Elements of an Effective Business Storefront

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.

Pre-Opening Signs

Mesh fence banner colorado and storefront signs

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

Dimensional letters fort collins colorado and storefront 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

Partial Truck Wrap

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!

Radio Station Custom Vehicle Wrap

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.


Tri 102.5 full 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.

Previous logo design and full vehicle wrap

Previous logo design and wrap

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.

Are you interested in a vehicle wrap? Do you want to see the difference between a quarter, half or full vehicle wrap? Give us a call today or click here to request a quote!

Trailer graphics Cheyenne

Trailer Graphics Cheyenne

If your business utilizes enclosed trailers or even box trucks, nothing promotes your company’s branding like full wrap trailer graphics. We recently designed and wrapped this trailer for #1 Properties of Cheyenne that is sure to turn heads! First of all, the concept of loaning out a trailer as part of a home sale seems like a great idea – but taking it one step further and having the trailer be a rolling billboard all over town makes it a slam dunk!

Vehicle Graphics - Signage Company - Connecting Signs

Full Utility Trailer Wraps and Graphics

Connecting Signs is located in Fort Collins, Colorado which is also home to our beloved Colorado State University Rams football team!  Their team mascot is the bighorn sheep which is also Colorado’s state animal.

One of our customers is a huge CSU fan and enjoys tailgating at the home games.  He uses an enclosed utility trailer to party and get ready for an afternoon of football and hopefully scores. A perfect customer for our trailer wraps!

The trailer scores high with friends and family because of the amenities. The interior of the enclosed trailer includes all the fun things needed for tailgating – a big screen TV, storage and countertops, and a bathroom!  The outside has nice chrome accents and the back has two large grilling units.  Can’t get much nicer than that!  Well, yes, you can by wrapping the trailer with your favorite team mascot!


The trailer is wrapped with 3m premium wrap vinyl.  Matching the green and gold colors of the university perfectly!  The wrap is laminated to protect the wrap and keep it looking good for a few more years.  Cut vinyl was used for a little advertisement and even the bathroom got labeled!  The wrap turned out very nice, leaving all the chrome showing.

We had both of our installers working on this for a day and a half, getting it ready for the big game!

Whether it’s a business enclosed utility trailer or a recreational enclosed utility trailer, Connecting Signs is here to help with our trailer wraps.  You can be assured we will match your colors perfectly. Our vehicle wraps are digitally printed using 3M premium wrap vinyl which has these benefits:

  • Durable & reliable
  • Fade-resistant
  • It can last up to 5 – 7 years
  • Protects the original finish or paint
  • Easy to install

These are all benefits to you when you partner with Connecting Signs regarding your vehicle wraps and graphics needs.  Basically, you get a high-performance, long-lasting product in just a day or two!

Call Connecting Signs for expert advice and for an exceptional installation experience!  Connecting Signs has one of the only 3M Preferred Graphics Installers in Northern Colorado!

Call 970-493-0133 for your trailer wraps and graphics needs!

One last thing…GO RAMS!