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Neon vs LED Signs – Which Should You Choose?

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Are you looking to invest in a new sign for your business and you’re not sure which type to choose? Two of the more popular choices are Neon and LED signs. But which is the better choice? Here is a comparison of these two eye catching sign lighting choices. Based on six different categories. The categories are purchase price, power usage, maintenance, safety, brightness, and accessibility.

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Email: sales@westmountsigns.com Phone: 519-885-1400

If you are in the market for a new sign, contact us at Westmount Signs and speak with our friendly staff. We will help you design the perfect sign for your needs.

Neon Vs LED Signs – A Quick Comparison

For a quick comparison of Neon vs LED signs, take a look at the chart below. At a glance, you can see which type excels in the 6 categories: purchase price, power usage, maintenance, safety, brightness, and accessibility.

Neon Vs LED Signs

The following is a more detailed analysis of the differences between neon and LED signs. Read our blog post entitled The Effectiveness of LED Lighting for Signs to learn more about the advantages of LED lighting.

1. Purchase Price

Neon Vs LED Signs

The initial pricing of neon and LED lights is comparable, although LED signs may be slightly cheaper. The prices will vary depending on the size and style of your choice.

2. Power Usage

Neon signs can use up to 5 to 10 times more power than LED signs. This makes it more costly to maintain over time. In this case, LED signs are a better choice in reducing your carbon footprint, and energy consumption.

3. Maintenance

LED signs are almost maintenance free and dramatically lower running costs. For neon signs, the neon tubes will need to have their gas filled after a period of time. This procedure is best done by a professional, and will require a maintenance fee. A transformer is required to easily hang your neon sign, which will typically last 5 to 7 years. The expected lifespan of a neon sign is between 8 – 15 years.

4. Safety

Neon signs use real glass tubing so there is always the potential for breakage. The mercury in neon signs is no more dangerous than what is presently used in run-of-the-mill fluorescent lights. LED signs do not contain detrimental materials like mercury or phosphor. There are no special treatments for disposal and they can be recycled easily. LED’s are shock proof and have very little heat emitted, which makes them absolutely safe to use.

5. Brightness

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Neon signs have a warmer, more aesthetically pleasing light than LED signs. On the other hand, LED lights are brighter and can be seen from a greater distance.

6. Accessibility

Neon signs can come in many colours and is flexible in design. They are reliable and can operate 24 hours a day to better serve your business. LED signs can be easily controlled by wireless modem & remote control. LED signs are a newer technology and they are increasing in popularity.

Westmount Signs & Printing Can Help You Create Your Perfect Sign!

Choosing which type of sign you want is a big decision; let the qualified staff at Westmount Signs & Printing step you through the selection process. If you would like your older lighting technology converted to the most modern LED lighting, come speak to the experts at Westmount Signs & Printing. We have the know-how, the latest equipment, and the experience to help make creating a new sign for your business a breeze. If you already have LED fixtures, our trained technicians can service and maintain them even if we didn’t install them. We have our own aerial lifts which make the installation and maintenance easy, even in those hard to reach spots.

Albert Schmidt

Thanks for Helping Make Us More Visible

“Westmount Signs provides great products for our business marketing campaigns. We describe what we want and they provide all the options so we can get the best fit for our needs. Better yet, they make sure our purchases are installed properly. We’ll certainly be using Westmount Signs again in the future. Thanks for helping make us more visible!”

Albert SchmidtPartner, Erb and Erb Insureance Brokers Ltd.
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Brochure Printing in Ontario

If you are looking for brochure printing in Ontario, look no further than Westmount Signs & Printing. There are many different types of brochures, each having a unique purpose. Let’s discuss what a brochure is, why you should use them, and outline some common fold styles available.

CONTACT US

519-885-1400  sales@westmountsigns.com

Contact us at Westmount Signs & Printing and let our team help you decide which style would best meet your particular needs.

What Are Brochures And Why Do I Need Them?brochure

According to BusinessDirectory.com, a brochure is a “publication consisting of one folded page, or several pages stitched together but not bound. Used mainly for advertising purposes.”  

With mobile designed websites becoming the standard, more and more people are starting to wonder if brochures are still necessary? Brochures are still very significant, as they are an excellent way to inform, instruct, and market your business. They are an immediate source of reference and an offline marketing tool which can quickly be picked up to identify the products or services available.

Types Of Brochure Folds

There are several factors which will influence you when selecting a brochure fold style. These include budget, target audience, purpose, and more. Our designers can guide you through the selection process while providing advice in regards to sizing, graphics, colour, paper options, and finishes. To get you started, here are some of the most commonly used fold styles.

1. Half-Fold Design

A half-fold design brochure is great to use if you want to highlight one or two products or services.

  • Includes a single fold with four panels
  • Each panel is large and is a great showcase for images

2. Tri-Fold Design

The tri-fold design allows you to include more information about your products and services than the half-fold design.

  • Includes two folds with six panels
  • Front panel usually contains the company logo and tag line
  • Back panel usually contains contact details

3.  Gate-Fold Design

The gate-fold design are well-suited for brochures with lots of graphics. Elements on the opening two panels should entice a view to ‘open’ the folds.

  • Includes two folds with 4 narrower and 2 wider panels
  • Narrow panels open up to highlight a centre panel

4. Z-Fold Design

The Z-fold design is a variation of the tri-fold design. It allows for the information to be navigated in a different way.

  • Includes two folds with six panels
  • Opens in a ‘Z’ or accordion pattern

5. Booklets

Booklets are multiple half-fold brochures stitched together.

  • Contain vast amounts of information / graphics
  • Kept longer by customers than other brochure types

More Custom Design Printing Solutions

In addition to helping you create an amazing brochure, our graphic design team is available to help you create other custom design printing solutions. These include:

Our custom printing projects use the latest technology available in digital printing. The professionals at Westmount Signs & Printing can guide you through the selection process to choose the most effective combination of paper, finishing, and binding you require.

Marci Matecjek

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I have been using Westmount Signs for all my business needs since I opened up in 2012. They are always extremely helpful and go the extra mile to deliver what I need.

Marci MatecjekOwner, Uptown Beauty Lounge
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Trade Show Banners / 101 Things You Should Bring To A Trade Show

A trade show is an excellent place to get your business noticed. From choosing eye-catching trade show banners to selecting printed materials for customers to take away, the planning behind your booth can be a daunting task. Our team are experts at helping you look professional and get the visibility that you deserve. Since there are so many small but also important things that you need to remember to take with you to a trade show, we have created a checklist that will help you prepare your display and maximize your exhibit’s effectiveness.

Items to Bring to a Trade Show

Trade Show Banners / Signage:

Trade show banners are the easiest and most effective way for you to stand out from your competitors at a trade show. You only get a split second to make a positive impression on your target audience…make it count!  When designing your booth consider the space you have available and the decor you plan to incorporate. You might need a horizontal banner, retractable banner, table top banner or all three. Our experienced graphic designers know exactly how to make your brand look sleek and professional.

1. Banners
2. Posters
3. Foamboard
4. Banner Stands
5. Custom Graphics
6. Company logos

 

Printed Materials / Promotional Items:

In addition to your signs, you should also have printed and promotional items available in your booth. Our team can provide you with all the printed promotional materials you may require.

7. Business cards
8. Brochures
9. Postcards
10. Spec Sheets
11. Press Kits
12. Envelopes
13. Name Tags and Lanyards
14. Company Branded Bags
15. Gift Certificates
16. Coupons
17. T-shirts
18. Stickers
19. Buttons
20. Candy Dish and Candies
21. VIP Giveaways
22. Contest Ballot Box
23. Contest Ballots
24. Contest Pencils

Office Supplies:

You can never be too prepared. Trade show venues are often located on the outskirts of a city and far from convenient shopping. Don’t waste your valuable time running out for something you forgot.

25. Adhesive Tape (Clear)
26. Batteries
27. Business Card Holders
28. Brochure Stands
29. Sales Lead Planner
30. Highlighters
31. Markers
32. Company Branded Pens
33. Company Branded Notepads
34. Scissors
35. Zip-lock Baggies – store sample food for later
36. Stapler with Staples
37. Shower Hooks to Hang Signs
38. Table Cloth
39. Company Branded Table Skirting

Cleaning Supplies:

You don’t know what state you will find your booth in when you arrive after the previous day’s activities. Make sure you have everything you need to make it clean and presentable.

40. Vacuum
41. Carpet Cleaner
42. Glass Cleaner
43. “Goo-Gone” Cleaner
44. Disposable Wipes
45. Garbage Pail – can cost $25 to rent at a trade show!
46. Garbage Bags

Tool Kit for Setup / Repairs:

Be prepared so that your set-up runs smoothly and efficiently. There’s nothing worse than being stuck without the tools you require to make your booth look good. Also, things can break when you least expect it, so it is better to have everything you need for any quick fixes.

47. Safety Footwear
48. Double-sided Adhesive Tape
49. Spray Adhesive
50. Glue
51. Carpet Tape
52. Velcro
53. Bungee Cords
54. Twist Ties / Zip Ties
55. Ruler / Tape Measure
56. Cordless Drill
57. Screw Bit Set
58. Handheld Screwdrivers
59. Screws, Nuts, Bolts
60. Plastic Shrink Wrap
61. Hammer
62. Nails
63. Exacto-Knife
64. Putty Knives / Scrapers
65. Electrical Tester for 120V – electrocution hurts

 Convenience:

Standing in your booth talking to attendees for long periods of time can be challenging but don’t be in a position where you have to leave in the middle of the show and possibly miss out on a great lead.

66. Comfortable Shoes
67. Antiseptic Hand Cleaner
68. First Aid Kit (Bandages & Acetaminophen)
69. Antacid Medicine – for the inevitable hangover
70. Facial Tissues
71. Lip Balm
72. Breath Mints
73. Spare Deodorant
74. Mirror
75. Healthy Snacks (Water, Health Bars, Nuts)
76. Stain Remover
77. Sewing Kit

Electronics:

Make sure you have all the equipment necessary to make your best presentation. There’s nothing worse than having your battery die when you need it most.

 

78. Lights
79. Camera / Video Camera
80. Presentation Laptop with Power Supply
81. Tablet Display Unit(s)
82. Computer Monitor(s) / TV(s)
83. Internet Hub / Stick
84. USB Memory Stick
85. Outdoor Power Generator
86. Extension Cords
87. Power Bars
88. Cell Phone Chargers
89. Mini-Refrigerator

Furniture:

Make your booth stand out from the crowd with matching furniture and decor items. It also adds comfort to the attendees visiting your booth.

90. Company Branded Carpet
91. Company Branded Chairs
92. Tables
93. Display Shelves

Documents:

A trade show binder should include the important documents.

94. Trade Show Contract
95. Floor Plan
96. Contest Rules
97. Budget Information
98. Utility Maps / Sketches
99. Cell Phone Numbers
100. Important Contact Information
101. Petty Cash

Banners Bring Business

Attractive trade show banners are possibly the most important assets a company can have at a trade show, but it doesn’t stop there. Ensure you are completely prepared by following our helpful checklist. Stop by Westmount Signs & Printing to find out how we can help you design an awesome booth to help promote your business. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have served the Kitchener-Waterloo area for many years, and we know how to keep our customers happy.

Envelope Printing at Westmount Signs & Printing

Westmount Signs & Printing is pleased to announce the recent installation of a Digital Multi-Media Print System. This new print system allows for the production of full colour envelopes and carbonless forms. If you are looking for envelope printing in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge & Guelph, contact us at Westmount Signs.

CONTACT US 

Email: sales@westmountsigns.com Phone: 519-885-1400

What the Digital Printer Does

The new Digital Multi-Media Print System can take care of all your envelope printing needs. No matter the size, this new printer can handle envelopes from smaller A2s and invitation style sizes to the standard #10s and all the way to large 9 x 12 envelopes. Your graphics can wrap around the envelope onto the back flap increasing the likelihood of recipients to open and read its contents. Westmount Signs & Printing can add your variable data, allowing for the printing of the recipients’ address directly onto the envelopes. Below are some standard envelop sizes and some of their uses.

Types of Envelopes to Print

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The New Digital Multi-Media Print System Busy Printing Envelopes at Westmount Signs & Printing

  • #10 Envelopes and #10 Window Envelopes
    These are the standard envelopes that we all use on a regular basis. They are used to send information sheets, brochures, invoices, etc. There isn’t a lot of real estate on these envelopes, but adding some colour on the front that carries over to the back flap is an excellent way to highlight your business.
  • 6 x 9 Envelopes
    The 6 x 9 envelopes come in both a booklet style, which opens on the long edge, and a catalog style, which opens on the short end. This is a perfect size envelope for a larger greeting card and is commonly used for half size catalogs and booklets.
  • 9 x 12 Booklet Envelopes
    Double the size of the 6 x 9, this is the perfect choice to transport full colour catalogs, product sheets and spec sheets.
  • ‘A’ Size Envelopes
    Announcement envelopes, also called A-style come in six different sizes; they are: A-2, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-9, and A-10. These popular sizes are ideal for stationery, photographs, greeting cards, small booklets, and much more.
  • Remittance and Offering Envelopes
    Whether used by a church, non-profit organization or fundraising group, these are great envelopes to reach out to your chosen group. Many of these envelopes feature full “flaps” that cover all the contributors’ private information.

Marci Matecjek

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I have been using Westmount Signs for all my business needs since I opened up in 2012. They are always extremely helpful and go the extra mile to deliver what I need.

Marci MatecjekOwner, Uptown Beauty Lounge
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Westmount and Envelope Printing

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Envelope Printing for the Heimbecker Mortgage Group

Don’t let the opportunity to advertise, inform and interest your customers slip away. With some extra attention to the design and colours, you will catch your recipients’ attention and they’ll be eager to open that envelope. It may be the difference between landing a new customer or your marketing materials ending up in the trash. Our friendly and professionally trained staff are capable of meeting all your envelope printing needs. We can design the graphics for your logo, or you can use your own graphics. In addition, we can take care of printing the documents that are being mailed.

Why Use Westmount Signs for your Printing Needs

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Postcards for Millstream Foods

Westmount Signs & Printing provides a broad range of affordable printing services in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We are dedicated to providing the region with quality services for all sizes of businesses. Our turnaround times are exceptionally quick, so you can be confident that you will receive your completed project the way that you expected it to be, in a timely manner.

In addition to printing, we offer exterior and interior signs, sign maintenance and installation services, and vehicle graphics. If you have any questions about your marketing projects, call us at 519-885-1400 or connect with us by email at sales@westmountsigns.com.

Custom Acrylic Signs – Uses, Installation and Lifespan

Custom acrylic signs are an excellent choice for showcasing your business presence. Since acrylic is a tough plastic, it lends itself well to customization and can be used to create colourful, memorable signage. At Westmount Signs & Printing, we have years of experience working with acrylic that we are happy to demonstrate for our customers. This article will cover reasons to choose acrylic, acrylic sign applications, the lifespan of custom acrylic signs, customizing acrylic signs, and custom acrylic sign installation. Contact us at Westmount Signs to order your acrylic sign today! 

CONTACT US 

Email: sales@westmountsigns.com Phone: 519-885-1400

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Adventure Rooms Custom Acrylic Signs

Why Choose An Acrylic Sign?

Using acrylic is an excellent choice for creating eye-catching signage with near limitless custom colour choices. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, acrylic signs are lightweight and durable. Cut vinyl and/or printed vinyl is applied to the acrylic; increasing the number of ways a sign can be customized. Acrylic is very cost effective, especially when compared to etched glass.

Our article entitled “Glass and Acrylic Signs For Business” contains more information about acrylic and glass signs.

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Customized Acrylic Sign for Activa Reception Area

Acrylic Sign Applications

Acrylic can be used to meet a wide variety of signage needs. Among these are:

  • Point-of-purchase products
  • Menu boards
  • Tradeshow exhibits
  • Retail signs
  • Restaurants signs
  • Nameplates and name badges
  • Directional and informational signs
  • Showroom signs
  • Office building signs 

The Lifespan of Custom Acrylic Signs

Since Acrylic is a tough, durable product it can last for many years. Although they have a glass-like appearance, they are quite rigid. In most cases, acrylic signs are lightweight and easy to transport from one location to another. This is a real plus for a business that is rapidly growing and finds its workspace needs changing. Longevity depends on the use, whether indoors or outdoors, and the care given. Most acrylic signs should last a minimum of 5 years.

Albert Schmidt

Thanks for Helping Make Us More Visible

“Westmount Signs provides great products for our business marketing campaigns. We describe what we want and they provide all the options so we can get the best fit for our needs. Better yet, they make sure our purchases are installed properly. We’ll certainly be using Westmount Signs again in the future. Thanks for helping make us more visible!”

Albert SchmidtPartner, Erb and Erb Insureance Brokers Ltd.
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Customizing Acrylic Signs

When designed by professionals, customized acrylic signs can bring a degree of sophisticated elegance to your business. Acrylic is malleable, enabling designers to create various shapes, including your logo and company name. The use of CO2 lasers and a CNC router on acrylic signs allow for very detailed shapes and cuts.

Acrylic signs have an opaque or translucent background on which customize graphics are added. The opaque background acts as a perfect foil for the bright, glossy colours of the message and logo. The translucent background is typically used for illuminated signs with translucent graphics.  Acrylic can be formed into near limitless possibilities depending on the customer’s requirements.

Simply bring us your requirements and we will assist you in meeting your business or organizational needs.

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Custom Sign for Office Nameplate

Custom Acrylic Signs Installation

Acrylic signs need to be handled with care, as they can scratch easily and can shatter or chip upon impact. Installation can be accomplished in a number of different ways, including mounting with screws, using a blind fastener system, pins, double sided tape, and more. Our acrylic signs can be created with pre-drilled holes for ease of installation, if requested. In addition, our installation service team is happy to ensure your signs look the way that you intend them to do.

Westmount and Custom Signs

The team at Westmount Signs are delighted to assist you with your acrylic signage needs. Bring your signage needs to us and we will handle your request in a timely and efficient manner.

It is our aim to assist our customers all the way through their project, from the first contact to the final installation. We are proud to have one of the fastest build times in the industry. This allows you to get your message on display and viewed by your staff, customers, and potential clients as quickly as possible. Call us today to get the process started.

Servicing and Converting LED Signs in Ontario

Wondering whom you can turn to for servicing and converting to LED signs and lighting fixtures in Ontario? Westmount Signs & Printing – that’s who!

Our experts have a wealth of experience with all types of signage and lighting options, both outdoor and indoor. If you are looking for assistance servicing or converting fluorescent to LED signs, contact us immediately for prompt, professional service.

CONTACT US

Email: sales@westmountsigns.com Phone: 519-885-1400

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Sunrise Centre LED Pylon Sign

Why Choose LED Signs Over Fluorescent Lighting?

Fluorescent lighting is the standard that has been used for decades in signage around the world. While it remains the preferred choice over all other lighting options, many business owners are investing in LED lighting.

The future of lighting belongs to LED. Below are a few of the reasons to choose LED lights over fluorescent lights:

  • Low Energy Use: Only a fraction of the power needed for other technologies is required for LED lights.
  • Longer Life: LED lighting features long operational lifetime expectations. This means less frequent replacements.
  • Low-Voltage: A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination.
  • Sizing: LED’s diminutive size means they can be used in locations and ways that other lighting technologies can’t match.

Our article entitled “LED vs Fluorescent Lighting” elaborates on this topic.

Anita Venugopal

A Refined and Seamless Process

From start to finish this was a refined and seamless process. Wanting to create a storefront sign, that was creative and unique Simon came up with several different options for me to choose from. The LED cut out sign is absolutely stunning and hangs like a piece of art over the door.

Anita VenugopalFounder, Embody Health Centre
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Wilmot Dental Care

LED Conversion and Maintenance

At Westmount Signs & Printing, we have the know-how, the equipment, and the experience to convert any older lighting technology to the most modern lighting technology – LED lighting. In addition, we can service these technologies and provide maintenance for most LED fixtures, even if we did not install them. We have our own aerial lifts so we can convert and maintain signs and lighting fixtures in those hard to reach spots. Set up a maintenance schedule with us and avoid unpleasant surprises.

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Our LED Signs Installation Service

More than just LED Signs

Why continue to have a dimly lit parking lot when a simple call to our Service Department can resolve the problem? Recently, our skilful service team helped brighten up all the outdoor parking lights of a very prominent fast food chain at their north Waterloo location. LED lights were ideal for their operation, under the cold and low outdoor temperature settings during the winter months in Kitchener-Waterloo. Contact us for more information about this service.

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Contact Us Today! Email: sales@westmountsigns.com Phone: 519-885-1400

Who Makes The Best Storefront Signs? – Kitchener, Waterloo

Who makes the best storefront signs in the Kitchener -Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph areas? Maybe we are a little biased, but we believe that we do – and our many satisfied customers would seem to back us up! Listed below are some of the reasons that we think we can take pride in our work, and in our status as the premier sign company in the region. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any signage work your business or organization requires.

CONTACT WESTMOUNT SIGNS

519-885-1400

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Whether you bring your own design or seek help from our team, you can be sure of benefiting from our expert design skills. One way that we can save you time is by managing all aspects of every signage, graphics, and printing project for you. Our complete package also includes the installation, servicing, and maintenance of all of your signage products.

Years of Experience

We have been in the business for over two decades, giving us a wealth of experience and diversity of knowledge like no one else in the business. Our team of experts can handle all your signage and printing requirements and have an excellent reputation as active community members in the Waterloo region.

Front Desk Signage

Front Desk Signage

Wide Range of Materials Available & Technologies Used

We use the latest technologies available to create superior products, such as routered and lasered signs. With our state of the art equipment, we can produce interior and exterior signs, digital printing, and vehicle graphics.

 

“Have nothing but great things to say about Westmount Signs & Printing, The staff is fantastic, the turnaround time is amazing! and the quality of their work is second to none! I will continue to use them for all my printing and signage! Also, they are working on doing signage for my vehicle right now, and I can’t believe how talented the graphics department is!! Thank you so much!”

-Eric Hoshooley

Owner, Thunderstorm Productions

Superior Customer Service

Our staff provides exceptionally quick customer service, with a minimum turnaround time. We can do all that is required to get your business the visibility it needs. Just ask our multitude of satisfied customers.  Do you still have questions? Visit our FAQ page for more answers to your printing and signage inquiries.

Knowledge of Sign Maintenance

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We are not just in the business of designing and creating signs; we also install and maintain signs. Although we believe in building signs that are durable and stand the test of time, we understand that signs require constant maintenance. We can provide that maintenance as we have the tools and equipment. Our exceptional service team can

  • Change parking lot light bulbs,
  • Paint framing,
  • Troubleshoot lighting issues,
  • Replace sign bulbs and ballasts,
  • Convert neon signs to LED signs,
  • And more!

Competitive Pricing

We don’t use middlemen. Our prices reflect the work that we do for you. We have removed layers from the sign and print industry to allow us to provide you with the most competitive quotes in the area. Come and see us for a free quote for your next signage or printing project.

Coroplast Signs Series – Overview

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This post concludes our Coroplast signs series by providing an overview. We give a brief summary of all the other posts in the series. We hope you can use the series as a foundation to gain a better understanding of Coroplast and its many uses. Contact Westmount Signs today for answers to all your questions about Coroplast and other signage materials.

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What is Coroplast?

This post defines Coroplast as a type of corrugated plastic, similar to corrugated cardboard, that is both lightweight and strong. The product derives its name from the patented product originally produced by Coroplast LLC, which developed Coroplast. The company operates plants in the United States and Canada.

The article demonstrates some of the key uses of Coroplast including, but not limited to yard signs, real estate signs, new business signs, A-frames, event signs, political signs, and fence signs. Also mentioned is Coroplast’s versatility and effectiveness in advertising that generates more business for its users.

Why Use Coroplast Signs?

coroplast1The second post in the series provides some reasons Coroplast is an excellent and popular choice for signage. It points out that it is visually appealing, adaptable to both indoor and outdoor uses, and cost effective. The article compares Coroplast to other materials such as cardstock, cardboard, and plastic sheeting, demonstrating that it has significant advantages.

In addition, the post provides some useful information about different ways that you can use Coroplast signs. If you are still unsure if Coroplast is the right choice for you, simply contact us for more information and advice.

Westmount Signs has always stepped up to the plate to deliver all our printed needs and sign needs for more than 8 years. They help us represent our brand and have always delivered, even on short notice. They have even arranged special pick up when the store was closed and they ensure I am well pleased with the final product. They value getting it right for the client and they follow through to ensure we are well pleased! I highly recommend Westmount and am thankful they jump each time I call!”

-Brent Ferguson, CMO/Managing Director, Brentwood Livery

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coroplast signMore Uses For Coroplast

Having provided a description of what Coroplast is made of, and mentioning its basic construction, this post provides even more potential uses for the product. These include point of purchase displays, floor signs, retail toppers, and life-size cut-outs.

A series of attractive photographs are provided to help visualize what these uses might look like. Coroplast has many more uses than even those described in this series of posts. If you have an idea for how to use the product to benefit your business or organization, you can trust us to turn your idea into reality.

Coroplast Signs Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

This article, entitled, “Coroplast Signs Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge,” summarizes in two main paragraphs both the benefits of Coroplast signs, and the types of locations where they can be used. Coroplast printing can be carried out in a wide range of colours due to product’s white surface.

The product’s versatility includes its resistance to bending or breaking; a limited amount of resistance to rain and sun damage; its printability; and resistance to fading or rubbing. These attributes make it ideal for indoor use, and suitable for some short term outdoor use – despite being primarily intended for indoor use. Finally, the post suggests that it is an excellent signage option for business owners in the Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge areas.

coroplastWhat Next?

We hope that you have enjoyed this informative series about Coroplast, and its many potential uses.  Your next step should be to connect with us if you are considering using a Coroplast sign in an upcoming signage project. Our friendly, informative, and expert staff are ready to answer any questions you might have about your project and assist you in bringing it to fruition.  The quick links below list all the posts in the series and lead you to the answers you need.

The Coroplast Sign Series

Coroplast Signs Series – What is Coroplast?

Coroplast Signs Series – Why Use Coroplast Signs?

Coroplast Signs Series – More Uses for Coroplast Signs

Coroplast Signs Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Coroplast Signs Series – Overview

Coroplast Signs Series – More Uses For Coroplast Signs

Have you ever wondered where to buy Coroplast, that light plastic board you see used in signage almost everywhere? One place to look is your local leader in sign technology and creation. If you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge & Guelph region of Ontario, you can find the experts at Westmount Signs. We specialize in all different types of signage projects, including those constructed of Coroplast. Contact us if you are looking for a cost-effective, lightweight, and strong product for your next signage project.

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What Is Coroplast Made Of?

Coroplast has a similar appearance to cardboard. That’s why sometimes it is referred to as plastic cardboard. The product is made of  polypropylene or polypropylene copolymer plastics sheets. The sheets are extruded so that they resemble corrugated cardboard. In place of the wavy or curvy appearance of cardboard, however, Coroplast is formed with square channels known as flutes. The flutes can run horizontally or vertically depending on the customer’s needs.

where to buy coroplastWhat Is Coroplast Used For?

The product can be used for a wide variety of purposes ranging from shipping boxes to model airplanes. However, it is probably best known for its use in the signage industry. In our previous post, we examined some potential sign uses for Coroplast. Listed below are a selection of signage uses for the product.

An important note to remember is that these signs are good for both indoor and outdoor applications. Although not suitable for long term outdoor signage, Coroplast is strong enough to withstand all but the worst weather. The product is also water resistant making it ideal even in damp, rainy or snowy weather.

Point of Purchase Displays

This image from Garden Centre Marketing is a great example of how Coroplast can be used in a point of purchase display. The sign is bright and colorful, immediately catching the eye. It can easily be used to create point of purchase display signage to attract attention to new products, promotional products, special features and more.

To the right is another point of purchase display. coroplast This one is a self-standing unit Pinned by Ondřej Bahula | Onto POS/POP displays and built to present Air Wick products in an eye-catching manner.
The various component parts of the display are constructed of Coroplast. These parts are assembled, usually on site, to create a sturdy display unit. Although lightweight in construction, Coroplast is strong and durable, making it an excellent choice for this type of unit.

Bring your idea to us at Westmount Signs and we will work with you to design and manufacture the signs that you require.

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coroplastFloor Signs

Floor signs are a common way to attract interest in your business. Simple to design and build, they often have a fold-out flap at the back of the sign or are created for use with an A-Frame.
Check out this one that we created for KW Redeemer.  These signs are inexpensive and easy to produce, making them great for retail stores, hairdressers, restaurants, non-profits, and many other types of businesses and organizations.  The signs can easily be removed from the A-Frame and replaced with a new message when your requirements change.

 

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The example in the image to the right is for gas pump toppers, but consider the wide range of uses that the retail industry has for toppers. They can be attached to racks, spinners, counter displays – you name it, Coroplast can do it. To get your project rolling, simply contact us at Westmount Signs and we will walk you through the entire process.

 

“Westmount Signs is one of the best K-W companies we have worked with. They are very professional, have great ideas and make beautiful signs. We love the signs they made for us and would recommend them to anyone.”

Claudia Luke

King East Dental Care

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Life Size Cut Out Signs

Does your business sponsor a sporting event? Are you advertising an upcoming event featuring a guest speaker? Do you need to create a display featuring famous historical people? Are you planning a children’s event with a selection of characters?

Life size cut outs are great for drawing attention to specific people in an inexpensive and eye-catching way.

Westmount Signs

Consider us for all your Coroplast and other signage needs. We have a growing reputation in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph region for excellence in the sign industry.

Whatever your project, we can design it, create it, install it and maintain it. Contact us now to get your next signage project underway.

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Coroplast Signs Series – Why Use Coroplast Signs?

The second installment in our Coroplast Sign Series is entitled, “Why Use Coroplast Signs?” Read on to find out why we think that Coroplast signs can be the solution to many of your signing needs.  Contact us if you are looking for a cost-effective, lightweight, and strong product for your next signing project.

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_smcoroplast2Why Is Coroplast a Good Choice?

Although there are better choices for long term signs, Coroplast’s adaptability makes it an excellent choice for many short-term uses – both indoors and temporarily, outdoors. The product is cost-effective yet provides a strong visual presence. Its benefits include the fact that it is a lightweight product, making it easy to handle, yet effective in a variety of situations. Coroplast’s light quality can be attributed to its corrugated plastic structure. This innovative structure allows the product to blend both strength and durability with a lightweight construction. Read more about Coroplast’s benefits on our products and services page.

Indoor And Outdoor Use

This versatile product is suitable for both indoor and temporary outdoor use. Simple vinyl graphics can be applied to the product, allowing you to present your message to your customers. The product can be cut to a wide variety of sizes and used in a variety of ways. It can be placed in sign holders, attached to walls, hung from ceilings, attached to stakes, or attached to wired stands. Its rigid plastic construction makes it durable enough to be used outside – even in Canadian winters!

coroplast_lawn_signSome of Coroplast’s Advantages

Coroplast is tougher than cardboard, fibreboard, and card stock. It is also considerably lighter than solid plastic signs. Although often used as temporary signage, Coroplast is durable enough to last for up to two years in the outdoors, although due to its lightness, it can be susceptible to extremely high winds. The product can be cleaned easily, is stain resistant, and waterproof.

What Should My Coroplast Sign Look Like?

Coroplast can be cut to any sign size you require and comes in a variety of colours. This allows you to create a simple design with a simple message or let your creative juices flow with something more intricate. Signs can be used to display your business name, advertise a special, announce an upcoming event, provide directions, direct business traffic, provide temporary information, display restaurant specials, and so much more. Bring your design to us at Westmount or, if you are unsure of what you want to do, talk to one of our design specialists.

office-594132_1280Why is Westmount a Great Choice?

At Westmount, we live and breathe signage. Our team is highly experienced in every aspect of signage including design, creation, installation, service, and maintenance. Coroplast signs are simple to make and can be created quickly. Find out what our growing list of satisfied customers already know – that we provide customer service that is second to none.

“I have used Westmount Signs for all of my signage and printing and recommend them to anyone looking for great quality work, for good value, that is delivered with exceptional professionalism.”

-Dr. Rahima Hirji

Naturopathic Doctor, Sage Naturopathic Clinic

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