Craft a Compelling Message With Storefront Building Signs
Prairie Signs specializes in custom storefront signs. Our custom signs will help you generate more business as people will be more easily to find you. We can also help customers find their way to you with custom wayfinding signs.
Serving Bloomington, Peoria, Champaign, & Central IL
Types of Storefront Signs
For storefront signs, you've got lots of options: point of purchase signs, A-frame signs, standing signs, display signs and wall signs are all formats you can use throughout your store.
Common Sign Types:
Window signage is another important feature to consider. This, however, should change more frequently than other, more permanent signage (eg: when you receive new merchandise or when seasons change). We've put together a list of ideas for creating effective window displays here.
Portable signage, such as A-frame or chalkboard signs, is a tried and true method in attracting passersby to your store. A timely or humorous message may be just the ticket to catch a potential customer's eye!
Fabric signs are possibly the most budget-friendly choice, and they still offer a wide range of colors and features. They do, more so than other signage, require regular upkeep and replacement. You can typically expect to pay somewhere between $3 to $9 per square foot, and more for heavy-duty fade-resistant fabric, hardware, and installation.
Painted Plywood Sign
For those that love simple, a painted plywood sign may be the way to go. These allow you to craft a personalized message with a subtle, laid-back personality. Customers will appreciate the more personal, rustic touch. These signs are subject to weather damage, however, and may need to be replaced more frequently than others.
Using your store's windows as a canvas for imaginitive design is a pretty cool way to go. This route allows you to be as subtle or elaborate as you see fit, which also gives you some flexibility in price as well.
Punched Metal Signboard
Durable and weather-resistant, a punched metal signboard can communicate a clean and modern feel, or, if you choose, can appeal to our love for the nostalgic and historic flavor.
Metal Sign band
Metal signs offer a lot of versatility and creativity as for mounting location. They are eye-catching and professional and won't break the bank. The key to remember here, that the more detailed you get with your artwork, the more the sign will cost.
The cool thing about awning signs is that they are dual function: they provide shade and shelter for your customers as well as attractive advertising/messaging. Costs for awning signs depend on the size and fabric of the awning as well as the hardware needed to hang it.
Perhaps a more classic or "retro" tactic, stone and other rock materials make for excellent choices for signs. They handle weather conditions well over long periods of time.
Glass Tube Light
The "luxury" cars of the sign world, glass tube lights signs offer limitless design and eye appeal opportunities. They may be on the more expensive side to repair, but their customization and impressive appearance is sure to appeal to customers.
Choosing the right storefront sign for your business
As we said earlier, choosing the right storefront sign for your business shouldn't be guesswork. It should be strategic, based on your location and the needs of your potential customers. With this idea in mind, we've listed below a few tips for choosing the type and style of sign that will prove most benefical for you and your clientele.
Storefront sign maintenance
As we mentioned, your storefront sign will serve as the face of your business. What impression do you want potential customers to take away? Burned out bulbs, flickering neon or peeling paint convey a bad impression. You want your customers to know that you don't take shortcuts, you don't sell low-quality products, and you are detail-oriented. Poor sign maintenance will suggest the opposite, and you may find yourself losing customers.
We gladly offer sign maintenance and repair to our clients because your image is important to us. We want to help you impress each and every single one of your clients. Our primary service to protect the investment you make in your signage is called Sign Shield. Sign up for this service today as a hassle-free way to ensure your signs are maintained for years to come.