What we do.

Now that you've looked at all our pretty pictures, read about the various graphic services Explicit has to offer. We try to be as "full service" as anybody. Through partnerships with the best local and national print houses, there are very few jobs we can't tackle. We're no Crispin & Porter, but neither are our prices. We can deliver sharp, big budget results, at start-up friendly prices.

ex·plic·it [ik-splis-it]adj.
1. fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied; unequivocal
2. clearly developed or formulated: explicit knowledge; explicit belief.
3. definite and unreserved in expression; outspoken:

Digital Design Services

Austin, TX Graphic Design

Branding & Logo Design

brand·ing[ bránding ] n.
1. identification of product with manufacturer: the use of advertising, distinctive design, and other means to make consumers associate a specific product with a specific manufacturer
2. name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers

Ok, you've got a great idea for a business or product. You thought of an awesomely clever name. Now what? You need an identity. From your logo, to the way your product or service is displayed, the color of the packing, to the primary and secondary fonts, we've got you covered.

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  • Complete Brand Development
  • Logo Design
  • Slogan Concepts
  • Company / Products / Services / Etc.
  • Industry Standard Formatting
  • Print Ready Artwork
  • Pantone Color Matching
  • Any Industry or Target Market

Web Design & Development

Austin, TX Web Design

Web design has been an Explicit focal point for some time now. Whether it be personal projects, or clients, we try to push the design envelope further and further with every site. With our recent additions to the team, we are now able to take our web solutions to the enterprise level, and beyond. We use clean code, current standards, and efficient optimization to deliver your web content to the viewer.

  • XHTML / CSS3 / AJAX / JQuery
  • .NET / ASP / SQL
  • Clean, Optimized Code & Images
  • SEO Friendly, User Friendly
  • Cross-Browser, W3C Validated Code
  • Social Media Integration
  • E-Commerce Integration

After the business card, the website is usually the next step for potential customers to find out more about you. This is not exactly something you want to miss your target on. Personally, if I'm looking for something on the web, and I go to a company with a terrible site (whether it be design/navigation/whatever) I'm moving onto the next company as fast as I can click the mouse. The average web user does the exact same thing. Benchmark statistics for bounce rates and average viewing times show that if people don't like what they see, they are leaving your site, often in less than 2 seconds. Don't let this be you! Can you download a web template and have your little brother "customize" it for you? Sure. Will it not look exactly like you want, be a SEO train wreck, and probably never get finished? Absolutely. Don't worry, after you try that, we'll still be here waiting to give you the website you always dreamed of!

Everything Else Digital

  • Banner Advertisements
  • E-Blasts / E-Flyers
  • E-Mail Marketing Campaigns
  • Social Media Theme Design
  • Press Releases
  • Stand Alone Application Development
  • Social Media Ad Campaigns
  • Online Surveys
  • Buttons and Misc. Web Elements
  • Digital Sale Sheets / Brochures
  • Web Content Development
  • Interactive Company Intranet

Printing & Traditional Media Design

Austin, TX Printing Service

Professional Business Cards (Offset Printed)

Ever received a compliment on your business card? Has anyone ever asked you, "Where did you get that done at?" Is it eye-catching, or does it just blend in with the rest of the cards in the fish bowl?

Why do we ask? Because a business card is one of the most important and cost-effective marketing tools a business can have, especially for businesses just starting out. And yet, too often it's a missed opportunity to make a great impression. A powerful and well-designed business card can effectively promote your business. There's a good chance that if the look and quality of your card is shoddy or unprofessional, it may be thrown into the trash. We all know about VistaPrint. Cheap prices and pre made templates work for many cash-strapped home-based ventures. Eventually, you'll want to graduate to something more professional and avoid spending money on products that end up getting taken out with this mornings donut box. Simply stated, a well put together business card design can bring success.

Reported statistics show for every 2000 business cards distributed, a company's sales will increase by 2.5%.

Check out this great article from Business.com about business cards and why you need them.

Explicit Graphics uses high-quality offset printing on sustainable materials using environmentally friendly inks. Our cards can be totally customized with options like rounded corners, die-cut to any shape, and printed on plastic, metal, or magnets. We have the brightest colors and no the blackest blacks. Compare our UltraBlaq™ ink formula to what the competition calls "black" and it looks like they colored their card in with a sharpie. We were one of the first in Austin to have Spot Gloss, and are now very pleased to bring you SpectraFoil™. That's right, your logo, in all it's colors, can be printed over foil, and have a glossy UV coating, while the rest of your card remains a silky matte finish. The resulting eye-popping effects will help ensure your card doesn't end up in the trash. Heck, it might even get picked out of the fish bowl for that free all-you-can-eat buffet. All this at a price that still beats the national chain printers sub-par products.

Other Offset-Printed Services

Whether your just starting out, or have been in business 30 years - at some point you're going to need some stuff printed. We offer a full range of printed products using only professional quality offset-printing. If you need something that's not listed here...just ask! If for some reason we can't make it happen, it's a safe bet we are affiliated with someone who can.

  • Flyers (Spot Gloss Now Available!)
  • Posters / Event Tickets
  • Stationary / Note Pads / Envelopes
  • Presentation Folders / Sale Sheets
  • Brochures (Flat, Tri-Fold and Z-Fold)
  • CD / DVD Packaging
  • Calendars / Catalogs
  • Bookmarks / Hang Tags

Digital & Wide Format Printing

In addition to our high-quality offset printing, we also employ digital printing where necessary. Now you can get high quality, eye-catching results in ways you previously thought were impossible, or too expensive. All of our digitally printed products are durable and will exceed your expectations.

  • Full Color Indoor / Outdoor Banners
  • Full Color Vehicle Magnets
  • Event Backdrops / Information Displays
  • Full Color Stickers
  • Custom Laptop / Smart Phone Skins
  • Custom Wallpaper
  • Custom Cutout Wall Graphics
    (Think Fathead, but with your design)

Custom Vinyl Decals & Lettering

Austin, TX Custom Decals

Explicit Graphics was founded on vinyl decals. With our hands in the auto customizing scene since the 90's, we've met some crazy requests from customers and have delivered every time. Both show and race cars want the latest and greatest, super edgy, wow-factor graphics - and most traditional sign shops just can't come close. That being said, we make some pretty cool decals at prices that absolutely blow away the competition. Let us apply the cool factor to your project.

explicitgraphics.com custom decal examples

If you have a business and a vehicle, you have a major opportunity for high impact advertising. You're going to drive around anyway, why not promote your business at the same time? You'll receive countless local impressions by just going about your daily routine with some snazzy graphics on your car, truck, or SUV. Vehicle graphics are, without a doubt, one of the most cost effective methods of business promotion available to you. Who doesn't love stickers?

Misc. Vinyl Decals
  • Customer Freebies
  • Promotional Giveaways
  • Crews / Teams / Fight Clubs
  • Aggressive Quantity Discounts
Vehicle Graphics
  • Company Vehicle Graphics
  • Custom / Show / Race Vehicles
  • Boats / Off-Road Vehicles
  • Trailers / Haulers / Etc.

While the other guys often use bargain basement Chinese made sign vinyl, we use only top quality materials from 3M, Avery, and Oracal to achieve durable, long-lasting results. No cheap stuff here!

  • Affiliates

    • Annilator Customs
    • ThirdHonk
    • Sideways Autosalon
    • Uprev Engine Management
  • Welcome to the next level.

    • Slick Design
    • 100% W3 Compliant Coding
    • Tested for Cross-Browser Compliance
    • True Enterprise Level Branding
    • Unmatched Print Process Knowledge
    • Fluent in Color Theory
    • Killer Copy Writing
    • Typographic / Iconographic Logos
    • Personalized Service
    • Extremely Competitive Pricing
    • Quick Turnaround Times