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Why Use a Vehicle Sign to Advertise Your Business?

Posted by on Jun 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Use a Vehicle Sign to Advertise Your Business?

A vehicle sign can be in the form of a bumper sticker, magnetic sticker you attach to a door, or an actual wrap or permanent paint job. Many businesses use these types of signs to advertise their company and with good reason. If you’re looking for an effective means of getting the word out there about your business, note why a vehicle sign might be the best choice. 1. No restrictions When you put up a sign outside your retail store, restaurant, or other such establishment, you may be restricted as to its placement, size, color, and so on. This can often mean missing out on potential customers who may not notice your sign as they drive by. However, with a vehicle wrap you are typically not restricted by its size or placement, as long as it doesn’t interfere with your line of vision or ability to control the vehicle. You can add a sign to the top of your vehicle and light it up at night, or use bold graphics on the bumper to get the attention of those behind you. With fewer restrictions, you’re sure to be seen by more drivers. 2. Permanent When you place an ad in the newspaper, pay for a billboard, or have your company name painted on a bus stop bench, you either need to keep paying for these ads or they will go away. With a vehicle sign, you pay for the sign and then use it indefinitely without added costs. There is no monthly maintenance fee and no need to keep resubmitting your information to a newspaper or magazine for advertising space. This permanency is also one of the reasons why vehicle signage is so affordable. Magnetic signs you put on a door are very inexpensive, as are wraps or permanent signs. Then, in addition to their low cost for design and application, you can use them for years, versus other forms of advertising that you need to keep paying for month after month. 3. Positive impression for services When someone sees your name on a vehicle in the neighborhood, they may get the impression that their neighbors are using your services. In turn, they may believe that your company is more reliable and preferred over others; if their neighbors are calling for your services, then you must be offering quality. In turn, they may be more likely to choose your company over any other when they’re ready to hire the same services for their home. Learn more about your options by contacting local sign writing...

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What Advantages Does Laser Engraving Have Over Manual Engraving?

Posted by on May 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Advantages Does Laser Engraving Have Over Manual Engraving?

To engrave is to carve or cut a pattern or text into a given material. Today, there are several approaches that can be used in the engraving process. For instance, you can use laser beams to engrave a text onto a given material or you can use the traditional (manual) way of using a chisel to engrave the same text in the same material. This article discusses the advantages of having your materials engraved using a laser rather than a chisel. No Material Damage Occurs Laser engraving is contactless; that is, the engraver does not have to touch or anchor the material that is being engraved. Instead, the laser machine is programmed and then positioned in such a way that it will emit lasers (light rays) that will etch the text or pattern in the material. In this way, there is no chance that your materials will be damaged during the engraving process. This is in sharp contrast to manual engraving techniques such as using a chisel; such methods require the material to be clamped during the engraving process so that the material does not move under the force applied by the engraver. That clamping can result in some damage to the material. For instance, a trophy will have scratch marks where the clamping device was applied. This can mar the quality of the engraved product. Consistent Quality Laser engraving machines have an extremely high degree of repeatability since they rely on a computer program to control the engraving. This produces very high quality work since all the pieces will be exact replicas of the motif (design or text being engraved). Manual engraving produces inconsistent results because several factors can affect the accuracy of the engraving. For instance, if the engraver is fatigued, he or she may be unsteady as the engraving is going on so uniformity is hard to achieve. That is why you should opt for laser engraving if you want your products to have a uniformly high quality of engraving. No Tool Wear No amount of laser engraving can cause tool wear. This is because there is no contact between the machine and the material being engraved. The machine can therefore work for a very long time without needing any repairs unlike manual engraving tools that wear out due to the constant contact with the engraved material. For instance, a mill will need its rotating blade to be replaced once it wears out after being used to engrave several materials. This can raise operating costs or lead to forced down time in order to get replacement tools. It can be more time consuming to engrave your materials using manual tools instead of using a laser engraver. You should opt for laser engraving if you want a reliable way to get high quality work in a timely manner. For more information, contact a business such as Canberra Rubber...

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About Me

One of the first impressions of your school, both to prospective families and students as well as the community, is your school sign. If the sign is looking weather-beaten and old-fashioned, it sends a message that the school is also not well maintained. I like to see different types of school signs to get inspiration on the different ways that people have written school signs over history. It can be great to use a vintage reference when designing a school sign to echo some of the school's history. Read my blog for more insights into vintage school signs.

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