Navigating the Redefined Workplace: 4 Tips for Signage Post-Covid-19

Stacy Underhill
Stacy Underhill

Businesses across North America are preparing to re-open their doors safely and with precaution. As we begin to return to a new normal, organizations must not discount the anxiety that many of us may feel as we navigate change and uncertainty.

According to the Government of Canada’s Canadian Perspectives Survey from April 2020 , 29% of us opted to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With businesses looking at reopening, and many of us returning to the office after months of working from home, it’s a natural response to feel concern about health and safety. The same survey reported that 54% of respondents are “very” or “extremely” anxious about the health of their loved ones, and 36% of are concerned for their own. It also doesn't help our anxiety that when doors finally do reopen, we won't be returning to “business as usual”. 

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TELUS Spark Celebrates Scientists with New Banner Installed by West Canadian

West Canadian

If you're driving southbound on Calgary's Deerfoot Trail today, you may notice that the TELUS Spark building has a new banner hanging proudly for highway-goers to see.

Paying homage to the scientists that are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 and inform the public to keep us safe, the banner delivers a bold message for the world to see: "Thank you scientists.

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West Canadian Launches Social Distancing Signage Program for Retailers

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Program Will Donate 10% of Proceeds to the United Way in Support of Vulnerable Canadians Affected by COVID-19

As the global health crisis with COVID-19 continues to evolve, retailers and essential services providers are looking for ways to protect their customers and enforce social distancing practices. At West Canadian, this need has led to a sudden increase in demand for retail signage that promotes the hygienic practices recommended by governments.

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Edmonton Chamber Created An Unforgettable Event Experience at Annual Ball

West Canadian

West Canadian participated as Print and Signage Sponsor, helping to create a picture-perfect night to remember 

Event organizers can look at a space and see the possibilities come to life. They can take a blank canvas and transform it into something extraordinary that creates a meaningful and unforgettable experience.

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3 Ways to Optimize Space to Establish Brand Awareness

Stacy Underhill
Stacy Underhill

As a business owner or marketer, your goals are to tell your story, create meaningful connections with customers, and produce revenue. While digital marketing has taken the business world by storm, traditional advertising techniques are still proven effective if approached with great strategy and creative. 

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'Wrapping Up' the 2019 Calgary Stampede

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The Calgary Stampede is internationally recognized as 'The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth', attracting its second highest attendance of more than 1.27 million. As the Stampede's signage partner, we are proud to be a small part of the magic that transforms the concrete Stampede Park into a vibrant, creative wonder in the middle of downtown Calgary. 

Simply put, we provide the Stampede with creative signage solutions. But once the crowd rushes in, we see our signage in a whole new light...  

We see the smiles on children's faces as they rush through the big blue pillars of the BMO Kids Zone, ready to conquer the playground. 

We see the wonder in the crowd as the Calgary Stampede Showband marches down the grand Saddledome stairs, decoratively wrapped in Stampede colours. 

We see the joy in the smiles of the Stampede volunteers as they sit back and enjoy a cool drink and warm meal in the relaxing atmosphere of the West Canadian lounge. 

It may be just signage, but it's signage that creates memorable experiences for over 1.27 million people – and we are very proud to say we did it!

 

Team Signage Rocks the 2019 Stampede 

 

 

Wrapping the Saddledome Stairs

 

Monster Energy Compound 

 

Saddledome Stairs

 

BMO Kids Zone

 

Eukanuba Dog Bowl

 

West Canadian Volunteer Lounge

 

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The Anapurna Unveiled

Keri Lorencz-Pain
Keri Lorencz-Pain

 West Canadian's Signage division is thrilled to announce the arrival of our new Anapurna FB2540i LED flatbed printer that enables our team to output your custom work with vivid colour and exceptional detail; all with shorter turnaround times. 

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My Other Car Is...an ATCO Trailer!

Stacy Underhill
Stacy Underhill

ATCO has been part of the Alberta landscape for as long as I can remember. Many of us have called an ATCO trailer home while we worked in the field, or as children, we made the quick dash on a cold Alberta morning to a portable classroom that resided in an ATCO trailer. A mainstay in many Alberta kitchens for the last 80 years has been the well-known and well-loved ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen cookbook.

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Come Fly With WestJet and West Canadian

Gavin Harrison
Gavin Harrison

If you have ever had to cram your luggage into the overhead compartment on a plane, then you’ll appreciate this project!  

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How to Transform your Space Using 3M DI-NOC Vinyl

Jason Herstad
Jason Herstad

Who remembers the vehicles adorned with infill wood panels, typically seen on the sides of sedans, convertibles and… station wagons. I don’t want to date myself, but the first time I would have laid eyes on one of these gems was when Clark W. Griswold hauled the family to Wally World in the 1983 classic film ‘Vacation’. Not exactly the typical Woodie, but the Wagon Queen Family Truckster did have wood panels. Originally, Woodies were made with real wood framework, but later models, like the Griswold’s, used wood-grain sheet vinyl called DI-NOC. 3M pioneered DI-NOC in the 1950’s for this specific use. It was developed to create a realistic wood-like vinyl which would eliminate the weight of real wood on the car, while being more cost effective. Unfortunately, it didn’t catch on as anticipated. 

DI-NOC began to gain popularity in the 90’s when the Japanese started using it as an architectural product. With the ability to stick to almost any existing substrate, DI-NOC became the go to material when re-furbishing and re-covering existing spaces. Fast forward to today. DI-NOC has advanced substantially and is available all over the world for many types of commercial, institutional and residential applications both indoors and out.  read more ...