May222011

Heading in the Right Direction!

Directional Sign for Bobby's Bike Shop

The trick to getting you headed in the right direction to create your own pair directional sign inserts may actually seem a bit strange.

So you put together the design for your insert and you think I am going to be putting the sign right outside my store so both arrows should point to the left so everyone will see it and come in ….right?

Wrong! The secret to getting both arrows to point to in the same direction is to make the arrow on one insert point to the left and the arrow on the other insert point to the right. The reason for this is that the inserts on either sides of the sidewalk sign face opposite directions so if both arrows are printed pointing the same one side of the sign would be pointing people into your store and the other side would be sending them across the street. So to avoid sending mixed messages to your customers make sure both your arrows end up pointing them right to you.

Inserts for Open House

This pair of inserts was made for a Realtor that ordered a large sidewalk sign to attract people to the Open House she was having for a Model Condo.

The signs are perfect for applications just like this because they are light and easy to transport to any location. Creating instant advertising for people passing by in a car or on foot.

Inserts can be ordered for your A-Frame Sign.

Price: $135

or order a Sign Kit for the best value!

View all sizes in our Sign Kit Store!

If you get to Chicago visit Bobby’s Bike!

Chicago, just voted the best bicycling city in the country!

Since the summer of 2002, Bobby’s Bike Hike has offered a unique perspective on the sights and attractions of Chicago, incorporating quality information, group interaction, and most of all, fun.

They provide you a cool, cruiser style bicycle and riders of all ages and fitness levels will find our relaxed-pace tours enjoyable. Bobby’s hand-selected guides make brief stops at Chicago’s most popular sights, providing light-hearted commentary that will keep you entertained and “in the know.”

Visit the Bobby’s Bike website for information on tours and rentals.

May182011

Fire Department Training and Emergency Scene Signs

Fire Department A-FrameLooking for something to help reduce the calls that came in when controlled burns for training are done a local fire department requested a special A-Frame sign to help with the job.

Needing a compact package that could fit in the already crowded command vehicles the specifications were something that could fold up in a small package but stand up and be seen on the roadway.

The Large On The Step A-Frame sign fit the mission since when folded it laid flat.  It was only 24 inches by 36 inches and just 2 inches thick.  The signs were protected in the unique frame and could be changed when needed to notify the public about a real emergency.

This versatile set of inserts and accessories are custom made for your Fire Department with your town or fire district name on the sign!  Just enter it at checkout we will produce it.

Home Burns in fire training

After shooting the "Fire Training Ahead" A-Frame sign on it's first use we headed up and shot some images of the controlled burn

Kit includes a Large On The Step A-Frame sign, two sets of inserts, the “Training Exercise” a white sign is reversible the back can be used as a wet erase board surface and a set of wet erase markers.

The markers provide a great way to make a quick waterproof information sign, or to even promote a volunteer fire departments event!  This local department has used the sign every year out in front of the central fire station to let everyone know that it is a 24 hour Toys For Tots drop off center.

Training, do not try this at home

Since the sign is easy to change it can be used for many events saving money and the need to buy new signs.

Special Kit Price

Priced separately this would be a $300 package.

Price: $280

So don’t just stand there! Place your order today for these Fire Department Training and Emergency Scene Signs.  Please note the firefighters were just having a little fun, this was a controlled burn with lots of support nearby.

If you like fire training pictures feel free to view the entire exercise in our “Darkroom” in Fire Training April 2007.