SpeedPro Denver Gives Back In Many Ways
We’re taking a moment on Colorado Gives Day, December 4, to share how our thriving studio is giving back to the planet, the neighborhood and the art community.
The Planet: Over six months we recycled 2,278 pounds of materials; about a third of all our “waste” as measured by Alpine Waste & Recycling. That translates into 16 trees saved, 5,183 gallons of water saved and we avoided expelling the carbon equivalent of 3,114 pounds of emissions into our atmosphere.
The Neighborhood: Again this academic year we are sponsoring three Park Hill schools with in-kind donations of large format printing. Denver Language School, Park Hill Elementary and McAuliffe Middle School have ordered free graphics for fundraising events, outdoor banners and indoor signage.
The (Aspiring) Art Community: Early November we hosted about a dozen design students from Minnesota’s Bemidji State University who were on an excursion to meet with trade show companies and large format printers. Our owner and production manager gave the eager students a detailed tour and answered dozens of questions about getting designs out of the software and off the screen onto sides of buildings, into trade show booths, onto gym walls and floors, and wrapped onto 40 foot long buses.
A Good Terminator and a Healthier Planet
Komptech Americas, proud manufacturers of machines built for shredding and separating biomass and solid waste with colorful names like Crambo, Hurrikan and Terminator, came to SpeedPro Denver to print 11 over-sized canvas prints for its Denver office. Prints as large as 13 feet wide and 4 feet tall were installed. We were the natural choice since over the past few years we printed trailer wraps, trade show graphics, floor graphics, and fleet decals for the growing business. They are so committed to their branding we also printed a graphic for their lobby aquarium!
Indoors & Out, SpeedPro Provides Great. Big. Graphics. for Regis University
SpeedPro Denver has been printing and installing all kinds of graphics for Regis over the past few years. You see our work outside in the aluminum reserved parking and permits signs and in the decals on the Campus Safety vehicles. Moving indoors, we have provided acrylic signs for the Technology Training Center, branded podium signs, banners for registration desks, and a wall mural for the Anderson College of Business. We enjoy working with this prestigious institution and our pride shows in our quality work.
Hope Starts With You
What an engaging, powerful message from the Denver Rescue Mission! SpeedPro Denver is proud to be its long-time large format print partner. Most recently, we removed and placed new graphics on nine box trucks and two vans. Our highly trained, experienced wrappers hand-installed all that vinyl in less than two weeks.
Great Energy Coming from New Client NREL
SpeedPro Denver handled numerous jobs for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory over the past few months. Anticipating a VIP (whom they would not name but turned out to be US Energy Secretary Rick Perry who toured the Lab on August 14), the campus went in over-drive to freshen up its main 8’ x 4’ entry signage, added a series of fun window graphics to its cafeteria, hung 20 custom double-sided Transforming Energy-themed pole banners, had decals printed and placed to cover vans’ sides, back doors and hoods, and even had us wrap a wind tunnel! Our studio is thrilled to work with this Golden-based world-renowned research facility.
Happy Anniversary to Us! We are 7 and Thriving!
We celebrated our seven year corporate anniversary on August 6 and it’s all thanks to our wonderful clients. Over the past year, we have made even more equipment investments and expanded staff to make sure we keep up and hopefully exceed the high level of service our clients have come to rely on. Clients range from large telecomm fleets to trade show planners, marketing departments, food truck companies, other printers, healthcare, and schools. Send your congratulations to Owner Darin Schneider and the staff by following us on LinkedIn and friending us on Facebook.
3D Printing Now Available from SpeedPro Denver
ADA-Compliant Signs Roll Off Our Shiny New Printer!
Need a simple sign to comply with the new Colorado rule mandating non-gendered signage for single-stall and family bathrooms? We can do it! ADA compliance is now a breeze. Our 3 Dimensional printer has been pre-programmed to translate copy into Braille.
We now produce letters, numbers and graphics from 12 inches wide by 24 high and up to 1-1/2 inches thick/deep. Dimensional wall plaques, textured interior and exterior signage, commemorative keepsakes that can stand-alone or hang, name badges that can replace those pricey company shirts—we can do all that and more!
We offer 44 standard paint colors including gold, silver and bronze metallic and graphite. Substrates include acrylic, Glotech, mica, metal laminates, and PVC.
Give us a call at 303.426.4199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about your job and request a sample.
Big, Bold Food Trucks Roam Our City Streets Hungry for Attention
Mile High Custom Food Trucks builds out step vans and trucks–lots of trucks. Then, SpeedPro Denver makes them memorable by printing and installing custom wraps and sometimes we get the fun task of designing too! That was the case for our most recent wrap job for Dos Gringos; two white guys who love fusing Mexican and American dishes so much they cook it nearly every day. At 26 feet long, the 12 hour installation went well and was delivered on schedule and the moving billboard will last anywhere from 5-10 years. You’ve probably seen some of our other stellar work roving around town including trucks for Island Vibes Jamaican food, Karma Indian fare, and Farmer Joe’s selling sandwiches, salads and soups. We wrap year-round so call us anytime for a free consultation.
Rattlesnake & Reindeer Dogs?! SpeedPro-Wrapped Downtown Food Carts Hard to Miss!
For many years the Denver studio has wrapped distinctive food trucks and carts for Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs and we just finished a cool new cart to kick off the outdoor season! The multi-level cart is eight feet long and the food truck 30 feet. We also print retail signage, table throws, menus on magnetic materials that can take the Colorado sun, hundreds of branded stickers, and special menus for carts rolling into Coors Field.
This happy client gave us a 5 Star Review with this glowing recommendation he headlined Consistently Excellent: “I’ve been a fan of Darin and SpeedPro for more than 6 years now. They have been my go-to company for all my large format printing needs. From designing and printing menu signs to wrapping hot dog carts the crew is fast, detail oriented, fairly priced and really easy to work with. I highly recommend SpeedPro for all your printing needs.” – Biker Jim
Wild Horses Can’t Keep CDOT Away from SpeedPro!
The Denver studio just wrapped six new Bustangs! You won’t miss these beautiful blue and black moving billboards on the highways; the routes from Denver takes riders north, south and west—in wild west style being pulled by horses! An expansion of the popular line of purple buses, CDOT is partnering with Greyhound to offer more routes to even more riders.
Honoring Fallen Police Officer Heath Gumm
Sadly, Adams County Deputy Gumm was killed in the line of duty on January 24, 2018. Just 32, Gumm had served in law enforcement for five years. SpeedPro Denver was honored to be chosen to print 400 End of Watch 6″ x 6″ vinyl stickers for the County to use on police cars honoring Heath and his service to his community.
144 Windows = 5 Attention-Grabbing Fords
SpeedPro Denver has just completed the installation of an impressive 144 window job for Larry H. Miller in Lakewood! The five vehicle photo array showcases Ford’s top sellers including the F150, Fusion and Explorer. Each roughly 4’x 4’ window was covered with perforated window film with optically clear laminate to deliver maximum impact and hold up in Colorado’s frequently changing climate. Up to 30 individual pieces of film collectively present a nearly 20 foot high photo of each vehicle creating impressive, inviting images.
Saxton Horne, the exclusive marketing agency for Larry H. Miller, has commissioned us to print indoor and outdoor banners pushing weekend specials, sales floor desk wraps, and fleet vehicle magnets for branding and limited time deals. We were thrilled to work with them again and look forward to doing more projects like this one. Drive by the dealership on 6th near Union and be prepared to be blown away!
Colorful Events Drive DNM and SpeedPro’s Ongoing Relationship
Over the past four years, we’ve been pleased to work with DNM Events providing custom graphic touches to support their clients’ Zombie Conventions, Halloween and holiday corporate parties, high-end weddings, oil and gas gala’s, and many, many other engaging, themed happenings. We’ve produced foamcore surfboards, seven foot high film reels, carnival banners, nostalgic posters, fundraising rock-star-themed signage, over-sized logos, and custom cutouts in just about every shape and size possible to support their over-the-top events.
Neighborhood Schools Benefit from Our In-Kind Donations
We are proud to share our annual outreach story on Colorado Gives Day. Darin Schneider is again providing in-kind gifts of large format printing for neighborhood schools over the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition to giving to Park Hill Elementary and the Denver Language School again this year, we are donating $2,000 to McAuliffe International School.
McAuliffe was pleased to start using our gift to support their inaugural “Reach for the Stars” fundraiser held November 11. SpeedPro produced 38 unique prints for a total of 56 pieces including posters to tout the live and silent auctions, table-top signs, check in and check out directional signs, food table signs and paid tribute to sponsors on retractable banners. Our new client was so happy with our work, she gave us this great review on Google:
“SpeedPro took the time to educate themselves about the details of our event, recommended different forms of signage that would effectively communicate with our guests, and delivered high-quality products earlier than expected. I highly recommend SpeedPro!” – Brandi W.
Park Hill and DLS reps have also written complimentary reviews. Please click here to read more testimonials and reviews.
Nation-wide Events Supported by SpeedPro Denver!
We printed and shipped banners from coast-to-coast and to Hawaii covering 19 events in 15 different states over six months for Girls Gone Rx, an organization that puts on all-female “Compete for a Cure!” fun and fitness events to support Bright Pink, its breast cancer charity.
Need 70 Custom Pieces Printed in 5 Working Days? Done and Delivered by SpeedPro Denver!
Wit’s End Productions reached out to SpeedPro Denver for graphics to support an internal conference for Food & Beverage staff at the airport Crowne Plaza. After working a big event with their local SpeedPro in Norcross, Georgia, they came to us already confident in our abilities and fair pricing.
The jobs printed for the four-day event included colorful hanging banners, welcoming place cards, informative retractable banners, posters, and floor graphicsleading the way. A large inspirational “Ignite” sign with 3” thick lettering and a custom-cut fork made from six half-inch deep pieces of foamcore were cut, glued and painted bringing color and dimension to the marquee sign.
All 70 pieces were printed and delivered in five working days! That earned us a 10 out of 10 rating and this review from our client “They are the best. Pulled off a large print order for a conference in a very short time and everything looked great.”
Five Star Review Leads to More Print Jobs!
The Capuchin Friars once again called on SpeedPro Denver to produce graphics for their annual Brown Robe fundraising benefit. Earning a 5 Star Google Review from Director of Special Events Gina Francis earlier this year no doubt led to her coming right to us for this October’s event graphics. Delivered jobs, 26 in total!, included a 16’ wide x 8’ high scrim banner, Road to Rome raffle ticket posters, 11 unique signs to promote the auction items, and another 10 custom posters.
“OUTSTANDING customer service, EXCELLENT quality work and SUPERIOR pricing to boot! Darin and his group are AWESOME! They REALLY go the extra distance to win and keep your business. SpeedPro produced a number of collateral pieces for a large event and I paid nearly HALF of what FedEx Kinko’s quoted. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this group” – Gina Francis, Capuchin Friars
Zamboni’s, cars, trucks, trailers and boats–you name it, SpeedPro Denver can wrap it!
We just wrapped a Zamboni for Apex Park & Rec’s sponsor Great Clips. We also print ice-worthy dasher images for Apex including our own proud sponsor sign! The Denver studio has wrapped Zamboni’s for Centura Health and the Center for Orthopedics too.
Another Great SpeedPro Denver Customer Comes Back to Us Again and Again!
Vivage Senior Living first commissioned us to handle a fleet branding in 2012. Since then, we have completed more than 20 jobs including the printing and installation of graphics for vans, sedans and mini-buses, indoor and outdoor signage, directional signage, indoor and outdoor banners, and door and window signage. We have worked on-site at nearly 20 Vivage facilities throughout the state helping them with branding and re-branding newly acquired facilities.
SpeedPro Denver’s Work and Words Featured in National Magazine
SpeedPro Denver Studio Owner Darin Schneider is quoted in this Wide-Format & Signage story on “Making Your Mark in Mass Transit!” Several photos of the studio’s bus wrap jobs are prominently featured including work completed for CDOT Bustangs and Boulder County. Check out the complete story here: Making Your Mark in Mass Transit | PrintingNews.com
SpeedPro Denver Marks Six Successful Years Under Darin Schneider’s Leadership
We just marked our 6 year corporate anniversary! SpeedPro Denver was acquired by Darin Schneider on August 5, 2011 and the studio has thrived under his leadership. Since then, staff has grown and equipment investments made to speed up turnaround times. The combination has led to more sales and a wider range of clients to serve. We handle jobs as big as wrapping fleets of hundreds to printing thousands of labels for items as small as hotel shampoo bottles, and countless custom pieces of all sizes in between. This studio supports advertising agencies, healthcare providers, telecommunications companies, elder care facilities, meeting planners for B2B and B2C happenings from major trade shows to weddings, and many more types of businesses. Show your support by friending us on Facebook and following us on LinkedIn!
Long-time Client Comes Back to SpeedPro Denver Again and Again
Kaiser Permanente and SpeedPro Denver have enjoyed a multi-year working relationship. This year alone, we printed, delivered and installed elevator wraps for nearly 30 facilities, spanning almost 300 elevator doors. And, we did the job in a mere eight weeks! Our team of three experienced installers wrapped 100 elevators in one single weekend. We handled installs state-wide working closely with facilities to minimize disruptions to Kaiser patients and employees.
Earlier this year, we printed and installed new wall murals on mall barricades in Cherry Creek and produced a variety of signage for Kaiser pharmacies and facilities including magnets, signs, hanging banners—both indoor and outdoor and retractable banners. And, once again, this studio printed, installed and removed the crucial, large ground mile markers for the Colfax Marathon’s half and full races – 39 street graphics
Event Printing Handled by SpeedPro from Start to Finish
ExamSoft, a Dallas-based educational software company, held its third annual user Assessment Conference mid-June in the heart of downtown Denver over three days at the Marriott City Center.
Selected to be the local printer for this out-of-state client, SpeedPro Denver owner Darin Schneider and the ExamSoft event planner met at the hotel in advance of the conference to identify optimal signage placement opportunities. ExamSoft had worked with the Dallas SpeedPro franchise for a local event and were so impressed they didn’t hesitate to contact the Denver franchise to create the signage for their Colorado event. We worked with the hotel and client on the plans, hand-delivered almost 75 custom pieces, then set-up and took down every piece that wasn’t carried off.
Attendees were welcomed to their conference by a colorful 20′ banner and a large 8′ x 3′ retractable banner guiding them to their event. Held on two floors of the hotel, directional signage was used to steer traffic to the variety of workshops attendees could join. Other large 8′ x 3′ signs, were used to welcome them to Denver and to identify help desk locations. Table tents, networking breakfast table cards and a series of 13 different social/ice-breaker 11” x 17” signs were strategically placed around the two floors. Several 10′ x 28″ directional signs for the on-site café, certification, and registration desks were part of the package. Podium signs, the special conference logo printed oversized and custom-cut completed the 360 view of the nearly 75 pieces SpeedPro Denver printed, delivered, installed and took down for ExamSoft.
SpeedPro Denver once again printed, installed and later removed 39 large 6’ and 10’ wide colorful and engaging floor graphics (WALL? What WALL? You can DO IT!) for the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, May 21st. Our team was on-site before the 18,000 runners showed up to lay out the mile markers for both routes. They returned at the end of the day to quickly pull up all 39 so the city could get back to business as usual. They may not have beat race winners Brittany Lee and Ramon Paredes Becerra’s impressive times, but we know we have a winning team every day!
SpeedPro Denver has started delivering fun, colorfully wrapped 40 foot buses to Boulder County! We will be printing and installing full wraps for 20 buses with four different designs over the next few months.
Ryan Zabrauskas of SpeedPro Denver is a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer.
Denver studio employee Ryan Zabrauskas has just earned his formal designation as a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer through Lowen Certified. Ryan attended an intensive three day training class at Lowen’s Hutchinson, Kansas facility. He has been handling professional installations of vehicle wraps, wall murals and floor graphics for nearly 10 years and can now add how to wrap a brick building to his already-impressive resume!
Coors Beer Promotes the Rockies on SpeedPro-Printed Banners
Tasked with printing hundreds of large format banners for Coors is business-as-usual for the Denver studio! We printed 400 banners; some 10 feet x 3 feet and some 6 feet x 3 feet long promoting the Rockies upcoming season at Coors Field.
Denver Studio Adds National Ballpark Museum to Client Roster
“Best Kept Secret in Baseball,” the prestigious National Ballpark Museum in LoDo commissioned us to cleverly transform this VW Beetle into a baseball! Located a short half-block from Coors Field, “If you are a baseball fan in general or are devoted to ballparks in particular, you owe it to yourself to visit this nationally recognized public museum,” said Joe Mock from Baseballparks.com.
SpeedPro Denver GIVES – Outreach Benefits Schools
We’re taking a moment on COLORADO GIVES DAY to share our own local outreach stories. Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, SpeedPro Denver is providing in-kind printing services to Park Hill Elementary and the Denver Language School (DLS); two schools in our neighborhood that were in real need of updated signage throughout the campuses. For Park Hill, we printed posters and banners for the Direct Giving & Movie Night fundraiser and a large canvas print that was auctioned off to help support the school. At the DLS, we produced the primary signage for the school’s exterior entrance, replacing two weather-beaten banners, and also supplied graphics for their first off-site fundraiser at nearby George Washington High School, and promotional pieces for future kick-ball tournaments–with more to come. For both schools, we are working to provide a mix of functional and fun signage.
Sign Builder Illustrated Features Denver Studio Fleet Jobs
Owner Darin Schneider was interviewed about the recent large, challenging “Fleet Wrapped” jobs for CDOT’s Bustang’s and rebranding Comcast service vehicles with the NBC peacock logo, and how this studio readily handled both! Photos and Darin’s interview are presented across three pages of the magazine that has a circulation of more than 19,000 national subscribers. Read the whole story here!
Sign & Digital Graphics Reports on Denver Studio Fleet Projects
Serving big clients like Comcast with a fleet of hundreds of vans to decal and CDOT with large Bustangs to wrap are typical jobs for the Denver studio but the editors at Sign & Digital Graphics magazine found it newsworthy and covered it in this “Well-Heeled Wheels” article.
New Video Gives Reality-TV View of Denver Studio Owner’s Day-in-the-Life
Being followed by camera crews is definitely not typical but that’s what it took to produce this three minute video to capture what is business-as-usual for busy owner Darin Schneider!
VISIT DENVER Membership Paves the Way for New Relationships
The Convention & Visitors Bureau is a key conduit for reaching convention exhibitors and events planners. The studio’s membership will benefit all our clients with our continued investments in the latest printing equipment.
Denver Language School Receives In-Kind Large Format Printing Donations
This neighborhood charter school wanted to replace some of its weather-beaten banners. Studio owner and proud parent of two students currently learning Chinese Mandarin generously donated printing services and materials to the Denver Language School.