Caring for Vinyl Banners

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Banners can be used over and over when kept in good condition. Vinyl banners are durable, but can fade, wear out, or crack over time if not taken care of properly. Here are some rules to follow while caring for vinyl banners:

Cleaning Banners

Whether used inside or outside, banners are probably going to get a little dirty. Generally, all that is needed to clean a vinyl banner is a damp, soft cloth.  Avoid using abrasive materials such as paper towels or sponges to wipe down the banner. Also abstain from using detergents or other aggressive cleaners.

If a damp cloth is not getting all the debris off, try using a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to rinse the banner off thoroughly so there is no soap residue remaining. Make sure the banner is completely dry before storing it. If water is left on the banner, it could develop mildew while in storage.

Storing Your Company Banner

Proper storage of vinyl banners also ensures they stay in good condition. Store the banner in a container in a dry, cool place out of the sunlight. Avoid folding the banner so colors do not rub off on each other and it does not develop creases. If space is limited in the storage space, roll the banner up instead of folding. There’s less of a chance of it getting damaged when rolled.

Following these precautions when caring for a vinyl banner will ensure it remains in good condition for many years and events to come.

The team at Infinity Signs NW can help create the perfect vinyl banner for any trade show, grand opening, or other type of event in Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley.

5 Characteristics of Effective Promotional Products

Promotional products are great tools for many businesses, but not just any promotional product will make the right impact. At Infinity Signs NW we offer nearly endless possibilities for promotional products, but to be effective, the right promotional product needs to be given to the right person at the right time.

Here are five characteristics that effective promotional products can have:

  1. Sentimental

Emotions are powerful, and when connected to a promotional item, that item serves as a reminder to those who received it.  These types of promotional products have more meaning, because of the event at which they were received. In this case they promotional item has less to do with the product itself, but the event attached to it, such as a charity event.

  1. Well Designed

Something that looks nice will always be desirable and valued more than something that doesn’t look quite as nice. The graphic design team at Infinity Signs creates beautifully-designed promotional items so they look their best.

  1. Useful

Practical items are more likely to be kept and used. That’s why pens are still such a huge promotional product. Find something useful to the audience and they will pull it out more often, keeping your business name in front of them more often and increasing brand awareness.

  1. Desirable

Not everyone is going to want a certain promotional product. The item needs to be desirable to your specific target audience. Consider their specific needs and interests when choosing the perfect promotional product.

  1. High Quality

Poor quality products can give a negative impression of the company. Talk to Infinity Signs NW about the variety of quality promotional items they have available. Promotional items don’t have to be expensive to be high quality.

A promotional item can have one or more of these qualities. Finding the right product for an event can be difficult, but Infinity Signs NW is here to help. Ask about their monthly promotional product specials and look at the entire promotional products catalog.

5 Misconceptions About Promotional Products

PromoProductsCertain misconceptions are often circulated about marketing with promotional products. Here we will clarify some of the more common concerns.

  1. Will They Get Used?

People always love free stuff. Think about the number of branded pens at everyone’s desk. These are found in purses, kitchen drawers, car cubbies and desks because they are used constantly. According to the Promotional Products Association, 53% of consumers use a promotional item at least once a week.

  1. Will Promotional Products Work for My Business?

With the wide range of promotional products available, there is certain to be a product out there for every type of business. Get creative, think out of the box, and talk to Infinity Signs NW. We will help find something that’s right for any objective, whether it is increasing brand awareness or bringing attention to a tradeshow booth.

  1. Promotional Products Are Expensive

When it comes to marketing of any kind, budget is important. Promotional products are often seen as expensive and frivolous when creating that budget. However, they have been proven to be one of the most cost-effective forms of advertising. The average cost-per-impression of a promotional product is only $.005 according to the Advertising Specialty Institute.

  1. All Promotional Product Companies are the Same

Google “promotional products” and there will be an entire page of companies that will take your order without providing any guidance or assistance. Often these orders end up being unacceptable because the printing is the wrong size or color or has typos. Infinity Signs NW cares about the local community and wants to help build up businesses in Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley. They work with customers to help find and create the best promotional products for that company or organization and they will make sure the images and printing are correct.

  1. Are their new products available?

Promotional products have been around forever, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t evolving. Thousands of new products hit the market each year for this $19.83 billion industry. There’s always something new available.

Don’t believe the misconceptions about promotional products. Talk to Infinity Signs NW and see how we work.

 

Properly Cleaning Vehicle Wraps

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Proper cleaning and care of your Vehicle wrap  will protect your investment. It also prolongs their life and maintains a high quality of appearance. Read on to learn how to properly take care of vehicle graphics.

Do:

  • Wash with a mixture of water and a mild wash or detergent
  • Test the cleaning solution on a small spot before washing the entire area
  • Read warning labels on car care products

Don’t

  • Allow fuels to stay in contact with the wrap for extended periods of time
  • Use mechanical brush washing as it could dull, scratch, or lift the edges of the graphic
  • Use automated car washes that use caustic cleaners or pressure washers

If normal cleaning procedures fail to get difficult pollutants or debris off of the vehicle wrap, try these two options:

  1. Spot clean the area with Isopropyl Alcohol and a microfiber cloth, or
  2. Moisten the cloth with a citric-based cleaner and naphtha before wiping down the area. Rinse with water and soap immediately afterward.

The best way to wash vehicle wraps or graphics is as follows:

  1. Rinse with water to wash away any loose sediments or debris with a spray nozzle
  2. Mix the mild detergent and water in a large bucket
  3. Soak the sponge in the mixture and begin working from top to bottom
  4. Rinse with clean water again using the spray nozzle
  5. Allow the vehicle to air dry or use a microfiber cloth

Although hand washing is the preferred method, pressure washing the vehicle can be done following these instructions:

  • Water pressure is kept below 2000 psi
  • Water temperature is below 180 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Use a spray nozzle with a 40-degree wide angle spray pattern
  • Keep the nozzle at least one foot away from and perpendicular to the graphic

Talk to the team at Infinity Signs NW about creating a vehicle graphic, or repairing an existing one.

 

Marketing a Landscaping Business

Businesses that offer services, such as landscaping, have to be a little more creative when it comes to marketing. Attracting new clientele means getting the business’s name in front of the public using a variety of methods. Some ways of promoting a landscaping business include:

  1. Yard Signage

Upon completion of a project, ask clients if they would mind having a promotional sign in their yard. The sign should include the company name and contact information. A graphic or logo also makes a nice addition. Placing signs at completed job sites spreads brand awareness and also lets people know who made the landscaping look so great. Infinity Signs NW can create and produce yard signs in a range of sizes and styles.

  1. Trade Shows

Having a booth at home and garden shows or other local events is a fantastic opportunity to let people know about the landscaping services being offered. Hand out promotional items with the business’s contact information to potential customers. Landscaping businesses can take advantage of unique promotional items such as seed bombs or other yardwork and garden-related items.  Take a look at the large range of promotional items available in the catalog on the Infinity Signs NW website.

  1. Vehicle Wraps

Landscaping requires many different types of vehicles and trailers. Wrapping the entire fleet of trucks and trailers is a great way to make impressions on potential clients when driving to a job site and while parked at the job site. It also creates uniformity in the appearance of the vehicles. Whether a full vehicle wrap or partial graphic is needed, Infinity Signs NW can design, create and install the wraps on any type of vehicle or trailer.

The team at Infinity Signs NW can help with all three of the marketing efforts listed above. Visit our website to see some of the yard signs, examples of vehicle wraps, and more.

Businesses That Benefit from a Wall Graphic

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A well-designed full wall graphic can transform a space and provide many benefits for a business. Full walls graphics might not be right for every business, however. To determine if a full wall graphic could be beneficial, businesses need to look at these factors:

  1. Audience

As with every other marketing or advertising decision, businesses first have to identify their audience. Is the wall graphic, intended for the general public, a specific market segment or is it being used for the benefit of employees? A wall graphic meant for employees may have a completely different style than one directed at potential customers.

2. Staff Motivation

Instead of a wall graphic aimed at customers, it can be aimed at motivating the staff. It livens up the workspace, can increase energy, and make everything a little less drab. Including company mottos and mission statement also helps everyone remember what their company stands for.

3. Enticing Customers

A large, colorful, wall graphic can create interest, making new potential customers want to come in and learn more about the business. It conveys the company’s personality, it’s mission, and more. Using the right colors for a specific business can boost revenue by enticing the emotions connected to a certain color.

Full wall graphics created by Infinity Signs NW are more efficient than a painted wall mural. Graphics are easily and quickly installed by professionals, which means no drying time like paint.

Wall graphics can be installed in many areas of the business such as the lobby, sales floor, conference room, and more. They truly transform a space into a statement.

The team at Infinity Signs NW can help businesses decide if a wall graphic would be beneficial, where it should go, and the design. Visit our website to see some examples of wall graphics projects we’ve done.

Advertise at Festivals and Fairs with Promotional Items

Festival and fair season is just around the corner, which gives local businesses a whole new way to market themselves. Take advantage of these opportunities with promotional items geared toward these events. Here are some ideas for festival and fair promotional items that Infinity Signs NW can help create:

  1. Water Bottles

With the weather warming up, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. Hand out branded water bottles to help attendees stay hydrated while advertising your company. Infinity Signs NW has many different styles of water bottles to choose from and can customize them too.

  1. Sunglasses

You can never have enough sunglasses, especially when attending an outdoor event. With a large variety of styles to choose from, Infinity Signs NW can make sure the sunglass style fits the business’s brand or the target audience’s style perfectly.

  1. Cooling Scarf

It can get hot out in the Boise sun, so help event attendees cool off with the CooLoop Active Water Scarf. It is put around the neck and cools the body down to reduce heat stress. There are many colors to pick from and the cooling scarf can be customized with a message or business logo.

  1. Coolie

Keep beverages cool with a branded coolie. In Infinity Sign’s promotional products catalog there are numerous different coolies to choose from, a wide range of colors, and each can be customized with a logo.

  1. Drawstring Bag

With all of the awesome promotional items they get, fair or festival attendees will need something to put them all in. Hand out drawstring bags to help out with this. When people wear them around to carry everything, it’s free advertising for your business.

Festivals and fairs draw huge crowds, making them a great advertising opportunity. Let Infinity Signs NW help maximize advertising potential with some customized promotional items. Visit the website or contact Kyle at 208.473.2916.