Saturday, September 27, 2008

Make your own Sidewalk Sign

As any one who has visited my website or monitored my blog, I hope you have seen me to be someone who strives to sell a quality, inexpensive product. And, a new product has recently been added.

Have you ever wanted to make a REALLY inexpensive sidewalk sign? Not the REAL cheap one, but one with quality parts. One that you don't have to pay lots to ship. (I still feel guilty charging the truck rates for arrow portable signs.) I believe these products provide a HIGH quality sign hinge AND a great set of sign feet. I invite you to look them over!

Here is the information from the website:

Hinge Handle One offers all the great features of Hinge Handle Classic—plus is even quicker to install since tee-nuts and screws are not required. Simply staple or screw Hinge Handle One to the sign board—and you're ready to go. For larger signs, just use two—one size fits all. Hinge Handle One is made from a high-strength composite polymer, making it completely rust-proof and virtually unbreakable even in cold weather.

The Professional choice

  • Strong. Like Hinge Handle Classic, Hinge Handle One is made from high-density polyethelene that will flex, but not break, even in cold weather. Every Hinge Handle One comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Compatible. Hinge Handle One's innovative design means that it can be used in small and large signs, with substrates of any kind up to 1/2" thick.
  • Simple. Hinge Handle One is even easier and faster to install to A-frame signs. Screw or staple Hinge Handle One to any sign board in seconds.
  • Convenient. Thanks to their built-in handle, Hinge Handle One make A-frame signs much easier to carry.
  • Beautiful. Hinge Handle One's simple, clean, all-white design draws attention the signage, not itself.
  • Versatile. Hinge Handle One offers the same excellent utility of the original—' 330° of rotation means that all four sides can be used for signage. (e.g., "Lunch special $6.95" ... flip over ... "Dinner special $11.95")
Hinge Handle One - Make Your Own A-Frame Sidewalk SignHinge Handle One - Make Your Own A-Frame Sidewalk Sign

Hinge Handle One - Make Your Own A-Frame Sidewalk SignHinge Handle One - Make Your Own A-Frame Sidewalk Sign

Hinge Handle One - Make Your Own A-Frame Sidewalk SignHinge Handle One - Make Your Own A-Frame Sidewalk Sign

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

What are the steps to get a customizeable velcro banner?

I have been selling quite a few velcro changeable banners lately. Many customer have requested their banners have custom logos. [See above]. It really is not a very complicated process.
  1. You need to determin what size banner you want to order. The standard sizes are multiples of 3: 3' x 3'; 3' x 6'; & 3' x 9'. I often receive requests for 4' x 9' or 4' x 8' changeable banners. Of course, these are available, too.
  2. Banner color: There are a number of colors available. These are all listed on the SignsSeen website.
  3. Letter Color: The letter colors are WHITE or BLACK. This choice is mostly made by the banner color chosen.
  4. Letter Size: The existing banner packages come with either 4 inch letters or 8 inch letters. And, because of the unique design of the velcro banner, either letter set can be used on the same banner. The Velcro is in 4 inch intervals, so that either set of letters can be used simultaneously on the same banner. [The letters have velcro dots in just the right spot to make the whole system work perfectly.]
  5. Banner Orientation: Although most banner are done horizontally, requests do come in for vertical banners. This is a custom banner, but it is not significantly more. The velcro strips are just placed on the banner running the other direction.
  6. Banner Mounting: Most of the banner come with an internal frame, and a PVC stand is also available. I have also had requests for banners that can hang down. This can also be done, but the banner needs to be reinforced properly.
  7. Logo: Although some design work can be done, it is more expensive. A sample of a "banner proof" is shown above. The logo can run entirely across the top of the banner OR it can be done like the US Flag-just in the top left corner. The logo will need to be sent to our design department, and your proof will follow. Depending on the customization desired, the cost is typically less than $100 additional per banner.
Do you need a changeable banner? Do you need a customized banner? Visit SignsSeen to find out more about velcro changeable banners and other portable sign options.