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Side of Midwest Mechanical Services Transit van with vehicle graphics installation

Vehicle Graphics

Midwest Mechanical Services’ fleet of service vans requires a detail-orientated and timely team for their vehicle graphics installation.  The initial layout and design was critical to placement in accommodating the ridges and curves of the Transit vans.  While shelving and ladder racks are installed, our technicians apply high-quality, chip-resistant vinyl graphics. These will last years battling the elements and debris on the road.  Simply the best choice for commercial vehicles who spend a great deal of time on the road.  Each truck is individually numbered and conveys a clean, crisp brand image to their customers.

Vehicle Graphics Installation

Communicating a professional brand image starts with a logo and extends to every piece of your marketing, including your commercial vehicles.

We provide superior design and service when it comes to vehicle graphics installation.  We’ve worked with the same installers for nearly two decades, a quality-focused and hard working group of graphics experts.  Contact us for a free quote.

Man speaking to camera about Unicus Fitness' video marketing project

Video Marketing

Frank Nunez wanted to tell the world about the inspiration behind Unicus Fitness without repeating it millions of times.  The opportunity arose after taking portrait photography of his staff and realizing we had about thirty minutes to spare.

Unicus Fitness Video Marketing Project

We decided to set up an impromptu video shoot. On an extremely limited time frame with two minutes of test shots, we captured our client with a personal and professional piece of video marketing for his brand. We added photos of Frank in his college and bodybuilding years to engage the user with a visual sense of his history, starting as a skinny Michigan fan to a slightly larger Chicago fitness professional.

We uploaded the video to YouTube and embedded on the About Us page of the Unicus website.

Watch the video here.

One minute of video is worth 1.8 million words- not to mention it is the most viewed content on the internet.  We can help your company create engaging, entertaining and informational videos your audience will gravitate towards.  Creating a video marketing strategy does not take a Hollywood budget.

Have a video marketing project you’d like to discuss?  Visit our Video Production page or contact us to schedule a free consultation.



High-impact image of car on road for DG Auto banner design

Banner Design

Downers Grove Auto Rebuilders was looking for an eye-catching vinyl banner design for use at local events. The standard logo and phone number on a white banner are boring, we wanted something people would enjoy looking at.

Downers Grove Auto Banner Design

We also knew it would take a classic car and high-impact imagery for the stylish, car-centric audience to gravitate to. After finding the perfect ride we aimed to minimize the text to be unobtrusive to the overall banner design. Printed on a weatherproof vinyl with the latest large format print technology, we were excited to deliver this piece to our client.

Our dream team of designers focuses on communicating a high-quality brand image with every piece of your advertising. From banners and business cards to home pages and catalog pages, we are well-versed in clear communication in branding.

Contact us for more information on our design services, or check out our blog on Why Great Design Matters to Your Business.

Three technology-themed custom banner stands with shadows

Custom Banner Stands

Our client was in a crunch for high-impact custom banner stands for their Leader Summit.  The dream team dove into action, presenting several technology-based concepts that would fit the existing booth decor.  The use of an infographic and a highly visible agenda made the most important information accessible and easy to read at the event.

Custom Banner Stands

The banners measure 31.5″ wide x 70″ high and were printed on a quality vinyl material.  VMUG’s user base is a tech-savvy audience that is analytical and data-driven. These visual learning tools readable from twenty feet away help communicate a professional, forward-thinking brand image that their users can have confidence in.

Our event marketing experts are here to help you create a more impactful event or trade show experience.  From planned pre-promotion to dazzling displays, captivating content and giveaways, or more effective follow up, dream ink specializes in maximizing this opportunity. It is not often you get to engage with your audience in-person and appeal to all senses.  We can make your booth more memorable, the lead generation process more efficient, and automate the lead nurturing process.

Contact us today for a free consultation or visit our trade show displays page for an online catalog of displays.


Full color banner printing that reads Brainstorm Comics and Games with superhero icons

Banner Printing

Brainstorm Comics & Games in Chicago needed affordable full-color banner printing that would draw attention to their location.Being on the third floor presented a special challenge!

Full-Color Banner Printing

A few members of the dream team happen to own a few (thousands) comics so this project held special meaning.  The piece measures 30″x48″ and will be used outdoors in the summer and brought in for the winter.  It can also be brought to events and possibly win a design contest or two!  The banner was printed on durable weatherproof vinyl and grommeted in four corners.  We certainly look forward to printing more pieces for Brainstorm!

dream ink specializes in high-impact, large format printing, and advertising.  From full-color banner printing to trade show displays and billboard design, our award-winning creative team will help you piece together the perfect oversized promotion.

We offer digital, offset, sheetfed and web printing services.  Our pressman are perfectionists and place great importance on each sheet that feeds through their press.  Whether you need one banner our thousands of posters, we can help!

Contact us today for a free quote or visit our Print page for more info on banner printing. We look forward to designing and printing a banner for your business!


Artwork for Sedgwick CMS custom circle labels

Custom Circle Labels

These custom circle labels for Sedgwick Claims Management were applied to a book given away at a speaking engagement.  The book came with Sedgwick custom bookmarks and were a big hit!  Check out the matching design created by the dream team by clicking on the link.

Sedgwick Custom Circle Labels

These 2″ circle labels were printed in Pantone 293c on white gloss.  While these custom circle labels only required standard adhesive, we also offer re-positionable and tamper evident labels.  The labels were finished on rolls and shipped off to the event just in time!

dream ink works with the largest wholesale label distributors in the U.S.  We competitively bid each project with several suppliers to guarantee the best value for your custom label project.  Our print professionals will help you choose the right material, adhesive and coating to meet your expectations.  From full color to die-cut, special application and high-end retail product labels, dream ink can help!  Contact us today for a free quote.

this is an example of Unicus Fitness' Location Photography

Location Photography

Unicus Fitness opened their new headquarters inside the 181 W. Madison building in Chicago and invited us in before the doors opened to the public.

Our mission was to capture the elegance and unique equipment behind the million dollar fitness facility, part of the CB Richard Ellis 5 Star Wellness Center Powered by Unicus Fitness. Complete with the most innovative and advanced Fitness Lair to date, the 14,000 sq. foot facility includes state-of-the-art equipment with the latest technology to track and store workout data. Since they had several pieces of equipment yet to be installed, this was a first of two visits. Check back next month for part two or visit the Unicus Fitness website to see the rest of the shoot!

Business Location Photography

Whether you need on-site location photography for your fitness center or professional portraits of your staff, dream ink can help. We offer photography and video services in the Chicagoland area that communicate a high-perceived value for your brand image. From presenting a more personalized and professional brand image in your print materials to 360˚ product photography for your website, our team will create memorable imagery for your marketing. Call today to set up a free consultation, or fill out the form on our Contact page for more info.

Image credit to our resident photographer and videographer Tommy Gun.

Digital Education Adventures poster printing

Poster Printing

Digital Education Adventures was looking for the best quality poster printing for high-impact posters to place in their storefront windows.

Digital Education Poster Printing

The goal was to build awareness of the new business, and growing industry, teaching children computer programming in a fun environment.  The “Code your own adventure” tagline is meant to build intrigue and excitement for a skill otherwise thought of as mundane and tedious.  The bright neon green and uniquely colored character do a perfect job of attracting the eyes while walking by.  Printed 4’x6′ on matte stock.

dream ink specializes in developing high-impact in-store posters and displays.   Whether you need one or one thousand, our dream team will create vivid and attractive designs that turn window shoppers into loyal customers.  From promoting a new product to building brand awareness, our large format poster printing and design services are used by every size business, from the Mom and Pops to Wendy’s International.   dream ink offers several options for your poster printing, from gloss, laminate, crystal laminate and event-quality printing.  Our team has over two decades creating and printing large format posters and banners.  We offer affordable pricing and print on only high-quality materials.

Call today for a free quote, or visit our Printed Products page for more info.

Holmstad Retirement Community's embroidered beanie

Embroidered Beanie Caps

These stylish and cozy Champion-brand embroidered beanie caps were created for Holmstad Retirement Community employees as gifts for the holidays.  The 100% stretch-fit polyester cap comes with a heat trapping micro-fleece with micro-fiber contrast lining.  On the opposite side of the Holmstad logo is a gold Champion “C” logo that communicates a high perceived value to the receiver.

Looking for Embroidered Beanie Caps?

We offer over five decades of combined experience working with businesses to find the perfect fit for their company’s uniforms, promotional t-shirts and custom caps.  Our attention to detail and experience creating stylish and affordable embroidered corporate apparel is second to none. dream ink has been featured in Counselor Magazine, Wearables and Advantages for expertise in corporate/custom apparel.  Whether you need 20 logoed polos, 200 corporate caps, or 2,000 threaded golf towels, we can help!

Embroidered beanie caps are the best way to keep your customer’s warm while keeping your logo in view.   Check out the best brand name headwear from one of our favorite suppliers, S&S Activewear.  Click on the link to browse their headwear selection or visit our custom apparel page for a few more of our five-star suppliers.  Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Call dream ink today to find the perfect fit for your clients or employees.

The Fitness Lair's acrylic signage

Acrylic Signage

Unicus Fitness was looking for bold and powerful acrylic signage for their Fitness Lair locations. We started with a 3/16″ thick black acrylic backer panel and went to work!

Utilizing the fire engine red brand color Unicus is famous for, we converted the traditional four color Fitness Lair logo into a solid and used decal lettering to keep costs manageable. After being cut down to 42″ wide by 24″ tall, we polished the edges and gave the acrylic a final wash before being wrapped up for delivery. The stainless steel standoffs will eventually be painted to match the red lettering.

We Sell Acrylic Signage

dream ink works with several top-notch sign specialists who provide decades of experience and professional installation. From dimensional to digital, interior to exterior, our dream team of designers will help you create vibrant and highly-visible signage for your office or event.

We offer affordable, on-time installation and knowledgable experts ready to make your sign dreams a reality. Need permanent exterior signage built to withstand Chicago winters? A high-impact sign with your logo greeting visitors at your office? Acrylic signage or temporary banners for an event? We can help! Call today to speak to a specialist or contact us for a free quote.