FAQ

About Us

Graphic Details, Inc. has provided quality displays, design, and signage to the Chino Valley since 1993. We specialize in signs and banners of all kinds, vehicle/storefront graphics, and print media design, to name a few. We are located at 14122 Central Avenue, Unit E, in Chino, CA - just south of Edison Avenue and across the street from Ayala Park. You can reach us at 909 465 9978 or through our contact form here.

 


 

What Do We Make?

In a nutshell: tradeshow displays, signs and banners of all kinds, and print media like business cards and mailers. We offer design services for all such projects, or we can use your existing artwork (you must own all art assets, or have permission to use copyrighted logos/branding). Here's a detailed list:

Print Media/Design: Logos | Brand Identity | Stationery | Business Cards | Flyers | Postcards | Brochures | Forms

Signage: Storefront Signs | Window Decals | Aluminum Signs | Vehicle Decals & Wraps | Street Banners | Yard Signs | Flags | Canvas Prints | Raised Channel Letters | Special Event Banners

Displays: Vertical Banners w Stands |  Pop-up Event Tents | Step-and-Repeat Backdrops | Tradeshow Displays | Tablecloths & Runners | Vertical Banner Stands | Tabletop Displays

Read below or contact us for more info!

 


 

What Media Do We Use?

3M Controltac
Premium, high value vinyl that is the industry gold standard. Used for all long term, outdoor signage meant to endure all conditions, i.e. vehicle, magnetic, and substrated graphics.

Oro
2.5-mil intermediate calendared PVC material. Has approximately 5-year durability in outdoor use. Best for medium term signage and decals.

13oz Vinyl
The go-to industry standard for vinyl banners, 13oz is suitable for all outdoor applications. Durable and inexpensive. Depending on weather conditions, 13oz vinyl typically lasts 3-5 years.

3m Scotchcal
High tack vinyl for short or long-term indoor & outdoor graphics. 3.5-mil vinyl film with  a matte finish and pressure sensitive adhesive. Adheres to low-surface energy substrates.

Poster Paper
7-mil, matte finish, solvent paper. Best used for general purpose posters, exhibits, frames and displays.

Canvas
Great for photographers and artists looking for an elegant way to display their work. Prints at up to 1440dpi in-house, and can be stretched over a frame or mounted to a substrate.

Static Cling
White or clear premium vinyl suited for windows and smooth, clean surfaces like metal and plastics. Used for removable window decals, point of purchase displays, and temporary signage.

Perforated Film
Removable, pressure sensitive  5.9-mil vinyl that is 40 percent perforated, which appears opaque from the outside of a window while being see-through from the inside.

 


 

What Do We Mount Signs On?

Ultraboard
Heavy-duty, all-plastic panel that is ideal for permanent indoor displays and signs. Comes in many thicknesses and colors. Light, strong, warp resistant and cost effective.

DiBond
Aluminum composite material (ACM) made of two pre-painted sheets of .012” aluminum and a solid polyethylene core. Masked on both sides. Noted for its flatness, surface quality, durability, and lightness. Ideal for medium/ large long-term outdoor signage.

Omega Board
Plywood material that comes in multiple thicknesses, and either a vinyl or aluminum face. Can be single-or double sided. Heavy duty and best suited for bigger projects such as post-and-panel signs. Ideal for large, long term outdoor signage.

Aluminum
Used for long-term, outdoor, small to medium sized signage. Aluminum is lightweight and thin, but surprisingly tough. We usually use .040 and .063 gauge with white enamel coating, but several gauges and colors are available.

Coroplast
Corrugated plastic material for temporary outdoor signage. Often used with H-stakes to form lawn signs for golf tournaments and construction projects. Also comes in several colors. Economic but not as durable as other outdoor substrates.

PVC
Plastic material that comes in various colors and thicknesses: 1-mil, 3-mil, or 6-mil. Great for short or long term, indoor or outdoor use, and known for its low cost and durability.

Magnet
Used most commonly on work vehicles. Thin, rollable magnetic sheet with a thick vinyl face that printed graphics can be applied to. Ideal for clients who need graphics on vehicles temporarily or occasionally. For best use, magnet must be removed and vehicle surface cleaned regularly (at least once a week) - see below for how to maintain magnet graphics.

 


 

What Print Design Projects Do We Produce?

We mostly design and make business cards, flyers, brochures, and postcards; special projects like booklets, forms, and door hangers are available as well. The most commonly requested products are listed below:

Flyers

  • 5″ x 11″
  • 5″ x 14″
  • 11″ x 17

Business Cards

  • 2″ x 3.5″

Postcards

  • 4″ x 6″
  • 5″ x 7″
  • 5″ x 8.5″
  • 6″ x 11″
  • 5″ x 11″

Posters

  • 8" x 10"
  • 11″ x 17″
  • 18″ x 24″
  • 24″ x 36″

 


 

How Do I Maintain Magnet Graphics?

Magnetic signs are a common alternative for those who don’t want to put adhesive decals directly onto their vehicles. We use premium materials, and with proper care our magnetics should last for many years.

Prepping Magnetic Surface for Application:

  • Before applying magnet to surface, ensure that all surface paints, clear coats and waxes are cured/hardened (Approx. curing times: paint—90 days; clear coat—60 days; wax—2 days).
  • Clean both surface and magnet with mild detergent.
  • Wipe with a soft cloth or allow to dry.

Application:

  • Before applying, test all inks and paints used on the magnet for adhesion and solvent compatibility.
  • Affix to smooth, flat or gently curved metallic surfaces.
  • Make sure the entire magnet is flat against the metal surface. Do not place over protrusions (molding, decals, pin striping, etc.) or concave areas. There must be no air pockets.
  • Magnet itself should be near room temperature ( 60°F or 16°C) to achieve best application.
  • Do not apply magnet that has been rolled with the magnet side facing out; it may not attach properly due to lifted corners or air gaps which will weaken its holding strength (See Storing Magnets section)
  • If magnet is applied in the incorrect position, lift magnet from the sides until removed completely and reapply. Do not pull the magnet across the surface, or stretching may occur from magnetic force.
  • Do not use on horizontal metal surfaces exposed to direct sunlight (i.e. automobile hoods), or at temperatures above 160ºF (71ºC) or below -15ºF (-26ºC); exposure to cold weather will make the magnet more brittle, so use caution when handling.
  • Long-term use on surfaces frequently exposed to sunlight (such as vehicles) can cause uneven fading on paint surface because magnet-covered area is shielded from UV rays.
  • Do not use on non-metallic body fillers, simulated wood grain siding and repainted surfaces. NOTE: some vehicle doors and panels are not made of steel. Magnets will not apply to aluminum or plastic.
  • We recommend rounded corners for magnetic vehicle signage.

Maintenance and Storage:

  • Keep in a clean, dry place when not using magnet.
  • Roll up printed side facing outward, and store on its edge to keep flat spots from forming.
  • If stored flat, place magnet on a level surface, keeping printed side clear of other objects; do not stack multiple pieces with magnetic sides facing each other

Cleaning Flexible Magnet:

  • Remove and clean magnet regularly - daily for vehicle magnets, weekly for other applications - to guard against moisture and dirt buildup. Clean both magnet and metal surface with mild detergent and wipe with a soft cloth or allow to air-dry.
  • Allow 2 days for car wax to cure before applying magnets.
  • Keep in a clean, dry place when not using magnet.
  • Roll up printed side facing outward, and store on its edge to keep flat spots from forming.
  • If stored flat, place magnet on a level surface, keeping printed side clear of other objects; do not stack multiple pieces with magnetic sides facing each other.