One of our clients recently asked us to give them some feedback on their business cards. We’re always happy to share our knowledge and perspective. I’ve pulled it all together in this blog -- have a read! If you need business cards, then reach out, we're happy to help.
You’re headed to a trade show, excited to show off your new product, but have you prepared your trade show displays so you’ll get noticed? Trade shows give you the opportunity for new partners, customers and clients.
Would you like to be inspired, energized and entertained? Take a pause and stare at your walls.... read on to learn more!
In our e-newsletter this month, we share a project spotlight on the work we did for three clients to reface the super cabinet box sign on the Jayman Building in SE Calgary. You can see this sign when you drive by on Deerfoot Trail. Have a read!
Frosted glass may be a popular aesthetic choice for homes, but it can also be used to promote your brand, provide privacy to your business and attract visitors’ attention.
Dan and I recently had the opportunity to attend the Hush Gala downtown at the Eau Claire Sheraton. It’s an annual event hosted by Cerebral Palsy Alberta to raise funds and awareness for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Dan and I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Hush Gala downtown at the Eau Claire Sheraton. It’s an annual event hosted by Cerebral Palsy Alberta to raise funds and awareness for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Read on to learn all about this important charity!
This month I've decided to share a little about happens when one of your team members moves on to another opportunity. Spoiler alert: there are feelings involved. I invite you to read on....
We recently had an opportunity to consult with some industry experts and improve our business operations. It was an easy, engaging and profitable exercise. I invite you to read the story in my blog this month!
So, you've renamed your organization or refreshed its identity and are ready to apply its new logo, colors, typeface and overall "look" to your facility. To make the most of the opportunity, check out our infographic below on rebranding your location.
It doesn’t always cost a lot to upgrade a corporate space, but it usually pays to enhance your office décor, branding, morale and wayfinding with the creative application of signage and graphics. Consider any one or two, several or even all of these opportunities.
There’s a lot to love about running your own business and there are a few things I don’t love. Accounts receivable is one of those things that I do not love. In this month’s blog, I share about our experiences with those rare clients who ghost us when it comes time to pay.
Have you ever been in a warehouse full of whisky? Oh, the smell... it's marvelous! Imagine walking into a huge room where floor-to-ceiling wooden racking stands stocked chock a block full of whisky barrels turned on their side. It's truly a thing of beauty. Read on to learn about our wall mural project with Alberta Distillers Limited!
Opening a new business can be a challenging, nerve-wracking experience for even experienced business owners. Get off on the right foot with signs and graphics that show what you can do and establish your name as one customers can trust.
The right event signage has a huge impact on the success of your event. It doesn't matter whether the purpose of your event is marketing a business or product or throwing a fun gala. The right signs can help make your event stand out in your guests' minds long after the event has ended. Check out these awesome ideas!
For my blog this month, I have chosen to write a little about the behind the scenes activities at our Image360 centre in Calgary South. I hope you enjoy!
On July 2nd, 2022 Image360 Calgary South celebrates its second anniversary. We’ve survived the shaky two year start up period and were recognized by Alliance Franchise Brands with a 'Rookie of the Year' award. Read on to learn more!
When thinking of popular shopping seasons, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s Day may immediately spring to mind. But don’t overlook the lucrative opportunity that the back-to-school season brings.
Realtors and property managers know that in order to get top dollar on sales and leases, you need to have as many eyes on openings as possible. This means capturing the widest amount of attention possible. Better signs lead to better offers. By making your presence known in your community with the right visual communications, you’ll see more impressions and better results.
We recently had the opportunity to partner with the Banff Jasper Relay society to create over 400 different sign, graphics and print items to support a safe relay. Read on to learn about the relay, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Announce the arrival of new residential or commercial real estate property with signs and graphics that grab the attention of passersby.
In this month's blog, I write about the different kinds of signage you can use to make an impact when your clients enter your lobby. This is the opportunity to send a welcome message and make a warm impression. Don't let your lobby walls stand empty! Have a read!
Every school, no matter the level, has many related environments that each have their own specific requirements. When looking at classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, theaters, libraries – and the hallways that connect them all together – having a strong, consistent and cohesive communication effort is key.
Here's this month's e-newsletter where we introduce you to Genn and Tiff the "Purveyors of Cool" and we celebrate the expansion of Black Canadian Businesses In Action (BCB In Action) to their new location in Calgary.
In this blog I share with you the 4 simple things you need to think about to build your perfect tradeshow booth.
Here are six good reasons to review and renew your safety signage. Image360 can help you with updating your worksite safety signage - contact us today!
Introducing you to more of the characters from the 'Image360 Calgary South' community -- this month, we'd like you to meet the team from Watts Lights. Also, we share a couple of our recent vehicle graphic projects with you so you can see what works well!
With so much going on at healthcare facilities, maintaining your visual communications can be tough. Read on to learn three different strategies when planning signs and graphics for your practice or clinic.
Regardless of what industry your business happens to be in, safety is paramount for both your staff and your guests.
In our February e-newsletter, we introduce you to another member of our Image360 Calgary South community, property manager Irwin Rajesky, and we celebrate the month of frost…. Window frost, that is!
Hi! Here's my January Blog. This month, I've written just a little about safety signage. My goal here is to encourage you to intentionally think about the safety signage in your place of work. Next time you want a little exercise, go do a little walkabout and have a look at the safety signage you do have.
Light Pole Banners, a.k.a. street pole banners, are used frequently along streets and avenues in municipal areas, on university campuses, tourist areas, sports venues, malls, parks, and downtown areas. Learn more by downloading our Whitepaper
At trade shows, you’ll also have an opportunity to distribute information by way of flyers, brochures or flash drives directly to interested parties, collect promising sales leads or, better yet, make a sale right on the spot!
In this e-newsletter, we tell the story of Ten Degrees Chocolate. We refer you to our blog where we wrote about parking lot signs and how they help our friends at Independent Glass. And finally, we encourage you to visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
In this blog, I write about parking lot signs — why we want them, the value the bring, and what they are made of.
Happy Holidays and Merry Xmas! In our newsletter, we share a little story about two of our favourite characters, The Prince of Tales and Crazy Diamond Johnnie! We talk about the power of promotional products, our new Youtube channel and introduce you to our client, Liquids Matter. Have a read!
We've recently expanded our product & service offering as a result of feedback from some of our clients. We can now supply promotional products and branded apparel. Have a read of our blog this month to learn more about why this is such a great marketing investment for any business.
Even though one school year is just wrapping up, it's never too early to look at signage and graphics solutions to help you take advantage of the second-biggest shopping season of the year or prepare your facilities to welcome back students and staff in the fall.
In this month's e-newsletter we talk about the change in seasons and how that impacts our ability to install exterior window graphics. We share some info about our new promotional product offering and celebrate the opening of Dr. Devon Lyons new Elevate Chiro location in SE Calgary.
If you have a physical space for your business, your windows are one of your strongest marketing assets. In our blog this month, I’ll tell you why your windows are a marketing super power, what to put on them and how it’s done.
Here’s a link to our October newsletter. This month we are looking forward to municipal elections, showing off our new router and talking about labels. Our client focus is on Ape Canada. Check it out!
This month I've chosen to write a little bit about the labels we have produced for some of our clients. These colourful little specimens serve many purposes and as it turns out, there's lots to write about. Have a read!
Have you taken the time to look at the message you send to guests with your signage? It may be time to conduct a sign audit. Read on for tips and best practices!
Here's how good signage can make any event great!
In this month's blog, I share with you some of the lessons we learned through our experiences in August installing graphics on the fleet vehicles of our valued clients.
In this blog I share some thoughts about how meeting in person is a real boost and how I look forward to more face to face engagement with our community!
Re-envision your COVID signs and graphics today. While your messaging has likely changed since this time last year, that doesn’t mean you need new communication solutions. Repurpose your existing signage in a new, helpful way.
Your storefront window signage is one of the first things customers see when they visit your business. To get the most out of your signage, here are a few things to consider.
In this month's blog, I write about our experience creating custom yard signs and banners for the families and friends of the 2021 graduating class from Central Memorial High School in Calgary, Alberta.
“There are all sorts of different things that are part of [the ADA], whether it’s handicapped accessibility, such as ramps or bathroom accessibility,” said Dan Bruk, president of Image360 Brookfield (Wis.).
This month, in my blog, I remember my father and write about the value of a 'measure twice, cut once' philosophy.
At one point last spring, Dan and Emma were selling and fabricating signage, all while building out their new business space and completing training virtually all at once. It was a perfect storm of stressors that might have left even a seasoned business owner looking for help. But Image360 Calgary South opened their doors in July, and has been thriving ever since.
This blog is some ramblings describing our life running Image360 Calgary South. This month I philosophize over the positive aspects of having your sign stolen!
Whether it’s for your vehicle or for your fridge, magnets are one way to get your message out in the world. Magnets are a wonderful little freebie that can be a great help in promoting your brand. They make a great promotional item that people can use.
In this month's blog I share a little about one of our projects -- the client's visual communication goals and the different sign and graphic solutions we created with specific focus on some ultra cool wall murals. We used a few different design techniques to generate interest and tell the story of the client's brand throughout their office space. Have a read to learn more!
In January we worked with our client to decal their fleet of vehicles. In my blog this month, I write about that experience and the compelling case for you to decal your vehicle.
Image360 announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
All about privacy window film and how cool it is in residential and commercial settings.
When you work fast, mistakes will happen. Relax, that's what makes you human. And it's good practice to ask someone to check your work.
A good sign will help you grow your business and a bad sign can hurt you. I read a piece of research the other day that had shared very compelling data on effective sign design. The research was conducted back in 2012, so arguably a little dated, but I believe the conclusions are still valid today.
Create a safe environment at every school and University with updated signage for students, facility and education workers.
Image360 Calgary South was recently featured in an article on Franchising.com!
So, you’ve secured a facility or grounds to host a special event for your company or organization. Perhaps it’s a charity fundraiser or new product launch. Before we consider the best way to rebrand the location for such an occasion, begin by considering the special event’s brand itself.
The point of creating, producing and posting most outdoor signage is to catch the eye and communicate a message to motorists and pedestrians. Improving the visibility of your signs will be key to reaching your goals, and these suggestions will help you to do so.
Guests appreciate good wayfinding, and so will you. It results in more on-time appointments and fewer interruptions to your staff by visitors seeking directions. Check out these best practices.
There's no better way to show your brand is going places than when your brand is actually going places! Vehicle wrap advertising is a great and cost-effective way to get your brand out there. Learn more with these 10 great reasons why you should give it a try!
As an educator, how can you spur your students on to greater achievement in the classroom, through extracurricular activities and within the community? Recognition is key. Everyone likes to be acknowledged for their good work, and students of every age are no exception. The good news? With a little imagination — and not a lot of budget — you can recognize your achievers with signage.
There are many reasons that a business sign might need to be replaced - damage, age, changing branding or design trends. With a little help from Image360, you won't need to worry about replacing them any more often than is necessary. We'll help you get maximum life out of your signage.
Honk if you like vehicle graphics! There’s a lot of good things to be said about adding advertising on your car, truck, trailer or even your bus, boat, motorcycle and aircraft! Learn about the differences between vehicle lettering, partial, or full wraps.
Not sure what the right graphic solution is for your vehicle or fleet? This infographic from the experts at Image360 provides you with an overview of the different lettering, decal and wrap solutions available to you.
Perhaps because they stand out so prominently compared to plain, one-colour cars, trucks, vans and trailers, people take notice of vehicle graphics. More importantly, they like them, too!
Business owners across the United States invest in big, bright and bold retail signs for one reason: They work! Here are five reasons you should schedule regular reviews of indoor, outdoor and even temporary or event-based signage.
Attractive, quality signage is key to any business. It often has to catch the eye of motorists and pedestrians alike. Of course, it must also communicate quality. A sign that’s outdated or in disrepair says to prospects and customers that quality is not a key concern of management, which could discourage visitors and even diminish sales.
Your visual identity is the face of your business and what gives customers and clients their first impression. If you’re not maintaining your investment and you’re letting that identity look tired, it can easily convey an unwanted message.
To gain maximum value from your outdoor and indoor signs, it’s an excellent idea to audit them regularly. Most sources recommend a review at least once a year or even more frequently if you’re a retailer. It’s likely you change your messages often and are heavily reliant on signage to not only identify your location but also promote your goods or services seasonally or during the holidays.
Popular solutions for offices and other facilities, window films are constructed of a thin, strong sheet of polyester laminate that’s treated in a number of ways to improve the look or performance of existing windows and doors.
Privacy window films — which are often called etched window films and frosted window films — are thin sheets of vinyl with graphics. They transform plain glass to capture the look of cut or textured glass but at a fraction of the price and without any sacrifice in appearance.
With glass surfaces on interior doors, executive offices, conference rooms, cubicle dividers and stairwell railings, there are no shortages of places to apply frosted window films in many workplaces.
A trade show is one of the best places to promote your business and interact with consumers. Having the right marketing materials, such as trade show signs and banners from Image360®, can make a difference between being seen out on the floor and being passed by.
Exhibiting at an upcoming trade show or event? Download our latest whitepaper for insightful tips that can help to drive more traffic to your display.
A wall can be much more than just a blank space; for many, it's an empty canvas waiting to be filled with a creative vision. A blank wall presents an opportunity to connect with customers, inspire employees, promote your goods and services, or beautify your building through custom vinyl wall graphics. To allow a wall to remain blank is oftentimes a waste of valuable promotional, informational or decorative “real estate.”
What's beneath your feet right now? Carpet, wood, concrete or tile? All valid responses, but there’s more than just flooring: an opportunity to connect with your customers which you may not be utilizing to its full advantage!
While graphics for your windows and walls are tried-and-true, the newest solutions for ceilings and floors from Image360 can be an excellent complement to them. Logos, designs and messages that are displayed where people least expect them often gain the most notice!