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Category Archives: How to Buy Signage

Beyond the Sign: A Sense of Urgency

Many times it is what a national sign company can do beyond the sign that earns loyal customers – like a sense of urgency.  This story of fulfilling a small but important request illustrates our commitment to legendary customer service. Recognizing the Urgency Recently, Scott, a project manager received a client request to get a […]

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How to Buy a Commercial Sign Infographic

This infographic provides an overview of commercial sign purchasing issues with connections to related materials.  It is based on information from How to Buy an Electric Sign by Noel Yarger and the associated blog posts at North American Signs.  We hope it is informative and helpful to everyone purchasing commercial signs. Created using Visme. An […]

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Gaining Attention: Visual, Motion, Flashing, & Time and Temperature Signs

The purpose of a commercial sign is to gain the attention of consumers. In order to maximize a sign’s purpose and value, there are various details that enhance the attention a sign attracts. Visual Competition In a highly populated area, sign competition increases dramatically compared to a more rural area. Though it is important to […]

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Three Most Reported Signage Failures

The three most reported signage failures can reduce the effectiveness of your signage.  Avoiding these issues increases your marketing success. What are your guesses? Hard to read? Too dim? Actually, research on consumer perceptions identified the most reported reasons that signs fail to function properly.  Here are the top three – starting with number 3. 3. Not sufficiently lit […]

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The Two Most Effective Business Signs

The two most effective business signs are carefully tied into the overall business and look of a site as Signature Building signage and Sign Centric integrated site design. There are many forms of signage, but these two have proven to work the best over time. This article will detail the two types of signage. Signature Building […]

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Choosing a Sign

Starting a new commercial business or opening a new location choosing a sign, regardless of location or target market, is never an easy process. There are many different decisions that have to be made to help guarantee success for the future. One of these major decisions is how to market the business in a cost-effective and […]

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Sign Placement

Sign placement plays an important role in helping a business attract customers and increase revenue. This idea has been widely accepted by the business community as a fact, yet often is not adequately addressed.  Managers understand the key role sign placement plays in the continuing business growth. What many companies, large and small, do not realize is […]

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Small Business Signage

Small business signage has always been imperative in the promotion and increase in revenue. What many do not realize is the economics behind the use of these signs that are created for smaller, often local, businesses. New companies often face marketing challenges because their name is unrecognizable to the average consumer and their products may be rather […]

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LED Lights for Signage

Light Emitting Diodes, otherwise known as LEDs, are bulbs that are about the size of a pea that fit easily into an electrical circuit. The use of LEDs in electrical signage has increased significantly over the past decade. They are more advanced, brighter, and eco-friendly lighting. This type of lighting has a number of advantages […]

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Gaining Attention: Shape & Design

The shape and design of any sign helps determine its effectiveness.  Since most signs are rectangular, attention can often be gained by the use of differently shaped signs. In some cases, three dimensional sculptured shapes can be used to attract attention. Besides creating a thoughtful graphic message, the entire sign construction creates a format for […]

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