Monday, July 26, 2010

Instructions for 4' x 6' Black Sign Assembly



Open Box and Carefully take out all parts, boxes and letters.
DO NOT THROW ANYTHING AWAY UNTIL SIGN IS ASSEMBLED!!

Parts included:
  • 2- Sign Uprights
  • 2- Cross braces
  • 4- Sign legs
  • 8- Bolts & nuts
  • 2- Letter Packs
To assemble your sign:
  1. Lay sign board on its side. The sign board and uprights are marked with tape A or B. Now line up the sides A to A and B to B. Put the upright marked side to marked side of signs. Holes are pre-drilled and will match up when correctly installed.
  2. Match sides (A) & (B) to each other. Take (4) flat-headed bolts and install them through sign into sign upright. Install nut on bolt and hand tighten until the flat-headed portion of the bolt is flush with the sign. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN NUT!
  3. Slide cross braces on to sign uprights.
  4. Slide legs into cross braces. Position sign and level; tighten (6) 1”cross brace bolts to secure sign into place.
  5. Secure sign with sandbags placed on legs or drive a 12 inch spike nail through hole in bottom of plate of each leg.
Any question please feel free to call 1.866.825.4735

Thursday, July 22, 2010

If The Programming of Your Indoor LED Sign Doesn’t Work, Try These:

(Written by my tech support)
Troubleshoot 1 Are you using the right COM Port? (Apply to Single Line Signs)
Answer: How To Find COM Port
1. Go to My Computer – Click View System Information (System Tasks from Left Side)
2. Click Hardware Tab
3. Click Device Manager
4. Ports – Click “+” to “–”
5. RS232 Serial: “Communication Port (COM1)” – Set COM1 when you send a message. If you see COM2, then
set COM2.
USB: “USB Port (COM6) – Set COM6 when you send a message.
*COM Number changes depending on your computer.

Troubleshoot 2 Did you install the USB/Serial Converter Software?
Answer: How To Install The Software
1. Insert the CD Driver to CD-ROM.
2. Computer automatically starts wizard. “Add New Hardware Wizard”.
3. Click Next
4. Check “Search for the best driver for your device (recommended).”
5. Click Next – Click to search driver from the CD-ROM drive D:\un8be-a\pc driver. (D: represents CD-ROM)
6. Windows will detect the driver and shows the USB HS Serial Converter.
7. Click Next – Click Next to continue and let Windows copy the needed files to your hard disk.
8. When Windows finished installing the software, click Finish.
9. See the Device Manager to check the USB HS Serial Converter.

Troubleshoot 3 Did you update the USB/Serial Converter?
Answer: How To Update Driver
1. Insert CD Driver to CD-ROM
2. Go to My Computer – Click View System Information (System Tasks from left side)
3. Click Hardware Tab
4. Click Device Manager
5. Ports – Click “+” to “–”+
6. Click USB Port – Right Click – Click Properties
7. Click Driver Tab – Click Update Driver
8. Automatic Search for The Right Driver
9. “Welcome to the Hardware Update Driver”
10. Check “Yes, now and every time I connect a device”
11. Click Next
12. Check “Install the software automatically (recommend)”
13. Click OK

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Customer Spotlight of Sign Rental Business


I spoke to a customer of mine today, Budget Sign Rental. They are based in the Minneapolis, MN area. They are doing a few neat things with their signs:
  1. He is building his business around renting primarily white-backed signs.
  2. Every customer is given the best pricing, and the best possible customer service.
  3. He is building his own signs. And, for track, he is using finish trim like would be used with vinyl siding. He started using the standard Gemini acrylic track, but it was buckling a bit in the heat. So, the finish trim option worked better for him. And, to attach the "track" to the board, he used a shallow wood screw with the washer built-in.
  4. He bought multiple sets of Gemini Pronto Letters. Based on his research, he chose the 8 inch letters on 9 7/8 inch plastic. This would make sure the letters were visible from a good distance. And, the Gemini letters would make sure that they did not blow out due to the rigid plastic they are made with.
  5. And, for the larger letters, he is using coroplast with vinyl lettering.
  6. His business is growing, and he keeps on ordering letters. And, it all started with his ambition and the right products from SignsSeen.