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Interior Design Improvement Using Professional Signage

The interior design of a space, whether it’s for a place that people wait, dine or just relax is so important to the efficiency of a business. There are many published studies about how the design of a space can psychologically impact a person.

When you have an inviting place that serves your customer’s subconscious mental needs, the day goes by nice and smooth. Considering how you want customers to feel while they wait or eat is the first step. Innovations in digital printing and vinyl technology have helped maximize the creative potential of a space. Along with printing whatever image you could possibly think of, vinyl comes in a variety of colors, transparencies, and textures allowing for endless options.

 

 

Frosted vinyl is less expensive and easier to install than actual etched glass and, sometimes, looks better than etched glass (which is a very difficult medium to work with). Frosted vinyl graphics can have intricate designs die-cut into the vinyl for a unique custom “look”. Frosted vinyl comes in many different finishes. Dusted crystal is a popular finish because it has glitter embedded into the vinyl.

A lobby or a reception area where guests check-in is a great opportunity to showcase your logo in a creative way. Usually these signs are referred to as: Lobby Signs. Colored acrylic is routed into any simple shape or letter and secured using a template directly to the wall. Mixing and matching colors can create an effective effect. LED lights can be installed into the sign and illuminate your brand.

Without a focal point, a space can seem empty and unfinished try interior design with signs. Bold, digitally printed graphics can be printed directly to vinyl, which is then installed onto an interior wall. You can dramatically improve blank wall with vinyl wall graphics. Printed wall graphics are always laminated to ensure longevity and durability. Environmental concerns can be address with non-PVC vinyl, ensuring peace of mind knowing that you’re not polluting the air.

Elements of an Effective Business Storefront

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.

Pre-Opening Signs

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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!

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Interior building signs create a positive initial impression

Make a first impression on your customers with great looking interior signs. There are many options from wood, acrylic, veneers, and much more. Interior building signs serve a very important purpose to any business and facility. When clients and customers walk into your business you want to be sure that they can easily find their way around. Not having to ask for directions, but rather be simply “pointed” in the right direction, makes visiting your business pleasant and comfortable – not to mention avoiding time wasted by your employees having to answer the same questions over and over for directions to a visitor center, or restrooms…

Interior building signs need to clearly designate exits, restrooms, conference rooms, stairs, and other important areas in your building. This makes visiting your building more convenient, and it improves the overall safety of your customers and employees. In an emergency, clearly defined exits will make evacuating the building easier and could even save lives.

Interior signs include ADA-compliant sign panels and are a key component to any successful business. Interior signs make your place of business look professional can be customized to match the décor of your building and will enhance the overall appearance of your facility.

Contact Connecting Signs for all of your interior building signage projects – our team will partner with you, conducting site surveys, designing a custom look, and what ever else your project calls for.

Interior Building Signs

Interior Building Signs

I’m sure you’ve seen it – someone walking around an office building or maybe a medical center, and they look lost, or maybe there’s no doubt they’re lost because they are saying things to themselves (out-loud) like “where is it…”, or “i wonder if I am on the right floor…”. Think of the time wasted and the needless energy spent. If only the building had clearer interior signage! We’ve had several clients whose company is in shared office building space, and they have us design a popup banner display for the single purpose of displaying it outside their office door to prevent maybe a few of the countless “lost” visitors walking in and asking directions. Until you sit at the front desk at such a place having to stop what you’re doing to give directions, you may not have an appreciation for effective interior building signage.

 

There’s a better way(finding) For the folks traveling the halls of a building everyday, knowing the route from one place to another seems all to obvious. Not so. Nothing is more frustrating that being late for an appointment simply because the lack of wayfinding signs and interior building signs. These are the types of signs that get no respect! They do their job quietly, working 24/7 – showing people which may have never been in a building before, where to go, and where important places like restrooms, exits, and stairways are.

 

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We can help you make these unsung hero’s of the sign world work double-duty… Creating attractive interior business wayfinding signage can also improve a company’s brand through use of color and design. Maybe even integrating your company’s logo into all the interior signs, which would further solidify your brand in the customers mind.

 

Change with the times 

When it comes to choosing techniques for creating and reproducing wayfinding signage, there will come a time when there’s a need to change certain elements – business names, employee’s names, etc. We have some very attractive front-loading interior building sign systems that feature curved and flat lenses that lend themselves to quick updates. One such system is our SignPro frames, which are designed to accommodate a variety of substrates, from simple digital prints combined with a clear lens, to ADA faces, engraved plastics, metal and more.

 

One-of-a-kind Interior office building signage doesn’t have to be boring, nor look like any other office that you’ve ever been in. So whether you are looking for relatively simple engraved nameplates, routed directory signs, or a large office complex full of interior wayfinding signs, we will work directly with you to consult, design, and fabricate the perfect solution for your business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choosing a sign company in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley

Choosing a sign company in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley

 

Most people don’t realize sign companies even exist until they need a banner for an event, or they open their own business and come to the realization that they need their own sign out front to help customers find them. It can be overwhelming since there are so many different types of signs – storefront signs, window vinyl lettering, monument signs, electronic messaging centers, LED signs, dimensional letters, vehicle graphics, lobby signs, wayfinding signs,… the list goes on and on! It doesnt have to be so complicated – once you know (or think you know) the type of sign you need, it narrows down the choices to help you find a sign company in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Denver, or Cheyenne.

      • Look at existing signs – Look around Fort Collins to see what types of signs work best. Be sure to check out as many of your competitors as possible. Nothing is more disheartening than to spend your time and money on what you thought was the perfect sign, than to drive by your competitors shop and wish you had done something differently.

 

 

      • Go online – The internet is a great resource to find information on the different types of signs: how they’re made, images of effective signage, etc. It also will give you a good idea for which sign companies in Fort Collins specialize in the different types of signs.

 

 

      • Ask questions – Interview the prospective sign companies to get their ideas on the best type of signage for your business and location. If a sign company doesn’t have time to discuss and consult with you, maybe they aren’t the right match for your project.

 

 

      • Look local –There are many national sign companies, but you may want to look for a company in your region in order to get the service and solution that meets your specific, local needs. Ask them about their experience in the area and look at their portfolio of signs. A sign company with local experience should have an idea of what kind of signage works best for that market and be able to help you make choices.

 

 

      • Service – Another factor to consider in a Fort Collins sign company is the services they offer. Do you need a new look? A new logo? If so, find a sign company that offers graphic design, logo creation assistance, and other imaging services. Sign companies can also provide installation, maintenance, and repair.

 

 

      • Marketing experience – Signs are an essential part of any marketing plan. You might want to check to see what types of marketing experience the local sign companies have. Do they only do large monument signs? How about interior signs? And of course, the ever-increasingly popular vehicle wraps and graphics.

 

 

      • Sign pricing – Price is always a factor in any purchase and you will probably compare prices, but do not let price alone be the factor for your sign. Each sign is a custom creation, so find a sign company that will explain the materials and fabrication methods in the signage they are bidding. A sign is an investment that works for you 24/7 and should last for a long time (if needed). It is better to pay a little more for quality materials and design than to end up with a sign that doesnt command attention and represent your logo and brand to it’s fullest.

 

 

      • Get references – Ask the sign company to show you completed projects and get references. Follow up on them and you should be well on your way to finding a sign company in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, or Cheyenne that you will be happy with.

 

 

Keep in mind that every good sign company fully understands that your business’s success is the number one priority for them… you succeed, they succeed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Signs Fort Collins – Using Dimensional Letters

Dimensional Letter Signs

Dimensional letter signs can add a new element in your quest to attract new customers, and setting your business apart from the competition. A variety of materials can be used to create a 3-D effect to your signage lettering, inluding Metal, Plastic, Wood, Foam, and more. Dimensional letters will get noticed, and are in most cases make more effective signage than a standard flat sign panel.

Let’s take a look at some applications that can benefit from using dimensional lettering in their signage, and why.

Building Signs

There are a variety of construction materials and architectural styles in the buildings in this part of Colorado. You’ll find historic buildings next to brand new structures, old brick next to shiny new glass. Creating a building sign of complimenting materials and dimensional lettering can really add to the attractiveness of the structure. This can make it more inviting to enter, easier to rent space for, and create an overall polished impression. Choosing the right combination of materials, font and colors is critical, and one of the reasons to work with an experience sign company.

Corporate Signs

Sign letters that are three dimensional can convey a look and feel of strength, longevity and power. It is one of the reasons that dimensional letters are so popular for corporate signs. They can convey a message that can been viewed as institutional, contemporary, forward thinking, and unique. Let us know what you want to say without words, and we will help you get it across.

Lobby Signs

In many cases, your lobby or reception area signs are your first impression. This is not an area for inexpensive plastic signs. Three dimensional lettering can add the right touch of pinache’. Using cursive or italic can help convey a message of sophistication and professionalism. Sign letters that are 3-D, created in the right font, can actually communicate warmth, and a welcoming effect.

Monument Signs

Monument signs are perhaps the ultimate in multi-dimensional signage. You’ll see them used at the entrances to gated communities around Ft. Collins, as “welcome to” signs for towns, and as corporate signs. If you want to convey a message of strength, safety, quality, and importance, well thought out monument signs may just be your best option.