These days it looks like every time we go out we will see signs everywhere we turn our heads. Some are written on simple boards, while others are displayed on large billboards, and even there are sign boards carried by people. Some of these signs actually look really interesting while others are just plain and boring, even weird. Most of these signs we see are usually business signs, either it’s showing the location of a business or promoting their products and services. However, one thing we can learn based on our experience is, if these signs for business are not interesting enough, they won’t attract our attention.
There are various kinds of outdoor signage for business, there are outside signs for business that are totally made manually with manual hand writing and painting, then there are outdoor retail signs that are designed with computer and built using the latest technology. There are signs that are made on wood, metal or other types of surfaces, and there are also those that are using digital display.
These different styles obviously will reflect on the prices of the business signage. It is true that usually higher price will get you a quite attractive business sign, but that’s not the only thing that can make storefront signs look appealing. Sometimes a cheap business sign can have the same effect with the expensive ones and even better. With the right design, even a cheap sign can look really appealing and stands out from the rest.
Advertising through business signs is actually very effective, but unfortunately it’s often got overlooked by business owners. Usually it’s because they think it’s simply something they need to have in order to “complete” their business place, just because other people have it. That’s why some business signs are looking plain, because the owners just don’t put enough effort.
A business sign is not just a board with your business name on it, but more than that, it’s the face of your business and probably the first thing that people see on your business. So that means, it must be able to send the right messages and reflects the good image of the business.
Just imagine how many people will see your business sign, especially if your business is located on a busy street. Unlike other forms of advertising medium, your business sign is doing its job 24/7 all year round, so no matter how much money you invest on creating it, the investment is definitely worth to make.
You also need to make the sign unique and could represent your business style, industry, and most importantly it should be unique. You won’t get a lot of attentions if your business sign looks similar to many other businesses. Consider putting an interesting logo that represents your business, use the proper font and colors, also use the right lighting so the people can see it clearly at night while at the same time adding an aesthetical value to the sign. Finally, consider the placement of your sign, make sure it’s clearly visible and compliments the design of your business place.