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Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning
Metro Sign & Awning knows business signs are an important, multi-year investment in your business. That's why the signs we build in our New England factory are made of the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, and come with a three-year warranty: triple the industry average! Visit us at http://metrosignandawning.com/?sra=190607.
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North American Wide-Format Graphic Production to Nearly Double

North American Wide-Format Graphic Production to Nearly Double | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
The production of wide-format graphics is expected to nearly double in North America over the next four years, according to the International Sign Association (ISA), but understanding the significant, new opportunities that arise will be complex.
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Wide-format graphic production is expected to nearly double in the next four years in North America. 

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Let’s Talk Shop: Wrap Design Strategies

Let’s Talk Shop: Wrap Design Strategies | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Design tips from bumper-to-bumper
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Some good advice for vehicle wrap strategies. 

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Taking Billboards to the Next Level 

Taking Billboards to the Next Level  | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
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"Billboards can be so much more than a boring rectangle on the side of the highway."

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8 Spooky Fun Signs To Make For Your Halloween Decor

8 Spooky Fun Signs To Make For Your Halloween Decor | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Halloween is a great time to change up some of your usual home décor pieces and add in something with a little more spunk.  If you love decorating your home for the spooky holiday, then you may jus…
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Fun signs to make this Halloween!

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All Sectors of Sign Industry Poised for Growth in 2017

All Sectors of Sign Industry Poised for Growth in 2017 | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
After a disappointing start to 2016, the signmaking, graphics and visual communications industry is now showing signs of growth that should continue in 2017, according to the International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) latest quarterly economic report.
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Good news for the sign industry!
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ISA's Sign Manufacturing Day Draws 2,600 Students to Learn More about Careers in the Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Industry

ISA's Sign Manufacturing Day Draws 2,600 Students to Learn More about Careers in the Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Industry | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it

Some 2,630 students of all ages visited sign, graphics and visual communications companies as part of Sign Manufacturing Day 2016. Sign Manufacturing Day is sponsored annually on the first Friday in October by the International Sign Association in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2016, 40 companies opened up 46 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Over 2600 students attended ISA's Sign Manufacturing Day on October 7, 2016. Here, these students were able to learn about the importance of sign manufacturing, as well as job opportunities within the industry. 

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Printers for Wrap Shops

Printers for Wrap Shops | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
In the world of advertising, impressions are everything. And, probably the most cost-effective way to make a huge impression is through vehicle wraps. One car wrap can generate anywhere between 30,000 and 70,000 views per day. If you are considering expanding into vehicle wrapping, or just looking for an equipment upgrade, or adding another printer then read on to see what types of printers you should be looking at and why.
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A good read on printers to be used for vehicle wraps. 

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Chip-On-Board LEDs See Explosive Growth in Sign Industry

Chip-On-Board LEDs See Explosive Growth in Sign Industry | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
The value of chip-on-board (COB) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) used to illuminate signage and professional displays is forecast to grow by 71.3 per cent annually through 2020, according to the newest market study by ElectroniCast Consultants.
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LEDs for signage are on the rise, and we understand why! Light emitting diode (LED) lighting is one of the many green concepts that are proven beyond a shadow of a doubt in today’s market. Although initial outlay for LED lights can be three to five times more than other types of lighting, the payback may be up to ten times faster as it has a higher sustainable return of investment (SROI). This is the reason many companies have been looking to make the switch and it’s also the reason why you should probably consider doing the same!

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5 Reasons B2B’s Need Signage

5 Reasons B2B’s Need Signage | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it

Does a business that only does business with other businesses (B2B) really need a sign? What if the product or service is marketed online or by mail? Why would they need a sign? Couldn’t the organization save funds by eliminating signage? Yes, they could, but in the majority of cases, it would be a mistake.

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Do B2B's really need signage? Here are five reasons why the answer to this question is "Yes!"

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See How the Vancouver Mural Festival Has Transformed the City

See How the Vancouver Mural Festival Has Transformed the City | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Big, bright and beautiful, Vancouver's Mural Festival has transformed the Mount Pleasant and False Creek Flats neighbourhoods.
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Vancouver recently held a mural festival, and the event really transformed the city. See before and after pictures in this post. 

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Outdoor Sign Placement for Businesses

Outdoor Sign Placement for Businesses | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Outdoor signs provide an important link between businesses and customers, but proper placement is crucial.
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Sign design and the message of your sign require careful thought, but the placement of your signage is very important, as this post explains.
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Designing Outdoor Business Signs 

Designing Outdoor Business Signs  | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Outdoor business signs are one of the simplest, yet important forms of advertising. An outdoor sign helps customers find your store more easily and/or lear
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Here are some great tips to consider when designing your outdoor business signs.

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New Report Shows All Sectors of Sign Industry Holding Steady

New Report Shows All Sectors of Sign Industry Holding Steady | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
The International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) latest quarterly report shows all of its four defined sectors of the sign industry—i.e. large-format printed graphics, electric signs, dynamic digital signage and architectural signs—are growing above historical trends.
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ISA has recently put out a quarterly report, and it shows that all four defined sectors of the sign industry are growing above historical trends. 

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Bending Letters — From Old-School to Full Automation

Bending Letters — From Old-School to Full Automation | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Techniques for bending channel letters have come a long way over the years
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This article explores the techniques used to bend letters, and how these techniques have evolved over time. 

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How to Weatherproof Outdoor Wooden Signs 

How to Weatherproof Outdoor Wooden Signs  | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
If you want your outdoor wooden signs to stand the test of time, you'll have to weatherproof them.
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DIY: Weatherproofing outdoor signs.

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A Vehicle Graphics Horror Story and How to Avoid it

A Vehicle Graphics Horror Story and How to Avoid it | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
In a recent post the local FOX affiliate in Indianapolis delved into the car wrap business, Fox 59 Looks into the Growing Car Wrap Industry Lack of Regulation. The article focuses on one customer’s experience with a provider he contracted to wrap his new vehicle. Although TKO Graphix isn’t in a position to place blame,
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Some good advice to avoid a vehicle graphics disaster.

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The Neon Museum is on a Mission to Preserve Sin City’s Luminescent Legacy

The Neon Museum is on a Mission to Preserve Sin City’s Luminescent Legacy | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
The 1940’s advertising slogan “If you can’t do it at home, come to Nevada” was revitalized by Las Vegas in 2003 as “What happens here, stays here,” a tag line
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Las Vegas is well-known for its flashy, extravagant neon signs. But as technology changes, neon is constantly being replaced by LED - a much more efficient technology. While the change is for the best, it is nice to know that there is still a place you can go to see the iconic signs that were once so prevalent in this brightly lit city.If you're ever in Vegas, be sure to check out the Neon Museum!
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Wrapping Rough Surfaces

Wrapping Rough Surfaces | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Using digitally printable PSA vinyl for decorating interior and exterior walls has become more mainstream and trendy over the past several years.
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Adding wraps to rough surfaces can be tricky. This article provides some tips to help with the process.
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JMR Graphics Discusses the Importance of Updating Your Vehicle Wrap After a Company Re-brand

JMR Graphics Discusses the Importance of Updating Your Vehicle Wrap After a Company Re-brand | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
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Rebranding your company? Here's why you should update your vehicle wrap(s). 

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Common Reasons Signs Fail ADA Compliance Standards

Common Reasons Signs Fail ADA Compliance Standards | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
There are numerous considerations to take into account when designing signage. Here are some of the most common ways in which signage fails to be ADA-compliant.
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From poor font choice to improper mounting, this post covers the top reasons why signs fail ADA compliance standards. 

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Consumer Spending Gains For The Fourth Month In A Row

Consumer Spending Gains For The Fourth Month In A Row | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
Consumer spending rose for the fourth month in a row, boosting the US economy.
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For the fourth month in a row, consumer spending has grown. Signage plays an important role in advertising and increasing revenue, so be sure your business signage is successful in delivering your message. 

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ISA Sign Academy Online

ISA Sign Academy Online | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it

Whether you're an employee looking to get hired or a manager looking to develop your team, the ISA Sign Academy Online builds more effective employees with the best training and education available in the sign and graphics industry.

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Did you know the International Sign Association has a sign academy for online learning? Sign up for affordable online courses through this website. 

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Freestanding Pylon Signs

Freestanding Pylon Signs | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it

Pylon Signs are freestanding structures, typically placed perpendicular to the road in close relation to a business’s location to attract attention.

 

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Learn about freestanding pylon signs and their benefits in this post.

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Off the Wall: Meet 3 of the Artists at Vancouver's First Mural Festival

Off the Wall: Meet 3 of the Artists at Vancouver's First Mural Festival | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
“I think in Vancouver we’ve always connected, traditionally, with the nature here, with the mountains, the water, the forests. But we’re trying to push a connection with our urban spaces as well.”
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Vancouver is preparing for its first mural festival, where almost 40 new murals will be displayed around Main Street.

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Industry Insights: Talent Search

Industry Insights: Talent Search | Business Signage by Metro Sign & Awning | Scoop.it
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Insights into the sign industry: How to find and keep great talent. 

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