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Facility Rebranding gives Cohesive Look to Outdoor Signs

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Facility rebranding may be prompted by a logo change, management change, or just old graphics begging for an update.  Whatever the case, Signs for Success can create a cohesive rebranding plan incorporating a new logo, logo colors or other theme.

Facility rebranding may include:

  • A monument sign
  • Outdoor building signs
  • Parking signs
  • Indoor wayfinding signs
  • Suite signs and lettering
  • Indoor wall graphics, and so much more!

We have done rebranding, ADA signs, and indoor-outdoor sign projects for several businesses in and around Spokane.  Our most recent facility rebranding project was for City of Spokane Solid Waste, formerly Spokane Regional Solid Waste.

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Building sign “before” photo

“This was a [facility rebranding] project where we were replacing signs for City of Spokane Solid Waste as the city took over facility management from Wheelabrator Technologies, under Spokane Regional Solid Waste,” Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger said.  Both the entry monument sign and the building sign needed to be updated with the new logo and name.  We did the original wall sign many years ago and were able to access the old file that contained sizes and photos of the building.

“We knew that there were many holes where the old dimensional letters were mounted to the fascia, so we determined that it would make more sense to cover the area with brushed aluminum composite panels, and mount the new dimensional letters to them,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.

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Entry Monument Sign “Before” photo

Each sign installation was unique.  Once the holes from the old dimensional letters had been sealed, the new aluminum building sign was mounted directly to the fascia.  Not only does it cover the holes, but it gives the big impact of a large scale sign.  To replace the monument sign that marks the entrance of the site, we took a slightly different approach.  “Since it was poured concrete, we determined that making a new flat surface over the raised logos was the best, most economical way to proceed.  We mounted a 2×4 treated frame to the concrete face, then mounted the ACM panels with cut vinyl lettering on them to the frame,” Vanessa explained.  It completely covers the old lettering and gives a professional and cohesive look to the new facility signs.  “The biggest challenge was trying to figure out how to attach a new material to the existing sign,” Signs for Success production manager Denise Gillit said.  “To make the frame to attach a new material to, we had to cut down wood to fit inside the concrete frame.  It wasn’t horrible, just an added step.”

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Entry Monument Sign “After” photo

“You drive by now, and you can’t even tell that it wasn’t original,” Denise said.

Aluminum composite (ACM) was used for both new signs.  It is an outdoor durable material made of two sheets of thin aluminum with a solid polyethylene plastic core.  We can print directly to ACM, or like these facility signs, apply cut vinyl lettering or dimensional letters to it.  ACM will look great and last for many years.  If you want to change the look of your building, facility or site, we can help come up with professional and outdoor durable rebranding solutions.

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 facility rebranding; contact us for a free quote today! See More Dimensional Letter Signs

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Entry Sign Makeover – Update Your Look Improve Image

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Entry Monument Sign “Before” photo

Do you have an existing monument sign with outdated information or that’s just looking old?  Signs for Success can help with your entry sign makeover!  We will find a cost-effective solution to work with an existing monument to achieve a completely new look.

This entry monument needed a makeover when the City of Spokane took over the management of a waste facility.  They needed to be able to install lettering for the new name and logo, but the monument was poured concrete with raised concrete lettering.  The most economical solution was to create a new sign face and mount it to the front of the entry sign.  “The biggest challenge was trying to figure out how to attach a new material to the existing sign,” Signs for Success production manager Denise Gillit said.  To do this, Signs for Success installers mounted a 2×4 treated frame to the concrete face, then mounted the new sign panel to the wood frame.  “This covered the raised concrete lettering and logos very well and looks great,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said of the entry sign makeover.

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Entry Monument Sign “After” photo

The sign panel is Aluminum composite (ACM), also known as Dibond, Signabond, or Epanel.  It is ideal for long term outdoor signs as it is not prone to warping in high heat or moisture like many other materials.  ACM is comprised of two thin aluminum sheets with a solid polyethylene plastic core.  We can print directly to ACM, or we can apply lettering to the surface.  Using cut vinyl lettering allows the sign face to be reused when it is time for another update.  Removing vinyl is a fairly easy process, as is installing new vinyl.  This new monument sign has cut vinyl lettering and logos.

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 entry sign makeover; contact us for a free quote today!  See More Entry Signs!

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Custom Poster Hanging Sign Airway Heights

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Global Credit Union hanging sign

Simple and effective hanging signs  incorporate logo colors and design without detracting from the message.  Hanging signs can be constructed from corrugated plastic, foam core, heavyweight poster paper, fabric or other lightweight material.

Another perk of using simple design is how easy it is to change the message.  Keeping the uniform look of the signs, text can be interchanged quickly in the design.  This hanging poster is framed, giving a professional touch to the minimalist style.  We can help you choose a display or hardware system for your unique situation.  Whether you’re hanging the custom poster from a ceiling or installing on a wall, frame or post, we can help you select an attractive and affordable system to accent your hanging sign.

Use a hanging sign Airway Heights in:

  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Office buildings
  • Banks
  • Non-profits, and more

A hanging sign can be used to point the way to restrooms or fire exits.  In banks or reception areas, they can direct customers to the proper desk.  Global Credit Union at Fairchild AFB uses this hanging sign as interior way-finding and advertising.  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 custom sign Airway Heights; 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!

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Building Signs – How to Replace Old Dimensional Letters with New Building Signs

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Building sign “before” photo

Building signs and outdoor wall signs need updating over the years due to normal wear and tear, a name change, or new management.  Signs for Success delivers creative solutions for building sign makeovers.  A large facility in Spokane recently came under new management and needed to replace old dimensional letters with a new building sign.  The design challenge was how to cover the old holes where the letters had been installed into the building fascia.

Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger came up with a unique solution by mounting the new dimensional letters to a large brushed aluminum composite sign.  Not only did this cover the unsightly holes, it added drama and a sleek, professional look to the building.

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Brushed Aluminum building sign “after” photo

“We knew that there were many holes where the old letters were mounted to the fascia, so we determined that it would make more sense to cover the area with brushed aluminum composite panels, and mount the new dimensional letters to them,” Vanessa explained.  “Then we hung [the panels] on the fascia, covering the old holes that had been sealed.”

To get the dimensional letter onto this large sign, Signs for Success installers first laid out the six approximately 4’ x 8’ aluminum panels on the production floor.  They were then able to install the lettering and logo accurately.  There are several advantages to using aluminum composite (ACM) for outdoor signs.  It is a long term outdoor durable sign material that comes in different finishes, including this modern brushed finish.

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 building signs; contact us for a free quote today! See More Dimensional Letter Signs

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Coro Billboard Sign – Large Outdoor Signs

Accent Stove & Spa in Spokane wanted a changeable billboard style sign that they could change seasonally, this coro sign has been up many years, and is for summer on the reverse side, coro billboard sign

Coro winter signs for Accent Stove & Spa

Looking for an inexpensive billboard style sign?  Try digitally printed corrugated plastic.  Full color custom graphics on outdoor-durable “coro” can make a great large outdoor sign.

Accent Stove & Spa in Spokane wanted a changeable billboard style sign that they could change seasonally.  This coro billboard sign has been up many years, and is printed for summer on the reverse side,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  Outdoor lighting highlights their billboard wall sign.  By printing a double sided sign, they cut the material cost in half, and can simply switch the sign around twice a year to showcase their seasonal deals.

Corrugated plastic is weather-proof and can for last several years.  To get the most life out of a coro billboard sign, try to place it where it won’t get full direct sunlight for several hours of the day, which fades color over time.  Extreme cold temperatures may cause the material to become brittle over time; however, this Spokane sign endures freezing temperatures several months out of the year, and is still looking great years later.  Corrugated plastic can also be used for permanent indoor signs, large and small.  The lightweight material can be hung, framed, or cut into a custom standee.  Coro is extremely versatile as well as cost-effective.

Our design team works one on one with customers to determine the best material, installation method, and custom graphics for each project we do.  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 custom coro billboard sign; contact us for a free quote today!

 

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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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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,

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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!

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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.

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Advantages of Acrylic Signs:

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  • 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!

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The HP FB500 Flatbed Printer allows us to print custom artwork on a variety of materials of varying thicknesses.  Some of the most interesting pieces have been custom wood signs Spokane.  We can print almost any size wood material, either raw or finished.  We can print to customer supplied materials as long as they’re flat, or we can supply the wood.

One wood sign project was for several lot signs.  We started with half inch thick MDO and router-cut the pieces to shape.  The signs had a straight bottom edge and a curved top.  After we edge-sealed and painted each piece, the custom wood signs were ready for printing.  They were loaded bottom first to get the alignment just right and were run two at a time.

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For another project, we printed individual cedar blocks of wood.  They were approximately 9.5” x 5” and 1/2” thick.  The FB500 can print on rigid material up to 2.5 inches thick.  When the material is set on the flatbed, the printer head height automatically adjusts according to the thickness of the material it senses.  However, if there are small pieces being fed through, the material might not line up with the sensors, resulting in misgauging.  Running a piece of material through the printer despite an incorrect setting will damage the printer heads and ruin the sign.  If there is ever a misreading on the material thickness, we must override it.

It’s most cost-effective to order custom wood signs Spokane in bulk when using this technique as it takes time and care to get everything set up properly.  For the above mentioned projects, we ran 56 MDO lot signs at one time and 100 cedar signs in the first run.

We can also print large single pieces of raw or finished wood.  Recently, we printed a sheet of raw plywood.  The customer wanted an aged, vintage look for her store sign.  Because we were working with unfinished plywood, the inks were absorbed right into the wood, giving the faded vintage look the customer wanted.

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 custom wood signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!