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Daycare Signs

A Closer Look At Daycare Signs

Daycare signs are important marketing tools and need to be utilized in the same way other businesses utilize their signs. They need to look professional and appeal to children. When creating the sign, the process is fairly straight forward.

– Business Signs

daycare sign

When designing a sign for a business there are a few common factors that get sorted out:

How will the sign be mounted: Is it a ground sign, or will it be installed on the building itself? Or if you have a large front window, maybe you just need vinyl on the glass.

How far away is the road? Letters must be easily visible (and readable) from a car.

Do you have a logo or an idea of what you want on the sign? Click here for more information on logos and the sign designing process.

– Need A Daycare Sign For Your Home Business?

Are you planning on operating a day care center out of your home? You still need a sign, luckily there is a simple solution: yard signs.

Yard signs are a corrugated plastic sign with vinyl text and graphics. They are connected to metal prongs which simply press into the ground.

These signs are relatively inexpensive due to their availability. The biggest cost is in the design; do you have an idea of what you want?

The great thing about this is the straight forward, simplicity of the process; it’s as simple as placing an order and picking it up.

– Daycare Murals

daycare mural

What’s the first thing you see when you walk into a daycare? A giant mural on the wall. It’s always colorful with cartoon characters; it’s warm and welcoming. Kids love it and no daycare should be without it. There are a few ways to have this professionally done:

Some murals are printed on wall paper material which can be set up on the wall like regular wall paper. This is a fun process of simply looking through pictures of murals and deciding which one you like the most.

Hand-painted murals are also an option. This gives you the option to create your own mural which would be totally unique. Designing these cartoony characters is intimidating if you are new to the process, but it’s a fun process.

Some day care centers want to ‘dress up’ the place with designs around light sockets, above doors, or wherever necessary. These are fun, simple and inexpensive products.

– This should be an easy process

No matter what you’re looking for, there is a solution. Daycare signs have been around for a long time, and we are good at making them.

The sign design and install process should be straight forward. If you are confused by this process you can contact us and we’ll help you out.

What Makes a Great Sign?

Simulated woodgrain texture with message window

Your sign is quite possibly the only purchase that you will make once that keeps working for your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days out of the year.  Better do it right, don’t you agree?

A 2005 Signtronix survey confirmed that an amazing 44% of your potential customers recognize your business by your sign, followed by word-of-mouth referrals which rank second with 38%.  That type of statistic is clear evidence that special care should be taken in matters involving your signage.  Your sign tells potential customers in a snapshot who you are, where you are, and what you do.

So what makes for a great sign?  The following are just a few points to follow:

-The sign must be completely visible to the customer it is trying to reach.  Sounds simple, but this means being big enough, at times tall enough, and well illuminated while maintaining its tactfullness.

-The sign needs to be clean and organized, so that it can be read at a moments notice; perhaps while your customer is driving or otherwise not paying attention.

-It is absolutely critical that the sign stands out from its surroundings.  This often times means planning colors and design work around the sign’s environment.

Effective signage is a complex matter that when mastered can be a huge source of recognition, and more importantly, revenue, for your business. Churches, schools and daycare’s especially gain valuable visability with the above shown changable message signs.   Shimp Sign & Design is in the business of making sure your signage is an attractive, beneficial part of your company.  Let us know how we can help!