Why Lighted Business Signs Are Good for Business

Outdoor Lighted Business Signs- QC Signs & Graphics

Every sign that you have should benefit your business, ideally in several ways. Each type of sign will give you slightly different benefits, so which should you choose? You should strongly consider lighted business signs, whether indoor or outdoor because have huge advantages over their non-lighted counterparts. Increased visibility is only the beginning of how lighted business signs are god for business. Here are a few benefits you should consider.

Surprise Your Customers 

Yes, most people expect to see outdoor LED signs on the outside of your business. However, other lighted business signs are more unexpected and surprise your customer, in a positive way. Lobby signs are an excellent example of this. A lighted lobby sign tells a customer your brand is successful. It also makes a stronger branding expression.

Other unusual lighted signs include:

  • Lighted window signs for your storefront or interior
  • Lighted bathroom signs
  • Lighted wayfinding signs

Essentially any sign can be improved with light. If you have an unusual idea for a lighted sign, reach out to us at QC Signs & Graphics. We’re always excited to take on unique projects.

Get Attention 24/7

The reason that most businesses invest in outdoor lighted business signs is that they work all the time. You want people to be able to find your building when the sun goes down. Even if you’re not open, a lighted sign will keep advertising your business at night, creating impressions and reminding customers to visit when you are open.

Send A More Complex Message

Just like color and shape, the kind of light you have on your outdoor lighted business sign says something about your business. There are various options for lighting your sign, including internal lighting in channel letter signs, and backlighting that seems to make the sign glow.

Invest in Safety

Some interior business signs should be lighted to create a safer or more functional atmosphere on your property. For example, emergency exit signs should be lit so that people can more easily see them in an emergency. Important signs, like signs telling people you’re currently on the air, are best lit with LEDs to catch attention.

Get the Benefits of Lighted Sign for Your Business

QC Signs & Graphics can design, manufacture and install the perfect outdoor LED sign for your business, or interior lighted signs that are sure to catch your customer’s attention. Get started with a sign consultation today.

Make A Beautiful Entrance for Your Business Entrance with Awning Signs

Awnings signs for business at QC Signs & Graphics

Awning signs aren’t just about protecting your entranceway from the weather. Instead, these classic entrance signs can be used to create a beautiful entryway for your business. The right awning sign will help you stand out to customers and spread awareness of your brand. Here’s what you should consider when designing an awning sign for business.

Consider Color

You can get any shade on your awning sign that you like. So, what should you choose? It’s important to match your awning sign to your business:

  • Building: If your building’s exterior isn’t a neutral color, you’ll be a little more limited in your awning sign than those who are working with brown, grey, or white buildings. Your designer can help you match the sign to your building.
  • Brand: One obvious choice is to use one of your brand colors for the awning sign. However, you can pick complimentary colors if your brand colors won’t look good on your building.
  • Impression: Deep, rich colors have a different impact on your customers than bright neon or pale pastels. Choose your tone carefully to create the right impression.

Edging and Shape 

If you look through pictures of awnings entrance signs for businesses you might notice that some have straight bottoms, others have waves or frills or other unique shapes. Which should you choose? It depends on the impression you want to make.

Straight bottoms are a cleaner, more modern look that works for brands that want to seem fresh, cutting-edge, or contemporary. Other bottoms, like waves and frills, are more old-fashioned and work for brands that want to seem traditional, homey, or nostalgic.

Which Font Works Best?

Your brand may already have a distinct font that you’d like to use for the awning sign. If you don’t, your sign designer can work with you to develop a font that will balance readability with the right brand impression. It may be best to match all outdoors signs and awning signs with the same font.

You don’t have to have a font on your sign if you are pairing your awning sign with another fascia sign. In this case, awning signs may help your building achieve the right look and stand out.

Get a Great Awning Sign from QC Signs & Graphics

There are a few more things to consider when designing the perfect awning sign to complement your business entrance. Choose QC Signs & Graphics and we’ll make sure you get the exact sign you’re looking for. We can design, manufacture, and install a wide variety of signs and awning signs. Contact us today to receive a free quote.

How to Choose the Right Trade Show Display

Custom trade show displays ideas for event

The secret to standing out a trade show display is creativity. Sign companies know that, so they typically offer a huge range of trade show sign options, not to mention custom trade show displays. The choice can be kind of overwhelming. What is the best trade show booth display for you? There are three general things you need to consider: your audience, the shape and form of the display, and how portable you need it to be. Let’s go into detail on each.  

Think of Your Audience for Image & Text Ideas 

You may have a strong idea of what your trade show display should be about, but not much idea of how to express that in images and words. For example, is it best to have a picture of your product? An abstract design behind your company slogan?  

You should consider what your target audience will respond to best. Our sign experts can help you craft the perfect message that will get you the biggest response at the trade show.  

Consider How Form Effects Image  

Once you’ve selected your images and text, consider how the shape, size, and profile of your trade show booth display can add to the image. There are many more options than just a large rectangle behind your stand. Some shapes will allow you to take advantage of your specific spot at the show, as a corner booth. The more inventive the shape, the more your display will stand out from those it is next to.  

If you have a unique idea for your trade show booth shape, let us know at QC Signs & Graphics. We’re dedicated to making your unique vision a reality.  

Should It Be Portable?  

You can get any trade show design for the event, but some are easier to transport than others. Focus on portable trade show displays if you’ll be using it more than once or moving it frequently. Lighter, simpler trade show designs that are easier to arrange and take down will benefit you greatly, especially if you’ll be by yourself when you’re moving it.  

Work with QC Signs & Graphics to Design Your Best Trade Show Display  

QC Signs & Graphics can make your portable trade show display a marvel that speaks to your audience and spreads your message. If you’re ready to stand out at the trade show, reach out to us today.  

Catch the Eye of The Passerby with Business Window Graphics

Custom printed vinyl window graphics

The front of your business is a big marketing opportunity. You’re probably already capitalizing on it with a fascia sign and perhaps window displays. Adding a custom window graphic could help you make even more of an impact and capture more traffic. Here’s a quick guide on what you need to know about vinyl window graphics.

Advantages of Vinyl Window Graphics

Why choose a vinyl window graphic over another kind of sign you could put in your storefront? They offer a few key advantages:

  • Removable: You can easily remove window vinyl and re-use them later, which makes them excellent for seasonal displays. 
  • Affordable: Compared to other sign types, you can get a large vinyl window graphic relatively inexpensively.
  • Flexible: Any kind of graphic or text can be printed on a window graphic. You can also make the graphic any unusual shape you like.
  • One-Way Vision: One type of window graphic, perforated graphics, is only visible from one direction. This unusual advantage allows you to cover your whole storefront window, if you want, without completely blocking light.

Types of Window Graphics

There are also three main types of vinyls for windows, each best suited to a different purpose:

  • Transparent graphics: Transparent graphics make your window look frosted. Primarily, these graphics are used to improve privacy. If you run a law office, for example, you might want to place transparent graphics on your front windows to limit the view of your clients. Though transparent graphics are more typically used for privacy, the other two types can be used for it as well.
  • Perforated graphics: Perforated graphics are useful when you have an elaborate design in mind. They are only viewable from one direction, so only viewable to those outside the store. They ensure customers on the inside of the store won’t be distracted by a large, backward graphic.
  • Window cling graphics: Window cling graphics don’t use adhesive, instead, they stick to the window based on static with the help of a small spray of water.

We can create any image or text you like with perforated and window cling graphics, including matching your existing branding exactly. Which type of business graphic is right for you depends on whether you mind if people can see the back of the image.

Get Started with Window Graphics Today

Don’t settle for any business graphics. Get a custom window graphic, cleverly designed with QC Signs & Graphics to attract the attention of your ideal customer as they walk past your store. Reach out to us today to request a quote.