Vinyl Signs are an excellent way to promote your business or cause and they work well both indoor and outdoor. Vinyl is also known as polyvinyl chloride or PVJ and is made from vinyl chloride. These types of signs are becoming more popular because they offer many benefits over traditional types of advertisements. Some of the benefits include:
A full-color vinyl sign is easy to make when using pre-printed graphics on hand-painted vinyl material and the graphics can be changed to alter the look of your message. Many signs are made with a variety of different font styles that will appeal to a wide variety of customers. Hand-painting lettering on these types of signs can also give the business owner the opportunity to add some personal touches to the graphics.
Vinyl graphics can be printed onto the vinyl surface with a hot air compressor, inkjet printer, or a laser printer. In order to create a full-color vinyl graphic, it is best to print the lettering from the computer at the size you want and then use a hot air compressor or inkjet printer on one side of the graphic for the desired print quality and on the other side apply your adhesive to the vinyl lettering for a sturdy, protective application. When choosing which type of adhesive to use, it is best to choose an adhesive that is specifically designed for use on vinyl and will not destroy the backing underneath. Some of the most popular types of acrylic adhesives are spray and roll-on.
The graphics can be applied using a hand-painted texture and or a pre-designed template supplied by the vinyl signs manufacturer. Many businesses prefer the hand-painting technique for the precision detail included in the design. An added advantage to hand painting is that you have complete control over the depth of the text or artwork. However, spraying a design onto vinyl signs can give the impression of a thicker design and can be more time consuming.
Hand-painted or glass vinyl signs are usually created using a roller or paint brush. Both the roller and brush can be manipulated by the customer to create any style or shape that is desired. Glass is also used for displaying logos, designs and other artistic creations. There are two types of glass vinyl signs; those that are framed and those that are unframed. Frame vinyl lettering is more durable than unframed designs and will not need to be replaced as often. Unframed glass signs can be mounted directly to a glass wall or be framed to create a more modern look.
The benefits of vinyl signs are not limited to business applications. They can also be used for personal purposes like on kitchen windows and doorways. To add personal charm to the outside of the home, consider displaying a vinyl sign that contains a favorite photo or graphic. Alternatively, display an image or graphic on one side of a door and a quote or promotional text on the other. This allows people to pause, look at and then pass by on their way while still being able to see the text.