Starting a new business requires good signage to introduce themselves to the community. New businesses and franchises are what people want to know about it.
Monument signs are great for extra visibility if your business is hard to see from the road. You might not realize how many monument signs you see on a daily basis, but they are everywhere! Business parks and shopping centers use monument signs with built in removable panels to provide signage for the various businesses located within the building. Monument signs are perfect for school campuses, churches, small businesses and neighborhoods.
Since these signs are free-standing and permanent, they are manufactured with sturdy and long-lasting materials. Dimensional letters are normally installed on monument signs but sometimes letters are engraved into the face of the sign. LED message centers are usually integrated within monument signs as well. Message centers are a great way to communicate specials or event announcements directly to the public. As great as these signs are, they require specific and detailed planning. Permits, proofs, mockups and zoning are usually necessary in the process.
Here is a recent monument sign we manufactured for a local business in Windsor, Colorado. This sign already had a concrete foundation and a nice face. The previous business had its logo engraved directly to the panels, so to achieve the design we sanded down the sides and repainted the face. Exterior-grade acrylic letters were then installed on the sign. Spotlights on the ground help light the sign for high-visibility at night.
Choosing Connecting Signs to help create a monument sign for your organization or business ensures that you will be helped through the whole process. There are many materials, colors, finishes, and designs to choose from. We can also guide you through the legal limitations of outdoor signage to ensure that your sign is acceptable within your city or county. Give us a call or request a quote and one of our sign specialists will contact you to get the process started!
An effective storefront is one that utilizes many kinds of signage. These business signs (indoor signs and outdoor signs) engage customers and attracts new customers. It is so important to appeal to your customers and meet their needs. You will also want to stand out among your competition. There are many things that you must consider when mapping out your signage structure. Here’s an example of effective storefront signs for your business.
If your business is being built from the ground up, you will want to inform the public of what is happening as well as information about when you’re opening. You can also take this opportunity to inform your potential customers about the services you offer. Vinyl banners or mesh fence banners are useful in this instance because they are made to be temporary and cost-effective.
Outdoor Building Signs
Next up, you will want to get permanent building signs mapped out and planned. This includes the design and attaining the required permits from the town or city offices. Monument signs provide great visibility from the road. If you’re located in a business park, your property management company should already have a monument sign by a nearby road that has multiple tenant panels. For your building sign, it’s a good idea to consider investing in dimensional letters. Backlit dimensional letters or an internally lit channel box are great options.
Window Graphics & Indoor Signs
The following signs are also very important to your business. Window graphics, in the form of cut vinyl, applied to the front door are great opportunities to inform your customers of your business hours as well as a helpful identifier of your location. This is especially true if you share a space with other businesses. Indoor signs, like lobby signs or wall graphics are also effective tools to enforce your brand. Menu boards are also a form of indoor signage that we can design and manufacture. If you’ve ever been out to eat, you know how important a well-designed menu is!
Vehicle Wraps & Vehicle Graphics
Finally, if you want to reach out to your customer base even further, you should seriously consider getting graphics on your company vehicle. Vehicle graphics, box truck graphics and trailer graphics are always very customized; no two projects are the same! With digitally printed graphics you can have your full color logo printed or you can choose from a variety of colors and finishes in ready-to-cut cut vinyl. Vehicle graphics stand out as one of the best methods for advertising. A full wrap may be pricey, but the return on that investment is one that you cannot pass up!
To keep your business running, you need customers. Your customers, or rather the community you are supporting, needs you too, right? The information that you put out to your community is the “hello, nice to meet you” or “welcome back!” gesture you extend to your customer base. If you are selling a service or product you need an outdoor presence. Do that with exterior signage! As a sign company we work with so many companies (established and just beginning) that have questions about their outdoor signage. With so many options out there; dimensional letters, back-lit dimensional letters, channel box signs, monument signs, tenant signs and so many more, it’s hard to know what your options are. Like anything, if you have a budget your options are more limited but effective signage is highly achievable for any budget!
Here is a list and description of five different types of outdoor signage:
Channel box signs – These signs are three-dimensional boxes, (usually built out of aluminum) with the front of the box being a translucent panel that graphics are applied to. The graphics can be digitally printed or die-cut translucent vinyl. These types of signs are moderately priced and can easily be wired to be illuminated at night for greater visibility.
Flag Signs – These signs are best for stopping foot traffic. They are positioned perpendicular to the building to cross the flow of traffic. They can be wired to be illuminated, and can be built out of many different materials. The options are truly endless!
Dimensional or Channel Letters – These signs can be made out of many different kinds of materials and thicknesses; formed acrylic, flat acrylic and cast metal letters are just some examples. There are many color options and trim cap options. There are also different ways to illuminate these letters. Front lit letters are very common although reverse lit letters are another great option! This example shows reverse-lit metal letters and formed acrylic letters:
Dimensional Logos – These signs are available in both front lit and back lit forms. Logo boxes are constructed in the same way as regular dimensional letters.
Monument Sign – These signs are usually the best option for a hard-to-find business or apartment building. These signs are permanent. Monument signs may be the premium option for signage, but they allow for the most creative freedom!
We can help you every step of the way to help you accomplish your signage needs. A local vape shop recently expanded to Westminster, and they needed effective signage for their building. We worked with them to design the sign. Once the design of the dimensional letters and logo box were finalized, we took over and got the permit from the city, manufactured the components, and successfully installed the sign just in time for their grand opening! Do you need an effective outdoor sign for your business? Give us a call or click here to request a quote!
There are many ways to promote your business with outdoor signs: banners, dimensional lettering, window and door vinyl, monument signs and cabinet signs. Deciding on what kind of outdoor sign is right for you really depends on the type of business you have. Do you have a store front business with busy traffic, do you need to be seen from a highway or far away, do you need to be seen in both directions on a busy road, and do you need to be seen at night? If you answer yes to these questions, you probably need an illuminated cabinet sign. There are many benefits to this type of sign because of the different types of illuminated cabinet signs.
The cabinet, sometimes called a light box, is made of strong, durable aluminum. They have a sign face that is removable for easy changes to the sign. The sign face can be on both sides of the cabinet and is made of polycarbonate, acrylic or flex face.
Polycarbonate (PC) is similar to acrylic, however is stronger and usable over a greater temperature range. Clear polycarbonate is highly transparent to visible light, with better light transmission than many kinds of glass.
Acrylic is a type of plastic characterized by clarity, both transparent and opaque color ranges. Acrylic is a term generically used in the sign industry to describe all plastics.
Flex Face backlit material is used for adding vibrant graphics to lighted sign cabinets, it serves as a sign cabinet cover. The material covers the face of your sign, allowing the print to illuminate. It is a durable print that will last, but is also very easy to update and change as needed. It’s cost efficient and offers great flexibility for your outdoor signage needs. Flex Face Proper is printed on both sides of the material providing vibrant color day and night.
An illuminated or backlit cabinet consists of a light source like LED (Light Emitting Diode) that can be seen from a long distance through a translucent sign face.
Finally, the cabinet sign can be displayed in 4 different ways – pylon, wall mounted, monument or on tenant panels.
Pylon: Generally refers to all large, free standing signs. Can be single or double sided. Standing tall allows this type of sign to be seen from large distances.
Wall Mounted: Mounts to the front of a building. Single sided, illuminated and sits as high as possible on the building to be seen on a busy road or large parking lots in shopping malls.
Tenant Panels: Tenant panel signs are used to identify shopping centers, business parks or any area having more than one business. Tenant panels can be illuminated allowing for day and night viewing. Your tenant panels let the public know what your center has to offer in services and or retail sales. The overall sign should reflect your developments image with style while making a statement.
Monument signs are usually used in residential or commercial developments and work nicely when placed near a busy road. Double sided and illuminated options make this a great type of cabinet sign.
If this sounds like the type of signage for your new business or an existing business that needs an upgraded sign or if you just need to change your message in an existing cabinet sign, give Connecting Signs a call 970-493-0133. Our team can design, print and install illuminated cabinet signs or answer any questions about all the different options!
Internally illuminated signs draw all kinds of attention both day and night. These type of signs are very versatile; they can be free-standing as a monument sign, mount on a pole, and probably the most popular is mounting the cabinet onto a storefront wall. We offer cabinets which are manufactured with the highest quality extruded aluminum components, all welded construction industrial strength finishes and durable polycarbonate faces.
Our team of experts can design an eye-catching custom message for your illuminated cabinet sign face. Several options are available based on many factors – from a basic message made from solid color translucent vinyl, to printed graphics on translucent, to a long-lasting back-painted face. Our Internally illuminated signs & light boxes are the perfect choice for business owners that need their brand to get noticed even after the sun goes down.
Backlit cabinet signs are also ideal for commercial real estate landlords that are looking for cost-effective signage change outs when needed. Sign faces can be easily replaced with a new tenant’s brand.
Give us a call at 970.493.0133 and let our team of professionals work with you on a new, eye-catching backlit cabinet sign. Whether it’s a brand new light box sign, illuminated cabinet sign, or just replacing the graphics on your existing sign – we’ll listen to you and get a solution that works for your business!