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

Stickers & Vinyl Graphics

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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Marketing During & After COVID-19

Marketing During and After COVID-19. Business as usual won’t be the same for a while, that’s for sure. We will all need to adapt to the new realities and continuation of social and physical distancing. You will need to prepare your business for the road ahead and our team can help. We offer a wide variety of services here at Westmount Signs & Printing, such as graphic design, web design, signage and printing.  Here is how we can help:

Marketing During and After COVID-19 - Morty's Pub Curbside

Morty’s Pub Curbside

Curbside Pick-Up Signs

Curbside signs are useful as they provide your customers with instructions when they arrive to pick up their order. Typically these signs are placed in front of a parking space and have a specific number which will coincide with the order number. Customers can drive up and pop the trunk, where you then place the order inside, and off they go.

You can order temporary coroplast signs to attach on an existing fence or post. Aluminum signs or a-frames are also an option depending on the layout of your parking lot and how long you want the signs to last for. Check out what Morty’s Pub is offering for their Takeout Curbside Pickup.

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Window Graphics

Posters & Window Graphics

Don’t underestimate the power of window graphics. Utilize this space for your business with posters or vinyl to let your customers know you are open or operating under reduced capacity. These graphics can also promote your business to new clients too!  Learn More

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Banners

Temporary Banners & Lawn Signs

Use Banners or Lawn Signs to let your customers know that your business is open. They are a great cost-effective way to promote what you have to offer! You can also include delivery app info and your phone number.

 

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Safety Shields

Custom Safety Shields

Safety shields are a great way to provide a clear barrier between your employees and customers. This critical accessory can be customized in a variety of ways to fit your needs and counter space. This will be a common item every business will need when they re-open soon. Demand will be high and material will be in short supply so Contact Us immediately for more information.

Marketing During and After COVID-19 - Stickers

Stickers

Safety Seal Stickers

You can use sleek branded logo stickers as tamper-proof safety seals when offering take-out or delivery. These low cost options will give your customers peace of mind and encourage them to come back for more! Contact Us now and lets get started on your stickers.

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Printing

Short-Run Printing

Don’t forget about your printed materials to promote your re-opened business! Sending out “we’re open” postcards to your surrounding local community is a great way to get the word out. Include a coupon to encourage them to act and support your business.

 

For more information or to chat about your options regarding Marketing During and After COVID-19, give us a call. We are here to help. We look good, when you look good!
519-885-1400  sales@westmountsigns.com

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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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.

“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

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.

 

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

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

In this continuing series about business meeting room signage, we will take a closer look at some ideas for naming meeting rooms. If you are unsure what to call your new meeting room(s) or are in the process of renaming them, consider some of the suggestions below. Contact us at Westmount to make your dream reality.

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Pop Culture

bat caveWhat is going on in pop culture? Consider referencing it in your business meeting room names. For a great example of this kind of thinking, take a look at Hello World’s list of conference room names. It is replete with iconic names and images that are memorable, and will immediately catch your interest. The list includes names like “Field of Dreams,” “Narnia,” “Hotel Yorba,” and “Thunderdome.” Whatever list of names you choose, the design staff at Westmount are ready to create it using the materials of your choice.

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Reference Your Company History

What is your company’s past? Who are its heroes? What accomplishments is your company recognized for? Where are your satellite locations? There are many ways you can reference your company that could inspire your employees and guests while strengthening your branding and driving home your company’s message. For example, eBay business meeting roomnames its rooms around the categories on its famous website. They have also named a conference room after Jack Sheng, the first eBay seller to receive a Feedback score of 1 million.

Include Your Employees

Include your employees in the decision-making process. This great idea will go a long way to fostering strong company collaboration, inclusivity, and morale.

jello af3e187bbed83dae296182c8020383a2Asking for input from your employees allows them to unleash their creativity, which may have a spillover effect into other areas of work.

Find out what your employees are passionate about, what are their likes and dislikes, or engage their sense of humour – like the “Room for Jello” at the left.

At Westmount, our staff are experienced professionals that strive to carry out their work to the very highest standards.

“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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Consider naming your conference rooms after famous people in history. These could include prime ministers, presidents, heroes, athletes, movie stars, corporate legends, war heroes, legendary characters, famous authors or business leaders.

Specific Purposes

It should go without saying that often the simplest thing to do is name rooms after the specific activities that are most likely to be carried out there. Some examples of this system might be, “The Marketing Room,” “The Sales Room,” “The Accounting Room,” or “The Production Room.”

What Makes Westmount Signs Different?

Westmount Signs is known in the Waterloo Region for its exceptional service and attention to detail. Our team of professionals can assist you throughout the entire design process. The team’s combination of experience and technological know-how means that you can be confident that we will get the job done according to your specifications – every time! Our pricing and customer service are second to none, and we have devoted years to being active in giving back to the community. Contact us for your next sign project.

Business Meeting Room Signage Series

To find the links to the other posts in this series, click the links:

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 – How to select the best supplier – Chapter 4

Business Meeting Room Signage Guide – Overview

Sources:

Best Meeting Room Names Of All Time [edit: link no longer available]

What Your Conference Room Names Say About Your Company Culture

What’s In A Conference Room Name?

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

Do you need some tips for how to go about designing an impressive business meeting sign? In this, the second chapter of our series on business meeting room signage, we will search the web to help you come up with three ideas.  We will also discuss some of the materials used in creating business meeting signs.  Contact us at Westmount Signs for all your business signage needs.

business meeting roomTip #1 – Create A Stand-Out Sign

Do you want to create a stand-out sign? Check out this simple dimensional signage that nevertheless, sends out a clear message about the purpose of the room. We wonder if the idea for this sign was hatched in this room? The stark surroundings offer few distractions, and accompanied by the sign, give a clear indication of what is expected here. The lesson  is to ensure that the design expresses the primary role that the room is intended to carry out.

This is a great example of a dimensional sign making a strong impact. Dimensional meeting room signs can be created  in a wide variety of methods including cut out, cast,  moulded, and fabricated. This example comes to us courtesy of www.design-milk.com

 

“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

business meeting room signsTip # 2 – Name Your Rooms

Here is an effective, clear cut, acrylic meeting room sign that accomplishes a couple of things effectively. First, it indicates the name applied to this particular business meeting room – in this case, Tofino. Having specific names ascribed to multiple business rooms is more effective than simply using a series of numbers.

You can choose a series of names that has particular significance to the business. For example, name rooms after  former board members, place names that have particular significance to the business such as satellite locations, or products and brands. Your choices are only limited by your imagination. If you are lacking ideas or are looking for something unusual and memorable, browse through this list from www.davincimeetingrooms.com.

Secondly, the slider at the bottom moves in either direction, indicating whether the room is in use. This can prevent double bookings and unwanted intrusions.

Tip #3 – Consider Your Corporate Culturebusiness meeting rooms

What is your corporate culture? Is it serious or dignified? Choose business meeting room names that reflect this aspect of your business. Are you a brash and bold – an up and coming start-up? Your business meeting room names might want to reflect that, like this one referenced in an article about Microsoft’s new app, and entitled “Meeting Room Of Destiny.”

Is your corporate culture innovative, technological, and creative? Choose names that demonstrate that this is who you are. Think of your meeting rooms as places to showcase your cultural symbolism.

Westmount – For All Your Signage Needs!

Having been in business in the Kitchener-Waterloo region for over 10 years, our team of professionals are well versed in every type of signage imaginable. We can create custom designs, so simply bring us your ideas and we will help you turn them into reality as  we have a team of talented designers that can assist you.

We provide mockups – guaranteeing your satisfaction with the end result – and we’re always willing to talk. Our talented team is well-known in the region for our extremely fast turnaround times  If you would like to start on a project with us or simply have a few questions, contact us at 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

Sources

How To Name Your Conference Rooms

What Your Conference Rooms Say About Your Company Culture

100 Plus Conference Room Names

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

Where are the best places to put business meeting room signs? In this, the first chapter of our series on business meeting room signage, we will address the question and provide a selection of answers for you to consider. We will list the places where business meeting room signs can be placed, for example, in the reception area as well as the business room itself, and talk about the pros and cons of each.  Contact us at Westmount Signs for all your business signage needs.

Kids Link interior signWhy You Need Business Meeting Room Signage

Your business meeting room signage subtly conveys a lot of information about you and your company to your prospective clients, customers, and business partners. If your signage is of poor quality, with dated, damaged, scratched, or illegible text, you are telling your business meeting room visitors that they can expect a similar type of service from you.

Read here about how poor business signage can affect impressions your visitors might have of you.

“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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reception signsReception Hall

Bold, stand-out signage in your reception hall is a must for business meeting room signage. When your visitors enter your building, meeting room signage is one of the first things that they should see.  Clear wayfinding signage information that points to the business meeting rooms, and makes a strong impression will convey a positive impression on your visitors telling them that this is a business that knows where it is headed and has the interests of visitors at heart. These signs should be subtly colourful, yet eye-catching,  blending with your company’s colours and logo while providing guidance. Don’t skimp on reception hall signage.


NorthviewWayfinding Signs

Wayfinding signs will direct your visitors to the business meeting room as they begin to negotiate the corridors and hallways that may be well-known to you, but are new territory to them. These types of signs can direct people to meeting rooms and also provide information along the way, such as directions to lunchrooms, washrooms, exits, etc. Signs like these can be used in indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Door Signs

Make sure that your business meeting rooms themselves are clearly marked. Clear, bold fonts are best. The signage may also include information that is changeable,  to facilitate the different groups that might be visiting at different times. For example, you may wish to show scheduled meeting times, and the name of the group that will be using the room at that time. This will not only help to assist your guests in finding the location but will also help to avoid double-bookings.


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Your business meeting room itself should have signage in the interior of the room. In-room signage that displays company logos reinforces branding. If it is a large room and a large meeting, it may be appropriate to have custom event signage. This could include banners and posters that direct people to displays and promotional materials.

Westmount – For All Your Signage Needs!

Having been in business in the Kitchener-Waterloo region for over 20 years, our team of professionals are well versed in every type of signage imaginable. We can create custom designs, so you can bring us your ideas and we will help you turn them into reality. If creativity is something you struggle with, simply let our design team walk you through the process.

Other Posts In The Series

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

Exterior Signage – Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph

Is exterior signage an important part of your business brand? What makes your business attractive to potential customers or clients? In this post, we are going to talk about the value of business signage and demonstrate the importance of having appealing exterior signage. We will take a look at cost effective lettering & graphics; three-dimensional signs; your building and your neighbourhood; and the importance of keeping it simple, Westmount Signs is dedicated to providing the Kitchener-Waterloo region with superior-quality signs and printing. Contact us if you would like to learn more about us or would like to get started on a project.

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The Value of Attractive Exterior Signs

Think about it. How many times have you entered a business location because the sign was well-placed, attractive, and informative? Consider your business and how many competitors you have in your market. Many businesses are competing with a half dozen similar business within a few blocks. If your sign is unappealing then you are letting your competitors have an advantage over you. First impressions are important, and that goes for business signs too. If you are considering a new business sign, then contact us to see what we have to offer.

“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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Shown below are some examples of exterior signs what we have installed.

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Cost Effective Window Lettering & Graphics

Window lettering and graphics are relatively quick and easy to produce. They create an attractive, visually appealing sign that is cost-effective.

They help to reinforce branding while communicating quickly and clearly with your customer. An added benefit is that they provide a certain amount of privacy.

Graphic signs can be offered with a complete installation package. Explore our window lettering and graphics page here.

Three-Dimensional Signsexterior signs

Three-dimensional signs are valuable for the texture and interest that they create.

By throwing off shadows, they add depth and provide solidity and perspective. These types of signs can be created in all shapes and sizes and are relatively inexpensive to produce. They can be plain or backlit for further colour enhancement.

Great for plazas or large, stand-alone properties and as a marketing tool, they are effective at getting your business noticed by your potential customers.

a frameConsider Your Building and Your Neighbourhood

What style of building are you in? Match your signage to the type of property. For example, LED signage that is suitable for a take-out restaurant may not suit an office situated in a renovated older historic building. Perhaps you might want signage that is more subtle and has a more vintage appeal.

Backlit signs are ubiquitous in plazas and may even be part of your lease agreement.

Also, take into consideration what you are seeking to accomplish. An A-Frame on the sidewalk is an excellent way to attract casual passers-by into a bakery, a coffee bar or restaurant.

exterior signsKeeping It Simple Can Be Best

Sometimes less is more. The clean, simple lines of this traditional sign stand out against very clearly against the dark background.

This business wants to showcase their brand, which is one of the most successful in Europe, to potential North American customers. It also lets their business partners know they have found the correct location.

Cost effective, this sign gets the job done with a minimum of fuss.

About Westmount Signs

Westmount Signs is a team of experienced professionals who know the sign business inside out. We never contract out our work so you can always be sure with whom you are dealing. We believe in giving back to the community and are active in sponsoring charities and events. At Westmount, we are happy to work with you on every step of your project so contact us for a quote and get started on your next signage project today.

Sources:

Storefront Signs – How To Choose The Right Signs For Your Business

Tips For Buying Business Signs

Five Reasons Why Signs Work For Your Small Business

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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-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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Why Having an Outdoor Business Sign is Important for Your Business

Do you have a business? What makes your business work? In this article, we are going to discuss the importance of having an outdoor business sign by looking at its benefits, uses and the different types available. Westmount Signs is dedicated to providing the Kitchener-Waterloo region with high-quality signs and printing for business or other purposes. If you would like to learn more about us or would like to get started on a project, feel free to contact us!

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Why Outdoor Business Signs?

pylonOutdoor Business Signs are able to attract attention like no other marketing strategies. They are customizable to suit your business’ style and needs, they can help to decorate your property, and most importantly, they create a strong impression for customers.

An outdoor business sign is the first step to creating a sturdy business since it acts (sometimes literally) as a doorway for your customers to experience your services. Outdoor signs can act as anything from landmarks and information booths and still help boost your business.

Of all the types of signage at your disposal, outdoor business signs should be the number one concern for you. Their wide reach and helpfulness to others is unparalleled when compared to any other kind of sign. Click here to see a quick guide to signage to help decide which sign is right for you!

 

What our customers say about our service

“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 a 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 FergusonCMO/Managing Director, Brentwood Livery

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Types of Signage

In choosing an outdoor sign you have two options: storefront signs or roadside signs. Each can be customized with lighting to allow night advertising. For a full list of our signage options, click here.

Storefront

vinylletteringIf a customer is looking for your location, a storefront sign will help direct them to the right building. Signs that are directly attached to the front of your store can be lit for night advertising or left as they are depending on whether your location and type of business would make this possible or beneficial.

Individual cut letters are by far the most appealing signage option and can be lit in several different ways. Click here to read more about how they work! Variations on this type of sign can be implemented to give your business whatever it needs most.

Roadside

Window Graphic 3A roadside sign’s main job is to advertise. Many businesses will use a roadside sign to display messages for their customers, such as hours of operation, special offers, events, and contact information. This signage can be electronic or a reader boards.

A freestanding sign without additional text can be illuminated at night with LED lights to draw attention. Illuminated roadside signs are especially useful if your business’ building is located far away from the main roads or other businesses. In this regard, it can be likened to a beacon for customers!

 

Westmount Signs: Outdoor Sign Provider

Westmount Signs is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. We provide high-quality signage and printing services in and around the region for business and recreational purposes alike. While outdoor business signs are a part of our services, we also offer interior signs, digital printing, vehicle graphics and our own maintenance and installation service to ensure your satisfaction. We are known across the region for our quick turnaround times and flexibility. If you are worried about how a project will turn out, we can provide free mock-ups to make sure you’re getting the right result. If you would like to learn more about us or would like to get started on a project, call us at 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

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