April 21st, 2011

Mounted photographs that are affordable

One of the advantages of being a wide-format digital printer is the ease with which we can produce 4’x8′ sheets of printed graphics. This is particularly valuable when you have an array of different sized photos that you would like to have mounted without the sky high costs associated with doing them individually. Our digital printer can reproduce photo quality artwork that is printed to vinyl then laminated with a non-glare overlaminate and mounted to either a foam or PVC based board. For example, this project of the week was for a professional photographer that we like to work with who wanted to personalize her workstation. She had 22 images in four different size groupings that we printed out on Arlon 4560GT vinyl, laminated with Millennium matte overlaminate then mounted to a 4’x8′ sheet of black PVC Komatex that was easily cut down into 22 different images through our Steeltrac 82″ cutter. If you have an array of photos that you would like to turn into different sized mounted graphics for display throughout your business or home, give us a call to learn just how easy and affordable this is to do. Also, if you are looking for a wonderful photographer to take your original pictures, call us and will help you connect with one of the best photographers in Orange County.

April 19th, 2011

Yes, we do museum quality signage

It is gratifying when you get selected to do a project for your institution of higher learning. A place where you spent a lot of hours learning from some terrific professors. It is even more gratifying when you get asked to do another project because decision makers were so impressed with your previous work that they asked for the same company to do their custom signage. At it’s core, Design Dynamics is a wide format digital printer and sign shop. While we pride ourselves on our ability to design the right sign then compose that sign using the right materials for the job, what sets us a part from other Orange County sign shops is our ability to effectively install a quality sign. It is this combination of graphics expertise that makes us the right choice for your next interior signage project.

April 8th, 2011

Turning clear glass into branded imagery

At Design Dynamics, we pride ourselves on our ability to help our clients select the right system components that best fit their needs. We have worked hard over the years in defining our different graphic solutions along the spectrum of GOOD/BETTER/BEST. By adopting this approach, we have taken a lot of confusion out of the overwhelming array of choices. This weeks project of the week though reflects one graphic product,we do a lot of work with that we don’t offer a GOOD or BETTER option, we only go with the BEST every time because of the significantly superior quality found in this product. It is the glass etch supplied by 3M (7725324 and 7725314). While this is great technology the key to working with this product is still found in the skill of the installer. At Design Dynamics we have one of the best glass etch installers in Orange County. Call us at 800-94DESIGN to learn how we can help you artistically brand your interior glass.

March 31st, 2011

It all began with …

The building blocks for the on-going success of Design Dynamics are grounded in boat names.  In 1974, one of the founders of our company began hand painting boat names throughout the marinas of Orange County, by 1987 he had expanded to include more traditional sign shop work.  Today, we are supplying quality trade show exhibit images, POP displays, building and vehicle graphics in addition to large format banners and signage.  This weeks project of the week honors our boat graphic roots.  In this project you see a custom designed boat name that is eco-solvent printed cast vinyl with a high performance UV vinyl overlaminate to protect the printed graphic in the harsh ocean environment.  Visit boatletteringdesign.com for our “do it” yourself boat name option or call us at 714-429-7980 for a custom boat name that will make you the envy of your dock.

March 25th, 2011

Leveraging your design

Our client is looking to make the most of their limited marketing dollars so we helped them leverage their design dollars on two complimentary fronts.  First they needed an event banner for an upcoming community celebration that they wanted to reinforce their presence at.  They also wanted to create a postcard that they could use to promote their business.  Knowing this goal, our Art Director created a design that would work effectively on both fronts.   At Design Dynamics, we pride ourselves on helping our customers realize their goals.  It is particularly satisfying when our work is able to help them fulfill multiple purposes.

March 18th, 2011

Banner Permits Required

As we continue to work our way out of the Great Recession one of the harder hit areas of our society is our small cities.  To help avert their own financial crisis they are expanding the use of permits as a mechanism for collecting fees.  For example, the city of Costa Mesa where our company is headquartered has just announced that you must have a banner permit for the display of promotional and celebration banners.  The good news of this requirement is it limits the amount of time you are allowed to display your banner.  Too often business owners leave their banner up for too long undermining the effectiveness of their promotion.   When your banner is up for months the newness is gone to us locals and your promotion blends into the background.  Changing out your banner helps stimulate another look at your place of business.  If you take care when rolling up the banner you have had on display it is easy to bring it back out for more uses.  Regular rotatation of your promotional banners allows you to “say it big” without wearing out the intended imagery impact.

The bad news associated with banner permits is the added time one must take to acquire and pay for the banner permit.  If you want to see how our fair city is handling this go to http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us/docs/planning/banner-permits/BannerApplication%20Businesses.pdf to learn more or you can call us at 714-429-7980 to see how we can help you made the most of a cost effective banner promotion.

February 25th, 2011

Banners that Stand Out

One of the main challenges facing any business involves standing out from the competition.  Particularly when you are clustered in an area with a lot of competitors making similar offers.  This is why this customer likes to use large banners that are hung properly as a cost effective tool for creating awareness that draws attention to their business.  Our wide-format printer allows us to produce brilliantly colored seamless 8′ foot banners up to a 150′ in length.   The value of being seamless shows itself not only in an improved appearance, it helps with durability.  This auto dealership is located in a high wind area where they used to have trouble with seamed banners separating under high wind strain.  Through Design Dynamics they are not only able to go seamless on their extra large banner promotion we are able to install it without sagging.  Nothing ruins a well designed banner than a poor installation that sags.  Call us at 800-94DESIGN to learn how we can help you deploy cost effective banner promotions that get noticed.

December 20th, 2010

Turning Consumers into Satisfied Customers

Great businesses become great businesses through their ability to help consumers efficiently and effectively navigate the following model:C_to_C_Progression_Model_2

At Design Dynamics our expertise is in helping businesses get noticed through a variety of different promotional graphics custom created to meet their unique needs.  Call us at 800-94DESIGN to learn how we can help you.

August 25th, 2010

Creative Solutions to Help You Succeed

Making your signage and other visuals advance your brand identity with your target audience while persuading them toward some sort of action or response is never easy. The key to success is working with experts who know how hard it can be for a visual idea to translate into a quality visual display that captures attention.

In determining the ideal solution for your business need, we start with three questions asked of all our clients:

  • What are you trying to do?
  • Who is your target audience?
  • How will you know you have achieved success?

No matter what your answers are, your goals are our goals. From the beginning of your project to its completion, we are committed to producing quality work that you can be proud of. This is why we are launching designdynamics.com with the commitment to provide our customers with the right business graphics solution for your needs.

Going forward this blog will attempt to offer innovative business identity and promotion tips and ideas. We invite you to comment on our postings and let us know what you think. Learning what works and what doesn’t is a never ending journey that can be adventurous when it is shared with quality people. We hope you will join us on this adventure.