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!

Brushed Aluminum Logo Sign matches custom ADA signs throughout spokane office

Coordinated Custom ADA Signs

exam room custom ADA sign meets specificationsWe recently completed a custom ADA signs package for Columbia Surgical Specialists. This included door IDs, wayfinding signs, restroom signs, and interior letter sets.  Starting right when you walk through the door, custom coordinated signs give a professional look.

Custom ADA Signs in clean, modern stainless steel

Brushed Aluminum Logo Sign matches custom ADA signs throughout spokane officeFor the custom ADA signs, “they chose a true stainless steel overlay on an acrylic backer for a clean, modern look,” TJ at Signs for Success explained. The signs coordinate perfectly with the flat cut out lobby sign you see when you come in. A brushed metal finish matches the finish on the ADA signs throughout the office. The entire sign package is not only well coordinated, but it also meets building specifications.

“Using code compliant type 2 raster braille, and installing all signs at the correct location and height mean a quick and painless inspection with your local municipality,” TJ noted. Getting the right ADA signs and coordinating office signs, suite signs, or logo signs are no problem for us. We’ll make your inspection simple by making sure you have the signage you need.  Our designers can help come up with a concept that meets specifications while giving your entire office a professional and modern edge.  Each office is different, and layout can be a big factor in what types of signs are needed. From suite signs to directional signs, we can come up with a sign package that incorporates everything you need. If you’re adding a new location, we can make the transition smooth with custom ADA signs. 

 Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane.  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 ADA signs today!

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Dimensional Letters and Photo Print Personalize Gonzaga Office

dimensional letters, dimensional logo, and acrylic photo print for Gonzaga University in Spokane, custom signsDimensional letters add a professional look to any office building, lobby or school. Gonzaga University in Spokane used metal letters in their admissions office.  Below the admission center sign is a custom dimensional logo in the same brushed nickel finish.

To add interest and really personalize the space, they wanted to display an old photo of the campus.

On the adjacent wall is a photo print of the original Gonzaga Campus in 1893. We reverse printed the photo “second surface,” or on the back of the acrylic. This prevents scratches and wear from damaging the actual print surface.  In addition, cleaning the photo print is simple since the graphics are protected.  The acrylic photo print is mounted with brushed nickel standoffs to add dimension and complement the dimensional letters.

We offer dimensional letters in several finishes and colors.  Metal letters come in nickel, bronze and gold finishes, and formed plastic letters are available in a vast array of colors.  We can also create custom logo shapes to match.  Best of all, our dimensional letters and signs come with a lifetime warranty.

Photo prints add a personal touch to your office or business.  Choose an image that represents your goals, service or location. Hanging a relevant image can bring warmth and interest to plain walls.  Second surface printing, like Gonzaga’s photo print, will guarantee your image looks polished and new for many years to come.

If you want to add interest to your lobby or office space, we can help with custom dimensional letters, logos and photo prints!  Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane. 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 school or lobby signs; contact us for a free quote today!

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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Custom Hanging Way Finding Signs Match Decor

Iron hanging laundry sign, custom hanging way finding signs for retirement communityRiverview Retirement Community was looking for memorable directional signs to place within their building.  The custom hanging way finding signs we came up with incorporate iconic symbols to serve as natural landmarks throughout the building.

Iron garden sign, hanging way finding sign“Amy Anderson from Complete Office was instrumental in bringing this project to us.  She envisioned something with personality, and in her words, “maybe something a little old-fashioned in design,”” Signs for Success sales specialist Tom Bross said.  Together we came up something more special than simply the word ‘laundry’ or ‘garden’.  A custom shape cut shirt, watering can and scissors along with the words laundry, garden and salon make these signs unique and easily recognizable.  “Amy sold the client on the project and then generously allowed Signs for Success to work directly with Riverview on the signs.”

The set of three, dimensional flag-mounted signs all matched in concept, materials, color and size. The directional signs feature a small classic iron scroll pattern.  We painted all the mounting hardware black to match.  The shape-cut symbols for laundry, salon and garden really set these signs apart.

“They worked so well in the first building, they ordered a second set specifically for the Memory Care building,” Tom said. “We also did a beautiful acrylic stand-off timeline sign for the lobby.”

Custom hanging way finding signs help people get where they need to go.  Directional signs can match a theme or marketing scheme to create a unique and Salon custom hanging way finding sign, shape cut iron signunified look within an office or healthcare building.  These directional signs will help community members and visitors reach their destination quickly and easily.   

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 hanging way finding signs.

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Warehouse roof mounted panel sign with molded plastic letters, outdoor business signs

Outdoor Business Signs at Justus Bag

Warehouse roof mounted panel sign with molded plastic letters, outdoor business signsJustus Bag Company needed updated outdoor business signs for their warehouse on Trent, including a roof-mounted panel sign and a sign for the side of the building that faces the street.  We were able to come up with a solution that is both modern and brand-consistent for their needs.

“The client wanted to update their current roof mounted signs with a cleaner, more modern look. After coming to understand their brand, Earl Van Eaton and I decided a vertical sign with just the company name would work best,” Signs for Success sales specialist Tom Bross explained. We used custom molded plastic letters mounted to 3mm Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) to create the roof-top sign.  “The signs are lit from below, so day or night, the new signs make a good impression.”

Justus Bag building sign in Spokane, new outdoor business signsThe warehouse had its own challenges, namely the surface texture.  “The warehouse was like a big empty canvas, albeit a bumpy one. Instead of applying vinyl directly to the surface, we opted to make a large direct-print ACM sign that was printed and assembled in sections. This gave us a nice white flat background to enlarge the logo on to,” Tom explained.  “The two signs work well together. They look professional, clean and are brand consistent.”

ACM is outdoor durable, makes a great printing surface, and lasts several years. Adding custom graphics or molded dimensional letters to ACM can make a bold statement while keeping with the goal of simple and effective signage.  New signs make a great impression, and these modern outdoor business signs will look great for many years to come.

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 new outdoor business signs.

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Wall of Fame signs and plaques printed ACM

Wall of Fame for Coaches – Aluminum Plaques

Wall of Fame signs and plaques printed ACM

Wall shown from each end

When Maury Ray and Keith Snyder from Community Colleges of Spokane came in to brainstorm ideas for a wall of fame they were looking for nice plaques on a budget. “We started with pricing for cast plaques, but found the price was prohibitive,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  After brainstorming some other options for nice looking custom plaques, we decided to try printing on brushed silver ACM.  Aluminum Composite Material has the look of solid metal. It has aluminum faces with a solid plastic core that is great for printing and is extremely durable.  ACM comes in white, black, brushed silver, brushed gold, and a several other colors.  ACM is a versatile material since you can change the look of the print by simply changing the finish of the metal.

To test, we produced a sample print on brushed silver that turned out great.  “We printed black and white images of past coaches with a short paragraph of their coaching history. Brushed aluminum standoffs were used to mount these to the wall, giving a great look,” Vanessa said.  For protection against scratches and other wear and tear, we laminated each plaque with a matte protective laminate.

Then the SCC staff did the wall creation and installation in a grid pattern.   The black and white metal plaques against rich wood planked walls give the display a clean and classic look.

In addition to the brushed silver plaques, we also did eleven smaller plaques on the brushed gold ACM for coaches who have passed.  On these, we added white ink as a layer under the photo area to give the photos depth and dimension, making a great memory wall.Printed Aluminum wall plaques for wall of fame

“Overall, we came in far under budget, and the look is awesome. As they add more coaches in the future, this is an affordable option over cast plaques,” Vanessa explained.

 

If you’re looking to create a wall of fame or similar wall display on a budget, metal plaques or ACM prints could be the perfect solution!  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 a Wall of Fame today!

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Wood Wall Art Complements any Style

Custom printed wood wall art, Custom printed cedar planks world map with accent

Printed Wall Art, World Map

Wood Wall Art, with custom printing on a wooden slatted surface or on a large flat plank, makes incredible wall art.  Modern decorating often combines rustic with modern or industrial with organic. Wood accent pieces work with almost any design scheme.  Wood wall art is perfect for displaying a favorite photograph, vintage artwork, or a meaningful quote.

Wood wall art can be adapted to any style, from modern to shabby chic.  Artwork is custom and can be distressed or colored with sepia or color highlights to give a more vintage vibe.  Clean lines in full color could complement a modern space.

Lee's Pallets and Signs for Success can produce great custom boxes with digitally printed white and colored inks on the lids, Give us a call now for fast sign service in Spokane

Custom Dry Fly Distilling bottle boxes

One very important key to successful printing on wood is white ink.  When working with non-white surfaces, we print a layer of white ink before printing the actual graphics.  For the Dry Fly Vodka box project, we printed a red logo onto unfinished cedar wood.  Printing red ink directly to the wood produces a faint logo that lacks the necessary contrast between the logo and background, but by simply adding white ink beneath the red, the logo really pops.

We did several wood wall art test prints with various white ink opacities as well as highlighting and distressing to show what is possible when printing to wood.  A lower opacity will give a more faded look while 100% opacity presents bright color, just as it would appear on any other white surface.  We can print to customer-provided materials as well as the wood slats we stock.

Our experienced design team can work with your ideas to come up with a truly original concept.  Contact us for a free quote on wood wall art today!

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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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fire department emblem signs look great on 17 spokane stations, custom acm aluminum signs

Fire Department Emblem Signs

fire department emblem signs look great on 17 spokane stations, custom acm aluminum signsNew Fire Department Emblem Signs create consistency among 17 Spokane Fire Department stations.  These four and a half foot emblems create uniformity and unique “branding” for the fire stations.

This is a large project that has taken many months to come to fruition.  With the different locations involved, as well as funding and approvals, it just takes time.  But the biggest challenge, according to Signs for Success designer Julie Dean, was getting the color just right.

“Having to match the gold and the red was a really great feat to accomplish—not only to get the red right, but to make that gold look like the gold emblem,” Julie said.  Their vehicle decals have real 22K gold in the vinyl.  This makes it more challenging to find a perfect match.

Perfect Color and Placement

After a bit of testing, however, we found that printing onto vinyl using our solvent printer achieved the best color.  “Printed high performance vinyl got the best color; it was perfect,” Julie said.  “They took the sample around the station and were really happy with it.”  An added bonus of printing to vinyl, rather than directly to the surface, is the ability to add bleed to the print.  This in turn allows perfect edge to edge placement on the unique emblem shape.

Fire Department Emblem Sign Material

There are a lot of outdoor durable sign materials that could work for this project. After discussing the options, we decided on 3mm ACM (aluminum composite material).  “ACM is two thin alumDimensional Emblem Signinum panels sandwiching a plastic core,” Julie explained.  “Durability is extreme, but the expense is moderate” when compared to a thicker material or solid aluminum.

Each sign is mounted with black standoffs and decorative knobs on the face that are tamper-proof.  “They are offset from the brick of the building just a little bit, and we were able to shape cut their shield, which gives extraordinary dimension,” Julie said.

At present, we have 9 Fire Department emblem signs installed, and over the next couple of months we will be doing the other 8 locations, one of them the training station. The remaining eight buildings will take a little longer because they’re not prototypical.  Since each building is different, sign placement has to be evaluated and approved.

“I can’t tell you just how thankful we are that you helped us ‘brand’ the fire department,” Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said.  “The finished products [are] amazing!”

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 Fire Department Emblem Signs today!

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