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Featured Install from October

Puffin Quest was our designer Marilyn’s favorite install from the month of October! This project was a unique scenario for Marilyn when working on a boat name.

She was working with her clients Paul and Renee Berberian, but she was also coordinating with a designer from UpWork. Sometimes people hire designers from websites like UpWork to create logos and what not without ever meeting in person. Without realizing that we have designers here at Prism, The Berberian’s hired one of those designers to create the puffin figure.

Marilyn then worked with The Berberian’s to create the other pieces of the design; the fonts, sizing, color and placement of the graphic. We think that it turned out fabulous!

This story is a reminder to our customers that we have designers on staff! We can create logos, icons, symbols, and even recreate artwork that you don’t have files for.


Update your Fleet Vehicles

Do you have a business with vehicles that need sprucing up? We have been working on a lot of vehicles lately and we would love to help you redesign your fleet.

We have done over 25 vehicles for the company AAA Fire Protection in Seattle. In 2016, they came to us about updating all of their work vehicles, and we are still creating templates for new vehicles to this day. AAA has a wide variety of vehicles that we brand including but not limited to; Ford Transit Vans, Nissan Sentras, Ram Pro-masters, Mercedes Sprinters and Chevy Astros.

We take your company logo and come up with a readable and organized design that will professionally represent your business. While people often come to us with logos and branding already created, we have branded companies from scratch and ended up applying those logos to vehicles.

So consider branding your fleet with us. We can help you with design, mock ups, removal and installation; making your job a breeze.

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Industry News

You may have receive a letter from the state stating that you need to update your Hin Numbers. This is the information that you need to know.

  • Vessels built prior to 1972 did not mark any hull numbers on the boats.

  • Vessels built from 1972-1983 were required to have 12 digit hull number assigned by the builder and were marked once on the transom. Vessels

  • Vessels built as of 1984 were to have a hull number marked inside the vessel and on the transom.

Federal regulations state that, “Each hull identification number must be carved, burned, stamped, embossed, molded, bonded, or otherwise permanently affixed to the boat so that alteration, removal, or replacement would be obvious. If the number is on a separate plate, the plate must be fastened in such a manner that its removal would normally cause some scarring of or damage to the surrounding hull area. A hull number must not be attached to part of the boat that are removable.” It is also regulation that everyone now has to have one hull number on the transom and one duplicate affixed in an unexposed location on the interior of the vessel or beneath a fitting or item of hardware.

Where can I get these plaques made?

Luckily, you can order these plaques through us at Prism Graphics. They are $75.00 each and take about 7-10 business days to have ready. Please give us a call if you are in need of this assistance. If you are confused at all, please call us and we can assist you. Otherwise, we just wanted our boating customers to know about this information that has been floating around the boating world.