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Opening a New Business in Vancouver WA? What Signs Do You Need?

By | Banners, Lobby Signs, Window Graphics

Have you ever heard of the term “hang out a shingle”? It has become synonymous with starting a new business. Presumably, it got its origins because one could conceivably just put a little sign out front of their home or brick-and-mortar establishment and business would flood in. Sounds a little far-fetched, doesn’t it?

These days, all the shingles in the world will put a roof over your head, but you need more than that to get clients to knock on your door. In fact, clients should be able to just walk in without knocking, but that’s for a different blog. Today, we’re going to explore the best new business signs for Vancouver, WA.

Lobby Signs

What’s the first thing customers see when they enter your place of business? Is it someone’s eyes peeking over a tall counter? Is it rows upon rows of chairs? Is it a “Caution Wet Floor” sign? None of these are all that helpful. If you want to impress consumers, let them know they have found the right place, and build your new brand, you need reception area signs. We have these in a variety of flavors, including metal, acrylic, PVC, and sign foam. We don’t recommend eating them, though.

Window Graphics

There are a lot of things that window graphics and lettering can do for your storefront. With the right graphics, you can actually enter consumers’ minds and influence their buying decisions. You might expect to spend millions of dollars on this type of technology, and we wouldn’t stop you, but you can really achieve this effect for much less. Window graphics are excellent for highlighting photos of your best-selling products and services. You can also publicize your grand opening date and special sales.

Menu Boards

If you run a restaurant where patrons come up to the counter to order, you can save a lot of time and trouble by having a large, easy-to-read menu board above head-level behind your counter. This is also helpful in other service-oriented establishments, such as hair salons, spas, and even repair shops. We recommend grouping your items into intuitive groups. For example, a Mexican restaurant would have burritos in one section, tacos in another, and beverages elsewhere. We can even incorporate images of your top items.

Flags and Banners

Once you sign that lease, we recommend you immediately head over to our shop on Northeast 13th Avenue to get a flag or banner announcing that you’re coming soon to your new location. Don’t worry if you don’t have a grand opening date set yet. When you do have that date, you can always bring your banner or flag back to us, and we’ll update it with your grand opening information. In the meantime, you can get a buzz going about your enterprise.

With these markers, you’ll be well on your way to building up a sustainable clientele at an affordable price. Are you unsure about what you need for your new venue? Are you feeling a little bit overwhelmed? Let the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions take care of the stress of finding signs for new businesses in Vancouver, WA. For a free consultation, give us a call 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.

Postal Connection Adds New Location Signs in Hazel Dell WA!

By | Banners, Exterior Signs, Interior Signs

Opening a new business is a lot of work. You have to secure the proper licenses, hire employees, buy equipment, rent a venue, pay off the mob, and have plenty of product. In the rush to open their doors to the public, many organizations forget about their signage. These companies don’t last long. Postal Connections understood the importance of having the right signage, so they contacted the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions for new business signs in Hazel Dell, WA.

Postal Connections Does More than Just Snail Mail

Busy individuals and small businesses turn to Postal Connections for all of their “back office” needs. They essentially serve as their clients’ packer and shipper, personal mailroom, outpost for passport photos, photocopy department, communications center, gift shop, and more. They take care of everything from notarizing documents to receiving personal business faxes. Across the United States, they have dozens of storefronts. The one near us is in Hazel Dell on 78th Street at Highway 99.

When a company that does such a great job of helping out local households and enterprises came to us for new location signs for Hazel Dell, WA, we were more than happy to help. As discussed in our last blog, we produced a halo-lit logo sign for Postal Connections. Even before the logo sign, though, owners Adrienne Boynton and Tom McNabb (her father) had both worked with us in their other endeavors. They knew they could count on us to deliver. We didn’t disappoint!

How We Helped Postal Connections

Adrienne and Tom needed a way to get noticed in their new location. After listening closely to their goals and vision for the project, we came up with a number of recommendations that would fit their budget and help them brand. Below is a bulleted list of what we decided on:

  • Window Graphics – To advertise their services and hours on their nice, large storefront windows, we provided them with both print and cut vinyl window graphics.
  • Loading Zone Signs – To save prime parking spots for their customers with packages to pick up or drop off, we supplied Postal Connections with loading zone signs. These consisted of laminated digital prints on .063 aluminum sign blanks.
  • Custom Pricing Signs – This part of the project was pretty neat. Tom has many years of experience in the construction industry, so he built a new custom countertop with a really cool blue/black marble patterned laminate. He then made four matching custom price signs with the same laminate face. We then created the vinyl graphics to go on the face of those signs.
  • Swooper Flags – Finally, we provided them with twelve-foot tall double-sided Swooper flags to promote their services to all of the traffic driving by their prime location.

In the end, Adrienne and Tom were completely satisfied with the work we did. The new clients are streaming in!

Are you interested in making sure your new business is successful? Contact SGS for a free consultation on new business signage the moment the ink dries on your lease agreement!



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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