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 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.
- 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
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
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!