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Backlit Gate Arch - Grab Customer Eye-balls & Receive them Right

A grand welcome to your customers, and a big boost to your promotional efforts.

  • 3D Arch with printed flex on your store entrance
  • Arch can be backlit and non-lit
  • Fabulous solution for announcing sales and offers
  • Impressive welcome to entice customers
  • On-site Installation available in Pune
  • Backlit Printed Gate Arches starting from ₹22,000

Backlit Gate Arch - Grab Customer Eye-balls & Receive them Right

backlit gate arch made out of inkjet printed flex and metal stru

A grand welcome to your customers, and a big boost to your promotional efforts.

  • 3D Arch with printed flex on your store entrance
  • Arch can be backlit and non-lit
  • Fabulous solution for announcing sales and offers
  • Impressive welcome to entice customers
  • On-site Installation available in Pune
  • Backlit Printed Gate Arches starting from ₹ 22,000

Backlit Arch Gate - Detailed Description

When a user walks into a retail outlet, be it of a food brand like Pizza Hut, or that of an electronics shop, they do so with an intent to buy. Our job is to then convert that intent into a cash value transaction. One way to do this is to help them make up their mind the moment they set foot at our entrance. And using a ‘Backlit Gate Arch’ is an excellent way to do this. 

Our printed gate arches are ideal for retail stores and will greet your customers with eye-catching visuals of your products and offers. And your marketing efforts will begin to bear fruit even before your customers step into your store.

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Imagine: with a well designed backlit gate arch creates an immersive experience. It makes your customers feel great, already. That aligns with the reason why throughout history, kings and monarchs have commissioned imposing and awe inspiring entrances. Ex: The Gateway of India, The Arc Du Triomphe in Paris, etc, are all awe-inspiring arches that draw people’s attention. A grand entrance way impresses people. 

And that’s exactly what a backlit gate arch, commonly referred to as a glow sign gate, will do for your business.

a huge printed arch gate for a ganpati mandal showing advertisements for Hero Honda motorcycles
a brightly lit backlit promotional arch displaying ads for samsung mobiles installed in a crowded market place

What are the Uses of a Backlit Gate Arch?

Promotional gate arches have a number of uses. They are primarily commissioned by shopkeepers and retail stores trading in consumer durables. But they are also extensively deployed by restaurants, banks, by builders at construction sites and even Ganpati Mandals during Ganesh Chaturthi. Here are is a list of some of the the main functions a printed gate arch performs –

  • The First Touch-Point of Advertising: Like we’ve explained above, it’s great to be able to start advertising to the prospect even before they enter the store. And that too without even deploying a human resource, which can often feel pushy to the prospects.
    These enticing printed gate arches have a multi-focus job – they make your customer feel great and welcome, and advertises to them from the moment they set eyes on your shop. Classic example of advertising on entrance gates done right.
  • Act as a Direction Marker: These promotional metal arches can act as beautiful direction markers. Let us assume that a builder’s construction site is at the end of a narrow lane and a little distance away from the main road. In this case a gate arch with glowing lights, at the entrance of the lane, can act as a prominent landmark. 
    It directs prospective clients to make a turn from the main road and drive into the lane where the construction site is situated
  • As a Unique Means of Communication: Printed gate arches can be very effectively used to inform customers about new product launches or discount schemes. People traditionally use fliers and posters to do this. But if you have a store on a high street seeing a lot of customer footfall, a strategically placed printed entrance arch will work wonders for promotional efforts. 
    For example, a person stepping into a consumer electronics store already knows that fridges are available here. But a prominent gate arch at the entrance can be used to inform them about the availability of a new brand of refrigerator, or perhaps the launch of an exchange offer on the same. This communication helps reinforce buyer behaviour in the direction desired by the store owner.
  • Gives Character to the Entrance: A printed gate arch is a powerful tool for branding your entrance. Instead of having a nondescript entrance, you can brand your surroundings with these gate arches. When a person approaches your store, these branded gate arches will be an instant head-turner.
  • Printed Gate Arches Grab Customer Attention: A backlit gate arch looks absolutely stunning in the evenings and at night. The glowing lights make it difficult to ignore. Additionally, a well crafted arch lends a very festive atmosphere to its surroundings and ultimately entices people to walk under it. 
    Ganpati mandals erect not one but multiple ‘kamaans’ all along the lane leading to their ‘pandal’ where the idol is situated. These kamaans display advertisements of the sponsors. They also very gaily light up the entire roadway. All this goes a long way in creating the right kind of celebratory atmosphere for Ganesh Chaturthi.
day view of a metal arch gate placed on the steps of a clothing
a printed metal arch gate used for marketing activities and also

How is a Printed Gate Arch Made?

A metal gate arch (or just metal arch) is popularly known as a ‘kaman’ or ‘kamaan’ in Marathi. Here is a list of its principal components –
  • The Arch: The titular component, often referred to as a ‘kaman’ by locals, is a large 3D structure fabricated out of metal frames. As the name suggests, an arch consists of two tall pillars on the sides with a horizontal beam placed atop them. The metal frame is generally made of 16 gauge, 0.75 inches thick, metal pipes, welded together. The whole structure is wrapped in printed flex material. Digitally printed flex is nothing but a loose, slightly stretchable banner. This banner is imprinted with our artwork, product images and marketing messages.

Dimensions of Gate Arches: These vary from site to site, and required and required. While different clients have different size specifications, a lot of them do ask us for our suggestions on the same. So here is what we recommend.

        • For a shop front entrance arch, the pillars on sides need to have a height of at least 8 feet. This will allow people to comfortably walk beneath the structure.
        • Further, the beam on top should be at least 10 feet wide, because most fronts have a shutter width of 10 – 12 feet. While these are the minimum sizes we recommend, we can fabricate far larger gate arches.
        If the arch is spanning a narrow lane, we need the pillars to be 12 – 15 feet tall, to allow for vehicular movement. The beam on top can be as wide as 20 feet to span the width of the entire road. Also, remember that the gate arch is three dimensional. It has depth as well. This third dimension needs to be of a minimum of 2 feet. This is because if the depth is too less, it becomes difficult to accommodate meaningful artwork on the sides of our arch.
        To summarise, an entrance arch for a standard shop front will have dimensions as follows:
        Height (8 feet) X Width (10 feet) X Depth (2 feet)
  • The Print on Top: We stretch a high resolution Star flex print on top of the structure described above. ‘Star’ is a brand of flex material well known for its ability to faithfully reproduce images in very vibrant colors. This print will bear the product images and advertising messages that need to be communicated to the customers. Please create your artwork as per the dimensions shown in the diagram below.
  • Lighting up the Whole Structure: Once the flex print is wrapped around the metal frame we end up with a hollow three dimensional structure. We now have two options:
    • Leave the frame as it is and we end up with a good looking non-lit gate arch.
    • Alternatively, we can place fluorescent tubes inside the arch to light the whole structure up. The end result is a beautiful looking backlit gate arch.

How to Commission a Backlit Gate Arch from Orchid Digitals?

A gate arch is not a product that we can hand over to our clients across the counter. This heavy metal structure needs to be first fabricated at our end. We then have to transport and install the same at your location. So if you need to create a gate arch in front of your store, we follow the procedure listed below.

  • Please share the site address with us. If possible also share a picture of the location where the gate arch has to be installed. 
  • Our fabrication team will then come over to your place to check the feasibility of the project.
    • The fitters will check and share the exact measurements of the side pillars and horizontal beam on top.
    • They will also check for any obstructions in erecting the structure at your end. We need a flat surface to put up the pillars. So for example, if there are steps right in front of your store, that needs to be accounted for.
  • Finally, once we get the fitter’s site report, you need to share the artwork for the job. Please use the artwork layout, shown above as a reference for the same.
  • Once we receive the artwork, it takes us 3 – 4 days to bring the finished job to your place.
printed arch made of a metal structure used for advertising brand promotion and to improve the decor of the shop front
a printed arch gate glowing in the night in front of the Pizza Hut franchisee in a mall
printed promotional arch in 3D set on the road to create a grand

2D Gate Arch: An Economical Alternative

One variant to the 3D arch described above is an arch without any depth. This is an economical alternative which is fabricated in two dimensions. Instead of a 3D structure as shown in the render above, we use flat metal frames and stretch out printed flex on it, much as we do for a non lit shop board frame. 

Also, since there is no place to conceal lights, this 2D arch will be front-lit where the sun acts as a source of your light. While a 2D gate arch is significantly cheaper then its 3D backlit counterpart, not many people opt for it.

a non-lit 2D arch gate for entrance made of a metal frame with a print stretched on it set in front of an exhibition backdrop in the lobby of a hotel

What Is the Price of a Backlit Gate Arch?

As mentioned above, the price of a backlit gate arch depends upon its dimensions and the conditions at the site where the job has to be installed. We can only give you a final figure, once we effect a site visit and get clarity on these parameters.

But to help you with your budgeting, here is the estimated price for a backlit gate arch having standard dimensions as mentioned in the table below:

Media Dimensions Price*

High resolution Star Flex print with electronic choke tubes

1 horizontal beam (width = 10 feet)

+

2 vertical pillars (height = 8 feet)
₹ 22000.00

* Please Note:

  • The price including transportation and installation of the structure within Pune Municipal Limits
  • Above rates attract 18% GST.
  • The price includes transportation and installation of the structure within Pune Municipal Limits and its suburbs.

Shipping and Delivery

  • Backlit gate arches boards can be delivered anywhere delivered in Pune city and its suburbs.
    Question: Does this product get shipped out of Pune City?
    Answer: No. We are sorry. It does not.

    Here are a couple of reasons why –
    1. These structures are pretty large and bulky, and require us to hire a tempo or small truck to deliver them to the site.
    2. Shipping them over long distances means that our customers will end up paying more for the cost of delivery than the cost of the actual print.

      Considering the efforts and cost required to transport these heavy gate arches, delivering jobs outside Pune doesn’t turn out to be convenient and feasible for both us and our customers. Therefore, if you are stationed out of Pune, it makes sense for you to source the print from your local printer. All you have to do is share / take a print of the above post, show your local printer the material specifications and commission a similar job from him.

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