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

Window Graphic Installation

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.

Promotional Coffee Mugs

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Searching for the perfect fall promotional product? Go with custom coffee mugs! Everyone is trading in their cold brews and iced coffees for warmer drinks with the temperatures dropping. It’s the perfect time to invest in promotional coffee mugs whether they are ceramic, insulated to-go varieties, or stainless-steel tumblers.

One of the reasons coffee mugs are such a popular promotional item is their usefulness and the popularity of coffee throughout the years. Coffee is a staple in most people’s lives. They drink it to wake up in the morning, on the drive to work, and even in the afternoon for a pick-me-up. This morning brew won’t be going anywhere soon, which is why coffee mugs continue to be a great promotional product investment for many businesses.

Even those who don’t drink coffee find ways to use ceramic coffee mugs. Some other uses include: holding pens, using them as vases, candy dishes and more! To-go mugs and tumblers can be used for more than just coffee too. Their versatility is a huge advantage.

Besides their versatility in use, coffee mugs can be uniquely designed with graphics, logos, mission statements and more. They are also versatile with many styles, colors and sizes of coffee mugs available. A basic diner mug is great for home or work, and to-go mugs are great for those who are always on the go.

To use coffee mugs for increasing brand awareness, hand them out as gifts for people who purchase something from the company or include them in a gift basket with other goodies. It might seem like a small gift, but is likely to get a lot of use and brand visibility.

See some of the coffee mugs Infinity Signs NW can order and design in our catalog or give us a call at 208-473-2916 for details on coffee mugs and other Promotional Product Specials.

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.

 

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.