Hallway Wall Graphics

Wall Wraps

Endless Possibilities with Wall Wraps

The concept of wrapping a vehicle can be applied to virtually almost any flat surface. An advantage of wrapping versus painting is that it is not a long-term commitment. As long as your wrap is taken care of, you can look forward to about ten years of effective advertising (less if your wrap is exposed to the weather or sun). Wall wraps offer a unique opportunity to advertise your brand or message. Premium wrap film technology allows for us to wrap over textured surfaces like CMU or brick walls. Wall wraps can add interest to a boring space or they can inform your audience.

Wall wraps can be laid on any textured surface

Wall mural project

Modern vinyl manufacturing has progressed so far and quickly from where it began. Textured vinyl film is a very classy and elegant example of what is possible today. Architectural films are made purely for interior design purposes. With finishes like: marble, brushed metal, wood, carbon fiber, dry-erase, stone, silk, leather, and much more, you’re sure to find the perfect wall wrap vinyl for your project. Seriously, these are simple and amazing alternatives to expensive materials that might not fit within your budget. It’s shocking how well these architectural films can transform a space!

Digital printing technology allows for virtually anything to be displayed on your walls, desks, or windows. It’s important to work with a graphic designer who knows how to create good vector art. A professional photographer can also be a vital resource to your wall wrap design if you’re interested in displaying photographs or photo-realistic illustrations. The other element to a successful wall wrap is to partner with a professional installer. There’s nothing more frustrating then having yards and yards of vinyl ready to install and then an unforeseen issue arises at the last second! All in all, it’s best to always have a good team to work with.

Wall Wraps from Connecting Signs in Fort Collins, CO

Meeting room wall mural

If you’re stuck looking for a professional and experienced partner to help get your project off the ground, then look no further! Connecting Signs is equipped to help guide you through all of your wall wrap needs. Give us a call today or click here to get started!

brushed metal door wrap from connecting signs

Brushed Metal Door Wrap

Brushed Metal Door Wrap Tuft Construction & Development is in Denver, Colorado.  The company provides preconstruction, construction management, general contracting, and design services to ground-up residential and commercial projects.  Visit their website and as you browse through pictures of their projects, you will be impressed with their creativity and “out-of-the-box” thinking. 

Fort Collins directional Signs

Effective Indoor and Outdoor Directional Signs

You might not realize how important clear and readable signage is until you find yourself lost in an unfamiliar location. Directional signs are so useful and important because they tell us where to go and how to get there! Effective directional signs are ones that have large clear text in a color contrasting against its background. Any other necessary information like arrows or worded directions also are very visible and easy to read. Directional signs also need to be installed so that the customers can easily find them. As you can see, there are rules that should be followed for directional signs. However, that doesn’t mean that they won’t look good. An effective directional sign is also designed so that it looks like it belongs as well as helping people navigate.

Outdoor Fort Collins directional signs in the form of traffic signs or road signs on the highway are purely functional. They don’t need busy designs with lots of contrasting colors, just two colors: any dark-colored background and white letters. There’s a reason interstate road signs look the same, because white letters on top of a dark green background is one of the best color combinations. The white letters stand out so well against that background.

Indoor directional signs (also) mainly serve the purpose of guiding foot traffic so they also need to be simple and readable from far away. If you ever find yourself in a busy international airport with thousands of other people trying to find their gate or rushing to make their flight, you will notice that directional signs are everywhere! They all look the same, with clear lettering and symbols and contrasting colors.

Signs help people in many ways. It’s very important to make your signs work for you! Directional signage is just one of the many kinds of signs that are necessary for modern times. With innovations in the sign industry and new buildings being built all over, there is a big demand for directional signs that not only look good, but also serve a purpose.

truck wraps northern colorado

Signs for Building Business Branding

Starting your own business is a huge undertaking. Success does not come easily, but every successful business started out from nothing. In order to connect with your intended audience, it’s a game of trial and error to find what works best. Generating those leads and developing relationships with that audience is difficult. There’s nothing worse than being in business for a long time, and being repeatedly overlooked by potential customers.

In this (very) competitive market, a new business must outshine the competition. Whether that means better customer service, better products, cheaper prices, faster turn-arounds, or all of the above; it’s what will draw in new customers and keep current customers coming back. Your business’s brand (business name and logo among other things) has the potential to immediately communicate who, what, how, and why you’re here. Building up your brand is hard. It takes a lot of time and many lessons learned until you finally find that niche. Utilizing signs for building your brand is one of the best ways to engage and educate potential customers. Here’s a few kinds of signs that can help build your business branding.

Dimensional Logo and Letters

Outdoor Signs:

A sign on the outside of your building is the “face” of your business. It’s how people will recognize and find you. Some types of permanent exterior signage are:

  • Channel letters
    • Frontlit, backlit, front & backlit combo
  • Monument Signs
    • Free Standing Architectural
    • Post & Panel
    • Directory Sign
    • Pylon Sign
    • Digital Displays (electronic message centers)
  • Cabinet Signs
    • Internally illuminated
    • Logo Box Signs – Illuminated
  • Dimensional Letters
    • Cast metal
    • Exterior Grade Acrylic
  • Window Graphics
    • White vinyl applied to doors or windows
    • Printed vinyl applied to doors or windows
  • Flat Building Signs
    • Flat-cut aluminum with printed business name or logo
Modular wall sign fort collins

Modular Wall Sign

Indoor Signs:

Interior signs can also add to your presence especially if you share a space with another business. If you have a waiting area, signs or decorative prints can add a comforting ambiance. Here’s some examples of interior signage:

  • Lobby Signs
    • Multiple finishing options
    • Illumination available
  • Canvas Prints
    • Flat boards or wrapped around wooden frames
  • Dimensional Letters
    • Multiple finishing options
  • Directional Signs
    • ADA compliant signage (braille signs)
  • Point of Sale Signs
    • Multiple options and finishes available

Food Truck Wrap

Signs on the Move:

Signs need to work for your business even far away from your actual location. You can accomplish this with:

  • Vehicle Graphics (moving billboards!)
    • Full or partial wraps
    • Decals
    • Window Graphics
  • Yard Signs
    • Coroplast signs – with wire stakes
    • Aluminum Signs – with metal frame
  • Banners
    • Vinyl Banners
    • Mesh Banners
    • Outdoor Flags
    • Trade show banners
  • Sidewalk Signs
    • A-frame or sandwich board signs

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!

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.

Reception and lobby signs can say a lot about your business

Reception Signs – What do you want your customer to see?

Reception and lobby – The entrance or the first look at a business where the customer or visitor is greeted.  Most businesses have a lobby or reception area.  It is usually where someone waits until their appointment.  Your lobby or reception area can say a lot about your business.

So you’ve got your outdoor sign to your business and it looks awesome and you get loads of compliments and you’re easy to find and that’s all you need – right?  Nope.  Your customers walk in to your business and what do they see?  Or a better question is “What do you want them to see?”

They are already impressed with your outdoor sign.  Bring that impression indoors as well!  We all use first impressions.  When meeting someone for the first time we automatically make a first impression.  Sometimes the impression will make or break a future friendship.  The first impression is something that cannot be changed once it is made.  The same is true for an office, store, reception, or lobby environment.   Give your customers a positive and welcoming feeling when they walk in.

The lobby should reflect a clear and unmistakable image of your company’s specific brand identity.  There are many different and creative ways to create bold, custom graphics for your lobby.  They can be contemporary, rustic, industrial, signs for small spaces or very open spaces.  Whatever your lobby looks like, you must have your business name and logo.  A well designed office or lobby has the same type of theme and color scheme.  Make sure your sign fits in with the rest of the office décor.  Let your lobby work as marketing tool!

There are so many types of indoor lobby signs to choose from.

  • Dimensional letters and logos can be made from aluminum, metal, plastic and are available in any color.
  • Acrylic panels that stand off the wall can be done in clear, etched or frosted or in any color.
  • Wall murals, decals and lettering can be used in many different kinds of reception area and are easy to install.
  • Directional office signs and wayfinding signs are very useful in a lobby.  The designs for these types of signs are endless.  Try using a digital sign to display your information.
  • Indoor routed signs or engraved signs using wood or acrylic look very nice and are usually used for ADA signage.
  • Or make a huge impression with a back-lit sign of your logo and business name!

What do you want your customer to see and feel when they walk into your business? 

  • Welcomed when they do business with a hotel
  • Comfortable when they enter the doctor office or hospital
  • Informed when they walk into a busy office complex
  • Pride when they walk into their kids’ school or day care facility
  • Impressed and ready to do business with you

DO IT WITH THE RIGHT TYPE OF SIGN.  WE CAN HELP, CALL US 970-493-0133!

Wall graphics and donor wall at Resurection Christian School designed, printed and installed by Connecting Signs

Wall Graphics and Donor Wall for Resurrection Christian School in Northern Colorado

Connecting Signs is proud to have partnered with Jonathan Turner and Resurrection Christian School to create a one-of-a-kind Donor Wall and surrounding Wall Graphics. The wall graphics are larger than life images of a sampling of sports that the school offers, and the donor wall is in appreciation of the generosity of individuals in the community.

Resurrection Christian School is a college preparatory, private Christian school in Northern Colorado, serving families and students from preschool through 12th grade. They are the largest private school in northern Colorado, and their calling is to train students socially, relation-ally, and physically.

As you can tell in the pictures, the wall graphics were applied to concrete block walls. We specialize in designing, printing, and installation for nearly any type of wall, and utilize latest technology print equipment and 3M vinyl such as IJ480, which is made specifically for this particular application. Wall graphics are exploding in popularity in schools, universities, museums, corporations, and even homes. There’s always plenty of wall space, and whether it’s indoors or outdoors, we’ve got a wall graphics solution for you!

On to the awesome donor wall… It features a custom fabricated aluminum back panel with a brushed finish. The donor names are accented with frosted vinyl applied 2nd-surface to clear acrylic, and mounted with brushed aluminum standoffs.

The installation was during school hours, so we had many comments from faculty and students on how cool everything looked! The school also held an unveiling event for the wall , and uncovered it with a curtain in front of many invited guests. A comment from the RCS Marketing Director afterwards was “It was AMAZING! They were absolutely blown away! Huge hit, great job!!!! Thank you!

Give us a call at 970.493.0133 – we’ll work with you to come up with a custom solution for any wall graphics and/or donor wall project you can think of!