Getting Started

Customized Digital, Screen and Large Format Graphics

Visual Marking Systems will provide expertise at each step of the purchase process from design and quoting through delivery to your facility. Listed as a “Top Shop” by Wide Format Imaging Magazine year after year, VMS continuously produces products that outlast, outshine and outperform the competition.

Experience You Can Count On

For over 50 years we have been leading the customized digital, screen and large format graphics industry. VMS provides solutions for the original equipment manufacturing (OEM), point of purchase (retail), public transportation, industrial consumables and fleet graphic industries.

If you are a procurement manager, VP, director, product manager, engineer involved in the purchase decision searching for a partner for product identification graphics, you’ve come to the right place. A main driver impacting your decision to “find” the “right” supplier can be broken into three “pillars”. Which VMS aims to solve by incorporating innovative ideas and markings for your products. These drivers are spurring innovation and are creating opportunities for companies that emphasize on finance, operations, and marketing.

VMS has diversified its product portfolio and production capabilities to meet the unexpected needs of your business. Taking steps to ensure our business is sustainable and environmentally responsible are drivers VMS uses for innovation within our operations. The advancements of digital lends VMS’ ability to significantly reduce the amount of consumables needed to produce your products. Plates, pads, screens, solvents, transfers and other supplies required by other companies are no longer needed with digital printing. This greatly reduces the direct cost of the products you order, as well as the indirect costs of stocking these products in inventory.

If you are making the transition from large runs, to smaller volume, fast turnaround and JIT delivery, then you’ve come to the right place. VMS can literally produce your graphics part by part and add barcoding, or variable data to your digital jobs.

VMS is a custom printer and specializes in large format graphics, decals, nameplates, overlays, faceplates and roll labels for industrial manufacturers and vehicle wraps and graphics for any sized fleets, from a single car to a corporate fleet. While VMS specializes in these areas, our advanced printing capabilities also allow us to produce the highest quality floor and window graphics, and other wide format and point of purchase signage.

Finally, VMS has a long history of manufacturing wayfinding, and ADA compliant signage and fare collection markings for public transit authorities. VMS’s transit products often include VMS’s proprietary Transgrafix® and BraillePrint® technologies to make them last longer and fully comply with federal ADA requirements.

If you or your company have any questions about whether VMS is the right fit for you, simply contact VMS through our webpage or by phone and we will be happy to answer your questions or address your concerns.

Contacting VMS/Information Submission

If VMS is the right fit for you, then contact us by using the Tell Us About Your Project button on the right side of the page and provide some general information about your needs.

Once you submit your information to VMS, a sales representative will contact you to begin discussing your project. Specific information with be gathered regarding your project, including any special requirements such as UL Certifications or REACH and RoHs compliance.

Quoting Process

During your initial discussions with a member of VMS’s sales staff, each and every detail of your project will be discussed and you will receive a quote. The quote you receive will be customized for your specific project and varies based on factors such as quantity ordered, substrate and printing process required, among other factors. Once the quote is approved, your project will move forward.

Art Guidelines

VMS has highly skilled graphic designers who will assist with the design for your projects if you do not have a design or have a previous design that needs revised. For more information about VMS’s Product Innovation Team (PIT Team) and graphic design requirements visit our Design Help and New Product Help pages.

Art for Approval and Color for Approval

VMS requires that all final design are approved by the customer prior to production. Some projects will also require color for approval. A VMS representative will assist you with both of these steps if necessary.

More information on VMS’s art and color approval processes is located on our prepress guidelines section.

Lead Time/Production Information

Once the art and color has been approved for your project, it will be scheduled for production and your sales representative will coordinate the delivery times and methods and communicate them along to you and your company. Your sales representative will also coordinate any First Articles or PPAPs that are required based on the needs of your project.

Quality and Delivery

VMS is committed to maintaining the highest possible quality standards and on time delivery record. VMS’s sales representatives will communicate with you through the entire process to make sure it goes smoothly and will be available to address any questions you or your company may have before, during and after the order has been delivered. Our Quality Systems page explains VMS’s quality process and standards in greater detail.

To help you get started with Visual Marking Systems more information about our materials, products and the services we offer is available on this website. If you have any questions please contact VMS and a representative will be in touch with you.