Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Customizing your Magic Master Changeable Message Sign


As businesses are still trying to use their dollars more effectively to bring in MORE customers, they continue to want ideas as to how they can do this.  And, the Magic Master product line lends itself very easily to this.  The Magic Master product line consists of the Swingers, Springers, Tip 'n Rolls, & QLAs.   The biggest benefit of purchasing signs within the same "family" is the letters are interchangeable.  The 4 inch letters from one sign are the same as the 4 inch letters are on the other signs.  But, I lured you into this article with the promise of customizing....

The picture above is of the Deluxe QLA sign.  I have told many customers that purchasing a Deluxe Magic Master sign is a good start.  The deluxe sign panel is a sign panel that "jumps a track".  Instead of taking up one track space, it takes up 2 track spaces.  And, if a new Magic Master sign owner takes their deluxe sign panel to their local sign shop, he can tell the sign shop, "I want a panel just like this with my logo and phone number on it."  Even though the new panel will take up two slots, it allows extra info to be packed into a smaller area than it would be otherwise.  And, if your local sign shop does not have the blank Magic Master panels, they are available here.  These sign panels only will work for the 24 inch X 36 sign faces.

If you have a XL or Roadside Swinger Magic Master sign, you can also do the same type of customizing.  The blank panels are not available from the manufacturer, but your local sign shop should be able to provide these for you.  And, if the custom header is done correctly, it will bring some nice color to your sign and ensure that your sign catches the eyes of your would be customers.

Still have questions?  Contact us so we can help!


Monday, November 28, 2011

LED Sign + Windows 7 = Easy to set up



Unfortunately, even anti-virus software does not keep you from getting a virus.  And, a couple of weeks ago, this is what happened to me.  I did that fatal click that made my life chaotic for a few days.  And, when I got the computer back, I had a brand new clean version of Windows 7 installed on my computer.  Although this is good, it meant I had to reload ALL of my programs.  And, installing the programming software was somewhere near the end of the list.  And, as stated above, the software set up VERY easily!

  1. Although setting up the sign using the serial port has always been pretty easy, hardly anybody does this anymore.  That is why a USB-adapter is always included with all of the signs that hook up to a computer.
  2. After installing the Windows 7 driver for the USB, most of the hard part was done.
  3. I needed to make sure the port assigned within the software matched the port that was assigned when the USB driver was installed.  (Troubleshooting Guide)
  4. And, I had to right click on the LED programming program and run as administrator. 
  5. Once the cables were ALL connected and the sign was plugged in, I was programming messages with my Indoor LED sign pretty quickly. 
Yes, I know I may have some knowledge that made me skip a couple of steps, but REALLY it was quite easy to do.  Vista is a little tough, but Windows XP and Windows 7 should both go pretty smoothly.

Questions?  Email me!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Velcro Banner with Full Sheet of Velcro


We haven't talked about this much, but we are convinced that if we did, we would sell more of them!

We have sold velcro banners in the past that had the velcro attached in strips to the banner.  But, that prevents the letters from going on in angles.  AND, it limits the spacing on the banner.  Our new and improved banner removes all of those barriers.  The new velcro changeable banner has the WHOLE front of the banner covered in velcro.  And, whether you want 4, 8, or 12 letters, the banner can accommodate ALL of your curves and letter variations!

The letters are all on coroplast like the Black Sign products we also sell.  The coroplast color will match the banner face.  And, if velcro dots were put on the back of standard Black Sign letters, they would work perfectly fine on the banners as well.

Sound interesting?  Check out the full line.  Want something custom?  Give us a shout!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Discount Promotion on Guerilla Pole


I have just started carrying the Guerilla Pole spinning sign handle.  The manufacturer is excited to get it used out there, so through the end of the year, the Guerilla Pole will sell at 15% off the normal list price.

What can you do with the sign?  What advantages does it have?

  • Convenient out of the package and ready to go installation anyone can accomplish.
  • Reduces sign spinning fatigue and allows longer time periods of use per  employee with sustained eye-catching movements.
  • Reduces impact on the employee’s body, cutting down on risk of tendonitis, carpel tunnel, and other weight impacted repetitive motion injuries.  It will pay for itself immediately in workers compensation costs that would otherwise rise from the first injury.
  • Increases the size possibilities that can still accomplish the motions.  Larger and more effective signs are now possible. 
  • Eliminates learning curve as any employee can spin like a pro from the beginning.
  • Can be mounted in off-center positions to add wobbling effects to the spinning.
  • Combining with a longer pole will allow it to be risen above crowds and by mounting near the top of the sign will allow a swinging motion while maintaining upright orientation.
  • Allows the creative spinner to go from simple street corner advertising to a true street corner pole dance.  (hopefully they use someone attractive)
  • Included spin lock allows the sign to be stationary mounted in a ground base or flag pole holder to get effective use of advertising media even when there are no employees available to manually operate.

And, if you have any questions, please contact us.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Guerilla Poles Now on SignsWork





Just started working with a new supplier.  They sell a "spinning sign" that has quite a few advantages over some of the other spinning signs out there:


  • Convenient out of the package and ready to go installation anyone can accomplish.
  • Reduces sign spinning fatigue and allows longer time periods of use per  employee with sustained eye-catching movements.
  • Reduces impact on the employee’s body, cutting down on risk of tendonitis, carpel tunnel, and other weight impacted repetitive motion injuries.  It will pay for itself immediately in workers compensation costs that would otherwise rise from the first injury.
  • Increases the size possibilities that can still accomplish the motions.  Larger and more effective signs are now possible. 
  • Eliminates learning curve as any employee can spin like a pro from the beginning.
  • Can be mounted in off-center positions to add wobbling effects to the spinning.
  • Combining with a longer pole will allow it to be risen above crowds and by mounting near the top of the sign will allow a swinging motion while maintaining upright orientation.
  • Allows the creative spinner to go from simple street corner advertising to a true street corner pole dance.  (hopefully they use someone attractive)
  • Included spin lock allows the sign to be stationary mounted in a ground base or flag pole holder to get effective use of advertising media even when there are no employees available to manually operate.
Interested?  Check out the newest addition to our website, the Guerilla Pole Spinning Sign!

Discounts available for multi-unit sales and for sign companies.