Unique Event Flags and Banners That Get Noticed

Being able to stand out in a busy event like a fundraising race or a music festival is the key to having a successful event where your brand makes an impression upon hundreds or thousands of potential customers. Getting the signage right can be tricky because there are so many effective options out there, so we’re going to highlight some of our favorite types of event flags and banners that might be exactly what you’re looking for!

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The Basic Event Flag is Anything but Basic

The basic flag that you might imagine is a rectangle-sharped piece of fabric fastened by one side to a pole sticking out of the ground. However basic they might seem, these types of environmental signs can sometimes be a huge factor affecting your patrons’ perception of the space. Enhance everyone’s experience by installing multiple tall, brightly-colored flags along both sides of a walkway or install them on light posts in a parking lot to help designate important areas. With digital printing and dye-sublimation printing techniques, you can have your brand logo or pun patterns printed on your flags.

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 Tension-Fabric Flags Elevate Your Presence

You might be looking for a unique flag that holds some tension so that when the wind blows it around it doesn’t distort your printed branding. That’s completely understandable and there’s a simple solution! Tension flags come in striking shapes that are attached to a flexible post that holds the flag’s shape. They come in custom shapes and sizes, so do some research on what will work for you.

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Custom Printed Canopy Tents for Functional Branding

Canopy tents are one of the most versatile types of event signs as they function as a collapsible and portable tent as well as a striking printed graphic. Canopy tents might not be at the forefront of your mind when you think of event flags and banners, but they can function as such if you have limited space. Need a back wall to go with the tent? Vinyl banners attached with grommets work perfectly for that!

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Step-and-repeat Banners Do it All

Nowadays everyone documents what they’re doing and where they are by taking pictures and posting them to social media. If you’re anticipating lots of people to attend your event, you can be pretty assured that they’ll want to have some nice background images for their selfies. Step-and-repeat banners literally do it all because they can act as a backdrop for photos and anything else that will have lots of eyes on it (i.e.: presentations, guest speakers, orientation stage, etc.…).

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Business Signs – The Right Sign For Your Business

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Signs are so familiar to us that we hardly notice them anymore and we start to forget their importance regarding the representation of your business out in public.

If you are a business owner, you should know that the right signage is vitally important to the success of your company. Whether it’s indoor signs (e.g. lobby signs, interior building signs, ADA signs, etc) or exterior signs like channel letters or cabinet signs, people need to know where you are and what your business offers. Having the right kind of sign or signs depends on so many different variables and your unique needs may mean that you need a custom sign solution.

Are Your Signs Seen and Understood?

Different businesses require different types of signage. As a business owner, you have to know who your demographic is. Your sign company can help you design the most effective sign for your business.

Example: A novelty gift shop needs to boldly and clearly tell their customers that they are “there”, and “this” is what they sell. With a business like that, you can and should get really creative with the types and amount of signage in your storefront. Window graphics are a great way to compliment window displays.

How Do You Most Effectively Advertise Your Business?

An effective sign attracts new customers, brands in the mind of the consumer, create impulse sales, aids traffic safety, and enhances the look of a community. All of these points can be accomplished with signage. Again, you need to really think about your targeted audience when considering your signs. It all needs to complement and enhance your business. This starts WAY before the signs.  As a business owner, you need to map out your marketing strategy and keep all the graphical elements relating to one another. Give them a purpose. At the same time, you need to be careful to not overwhelm your customers. You want to be inviting and friendly, not SCREAMING IN THEIR FACE.

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Select The Right Kinds of Signs

There are already so many different types of signage out there, as well as many different types of businesses. A business’s signs need to complement and enhance the message that they are putting out there for potential customers. There are so many different types of materials, printing methods, and applications that the possibilities are endless. Do some research if you are unsure of what would work for your business.

Example: Vehicle wraps are arguably the best way to advertise any business. Let’s say that you make toy soldiers in your spare time and you only sell them online. A wrapped vehicle with your logo, domain name, and a picture of your beautiful toy soldiers would be the way to get people who don’t go online that much to know where to buy handmade toy soldiers.

Here at Connecting Signs, we want to make sure that you get the most out of what we can offer for your business. We will not only make your signage ideas a reality, we will help you every step of the way. Our expert sign designers and sign makers know exactly what goes into a successful sign. In fact, one of them wrote this very blog. If you need a sign or some consultation on a sign there’s no better place in (but not limited to) Northern Colorado.

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Partial Wraps within Your Budget

Vehicle graphics are an incredibly effective way to get your business noticed. However, we’ve had clients come in excited about getting a full wrap on their van, then suffer from “sticker shock” when they hear the price range for a full wrap. Many times the first reaction is to ratchet back to just getting a vehicle magnet or “just some lettering on the doors”.

An economical solution to the higher cost of a full wrap is a partial wrap to get the look and feel without completely covering every square inch. It’s a great compromise and at a fraction of the cost can be just as impactful as a full wrap. The marketing message you are conveying will be incorporated by our design professionals using the color of your vehicle along with spot graphics or decals strategically placed to finalize your design. With a partial car wrap, anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 of the vehicle is wrapped.

Decide on Car Wrap Coverage

So how do you decide how much of your vehicle to wrap? Many times, cars and smaller vehicles are better suited for full wraps. However, on large work vans and trucks, partial car wraps are very easy and look great. One example of a partial car wrap is a ‘back wrap’ on a cargo van which works well since there’s a lot of surface area, and you can do a cool visual effect like walking into a showroom.

Another idea is to just get the back window wrapped with window perf. Just think, every stoplight you’re at the person behind you is “stuck” reading your marketing message about your company. There’s no way to do that with the old-fashioned Fort Collins yellow pages ad!

Lastly, unless the wrap is going to be temporary (like for a one-time promotional event), make sure the highest quality vehicle wrap materials are used. Any trade-offs made here will certainly lead to disappointment later! If you’re looking for a professional sign company to work with to design, print, and install your vehicle wrap, give Connecting Signs in Fort Collins, CO a call at 970-493-0133 or request a quote here. We would love to work with you!

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5 star review  I am a small business owner and had a wonderful experience with Bruce and his company getting my business van wrapped with my logo and company name. Communication was clear and ongoing, the graphic designer Britt was patient with all my requests and her final production was evident with the end result. The van graphics are awesome!! I had a personal referral to Bruce and his team and I had nothing but exceptional service and a great outcome. Thank you all! Debbie- Front Range Mobile Screens

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