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One Stop Shop for New Business Signs

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The Trace Analytics team with new cut vinyl car graphics

If you’re in need of new business signs, you may be faced with a long list of choices, from backlit signs and dimensional letters to suite signs, parking signs and vehicle graphics.  When used together with cohesive design elements, various new business signs can improve brand recognition and give an immediate positive impression.

We recently outfitted Trace Analytics, premier agricultural testing laboratory in Spokane, with new business signs from dimensional letters to etched glass vinyl lettering.  “We worked with Signs for Success a few years back on a trailer wrap, so when we wanted our new company car wrapped, I jumped on the opportunity to work with them again,” Trace Analytics CEO Gordon Fagras said.  “When we discovered all the different sign possibilities that Vanessa introduced us to, we were excited to be able to wrap the signage and media into a one stop shop.”  We have designed and installed literally hundreds of vehicle wraps, but many people don’t realize we handle all kinds of custom sign projects, large and small.  In addition to vehicle graphics, we installed dimensional letters and logos on an interior office wall and etched glass vinyl lettering on the windows at Trace Analytics.

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Etched glass vinyl lettering

Car Lettering

This project incorporated the logo as well as other contact information into clean white lettering.  Without any frills, these simple vehicle graphics are modern and easy to read.  Vehicle advertising is extremely effective, and it offers the best ROI in outdoor advertising.  Vinyl lettering is especially cost-effective because it doesn’t take a lot of material to make a big impact.

Cut Vinyl Lettering

Vinyl lettering isn’t just for vehicles.  It’s also great for glass doors and windows and for identifying offices.  We stock various colors and styles of vinyl, but perhaps the most sophisticated looking vinyl is the etched glass, or “frosted” vinyl.  Our Avery Etchmark vinyl is translucent, and it has the visual quality of etched or sandblasted glass without the high expense.  We have done lettering, logos, and even a privacy design with flourishes that blocked about two-thirds view of a full glass door.  Etched vinyl is a great choice for any situation.  Trace Analytics’ logo and business name looks clean and professional in etched vinyl lettering.

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Aluminum and acrylic dimensional letters and logos

Dimensional Letters

We work with Gemini – a leader in dimensional lettering and dimensional sign supplies—to create custom dimensional letters and logos.  There are a variety of metals and formed plastics to choose from, with size, style and finishing all customizable.  Trace Analytics chose custom aluminum sign letters for their name and logo, and acrylic dimensional letters for their partner, Shimazu.  Signs for Success offers professional installation, quick turnaround and a lifetime guarantee on all dimensional letters.

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Acrylic dimensional letters

Trace Analytics was thrilled with the result.  “We knew in our head what we wanted but Vanessa was able to coax that all out and put it into a working design that had form and substance,” Mr. Fagras said.  It’s great to see businesses as they evolve and be able to respond to their evolving needs—we are currently working with Gordon on labeling his testing packages as well.

Whether you’re looking for new business signs or just in need of a new design plan, we will help you come up with a branding strategy that can include indoor/outdoor signs, dimensional letters, vehicle graphics, 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.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on new business signs; contact us for a free quote today!

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3 Durable Materials for Outdoor Dimensional Letters

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Aluminum Letters

When it comes to outdoor dimensional letters, you need something that will withstand sun, rain, snow, pollution, and all the other factors that affect permanent outdoor signage.  Here are 3 extremely durable materials for your outdoor dimensional letters:

Aluminum Outdoor Dimensional Letters

Aluminum is a great option because it is durable, corrosion-resistant, and hard enough to prevent surface damage.  Aluminum finishes include several silver finishes as well as gold, medium bronze, dark bronze, black, Nouveau Patina, or any other desired painted color.

Stainless Steel Letters

Stainless Steel Alloy 316 resists tarnishing in the harshest conditions, including marine and salt water situations.  It is not as apt to discolor, rust or corrode as other steels and stainless steel alloys.  Titanium-coated stainless steel is also available.

Cor-Ten Steel Letters

Cor-Ten Steel gives a different look than other metals – it’s ideal material for achieving a rustic or antique look, with all the durability of cut steel.

For most outdoor dimensional letters, 20-gauge material provides the proper balance of strength and weight.  Some larger letters may require 18-gauge material for extra strength.  All dimensional letters are hand welded, and tests on the welds indicate the ability to withstand temperatures below -40 degrees Fahrenheit and exceeding 350 degrees.  Outdoor letters come with a lifetime guarantee.

Signs for Success has designed and installed several outdoor lettering signs.  We are a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on outdoor dimensional letters; contact us for a free quote today!

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Facility Rebranding gives Cohesive Look to Outdoor Signs

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City of Spokane Brushed Aluminum Wall Sign

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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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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Stand Off Signs and Wall Display Cable Sign Mounts

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Snap hall signs

Signs for Success helped Snap Spokane create this unique wall display of stand off signs.  Cables suggest an industrial look, while the mix of photo prints, clear acrylic logo panels and brushed aluminum signs give an eclectic vibe.  This well designed wall display looks altogether modern, polished and professional.

Snap’s mission is to help eliminate poverty by providing connections and opportunities for people of low income to help themselves.  Snap wanted to display a variety of text and photo pieces down the hallway.  By choosing bold background colors for text and alternating text with photo prints, the custom wall display is colorful and interesting.  Design, layout, printing and installation were completed by Signs for Success.  The signs were installed using cables and standoff mounts to give the whole piece a dimensional look.

Use a collage wall display of stand off signs like this one to fill a blank hallway or lobby wall and promote your business or goals at the same time.  You may choose to display sponsor or partner logos, give information about your program goals, highlight your mission statement, or tell success stories.  These will not only add interest, but can boost “brand awareness” by sharing your goals and successes with clients.

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 stand off signs; contact us for a free quote today!

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2nd Harvest’s Aluminum Letters Spokane

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Stud mounted Aluminum Letters at 2nd Harvest’s Spokane warehouse

We enjoy working with non-profit organizations whose goals and contributions strengthen our community.  We have been able to create many different signs, banners and wraps for 2nd Harvest that help them achieve their mission.  Our latest project was for aluminum letters .  The ¼” dimensional letters were installed on site at the Spokane warehouse.  They beckon people into “The Kitchen,” where valuable cooking lessons, demonstrations, and recipe sampling will take place.

These dimensional letters have simple, clean lines and a polished metal finish that lends itself to a sleek modern look.  They’re stud mounted over the doors to the kitchen.  The doorway is actually situated on an interior wall, so UV rays and weathering will not be an issue.  Even so, aluminum letters are durable and can be used outdoors as well as indoors.  “The Kitchen is an area devoted to teaching healthy cooking and life skills to local people who benefit from the 2nd Harvest food bank,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger explained.  It’s just another way 2nd Harvest is contributing to the health and well-being of individuals and families throughout the Northwest.

We work with Gemini – a leader in dimensional lettering and dimensional sign supplies—to create our aluminum letter Signs.  Stud mounts, like the ones we used for this project, give greater impact by mounting dimensional letters off the wall.  You can even add lighting and use shadow to make your dimensional letters really stand out.  We offer professional installation, quick turnaround and a lifetime guarantee on all metal letters.  Contact us for a free quote today! See More Dimensional Signs!

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Give Depth to your Advertising with Dimensional Letters and Logos

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Wolf & Associates dimensional letters

Dimensional letters and logos are emerging as a high-impact statement on static signage.  Signs for Success has been a dimensional lettering supplier in Spokane for many years, but now that 3D everything has struck a chord with consumers worldwide, the phones seem to be ringing off the hook for custom dimensional letters and logos.

Dimensional Letters fall into 4 main categories: metal, laser cut, formed plastic, and earth-friendly Minnesota letters.

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Aluminum Letters

Metal Acrylic Letters are solid acrylic coated with a .025″ layer of real metal.  They are primarily designed for indoor applications; however, thanks to Gemini’s new “Bern-lok” process that greatly reduces deterioration, they can also be used in certain outdoor situations.  They give a professional look to lobbies and offices.  Metal wall letters are available in brushed, soft, or polished aluminum; brushed satin gold; brushed, soft, or polished brass, and medium bronze.

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2nd Harvest custom wallpaper and laser cut dimensional letters

Laser Cut Letters are perfect for intricate fonts or designs with multiple layers.  Your artwork is converted to an exact 3D acrylic replica, and orders are typically ready in 4-6 business days from artwork approval.  There are 32 standard colors as well as a custom finishes.

Next to solid or cast metal, Formed Plastic Letters are perhaps the most durable dimensional letters.  These do well outdoors as well as in.  They offer greatest depth and dimension for your money and can be custom made up to 5 feet tall.  These plastic letters are made from a renewable resource, so they’re eco-friendly, too.  Formed Plastic Letters come in 140 standard styles and 38 colors.

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Minnesota Letters have the look and feel of cast metal letters.  Made from earth-friendly recyclable CAB, these are available in 6 standard styles and 45 standard colors. Minnesota Letters are great for indoors, and they work in most outdoor situations as well.

Tip: Mount dimensional letters and logos with stand-off mounts to give even greater impact!

In addition to dimensional letters, we offer custom 3D shapes, perfect for displaying your logo.  The Spokane Transit Authority office houses a brightly-colored dimensional logo that’s 4 feet tall.  To give even greater impact, the logo is mounted to stand about 2 inches off the wall.  We offer professional installation, quick turnaround and a lifetime guarantee.Product-Page-Quote-Button

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Custom Metal Letters Spokane

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Metal letters look great indoors or out.  We’ve seen them in office lobbies and conference rooms as well as high-end jewelry stores and restaurants.  They work almost anywhere and can bring a classy look, modern look, or even a grunge look, depending on how you use them.

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Snap lobby sign in metal laminate dimensional letters

We work with Gemini – a leader in dimensional lettering and dimensional sign supplies—to create our custom metal letters Spokane.  Among the options in metal letters are: flat cut metal, cast metal, and stainless steel fabricated metal letters.

Flat cut metal letters are made from high-grade plate metal and come in several different finishes, including aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper.  It’s tough enough for outdoor signs, but attractive enough for office interiors as well.

Cast metal letters offer deep dimension and durability.  They are hand-finished in either cast aluminum or bronze that gives the letters a classic look.

Lobby signs of dimensional letters look great on the wall like this one for Wolf & Associates in Spokane, of cut metal and acrylic

Wolf & Associates Lobby Sign

The stainless steel fabricated letters project a strong look, with crisp 90-degree edges and clean lines.  They’re also lighter in weight than comparable cast metal letters.

Here are some additional options to give your metal letters Spokane a unique look:

  • Custom lighting—create a distinct look with custom lighting including halo-lit and face-lit letters.
  • Dimensional logo or other artwork—Have your logo or other meaningful artwork cast to match your metal letters.
  • Stand-off mounts—Give greater impact by mounting dimensional letters off the wall. Play with lighting and shadows to make metal letters Spokane really stand out.

We offer professional installation, quick turnaround and a lifetime guarantee on all metal letters Spokane.  Contact us for a free quote today!

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Fire District 8 metal dimensional letters

This past month we had the opportunity to work with the fine folks at Spokane County Fire District 8 Headquarters. They needed larger identification on the front of their fire station and new identification for their entrances at the office and training facility.  The headquarters is a training facility as well as a fire engine house—they get a lot of visitors and because of its somewhat remote location, the station required better identification and larger outdoor signs.  Signs for Success installed laser cut acrylic dimensional letters Spokane Valley onto the brick facade.  The letters have stud mounts on the back so they stick out ½ inch from the wall, adding dimension and a natural cast shadow.  The firefighters and staff love the new look.

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Metal Letters Spokane Valley Police

Dimensional letters and logos can be manufactured from plastics, metals, foam, wood or a combination of materials.  These Metal Acrylic Letters are solid acrylic coated with a .025″ layer of real metal.  They are primarily designed for indoor applications; however, thanks to Gemini’s new “Bern-lok” process that greatly reduces deterioration, they can also be outdoors.  Metal letters are available in brushed, soft, or polished aluminum; brushed satin gold; brushed, soft, or polished brass, and medium bronze.  We have installed metal letters at a variety of businesses, from law offices and police departments to retail stores and restaurants.  The different finishes and mounting options, as well as custom lighting, can give your dimensional letters a truly unique look.

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.  Get quality service and a lifetime guarantee on dimensional letters Spokane Valley.  Contact us for a free quote! See More Dimensional Letters and the District 8 installation Video!