Author Archives: ackland

The BEST Kind of RUSH JOB.

The only good type of RUSH JOB is the kind you’re ready for. The kind that, truth be told, you really don’t have to rush at all – because you’ve already got the goods. Your shelves are stocked, your printer is humming,your team is on their “A” game, and your customer knows they’re asking for the […]

City says, “Banners OK — under ONE condition!”

There seems to be a trend. Cities everywhere are seeking new ways to help businesses gain exposure in a growing economy. At the same time, avoiding “Eye-Pollution” remains a priority to most municipalities. Never one for more regulation, it can be hard to argue with a town’s intention of fostering a top notch business environment. […]

[CASE STUDY] How Profitable Are Media Frames?

  In this article we break down the real numbers. You will see the typical dealer costs, retail pricing and what you can expect to profit. While these numbers will vary depending on a number of factors (geographic location for example), you should walk away with a solid understanding of Ackland Media Frames enormous earning […]


  We’re out to become your #1 favorite vendor – and we’re willing to earn it. We’ve developed a LONG LIST of ways that our product can help you build your sign and print biz. If you haven’t found a reason to try us out yet, this is a GREAT ONE!  With or Without Digitally Printed […]

Can Someone Please EXPLAIN?

  It’s really hard to imagine why someone would suffer the NIGHTMARE of Removing THIS: …when they could just COVER It — like THIS?? (Same truck below — an hour later!) Can somebody please explain? Truck Graphics job produced by Perfect Appearance, Pueblo, CO. “Brad, Wow! What a transformation! … and what a great product to work with! […]

Think Big, Sell Big. Right?

Well, we’re half way through summer and things are heating up. As I was thinking about ways to help turn up the heat on your summer sales effort, suddenly it hit me……Think BIGGER. One of the best features of Ackland Media Frames is the ability to GO BIG. In fact, the bigger the project, the […]

UNWRAP Your Fleet!

OK, so one of our favourite customers branded the frame as “E-Z Change”. We LOVE it! We gave them permission to do that, and they gave us permission to show you some of their marketing. (Partnership is the new leadership!) Check it out… Drive Time is BUY TIME! Thousands of eyeballs see what they see and […]

Student Driver Takes Out Stop Sign, 400 ft of Graphics Changed in 40 Minutes!

“We did our first swap-out from last year’s batch. A Student Driver from our Truck Driving School (client) took out a STOP sign and tore the vinyl about 9 feet. 1 side swapped – Start to Finish 40 minutes! We’re getting good with this stuff! 15 down, 3 more to go this year.” – Adam […]

If You Can Make a Sandwich…

If You Can Make a Sandwich – you can install the Ackland Media Frame.   If there was just ONE THING I wish prospective customers could understand about our Media Frames, it would be the SIMPLICITY.  It’s as easy as making a sandwich! (no mustard required.) Base Plate Vinyl Media (Non-Adhesive) Cover Plate Jerry Ackland […]

IT’S HERE! Finally, an Easy-Open, Large Format Wall Frame for Any Size Indoor Graphic!

            Now you can snap-cap the big stuff – Instead of just posters! Introducing the New Ackland “SNAP-CAP” Media Frame! This new frame is similar to traditional “Snap/Flip” style frames, but with NO SIZE LIMITATIONS! It holds Flex-Face/Banner Vinyl or other media, and just like the Ackland Classic Frame, you’ll […]

Love’s Finds the Right Solution.

“We were looking for a solution that allows us to change our messaging, as our business evolves. Ackland measured up to our expectations, and a year later, the trucks still look great. We have changed out two of the panels with very little effort, at a fraction of the cost of new decals. We will […]


I’ll keep it short today. How does this sound?: (4) Local Theaters Each with (6) Big Movie Marquees (framed, of course) You change out all the graphics 1x/month You can do the exact math, but I’m guessing an extra $50K, annually in service revenue alone. Get the printing contract and REVENUE MORE THAN DOUBLES! In […]

Why Wallscapes Have The Highest Returns Of Any Type Of Billboard

The following article is by Franke Rolphe, founder of Frank became the largest private owner of billboards in Dallas/Ft. Worth, one sign at a time. Read full June Newsletter here   If I was on a game show and had to guess which billboard makes the most money to the investor, I would always guess the […]

Community School of Arts Goes Broadway Style, DAZZLES!

Our Sign Company of September is The Baldus Co, out of Ft Wayne Indiana. They were chosen because of the STUNNING transformation they produced at the Community School of the Arts in Marion, IN. (Wait ’til you see the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ shots!)  Each of the framed wallscapes is 20’h x 8’w, externally illuminated, to give off that […]

Cut Installation Labor by 50% or More!

When you have a Sign Installation crew of 3-6 people working ON THE CLOCK to install graphics on a Box Truck or Semi-Trailer, it becomes painfully obvious that every second counts. With most custom jobs, let’s face it – there is the proverbial “element of surprise” which rarely goes in favor of the Sign Pro. […]

Billboards for Long-Term Revenue. A Retirement you can actually RETIRE on!

Step 1: Find a City with a Friendly Sign Code.
We know this is easier said than done, but those cities are out there, (as well as “County” properties) which have workable permit processes, or are more “Sign-Friendly”.

Student Truck Driver Takes Out Stop Sign, 400 sq ft of Graphics Changed in 40 Minutes!

The trailer involved was much like the ones pictured here. 8′ high x 52′ in length. Hard to imagine a faster solution to R&R graphics, but if anyone out there knows of one, please let me know. Also, can anyone send in the amount of labor it would take to remove and replace 8′ x 52′ of pressure-sensitive/decal for comparison?

What’s in a Frame?

Begin Slideshow…   *** Press Release*** “What’s in a Frame?” Great Question… As large format digital printing continues to prove itself in new and colorful ways, sign companies are creatively scrambling for new opportunities to PRINT BIG. Increasing sales volume in a down economy is a serious endeavor which calls for innovative thinking. The questions […]

Stadiums & Sports Arenas put Frames in their Games

Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium, in southern California uses Changeable Media Frames, powder coated in a high-gloss RED to match ball club colors. When the message needs to be changed, it’s just a simple process: Print the vinyl; Grab a screw gun; R & R the print — VOILA! Here is an excellent use of visual […]

Free EBook! Sign Pro’s Guide to Truckside Advertising

Here’s an excerpt: “Transportations Companies are looking to increase profits, just like everyone else. Equally important, decision makers are surprisingly accessible. Of the estimated 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S., 97% operate 20 or fewer trucks, while 90% operate 6 or fewer. Getting to the top of the food chain is sometimes possible on […]