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GETTING SIGNAGE DONE

GETTING SIGNAGE DONE

We do signage A to Z. Clients approach us with needs, and we deliver installed signage. The steps in between are sometimes few and simple. In other cases, the process is more involved. It depends on lots of different factors. The client, for example, may have a...

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CHANNEL LETTERS

CHANNEL LETTERS

Everybody’s seen channel letters. Most of us see them often as we move through our daily routines. Businesses favor channel letters for signage they intend to grab the public’s attention. The public, though, is generally unfamiliar with the term. South Florida signage...

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CUSTOM INDOOR SIGNAGE FOR BUSINESS

CUSTOM INDOOR SIGNAGE FOR BUSINESS

Things are changing fast. E-commerce is going gangbusters. It’s almost pointless to quote the most recent figures for online’s share of consumer purchases. They’re probably out of date already. It’s obvious, of course, that the brick-and-mortar retail sector is in...

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THE RIGHT TYPE

THE RIGHT TYPE

Typography, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “The style and appearance of printed matter.” In particular, states Wikipedia, “… the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.” It follows,...

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SIGNAGE FAILS: PART TWO

SIGNAGE FAILS: PART TWO

SIGNFAIL - EPISODE 2 Episode 1 Recap: We introduced some of the classic types of signfails. We then described how placement, design, and content of signage can go wrong. The results can be comical, confusing, or downright dangerous. SIGNAGE FAILURES AGAIN This...

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SIGNAGE FAILS – PART ONE

SIGNAGE FAILS – PART ONE

SIGNFAIL - EPISODE 1 Unlike the iconic TV sitcom, sign designers are not generally trying to make people laugh. There are, of course, exceptions. Sometimes, especially in certain business contexts, a funny sign works especially well. This 2-part post series, however,...

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STANDOFF SIGNS

STANDOFF SIGNS

Standoff screws are a simple yet effective way to add gravitas and oomph to a sign. The standoff mounting technique adds an elegant 3D effect to a sign’s appearance.  Standoff signage is a subtle enhancement. In fact, people don’t generally know why standoff signs...

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SIGNAGE PERMITS AND REGULATIONS

SIGNAGE PERMITS AND REGULATIONS

Signage is regulated by government. The materials, sizes, shapes, content, and design all may come under the scrutiny of regulators. In many locations, signage is regulated by the federal government, the state, the county, and the locality. Some of the signage issues...

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SIGNS SHOW THE WAY

Everybody’s seen examples of signage gone wrong.  Sometimes these “signage fails” are funny, like the sign that reads NO SIGNS. In other cases, though, signage fails are irritating or even dangerous. In contrast, a road sign reading “BRIDGE OUT IN 50 MILES” is not at...

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ADA COMPLIANT SIGNS

ADA COMPLIANT SIGNS

One type of workplace signage isn't optional. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires workplaces and businesses to post signs that inform people of the locations, functions, and accessibility of rooms. The purpose is to make the workplace accessible to all....

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