Author Archives: Ackland

Student Driver Takes Out Stop Sign, 400 ft of Graphics Changed in 40 Minutes!

“We did our first swap-out from last year’s batch. A Student Driver from our Truck Driving School (client) took out a STOP sign and tore the vinyl about 9 feet. 1 side swapped – Start to Finish 40 minutes! We’re getting good with this stuff! 15 down, 3 more to go this year.” – Adam […]

IT’S HERE! Finally, an Easy-Open, Large Format Wall Frame for Any Size Indoor Graphic!

            Now you can snap-cap the big stuff – Instead of just posters! Introducing the New Ackland “SNAP-CAP” Media Frame! This new frame is similar to traditional “Snap/Flip” style frames, but with NO SIZE LIMITATIONS! It holds Flex-Face/Banner Vinyl or other media, and just like the Ackland Classic Frame, you’ll […]

COMING SOON! NOW PLAYING! (Can you say “RECURRING”?)

I’ll keep it short today. How does this sound?: (4) Local Theaters Each with (6) Big Movie Marquees (framed, of course) You change out all the graphics 1x/month You can do the exact math, but I’m guessing an extra $50K, annually in service revenue alone. Get the printing contract and REVENUE MORE THAN DOUBLES! In […]

Why Wallscapes Have The Highest Returns Of Any Type Of Billboard

The following article is by Franke Rolphe, founder of OutdoorBillboardUniversity.com Frank became the largest private owner of billboards in Dallas/Ft. Worth, one sign at a time. Read full June Newsletter here   If I was on a game show and had to guess which billboard makes the most money to the investor, I would always guess the […]

Community School of Arts Goes Broadway Style, DAZZLES!

Our Sign Company of September is The Baldus Co, out of Ft Wayne Indiana. They were chosen because of the STUNNING transformation they produced at the Community School of the Arts in Marion, IN. (Wait ’til you see the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ shots!)  Each of the framed wallscapes is 20’h x 8’w, externally illuminated, to give off that […]

Student Truck Driver Takes Out Stop Sign, 400 sq ft of Graphics Changed in 40 Minutes!

The trailer involved was much like the ones pictured here. 8′ high x 52′ in length. Hard to imagine a faster solution to R&R graphics, but if anyone out there knows of one, please let me know. Also, can anyone send in the amount of labor it would take to remove and replace 8′ x 52′ of pressure-sensitive/decal for comparison?

What’s in a Frame?

Begin Slideshow…   ***PR.com Press Release*** “What’s in a Frame?” Great Question… As large format digital printing continues to prove itself in new and colorful ways, sign companies are creatively scrambling for new opportunities to PRINT BIG. Increasing sales volume in a down economy is a serious endeavor which calls for innovative thinking. The questions […]

Stadiums & Sports Arenas put Frames in their Games

Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium, in southern California uses Changeable Media Frames, powder coated in a high-gloss RED to match ball club colors. When the message needs to be changed, it’s just a simple process: Print the vinyl; Grab a screw gun; R & R the print — VOILA! Here is an excellent use of visual […]

Free EBook! Sign Pro’s Guide to Truckside Advertising

Here’s an excerpt: “Transportations Companies are looking to increase profits, just like everyone else. Equally important, decision makers are surprisingly accessible. Of the estimated 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S., 97% operate 20 or fewer trucks, while 90% operate 6 or fewer. Getting to the top of the food chain is sometimes possible on […]