Valentine’s Day Specials

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Valentine’s Day Specials

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m trying to plan my activities for the big day. Usually, my husband and I visit a favorite restaurant and take time out of our busy schedules to spend with each other. When planning my day, I’m often lured by various signs displayed by local retailers. For instance, a restaurant owner might display a sign in his or her window listing Valentine’s Day dinner options. Or a florist might put up a sign near the road that advertises special incentives on roses. If you own a small business, consider taking advantage of Valentine’s Day customer traffic by advertising your offerings with a professional sign. On this blog, you will discover the types of signs that capture customers’ attention on Valentine’s Day.


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3 Tips For Installing Vinyl Window Graphics

Converting your vehicle into a mobile advertising device can be a great way to spread the word about your company's products and services. If you are looking for an affordable way to advertise on your vehicle, then investing in vinyl window graphics can be beneficial. These decals can be customized with your company's logo and colors to ensure brand consistency across your advertising platforms.

Here are three tips that you can use to ensure you are able to successfully place your new vinyl window graphics from a place like 10 West Commercial Graphics.

1. Make sure the surface of the window is clean.

Vinyl window graphics cling to the surface of your window. Having full contact with the glass is what helps keep the vinyl graphics in place, so it's important that you remove any contaminants that could create a barrier between your graphics and the window of your vehicle.

Use some glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth to thoroughly scrub the surface of your vehicle's windows before attempting to apply a vinyl graphic. Allow time for the window to dry completely before installing the graphic, and you will reduce the amount of peeling or bubbling in your finished product.

2. Create a hinge along the top of the graphic with masking tape.

Once your vehicle's window is clean, you should peel the backing off a small section along the top of the vinyl graphic. Firmly press the top of the vinyl into place, then secure it with a piece of masking tape.

This will create a hinge that allows you to work in small sections as you remove the paper backing and press the vinyl graphic onto your window. The masking tape will help prevent any slipping, ensuring proper placement as you install your new window graphic.

3. Make sure all air bubbles are removed.

Air bubbles can become trapped between your vinyl graphic and the surface of your glass during installation. You need to take the time to remove each of these air bubbles if you want your graphic to last.

Start from the middle of the graphic and use a small spatula to firmly work the air bubbles toward the outer edges of the graphic. Use the flat edge of the spatula to avoid marring the vinyl and achieve the greatest results.

Being able to properly install a vinyl window graphic will allow you to use these graphics as valuable advertising tools on your vehicle in the future.