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Businesses in Edmonton, without doubt, benefit greatly from utilizing signs. These graphic displays not only introduce companies to potential clients, but also provide an opportunity to create an impression. A well-made, well-maintained sign, for instance, often indicates a flourishing trade. Further, signs are helpful in enhancing the look of the establishment’s surrounding environment.

Signs are employed to inform the public about a business and direct traffic to it, consequently increasing the customer base. As several often stay unchanged in just one place, the exposure is continuous and people are able to see them frequently, heightening the chance that the target audience will keep the message or image in mind.

Edmonton companies use different types of signage to promote their business. These include portable or mobile billboards, banners, A-frames or sandwich boards and pylons.

Portable signs or billboards are a smaller-sized version of the outdoor advertising medium seen typically on the roadside. With the convenience brought by digital printing, materials for such type of sign have become easy to create.

Moreover, it is quite effortless to assemble and dismantle mini billboards. These mobile signs, therefore, can be taken to different locations without much difficulty.

Because of the ease in changing of the printed materials, portable signs are the perfect choice for temporary promotions. Establishments using the mini billboards are able to market their business or event at a reasonable cost.

Other media suitable for temporary advertising are banners and A-frames. The former are frameless kinds of sign that come in lightweight, non-rigid materials such as fabric. Designs can be painted, printed or decorated using vinyl.

A-frames or sandwich boards are standalone structures with messages seen on both directions. They are commonly made of metal or plastic, and placed on the sidewalk for the people to see.

Pylon signs are larger, freestanding variants usually adopted to advertise multiple establishments based in the same building or complex. High-impact plastic or structural-grade metal is often used for the frame. Many have changeable boards, although permanent types are utilized as well.

In addition, awnings and windows are convenient spots to place a sign. Combined with eye-catching text and graphics, storefront awnings are able to boost aesthetic appeal of an establishment’s location and attract the attention of passers-by.

Signs that are creatively presented on windows also draw the notice of pedestrians. Vinyl decals are typically adopted, as these are easy to apply and reposition, and adhere well to glass. Frosted and etched effects can be produced using special types of film.

Electronic signs are gaining ground in several Edmonton establishments. Neon versions feature glass tubing bent in custom shapes. Mixing other gases with neon yields a range of colors.

Digital signage employs LED boards, or LCD, plasma or projection screens to show information. Emerging display variants include OLEDs, and water and fog screens.

With this type of promotional medium, content is not static and can be changed easily. Animations and interactivity are possible as well. Messages are transmitted to the screen from at least one media player that can output JPEG slideshows or loops of MPEG2 videos. They are updated via USB flash drives, SD cards or CD-ROMs.

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