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Vehicle Wrap vs Custom Paint Repair

When you get a new vehicle wrap or paint job on your car your not thinking about the chance of an accident afterwards and what the repairs will cost just for your paint. Obviously if you have a big accident the paint is no longer a worry, but I’m talking about little scuffs and scratches, although they may be small they are very noticeable and can be costly. The cost for you to repair something like this on your custom paint job is far more expensive then the cost of repair for a vehicle wrap. With a custom paint job they will be required to buffer out damage and the remaining paint in order to have a good starting point and make it look like nothing ever happened. Which brings me to my next point. Unless the person painting your car is absolutely excellent at was they do you will notice dis-figuration in the paint, whether it be slightly of on design or color.

With a vehicle wrap getting a scratch or scuff is not to big of a deal. As a matter of fact if the scuff is minor enough there is a good chance that the vehicle wrap protected your original paint from any damage. If that’s the case, you simply pay for the little material we need to use to replace that panel of the car. We simply rip of the vinyl that was there and apply the new one. If the design is eccentric then is also takes skill to get everything matched up and back into place, but this is much simpler because there will be no dis-figuration in color. Once the vinyl gets replaced no one will ever be able to tell anything happened.

Keep this comparison in mind when your thinking its time for a new paint job. Vinyl wraps are more reliable, durable, and less expensive to repair.

 

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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Wrapping Fleets

There are two ways to use fleets of vehicles to improve advertisement of your company. The first way is if you are the owner of all the vehicles. If you have 20 vehicles for your company that drive around every day they are being seen by hundreds of thousands of people. If you advertised on your vehicles the amount of people to see your company name, logo and information would be through the roof. With the simple installment of wraps on your vehicles you have increased your advertisement immensely.

Secondly if you are a small business owner without any company vehicles, make some calls and advertise on another companies fleet vehicles. This may cause for payment to the company and for the wrap but, if you get 10 out of the 20 vehicles someone else owns you are know advertising all over town without having to drive around or spend your own gas money. Take advantage of fleet vehicles, they do nothing but spend their days on the road and for every mile they travel is another 100-200 people you can be advertising to.

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.

  

Magnets

Say your not interested in completely wrapping your vehicle or dont have the money at the time. You can get a magnet, of any size, to put on your car at your discretion. You can use them for advertising, with all your info and logo, or you can just have an image of your choice, Such as a football or baseball. Magnets are in  expensive and easy to apply.

Digital Signage

With all the new technology hitting the streets, its just a matter of time before signs are all digital. With higher resolution it is easier on the eyes, helping people to pick up colors and visuals better. It also allows for an advertising system where more then one company can be advertised on a sign. With the ability to play through a few different images it makes it easy for multiple companies to advertise with one sign. Digital signage is also great to display dates of sales or events. They are able to give a statement allowing viewers to get some details about the company or event rather then just a name. This is an awesome advertising tool that is not used effectively in today’s advertising. It would be the equivalent of having a commercial on the sign in front of your building. They have casing that protect them from water and any other elements. So no worries about repairs, another advantage is that your sign wont fade or wear out.

Look at New York City, the place it lite up from building to building. Producing thousand of advertisement for all different companies.

    

Motorcycle Wrap

Beyond wrapping your vehicle, you can also wrap motorcycles. It is not often that you see advertisement on a motorcycle, unless they are in a race. This allows for more creativity to give your bike that special wow factor to make people take a second glance while your riding down the road. This is my 2001 Yamaha R6, while riding around I have received many compliments and people even asking if it was a custom paint job. Express your creativity through the wrap on your motorcycle like I did with this negative vapor skull wrap. Raise eyebrows and be visible every time you put your two wheels on the streets!

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.