Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Top Uses for Printed Stickers

Printed stickers are stickers that you have custom made and that can therefore have anything you like on them. This way for instance you can make printed stickers that have your own logo or own name on them, or you can make printed stickers that will have your favourite film characters or photographs on them.
The nature of printed stickers of course means that you can then use this to customize anything else you might own as well by sticking them onto your other things. But then what is the purpose of this customization and what kinds of uses are there for adding your own personal images to things? Here we will look at a few examples of how you can go about using stickers in variety of different aspects of life.
Of course one of the many uses of personal stickers is simply to add a personal touch to your belongings and to make them more 'yours'. This way you can make them more unique for instance and make them more obviously items that belong to you. At the same time this can help you to create a consistent theme to make your objects match better, or just to label things so everyone knows they're yours and so that you can stop someone quickly trying to make off with your things. Things that look great with printed stickers include folders, pencil cases, vehicles, skateboards, furniture (desks and wardrobes for instance), bikes and more.
Of course some stickers can be used solely for this purpose and to help others identify items that belong to you. This would then mean that if something of yours went missing for instance, you would be more likely to have it returned.
This is a form of labelling, but there are other ways that labelling can be useful. You might want to label a bin as the recycling bin for instance, or if you are a company selling flat pack furniture then you may want to label your items and parts for the instructions.
If you have printed stickers then these can be ideal for sticking around the house to remind you of various things such as a to-do list or revision. For instance then if you're revising for an exam, then you could use personalized stickers around your home to remind you of various items that you need to remember for that particular test.
In business printed stickers can be particularly useful for promoting your brand and for personalizing your items. This way you can strengthen brand awareness and bring your office or commercial property together better and make everything look more professional and well thought out.
Printed stickers can also be used around a property to make messages for people such as instructions, greetings or 'do not smoke' signs. This is a great way to communicate with members of staff for a business or with customers, and if you just want to add a personal touch to your home with a fun message. Of course it can also be used decoratively in a property to add colour to the walls, skirting boards or any other flat surface.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Psychological Effects of Banners

Using custom banners it is possible to get your business to really stand out whether it's at an event or a tradeshow. This way you can bring attention to whatever you want people to look at, and you can do some marketing at the same time while increasing your brand awareness.
However a custom banner is only going to be as good as its design and if you don't design the banner correctly it's not going to stand out in the same way. There is a lot going on when someone looks at your banner and while you might just think of it as a large sign, your design will actually affect the very psychology of the person looking and can have a huge impact on the minds of the observers. Here we will look at some tips to help you get more from the psychological effects of banners.
The colours you use for your custom banners will make a huge difference to the way they impact onlookers. For one you of course need your banners to stand out and you want them to be as eye catching as possible. This means making sure that your custom banners are designed to use contrasting colours that will be easy to read from a distance and that will catch the eye when glancing around the room. At the same time it means using colours that will have the right associations and put people in the right mood. A blue for instance is a tranquil and calming colours that will make people relaxed, while a green colour will often have associations with money and with nature which makes it great for use with green companies and with money oriented businesses (such as accounting firms).
Dark blue and black meanwhile have reputations as being 'professional' and slick companies, so these are great colours for banners if you want people to take your business seriously.
If you want someone to look closer at your banner, then a great strategy is to get them curious. For instance if your custom banners have large writing to catch the eye, and then much smaller text underneath, many people will feel the urge to squint and read that smaller text because they won't be able to go on without knowing what it says. Works doesn't it?
Many psychological studies have demonstrated that even from as early as birth we start to notice faces more than any other visual stimuli which makes this a great way to attract attention. At the same time though if you are going to use people in your custom banners make sure that they create the impression you want them to create. Using attractive, professional looking people who look happy will help to ensure that in general your potential customers and clients will feel happier working with you and will be more eager to come and work.
Don't forget that even when people don't come over to your stall, your custom banners can still work on an unconscious level. Use your logo and your brand colours then and you can this way strengthen your brand if nothing else.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tips for Your Printed Clothing

Printing clothing is a great way to create a personalized look for yourself or for your staff if you run a business. This way you can look more unique and professional, and at the same time you will be able to wear something that serves a purpose and that no one else in the world has an exact copy of.
There are many sites that allow you to make your own printed t shirts and other clothing, and the way most of these works is that you simply order as many t shirts as you want once you've created your image - meaning there are no real overheads.
Still, as useful as these services might be, the quality of your final image is really down to you. Here then we will look at some tips to make sure that your printed t shirts look great and that you don't make any serious errors.
Ensure the Definition is High
If you want your printed t shirts to look good then you need to make sure that you use a high definition image. Otherwise you will find that your t shirts look blurry and hard to make out when the image is spread out and this will make them look low quality. To be on the safe side make your images huge and then just scale them down as needed.
Make Sure They're Central
You will also need to place your image where you want it on the clothing. For t shirts and embroidered hats and most other clothing for that matter you will want this to be the centre most likely. Make sure then that you accomplish this by carefully lining up the image on either side and making sure it's straight. This is even more important if you have multiple images. Like a crooked painting this can otherwise be very annoying to look at.
Ensure You Have the Rights
If you don't have the rights to the image you want on your t shirt that's fine - but make sure that you aren't going to be selling it or using it to promote your business. If you want to make an Optimus Prime t shirt for yourself go ahead, but sell them on eBay and you'll be in a lot of trouble.
Make Them Large
A big mistake when people make their own custom t shirts is often to use just a single very small image in the centre of a large space. This can make the image look 'lost' or as though it's floating, so make sure that you have one that is big enough to fill up the space so that it's more eye catching on the t shirt.
Think About Colours
When you order your t shirt you will be able to order it in any colour, but in order for this to look good you need to make sure that the image you want on it matches the colour that you have as the background. Think about colour schemes and make sure that you don't just slap any picture on any colour.