When you are driving down the road, you may see a couple banners in metro Detroit, and you may wonder why businesses may choose to go with temporary signage.
While it’s always possible to have a permanent signage solution, there are several reason why temporary signage may for perfect for your needs.
Banners in Metro Detroit are Less Expensive
When it comes to pricing, a banner is cheaper than a permanent sign. Usually, you can hang them yourself, so you don’t have to worry about installation costs, and the material is generally cheaper. But, with our flatbed printer, our direct printed signs isn’t that much more.
Banners are Easier to Move
With a banner you can always roll them up (NEVER FOLD!), and transport them anywhere you need. With a larger sign, you always have to worry about finding the right vehicle to fit them, so that’s one less worry for you.
Temporary Signage is Temporary
Finally, this last point is obvious. A temporary sign isn’t permanent. Do you have an event that is coming up shortly, but it will be over just a quick? Then you obviously want a temporary sign. Or, do you need a banner to display your company name before your get your permanent sign completed? Once again: temporary signage.
So, the next time you are thinking about getting a sign for your company or business, consider your needs first to determine if you need temporary signage. There are a lot of banners in metro Detroit, and now you know why. Stop on by our Troy location for more information on how we can improve your company’s signage.
Lately here at SIGNARAMA, we have had a ton of returning customers who want to update their neon channel letter sign to a more energy saving LED. They often ask the question why is LED vs Neon so much better?
Since the start of channel letters, we were always told neon was the best fit for any type of channel letter due to the high cost of LED. It wasn’t until about five years ago when neon became the more expensive option and LED was the new leader for a faster & cheaper channel letter sign. Below are some helpful hints to see if you are ready for an update on your neon channel letters or what you should use for that new sign you are looking to invest in. Why is LED a better option for any channel letter sign.
LED Vs Neon
• LED is the less fragile option with neon you are much more use to breakage in both installation and weather.
• LED has a much lower fee on your utility bill, the smaller transformer and efficient light source has a smaller effect on the electricity. Most current LED lights use only 10% of the electricity of common neon lighting.
• LED has a more of cone shape to its directed light – the more the focused source of light the brighter the channel letter will be. Neon has a illumination from all sides of the tube and the light does not have a focus to where it should shine.
• LED does not contain mercury in which neon does. You can consider LED a much more GREEN product compared to neon.
• LED is a much safer to install, service, & maintain. LED is normally powered by 12 volts DC, where neon tends to have a higher electrical hazard potential.
Looking over the adavantages of LED – you should have a clearer focus on if you should update your neon channel letter sign to LED the better, greener and safer option for your business. If you are still not clear on the way LED vs Neon is a better option. Stop in and see the SIGNARAMA crew and we will help you see the other advantages to the LED vs Neon.
SIGNARAMA has replaced hundreds of channel letters that were once neon lit with our new high quality LED sign lighting. Our clients throughout Metro Detroit have all been able to see tremendous energy savings after our service technicians left their site!
New York City is the most photographed city in the world, with Times Square being the main focus of the lens. The signs of Times Square are prevalent from the very first glimpse into the district. According to Travel + Leisure magazine’s October 2011 survey, Times Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. It’s home to some of the most recognizable establishments today such as ABC, Hard Rock Cafe and of course Broadway.
Times Square is also known as “The Great White Way” for it’s millions of lights on the various billboards and marquees illuminating the area. The signs of Times Square congest the local streets in every size, shape and color imaginable. Today and historically it has been an advertising mecca which boasts some of the most popular brands in America. It’s reputation for producing over 1.6 million impressions a day has made the location the main source for these brands to communicate their presence. In 2008 Walgreens topped NASDAQ’s famous 11,000 sq. ft. LED billboard on Wall Street, with a 17,000 sq. ft. one. The sign is lit by over 12 million LED lights and spans 17 stories high, making it the largest digital sign in the world. Whether you plan to see a Broadway show or peruse the free light show on the streets of Times Square, it’s surely an entertaining corridor to visit.
I personally visited New York City in the wake of September 11, 2001. By far the most memorable sign I saw was the scrolling ribbon digital banners located on the ABC studios facade. As the events of the week were unfolding the sign continuously waved the red, white and blue of our American flag. It was a moment I will never forget, being surrounded by so many signs of Times Square with such a monumental message.
Though Metro Detroit doesn’t have quite the advertising impact as New York City, as they have proven the right sign can certainly help your business’ recognition throughout our local area. Our team at SIGNARAMA is dedicated to helping you choose the right digital sign for your needs!
Source: Times Square Alliance
Office walls are oftentimes very boring. Most of the time you are looking at just a white wall, when that could be displaying something with a lot more character.
Custom wall murals are a great way to bring some life to your business. At SIGNARAMA, we have created all sorts of wall murals, and we’ve even helped our our Troy showroom stand out with them. Stop on by our sometime to check them out.
At SIGNARAMA Troy, we use a fabric material for our custom wall murals. This material is fully removable and repositionable, it won’t rip or wrinkle, and it removes clean with no residue. These properties make it an ideal solution for many offices.
For example, let’s say you have an employee who gets tied up in a lot of appointments and needs to have some alone time where they can get some work done without interruptions. This material works great as you could wrap their door with a big “Do Not Disturb” mural. Once they no longer need to be in “time out”, then you can simply remove the material, roll it up, and use it again the next time it’s needed. Obviously, this is a silly and potentially unrealistic example, but sometimes it is fun to think outside the box!
Custom wall murals also are an excellent way to show history. Whether you need a stylized timeline of your company history, or actual photos from that time period, such as a vintage city photo, our wall wraps are a great way to display that information.
So, the next time you are thinking about coming up with a new layer of paint for the inside of your office, consider decorating with custom wall murals. The combination of them with a nice lobby sign could really help your business stand out and make a great first impression.
Looking to advertise and upgrade your storefront with custom window signs? Do you want the ability to not only market your specials but change them out on the fly without have to scrape off adhesive window graphics? SIGNARAMA has the solution for you. Our window sign system is simple….First we mount 2 pieces of clear track (top & bottom) to your window surface using 3M heavy duty VHB tape or silicone. Once the track is set we slide a plastic insert with your custom message in between the track. That’s all! It even looks like the traditional window graphics once complete.
The plastic inserts we use for the window signs are full color printed 3mm PVC panels which we print on our flatbed printer. Not only are you able to add any color or design to your signs but the size is completely custom to fit your needs. After your initial cost to have the track installed you simply order your panels at your leisure and self install. Again the great thing about this window sign system is the ease of changing your message out. You also will get maximum exposure being that this is an exterior application, so the tint of your window wont play into visibility.
So if you are looking for that easy, unique, affordable, window sign solution then this is right for you!
When you think about your favorite day in Detroit what is the first thing you think of? Ours would be the Detroit Tigers Opening Day, a great holiday to celebrate baseball and its fans of the sport baseball. As a business owner you may want to take advantage of the great opportunity of throwing your own event on Opening Day or helping others.
When throwing an event for Opening day for the Detroit Tigers (The Greatest Baseball Team on the Planet!), you want to make sure you have a lot of directional signage! This allows your attendees and future customers to get to an area of the event with ease. You want to make sure they know where parking is, where the entrance of the event is, or where snacks and beer will be served. You also may want to thank your sponsors for helping you pull off a great event! With all the correct signage, such as by using yard signs, it will allow you and your attendees to take advantage of all the great things that will happen at your event!
So don’t look any further and stop into SIGNARAMA with your event. We promise you will have the best looking signs at Detroit’s Opening Day or any other event you are looking to pull off!
Did you know that mobile advertising is the most effective and efficient form of outdoor advertising that 30% of mobile outdoor viewers base buying decisions on the ads they see? Individual vehicle advertising generates between 30,000 to 70,000 daily vehicle impressions a day. Why wouldn’t you want 30,000 people seeing your company name daily on their route to work?
Here at SIGNARAMA, we take vehicle wrapping to the next level. We can wrap any type of car in any type of design. Our highly qualified crew can take your plain commercial car and make it a dream of a mobile advertisement reaching all types of audiences.
So, the next time your in a traffic jam on the road check out all the great mobile advertisements around you and make your way over to SIGNARAMA and let’s get started on your vehicle wrap in the great Detroit area today!
We all know it happens. Your company has a fleet of vehicles, along with some vehicles actually owned by your employees. (We’re looking at you construction companies!) The vehicles owned by your company all have vehicle graphics applied to them, but when the vehicles you don’t own are doing business for you, you aren’t getting the exposure your brand needs. How can you get your name out there? The solution is vehicle magnets.
Vehicle magnets are a reusable way to brand your company. Whether you have a quick turnaround for employees, or need a way to advertise without permanently adhering graphics to their car, vehicle magnets are a great solution. They are durable and provide an opportunity to get your name out there, with little effort. Oh, and have you heard about our turnaround times? Within a few days of purchase, you will have your magnets on your cars and trucks, spreading the word about your company and phone number!
Options for Vehicle Magnets
At SIGNARAMA Troy, we offer two different types of vehicle magnets: one color and full color. One color magnets are pretty self-explanatory, as they are one vinyl color, applied to magnetic material. Full color magnets allow yo to have as many and whatever colors you desire. We recommend you don’t go crazy with the colors though for your customer’s sake!
Vehicle Magnetic Sizes
We offer two vehicle magnet sizes: 12×18 and 12×24. Generally speaking, the 12×18 size is commonly used for car magnets, and the 12×24 size is used for trucks and vans. While we can go larger, we cannot guarantee that the magnets will stay on your vehicle, so it’s best to stick with our recommended sizes.
If you are looking for an affordable and reusable vehicle graphic solution, stop by our Troy sign shop. We will be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your company.
You walk into a doctors office and and see the sign on the wall. It looks nice: a black acrylic lobby sign with stainless steel stand-offs. It has\a conservative approach, but it’s fitting for the environment and company.
Now, picture yourself walking through an office building filled with offices of doctors and lawyers. As you walk down the hallways, looking at the different lobby entrances, you notice they all look the same. Nothing really stands out.
This brings me to my question: How does your lobby sign look? Do you have a sign that fits your office perfectly, whether conservative or extreme, or do you have bare walls? If you are part of a multi-tenant building, does your lobby stand out from the others so your company won’t be lost in the mix?
Your office lobby is a great place to really make an impression on your customers. Imagine waiting in a doctors office with bare walls compared to an office giving you a friendly feel with a beautiful wall wrap. I’m sure the latter would truly make a difference to help lighten your mood as you wait.
At SIGNARAMA Troy, we strive to help your lobby stand out from the competition, while still maintaining your brand and it’s desired environment. Our experienced sign experts understand the various options you can have for your signs, as well as how they can best apply to your situation.
Whether you are looking for a simple, conservative lobby sign, or an extravagant wall wrap for your Detroit business, we can assist. Once you’ve determined on what’s best for your lobby, come and sit down with one of our designers. We will be happy to help you come up with a great concept for your lobby that displays what your business is all about!
Recruiting clients can be a tough job. When you meet a potential customer, whether it be at the grocery store or a trade show, you need to make a mark in order for that individual to remember you. Although it may seem like a small change, full color business cards make all the difference when it comes to keeping your company name in mind.
Just think: another bland business card will be just that – another bland business card. When that future client is flipping through cards for a company to go with, your full color card will definitely stand out!
Another plus of going with full color business cards from SIGNARAMA is that our cards are UV coated. This gives the card that shiny look, all the while making it less prone to bends and rips.
For the Month of March only, we are running a sale for $99 business card sets*. This makes it the prime to start making a statement—with full color business cards from SIGNARAMA!