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Vinyl Graphics The Right Way
Alex Perry

Vinyl Graphics have existed for decades, but it wasn’t until the early 1990s that this product within the sign industry took off, especially with the birth of franchise sign companies like Fast Signs, Signs Now and Sign-A-Rama. The death of sign painting was near and by the late 1990s, it would be all but extinct. Many of the old time sign painters hated this quicker and cheaper type of sign making and those who did not adapt were most likely closing their doors and looking for a new job. Our family has been in the sign industry for close to 50 years, so we were apart of this major shift in sign making and us too were against the new popularity of vinyl signage, vinyl decals, vinyl graphics, anything that could be put into a plotter and cut for a quick profit. But we are passionate about sign making and know that sign painting, even though popular more than ever, doesn’t make sense for every single sign project we are presented with. Furthermore, not every budget can afford a custom hand painted sign, hand gilded gold leaf, custom hand made metal or wood signage, and in a lot of cases vinyl makes sense for that reason alone. But there are other factors to consider such as how long the signage will be up, where its going, does it need to be changed and changed quickly such as menu signs? There are a lot of great reasons to consider vinyl and Right Way Signs of Chicago offers in-house custom vinyl graphics, banners, large format printing, window decals, vehicle wraps, wall wraps and more. Below we will explore some of the vinyl signage we have made over the years along with examples of how and where it can be installed and other tips to make sure vinyl signage is right for your sign project.


Massive vinyl logo installed on a clients wall in the West Loop.

Custom design we worked on for a residential client in Chicago. She wanted to display quotes on a massive wall inside the entry way of her house. Our in-house design team spent close to 100 hours creating the perfect design and once she approved it, we sent it to production to get it ready for installation.

Right Way Signs vinyl installer applying graphics at a client site downtown Chicago. Measure twice, install once.

The installed vinyl graphics.

Right Way Signs specialzies in custom vinyl graphics, full-color large format printing and vinyl signs. This wall is an example of the power of vinyl graphics and large formatting printing. We helped design this wall for Goddess & The Grocer, a collage of the owners Goddess posters from throughout the years. She wanted to make it look like we pasted each one up individually, but we instead took each design and created that look. From there we printed it in large vertical sections and installed it on the wall by her store entry. This approach helped control how the final design and placement of each poster would look along with easy removal should she want to change the design in the future.

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