Having professional looking signs can create a lasting first impression on your potential clients. I have discussed in the past how having a professional image has helped my business greatly. I have no issues demanding customers provide credit card numbers up front because my image says, I am here for the long haul, and not a fly by night operation. Here are some tips to help you with your own vinyl signs.
- Use colours that contrast nicely with your trailer for optimal visibility.
- Do not try to make huge signs covering your entire space. Leave blank or negative space between elements. A smaller font with negative space around it is far more readable from a distance than a crammed larger font.
- Stay away from cheap vinyl no name vinyl. It will not last outdoors, and will quickly shrink, crack, and peel. Use only vinyl rated for outdoor use. I like Avery brand A6 series for flat surfaces like glass, vehicle doors and flat trailer sides, and Avery A8 series for contours or surfaces with rivets, like a enclosed trailer for example.
- Always apply on a clean dry surface.
- Use the hinge method for bubble free installation.
Making your own vinyl sign is very easy once you get the hang of it. Take your time at first and always double check your placement measurements. Like any new skill, making vinyl signs can seem overwhelming at first, but will quickly become second nature with a little practice. With the prices dropping so low for sign plotters I believe that buying a plotter is a great investment for any business.