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 However, out-of-date cards might send the wrong message.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.

 

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.

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.

Do Business Cards Still Matter?

With all of the technology in the world today, it might seem a little strange that people are still swapping business cards. Almost everything in the business world is digital and online today, so why do business cards still matter? Here are five reasons:

  1. Personal

Digitally exchanging information is often cold and impersonal. When physically handing someone a business card, there is a conversation and the chance to make a connection. Being able to talk to someone, putting a face to the name, makes that information more memorable.

  1. Direct Marketing

Potential leads, contacts, or clients are everywhere. Having a business card on hand to give people is a much simpler and effective way to market the business than telling them about it. With the contact information on a business card, the recipient can then go visit the business’s web page and social media sites, working in tandem with Internet marketing efforts.

  1. Branding

The sky is the limit when designing businesses cards. There are so many ways for a business to put their brand on a card. A creative business card can make a big impact and can further a conversation. Let the brand speak through the design, size, or style of the business card.

  1. Continued Marketing

When someone receives a business card, they might pass it on to another person in need of those services. Business cards continue to market that company each time they are passed on to another potential client.

  1. Professional and Prepared

In the business world, being prepared is everything. Writing down contact information on a scrap of paper or a napkin is a great way for it to get lost. Having business cards on hand at all times shows potential clients you are prepared and professional.

Business cards won’t be making their exit anytime soon. Let the team at Infinity Signs NW create the perfect memorable business card for your business.