4 Tips To Creating Successful Signage

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In this technology driven, fast-paced world, people often talk about online advertising as the way to go to attract new clients. Of course this form of advertising is highly effective as part of a good marketing campaign but when it comes to really grabbing people’s attention; sometimes a good, old-fashioned sign can be the best bet and more effective in a company’s ability to acquire new clients.

1.- LEAVE YOUR DESIGN TO THE PROFESSIONALS

Successful signage all starts with brilliant design.

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has the ability to create effective and compelling designs. One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking they can save money by coming up with the design themselves. Unless you are a trained designer or naturally gifted, 80% of the time you will find the designs will fall short of the mark.

This is a classic example of “You have to spend money to make money”.

Going through the correct avenues, with professionals that are specifically trained for the job, will always leave you coming out on the front foot.

2.- COLOUR, COLOUR, COLOUR

Since the beginning of time, colours have stirred our emotions, drawn us in and affected our decision making. It can change our mood – the mood of potential clients. It can stimulate our imagination to express taste, smell, and emotions.

Often, colours can help convey a brand’s identity and studies have shown that 80% of the recognition of a trademark is due to its colour. Therefore, the choice of colour & colour contrast plays a massive role in creating a well-designed sign. If you can get that right, you are well on your way to a sure winner.

3.- CHOOSING THE CORRECT FONT

The font choice can be a deal breaker.

With all the font choice out there, selecting the most fitting one can be a challenge. Three simple rules to go by are: clarity, legibility and suitability. Typography does not just involve choosing the font. Other aspects of typography include choosing the colour of the text and deciding how the text will fit into the layout and design of the sign for maximum effect.

Particularly in signage, the size and clarity of the font is incredibly important. Simply put the larger the letter, the easier it is to read. This is especially important if you are creating signs that will be displayed at a significant distance such as roadside signage and vehicle graphics.

A well placed font outline or drop shadow can also be successful in easing readability and creating impact.

4.- LET’S MAKE THAT SIGN

Now that you have a winning design, finding the right sign company to turn it into something tangible is the final (and dare I say most important) step to creating the best signage possible.

Shopping for a sign company is just like shopping for any other company. Do your research, get recommendations, look for signs you like and ask the business owners to tell you who built it for them. The most important factor is whether the company can provide a quality sign that will satisfy your unique communication needs at a reasonable price you can afford.

To book a free consultation about your signage, e-mail (john@nationalcorporatesignage.com.au) or call us on 08 9272 2299 to discuss how we can help you to make the most of your brand.

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