Category Archives: Case Studies

Frames vs Wrap Edition – Excerpt from Dec’s SDG Mag

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Nothing beats a 3rd party, independent study conducted as a field test to determine the pluses and minuses of an industrial product. In our ‘Frame vs Wrap” edition, Charity Jackson and her team at Visual Horizons Custom Signs ( in Modesto, CA did just that, and then went on to write about it in December’s […]

Featured Sign Company at Bridgestone Arena

Congratulations to Nashville’s BRAND IMAGING GROUP. (Thank You, Matt Vietti and Team!) As our company and our sign company customer base have grown, one of my favorite things about traveling is the possibility of getting an out-of-the-blue surprise by seeing the Ackland Frame product in action. We ship the product to sign company professionals around […]

Ackland SNAPCAP – Beverly Hills value at a Bargain Price!

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One of the first companies to try our new SNAPCAP frame was The Sign Chef ( ). They had a high end client in Beverly Hills named Marina Rinaldi, that was looking for a way to display large format graphics in their store front window. They also wanted to easily change those graphics as their marketing […]

“HALF the TIME, and 1/3 the COST! — Client was ECSTATIC!”

(This just in from SIGNS BY SCOTT, Colorado State Fair!) Hi Guys, We’ve had such a great response from the Colorado State Fair banners that now everyone wants one! According to the local newspaper, the attendance was 480,204. Typically, we print dibond material, laminate it and attach it in 4×8 sheets to the grand stand […]

Is this Sign Worth 10 MILLION DOLLARS??!!

“The Drive-By Customer bought 65 BOATS!” Here’s how “On-Premises” Wallscapes featuring the Ackland Media Frame brought in $3 Million in Revenue from a drive-by prospect. Then read how, in just a few short years, the $3 Million grew to over $10 Million!! The Story “You’ll never guess what happened!”  said Bryan, of Kentuckiana Yacht Sales. “Several weeks ago, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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?

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 […]