1) Window graphics are made from adhesive vinyl. Custom printing your image, or any we can help you design, is not a problem. Our full-color printing systems can print white ink for fashionable interior privacy frosting. The important factor is the vinyl, large vinyl art pieces applied to glass (interior or exterior) are a one-time application, they can’t be reapplied after removal. Small works of vinyl art can be reused, AKA: window clings, because they are small and are printed on “low-tack” adhesive vinyl. Large vinyl graphics will stretch and possible tear on removal, rendering them useless.
2) The terminology used to describe the placement of the vinyl to the glass is first surface and second surface. First surface is most common, the art is printed to the face of the vinyl (adhesive on the back) and is applied directly to the exterior side of the glass. Second surface is reverse printing on the adhesive side, with the application of the vinyl being on the inside of the glass. Why does this matter? Second surface is more protected from the sun, the elements and traffic and typically has a longer life. Interior glass (like cubicles and conference rooms) first surface is used primarily due to both sides of the glass being equally exposed, in most cases.
3) Window graphics are not priced by the square foot. 12’ x 12’ = 144’ x $ is not a viable formula to ensure you receive what you envision with your windows. Variables include: graphic design, vinyl specifications and installation as well as total length. Many customers have art available, but it may not be “print-ready”, meaning the imagery dimensions do not match the glass dimensions, wherein distortion occurs. Vinyl has many specifications, such as “tackiness”, thickness and functionality. We have full-time installers on staff and a network of professional installers available at our beckoning. If we make a mistake with your install, it will be replaced at no additional cost to you. If your personal installer makes an error and another panel must be printed, we will have to charge for the panel.
What makes a backdrop, a backdrop? The display hardware!
Yes, there are many levels of quality that can be purchased to display a banner or backdrop and the “lower end” hardware will often fail due to structural issues. Lightweight materials cost much less and offers the opportunity to greatly lower the price of a banner – backdrop. There are a variety of quality levels available for every sign hardware, some instances may benefit from a “one and done” sign, in those cases the lower quality hardware is fine.
Retractable banner stands work much like a window blind, it has a spring inside the hardware, pulling the banner from the base puts tension on the spring and once released, the banner will withdraw into the base. “Low end” hardware uses lightweight aluminum and plastic parts that will break, even under normal use. Banners that will not retract have broken springs that cannot be replaced.
We offer a premium, multi-use hardware with a *1-year warranty. We also offer the ability to replace the printed banner, but only in the premium hardware that we sold. If the banner we sold you is damaged, we can replace it without the cost of new hardware.
Banner stands have pole pocket banners and aluminum telescopic hardware. The stand can be adjusted to several size banners, and it compacts conveniently for storage in the provided carry bag. We offer a 1-year warranty on our premium stands.
Our business model is not based on “single sales” or “one-offs” so we aren’t competitive in that market. We do not sell on price; our focus is on custom printing of durable event signage. When you seek signage that will perform as expected, always look professional and maintain the high integrity your business demands, we are your sign company!
World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen team arrived in Puerto Rico in September 2017, just a few days after Hurricane Maria wiped out the entire power grid and decimated agriculture and infrastructure. After cooking a few thousand meals from his friend Jose Enrique’s restaurant in Santurce, he began receiving calls for aid from all over the island.
José began to expand operations across the island, mobilizing a network of emergency kitchens, food trucks, and partner organizations to make sure that communities in need received quality meals. The #ChefsForPuertoRico movement quickly grew to serve over 150,000 fresh meals in a single day, in communities across the island, and over 3.6 million total meals served.
#ChefsForPuertoRico continues to remain active by empowering chef and food truck partners, through rebuilding grants and investing in agriculture, fishing, and culinary training.
Heritage worked with Jeanette Morelan on the 2018 #ChefsForPuertoRico Dine-N-Dash fundraiser, held in Washington DC.
“We came to Heritage with just weeks before our big event, Dine-N-Dash, with an impossible dream: to turn the National Union Building (an event venue in DC) into a pop-up exhibit showcasing our relief work in Puerto Rico. We had a wish list of custom builds and vinyls that other companies said they were unable to do in the time window, at all or without charging an astronomical price. Fortunately, I connected with Kyle, who works with Heritage and he was confident that his team would be able to get everything done.
I worked with Jeff, who oversaw the project from our initial discussion to completion. Jeff was committed to making our event happen within the timeframe and budget, suggesting creative alternatives and coming up with solutions where other companies saw only problems. He provided incredibly timely updates on when we would receive proofs, and always came through on the timeline and deliverables.
The design team took our concepts from basic ideas to professional looking pieces, sometimes within a matter of hours. For example, they created life-size food truck cutouts that matched the food trucks exactly, from just a picture! I was floored by how much they were able to do with so little. As a nonprofit with a small team, it felt like Heritage was the 4th member of our team – committed to making things happen, and not just treating us like another customer.
Steve was our lead installer, and was timely, professional, and kind. There was a logistical hurdle in getting one of our vinyls installed, but instead of stressing me out with it not being able to happen, Steve was able to pull together additional resources to make it happen without a hitch.
All this and Heritage still came in with the best pricing by a long shot. I honestly can say that I have never been more impressed with a company’s ability to deliver exactly on their promises, with above and beyond customer service and a sincere commitment to offer the best experience possible to their customers. Because of Heritage, our event wowed over 4,000 guests and provided them with an experience they’ll never forget. I wish all companies had the level of commitment that Heritage did, and rest assured they are my go-to people when I need any kind of printing or design elements in the future.”