5 Tips for Compelling Retail Signage

Retail Signs

Retail signage is crucial in bringing in new business. Good retail signage tells customers what or why they should be looking at your merchandise. It draws interest and makes the customer want to know more. To help retail owners know what makes compelling retail signage, here are five tips:

  1. Concise Messages

Attention spans are short, so the message the sign is portraying needs to be as well. Get to the point with as few words are possible, while still making the message understandable. Keep the design concise too. If there’s too much surrounding the text, it can become difficult to read.

  1. Fonts

While fun fonts can match a store’s personality, they aren’t always easy to read. When trying to gain a customer’s attention through signage, use clear, easy-to-read fonts that are large enough to see from a distance. Clean fonts will get the message across much better than fancy fonts.

  1. Call to Action

Signage that gives the customer a reason to buy the product will work more effectively. Using phrases like “surprise her with flowers” is more motivating than a “fresh flowers” sign. Also including “you” and “yours” will help customers visualize themselves using the product.

  1. Use Colors

Colors, especially red, are great in a retail environment. They catch the eye faster than black and white. Just be careful not to go overboard. The text needs to contrast from its background and too many colors can confuse the eye.

  1. Test the Sign

Do a few test runs with the sign. Make sure it can be seen from a good distance, it’s noticeable, and that people can tell what it’s advertising. Ask customers or friends to help test it out. If it isn’t working, edit it using the feedback and try again.

Talk to Infinity Signs NW about creating the perfect retail signs for a display, clearance sale, store window and more.

 

Updating Business Cards

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Business cards are a great way to reach out to potential clients, spread brand awareness, and make community connections. However, out-of-date cards might send the wrong message. That’s why it is recommended to update business cards when any of your information changes or when you have new business services or a new logo.

While some people might recommend updating them yearly, that may or may not be often enough. Here are three instances when updating business cards is necessary:

  1. New Information

When information changes, so should the business card. A change in information could be any of the following:

  • New Address
  • Name Change
  • New Phone Number
  • New Email
  • New Website
  • New Social Media Networks

If any of these changes occur, the card needs to be updated to reflect the change. Someone calling the wrong number or going to the wrong office won’t be happy when they do reach the business.

  1. Design

Over the years, logos are should be updated to look more modern and clean. When there is a change to the logo, the business cards need to be redesigned to match the new logo. Also, font preferences are constantly changing. Keep cards looking modern with a font update if necessary. Lastly, consider updating the color scheme of the card, or adding color if none is currently present. This will make the new cards stand out more to current clients and prospective new clients.

  1. Materials

Business cards today look nothing like they did 20 years ago. With technology and design capabilities constantly advancing, there are more options for creating business cards than ever before. They can be finished with gold leaf, aqua foil, embossing and more. The designers at Infinity Signs NW can add many little touches to make your business cards stand out.

Updating business cards ensures the business is giving a good first impression. Learn more about the design options available through Infinity Signs NW on our website.

 

Floor Graphics

Graphics can be put almost anywhere. Windows, cars, walls, and even floors. Not sure how to incorporate them? Well there are quite a few uses for them, such as:

  • Directing customer traffic
  • Reinforcing brand identity
  • Promoting an event
  • Themed rooms
  • Point-of-purchase advertising

Floor graphics can help boost profits and reach customers in a unique way. They’ve become a popular advertising and decorating tool for many businesses for three reasons.

  1. Flexibility

Businesses can get creative with the design and use of floor graphics. They can be made in different sizes, shapes, colors, and finishes to fit with the company or event. Whether they are needed for long-term use or short-term use, Infinity Signs NW can make it happen. Graphics can be installed on a variety of flooring as well.

  1. Blank Space

Signs are suspended from the ceiling, put on walls and windows, so why not put them on the floor? It’s taking advantage of free ad space that already exists. It’s a much less expensive option than other forms of advertising, which is a huge benefit for small or new businesses.

  1. Effective

Floor graphics give the customer something new to catch their attention. It’s different, and will be noticed with the help of graphic design team at Infinity Signs NW. When used along with other advertising efforts, it will boost the brand visibility and effectiveness even more. If helping direct traffic is the goal, what better way than to post a pathway for customers to follow? Floor graphics are not just for retail stores. They can provide guidance in large medical buildings, children’s play areas and other places where some visible, easy to follow direction symbols could be helpful.

Floor graphics are slip resistant, and can hold up to heavy traffic. Infinity Signs NW can install them in a timely manner, making sure they stick well and look professional. When they are no longer needed, floor graphics can be easily removed without leaving adhesive residue or damaging the flooring in the process.

Talk to Infinity Signs NW about how floor graphics can be beneficial for advertising purposes, directing traffic, or an upcoming event. Visit our website or call us at 208.473.2913.

Logo Glassware for Breweries

Logo GlasswareIn the beverage industry, promotional products can play a huge role in boosting marketing efforts. While there are many promotional products breweries and bars can use, this article will focus on glassware.

Many breweries have custom glassware they use when serving beer. The most basic form of this is a pint glass with the brewery logo on it. It might be simple, but it reinforces the company brand each time a patron looks at or picks up their glass.

Some breweries take it a step further. They make glasses for each of their year-round beers. That brew gets poured in its corresponding glass. The goal of this is to not only reinforce the brand, but also the specific brew.

An even bigger branding impact can be created when breweries design glassware for a specialty beer and then turn this into a promotion or event. They may promote the event and have the customer take the glass home when they order this specialty brew. Now the glassware isn’t just creating brand awareness in one location, but it goes with the customer when they are sharing a beer at home with their friends and family.

An extension of glassware is the growler. This huge trend to hit breweries has made increasing brand awareness much easier. Customers fill it up and take with them for an event, or just to share with friends. The logo on the growler is seen by many other people as it is being used.

For both pint glasses and growlers with a logo, check out the logo glassware in our catalog on the website. The pint glasses allow for printing in six spot colors with a second side imprint included. The growler features deep amber glass to protect 64 ounces of beer. Both the pint glass and the growler have dishwasher-safe print so they will last a long time.

Talk to Infinity Signs NW about creating the perfect pint glass or growler logo for a special event or everyday use.

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.