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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.

 

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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!

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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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How to Better Your Advertising

Custom graphics are used in every advertisement in South Tampa. Due to over saturation of these kind of marketing strategy, your own product might be lost in the crowd. Find how you can change this and create a better advertising campaign for your brand.
Everywhere in South Tampa, you can see many advertisements with custom graphics decorating every nooks and corner. However, the city is practically saturated with different graphic design that any new product can be easily ignored. Therefore, if you are looking to market your product using these type of strategy you need to seek better professional helps in creating the best custom
graphics for your logos and packaging. You need to have something that stands out from your competitors.
Custom graphics or personalized graphic design is vital in effective branding. There are many ways to utilize this. It will be used to create logos, design packaging, and construct the best banners or other large format printing. Laser Sharp Sign Design in South Tampa provides a myriad of design and printing services to satisfy the needs of various clients especially in Tampa. You might also want to consider visiting creative sign design showrooms to look at actual sample of the many uses of custom graphics. It might give you a better idea on how to advertise your product or business.
As most entrepreneurs or business owners will be looking into this particular method, you must find a niche or specific branding to separate yourself from the rest of your competitors. Nowadays, effective graphic design are eye catching, memorable and in many cases, controversial. Every good marketer understands that any publicity is a good publicity. In a bustling, heavy populated city like South Tampa, you will need to stand over the rest. It should start with your product branding; on how you introduce your business or products in terms of logos, packaging and other utilization of graphic design.
It is vital that your advertising is better than your competitor is. Therefore, it is best for you to seek the advice from well-experience design consultant from respective design and printing companies. Marketing consultants are essential too. By combining both teams, you would be able to create an effective and unforgettable branding.

Laser Sharp Sign Design

Live in Tampa Fl and need a sign of any sort? Come check us out at Laser Sharp Sign Design, located right in Tampa at 301 and Causeway, we are always ready to take any project you may have in store. With great customer service, state of the art technology and printers we will get you in and out quickly and have your sign completed within the week. Our number one goal is to satisfy the customer that starts with kind and friendly service and ends with an on time laser sharp product.

Even if your not sure exactly what you want, come through our doors to see what the show room has to offer. This might help make your decision or you can sit down with an employee and we will help you to come out with the best finished product possible. We have plenty to offer and you have plenty to express, so bring your ideas to us and we will express them with the most laser sharp products possible. Our moto, “A business with no sign, is a sign of no business.”

Matte Colors

Matte colors are no longer just for primer, they are becoming a new style that is taking the creativity of colors to new levels. This green VW Jetta got wrapped in a matte black followed up by carbon fiber on the hood, roof, mirrors, and gas tank to give it more character. A color in which most people look at as a “primer” or unfinished paint job is now a new style that is starting to get some second looks while driving down the streets. Almost every car on the road has a gloss finish, and the ones that don’t are unfinished paint jobs or cars with replacement parts from junk yards. Obviously when half your car is gloss and half is matte it is not going to look good, but instead of going all gloss you can change the style and go all matte. Now you have a new style that gets people to look your way. But don’t think going out and painting your car matte will solve your problems and there’s a few reasons for that. One being that a primer paint will not hold up for very long, after the weather beats on it, it will start to fade and even have spots where your gloss color sneaks out from underneath. Now you have a matte color with spots of gloss color shining on it. Another reason being why mess up the initial factory color of your car? Once you paint it your stuck with that color until you paint it again. With a vinyl wrap you can put on this color, which will last 5-7 years, then when you decide to sell the vehicle or that you are sick of the color you can remove the wrap and you are back to your original factory color. No damage done to the paint, as a matter of fact the vinyl acts as a protector to your paint underneath.

Identity

If you dont have signage on and around your company building then how are customers ever suppose to find you? Its incredible the amount of companies that refuse to renew their signs whether theirs are just old or even non existing. As a matter of fact I challenge you to look around more the next time you go for a drive and see how many business you can spot that could use an upgrade on their signs that identify them. Without an identity you are nothing, no one will recognize you, so no one will come. “A business with no sign, is a sign of no business” is what we always say. Don’t let the signage that represents you look old and beat up, that’s where people get their first impression on your company from. When you go to publics the first thing you see is their giant green letters. Right away you know where you are. Its the same for all other companies big or small, customers want to be able to identify you. Make sure that your identity will impress them and give them a good first impression.

CMYK Color Model

CMYK are the four inks used in some color printing: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key. This is a subtractive color model. The ink is usually applied in the order of the abbreviation but depending on different operators some may do it different. The CMYK model is subtractive because it “subtracts” brightness from the white substrate it’s being printed on. In otherwords the model works by partially or entirely masking colors on a lighter, mainly white, background and the ink reduces the light rather then reflecting it.

Some people suggest that the “K” in CMYK is from the last letter in black because the letter B is already used for blue. Although this is useful for memory it is incorrect. In four-color printing there are plates that are carefully keyed or aligned with the key of the black key plate. The “K” stands for the key that locks these colors together and allows for a wider array of colors.

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.