Today’s Subject, Class, Is Eradication.

This isn’t a pest control post; we’re of the live and let live mentality here at Western Tent.  No, this is about the method used to create great looking, ultra bright, backlit graphics on your canopy.

Here’s how it works.  We cover a canopy frame in your favourite colour of vinyl material, apply a stencil of your logo over top, and within those specific boundaries, chemically wash away the vinyl’s colour to white allowing the background light to flood through.

Are you still with me?

I’ll show you an example.

Let’s say you’ve got a canopy that looks like this.  Maybe your graphics are painted, maybe they’re vinyl decal.  Either way, they look great in the daytime.  However, when night comes, they’re really tough to see.vinyl_decal_graphics

Now take a look at the eradicated graphics.  I know, right?  Amazing!  You might be able to see those graphics from the ISS (that’s the International Space Station for those who don’t have their geek on).eradicated_graphicsEradi-Lite and Cooley are two of the more common brand names in eradicable vinyl available in the industry, though there are others, and there are a variety of colours to choose from.  We can also spice things up further by adding translucent vinyl decal to the eradicated space, giving you a highly visible spectrum of colour which will tie in your branding.

Eradication.  It’s a good thing!

Hail Damage – We fix that stuff!

Sprungs_Hail_Damage_RepairWell, to be fair, we can’t always fix it.

Sometimes we need to replace your sad & broken awning. Your holey tent.  Your punctured canopy.

You get the idea.

And here’s the best part – we can collaborate with you and your insurance company!

So yes, we know storms can be a pain.

We know the last thing you wanted to today was to cry over the dings and tears in your state-of-the-art patio awning that covers your 10 person, LED bedazzled, house-music pumpin’ hot tub.

We know that you’re worried your customers will never find you because your lovely canopy is tattered and torn, completely obscuring that logo you dreamt up while trekking with Yeti in Nepal.

And we know that you can’t allow that beautiful, young, and stylish couple, with 500 of their closest friends and family, most of whom have travelled hundreds or thousands of kilometers to be there, to say their vows under a ripped and sorry looking wedding tent.

No.  Instead you’re going to call your insurance company.  And then you’re going to call the experts.

Sprung’s Western Tent & Awning Ltd.  That’s right.  403-245-3371 or http://www.westerntent.com

Community in the Stampede City

The Calgary Stampede looms large on this city’s event schedule.  Beyond the organizers themselves, most businesses prepare for the occasion somehow.  Store windows are painted with cowboy themes, bales of hay are strewn about, and jeans, buckles, and hats abound.  It’s a festive time for most but it’s the busiest time of year for those of us who supply the goods!

From installing party tents to supplying drivers’ chuckwagon covers, our staff work long hours making sure that our piece of the puzzle is firmly in place.  We’re thankful to have such a diligent crew.

Today is Day 1 of 10 on the grounds.  We hope you take an opportunity to see what the city has to offer during the event, not only at the Exhibition, but throughout the city.  I think you’ll see a real coming-together of people, great community spirit, and some very lively entertainment.

Enjoy yourselves out there! Yeehaw!

If it's not a Pancake Breakfast it's a Stampede BBQ!

If it’s not a Pancake Breakfast it’s a Stampede BBQ!