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The Silverstep: Our Best Seller

The Silverstep retractable banner stand is not only one of our best selling products, interestingly, it is our best selling product. Why? Quite frankly, the Silverstep is just really well-made and user-friendly. Particularly, the aluminum metal is lightweight yet sturdy—not flimsy like other banner stands. It’s wide base and adjustable feet provide stability. Stickers on base and pole help guide banner set up. Inside the adjustable aluminum pole is a bungee cord also to help guide pole set up and keep pole parts together so you won’t ever lose half of your pole.

Reusable for future use, the Silverstep’s durable canvas lead won’t rip on the first change out or thereafter. Moreover, the canvas lead has a velcro attachment which enables easy graphic change out. Chrome magnetic end caps make for easy-to-access side panels during graphic installation. The end caps also house the tension pin and add a finished appearance to the Silverstep base. This is also a nice stand if you’re not into t…

What's Your Order Number?

When you are ready to upload your graphics, the upload file form requires you to type information including your order number. So where can you find your order number? Two places: (1) After you submit your sales order, you will see the page reload with a confirmation number; that is your order number. (2) On your confirmation email, you will also see your order number. Just a tip: write down your order number directly after you place your order.  If you’re absolutely unsure about your order number, you can always call to ask a sales associate to help you locate it.

Occasionally, customers think to upload graphics before placing an order, or they assume that that is how to place an order. Going directly to the upload graphic file form requires an order number at which point poses a problem for customers because they haven’t actually received an order number yet. Not knowing what number to put, sometimes customers make up a number. Or sometimes customers use an order number from a previ…

The Jotter: Keeping Tabs on iPad Tablets

New to our 2014 product line is the Jotter Tablet Display. Unlike other tablet stands, our Jotters have a completely enclosed, key-locked case with a sturdy pole and base. Our Tabletop version can be installed onto a surface that allows screws, like a wooden desk or display.

Placing your iPad in the Jotter stand secures it, gives ergonomic comfort to your clients, and adds attraction by letting others notice your iPad—they’ll want to play with it. The Jotter Stand adds class, comfort, and user-friendliness to your booth or lobby or wherever you plan to encourage engagement using an iPad.

Whether you’re with a customer then have a new customer approach, or you have product/informational videos you wish to share, or you have a presentation you want to clients to see, let your iPad take over engagement momentarily. Use the jotter stand as your interactive forum on-the-go. You’ll be with them in a just a minute.

Employ the iPad as an aid, not a distraction. Organize your apps for easy acces…

Template Temptations

Congratulations! You just purchased our super cool newly redesigned toolless Tahoe Twistlock Rack Graphic Package that is now yours to brand yourself. With this completely toolless modular system, you are looking forward to the idea that you won’t be needing tools to piece it together or take it apart. Plus you’re very excited to see your upgraded printed graphics on the included frosted acrylic panels and header, and that you can put your cute new personalized pens and business cards on the included shelves!

So, you left the shopping cart and now you’re thinking you need to upload your artwork, right? Well, yes, but you’re missing a step. Before you upload your artwork, you’ll need to format your artwork using our pre-made templates.

Whether you’re tempted to skip reading the instructions, or it’s sort of confusing to understand, here’s a little bit of information as to why it is imperative you use a template, and how to use it properly.

Each banner stand or display has its own templa…

How to Order a Custom Size Print

Wondering if you can just order a custom size print for your artwork? You can! San Diego Sign Company is more than equipped to print what you need! Here’s how to place your order:

To order your custom size print, click on the Printing tab. Peruse through the materials we offer, and then click on the material’s picture to select your material of choice.

You will see a drop down menu that says “Custom Size”. Skip this box, and go straight to the “Qty.” box in which you will see the number “1”. At this point, you will want to figure out the square footage of what print size you will need.

For example, let’s say you are looking to purchase a custom size 13oz scrim vinyl banner for your kid’s little league team. The banner size you want is 4ft. width by 2.5ft. height. What should you put in the “Qty.” box? 
You figure it like this: 4ft. x 2.5ft.=10sq.ft. So, input “10” in the box. Then add to cart.

Here’s another example. You need a different graphic for your Silverstep retractable banner sta…

PVC vs. Laminate

For our Pop Up Trade Show Displays, you can choose between laminate and PVC material for your graphics. But how do you know which material to choose? Let us help guide you in the right direction with this bit of explanation.  

At San Diego Sign Company, we do a cold-process laminate in which we print on titanium film and then cold roll the laminate on top. The protective laminate layer creates more of a matte finish, dulling the colors. Please note that laminate has a greater color shift than PVC, meaning the colors may not match. And with twice as much material, laminate is much more expensive.

PVC does not include a covering layer, allowing colors to look their very best. Our PVC is matte as well, but with just a slight luster. If you’re looking for vivid, bold colors for your graphics, PVC is an excellent choice. Also, PVC is printed with UV-curable ink whereas laminate is inkjet printed.

Though both materials have about the same thickness, PVC is a much more economical purchase over

Double Down on a Double-Sided Display

If you’re thinking of choosing a double-sided display, take heed before you buy; know where you are planning to place it. While you plan out your display construction, there are a few options you might consider. Let San Diego Sign Company help to broaden your outlook on whys and ways to use a double-sided display.

Why order a double-sided display? Well, of course, the obvious—it can be seen from either direction, depending on which way you’re walking by. When you’re out next time, notice that double-sided retractable banner stands are commonly placed at mall kiosks, store entrances, on sidewalks, and in lobbies or reception areas. Any open space is quite conducive for double-sided signage. What’s cool, too, is that you only need one frame to display either two different images or one image seen in either direction, giving you more bang for your buck.

Another reason is for a fresh look at a two-day event. This works especially well with a larger frame, like any backwall. Check out our …