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Custom Sidewalk Signs for Vancouver WA Retailers! Designed to Meet Your Needs!

By | A-Frame Signs, Sidewalk Signs

Is there anything more hilarious than watching someone biff it? Of course, it’s not funny if they get hurt. That’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about your average person on the go who may be immersed in their smartphone, and they don’t happen to see the sign directly in their path, and before they know it, they’re falling butt over teakettle. Whoops!  Custom Sidewalk Signs for Vancouver WA Retailers! Designed to Meet Your Needs!

Most of us have a high level of self-preservation, so we’d notice that sidewalk sign and move to the left or right. Or, as is often the case with our attractive markers, we might enter the establishment displaying the marker. At the very least, we’re exposed to the branding. And, that’s half the battle of driving sales (knowing is the other half of the battle). With spring right around the corner, we’re going to talk about custom sidewalk signs for Vancouver, WA retailers today.

Walk This Way

When compared to other types of marketing, like sky-writing, sidewalk signs are quite affordable, and you cannot beat the return on investment. You just gotta make sure your message comes across loud and clear. That’s why we keep our mighty sign makers around. They’re the pros when it comes to creating memorable markers.

If your shop is in a neighborhood where there are a lot of scofflaws, ne’er-do-wells, or hooligans, you might be concerned that they’ll just swing by after hours and steal your sign to use as some sort of decoration for their sparsely-furnished apartment. This doesn’t have to be the case! First of all, A-frame signs are light enough that you can set them outside in the morning when you open for business and bring them back in at the end of the day when closing up shop. Or, you can give it the Pee-wee Herman’s bike treatment and wrap it in chains, so it’s impossible to drag it away.

Types of Sidewalk Signs

The A-frame is by far the most popular sidewalk sign. When you look at it from the side, it looks like the uppercase letter A, but we like to think it gets its name from being Awesome-frame. Anyway, here are some of the A-frame varieties:

Standard A-Frame – The classic design of the A-frame has your message rendered on vinyl film and installed on each face. If you have information you want to get across that doesn’t change often, this is the sign for you.

Chalkboards and Whiteboards – You’ll need to update your A-frame sidewalk signs on the regular if you operate a bar or café with daily specials. Whiteboards and chalkboards are perfect for these purposes. We can provide you with an array of markers and chalk colors.

Inserts – Some A-frames come with sleeves for you to add inserts that you print out on your office computer. Or, we can custom print some inserts for you.

If you’re ready to make unobservant consumers trip over your signs, contact the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions today for a free consultation on custom sidewalk signs for Vancouver, WA retailers.



Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Best Types of Double-Sided Signs in Vancouver WA

By | Banners, Post and Panel Signs, Sidewalk Signs | No Comments

We like to go for walks. One reason we walk is because we’re competing with each other for Fitbit supremacy. We also like to catch all of the Pokémon, but for the most part, Vancouver is just a beautiful city to walk around in.

Being in the biz, we can’t help but look at signs as we meander. Occasionally, we happen down one-way streets going against traffic and are surprised to notice how many signs are one-sided. Motorists are able to see these businesses’ messages (provided they’re not going the wrong way), but pedestrians going the opposite direction can’t.

To us, this sure seems like a wasted opportunity to market to people on foot. This is why we’re going to talk to you today about the best double-sided signs in Vancouver, WA. Strap on your best walking shoes and come along!

Get’em Coming and Going with Double-Sided Banners or Flags!

As with most flat objects, banners and flags have two sides. You may not realize this because many organizations like to hang their banners on a wall where you can only see one side. That’s an okay option if you’re willing to accept your workers doing only half of the work they’re capable of. Though, when you think about it that way, it doesn’t sound too appealing, does it?

We can digitally print whatever graphics you want on both sides of your hanging banner, or we can apply cut vinyl letters, numbers, and logos. Double-sided banners work great in hallways, between trees, and over roadways. For exterior uses, we create banners with holes in them that allow the wind to pass through without destroying your investment.

Get in the Way with Sidewalk / A-Frame Signs

Often times when we’re on our walks, we trip over A-frame signs when we’re too busy looking at the building signs. This forces us to read what’s on these sidewalk signs. These markers naturally have two sides that are viewable. They can incorporate whiteboards or blackboards, or A-frames can be designed to accommodate inserts that you print off on your office printer. If your office printer doesn’t work and is just gathering dust, we’re more than happy to provide you with professional inserts.

The Many Sides of Post and Panel Signs

Yeah, having two sides to your signage is nice, and most post and panel sign systems stop there, but due to the nature of these markers, your post and panel sign can have as many sides as you want. Two sides are great for primary identification and wayfinding purposes. However, we get lots of requests for three-post, three-panel signs that identify construction projects. These are visible from all directions and can feature architectural renderings of what the finished building will look like.

This is just the beginning when it comes to double-sided signs in Vancouver, WA. We didn’t even have time to get into blade signs and lightbox cabinets. But, if you call the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions, we’ll come up with options that are specifically tailored to your business and venue. For a free consultation, contact us today!



Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Do You Have These Retail Store Signs in Portland?

By | A-Frame Signs, Banners, Point of Purchase Signs, Sidewalk Signs | No Comments

There are stores and restaurants in Portland that don’t have any identifying markings. They instead rely on word-of-mouth and online publicity. And, even then, they need to have extraordinary products and services to keep people coming back. This might work if you’re trying to market to hipsters, but these enterprises are the exception rather than the rule because they’re essentially missing out on attracting foot traffic and building their brand in favor of creating a mystique that generally fades in time.

On the other hand, you stand out in a crowded marketplace when you put retail store signs in Portland, Oregon to work for you. Fortunately, Specialty Graphic Solutions has markers that will attract your target audience, even if it’s hipsters.

A-Frame Sidewalk Signs

A-frame sidewalk signs are the land mines in retail war. They’re what you’re trying to get consumers to run into and take notice of. We recommend putting these in any areas that get a lot of foot traffic. These signs are ideal for displaying your store’s name, logo, and colors to boost your brand awareness. You can also use them to list your products and services. Bars and restaurants use these signs to promote their daily specials.

Swooper Flags

Swooper flags are great for catching the eye and bringing attention to your storefront. The wind from passing cars or the many Pacific Northwest storms keep your message flapping. And, the flags can be quite tall, so they’re visible from great distances. Swooper flags are the perfect way to promote annual sales events. And, we can provide you with a number of different fabric flags to install on the tip-proof post. For instance, when it is near the holiday season, one of our clients likes to use a flag to promote their gift wrapping services.

Exterior Hanging Banners

From the moment the ink dries on your lease, you can start putting hanging banners to work for you. In fact, you don’t even have to wait for the ink to dry. Just have your “Coming Soon” banner with your custom branding ready to display at your venue before you even go to fill out the paperwork! And, down the road, we can update your banner with specifics, like your grand opening date. Hanging banners are also useful for promoting your secondary services, such as online sales, catering, or chainsaw juggling.

Menu Board Signs

The word “menu” is forever associated with food. And, menu board signs are a popular solution for restaurants, but dining establishments aren’t the only ones benefitting from these markers. Hair and nail salons use menu boards to list their services and prices. One of our clients offers mail room services, and they make great use of menu boards to list what they can do along with how much they charge. And, as prices change, we can sneak in like ninjas and update the signage.

If you’re finding that your sign-free business plan is no longer attracting the clientele you’re seeking, contact the mighty sign makers at SGS for judgement-free help outfitting your venue with essential retail store signs in Portland, Oregon.



Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Consumers Flip Over These Sidewalk and Yard Signs in Vancouver!

By | A-Frame Signs, Sidewalk Signs, Yard Signs | No Comments

Have you ever walked down the sidewalk with your head delightfully in the clouds when you were jolted back to reality with a Dick Van Dyke-like trip over something in your path? Welcome to the power of sidewalk signs!

Have you ever played a little front-yard football only to have your buddy tell you to go deep into the yard of the empty house next door? You may have run into a “For Sale” yard sign in this instance. Both sidewalk signs and yard signs in Vancouver, WA are valued for their ability to forcefully enter the consciousness of those who pass by. Today, we’re going to examine these markers a little more closely and see how they might be used to promote your business.

Walk the Walk with Sidewalk Signs

The most popular type of sidewalk sign is the A-frame. It gets its name because it resembles the letter A when you look at it from the side. Both the front and back of the marker can feature you unique message. There are a few different types of A-frame signs:

Classic Permanent Sign – These markers feature your information rendered on a vinyl adhesive film on each face of the A-frame. We recommend using these signs if you have a message you need to get across that won’t change anytime soon. For example, you might use permanent A-frame signs to point the way to overflow parking or to simply let people know you’re currently open.

Sign Inserts – Other A-frames take inserts. We can print these out and make them all professional looking for you. Or, you may want to print your own on your office printer. This option is best if you have seasonal sales you want to promote.

Whiteboards or Blackboards – If you run a restaurant or bar with daily specials, you’ll want to update your A-frame sidewalk sign on a daily basis. Chalkboards and whiteboards are ideal for these purposes. We can hook you up with a variety of chalk and marker colors.

Turn Yards into Marketing Tools

Yard signs are used by businesses in an array of industries. You’re probably most familiar with the ones used to advertise houses for sale or rent. However, contractors also rely on yard signs to take credit for their work. Let’s say you’re a landscaper who’s proud of a particular job. You can typically get approval from the homeowner to temporarily display a yard sign with your name and contact information. This will let neighbors and everyone else know where they can go to get pristine landscaping work done.

Yard signs are great because you can get exaggeratingly millions of signs at a reasonable price. This allows you to blanket Vancouver with your message at a fraction of the cost of a TV ad. Plus, you’ll reach people where they least expect to be found! This why these markers are sometimes referred to as “bandit signs.”

Are you ready to put your message and branding right in the way of potential customers? If so, contact the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions today for a free quote on yard and sidewalk signs for Vancouver, WA.



Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

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