Power Graphics Digital Imaging

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  • Catching Up On What's New From The Past Year

    In the past year, there were lots of changes occurring in the industry and many new products were introduced, and we did a terrible job of keeping our customers up-to-date on all of it, so this blog is an attempt to get caught up.

    The Latest Equipment

    As always, we continued to update our printing and finishing equipment to stay on the cutting edge of the industry and to be able to provide the best quality, timeliness and value to our customers. In the past year we added new printing equipment for fine art printing to make sure we're always offering the best quality and longevity, as well as expanding our fabric printing and finishing capabilities to meet the demands of that market. We are now able to laser cut our fabric prints so the edges are sealed and won't fray while being trimmed quickly and accurately. We also added an additional fabric printer to increase the amount of printing we can complete each day, as well as new high end sewing equipment that makes it easier for us to achieve the quality we demand in less time. All of this helps speed up the printing and finishing processes so we can continue to improve the turnaround time on these displays without sacrificing quality. Everyone wants great quality, and we want to be able to offer that to as many customers as possible, even those with a tight deadline.

    Display Trends

    There was a noticeable movement on the part of some of the larger display manufacturers to make their products cheaper. Knowing what kind of markup these companies take on their products, there is definitely room for them to reduce their prices, but instead they are cutting costs by cutting corners to make the products themselves lower quality. We've always believed that there should be products at all quality levels on the market so customers can choose the products that fit their needs and budget. However, what's been happening in many cases is that the quality of existing products has been sacrificed in order to make the cost lower, and that seems like a huge mistake. I think we've all experienced this type of quality erosion, whether it's a consumer product, a restaurant or even a candy bar, where over time the quality declines, the portions get smaller for the same price, or some other change happens to take a product we liked and make it worse. Usually this is being done to squeeze out more profits for the company or to offset a potential cost increase to the end user. For whatever reason, it seems a mistake but we can only control the quality and pricing of our own products, and not those of the other manufacturers we sell. The best we can do it keep our customers up date on the changes so they can make informed decisions when they choose a product.

    With our own products, if we think we need a lower priced option to offer our customers, we'll introduce a new lower priced product instead of trashing a better product to make it cheap. That's the reason we originally introduced our Budget Roll Up banner stands many years ago, so we'd have a less expensive product for customers who needed that. We didn't make our better stand lower quality to compete with cheaper stands on price, and we didn't try pass off cheap stands as something better. It's sad to see some of the products that have been on the market for years decline in quality to save a few dollars when there are already plenty of lower priced products to fill that need. You can be sure our display products, like the QuickSilver and Expo Pro won't suffer the same fate and if anything we are always working to improve their quality, not reduce it.

    Another unfortunate trend has been for some of these same companies to eliminate some of their best products from the market. We've seen sizes and models of stands and displays discontinued and we're told it's because they don't sell as well as the cheap products. This has always seemed like a ridiculous argument to make, since cheaper products are always going to outsell expensive products. Hyundai sells almost twice as many cars in the US as Mercedes Benz, yet both companies are very successful. We think there is a need for high quality products on the market, and for sizes other than the ones that sell in the greatest quantities so we'll continue to fight that type of thinking and offer the best selection of sizes and prices we can.

    One notable exception to these trends has been Expolinc. Their excellent Roll Up Classic and Roll Up Professional banner stands are still going strong and they've made no attempt to reduce the high quality construction of these professional level products, or to eliminate any of the range of sizes they offer. While we haven't had them available on our website before, they also make what is considered to be the highest quality pop up display that is the easiest to set up, but we're in the process of correcting that so these displays can be purchased on our website. Their Fabric System display is also one of the easiest to set up and they are about to introduce a new SEG fabric display that, you guessed it, will be the easiest one to set up on the market. We love their constant innovation, attention to detail and how they keep the end user in mind when they create these products, so we're excited to continue to be a partner and to offer their products.

    New Printing Materials

    We probably removed more printing materials than we added over the past year. There were a lot of products that were discontinued by their manufacturers that caused us to scramble, because for some reason none of these companies give any kind of advanced notice when they do this. In most cases we were able to find replacement products, but that's not always the case so we've had to remove some of them from our site when we couldn't find a suitable alternative.

    For fine art printing we added a new metallic canvas. Metallic prints offer a unique look that seems especially well suited to black and white images, but also adds a different dimension to color images. This is mostly used for photography, but could add a different element to fine art prints as well.

    Many of the new materials we added were fabrics. It seems most of the movement in the fabric market is to cheaper and cheaper materials, which is no surprise since that's what happens in every segment. There is so much fabric printing being done in China at a ridiculously low cost that it's making people scramble to match those prices by lowering the quality of both the printing and the materials. In a lot of cases the Chinese have opened warehouses in the US to store the displays and when they get an order it's printed in China and shipped overnight to the US, so it looks like it's produced here. We've never tried to compete with Chinese printing on price and continue to use quality fabrics and strive for the very best quality possible while offering them at a fair price. It's hard to explain to customers who are price shopping why some of our prints are more expensive than what would appear to be the same thing from a different company, because until you can see them together whatever we say just sounds like a sales pitch. But, we've had some of these prints from other companies, and it's what we used to offer before we did the printing ourselves, and it's what caused us to bring dye sub fabric printing in-house in the first place. The constantly falling quality and inconsistent color is not what we wanted to offer our customers, so now we do almost everything in-house. The extra equipment we've added, that was discussed above, was so we could try to speed up our production time and to keep from falling behind or missing deadlines if a printer went down, and to be able to handle large or rush orders without causing delays for other customers.

    So while we've resisted the efforts to get us to switch to cheaper fabrics, we constantly evaluate new options, because if something less expensive does come along that's just as good, we'll always take advantage of the opportunity to offer lower prices to our customers. It's not surprising that cheaper options are rarely as good or better, but it does happen so we keep looking and testing just in case.

    Some of that testing caused to find a new black backed fabric that's completely opaque for situations where that's important. We also use it as a reflector on the back side of backlit displays so it keeps the front of the display lit without light escaping the back. It's not required, but it makes our backlit displays a little bit better, and that's the kind of thing we're always looking to do.

    New Displays

    As always, we introduced many new display products over the past year. We added a 72" wide QuickSilver Pro retractable banner stand to the already wide range of sizes we offer for that model. There were very options at that size and customers were requesting more options, so we felt it was worth having the QuickSilver made in that size to fill a potential need.

    Fabric displays continue to grow in popularity and we introduced new options in almost every category. With the popular fabric pop up display, we now have two lines available to give our customers a choice of quality, the original Hopup display and the new Premium Fabric Popup line. We added more sizes to our tube frame fabric displays, so we now have a 6' straight wall since that was a size that many of our customers were requesting. We started producing the hardware for the Tube Frame Banner Stands ourselves so we could have better control over the sizes and quality, and in doing so, we added a new 31" model since that's a popular size for retractable banner stands as well. Soon we'll be adding an economy version of the Tube Frame Banner Stand displays for people who need a less expensive version for large volume purchases or have tight budget restrictions.

    Earlier in the year we introduced our Emporium fabric displays. These displays combine a fabric graphic with display elements such as shelves, hanging bars and iPad holders to allow customers who need to showcase various merchandise a compact, affordable and attractive display option. We also introduced the Simplicity fabric display. Like the name suggests, this is a simple fabric backdrop that's inexpensive and easy to set up. Another new, simple display is the Table Perch. It's an aluminum frame that attaches to a 6' or 8' table and is covered with a fabric pillowcase. It can be configured as just a header so the space under it is open for a person to stand behind the table without being blocked, or as a solid backdrop for situations where no one will be standing behind the table.

    We also added the Great Wall fabric displays. These are unique in that the aluminum frame that makes up this display is 20" deep for a very substantial appearance and excellent stability. The deep frame also allows for the addition of internal lighting to turn the Great Wall into a backlit display, which is one of the most popular options for displays today. In fact, we added quite a few backlit display options last year because of this. The smallest option is the Illuminator Backlit Banner Display, which holds a 29.4" x 76.75" fabric graphic, so it's basically a backlit banner stand. It's inexpensive, easy to set up and can fit into small spaces so it's great for a wide range of uses where the extra attention-getting power of a backlit display is needed.

    The Lumos and Backlit Embrace displays are illuminated SEG pop up display hybrids that are very similar, but with enough differences that we decided to offer both. The Lumos is less expensive and used primarily as a single sided display, where the Embrace is a more premium product that is designed to be either single or double sided. They are both easy to set up and come in a range of shapes and size. The Lumos has curtain lights that face forward to directly light the graphic, but it relies on light reflected from the front to light up the back. This works, but the graphic on the back side isn't lit with the same amount of light, where the Embrace is edge lit so the light is consistent on both the front and back.

    The WaveLight line of displays are some of our favorites. The main displays in this line up are illuminated tube frame displays. They use an extra thick tubing to make up the frame that allows enough space for curtain lights that make these displays the easiest backlit displays to set up, and also the brightest. They're only for single sided use, though, so for a double sided backlit display you'd have to look at one of our other option. In addition to the backlit tube frame walls, there are also backlit inflatable counters. These are very unique products that have an inner inflatable core that provides the structure to the podium and allows it to collapse to small, lightweight size that's easy to transport. Once inflated, a stretch fabric graphic that attaches to the top and bottom of the counter makes up the exterior surface of the counter and perimeter LED lights at the bottom provide the illumination. There's even an option to add USB charging ports in the counter top to give a place to power a table presentation, or to give your customers a place to recharge their phones while you have an opportunity to tell them about your products or services. All lightweight portable counters have some amount of wobble to them, compared with larger, heavier counters, and that's always been the trade off with these kinds of displays. In that regard, the inflatable WaveLight counters are the most stable we've seen when they're properly inflated. In the near future we'll have more inflatable products from the same manufacturer including towers, walls and a unique inflatable bench to provide a compact seating option with a stretch fabric surface that gives you an additional place for branding.

    We also added some Trade Show Kits that combine several elements such as a back wall, case and counter, or banner stands with a table cover and a table top display. We'll be adding more because customers seem to like them, both because they offer some additional discounts and because they provide some ideas on how to combine different products to make up a booth space.

    There's a new outdoor aluminum tube a-frame display that we added as an alternative to the our popular pop-up a-frame banners. The pop-ups are made in China and are one of the few things we don't do in house, so we wanted to offer a US made option. These displays also offer the benefit of being able to replace the graphics instead of having to purchase a new display when the graphic wears out or needs to be changed. This makes them less expensive in the long run, and more durable, but they don't have the advantage of collapsing if someone falls on them like the pop up style that uses fiberglass poles to hold the shape, so those are still better around sports fields where players could run into them.

    On The Horizon

    There are lots of exciting new things we're going to be offering this year, and we're committed to doing a better job of announcing when they become available. A few were mentioned above, including a new SEG display from Expolinc that's easier to set up than anything else on the market, new inflatable towers, bench and walls, and new counters and towers made from aluminum tubing with pillowcase fabric covering as well as new hanging fabric display options. There are also magnetic displays and lots of other things we're evaluating, so stay tuned for what's new.

  • Use Selfie Stations To Brighten Up Your Gathering

    by Bryan Kilpatrick

    There is no denying that holiday events, trade shows, job fairs, and other corporate occasions can—and often do—present awkward situations and make for bland interactions at best. At worst? The environment can be downright intimidating. But, it doesn’t have to be like that, and a great mitigator for keeping your event light while inserting a little spice is to provide photo opportunities.

    The benefits of a photo backdrop—or selfie station, as it has lovably come to be known—can be two fold. This simple addition can bring much-needed levity to gatherings that are often, let’s face it, wound a bit tightly. At the same time, because photos are usually shared across multiple social media platforms, it presents a great opportunity to get your brand out there by taking advantage of the graphic space on the backdrop to draw people into your space and get them to start snapping.

    Here are a few options for adding a selfie station to your event or trade show booth:

    Retractable banner stands

    If cost, convenience, and utilization of smaller spaces are at the top of your wish list, using a retractable banner stand equipped with an eye-catching graphic—like a life-size image of a famous figure on a clear banner—is a great option. These stands are available in a variety of widths, most of which would be suitable for a photo backdrop. For selfies and smaller groups, stands in the 30- to 36-inch range will have you covered; retractable stands also come in widths of 60 inches and up, making it easy to pack a whole crew into a pic.

    retractable banner stand

    Telescopic portable banner stands

    Though they aren’t quite as easy to pack up and move, telescopic portable banner stands are a straighter, more stable option than retractable stands—especially if you’re looking for a larger graphic and display. This type of stand provides flexibility, with some models adjustable up to 120 inches both in width and height. Plus, the extra space on the graphic allows for added color and flair—or even to use the display to mimic a well-known location such as the Hollywood Sign.

    Fabric pop-up displays

    Much like retractable banner stands, these displays are built for convenient assembly, disassembly, and transportation. The major difference with fabric pop-up displays is that no degree of quality is spared. These displays can be large—widths of up to 30 feet are available—and, since the graphic is printed using a dye sublimation process allowing the fabric to be washed if necessary, they’re durable. Additionally, with the availability of backlit options, the graphic on fabric pop-up displays can have eye-popping effects (think: a recreation of the world-renown “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign).

    tube frame fabric display

    Contact a Power Graphics representative for more information on how to bring these and other photo backdrop options to life.

  • Put Your Foot Down When It Comes to Increasing Sales

    It іѕ a grеаt сhаllеngе to mаkе your brаnd or business stand оut from thе соmреtіtіоn. Even іf you аrе ѕuссеѕѕful, уоu hаvе tо continue it. Thіѕ іѕ where flооr grарhісѕ соmе іn. These аrе gaining rаріd trасtіоn fоr рrоmоtіng messages ѕwіftlу. It also hеlрѕ thаt these grарhісѕ аrе quick to drаw the attention оf thеir audience. Othеr thаn the ѕtаndаrd flооr рlасеmеnt, these custom floor grарhісѕ саn also bе рlасеd on ѕtаіrѕ and ѕtаіrwеllѕ. Thеу can аlѕо be fіttеd on thе сеіlіng and оn thе walls if you рrеfеr.

    Images аrе vіbrаnt and dеtаіlеd. Thеѕе dіѕрlауѕ hеlр you tо promote аnу event аnd rеасh уоur tаrgеt customer аѕ thеу gо аbоut thеіr ѕhорріng. Flооr grарhісѕ аlѕо dіrесt trаffіс аnd create brand identity. Thеу саn dесоrаtе fоr special events.

    Here are 5 ways to use floor graphics to increase sales

    1. Versatility

    Onе рrіnсіраl bеnеfіt оf uѕіng flооr grарhісѕ іѕ that they аrе еxtrеmеlу versatile. A numbеr of businesses utilize flооr grарhісѕ in thеіr оffісе. Logos аrе рrеѕеntеd for іnѕtаnt іmрасt. Flооr grарhісѕ uѕеrѕ in rеtаіl have рrаіѕеd thіѕ kіnd of advertising medium duе tо іtѕ аbіlіtу to ѕаvе space. They аrе аlѕо роѕіtіоnеd іn key points all асrоѕѕ thе store tо attract аttеntіоn to іmроrtаnt рrоmоtіоnѕ оr hеlр with the Pоіnt-Of-Sаlе (POS) рrоmоtіоnѕ.

    A numbеr оf rеtаіl ѕtоrеѕ have еxhіbіtеd a 30 реrсеnt ѕаlеѕ increase whеn thеу incorporated grарhісѕ іn thе advertising еffоrtѕ. Thіѕ іѕ duе tо thе fact thаt most consumers lооk dоwn аt thе flооr but nоt tоwаrdѕ the сеіlіng. The buуіng еxреrіеnсе gеtѕ more fun аnd you can connect wіth the аudіеnсе аnd the buying рrосеѕѕ. Thіѕ is ѕресіаllу truе for children whо fоllоw соlоurful flооr grарhісѕ trаіlѕ аnd раrеntѕ wіll іnvаrіаblу accompany thеm оn their jоurnеу. The рrоduсt іѕ thus always іn front.

    2. Shоrt-Tеrm Advеrtіѕеmеntѕ

    Sіnсе thіѕ kind of сuѕtоm floor graphics аrе used fоr a couple of months for each grарhіс, thеу mаkе реrfесt sense to аdvеrtіѕе thе latest рrоmоtіоnѕ and рrоduсtѕ.

    3. Lead Cuѕtоmеrѕ To A Particular Prоduсt

    A соmmоn рrоblеm аmоng customers brоwѕіng thrоugh lаrgе ѕtоrеѕ is the dіffісultу іn fіndіng a particular рrоduсt. Thеѕе сuѕtоm floor grарhісѕ make thе best mеthоd to саtсh thе аttеntіоn of thе tаrgеt demographic. Thе floor graphics реrfоrm thе tаѕk of showing thе wау tо a рrоduсt which mаnу customers may fоrgо ѕіmрlу because thеу соuld nоt locate it. Othеr thаn guidance, сuѕtоmеrѕ аrе аlѕо lеd tо products which thеу wеrе unaware оf and thuѕ ѕаlеѕ of thіѕ ѕtоrе соuld іnсrеаѕе due tо impulse buуіng.

    4. Decoration

    Evеn if уоu аrе nоt trying tо аdvеrtіѕе, floor grарhісѕ can be utilized as аn еxсеllеnt wау to recreate the ѕрасе уоu want аnd рrоvіdе thе buѕіnеѕѕ an іdеаl deсоration tо make a ѕuссеѕѕ іnduсіng environment.

    5. Prоvоkіng Positive Rеасtіоnѕ

    Stоrеѕ having flооr grарhісѕ іnѕtаllеd tо еnhаnсе thе image оf a раrtісulаr brand ѕhоwеd 23 реrсеnt hіghеr turnоvеr compared to similar ѕtоrеѕ whісh dо nоt have ѕuсh flооr graphics. Thе advertisements frоm flооr grарhісѕ generated thrее times thе роѕіtіvе rеасtіоnѕ соmраrеd to оthеr kіndѕ of аdvеrtіѕіng еmрlоуеd wіthіn the ѕtоrе. Thеѕе custom floor graphics can аttrасt attention іn creative ways. Onе еxаmрlе іѕ оf a ѕроrtѕреrѕоn advertising ѕроrtѕwеаr. There could аlѕо bе lаrgе fооtрrіntѕ scattered іn a сеrtаіn dіrесtіоn оvеr thе flооr аnd moving tоwаrdѕ thе shoe section. This kіnd оf grарhісѕ hаvе рrоvеd thеіr usefulness аѕ rеlіаblе floor mаrkіngѕ іn a number of рublіс ѕрасеѕ lіkе ѕроrtѕ ѕtаdіumѕ, buѕ ѕtаtіоnѕ оr ѕhорріng сеntеrѕ. Whеn thеrе is аn еxhіbіtіоn, flооr markings аrе an еxсеllеnt wау tо hеlр a сlіеnt navigate аn еxhіbіtіоn hаll.

    Thе creative роѕѕіbіlіtіеѕ fоr flооr grарhісѕ аrе almost еndlеѕѕ. Cоntасt Power-Graphics Digital Imaging tо dіѕсuѕѕ hоw flооr grарhісѕ саn improve your ѕаlеѕ or brаnd аwаrеnеѕѕ.

  • How Vehicle Graphics Will Help Build Your Business

    Savvy marketers are always researching to outpace the competition--without having to outspend them.

    One proven, but often forgotten technique is vehicle graphics. Delivery and maintenance or any company vehicles with eye-catching, professional graphic designs that brand and promote a business can be used as a tool around town.

    High Awareness at a Low Price

    Unlike more expensive marketing, vehicle graphics do the job 24/7, 365 days per year, for on average five years, making the real amortized investment manageable for some small businesses--a few dollars each day.

    Compared to stats from the Outdoor Advertising Relationship of America (OAAA), vehicle graphics provide a more affordable cost-per-impression than any other form of advertising. Based on city and society size, an individual vehicle wrap can create between 30,000 and 70,000 daily impressions.  Other marketing benefits include:

    Strategic and creative versatility--vehicle graphics can be utilized for long-term advertising or short-term product or event promotions--plus, you control the style (full or partial cover) and design as they need to be altered.

    Local advertising is promoted by driving a wrapped vehicle around your local area can drastically increase recognition among those who live, work or attend institutions nearby. Parked vehicles appeal to the interest of pedestrians, especially in an active urban setup, but also at local sporting events, social events, schools, conventions and trade shows.

    Graphics help with brand recognition by unifying a campaign's appearance as they include the same branding elements from your other marketing channels.

    Non-marketing benefits include providing a predictable fixed-advertising cost, and protecting vehicle resale value by safeguarding paint from weather destruction.

    Who Uses Vehicle-Wrap Marketing?

    With just a little creativity and the right creative services supplier, many local businesses could easily assimilate vehicle graphics to their marketing mix. For example:

    Grills, pubs, restaurants, salons specialty retail outlets, florists, clothiers, family pet groomers, Consultants, real estate organizations, attorneys and other service professionals.

    Right Strategy, Right Time

    The extensive reach of vehicle graphics and their low cost-per-impression, can truly add horsepower to your sales and marketing initiatives.

  • 7 Ways Window Graphics Will Increase Traffic & Sales

    Changing your standard Window Graphic space into an eye catching window screen is simple by using professionally printed windows graphics. Ideal for advertising your business both after and during business hours, a cost-effective windowpane graphic can catch the eye of those passing your business while making a long-lasting impression with them. Below, we've stated the seven ways a well-designed windowpane graphic can better your business.

    Promotional Marketing

    Ideal for start-up businesses, or companies with a restricted marketing budgets, window decals are an inexpensive way to market your business during all times of the day. These colorful graphics express your business’s key information, including: company logo, hours, contact number, and services.

    Brand Empowerment

    Nothing really helps to create a brand more than witnessing their logo placed boldly around where they conduct business. Visual elements on a window have a way of communicating your brand’s message and branding to all of those that pass by.

    Drive Sales

    Studies show that 50% of most retail and food purchases are made on impulse. Most people make purchase decisions based off of information that they consume visually. Therefore, having an attractive window space that grabs the interest of those passing by is a great way to capitalize on your location.

    Build Credibility

    Having something that is consistently posted for the community to see helps to build creditability within the community. Just like having a well thought out brand and messaging  for your small business, a window decal increases the integrity of your overall mission as a company.

    Stand Out Among the Competition

    A noticeable sign put on your business front allows you to stick out among other businesses offering similar services. Because images communicate your essential parts of your business, potential customers have the ability to compare your message and available services to your competition. Does your competition have window graphics?

    Save Marketing Dollars

    Marketing to your neighborhood demographic is one of the most important aspects to businesses to keep hitting your sales goals. Sadly, many traditional methods used to share marketing promotions can be costly. Using a window graphic at your place of business gives you an opportunity to optimize your overall marketing initiatives.

    Credibility

    Using graphic designs on your window space to improve your business traffic, increases credibility, and sticks out to the competition. Our window designs are affordable enough to fit well within your budget, with the smallest decal (12 X 18 ins) coming in at only $14.00. With prices this affordable and a marketing plan this simple, you can begin promoting your business and building your brand with your personal office or retail space today!

  • 5 Creative Ways that Wall Murals Can Boost Your Business

    Custom wall murals have the power to enhance your method of marketing as well as your business, but getting them done right is the key to your success. Why have blank walls when you can utilize them to help promote your business.

    When in a general public place, often you will notice people stopping to admire a mural or masterpiece of design. These pieces attract the attention and the eye of individuals passing by. Do you want to utilize this same idea for your business? Consider what it might be like if your marketing was attracting people in the same way--you could draw people directly in to find out more about you with an eye-catching custom wall mural.

    Below are a few ways custom wall murals attract the general public, stop traffic, and increase your sales:

    1- Impact: Halt the public with custom wall murals.

    If you can catch people off guard with something colorful and vibrant, they will attach that feeling an emotion to your brand. The more visually interesting you can make the mural, the more likely people are to stop, examine and potentially act on the feeling that the mural elicits.

    2- Affordability: Get the most out of your marketing budget.

    We all know that our marketing dollars a lot quicker than we would hope. Choosing a medium that is noticeable and impressionable can often times allow you to get the most bang for your buck. Custom wall murals can be one of the most affordable ways to spread the word about your business.

    3- Networking: Promote your subject matter 24/7.

    There may be a huge pool of potential networking with an advantageous ripple effect for many who get their name out there. A custom wall mural gives your customers another reason to talk about your business.

    4- Mindset: Put them in a buying mind-set.

    Folks are more likely to spend money if they're in a pleasant environment. Custom wall murals are capable of altering the overall experience of your customers. An amazing wall mural can change the overall energy associated with your business and lead to people becoming more loyal to your brand.

    5- Convincing Your Audience

    Custom wall murals are convenient because in an office space or store front there are many walls going around--outside your business, within your business, and even on your glass windows. They may have great potential to bring people in in order to grab their attention.

    It is critical to keep in mind that individuals have a tendency to think of places where they have been employed, entertained or impacted in an optimistic way. How your business atmosphere talks to people can make a long-term impact. Having a great experience and atmosphere for your customers can greatly impact their overall experience.

    If you are considering a custom wall mural for your business, Power-Graphics offers several different solutions and we can also help you with your design and dimensions to make it perfect for the setting of your business.

  • How Floor Graphics Can Increase Sales

    In today’s market it іѕ a grеаt сhаllеngе to mаkе your brаnd or business stand оut from thе соmреtіtіоn. Even іf you аrе ѕuссеѕѕful, уоu hаvе tо keep your efforts moving forward. Thіѕ іѕ where flооr grарhісѕ соmе іn. These аrе gaining rаріd trасtіоn fоr рrоmоtіng messages ѕwіftlу. It also hеlрѕ thаt these grарhісѕ аrе quick to drаw the attention оf thе audience. Othеr thаn the ѕtаndаrd flооr рlасеmеnt, these custom floor grарhісѕ саn bе рlасеd on ѕtаіrѕ and ѕtаіrwеllѕ. Thеу can аlѕо be fіttеd on thе сеіlіng and оn thе walls if you рrеfеr.

    Images аrе vіbrаnt and dеtаіlеd. Thеѕе dіѕрlауѕ hеlр you tо promote аnу event аnd rеасh уоur tаrgеt customer аѕ thеу gо аbоut thеіr ѕhорріng. Flооr grарhісѕ аlѕо dіrесt trаffіс аnd create brand identity. Thеу саn dесоrаtе fоr special events.

    Here are 5 ways to use floor graphics to increase sales:

    1. Versatility
    Onе рrіnсіраl bеnеfіt оf uѕіng flооr grарhісѕ іѕ that they аrе еxtrеmеlу versatile. A numbеr of businesses utilize flооr grарhісѕ in thеіr оffісе. Logos аrе рrеѕеntеd for іnѕtаnt іmрасt. Flооr grарhісѕ uѕеrѕ in rеtаіl have рrаіѕеd thіѕ kіnd of advertising medium duе tо іtѕ аbіlіtу to ѕаvе space. They аrе аlѕо роѕіtіоnеd іn key points all асrоѕѕ thе store tо attract аttеntіоn to іmроrtаnt рrоmоtіоnѕ оr hеlр with the Pоіnt-Of-Sаlе (POS) рrоmоtіоnѕ.

    A numbеr оf rеtаіl ѕtоrеѕ have еxhіbіtеd a 30 реrсеnt ѕаlеѕ increase whеn thеу incorporated grарhісѕ іn thеir advertising еffоrtѕ. Thіѕ іѕ duе tо thе fact thаt most consumers lооk dоwn аt thе flооr but nоt tоwаrdѕ the сеіlіng. The buуіng еxреrіеnсе gеtѕ more fun аnd you can connect wіth the аudіеnсе аnd the buying рrосеѕѕ. Thіѕ is especially truе for children whо fоllоw соlоurful flооr grарhісѕ trаіlѕ аnd раrеntѕ wіll іnvаrіаblу accompany thеm оn their jоurnеу. The рrоduсt іѕ thus always іn front.

    2. Shоrt-Tеrm Advеrtіѕеmеntѕ

    Sіnсе these kinds of сuѕtоm floor graphics аrе used fоr a couple of months for each grарhіс, thеу mаkе реrfесt sense for advertising thе latest рrоmоtіоnѕ and рrоduсtѕ. If your business attracts a lot of repeat customers, they’ll be likely to take notice immediately.

    3. Lead Cuѕtоmеrѕ To A Particular Prоduсt
    A соmmоn рrоblеm аmоng customers brоwѕіng thrоugh lаrgе ѕtоrеѕ is the dіffісultу іn fіndіng a particular рrоduсt. Thеѕе сuѕtоm floor grарhісѕ make thе best mеthоd to саtсh thе аttеntіоn of thе tаrgеt demographic. Thе floor graphics реrfоrm thе tаѕk of showing thе wау tо a рrоduсt which mаnу customers may fоrgо ѕіmрlу because thеу соuld nоt locate it. Othеr thаn guidance, сuѕtоmеrѕ аrе аlѕо lеd tо products which thеу wеrе unaware оf and thuѕ ѕаlеѕ of thіѕ ѕtоrе соuld іnсrеаѕе due tо impulsivity.

    4. Decoration
    Evеn if уоu аrе nоt trying tо аdvеrtіѕе, floor grарhісѕ can be utilized as аn еxсеllеnt wау to decorate the ѕрасе. If уоu want your office or storefront to have specific ambiance or branding, floor graphics are an excellent choice. Any solution that improves the look and feel of your business is a good decision.

    5. Prоvоkіng Positive Rеасtіоnѕ
    Stоrеѕ that have floor graphics іnѕtаllеd tо еnhаnсе thе image оf a раrtісulаr brand ѕhоwеd over 20 реrсеnt hіghеr turnоvеr compared to similar ѕtоrеѕ whісh dо nоt have ѕuсh flооr graphics. Thе advertisements frоm flооr grарhісѕ generated thrее times thе роѕіtіvе rеасtіоnѕ соmраrеd to оthеr kіndѕ of аdvеrtіѕіng еmрlоуеd wіthіn the ѕtоrе. Thеѕе custom floor graphics can аttrасt attention іn creative ways. Onе еxаmрlе іѕ оf a ѕроrtѕреrѕоn advertising ѕроrtѕwеаr. There could аlѕо bе lаrgе fооtрrіntѕ scattered іn a сеrtаіn dіrесtіоn оvеr thе flооr аnd moving tоwаrdѕ thе shoe section. These kіnds оf grарhісѕ hаvе рrоvеd thеіr usefulness аѕ rеlіаblе floor mаrkіngѕ іn a number of рublіс ѕрасеѕ lіkе ѕроrtѕ ѕtаdіumѕ, buѕ ѕtаtіоnѕ and ѕhорріng сеntеrѕ. Whеn you exhibit at a trade show, flооr markings аrе an еxсеllеnt wау tо hеlр an attendee navigate аn еxhіbіtіоn hаll.

    Thе creative роѕѕіbіlіtіеѕ fоr flооr grарhісѕ аrе almost еndlеѕѕ. Cоntасt a рrоfеѕѕіоnаl printing and graphics company tо dіѕсuѕѕ hоw flооr grарhісѕ саn improve your ѕаlеѕ and overall brаnd аwаrеnеѕѕ.

  • How to Spring Into Sales in 2017

    Sometimes the tail end of winter can seem as if it drags on for eternity. Luckily, with the right mindset, you can set your sights on the opportunities that spring time has to offer in the world of sales. Here are several things to consider and prepare for as the Spring season approaches. If you use your time wisely, your sales will be blossoming with the flowers.

    Be Bright

    Do not underestimate the power of color and its affect on the human psyche. Use your indoor and outdoor displays to spread your message with exciting and flashy colors during this time of year. Signs and banners that are bright, tend to grab the attention of prospects, especially during springtime!

    Spring Clean Up

    Find a way to sponsor or attach your brand to a community spring cleaning project. This will catch people’s attention as they are eager to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather while benefitting their communities. Having a banner bug or some form of brand presence will surely pop out to those involved. Try to choose an event that is of interest to the demographic your product or service appeals to for the best results.

    Outdoor Events

    If you live in a region where the winters are particularly cold, you can bet that most people have been cooped up indoors for several months and are dying to get out! Choosing fairs, festivals and outdoor venues and trade shows to market your product or service is a great way to get people excited this time of year.

    Regenerate and Revive

    Springtime often resonates with the idea of renewal and it is the perfect time of year to send out friendly reminders to current clients or follow-up with past clients. Either way, many people use this time of year to get back on track and it won’t hurt if your product or service can help them stay dedicated to what matters to them.

    Community Sponsors

    This time of year is full of different community teams, leagues, and social groups starting up again and they can always use sponsors. Find a group that speaks to your brand and see if you can use the members of the team and their facilities to help advertise for you. Hey, it’s worth a shot!

    Tax Time

    Now, there are some people that this time of year is the dreadful time where they are going to owe money or in other words, have expenses they don’t usually have the rest of the year. However, for the rest of us, this is usually the time of year when many people can use their tax return and put it towards something they’re desiring. Whether you offer a tax season special, encourage people to use their return or create a type of incentive around taxes, understand that it is something everyone has to do this time of year so why not take advantage of it!

    Trade Show Exhibits

    Spring is a great time of year to check expo calendars to see if there are any events that you can exhibit at. If your product or service hinges on this time of year, it is a great opportunity to get out in front of the right people. Make sure that your trade show displays are bright and full of life.

    Use the season of renewal to give your sales a boost. Implementing some or all of these tips will help your sales start to bloom in 2017. The season passes by quickly so if you got a late start this year, start planning for next year now!

  • 4 Ways to Use Banner Stand Displays During the Holiday Season

    Retail displays being used in the mall during the holidays.

    If you’re in the retail industry, your busiest season has arrived! In the technological world that we live in, online shopping has become a true convenience for many during this time of year. However, that doesn’t mean the brick and mortars of the world are doomed. Having incredible and well-placed signage and displays with enticing messages can still drive the crowds you’re looking for.

    While there are many different styles to choose from, retractable banner stands are one of the most ubiquitous types of displays and relatively easy to order, produce and place in the perfect position to boost your holiday sales. If you’re having a hard time deciding what should go on your banner displays, here are some great ideas to help get you stared.

    In-Store Only Discounts

    Offer something your customers simply can’t refuse and highlight that it is only available in your store. This can be particularly useful if your store has several locations and you’re looking to outperform the rest. In order to make this successful, it has to be an offer that the masses are going to bite at. Having a display outside of your store, preferably before the holiday season, telling people about the upcoming sale/promotion is a great way to get people talking about it in advance.

    Go Louder Than the Competition

    During this time of year, it is important that your banner stands are not only loud and colorful, but that they stand out more than your competition’s displays. Keep in mind that everyone is competing for your customers’ attention, so stay on top of your game with well-designed and intriguing messages.

    Show the Way

    Whether you have outdoor banner stands directing people to your store, or displays inside that are guiding people to the sales, make sure that you are directing the traffic. Don’t assume that people know what you’re offering or what promotions you have going on. In fact, assume that no one has a clue who or what you are and direct them every step of the way with your signage.

    Exclusive Holiday Information

    During this time of year, store hours change, promotions change, return policies change, make sure that your using displays to inform your customers of all the changes. Not only can this boost your sales, but it also helps answer questions that frequently get asked during this time. Try to learn from past years’ experiences to determine what messages you can display that will help your customers have a more pleasant experience in your store.

    Regardless of what you choose to display during this time of year, make sure that your store/business is represented in some form. You may consider hiring someone to help with design and messaging, as there are proven strategies that work and having those strategies working in your favor can go a very long way.

    For help choosing from the wide selection of banners and stands, be sure to give us a call at Power Graphics. We are happy to help with any of your questions or to point you in the right direction based on your needs and budget.

  • 4 Ways Floor Graphics Can Benefit Your Business

    graphic design depicting 4 ways to use floor graphics for your business. Learn how to use floor graphics and decals to improve your business.

    If your business needs to send a message, there are thousands of ways to do it, but floor graphics have a unique ability to catch the attention of your audience. Whether you are looking to draw more attention at your place of business or looking to capture eyes at events or through advertising, here are some ways to utilize the power of floor graphics.

    1. Advertising Your Products

    Floor graphics are a great way to call attention to certain products that you are trying to move off the shelves more quickly. Whether you have products that are on sale, products you want to educate people about, or items that are top sellers that you want to use floor decals to help direct them to their location in your store, these unique graphics can help you bring attention to whatever you need to.

    You can also use floor graphics to get extremely creative with your purchase cycle. Often times, a particular item or product that someone buys, requires another product or has complimentary upgrades. Floor graphics can help you spark a thought process for your customers. Often times this is a great way to lead them directly to their next purchase that they wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.

    2. Unexpected Places

    Humans are creatures of habit and if there is anything you can do to catch their attention, catching them off guard tops the list. Placing your floor graphics in places that they would not expect will almost undoubtedly draw them in every time. For example, you can put floor decals in elevators, on stairs, a place where people typically get in line. You can generally expect that anywhere you place a floor decal that gets a lot of foot traffic is going to get a lot of eyeballs on it.

    3. Advertising Opportunities

    If you really start to think about it, there are literally thousands of events going on at any given point in time and most of them involve people spectating or walking around. In either scenario, there is a perfect opportunity for you to display your brand with a floor graphic. Take some time to research the events going on in your community and find ways that you can infiltrate. For example, you could talk to local high school about advertising on their gym floors or find a local festival that relates to your brand and talk to the event coordinator about getting some floor decals into central, focal points where a lot of their traffic will be passing through or waiting. The possibilities are endless!

    4. Directionals

    Whether it is that item that people are always asking about, but they can’t seem to find, or you’re just being proactive about letting people know where to go, providing directionals through floor decals will help your bottom line. People tend to get frustrated when they can’t quickly find what they are looking for and having an element already in place to help them out is always appreciated by your customers.

    For more information on how floor graphics can benefit your business or how to best use your space, give us a call at Power Graphics, 877-389-8645. We're happy to help assist you in determining what solutions will work best for your business and accomplishing your goals.

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