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Design Considerations for Window Signs in Calgary

There are so many aspects to think about when creating a window signage for your business that it can make your head spin. is here to make that job much, much easier! We offer various window display products, including several different types of decals: perforated, opaque, clear, and our newest addition, frosted. We also offer opaque and clear static clings. this is all info we got from some great sign companies so you know its good!

Previously, we mentioned the differences between products, how singage works, and even how to create multi-panel window displays. Now, we will focus on the elements of window signs, including guiding you through the process of designing a readable window sign. All of these are highly important to keep in mind.
There are many differences between all of your decals. we offer four different window options: clear and opaque static cling, clear and opaque decals, perforated decals and frosted decals. Naturally, each of these have their pros and cons.

If your calgary signage is going to be temporary, like for sales, promotions or events, then static cling options are the best choice for you. They use suction, like plastic wrap, and therefore are moveable and reusable. They’re best used indoors, and can be stuck to any glass surface, however they don’t stick well to drywall or wood. They have a lifespan of one year as long as they’re properly handled and taken care of well. Static cling decals.calgary museum signage

If your signage is permanent, then decals are your best choice. They’re used with an adhesive, and typically are placed on a window or door. However, it is removable, but not reusable. They can be used both indoors and outdoors, simply because of their durability. They’re lifespan, however, is three or more years, if handled and taken care of properly.

If you want to make a major statement, then perforated is the best choice for you. Though they appear to be opaque from the outside, they allow you to see through them from inside. They are commonly referred to as one way signs, or window graphics. They have micropunctures on fifty percent of the film, which are specially designed. They’re used only outdoors, and will last three or more years as long as they are handled properly.

They’re in-between clear and opaque window decals. However, they’re not completely clear or opague, but they do allow both light and shadow through, offering you privacy and light. They can last five years if they’re handled properly.

So how do you know which one is right for you? When choosing which design is best for you, remember to think about what you’re using it for. Do you want people to see inside? If yes, than use a clear decal. Do you want to see outside? If not, then try using an opaque or a perforated decal. If you want privacy, then consider a frosted decal.

What size should you make your decal or cling? This, of course, is completely up to you. Normally, decals are 18” x 12” on most doors or windows, but it’s important to measure the space you’re planning to use. Create a decal that fits well within that area. It’s recommended to leave at least one inch between the decal and the edge of the door.

If your decal is going on a car, then it’s recommended to get the exact measurements. Once you know that, order a sign in calgary that’s at least three inches larger on all sizes. This will leave installation room. Remember that we cannot make any sign products that are smaller than 6” x 6” or larger than 54” x 400”.sandwich board calgary

So how do you know what colors you should choose? It’s completely your choice, but offers a variety of colors. Some things you should consider, is that stand-alone text on clear decals or static clings, should probably be white. It offers the best readability, as well as keeping up a nice contrast. But, if white isn’t the color you want, don’t panic. Just choose a color that contrasts the dark window and the lettering. Colors such as blue, purple and black aren’t easy to be seen or read on the outside, whereas whites and yellows are.

Black does, however, work well on clear decals inside. It’s not affected by the glaring of the sun, making it easily readable. If your lights are off inside the building, the black lettering won’t be as easy to read.
Opaque and colored decals offer opportunities for more colors to be used. They typically have a white background, making it easier in choosing colors. You can also order a decal with a colored background, allowing many more color options. print any color that you want, in both background and lettering. Just keep in mind to make the colors contrast, so that the lettering is easily readable.
Another option is that images can be placed on decals. When choosing this option, be sure that the picture is clear and easy to understand. Be sure that any text or logo on the picture is contrasted to make it stand out the most.museum signs

If you’re wondering how to know what colors provide the best contrast, then refer to Claude Boutet’s “Color Wheel” back in 1708. Johannes Itten is another amazing painter, who is considered the author of modern color theory. He also wore that colors opposite each other provide the most contrast, while colors beside each other offer the least amount of contrast, when referring to the wheel. It was
If you’re unsure of which colors to choose from, then don’t worry. offer free services to help you get exactly what you want and need.

What if you have tinted windows? Because most tinted windows are black or dark grey, it’s best to use light colors like white, yellow or tan, in order to make the lettering stand out. If you’re worried about your car’s tinted windows, because it’s from the outside to inside, then place your decal on the outside of the window. decals are made for outdoor use, and therefore are protected with UV protective inks. They can be damaged if taken through a high-powered car wash, or if rear-window wipers are used on them.
What size font should you use? Bigger is always better, to make the lettering easier to read. If the letters are larger, then it can be read from further away.  The best choice for sizes is usually 75” tall for important information, and at least .5” tall for secondary information. If you use the  you can check the height of any text by clicking on it. In the bottom left of the box, the exact height is shown in inches.

What about size for pictures? Usually, they need to be at least 72 PPI at full size, but 300 DPI is preferred.

Window sign design can make all the difference when it comes to a good sign or a bad one in calgary. That’s why its so important to talk to good sign shops to help you out! It can be a tedious process, and the possibilities and decisions can seem endless. so feel free to contact us at any time. We offer free design services so that you can get exactly what you need.

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Selling Signs Using a Scale from 1 – 10

How often have you had an opening to speak with a possible client for your signs or graphics, only to hear them say, “Sorry, we already have a sign guy” or “We’re currently satisfied with our vendor”? You are aware that this company would be a great fit for your services; that you’d be able to deliver exactly what they needed to improve their business; that your personalities mesh in a genuine connection, which is vital to forging a good partnership. But—WHAM! Just like that. Up goes a brick wall.

What is there to do? An ordinary sales person would thank them for their time, give them a business card or brochure and quietly retreat from the room. BUT WAIT! DON’T LEAVE QUITE YET!This is the perfect situation to accomplish two things.

1.) This is an excellent opportunity to praise this client’s choice in company. Let’s be honest, despite your personal feelings to the contrary, there ARE plenty of good shops out there that provide top-notch service and reliable products that deserve their reputation. Your prospective client is working with a great sign or graphics company is fantastic for the reputation of the industry as a whole.
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2.) This is also the perfect opportunity to ask a pertinent and valuable leading question. “On a scale from one to ten, how would you rate the service of your current vendor?”

Once this question has been asked in a sincere and genuine manner, the client will, hopefully, give an honest answer. Seven… Eight… Maybe a nine… However, here’s the thing. If the client’s answer is anything less than a fast and decisive ten, there is now a completely valid reason to ask the legitimate follow-up, “Why not a ten?”

You, at this point in the conversation, should be listening very closely to what your prospect says because they might just give you an opening to take advantage of. They may claim that the signs they recieve lack some “pop” in the designs, or that the shop in question always takes too long to reply to phone calls and e-mails. They may even inform you that the last order the client received had a defect that their museum sign company was slow to fix.

If your shop can immediately and convincingly address an apparent shortcoming and solve your prospective client’s problem, then, all of a sudden, you’re back in the game. At the very least, opens up another chance to communicate some of your company’s offerings and services.

Remember, genuinely solving a prospects problem makes your company become a worthy possibility to earn their business. BUT, if the shop causing the problems is yours, then your business is vulnerable to another aggressive shop using this very same tactic with your clients. It would be best to ask your contact to give you a rating the next time you speak with them. If they reveal a problem that you can fix for them, you might be able to save your company a client.

So, what’s YOUR rate on a scale of 1 to 10?

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