Category Archives: Business

UV Protection

After getting your vehicle wrapped, another feature to help maintain and have a long lifespan, you can get a coat of UV protection sprayed onto your vehicle. This prevents your vehicle from ”baking” in the sun. It is a nanotechnology UV based protection offered by Permanon. The key ingredient in the spray is Silicium (Si14) the earths second most frequently occurring element after oxygen. Silicium combined with oxygen for a sand like silicates (Silicium Dioxide Si02).

There are many benefits to this UV protection; Easy to apply and maintain, it forms a electrostatic bond not a chemical reaction, Resistant against Ultra Violet light exposure, Resistant against acid rain, pleasant oder, non toxic, non flammable or irritant, and biodegradable  contains no VOC’s, requires no respiratory when mixing, applied through a water based solution, repels airborne dust, dirt is unable to bond tightly, reduces future cleaning labor time by up to 50%, extends time between cleanings, easily removed at a pH of 12.5 or higher.This UV protection is a properly mixtured monomolecular (pure) Silicium offered by Permanons nanotechnology.

Ugly Sign Reward

Here at Laser Sharp Sign Design we have come up with a contest to reward anybody supporting Laser Sharp Sign Design. There is no limit on winners or how many times you can win. We are simply asking you to help us by spotting ugly signs in your area. We are based out of Tampa, Fl and will be able to replace signs nearby with more ease than one that may be out of state. Either way we want to see your photos!! Along with the picture of the sign you only need to supply us with the sign owners contact info. If the owner goes through with the transaction you will be rewarded with a percentage of what the sign was worth.

All photos should be posted on our Facebook timeline. If you havent liked us just simply click the link below (or copy and paste into URL bar). Once we have your images we will get in touch and keep you updated with the owners decisions. This is a simple way to put cash in your pocket and we sure could use your help!

www.facebook.com/lasersharpsigndesign

You can check out our Facebook page to see a few examples of bad signs. In the end its a judgement call if you are having trouble  interpreting a sign theres a good chance other people are having the same problem, all you have to do is take the picture and we will fix it. Some examples of what to look for: wear and tear, fading, discolored, misspelling, knocked down from support, bent or just flat out ugly.

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Boat wraps

With spring coming quickly the weathers starting to get hot and its becoming time to take the boat of the dock or trailer and put it in the water. Instead of starting the season off with the same looking boat as in past years make your boat different then everyone else’s.  Add your own custom style with a vinyl wrap which will be able to handle the intensity of the water and make sure you are recognized on the water. As you can see in the image below a boat wrap will cover the whole side of the boat to where you can see when submerged in water. This is done because the impact of the water against the boat would tear your vinyl quickly and unless noticed and fixed fast enough it will ruin the whole wrap. The bottoms of boats are not meant to get color changes for that particular reason whether it is a wrap or paint.

Boat wraps are a great way to advertise also. There are many people on the water through out the year and if you have a business that attracts boaters then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to advertise that business on your boat. Even though you might not be able to get on the water everyday this form of advertising will still generate the most views that your company gets from the type of consumers that you want to bring in. No more just fitting in with the crowd make yourself stand out and be noticed.

  

Wrap Care

If you have transformed your bland old paint job into a unique or business advertising vehicle wrap, I would like to congratulate you. You have now successfully put your car into a new realm that will have all the people on the streets looking your way. Having a vinyl wrap is different then a paint job and requires a little different care.

1) Automatic car washes are now out of the question. The high pressure water and bristles from the machine will cause damage to your wrap and costly repairs. You should hand wash your car with a sponge, and a low pressure or mist of water. If you have to use a high pressure water system be sure to stand back at a distance and not to hold the stream on one point of the car, doing so could cause a tear in your vinyl.

2) When using wax, be sure to hand wax your car and DO NOT use a buffer. There are different kinds of wax, be sure to use one that is suitable for vinyl such as turtle wax. If you go to get your vehicle detailed be sure that they also use a wax that is vinyl friendly. Waxing your vehicle will keep your wrap clean and polished and also make it easier to deinstall of the wrap, leaving little to no adhesive behind.

3) Avoid parking under trees for any long periods of time. Sap from some trees can damage your wrap causing you more money.

4) If you have window perf it should be waxed as well. It will give your perf a longer life span and help the lamination. Do not use high pressure on the window perf as well, it can also cause damage.

Be sure to protect your wrap, it is an investment and bad care can cause to money down the drain.

Wall Murals

Laser Sharp Sign Design offers indoor wall murals or custom wallpaper. They are ideal for large indoor wall spaces where texturing is a benefit. These murals are printed on a wallpaper type material, specially formulated for a large format printer. Wall murals and custom wallpaper apply to a wall the same as traditional wallpaper. This is an ideal application for homes, offices, and corporate suits, places where representing your company or just adding decor to the room is beneficial.

You can advertise your business at a convention, or any wall which a high amount of pedestrians walk buy, increasing your amount of views and potentially bring in more business. They can also be used just to add some life to a room. With great quality images blown up to the max it almost makes you feel as if you are in the setting. With the right image and lighting you can have a wall that jumps out at your viewers.

     

Banner Stands

Many people think about getting a banner for an event or convention to put up information they want to present. The problem is when I see banners, most of the time they are tied up by zip ties or a rope. This is unprofessional and is not good for the banner itself. In business one of the most important aspect that all people look for is quality, and if you are looking at a company for the first time you decide what kind of quality work they do by two ways. Looking at past work they have done if any and by the quality of the stuff they have to represent themselves. Although it seems like such a small detail have the correct banner stand to go with your size banner can make a big difference in the way your banner is presented. The stand will make it so your banner is pulled tight from all corners making it more visible and easy to read then if it had a bend in it. A stand will also increase the life span of your banner. A more professional look will give you better customers who are more worried about what their finished product looks like instead of finding the best price in town and its up to you to show them that the quality of your work is better then any competitors.

  

Channel Letters Material Options

  

Channel letters are one of the best signs to choose from to mark your business. When I say mark your business I mean these are the best signage piece to go with for the front of your company, these should be used above your front door to attract passing customers and identify your company.

Then industry standard for backings of channel letters is made from a aluminum with either a pre-painted finish or a mill finish. Other types of finishes could be anodized, brushed anodized and mirrored, the difference can be found in the thickness of the aluminum. The facing of the letters is where you can get more customized and create your own identity by selecting from color schemes material types, size and trim of the letters. The material for the facing of the letters comes in any color you would like, depending on the type of material you choose the LED lights will shine brightly making your letters brighter or dimmed down some by the material giving you a deeper color. Before LED lights were the standard channel letters did not have the depth they do know and were not as vibrant. Now the depth has been increased and the LED lights are very effective in lighting up the letters making them colorful and easily visible. Channel letters are a great  for getting attention during the day and night, they are big and easily read making it easy for customers to locate or stumble across your company. Either way they are a great and inexpensive investment to attract more business.

Adhesion Sealers

At Laser Sharp Sign Design we improve the quality of our wraps by using 3M sealing tape to seal of the edges. It helps to seal and protect all edges of the wrap including wheel wells, hood, trunk and doors. Because its optically clear no one will be able to see the tape and you can extend the life of your wrap. This is a must have wrap tool that we use at Laser Sharp Sign Design to insure that our customers get the best quality products.

Tape Test

Before wrapping your vehicle at Laser Sharp Sign Design we do a tape test. Using high bond 3M tape, this is the closest you can get to creating the same bond the vinyl will to the car. Then pick several spots on the vehicle to test, stick a  piece of tape to the spot and then remove it. If the tape comes off with ease then the bond was not very good and the car may need to be rubbed down with alcohol to remove dirt and grease that can cause a weak bond with the material. If the tape sticks good while being ripped off then the bond is good and the vehicle is well prepared to be wrapped. This test simulates how well your vinyl will bond with the vehicle. The initial bond is the most important and if not done well will cause the vinyl to start coming up which doesn’t look good and also is tough to stick back down once it looses that initial bond. Although it is a simple test it is very effective and commonly used.

Pre-Wrap Supplies and Procedure

A clean substrate is the most important thing to have success in wrapping a vehicle. Every vehicle should be prepped as follows: Wash 24 hrs in advance, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol the entire car, use Denatured Alcohol for tougher areas. Xyleneon the bumpers and rocker panels. We insure at Laser Sharp Sign Design that we will make sure your vehicle is as clean as they come before we start the wrap process. Vehicle wraps may not be the cheapest form in changing the color of your vehicle but they give you the bet quality and longest life time if applied and taken care of in the right ways. There are times where spending more money is worth it to insure that the quality of your product is the best that it can be and will last longer then what a cheaper job would. Research will show that a cheap paint job or wrap will not last more then two years, with either job you will see cracks start to form, fading,  and tears where the car wasn’t prepped well enough. If your paint or wrap job are advertisement for your company this is something that you definitely don’t want to happen. Driving around advertising your business is a vehicle which looks like it got a cheap paint/wrap job will make people think that your cheap and actually give them a negative view towards your business. Sometimes spending the extra money is worth it, its an investment that will give you more views then any other form of advertisement there is. Don’t go cheap make sure you get the best quality there is to offer.