Advertising signage is sometimes overlooked by Vancouver-area retailers, though more economical than other forms of advertising (e.g. TV, radio, print ads). In a retail setting, advertising signs perform several functions, including increased brand recognition, sales or service advertising, and enticement.
Now that instances of COVID-19 are decreasing in BC, social distancing signs and other prevention measures will help businesses safely reopen. Before reopening, BC businesses must implement a COVID-19 Safety Plan (view WorkSafe BC guidelines) to help prevent the spread of the virus. While social distancing signage and safety measures can help reinforce the “new rules”, signs also help to put your customers at ease. Signage and safety measures will give your customers confidence that your business is taking steps to protect them, reducing anxiety about being in your place of business.
In the coming weeks and months, businesses will need COVID-19 reopening signs. As provinces slowly begin a phased-in reopening of businesses and stay-at-home orders are relaxed, businesses will need a way to communicate the “new rules” to customers and employees, while demonstrating to compliance inspectors that rules are taken seriously.
With event season just around the corner, many Vancouver companies have already started tradeshow signage design. Sandbox Signs + Graphics has been creating tradeshow signs and displays for Vancouver area companies for years and we’ve seen a lot of different designs – some good and some that could have used a trip back to the drawing board.
With that in mind, we thought we’d share common design mistakes we've seen over the years.
If your Vancouver area business has fleet vehicles, there are several types of transportation signs that you may want to consider: vehicle graphics (decals), magnetic signs, vinyl-cut lettering and vehicle wraps. If you’re wondering how to choose the most appropriate kind of vehicle sign, see “What Type of Fleet Vehicle Signs Do I Need?” below. First, the following provides a brief overview of the types of signs available.
While it may seem early to get ready for tradeshow season, now is the perfect time to discuss your tradeshow signage needs with your team. Spring is just a couple of months away, which will usher in Vancouver’s blooming foliage…and tradeshows.
If you run a Vancouver café or restaurant, restaurant signs are a given, but which signs get the most mileage when it comes to increasing sales? The following is an overview of signs that every “sit-down” restaurant, café and food court restaurant should consider using. As a bonus, they’re economical choices, too!
If you run a small business in Vancouver, banners and business posters are a versatile and cost-effective way of meeting your signage needs. Small businesses need signs for many reasons; from exterior entrance signage and office signs, to sale and tradeshow signage. If you are operating on a tight budget, you’ll be glad to know that business signs don’t have to break the bank, and, though economical, banners and posters can be just as eye-catching as other forms of business signs.
Office environment design encompasses several disciplines involved in the planning and design of office and building spaces that work for people (business owners, employees and clients), while helping a company achieve its business goals.
Contractor signs are sometimes overlooked by Vancouver tradespeople, yet they are an indispensable marketing tool. Over the years, Sandbox Signs + Graphics has created hundreds of effective signs for Vancouver BC trades, including office and building signs, vehicle wraps and signs, lawn signs and construction site signage.