Business Card Etiquette

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Business cards have been an effective way for people to market themselves for decades. To make sure business cards achieve the desired effect, there are some rules of etiquette and tips everyone should follow when handing them out or receiving them.

  1. Never Run Out

Business people should never leave home without a good amount of business cards. Running out can be seen as unprofessional and detrimental to making a business connection. If heading to a networking event, make sure to stock up and pack extra.

  1. Stay Updated

Correct contact information is essential. As soon as something changes, the cards need to be reprinted. Infinity Signs NW can help with this. Having to correct an aspect of a business card looks bad and can cause contact confusion.

  1. Don’t Be Aggressive

Being overly aggressive in handing out business cards isn’t good. Wait to be asked for a card, or when it is appropriate in the conversation. If contacting each other comes up, or someone seems interested in the product/service, then offer it. If the person isn’t asking, ask for theirs first, and they might reciprocate.

  1. Proper Storage

Protect business cards from wear and tear by keeping them in a protective case. This keeps them looking fresh and nice. Make sure you can easily access your business cards. Digging around in bags, briefcases, and pockets for business cards makes the person look disorganized.

  1. Be Considerate

Just because you collected a business card does not give you permission to begin spamming the person with phone calls or emails. Use the information on the card to contact them either to learn more about their business or to send business their way.

By following these simple business card guidelines, you can represent yourself and your business in a professional manner. The team at Infinity Signs NW can help create unique, well-designed business cards sure to grab everyone’s attention. There are many options to choose from regarding finishes, colors, shapes, and special touches.

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Channel Letter Signs and Installation

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Channel letter signs are a popular option for businesses. They are dimensional and stand out away from the building, making quite the impact. They can be made using a wide variety of fonts, colors, and sizes.

The term channel letter signage encompasses many different styles of signs. Here’s a rundown of each type:

  • Front Lit Channel Letters

This is the most commonly seen and is also called standard channel letters. The illumination is projected through the front faces of the letters.

  • Reverse Channel Letters

In this type of sign, the illumination comes from the back of the letters. They are also commonly called halo lit or back lit letters. The light is reflected off the wall behind them, creating a halo.

  • Open Face Channel Letters

These letters have open faces, allowing for the placement of neon illumination. They’re bright and eye-catching when used in the right situation.

  • Front/Back Lit Channel Letters

Those looking for a dramatic sign should consider this type of channel lettering. These letters produce illumination from both the front and back making for a dynamic and bright sign.

Channel letter signs can be mounted in a several ways:

  • Raceway Mount

Channel letter signs are often installed on a raceway, which is a metal box that houses the electrical wiring and power supply for the letters. It reduces the number of wall penetrations required for mounting.

  • Flush Mount

In this installation technique, the letters are attached directly to the building. This creates a flawless appearance that many people favor for their business signs.

  • Backer Mount

Letters are attached to a metal cabinet or backer panel that is larger in height and width then the channel letter configuration.

Channel letter signs are popular because of their ability to make the signage unique and illuminated. Businesses interested in this type of sign should contact Infinity Signs NW.

Installing Window Graphics

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Window graphics are seen more frequently in storefront windows this time of year. Many stores have them installed to advertise a huge year end sale or to decorate for the holidays. Those who haven’t invested in vinyl window graphics before, might not know there are two different ways of installing them.

Inside Installation

This style refers to installing the window graphic on the interior side of the window. The graphic is printed on the adhesive side. This is a common choice for store owners who might be worried about the outside elements damaging their window graphics. Another benefit is that when installed inside, people cannot vandalize the graphics by ripping or cutting them.

Outside Installation.

When putting the graphic on the outside of the window, the graphic is printed opposite the adhesive side. Many storefront owners with tinted windows choose this option so that the graphic is not partially obscured from view. The tint can distort the colors of the window graphic installed on the interior side of the window, making it harder to read for passersby. Also, window graphics are designed to withstand the elements and fading, even when placed outside.

No matter which way they are installed, window graphics help to drive traffic to storefronts and keep customers informed. Use them for decorating purposes, advertising a sale, or informing customers of business hours. Window graphics can be made to fit the whole window, or just a small portion, giving stores a lot of options.

Infinity Signs NW can meet with businesses to determine the best way to create and install window graphics for every situation. Our tools and training make installing windows graphics a quick and painless process for businesses. Visit our website to see some of the vinyl window graphics Infinity Signs NW has created for other businesses in Boise and the surrounding area.

Advertising with Feather Flags

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Feather flags can be used for a variety of advertising events and purposes. Their many benefits have helped launch them into popularity in recent years. Some of these benefits include:

  1. Transportation

The size and weight of feather flags make them easy to transport. This is a huge benefit to those who use them at multiple events throughout the year.

  1. Set Up

While transporting them is easy, setting up and taking down feather flags is even easier. They simply need to be placed and secured in the stand. Often, the stand and hardware come in a convenient carrying case as well. When used outside they can often be secured directly into the ground without a stand. This saves a lot of time and hassle before events.

  1. Affordability

When compared to other types of signage for this type of advertising, feather flags are a great low-cost option. This can help companies stay within their budget, while still making an impact.

  1. Durability

These banners are built to blow in the wind and can outlast the ever-changing, unpredictable weather Idaho often experiences. When properly secured, businesses won’t have to worry about them falling over or ripping due to weather conditions.

  1. Flexibility

Feather flags can be used for events or sales both indoors and outdoors. They can have text on one side, or both, and in a variety of colors. This flexibility of use and design makes them perfect for many advertising opportunities.

Use feather flags at trade shows, for outdoor events, large sales, advertising a new housing development, and so much more. Their large size and movement makes them stand out and attract attention wherever they are used.

Talk to the team at Infinity Signs NW about creating feather flags for an event or sale. They can create colorful, eye-catching feather flags that can be used for years to come.

Electric Signage Issues

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Electric signs are a great tool for catching the attention of passersby. Their lighting makes the sign easy to see. However, the lighting can also bring about some problems when it isn’t working properly. Here are three types of electric signs and common issues they can experience:

Fluorescent Signs

Fluorescent lighted sign issues usually have to do with it not lighting up properly. It could be not fully lit, flickering, or completely unlit. Fluorescent lights have a lifespan of about 12,000 hours or approximately three years. Eventually they will start to show signs of aging by not lighting up properly. Regular sign maintenance can catch these issues and get the bulbs replaced when necessary.

Neon Signs

Neon signs aren’t too common anymore, but there are still some in use. The neon in the sign could be burned out or broken if the sign flickers and then goes out after being turned on. If half of the sign is working, but the other part is dim or out, the gas might need to be repumped or the tube replaced. Many businesses are replacing neon signs with new LED signs.

LED Signs

LED lighting has an extremely long lifespan. They rarely have issues like an individual or string of LEDs going out. However, sometimes the power supply can fail and need repairs. While it might cost more upfront, LED lighted signage has fewer issues and lasts much longer than the other two options.

When electric signage starts failing, it can impact the business and their image to the public. People might assume the business is closed, or doesn’t take good care of its property.

Along with creating electric signage, Infinity Signs NW offers sign maintenance, repairs, and cleaning to keep signage looking is best. If any issues arise with lighted signage, give us a call to get it fixed right away.

Creating Brand Awareness with Calendars

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As 2017 nears its end, 2018 calendars are popping up.  While everyone has a calendar on their phone these days, sometimes a hard copy is greatly appreciated. So, for those companies looking for a useful promotional product to give out before the new year, they should consider a promotional calendar.

Branded calendars can be a great advertising tool because of their many benefits:

  1. Repeated Exposure

With a branded calendar, there’s daily, weekly, and monthly exposure for the entire year of 2018. Every time a person looks at the calendar or writes down an appointment, they will see the company logo. That’s a lot of brand exposure with just one promotional product.

  1. Cost-Effective Options

Repeated exposure and a low cost makes calendars a very cost-effective way to advertise and grow a brand through promotional products. Infinity Signs NW will work with companies to find a branded calendar option to fit their budget.

  1. Many Options

There are many types of calendars in Infinity Sign’s catalog to fit everyone’s brand. It could be a magnet calendar, a smaller flip calendar, or a large wall calendar.  Check out these options our website here.

  1. Easy Customization

It’s easy to customize a calendar with a logo and other important business information like hours of operation and contact information. There are also many choices when it comes to what pictures go into the calendar.

  1. Special Promotions

There’s another advertising opportunity within promotional calendars. Put seasonal sales, special pricing, or promotions into different months. It’s a great way to get sales and promotions out to the public and remind them that it is coming up.

Calendars are extremely useful and will continue to increase brand awareness whenever they are used. Start creating a promotional 2018 branded calendar with the help of Infinity Signs NW.

 

Benefits of Investing in a Pylon Sign

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In large shopping centers or business complexes with multiple businesses and stores, trying to fit signage in for each business on the property can be difficult. That’s where pylon signs come in. These large, easily visible signs can clearly advertise several businesses at once.

Here are some of the benefits of installing a pylon sign:

Visibility

Pylon signs are generally installed up quite high and are large enough for passersby to see them from a distance. This can draw in potential customers. Pylon signs can also be illuminated for better visibility at night.

Cost-Effective

It’s much easier and less expensive to create one large sign that can advertise multiple businesses than to create multiple signs around the property. This benefits the businesses who occupy the shopping center or business complex by keeping their costs lower.

Customizable

Almost every aspect of pylon signs can be customized, such as height, style, and size. Let each business choose their own colors and logos on their section of the sign or make it uniform in font and color for a more formal look.

Minimal Maintenance

Pylon signs need very little maintenance to stay clean. Also, any maintenance needed can be performed by the staff at Infinity Signs NW, taking the burden away from the business complex.

Landmark Status

Because pylon signs are quite large in nature, they can become an unofficial landmark within the city. People will use it as a reference when giving directions or referencing a store within it.

While some could argue that pylon signs are too common to be unique or draw attention, it’s actually the opposite. So many complexes invest in them because they work well. Their visibility and cost-effective nature make them a popular and effective type of signage around Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley.

Talk to Infinity Signs NW about investing in a pylon sign for a shopping center or business complex to learn the benefits firsthand.