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Phoenix Pride Displayed: Gym Wall Graphics a Game Changer for Elon University

July 14, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

nsmimg (8)When you walk into an Elon sporting event, you can immediately feel the pride. The players, cheering students, and loyal fans fill the stadium with an enthusiasm that shows visiting teams just what it means to be a Phoenix. But as the entire campus was undergoing a brand revamp, the athletics department noticed one problem: the gymnasium itself was poorly branded and paled in comparison to the atmosphere created by the school community. They called on The Decal Source to address the issue. (more…)

Tough As Nails: Vinyl Graphics As Durable As Your Brand

March 12, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

NTS-Web-Photos-Events-4Odds are, if this Toyota Highlander passed you on the interstate, you’d notice.

Do vehicles with vinyl graphics continually catch your eye around the Triad? The durability of vinyl is something we are asked about often. While there are many factors that come into play (the quality of the vinyl, the material on which it’s applied, the level of maintenance, etc.), they are almost always a cost-effective way to make a bold statement with your brand. The Decal Source uses 3M products, some of the highest quality vinyl on the market. And, as a leading supplier of graphics to NASCAR, we can testify that vinyl is tough enough for the rigors of the track, and strong enough to represent your company with excellence.

Maximum brand impact

A strong brand is eye-catching, recognizable, and reinforced throughout the community. When you make significant investments in your company’s brand, you want them to last. Vehicle graphics are an optimal way to strengthen your brand with a material that is not only durable, but completely customizable. The Decal Source can match your colors perfectly and create a design that is consistent with your message – because a consistent brand is a strong brand.


Other reasons to consider vinyl vehicle graphics:

They’re tough as nails.

The lasting performance of 3M graphics is unparalleled. As a 3M Certified graphics installation company, The Decal Source can guarantee the quality of your vehicle wrap for five years. If your fleet is kept in a garage, vinyl graphics could last 10 years or even longer. You can even continue to wash your vehicles regularly without worrying about the vinyl fading, peeling or wearing down.

The design options are endless.

With opportunities to make so many impressions each day, your vehicle graphics should boldly display your brand. We can showcase your products, highlight your services and make sure your contact information is easily seen every time you hit the road.

They protect your vehicle.

With a vinyl vehicle wrap, your fleet will be protected from wear and tear for years to come. In spite of being incredibly durable, our graphics are easily removed, leaving your factory paint in mint condition.

They’re more cost effective than paint.

When compared to a custom paint job, vinyl graphics are often a fraction of the cost. Even a vehicle with a custom wrap is less expensive and more impactful, giving you opportunities to make thousands of impressions each day.

Consider the Opportunities

Have you been thinking of ways to maximize your marketing budget, while getting your brand in front of more people than ever? Tell us about your project today or call 336-574-3141 for more information.

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“Follow the Yellow Brick Road”: The Effectiveness of Floor Graphics

January 21, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source


Finding a way to make your business or brand stand out among the masses can be a constant challenge. Quickly rising in popularity, floor graphics are an out-of-the-box option to promote your message in a unique way and quickly grab your audience’s attention. Aside from their traditional placement on the floor, designs can also be placed on walls, stairs and stairwells, outside, and even the ceiling.

Using detailed, vibrant images, floor graphic displays enable you to promote an event, reach your customers as they shop, direct traffic, create brand identity, or even decorate for a special event.


Training Success at The Decal Source

October 25, 2012 - Posted by The Decal Source

Constantly growing and implementing new technology to better serve our customers, in order to maintain the knowledge required to fuel new technology, our employees take part in many forms of professional training.

Recently Grant Meeker, one of TDS Pre-Press technicians, attended and completed a Color Management Boot Camp workshop given by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association. This workshop took place in SGIA’s state-of-the-art laboratory located in Fairfax, VA. The focused, small-class setting allowed him to master Color Management, learn from the industry’s top instructors and walk away with the confidence and skill needed to provide the highest quality color management of The Decal Source printing process.

Some of the training included:

  • Color management concepts
  • Print standards and specifications
  • Color measurement instrumentation and profiling software
  • Instruction for device calibration and media profiling
  • Software for profile viewing and quality control

Grant was able to expand his knowledge of color theory and principles, device calibration, plus learn the newest print standards and how to use them to improve customer satisfaction.

Congratulations to Grant for his hard work and a well earned certification in color management.

Way to Make It Happen Grant!


Grant Meeker, TDS Pre-Press Technician