Thursday, December 24, 2009

Handheld LED Sign in Scrolling Motion



The sign is so very easy to program. Above and below, there are a few examples of how the messages can display.

Interested in one for yourself? See the Handheld Battery Operated LED sign on line OR give us a call at SignsSeen.

New Pictures of Small Battery Operated LED Sign




So many things can be programmed into the Handheld LED Sign developed by SignsSeen. Whether you want to promote your favorite sports team, make customers aware of a special OR get the attention of a particular someone--this sign can do it for you!!

And, if you have questions, give us a call and let us help!

SignsSeen and LimoDriverSign.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SignsSeen a Favorite Place on GoogleMaps


Thanks for visiting our Google Map and checking us out there! And, no matter where you are, SignsSeen or SignsWork or Sidewalk-Signs can dropship to you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

The SignsSeen Team

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmast from SignsSeen!

Although our hours are typically from 9:00-5:00 EST, during the 2009 Christmas season, our hours will be greatly reduced.

December 22 & 23: Normal Hours

December 24 - 27: Closed

December 28 - 29: Until 1:30

December 30 - January 3: Closed

January 4th - : Here to answer you Sign Questions!!

Because almost all of our suppliers are either closed OR open limited hours, we have made the decision to also reduce our hours.

We look forward to serving you in the coming year.

Merry Christmas!!

The Staff of SignsSeen

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Portable Holding Sign with Battery Operation




The new sign has arrived and it wants to help you get your message out!!

LED Programmable HOLDING SIGN with BATTERY OPERATION

Specification:

  • - Lighting Source: High Bright Red L.E.D
  • - Resolution: 7 H x 50 L /dots
  • - Remote Control Programming
  • - 3 Buttons on the back, to control brightness, speed and # of messages
  • - ON/OFF Switch for ON/OFF the Power
  • - 3~6 Hours Rechargeable Battery
  • - Recharging battery via External adaptor, Cigarette charger (optional) & USB Port (optional)
  • - Each message can store 100 characters, and up to 20 messages (00-19) in total.
  • - Removable holding stick
  • - 6 levels of moving methods
  • - 8 levels of moving speeds
  • - 3 levels of brightness
  • - Patent pending

Package:

Display Sign, Remote Control, Holding Bar, USB Power Cable, AC Adapter (USB Connector), Tape, Car Charger (Option)

Application:

  • - Limo Sign (For Limousine / Taxi / Bus Drivers)
  • - Sports Event
  • - Election
  • - Travelling Tour (Tour Guides)
  • - Concert Event
  • - Scrolling Sign for any message purposes
High Bright LED is available in January 2010.

Questions?

sales@signsseen.com

Springer Sidewalk Sign on the beach?

Yes, you can place a Springer Sidewalk Sign on the beach. But, not many will be like this beach.

  • The Springer Ready-4-Graphics sign lends itself very easily to custom graphics. The graphics can be either printed on the face, or printed on a different material and applied to the sign face.
  • The sign can be either ballasted with water OR the very ample sand found all over the beach.
  • To change the sign face, additional blank faces can be purchased. Or, the sign face can be swapped out for a tracked sign face and then it can become a changeable letter sign.
Have other pictures of Magic Master signs or other sidewalk sign products? If you send them to us and tell us about how the sign is used (unless the picture makes it obvious), we can post them as well.

sales@signsseen.com

Monday, November 23, 2009

Black QLA Product Line Arrives




The QLA sidewalk sign product line has grabbed LOTS of attention. It is well design; it is VERY versatile, and there are SO many different faces options to choose from. Besides the white options you were previously told about, the black QLA comes in 4 different options:

The Black WOWO with the White markers is very special addition to the QLA family. It looks like chalk, but it is water-proof. And, can only be removed by using ammonia based (e.g. Windex) cleaners.

Not sure what QLA is right for you? Visit the SignsSeen site and call with questions!

Make your own outdoor sign

Recently, a customer wanted to purchase some sign parts to make his own sign. He was being rather discrete about his purpose, but by the end of the conversation, he admitted his sign was to make political statements. And, what you see above, is the result.

What he purchased:
And, he was fortunate to have a nice existing sign to mount his new sign to. It appears some hardware was necessary as well. Of course, his message can be debated, but he and I are both proud to live in a country where we have the right to voice dissent.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Interesting Promotional Item

At a recent trade show, I saw this product. The video shows you what two of the Stretcherz® characters might do together if found on a refrigerator.



And, if you want to see more about the product, visit the StuffSeen website.

Newly designed SignsWork site released!


After many months of design and effort, the new site is available to take orders. It offers some great advantages over the previous site:

  • The new design allows easier navigation
  • Brighter colors and eye catching images.
  • Fully database driven website. The new SignsWork is better able to help you buy the signs and sign accessories that you need!
  • New product categories and new product lines! We have refined the products we carry to provide you with the sign products that are the easiest to use and provide the best support from our manufacturers.
Please check out the new site, and let us know how YOU think it is better than the previous site.

Thanks,

The SignsWork team

Friday, October 30, 2009

Snap Shot Parties Booth Rental



While at my black sign supplier, I also found out he has another product he rents out. This is Snap Shot Parties. The boys and I took a few minutes to enjoy his rental booth while business was discussed.



And, if you are interested in seeing what fun you might have with this photo booth, please visit his site at: http://www.snapshotparties.com/

Visit to Black Signs Supplier


Sometimes, a business trip and personal trip are able to blend nicely. This happened this past weekend. As I visited friends out of state, I also was able to stop and see the supplier of my Black Signs. And, it was a very nice operation. They focus on rapid turn around, and their location and layout are ideal for this.


A few things to look forward to from the Black Sign product line.
  • New and more vibrant colors of vinyl to draw attention to your sign.
  • New letter packages with more characters and symbols coming standard.
  • The relaunch of the white faced 4' x 6' sign.
  • And, kits to make it easier and less expensive to make your own signs!!
After this visit, I am confident, the new products (and old) will continue to help the users of black signs be VERY successful when choosing this type of sign.

Questions? Visit us at SignsSeen.com or give us a call.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Modular Tile LED Board keeps getting better!!


Modular Tile LED Board


The Smart Tile LED Board is specifically designed to reduce the price of making large LED displays. Companies can get the low cost LED Boards, mount them inside their cabinets and a custom LED sign would be realized. No more having to settle for the usual LED displays with its less than attractive black metal cabinets. Companies can now make displays with all the ergonomics that their customers need, and avoid designing displays around unattractive and bulky black LED enclosures.

In addition, software is available, at low cost, to arrange the tile boards in asymmetrical shapes to conceive different architectural lighting concepts.

Choose from different outdoor power supplies to handle power according with the number of Tiles. Pick and choose the type of LEDs that fit your needs.

Benefits:

· Lowering the cost of delivering an LED display

· Keeping total display solution ergonomically appealing

· Flexibility of design. Basically, you choose where to locate the Smart Tile LED Boards

Smart Tile LED Board Specifications:

Size:

23” x 7” x (0.45” or 0.80”)

Power:

2 watts when displaying message, 6 watts with all LEDs on

Voltage:

8 – 15 Vdc

Colors:

red, green, blue, amber, purple, pink

Fonts:

7”, 12”, 14”, 18”, 21” and up character height, various fonts

Messages:

3 different messages

Display Mode:

Flash, scroll up, down, left, right, inverse

Finish:

Conformal coded protects from moisture, dust, debris

Temperature:

-30 °C to 50 °C (- 22 °F to 122°F) Operating

Weight:

10 oz.

LED Type:

6°, 15°, 30°, 120° for indoor or outdoor applications

Programming:

Wireless radio signal, 350 feet line of sight, IBM full size keyboard

Display size:

Can connect up to 100 Smart Tiles LED Boards within same architecture




Questions? Visit our SignsSeen.com and give us a call!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SignsSeen offers PDF results for ALL products


Very often we get requests to send a printable version of our products. Well, we heard you. And, you can now create a PDF of ANY of our products.

At the bottom of each product page (see above), a simple click will allow you to create a PDF of any of SignsSeens products for better formatted printed and for saving a copy for future reference.

If you find any problems, please let us know. And, if you have any product questions not covered on the website, please call us.

SignsSeen

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New QLA Sign from Magic Master Arrives!

As this sign was being developed, I spoke with the Magic Master ® company about their new sign, the Quick Load A-Frame sidewalk sign (QLA). And, it was worth the wait.

This is the "Ultimate sidewalk Sign"! It is a hybrid of all of the things you liked about other sidewalk signs:

  • It is easy to move --just like the Tip 'n Roll signs
  • It is lightweight.
  • The sign faces can be quickly changed from a changeable message sign to a customized printed sign. The customized sign faces can be easily printed by any sign shop.
  • Because of its unique design, it is VERY wind resistant. And, water can be added to give the sign additional weight.
Interested in this sidewalk sign or any other types? See us at SignsSeen!

Monday, September 21, 2009

SignsSeen now able to offer GSA pricing

After a many month process, SignsSeen has been awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract. (Contract GS-03F-0184V)

Due to the requirements to receive this Multiple Award Schedule, only the Solar Powered LED signs and Low Energy Consumption LED signs were able to a part of this GSA contract.

If you are a customer eligible for GSA pricing, please contact SignsSeen. (When the products are posted on the GSAAdvantage.gov site, there will be an additional blog post)

Looking forward to helping you meet your LED Sign needs!

SignsSeen

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Inserting your Swinger Letters into the sign face


I had a call this week from someone who had just purchased a new Swinger sign. As they were changing their messages, they were sliding each letter in from the edge. And, their problem was the sign track was coming off on the edges. Fortunately, we were able to call them back quickly and help them solve this problem.

When you create your messages on a Swinger©, Springer©, Tip 'n Roll © or any of the Message Boards ©, the letters should placed on the sign face in a particular way.

  1. The sign letter should be put in the top track.
  2. Then the letter should be bowed so the bottom of the letter can be dropped into the track below.
  3. Continue until your message is completed.
Placing the letters on the sign face this way rather than sliding them into the proper message locations keeps the edges of the sign letter panel from cutting/slicing the track off of the sign face.

Other questions?

Let us know how SignsSeen can help!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Small businesses can turn to awnings for promotional space

I just found an article in "Sign & Digital Graphics" magazine. It may open your eyes to an untapped source of promoting your business.

If you believe awnings may be fit for you, contact your local sign shop OR visit Stuffseen.com OR gives us a call at SignsSeen.com.

May your business keep growing!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Does SignsSeen rent Portable Signs?

Well, no......

I often will get the phone call asking, "Do you rent signs?"

And, after asking what type they want and stating that it is not that expensive to buy some signs at SignsSeen, I often end up telling them to check at an equipment rental place to see what type of portable signs or banners they may have available.

And, although rental rates are high and often they end up paying rental fees that would allow them to buy the sign after 3 or 4 rentals, they often still pursue the rental.

So, if you want to rent, and IF buying a sign is not an option, I can recommend you also try and call the local equipment rental company.

Good Luck!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Flexible Outdoor LED Module sign


I just spoke to a customer about an outdoor "Bar Open" sign. And, I don't know if she will purchase, but this system sure does meet her needs. What is the system? It is the Outdoor LED Module Sign system. It is MUCH less expensive than other outdoor LED signs, and it is SO flexible. It can be nearly 16 feet long, and it does store up to 3 messages.

If you are looking for an outdoor LED sign that allows upgrade-ability and ease of use, then please consider this product from SignsSeen.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Product: Mobile Ad Kit


This is a new sign and/or promotional product for your business!!

Some basic facts:




  • Now you can own one or a whole fleet of outdoor mobile billboards where YOU produce, print & post custom ads quickly for as low as $2 per ad right from your personal computer 24/7.
  • Produce full color, backlit ads for 90% less than those vehicle magnetic signs that can easily blow off a car door while driving down the freeway.
  • Display professional backlit ads in LCD screen quality that’ll dazzle & SELL the viewer.
  • Promote any of your products in breathtaking 3D imagery for that extra WOW! effect.
  • Quickly & easily change your ads anytime & anywhere.
  • Display date sensitive & time sensitive ads in synch on two or two-thousand displays at specific time blocks around town or around the globe.
Contact SignsSeen to find out more!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Promotional Items for School Fundraisers




On the Stuffseen.com site right now, the featured products are for School Fundraisers. You can get seat cushions for the fans of your football team OR Noise makers for all those fans who don't want to yell.

Looking for other ideas? Start at Stuffseen.com and do a search.....

New Portable LED Manufacture on SignsSeen


We have had the opportunity to sell a few Solar Powered Portable LED Signs off of the SignsSeen website. So, we have decided to add another line of Portable LED signs. These are not Solar Signs, but they do provide much better picture quality and have the convenience of a generator or using standard power.

They come in a 12, 16, and 20 millimeter format. And, they offer these features:

Features:

  • Plug & Play LED Video System
  • PC, Built in DVD player, Inputs: 2xCV, 2xYC, YUV/YPbPr, DVI-D, plus SD/HD-SDI for live feeds
  • Removable Advertising side Wings
  • AC 208v 30a, 240v 30a, or On board 10k/w Generator
  • Easy Set Up and Travel

Applications:

  • Sporting Events
  • Community Events
  • Entertainment
  • Conventions
  • Tradeshows
  • Advertising
  • Rentals
Description Type Specification
LED Display Cabinets
4 (w) X 2 (h)
3208mm x1928 mm
(126.3’ x 75.91’)
Pitch P12mm
Resolution 256(w) X 160 (h) Physical No Virtual
Surface 6.19m2
(99 ft2)
Cabinet Rating IP65/IP65
Screen Size 10’.5”w X 6’.3” h
Video Processing Rack Mount APCUS Elite 2100
LED Cree: 2R, 1G, 1B
Trailer System Total Weight 2041 kg (4500 lbs)
Dimensions
(W) x (H) x (D)
3200mm X 2794mm x 2032mm (126” x 110” x 80”)
Trailer & Lift Mast Raise 7.0’ bottom of display to ground
Display Rotation 360 degrees
Wind Load 72.42km/h, 45mph
Equipment Computer Rack 12 units
CPU Elite-r2100
LCD & Keyboard 1 u, 15” LCD
Scaler Optional Image Pro-i2100
Power Distribu-tion Junction—PDC-4
Electrical AC 240v, 30 amp
Generator 10,000w Peak
Run Time 8.5 hrs @ 1/2 load

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Custom Leashes for your pets




No matter what the economy is doing, we love our pets! And, if you have an organization that would like to get custom dog leashes, there are a WIDE variety of options!

If you see any you like, I would be glad to put a quote together for you!

Tag N Go Spinning Sign




I have been selling spinning signs for awhile, but I finally received my sample of the Tap N Go sign. And, it was VERY easy to use. The sign comes with two main parts. It ships in a 3' x 20" box that is only about 2" thick.
When the sign face ships, it ships flat. It is very easy to bend the sign face so that it will very easily catch the wind. And, then the top is unscrewed off of the sign bar and slipped into the center of the "bent" sign panel. (The sign panel is 10 mm coroplast that has up and down flutes.)
And, after assembling, I held the sign up a few feet from a fan pointed in my direction. And, it started spinning immediately. It was very easy to use, and I have little doubt it would spin just as easily if it was actively being used outdoors.

PROS:
  • Very easy to use and assemble.
  • The spinning will easily get attention.
  • Low cost sign solution.
CONS:
  • You need to go to a local sign shop OR do your own graphics. The manufacturer is not yet equipped to do custom sign faces.
  • Small sign face, but the single spinner sign or the double spinner sign might be better options for your needs.
Whether you are looking for a spinning sign, a sidewalk sign, or any other type of sign, there is a very good chance SignsSeen has the sign, or can tell you where to find it!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Signs and Promotional Items have same goal

Earlier this week, I attended a trade show for the Promotions Industry. And, it was quite an experience. After having attended a few ISA shows, I felt I knew my way around the sign show floor. BUT, promotional items are VERY different. Their are clothing items, pens, key chains, sign-like items, hats, bags, award and SO many other similar type things. Basically, if you can print or transfer a logo to it, it was represented.

And, after seeing ALL of these items and absorbing a few statements made in training classes, I can see how closely related the two products are. At a very high level, all signs and most promotional items are meant to increase awareness. The awareness may manifest itself in different ways. It might be higher sales, awareness of a medical condition, employee recognition, customer loyalty, and varying degrees in between.

In the coming months, as SignsSeen continues to learn more about Promotional Items, there will more postings here. And, if you have an interest in seeing some of the items available, check out our new site, Promosseen.com. And, if you have an interest in a balanced approach combining both sign and promotional items to increase your sales, let us know what you would like to achieve. The goal of SignsSeen is to better serve you and to continue to help you grow your sales--whether it is a new sign, whether it is a type of promotional item OR a combination!

Let us know how we can help you!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tempe, Ariz., officials allow larger signs - Related Stories - ISA SmartBrief

Tempe, Ariz., officials allow larger signs - Related Stories - ISA SmartBrief

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After decades, Holiday Inn updates signage, logo - Related Stories - ISA SmartBrief

After decades, Holiday Inn updates signage, logo - Related Stories - ISA SmartBrief

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City's Changes City Ordinances

I have had a few sign orders canceled/returned in the past few weeks. It turns out many city's have changed the way they look at signs. I have had calls from both coasts and Texas--they are being told by their city that their signs are NO longer wanted. It may vary between not wanted at all OR the signs are not allowed within 10 feet of the road OR the signs are TOO big. BUT, the bottom line is, consider signs that are displayed in your window OR signs that are more than 10 feet from the road.

Although SignsSeen can't help you with your local ordinances, we can help you find solutions that are within the ordinances.

Let us know how we can help!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Many signs at Myrtle Beach


From one intersection during a recent trip to Myrtle Beach, numerous signs were available. Above is a black portable sign. These appear to me rental items in Myrtle Beach, but SignsSeen sells them and ships nationwide.

And, the ever present Outdoor LED sign was also visible. Lots of signs and traffic all over this little niche of the world. And, with the signs show and ALL of the signs that I didn't get pictures of, Myrtle Beach is a VERY sign friendly place.

Do you need any type of sign OR have a need and not know the best solution? Visit SignsSeen and if you can't find what you are looking for, give us a call.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sign Track for Changeable Letters

.030 Track - 7.5' Length

With today's economy, customers are looking to save in any way. And, if they have enough ambition, they can make their own signs. Although SignsSeen also sells Sign Hinge Handles, most commonly, the "homemade" signs are wall mount or permanent mount signs.

SignsSeen has four types of track available:
  1. Track for 030 Letters - this is track for the VERY flexible letters.
  2. Track for 060 Letters - this is track for letters approximately the thickness of your credit card.
  3. Pronto Track(Not on site) - this is track for Gemini Pronto Letters. It comes in Black & White, and with variation on top and bottom track. And, both acrylic and polycarbonate (better) are available. It is best to call to make sure your needs are best addressed.
  4. Black Sign Track - This one is also not on the site. Call for specifics, but it will fit all Black Sign Letters.

To attach the track, different methods are used. It depends on the type of track and your comfort level.

  • Glue: Okay option, but as the seasons change, the glue may not hold for long.
  • Screws: If the screws can be used without interfering with the track, they are a good option. The screws must be very small, and they should not be overly tightened, or they may crack the track.
  • Pop rivets: Very commonly used, but I have not used them.

And, of course, if there is still confusion, give us at SignsSeen!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Signs shipped on a truck can get damaged

It has happened again.....

A sign delivery ending in a damaged sign. The sign was not damaged beyond use, but the customer wanted the sign perfect off of the truck. It is the customers responsibility to inspect the sign before it comes off the truck. If they fail to do this, and do not file a complaint within 24 hours, the manufacturer will not stand behind the shipping. And, if the customer is inflexible and will not work with the sign broker (SignsSeen) to get the sign fixed, the options run out pretty quickly.

So, at this point, SignsSeen is likely to suffer a charge back due to this customers lack of interest in solving a problem. Repeated emails were sent with solutions offered, but the customer failed to acknowledge the emails. And, now SignsSeen is likely to have a charge back for the sign.

SignsSeen does EVERYTHING it can to take care of its customers. But, the sales process is two-sided. We WANT customers who really want their signs. If you are a customer who is looking for a quick way to get out of a purchase you regret after the sign has arrived and has sat in your garage or warehouse for a week, please consider purchasing from one of the many other online websites.

As a result of this repeated experience, SignsSeen will no longer sell wall mounted or double pole mounted signs where the problematic trucking company is involved. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Springer XL Signs Now Available

Springer Sign Comparison

Just like the Swinger Signs, the new Springer XL also has arrived. It is the same size sign face - 50% bigger, too!!

It comes in the same 3 XL sign models as the Swinger--just a different base!



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And, SignsSeen still has the smaller version of the Springer Signs AND we have a wide variety of signs to meet your other signage needs!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Swinger XL Sign Now available


Do you need to get a BIGGER & BOLDER message out? The Swinger XL Message Board is here from Magic Master®. You will get 50% more impact with the giant 29" x 45" sign panels. The frame is very similar to the Roadside Swinger sign. And, the letters are the 5" letters also used by the Roadside Swinger sign.

All of the NEW XL Swinger signs are available at SignsSeen!


Swinger XL Ready 4 Graphics Sign Swinger XL Standard Message Board Sign Swinger XL Deluxe Message Board Sign


34”x 52” Swinging Sidewalk Changeable Message Board Sign with 2 sided, 6 line 29”x 45” sign face

Contains

  • 1-29” x 45” x 10mm (740x1150x10mm) White sign face with letter tracks on both sides
  • 1-set 289-5” letters, numbers and symbols (black letters, red numbers)
  • 2-30”x 36” Black sign upright with 2-steel filled Black cross tubes
  • 4-No slide feet plus assembly hardware
The Letter Set Includes:

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Stop in at SignsSeen to look around, ask questions, or purchase.....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Promotional Items Now Available from SignsSeen

We may have been quiet, but it doesn't mean we haven't been busy!

Recently, SignsSeen became a distributor for a WIDE variety of promotional items. This is not only sign-related items-this is every conceivable promotional item! And, you are certain to get the same service you have grown to rely on from SignsSeen.

Some sample searches:
Please contact us if you have questions. Thanks for continuing to allow us to serve your sign and promotional product needs!

SignsSeen