There are certainly more than 10 things you might not know about TKO Graphix, but 10 is a good place to start.
10 Things You Might Not Know About TKO Graphix
1. TKO Graphix Has More Certified Installers than Anyone in North America
Of the 10 things you might not know about TKO Graphix, this is one of the most significant. I’m not sure how to verify this, but the facts are that none of our top competitors have anywhere near the number of graphics installers that TKO Graphix employees. I’m not talking about subcontractors; I’m talking about employees. We invest in training our graphics installers and take pride in our quality of installations. We are a 3M Certified installation company and members of the United Application Standards Group (UASG)
Here’s what 3M has to say, “The UASG stands for United Application Standards Group. It is the country’s leading group of professional graphic installers – proven and tested to be the best in the business. The UASG has distinguished itself by being the first organization of its kind to require every decal installer to meet high standards of professionalism and installation skill.”
2. TKO Graphix Has a Screen Print Department
Of the 10 things you might not know about TKO Graphix, this surprises many when they tour our plant. At TKO, we have a state-of-the-art digital print department, but we also have a complete screen print department. Why is that? Isn’t screen print out of date? No, it’s not. There are still advantages screen printing has over digital. A large run of two-or three-color print is often less expensive with screen printing. Screen printing can be color-matched to an exact color, and has zero pixelation.
There are pros and cons to both digital and screen print, but the bottom line is the customer should have the choice and be able to choose which is best for them, not limited by what the provider offers.
In this video, Jason Scheurer, TKO Graphix National Account Manager, and R & D Specialist, discusses the benefits of large format screen print. TKO grew up with screen print — it’s where we started. Today we have a variety of digital printers. However, we continue to maintain our screen department, and here’s why. — 2-minute Video: The advantages of screen print in large format graphics.
3. TKO Graphix Has an In-house Design Team
So, who should design your vehicle wrap? You do have options when it comes to designing your graphics. For example, you could take your concept and work directly with a design team to bring your ideas to life. You could hire a design agency outside of the printer, but be sure they have vehicle graphic design experience. Or you could work with a full-service graphics provider, such as TKO Graphix, that offers an in-house team of designers.
Our designers are professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience. They make a demanding job look easy. Our designers can format your design, create graphics from scratch to fit your needs or turn your idea into an attention-grabbing graphic.
In an article by Sign Craft Magazine, Six Reasons to Trust Your Designer, they tell the DIYer the brutal truth, “This can be hard to hear, but it’s unlikely that a novice graphic designer (that’s you, right?) will hit a home run on their early design attempts. Many won’t even get to first base. That means your business—the one you are striving to build and want to succeed—will likely end up with an amateur design for its sign, vehicle, or logo.”
4. We Offer Promotional Products
TKO Marketing Solutions, a division of TKO Graphix, is a distributor of promotional products offering a full line of custom-branded apparel, hats, and thousands of promotional products customized with your logo. We are proud members of SAGE, which represents over 5,000 suppliers with approximately a half million products — no doubt we’ll find the perfect promotional item for you.
Not sure what you’re looking for? There’s no need to spend hours searching online. Let one of our experts find the items that fit your needs and budget. Customer service is our focus, and we pride ourselves on connecting our customers with the right products. This type of service sets us apart from others in our industry.
5. TKO Graphix Offers Fulfillment Programs
The concept of a graphics fulfillment program is simple. It’s when a provider, like TKO Graphix, warehouses the customer’s inventory of fleet graphics, vehicle wraps, decals, banners, or any other product and distributes the inventory to the customer as needed. This is a great way to save time and money.
Your franchises, stores, and branches want their graphics products now. TKO Fulfillment can help distribute your custom graphics in a timely manner.
Many large manufacturers, distributors, and corporations rely on TKO Graphix fulfillment services to streamline the distribution of corporate identification, vehicle graphics, decals, banners, promotional products, and other graphics through the use of our fulfillment program.
6. TKO Graphix Has Been in Business Since 1985
Maybe this should be the first of 10 things you might not know about TKO Graphix. Because for more than 35 years, TKO Graphix has been providing customers with the best fleet graphics in the industry. When did you first hear of fleet graphics? Was it 10, 15, or 20 years ago? We’ve been meeting customers’ needs before many of todays fleet graphics providers were born. We have the advantage of experience while at the same time keeping up with state-of-the-art adhesive vinyl best practices. Part of how we accomplish this is our full-service approach.
A full-service fleet vehicle graphics provider completes every stage of the fleet graphics journey. For TKO Graphix, that means design, manufacturing, graphic removal, and installation. Does that mean we always complete every step? No, it doesn’t. What it means is we offer every step and can customize our services to meet the needs of our customers.
7. We Make Signs and Banners
If you’re planning a trade show, conference, workshop, or company event, we can help. You’ll likely need signs. We got this! Our team is experienced in helping manage these types of print projects by evaluating your needs, organizing the project’s scope, and meeting deadlines.
Let us help you create the event you want with the signage you need. We can help you with:
- Indoor and Outdoor Banners
- Retractable Banners
- Wall Graphics & Murals
- Window Graphics
- Floor Graphics
- Yard Signs
- Flag Banners
- Directional Signs for Events
Signs, banners, and other large format graphics can bring your event or commercial space alive with color and images while supporting your brand and marketing message. The possibilities are endless with signage to brand your venue, promote your event, and communicate to your audience.
8. TKO Graphix Can Remove Your Old Adhesive Vinyl Graphics with Steam
Steam is green! At TKO, we use steam removal on large and difficult removals. It’s easy to use, safe, and non-corrosive. We use steam pads at low temperature to soften the vinyl and the adhesive behind it. The results usually mean less residual adhesive, a friendlier workplace, and zero damage to the environment.
There are many chemical options for removing adhesive vinyl graphics. Unfortunately, several of the options are toxic to humans and the environment. One such is methylene chloride, which is also found in paint removers. TKO is proud that we don’t use these dangerous and environmentally unsafe chemicals. We use steam and citrus-based products.
9. We Have a Full Line of Fleet Services
Our sister company, 360 Fleet Services, offers a full line of trailer services and repairs, including aftermarket installs, preventive maintenance, electrical repair, welding, and computer diagnostics. We also provide trailer parking, parts, and accessories. For more information, check out 360 Fleet Services List of Services.
10. What TKO Means
Of the 10 things you might not know about TKO Graphix this one may be the most fun. Do you know what the “O” stands for in TKO? For as long as we’ve been in business, people have assumed that TKO stood for the boxing term Technical Knock Out or TKO. And although we’d like to think we knock it out of the park with our graphics, the “O” actually stands for “old man,” a term of endearment for the CEO’s father, Tom Taulman Sr.
There you have it, 10 things you might not have know about TKO Graphix. Did any of the 10 things you might not know about TKO Graphix, surprise you?
TKO Graphix is a national fleet and vehicle graphics company helping customers since 1985. We provide full-service graphic design, digital printing, screen printing, graphics installation, and removal of large format graphics.
We’ve been helping businesses, large and small, brand their fleet of tractor-trailers, work trucks, and company vehicles. Whether you have a fleet of thousands or a few vehicles, we are here to lead you through the vehicle branding process.
TKO Graphix is proud to be a 3M™ MCS™ Warranty graphics manufacturer. We employ the largest 3M Certified installation crew in the country. If you’d like to learn more and get a free quote, contact us today.
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