Establishing and then reinforcing a brand message from the outside in is a goal that Best Brands Inc., Nashville, strives for at each account that sells its line of wine and spirits. Whenever there’s window space to be had, Best Brands is ready to roll, or squeegee in this case, with promotional graphics.
“Perforated window vinyl is the most effective way to brand windows. It’s easier and less time-consuming than setting up a display inside the window. It just goes up as a big graphic and lasts for months,” says Best Brands graphic designer Michael Miller.
The photos here represent a variety of different stores that recently received the Best Brands window treatment. Printed on LexJet Aqueous Perforated Window Vinyl (70/30) on a Canon iPF8000, Miller says the results are bold, brilliant graphics that are surprisingly outdoor-durable for aqueous-ink output.
“The life on perforated window vinyl is supposed to be about six months, but usually the store owners will keep them up between six months and a year. If they’re in direct sunlight they’ll fade after about nine months, but if they’re in the shade they’re still looking pristine even after a year,” says Miller.
More importantly, the exterior graphics set the stage for the point-of-sale inside, cementing the brand in the mind of the consumer and leading to more sales.
“I don’t know the numbers as far as the effect the window graphics have on sales, but I do know that whenever there’s an opportunity to cover one of our stores, both our managers and the store owners give it top priority. That tells me that something’s gotta be working,” adds Miller.