Spike News

From the Signage Desk: Top 5 Resolutions for a Successful 2017

Let’s get off to a great start in 2017. Here are a few tips to make sure your sign shop is ready to tackle the challenges that lie ahead in the new year. 1. Use the winter as a time to jumpstart business. In the signage industry, business typically slows down during the winter months. However, this doesn’t mean you’re...

From the Signage Desk: Are You a Naughty or Nice Spike User?

‘Tis the season for a Spike refresher. We designed Spike with ease of use in mind, but a few user dos and don’ts can ensure you fully leverage Spike and get the most accurate measurements. Let’s see if you’re a naughty or nice Spike user. The Naughty List   1. Don’t point the Spike laser crosshair on windows. I’ve seen a lot...

The Spike Guide to a Successful Holiday Season

Preparing for the holiday season is typically a frantic time. Customers are trying to cram in their projects by the end of the year, and all you want to do is enjoy some season cheer. With Black Friday upon us, here's how Spike can help you take care of your customers' sign projects before the holiday rush and still make...

From the Signage Desk: Conquer Your First Spike Channel Letter Survey

Before I discovered Spike, conducting a site survey was hardly an accurate or quick process. I didn’t lug a ladder around every day, and most signs were out of reach from the ground. To get those measurements, I’d have to walk my tape measure up until it hooked on top of the sign, but that added an angle to...

Window Film Magazine Highlights Spike as New Industry Technology

At the 2016 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off, Window Film Magazine interviewed some of the industry's latest technology, including Spike, a laser measurement solution for estimating window space. Check out the Spike video feature below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waksm0VYhsk&feature=youtu.be For more on how window film shops are using Spike, check out the following articles. Spike Stories: Columbine Window Tint Saves Time With Spike Spike Stories: Adams...

5 Ways Spike Speeds Up the Sales Cycle

In today’s competitive business environment, sales success often depends on taking care of the customer in a timely manner, but working efficiently in the field can be challenging without the right tools. That’s where Spike, a laser measurement solution, can help. 1. Turn around site surveys and estimates in record time. Whether you’re bidding on a signage project or window film job,...

5 Pesky Sales Problems That Spike Solves

Wouldn’t it be great if site surveys and estimates didn’t drag down the sales process? Site surveys and estimates require a major investment in time, manpower and even expenses. However, Spike, a laser measurement solution, streamlines the entire sales process and allows you to conduct business more cost efficiently. Simply attach Spike to a smartphone or tablet, take a...

Top 5 Reasons to Ditch Your Ladder for Spike

Did you know that there’s an easier, safer way to get the measurements you need for your estimates and reports? Spike, a laser measurement solution, allows you to capture all the measurements you need while keeping your feet planted on the ground at a safe distance. Think twice before you haul your ladder out into the field for your next...

Spike App Release: June 2016

We recently released a new update to the Spike app for iOS version 1.13. Below you will find information about what’s new in this release and how to access the related support documents. Save a Spike Photo to Your Photos App You now have the option to save the original Spike photo, which is the photo without measurements, to the Photos...

Taking Spike to New Heights: Measuring Highway Signage

Spike allows you to capture highway signage measurements from a safe distance. (Photo courtesy ikeGPS) Spike can be used for all kinds of sign and graphics projects – from monuments to channel letters and window film. But what about all of those interstate and wayfinding signs along the highway? You can’t stop in the middle of...