Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

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Stickers & Vinyl Graphics are an everyday commodity here at Westmount Signs & Printing. We have a consistent flow of orders from Kitchener, Waterloo, and all over Ontario, ranging from large to small stickers, for business or home use. But before we dive into the different types of uses, let’s clarify an age old conundrum that’s as confusing as which way toilet paper should be hung…

The Difference between Stickers & Decals

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Stickers

Stickers are any form of adhesive graphic, at any size, and for any surface. Therefore window vinyl is considered a sticker, as are those brand logos you commonly see on a musician’s carry case. Stickers can be permanent or temporary.

Did you know decals ARE stickers, but not all stickers are decals?

A decal (often pronounced “DEK-ul” in Canada or “DEE-Cal” in other parts of the world) is a decorative sticker generally used outdoors such as on a car or truck. Decal (short for Decalcomania) originated from France and is the process of transferring images to glass or porcelain. It’s evolved since and is now widely produced as low-tack graphics able to transfer from any surface to another. Therefore decals are a kind of outdoor sticker. And in case you’re wondering, the correct phonetic way of saying Decal is “Dé-Cal”, though no one really says that, do they?

 

Stickers for your Store, Restaurant, or Office

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Floor Stickers

Branding is one of the most important front-line essentials for every business. Stickers & Vinyl Graphics are literally everywhere. Take a look around you. From jar labels to logos on computers, our lives are covered in them. In a business setting they’re everywhere from hours of operation on a window to giveaways at tradeshows. We make custom stickers with your logo, slogan, and graphics to really stand out. The goal of branding is to constantly remind your potential customers that you exist and are relevant to their wants and needs. Check out these floor stickers we produced for KW Humane Society to promote Physical Distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the latest Sticker & Vinyl trends is to give away branded Thank You stickers asking for a 5 Star Google Review. Give these to your happy customers. It’s common for unhappy customers to leave negative feedback because they have incentive to do so. People rarely leave positive feedback, so stickers are a fantastic opportunity to remind them as they leave.

Vehicle Graphics

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Vehicle Wrap

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Vehicle Graphics

If you ever pass by our Waterloo office, you may spot fancy vehicles come and go as we have a constant demand for vehicle graphics (full graphics are also known as vehicle wraps). Driving your business car, van, or truck around with your branding is advertising on the go, constantly reminding people who you are and what you do.

Want something for your personal vehicle? We hear you, and ARE one of you! From family stick figures to full on Fast & Furious racing stripes, we’d make Vin Diesel proud.

Have an idea? Let our team of Graphic Designers inspire by creating a mock up for you. Your vehicle is a canvas, a cry for attention… an opportunity. Drive in style.

Custom Stickers to Decorate

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Wall Vinyl Graphics

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Nursery Wall Vinyl Graphics

Home is where you hang your hat. Imagine custom wallpaper of your last visit to China, or your favourite poem above your computer desk. Decorate the nursery or your man cave with your favourite Disney cartoon or posters. Label your bottles and jars with fancy names and ingredients. Your walls, mirrors, doors and windows are all canvases to shape with your own identity. A comfortable home is a happy home. Together, let’s make that happen.

Shape and Style, Clear or Opaque, Matte or Glossy

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Wall Vinyl Graphics

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Window Vinyl Graphics

As sign and printing experts, we have the tools to bring any graphic to life. Our equipment can cut your custom Stickers & Vinyl Graphics into any shape, large or small, on material durable in various weather conditions. Some graphics are incredibly complex, and if they have sharp edges or holes we suggest stickers with a clear rounded border to protect its corners from peeling. We offer both Matte and Glossy substrates along with many other styles such as reflective vinyl or magnets. Let us know where your stickers are being applied to and we’ll recommend the best material for your project.

Quantity & Preparation

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Roll of Stickers

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

Labels

A common question is if there are a minimum or maximum number of Stickers & Vinyl Graphics you can order. We can produce a single sticker or several thousand for you; simply let us know how you’d like them prepared. For example, teachers may want their stickers in sheets to fit into student binders. Restaurants may want their stickers on rolls to quickly apply on every takeout bag. The Mayor may want individual stickers to hand out to potential supporters for the next election. The choice is yours, and we’re ready.

Delivery & Installation outside Kitchener Waterloo

If you’re our neighbour in Guelph or Cambridge, an hour away in Mississauga or London, or across Canada in BC, we can ship your stickers anywhere in the world. Contact us today for installation options for locations outside of Ontario. We’ll do the best we can to accommodate.

For more information or to chat about Stickers & Vinyl Graphics, give us a call.

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5 Tips To Create Signs That Get Noticed From 5 Excellent Sources

Every business owner longs for signs that will get noticed and stand out from the crowd. Below are highlights from 5 great articles from different websites with information about signage. We have chosen to highlight one tip from each of the articles in order to help you think through what you need from your signs. If you would like to learn more about us, or want to get started on a project, feel free to contact us by phoning us at 519-885-1400 or emailing us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

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get noticedThe Right Colours

Ensuring that you have the right palette of colours is important if you want your signs to get noticed in a crowded environment like a busy street or retail neighbourhood. In this case, you should take advantage of bright, bold, attention-grabbing colours that won’t get lost in the crowd.

However, it is also important to take a look at your current branding. If you plan to use your existing logo and branding, make sure the colour palette you plan to use on your new signage isn’t overwhelming.

Remember that colours create and enhance moods and environments, so subtle colours can work best if you are looking to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The sign above conveys peace, calm, and serenity, which is exactly the right kind of atmosphere for a medical centre and pharmacy.

A Sign’s Function

Make sure that your sign accomplishes that which it is intended to do.FancyAframe_244x244 If its purpose is to provide information, make sure that the correct information is displayed. If your sign is intended to provide direction, then ensure that the instructions are clear and not confusing. When a sign’s primary purpose is to warn of danger, make sure that the sign is very noticeable, with eye-catching colours, and that its line of sight is not obstructed in any way.

Obviously, signs can fulfil many other roles than we have listed, but the key point remains – make sure that the sign is designed in such a way that the reader cannot fail to understand its function! This sign on the right meets those requirements. Who could fail to understand that hot lunches are available and that the reader only has to follow the large, red arrow!

Photo 2015-10-19, 12 48 03The Bigger The Better

Many business owners are finding that outdoor signs can really add to their exposure, by drawing people into their businesses, increasing their sales, and improving their bottom line. It makes sense then, that with these signs, bigger is generally better. Larger signs that are both professionally designed, and well constructed, are almost always better at catching people’s attention than smaller ones. Trying to ignore a large sign that draws the eye is difficult. The sign on the left accomplishes this with its bold font.

Keep It Short

Don’t try to cram too much information on a sign. In the case of a sign, less is more. If it is an outdoor sign, remember that some people may be driving by and unable to read, or digest, a lot of information. It is better then, to limit your sign to the least amount of information that your potential customers need in order to make a decision.

The example below does just that, providing the business name, and their business activities in three words and a simple graphic.

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Choice Of Font

Your choice of font conveys a wealth of important information about you, your business and your personality. Always make sure that your font fits in well with your brand image. For example, if you want to project a serious, reliable, professional image then don’t choose a light, flowery font!

Consider also the size and colour of the font or fonts that you are using. Think about the materials that you plan to use, and whether or not they will be 3D. If you are unsure about how to choose a font, ask an expert for advice. The sign for a pizza restaurant below uses a palette that is reminiscent of the Italian flag while the 3D letters stand out from the building and project towards the potential customer. Read more about font choice here.

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“Wonderful people and have done a countless number of signage projects for my cafe. Their designers are FANTASTIC and I’m always extremely happy with what they come up with. Their customer service is top notch and the prints always come out beautifully and quickly. A+ for speed, artwork, and customer service.”

-Nikhil Katarya

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Who Are Westmount Signs?

Without a doubt, we are the local leader in sign design, manufacturing and installation. We will collaborate with you on your project with you from start to finish, removing any doubt you may have about the process. Our office is conveniently located at 347 Weber Street North, Waterloo. Contact us today to get started on your next project.

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How To Make Attention Grabbing Signs

Get Your Outdoor Signs Noticed With These Good Tips

Outdoor Business Signs: Five Tips to Get You Noticed

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Adhesive Vinyl Graphics Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Are you looking for a way to add seamless visuals to any advertising space? Would you like to be able to label things neatly and professionally without bulky signage? Then adhesive vinyl graphics is for you! This article will take you through a basic understanding of how adhesive vinyl graphics work, why you should consider adhesive vinyl graphics and what your options are. Westmount Signs and Printing is pleased to offer this service to businesses in the Kitchener-Waterloo region! If you would like to get in on adhesive vinyl graphics or would like to learn more about us, feel free to contact us today!

 

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What Are Adhesive Vinyl Graphics?

This self-adhesive product is simple to design and adheres to most surfaces, such as wood, metal, glass and plastic. It’s printed onto a sheet and is placed onto the desired surface much like a temporary tattoo but adhesive vinyl graphics can be later removed.

Adhesive vinyl graphics are printed from a computer and cut. We install a backing in order to transport the material from our office to your building. As can be seen in the photo on the right, adhesive vinyl graphics are able to adhere to most surfaces, including slightly textured walls. If you are worried about how to install adhesive vinyl graphics, don’t worry! Westmount Signs offers an installation and maintenance service that will help get the job done.

 

Why Should I Consider It?

Adhesive vinyl graphics are especially handy in place of window graphics or if you would like to decorate a space without making a mess with paint; perfect for any window or building decoration. It is also ideal for long term advertising, especially indoors.

Adhesive vinyl graphics have almost no limit to size. While it is usually installed in smaller areas, it can easily be used to cover large spaces as well. Adhesive vinyl graphics are not flimsy! It is weather resistant, providing a safe and reliable advertising method. Vinyl is a very durable material.

 

What our customers say about our services

“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

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What Are My Options?

Within reason, adhesive vinyl graphics come in any shape or size. As long as we are able to program it, we can print it! If you would like a consultation, we are more than happy to meet with you. Our free mock ups are also a great way to compare ideas and create the best lettering for your circumstances. Click the link to see more of the interior signage options or the exterior signage options that Westmount can create for you!

Westmount Signs: Your All-in-One Signage Company

Westmount Signs and Printing is located in the K-W region. We provide high-quality signage and printing services for businesses in and around the area. Adhesive vinyl graphics are only one of our many products and services. We also offer other kinds of exterior and interior signs, digital printing, vehicle graphics and our own installation and maintenance service. If you would like to learn more about us or get started on a project, feel free to call us at 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com!

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