staircase graphics, stair decals at Chicago Academy Elementary

Staircase Graphics at Chicago Academy

staircase graphics, stair decals at Chicago Academy ElementaryWe recently completed staircase graphics for Chicago Academy Elementary School.  They were looking for a fun way to decorate their stairs. These rainbow inspired math sequences are just what they needed to brighten up the hallway.  They included the school slogan and mascot to really personalize the design.

Staircase graphics utilize the conformability and durability of wrap film to add a personal touch to any set of stairs, indoors or out.  They are printed on high performance vinyl that is designed to handle the wear and tear of a high-traffic area.  Stair decals can be printed with a repeating message or logo, or they can be designed as pieces of a larger image.  The school opted to go with a segmented design that works with the number strips they wanted to display.

Stair decals display graphics seamlessly, and you can add a message or even show school spirit.  Use staircase graphics to:

  • Advertise
  • Recognize sponsors
  • Build your brand or product
  • Personalize or beautify a space

Signs for Success designed and printed the stair decals and shipped for installation on site.  Thanks to our friends at Divine Signs for getting the installation done.

“This morning I was able to cut the ribbon on our new stairs at school! Designed by Signs for Success Inc., installed by Divine Signs and Graphics, Inc. and funded by 38 donors through DonorsChoose.org. Here’s to brighter hallways and brighter students!”  Chicago Academy Elementary School’s Elizabeth Brown posted.

Turn your stairs into a unique and eye catching display.  We can help in every step of the process. Whether you’re local or across the country, we can turn your stairs into a work of art.  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 staircase graphics; contact us for a free quote today!

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Custom Blinds Enhance Home or Office

custom blinds, custom printing spokaneWe printed these custom blinds for our friends at Designs by Spirit. They have perfected the ultimate custom blind system that allows you to have the most beautiful window blinds available.

Custom blinds can make a statement in a home, office or business.  You can choose from beautiful stock photos, or create your own graphics and message.  These blinds have translucent acrylic slats with custom printed graphics that personalize your space.  To enhance the effect, they are specially designed to create a continuous appearance when closed.  Printed graphics are fade-resistant and will last several years, even in direct sunlight.

At Signs for Success, we offer custom printing on just about any surface.  From custom window blinds to printed fence slats, we can print on any flat material up to 2 ½ inches thick.  Aluminum and other metals, wood, glass, and plastics are just a few of the surfaces we print on.  You can even bring your own material in for custom printing.  One customer printed their artwork on brushed metal. Another opted for planked wood art prints.  The options are nearly limitless.

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 custom blinds; contact us for a free quote today!

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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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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!

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White Ink Decals for Vullo Bat

Vullo Bat Company offers custom crafted baseball bats, each handmade from start to finish by the owner himself, John Vullo.  White ink decals add the finishing touch to his one-of-a-kind bats.

Custom White Ink Decals on Base Ball bats

Custom Bats White Ink Decals

Signs for Success has the unique ability to print white ink.  We use white ink to enhance:

  • Backlit signs
  • Wood prints
  • Clear decals
  • Static clings

White ink is useful for a number of projects, and absolutely necessary to creating the Vullo logo decals on clear vinyl.  “The white ink decals on clear vinyl that you make for me really makes my product stand out,” owner John Vullo said.  “About half of our bats we make are black, so the white on black really pops!”

We can print white ink on a clear decal, but white ink also enables us to print other colors, like red on black, with white underneath so the red is still vibrant.

We work with each customer’s vision and budget to come up with truly unique solutions.  John’s bats come in different colors, including custom team colors, black and natural wood grain.  Our white ink decals have made it possible to add the professional touch of a signature logo on each and every bat.  Having custom decals “advertises his company and allows for expanding his product line,” Signs for Success sales specialist Julie Dean said.

When setting up decals for printing, we make the best use of space within the material.  “I try to find what makes economic sense— 10 decals would be grossly expensive.  The best break in price for what he needs is about 250 at a time,” Julie explained.

From Design to Print

“I chose Signs for Success because you were one of the few businesses that printed white ink on clear vinyl.  Also you had a design team that helped me design our logo that we use today,” John said.  “It has been a great experience. You guys continue to have excellent customer service, are very helpful when I have a new decal to design/print, and always get our decals done in a very timely manner.”

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 white ink decals; contact us for a free quote today!

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Printed Wood Art with Dimensional Logo

printed wood art, Custom printed cedar planks world map with accentPrinted wood art makes a beautiful addition to any home, office or business.  Roberts Freebourne PLLC, working with Blue Door Décor, added this original piece to their lobby.  The wood art is accented with a dimensional logo to really personalize the piece.

“We did some logo and vinyl work for Roberts Freebourne in both their old location as well as this new office space. When they hired Tiffany at Blue Door Décor for interior design work, she gave us a call about ideas for wall art,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  “We talked about Gator Plast with block standoffs, wood plank art, dimensional lettering, and others.  She had a specific idea for their environmental graphics, so we ended up with custom printed wood plank art of the silhouette of a world map with a dimensional metal logo placed in the Pacific Northwest.”

printed wood art with layer of white inkYou can create custom wall art on a variety of materials.  Acrylic, gator, aluminum, and wood are just some of the options, and all give different styles.  Printed wood art offered the right look and feel for this law office.

installing dimensional logo onto custom wood art

Printed Wood Art Tips & Tricks

Printing on wood can sometimes be tricky.  Because wood is not white, like most print materials, colors appear warmer.  This can be a desired effect for some, but with most wood printing, we print a layer of white ink in the silhouette of the graphics first, then print color over it to maintain vibrant color.  A second challenge we face when printing to wood is the imperfection of the surface.  “Since wood is by nature imperfect, the printing was not crisp and sharp,” Vanessa explained.  “We actually had to print three times with multiple tests.”  We solved the issue by pre-coating the boards, then printing on top of the finish.  The result is a unique, beautiful piece of printed wood art.

If you’re looking to dress up an office or lobby, try custom printed wood art!  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 wood art; contact us for a free quote today!

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