Shopping for Success: Getting Your Signage Projects off the Ground

Information and communication are without a doubt two of the many keys to success. These 2 key elements are detrimental to the success of your new graphics or signage projects. You have a message to convey to your clients and to the world; having proper signage and a great design ensures that your message is effectively communicated to your intended audience.

The same reigns true for the design and development phase of signage and graphics. Having key information and photographs can make this part of the process much more fun, so we can get right on our way to crafting your new sign or signs. The type of information we will need from you will depend upon the project. In this post, we will go through some of our most common types of signs and talk about what information is needed and what type of photographs are most helpful with each type.

Getting Started

Before we explore the different types of signs, let’s go through the process of initiating your order. Once you have gotten in contact with us, either through our Contact page, by phone, or through social media, our project manager gathers all of that tasty information and any photographs or artwork and passes it along to our signage design team. They will develop the best solutions for your project, usually with 1-3 initial options. Next, we draw up renderings so that we share what we’re envisioning for your project. As you can tell, it is important to determine your needs and any current issues you are looking to overcome up-front so that we can craft the best solution possible.

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What are Vector and Raster Graphics and when do I use them?

In the design world, there are 2 types of files- Vector graphics (ai, eps, pdf) and Raster graphics (jpg, png, tiff, bmp). Vector graphics are generated using mathematical and geometrical equations to represent shapes, letters, and numbers, but don’t worry about getting your calculator out, the math is all handled behind the scenes with computer magic. Vectors are great because they are able to be scaled from business card size all the way up to billboard-sized or more without losing any quality in the image. Vectors are the preferred format for logos and other brand graphics, due to their versatility.

The main that thing vectors aren’t, however, are photographs. Where a vector can be scaled without losing quality, I am sure we are all familiar with what happens to a medium or low-resolution photo when it is blown up. It becomes pixelated, or ‘blocky-looking’ and all around not great to look at, as you can see by many of the pictures on this page.

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The IDB Furniture & Signs Updated Website and Blog is Born!

Hello and welcome!
If you have visited our site before, you may notice quite a few changes this time around, including the brand new IDB Blog! We’ve been under the hood tuning up our web presence in order to provide a much more informative and updated online experience for our customers. If you haven’t been here before, welcome! Feel free to look around and see what we’re all about!

Either way, the purpose of this post is to highlight some of the new features of our site and to announce the beginning of the IDB Furniture & Signs blog. The mission of our blog is to crack open our noggins and spread some of our knowledge with our customers and the world. While we’re still working out some of the details, a few topics you can expect to see from us are:

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