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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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. There are also fewer neon sign suppliers because of a significant decrease in demand so it may be harder to source a good supplier within a close proximity to your business.

2. Power Usage

Neon signs have improved their power consumption recently but they  still use higher voltage than LED signs, which are safer to work with.

3. Maintenance

LED signs are almost maintenance free and have dramatically lower running costs. Neon signs require more maintenance, especially in a colder climate where ice and snow elements factor into the equation. A trained professional is also required to attend to maintenance issues, which can incur further costs.

4. Safety

Neon signs use high voltage and use real glass tubing so there is always the potential for breakage and will require special treatment for disposal.  LED’s are shock proof and have very little heat emitted, which makes them absolutely safe to use. LED signs also do not contain detrimental materials like mercury or phosphor.

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 also 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.

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“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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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! 

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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

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“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.

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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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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.

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 – 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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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 – What is Coroplast?

Did you ever wonder what that plastic cardboard signage you see everywhere is called? Coroplast is an incredibly useful type of plastic cardboard that makes an exceptional signage platform. It is an excellent choice for advertising messages, slogans, general information, business logos, and much, much more. Coroplast, or corrugated plastic, is a registered trademark of Coroplast, LLC., and has become recognized around the world for its value and versatility. The product has become so popular that it has become a generic name for corrugated plastic in much the same was as “Kleenex” has become a generic name for paper facial tissue. Contact us if you are planning to create signage in Coroplast, or any other type of signage.

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Coroplast Uses

Coroplast has become an advertising and marketing staple over the years since its introduction. It is light, durable, weather resistant, and relatively inexpensive. Here are some quick tips for using Coroplast to create signs that will work for you and your customers.

plastic cardboardYard Signs

Do you have a small business that is mobile and yard focused? Have your signs follow you and your business around! Advertise a painting business like this example which demonstrates how effectively a Coroplast sign can be used . Bring your idea to Westmount and we will create an eye-catching, and effective business sign using your logo and text.

 

coroplast plastic cardboardNew Business Buzz

Create a little buzz for your business with a Coroplast sign like this one for the Uptown Beauty Lounge. The soft colors chosen to complement the eye makeup makes for an attractive and eye-catching (no pun intended) sign. This sign is sure to draw customers to the new location, increasing sales.

 

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One of the classic uses for Coroplast is real estate signage. Easy to create, lightweight and durable; these portable signs have long been a mainstay of the real estate industry.  Get your agents noticed with our Coroplast signs. Increase sales and expand your clientele with this simple but affordable marketing solution.

 

coroplastA Frames & Coroplast

What is the best way to display a coroplast sign? The answer is subjective but an A Frame does provide a stable platform that can show off your sign to best effect.    At Westmount Signs, we are confident that Coroplast signs are great for inserting into A-frames like this one from Uni+Koncept.  We offer two printed inserts with the frame for only $160+ hst.

 

“Westmount Signs is a dependable company who delivers a great product with fantastic customer service! They are quick, efficient, and always willing to work with you. We appreciate their hard work and dedication to all the projects they have assisted us with over the years at the Children’s Safety Village.”

-Lisa Hummel, 

Coordinator, Children’s Safety Village.

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Do you need a haircut? Small businesses can find many uses for Coroplast as it is such a versatile advertising tool. This simple series of signs advertising haircut specials is a great example of how Coroplast can be adapted to temporary usage for a business that wants to get a quick message across to their potential customers.

 

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Are you planning an event? Coroplast signs are a great choice for getting your business noticed.

This rectangular sign points out that Manulife is the sponsor of the golf event, and does it economically, effectively, and attractively.

 

coroplast_lawn_signPolitical Signs

Are you running for political office? Without a doubt, one of the most effective and inexpensive ways of getting your name and your message in front of a lot of people is to use Coroplast signage. Distribute the signs easily, and have your team gather them up the end of the campaign.  Coroplast political signs are a must for any serious political candidate.

coroplastFence Signs

This sign is full of information and details about a Kitchener Blues Festival workshop. The grommets make it possible to attach the sign to a fence, allowing for greater visibility and exposure. Coroplast is a remarkably flexible plastic cardboard product with a multitude of uses. Bring your idea to Westmount Signs and we will assist you to  create affordable signage in Coroplast.

Coroplast (Plastic Cardboard) Signs Mean More Business

Coroplast signs translate into more business! Stop by Westmount Signs and find out what we can do to help promote your business using plastic cardboard Coroplast signs. Our knowledgeable staff are friendly and prepared to help you with all your signage needs. Ask them to share their ideas and see how quickly those ideas can become reality. Having served the Kitchener-Waterloo area for many years, we know Coroplast products, and we know how to keep our customers happy.

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

Banner Printing & Banner Maker Kitchener

Do you need to generate attention? Do you have a new product or service to advertise? Are you changing locations? Banners are one of the most cost-effective ways to get the word out to the general public that something good is going on at your location! Banner printing is one of our specialities. Contact us now if you are planning to buy banners for a temporary purpose. We are the premier banner maker and banner printer expert in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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BannerAdvertise A Grand Opening

Advertise a grand opening by using an inexpensive, temporary banner sign. Many people are not aware of changes in the areas where they live and work. Banner signs are large and, as they generally stand out from their surroundings, noticeable.

By placing a bright, colourful banner over the top of your window or on the side of a building, you can create a lot of buzz quickly.

Star Performance Academy bannerUse Banners To Launch Campaigns

Banners are a simple, cost-effective way to advertise. Businesses are always looking for ways to create interest, draw attention, and attract new clients to their location. What better way to do it than with an inexpensive vinyl banner sign? They are quick and easy to make, adaptable for use in more than one location, and inexpensive to buy.

Are you advertising a new product? Are you launching a new campaign? Do you have a special offer that you want to promote? A banner ad may be your best solution.

Chelsea Market banner and individual cut lettersCreate A Renovation Banner To Calm Fears

Are you undergoing major renovations and worried about your traffic? Perhaps you should consider a banner ad. Renovations can affect your business, especially if they are visible from the outside of your property.

A large dumpster, scaffolding, and stacks of building supplies are all tell-tale signs that the interior of your building may be in turmoil. Give your customers another sign – a banner sign to show them that all is well and you are still open for business. Keep your customers coming through your doors and simply remove the sign when the work is finished, or replace it with an announcement that renovations are complete!

“Westmount Signs is a dependable company who delivers a great product with fantastic customer service! They are quick, efficient, and always willing to work with you. We appreciate their hard work and dedication to all the projects they have assisted us with over the years at the Children’s Safety Village.”

-Lisa Hummel, 

Coordinator, Children’s Safety Village.

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Factory Shoe Moving bannersDesign a “Moving” Banner to Build Buzz

Are you moving to a new location and don’t want to risk losing your loyal clientele? Invest a little money in a vinyl banner ad and achieve peace of mind. Your clients will know in an instant that a move is afoot, and you will generate buzz and excitement before you even make the move. The sign can be simple, colourful, and use large bold fonts. Before you know it your customers will be talking about the move, telling their friends, seeking out the new location, and counting down the days until your grand re-opening.!

banners-300x146Make Your Building The Centre of Attention

Do you have a massive building project underway? Are you hoping to generate interest in your new building before it is completed? Think of your new building as a giant billboard, by hanging a huge banner sign from your building. Potential clients will be drawn to your project from the other side of the city. Post your website address on the banner to create website traffic, spreading information about your building while it is still under construction.

bannersPromote Prices, Services, and Products

Do you have a special promotion you would like to advertise? Would you like to let people know about your exceptional prices? Are your potential customers aware of all of your services?

Even if your business location is small in size, a banner ad will attract attention from potential customers passing by on foot or on the road.

Let the world know that your prices and promotions mean business and you want the whole city to know about it. Create a banner ad that suits your budget and brings you business.

Banners Mean Business

Banners mean business and banners are our business! Stop by Westmount Signs and find out what we can do to help promote your business. Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Ask them to help you with ideas and see how quickly your ideas can become reality. Having served the Kitchener-Waterloo area for many years, we know how to keep our customers happy.

Business Meeting Room Signage Guide – Overview

For the final instalment of our series about business meeting room signs, we will overview the previous four instalments. If you wish to read the entire series, click the links towards the foot of the page. We recommend reading the entire series for maximum benefit. If you have any questions about signage, don’t hesitate to call us immediately.

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Westmount Signs and Printing  347 Weber St. N, Waterloo, ON

bat caveBusiness Meeting Room Signage – The Best Place to Put Business Meeting Room Signs – Chapter 1

This post focuses on the best locations to place your business meeting room signage. The post covers not only the meeting room itself but also the places throughout your building where signs should be placed. These include:

  • Reception Hall
  • Way-Finding Signs
  • Business Meeting Room Door Signs
  • In-Room Signage

Prior to the list of locations, there is an introduction that explains why an organisation might need business meeting room signage. The key reason suggested is that  signage conveys either a positive or negative impression of your business to your visitors and your staff.

NorthviewBusiness Meeting Room Signage – Tips to Designing an Impressive Business Meeting Room Sign – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of the series provides a series of tips that will prove useful to those businesses that are considering replacing their signs or creating new business meeting room signage. These tips include:

  • Tip #1 – Create Stand Out Signs
  • Tip #2 – Name Your Rooms
  • Tip #3 – Consider Your Corporate Culture

The first tip provides an example of a unique and stand-out sign that creates interest. The second tip points out the importance of naming your business meeting rooms in a way that makes sense for your organization. It also provides a few examples of how to theme your meeting room names. Tip #3 stresses the importance of creating meeting rooms that reflect your corporate culture in some way. For example, if you have a very formal corporate culture,  your room signs should probably reflect that. However, if you are cultivating an innovative or creative culture, then your signs should also be innovative and creative.

Business Meeting Room Signage – Ideas For How to Name a Meeting Room – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 in our series focuses closely on how to choose business meeting room names. Themes and ideas that are suggested include:

  • Pop Culture
  • Referencing Company History
  • Including Company Employees’ Ideas
  • References to Famous People
  • Naming Rooms After Specific Purposes

business meeting roomsThroughout the chapter we go into more detail about each theme or idea. The broad range of ideas should help a business owner to decide how to name the organisation’s business meeting rooms, and perhaps encourage other staff to be involved in the process.

Business Meeting Room Signage – How to Select the Best Supplier – Chapter 4

This post examines techniques for choosing the best business meeting room signage supplier for your business. A series of criteria are included, including:

  • Reliability
  • Job Quality and Price
  • Reputation for Superior Customer Service
  • Ability to Engage in Effective Teamwork
  • Identifying Specific Suppliers
  • Drawing Up a Supplier Shortlist
  • Community Activity

This helpful post provides assistance to businesses trying to determine the best process for finding a good signage provider. Although the post does not provide a chronological approach to determining the best supplier, it does consider many of the key factors to consider, and one or two less obvious ones.

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-Dr. Rahima Hirji

Naturopathic Doctor, Sage Naturopathic Clinic

business meeting roomSummary

Hopefully, you will find this series of posts about business meeting room signage helpful and thought-provoking. The series should have provided you with some important ideas about how to decide which names to use, where to place them, and who to call for help. Westmount Signs has decades of experience in creating all types of signs for business owners in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph areas. Our team of professionals are equipped to provide the solutions to your business signage needs. Contact our team for advice on how you can begin your business sign project.

Read The Rest of the Series

Business Meeting Room Signage – The Best Place To Put Business Meeting Room Signs – Chapter 1

Business Meeting Room Signage – Tips To Designing An Impressive Business Meeting Room Sign – Chapter 2

Business Meeting Room Signage – Ideas For How To Name A Meeting Room – Chapter 3

Business Meeting Room Signage – How to select the best supplier – Chapter 4

Business Meeting Room Signage – How to select the best supplier – Chapter 4

For this installment in our continuing series entitled “Business Meeting Room Signage,” we look at how to select the best supplier. We believe the key factors to consider include: quality, reliability, value, reputation, customer service, and the teamwork approach. Click here for the first post in the series entitled, “Business Meeting Room Signage – The Best Place To Put Your Business Meeting Room Signs.”  Contact us at Westmount Signs for all your business signage needs.

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What Should You Look For In a Supplier?

When it comes to looking for a supplier for any business product, there are some critical factors that should be present. Here we examine some of the following factors:

  • Reliability
  • Quality
  • Value
  • A Good Reputation
  • Strong Customer Service
  • Teamwork Approach

business meeting room Are They Reliable?

Will they get the job done on time and as requested? It is one thing for a supplier to make a commitment to do what is requested, but another to get it done as requested and on schedule. Check to determine whether they have a record for reliability.

Do They Provide Top Quality at a Reasonable Price?

A great price is not so great if it is followed up with shoddy workmanship and poor quality. Can the supplier provide both a great price and a quality product? Ask to review their work. Can you visit one of their customers? Does their work meet the standards you require?

“From the initial meeting to the design of my signs to the final completion it was one of the best experiences I have ever had dealing with a company in my 18 years in business. If you need a company to trust that has your best interest in mind at all times call Simon and I promise you will not be disappointed.”

-A. Marks

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business meeting roomDo They Have a Good Reputation For Customer Service?

An unbelievably good price is often followed by poor customer service. Check out the potential supplier’s customer service. How do they fare on Google reviews? Are the listed with the Better Business Bureau? Westmount takes pride in having a 4.9 rating from 42 reviews.

Are They Capable of Working With You?

There is a difference between providing a service or product and working with your business in a team approach to make sure that the business relationship is what you need. At Westmount, our team of experts will walk with you through the entire process – from the initial design phase to the completion and installation of the signage project.

How To Identify Potential Suppliers

Finding a reputable and trustworthy supplier can be daunting.

  • Search the internet – for example, search “business signs Waterloo
  • Talk to your existing business partners – do your other suppliers have a recommendation?
  • Chamber of Commerce Directories – use local chamber of commerce directories for local suppliers
  • Trade associations – joining trade associations puts you in touch with potential suppliers
  • Social Media – such as Facebook, Twitter to check who is currently active

business meeting roomDraw Up A Shortlist Of Suppliers

Once you have identified a list of potential suppliers in your area, choose those that you believe are most likely to meet your specific requirements. Limit the possibilities to two and ideally no more than three potential suppliers. Visit each one to get a better understanding of their facilities and their philosophy of business.

Active In The Community

Did you know that Westmount Signs has a long record of being involved in the local community? We sponsor events and charities. In addition, we offer placements for youth from both home and abroad. This means that when you bring your business to Westmount Signs, you are also supporting the local community. Contact us at Westmount Signs if you need any type of signage.

Read The Rest of the Series

Business Meeting Room Signage – The Best Place To Put Business Meeting Room Signs – Chapter 1

Business Meeting Room Signage – Tips To Designing An Impressive Business Meeting Room Sign – Chapter 2

Business Meeting Room Signage – Ideas For How To Name A Meeting Room – Chapter 3

Business Meeting Room Signage – How to select the best supplier – Chapter 4

Business Meeting Room Signage Guide – Overview

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Supplier Selection Process

How To Choose The Right Supplier For Your Business

Choosing The Best Suppliers For Your Business

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