From diggers and dumpers to cranes and compactors, all construction equipment is expected to take a bit of a battering on site. It stands to reason that the decals and graphics on this equipment are going to take a bit of a battering too. Yet the construction equipment graphics are there to impart important information, so they need to be exceptionally hard wearing and durable.
A single construction vehicle may have well over 100 decals and graphics – for branding, safety notices and operation instructions. Each one needs to be carefully specified with the most appropriate film or substrate, ink, adhesive and coating.Make an enquiry
At CGI we have unparalleled expertise in specifying the right materials for all of our graphic solutions, so you can be confident that they are fit for purpose and will be designed to last. What’s more, when it comes to construction equipment graphics, we have a patented solution to overcome the problem of out-gassing.
It is often the case that certain panels of the construction equipment bodywork are made from fibreglass, ABS plastics or polycarbonates that release a gas – often for years after manufacture. Over a period of weeks and months, these gas emission can cause bubbles to occur under the applied graphics which in time could result in total delamination of the graphic or label. In conjunction with our supply partners, CGI has developed an industry-leading solution to this problem that allows the gases to escape and stops the bubbles from occurring. Whilst there are other gas release films available, the patented film that CGI offers is very high tech, combining the ability to release gases whilst still being very thin, very strong and extremely durable.
Whether working with the manufacturer, the owner, or the business that has leased the equipment, our experienced team can help with the specification, design, print and installation of all the necessary construction equipment graphics and decals, ensuring absolute consistency from one order to the next.
Construction equipment decals are most obviously used to display the manufacturer’s brand and often the brand of the company that owns or leases the vehicles. This livery is important for brand awareness, it can be instrumental in winning new business, and of course there is the prestige that association with a premium brand brings as well. It’s important then the brand decals look great.
These construction equipment decals therefore need to be meticulously designed to fit perfectly around the contours of the body of the vehicle and they need to withstand the rigors of a construction site. They will often be exposed to all types of weather; they’ll be bumped and scraped; they’ll be mud-spattered and cleaned. The branding needs to withstand all of this and more, and still look great – after all, the brand is the representation of your business.
CGI offers an end-to-end service for construction equipment decals and branding. Our technical team will test the substrates to which the decals will be applied and will take the time to understand the rigours to which the vehicle will be exposed. They’ll also want to know where the equipment will be when the decals are fitted as this can affect the choice of film and adhesive. Then it’s over to our design team, who will start by finding the correct template for the vehicle. Their design and artwork is all done in 3D so that the finished design looks perfect even when the panel of the vehicle is not flat. Whether it is a decal with a stand-alone logo or something more creative, we make sure that there is complete consistency from one vehicle to the next and from one order to the next too. So if you need to order your construction equipment decals in batches, you can be confident that the branding is absolutely in line with your brand guidelines every time.
Upon sign off of the design, the next step is to consider how the different decals are nested on the sheet. This important step ensures there is minimum waste, which is both good for the environment and helps to keep the costs down, but at CGI we go a step further – we’ll also consider how and where each decal will be installed. By considering which decals are on which sheet, we can make the job of installation quicker and easier, which means less down time and more cost savings.
Our experts are on hand to discuss your requirements – contact us today to find out more about our construction equipment decals solutions.
Construction equipment graphics include vital safety notices and operating instructions. They are important for compliance with the necessary regulations, but they are also important for the safety of the operator and the other people on site. We’ll make sure that all the graphics are absolutely in line with the appropriate guidelines, and our skilled designers will help make sure they are clear and unambiguous. Being an international business, we can provide construction equipment graphics in a number of different languages too.
Whether they are to go inside the cab or on the external surfaces, our technical team will take the time to establish where each of the graphics or decals will go. They’ll need to know what each surface is made from and whether the surface is flat, curved, angled, smooth or textured. Then each individual graphic is specified with the most suitable film, ink, adhesive and coating according to its location in the vehicle and the substrate to which it will be adhered.
At CGI we have built our business on our ability to add value in what we do for our customers. We do this in a number of ways. Many customers tell us that our customer service levels are second to none; some have found our design teams to be so skilled that they can leave all the design to us; others have been impressed by our ability to combine great looking graphics with additional functionality like stone-chip protection and UV resistance; and installers find the accuracy of our graphics and decals to be spot on, making their job so much quicker and easier.
As a business that has supplied graphics and decals for some of the biggest names in the aerospace industry including Virgin Atlantic, we love complexity and understand the need to comply with industry-specific regulations. With some of the most expert people in the field of vehicle graphics and decals, and experience across a number of different sectors, we have the skills and resource to take on the most challenging projects.
Contact one of our team to discuss your needs, and we’ll move heaven and earth to exceed all your expectations.
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