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.

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Benefits of Investing in a Pylon Sign

Business Signs

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.

 

Custom Signage: Cost-Effective Marketing

Custom Business Signs

When opening a new business, or revamping an already existing one, custom signage is an important part of the process. Working with a local company, like Infinity Signs NW, to create custom signage can provide a company many benefits. One of the biggest benefits is cost-effectiveness.

A well-designed sign, that is placed for prime visibility, can translate into more revenue. It is considered the most cost-effective means of marketing a brand. This is because signs are a one-time purchase and are visible 24/7, 365 days a year. Once installed, they continue to constantly work for as long as they are visible to the public.

In many studies, it has been shown that customers come into a store simply because of the outdoor sign. Signs have also been shown to increase sales for many businesses. Even making improvements to your outdoor signage can result in an average increase of 10% in sales. Improved signage could be a newly designed sign, moving the sign for added visibility, or an additional monument or pole sign.

Many new businesses will use a banner style sign until they have enough funds for a custom, permanent sign. Although banners are effective at drawing attention to the new business, they should be replaced with a permanent sign as soon as possible. One study found that 34% of consumers associate the quality of a sign with the quality of a store or product. Investing in a quality, custom sign from Infinity Signs NW early will help a new business send the right message, build their brand and let people know they are here to stay.

Whether opening a new location, revamping a current sign, or updating your brand, Infinity Signs NW can create a unique, custom outdoor sign for your business.

 

Designing and Using Political Yard Signs

Yard Signs

As election season draws near, political yard signs will be popping up in favor of the candidates in the running. To have a successful yard sign, it needs to conform to design rules and be used strategically. Here are some tips to keep in mind while designing a political yard sign:

  • Size

The larger the sign, the easier it is to see and read, but its size will depend on where it is being placed. Consider having multiple sizes for different areas. Larger signs can be placed on busier streets, while smaller signs can be scattered throughout neighborhoods.

  • Font

Like fonts on almost all signage, it should be legible and large enough to read. Stay away from fancy fonts with lots of extras. The letters on the sign should never be smaller than 3 inches. The larger it can be, the better it is for visibility.

  • Color and Images

Bold colors can make a sign stand out, but remember to keep a contrast between the background and text. Having a headshot on the sign can be an easy way to stand out and help with recognition at the polls.

Even a sign following these tips won’t get noticed without a strategy in place. Advertising should be a deliberate, structured plan to reach the audience. Here are some tactics to get the most out of a political sign campaign:

  • Voting Area Map

Using this map, which can usually be found online, gives the candidate and their team an idea of where signs should be placed for the best visibility. Find busy intersections and areas that voters in the area are likely to pass on a daily basis.

  • Learn the Rules

Knowing the rules of the city or county is beneficial. Some have rules about how close to the road a sign can be located. If passing them out to voters, be aware of HOA’s having possible rules or limitations as well.

  • Change it Up

Seeing the same sign every day will get boring. Consider having a few different designs, and switching them out throughout the campaign. This will garner more attention from passersby.

For help designing and creating political yard signs contact Infinity Signs NW. We have experience creating many types of yard signs.

 

Questions to Ask About Signage

Business Signage

Investing in signage is a crucial step in opening a business. However, before jumping in and buying a custom outdoor business sign, business owners must ask a few questions:

  1. What are the codes and criteria for the space?

When putting up signage, city codes and the landlord’s criteria must be followed. There are likely to be rules about the type of sign, how large it can be, illumination, installation, and more. Knowing these guidelines beforehand will make the entire process easier and can prevent costly corrections later.

  1. What is the time-frame?

Infinity Signs NW can work with businesses to produce a sign within a specified time frame and within the budget. Depending on the type of signage, days or weeks may be required to prepare the sign, so be sure to contact Infinity Signs NW early in your planning process to allow plenty of time. A sign is important in getting customers to notice a new business so you will want the sign in place before the grand opening.

  1. How do I maintain the sign?

Knowing what it takes to keep the sign looking its best can be a factor in the type of sign chosen. After creating and installing the sign, Infinity Signs NW will also clean and service the sign if business owners choose that option. Having professional sign maintenance makes it easier for business owners and they can be confident their sign will stay in good condition.

These are just a few of the questions business owners should ask before and during the sign making process. The team at Infinity Signs NW can guide new business owners through the questions and any other sign concerns.

No matter the budget and criteria, Infinity Signs NW can assist businesses in creating and installing the perfect custom sign to get them noticed in the Boise area business community. Contact Infinity Signs NW today to get started on your business signs.

 

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.

 

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.