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There is much more to attending a trade show than standing near your trade show displays, passing out pamphlets and shaking hands. Trade show display materials - freestanding displays, tabletop displays, trade show booth graphics and banners - are basic and vital tools that can mean the difference between a successful trade show and a dismal showing for your company.

Over the years, Sandbox Signs + Graphics has created many custom wall murals in Vancouver malls. Wall murals are an effective form of advertising for mall stores and for marketing of the mall itself. Their scale impresses and they’re noticed in a busy mall environment where countless shops compete for consumers' attention.

In the competitive world of trade events, you need a competitive edge, including tradeshow signs. Tradeshow marketing is alive and well, with new participants entering the events arena every year.  According to Statisca’s tradeshow stats, in 2015, 39% of tradeshow visitors were first-time attendees, the highest percentage of new attendees reported in 14 years. Why? Tradeshows are a great avenue to build relationships with potential customers. According the same study, in 2015, 51% of tradeshow attendees planned on buying exhibitor products or services. Tradeshows are a marketing channel that businesses take seriously! With so many businesses attending tradeshows, and so many potential buyers, standing out from the crowd can be a challenge. Sandbox Signs + Graphics has created eye-catching, vivid, tradeshow signage for hundreds of businesses that have exhibited at events. We can work with your design team or take the lead – whichever option works best for you.

Over the years, Sandbox Signs + Graphics has created many forms of wall graphics and wall decals for Vancouver restaurants and cafes. Restaurant owners are always on the lookout for ways to create aesthetically pleasing interiors. While aesthetics are important, functionality is something that is often overlooked. Wall decals, wall murals and graphics can achieve both. Decals are a unique and affordable alternative to traditional restaurant signage.

If you run a Vancouver cafe, there are several types of cafe signs to consider. Cafe signs should do more than just display your brand or your menu. A good signage strategy for coffee shops, bistros and smaller restaurants includes a variety of signs that provide three-fold benefits. Cafe signs should:
  1. Advertise specials inside and outside the cafe.
  2. Provide customer service assistance.
  3. Grab the attention of passers-by.

If you haven't considered vinyl banners for your Vancouver business, this article will explain why they are a great choice for the Lower Mainland's wet weather. Versatile, cost-effective and weatherproof, vinyl banners deserve much more respect than they get. Businesses often think of banners as "cheap" (as in cheap looking and cheaply made), but this is far from reality when vinyl banners are created by Sandbox Signs + Graphics.

One thing is certain, whether your dealership sells cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, or watercraft, the right dealership signs can make a significant difference to your business. From your main business signage, to specialty signs such as banners and displays, Sandbox Signs + Graphics has provided expert signage consulting and installation services to Vancouver and BC area dealerships for over 20 years.

Last month, in part 1 of this 2-part post, we discussed the types of banners used by Vancouver retailers. Regardless of the type of banner you choose for your Vancouver retail business, the following general design guidelines will make your retail banner signage more effective. Less text is usually best If your banner will be read by passing street traffic (pedestrians or vehicle occupants) the main messaging and call-to-action must be to the point. A passerby must be able to read this message in 2 or 3 seconds. Balanced design and text Retail banners work best when the background (design elements like colour or images) and text are balanced. If you have a simple background, 1 or 2 colours and few “design” elements, you can use a little more text. If you have a colourful, splashy, exciting design or photographic background, use fewer words, such as a large bold promo heading placed where...

There's a very good reason that Sandbox Signs + Graphics has created so many banners for Vancouver and Lower Mainland businesses. Banners are flexible. When some business owners think of signage, banners are usually not the first thing that comes to mind. They may mistakenly believe that the banner is something you only see flapping in the wind above a car sales lot or hanging from street lamps on many of Vancouver’s streets. Yes, those are banners, however, they don’t demonstrate the many ways in which banners are used by Vancouver retailers and businesses. Once a business starts using banners, they become a go-to solution for a variety of sales and promotion scenarios. Retail businesses love banners because they: Are usually more affordable than other types of signage. Can be made in a variety of sizes to suit many needs. Are lightweight and portable. Can be used indoors or outdoors. Are effective...