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!

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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outdoor office signs, coro billboard sign in Airway Heights WA near Spokane

Outdoor Office Signs for Spokane Tribe Casino

outdoor office signs, coro billboard sign in Airway Heights WA near SpokaneSpokane Tribe Casino opened a temporary office in Airway Heights while their new casino is under construction. They needed signage to identify their office, attract attention and help applicants for positions in the new casino find the temporary offices.  These outdoor office signs do just that, with a large billboard sign as well as a standard building sign above the front door.  The signs were designed by BHW1, then sent to Signs for Success for production and installation. Additionally we were under tight turn around time, as the signs were unveiled at a press conference revealing the name of the new casino and the brand.

outdoor office signs ACM sign, aluminum outdoor signWe can work with existing structures to maximize the outdoor signage.  In this case, there is a large billboard structure on the property.  We simply covered the old graphics with vibrant new ones, printed on corrugated plastic panels.  The oval building sign is 3mm ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) with a high performance UV laminate.  It was mounted over the existing awning directly above the front door.  Both corrugated plastic and ACM are outdoor durable.

Outdoor office signs help bring attention to the new office location, and modern graphics give a professional image.

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 outdoor office signs; contact us for a free quote today!

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Acrylic Award Plaque

Custom Acrylic Award Plaques

This temporary back wall for Brooks & Dunn concert advertisement at Spokane Tradeshow is made of foamcore, but could easily be a banner or other substrate, foamcore displays cheney, printed foam core spokane

Use Printed Foam Core for Posters, POP signs, and more!

This temporary back wall for Brooks & Dunn concert advertisement at Spokane Tradeshow is made of foamcore, but could easily be a banner or other substrate, foamcore displays cheney, printed foam core spokane

Scored foam core panel for Brooks & Dunn concert advertisement.

Printed foam core board is a popular product for everything from posters to framed wall art.  Foam core is an almost weightless board made with a shredded paper foam core and a white coated paper stock face.  It is also one of the least expensive medias we can print on so for short term use it is a great value. We digitally print directly to the foam core with photo quality results.

Use printed foam core for:

  • Wall art
  • Trade show displays
  • Tabletop displays
  • Posters
  • Hanging signs
  • Retail & POP signs
  • Window signs

Printed foam core can be easily cut with a utility knife and can be scored and folded for a three-dimensional look.  Foam core signs can also be shape cut for a unique look, like the Nordstrom Rack window signs.  Lightweight foam core prints are easy to handle and change out, and they can be mounted to interior walls or hung from the ceiling.

Foam Core Board Retail Signs

Nordstrom Rack Foam Core Window Signs

When storing foam core prints, they should be handled gently and placed away from heavy or sharp objects because the paper face dents easily.  Also store away from moisture and if needed, clean using a dry cloth. Signs for Success can provide boxes and corner protectors to ensure safe storage.

If you need the same look but want a more durable product be sure to ask about Gator Plast. Gator Plast utilizes High Impact Styrene plastic faces and shredded Styrene core. This makes for a denser, harder surface which is less prone to dents. Also being plastic it can be cleaned using water based cleaners and not destroyed by moisture. While more expensive it is often, depending on use, the better value for your project.

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 printed foam core Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

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

UV Printable Acrylic Signs offer privacy in Utah bar

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

Wall wrap dividers for Twigs

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

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

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

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

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

Clear acrylic sign with dimensional letters and polished Stand Offs, lobby signs Spokane

Dimensional Lobby Signs Spokane Really Stand Out

Clear acrylic sign with dimensional letters and polished Stand Offs, lobby signs Spokane

Acrylic Sign with Polished Stand Offs

Are you looking for a truly unique sign for your office or lobby?  There are ways to make a big impact with lobby signs without breaking the budget.  Oral Surgery Plus in Spokane was interested in a large glass sign with a beveled edge, but because glass would be very expensive, not to mention heavy and fragile, we recommended an acrylic sign with unique custom accents.

“The customer was looking for something flashy and substantial. We accommodated with 3/4″ thick clear acrylic and huge stand-offs.  It makes for a high impact sign that you see the second you walk in their office,” Signs for Success designer Will Oakley explained.

By using eight XXL standoffs to mount the acrylic sign, the display adds dimension to the wall and creates a major focal point in the office.  Acrylic is a great rigid sign material because it is sturdy, durable, and comes in a variety of translucence levels and thicknesses.  By using clear acrylic for this project, we could add “frosted glass” dusted crystal vinyl to the backside of the sign to make this piece really special.  An added bonus is that applying vinyl to the back of the sign will protect the material from wear and tear.  Finally, custom painted acrylic letters and logo were installed on the front of the sign.

Thanks to great sign materials and a little designer creativity, this office sign is sure to “stand out” and make a big statement 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.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on lobby signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today! See More Dimensional Signs!

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