UTILITY BOX WRAPS AND DECALS
Welcome to the world of utility box wrapping, where ordinary street fixtures transform into canvases for creativity, color, and community connection.
We are a leading provider of utility box wrap solutions in the Greater Vancouver and Squamish regions. With a team of skilled designers and installers, we offer a comprehensive service, from concept to installation. Our expertise extends to both residential and commercial areas, and our commitment to using eco-friendly, weather-resistant materials ensures the longevity of these vibrant installations.
How to Get a Utility Box Wrapped?
If you're interested in starting a utility box wrapping project in your community, here are some basic steps to consider:
To begin, you will need to contact the authority that owns the utility box. In the Lower Mainland, this is most likely BC Hydro. You can submit a request to wrap one of their boxes at this link. Note, you will need to provide photos of the utility box showing all four side of the box.
Take Measurements and Finalize Artwork
While we can offer to do both, you can save cost by doing these yourself. Measurement is relatively easy as we only require the width, height, and the depth of the box. For artwork, you can go with a stock image of foliage, or take a picture of a the surrounding area, or even use an artist work.
Due to the unique process of printing, precutting, cleanup, and installation, the process of a full utility box wrap (all sides) is often between $800 and $2000 dollars. Note, other factors such as the size of the box, number of sides being wrapped, and its condition also plays a factor in pricing.
Partner with a Printing Company
The final step is to seek out a local printing company that specializes in wrapping utility boxes (I.e. Century Signs). We use BC Hydro compliant material and certified installers to ensure your box wrap meets the required standards.
What Are The Benefits of Wrapping a Utility Box?
Wrapping utility boxes serves both practical and aesthetic purposes, elevating the visual appeal of cities, engaging the community, and promoting local art and culture, all while contributing to a more inviting and vibrant urban landscape.
Wrapping Utility Boxes with colorful and artistic designs transforms these mundane objects into visually appealing works of public art, contributing to the overall beautification of the city.
Utility box wraps can reflect the unique identity and culture of a neighborhood or city. They often tell a story or convey a message that resonates with the local community.
Utility box wrapping projects often involve collaboration between schools, businesses, and community groups that foster a sense of community pride and unity, while enhancing the surroundings.
Promoting Local Artists
Wrapping utility boxes provides a platform for local artists to showcase their talents and gain exposure. It celebrates the diversity and creativity of the local art scene.
The vibrant and creative designs on wrapped utility boxes, along with graffiti resistant material used can act as a deterrent to graffiti vandals, especially if they are regularly maintained.
Tourism & Appeal
Visually appealing utility boxes can become landmarks in a city, attracting tourists and visitors. They add to the overall appeal and uniqueness of an urban environment.
What Artwork Should You Use When Wrapping a Utility Box?
When it comes to creating artwork for wrapping a utility box, the key is to choose designs that resonate with the community and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the surrounding area. Here are some good ideas for artwork when wrapping a utility box:
Local Landscapes: Celebrate the natural beauty of the region by featuring local landscapes, such as mountains, rivers, forests, or iconic landmarks. This approach helps connect the urban environment with its natural surroundings.
Historical Themes: Highlight historical events, figures, or periods relevant to the area. This can educate residents and visitors about the city's heritage and cultural significance.
Abstract Art: Engage viewers with abstract or contemporary art that sparks curiosity and imagination. These designs can be open to interpretation, allowing people to find their own meaning in the artwork.
Youth and Student Art: Encourage young artists and students to contribute their artwork to utility box projects. This promotes youth involvement in the community and showcases emerging talent.
Frequently Asked Questions About Utility Box Wraps
What are outdoor pylon signs?Outdoor pylon signs are large, freestanding structures typically placed outdoors to display business or organizational information, logos, and messages. They serve to enhance visibility and attract attention from potential customers and visitors.
What are the benefits of outdoor Pylon Business Signs?Attract More Customers: A well-designed pylon or monument sign can grab the attention of passing traffic and pedestrians, increasing foot traffic to your establishment. Enhance Branding: Your sign is often the first interaction people have with your brand. Make it memorable with a custom design that reflects your brand identity. Wayfinding: Monument signs can be strategically placed to guide visitors to your location, making it easier for customers to find you. Durable Investment: Our signs are built to last, providing excellent long-term value for your business.
What materials are outdoor pylon signs typically made of?Pylon signs are commonly made from durable materials such as aluminum, steel, acrylic, or high-quality composites. The choice of material depends on factors like design preferences and environmental conditions.
Can outdoor pylon signs be customized to match our branding?Yes, outdoor pylon signs can be completely customized. You can choose from a wide range of design options, including color schemes, logos, and fonts to ensure that your sign aligns perfectly with your branding.
Are outdoor pylon signs suitable for all types of businesses?Yes, outdoor pylon signs are versatile and can be used by various businesses, including retail stores, corporate offices, hotels, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions. They are an effective way to increase visibility and provide wayfinding for different types of establishments.
Are outdoor pylon signs weather-resistant?Yes, outdoor pylon signs are designed to withstand various weather conditions. They are often treated with weather-resistant coatings and can include options for integrated LED lighting for visibility during all hours.
How are outdoor pylon signs installed?The installation process varies depending on the specific sign and location. Typically, pylon signs are anchored securely to a concrete foundation. Professional sign installers ensure that the sign is safe and complies with local regulations.
Do outdoor pylon signs require a permit?Yes, in many cases, outdoor pylon signs require permits or approvals from local authorities. Our team can help navigate the permitting process and ensure compliance with all regulations.
How long does it take to design and install an outdoor pylon sign?The timeline for designing and installing a pylon sign can vary based on factors like design complexity and local permit requirements. We can provide a more accurate estimate during the consultation process.
Are outdoor pylon signs illuminated for nighttime visibility?Yes, many outdoor pylon signs can be equipped with LED lighting to ensure visibility during nighttime hours. This option enhances the sign's effectiveness as a marketing tool.
How do I get started with ordering an outdoor pylon sign for my business?To get started, simply contact our team for a consultation. We'll discuss your specific needs, design preferences, and guide you through the entire process, from design to installation.
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Elevate Your Urban Landscape with Utility Box Wraps in Vancouver and Squamish