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?

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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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How To Choose The Right Supplier For Your Business

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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.

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-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

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What Your Conference Room Names Say About Your Company Culture

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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

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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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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Top 5 Funny Safety Signs

Safety signs always serve a purpose, to warn people of regulations or potential danger, but this doesn’t mean it can’t be done with an added sense of humour. Whether to be taken seriously or simply used as a gag sign there are plenty of funny and effective safety sign designs out there. In this article, we’ll share with you our top 5 favourite funny but effective safety signs. At Westmount Signs, we can help you come up with your own effective and possibly humorous safety signs. Click here to learn more about what makes us different from any other sign and printing shop.

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5. Do Not Enter

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Makes sense right? Without context, this sign seems completely useless. How are you supposed to enter if the door doesn’t open? We can only assume this is some sort of automatic door that needs to be opened from the other side and they’ve had people attempt to bust through the door even when the door doesn’t open, but whatever the case this sign is sure to draw an initial chuckle from anyone who reads it.

4. $200 Fine

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If there’s any sign that’s going to be effective in stopping you from touching a wire this would be it. Not only do they warn you that making contact with the wires will cause death, but what’s even worse is that you’ll also be charged a $200 fine. If death isn’t enough to scare you away surely taking a hit to your bank account will do the trick. The Newcastle Tramway Authority will probably have no trouble keeping people from touching their wiring anytime soon.

3. Think of the animals

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Clearly the owners of this sign are more concerned with the well-being of the animals in the zoo than the life of their customers. This sign is a great twist on the classic “do not climb the fences” sign by insinuating that the health of their animals should not be affected as a result of your own bad choices.

2. Sharp Edges

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We can only assume that this sign wasn’t meant to be taken seriously, but it certainly does a good job of drawing attention with its clearly humorous message. The worrisome part is that there is an actual warning on this sign at the bottom where it states, “also, the bridge is out ahead.” If this sign was actually used to warn oncoming vehicles that a bridge was out it’s probably the most ineffective sign on this list. Despite the fact that it would be almost entirely ineffective the dry humour incorporated by the sign is simply too much to leave it off this list.

1. No “P” in our “OOL”

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Hygiene is always a concern in public pools and the owners of this sign wanted to make sure they did their best to keep it that way. This sign is likely to catch the eyes of passersby who believe that either the “P” fell off the sign or the makers of the sign accidentally misspelled “pool”, only to find out that it was no mistake but a cleverly designed sign that certainly gets the point across effectively. We think this ool sign is ositively erfect!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at some of our favourite funny safety signs, and maybe we’ve helped inspire you to create your own signs. At Westmount Signs and Printing in Kitchener-Waterloo, we have talented designers who can help you come up with a unique safety sign that would suit your needs perfectly. Want something funny and eye catching? We can do that! Want something serious and informative? We can do that too! Whatever your wants and needs we’re certain we can help you.

We provide mock ups for your guaranteed satisfaction with the end result and we’re always willing to talk. Our team is well-known in the region for having extremely fast turnaround times for both initial concepts and finished products. If you would like to start on a project with us or have a few questions, feel free to phone us at 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

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Top 5 Unique Bathroom Signs

Everyone enjoys seeing a creative and well thought out design, especially when it’s in a place you’d least expect it. As such, there are some people who choose to use their bathroom signs as a way to express their brand or even create a little humor.

This article will show you our top 5 favourite unique bathroom signs to hopefully give you some ideas for your own designs. If you’d like some help coming up with a design for a bathroom sign, we can certainly do that here at Westmount Signs. Click here to learn more about us and how we can help.

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Here are our choices for the top 5 unique bathroom sign designs. We hope you enjoy them!

5. Aliens

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This sign is a pretty unique take on the traditional family bathroom signs. I’m sure the people who designed this sign just wanted to ensure that everyone, no matter what sex, gender or intergalactic species they were, would feel welcome into using their family bathroom. A simple, yet quirky idea that’s sure to draw some laughs from those entering.

4. Brothers & Sisters

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These are just a classic example of modifying a bathroom sign to suit your business. These signs are perfectly designed for any church-related business and are sure to give those who see them a little chuckle on their take on the more traditional Male and Female restroom signs. If you’re interested in making a great interior bathroom sign like this one, click here to find out how Westmount Signs can help.

3. Superheroes

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Who doesn’t want to feel like a superhero? These signs are really cool and certainly one of a kind. Something instantly came to mind upon seeing these signs for the first time. These are great signs for kids. Almost everyone has had a child or knows somebody with a child that’s incredibly hesitant to go to the washroom, or is washroom shy. These signs would be a simple way to convince your child that even superheroes use the washroom which may make the process go a little easier.

2. Mr and Mrs. Smith

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The best part about this bathroom sign is that it instantly grabs your attention, just like a movie poster. It’s not often that you find celebrities helping you to find the bathroom, especially those as popular as Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. Creating large graphics like these are a great way to make sure your bathrooms are easy to spot and are easily decipherable. Check out our adhesive vinyl graphics page to learn more about these types of signs.

1. Tricked You

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These signs, originally found at McGuire’s Irish Pub in Florida, express a classic style of Irish humour. Though we’re quite certain these signs have caused a ton of embarrassing moments for both men and women, the design of them is really well done. There is a lot of attention to detail, particularly on the the words. Unfortunately, the State of Florida ordered for these signs to be taken down after 10 years due to a, “lack of signage properly designating bathrooms”. It’s certainly understanding why some people would want them taken down, but it’s nice to know that they live on as novelty signs for everyone to have a good chuckle over.

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Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed taking a look at some of our favourite bathroom sign designs, now we’d like to tell you a little bit about what we do best. Westmount Signs and Printing is located in Waterloo and serves Kitchener, Cambridge and the surrounding areas with quality signs and printing for all occasions. Our experienced staff, designers and top notch digital printing equipment provides the very best results for your business. Connect with us anytime for a free estimate or help with your next project. We look good, when you look good!

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While we provide digital printing, we also offer exterior and interior signage, vehicle graphics, and a sign maintenance and installation service. We are proud to offer very fast turnaround times with all of our products and can accommodate any concerns you may have at the last minute. We also provide free mock-ups so you are ensured satisfaction.

If you have unique delivery requirements, let us know! We will do everything to make sure that your products are exactly the way you want them. 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.

Wayfinding Signage – Everything You Need to Know

Wayfinding signage is one of the best things you can do for your building. This article will discuss how wayfinding signage can be used to benefit your business, as well as the different types of wayfinding signs you can employ. Some signs may be trivial, others legally required, but regardless of the type of sign there is nothing better than being able to provide customers with what they need without getting them lost. Westmount Signs and Printing is the forefront expert on wayfaring signage in the Waterloo region. If you are interested in learning more or would like to get started on a project, feel free to contact us!

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How Can I Use It?

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The Children’s Safety Village uses a bright sign to appeal to children and direct adults.

Wayfinding signage is used to direct human traffic, but there are many components that go into that endeavor. You can create your sign with recognizable landmarks, or opt for a more direct left/right approach. The best choice will vary depending on the layout of your building or property. You could use symbols, arrows, words, or a mix of all three. Just make sure that your signage options remain consistent so you don’t confuse anyone.

You should use wayfinding signage to create a safe, customer-friendly space around your building. Wayfaring signage is also there to keep your customers happy and relaxed while going to and from your business. Always make sure that you have signage that will help a customer navigate the area in and around your business. It is extremely important to keep your signage as visual as possible, minimal, and easy to understand. This ensures that everyone is able to understand it with little confusion, regardless of age or ability.

What Is It?

tweetingWayfinding signage is any type of sign that gives direction. They exist to help a customer find their way without lengthy explanations or complicated maps. With signs to guide customers along the way, they should be able to find their destination with ease. If your customer gets confused and has to ask you for help, take note of why that might have happened and consider your options for better signage.

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What Are the Different Types?

According to Design Work Plan, wayfinding signage can be divided into four categories: information, identification, directional and warning. Each comes with their own purposes, effective uses and optimum signage.

1.Information Signs

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This identification sign uses simple graphics to describe a staircase feature in the building.

Information signs are generally used as the first step in a new environment. They tell the customer where they are and what they will find. These signs are specific to one area of a property so they will not necessarily tell the customer what the rest of the area looks like or what they are likely to find elsewhere. Examples of this type of sign are standing signs, plaques or descriptions.

2.Identification Signs

These signs are used for pointing out a service or feature that is of use to the customer. An example of this might be a public washroom sign or an information kiosk. Regardless of the importance of the service in question, identification signs are a surefire way to draw attention to something a customer might need.

3.Directional Signs

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Complicated facilities such as airports will rely heavily on directional signs to help travelers navigate quickly.

Directional signs have the broadest spectrum of the four types of wayfinding signs. They allow a customer to get a full view of the property and can be as specific or as vague as you see fit. Directional signs often take the form of maps of a facility and can opt for only including main roads, to including all roads for very specific directions. Depending on where the map is located in your building, the point of view and amount of property illustrated may vary.

4.Warning Signs

Warning signs are used solely for making customers aware of hazards in the area. Wet floor signs, fire safety signs, stairwell signs and all other forms of signage that will mark a safety feature in a building are all extremely important. Keep in mind that this particular sign is not only beneficial for others, it is also required. Make sure that this type of sign especially is extremely visible.

Westmount Signs: The Only Supplier You Need

Westmount Signs is dedicated to providing the Waterloo region and surrounding area with quality signage and printing. Exterior and interior signs are only one part of our product and services! We also offer digital printing, vehicle graphics and our own maintenance and installation service. We provide free mock ups for your guaranteed satisfaction with the end result and we’re always willing to talk. Our team is well-known in the region for having extremely fast turnaround times for both initial concepts and finished products. If you would like to start on a project with us or have a few questions, feel free to phone us at 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

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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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Window Graphics – Their Benefits

Have you ever considered using window graphics to advertise your business? Window graphics have always been a popular choice for advertising because they’re versatile, they’re more cost effective than other types of advertising, they maximize space utilization, they add an element of privacy, and they’re easy to install. This article will go through each of these benefits and outline why using window graphics for advertising is one of the best choices your business can make.

Westmount Signs & Printing offers both full design and installation of window graphics as well as graphics-to-go if you would like to install them yourselves. If you would like to learn more about us or get started on a project, feel free to contact us today!

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ishawarma sunrise loc (2)Window Graphics Are Versatile

One of the best things about choosing to go with a window graphic over a more traditional sign is that there are no limits to the style of graphic you can choose. Window graphics are made out of perforated vinyl which is printed digitally to create a one of a kind display for your business. These graphics can range from small simple designs just to attract the attention of people passing by, to more elaborate full window designs that display information about your business. Big, small, subtle or flashy, we can design your window graphics to be however you would like them.

Window Graphics Cost Effective

Window graphics really are a cheap and easy way to liven up the look of your business. Compared to the costs of creating a whole new sign from scratch, you’d be saving a lot of money and time by choosing to go with window graphics. If you’d like to learn more about the specific costs of window graphics, you can contact us directly by filling in one of our contact forms.

Window Graphics Maximize Space You Already Have

Window Graphic 4Better space utilization is one of the greatest benefits of using window graphics over more traditional signage. Believe it or not, all you need to install a window graphic is a window. That’s it!

Being able to save on space is a huge plus for using window graphics. This increase in effective space utilization reduces the need to purchase any additional advertising space. If your business is in an area where you have no additional room for signage (such as a small plot of land or in a mall), then choosing a window graphic for your advertising is a great choice.

“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!” – ThunderStorm Productions DJ Service & Amusement

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Window Graphics Add An Element Of Privacy

Window Graphic 3One of the coolest elements of using a window graphic is that they can act like a tinted window. People on the outside of your business will be able to see the great graphics that you have designed, but at the same time the people on the inside of your business will be able to see outside clearly. This is great for more private practices, such as dental offices, doctor’s offices, and spas. Any business that would like a more private feel without losing a view outdoors can benefit from these window covering graphics.

Window Graphics Are Easy to Install

Window Graphic 5Traditional signs can take a long time to design and install, especially if they’re backlit. However, window graphics can be installed quickly and easily. Not only are they easy to install the first time, they’re also really easy to remove and replace in case you change your mind on your designs. This also makes window graphics an optimal choice for displaying sales or special pricing which may only be available for a limited period of time.

The only requirement to installing a window graphic is that it needs to be installed while the weather is at a minimum of five degrees Celsius in order for the perforated vinyl to stick and seal to the window. If you’re considering getting some window graphics for your business soon, we’d encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to ensure the installation can be done before the cooler fall and winter months.

What Can Westmount Do for You?

Westmount Signs and Printing is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and provides the surrounding area with quality signage and printing for all occasions. Our top notch digital printing machines allow for the best local printing results. We are well versed in printing and binding and would love to help you realize your students’ yearbook dreams.

While we provide digital printing, we also offer exterior and interior signage, vehicle graphics, and a sign maintenance and installation service. We are proud to offer very fast turnaround times with all of our products and can accommodate any concerns you may have at the last minute. We also provide free mock-ups so you can be assured of satisfaction.

If you have unique delivery requirements, let us know! We will do everything to make sure that your products are exactly the way you want them. 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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