I want to talk about the sign banner industry. Letters Unlimited Inc. has been selling sign banners, blank and complete, for over 25 years, and the industry has changed drastically overtime. Since 2005 we have seen a steady decline in banner sales; with digital wide format printing equipment available in almost every sign shop in  America, the competition has forced prices lower and lower. Although digitally printed full color banners look great and we sell them every day for $4 a sq ft complete, they simply don’t last as long as a banner made with vinyl letters. We will make them either way; however, printed banners look better and outsell vinyl letter banners by 10 to 1. There are many places to get these banners and many companies that sell them at even lower prices than we do. But we did some research and found the lowest priced banners generally take up to two weeks to get. There seems to be a little bait and switch going on. What I found is that you can get the lower prices if you want to wait. They don’t tell you this until you are at checkout. If you want the banner shipped in the next couple of days the price goes up, and depending on your time frame SignBanners.com gives one low price and ships within 24 hours. No bait and switch from us; One Low Price for all. MSK

sign banners, full color digital printing

Custom Personalized Street signs

These real aluminum reflective street signs make great gifts. We have been selling these signs for several years with great success. All our signs are custom made for you. They are all .080 aluminum and our reflective signs are all high intensity green, exactly like the signs you see on your street corner. Our standard color signs are all non reflective. Our customers range from grandma and grandpa getting one for all their grand kids, to the NFL network   using them in their commercials. Not to mention dozens of schools and local communities all over the country. We also have all the mounting brackets you need. MSK

Here are some tips for applying Vinyl Lettering, Large Decals and Vinyl Striping.  We use a solution of 99.9% water and a few drops of detergent soap, (to add lubricant to the water) and this works great. Mix it up in a squirt bottle to create a misty spray.  There is more than one way to apply wet so experimenting is a good idea. The easiest way to apply wet is to use the center hinge or top hinge method with masking tape, just like described in our installation video and directions on our web site:  mrletter.com.    When you are ready to apply the lettering, spray the application surface with the soapy water solution and squeegee down the lettering.  Press hard and water will come out of sides. Do the same on the other side if you are doing a center hinge.  If you are doing a large decal do the same but use more solution; don’t be worried about making the surface too wet because large decals apply best with soupy water. Squeegee down from the center out to get all the water out. When removing application tape, be careful because the decal may want to come up. Re-squeegee it down and wait a few minutes so it can dry a bit. If you’re still having issue, (and you may with either decals or vinyl lettering) spray the soupy solution on the front of the application tape and work it in with your hand. The water will soak through the application tape and cause the glue to let go of the decal or letters. Now remove tape, it will do so easily at this point.  You’re done. MSK

check out our you tube install instructions here, this is very helpful.