indoor wall murals add interest to the Avista Jimmy Dean Center in Spokane

Custom Facility Signs for Avista’s Jimmy Dean Center

Illuminated channel letterset, custom channel letters for AvistaAvista Corp., the Spokane-based energy company, needed custom facility signs with consistent branding for their new maintenance and repair facility. Officially named the “Jimmy Dean Center,” it includes a 15,100 square foot maintenance building and adjacent compressed natural gas fueling station. The Jimmy Dean Center is named for a gas line worker who died while responding to an outage after hours in the winter of 1996.  

As with any large facility, signs are needed throughout to inform and direct. New signs at the Jimmy Dean Center include:

  1. An Acrylic Lobby Sign
  2. Illuminated Channel Letterset for the outside of the building
  3. Large Etchmark letter “G” on entry glass
  4. Outdoor Aluminum and Acrylic Facility Entrance Sign
  5. Directional Signs, and
  6. A Series of Indoor Wall Murals

lobby sign, logo sign, custom facility signsThe Custom Facility Signs

  1. The logo lobby sign was created with three different layers on cut acrylic. The first surface is white cut vinyl with the Avista logo. The second surface is etchmark vinyl gives the look of frosted glass, custom facility signsEtchmark vinyl, a translucent film that gives the look of “etched” or frosted glass. Finally, the Etchmark vinyl is backed with a medium gray film.  “Two second surface layers gives it a unique aesthetic,” Signs for Success’ Bryce Morrison said. The dimensional look is enhanced with ¾-inch brushed silver standoffs.

2. On the outside of the building, you are greeted by a custom illuminated channel letterset. By adding blue vinyl and reverse weeding to create the white negative space, we were able to perfectly match their logo. 

Illuminated panel sign, entrance sign, custom facility signs3. A giant letter “G” is a cool and unique way to mark the entrance to Avista’s “Gas” operations. The graphics cover several sections of glass over approximately 11 square feet.  Avery Etchmark film adds a little privacy and the upscale look of sandblasted glass.

4. The Facility Entrance Sign uses an aluminum cabinet painted blue to match Avista’s branding. “Jimmy Dean Center” is cut from the aluminum face, with half inch white acrylic letters pushed through. The acrylic is illuminated, and creates an overall simple and modern entrance sign.

directional signs for Avista Maintenance center in spokane, custom facility signs5. Several directional road signs help deliveries and visitors navigate the grounds. Each sign is printed on ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) and laminated for added durability.  They are a combination of single and double sided signs, either 24” square or 18” square, and all county compliant.

6. Finally, a series of wall murals adds interest to the interior of the facility.  We installed over 100 linear feet of historical Avista photos and local history. A wall mural “offers great interior graphic options, brings the building’s character to life, and unifies all spaces,” Bryce explained.

We did similar projects at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and True Hope Church. Need custom signs with consistent branding? How about ADA signs, directional signs, or building signs? We can help with that!  Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house. Get quality service and quick turnaround on custom facility signs; contact us for a free quote today!

dimensional letters, dimensional logo for Healthy Body Solutions office reception signs

Healthy Body Solutions Dimensional Letters

dimensional letters, dimensional logo for Healthy Body Solutions office reception signsDimensional Letters dress up any office, retail, or waiting area. These cool dimensional letters and logo were designed for Healthy Body Solutions and Dynamic Bracing & Physical Therapy in Spokane.  Metal letters stand off and add dimension to the blank wall behind the reception area.

All dimensional signs come with a lifetime warranty. They’re durable and long-lasting, even for outdoor use.  When used in different fonts and finishes, dimensional letters can take on different looks, from sophisticated to rustic to minimalistic. We can complete your look with a custom logo to match in the finish of your choice.  Finishes include plastic or acrylic in a vast array of colors; metal finishes, including brushed or polished nickel, bronze, gold, and more; or even illuminated letters, which can be halo lit or face lit.

While the options are almost limitless, we can help you narrow them down to fit your needs, vision and budget. We’ve designed and installed hundreds of dimensional letters and logos over the years. They are timeless and make a big statement indoors or out.

Halo lit Logo sign exterior with LED lightingThis custom logo sign for Market Vision is halo lit with LED lighting. Halo lit logos and letters are eye-catching day or night and are outdoor-durable. Halo lit letters combine fabricated stainless steel letters with the sophisticated visibility of diffused halo lighting.  They come in sizes ranging from 6” to 36” high, and are produced with a removable can to allow for servicing of LEDs.

Use dimensional letters or dimensional logos for:

  • Lobby signs
  • Reception and Office signs
  • Retail store signs
  • Conference Room signs
  • Business signs, and more!

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on dimensional letters and logos today!

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Channel Letter Sign uses 3M Day Night film for different colors during the day vs. night, day night channel letters

Day Night Channel Letters Play with Color

Channel Letter Sign uses 3M Day Night film for different colors during the day vs. night, day night channel lettersDay Night Channel Letters create a unique look between daytime and night.  Traditional channel letters will typically show the same color day and night, but with 3M’s Day Night Film, you can achieve two different face colors.  Since the best day color choice might not be the best choice for nighttime, Day Night Channel Letters get you a visually compelling and effective sign for both day and night.

Also known as a light management film, this specialty film produces the appearance of dark graphics during the day and the appearance of white or colored graphics at night.  The film is perfect for illuminated signs and lasts up to 9 years.  With 47% light transmission, 3M’s film works as a diffuser so letters appear dark during daytime and white when lit at night.

“This is the second job we have done for Apex Physical Therapy.  The first one at their north store was for new polycarbonate/Lexan faces in a pole sign and two monument signs, as well as door and window vinyl for name and hours.   Bernadette Hamilton from BLH Marketing worked on the logo and rebranding,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger explained.  “Next we worked in channel letters for the Sunset Highway/Airway Heights location.  They did not like white letters during the day, so we discussed a “day black, night white” face option.  They loved it! The channel letter set turned out very nice, and within budget.”

Apex Physical Therapy liked the look of black letters on their sign, but needed them to be illuminated at night.  Since white reflects all the colors of the light spectrum, it is arguably the most effective night color choice.  The diffuser film used over their Day Night Channel Letters also helps distribute illumination evenly and eliminate “hot spots.”  We’re happy we could help them achieve an effective and great looking sign for both day and night!

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on day night channel letters.

giant logo lighted sign, custom shape lighted signs for Knight Construction companies

Custom Shape Lighted Signs make a Statement

LED illuminated signs are large and colorful day or night, custom shape lighted signsGiant custom shape lighted signs make a huge statement.  These new signs for Knight Boat Docks and Knight Wall Systems span 10 feet tall by 20 feet wide so they can be easily seen from the road.  Day or night, custom shape illuminated signs look modern and professional.

“The Knight family has several companies, and it all started with Knight Construction, which is a multi-generational 50 year old family owned company,” Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger explained.  Established by James Knight in 1968, Knight Construction specializes in industrial and government construction projects across the Pacific Northwest.

giant logo lighted sign, custom shape lighted signs for Knight Construction companiesBased in Deer Park, two of the companies, Knight Boat Docks and Knight Wall Systems, have manufacturing lines in the same facility.  The Knight Wall Systems is on the West side of the building with the logo in red, and Knight Boat Docks is on the East side of the building with the logo in blue.  The giant iconic logo signs look clean and modern and have the big visual impact the customer was looking for.

The Knight helmets are mounted over custom shaped light cabinets while the rectangle cabinets feature rounded corners.  Not only are they visually effective, but they are also highly efficient.  “The signs are internally lit using LED light modules that will last for many years.  The whole package draws less than 14 amps of power when lit, making them economical to operate,” John explained.

Custom shape lighted signs give you the maximum impact for your storefront or other location.  In addition to being viewable 24 hours a day, using a custom logo shape will project a professional image and help you stand out from other businesses.  Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on custom shape lighted signs.

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Illuminated sign with Push through letters and logo

Illuminated Sign for Deer Park Dentist

Bates DDSIlluminated sign with Push through letters and logo wanted an updated, modern sign that projects the quality of his dental practice.  This illuminated sign features a solid background with “push thru” letters. Push thru letters and elements interest to a simple and modern monument sign.

Moving to a new building, Bates Dental took advantage of the opportunity. They were able to update their outdoor sign, while still keeping with current branding.  “We worked with his brother from Grid Shift to come up with a clean design that featured back-lit, push-through elements,” Signs for Success Sales Specialist Tom Bross explained.  “We carefully matched the green vinyl for brand consistency.”

Illuminated Sign with “Push Thru” Letters

“Push thru” signs are signs that have the letters or logo shape routed out and thick acrylic is routed to match.  The acrylic is then pushed through the back of the sign and attaches to the sign face.  The overall effect is clean design with added depth and dimension.

We created the custom illuminated sign with simple design in mind.  Beside the black background, the only color is the logo green, and we had to be sure it was perfect.  We did color testing until we matched their pantone color exactly.

“The challenge was coordinating the install because the monument base was being built as part of the new construction. We visited the site, took measurements, consulted with the builder, and worked out a solution,” Tom said.  “The finished sign is clean, simple and conveys the quality the client was looking for.”

Outdoor Illuminated Signs

Outdoor signs and monument signs are essential for office and corporate buildings, medical professionals, schools, hospitals, and more.  An illuminated sign will not only increase visibility, but also add a certain quality and professionalism to your business front.  Whether you have new construction or need to makeover an older monument sign, we will work with your vision and budget to create an eye-catching illuminated sign.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on an illuminated sign!

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Donar Wall Signs for recognition of supporters

Tempered Glass Donor Signs are Clean & Modern

Donar Wall Signs for recognition of supportersLooking for high-class donor signs with a clean, modern aesthetic?  Glass or acrylic signs make the perfect addition to any business.  2nd Harvest’s most recent project for attractive Donor Signs was achieved using tempered glass with a finely polished edge.

The donor signs were mounted to a slat-wood wall in the 2nd Harvest Kitchen.  Clean and modern against warm and a bit rustic makes for a very attractive sponsor wall.

Another tempered glass sign nearby in the Kitchen Addition was backed with dusted crystal vinyl.  The vinyl backing gives the look of sandblasted glass, and it also helps soften the shadow cast by the signs.

Glass donor wall signs with stand offs for a 3-D affect“The original panels cast a little bit of a shadow, and the one backed with the dusted crystal mutes the shadowing somewhat.  We may add this behind the original ones at some point,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.

Tempered Glass Donor signs

We can print on the reverse side of acrylic or glass so inks are protected from scratching and other wear and tear.  Or, as in this case, we can add a specialty vinyl to the back to change the look of the finished print.  When used with standoffs or special lighting, these signs really shine.

Glass and Acrylic make great donor signs. They can also be used for:

  • Lobby Signs
  • Display Walls
  • Backlit Signs
  • Standoff Signs
  • And more!

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Contact us for a free quote on donor signs today!

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INB Pylon sign before and after daytime, lighted bank signs

Lighted Bank Signs at INB

INB Pylon sign before and after daytime, lighted bank signs

Before/After Daytime

Over the years, we have worked with Inland Northwest Bank (INB) on several outdoor sign projects.  Many required not only new lighted bank signs, but often a complete makeover to achieve a unified look across all branch locations.

Back in 2015 we were contacted by Jason Miller and Denise Satterfield from INB Headquarters to bid the changeover of the Palouse Bank of Fairfield branches to INB.  “We not only changed out existing faces of old signs, but updated with new bulbs and painted cabinets for a fresher look.  We also put new vinyl hours and logo on the doors,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.

INB Before and After Lighted pylon signs at night, lighted bank signs

Before/After Lighted in the Evening

In 2017, INB wanted to update the Spokane area branches with a more contemporary look.  Each location was unique and required a unique solution.  “We met with them and brainstormed options to update their logo,” Vanessa explained.  “Each branch was slightly different, so we worked with their limitations and desires and came up with some great options.”  The recommended changes fit the sign structures they already had, but created the unified, updated look they were going for.

At the Ruby branch (pictured above and right), we first covered the lightbox area of the pole sign with a painted metal panel.  Adding lighted channel letters over the panel adds dimension and looks great day and night.  At the Francis branch, (pictured below) we installed Day-gray/Night-white channel letters on their existing pole sign.Channel letters come in a variety of finishes and are outdoor durable, making them perfect for storefront signage.

Day-gray/Night-white channel letters at INB North Branch Spokane

Day-gray/Night-white channel letters

Lighted bank signs are modern, beautiful and striking both day and night.

Best of all, the sign makeovers worked with existing sign structures to create a cohesive update for INB’s locations.  Whether you need to update one or many locations, we can come up with creative solutions to achieve your vision.  Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on lighted bank signs; contact us for a free quote today!

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See the difference our triple strike method produces, everyone else in town prints backlit like the frog on the right, Signs for Success produces full color like the one on the left, come see us now for a fast quote

Digitally Printed Backlit Signs in Three Easy Steps

Digitally Printed Backlit Sign test

Signs for Success triple strike backlit sign test

Digitally printed backlit signs are extremely effective,

working double shifts day and night, but if the sign is not printed well, it may look too dark during the day or faint and washed out at night.  Traditionally, backlit signs required single-color translucent vinyl cut into letters or shapes to be viewable both day and night.  However, with these 3 Steps, it is possible to get custom full color backlit signs that show well 24/7.

Lexan is the best material for digitally printed backlit signs.  It’s translucent, cut to size so it perfectly fits your sign cabinet, and it’s practically indestructible.  Other sign materials may get brittle in very cold climates, but Lexan is weather-proof as well as fire-proof and shatter-proof.  When we manufacture backlit sign faces, we start with a custom-cut piece of Lexan.

Step 1: First, we run the sheet of Lexan through our large format HP FB500 Flatbed Printer, which can handle material up to 64″ wide.  On the first run, the sign receives full color graphics.  The UV curable ink dries immediately as the UV lights just beyond the print heads hit the print.  It’s as easy as that, and you’re ready for Step 2.

Step 2: The Lexan sign can be loaded immediately back into the printer for the second run.  This time, a layer of 50% opacity white ink is printed over the image.  This may seem counterintuitive for the moment as the beautiful full color graphics get covered up, but bear with us, the third step will explain everything.

Digitally Printed Backlit sign at Night

Spokane First backlit sign

Step 3: As the Lexan runs through the printer to receive white ink, another layer of full color is laid on top.  This creates a total of three layers of ink: color-white-color.  These 3 Steps are what we call “Triple Strike” technique.  After much testing, we found this to be the best combination of layering inks to achieve perfect color in digitally printed backlit signs both day and night.

Here’s why: when light is shone on the front (as it would outside in daylight), the image in full color is vibrant and clear.  The white layer in between blocks the bottom layer from showing through.  However, when sign panel is illuminated from behind (as it would be at night when backlighting is turned on), all layers of ink are illuminated.  This produces a heavier concentration of ink since there were two layers of full color, which makes the image properly saturated and still vibrant rather than washed out.

While the sign could be installed after these 3 steps and have 3-5 years of outdoor durability, we highly recommend laminating the image to add additional years of life.  If it’s time to trade out your old, faded, or traditional outdoor sign for a vibrant backlit sign, the Signs for Success team is ready to transform your outdoor sign into something truly memorable!  Call or email us for more information on our triple strike backlit signs.

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Custom look for wall signs and wraps for Twigs, call Signs for Success for custom options on wall graphics, wraps, wallpaper

UV Printable Acrylic Signs offer privacy in Utah bar

Custom look for wall signs and wraps for Twigs, call Signs for Success for custom options on wall graphics, wraps, wallpaper

Wall wrap dividers for Twigs

Although we have worked with  Paint Room Studios to produce custom acrylic signs for Twigs in the past, our most recent partnership brought new challenges and experience, from a fun photo shoot to creating custom signs with our new UV printable acrylic.  These acrylic signs work double duty as both attractive bar art and a privacy screen.

Twigs’ newest location in Salt Lake City, Utah presented some unique challenges.  Because of laws in Utah, they couldn’t use the usual martini artwork behind the bar (pictured left).  In addition, they needed the artwork to double as a privacy screen since drinks cannot be mixed at the bar.  The solution to the first challenge was to come up with a new concept for the design.  The legs and feet of people standing or sitting at the bar became the new image.  “They needed male models so Joe and I showed up,” Signs for Success designer Will Oakley said.  “My legs and feet are featured in three of the four panels, and Joe’s legs are in one of the panels.  It was a fun modeling shoot.”

Once Will received the edited photos from the client, it was time to tackle the second challenge.  “I added the white, which was a little tricky.  We backed the important parts of the image – legs, feet and chairs – with 100% white to give that depth perception and bring those objects to the foreground.  I made a special layer for the 100% white and traced legs, feet, and barstools.  The rest of the image is backed with 10% white which gives the background a semi-transparent dusted crystal look,” Will explained.  The dusted crystal effect is perfect for added privacy.  Each of the 4’ x 6’ acrylic panels were installed on location into standard window channels to serve as both art and the needed privacy screen behind the bar.

Our new UV printable acrylic was a dream to work with.  In the past we have used standard acrylic, but because it’s so glossy the ink doesn’t stick very well and we have to cover the printed surface with several layers of vinyl laminate to protect the ink.  UV printable acrylic offers a better printing surface.  Straight out the printer, the ink is dry and fairly scratch-proof.  We still cover the printed area with a single layer of laminate for added protection.  The front of each panel was also laminated in a matte laminate to give an anti-glare finish.  UV printable acrylic signs are perfect indoor signs for businesses and restaurants.  They are durable, sleek, and scratch and fade resistant.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on your UV printable acrylic signs; contact us for a free quote today!