Author Archives: Ackland

How to get more Grand Format Work without Breaking the Bank!

Grand Format Printing

  Grand Format print jobs are great for business. They add lots of revenue to your bottom line along with providing some high profile content to help persuade future prospects. Building Wraps, Stadium Branding, Wallscape Ads, and Fleet Trailer Graphics are just a few examples of Grand Format work that can raise a print or […]

“Signs of Success” Podcast officially launched!

Signs of Success Podcast

As promised, the “Signs of Success” podcast has officially arrived! The Signs of Success is a business podcast focused on winning strategies for the Signage/Print Industry, but with topics and interviews focused on insights and practical strategies that can be applied today, to almost ALL businesses from start-up to maturity. Guests include business owners and […]

Wayfinding Solution: Frame and Banner Signage

wayfinding

Wayfinding signage has become an essential product for most organizations today with multiple offices or buildings. Schools, universities, hospitals and church campuses are just a few customer segments that often require extensive logistical, and design planning to make their wayfinding system a success. If you’ve created wayfinding signage for a customer, you know that there […]

Flat Surface, Round Wall, SMOOTH PROCESS!

  These awesome rounded Wallscapes were produced by Outdoor Sign Systems of Yorba Linda, California. They’re being shown off at a high-profile, busy urban intersection. The changeable graphic system was installed on the radius block wall, using the standard off the shelf, Ackland Media Frame. No bending or fabrication was required. The frames are made from a semi-rigid, […]

Frames vs Wrap Edition – Excerpt from Dec’s SDG Mag

Nothing beats a 3rd party, independent study conducted as a field test to determine the pluses and minuses of an industrial product. In our ‘Frame vs Wrap” edition, Charity Jackson and her team at Visual Horizons Custom Signs (http://vhsigns.com/) in Modesto, CA did just that, and then went on to write about it in December’s […]

Featured Sign Company at Bridgestone Arena

Congratulations to Nashville’s BRAND IMAGING GROUP. (Thank You, Matt Vietti and Team!) As our company and our sign company customer base have grown, one of my favorite things about traveling is the possibility of getting an out-of-the-blue surprise by seeing the Ackland Frame product in action. We ship the product to sign company professionals around […]

THANK YOU! You’re Our Heroes! (Here’s Why the Gratitude!)

Gratitude… has been called “The aristocrat of all emotions“.  It’s royalty in both the psychological and spiritutal realms. When you’re grateful, you’re joyful. People with an attitude of gratitude have more peace of mind, and less strife. They have better relationships, and better demeanors. Just hang around a grateful person for a little while, and […]

Thanksgiving FREEBIES! A Virtual FORTUNE in Future Sales, from Us to You.

We want to say “THANKS” — by GIVING. Here’s complete and unfettered access to a vast, powerful assortment of business-building materials. Get tips, tools and content, to boost your top and bottom lines by tens of thousands of dollars. Create sales, gain customers, build your brand, train your team, and grow your company!   (Repeat: All […]

What People REALLY Want When it Comes to Signage… (or anything else, for that matter!)

Tens of billions of dollars spent on sign products annually. Almost EVERY business on the planet needs some type of signage at some point, and usually on a regular, ongoing basis. We’re talking BIG BUSINESS, which is probably why most of us are in this biz in the first place. With all that $ being […]

Ackland SNAPCAP – Beverly Hills value at a Bargain Price!

beverly hills value

  One of the first companies to try our new SNAPCAP frame was The Sign Chef (www.thesignchef.com ). They had a high end client in Beverly Hills named Marina Rinaldi, that was looking for a way to display large format graphics in their store front window. They also wanted to easily change those graphics as their […]

Our Newest Product: Ackland Snap Cap!

  You Asked, For It We Listened Finally, a Snap-Open Wall Frame for Large Format Graphics. Similar to traditional “Snap/Flip” style frames, but with NO SIZE LIMITS! Now you can SNAP IN the big stuff, instead of just posters! Holds Flexible or Rigid Media! Change Graphics in MINUTES! Ackland “Hands Free” perimeter holds media secure […]

Why A Product Demo Is One Of The Best Sales Tools In The Sign Industry [Video]

  You’ve no doubt heard the term “Seeing is believing”. In sales, that phrase is certainly true. The more a prospective client can see, touch, feel, and experience the benefits of our product, the more likely they are to purchase. That’s no secret, in fact the auto industry has been using this technique for ages. […]

Selling Signage or Selling Advertising …?? [ Infographic ]

Many in the print and sign industry offer a wide range products to try and gain a diverse customer base and hopefully turn a healthy profit. Sometimes that pursuit leads us to focus on higher ticket products that tend to yield a high profit margin. In doing so, you may be ignoring a simple fact […]

Still Wrapping Trailers? You May Want To Consider The Future of Fleet Graphics

truck graphics

  We all know the old saying: “Time is money.” This concept certainly rings true when it comes to fleet graphics. Although, installing PSV graphics on trucks and trailers has become a key product offering for many print and sign shops, the time and effort involved can eat into profits. With the exploding popularity of […]

“HALF the TIME, and 1/3 the COST! — Client was ECSTATIC!”

(This just in from SIGNS BY SCOTT, Colorado State Fair!) Hi Guys, We’ve had such a great response from the Colorado State Fair banners that now everyone wants one! According to the local newspaper, the attendance was 480,204. Typically, we print dibond material, laminate it and attach it in 4×8 sheets to the grand stand […]

Choosing A Banner Frame System: How Easy Is It To Change Vinyl?

Click the video above to see how easy media changes are with Ackland Media Frames   Banner Frames are an incredible way to create instant billboards on empty building, wall and truck space. They can literally create monthly advertising revenue from nothing, with the right visibility and media. Unfortunately not all banner frames systems are […]

Is this Sign Worth 10 MILLION DOLLARS??!!

“The Drive-By Customer bought 65 BOATS!” Here’s how “On-Premises” Wallscapes featuring the Ackland Media Frame brought in $3 Million in Revenue from a drive-by prospect. Then read how, in just a few short years, the $3 Million grew to over $10 Million!! The Story “You’ll never guess what happened!”  said Bryan, of Kentuckiana Yacht Sales. “Several weeks ago, […]

City says, “Banners OK — under ONE condition!”

There seems to be a trend. Cities everywhere are seeking new ways to help businesses gain exposure in a growing economy. At the same time, avoiding “Eye-Pollution” remains a priority to most municipalities. Never one for more regulation, it can be hard to argue with a town’s intention of fostering a top notch business environment. […]

[CASE STUDY] How Profitable Are Media Frames?

  In this article we break down the real numbers. You will see the typical dealer costs, retail pricing and what you can expect to profit. While these numbers will vary depending on a number of factors (geographic location for example), you should walk away with a solid understanding of Ackland Media Frames enormous earning […]

Can Someone Please EXPLAIN?

  It’s really hard to imagine why someone would suffer the NIGHTMARE of Removing THIS: …when they could just COVER It — like THIS?? (Same truck below — an hour later!) Can somebody please explain? Truck Graphics job produced by Perfect Appearance, Pueblo, CO. “Brad, Wow! What a transformation! … and what a great product to work with! […]