizard to know operating a school isn’t cheap. From books to xylophones, operational costs rack up quickly for private and charter schools. That’s where Ann steps in to provide local schools with the best possible marketing tools – ones that won’t break their proverbial bank.

“We typically charge them half of what we charge retail. It’s our way to help local schools in need,” says Ann.

9-B School Window GraphicAs the industry leader of wide format imagery, SpeedPro Imaging’s wide range of services allows Ann and her team to be a one-stop shop for those schools to handle all of their graphics needs, whether administrators realize they need them or not.

“We do posters, banners, table tops and displays to encourage parents and citizens to give to the school,” says Ann. “It’s all about branding.”

Siburg has an eye for branding. She takes great pride in helping the schools realize the importance of marketing through graphic enhancements. Siburg says just the simple touch of adding dimensional lettering inside the front office, on vehicle decals and wraps, and on light pole banners along the roadway can make a major difference – and generate additional revenue – for the schools.

“It’s subtle, but critical, touches for private and charter schools that are necessary to attract enrollment,” says Siburg. “It’s all about their image, why they’re different and why they’re worth the cost for parents to send their kids there.”

One case study for Ann Siburg is a group of charter schools she joined forces with seven years ago. As they continue to open new academies, they always give Ann a call for their signage requests. Ann will provide mesh construction banners during the building phase, “Coming Soon” banners as the opening date approaches, and directional banners used to direct traffic as parents drop-off and pick up their children.

As time passes, Ann has picked up on one major theme with all of her school partners.

“They love their crests,” says Siburg. SpeedPro Imaging’s advanced production 23 Schoolstoolset, which now includes the HP UV Flatbed Printer, allows Ann to place crests on a variety of substrates. “I’ve put crests on steel to give it a pewter look. I’ve also done vinyl and gator foam. We provide the opportunity for schools to put crests in gyms, libraries, etc., all depending on how fancy they want to get and how much they want to spend.”

Ann’s hard work and dedication is paying off. In fact, she has even gone so far as to collaborate with a school to launch a postcard campaign. It involved sending out multiple postcards to parents detailing the school’s funding needs and how the parents could help. Ann says it was tough work, but it’s producing results.

“Last year, the school doubled its enrollment, says Siburg. “This year it appears they’re on pace to triple their enrollment.”

The approach Ann takes is simple – and it pays big dividends.

“I don’t have to sell you today, tomorrow or the next day,” she says. “If it takes a year or more, that’s fine. I’m all about the long-term relationship. Even if they hesitate or don’t need something immediately, these private and charter schools will keep you top of mind when they DO need help. As a salesperson, you can always pop in and see if the time is right.”

Ann Siburg is certainly teaching us the power of compassion and the power of local business owners doing great deeds in their community. We at SpeedPro Imaging are part of the same communities you call home. When our society thrives, we thrive.

We’re here to do what we can to help in students’ growth. Stop in and say hello. You can reach us online at speedpro.com, send an email, or call us at (844) 274-4784.

SpeedPro Imaging: Providing Inspiration for a New School Year

6 Schools-4 floor graphics_ schoolsFor millions of children across America, the first weeks of August mark the end of summer recess and the beginning of back-to-school priorities. For administrators and operators of schools, this is go-time!

SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s most trusted graphics provider for schools and universities, recognizes you can’t have “back-to-school” without the school. Let us play the role of teacher’s pet as we help you prepare for another productive and fulfilling school year.

21 SchoolsFrom grade schools to college, SpeedPro Imaging has the graphics solution to help any school or university kick-off the new year with style, flair and pizzazz. It’s important, and lucrative, to make students and their parents feel at home when they arrive in your school’s hallways. Add some warmth and vitality to drab and dreary beige hallways with our bold graphics to help you 1) excite parents, 2) increase enrollment and 3) inspire students.

One of our many specialties at SpeedPro Imaging is to highlight branding. That applies to corporations, non-profits and schools. Let us help you maximize your recruitment and fundraising efforts through various graphic enhancements.

 

Wall Murals – What better way can you convey your message of school pride than an awe-inspiring wall mural? These custom printed wall displays can help feature your school’s thriving programs or show off your school’s potential future when certain fundraising efforts are met.

Banners – Strategically placed banners can call attention to your private school. Let your crest blow in the wind – bringing pride to current students and awareness to those who may consider joining your illustrious establishment.

Outdoor Signage – We have signage for you for every conceivable situation. What time is the big game Thursday? Remind students with a unique message to get them pumped up. Want to tell parents how to contribute to a PTA fundraiser? We can accomplish that with a sharp display that will have parents ready to write a check.22 Schools

Event TentsMany of your events are going to be held outdoors. Why not do it in style? An event tent provides the perfect opportunity to put your school’s branding on full display while offering a welcoming atmosphere. For example, fraternity and sororities use our event tents as an opportunity to show off their groups during special programs and Saturday tailgates.

SpeedPro Imaging is here to help retrofit your school to help bring out the best in the students, faculty and administrators.

The dawn of a new school year is important for a wide variety of local businesses. Let SpeedPro Imaging show you how to cash in the spending frenzy. Back-to-school spending is the second most important season for retailers, trailing only the winter holidays. According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school and back-to-college spending will approach nearly $84 billion this season. That’s a whole lot of loot.

But wait, there’s more! Back-to-school shopping at brick-and-mortar stores outpaced shopping done online in 2016. That trend is expected to continue this August, which means shoppers of all ages will be out and about. You may not be selling pencils and clothes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t capitalize on this lucrative spending trend. Team up with SpeedPro Imaging to draw attention to your business.

Urgent Care Clinics – Right now parents are rushing to get their children school and sports physicals. Let SpeedPro Imaging create mesmerizing flags of all shapes and sizes that highlight your clinic’s time-saving services.

Apartment Complexes – Several new folks are coming to your town. Whether you cater to college-age students or families relocating just in time for a new school year, draw them in to your lavish living quarters with our stunning outdoor signage.

Barber Shops and Hair Salons – Young men and women want to look their best from head to toe. Use our customizable retractors to grab potential customers’ attention and show off your hair wizardry.

Grocery Stores – Back-to-school means back to the daily grind of lunches that need to be packed. Show off your lunch specials—or even your pre-packaged meals with the help of our indoor signage. If you’re in a college town, let our directional signage point the health-conscious students to your salad bar.

Massage Therapy – Mom’s going to need some “me” time after being on her feet all day long shopping. As you prepare to provide deep tissue therapy, let your potential clients know about the relaxing deals you’re offering with our vivid window graphics.

The possibilities at SpeedPro Imaging are only bounded by your imagination. We’re ready to teach you a thing or two, while learning more about how you’re fostering new ideas for another generation of students. Reach out to us online at speedpro.com, send an email, or call us at (844) 274-4784.

High Quality Wall Murals – Transform Blasé Walls into Works of Art

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The saying goes, “these walls have ears.”   No doubt – your customers are always listening.   They’re also looking – actively searching for new ideas and solutions.   And high-quality wall murals, one of the leading printing and graphics solutions we provide at SpeedPro Imaging, turn your walls into works of art capable of delivering powerful marketing messages.

Regardless of the business, you’re running, be it an auto dealership, a restaurant, a marketing agency or a medical practice, you’re missing out on a massive marketing opportunity if your walls aren’t speaking to your customers.

Part of the appeal of high-quality wall murals is the versatility. An easy application process allows them to be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. No stone should ever be left unturned when it comes to making sure your customers know what you’re saying…and wall murals provide you with a big, bold and vibrant vehicle that consistently delivers those messages.

Compared to “run of the mill” paint jobs, investing in high-quality wall murals are actually more cost-effective in the long run.   While standard paint jobs can be cheaper up front, consider the following:

Wall mural lifespans triple that of paint – 7-10-year lifespan for high-quality wall murals v. 2-3-year lifespan for paint.

  • Wall murals are versatile and act as a defense shield – high-quality wall murals are more durable and much easier to maintain than paint. They also assist in protecting the wall surface in ways paint simply isn’t capable.
  • Wall mural maintenance and repairs are simpler/cheaper – high-quality wall murals can be cleaned, protected and/or replaced in a more affordable and efficient manner than paint (which often requires you to re-paint your entire facility to match a new color choice)
  • And quite simply, wall murals are more effective – high-quality wall murals grab customer attention with vivid, vibrant graphics and targeted messaging.

Wall murals are certainly catching the eye of industry experts. It’s one of 6 of the top design trends of 2017 according to Houston designer Marie Flanigan, who adds, “it’s such a cool way of doing art.”

Steve Moran-Cassese is a SpeedPro Imaging owner garnering national attention for his graphic solutions. Steve recently helped Dabba, a popular San Francisco restaurant, covert bland walls into a stunning, eye-popping visual masterpiece.   His excellent work was recently featured in a QSRWeb article entitled “Restaurant Graphics: More Important than you Think.” a key excerpt from the story:

After vetting three graphics firms, (Dabba owner) Andy Mercy said he chose Speedpro Imaging because it provided the best combination of services, including its overall input on the process, color sampling, scheduling, and price. It designed a big, warm, brand-mirroring graphic that was perfect for that long thin wall that Mercy wanted to cover.

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Andy Mercy is just one of many business owners who has partnered with SpeedPro Imaging to turn bland business walls into powerfully effective works of art.   Many of our clients love those high-quality wall murals are an environmentally safe yet effective marketing tool that integrates with their specific industry/business model.   Here are some industry-specific examples:

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  • Restaurants – When diners feel more at home, they’re more likely to make a return visit to your establishment. Let SpeedPro Imaging improve the ambiance in your restaurant to get them to stay longer, drink more and order additional menu items.

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  • Health Care – Wall-coverings establish a home aesthetic that makes patients feel more at home and less like they’re inside an industrial facility. That, in turn, supports wellness and helps promote the therapeutic qualities necessary for patient recovery.
  • HP Mission Wall Corporate Offices – Wall murals from SpeedPro Imaging add character and warmth to space. They transform a cold, drab cubicle filled office space into a positive, upbeat atmosphere filled with warmth that bolsters creativity.

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  • Retail – Wall murals showcase a business’ logo and brand. They are a cost-effective way to highlight the brand’s key messages/value propositions or specific limited-time offer products.

Regardless of the high-impact statement, your company is trying to make, all SpeedPro Imaging business owners are ready and willing to tailor a customized, high-quality wall mural that will generate the results you’re seeking.  We’re proud to be leading the wall mural charge at SpeedPro Imaging and would love to help you customize a product that specifically fits your needs and budget.

We all know your walls have ears.   Now’s the time to give them a voice, too!  Feel free to check out the high-quality wall murals on our website and reach out to your local SpeedPro studio to get started.