So… we just put the deposit down for our new CNC router and now we have a problem. Where are we going to put this beautiful, new piece of sign making equipment? I guess its chaos until the storm of making room for the 4′ x 8′ table gets completed. BTW, CNC stands for computerized numerical control and allows us to cut wood, plex, metal to exact specifications. It will free up our creativity and ability to get your signs done on time and in budget!
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One of the intimidating aspects of getting signage for your business is the sign permitting process. All the requirements and drawings that are needed can feel like your chasing after an uncatchable rabbit. Here is a short video showing some of the process and hopefully can help you get past the feelings of frustration before they happen. Or better still, bring your sign project to us and we’ll take care of the whole thing!
Attention Getters Design
Nainsook Framing + Art is a newly opened framing store and art gallery in La Mesa Village. Nainsook is Hindi for “pleasing to the eye” just like the beautiful building sign and window graphics we did for them. This is an internally lit channel letter sign that conformed to the sign criteria of the shopping center they moved into. We also did window graphics and feather banners to give them maximum visibility.
If you need help figuring out what you can do for your business just let us know, we know sign criteria, sign ordinances and how to make it work to bring in business!
Every once in a while we get to do something BIG, like this mural we did for The Futbol Factory!
Having spent over 30 years making signs I have found it very easy to spot bad signs, but what makes a good sign? Everyone knows a bad sign when they see it, but what works in making a good sign? First off it has to be readable! Too many signs are designed trying to be cool or hip and the fonts used and graphics incorporated make it impossible to read from any distance. Remember you want your sign to tell people exactly what you do and your offer in a very clear manner. To do that lets go over some of the basics.
1.Use easy to read fonts! If a fancy font is part of your logo fine, but for your message use sans serif type as in helvetica, ariel, or any other easy to read font. Don’t use swirly brush script type fonts to tell your message. They are difficult to read quickly. Legibility is king!
2. Use a contrasting color combination. Black on yellow, red on yellow. Avoid brown on green or any combination that doesn’t give good contrast and remember that just because it looks good on your letterhead doesn’t mean it will make a good sign.
3. Make sure the size of your sign and lettering is readable to your audience. If it needs to be read from the freeway it has to be considerably larger than if it needs to be seen by people walking by.
4. Experts agree that when it comes to signs, less is better. Seven words or fewer, and no more than three elements per sign.
Your sign should quickly and clearly state three important points:
Who you are — your company name and identity
What you do — this section usually highlights your industry or trade, and is given the greatest prominence
How well you do it — a short slogan or company motto might be used in this area
5. Think in pictures. Graphics and pictures are still worth a thousand words! A picture of a mouth–watering cake may make a greater impact on potential customers than any slogans about baking the best cakes in the county.
There you go, some basics to help you communicate your message to your audience to get return on investment! Of course you can always bring your sign needs to us and we will make sure you get an Attention Getter!
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Have you wondered what size to make your banner? Or what are the best colors to use for your sign or banner? Or how to set up a feather banner or sky dancer? Well… we have a whole page set up at http://eventbannersandsigns.com/faq.aspx to answer all these questions and more!