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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dimensional letters on wood plank wall custom signs by Signs for Success, church signs

Church Signs for True Hope Church

church signs building signs spokane True Hope Church recently acquired the Lincoln Center, and they are planning a large renovation in the summer of 2018.  But until then, they need directional church signs to help people get to the auditorium, classes, and restrooms.

“It was a good, inexpensive way to get the signs they needed, to last the six months or so until the renovation,” Signs for Success designer Jamie Wood said.  “They wanted temporary signage that was inexpensive but still looks nice.”

way finding signs for True Hope Church in SpokaneThere were some existing signs in the building that we were able to reuse by turning them over and putting cut vinyl on the back, then rehanging.  Other signs were printed on foam core, an inexpensive material that is great for indoor signs.  Foam core has a smooth paper surface, but, like its name, it has a foam “core” that makes the product rigid.  By printing white lettering on a dark grey background, we were able to match the existing signs for a unified look throughout the building.

“They have a pretty specific branding look, so we stuck with that,” Jamie explained.  “We had their logo watermarked in the background with all the information.”

dimensional letters on wood plank wall custom signs by Signs for SuccessAside from the directional signs, there was another aspect of this project that is meant to be long-term.  “True Hope Kids” in large dimensional letters is located on a wall that will not be affected by the renovation.  Not worried about replacing this wall sign any time soon, the customer chose to create bold letters that are stud mounted to a wall of planked wood.  The glossy white acrylic contrasts against the natural wood planks, and mounted about ¾” off the wall, it looks amazing.

No matter what the time frame, or your particular needs for a sign project, we can come up with a great 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.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on church signs contact us for a free quote today!

wire standoff system on custom wall display for SNAP spokane

Wire Standoff System Creates Modern Wall Display

wire standoff system on custom wall display for SNAP spokaneA unique wall display on a wire standoff system was the perfect solution for SNAP in Spokane a few years ago.  It was so well received that they came back for a similar display dubbed the “Gold Club Wall,” wires and all.

“Back in 2014, we worked on a donor wall that was on wire cabling and standoffs.  It turned out beautifully. When Jennifer Martin was ready to have another wall done, they reached out to us to help with production and installation,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.

“We have a similar display that Signs for Success did for SNAP’s Capital Campaign.  We wanted to keep the same design since the Gold Club wall is on a wall near the other display,” Jennifer Martin of SNAP Spokane explained.  Donations go towards their mission of providing opportunities for people in need.

Signs for Success designer Jamie Wood took the provided photos and content and laid out a similar wall with photos juxtaposed with sponsor panels.  The donor names are applied as needed with cut vinyl lettering onto brushed gold ACM (aluminum composite material) panels.  The display is installed on a wire standoff system using cables and standoff mounts.  The look is modern and industrial while creating a dimensional look.

“It’s a great example of environmental graphics adding to the pleasing atmosphere of their offices,” Vanessa said.  Environmental graphics are graphics that improve the visual environment and enhance a person’s experience.  The new wall display fills a blank space with uplifting content, visually showing SNAP’s progression towards a goal.  Donor walls like this one can boost morale, and even performance, as they encourage the individual to work toward a collective goal.  It’s also visually appealing with its clean, modern  design.

“We are very pleased with the final product,” Jennifer said.  “It really brightens up the hallway and everyone notices it immediately.”

The first wall we did for SNAP was described as modern, polished and professional.  The new wall coordinates well, is equally attractive and will be enjoyed 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 a wire standoff system today! SEE MORE DIMENSIONAL WALL SIGNS

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 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