Garside Signs and Displays
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in the Victoria BC business examiner.
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Spotlight on Garside Displays!
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Expertise and Giant Graphics for Signage
need signage. You want it with style. You want full-service design
consultation and expertise. Do you want full-color graphics as
well? You need to talk to Garside Display.
Displays designs and manufactures signs, posters and displays
of all sizes. Their specialty is award-winning large format graphics
that show a flare for design. For 45 years they've been pleasing
customers around Victoria, and they're always happy to help someone
Displays can make signage and display materials for almost any
purpose. They frequently do work for government, private businesses,
property management companies, and advertising and design firms.
Some of their clients have included the Royal BC Museum, BC Ferries,
Pacific Coast Savings and Copeland Communications.
Owner George Anderson is candid on Garside's strengths. "We're
noted for high quality work at a fair price," says Anderson.
"When you see us, you can see you're getting the best product
possible. We have experienced staff with real design expertise,
and we use the best technology."
technology included large format, 54 inch wide full-color printer,
laminator tomatch, and the latest in vinyl-cutting equipment for
creating signs, banners, posters, displays, decals, vehicle lettering
and more. They also have equipment for making sandblasted wooden
signs and three-dimensional lettering.
"Many people imagine sign makers as people who are painting
lettering and images by hand," says Anderson, "But it's
virtually not done anymore. Just about everything is automated
and computerized, and innovations such as vinyl lettering have
made for more durable signage."
Displays provides customers with full-service on every project.
They discuss the customer's signage needs with them and how their
signage fits into their overall communication plan or image. Then
they confirm the specific mediums or signage products that will
When the customer requires design services, Garside also creates
drafts and develops them to the client's satisfaction. Garside
tries to address every customer concern and question before the
signage is sent to production. "No one wants to be disappointed,"
says Anderson, "We want happy customers who leave with the
quality sign or poster they expected."Scanning and typesetting
are both part of Garside's services.
a few sign shops are heading in the direction of scanning and
full-color imaging," says Anderson. "It requires a tremendous
investment in computers and equipment, as well as staff and training.
Most of the new technologies have steep learning curves to master
them. That's where we excel at Garside Displays - our staff are
technically proficient, and our equipment is on the cutting edge."
By being a leader in quality, expertise and technology, Garside
has been chosen to create some of the most widely seen signage
around Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island. Garside signs and
lettering appear throughout both the BC super ferries, and the
Royal BC Museum's Leonardo da Vinci and Whales exhibits both used
Garside's signage. Garside signs also provided signage for the
Commonwealth Games in 1994.
In the shop, Garside employs six designers and sign makers. Two
of them are second generation sign makers, and all of them have
worked their way up the signage business to become multi-skilled.
demands of our business require that everyone in the shop can
do everything, explains Anderson. "So when a customer talks
to us, they get experienced advice and service no matter who they
Garside's design expertise has been officially recognized by the
Graphic Designers of Canada. In 1995, the GDC presented Garside
displays with a Creative Award for signage.
"We have a big emphasis on design in our shop," says
Anderson. "we have experienced designers who are designers
and sign makers first, computer people second. They enjoy injecting
fresh ideas into any project they're allowed to, so many of our
customers have looked to them for direction at times."
Garside commands the niche in graphic design and production technology,
and Anderson/s goal is to stay true to their strongest suits as
they move into the new millennium. "We're not the only sign
shop in Victoria, so we want to make ourselves the preferred choice
for customers. We'll create that preferred status by continuing
to show our creativity and by staying current with the best of
the new technologies."
displays have signage and display solutions for you. When you
want quality signage and display materials, look to Garside for
expertise and full-service. Call 385-4825 to talk with an award
winning company, and know that you're getting a job well done.