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Signwriting FAQs

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Signwriting is an excellent way to help improve your customer base and optimise your branding. Commonly, signwriting is used for boosting the advertisement of your business and helping you develop your branding image.

Signwriting in Kent has a highly experienced team of signwriters who use the highest quality products to guarantee an outstanding finish.

 

Listed below are 14 signwriting FAQs, hopefully answering any questions you may have.

 

1. What is Signwriting?

Signwriting is the process of installing graphics onto a surface such as a vehicle or a store window. Signwriting can be done in a couple of ways. It can be vinyl, in particular, if it’s being applied to a vehicle. Or, it can be hand painted onto a glass window.

 

2. What Can Signwriting be Put on?

Signwriting can be used on all sorts of surfaces and for many purposes. Commonly, signwriting is used on vehicles for advertising purposes. However, it can also be used as business signs for shop windows.

 

3. Can I Wash my Car with a Pressure Washer?

If you have signwriting applied to your car, then you will need to take some care when you are washing it. It is recommended that you use a sponge and warm soapy water. This will be nice and gentle on the car and the signwriting. Using a squeegee to remove excess water is beneficial as it does a smooth and efficient job. However, when doing this, be careful around the edges of the signwriting to avoid damaging it.

When choosing the equipment to wash your car with, make sure that you don’t use abrasive cleaners or chemicals. This is because it can affect the signwriting. Pressure washers can be used but in use bear in mind that you keep the pressure below 2000 psi and have a wide spread angle. Be aware that using a jet washer can actually reduce the lifespan of the signwriting.  

 

4. How Long Will the Signwriting Last?

Signwriting can tend to last a long time. It’s a very durable product and is made to be weatherproof. On average, signwriting can last between 3-7 years. This is a fairly large gap; however, this will be as a result of the quality. As long as the signwriting is cared for and respected, it should last quite a long time, but if it is mistreated, then the lifespan will be significantly reduced.

Once you’ve had the signwriting applied to your vehicle, it may be beneficial to you to not wash your car until at last a week later. Cleaning it too soon can affect the adhesive.

 

5. Will it Damage my Paintwork?

Not necessarily. If applied correctly your paintwork should be absolutely fine. As it’s vinyl, it will be very similar to a wrapping. Wrapping a vehicle protects the original paintwork and signwriting is very similar. If the graphics are in direct sunlight, when they’re removed you may notice that you can see where the graphics were as the paintwork that wasn’t covered will have slightly faded. This isn’t a major issue as it does take years for this effect to happen.

 

6. How Do I Remove Them?

The removal of signwriting is relatively straightforward. You can take it back to the garage, or you can remove it yourself. The general process of removing signwriting is heating it to warm up the adhesive. Once this has been done, from one corner you want to peel it back to allow it to come off easily. The signwriting should be heated throughout this process to enable all the adhesive to come off smoothly. To avoid any issues it is often best to get a professional to do this if you have no experience in it.

 

7. Can I Wax my Vehicle if I Have Signwriting on it?

It’s best not to apply chemicals to the signwriting as this can have a negative reaction with the vinyl, causing it to crack and break down. Soapy water is advisable to wash your car with to reduce the event of anything bad happening to the signwriting.  

 

8. Do I Need to Look After the Graphics in a Special Way?

There is no particular care required, however, bear in mind the previous comment on washing. Try to avoid using jet washers and abrasive chemicals on the signwriting.

 

9. Can I Supply my Own Designs?

If you have your own designs you want to put on your vehicle, most places will accept this. They can also help you design something, so if you have a couple of ideas and no design, the signwriters will assist in designing the graphic for you.

 

10. Is Signwriting Just for Vehicles?

Signwriting isn’t necessarily just for vehicles. Commonly signwriting is for cars, vans or buses (any vehicle) due to the signwriting being Vinyl. As a result, it can sit on the vehicle’s surface without causing any damage. However, signwriting covers optimising your brand’s visibility. Signage in Kent have professional designers who will update your signage and if needed, help you create custom logos and designs.

 

11. Are There Benefit to Signwriting?

Signwriting comes with multiple benefits. It will benefit you and your business (if you have one). Signwriting can benefit you because it will allow you to have the design you want on your car or van. Alongside this, the signwriting will act similarly to wrapping. It will protect the original paintwork of the vehicle enabling it to be good as new when you remove it.

Graphics work and signwriting can be easily applied to a vehicle and removed just as easily.

If you are using signwriting for business purposes, it will significantly help with the advertising of your business. As you drive your car or van around, it will allow people you pass to see what you are offering. This is giving you the opportunity to target hundreds and potentially thousands of people at the same time.

Signwriting in shop windows will help your business look more professional and assist with customer loyalty.

 

12. Can the Graphics be Reused?

Unfortunately no. Graphics put onto a car cannot be reused as when they may be stretched and have deteriorated a bit.

 

13. Will Signwriting Help Advertise my Business?

Signwriting can help advertise your business. Having your businesses branding on vehicles will help get the word out about our business. As you drive around in the car or van, people multiple people will be able to see it and get in touch. Typically it’s more beneficial to have the businesses name, colours, contact information and a little bit about the business on the vehicle. This is giving those who are seeing your vehicle enough information to be interested and be able to contact.

 

14. How Long Does it Take?

Applying signwriting to a vehicle will generally take a couple of hours. The process is very similar to wrapping a vehicle; however, it all depends on the size of the design. If the design is large, it will naturally take longer to apply, but smaller ones can be completed quicker.

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Choosing the Right Sign for your Business

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Picking the right sign for your business can be a challenge as you want to get one that will be in keeping with the town, village or city you are in and have one that will suit your business. There are a few factors to take into account when producing a business sign. Sign makers in Kent will develop a sign that meets your business requirements and promotes it in the best way.

 

Placement

There are many places you can position a sign outside your business. You could have a hanging sign above the front door to enable people not only to see what the business is but also where the entrance is. These are good for cities or large towns as people will see the sign from a distance. You could also use signage like A-boards, wall signs and window signs. These signs are good for smaller towns as they’ll be more noticeable on the street.

 

The Right Size

Getting the right size sign for your business is an essential. The sign needs to be eye catching but not so large that it causes complaints. The sign needs to be visible, and for the best results, it should be readable from different angles and recognisable from a distance. Signage in Kent will produce the perfect sized sign for your business.

 

Illumination

Adding lights to your business sign will make it more eye catching for passer-bys. Using LED, neon or back lighting will brighten the storefront and make it more attractive to customers. If people can see it and like the look of it, then they’ll be more likely to go in.

 

Artistic

First impressions are important and being artistic with your sign will give your business more of a professional look. There are a few ways you can get creative with the sign; you could use paint (including chalk paint). Decorate the sign with relevant patterns and designs that suit your business. However, remember that less is more, overcrowding the sign will make it hard to read.

 

Materials

The material of your sign will be based on the type of business you have and the sort of message you want to give out to customers. The types of materials you could have are fabrics, metal (can be good for a rustic/vintage business), wooden signs, painted glass (good for windows) and awnings.

 

Location

Depending on where your business is located will be a large factor in deciding what sign you have for your business. The sign will need to be in keeping with the neighbourhood feel and look as going against this could cause controversy within the local area.

 

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6 Reasons To Use Wall Graphics

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Using wall graphics in an office environment will improve the functionality of employees. Boring plain walls won’t encourage any unique thinking. However, brightly coloured walls lift the mood of people, making them happier and will allow their brains to think outside of the box.

Wall graphics in Kent offer a professional application of the graphic and will capture the style of your business.   

 

Livens Up The Wall

Walls are all around us constantly; at work, at home, even when we’re walking out and about. Plain walls aren’t particularly exciting as there’s nothing to look at and can make a town or room seem duller. Brighten up the walls and bring them to life with amazing wall graphics!

 

Motivating

In an office environment sometimes it’s nice to have something motivating, that’s encouraging you to work and get you through tough days. Office graphics in Kent can decorate your office and make it more colourful which can boost the morale of employees, increasing work performance.  

 

Grab People’s Attention

Bright, colourful and detailed walls are much more eye catching than an ordinary wall. People are more inclined to stop and look at a wall with graphics on it which, if it’s for your business, will further inform people about it or if it’s a general wall graphic, it will be something nice to see and read.   

 

Good Way of Advertising

Advertising through the means of wall graphics is an excellent way to reaching the attention of everyone. Big, bright and bold wall graphics will constantly attract the attention of people and show the business in a positive light.    

 

Easy to Apply

Applying wall graphics is an easy process and can be done quite quickly (depending on size). The graphic can be placed on any wall and are easy to remove once applied. Not only are they easy to apply but they are also quite cheap. Advertising through wall graphics is a much cheaper way of sharing and promoting your business.

 

Can Be Any Design

The beauty of wall graphics is they can be anything you want. You can produce your design and have it transferred onto the wall, or you can use an existing design if applicable to what you want.

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The Benefits of Having a Professional Business Sign

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Sign makers in Kent can improve your business simply by using a sign! Signs attract, encourage and engage the customer with your company. A well-made sign will get people to read about your business and be intrigued by what it has to offer. We want to make sure you have the best signage for your company whether it’s fascia signage, banners or a-boards.      

 

Looks professional

A sign is the simplest and most efficient form of advertising. Having a business sign that has been produced professionally will allow for your company to look a lot more respectable and well-presented. This will allow for customers to feel proud to shop or be in business with you, resulting in an increase in reviews and profit.          

 

Attractive

An attractive sign will make it a lot more aesthetically pleasing for people to see. No-one wants to see a scrappy sign in the town they live in as this can be off-putting and upsetting to some people. Therefore having a sign that has been made professionally will make people happier and will increase the morale of the town.  

 

Investment

Getting yourself a professionally made business sign will be a huge investment as it will essentially advertise itself. A well-made sign will further increase the profits of your company and result in you earning back the money you spent on the sign.   

A good sign will get you noticed and increase your publicity. Signs such as banners and advertising boards will mean that the promotion of your business will be spread across your local area gaining the attention of a lot of people at once.      

Studies have shown that adequate signage can increase your profits by 7 – 15% (dependant on the type of sign). The most useful signs are large pole signs as they can target a lot of people at once due to its size.

 

Encourage Customers

Customers will be more willing to go to your company over others if it looks professional. A company that looks reliable and is well-presented will allow for customers to have more trust in it and want to spend their money.  

Impulse shopping will also be increased. When walking through town, if someone sees an eye-catching, well-made sign they will be more inclined to go into the shop and purchase something or recommend it to their friends and family. Gaining extra publicity and engaging with customers.

Signage in Kent aims to produce signs that have this effect and make your business stronger.

 

If you want a professionally made sign, get in touch with us today!

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Signage Options for Your Business

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If you are looking for signage for advertising or other purposes but aren’t sure where to start, this article may help. Here is a brief outline of the kinds of signage available to you.

Swing Signs

Swing signs can be hanging or free-standing. Not only are they eye-catching for passers-by, but hanging swing signs can catch the attention of passing motorists very effectively. The advantage of this kind of sign is that they don’t take up too much wall space or pavement space. So if space is a concern for you, this type of signage will be ideal.

Interior and Exterior

Interior and exterior signage is a great option if you are looking to install graphics in your space. You could display your company motto, slogan, aims or initiatives for all to see. Alternatively, if your business offers a range of services that you wish to communicate to potential customers, an exterior sign is the way to go.

3-Dimensional Lettering

3-D signage stands out. Literally! So, if you are looking for signage that really grabs attention, 3-D lettering may be for you. These kinds of signs are great for promoting your company and really leaving an impression on your customers.

A-boards

A-boards are a great way of catching attention, especially from footfall traffic. Placed on the pavement, the eye will naturally be drawn to an eye-catching sign that displays the range of services on offer.

Small Advertising Boards

These kinds of boards are perfect for display anywhere you see fit. They also have the advantage of not taking cluttering up your space, if that is something you are concerned about.

Banners

Advertising banners offer plenty of space and can be arranged to divide up a large space. This may be perfect for catching the attention of people and conveying important messages to your customers.

Perspex Panels

Perspex panels offer a modern, sleek look. They look great too!

Fascia Signage

Acting as the frontispiece of your business, fascia signage will always draw attention. For this reason, you should make sure it looks perfect and is of an exceptional standard.

Prestige Graphics offer exceptional production and installation services of precision signage. Our installers have 25 years of experience between them and are able to offer 24-hour installations. Our full-colour digital print offers an exceptional quality finish. Contact Prestige Graphics today to find out how we can help you.

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Vehicle Wraps FAQ’s

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Below are some frequently asked questions regarding vehicle wraps.

What Are Vehicle Wraps?

Vehicle wraps are large graphic vinyl decals that are applied to a vehicle over the original paintwork. Oftentimes, vehicle wraps are utilised for advertising purposes, but they can also be a great way to change the colour or appearance of your vehicle quickly and without resorting to a costly respray. Vehicle wraps come in a wide range of colours and finishes, such as metallic, matte or glossy. You can get a full wrap or a partial wrap depending on your specifications.

What does the Wrapping Process Involve?

For all vehicle wraps, including bus and fleet wraps, there are three steps to the process.

Firstly, the design of the wrap, which involves collating accurate measurements of your vehicle and coming up with the design you want, is applied.

The second step involves the production of the vehicle wrap, where it is printed and laminated with a coating that provides protection against scratches and UV rays.

The final step is the application phase. The exterior of your vehicle will be cleaned of any debris, including mud, wax, oil and dirt. The technicians will then apply the wrap to your vehicle.

How Long Does the Process Take?

Typically a vehicle wrap application can be completed in a day.

What If My Vehicle Wrap Becomes Damaged?

If your vehicle wrap sustains any damage, it is possible to replace the damaged panel individually avoiding the need for the entire wrap to be replaced.

How Long Does a Vehicle Wrap Last?

A vehicle wrap can last for between one and five years.

Are Vehicle Wraps Difficult to Remove?

Not at all! Vehicle wraps can simply be removed by peeling back the vinyl from the vehicle’s paintwork.
If you are interested in obtaining a premium wrap for your vehicle, or for any signage, tinting and signwriting requirements you may have, contact the experts at Prestige Graphic Installations.