We are all in this together. Help keep the public safe by creating signs, posters, and banners in PosterArtist! As restrictions are lifted and schools begin to move forward, our PosterArtist software and ColorPro large format printers can quickly generate critical communication to let others know what you are doing in response to Covid-19.
ColorPro Poster Makers
As schools across the country prepare to re-open for the first time since March, administrators are looking for every way possible to keep everyone safe, while at the same time making everyone feel comfortable that the school is taking every necessary precaution. Obviously, one of the top ways to do this is for teachers and staff to receive proper training. One of the best ways to supplement this training is with large, attention-getting visuals throughout the school.
In regard to students, let’s be realistic… our students outnumber the faculty and staff by at least 10-1. It is virtually impossible to supervise every child at all times. Therefore, it is vital to have instructional and reminder posters and signage placed in conspicuous spots all over the school. These posters and signs can range from large wall posters promoting proper protocols (washing your hands, tell a teacher if you feel bad, covering your coughs, etc.), to floor signage reminding students to keep 6 feet apart and where to stand.
In regard to faculty and staff, such posters and signs will reinforce their training, and serve as “cheat sheets” for the recent Covid training that they’ve been given. Remember, this is new to all of us, so reminders of recent training will go a long way in making sure that everything “takes.”
In regard to parents and visitors, these signs and posters will inform and direct visitors on the proper protocols that your administration has put into effect for the safety and security of everyone. They will also assure everyone that your school has taken every precaution to keep everyone safe!
These posters and signs need to be LARGE! We must all face the fact that 8-1/2” x 11” documents placed on a large wall simply do not get noticed. They also don’t seem to be “important” when they are so small. But, when a large poster is put up, people not only notice it, but also (both consciously and subconsciously) realize that it addresses something important.
Many companies are offering Covid posters for sale, but the prices are outrageous!
Presentation Solutions has just introduced approximately 90 Covid poster templates for the ColorPro Poster Maker, and dozens more for the Recognizer Award and Recognition System. These templates cover all of the important signage that schools need as they return to school from the pandemic. As we get all of this behind us, they can also be adapted to the “normal” flu each year, as well. Furthermore, they can be edited, so you can make them say whatever you want them to, and even add your school’s own logo/mascot to them, so it’s like you had them printed specifically for your school!
Finally, be sure to print banners and posters to welcome your students back after the long layoff! Although everyone is excited to get back, there is bound to be a certain apprehension, as well. If the first thing everyone sees when they enter your school is a big, happy “WELCOME BACK!” banner, that will help to put everyone’s mind at ease immediately! These banner templates are included in our “BANNERS” templates. Every ColorPro and ColorPro ULTRA now ships with these templates included on its Command Center! We even have a number of them in Spanish! If you already own one of our ColorPro systems, simply contact us and we will send the new templates to you – FREE OF CHARGE! This is our way of helping you combat the Covid-19 virus, and a testament that once you purchase a ColorPro, it will never become obsolete!
Check out these samples of our new templates…
How To “Summer-ize” Your ColorPro Poster Maker
As the school year officially ends, and only a skeleton crew remains in your building, it is important to follow the proper procedures to “Summer-ize” your Poster Maker for the Summer Break. While the procedure is very simple, it is quite important, in order to ensure that the print head in your ColorPro Poster Maker (or any poster maker, for that matter) lasts as long as it possibly can!
And when I say that the procedure is EASY… I mean it!! 😊
The first action is to make sure that your ColorPro remains turned ON all summer long! Don’t unplug it or turn it off!!!
The second action is to simply print a poster once a month during the summer. That’s it!
Leave The ColorPro turned on, and print a poster each month… talk about simple!
Why is it so important to do this? Well, ALL large-format poster makers (regardless of manufacturer) use a thick, liquid ink. Over long periods of non-use, the ink can start to “gell,” or coagulate (much like our blood does if we get a cut). When this happens, the nozzles and ink lines of the printer can get clogged (each nozzle is actually smaller than the tip of a pin). Since the nozzles are so small, they are hard to clean externally, so the best “medicine” is to avoid the issue in the first place.
The ColorPro and ColorPro ULTRA actually have internal mechanisms to help protect your print head from this happening. Internal timers are constantly “counting down,” and every time they reach zero, the ColorPro poster maker actually does something to itself to help prevent problems from ever developing in the first place! For example, one time when the timer reaches zero, the ColorPro will clean the print head for you – automatically. The next time the timer reaches zero, it will “agitate the ink” cartridges – a fancy way of saying that it “stirs” the ink cartridges to keep your ink mixed properly. The ColorPro and ColorPro ULTRA poster maker do all of these things for you automatically – UNLESS the poster maker is turned off! If it is turned off, then none of these safeguards will be functional. That is why it is so important to leave your poster maker turned on – always and forever. For those who are wisely energy-conscious, both the ColorPro and the ColorPro ULTRA poster maker are “Energy Star Rated” – this means that the systems use negligible amounts of electricity, even when they are left on 24/7.
Finally, it is important to make at least one poster per month to keep ink flowing through the ink lines which connect the ink cartridges to the print head. Think of it like an oil change – every time you print a poster, it flushes ink through the system, and flushes away any ink that may be starting to gell. So, you are essentially “changing the oil” every time you print a poster!
As mentioned earlier, that’s it… keep your ColorPro poster maker turned ON, and print one poster per month! It doesn’t get much easier than that! Doing these very simple steps will help to ensure that your print head lasts for a number of years!
And if you have any questions, or want to speak with us directly, please contact us at 800-280-7809, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have our own internal support staff who will be happy to answer any question you may have! Have an AWESOME Summer!!! 😊