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Halo Lit Sign Custom Built for Ignitium

Ignitium’s cool blue halo lit sign captures your attention as soon as you enter the lobby.

Halo Lit SignWhat does your reception area sign say about you?  The lobby is often the first opportunity to give the right impression.  Does your lobby or reception area inspire confidence and interest?  Does it show you’re a modern company with up-to-date technology, service and capabilities?  At Signs for Success, we create custom lobby signs that will truly capture your brand.

Ignitium wanted a lobby sign that was unique and as cutting-edge as their marketing services.  The Ignitium logo incorporates facets, which was achieved dimensionally by using a cast plaque.    “Ignitium” metal letters are stud mounted to the wall below the logo sign, and a blue LED light gives a cool halo glow.  This halo lit sign represents Ignitium’s innovative advertising solutions that capture and keep the attention of modern consumers.

Give a great first impression with a halo lit sign or other custom lobby sign that truly represents your company, whether you want to portray a polished and professional look or a forward thinking, innovative vibe.  Our sign products are made with the highest quality materials, and our designers are experienced at catching the scope of a customer’s vision and implementing it into an overall sign design.

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 a halo lit sign; contact us for a free quote today! See More Lobby Signs

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Custom Menu Boards & Menu Signs Spokane

Menu Signs Spokane

ScrumDiddlyUmptious Donuts menu

ScrumDiddlyUmptious Donuts needed colorful new menu signs Spokane.  Signs for Success worked with them to create the design, layout, printing and installation of brand new menu boards, indoors and out.  Indoors, they have a menu board with fixed pricing that is printed in three panels.  On one panel is an area that is laminated with Graffiti-free laminate for writing on.  We created a matching single-sided menu board for the drive-thru window.

We can print on new material or refurbish existing sign panels.  We’ve done several menu board projects, including backlit menu signs and write-on signs.

Menu Signs Spokane

Menu for ScrumDiddly

Custom menu signs Spokane are great for:

  • Restaurants
  • Bistros & cafés
  • Bars
  • Espresso stands
  • Drive-thru windows
  • Food trucks & tents
Menu Signs Spokane

Menu sign from back

Custom menu signs are designed to get your message across effectively and match with existing logo colors, décor or theme.  They are custom sized to fit any space, and different mounting or hanging methods can accommodate a variety of settings.  Our write-on signs are a great option for advertising specials or adding a message that gets changed frequently.  You may choose to print a logo or solid color backdrop on any write-on area.  Following printing, we apply a dry-erase laminate that wipes clean and protects any printed graphics underneath.

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 menu signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

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Custom Office Signs – Outfit an Entire Building

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Oral Surgery Plus clear acrylic sign with polished stand offs

First impressions are everything when a new customer walks into an office building.  Having clear and coordinating office signs adds to the professionalism of a business.  Outfit an entire office building with coordinating office signs, door signs, reception signage, changeable directory signs and more!

Last year, we did a large acrylic wall sign for Oral Surgery Plus.  They initially wanted a glass sign, but it was going to be too heavy for the size they wanted.  We suggested acrylic instead.  It’s not only lighter, but also more durable than glass.  As soon as their new location was secured, they called us for more custom office signs.  This time, they went all out, not only ordering an acrylic wall sign, but also door decals, suite signs, and a directory sign.  But that wasn’t all.

Custom Office Signs

The three largest installments for their newest location were dimensional letters, a logo sign and a directory sign.  A six-foot stretch of half inch thick acrylic dimensional letters with standoff mounts packs the impact right at the entrance.  The large brushed aluminum and colored acrylic logo sign was installed in the reception area.  Finally, a Vista directory sign shows which doctors are working, and names can be easily changed out each day.  The smaller, but no less important, office signs included door decals and suite signs.

These high-end touches really make their oral surgery office stand out, building their professional image and winning patients’ trust and confidence.

Each office is different, and layout plays a big factor in what types of signs are needed.  From suite signs to directional signs, we can come up with a design that coordinates the entire project.  “It was one of those projects where we went in and measured all the walls, then came up with concepts and designs,” Signs for Success designer Will Oakley explained.  Our experienced design team can work with existing logo and artwork, or help you come up with a new logo concept.  Wherever you might be in your advertising, Signs for Success can help you develop your brand image and recommend the best signs and materials for your individual needs.  Contact us for a free quote!

Adding your vendors or customer's logos to the wall gives back by showing valued partnerships like these for Next IT in Spokane, PVC signs Spokane

Create a Client Wall with PVC Signs Spokane

Adding your vendors or customer's logos to the wall gives back by showing valued partnerships like these for Next IT in Spokane, PVC signs Spokane

Next IT logo wall

Next IT, an innovator in digital customer service, has built several client walls in their office using 3mm PVC signs Spokane.  “Every time we sign a new client and I get to install a new logo on the wall the employees always have positive comments,” Next IT Associate Creative Director Renae Wood said.  “We take on each client and project with our whole hearts so there’s a sense of pride seeing the logo of the project that they are working on up on the wall.”  Walls devoted to signs or a collage of signs can add to morale, help employees work towards a team goal, or thank sponsors.

These full color signs are individually printed and hung to show the companies they partner with.  There are three such walls of signs in their Spokane office building.  “The signs have turned out perfect.  Both the material and printing are high-quality,” Renae said.

PVC signs Spokane are versatile in their applications.  They can be stand-off mounted or mounted flush with the wall, frosted or full color, and can be used for a variety of sign types, from wayfinding signs and maps to sponsors and logos.  In extreme climates, indoor settings work best since the plastic becomes brittle in cold temperatures.

“Working with Signs for Success has been a great experience. They were very helpful when I was deciding which material to print these on and are always quick to send quotes.  [Signs for Success designer] Vanessa has been wonderful to work with and even went out of her way to deliver some of the logo plaques to our downtown office when I wasn’t able to come pick them up,” Renae explained.

We print PVC signs at our facility in Spokane, WA and offer quick turnaround on custom signs.  If you are not able to pick up an order, we can deliver or ship to your location.  We have completed several projects for local and national businesses.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on PVC signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

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Best Technique for Backlit Signs Spokane

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Spokane First backlit sign

The term “triple strike” refers to the printing process we use to make the best possible quality backlit signs Spokane.  “Traditional digitally printed backlit signs look washed out at night.  One option is to bump up saturation, which makes the sign too dark during the day.  Our solution is three layers of ink,” Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger said.

Over several weeks of testing, we found that the best combination for cabinets lit with High Output Flourescent Bulbs, was printing the image in color,

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

Signs for Success triple strike backlit sign test

then a layer of 50% opacity white ink, and finally another layer of color. For LED (Light Emitting Diode) lit cabinets the opacity on the white ink gets set at 75%.  These three layers make it possible for the image to shine through no matter what direction the light comes from.  “During the day, the white backs up the outer color layer, and during the night, the second layer of color comes through due to the backlighting,” John explained. “This allows the sign to look great day or 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.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on backlit signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today! See More Backlit Signs!

Restored arcade pinball glass with digital printing by Spokane Signs for Success

“Dusted” Acrylic Signs Spokane

Restored arcade pinball glass with digital printing by Spokane Signs for Success

Restored arcade pinball glass

White ink has given us a huge range of options in custom sign printing, many of which we are still exploring and finding applications for.  This new technique using varying opacities of white ink gives custom acrylic signs a “dusted” or sandblasted look.

A “dusted” look, similar to sandblasted glass, is achieved when we print 10% opacity white behind a layer of color.  Dusted acrylic signs Spokane can also play with depth perception – when you back any part of an image with 100% white ink, the color will pop.  Softening the white down to 10% makes the image more transparent, and it appears further off in the piece.  We like to use 100% white behind the dominant objects in an advertisement to bring them forward.

One sign project we did recently using the “dusted” method was actually a restoration project.  A vintage pinball machine with cracked glass had to be recreated.  We achieved near perfect color matches with the original vintage images, and by using greater opacity white ink under a few key images, they really pop out when the machine is turned on.  Dusted acrylic signs Spokane look great in office spaces, restaurants and bars, lobbies, and as wall art.  We’ve seen them used as an artful privacy barrier with the look of sandblasted glass or dusted crystal vinyl.  We can print on Lexan or acrylic panels to replace a glass window or door.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we are innovators in the sign industry.  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 acrylic signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

Custom acrylic signs with standoffs for great hallway and lobby signs with character, get dimensional by Signs for Success in Spokane like these for snap

Add Character with Custom Acrylic Signs

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Acrylic wall signs

Acrylic is a great sign material that offers flexibility in shape, dimension, color, gradient and other effects.  The relatively inexpensive material offers a wealth of possibilities from metal standoffs to dimensional lettering to custom shape cut signs and logos.

Many of our customers have chosen acrylic signs for their lobby or office, healthcare reception area, restaurant, bar, or hotel.  Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar uses custom acrylic signs at their locations throughout Spokane.  Their most recent project was a dusted-look, semi-transparent acrylic print.

These acrylic signs for Snap in Spokane give character to an otherwise bland hallway.  Standoffs give more dimension and draw attention to the fun graphics.

Advantages of Acrylic Signs:

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Snap hall signs

  • Smooth, durable sign substrate with a professional glossy finish
  • Can be used indoors or out and in different lighting situations, including backlit
  • Prevents vandalism and regular wear and tear since graphics can be printed in reverse to the back of clear acrylic, then laminated for extra protection
  • Offers unlimited custom options – the one we’re most excited about is using white ink to create custom effects, whether it’s color gradient, dusting, or graphics that change in different lighting.

Aside from the many advantages of acrylic, there are several other things to consider, including thickness, color and finishing.  “Acrylic, or plexiglass, comes in a variety of colors and clear. White can be translucent or opaque; clear can be gloss, matte, or non-glare,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger explained.  “Thicknesses range from 1/8” thick, 3/16”, ¼” and thicker.  If you’re installing the sign with standoffs, you can layer different colors of 1/8” thick for a more dimensional look. It makes a beautifully finished, professional looking sign.”  Contact us for a free quote on custom acrylic signs today!

Dimensional letters can be frontlit like these for PLMS in Spokane, Brushed gold aluminum metal laminate on acrylic, mounted with studs for a great looking lobby sign, law office signs

Custom Law Office Signs give a Professional Impression

Dimensional letters can be frontlit like these for PLMS in Spokane, Brushed gold aluminum metal laminate on acrylic, mounted with studs for a great looking lobby sign, law office signs

PLMS Metal laminate logo

Phillabaum, Ledlin, Matthews & Sheldon PLLC had us brand their office with several custom law office signs.  Their branding begins outside with a large monument sign, and continues inside with stand-off dimensional lettering and cut vinyl.  Each aspect of this project conveys a complete and professional look for these talented attorneys.

The first sign clients will see is the large monument sign outside the office building.  We adhered cut vinyl to Lexan (plexiglass) which was then mounted to an existing monument.  We often print directly to Lexan material using our “triple strike” technique for full color graphics that look good in full sunlight during the day or low light at night.  For this project however, the client was looking for a simple, clean-lines look in a single color, so we opted for translucent gold vinyl.

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Window Lettering for Law Office

We used high-performance cut vinyl in a gold metallic on the exterior door that matches the monument sign.  Next, we installed Etchmark Dusted Crystal Vinyl to an interior window.  This vinyl gives a unique finish that looks like sandblasted glass.

Finally, Gemini Dimensional Signage makes a statement on an interior wall.  Dimensional letters and logos come in several fonts and finishes.  We can even have custom logo shapes created.  The materials range from sturdy plastics to heavy metals in a variety of colors and finishes.  For this law office, we used brushed brass metal laminate on ¼” black acrylic.  The pieces are mounted with studs to stand off the wall, which creates a nice shadow.

“The finished product looks great.  We have had numerous comments on the brass lettering,” Brian Sheldon said.  “Signs for Success was easy to work with, [and] Vanessa was always available when I called.”  Signs for Success offers custom signage to promote a professional image.  Contact us for a free quote on law office signs!

Restored arcade pinball glass with digital printing by Spokane Signs for Success

Retro Art Restoration: Recreating Pinball Glass

Restored arcade pinball glass with digital printing

Restored arcade pinball glass

Because we create custom digital prints, we often get interesting and unusual requests.  These are fun projects that test our creativity and show off just much our equipment can do.  We were recently asked to restore a retro pinball machine to its original pop art glory.

“The customer had purchased a used pinball machine online.  It was a “Williams Heat Wave” machine.  He said he used to play it for hours when he was a child,” Signs for Success designer Will Oakley explained.  However, when the customer received his beloved pinball machine, the glass was broken into three pieces.  “It appeared at some point someone had shot it with a BB gun,” Will said.  “We scanned the pieces he had, recreated the missing areas from scratch and reprinted the image onto a piece of glass that the customer provided.”

Before and after photo of recreated glass, pinball machine glass, digital printing

Before and after photo of recreated glass

Digital Printing

Signs for Success specializes in custom large-format digital printing.  Digital printing can translate into car and truck wraps, large signs, posters, banners, decals, and so much more.  This project incorporated our extensive knowledge and experience in backlit signs.  Digital printing makes full color backlit signs possible, but getting the color and saturation just right can be tricky when a sign is backlit half the time, and front-lit the other half of the time.  Too often, we see dark sign graphics during the day and washed out signs at night.  So we came up with a solution – layering color with white ink during printing allows a light-blocking layer so the same color and saturation can be seen whether the sign is lit from the front or back.  We used the same technique for the pinball glass.

“There are areas of the image that don’t show up until the image is backlit.  We were able to recreate these areas using layers of white ink and color,” Will explained.  When the lights come on, the graphics really pop out thanks to a layer of white ink and a second layer of color behind those images.

With a little design savvy, state-of-the-art FB500 flatbed printer, and understanding of color and white ink, we were able to recreate the broken pinball glass.  The customer was ecstatic that we were able to restore his pinball machine and will be able to once again “play it for hours.”

Tradeshow displays, retractable banner stands and promotional products are produced by Signs for Success in Spokane

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

How to Get Perfect Backlit Signs Day and Night

See the difference our triple strike method produces, everyone else in town prints backlit signs 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

Signs for Success triple strike backlit sign test

Driving around Spokane, you may not see a whole lot of full color backlit signs.  That’s because full color outdoor backlit signs present a special challenge: constantly changing ambient light.

In the beginning of sign making, backlit signs were hand painted with translucent paint that looked great when lit from the front by the sun as well as at night when lit from behind.  The transition from hand-painting to cut vinyl made the process easier, and translucent vinyl worked well for both day and night settings.  The downside to the vinyl was that it was and still is very expensive compared to other options.  In addition to a high price tag, the vinyl could only produce spot color, so images and text had to be simple. Photos, gradients and special effects were not possible.

Digital printing has solved both of these problems, but naturally, it leads to some of its own complications.  Digitally printing a sign face is more cost effective than either hand-painting or ordering and cutting several colors of translucent vinyl.  It also allows for a multitude of nearly unlimited color choices, and digitally printed gradients produce a realistic, vibrant image.  The complication arises when different lighting – from the outside by the sun, and from the inside by electrical lighting – hits the print.  Backlit signs have to not only look good at night when they’re lit from behind, but they also have to look good all day long when the light source comes from outside. “Traditional digitally printed backlit signs look washed out at night.  One option is to bump up saturation, which makes the sign too dark during the day,” Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger explained.

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Balance Eternelle Day Spa Backlit Sign during the day

The solution?  Over several weeks of testing, we found that the best combination was printing the image in color, then a layer of 50% opacity white ink, and finally another layer of color.  These three layers make it possible for the image to shine through no matter what direction the light comes from.  “During the day, the white backs up the outer layer, and during the night, the second layer of color comes through due to the backlighting,” John explained. “This allows the sign to look great day or night.”

In the picture above, we printed the same image using three different processes.  The image on the right shows a “single strike,” or just one layer of ink.  This type of printing is great for most signs, but as you can see, the backlighting washes out the image at night.  The image on the left shows the same image printed on the front of the sign face, then printed in reverse on the back side.  This “double strike” method gives better color, but can be very difficult to register exactly on both sides.  The center image is a “triple strike” with color, white ink, then color printed on the sign face.  Our test image is printed with 100% opacity white ink, but by lowering the opacity to 50%, the image is bright and clear.

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Spokane First backlit sign

Even with the extra ink and extra printing time required for a triple strike, this is still the most cost effective option for vibrant full color backlit signs that look great in any lighting conditions.  The color will be sure to last at least 3-5 years, and if the sign is laminated, you can expect 5-7 years of life.

We coined the phrase “backlit triple strike” – since perfecting the method, we just don’t do backlit signs any other way.  “Triple strike” refers to the three trips the material takes through the printer, first receiving the sign graphics in full color, then a layer of white ink, then another run of the graphics in full color.  This technique allows the intended color and saturation to show through whether the light source comes from outside the sign or from within, creating great backlit signs day or night.

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