Thursday, 26 September 2013

Grabbing Attention with A-Frame Signage

All business owners look for economical ways to grab attention of the passersby and turn them into customers. Custom A-frame signs provide a reasonable alternative to get attention from potential customers without having to shell out thousands of dollars or installing permanent fixtures. Customized A-frame signs come in several different styles, and are easily adaptable. They can be created with a permanent message or with a design that allows messages to be re-written.

Changeable custom A-frame signs:

Custom A-frame signs with changeable messages come in several varieties. While some allow the user to write on them with a wet erase or dry erase marker, others make use of replaceable inserts. Yet another option comes with interchangeable letters that need to be slid into place. Apart from this, some signs also feature writing on them with chalk.

A-frame signs are extremely important for the development of any commercial, retail, or food service business. They give a friendly impression that everyone’s welcome in the café or store. A-frame signs also promote upcoming events, daily specials, or popular brands that people might not know are sold at a specific location. Whether it’s a coffee shop, beauty salon, deli, boutique, or retail shop, A-frame signs placed by the open door, can certainly lure people into checking them out. The faster a shopper or a walk-in client sees a promotional or special offering, the better the owner’s chances of converting that into a sale.

A-frames and Impulse shoppers

Impulse shoppers normally do not shop for anything in particular. If lured by an outdoor A-frame exhibiting something that is eye-catching, such shoppers will come into the store simply out of curiosity, and will buy anything that strikes their fancy. Owners need to realize that there are several impulse shoppers out there and if they merchandize their signs well to target the audience, they will certainly succeed. Also, if the impulse shopper is content with the purchase, he/she is bound to come back and perhaps also become a loyal client. For continual business success, it becomes important to understand the patterns and behaviors of the customers. If businesses take out time to use the right displays to get shoppers excited about the offerings, sales will surely follow.

Types of A-Frames:

Polyethylene signs are popular A-frame signs that have been created to handle outside temperatures. Polyethylene plastic is reasonable and durable and does not crack, rust, peel or splinter. Several signs also come with a surface to write on where graphics can be drawn and words can be written. With such models, one can either fix signs or vinyl letters onto the boards.

A-frame signs created with snap frames are apt for exhibiting graphic posters, like colorful advertisements and vibrant images. The easy clip snap frames allow fast poster changes with no real need to move the signs.

Sidewalk signs that have sand or water filled plastic bases are extremely stable and apt for the outdoors. These A-frame signs are offered in several different styles. Some comprise of wheels that permit the boards to be moved with ease. Others are created with strong springs that help the signs to sway and bend without cracking or breaking in tough weather conditions. Several of these signs comprise of snap frames to keep the advertisements intact.

Californian pavements are filled with A-frame signs that display menus, specials, sales and even brands. These graphics are known to attract a lot of customers because of their look and appeal. Hence, they are a good advertising medium for small and big businesses alike. There are several companies out there in California that offer such signs. Business owners can narrow down to those that suit their needs by researching online.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

How to Remove Adhesive Wall Decals

Wall decals are extremely popular among Californian businesses and home owners alike. Whether it’s a vinyl graphic or an adhesive border, stickers certainly provide a decorative accent to any surface. However, most such graphics come with a vinyl coating that makes them completely resistant to cleaners and water. Hence, it’s nearly impossible to wash them off. These adhesive are also pressure-sensitive, so water can make it even harder to get these stickers off without damaging the wall.

How to remove the stickers?

Ø  The best way to remove a wall sticker is to use a technique that will keep the paint intact. In case the user pulls too quickly the vinyl sticker might tear and might also take some of the paint off with it.

Ø  It is good to test the decal by pulling at one of its corners slowly to see how firmly it’s stuck. In some cases it may remove easily without damaging the paintwork.

Ø  In case the decal is stuck firmly then the user can make use of a hairdryer to heat the corners slowly, then once the sticker gets easier to peel, start pulling on it while applying the heat simultaneously.

Ø  Normally with the heat technique there is no residue left but if there are any remains, the user can try soapy water. In case that doesn’t remove the sticker, then an adhesive remover can be used.

Removing the decal from the glass:

Wall stickers are known to adhere very well to glass. Hence, they can be pretty hard to remove. Here are a few points that need to be kept in mind when taking off stickers from a glass surface

Ø  The user must make use of a hairdryer in a warm setting by slowly heating the corners of the stickers. The heat should be applied constantly to the area that is being peeled off till the whole decal is removed.

Ø  Also, in case there is any adhesive residue, the user must try soapy water. In case that does not remove the sticker then a nail polish remover can also be used. It is advisable to first try a small area to test the result.

Ø  Here are some tips to ensure a good experience with these graphics:

Ø  It is a good idea to allow the painted walls to dry out completely before using such stickers. The user must wait for at least 2-3 weeks. In case the sticker is applied before the paint dries out fully, the adhesive could bond with the paint more strongly, making it highly likely for the paint to peel off when the decal is removed.

Ø  Normally stickers tend to peel off with no damage or problems to the surfaces. However, the location of the wall sticker and the condition of the wall can mean that paint flecks might get removed. Depending on all of these factors, slight touch-ups may be needed after removal. These stickers, however, are usually not liable for possible damage to the surfaces.

Another factor that might play a role in surface damage during removal is the quality of the decal. Hence, it is very important that the graphic is bought from a dealer that is known to offer the best quality and print. There are several sign makers in California that provide customers with excellent resolution and quality, at reasonable rates. The best way to find out about such dealers is to search online. Most providers have their own websites that lists their services and the type of material they use. Users can also read online reviews about these companies to narrow down to the best seller.