Get the most value out of your sign: Repair and Maintenance

Whether it’s repairs to broken signage, or even an annual clean of the sign to make sure that it continues to look as good as the day it was installed – maintenance is key to getting the most value out of your sign. 

A poorly maintained sign not only presents safety issues, but reflects you as a company. If your sign is left dirty, with parts missing or not working, people may be less likely to shop with you or use your services, whereas a clean fully working sign shows the level of care and attention you and your business puts into your work. 

The benefits of maintaining your sign:  

Efficiency 

Face illuminated signage such as light boxes and some built up lettering will not give out as much light if they are dirty. Keeping them clean ensures that you are getting the most for the money to run them. 

Saves money 

While there are costs involved in maintaining your sign, it can be much cheaper to replace a small part of a sign when it shows early sign of failing, than having to remake or replace a larger part because of that failure. 

Safety 

A well-maintained sign is secure and safe, giving you peace of mind as people walk past or underneath it every day. 

Professionalism 

A looked after sign promotes a professional reputation, helping build customer’s confidence in you even before they enter your premises. 


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Vehicle Graphics: 5 Great Benefits

Vehicle Graphics are essentially a form of advertising that turns your business into a mobile billboard. It’s a great, low-cost advertising solution. 

If you spend a lot of time driving around the centre of London, Croydon, or anywhere else in the UK for that matter, having your vehicle branded with your company name and details is a great way to bring in more business. 

It can be anything from plotted vinyl lettering to printed images, to magnetic panels. Vehicle graphics can re-create logos, apply company website addresses and phone numbers – they can even list your services. 

Here are – what we think – are 5 great benefits of vehicle graphics… 

1) Cost 

Unlike other advertising, once you have it put up, there are no ongoing costs. 

2) Longevity 

With different quality materials, you can have your graphics made to last for several years. 

3) Versatility 

With the capability of modern-day plotters, even intricate designs are simple to create, and if it cannot be plotted, it can be printed, so there is no reason why your design cannot be achieved. 

4) Colour 

Vinyl comes in a wealth of colours and finishes, so you will be spoilt for choice when deciding on your design. 

5) Non-aggressive advertising  

Unlike radios ads, for example, vehicle wraps attract attention without disturbance. 


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Large Format Printing: The Top 5 Benefits

At A1deSIGNS, we’re not just experts in the field of neon. From Flat CNC cut letters, to tray panels, light boxes and built-up letters, if it exists in the sign world, we have probably done it and still do.

One of the most popular signage requests we receive is for large format printing – again, something we know a lot about.

Large format printing is an incredible way to display your product, business, sale or event on any scale with vibrant colour and incredible definition. And here, in our opinion, are the top five benefits of large format printing…

Versatility

It is not just vinyl that can be printed on either. Card, paper even certain fabrics and materials can be printed on allowing for different effects and suiting different requirements.

Choice of Colours

With large format printing a whole range of colours open up, including CMYK and pantone ranges

Cost effective

For large prints, or print runs of large quantities, large format printing can be one of the more cost-effective signage mediums. We hope you found this post helpful?

Illumination

Printing can also be used in combination with light boxes and other forms of lighting to ensure that your prints are visible even at night.

Clarity

When using a high-quality source file, even large prints will be displayed with outstanding clarity.


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Top 5 reasons to buy light bulb signs

Light bulb signs and fairground lights are a great way to add illumination to signage, whether it’s to a large fascia sign for a west end theatre or individual letters that can be used in your home, lightbulb signs or fairground lights are a great way to add a show biz feel to your sign.

And here – in our humble opinion – are the top five reasons for buying lightbulb signs!

Eco friendly

Providing the right bulbs are used, light bulb signs can be extremely energy efficient. You won’t have to spend a fortune to maintain the sign and you can benefit from having signage that catches the lightbulb signs or fairground lights are a great way to add a show biz feel to your sign. eyes of everyone who walks past.

Eye catching

Light bulb signs provide an attractive way of catching the eyes of potential customers. Position them neatly in a shop window or as part of a display inside and you will find yourself dealing with customers you have never seen before.

The bright bulbs will not only add aesthetic appeal to your place of work, but will also help to ensure your business is seen by the right people.

Multi use

A light bulb sign is not just great for decoration either. The light bulbs will help brighten a space, which is great for advertising in the darker hours, or creating a new atmosphere in a room at home.

Lots of colours

With the variety of bulbs, you can have them indoors or outdoors. You can create a vintage effect or have something reminiscent of a fairground or west end show.

Versatile

With the variety of bulbs, you can have them indoors or outdoors. You can create a vintage effect or have something reminiscent of a fairground or west end show.


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Maintaining and Repairing Signage: Frequently Asked Questions

Maintenance is the key to getting the most value out of your sign – extending its life cycle and making sure it continues to look as good now as the day it was installed.

Signage maintenance is also a legal obligation for shop and business owners.

For any commercial sign it is the law that you must maintain the sign you own, to ensure they remain safe and secure.

As experts in all things signage – at A1deSIGNS – we’re frequently asked questions about sign maintenance and repair.

Here’s a few questions and answers…

How often should my sign be maintained?

It is recommended that your signs be checked at least once a year. However, if you ever notice anything about your sign that doesn’t seem right, especially if there has been recent periods of strong winds/stormy weather, it is always advised to get in touch and if necessary book in an appointment.

By having this done regularly, we can spot problems before they cause more damage.

Is sign maintenance expensive?

Costs can vary based on the number and size of signs that need checking, any works that are needed (cleaning, parts being replaced etc).
But having the peace of mind that your signs are safe and secure is worth the cost and it is a lot cheaper than if (worst case scenario) something were to happen with the sign that injured a member of the public.

What maintenance services do you offer?

We can handle any part of the maintenance when it comes to your sign. From a simple cleaning, to replacing of LEDs/fluorescents/neon, to remaking and replacing other areas of the sign. We can replace or add extra fixings as needed to ensure the sign is secure and can also help with weatherproofing solutions if you are finding that water is getting into any part of the sign.

If you have any further questions around signage maintenance and repair or would like to speak to someone about an idea you have for a project – please get in touch and speak to a member of the A1deSIGNS team.

Our online neon shop is open

A1deSIGNS’ online neon store is now open!

We’re showcasing a range of new, exciting neon signage products including LED flex neon infinity mirrors and LED flex neon signs – at great value. Have a look and let us know what you think…

In addition to our standard signage offerings – if you don’t see what you need, or require something custom please get in contact via our Contact Us page and we will be happy to help you with your project.

LED Flex infinity mirrors

LED Neon Flex signs are a great alternative to neon signs when needed. If you need a product that is a bit more durable, or if real neon is out of your budget, or even if a venue will not allow real neon, LED Flex signs can provide a cost effective solution while still maintaining a look that resembles real neon.

LED flex neon signs

LED Neon Flex signs are a great alternative to neon signs when needed. If you need a product that is a bit more durable, or if real neon is out of your budget, or even if a venue will not allow real neon, LED Flex signs can provide a cost effective solution while still maintaining a look that resembles real neon.

Keep a regular eye out on our shop page – as our ranges are continuing to expand!