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Finds From The Farm – The International Plowing Match 2012 and Custom Farm Signs


City Goes Country In Kitchener-Waterloo

When most think of Kitchener-Waterloo they think of the technology sector, but the area has so much more to offer.  Kitchener-Waterloo is part of a much bigger municipality known as The Region Of Waterloo.  The Region of Waterloo consists of  the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge as well as Wilmot, Wellesley, Woolwich and North Dumfries townships.  This mix of urban and rural communities is what gives this area of Southwestern Ontario a uniqueness and appeal to tourists.  It was no wonder that the International Plowing Match chose Roseville, a town just outside of Kitchener-Waterloo, to hold this year’s event.

From Farm To Table

The farming community in this area is vibrant.  With the shift in focus on locally grown food, this area has so much to offer.  The Buy Local Buy Fresh initiative that originated in this area was well intact before anyone had heard of the 100 Mile Diet.  We have several options for those seeking to support local farmers.

Here’s a list of a few popular places to support local food

  • Kitchener Market
  • St. Jacob’s Market
  • Herrles Market
  • Barries Asparagus
  • Stemmler’s Meats
  • Wellseley Gourmet
  • Eating Well Organically

Agriculturally Accurate

Farm  machinery is also a staple in this area.  Finding the right tools and equipment locally is what helps our local farming community thrive.  This year’s plowing matches range from antique plowing to modern day methods.  This makes sense since much of the early day farm machinery came from Waterloo Manufacturing.  Finding the mix of old and new is something that The International Plowing Match has in common with us here at The Sign Depot.

Whether it is the process of making a sign look weathered or finishing a project with a unique finish the medley of  old and new can be easily recognized the moment you step into our showroom.  You are suddenly in a mix of pub, reception and Farm Signs.   We think it is a great representation what we can offer to the community and a relection of how the community has influenced us.

We think the International Plowing Match will also continue to display the mix of old and new by showing how far farming has come with making sure to respect the evolution of agricultural pursuits.  Want to learn more about what there is to see and do at the 2012 International Plowing Match? You can find it on their Schedule Of Events.



Visibility Is KEY When It Comes To Custom Business Signs


Notice The Signs

If you check out President Peter’s Sign Tips in our latest newsletter you’ll know how to measure your Letter Height vs. Viewing Distance.  The first pic shows just how large the dimensional letters are in comparison to the installer’s height. 

Custom Business Signs - The Sign Depot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The second pic shows how your business name looks in proportion to your building and the view from the public eye.


Elements Of Sign Design

The key to your business being visible is creating custom business signs that reflect what your company is all about.  Choosing letter styles that suit the business name and logo are important parts of the branding process.  Always make sure to consult a professional sign designer when it comes to your company’s sign needs.  They know all about design as well as sign requirements and quite often can take care of the sign permit process for you. Sign designers take many factors into consideration when it come professional sign design.  Some elements in sign design include
  • textures and materials that compliment your company’s building
  • positive and negative space and how it works together
  • colours and graphics that bring out the best of your brand
  • size matters, as you can see from the examples above

Visibility and Findabilty Go Hand In Hand When It Comes To Signs

Once a custom business sign’s initial design has been approved, it is then in the hands of the sign production department to ensure that the sign design will work well in the space provided.  Producing a custom sign that is visible to both vehicle traffice and those walking past your business is always what we strive for here at The Sign Depot. Making it easy for your potential clients to find you is very important and standing out from your competitors gives you and edge in the marketplace.  In this instance bold lettering with a gold finish gives the Langford Canoe sign clean look with a clear message of the proud Canadian company provided by the logo of a beaver. In addition the Gold coloured letters were attached to black backers to provide an outline in order to make the letters stand out against the white siding on the building. What changes are you making to your exterior this Spring?