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Hey guys, I am trying to decide on two different size yard signs.

Both are the same design with different sizes and proportions.

Check them out.  What do you think?

18" x 30" Yard Sign
PWPRO YARDSIGN4.png

24" x 36" Yard Sign
PWPRO YARDSIGN5.png


-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 on Tuesday 14th of July 2009 09:21:11 AM

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Sully, I like the 24 x 36. It really stands out and grabs the attention. Both look great. Good job buddy!

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Obviously the larger sign is going to be easier to read your web site and description line, but what is the difference in price?

18"x24" signs are the norm around me and you can usually always read what is on them. A 24"x36" is going to stand out even better. Bigger letters that people can read driving at a faster speed.

Do you currently have any that size? (24"x36")

When I was ordering mine, I made a rough draft out of poster board and markers just so I could see how big it really was and if you could see it clearly driving down the road. I had someone offering a crazy low price on a 12"x18" sign that was double sided. I had no intention of getting anything that small, but I had to look into it with the price they were offering. After making the rough draft, I decided it would be a waste of money even if it was rediculously cheap.

You are fortunate that you don't have to put an area code in your signs. In PA we have more area codes than I can count and you have to dial an area code to call anywhere in PA even if it is in your same area code. It really cuts down on the size that you can make your phone number. That SUCKS for me!

Brian



-- Edited by theroofcleaners on Tuesday 14th of July 2009 10:07:30 AM

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Mike,
      I forgot to ask. Who is doing the signs for you? What kind of pricing did you get? I'm about ready to order some new signs with updated info and I was looking at the place Dave had recommended, but I also want to use a color scheme similar to yours and that makes those signs a lot more expensive. I'm also thinking about the larger size if it is not too much.

Thanks.

Brian

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Ok guys, thanks. I'll go with the 24" x 36"

My old signs were 18" x 24" and I thought I'd go bigger to make them really stand out.

I am using www.buildasign.com

Price depends on the quantity you order, size, etc. 

Go to their website and check it out.

They have an incredible program that is really easy to use so you can build it yourself and get it exactly how you like it.  I've been on this thing since Saturday.

I keep thinking I'm done with it, but I keep going back to it and tweak it a little more and make changes.  I can't even count how many times I've changed it.

Here's another change.  I added some shadowing and bullets.  THIS IS THE ONE!!

PWPRO YARDSIGN 24x36.png

FINAL REVISION - Signs are on order!  I can't wait!




-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 on Sunday 19th of July 2009 01:28:48 PM

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confuse I like it , looks great Mike

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Yeah simple and eye grabbing, I like it too.

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Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 wrote:


I am using www.buildasign.com



buildasign are pretty good. I used to order my real estate signs from there. Fair price on quantity,



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mike be careful with that blue. i just had some signs made by fast signs and the blue was just like yours. when i picked then up to day the blue was about 2 shades lighter. i really did'ent care because they still looked good.. i would call and make sure that the blue is the same on your computer as to your signs...

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Thanks Thomas. Yes, I wrote to them requesting a specific blue I chose for all my ads, graphics, and logo.

PMS 286 Blue

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Final Revision looks good. Are they printed on both sides ?

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I decided to order both sizes 18x30 and 24x36.

The 24x36's are single side, the 18x30's are double sided.

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Here is the FINAL REVISION 18" x 30" YARD SIGN
PWPRO YARDSIGN 18x30.png


-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 on Sunday 19th of July 2009 01:27:35 PM

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mike, tell me what you think of my  signs, these are the  ones a that come back two shades lighter. hay be horniest..



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How about something like this. Less is more.

I have noticed over the years making signs if you put too much on there it becomes illegible from a distance. I have made four different signs since I started.

This might be easier for your potential customers to read as they are driving by.

Add your cool shadowing, red and black outline on your font.

I think italic font is harder to read from a distance.

Your website is also extremely important and should be on your sign also.

It is the second most important thing besides your phone number.

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-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 on Sunday 19th of July 2009 12:09:52 PM

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your right about the web site. i am having a really hard time putting together a advertising campaign simply because i don't have alot of jobs under my belt.i am thinking about doing some jobs for free to get some exposure and references. any ideas???

-- Edited by thomas r on Saturday 18th of July 2009 08:55:35 PM

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Here's a 18x30. Something like this might look cool.

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mike ,that is the same blue i was talking about in my recent post to you.i wanted the same blue and when i ordered it,  it came back 2 shades lighter. i will be surprised if your sign comp can give you that same color. i went to fast-signs, it took about 1 week. keep me posted...oh, i got  a log cabin job and i got a few p/w questions. i will give you a call this week some time.

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Final .pdf from buildasign.com



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All this talk about signs inspired me to order some new ones. My old ones didn't have my Pennsylvania roof cleaning web site on them.

I used the company that Dave from Roof Clean USA had posted the special about. I had to use the colors that were part of the special, but the price was exactly what they advertised.

I wasn't thrilled that I couldn't use my regular color scheme, but I got a good price on the signs. I also decided to upgrade to two colors on both sides. I ordered them this past Wednesday and they arrived Friday! Two days is incredible turn around.

I agree with mike on being simple with the signs. Less is more. Too much stuff gets lost when people are driving down the road. Mine are nothing special. They have my company name, phone number, web site and a catch phrase at the top.

Brian

-- Edited by theroofcleaners on Tuesday 28th of July 2009 11:05:16 AM

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