Need Signs for Your Business?
Rain for Rent is a leading provider of temporary liquid handling solutions. It is family owned and operated since 1934; serving all 50 states, Canada, the UK and Europe. Read more about this company here. Connecting Signs has been working with this business for a little over a year and have done some work locally (northern Colorado) and nationally. We have provided everything from vehicle decals to dimensional signage for the company.
Explore the photos and descriptions of the different storefront signs for this fast, expanding company!
Greeley, Colorado signs:
- Fleet truck graphics
- Aluminum sign fence panels
Stockton, California storefront signs:
- Pylon storefront sign face
- Replaced old dimensional logo sign
- Added new sign panel
- Replaced round illuminated logo sign cabinet
Charlotte, North Carolina storefront signs:
- Monument Sign (flush face)
Connecting Signs is proud to partner with Rain for Rent for all their storefront sign needs here locally and across the country! How do we do make a sign for their out of state locations? We partner with excellent sign companies and installers that we trust and depend on to get the job done to our expectations which meets our customer’s expectation! Our contact at the North Carolina location was thrilled at how quick and easy the job went – especially since we are over a thousand miles from the job site!
Ever wonder whose white truck, van or trailer is parked in your neighbor’s drive way?
An effective storefront is one that utilizes many kinds of signage. These business signs (indoor signs and outdoor signs) engage customers and attracts new customers. It is so important to appeal to your customers and meet their needs. You will also want to stand out among your competition. There are many things that you must consider when mapping out your signage structure. Here’s an example of effective storefront signs for your business.
If your business is being built from the ground up, you will want to inform the public of what is happening as well as information about when you’re opening. You can also take this opportunity to inform your potential customers about the services you offer. Vinyl banners or mesh fence banners are useful in this instance because they are made to be temporary and cost-effective.
Outdoor Building Signs
Next up, you will want to get permanent building signs mapped out and planned. This includes the design and attaining the required permits from the town or city offices. Monument signs provide great visibility from the road. If you’re located in a business park, your property management company should already have a monument sign by a nearby road that has multiple tenant panels. For your building sign, it’s a good idea to consider investing in dimensional letters. Backlit dimensional letters or an internally lit channel box are great options.
Window Graphics & Indoor Signs
The following signs are also very important to your business. Window graphics, in the form of cut vinyl, applied to the front door are great opportunities to inform your customers of your business hours as well as a helpful identifier of your location. This is especially true if you share a space with other businesses. Indoor signs, like lobby signs or wall graphics are also effective tools to enforce your brand. Menu boards are also a form of indoor signage that we can design and manufacture. If you’ve ever been out to eat, you know how important a well-designed menu is!
Vehicle Wraps & Vehicle Graphics
Finally, if you want to reach out to your customer base even further, you should seriously consider getting graphics on your company vehicle. Vehicle graphics, box truck graphics and trailer graphics are always very customized; no two projects are the same! With digitally printed graphics you can have your full color logo printed or you can choose from a variety of colors and finishes in ready-to-cut cut vinyl. Vehicle graphics stand out as one of the best methods for advertising. A full wrap may be pricey, but the return on that investment is one that you cannot pass up!
Recently, a local radio station in Northern Colorado came to us to help them re-design their 2015 Nissan Pathfinder to reflect their new branded logo. We were lucky enough to work with them on their first wrap. They changed their logo quite a bit to reflect their new sound. We wanted to help them keep to their budget as well, so this new wrap needed to be a custom partial vehicle wrap.
The color scheme to be used in the wrap was changed to a simple blue, and red based design. We decided to design this with the logo in mind. It’s highlighted by the angled lines with the blue and red sampled from the darkest blues and darkest reds. The website address and corporate logos also needed to be clearly shown on the wrap. We also installed perforated window vinyl on the side and rear windows for additional coverage. But, the best part about perforated vinyl is that you can see out of it from inside the vehicle.
Even custom partial vehicle wraps can be versatile and can increase your visibility to your audience. You can also think of vehicle wraps as a moving billboard! If you are on the road, driving your company van or truck around, you can take all those views you’re getting on the highway or parked as a way to engage potential customers. Small businesses can benefit greatly from vehicle wraps, especially if your business is new in town. The cost saved by shifting your marketing budget to include a vehicle wrap or vehicle graphics (like side door decals, or rear window graphics) is great after you look at the cost of an actual billboard.
The working relationship we have with The Feet, Inc. as well as many other businesses with fleet vehicles is always very good partnerships.
We’ve worked with lots of great businesses all around Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. We’d love to work with businesses all over the country, though! One of those great businesses is the locally owned (to Colorado) and operated Heating and Air company, IMS Heating and Air. They are known all around Colorado for their awesome customer service and knowledgeable technicians. We were excited to partner with them for the design and production of their fleet of service vehicle graphics. We have the unique perspective and privilege to have re-designed our own fleet design!
The first design of the fleet van graphics for IMS was simple, but bold enough to stand out on the road and at job sites. The concept was, red on the driver’s side representing heating and blue on the passenger’s side representing cooling. Along with the important information, the design was an effective advertising tool considering the amount of traveling they need to do in-order to provide their award-winning service their customers. With dozens of vehicles in their fleet, the graphics also needed to be cost-effective. We were able to design a custom partial wrap for their vans. The graphics fade to white towards the front of the van, so there is no material going over the hood or front fenders. This cut down on, not only material but also installation time.
In recent times, though, the van design became a little dated and after IMS over-hauled their marketing strategies and slightly updated their logo, it was time to re-visit the van graphics for an update to accommodate their evolving brand. We took apart their logo and re-designed the placement of the tagline text, “A World of Possibilities in Home Comfort Systems”. The phone number and website were updated with a modern font and enlarged for greater visibility. The concept of the cool and hot colors on the sides did make it to the new design, though! This new look also showcases their achievements in customer service and integrity as a company with the logos of the awards they’ve won over the years. We were also able to keep the material usage to the same as the old vans, which was very important to the owners at IMS.
They were so happy with the new vans, that they asked us to wrap one of their pick-up trucks and compact cars with the new “look”. It took some revisions to successfully transition the design elements from a van to a truck and car, but we were able to nail down a design. We wrapped the truck and car right after the other. This project was such a success that we set up a photoshoot at the IMS headquarters in Berthoud, Colorado to showcase the car, truck and van designs!
When The Feet calls for installation of vehicle decals, it’s never just one vehicle – it’s many! Recently we got a call to help out with installation of their company graphics on 10 Ford Transits. The back of our shop has a great parking lot that is perfect for the 10 vehicles.
We like to do things fast here at Connecting Signs, so we tried to get in as many vehicles that the inside of our shop would hold to do the installation.
The vehicle graphics used for The Feet are cut vinyl decals that are applied to the vehicles. When we do work for The Feet, everyone in the shop helps out because of the amount vehicles they bring in at one time and the process used to create the decal. Their logo is cut out of 3M premium vinyl royal purple and sunflower yellow and applied by layering the logo on top of each other. When the purple graphics is laid on top of the yellow, it makes the finished logo as seen below:
The layered logo and text is then applied by using transfer tape.
Their fleet is made up of multiple vehicle types depending on the delivery – getting the work done more efficiently for their customers. We have installed graphics to Ford Transits, Toyota Corollas and Tacoma, Ford E250s, Ford Focus, Ford Ranger, and a Nissan!
Does your business need a company vehicle for making deliveries like The Feet or do you need multiple vehicles for salespeople, carrying equipment or traveling to construction sites? If you do decide that fleets will be a value to your business, there are many things to keep in mind like what type of vehicle (van, passenger car), to lease or buy. Read more here to find out about lots of information for leasing. Of course, don’t forget about identifying your fleet with a full vehicle wrap, partial vehicle wrap or vehicle decals. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Be consistent with your design (wording, graphics, color) on all vehicles
- Keep it simple
- State what you do and how you can be contacted (website, phone number)
- Add your tagline
- If you add a new vehicle, schedule it for installation of decals or wrap as soon as possible
The Feet’s fleet vehicle graphics does all of these things with their vehicle decals. Give them a call for delivery service from Casper, Wyoming to Castle Rock, Colorado. Connecting Signs uses them for many of our deliveries of banners, posters and other signage. It’s a great partnership! Give us a call 970-493-0133. We would love to partner with you and park your fleet in our huge parking lot!
We just finished installing graphics on the back lift gate of a local Fort Collins Snap-on Tools truck operated by Jon Kunz. We got the call from him in the morning, and they needed it installed that same day for the Snap-On Tools Championship Night at Colorado National Speedway the very next day. As you can see, the graphics really grab the attention and help promote the Snap-On brand!
Vehicle Graphics and Truck Graphics are one of the most cost effective ways to promote your company’s brand and create a rolling billboard for your services. They are not governed by city sign codes, so you dont need to worry about how big the sign is. Eye-catching vehicle graphics are seen by more people than any other form of advertising on the road today – they really do get your phones ringing!
If you need the best tools around Fort Collins – contact Jon and he’ll get you setup with tools that will last a lifetime. And if you’re looking for installation, design, or advice on turning your company vehicle in to an advertising machine, give Connecting Signs Vehicle Graphics a call at 970.493.0133. We are your choice for vehicle graphics in Northern Colorado!