Friday, July 31, 2009

State of the Art Digital Signage from DigitalSignageToday.com

This article may be of interest if you are looking for new trends in digital signage.

State of the Art Digital Signage

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.