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Los Angeles Signs | TRAFFIC AND PARKING SIGNS - For Your Safety and Direction

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Sep 5, 2010 @ 23:09 PM

TRAFFIC SIGNS AND PARKING SIGNS - For Your Safety and Direction.  Custom or Standard.

Traffic signs provide proper safety messaging and direction throughout your roadways and parking lots. Parking Signs maintain an organized and regulated parking lot. Parking Signs make it easy to provide specific directions and eliminate confusion. Traffic signs and Parking signs improve safety, prevent accidents and post your policies. Traffic and Safety SignsDepending on what your needs are, you may want to consider reflective, high-intensity or engineer-grade made out of aluminum, steel or polyethylene.   

HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRAFFIC SIGN LAST LONGER -

All traffic and parking signs from all manufacturers are basically made from the same materials - steel, aluminum or plastic.  These materials are susceptible to:

  - Fading from sun damage
  - Rust from rain and mist
  - Cracking from the cold winds
  - Graffiti from vandals

  

stop sign damage resized 600This can be prevented with a special, unique topcoat called Duroshield.  Duroshield is a tedlar laminate on top of the vinyl sign face which is adhered to the sign's raw material.  This special laminate is so tough that it is able to stand up to the harshest weather conditions and chemicals.  The topcoat is graffiti-resistant blocking solvents and chemicals, allowing graffiti to clean right off and never damage the sign face. 

For more information or questions, please e-mail thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.

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Topics: Safety Signs, Traffic Signs, Parking Signs, OSHA Signs, Danger Signs, Stop Signs, Speed Limit Signs, do not enter signs, exit signs, Reserved Parking Signs, Reflective Signs

U.S. & California Flags - Perma-Nylon vs. Koralex II material

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Sep 5, 2010 @ 23:09 PM

California State FlagU.S. Flag resized 600U.S. & California Flags
Both Perma-Nylon and Koralex II material may be used for both indoor and outdoor use. 

PERMA-NYLON -
This Heavyweight DuPont Nylon is the most versatile and longest lasting nylon flag fabric available.  PERMA-NYLON'S combination of strength and brillant display, along with its quick-drying ability, make it suitable for a wide range of applications.  Great in rainy areas, its light-weight and close weave enable it to fly in the slightest breeze, giving the fullest visual effect. 

KORALEX II -
Koralex represents new and improved flag fabric technology.  Made of 100% spun polyester, its 2x2 ply construction combnines durability, strength and flyability with a rich feel and look.  These flags are ideal for extreme weather conditions without the excess weight.  Ideal for high wind areas and for daily flying.

If you have any further questions or would like to order any flags, please contact thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.

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Topics: US Flag, US Flags, California Flag, California Flags, Flags, Flag material, Flag Information

Los Angeles Signs / THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR SIGN

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Sep 5, 2010 @ 22:09 PM

Whether it is illuminated channel letters, neon signs, a lighted sign cabinet, an LED message center, a pole sign, a
pylon sign, or a monument sign that lights, an outdoor custom electric sign on the front of your business is the least
costly means of advertising available to you over time.

It is the most targeted advertising you can do according to the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which also
states that 85% of a businesses sales usually come from within a 5 mile radius. Your sign constantly advertises your
business to a potential customer who frequents the area where your business is located.

If a sign costs you money it is not doing its job. It should effectively advertise your company and earn you money.
Good signs incorporate design and marketing decisions creating the message, look, colors, sign types, sizes, quantities, etc. to create the required impact.

As an example, how important would a free-standing pylon sign be to your business? McDonald’s says that on average simply changing a monument sign in front of one of their stores to a pylon sign increases their store’s
business 15%. A Whataburger that was unhappy with their new store’s volume removed their brand-new pylon sign and installed one 40% larger and taller. The store’s volume immediately increased 23%.

Again quoting Small Business Administration research, 89% of businesses that fail do so because of improper signage!

Stated differently, good signage gives a business an almost 90% probability of success.

The SBA says that an LED Message Center increases store volume 15 - 150%.

Purchasing the right signs for the job helps a business survive by bringing higher returns.

We can help, so long as your landlord and the City understand the importance of good signage and allow you to
install signs that will help your business. Unfortunately this isn't always true. Choose your location(s) wisely (and
receive your landlord's approval of your signage package BEFORE you sign your lease.)

And remember the axiom “Location, Location, Location!” The supreme importance of “location” is the numbers of
potential customers that will see your sign...and be able to read and understand it. Very important design and
marketing considerations.

Surprisingly 30% of traffic on almost all business streets occurs when it is dark; people see your sign only if it is
lighted when it is dark out, including on dark days when everyone else's sign is lighted.

With 18.6% of the entire US population moving each year, your sign will be constantly seen by MANY potentially new customers.

Your sign forms that very important “first impression” your potential customer has of your business. Your sign must always look nearly as good as it looked the day it was installed so that you don’t give potential customers a worsening
impression of your business as your sign ages.

Later you will discover how we make each sign to last; including the use of rust-proof metal, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated Protective Coatings. .)

If you have any questions or need any help with your signage needs, please contact us at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net or (818) 843-9200. 

 

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