Etched Glass Vinyl Window Graphics for Privacy and Elegance

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Frosted and Etched Glass Vinyl Window Graphics

Our Etched Glass Vinyl is a popular alternative for traditional sandblasted glass at a fraction of the cost. Unlike permanent etching,  it is removable. Translucent but not transparent, these films maintain the architectural look of glass.

You can find our Etched Glass Vinyl all over Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, Florida.


Etched Glass Vinyl Graphics | Sarasota


About Etched Glass Window Film

You can install Etched Glass Vinyl on glass surfaces.  They  can be used as a decorative and functional graphics on glass windows, as well as doors and mirrors.  In addition, they also function well on other transparent media, like acrylic.  


Customize Your Windows with Etched Glass Vinyl 

The options are endless.  First of all,  you can put a simple frosted glass vinyl logo on your door. In addition, you can use it as privacy film, or even cover an entire conference glass wall for a brilliant frosted effect.  Finally, we have the ability to cut nearly an infinite number of fonts and shapes into the frosted vinyl. The possibilities are endless:

  • Cut lettering and logos 
  • A band across the windows
  • Fully covered doors and windows… 

Consequently, frosted glass vinyl films allow some light to get through. However,  it is opaque enough to provide privacy for conference rooms or other sensitive areas. 


What we need to create your frosted glass vinyl graphics:

  • First of all we need an image of your windows
  • In addition, we need approximate measurements of your windows

It is preferable to apply the frosted glass vinyl during the coolest part of the day to avoid it from streaking. Clean up the window, preferably not with ammonia or vinegar as they could leave residue that could have a reaction with the film’s glue. 

Professional offices come to us for frosted vinyl for these reasons and many more.


In Conclusion, Call us today at 941-377-8259 or send us an email at for a free quote and consultation on your Etched Glass Vinyl project.

Boost your business with vinyl banners

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Reasons to use Vinyl Banners

Vinyl Banners  is a fantastic economical way to get your message to your customer and engage their curiosity.  Thereby, they are listed by the International Sign Association guide as a low cost form of outdoor advertising. In Fact they are great for both indoor and outdoor use and therefore can help generate traffic and sell products.

Our banners are great investments, for you and your business.  As a result, with the right banner and design, we guarantee that business will flow right through your doors. The best part? It won’t break the bank! So If you are thinking about using a large vinyl banner for your advertising needs, Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc. is capable of printing high resolution full color banner in any sizes.


Vinyl Banners


Vinyl Banners are great for Events, Trade Shows,  Exhibits… 

Banners are great for promotional sales events, and attracting new customers to buy items that they might not initially have purchased. As a result, Banners are your answer to professional and customized signs. Wherever you need to hang your vinyl banners, store them or move them occasionally, vinyl banners are the best choice. 

Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc. uses a premium heavyweight vinyl banner.  As a result, it has a very smooth surface for best printing results.  Like all of our signs, we print our banners in full color using UV inks, which create better color saturation, density, and image quality. You can found our banner all over Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, Florida.


Installation of Vinyl Banners

Our banners include the necessary hems and grommets to ensure you can easily install them. 

Grommets are the metal eyelets that enable the banner to be hung on fence posts, walls, side of buidings.. We applied them around the edges of the vinyl banner after printing to reinforce the banner and allow it to be tied.  Finally, use rope, twine or zip to hang securely your banner. 

In addition to our standard finishes, your banner can be customized to fit any specific need you may have. 


What is the proper way to clean my banners? 

Our full Color banners are easy to care for. First of all,  Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc. recommends using water to wipe down your vinyl banner. In addition, use a soft cloth and avoid abrasive cleaning pads. 


How to store you Vinyl Banner? 

  • First of all, do not fold your banners. 
  • Also, roll the banner up with the letters facing out
  • In addition, don’t store your Vinyl Banner in high temperature room but in normal room temperature between 64 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit. 



As a conclusion, call us today at 941-377-8259 or send us an email at for a custom banners with grommets quote! We can do any size! 

Vehicle Wrap Statistics | Why Wraps Work

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How effective are vehicle wraps?

The short and simple answer.. VERY effective.
A vehicle wrap from Sarasota Sign Shop is one of the most effective form of advertising in the market today. One vehicle wrap garners between 30,000 and 70,000 views per day.

Whether you need a long term advertising or short term product Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc. will help you make a powerful impact with your vehicle wraps, made with our high quality 3M vinyl.

Why Wraps Work?

First of all,  car wraps boast the lowest cost-per-impression rate compared to any other form of advertising media. In addition, they are not only affordable for large brands that elect to use vehicle wraps as a core advertising strategy, but also for small and medium-sized businesses. As a result, you can’t shut off the message on a vehicle, like you can on a TV. Consequently, a Vehicle Wrap is displaying your message and providing valuable advertising 24/7.

In other words,  a vehicle wrap from Sarasota Sign Shop has many benefits that the exceedingly more expensive traditional media lacks. 

Check out the facts below about the power of vehicle Wraps. 

  • Mobile advertising can be the most effective and efficient form of outdoor advertising. In fact it can reach more consumers at a lower Cost Per Thousand Impressions (CPM) than any other form of outdoor advertising.
  • Media targeting vehicle drivers and passengers reached more than 95% of Americans.
  • The average American has traveled 300 miles in the past 7 days.
  • One vehicle wrap can generate between 30,000 – 70,000 impressions daily.
  • Federal Highway Administration study forecasts a sharp increase in the amount of time spent in personal vehicles and the number of trips per household.

Vehicle Wrap


Fleet vehicle wraps are ideally suited for various types advertising campaigns, including new product launch, and event marketing . As a result they are increasingly being used as part of the marketing mix. Consequently, fleet vehicle advertising boosts name recognition 15 times greater than any other form of advertising. Therefore, transit advertising has grown to be the second largest segment of the outdoor advertising industry in terms of dollars spent representing 19% (as of 2003). 


Vehicle Wrap Q & A’s

Q: What is a fleet vehicle wrap?

A: A fleet vehicle wrap consists of a design which is developed by our staff of designers. Once the design is approved, it is printed on premium 3M wrap vinyl, using our state of the art HP Latex printer and finally,  installed or “wrapped” on a vehicle. In fact, The application is so precise it can be mistaken for a custom paint job.

Q: How is a wrap designed?

A: Our award winning staff of designers specialize in Vehicle Wrap design. They work with the client throughout the process to ensure that the message conveyed in the design accurately and appropriately reflects that of the company, product or person. 

Q: How is a wrap printed?

A: Our onsite printing department and staff ensures the accurate transfer of the images through its advanced art print server. Our large format printers are fitted with state of the art ink systems insuring the best color schemes and resolution available in the industry. 

Q: How do you wrap a vehicle?

A: We put our installers  through a rigorous apprentice program before we give them the title of expert installer. Once they become expert installer, they are capable of handling the most intricate design wrap installations. 

Q: Can we apply a wrap to a window?

A: Yes, but only rear side and rear windows. We use a special perforated vinyl for window wrap that allows the driver to see through the rear and side rear windows.

Q:  Is it possible to remove a wrap? 

A: Yes. An installation expert can remove a wrap. However, attempting to remove it yourself may cause damage to your paint. We suggest having Sarasota Sign Shop remove your vehicle wrap as our installation experts are best equipped for this task.

Q: Will the wrap damage my paint?

A: No. A car wrap when applied and removed correctly, does not damage your car’s OEM paint. In fact, it protects it.

Q: Is there a guarantee on the wrap?

A: A Sarasota Sign Shop wrap has a 3M backed in house warranty of 2 years.

Q: Will you pay me to drive my car with someone else’s advertising?

A: No. Our company designs, prints and wraps vehicles for businesses looking to advertise on their vehicles. We are not a driver – advertiser broker. (i.e. we do not find or run a database of drivers for advertisers or vise versa)

Q: Will you wrap a leased vehicle?

A: Yes. Since a professional installer can remove a wrap without damaging a vehicle, there are no restrictions against wrapping a leased vehicle.

Q: How long will a wrap last on my vehicle?

A: Our wraps will normally outlast the vehicle. You can expect your wrap to last 5 years or longer, as long as you care for the vehicle and you’re careful about high pressure washing.

Q: How do I care for my wrap?

A: It is best to hand wash your wrapped vehicle. In general, avoid power washing and do not use an ice-scraper. Brushing windows and the use of a rear defroster will cause no damage to your window wrap. * see Care Instructions Here.

Q: What’s the difference between a ½, ¾, and full wrap?

A. A size of the wrap (Full, ½ or ¼) simply refers to the percentage of the car covered by the wrap.

Q: How long does it take to wrap a vehicle?

A: We usually need 1-2 days to complete a wrap , depending on the size of the vehicle and intricacy of the wrap. 

In conclusion, don’t just drive your business vehicles but get the most out of your commute or service calls by wrapping them with an effective, clear, eye catching message.  A full vehicle wrap allows you to maximize your interaction with perspective clients looking for your services or products.


Finally, If you have any questions relative to your fleet vehicle wraps, partial wraps, or if you would like to start planning your custom vehicle wrap, you can request a free quote or contact us at 941-377-8259.



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World Cup Final Contest

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Fifa Contest


The contest: Guess the winner and the final score of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final played between Germany and Argentina.

Deadline for entering:  Sunday July 13th, 12 noon Eastern Time.

The Prize : A 11″ x 14″, 1.5″ deep custom canvas print of the photo of your choice.

How to enter: Comment on Sarasota Sign Shop’s Facebook post with the title ” World Cup Final Contest ” found on the Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc. Facebook Page, then share the contest with your friends. Only one entry per user account will be accepted. In case of a tie, the first correct entry wins.


– No purchase necessary to enter or win a prize. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

-Eligibility: The contest is open to individuals who are legal residents of the Unites States or the District of Columbia.

-Winner will be contacted via his Facebook account on July 14th.

-This contest is open to fans of our Facebook page. If you aren’t one, simply click ” Like” on our Facebook Page.




The psychology of colors in logo design

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What your logo’s color says about your company?

When designing a logo for your business, it’s important to take into account the way people interpret color : we call this ” The psychology of colors“.

Colors play an important role in how a brand is viewed and in giving your logo life.

Reaction to color is instantaneous.  Color has an impact on the choices we make. So it’s important to use color appropriately and understand the meaning behind them .

The Psychology of colors in logo design

Let’s take a look at the effects of some colors.


Basic effects of the most traditional colors in logo design


Professionalism, Trust, Authority, Power, Calm, Peacefull, Confidence, Dignity,   Success, Secure and  and Loyalty.

Blue is the overwhelming ‘favorite color‘. Blue is calming and can stir up images of authority, success and security. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty and professionalism. This color is used by various businesses related to software, finance, government,  pharmaceutical industry,  and banks.


Royalty, Luxury, Celebration, Education, Wealth, Sophistication, Feminine, Mystery, Spirituality, Justice and Elegance.

When purple is used carefully, it can lend an air of mystery, wisdom and respectability. Being a color of royalty, purple is mostly used to represent religious institutes and educational organizations. Chocolate is one food which is often represented by purple logos. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.


Vibrant, Playful, Happy, Artistic, Energetic, <span”>Affordable, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Fun, Jovial, , High-Spirited and Youthful.

Orange combines  red and yellow attributes. It’s often used in logo design to create stimulate emotions,  playfulness or even appetites. Orange is another beloved color of the food, art and the sports industries.



Optimism,  Happiness, Warmth, Innovation,Caution, Curiosity, Joy, Playful, and Positive. 

Bright and highly visible, yellow can have conflicting messages. It can represent sunshine and happiness or caution and cowardice. People feel more optimistic in yellow room because the brain actually releases more serotonin when around this color. Yellow is most commonly used by the automotive and food industries.


Authority, Power, Mystery, Elegance , Sophistication, Stability and Strength

Black is used to commonly target youth and a high-end audience. It creates a mystery while representing power, authority and elegance in the logo.


Passion, Love, Agression, Health, Movement, Excitement and Life.

The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Used mostly in food, health, beauty and entertainment logos, it grabs the attention of the consumers. .


Feminine, Floral, Gentle, Soft, Romantic, Gratitude, Delicate, Innocence, Youth and Beauty.

Feminine color, which is why it is popularly used in logos related to beauty, fashion and others. It conjures feelings of innocence and delicateness. The color pink is also widely associated with breast cancer awareness.


Harmony, Environmental, Natural , Healthy, Renewal and Tranquility.

You can often find it used in companies that want to portray themselves as eco-friendly. It is the color of nature and gives a calming effect while representing growth.


Reliable, Solid, Masculine, Earth, Natural, Richness, Simplicity, Serious, Utility and Woodsy.

Solid and reliable, brown is the color of the earth and is abundant in nature. This color is most commonly used for construction agriculture,  and legal industries due to its simplicity, warmth and neutrality.  Some food related products like coffee and chocolate are also best represented by brown.


Authority, Corporate, Mentality, Practicality, Respect.

Often perceived as long-lasting and classic, it is a color that is dignified, conservative and carries authority and respect. Grey is often used for the type within logos because it is neutral and works well with most other colors.


Cleanliness, Pure, Peacefull, Innocence, Peace, Purity, Spiritual and Simplicity.

White is a neutral color that implies peace and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color.


Sometimes a color can be more powerful than the words themselves. Just remember that the same colors represent different things in different cultures. It is by no means an exact science and is still largely based on anecdotal evidence.

Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc.  can help you find the right design solution for your logo project. If you would like to start planning your  logo design you can request a free quote or contact us at 941-377-8259.

Vehicle Wraps & Signage have unbeatable Advertising Benefits!

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At Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc. we want you to understand the impact a vehicle wrap can make in the world around you. Car wraps are absolutely the most cost effective type of advertising available .They receive between 30 000 and 70 000 views a day. Unlike more costly media, car wraps work for you 24/7, 365 days per year.

Vehicle Wraps: Low Cost – High Awareness

According to a study conducted by Arbitron, Inc., an International media and marketing research firm serving outdoor media, radio broadcasters, cable companies, advertisers and advertising agencies in the United States and Europe mesures the cost per 1000 advertising impressions for a vehicle wrap is $0.35.

The chart below give you a great idea on how vehicle wraps compare in tervehicle-wrap-statistic Sarasota Sign Shop, of achieving one thousand advertising impressions stand out compared to others popular advertising methods.

So if you do the math, based on a $3,000 budget, Vehicle Wraps can make 1,26 million impr essions per year so it’s 930% better than radio..

Here are some facts about the power of Vehicle Wraps:

Over 95% of Americans can be reached by media targeting vehicle drivers and passengers.

An average American travels 302 miles per seven days.

Fleet vehicle advertising boosts name recognition 15 times greater than other advertising media.

Americans report spending an average of 15 hours per week in car.

30% of mobile outdoor viewers indicate they would base a buying decision on the ad they see.


Whether you need a long term advertising or short term product or event promotions, Sarasota Sign Shop, Inc. will help you make a powerful impact with your vehicle wraps, car wraps, truck wraps or fleet wraps made with our high quality 3M vinyl.

If you have any questions relative to vehicle wraps, partial wraps, or if you would like to start planning your custom vehicle wrap, you can request a free quote or contact us at 941-377-8259.