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In this digital day and age, physical advertising is often overlooked. Yet, it is arguably the most important part of owning a business location or hosting an event.

Would you stop by a stranger’s space without an invite? Most would say no. That is why outdoor signage is vital. Think of signage as an outstretched hand, welcoming potential customers.

Effective, affordable, & versatile: Our flags are custom designed to match your brand. With a combination of motion & height, these flags are sure to draw attention. A versatile marketing tool – use indoors and outdoors, and easily change out the flags.

15′ Flag with Hardware: $159
12′ Flag with Hardware: $149
9′ Flag with Hardware: $139
Quantity Discounts Available

Who We Are(n’t)

Many times, as a customer, we learn more about what we love in a product and a business by first understanding the sort of product we hate and the type of business we can’t stand.

Almost every business has the same sort of mission statement: valuing their customers and always trying to do their best. You won’t find a business that will tell you their shortfalls in their ‘About Us’ section. However, we all know that every business has them, it’s just a matter of how they acknowledge and address them.

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What the Word ‘Affordable’ Means to Us

The word ‘affordable’ and the word ‘cheap’ are often used interchangeably. Dictionary.com defines affordable to be “within one’s financial means” and defines cheap as “costing very little” or “inexpensive”. Sure, those definitions seem to be pretty similar, but we see one big difference that isn’t to be overlooked.

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4 Easy Steps to Launch Your Business

Do you own a business?
Are you wanting to get more out of your advertising and marketing dollars?

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5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Signage

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Considering signage for your business or event? There are so many options so how do you decide which is right for you? Making a smart decision about your signage means considering a number of factors related to your budget, location, and messaging, as well as the sign’s durability and weather resistance. Ask yourself these five questions when searching for the perfect signage and you’ll quickly find the right one for you.

1. WHERE WILL YOUR SIGN BE LOCATED?

Let’s answer that question with another couple questions: Is the traffic you hope to attract on foot or vehicular? Will your signage be located indoors or outdoors? If your signage will be located outdoors where people frequently walk past, sidewalk signs, banners, sleek fabric signage, window decals, or floor graphics would be a great way to advertise your business, latest promotion, special services, or event — allowing you to easily change out messages as needed. If you are mainly attracting vehicular traffic, flags, large signs and banners, or even an inflatable are great ways to catch the eyes of your audience. Which one you choose will depend on the length and update frequency of your messages.

2. HOW LONG ARE YOUR MESSAGES? HOW OFTEN WILL THEY CHANGE?

Refuse to answer these questions, and you might end up with a sign that doesn’t provide enough space for your marketing messages. With great design, it is important to keep your message short and simple. Flags are a great way to promote a business or a service with a logo or a couple words. Signs and banners work great for longer messages.

If your plans for your signage is short term, we would suggest banners or side-walk signs. If you’re looking for long-term signage, our flags and signs are high quality and very durable. For indoor signage, we have an array of sleek fabric displays that work great to promote a product or service. When it comes down to it, it’s really up to you to determine the most practical sign for your business.

3. HOW WILL YOU GO ABOUT CHANGING YOUR SIGN’S MESSAGING?

Understanding every step of a sign’s operation is crucial to making an informed buying decision. Use the same hardware and change out your flags as often as you’d like. Our line of sleek fabric displays also come with hardware that makes it easy to change the graphics.

4. HOW DURABLE DO YOU NEED YOUR SIGN TO BE?

Not all outdoor signs are created equal, so keep quality—and your sign’s location—in mind when you’re shopping around. We can promise that Image Inflator’s products are made to last. We guarantee our flags to last 3–6 months. However, that time span does vary with weather/wind conditions. We have a 30 day guarantee on faulty product (product will need to be returned for replacement). Anything past 30 days will be on a case by case basis. We stand behind our products and promise quality on everything that we sell.

5. WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET?

Flags, signs, and banners offer tremendous benefits, but many assume the cost will be prohibitive. With Image Inflators industry low prices, boosting your clientele using signage is easier and more affordable than ever. Call or email us today for a FREE custom quote and answers to any additional questions.

10 Tips for Outdoor Advertising

1. No More Than 7 Words

The last thing you want to do is sound boring or redundant. Keep it short.

2. Use BOLD and Relevant Imagery

Just because there’s a photo of a cute puppy, it doesn’t mean that you’re good at what you do.

3. Don’t Use Bright, Crazy Colors Inappropriately

No one wants to be that loud and annoying person that nobody likes.

4. Use Only One Point of Contact

Pick one. Don’t overwhelm. If people like what they see, they will seek you out.

5. Don’t Use Starbursts, Make it the Main Point

If it’s a point so important that you find yourself wanting to make it a starburst, reevaluate.

6. Avoid Using System Fonts

Unless you want to look like everybody else…

7. Don’t Always Need a Call-to-Action

Don’t make your audience feel stupid. If they are interested, they know what to do.

8. Stay True to Your Audience

Narrow your focus and make more sales.

9. Don’t Rip Off National Advertising Campaigns

Nobody likes a copycat. Be original.

10. Simple is Best

That sums it up.

The Power of Signage

If you’ve got a business, you want people to know about it. Which means that, big or small, new or established, advertising is key. And, one of the most critical “first impressions” that people will have of your business is based off appearances.

One key aspect of appearances is your signage.

Why, you ask?

Because it’s one of the very first thing your customers see. It’s a huge form of communication (regardless of how much or little verbiage it actually holds) and it’s one that has the ability to spell out who you are and what you have to offer. And, according to the Small Business Association, when a business sign is carefully designed and maintained, the need for other forms of advertising can be substantially reduced.

Gaining visibility and increasing brand recognition are paramount, and achieving said goals can be achieved via the use of effective signage. And, what’s available today is incredibly wide and diverse – businesses can choose from rigid substrate signs (aluminum composite panel, acrylic, etc), vinyl signs, pole banners, feather flags, retractable banners, and more.

Like we stated previously, first impressions count! The manner in which you choose to present your business signage serves as both a first impression for new customers, and as a vivid branding tool for established customers. This also means that businesses absolutely MUST main their signage as well…tattered, worn (or signs with typos…yikes!) can seriously turn off customers…be they prospective or established in nature.

Signage can also help boost your sales because it’s your salesperson out on the street. People don’t have to be in front of your business to be reminded of it – strategically placed signs can keep you in the forefront of people’s minds. However, to ensure this is possible, your signage must be visible. For instance, exterior signage needs to be bold, easy to read from a distance, and relatively simple in nature. Adding tons of detail or words only has the ability to confuse those attempting to read it. It’s also a good idea to make sure your sign is well lit and visible at night.

As stated previously, the types of signs available today is greater than ever before. Exterior signs can be mounted either on the business itself, or on the ground – either of which can take on a variety of shapes and sizes. And, for businesses with limited marketing funds, signs have been found to be a hugely {cost}-effective marketing strategy – much more so than advertising on radio, television, and newspaper. A strategically placed billboard can reach a huge number of individuals, be it morning, noon, or night.

Signs are a hugely essential component to your business’s marketing strategy and can go a long way towards establishing and reinforcing your brand. That’s where Image Inflators, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, comes in to play. We offer a wide variety of durable, professionally crafted signs to customers throughout the nation. Give us a call to find out what the power of proper signage can do for you!