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Four Advantages of Printed Signs

January 16, 2018 - Posted by The Decal Source

In today’s competitive market, companies search for the best ways to promote their brand. Although there are several marketing tools out there, print signs advertisement are one of the most effective types of advertising used worldwide. These days almost all businesses use some type of printed signage to promote their services. Here are some advantages of printed advertisement you should know.

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IMPROVE YOUR BRAND RECOGNITION.

When you think about using an indoor or outdoor ad, make sure you are using the right one including design, placement and the right type of display product. It is very important that your ad is eye catching and communicates your message. For a maximum positive impact, you should work with an experienced print company like The Decal Source that will help you create the best product that will catch customers’ attention. Your sign should be an extension of your business, and it should show who you are.

PRINTED ADS ARE SURE TO BE SEEN.

The biggest reason an indoor or outdoor print advertisement is very important is because people passing by that area will see it. Unlike online advertisement, you do not have to wonder if your ad is reaching your customers. A well-designed and placed sign is an effective marketing tool that will draw shoppers in and motivate them to use your business. You don’t have to target specific client like e-mail marketing or online ads. You can potentially reach unlimited number of customers with one signage.

LET YOUR BEST MARKETING TOOL WORK FOR YOU.

There are several options you can choose. You have the option to choose from yard and sidewalk signs to architectural and real estate signage. At The Decal Source we have the experienced designers and installers to help you figure out which style, design, display product, and even color will work to promote your product and brand. Every ad is intended to drive more clients to your business, and you can choose the one that will create more interest.

SIGNS ARE AFFORDABLE AND FLEXIBLE.

They can make you big bucks for a small amount of money. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have the best-looking signs that will sure to turn heads. Any business, from small to fortune 500 companies can increase the number of clients and their profit without spending a lot of money. They can be easily discarded or replaced when you are done with your promotion. They also don’t need a lot of maintenance or upkeep, which makes sign advertising the better marketing tool.

2018 NASCAR Schedule – The Decal Source

January 13, 2018 - Posted by The Decal Source

Download the 2018 NASCAR Schedule – The Decal Source. NASCAR’s shakeup of its scheduling format will see a short track added to the playoffs and feature a 2.42-mile road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway instead of its 1.5-mile oval! Chicagoland Speedway’s race will kickoff the Cup Series playoffs. The Decal Source is the premiere graphics and wraps partner of several race teams in all of the NASCAR’s series.

2018 NASCAR Race Schedule

Download 2018 NASCAR Schedule

2017 Nascar Schedule

February 13, 2017 - Posted by The Decal Source

The beginning of the year is always the busiest at The Decal Source. We have the honor of doing graphics for race teams like Penske Racing, JR Motorsports, Kyle Bush Motorsports, and more. As we are preparing for Daytona and this year’s races, we are working with the teams making sure they have everything they need for the coming season. Keep your eyes peeled for our car wraps and decals at the track this year!

2017 Nascar Schedule

2017 Nascar Schedule

Burlington’s Link Transit Bus Wrap

June 23, 2016 - Posted by The Decal Source

The Link Transit bus is a new transportation system that hit the streets of Alamance County early this June. With routes reaching as far east as Alamance Community College, and as far west as Gibsonville, the Link Transit is providing rides for people all over town for both work and leisure.

The Decal Source is proud to have designed, printed and installed the bus wraps. Burlington Transit Authority opted for a premium vinyl material, 3M IJ180CV3 with a UV laminate 3M 8519.  This material combination provides a lasting product that can stand up against harsh weather and UV exposure.Since our installation team is 3M certified we can honor the full graphic warranty provided by 3M.  Our entire team pitched in to make this happen had a blast doing it.  This transportation system will improve the mobility for many residents in our community and we are proud to be a part of it.

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Since we opened our doors in 1998 we have been making it happen for local businesses and wrapping vehicles. If you live in Alamance or Guilford county you have likely seen our work on local law enforcement cars in Greensboro, High Point, Elon, and more. From color change wraps to fleet decals for the city, to the Link Transit bus, we make it happen.

Rides on the Link Transit bus are free for the rest of the month of June so make sure you get out there and take advantage of this amazing new service to the community!

Airplane Decals: Big and Small We Have You Covered

December 12, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

The Decal Source is Certified for Aircraft Decals

The Decal Source opened its doors in 1998.  Since then we have been a wrap and decal machine.  From Helicopter decal stripes to company logos on jet planes, we have you covered.  We recently finished a project for Swift Air, a premier aircraft transportation company. With one of their hangers located at Piedmont Triad International airport, you could say they are in our backyard.

Jet Decals

Installing Aircraft Decals or Wraps Requires Special Training and Certifications

Just not anybody can print or install decals on planes or helicopters.  It requires a specialized training and certification from the material manufactures.  3M, a major player in the vinyl graphics sector, has two exterior aircraft graphic films. A7322 for short term use and A7706 for medium term use.  Both materials require a special printing & finishing process to meet the manufacture specifications. 3M must verify you meet the specification before they will even sell you the material.  Once the material is installed it must be edge sealed with 3M Edge Sealer 3950.  The film must be edge sealed to protect it from serious in-flight abrasion such as a jet going 500+ MPH.

Our installation crew is 3M certified and meets all the requirements to properly install aircraft graphics and decals.  Call on TDS when you need aviation specific decals or wraps.  If its just FAA registration ID numbers or full corporate identity and branding, The Decal Source has you covered. Contact us for more information.

PTI is Booming with Aviation

PTI is quickly becoming an aviation hot spot with Honda Jet delivering its first plane this month and Haeco, an aircraft engineering and maintenance company, creating many new jobs.  Its not uncommon to see large military C-17’s or Air Force One doing touch and goes.  Among large multinational companies, there are also small local businesses getting in on the action.  Perfect Aircraft, an airplane detailing and reconditioning company, is one of the new startups adding to PTI’s growth.

Mazda Global MX-5 Miata Graphics and Wraps

October 30, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car RedIf you are looking for a custom decal or wrap package for your MX-5 Cup Car look no further,  The Decal Source has teamed up with Long Road Racing to offer custom Mazda Miata decal packages.  We are the industry leader when it comes to custom motorsports graphics.

TDS offers a comprehensive graphic solution from design to install.  If you already have an idea or your own graphic designer download our free template below.  We have custom built this template specifically for the Mazada MX-5 Cup Car.

Contact us today! You envision it we make it happen.

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car Template by The Decal Source

Mazda Miata Global MX-5 Cup Car Template by The Decal Source

 

A Thousand Ways to Skin a Truck: The Transformative Power of Vehicle Wraps

September 30, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Your trucks are always in motion. Whether being driven for personal or business tasks, a basic paint color is rarely noticed. And no matter what the color choice, a plain vehicle can’t do much to help your business. But what if we told you there was a way to achieve double duty – to make your fleet more visually appealing while generating leads? Commercial vehicle wraps are a cost-effective way to make the most of your mileage and give your fleet a facelift. The design options are truly endless. (more…)

Formula 4 Wraps and Decals: F4 Racing In America

September 17, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Honda Formula 4

Formula 4 Car wrapped by The Decal Source in 3M  vinyl and high gloss overlaminate

FIA Formula 4 Racing Comes to America: The Value of Car Decals

The Decal Source is thrilled to be a part of an exciting new racing opportunity in the United States. Formula 4 Series, also known as F4 racing, allows drivers to enter into open-wheel racing at a lower expense than Formula 3. Now that there is an official FIA Formula 4 Championship Series in the United States, more young drivers in the states can make their dreams of a racing career come true.

Partnering closely with Honda Racing and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), TDS recently provided a partial wrap and decals for the U.S. F4 launch car featuring a Crawford Composites chassis and a 2.0-litre direct-injection K20 engine supplied by Honda Performance Development (HPD). We are dedicated to helping young people jumpstart their racing careers with high-impact decals that are both durable and affordable. Check out the launch car, as well as a promotional banner design by TDS in this video:

Template and Design

Our highly skilled graphic artist have hand crafted a vector template of the Formula 4 Crawford Composite Chassis.  They use this EPS line art file for design and setup of decals and wraps.  This template allows for precise placement of sponsor brands and a finished product that matches the approved layout.

 

Your Experienced Provider of F4 Decals

Are you looking to move up the ladder from karting to F4 racing? It’s important to have a car that is ready for the track. TDS specializes in Indy Lights decals, Indy Lights wraps, and motorsports graphics for numerous racing series. We wrap more than half of all NASCAR teams, as well as those in IndyCar, the Sprint Cup, ARCA, Red Bull Global Rallycross, and many other series. A one-stop-shop, we design, produce, and install your graphics while providing seamless service. With best-in-class technology and staff who understand the demands of racing, TDS designs F4 printed wraps to enhance your brand or sponsor – graphics that make a statement to your competitors on the track and fans in the grandstand.

 

Vehicle Graphics for an American Icon

August 10, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

Kentucky Fried Chicken is one of the most recognizable brands in America. Founded in 1952, they successfully changed an industry by bringing chicken into the hamburger world. Today, KFC’s brand remains largely unchanged; their commitment to consistency undoubtedly contributing to their continued success. Just last month, TDS had the unique privilege of applying the tried-and-true KFC brand to a NASCAR in preparation for the race at Kentucky Speedway on July 11, 2015. (more…)

Phoenix Pride Displayed: Gym Wall Graphics a Game Changer for Elon University

July 14, 2015 - Posted by The Decal Source

nsmimg (8)When you walk into an Elon sporting event, you can immediately feel the pride. The players, cheering students, and loyal fans fill the stadium with an enthusiasm that shows visiting teams just what it means to be a Phoenix. But as the entire campus was undergoing a brand revamp, the athletics department noticed one problem: the gymnasium itself was poorly branded and paled in comparison to the atmosphere created by the school community. They called on The Decal Source to address the issue. (more…)