Custom Vinyl Graphics Perk Up a Dutch Bros. Coffee Cart

Do you run on coffee?  We do here at SGS HQ.  And so does Dutch Bros. Coffee.  So when the franchise owner of the Dutch Bros. in East Vancouver brought us a cart that needed some high octane graphics, we jumped at the chance to tackle a new and fun project. 

Here's what the cart looked like when it arrived in our shop:

This cart has everything AND the kitchen sink to help Dutch Bros. serve on the go.

This cart has everything AND the kitchen sink to help Dutch Bros. serve on the go.

See?  Plenty of blank space for us to make beautiful. The team at Dutch Bros. Coffee had already designed the graphics based on their corporate messaging standards.  So we got to work on measuring, cutting and printing panels to make sure everything would be a perfect fit. We had to take extra care to make sure everything lined up because of the design elements that started on the front and continued around to the sides of the cart.

After removing the electrical panel and the external water hose connection, we were able to mount thin aluminum composite panels on the front and two sides of the cart.  Each panel was custom routed to fit the exact measurements of the cart. 

The graphics had to be applied precisely to make sure all the dots in the pattern would line up once the panel were attached to the cart.

The graphics had to be applied precisely to make sure all the dots in the pattern would line up once the panel were attached to the cart.

For the electrical panel cover, we printed on a cast vinyl - the same kind we use for car wraps - and wrapped the whole box cover so  the design would blend in seamlessly with the graphics surrounding it.  From a distance, you might not even realize there's an extra door on that side of the cart.

Jason uses a heat gun to help the vinyl fit every curve and corner perfectly. The graphic was carefully placed so it lines up on the door.

Jason uses a heat gun to help the vinyl fit every curve and corner perfectly. The graphic was carefully placed so it lines up on the door.

And there you have it - some piping hot graphics on this new portable coffee cart that will be serving up delicious Dutch Bros. beverages at events all around town.  Every cup of their coffee is hand crafted just like every one of our custom projects.

Now grab a cup and watch this short time lapse video of the Mighty SGS Sign Makers turning this project from drip to double espresso in well under a minute  Enjoy!

Do you have a unique project needing graphics that really pop?  We call those unusual requests Wild Card projects and would love to help with yours.  We might just be able to brew up some great ways for you to get noticed. 

So give us a call at 360-635-5556 or at 503-766-3331 to get started on your project. Or if e-mail is better for you - just give us a shout at hello@sgsgraphic.com.