Outdoor Signboards

Outdoor Signboards

A-Frame Signs | Sometimes simple is the best way to go

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Pros

Very inexpensive! A-frames are a classic and inexpensive alternative to effective advertising. They are easily noticeable on streets and can help direct your potential customers. A-frame signs are also very customizable, which can help you establish your own unique business.

Cons

A-frame signs are not meant for long distance. They are not large enough. A-frame signs are also not always tall enough to attract customers well.

 

Back-Lit Signs | Stand out at night with a back-lit sign.

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Pros

While a little more costly, the payback is worth it. Back-lit signs can advertise day and night, giving your potential customers something to look at.

Cons

Location is everything for these types of signs. If you don’t have a good location, your back-lit sign will go to waste due to being drowned out by other signs, not being seen by anyone or having the incorrect colours.

Banners | A banner is multipurpose and draws the eye well.

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Pros

These signs are good for all occasions! Banners can be used in indoor and outdoor events, for advertising or otherwise. They literally have a wide reach and can be customized with fonts and graphics to aid their purpose.

Cons

Their bulk can be a pain to pin up and take down. Planning a banner can also be a challenge if you are designing one on your own. They’re also not a long term product, so if you’re planning on using something for a long time a banner may not be for you.

Channel LED Letters | Channel letters are an excellent way to share your brand name for all to see

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Pros

Channel letters are 3 dimensional, modern, individual and stand out from the crowd. They have aluminum sides (returns) and backs with acrylic or aluminum. The faces have acrylic with vinyl cut acrylics and a 1” trim. They look good during the day and are really impressive at night if they include LED lighting which can be built into the letters. You can also make channel letters reversed by directing the light out of the back of the letters onto the building or carrier to give a halo effect. Channel letters can be mounted directly to a building or adhered to a carrier as well.

Cons

Channel letters are generally more expensive than other options because they have to be hand-made. Some letters can be computer generated but the hand-made option provides better quality. The letters need to be wired together out of sight so the installation often takes longer as the installer weaves the wires together in and out of the wall where they’ll be installed. It can also be challenging to hide the power packs. Sometimes channel letters cannot be installed directly onto a building so a carrier has to be added to attach the letters to which can add to the cost. Another disadvantage to channel letters is that when you change your branding or name you cannot reuse the existing sign. Lastly, if you do plan to use halo lit channel letters they need to be pin mounted, which adds more to the installation.

Electronic Signs | Electronic signs are programmable and good for an area surrounded by technology.

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Pros

If you want your company to stand out, electronic signs are a great way to do it. Programmable, personable and futuristic, these signs can communicate multiple messages without needing to print off a different sign.

Cons

Electronic signs are very expensive and require a lot of maintenance. When they break, it is best to fix the problem right away otherwise the sign could steer potential customers away from your business. In colder climates the lifespan of electric signs is not long, so be sure not to invest in a cheaper no name brand product

Illuminated Signs | Give your sign a glowing look at night with an illuminated sign.High Quality Led Backlit Light Features And Illuminated Signage ...

Pros 
Unlike back-lit signs, illuminated signs only use electricity at night, when they need it. By day, they advertise traditionally. This duality is good for companies who want to maintain a tradition or custom for their customers.
Cons 
Illuminated signs, like any electronic sign, will require maintenance. This sign will need to be monitored carefully at night to ensure they are not left broken. These signs are also more expensive to manufacture as each component of the sign must be custom made, and LED lights can be costly. Though that is a drawback be assured that we use the best LED’s in the industry that have the best light beam distribution to ensure our signs glow the brightest and longest. We also provide a 5 year warranty on our LED lights to ensure you you’re receiving a top quality product.

Individual Cut Letters | Individual cut letters help to elevate your sign so it stands out.

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Pros 
Individual cut letters are a great way to show off a unique font or design. They offer a professional, clean cut look for your business and draw attention, especially if installed with LED lighting.
Cons
They are expensive to install especially if you decide to install them with LED lighting. Also, because each individual piece is custom made they can sometimes be difficult to install on uneven surfaces. If that’s the case a carrier will need to be made as a backer which the letters will be installed on before being hung on the wall which can add to the overall cost of the sign.

 

Lawn Signs | Lawn signs make the most of everyday landscapes. 

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Pros 
Looking for a way to use all that green space? Then lawn signs are definitely the solution for you. Lawn signs can attract potential customers or supporters through their easy access, easy installation advertising. They are also cheaper than most signs, making them easy to mass-produce.
Cons 
Lawn signs, once installed, are open to the weather and the public. These signs tend to be more flimsy than a standard plastic or metal sign so keep this in mind when deciding whether to use them or not. There are also local by-laws restricting the installation of lawn signs on public and private property so be sure to do some research on the installation laws in your area to avoid receiving a fine.

Pylon Signs | Pylon signs advertise many businesses at once

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Pros

This sign is guaranteed to reach customers from a distance. Pylon signs will help to advertise your business before the customer even reaches your building. They can also be easily maintained with their compartment/reader board setup. You can also charge your tenants a monthly fee to have their business placed on the sign which can be a source of revenue for you.

Cons

Pylon are generally rather expensive because of their size. They also group many different signs together, so it is more than likely that your sign will encounter competition. Be sure to stand out in a pylon sign. Also, like lawn signs there are by-laws in place that may prohibit certain pylon signs so make sure you research the laws in your area before making a final decision. we can actually manage the entire permit process on your behalf if you desire. Contact us today to find out more.

 

Reader boards | Reader boards deliver specific messages to passersby.

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Pros

Reader boards are customizable and fun to work with. They are easy to maintain and are handy for all sorts of businesses.

Cons

The biggest issue with reader boards is that it may become difficult or uncomfortable in the winter to change the sign, especially once the temperature hits below zero. It is also important to properly store all the letters for a reader board otherwise pieces may get lost or stolen.

 

Window Lettering and Graphics | Make the most of window space with window lettering and graphics.

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Pros : This type of signage is excellent for details. It’s a great opportunity to add pictures that reflect your business and the services/products you offer that may not be able to fit on another type of sign. They work great as a compliment to other signs as well.
Cons : The graphics can be a challenge to install, and are impossible to install once temperatures reach below 5 degrees Celsius or above 40 degrees Celsius. They are also very difficult to remove if you decide to go with something different. Full window graphics can also block out the sun unless you use perforated vinyl which is more expensive and doesn’t last as long in a environment.

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