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Party Signs, Decorations and Special Event Banners

My name is Mike, and ever since I was small, I have loved making celebratory signs. I was always the kid with the 'welcome home' or 'happy birthday' sign at my house, and as soon as my parents bought our first computer, I started making signs using software programming. I followed that path later in life and have helped many friends design their signs. I love special occasion signs in particular. If you own a business, are planning a party, or have a special event coming up, please explore this space. It has everything you ever wanted to know about signs and hopefully more!


Party Signs, Decorations and Special Event Banners

Two benefits of putting a swing sign outside your shop

by Charlotte Harvey

If you have a shop and are thinking about getting new signs for it, you should consider ordering a swing sign that you could hang outside your shop, and that would project outward from the wall. Here are some reasons you should do this.

Passersby are more likely to notice it

One important benefit of having a swing sign outside your shop is that passersby will be more likely to notice it than they would a motionless sign that didn't project out from the wall. This is mainly because the sign will swing in the breeze and its movements, as well as perhaps the slight creaking sound its chains will make as it sways, are likely to catch the eye (or the ear) of those who are driving or walking by it.

Additionally, a sign that projects out from the wall and which casts a shadow over those who walk under it is also more likely to be seen than one that is laid flat on top of a wall. Putting up a sign that people are likely to see or hear as they go by your shop could boost the number of individuals who spontaneously decide to go into your shop and buy something. This, in turn, might enhance your shop's profitability.

It will be easy to remove for repairs or to update

Another reason to get a sign like this is that it would be very easy to remove for repairs or to update. This is important, as outdoor signage of any kind is more susceptible to damage than its indoor equivalent, due to being more at risk of vandalism and due to being routinely exposed to wind, UV light and rain. Additionally, if you need to change any of the information that you put on your outdoor signage (like your opening hours or your shop name), it's vital to be able to update this information quickly.

If you have a swing sign that is attached to a wall bracket via some chains, and this sign gets damaged or needs to be updated, the process of taking it down should only take a few minutes, as all you'd need to do is detach the chains from the bracket. Conversely, if the sign is laid flat on the shop's front wall and is secured into place not only with, for example, a dozen screws or nails, but also some adhesive, the process of removing that sign could take a lot longer.