How Different Industries Can Benefit from Custom Yard Signs

Whether you’ve got a marketing budget of a million dollars or more, or you don’t have any kind of marketing budget at all, custom yard signs can be a spectacular investment to help you build your customer base, get the word out about what you do, and add a bit of professionalism to every job you contract.

Exceptionally affordable and durable, our yard signs can be customized to reflect any kind of marketing message or logo, and, thanks to our templates and online designer, you can have a professionally designed yard sign completed, printed, and on its way to you in just about no time. 

We know that businesses and services of all kinds can benefit from adding yard signs to their marketing repertoire, and today we’re going to discuss just how powerful they can be for a variety of vocations. If you’re a small business owner, a skilled tradesman, or a service provider, we bet you’ll find whatever you do on the list below. 

Indoor Workers: Contractors

Talk to any person who owns a home and they will tell you: finding a reliable, reasonable, and recommended general contractor to do work around the house can be one of the biggest chores imaginable. Outside of word of mouth or trusting website reviews, finding a legitimate contractor among a group of amateur do-it-yourselfers can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But contractors who stand behind their work and are looking to build up their customer base can do so easily with customized yard signs. 

Because much of the work a general contractor will do in a home or a commercial building takes place in the interior, it’s often not easy to advertise your business to the masses. However, using a lawn sign to announce where you’re doing work and your contact information can help communicate your information to all interested parties in a tactful, professional, and low-cost way. 

Vehicle wraps can be expensive, and advertising campaigns with mailers or television commercials can blow your whole budget. But, the simplicity of a yard sign placed in the lawn of wherever you and your crew are doing work this week can help you make a big splash time and time again.

If you’re a neighborhood general contractor and you want to get the word out about the great work you do, customized lawn signs are definitely the way to go.

This information also applies to a variety of other vocations including handyman, electricians, plumbers, HVAC service companies, and more! 

Service Providers: Window Washers

We’ve blogged in the past about why window washers and yard signs are a perfect match, so we won’t go into it in too much detail here. However, it’s important to remember that window cleaning is such a specialized service, that people may not even be aware they need it until they’re reminded it’s out there.

For window cleaners, customized yard signs can be used not only to promote your specific company but to also spread awareness about window cleaning as a service. The more people you can remind that professional and affordable window cleaners are in their neighborhood, the more potential customers will be taking a closer look at the glass in their home and deciding to pick up the phone. It’s truly a win-win situation.

This information also applies to a variety of other vocations including home cleaners, carpet and floor cleaning companies, gutter cleaners, and more! 

Outdoor Workers: Roofers

While contractors, plumbers, and electricians tend to work inside the home, roofers are one of the few home services that operate solely on the outside – and this is yet another aspect of your work that you can use to your favor! When a work crew is outside of a house, it grabs attention from neighbors, passing cars, and pedestrians – and you couldn’t ask for a better introduction to your business.

But, unless you’re prepared to stop your work and offer each interested party who passes by a business card, your potential for counting them among future customers is all but lost. That’s where yard signs come in. 

While your work may be grabbing their attention, it’s the yard sign that will let them know who you are and how to contact you. This is the kind of information that is essential to gathering new business right in the same neighborhood – increasing your revenue and footprint in the communities you want to be in. Plus, when the job is done, you can remove the yard sign and reuse it next time – helping to create that essential brand repetition you need to become a household name. 

This information also applies to a variety of other vocations including gardeners and landscapers, lawn and sprinkler services, cement laying companies, fencing companies, and more. 


As you can see from our list, there is virtually no type of industry that won’t benefit from the use of customized yard signs as part of their marketing efforts. To get started designing yours, check out our Yard Signs page for more information and our online design tool! It’s as easy as can be to start using lawn signs today.

Tips for Starting Your Custom Vinyl Banner Design the Right Way

On our blog, we’ve spent quite a bit of time talking about one of our favorite products: vinyl banners. That’s because, not only are vinyl banners exceptionally affordable and can be used in just about any situation, but they’re also incredibly effective at grabbing your potential customer’s attention and keeping it – wherever the banner is hung. 

When it comes to banners, we’ve talked about the importance of choosing the right material for your custom vinyl banner and the best way to hang your banner both inside and outside. We’ve covered how double-sided banners can be the perfect choice for the right situation and how wholesale banners can give you the best bang for your marketing buck.

Today, we’re going to cover something a little different, but trust us: if you’re in the market for banners for your business or group, you’ll want to read on.

Today, we’re talking all about the right way to start your banner design to grab your customer’s attention and keep it! 

Starting Your Design: Size

Designing a custom vinyl banner is just like designing any other piece of marketing material. You have to think of exactly what you’d like to say, how you want to say it, and find the best way to fit it into the medium you’re working with.

When it comes to vinyl banners, our selection of different sizes – from 2×2 to 10×50 – gives you as much flexibility as you need to get your design as large and as visible as possible. 

So, when you’re starting your design and thinking about grabbing the attention of your customers, think about size first. If you pick the right size for your space, you’ll be much more apt to grab and keep attention. 

Starting Your Design: Logo

Your logo is an essential part of your business and should be included in just about every marketing effort you make – and banners are no different. Including your logo will help not only grab attention but also with brand recognition – which has shown to be one of the most important factors driving consumer choice in the market today. 

When you’re deciding on how to put together the best banner design for your business, be sure to make your logo front and center in what you do. Your customers will love you, and recognize you, for it. 

Starting Your Design: Colors

Chances are if you’ve had a professional logo made for your company, you also have an idea of what kind of colors work best for your business. And while there are many colors that, according to conventional wisdom, are perennial winners in the attention-grabbing category like red and green, we think a significant splash of ANY color will do as long as it is used correctly in your design.

So, when you’re going back and forth on how to make your design look the best it possibly can, considering using a significant amount of color to make yourselves stand out. White writing with a black background just isn’t as exciting as bright, bold, and beautiful colors.

Starting Your Design: Messaging 

Very few people will stop to read or retain the information in a very busy banner. And though we can make banners of many different sizes, it’s always best to use the space to get your message across as simply as possible.

Whatever message you want to get out via your banner, figure out the best way to say in just a few words or statements and your banner will have a bigger impact. Remember: less is more!

Starting Your Design: Images

There’s a reason the old adage says that pictures are worth 1,000 words – it’s true! 

No matter how concise and direct your messaging is, no words will ever compare to the power of pictures. If you have high-quality images of what you do or what you’d like to sell, it doesn’t hurt to include them in your banner design as an extra attention-grabber. People like to know what to expect before making a purchase or attending an event – so give them what they want! 

When you arrange pictures in a tasteful way, it can make all the difference in your banner design. 

Starting Your Design: Use a Template

Sure, there are some simple rules for getting your banner design started the right way, but why start things from scratch if you don’t have to?

At Printastic, we pride ourselves on offering one of the best libraries of templates anywhere in the printing business – and they’re all free for you to use. 

No matter what your industry or your banner’s purpose, we’re sure that you’ll find something you’ll love. And, these templates are plug and play, which means you can upload your logo, change the colors, and in just a few short minutes, you’ve got a fully customized banner ready to go.

If you’re ready to get your banner project off the ground, start with our online design tool and template library. We’d love to help you design something spectacular!

Custom Vehicle Magnets for Pharmacies that Deliver

Pharmacies are one of the most important and competitive businesses in the United States. Almost every family, in one way or another, depends on the medication and supplies they get at their local pharmacy to help them live their best lives. 

With many huge multi-national corporations getting into the pharmacy game, one competitive advantage small, independent, and family pharmacies can offer is delivery. For many customers, including seniors, a pharmacy offering delivery can be the very reason they choose a specific pharmacy for their pharmacological needs and remain a loyal customer. 

But offering delivery isn’t just a great way for a pharmacy to serve their current customers, it can also be a powerful way to recruit new ones. That’s where custom vehicle magnets come in.

Utilizing custom vehicle magnets on all of your delivery vehicles can be a low-cost, highly effective way to help get the word out about your business and the services you offer. As mobile billboards, your vehicles are in and around the neighborhoods you serve every day – why not use these miles you’re already driving as a low-cost advertising opportunity? 

It’s truly a win-win for pharmacies of all sizes. 

Ordering Custom Vehicle Magnets for Your Pharmacy Delivery Vehicles is as Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Once you’ve decided to add custom vehicle magnets to your fleet of pharmacy delivery cars and trucks, getting them in-hand and on the road is as easy as one, two three.

One: Find the perfect size and design

Just like no two pharmacies or pharmacy service companies are built the same, the same is true for your needs when it comes to vehicle magnets. Depending on the types of vehicles in your fleet and their size, you can choose exactly the right size of magnet that is right for you. 

For most passenger cars like sedans and coupes, we always recommend our standard 12×18 or 12×24 custom vehicle magnets. These standard sizes will not only fit your passenger car very well but will also provide ample space for you to advertise your business and get the word out about all of the services you offer. 

If you’ve got pick-up trucks in your fleet that sport slightly bigger doors than the passenger cars mentioned above, we recommend 12×24, 18×18, or 18×24-sized custom vehicle magnets. Taking full advantage of most truck’s larger surface area, these sizes are pre-selected to fit most types of trucks on the road. However, always be sure to measure and select the perfect size for your truck before ordering. 

Many pharmacies use vans and larger vehicles for business and delivery – but don’t worry, we’ve got them covered too. Our 12×36, 12×48, 18×36, 18×48, 24×24, 24×36, and 24×48 magnets are designed with larger vehicles in mind – turning your fleet of vans or larger trucks into beautiful branded delivery vehicles.

Two: Create an eye-catching design

Once you’ve measured and selected the perfect size for your custom vehicle magnets, the next step is to decide on a design that works just right for your business. And because we deal with businesses of all sizes and types, we’ve made it as easy as possible to get design results you’ll love – even if you don’t have any graphic design experience. Choose from the three great options below:

Upload a fully completed sign design

If you’ve got everything you need in-house to create a spectacular design for your custom vehicle sign, then your work is done! Simply create a design on any inhouse design program like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign and upload it in a variety of formats right to our website. To make sure everything looks exactly the way you want it, we’ll send you a proof file before your design goes to print.

Use one of our already established templates

Our customers love us not only because we provide high-quality printing at fantastic prices, but also because we have one of the best template libraries in the business that is free to use! Simply search through many of the different templates we offer until you find one you like. You can edit in your own information, like phone number and logo, and in just a few short minutes you have a state-of-the-art magnet design that makes you look professional and proud. 

Use our online designer

If you like the idea of designing your own custom vehicle magnet but don’t have the proper software, then we’ve got you covered. Our sophisticated and easy to use online design software allows you to create any sign that your imagination can make – and even include your own logo and images. It can be a lot of fun to play around and get exactly what you like for your design – so we always encourage our customers to get creative on our online designer! 

Three: Order your sign and start enjoying right away

We know how impossible it can be to wait for something you really want, which is why we’ve made fast shipping part of the Printastic experience.

Once you hit the order button, your magnetic sign will be custom printed in the highest quality and shipped directly to you in just a matter of days. We even offer free Super-Saver shipping to orders that hit $75 or more. 
Once your custom magnet arrives, be sure to follow our instructions for application and care so it will look it’s best and last as long as possible.

Custom Yard Signs for Ballot Initiatives and Propositions

Debates on TV, commercials on the radio, and candidate mailers in the mailbox – it must be election season.

For many communities in America, election day falls on November 5th, and with only a short time before ballots are printed and prepped, we’ve shipped orders from across this country of custom yard signs for a variety of candidates and causes.

A few weeks ago, we talked a lot about how custom yard signs make great tools for candidates, municipalities, and policies around election season – and that’s true – but what we’re going to cover in today’s post is just as important: how custom yard signs can be used to to help promote, pass, and publicize ballot initiatives during election season. 

Ballot initiatives or measures are one of the most important aspects of the democratic political process. Often drafted by committees or organizations, these propositions are directly voted on by eligible voters instead of elected officials – giving those who head to the polls a true voice in the laws of the land.

Each year, it seems, more and more important social, political, and economic policies are turned into law by ballot measures, and this upcoming election season is no different. That’s why, no matter which side of an issue you fall on, making sure information gets disseminated out to the public quickly and effectively is a top priority.

And that’s where custom yard signs come into play. 

A timeless tool of the political season, yard signs are a great low-cost high-visibility way for propositions and ballot measures to be introduced and supported or opposed in the community. Just like displaying a yard sign for a specific candidate, proposition-focused yard signs can help spread the message you want without having to purchase expensive advertising on TV or radio networks.

In this post, we’re going to show you some great examples of ways committees and groups have used custom yard signs to help get the word out about ballot propositions and initiatives. 


Tell Them How They Should Vote

Chances are you’ve seen many signs during election season telling you to “Vote Yes” or “Vote No” on certain propositions – and the reason is clear: this type of simple messaging is very effective. 

The voting public may not even know the specifics or purposes certain propositions hold, but what they will remember is that their neighbor across the street was lending their support one way or another. The more positive or negative yard signs you can associate with a specific proposition, the better chance you have of convincing those on-the-fence voters which way they should vote. 

Tell Them Why to Vote

Many times propositions or ballot measures are designed to help provide support and funding to important local institutions like schools, libraries, police, and fire. And though oftentimes the type of language associated with these ballot initiatives can be confusing and long, campaigns to pass these measures are able to keep these issues top of mind for many voters by associating them with a simple idea.

We’ve seen very effective signs that use just a few words to get their point across: “Support Our Library – Yes on 3” or “Keep Bluffton Green – No on 15.”

Though simple, these kinds of catchy and memorable associations between a cause and voting position can help set your ballot measure up for success or failure – depending on what you’re looking for.

Tell Them When to Vote

It seems that every election cycle we are inundated with numbers that suggest a less-than-stellar turnout for American voters – with many reporting confusion as to when election day even is! Custom political yard signs can help here too.

When publicizing your ballot initiative on a custom yard sign, a great way to help voters remember when to head over to the polls is to include which day they will be lending their support to your cause.

Effective examples of this include the simple “Vote No on Prop 3 This November 5th,” and the slightly more complex “Election Day is Coming Tuesday, November 5th – Vote Yes on Prop 3 for Schools.”

Because our custom yard signs are 18×24 and offer full-color printing on both sides, you will have plenty of space to fit the entirety of your message – even if you want to include the date of the election. 

Get Election Day Specific

Though there are rules as to just how close you can stand to a polling place, a very effective way to get through to voters is to educate and inform them as they make their way to the polls. If you are planning on having volunteers present at polling locations throughout your city to help hand out literature and get the word out about your cause, be sure to announce you’re there with a highly visible customized yard sign. 

From announcing the simple “Prop 5 Information Here” to “Learn More About Why You Should Vote Yes on Prop 5,” you can attract last-minute voters to your side by simply having a presence and providing information. And, because ballot measures usually don’t sport a large number of voters like national elections do, those few dozen voters you connect with on election day can make all of the difference. 


With our quick turnaround and fast shipping options, there is still plenty of time to order your custom political yard signs before election day. Get started now by checking out our many low-cost options that will suit your needs and your budget.

Magnetic Vehicle Signs – the Ultimate Care Guide

We’ve written in the past about what a great investment magnetic vehicle signs can be for any business. A fraction of the cost of custom wrapping or print jobs, and built to last even when put up against Mother Nature’s wrath, custom magnetic vehicle signs are a great tool to have in your marketing and operations arsenal no matter what type of business you run. 

But just because magnetic vehicle signs are exceptionally affordable doesn’t mean you don’t want to get as much use out of them as possible. For that reason, we’ve put together this short guide on how to properly care for your magnetic vehicle signs and keep them looking great and sticking well for their full lifetime of use.

Follow these instructions carefully, and your investment can last for years looking great:


Make Sure To Occasionally Remove Magnets and Clean Properly

Though custom vehicle magnets give you the flexibility of promoting your business or brand just about anywhere you go at any time of the day, it’s important for the lifespan of the magnet that you occasionally remove it to ensure proper adhesion during each application and also to take the time to properly clean the magnet. And lucky: Custom vehicle magnets couldn’t be easier to clean.

All you need to do a bang-up cleaning job is some warm water and a mild detergent, and your magnet should wipe clean with a soft cloth.

For those harder to clean spots of mud or any other debris that might build up over the course of a normal day of use, a glass cleaner like Windex® can make all the difference.

Be sure not to use any harsh chemicals or cleaning agents that can ruin your car’s finish, however, as the milder the better when it comes to car magnets. 

Along with cleaning, taking the time to remove magnets from your car isn’t just important for the health of the magnet, it can also help ensure your car continues to look great – especially if it’s a newer vehicle. Regular removals (daily if possible) will help protect the clear coat/base coat and vinyl surfaces present on some new vehicles and keep them intact and looking great.

If you regularly keep your magnet in the same place on the car, you’ll also want to be sure that you do some daytime driving (or parking) in direct sunlight without the magnet. Believe it or not, the UV rays from the sun can begin to change or fade even the newest finish on a vehicle, and though it’s not often noticeable, it will be if there is a big square right in the center of your door that is a different color than the rest of the car. By removing the magnet and giving your paint job its proper time in the sun, you’ll be allowing the even distribution of UV rays and keep things looking great. 

Store in a Proper Place for a Strong Shape

You may be asking yourself: what do I do with my custom vehicle magnet when it’s not on my vehicle? Lucky for you, we’ve got all kinds of experience in this department.

Once you have removed and cleaned your custom vehicle magnet using the process outlined above, you’ll want to store your magnet somewhere where it won’t get bent, broken, or damaged. When it comes to storing magnets, we always recommend using a large magnetic surface like the side of a filing cabinet, refrigerator, washing machine, or magnetic dry erase board – any clean, flat, metallic surface will do. By storing your magnet attached to a large flat metal surface, you’ll ensure your magnet retains its shape and doesn’t get damaged while not in use.

Remember: You never want to fold, bend, or crease your custom magnets. If you do have to roll them, do not roll them tighter than 8 inches. 

Watch Out for Wild Weather

Though our custom magnetic vehicle signs are designed to be strong and powerful even in nasty weather, you’ll want to add some special care to your magnet care routine when Mother Nature does decide to rear her ugly head. 

After every major rain or snowfall event in which your magnet has been affixed to a vehicle, be sure to remove the magnet and inspect for any damage. You’ll also want to use this opportunity to again clean your magnet to make sure no moisture or salt has become lodged between the magnet and your vehicle. 

For those who live in warmer climates where direct sunlight can reach dangerous levels of heat, be sure not to let your magnet overheat or it can stretch. You can help avoid this with regular removal and limiting direct exposure to UV rays.


A Great Marketing Tool

Custom magnetic vehicle signs remain such a popular product for business owners all over the country because they work and they work with just about any budget. Available in a variety of sizes, designs, and perfect for a variety of uses for businesses large and small, they’re a powerful tool to help make any vehicle in your fleet into a mobile billboard.

Whether you’ve already been using our custom vehicle magnets or you’re planning on placing an order now, be sure to use the steps and methods outlined above for the best possible outcome. The better you care for your magnets, the more they’ll do for your business.

Ready to start designing your custom vehicle magnets? Check out our awesome design online feature that allows you to upload your own custom design, use one of our templates, or start from scratch using our online designer!

See you on the road!

Custom Banners for Car Dealerships

For the better part of the past century, one of the most quintessential American businesses has been car dealerships. Whether selling the latest and greatest models from the Big Three or introducing brands and benefits from other parts of the world, customers continue to flock to dealerships to test drive, trade-in, and upgrade their vehicles.

But despite a banner (pun intended) year in 2019, with new car sales in the United States topping 1 billion dollars according to the National Automobile Dealers Association, dealerships everywhere have the ever-increasing challenge of attracting new customers, communicating their specials, and putting new cars in the driveways of people and families across this country.

Dealerships and car salespeople attempt to accomplish this in a variety of ways. Many spend a majority of their advertising budget on television commercials – but with more than 30% of American households dropping traditional TV service, commercials have little impact on the buying public.

Some marketing departments try newspaper or magazine ads – but their subscription trends are also falling at an alarming rate. 

So, for dealerships across the country, one seemingly simple marketing question remains: how do you distance yourselves from the competition, grab the attention of the marketplace, and, most importantly, use your budget as wisely as we possibly can?

Well, we’ve got a banner answer for you:

Banners for Auto Dealerships

Banners are one of the most versatile marketing products on the market today, and their ease and convenience of use simply can’t be overstated. This is what makes them perfect for auto dealerships of all types and sizes.

Banners are affordable, reusable, easy to install, and most importantly, work well to help grab customers’ attention and communicate your marketing message in just a few short seconds.

We’ve worked with dealerships across the United States, and we’ve seen what kind of custom banners have the biggest impact for their businesses.

Here is a short list of a few ways we’ve seen our customers utilize custom banners for their car sales business, and bring in new customers and sales that they hadn’t seen before.

Announce Seasonal Sales or Specials

This one seems like the most obvious but it’s also the most powerful. Let your customers know when a sale is on!

It seems like car dealerships are always running some kind of special, and it’s important that your customers know when it’s the best time to buy. From Labor Day sales to Tax Day celebrations, your specials are the lifeblood of your business – and can be a very lucrative time for your bottom line. This is where custom banners can really impact your business.

Using banners on the inside and outside of your business to announce an upcoming or current promotion is an inexpensive but powerful way to give your customers that insider knowledge that if they come in now, they’ll get the best deal possible. Plus, as an added benefit, our banners are high quality and durable, which means you can run the same sale or promotion year after year without having to purchase brand new promotional material.

No matter at which holiday or time of year your customers will save the most, make them feel like they’re getting the best deal by announcing it loud and clear via a custom banner. 

Feature Your Financing Options

Not all car dealerships are built quite the same, and not all financing is either. Customers are smart, and in today’s market, they do their research. They always want to ensure they are getting the best deal possible when they part with their hard-earned cash. Many dealerships provide this by passing along the savings to their customers via low financing rates and waived fees.

If your dealership makes deals by giving your customers a little something extra in the financing department, it’s time you let them know about it. Use a customized banner to announce your current APR rates or special interest financing. For the well-researched and versed customer out there, this will bring them one step closer to choosing you as their dealership of choice and putting a new car in their driveway. 

Invite Customers to Come Test Drive

In sales, there is no more powerful way to close the deal than to ask for your customers business – and car dealerships are no different. But with car sales, you have the benefit of letting your customers get behind the wheel of the car of their dreams and letting the fine machine sell itself.

Using a banner to invite new customers in to test drive your vehicles gives even just casual shoppers a reason to stop in and browse. More often than not, these kinds of “lurker” customers have been eyeing a certain vehicle for quite a while but never really had a good reason to stop in and check them out. When you put up a banner that invites them to come in and test drive, they’ll have found all the excuse they need. 

Announce Awards or Dates of Significance

Did your dealership win an award from the Chamber of Commerce? Or maybe you’ve been serving the same city of 25 years? No matter what competitive advantage your business has, it’s time you show it off to your customers using a custom banner.

While this might not be a “direct marketing tactic,” this kind of brand-awareness marketing can be a really powerful way to keep your business top-of-mind for those who live in your community.

So remember, if you don’t sell yourself, nobody will. Don’t be afraid to celebrate your accomplishments with a custom banner.


According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, there are over 16,700 car dealerships in the United States alone – how are you going to make yourself stand out from the pack?

Don’t waste time with expensive ad campaigns or glossy paper prints that are just going to be thrown away. Instead, invest in custom banners for your automobile business and start seeing the returns you want for a fraction of the investment. 

To start designing your custom banners for your dealership, browse our banner page.

Tips for Designing The Best Yard Signs for Your Business

Customized yard signs are one of our biggest and most popular promotional products on the market today for businesses of all sizes. Simple, compact, extremely versatile, and affordable even in the tightest of advertising budgets, yard signs can be used in a variety of ways in a variety of locations – making them one of the all-around most powerful marketing tools entrepreneurs and corporations alike an employ. 

But, just like any other piece of marketing material, if yard signs aren’t designed with a purpose in mind, their impact and effectiveness can be underwhelming at best. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of tips we like to give our customers when it comes to designing and ordering yard signs for their business to make sure they get the most bang for their buck.

Here are a few of our favorite tips to knock your yard sign out of the park:

Double Your Impact with a Double-Sided Sign

When you’re planning out your list of locations where you are going to display your customized yard signs to advertise your business, chances are that you’ll come up with very few that don’t have traffic, pedestrians, or viewers coming from both sides. That’s where a double-sided sign can truly be valuable.

Double-sided signs double your visual impact and are printed in the highest quality on the same white corrugated durable plastic that we use on our single-sided signs. Now, instead of wasted space, you’ll have double the real estate to promote your marketing message to the world without having to employ multiple signs or advertising avenues. A no-brainer, double-sided signs are one of our most popular yard sign options and something we highly recommend to our customers.

Keep the Copy a Comfortable Length

As entrepreneurs and small business owners, we know that our customers have plenty they’d like to tell the world about what they do and how they do it. But that kind of language is best reserved for one-on-one interactions or long-form marketing collaterals like brochures, catalogs, or websites – not yard signs.

Instead of using up the precious real estate on a yard sign with lots of words, think of it instead as a mini-billboard or business sign and use it primarily as a device to share the essential information about your business like your logo, phone number, and website. 

In addition to those essentials, it can also be valuable to add in some big idea bold topics about what you do with phrases like “Window Cleaning” “General Contracting” or “Tax Services.” This will instantly inform your potential customers about what you do – catching their eye and beginning the all-important process of market retention. The more they see your logo and website associated with a service they’re looking for, the better chance you have of winning their business.

When all else fails, consult a professional designer

Not everyone has the creativity and skills to master creative sign designs and not every business can afford to have a graphic designer on staff. Instead of taking a chance and creating an in-house design that doesn’t quite hit the mark, we suggest defaulting to a can’t-miss design template that will be sure to grab attention and eyes from passers-by. 

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered when it comes to giving you access to hundreds of beautiful professionally-designed templates without any additional cost. Whether you’re advertising your paint business and need a beautiful sign design or you want to make sure your septic service is shown off in the best light, our library of templates has everything you need to get started quickly and ensure the biggest and best impact possible from your customized yard signs.


Let’s face it: There’s no simple science when it comes to designing the perfect customized yard sign for your business. But in our years of printing thousands of thousands of custom yard signs for customers all over the United States, we’ve found that following these few simple rules will result in the best yard signs possible for your business. 

Click here to get started designing your custom yard sign or browse our vast library of templates.

Best Industries for Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs: Residential Home Cleaning

Whether it’s with our custom banners, yard signs, or magnetic vehicle signs, we’re always amazed at how many different companies in vastly different industries find creative and impactful ways to use our visual marketing tools to their advantage.

From churches to colleges, restaurants to retirement homes, we’re proud that our high-quality printed materials are out in the marketplace helping to drive business and increase consumer awareness.

This wealth of customers and industries is exactly what inspired us to start this new series on the Printastic Banner Blog: Best Industries for Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs.

We realized that many of our customers are entrepreneurs or small business owners who are looking for competitive advantages in some of the most popular and crowded marketplaces in the country. So, we thought it would be helpful to take one of our most popular products, custom magnetic vehicle signs, and show how they can be used to not only help a business but also to transform an industry.

In this post, we’re going to be focusing on one of the most surprising and fast-growing industries in the United States: Residential Home Cleaning. 

An Industry of Growth

From sole proprietors who do all of the work themselves to large national corporations that have hundreds of employees, the home cleaning industry is way bigger than you might think. In 2015, there were approximately 875,000 cleaning businesses in the U.S., and since then that number has no-doubt grown every day. 

Home cleaning isn’t just a luxury service anymore – in fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the service industry. Not only are new businesses and contractors popping up all of the time, but so too are new customers – and they come from all walks of life. 

A recent article in the Minnesota Star Tribune shows that Millenials, one of the most important consumer categories to businesses of all sizes, are hiring housekeepers and home cleaners like never before – and businesses are ready to cash in. A crowded market place is about to get even more new players.

Standing Out from the Crowd

One of the biggest challenges in any crowded marketplace like home cleaning is distinguishing yourself from your competition – and the cleaning industry is no different. Companies new and old are asking themselves how to get their name, and the name of their cleaning business, in front of the most people possible without spending a five or six-digit marketing budget doing so.

Luckily, in this case, the answer is easy: utilize the folks you already have on the road by equipping them with custom magnetic vehicle signs. 

Build Trust Without Tearing Down Your Budget

Whether you’ve structured your company with true employees who work on an hourly basis, or you’re paying 1099 independent contractors to use their own equipment and vehicles, the opportunity to spread the word about your cleaning business using magnetic vehicle signs couldn’t be easier.

Here are three easy steps to help you get started in taking your home cleaning business to the next level with custom magnetic vehicle signs:

Design It 

It doesn’t matter if you have a graphic design degree or haven’t picked up a pencil in the past, custom magnetic vehicle signs are incredibly easy to design. All you have to do is pick exactly which size magnet is right for you and use our simple online design tool to either create a design from scratch, use one of our beautiful templates, or upload your completed design file. Whatever works best for your company works great for us.

Order It

Not only do we pride ourselves on offering some of the highest quality and most durable magnetic vehicle signs on the market today, but we also are proud to bring them to our customers at an incredibly competitive price that fits in just about any budget.

Staring at just $30 for a single sign, with volume discounts for those looking to equip their whole fleet, you can order exactly what’s right for you and your company right now – and order additional matching signs at any time. We’ll make sure you always get the best quality each and every time you order with us. 

Watch It Grow

Our magnetic vehicle signs are so easy to use and so affordable for consumers, we don’t even have a step three to this process. Your step three is watching your vehicle signs positively impact your business by helping to spread the word about your company and bring in new customers.

Plus, when you or your employee pulls up to a customer’s residence properly equipped with magnetic signage, you’ll build trust by showing that you’re a real professional business and not just a hobbyist who won’t do the job well. It’s truly a win-win all around. 

Residential Home Cleaning and Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs

Whether you’re just getting into the residential home cleaning game or you’re looking to build on many years of business success, magnetic vehicle signs can truly be a boon to your business.

Professional, long-lasting, and exceptionally affordable for just about any budget, you can make the most out of your fleet by introducing a customized magnetic vehicle sign for your cleaning business.

If you’re ready to get started helping build your home cleaning business with high-quality vehicle signs, click here.

How to Use Banners to Secure Success at Trade Shows

With summer coming to an end and fall soon to be upon us, businesses from across the country, and the world prepare to attend some of the biggest trade shows of the year. Whether you’re buying, selling, browsing, or just attending, these trade shows represent some of the biggest and best opportunities for commerce for businesses large and small. 

But with hundreds, even thousands, of booths and displays at many of these trade shows, one question remains key to any business looking to make an impression: How do you stand out from the crowd?

A winning strategy that many of our customers use are customized trade show banners. Extremely affordable, very versatile, and about as time-tested as marketing strategies can get, banners are easy to fit in your budget and even easier to customize for your business. 

Of the many different ways our customers use our customized banners at trade shows, here are some of our favorites:


A Simple Introduction Banner

Half the battle when launching a new product or entering a new market is getting your name out there and your products in front of the right people. That’s why many of our customers who are planning out their trade show attendance for the year order a simple introduction banner to adorn their trade show booth.

Introduction banners are as simple as they sound. They can feature as little as your logo and your business name, or be as complex as showing off a picture of our flagship product and your contact information. Either way, utilizing a simple introduction banner to share your name and claim to fame with potential buyers is a great way to utilize your tradeshow booth space and encourage people to find out more about your company and what you do.

Show Off Your Special or Sale Banner

Many of our corporate and business customers use banners to share with potential customers a sale or special they are currently running. Using banners to make this kind of product-centric announcements are a time-tested way to make the most out of the banner real estate. But the effectiveness of these banners isn’t just limited to storefronts or restaurants – they’re also very impactful for trade shows too.

When a customer walks by your booth and sees a banner announcing a sale or special, they’ll know instantly what you’re offering and for what price. This kind of to-the-point marketing can be especially effective in a trade show setting – as attendees are often overwhelmed by the number of vendors they have to interact with.

A simple message that shows off exactly what you’re offering can go a long way towards setting you apart from your competition and making you memorable in the minds of just the right people. 

Popular Products Available Here Banner

It seems that in every trade show season in just about every industry, there is one hot product or service that stands out above the rest. Many call this the “It” product of the season.

If your business has found that once-in-a-season product and want to show off to the rest of the industry where they can get it, a “popular products available here” banner is a perfect choice.

Just like a special or sale banner mentioned above, announcing that your booth is the place to buy exactly what the masses are looking for will help cut through all the distractions and let your potential customers know exactly where they can get what they want. Chances are, if you use a banner to position yourself as the place to buy the “it” product, you’ll get all of the business you need to make the show a success. 

Award Winner or Special Designation Banner

Many industries, especially those that hold annual trade shows, give out yearly awards to vendors. These awards, often voted on by peers in the industry, designate those who stand out or bring stand-out products to the marketplace. These awards also become great marketing tools – think J.D. Power & Associates for automobiles – and build consumer trust. 

But these awards are also great marketing tools for trade shows. Displaying a banner that shows you’ve won an award or have even been named a premier vendor will help show off your credentials and set you apart from everyone else. If you’ve won an award, a prominently displayed banner is exactly the right way to let everyone know.

Similar to announcing an award, banners are a great way to show off any specific designation your business might hold. If you’re a female- or veteran-owned business, if you make everything in the USA or from organic products, be sure to use a banner to show this off. While it may not impact the buying decisions of certain customers, to others it could make all the difference. Don’t be afraid to be a bit boastful in these situations – if you don’t sell yourself, who will?


If you’re planning on attending a trade show in the coming year, it’s imperative that you plan your booth, and your budget, in a way that will provide maximum impact for your bottom line. And there is simply no better way to get the word out than using a customized banner.

Banner of all sizes and types are available right on our website. You can upload your own design or use our sophisticated yet easy to use online design tool. To get started designing your new trade show banner, check out our custom banner page now. 

Custom Yard Signs for Election Season

Whether you turn on the TV, sign-in online, or drive down any main road, one thing has become exceptionally clear: it’s election season in the United States.

In just a few months, millions of Americans will go to the polls to cast their vote for candidates they like and issues they support – and millions more will stay home, uninformed about what issues may be facing their community.

But whether it’s the general election coming up in November or the countless number of local elections, primaries, and special elections that happen all year, no candidate, issues, or piece of legislation will be successful in any election without the proper exposure, marketing, and word-of-mouth support it takes to win. 

But with the skyrocketing costs of airtime on both television and radio putting that kind of advertising out of reach for many candidates and the headaches caused by some forms of online digital advertising, how do those candidates and groups who want to drum up support for their cause really stand out?

The answer is yard signs. 

Since the early days of our country, yard signs have been used to spread the word and help show support for candidates and causes, and raise awareness within communities about what is at stake in the coming election.

This timeless tradition continues today, with yard signs playing an even more important role thanks to the hugely visual presence on social media and the opportunity for supporters to share on social media. 

With that in mind, we thought, with election season just on the horizon, we’d go over a few reasons why yard signs have remained so popular for local, state, and national politics and how they might benefit a cause you believe in:


Yard signs help keep election topics top-of-mind

We live in a time with more distractions than ever, and it’s as hard as can be to grab the attention of potential voters and keep it. But high quality yard signs help to do just that by performing that all-important marketing function of repetition and recognition.

It’s no secret that name recognition is absolutely essential to voters showing a certain candidate their support, and yard signs, with their simple message and repetitive nature, can help do just that. The more yard signs displayed for a certain candidate or issue, the more voters will take notice and remember to vote a certain way.

That kind of exposure is essential for winning over voters who may be less informed or simply vote for what they recognize. If they see a candidate’s name that sounds or looks familiar on a ballot, voters are much more likely to vote for that person than someone who is totally unfamiliar.

Yard signs help encourage positive peer pressure

Peer pressure isn’t just a high-school phenomenon – it’s something many of us experience every day. And though it has its negative side, it can also be used for good, like encouraging people to vote for a person or a cause that will work tirelessly to improve their community.

Custom political yard signs can be a great motivating factor in positive peer pressure. For an uninformed voter, the more of your trusted neighbors and friends you see displaying their support for a certain policy or party, the more likely you’ll be to check out exactly what they may be supporting for yourself. 

This leads to not only a more informed electorate but also an increased turnout and interest in politics and policies that impact the community. It’s truly a win-win.

They’re a Great Giveaway for Donations

Politicians and causes are always looking for new ways to raise money from their supporters and reward their most ardent fans’ loyalty – and custom yard signs can help there, too. While many campaigns simply give yard signs away as a promotional tool, campaigns looking to raise a little money often offer their yard signs for a small donation – giving their supporters a reason to donate to the campaign. 

One of the most creative ways we’ve heard of campaigns utilizing this method is implementing a “donate what you wish” system for their yard signs. Most people who are willing to step up to the plate with financial support will most likely donate more than a suggested limited donation of a few dollars. For campaigns who depend on donations, this can be a real winning strategy. 


So, now that you know why yard signs are an essential tool for this upcoming political season, here’s why Printastic should be your go-to printer.

Why Printastic is your go-to printer for custom political yard signs

  1. We print right here in the United States. All of our custom yard sign printing is done right here in the United States, which means you’ll be showing your pride in small business just by ordering. 
  2. Our signs are tough and can be used both indoors and outdoors. By using only Coroplast plastic, our signs are both weather and UV proof for outdoor use up to 2 years in proper conditions. That means they’ll continue to look great all throughout the election season.
  3. Full-Color HD Printing. Our yard signs are digitally printed in the highest quality – meaning you won’t have to sacrifice color, images, or logos for a cheaper price. You’ll get the best of the best every time you order. 
  4. Optional H-Stakes. Unlike many other printers who just assume you want H-Stakes to accompany your signs, we give you the option to include them in your order or not. If you want them, H-Stakes will help hold your sign 18 inches from the ground for maximum visibility. Made of galvanized wire, our H-Stakes are sturdy and steady, and ready to hold up your yard signs. If you don’t want them, no worries. Simply select your preference at checkout.

For Americans all across the country, nothing is more important than getting involved in the political process and voting. Custom printed yard signs are a great way for any candidate or cause to help raise awareness and secure their path to victory come election day. Plus, with discounts for the more you order, yard signs are good for both politics and your pocketbook.

Ready to get started on your custom yard sign designer? Check out our online tool now.