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Custom Business Signs Fort Collins

Starting a new business requires good signage to introduce themselves to the community.  New businesses and franchises are what people want to know about it.

Barcelona Dimensional Letters and Window Covering

Barcelona Clinical Spa & Salon has 2 locations in Northern Colorado – Greeley & Fort Collins.  This is a full service Spa and Salon with services in airbrush tanning & makeup,  brow and lash treatments, clinical facials, different types of massage,  hair, and much more.  Their Greeley location recently moved into a new building and in need of some new indoor signs and outdoor signs.

Barcelona has a very nice Greek style for their name and logo.    The letters for the word “Barcelona” were taken off their old location and re-used for their new building.  Good idea for saving money for when a business is moving locations. The letters “Clinical Spa and Salon” were made new to match the style, material, and color of the Barcelona letters.  The letters look perfect on the front of the cottage style building.
 The inside of building has two entrances to the salon.  It’s a nice set up because it separates the salon (which can sometimes be a little noisy) from the spa area.  If your having a massage or other spa services, it’s nice to keep that area quiet.  Nothing better after a stressful week at work!  With two locations in northern Colorado, they are convenient and offer services for both women and men.
The windows on the doors needed something besides their name and logo. Something that was different than regular window vinyl.  Something that would look awesome and serve a purpose. The customer chose speciality etched/frosted window vinyl to cover the windows of the two doors.  Adding this type of window vinyl was perfect for these windows because it served a purpose in many ways:  It provides aesthetics – it has a look of art.  It also provides functionality – privacy, and ability to add their logo and name.
   Along with the benefits mentioned already, this window vinyl also has other benefits – affordable, easy to remove, keeps natural lighting coming in and the process to create the vinyl is easy:
  • We look at the window getting measurements
  • We take your design or design something for you
  • Our plotter cuts out the wording, logo or any other design you want to add to the glass
  • Our installer applies the vinyl to the window surface
  So, if your thinking about adding more privacy to your home, office or business with a creative, beautiful design, give us a call and ask about etched/frosted vinyl.

WINDOW COVERING WITH STYLE at A-Train Marketing Communications

Imagine you have a window next to the door of your office that is entirely glass, and it is the same size of the door.  Every time someone walks by they see inside the office.  Now, that’s not a terrible thing; but sometimes you just want a little more privacy.  What can you do?  Well, you could hang blinds, or shades, or some kind of curtain.  But then you start thinking you should have your business name and maybe your logo on the window.  But how do you add that to your typical window coverings?

This is the situation that came up at a company in Fort Collins, Colorado that we have had the pleasure to do a lot of business with.  A-Train Marketing Communications is a company that really knows and understands what branding is – taking your brand where it should go with creative, strategic solutions.

Ok, back to the glass window..together as a team; A-Train and our company came up with a solution.  Etched/Frosted window vinyl.  This window vinyl has become very popular in the business offices of today!  It was exactly what this glass window needed:  provided privacy, ability to add company name and logo, and allows natural lighting to still come in the office. That’s not all; it’s affordable (less expensive then real etched glass and some window treatments), easy to remove, easy to add any type of graphic and lettering, keeps UV rays out (energy bills reduced), looks attractive, and it is easy to produce and apply:

  • Get measurements of the glass surface
  • Look at your design information or we can custom design something for you (remember anything can be done!)
  • Proof approvals
  • Send the artwork to our plotter to cut out your design/information
  • Apply the vinyl similar to any other window vinyl
That’s it!  Just like any indoor sign or outdoor sign, you want to be noticed! This etched/frosted window vinyl does the trick.  Get ready for the compliments!
This awesome look can be done on any type of glass surface:  windows on doors, windows, glass table tops, mirrors.  Give us a call if you’ve been wanting or needing something different – think about etching your windows or any glass surface in your office or home.


How We Started Our Fort Collins Sign Business – SignWorld

Almost three years ago we started our own sign business.  With the help of a company called Signworld, we made the commitment to follow the business “model” that Signworld developed to help others like us start their own sign business.

Signworld is a national organization with more than 250 independently owned sign companies, which provide commercial custom signage and graphics.  It is personable, creative, rewarding and ideal for people-oriented individuals who have the desire to learn how to manage a sales and production business.  Signworld affiliates are a cut above traditional sign companies. Ongoing support and training is provided along with the state-of-the-art equipment.  We couldn’t have done this without their support, knowledge, experience and many more qualities.  A few years ago, we didn’t know what vehicle wraps and graphics were or vinyl wraps.  And we are learning more and more about this exciting business everyday!

Signworld hosts a sign convention and trade show every year for all the owners-new and old.  It is just another way the company helps sign owners.  The convention’s goal is to help owners enhance business and increase sales.  The convention consists of a trade show with products and services needed to run our business.  We meet suppliers who help us with the different products needed for specific jobs.  We meet other owners; sharing stories, advice, and experience.  When you talk to someone who is been running their own sign business for 25 or more years, that is an awesome opportunity!  The agenda of the convention is filled with talks from experts in the field of sign making, internet marketing and so much more.  The convention has meals and socials going on when the talks are finished; more chances to talk to owners and suppliers.

One of the best part of the convention is the big dinner and awards  ceremony.  It is so interesting to hear how well other owners  are doing through this amazing recognition!  Signworld gives  out awards in many catagories; including the amount of sales  your business did in a year.  That’s where this beautiful plaque  came from!  We are very proud of this award!  We hope to receive many more.

We certainly know we’ve got all the help we need to get another award.  The future looks bright!