Studio News

2019

DECEMBER

Supporting Education and Working Greener

SpeedPro Denver is proud to share its outreach stories and green efforts on Colorado Gives Day 2019

Our studio continues to support three Park Hill neighborhood schools with high-level sponsorships providing in-kind print donations of large format graphics valued at $2,000 per school. Printing projects included banners and event signage, lots and lots of event signage! With our studio’s change in leadership (Greg Ellison took the helm on November 1, Darin Schneider is moving on January 1), we now support The Nomad Playhouse in Boulder with a $5,000 cash donation as a Premier Sponsor.

We continually strive to work greener and with data from Alpine Waste & Recycling, we can share with confidence that from November 2018 through October 2019, this studio recycled 1,561 pounds of materials. That led to 3,553 gallons of water saved and 2,156 pounds of emissions avoided. It also equates to saving enough electricity to power the average U.S. home for 190 days–more than half a year of energy!

OCTOBER

Reach for the Stars Fundraiser Supported by SpeedPro Denver

McAuliffe International School recently held its third annual fundraising event in The Hanger at Stanley. The cavernous setting was beautifully decorated with massive balloon bouquets and innovative balloon “walls” dotted around the airport hanger. And, there was signage. Lots of signage to engage the hundreds of parents, sponsors and community donors in attendance. SpeedPro Denver printed and delivered 70 pieces.

As a three-year in-kind donor to MIS, we were happy to once again be part of the event by providing our great big graphics to showcase live and silent auction items. We also printed a seven-foot-high banner that acknowledged the schools many sponsors and welcome, table, entry and other festive signage.

AUGUST

Three Schools, 120 Print Pieces Courtesy of SpeedPro Denver

In-kind donations to Park Hill Elementary, the Denver Language School and McAuliffe Middle School were once again used to support their respective annual fundraisers. For all three schools, the studio also printed and installed graphics indoors and out to promote graduations, chess clubs, other sponsors, and school pride.

Hanging and retractable banners of all sizes, parking and directional signage and a series of 10-foot high feather banners rounded out the more than 120 print pieces valued at $6,000 collectively completed by SpeedPro Denver.

We are proud to support our local community and will be sponsoring these schools again over the 2019-2020 academic year.

JUNE

SpeedPro Partners with Interactive Experience Company

Large-Format Touch Screen Locally Available

Lakewood-based CloudTouch is an innovative technology company specializing in delivering interactive experiences on large format touch screen kiosks, basically very large tablets. They provide the hardware and create your custom user interactive experience using an Android Operating System.

The software team specializes in app development, remote screen management, lead page generation, and advertising. Screens can be purchased or rented. Some feature cameras and microphones!

Here’s a few examples of uses and placements and check out this short video to see screens in action at trade shows and in retail settings:

  • Interaction Sales Tool
  • Interactive Display Advertising
  • Lead Capture
  • Maps & Directories
  • Trade Show Booths
  • Video Presentations

CloudTouch offers six key products/services; you can read more details in these Features & Benefits and Specs & Dimensions flyers:

  • Vertical Touch Screens from 43” to 65”
  • Horizontal Touch Screens from 43” to 55”
  • Countertop Touch Screens from 21” to 43”
  • Wall-Mount Touch Screens from 21” to 65” can be vertical or horizontal
  • Brochure Stand Touch Screens from 21” with 5 built-in slots
  • Outdoor Touch Screens from 43” to 65”

Contact us at denver@speedpro.com or 303.426.4199 and we’ll connect you with CloudTouch

MAY

SpeedPro Denver is Cooking with Gas!

Not really but the numerous food trucks we’ve designed and wrapped this season will be with engaging, fun wraps intended to draw crowds! SpeedPro Denver has worked with builder Mile High Custom Food Trucks for a few years and this street food “season” we’ve already created six custom designs. Here’s a few of them to whet your appetite for our outstanding wrap designs and check out our new glowing Google review posted by Mile High:

“It’s been almost three years since we started using SpeedPro to install the wraps on our food trucks and trailers that we build. SpeedPro is the best in town and ALL of my customer truly love their great customer service, designs and installations. Darin, Ray and the rest of the staff are awesome. SpeedPro will continue to gain our business as we are trying to be the best in town as well. Thank you all!!!” – Mike from Mile High Custom Food Trucks

 

APRIL

Impressing Our Peers While Driving Our Own Studio to Success

National franchisor SpeedPro just closed out its 2019 convention where it welcomed more than 100 owners and staffers representing 135 print studios throughout the U.S. to the Grand Hyatt Denver. The SpeedPro Denver studio created a custom event logo, put a new wrap on President & CEO Larry Oberly’s vehicle, and generated nearly 50 printed pieces. With an audience of printers in attendance for the three day convention that ended on Monday, April 29, the studio designed, printed, delivered, and installed its perfect work to show off for fellow franchisees.

SpeedPro signage blanketed the Hyatt with pillar wraps, conference room exterior and interior signage, directional signage, retractable banners, trade show graphics, door and window graphics, and a stacked three foot cube display communicating the theme, agenda and other useful information.

The conference theme, Driving Your Business to Success, is a fun play on words for us fleet and vehicle wrap studios. Contact SpeedPro Denver today and we’ll drive your business to success next with event graphics and more!

FEBRUARY

Speakeasy-Themed Fundraiser Wildly Successful!

Party-goers dressed in 1920’s garb braved the elements on Friday, February 22 to attend the annual I Heart Park Hill Auction & Party hosted by Park Hill Elementary. SpeedPro Denver is proud to share that our studio donated 31 print pieces to visually convert the Montview Presbyterian Church into a speakeasy. Graphics included a 15 foot long marquee banner, five by five foot banners, signage for the auction and silent auction as well as sponsor, registration, photo booth, and student project posters, among others.

This is the third year we’ve supported the school’s events with in-kind print donations. We also sponsor the Denver Language School and McAuliffe Middle School, both right here in our Park Hill neighborhood. Congratulations to the event team on exceeding their ambitious fundraising goal!

2018

DECEMBER

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.

NOVEMBER

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!

OCTOBER

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.

SEPTEMBER

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.

AUGUST

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.

 

 

 

JUNE

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 denver@speedprodenver.com to talk about your job and request a sample.

MAY

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.

APRIL

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.

FEBRUARY

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.

JANUARY

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 specialssales 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.

 

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