Lobby Signs

Lobby Sign Inspiration

Astute Financial – Clear Lobby Sign

Clear Lobby Sign

Clear Acrylic Lobby Sign

This simple acrylic lobby sign for a local financial services company is a great example of how to showcase your brand in a tasteful way. This medium-sized lobby sign is made of clear, matte acrylic backer and the logo is thin dimensional acrylic letters. The logo subhead and tagline are made of premium cut vinyl. Round brushed aluminum standoffs were chosen to anchor the lobby sign directly to the wall because of the subtlety of the installed look.

Trademark Property Management Group, Inc. – Dimensional letter/logo reception area sign

Dimensional letter/logo reception area sign

This brushed aluminum sign for a property management office shows how much impact some simple dimensional letters can have. The intent of this sign was to keep the logo and letters subtle and classy. There are lots of different options available for materials and finishes, but this reception area sign is made of 1/8” thick composite aluminum. The shapes of the letters and logo accents were then routed out using our CNC router/engraver machine and installed directly to the wall.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Monuments – Wooden Lobby Sign

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If you’re looking for a more rustic sign, here’s a sign that might give you some ideas! This lobby sign for a monument company features a re-purposed wood backer with steel-cut logo and letters. Additional steel accents frame the logo on both sides to help showcase this business’s brand. This lobby sign shows how mixing different and contrasting materials can make an impact and professional statement. It’s never a bad idea to explore and get creative with sign design!

 

 

 

 

 

Device Pharm – Red Acrylic Lobby Sign

Red acrylic lobby sign

Here’s a great example of how to utilize your brand as the focal point in your reception area or waiting room. This reception area sign for a marketing firm is made of opaque (non-transparent), high-gloss, red acrylic with black and white dimensional acrylic letters applied directly to the backer. Round black standoffs were used in the installation. Standoffs are one of the best ways to anchor your sign because they’re minimal and help to add depth to the finished sign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

She She Nail and Wax Lounge – Routed Composite Aluminum Lobby Sign

Composite aluminum salon lobby sign

Here’s an example of taking a great logo design and creating an effective reception area sign! This entire sign was routed from a piece of thin aluminum composite metal. We used a bright pink opaque premium vinyl for the pink features and black premium vinyl to cover the subheading backer. To help line up the letters and logo features we made a simple line template and adhered the sign components directly to the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These examples of effective lobby signs are only just the tip of the iceberg! There’s so many additional ways to showcase your brand and impress your audience. Consider an illuminated cabinet sign or a multi-layered lobby sign, the options are truly endless! Not sure where to begin? Give us a call at 970-493-0133 or click here to get your free estimate on your custom lobby sign.

Indoor Acrylic Signs Connecting Signs

All About Indoor Acrylic Signs

Custom braille room signs

Interior-grade acrylic is one of the most common and affordable sign substrates available and is the perfect medium for indoor signs. Acrylic comes in different grades and thicknesses depending on what it will be used for and can easily be routed out into any shape or font. Acrylic has a nice smooth finish which makes it ideal for flatbed printing. Indoor acrylic signs can come in the form of way-finding directional signs, lobby area signs, reception desk signs, room identification signs and restroom signs.

 

 

 

Acrylic signs stand out as a preferred choice thanks in part to the material’s versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Being available in lots of different colors and finishes allows for total control and customization! Acrylic is also stronger than glass, but half the weight. In the unfortunate event of a break, acrylic does not fracture like glass – acrylic fractures into big, dull-edged fragments. Maintaining and cleaning acrylic signs is very simple, although there is one rule: Never use abrasive liquids (like isopropyl alcohol) or ammonia-based detergents to clean acrylic signs. The best way to clean acrylic signs is to use a micro-fiber cloth and a mild detergent mixed with water.

Clear Acrylic Lobby Sign

Clear Acrylic Lobby Sign

Acrylic ADA Restroom Signs

Acrylic ADA Restroom Signs

While there is a lot of room for creativity in designing indoor acrylic signs, there’s also some rules that you might want to be aware of. Regulatory identification signs, like accessible restroom signs and room identification signs require a specific letter height/thickness, lettering color, background color, elevation, sign size, as well as grade II braille. These rules may seem restricting, but they’re intended to make public spaces more inclusive and accessible. On the plus side, simple and to-the-point is how to ensure that your message is seen and understood by the audience.

 

 

 

 

Getting your indoor acrylic signs started is simple from here! Follow this link to request a free quote, call Connecting Signs at 970-493-0133 for assistance in placing your sign order, or if you’re a Fort Collins local just stop by our showroom anytime!

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Outdoor Directional Signs Fort Collins, CO

Redeemer Outdoor Directional Signs Directional and wayfinding signs are a must for many types of businesses and public buildings.  When you enter a new building, you want clear, understandable directions for where you need to go.  Just as important, are the exterior or outdoor directions of the building assisting where you need to enter.  This […]

Outdoor Yard Signs! Road Signs! Lawn Signs! Banners!

Currently, we are deep into a presidential election, and we all know what that means… Lots and lots of advertisements on the radio and television as well as tons of signage! This time of year can be really fun/stressful/frustrating for everyone. Don’t hate on us though, we are just the sign company! Lawn signs are heavily used during political campaigns. If you are annoyed by them, well, then that just means that they are doing their job. Business owners can utilize the same methods to get their brand or message. Outdoor yard signs and banners are cost effective and quickly produced.

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There are lots of effective opportunities to display your logo and contact information. In the case of house painters, roofers, remodeling companies, and landscapers you can put a yard sign with your information on it in your client’s yard (of course these are temporary and you need to get permission). That way, you are visible to prospective clients who may be in need of your services! The other great perk of these small signs is that you do not need a sign permit from the city, and you can (pretty much) put them anywhere in the ground.

outdoor yard signs

Yard signs can be made single-sided or double-sided and will always come with H-stakes. H-stakes are H-shaped aluminum stakes that go into the yard sign (which is made of corrugated plastic) and into the ground, about 12”-18”. There are other options for displaying yard signs. Some of the higher-end stakes come in a variety of colors and materials. The standard size for these signs are 24” wide by 18” tall. Don’t let that size fool you, we can produce yard signs in a variety of sizes! We can even make custom shaped yard signs!

Funny outdoor yard sign signs

The one thing to remember about this time of year, is that in November it will all be over and we can all go back to our regular lives! But, it’s important to remember how effective yard signs can be. How can they help you? Get new customers, meet new people, make your statement! Give us a call or click here to request a quick quote!

Custom Vinyl Wraps – The big and the small

By far, the most interesting and fun projects that we have been a part of have been the custom vinyl wraps on the uncommon vehicles (even the non-vehicles). As long as the surface is nice and smooth without too much varying texture, you can probably wrap it! Premium wrap vinyl is becoming more and more versatile, allowing for many different applications on a wide variety of surfaces. Of course, there are limitations. We can’t wrap your dog, sorry!

Custom Full Wrap on Grain Silo

Custom Full Wrap on Grain Silo

Full wrap on grain silo for MillerCoors® – Golden, CO

This project was so much fun and we’re so happy with the finished product. It was definitely a huge undertaking. The concept was simple; to change the grain silo (one of many) into a beer can. Easy enough right? The whole job took 150 yards (that’s 450 feet) of vinyl. As well as 150 yards of lamination to protect the print from the elements. Our printer was running non-stop for four days! The installation took some coordination as well, but we were able to install this monster graphic in only two days!


 

Custom Designed Full Wrap on Gun Safes

Custom Designed Full Wrap on Gun Safes

Another unique non-vehicle custom wrap we’ve done are a few gun safe wraps. Gun safes are actually very practical and easy to apply graphics to. The graphic design, however, was what the focus was on for these wraps. We think the finished “look” is pretty awesome, though!

 


 

Full Color Change Wrap

Full Color Change Wrap

Speaking of gun safes, we’ve also wrapped a gun! This was actually for the owner of Connecting Signs, Bruce Gardner! The wrap is a solid color-change vinyl in matte army green. According to Bruce, the purpose of the wrap is to provide a little more camouflage when he’s out hunting.


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Custom Refrigerator Wraps

Finally, a fridge wrap! This is a great idea to graphically appeal to your customers when they’re waiting for their order. You can take this opportunity to answer some frequently asked questions, or to display a special! You can be sure that this will attract plenty of attention from customers and potential customers.

There’s so many fun things you can do with vinyl and so many ways to appeal to your audience. Are you interested in a custom wrap? Give us a call or click here to get a quote or a free consultation with our team!

Indoor Signs for Fort Collins Businesses

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custom door wraps

Effective signage doesn’t need to be crazy or loud. But when it is, it sure does make a statement! Not all businesses can be cray-cray, but if your business is very social like a bar or brewery, you can let your creative juices flow! If you can imagine it, we can print it! You do have to put a lot of thought into what statement you want to make. With wall graphics or wall murals (especially interior graphics), you have to be aware of how your graphics affect the “look” and “feel” of the space. When designing an interior space, professional designers have a lot to consider. Choosing the furniture, lighting, carpet and many other things really determines how comfortable people feel in the space. Will customers be eating, drinking or relaxing?  Those are also great questions to ask before designing an interior space.

Interior Wall Graphics and business signs in Fort Colllins

custom aluminum letters

Once you’ve got your concept revised and finalized, it’s time to get the ball rolling! Wall graphics and murals are a part of the latest and greatest trends in interior signage. As a sign company with a team of designers and installers, we are the ones who can answer your questions and guide you through the process of designing wall graphics. Even if you don’t have us design your wall graphics, it’s important for us to be included in the conversation. We can help you realize the potential of a space, as well as creating mockups and proofs.

Interior sign graphics

hallway wall murals

Intersect Brewing, the newest craft brewery to open in Fort Collins, came to us to print and install their interior wall graphics. We also had the opportunity to manufacture their interior dimensional letters. They had a great design already ready for printing, so this project was a great success from start to finish. A simple color scheme and a gorgeous typographical layout made for a very effective “look”. Our favorite parts of this project are the creative door wraps with song lyrics on their bathroom doors! If you’re in Fort Collins, make sure you check them out and order their MILK CHOCOLATE STOUT!

Do you need interior signage for your walls? Our team is here to answer your questions! Shoot us an email at info@connectingsigns.com or request a quote online here!

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Interior Signs – Lory Student Center

When you need interior signs, there are a lot of things to consider. The type of signs, how many signs, where signs are needed, matching existing signs, using good colors, ADA compliant needs, easy to read and understand, and more reasons depending on the type of business. Colleges are a type of business where interior signs are used everywhere to direct and guide students (new and old) around huge buildings.

School Wall Graphics for Colorado State University

Wall Graphics, Large Banners and Logo

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Large indoor banners featuring athletes

Colorado State University has a great indoor practice facility that was built in 2009, and they called on us to spruce it up with large format school wall graphics, hanging sports banners, and other custom signage. Schools, colleges, and universities are always looking for ways to show their school spirit, and with the latest technology large format printers they can do it in ways never before possible. Whether it’s impressing prospective student-athletes or making the current students proud to be a part of the school, vibrant wall graphics are great way to go!

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UV printed banners in production

Things to consider for a school, college, or university that’s thinking about adding graphics:

  • Budget – It’s very important to have a budget planned out for a project like this. The two main cost components will be the type of graphics (e.g. vinyl wall graphics, window graphics, dimensional letters/logos, and other things such as donor walls, etc.) and the size and type of coverage areas.
  • Placement – High traffic areas are a great place to start, but you might want to make sure certain elements such as vinyl wall graphics aren’t susceptible to damage from prying and picking fingers! Large blank wall spaces in the should be looked at for adding large school logos, which can be accomplished with large oversize banners, vinyl wall graphics,, or dimensional materials.
  • Future updates – Do you want to be able to update school records, victories, or championships? There are many ways to accomplish this with changeable banners, low-tack vinyl patches, or replacement panels.
  • Graphics company – Choosing the right graphics company to partner with is the most important thing to consider before undertaking a large project like this. Here at Connecting Signs, we’ve successfully completed numerous projects for schools and universities, and would be willing to show you examples of everything we’ve done.

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    Oversize vinyl banners

It’s always a good time to show your school spirit with large format graphics, whether its the inside of  your school’s gymnasium, atrium, classroom, or a main hallway an existing building – give Connecting Signs a call at 970.481.6175 for a free on-site consultation.  Our staff of graphic designers and project managers are willing to help you every step of the way!