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DIY Stickers to Upgrade Your Swag!

We do a lot of work for event designers. This idea turned out great! Upgrading cup give aways with a custom sticker. This is an easy way to give out a gift that your guests will love by personalizing it for your party. By applying them yourself you can save some cash too!

 

Getting Your Sign Permitted

One of the intimidating aspects of getting signage for your business is the sign permitting process. All the requirements and drawings that are needed can feel like your chasing after an uncatchable rabbit. Here is a short video showing some of the process and hopefully can help you get past the feelings of frustration before they happen. Or better still, bring your sign project to us and we’ll take care of the whole thing!

 

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What is a Media Substrate?

We use different kinds of vinyl media substrate to produce your sign, banner, or vehicle wrap. Here is a short video explaining some the choices and the reasons to use one vinyl media over another.

Wall Mural for Futbol Factory!

Every once in a while we get to do something BIG, like this mural we did for The Futbol Factory!

How to Apply Decals or Stickers

Every so often a client wants to apply a vinyl sticker or decal themselves. Its not rocket science but it can be a real challenge if you’ve never done it before. Here is a great lesson video on the process so you can do it properly on your banner, sign or vehicle.

What Makes a Good Sign?

Having spent over 30 years making signs I have found it very easy to spot bad signs, but what makes a good sign? Everyone knows a bad sign when they see it, but what works in making a good sign? First off it has to be readable! Too many signs are designed trying to be cool or hip and the fonts used and graphics incorporated make it impossible to read from any distance. Remember you want your sign to tell people exactly what you do and your offer in a very clear manner. To do that lets go over some of the basics.

1.Use easy to read fonts! If a fancy font is part of your logo fine, but for your message use sans serif type as in helvetica, ariel, or any other easy to read font. Don’t use swirly brush script type fonts to tell your message. They are difficult to read quickly. Legibility is king!

Download a Visibility Chart here!

2. Use a contrasting color combination. Black on yellow, red on yellow. Avoid brown on green or any combination that doesn’t give good contrast and remember that just because it looks good on your letterhead doesn’t mean it will make a good sign.

3. Make sure the size of your sign and lettering is readable to your audience. If it needs to be read from the freeway it has to be considerably larger than if it needs to be seen by people walking by.

4. Experts agree that when it comes to signs, less is better. Seven words or fewer, and no more than three elements per sign.

Your sign should quickly and clearly state three important points:

Who you are — your company name and identity

What you do — this section usually highlights your industry or trade, and is given the greatest prominence

How well you do it — a short slogan or company motto might be used in this area

5. Think in pictures. Graphics and pictures are still worth a thousand words! A picture of a mouth–watering cake may make a greater impact on potential customers than any slogans about baking the best cakes in the county.

There you go, some basics to help you communicate your message to your audience to get return on investment! Of course you can always bring your sign needs to us and we will make sure you get an Attention Getter!

Finding the correct substrate for your temporary sign

There are all kinds of substrates for your event signs and banners. Which one is right for your situation? Heres a short explanation of some of the different substrates and why they would be used in certain environments.

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