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Posted by: In: Creative, Uncategorized 10 Apr 2018 0 comments

 

Have you ever considered decorating the floor? Probably not. With our help, and the use of 3M Materials, we can help turn your simple floor into an advertisement. People tend to look down at the ground to watch their step. Put something under their feet that they’ll remember. It can be anything from your logo, or a cute saying/phrase that relates your business.

 

These materials are made to have  hard-wearing durability, so it will hold up under a lot of foot traffic.

 

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Something as simple as these designs, will leave an image in a customers head, they may even want to take a picture and share it.

 

 

If you have any interest in decorating your business with floor graphics, send us an email or give us a call! Let us, help you.

e. [email protected] or p. 609.294.3442

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 13 Mar 2018 0 comments

I Need Artwork – Where Can I get it?!

Have you ever felt like you wanted to get custom graphic design work done, but you never knew where to go? Well here at Coastal Sign, we have a full service graphic design team.

We have the ability to take your ideas and create them digitally, which can then be transformed into a product. Anything from a truck wrap design, a business sign, or even just a simple sticker. We can help you reach you goals. Here is some helpful information that is useful for a graphic designer to get from start to finish.

1.  What are you creating art for & where would you like it to end up?

2. Is it for personal or commercial use?

3. Is there any artwork/logos previously made that would be good to reference?

4. A strong description of what it is you are looking to end up with?

There is a lot that goes into creating artwork. The more you provide to your graphic designer, the better outcome you’ll have, quicker!

 


Take a look below at some artwork that out graphic designer Amanda recently created for our social platforms.

 

 


If you have an idea that you would like us to work on for you give us a call or send us an email!

p. 609.294.3442 – e. [email protected]

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 06 Mar 2018 0 comments

3M Di-Noc: The Next Best Thing

Di-Noc is a 3M Vinyl that Coastal Sign recently began working with. It comes in hundreds of styles, colors, and textures. We began our journey with a wood grain vinyl for a customer looking to wrap railings. Di-Noc has so many possibilities for use – walls, counter tops, doors, you name it.

 

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Take a look at some of the abilities and benefits of Di-Noc:

Aesthetics: Di-Nov transforms existing surfaces to a whole new look. This product resembles natural materials and aesthetically will create a makeover for your office furniture.

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Lightweight: This film can be applied to the existing surface at ease. Since Di-Noc material is lighter in weight than traditional paneling, this can reduce installation costs.

Less downtime: No tearing down walls or materials, which can disrupt your entire company and visitors. Using Di-Noc, installation time is quick!

Life expectancy: Wood, metal and stone can chip and become worn down. With DI-NOC, this material can last a lifetime when applying it to indoor surfaces. If applying outdoor, the life space is still very long, being 7 to 10 years. This is all dependent on how strong the UV rays are, which could potentially break down the material quicker.

Eco-friendly: When you recover already existing surfaces, these are recycled items that are not thrown away or taking up space in landfills.

Resistance to everyday objects: Since 3M is such an experienced and reliable company; they have come up with a product that is resistant to the everyday wear and tear. For example, they are resistant to water, dirt, wear, mold and most impacts.


A few other colors for example:

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Here is a photo of the railing with the wood grain vinyl we have in the shop:

 


While many people use the wood grain vinyl selections, there are so many other possibilities for Di-Noc. If you are interested in using the material in your home or workplace, contact us!

Send and email or gives us a call, you can even stop in and take a look at our sample book that holds all the options of Di-Noc material.

 

[email protected] or 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: branding, Create, Marketing, Signs 27 Feb 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

You have decided that it’s time for a new sign so you head on over to Coastal Sign and tell us that you want us to just re-make the same thing, but what you have brought us is an old sign made of wood that is falling apart and the paint is chipping off. Sure, we can make it out of wood, but do you know about HDU?

 

What is HDU?  

HDU can be use for creating beautiful, lasting logos, V-groove CNC routed signs, dimensional and custom sandblasted signs. HDU is high density urethane foam it is a strong, naturally waterproof sign material that typically has a lower cost and weighs less than regular wood. These signs have a carved look and can feature smooth or textured backgrounds. It is well known for holding up well to sunlight. Theoretically an HDU sign could last a hundred years barring any physical impact damage.

 

Did you know? HDU is actually the same material that is used in the cores of surfboards as well as fiberglass boats.

 

Why NOT Wood?

  • It has a tendency to crack or warp as it is a natural material that can take on moisture. Also because larger size substrates are actually made up of smaller planks, you may see visible seems in the sign panel over time.
  • The wood can be effected by termites or carpenter ants.
  • Wood can rot over time.
  • Inconsistencies such as knots and grain can affect the overall look of your sign.

One of Our Most Recent HDU Signs:

 


Interested in revamping your business with a beautiful new HDU creation?

Contact Coastal Sign and Design and we can make it happen.

Email: [email protected] or Phone: 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: Advertising, branding, Create, Marketing 20 Feb 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

While signs may seem like a trivial item for a business, not having an attractive sign may actually be costing you more than you think!

Did You Know?

– Signs attract nearly HALF of a start up business’s new customers.

– Without a sign 35% of passerby’s wouldn’t know your business was there if you didn’t have sign.

How Is It Costing Me?

Studies show that adding or changing a sign directly improves sales revenue.

 

Take a look here at this image which breaks down “The Benefits of Signs”

The Benefit of Signs [infographic]

 


Now that you’ve seen some legitimate stats on Signage and how it can affect your business directly, you are probably thinking, hmmm is my sign alright? Should I get a new one? Well, you are in the right place. Coastal Sign and Design specializes in doing custom signs for small businesses!

Send us an email or give us a call and we can spend some time discussing what would work best for you.

Email: [email protected] or Phone: 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: Create, Marketing, News 13 Feb 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Vinyl Wraps are always advertised as “car wraps” or something that is strictly for a vehicle. They are SO much more than that!

In some online web searches, an adorable article turned up in our search results that triggered this blog post. A shop in the U.S. was asked to lend a helping hand for a young child who suffers from plagiocephaly, which is an issue roughly 13% of infants in America face. This causes them to wear a cranial helmet. Cranial helmets are typically white, boring, and can seem “sad” for the child wearing it, BUT this in this instance, the helmet was wrapped!

Wrap Buddies DOC Band Helmet Wrap Absolute Perfection (3)

https://www.vehiclewrapping.com/2015/09/doc-band-cranial-helmet-wrap/

 


What Else Can be Wrapped?

The wrap world is filled with almost endless possibilities. Coastal Sign has the ability to wrap things as unique as a cranial helmet and so much more. We very recently wrapped some of our walls in the shop, and we have even done bedroom wall wraps!

Take a Look at Some of Our Work:

– Star Wars Wall Wrap –

– Dark Hedges, Ireland – 

 


Interested in getting something like this done in your home or office?

Coastal Sign & Design is happy to help!

Give us a call or send us an email and we can discuss your ideas for a custom wrap.

Email: [email protected] || Phone: 609.294.3442

 

As many small businesses know, people love to be given promotional items. They help put your name out and keep your logo on the go almost effortlessly.

 

Top 10 Promotional Items in 2017:

1. Writing Instruments

2. Shirts

3. Bags

4. Calendars

5. Desk/Office Accessories

6. Hats/Headwear

7. Drinkware

8. USB Drives || Flash Drives

9. Health & Safety Products

10. Outerwear

 


It’s a new year and it is time to gear up for all of the events your business will be at, with the best of the best in promotional items.

Predicted Top Promotional Item in 2018:

– Pop Sockets –

What is a Pop Socket?

Add a single Pop Socket, or a pair of Pop Sockets, to the back of almost any mobile device to transform its capabilities. Pop Sockets “pop” whenever you need a grip, a stand, an earbud-management system, or just something to play with.

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How Will They Be Successful?

Pop Sockets are going to be HUGE in 2018 due to their ability to customize. A business will have the ability to take their logo, an image, or even just text to customize a pop socket. Pop Sockets go along with subliminal advertising. For starters, when you give out a Pop Socket at a trade show, festival, or even just boxed up as a free gift in packages, people will remember who gave them a cool promotional item. They will most likely stick it right to the back of their phones, in turn, seeing it multiple times a day, and showing off your logo to anyone who happens to be around.

 

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 Coastal Sign and Design has the ability to put your logo on any of the promotional items from 2017 as well as the predicted product for 2018!

Send us an email to [email protected] or Give us a call at 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: Marketing, News 30 Jan 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

NEW, NEW, NEW!

With eight new colors being added to the selection of this wrap vinyl that takes it up a notch to 110 colors!

 


Get to Know 3M 1080 Wrap Vinyl

Expected Performance Life:
– 7 years for Matte, Satin, and Gloss
– 5 years for Carbon Fiber and Brushed Metal

– Six distinctive-looking finishes: matte, satin, gloss, carbon fiber, and brushed metal

– Removable with heat and/or chemicals

 


 Ted Mitchell (General Manager) of Coastal Sign and Design is a 3M Preferred Graphics Installer

 


For an Example of Our Work With 3M 1080 Visit: http://www.coastalsign.net/portfolio/2015-bmw-m6-full-wrap/

 

A New Kind of Vehicle Wrap

Getting amazing results from your next design or advertisement comes down to two things: eye popping color and great graphics!  Your presentation may be the deciding factor in your clients decisions, so ensuring your advertising materials are top notch is essential.  A vehicle wrap is a great option for getting your name out where people can see it, not to mention that it is one of the most effective forms of advertising.  As opposed to paying for advertising frequently, vehicle wrapping is a one time cost that will last you for years!  A vehicle wrap is not a stationary advertisement, it has the capability of following you wherever you go.

Choosing one of the new 3M 180 wraps with micro channel technology is a great option for your next vehicle wrap that will make you stand out! An oustanding new feature of the mC series is the micro channeling technology.  It’s non-visible air release channels let trapped air exit through the sides of the graphic, which makes for a fast and bubble-free installation!  The wrapping material is a 2-mil cast vinyl film with excellent hiding power that conforms to many types of shapes and curves.  It offers a lot of versatility with slideable, repositionable, pressure-activated adhesive. 3M 180mC now comes in the 22 new colors offered by 3M, making its’ total color palette include 84 colors. If you’d like the ultimate flexibility in designing options choose the 3M IJ180mC, this material can be printed on to create just about anything you can think of.  Pair it with the 3M Latex Film wraps that can conform to many different types of shapes and textures with 150% stretch that will make any vehicle look great! These long term durable and removable films are great for indoor and outdoor graphics, and have an expected performance life of 10 years.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the vehicle graphics we did on this Balance of Nature GMC Savannah.

 

Balance of Nature Vehicle Graphics

     Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business whether large or small.  Your brand image is the first thing a potential customer will see.  It is your opportunity to make a great first impression.  Your company brand conveys who you are, what you do, and the quality of service your customers can expect from doing business with you.

Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room
– Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

     A solid logo is one major part of branding.  A visual identity design isn’t “your brand,” though a brand should have a great design that is simple, clean and effective.  For a logo design to be successful it must set itself apart from the competition.  It should be bold, simple to understand, and memorable.  Everywhere a logo is used in your marketing a potential customer needs to see three important concepts:  Who you are, what you do, and the image of quality, expertise, and excellence that you aspire for.  Your logo does not contain your contact information, services, or license numbers.  The latter are key items you will include in your advertising.  Logo recognition is based on color and shape, whereas brand awareness is the extent to which a brand is recognized by potential customers, and is correctly associated with a particular product. Your logo does not need to say “LLC.”  Your logo does not need a phone number to help drive sales.  It does not need a list of services to help your next client understand what you do.  A strong, simple, and impactful logo is constructed so well, that in most cases a consumer will remember it and seek out your company’s services on their own ahead of your competition.  I will be writing about logo design itself in future articles.

     Branding is a promise of the quality and service clients can depend on from your company.  Your brand is integrated and easily understood from the inside and out.  It is important that your idea is simple and immediate.  It should be clearly understood by the people inside your organization as well as the consumers on the outside.  It is the sum of imagery, ideas, and emotion combined with the consumer’s response that form a brand.  There are three basic steps to achieve your branding goal:

  • Step 1: Define your desired brand (how would you like people to perceive you?)
  • Step 2: Evaluate your current brand (what are people’s opinions of you now?)
  • Step 3: Close the gap between your desired and current brand (decide how you are going to achieve your desired brand and then do it!)

     In BrandSimple: How the Best Brands Keep it Simple and Succeed, Allen P. Adamson describes some of the challenges we face today in a market that is saturated with brands competing to stand out from their competition.

Establishing a simple and different brand idea used to be pretty easy.   So was the  ability to sell it, literally and figuratively.  Ivory was soap.  Hershey’s was chocolate.  Maxwell house was coffee.  Proof of “baby-soft skin” was simple and different enough.  “Deep, rich flavor” was simple and different enough.  Today, with so many brands on the market, establishing a simple, differentiated meaning for a brand, something that hasn’t already been claimed, is a huge challenge.  Any coffee company can develop the technology to be good to the last drop.  What else can you promise that will get people to stop what they’re doing, listen to what you’re saying, and consider changing their brand allegiance?

     Marketing and advertising push exposure of the brand to the consumer.  This is the part that is driven by the company.  Effective marketing campaigns use multiple avenues to create brand awareness.  Advertising through social media, vehicle graphics, billboards, promotional marketing items, point-of-sale signs, locational signs, print publications, and radio are all examples of cross-platform marketing avenues.  Excellent marketing strategies make use of a combination of some or all of these ways to advertise.

     Stay tuned for future articles where I will begin to break down effective marketing campaigns that focus on these advertising types individually.  Each of them has their own strengths in increasing brand awareness and generating greater potential customer opportunities.