We create custom products for corporations, organizations, clubs and individuals. We specialize in delivering customized products that cater to your unique requirements. Our comprehensive services encompass the entire process from design and implementation to production and doorstep delivery.
At Bighorn Graphics, we take pride in our diverse array of products designed to meet your promotional needs. Whether you're seeking signage, advertising specialty products, or any print-ready items, you've landed at the ideal destination. Our commitment to professionalism and attention to detail ensures your complete satisfaction with our services.
About Our Process
We make all of our printed stickers with large format printers. They operate similar to a desk top printer, laying ink onto a substrate in horizontal passes. However, the inks are rated for 3 years of outdoor durability, and can reach up to 5 years with the use of laminate. The printers use either 4 color or 6-color CMYK processes, with one machine capable of printing white. The use of these machines means that whether you order a single color or multicolor sticker, it'll be the same price. The stickers are printed on various quality vinyls to help achieve the price point you are looking for. We use vinyls manufactured by industry leaders such as Orajet and 3M, with options for products that have higher tack adhesives for difficult application scenarios. We can also "upgrade" the stickers with the previously mentioned laminate overlay, which increases the UV resistance and protects the print from abrasion. We can also provide a process similar to “spot UV” in printmaking, using gloss clear in selected spots on the sticker to create depth, highlights or even watermarks. For the highest durability, we use wrap quality 3M vinyls that have an 8yr outdoor rating.
We have the ability to print and cut large quantities of stickers. Our basic stickers, what we like to call “give-away” or promotional stickers, are an affordable option to help market your business. These are the least expensive stickers we can make so that you can feel comfortable just giving them away at every opportunity; put them in the box with all of your shipments or hand them out at events.
We can make small quantities of custom stickers. With our process, if we print all of the stickers on the same material, the amount of material used determines price, rather than the actual number of stickers. This means you will not find yourself tied into specific quantities of the same sticker. If you have a design ready, we can print from your file. We can also create custom designs for you!
Our Past Work
We offer an inexpensive, temporary banner intended for 6 months of continuous outdoor use. These are full color banners and it is the same price for 1 color or a million colors. The banners are printed with outdoor rated inks on a 13oz banner material. They are finished with hem tape and grommets. The banners can be made to any size, and we can print your layout, or help you design an effective banner.
Mesh banners have an open weave design that allows wind to pass through and decrease flapping. It is especially good for windy areas, and for use on fences. The mesh reduces wind load while still providing an excellent surface for graphics. The graphics are printed with the same ink, hem tape and grommet process. Mesh banners are offered with the same options for size and lifespan as other banner types.
Banners can be used in a wide variety of applications. If you need sewn hems, pole pockets or Velcro added, just let us know! For more demanding uses, rope and webbing can be sewn in the seams and corners reinforced. Two-sided banners are available using 16 oz material with a blockout film between the two sides
Surface temperature of whatever you are applying the vinyl to should be a minimum of 50°F. In some instances you may be able to use a hair dryer or heat gun to temporarily heat the surface, but I would reserve this for "emergency" situations.
The surface should be clean. Just like painting, prep work is important. If it's available, PrepSol works great for surface preparation to remove oil, grease, and wax residue. Denatured and isopropyl alcohol also work well. The easiest is to use just a little dish soap in water and then rinse thoroughly.
We are often asked, "How do I remove vinyl graphics?" The truth is that this process is not a skilled process, it just takes time. The best method is to use a hair dryer and your fingernails. Heat the vinyl with the hair dryer to a point where it is very warm, but not too hot to touch. At this point you should be able to use your fingernail to start peeling the vinyl off the surface. You should be able to fully remove the vinyl with minimal adhesive left on the surface, unless the vinyl has been applied for several years. If you do get some adhesive left on the surface, you can find adhesive remover at most any parts store.