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!
To generate leads and engage your customers, you need a solid marketing strategy with multiple forms of advertising. There are many options available and, of course, each one is suited to a specific field. Advertising to the public continues to evolve and change. You can maximize your advertising and target your audience better with multiple forms of advertising. A combination of digital advertising (like a social media campaign), an ad in a daily newspaper or magazine, a billboard, and a vehicle wrap is a great start! Digitally printed vehicle wraps (or graphics) continue to be a strong form of advertising for many forms of businesses. Vehicle wraps are perfect for advertising because they are versatile, cost efficient and they stand out!
If you do choose to wrap your vehicle to advertise your services, there are some important things to consider. Know that there are some limitations and if you expect your wrap to look like a piece of art, expect to pay for a piece of art. Each vehicle is different and each wrap job is unique. A graphic designer will work with you very closely to finalize the design of your wrap. A graphic designer with experience in designing vehicle wraps will be honest with you and listen to any concern you might have.
Printing the wrap is the one thing that is totally out of your hands, so you will want to make sure you choose a reliable and established sign company. Here at Connecting Signs, we’ve got over 5 years of experience in designing, printing and installing custom wraps for our awesome customers. There are many years ahead of us, but you can rest assured that your vehicle wrap is in good hands here.
Recently we got the opportunity to work with an awesome company; JDog Junk Removal. They needed their work vehicle and trailer wrapped in matching military themed designs. This was a great and fun experience working with Chris, the owner, who needed a quick turn to get a jump start on his advertising. From the first call to the final touches on the wrap, the total time to complete this project was under a week! How can we help you reach your customers? Give us a call at 970-493-0133 or request a quote here to get started.
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.
You’ve got vehicle wrap questions
Vehicle graphics and vehicle wraps are showing up all over Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Denver, and Cheyenne. Their popularity is taking off because of a couple of reasons:
a) Vehicle wraps look great! And b) they absolutely work! In the process of consulting, designing, printing, and installing car, truck, and van wraps, we get asked quite a few questions – here’s some vehicle wrap FAQ:
How long will the wrap last?
With the proper prep and premium wrap vinyl and laminate, you can expect your vehicle wrap to last 3-5 years and longer. To get the maximum life out of your wrapped vehicle, care for it as you would a new, top-quality paint job. Keep it clean by washing it with normal detergent, but be careful of power-washing near the seams and door frames. Ideally, a wrapped vehicle should be stored inside an enclosed space to protect the wrap from the elements. However, that defeats the purpose of the wrap and keeps people from seeing your advertisement! So, just be mindful of keeping your wrapped vehicle as protected from the elements as possible when it’s parked.
Aren’t car wraps just shrink-wrapped?
Yep, it’s just loosely placed on the car and sent into the oven, and voila! Just kidding! Wrap vinyl is a very specialized product made for the purpose of wrapping vinyl on flat, convex, and concave surfaces of a vehicle. The ideal surface for premium adhesive vinyl is a high-energy surface, which basically means that the surface is smooth and minimally textured. The installation process should be left to an experienced and professional installer. Do not underestimate the installation process because there are some very specialized tools and techniques necessary for installing a vehicle wrap correctly.
Ballpark estimate for a full wrap would be $2000-$3000 for a sedan, $2500-3500 for SUV or van. Partial wraps can be a great alternative for those on a tight budget. For an advertising vehicle wrap, a big chunk of the cost will be accumulated in the design process. Here at Connecting Signs, we have a team of awesome graphic designers who can help you create the perfect car wrap for your brand but it’s important to understand that we need to be compensated for the time spent on the wrap design.
If you’re looking for a color-change wrap, the costs are about the same as stated above however additional costs can come into play because the installation process is a bit more extensive.
Will it damage, or protect the paint?
Properly installed wrap vinyl applied over OEM paint will not damage the paint, in fact, it can protect the paint somewhat from fading. The wrap vinyl and laminate do not provide the same protection as a clear bra material but may provide a little protection from light chips and scratches.
Can I wrap my car by myself?
Not recommended, unless you just want to find out how hard it is! Installers go through extensive training and are capable of handling the most intricate surface situations. The process is very precise and time-consuming.
Can I remove the wrap vinyl myself?
Yes, but how hard or easy it comes off depends on lots of variables. One thing that you might not think about it how to safely and effectively remove the adhesive that is left from removed vinyl. It’s very sticky and requires the use of strong chemicals to properly be removed. If your wrap is not very old, you can probably remove it yourself. If your wrap is more than 5 years old and it cracking and chipping away – you will definitely want to give us a call! Removing an old wrap can be an absolute nightmare.
Can I change a phone number on a vehicle wrap?
Not a problem. We’ll help you with an overlay that matches the surrounding area. If the background is complex, like a photograph, you’ll need to probably go to the sign company that originally designed the wrap in order to get a good match.
Is a vehicle wrap the same as painting a car?
No, not even close. Painting is a more permanent solution, and the creativity of the paint design will most likely be limited by your budget. With a vehicle wrap, the cost is going to be determined by the area to be covered, not the design printed on the vinyl.
Can I wrap my car if there’s body damage?
Yes, but check with your sign company to explain specific situations with your particular vehicle. Rusted areas should only be wrapped over for very short-term applications. Non-OEM painted areas should be allowed to completely cure before applying vinyl. Baked-on paint finishes allow the quickest turnaround in being able to wrap newly painted areas.
How do I take care of my truck wrap?
A couple of key items would be to keep your new wrap clean and stay away from any aggressive scrubbing or power washing. Keeping your wrapped vehicle garaged will obviously help delay sun fading, especially in places like here in Colorado.