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Put Some ‘Chalk’ on Your Pub Sign

Chalk announcements on blackboard signs outside of business fronts can look attractive and professional. Most business owners would be thrilled to easily incorporate daily announcement boards on which they could illustrate specials, sales, and other enticements. In fact, many have tried and failed at writing with normal chalk on their own blackboard signs. The problem […]

Chalk announcements on blackboard signs outside of business fronts can look attractive and professional. Most business owners would be thrilled to easily incorporate daily announcement boards on which they could illustrate specials, sales, and other enticements. In fact, many have tried and failed at writing with normal chalk on their own blackboard signs. The problem therein lies with the inefficiency and difficulty of chalk itself. Using crumbly, thick, residue-laden sticks to form elegant lines is an art form reserved for very few. Chalk is smudge-able, quick to smear, and faster to erase. But what if I told you it was possible for any shop owner to design a glamorous shop sign, regardless of artistic talent?

The secret to this requires a touch of creativity, a bit of perseverance, and very good writing tools. Chalk markers are the end-all solution! These adaptable pens are basically chalk … in a marker. The fluidity of such an intelligent creation makes for ease of writing, professional-looking designs, and erasability with no residue left behind! Two different nibs allow for a quick transition between thick and thin letter consistency, adding to the artistic appeal.

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Whether you are announcing your restaurant’s daily special, a pub trivia night event, boutique shop clothing sale, or new trendy product, chalk markers offer the ultimate creative solution. Quickly design great signs that will immediately turn heads. The tricks to writing with them are quite simple.

For example, you can use the thicker marker nib to illustrate a headline. Remember, simplicity equates to elegance. Write down the name of the product, event, or sale, in capital letters or bold handwriting near the top of your sign. Chalk markers will easily form even letter thickness — attributing to effortless classy appeal.

Now, with the thinner nib, formulate a quick description beneath your headline — provide the dates of a sale, drink special hours, or enticing cuisine ingredients. To add even more creativity, incorporate directional swirls at the beginning and end words of your headline. You can draw them whichever way you like, don’t worry — if you make a mistake, once the chalk dries, you can erase the design with a damp cloth and try again.

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In order to give your shop sign a more professional look, border the content with a frame. There are endless templates to choose from. Easily duplicate the edges of the sign itself with a ruler and straight lines.  If you’re feeling exceptionally talented, try making little curves or squares. Flowers or swirls are also welcome, along with arrows, leaves or any other relative element.  If your business decor incorporates a particular color, accentuate the color on your blackboard sign — chalk markers come in a comprehensive variety! One last tip: keep it simple. The key to attracting customers is an easily readable, short, and catchy storefront sign.

Want to stand out from the crowd? Forget chalk — chalk markers are easy, fun, and cheap. Get yours here today.

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