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Lightweight Event Signs

FoamCore Sponsor Sign

Foam Core Sponsor Event Sign

Foam core is a great sign material for temporary indoor event signs.  Its clean lines and smooth matte finish offer high quality prints in vibrant color.  In addition, foam core is lightweight, making it easy to transport to an event site and set up.  For most foam core event signs, we add a stand to make a free-standing sign.  These “standees” can be either rectangular or shape cut.

Foam Core Event Signs are great for:

  • Trade shows
  • Fundraisers
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Goal thermometers
  • Auctions, and more!

This event sign was printed on a full sheet of 4×8 foam core and made into a standee for the 2nd Harvest “Taking a Bite Out of Hunger” event.  The graphics recognize sponsors whose donations make 2nd Harvest’s mission possible.  With sponsor support, 2nd Harvest is able to distribute free food to fight hunger in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

Octoberfest Coro Standee

Octoberfest Coro Standee

Some other Portable Signs for Indoor Events are:

  • Banner stands
  • Vinyl & Fabric banners
  • Corrugated plastic signs
  • Coro Standees
  • Pop-up trade show displays
  • Feather banners

Whether you having existing artwork, or you need help bringing your vision to life, Signs for Success can create the perfect custom signs for your next big event.  We’ve done everything from logo design to vehicle wraps and everything in between.  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 event signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today! SEE MORE IDEAS!

 

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way finding signs building sign at VA Hospital

Changeable Way Finding Signs at VA Hospital

way finding signs building sign at VA HospitalThe Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is using new way finding signs to direct people from their cars to the different buildings.  The updated signs help people feel comfortable and confident finding the correct building or office.  They also allow signs to be changed out easily in the event a clinic or doctor moves locations within the campus.

The Mann-Grandstaff VAMC and its clinics serve more than 30,000 Veterans annually throughout Central and Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Northwestern Montana.

“The campus is large enough now that people can get lost.  They needed way finding signs with replaceable, changeable sections of the sign,” Signs for Success sales specialist Julie Dean said.  “The new signs allow for removability.  If a general practice doctor moves, or the senior living center moves to another building, they can move that piece from one sign to another.”

changeable way finding signs spokaneThe project included a total of 14 way finding signs, some as tall as 8 feet.

The signs are uniform in appearance and easy to find and read.  Each partition is made of aluminum composite material (ACM).  The 48” wide signs have long-term, high performance vinyl with cut vinyl reflective lettering and directional arrow.  “They also wanted to update their colors; all the exteriors are changing from brown to sapphire blue.  The color is permeated into the vinyl which makes it extremely fade resistant.  The reflective white lettering on top gives it a nice pop,” Julie said.  The post signs match the sapphire blue building signs, making finding the right building a cinch.

way finding signs installed at Mann-Grandstaff VAMCEach aluminum post is secured onto a steel plate, bolted into concrete footings.  If the sign is ever hit, the aluminum posts can be replaced without having to re-dig the footings.  This type of sign is great for high traffic areas, and they even withstood two hurricanes in Florida in 2017.

There were several key factors the Mann-Grandstaff VAMC needed to cover, including changeability and durability.  We took the time to listen to the customer’s needs and find the best option.  “We will take the time necessary to research fabricators to adapt to the needs of your company or industry for the length of time you need them,” Julie said.  “These signs will last 20+ years, and they can keep interchanging partitions.”

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 way finding signs; contact us for a free quote 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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Custom Shaped Powder Coated Town Sign

Town Sign for Senior Class Gift

Custom Routed Town SignA welcoming Town Sign is a lovely addition to any town, big or small.  Rosalia High School’s senior class sponsored beautiful new “Welcome to Rosalia” signs to give back to their town.  Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger brainstormed with Sean Moss from Rosalia School District to come up with the town sign design.  The result is a modern design with durable finishes that will look great for many years.

Design

“He wanted a double layer, cut out (like a stencil) metal sign face,” Vanessa explained.  Laser cut or stencil cut metal signs are smooth with a clean, modern look.  “The sign face was shape cut and the design cut out of it, then it was powder-coated flint gray.  The posts and solid, shaped backer panel were powder-coated black.”

Materials & Installation

Custom Shaped Powder Coated Town SignThe welcome signs are 3/8” aluminum, ideal for long- to permanent-use signs.  Aluminum is strong and weather resistant, and

powder-coating will also last many years.  The signs are installed with concrete footings and solar front lighting.

Customize your town sign with:

    • Shape cutting
    • Laser cut design
    • Special lighting
    • Mascot, or Local attraction(s)

Rosalia High School raised over 50% in donations and partnered with the Town of Rosalia to get these great signs done.  We were honored to be a part of it.  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 Town Sign; contact us for a free quote today!

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school donor wall dimensional signs at Eastern Washington University Library

EWU Custom School Donor Wall

school donor wall dimensional signs at Eastern Washington University LibraryThis unique School Donor Wall was created to thank donors and recognize scholarship recipients.  The Eastern Washington University Library received a sizable donation from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, dating back to the 1960s graduates, partly to fund the annual Randy Van Turner scholarship.  Randy Van Turner was an EWU graduate and founding member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at EWU; he was killed in action in Vietnam.  The scholarship in his name has been awarded annually since 2014.

The school donor wall is placed at the entry of Eastern Washington University’s library, and is made up of several pieces.  The layered dimensional effect is achieved with multiple materials, from acrylic to brushed metal, working in great combination.

dimensional signs with stand off mounts for EWU scholarship by Signs for SuccessSchool Donor Wall Elements

For this project, the blue waves and top trapezoidal piece are acrylic, the black bars are PVC, the dimensional lettering is brushed silver, and the logo is high performance adhesive vinyl.  The plaque on the left is engraved with the scholarship contributors, and the plaque on the right is a Vista anodized aluminum frame that offers the ability for the university to change the graphics with names of new recipients.

“The wall art is multi-dimensional and layered for an exceptional effect,” Signs for Success’ Julie Dean said. “From the initial contact, several general concepts and materials were considered.  In the end, Signs for Success design department vectored, made design adjustment, and set up a concept created by Carol King of the EWU Library.”

To have all these elements designed, printed, ordered and installed – concept to installation – was just shy of four weeks.  Even with the various design aspects and vendors involved we were able to complete the project within a month.

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 school donor wall; contact us for a free quote today!

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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Large wall mural for QCD Denver, commercial wall mural

Commercial Wall Mural Transforms Denver Location

Large wall mural for QCD Denver, commercial wall muralThis Commercial Wall Mural adds visual interest to plain white walls.  The Denver skyline dresses up Quality Custom Distribution’s large commercial space while showcasing clients that they distribute for.  The graphic is 21 feet tall and 78 feet wide. Wall murals, whether for home or commercial use, enhance the environment in the images and colors of your choice.

“I started working with Mike Douglas from Quality Custom Distribution – Rocky Mountain in early August.  We had done a mural for the Spokane Valley location, and he saw it and wanted something for his Denver location,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  “We got approval to proceed in early September.  Then we spent a few weeks with various options in design and layout, finding good images of the Denver Skyline.”

When designing any type of large graphics for print, as in the case of a commercial wall mural, you need high resolution artwork.  There are several stock photo sites online you can use to browse digital artwork.  We also have access to high quality digital images and can help you find the perfect image for your project.

Warehouse Environmental GraphicsFor this project, “the favored image was not available in high enough resolution,” Vanessa explained, “so we had to pick an evening photo that was high enough resolution.  It turned out fabulous.”

We offer state-of-the-art print technology and a variety of wall mural materials.  We have smooth wall paper and commercial wall paper, as well as self-adhesive vinyls that range from temporary to long-term use.  As far as wall covering materials go, there are several great options for your custom commercial wall mural, and we can help you decide which is best for your location, vision and budget.

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 commercial wall mural; contact us for a free quote today!

stretched canvas print, large gallery wrapped canvas for Northern Quest Resort and Casino

Stretched Canvas Print for Northern Quest

stretched canvas print, large gallery wrapped canvas for Northern Quest Resort and CasinoStretched canvas, also known as “gallery wrapped,” is a method of stretching and securing an artist’s canvas around the sides of a wooden frame.  A stretched canvas print is easy to hang and looks great.  This custom stretched canvas print was created with custom sizing and quick turnaround for Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

“Charlie from Northern Quest Resort and Casino called to ask us if we could get a canvas print out quickly and if we could make a 5′ x 5′ piece,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger explained.  Our largest stocked roll of white-coated canvas is 63” wide.  For the quick turnaround the customer needed, we were able to make a 58” x 58” print, allowing the necessary 2 ½ inches of material all the way around for wrapping the stretcher bars.

“We were able to take his fantastic artwork and make up an awesome visual for his environmental graphics on his wall,” Vanessa said.  The stretched canvas print is being used to promote Northern Quest’s current expansion project.

At Signs for Success, we pride ourselves on quick turnaround, perfect color and outstanding customer service.  This project was no different, and the customer was thrilled with the result.  “We came to Signs for Success with a very last minute job and could not have been more pleased with the outcome,” Northern Quest Marketing Coordinator Charlie Murchy said.  “Everything was put into motion as quickly as possible; the finished product arrived on time and it looks fantastic!”

“We printed and gallery wrapped the stretcher bars and got this delivered to the customer in right about a week, even with special ordering the 58” stretcher bars. It looks amazing!” Vanessa said.

More about stretched canvas print:

  • We stock two different canvas materials – a white coated “Picasso” canvas; and a natural, uncoated, off-white canvas.
  • We can print and wrap up to a 4’ x 8’ size, or other custom size with special order stretcher bars.
  • Canvas prints offer a sophisticated, yet clean and simple look to wall displays.
  • Gallery wrapped canvas can be used to display building projects, promotions, wall art or even personal photography.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on a stretched canvas print; contact us for a free quote today!

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Custom Printed Chain Link Fence Slats for Zoo

Go “Wild” for Chain Link Fence Slats


Custom Chain link fence slats zoo animals
Dress up your fence with chain link fence slats.  These fence slats for Micke Grove Zoo  in Lodi, CA are printed with beautiful full color graphics of animals.   Many of the animals here are from Madagascar, the most bio-diverse place on our planet. This project is part of their 60th Anniversary Celebration. Efrain Lopez from San Joaquin County Facility Management said “The slats installed easily and we have had rave reviews from our visitors and our whole zoo team.”   Custom fence slats can even include a message or advertisement.

Use chain link fence slats to:

  • Advertise
  • Beautify your property line
  • Add privacy
  • Show school pride

Chain link fence slats are made by printing graphics to sheets of corrugated plastic.  Corrugated plastic, often simply called “coro,” is waterproof and UV resistant.  And unlike banners or signs that are zip tied to a fence, coro slats are also highly wind resistant.  When you order fence slats, we include the printed coro, an edge cap to hold the slats level, and a specialized cutting tool.

Custom fence slats are easy to install.  First, you weave the edge cap at the base of the chain link fence.  The edge cap makes a straight bottom line for the slats to rest in.  We recommend starting in the center of the fence and working outward.  Insert each slat into the chain link from the top, weaving through the link until it rests in the edge cap.Custom Printed Chain Link Fence Slats for Zoo

We’ve seen chain link fence slats used to create a large outdoor sign, to recognize sponsors or even to showcase children’s artwork.  We think custom fence slats work great for sports teams, schools, airports, fairgrounds, and anywhere else with fencing that could sport a message or show pride.

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 chain link fence slats; contact us for a free quote today! SEE MORE FENCE SLATS!

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