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Let's "Wrap" This Week Up - Vehicle Wraps, Blacklit Signs & Decals

Posted by Pamela Power on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Impact Sign Co. has had a crazy week or two, to be honest.  We have been trying hard to focus on one project on our blog, give you all the details but right now our heads are spinning with construction site signs, car wraps, vehicle graphics, real estate development signs, sales office signs and logos, banners, backlit sign faces and dimensional letters and logos just waiting to be installed.  So today you get a quick glimpse into the life of Impact Sign for the last few weeks.

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Tags: Decals, Vehicle, Backlit

Cascade Windows New Trade Show Signs & Display

Posted by Pamela Power on Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Impact Sign Co. is no stranger to the trade show booth, display or set up.  Tradeshow displays have come a long way and with the innovations in large scale digital printing, companies can more accurately and visually represent their projects and products.  Cascade Windows has been a customer of ours here at Impact Sign for a while now and trade shows are a large part of how they are able to showcase their new products, existing products and let consumers and dealers get up close and personal with their products.  

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Tags: Trade Show Displays & Signs

Northwest Fishing Icon Buzz Ramsey Gets A Boat Wrap

Posted by Pamela Power on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Impact Sign Co. is no stranger to the quiet cousin of the famous car wrap.  The boat wrap was a cool project for us when we first did one a few years ago, because who really knew you could, and should wrap a boat?  However, for those who do all their commuting in the water, the boat wrap completes the same purpose as the vehicle wrap.  This is where they commute, entertain clients, record TV shows or ad's, it is their office.

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Tags: Wraps, Digital Print,, buzz ramsey, boat wrap,

Three Dimensional Vinyl Design for U of P's School of Engineering

Posted by Pamela Power on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The University of Portland's Shiley School of Engineering is an urban hub of forward thinking engineering students and faculty living in a new state of the art LEED Platinum Building.  However they had a blank display case that they saw as a blank canvas that needed to match the design and feel of the new building.  They came to us at Impact Sign Co. to help them develop a design for this empty case to showcase the engineering department and the areas of study using a creative approach.

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Tags: vinyl, Three Dimensional,, Dimensional Letters, Digital Print,, School

A Picture Is Worth More Than A Thousand Words

Posted by Pamela Power on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 09:18 PM

As I was catching up on my blog posts in Outlook today I came across a couple statistics that were geared toward marketing your business online, however, can be extrapolated to your organization's signage.  I thought I would share these with you and provide some of my own thoughts on how to translate this to your next signage project.

1.  90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text. (Sources: 3M Corporation and Zabisco)

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Tags: Hillsboro, Beaverton, Wraps, graphics, portland, Vehicle, banners, signs, visual impact, advertising, ROI, Banner

Another installment of digital signage right vs. digital signage wrong - From Digital Signage Today

Posted by Pamela Power on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 07:30 AM

I was over browsing the recent blog posts on Digital Signage Today and came across this great post on right versus wrong for display locations.  Yes this is geared for digital signs BUT this can be applied to really any sign you have.  Enjoy the post and hope you learned something, I know we did, or at least got a good chuckle.

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Tags: Digital Sign, Wireless Sign, Digital Sign Display, Beaverton, Oregon, portland

What To Focus On When Launching Your Digital Sign System

Posted by Pamela Power on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 @ 07:44 AM

The new focus on digital sign systems may seem a bit intimidating at first, but once you really remember what to focus on, it can make your life easier and make you forget all about your boring static signs.  

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Tags: Digital Sign, Wireless Sign, Digital Sign Display, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Oregon

Let's Wrap This Up! Five Creative Ways To Use Wraps & Decals.

Posted by Pamela Power on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 02:37 PM

We all know that you can wrap a trailer or a car, but have you ever thought about what else you could wrap or decal up?  How about your entire store?  A golf cart?  Your luggage!  Everything that vinyl can stick to can be wrapped and decaled up letting you advertise everywhere.  We took a look at some of the most interesting things out there that you could turn into a great advertising and marketing opportunity.  

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Tags: Hillsboro, Beaverton, Oregon, Wraps, Decals, vinyl, graphics, creative, portland

Impact Sign Has Dropbox For ShoeBox Recycling Fundraiser For Indigo Rescue

Posted by Pamela Power on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

Indigo Rescue is collecting used shoes!  Impact Sign Co. at Sunset Hwy. in the Sunset Business Park off of Helvetia Road will have a shoe donation drop box in their lobby the month of November.

For every pound of shoes collected ShoeBox Recycling will donate to Indigo Recue. It’s a great incentive to get that closet cleaned out while helping Indigo continue their hard work saving animals! Still need reason to help out; these shoes will be distributed through programs in third world countries!
  • Shoes, Boots, Sandals.
  • Women’s, Men’s, Children’s.
  • Dress or Casual.
  • In good condition and in pairs.
Indigo Rescue is a volunteer animal rescue organization that assists county animal shelters by taking animals that have run out of time or are having difficulty in the shelter environment. The organization is not a shelter itself but a network of foster homes that provide a stable environment for the animals while they are rehabilitated, allowing more time to understand the animal’s personalities and find them an appropriate home. They encourage people to make a soul connection with pets, rather than one based on appearance, and to consider whether the energy level, training needs and length of a pet’s life is something they feel they can commit to. All of the rescued animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have any medically necessary surgeries prior to being placed in adoptive homes.

For more information visit  Downlaod the flyer here to share with your friends, family & coworkers.
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Tags: indigo rescue, impact sign co., animal rescue, shoebox recycling fundraiser

Impact Sign Provides Banners for Hello Neighbor in Hillsboro Oregon

Posted by Pamela Power on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 @ 08:19 PM

This month in Hillsboro, as you are driving down 10th Avenue, strolling through the Saturday Farmer’s Market or stopping by a downtown business, you may see the face of one of your neighbors in an unexpected way. Large black and white photos of local residents have popped up around the downtown Hillsboro area as part of the “Hello Neighbor” Project. These striking portraits were taken by young photographers from South Meadows Middle School who participated in this exceptional project. The middle school students worked with professional photographer and journalist Julie Keefe, learning to not only to take photographs but also how to conduct interviews to learn the unique story of each subject. The students took portraits of people that they admire in the community, interviewing them with questions such as, “What inspires you?” and “What are you most proud of?” A quote was selected from each interview to become an integral part of the portrait, adding further depth and perspective to the portraits. The tables were then turned when Keefe photographed and interviewed each of the students involved in the Project, giving us insight into the young people behind the cameras.

The portraits were transformed into weatherproof banners locally by Impact Signs. The supportive downtown businesses displaying the banners are Columbia Community Bank, Hillsboro Bike Company, Supermercados Mexico, Walgreens and the Hillsboro Police Department.

The goal of the “Hello Neighbor” Project is to present faces of the neighborhood through the eyes of its young people, and for the students to see that they have a place in their community. The portraits of “Hello Neighbor” challenge us to think about the stories behind the neighbors we pass every day. As student Juli Geddes reflected, “Just because you know someone’s name, it doesn’t mean you know their story.” So get to know a little bit more about your neighbors as you keep an eye out for the “Hello Neighbor” photo banners around town this next month.

Hello Neighbor is sponsored by the Public Art Program of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council in partnership with the 4-H Tech Wizards program of Oregon State University Extension. Student
participants were Jonathan Bradley, Veronica Cruz, Blythe Estes, MaKayla Fanning, Juli Geddes, Britney Norby, Kelsey Ornelas, Louis Rodriguez, Hailey Serrano and Alexis Waggoner.
To see all of the portraits created in the “Hello Neighbor” Project or to learn more about this great program, go to

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is a program of the City of Hillsboro’s Parks and Recreation Department. The HACC’s mission is to support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community. This workshop is a part of the HACC Professional Development Workshop Series. To learn more about the HACC and its programs, go to or follow us on Facebook at

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Tags: Hillsboro, Oregon, Impact Sign, banners, weatherproof

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