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Los Angeles Sign Co | Most Popular Banner Sign Finishing Options

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

TYPICAL BANNER FINISHING AND INSTALLATION OPTIONS - What will work for you?

GROMMETS:
Provide a convenient method for attaching the banner at regular points. This distributes the banner's weight and helps to keep the banner from sagging. Grommets are the most common method to hang banners.

HEMMED EDGES:
Hemmed edges are typically used to reinforce the sides of vinyl banners, helping maintain the banner's shape and prevent stretching.

POLE POCKETS:
Pole pockets allow for rigid poles to be inserted along the edges of the banner. This allows for a more even distribution of the banner's weight to prevent sagging. Opposing pole pockets can also be used to make the banner more rigid.

POWER TAPE:
Power tape reinforces the edges of shear cut banners or banners that have no material available for hemmed edges.

BANNER-UPS:
A plastic tab with eyelet attached to each corner of the banner. This creates convenient attachment points to have a banner.

D-RINGS WITH NYLON WEBBING:
D-Rings with nylon webbing are typically sewn into large banners that will hang on buildings. The D-rings allow the banner to be secured with ratchet straps.

NYLON WEBBING:
Webbing sewn into the top and bottom makes the banner stronger and significantly extends banner life. Webbing is typically used in areas subjected to higher wind loads.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at The Sign Studio - (818) 843-9200 or e-mail us at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net.

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Topics: Los Angeles Sign Company, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Sign Banner Options

Los Angeles Sign Company | Sign Electric Message Center

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

The Electronic Message Center Market

EMC Summary

• The term “electronic message center” (EMC) encompasses vast differences in scale and sophistication.

• Products may be designed for interior or exterior applications and may range from one-line monochrome text and time & temperature units to full-color billboards and video walls.

• EMC screens are configured in a matrix of individually addressable light source “pixels”. The closer the “pitch” (distance between pixels) the higher resolution the screen is capable of.

• The most common light source for EMC pixels are LEDs. Common monochrome colors are red, amber and green; full color pixels are made up of red, green and blue (RGB) LED clusters.

• Messages and images are usually controlled through manufacturer’s proprietary software, which may be connected to a network that controls multiple units.

• Access to the EMC market requires investments in technical training, equipment and licensing.

• License requirements differ in all cities, but most locations require a permit.

• An electrician’s license is necessary to connect to primary power.

• Installations are subject to inspection by the authority having jurisdiction.

• EMC installation involves building a robust support structure.

• EMCs are regulated through local sign codes and city ordinances and range from outright bans in some locations to various restrictions on size, brightness and change frequency.

• EMC variables: color, resolution, viewing distances, viewing angles, all of which affect readability.

• The EMC Supply Chain

• Most manufacturers sell directly to sign companies or end users.

• Products are not generally available through distributors.

• EMC Manufacturer Resources

• Product information

• Installation guidance

• Sales leads

• Technical training

• End-user support

• Leading EMC Manufacturers in the US (2010)

• Adaptive Micro Systems

• Daktronics

• Grandwell Industries

• HiTech LED Display

• Mitsubishi

• Optec

• Salescaster

• Sony

• Trans-Lux

• Wagner ZipVision

• Watchfire (by Time-O-Matic)

• YESCO (Young Electric Sign Co.)

The Sign Studio is a proud Partner with the above listed Manufacturers and hope this information will be helpful to you. If you have any further questions or would like to see a Demo of an Electronic Message Center, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net

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Topics: Los Angeles Sign Company, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Electric Sign Message Center

Los Angeles Sign Company | Sign Site Surveys

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Apr 21, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Do I need to do a Site Survey before I decide on my signage? Absolutely!

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Before starting on any sign project, it is essential to do a site survey. This holds true for monument signs, channel letter signage, outdoor banners etc. The initial survey is the single most important step of your design and marketing effort. Without the information from the survey, the most impressive signage can be rendered ineffective by existing conditions not otherwise recognized.

When conducting the survey, the following conditions should be documented:

Approach - The distance measured along a line of travel from the point where the signage display first becomes visible to the point where copy is no longer readable (having passed perpendicular to the line of sight). Consider the approach to the business. What speed is permitted on the street(s)? What obstructions are along the approach? How clear is the line of sight?

Exposure Time - Exposure time is the amount of time an observer has to view the content of the sign. Exposure time is a function of the approach, noticeability of the sign, legibility of the sign, and rate of travel along the approach path.

Noticeability - This term is actually a combination of detection and conspicuity.

Conspicuity - The quality of an object (sign) or a light source to appear prominent or to stand out in its surroundings. The depth associated with the individual channel letters contributes greatly to this quality.

Detection - The quality or state of being perceivable by the eye. In many outdoor applications, visibility is defined in terms of the distance at which an object can be just perceived (i.e. detected) by the eye. Since channel letters can be spaced without an associated cost in square footage allocation, a spread pattern can often be used to increase the distance at which the letters can be discerned and read.

If you have any questions or need help with your Signage Site Survey, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com
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Topics: Sign Survey, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Site Surveys for Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Create Signs & Banners that work for you!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Apr 20, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

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HOW TO CREATE SIGN BANNERS that catch your ATTENTION!

Here are some statistics about basic color combinations, font styles, margins and graphics usage in successful banners.
Since the primary goal of a banner is to grab the viewer's attention and then communicate a message, the banner should be readable and visually attractive. The following steps are a good place to start to create an appealing and attractive banner, and to maximize its effectiveness.

1. Choose appropriate font styles.
Avoid using more than two type styles on a banner. The more fonts used, the harder it is to read. Sans serif fonts like Helvetica, Futura and Antique Olive are the easiest to view from a distance. They should be used for the primary message on your banner. Likewise, serif fonts such as Goudy, Benguiat or Times are appropriate for a secondary message. Fonts such as Old English Text or Engraved are almost impossible to read correctly from a distance and should only be used when the viewer is stationary for a period of time (such as in a conference hall, meeting room or retail store) to be able to absorb the entire message at their own pace.

Take into account the type of business or event where the banner will be used. A bridal shop or beauty salon banner can be dressed up with a script font such as Brush or Commercial Script; however, these fonts would be out of place in an auto parts business.

Also, try to stay away from using all upper case lettering on your banner. It can be used for one word or a line of text for emphasis, however, it takes the human eye longer to read and process words in upper case.

2. Use Graphics Appropriately
Logos, clip art, borders, etc. can effectively be used to grab the viewer's attention, but should not overpower the sign's main message. If the viewer is only concentrating on the cool clip art or graphic, the message has been lost.

As a signage professional, we have already developed an eye for what works and what doesn't so if you need our help or have any questions, please give us a call. As you drive around your community, look around at all the banners grabbing for your attention. Notice the ones that stand out. Mentally take a note about one or two elements of the banner design that grabbed your attention in the first place.

3. Consider viewing distance and viewing time.
"How far away will the banner be from the viewer?" If a grand opening banner will be on the front of a business with a large parking lot between the storefront and the street, the letter height must be large enough to be viewed by drivers on the street. Also, keep in mind that a driver only has about 1.5 - 3 seconds to read a message while in motion. The chart below will help determine the correct height vs. viewing distance.

Banner Distance Chart

4. Use effective color combinations.
The following chart shows the most readable and successful color combinations in order of viewing effectiveness. Color combinations with high contrast between the background and letters are easier to read and can be viewed from greater distances. Always consider the type of business or event when choosing colors. Pink, purple, teal and orange colors aren't shown on this chart, but still can be used for certain holidays, special events or parties.

Banner Color Chart

5. Banners need margins and white space.
Margin widths are usually the most abused spaces on a banner. Common errors include stretching letters and graphics to fill the entire banner to the edges, or the text and graphic is too small for the sign and the margins are too big. A general rule of thumb is to have the top and bottom margin be 10% of the height, and right and left margins be at least as wide as one of the banner's main font character width. For example, a 48" sign should have a 4.8" top and bottom margin. A three-foot wide banner should have at least a 3" margin on the top and bottom. Avoid filling the empty spaces of the banner with graphics. White space helps keep the viewer's eyes concentrated on the text.

Although these are good general guidelines, they might not always produce desired visual results. Use your own discretion and intuition. Creating attractive and effective signage is essential.

If you have any further questions or need The Sign Studio to design your banner or signage, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Topics: Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Custom Banners & Signs, Design a Banner

Los Angeles Sign Company | Sign Systems for Businesses & Schools

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Business and School Signage of all kinds!

 

Over many years, The Sign Studio has provided signage systems for many public, private and parochial schools, as well as conference centers and corporate training facilities.

Campus (or multi-campus) signage for all levels of facilities - elementary, middle, high school; community, junior, and four-year colleges - must facilitate the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, both inside buildings and on the grounds. Buildings and rooms must be identified, often by their generic (functional) name as well as their proper name.

With our vast experience in this type environment, The Sign Studio can assist in the design, wayfinding, and implementation of campus-wide systems. Solutions must recognize the need for durability, flexibility, consistency, and economy of scale, while also sending an underlying message of institutional identity compatible with the organization's values.

Drawing from a wide selection of signage materials and manufacturing methods, The Sign Studio can help plan and design solutions to meet practically any budget.

If you have any questions or need help with your Business or School Signage, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Topics: Business Signs, School signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company

Los Angeles Sign Company | Flags, Banners & Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Banners & Flags


Get your message across with big, bold banners and flags. At The Sign Studio, our banners and flags provide a powerful way to draw attention to your product, event, business or organization. Whether displayed indoors or outdoors, hanging or in stands, there is no better way to make an impact. Durable, flexible and portable, banners and flags keep working for you—again and again.

Banners-Indoor

Attract new customers and grow sales with one of the most cost-effective advertising methods available. Banners are seen, read and acted upon over and over again each day. Whether you want to create product awareness, introduce special pricing, promote an event or draw visitors to your tradeshow booth, colorful indoor banners are a sure way to make an impact and generate excitement.

Banners-Outdoor

Draw attention and awareness to your business or organization—or promote an event, product or service—with high-impact outdoor banners from THE SIGN STUDIO. Highly visible everywhere you go, banners are a versatile, durable and affordable way to get noticed, even from a distance.

 

Flags

Make a statement with colorful flags from THE SIGN STUDIO. Whether you want a polyester pennant string, a company logo or a grand patriotic flag, we offer a wide variety of flags to meet your needs. Choose from a range of sizes, materials, colors and designs, all made to be durable for use indoors or out.

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If you have any questions or need further information, please contact THE SIGN STUDIO at (818) 843-9200 or e-mail us at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net

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Topics: Banner & Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Flag Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Sign Graphics and Banners

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Vinyl and Graphic Sign Banners - How great they are!

Banners can do many things for you!
Vinyl Banners are meant to be noticed. Whether you are looking to target market potential clients, advertise an event, or send a message to the world, a banner will more than accommodate your plans.

The Sign Studio and it's team of design specialists, trained in the design and marketing field, use the most innovative technology available today. The Sign Studio is equipped to provide you with the most spectacular banners, your message is sure to be an attention getter. With a weather resistant vinyl format, these state-of-the-art banners easily mount to any location. Easy to display, rain or shine, a vinyl banner by The Sign Studio offers reliability without the stress of wondering if anyone will see your words. A stress-free, bold, brilliant color banner is beyond a doubt the answer to conventional advertising.

Aside from the fact a vinyl or graphic banner by The Sign Studio can feature full color photographs, customized to suit every need, it is an economically smart choice. Comparing the astronomical cost of print advertising to get the attention of potential clients, a vinyl banner is a far wiser choice. Even black and white newspaper and magazine ads cannot cost compare to a full color banner.

Ordering a custom banner is simple, either e-mail us a request at info@signstudiola.com or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. In addition to the professional service and easy steps it takes to order a banner, there are no hidden fees. The Sign Studio will send you a quote within a few minutes and we understand your need to advertise on a budget. Ordering a cost effective banner is not an opportunity you can only take advantage of certain times of the year. Vinyl banners by The Sign Studio are available at an economical price all year long.
Moreover, the quality of our banners demonstrates just how understanding the company is, knowing banners are not always used for advertising purposes. A family reunion, your child's baseball game, a neighborhood picnic, welcoming guests on a colorful banner is a keepsake to be remembered. A banner makes for a special gift when celebrating a birthday, birth of a child, even an anniversary. The Sign Studio always delivers high quality vinyl banners without substituting style and personal taste.

Delivering nationwide, ordering a vinyl banner for your personal event or business function relieves the stress of finding a quick turn-around company. Available at your fingertips, The Sign Studio realizes your need to have all of the particulars worked out in a timely manner. A 24-48 hour turn around time from the moment you sign off on your layout is simply another outstanding service you will receive from The Sign Studio. In addition to understanding the importance of a timely turn around, The Sign Studio acknowledges a businesses need to invest in a tool for long term. These superb vinyl banners can be used multiple times and always remain outstanding in color, giving you the results you need each and every time.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want to order a banner, please send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.

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Topics: Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Vinyl Graphics and Banners, Sign Graphics

Los Angeles Sign Co | Wayfinding & Directional Sign Design Services

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Wayfinding signage and Planning Services aka Directional Sign Systems

Wayfinding provides a methodology for people to find their way (hence "wayfinding") to and around a destination. By gaining an understanding of a place, who its users are, and what they need to find, wayfinding planners develop a signage master plan that guides people through a facility. This process includes defining functions of various signs, and the specific message and location of each sign. These are typically compiled into sign message schedules and locator maps. Regardless of the type of facility for which the wayfinding planning is being done, certain basic principles such as legibility, prioritization of messages and amount of information that can be comprehended apply. The Sign Studio's experience in a broad variety of project types can be a valuable resource in these regards.
If you have any questions or need help with your Wayfinding or Directional Sign Systems, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Topics: Wayfinding Signs, Directional Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company

Los Angeles Sign Company | Custom Vinyl Banners & Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

CUSTOM VINYL BANNERS & SIGNS
Custom vinyl banners and signs are the most happening low cost advertisement today. They tend to make the most valuable promotional tool. They are really useful for a variety of purposes, such as sales, auctions, promotions and games. Custom Vinyl banners are extremely effective, as they are considered 24/7. The best feature is that they are not as expensive as other forms of advertising. The positioning of the banner is very crucial also. The place where you decide to display your custom vinyl bannersign should give the best bang on the direct response of the viewer (which is a potential client).Vinyl sign banners are ideal for any occasion. If you need them to promote a product or lead people in your direction or make any announcement, custom vinyl banners will work for you.

There are many types of vinyl sign banners, including indoor and outdoor vinyl banners. The point is that all types of vinyl sign banners expose one main characteristic: they target potential customers. A banner has the concentration and growth potential for acquiring a wish or desire to get the advertised products and / or services out there to hundreds of people. Consequently, one of the main functions of custom vinyl banners is to be a magnet for people. In order for a sign, to be effective, you must consider all aspects of the business or product that the message will be sending. Consider all the details when you choose your banner - the size, tone, approach, lighting and location along with your message.

These banners are easy to install, durable, low cost, as well as effective and always manage to produce the intended visual effect you are looking for.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want to order a custom vinyl banner, please send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.

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Topics: Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Vinyl Banners & Signs, Low Cost Vinyl Banners and Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Custom Signs & Banners of all kinds!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Buying a Custom Sign
Every business organization wants to look their best at all times. A great way to do that is with a high quality sign that projects the right image for your business. Many are surprised to find that getting a custom made sign seems easy at first, because there are many sign shops/manufacturers to choose from, only to find that the information required to obtain a quote is confusing. Some of this is due to lack of experience on the part of entrepreneurs as they may have never had a sign made, but the problem can be compacted by sign makers if they are not experts in the sign industry. Know your options and what will work best for your everyday use.

Custom Sign Options
First you must determine where your sign will be located and the drawing that you want to use to narrow the field of materials and custom options for your sign. The biggest factor is whether the sign will be protected from the elements inside/outside or where it will be exposed to the weather factors. This should be considered for the sign material. The agenda will be the budget for the sign, since the cost will be directly connected to the material used, the number of colors and a custom design is needed.

Inside Custom Signs
Indoor signs are usually much cheaper than their outdoor counterparts because they are in a protected environment. You no longer need to worry about strong winds, rain, snow, animals or vandals. Considerations should be made so that the sign blends with the building design and still captures the attention. Material options include custom interior signs, plastic, aluminum and PVC with variations that are a combination of the above substances, such as Dibond or Aluma-plastic signs.

Outdoor Custom Signs
Outdoor signs face many threats, including weather, animals, vandals and other external factors. The first step to an external sign is to verify the legal restrictions from your city, province and the owner or operator of the property. You may need special permission to hang a new sign or have a certain size, color or material requirement/limitation. Knowing this, before you begin your sign design will be very helpful.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want us to take charge of your project, please send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.

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Topics: Custom Signs, Custom Banners, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company

Los Angeles Sign Company | Banners Are The Way to Advertise!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Outdoor Banners: The Bigger the Better!

In advertising.....size is important! If you have small outdoor banners you may get a few people to notice, but they won't take them very seriously. To make a serious impact on your market, you need to go bigger!

Big outdoor banners will attract people with their color and size! Whether you want to advertise a promotion, event or anything else, large scale vinyl banner printing is the way to go. Why? Because people like to be distracted! And size distracts! The bigger you go, the more necks you will crane and there's virtually no size limit. Which also means there is no limit on the size of your audience.

So if you really want to turn heads, think about the biggest outdoor banners you've seen and imagine your image and tag on them. Then get creative with what you want on your customized vinyl banners. Think of a clever phrase and lots of colors. That way your outdoor banners will be interesting and hard to forget.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want us to design and print your large custom vinyl banner, please send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. The Sign Studio is here to help YOU!

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Topics: Signs & Banners, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Banners & Sign Company

Los Angeles Sign Company | Sign Company & Advertising Information

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Sign Information

Signs are communication mediums that respond to our mobile lifestyles. Signature buildings such as the widely recognized McDonalds restaurant building designs are signs. A facelift to a building such as the old western village false storefronts is also considered a sign. Thoughtful use of the visibility features of your business site expands your ability to communicate with passersby. Regardless of the type used, your signs must be appealing to potential customers and the message must be easily understood.

When faced with the task of reviewing the many choices of signs available, it helps to approach it by first looking at the three primary locations in which you will typically use on-premise signs:

1. Building Mounted signs
2. Freestanding signs
3. Interior signs

Keep in mind that there are dozens of possible sign options and configurations, each as unique as a business' needs.

Here are some of the options you may want to consider in your sign:

Building mounted on-premise signs may be attached to the roof, parapet, marquee, or building fascia. These signs may be either parallel or perpendicular to the building surface.

Freestanding on-premise signs are generally supported by a structure attached to or cast in a foundation. . The structure and attachments to the foundation may be concealed with a decorative covering. Freestanding signs can be further enhanced by landscaping.

On-premise signs can be either internally or externally illuminated. For retail businesses, on-premise signs should be illuminated too accomplish communication with potential customers during nighttime hours.

• Sometimes a building itself functions as a sign. This occurs most often with franchise and chain retail operations, where standardized (or "signature") buildings and colors, as well as traditional on-premise signs, announce the presence of the business.

• Buildings also may be fitted or retrofitted with "trade dress" to design a theme. Retrofitting of a building-facade is often described as a "face lift." Both building and freestanding signs should be designed to echo the theme or trade dress.

Changeable copy boards or electronic message centers enhance a sign's effectiveness by providing space to advertise time dependent messages. Such sign or sign additions can be electronically controlled (the electronic message center), or changed manually (the changeable copy sign).

Interior on-premise signs are those that advertise the location of businesses located in a common building such as a mall, office building or entertainment complex. They have two major purposes:
1. to influence buyer choices and encourage certain "point of purchase" transactions; and
2. to provide guidance in a safe and efficient manner, as required by local regulatory authorities and federal law.

Primarily, there are building mounted, freestanding and interior signs, within which are many types of signs. Carefully reviewing the many types of signs, and considering how well they will meet your location and business' needs, will enable you to select the kind of signs you need for your greatest business success.

Here are descriptions of various types of signs you might use:

Building mounted signs are essentially "signs that are applied or attached to a building." Within this expansive definition, however, fall many separate types of building mounted signs. Here are some different signs you might use.

Wall or Fascia
A sign that is attached to the exterior wall or fascia of a building. The building fascia is that portion of any elevation of a building extending vertically from the grade to the top parapet wall or eaves, and horizontally across the entire width of the building elevation, including slanted wall surfaces sometimes referred to as a mansard.

Building Mounted Signs

Awning
A building mounted sign that provides additional functionality as shelter. Awnings are most often found over walkways, doorways or window areas.

Projecting
A building mounted sign with the faces of the sign perpendicular to the building fascia.

Sign band
A horizontal area above a multi-tenants' building's entrances, architecturally designed to accommodate complementary signs for each tenant.

Roof sign
A building mounted sign erected on the roof of a building.

Parapet
A sign mounted on top of the parapet of a building.

Window
A sign that is displayed in a window, whether it is attached to the window, or it is applied to the window.

Freestanding Signs
Canopy
A sign that is displayed on a marquee or Canopy.

Pylon
A freestanding sign with visible support structure or with the support structure enclosed with a pole or pylon cover.

Joint Tenant sign
A sign used to display the names of tenants of a business complex.

Monument
A ground sign with low overall height.

Pole
A freestanding sign with visible support structure.

High-rise pole
A tall freestanding pole sign.

Directional
Signs designed to provide direction to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Electronic Message Center
A variable message sign that utilizes computer-generated messages or some other electronic means of changing copy. These signs include displays using incandescent lamps, LEDs, LCDs or a flipper matrix.

Interior Signs

Directional Sign
Signs designed to provide direction to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Directory
A sign that identifies the names and locations of tenants in a multi-tenant building or in a development made up of a group of buildings.

Regulatory Sign
A sign having the primary purpose of conveying information concerning rules, ordinances or laws.

Mall Signs
A wide variety of typical on-premise sign types located within the interior of a multi-tenant building or mall.

Point-of-Purchase (POP)
Signs that advertise a product at its point-of-purchase.

If you have any questions or need further information, please send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. The Sign Studio is here to help YOU!
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Los Angeles Sign Company | Banners, Banners & More Banners!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

 

Pole Banner Advertising

POLE BANNERS - EXPOSE AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS EVEN MORE!

Advertising is not just limited to the regular media outlets. Many retailers, Merchant Associations and even public events use the space around their physical location to make sure people are exposed to their message. If you're location hosts a parking lot, then one way to use the space is to advertise on Lamp Posts.
In an industry as crowded as fast food for example, getting your exact location to foot traffic can be a life saver. Here at The Sign Studio, we know that flags and banners in the right spot can be a make-or-break advantage for your business. Our outdoor Pole Banners and street signs can be printed from files created in any of the common graphic design programs, or we'll do the graphic design for you. We print on either matte or glossy finish vinyl that gives beautiful colors. If you need to buy the mounting hardware or need us to install, we can help with that too. Several major chains have already used our services and continue to capture the imagination and attention of customers all across America.

The Sign Studio already has a large selection of creative street signs and custom banners, but if your business needs some special configuration, we are more than happy to custom make that banner for you.
Creativity is one of the most important factors in attracting consumers. Using the shape and even the light of your physical surroundings can express to your clients how creative your business is. It can even be a simple message, like designing the banner as one of your products. Our Team at The Sign Studio is always ready to help!

If you have any questions or need further information, please send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. The Sign Studio is here to help YOU!

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Topics: Pole Banners, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Advertise with Bannners

Los Angeles Sign Company | Exterior Outdoor Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

All About Outdoor Signage
Basic terms for types of outdoor signsThe world of outdoor advertising is as vast as the outdoors, at least in places where masses of people live. As the human population expands, so does this common method of communication. Businesses choose from many designs and technologies when they consider how to get a message out in the open. Knowing about some of the key terms and technologies associated with outdoor signs and outdoor advertising will help businesses to choose what works for them, and to make informed decisions, knowing about what is currently out there for creating good advertising outreach beyond the company's walls.

Sandwich board (also known as a signicade or A-Frame)
The sandwich board is a way to keep a two-sided advertisement anchored on the ground without a lot of extra hardware. These movable outdoor signs are popular with many different kinds of businesses.

Neon (see pictures)
Neon was a miracle of chemistry when it first began to appear on the streets of France. This kind of sign, lit by an electrical charge interacting with gases, is now a mainstay of the outdoor advertising world.

LED (see pictures)
LED, or light emitting diode, is a kind of lighting that uses electricity to produce light. This is another big option for today's outdoor lighting, with several benefits over the old incandescent systems.

Backlit sign (see pictures)
A backlit sign includes some kind of lighting that illuminates the area of the sign so that it can be seen at night. Backlit designs are an alternative to spelling out a sign with neon or including LED systems.

Architectural sign (see pictures)
For businesses that are in it for the long haul, an 'architectural sign' made out of stone, brick or other materials may be the way to go. An architectural sign is one that is built permanently into a site. These are popular with schools, hospitals and other sites where the business is not going to change on a continual basis.

Channel letter signs (see pictures)
These individual lettered signs are another good alternative for businesses that need to reach customers through outdoor advertising.

If you have any questions or need further information, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com

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Los Angeles Sign Company | Reflective Traffic Safety & Parking Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

DO YOU NEED TRAFFIC & PARKING SIGNS?

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Disabled Parking Signs of All Kinds
Are you looking for "Disabled Parking Signs" also know as "Handicapped Signs"? If so, you will need a 12" wide x 18" tall sign with reflective coating. Disabled parking signs at The Sign Studio come predrilled for easy installation. The Sign Studio also has posts and mounting hardware available. The most common disabled parking signs ordered are:- Handicapped Parking
- Handicapped Parking w/arrows
- Handicapped Crossing
- Handicapped Entrance
- Reserved Parking - Permit Required
- UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES PARKED IN DESIGNATED ACCESSIBLE SPACES NOT...........
- Van Accessible

Standard Parking Signs
The Sign Studio
manufactures the highest quality parking signs in .060" thick steel, aluminum and reflective material. Each has mounting holes in top and bottom centers.

Stop Signs of All Kinds
The Sign Studio
manufactures "Stop" signs of all kinds: Reflective red stop signs, non-reflective stop signs, customized signs, you name it. We have many sizes of stop signs, both steel and aluminum for all of your traffic control needs.

Regulatory Signs of All Kinds
The Sign Studio
manufactures "Regulatory" signs of all kinds: Holes are predrilled for easy installation. Drive posts and mounting hardware is also available.
These signs come in three different sizes, depending on specific sign:
18 in. x 24 in.
24 in. x 24 in.
24 in. x 30 in.

The most common are:
DO NOT BLOCK INTERSECTION
LEFT TURN SIGNAL
DO NOT PASS
NO LEFT TURN
NO RIGHT TURN
LEFT TURN ONLY
RIGHT TURN ONLY
NO THRU TRAFFIC
KEEP RIGHT
NO U TURN

Yellow Caution Signs of All Kinds
Yellow Reflective Traffic Signs- 24" x 24" (measured on the sides)
Most common:
SLOW - CHILDREN AT PLAY
SLIPPERY WHEN WET
TWO WAY TRAFFIC
WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS
COW CROSSING
HORSE CROSSING
DEER CROSSING
BUMP
NO OUTLET
DETOUR

Customized Parking Signs
The Sign Studio
manufactures custom designed parking signs of all kinds. We will custom make any design of parking signage you need.

Custom Parking Sign sizes:
12" x 18" and 18" x 24" metal parking signs
.040" Steel and Aluminum with baked enamel finish white background with high performance vinyl lettering.
Most common:
EXPECTANT MOTHERS
RESERVED FOR - Your Name
USC PARKING ONLY
UCLA PARKING ONLY
OHIO BUCKEYE PARKING ONLY

Speed Limit Signs of All Kinds
The Sign Studio
manufactures any speed limit sign you need. Sizes available are 18" wide and 24" tall and are made of heavy gauge steel or aluminum. These signs are used for highway, city and residential speed limit communications. Reflective background white is also available.

Community Signs of All Kinds
The Sign Studio
manufactures any community sign you could ever need. Just let us know what you are looking for. Holes are predrilled for easy installation.
Drive posts and mounting hardware is also available.

Custom Street Name Signs
Our standard Street Name Signs are made from 6" tall by 36" wide heavy duty aluminum sign blades. These signs are coated with engineering grade sheeting for long-lasting high visibility color performance and durability. Name of street is 4" tall, white lettering. Lettering on both sides.

STANDARD ABBREVIATIONS
Boulevard-BLVD
Circle-CIR
Court-CT
Drive-DR
Junction-JCT
Avenue-AVE
Parkway-PKWY
Place-PL
Road-RD
Street-ST
Terrace-TERR
Lane-LN

Available Colors
> White lettering on reflective green
> White lettering on reflective blue
> White lettering on reflective black

If you have any questions, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Topics: Glendale & Pasadena Sign Co, Reflective Parking and Street Signs, Reflective Traffic & Warning Signs

Los Angeles Sign Co. | Low Cost Advertising With Coroplast Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Apr 8, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Coroplast Yard Sign Advertising - Good Advertising if you are looking to get the most out of your advertising dollars.

What size yard sign suits my needs?
Think about where your sign will be posted. If you're on a residential street, an 18x24 coroplast yard sign should be perfect. Most traffic will be moving slow enough to see your message. If you are on a busier street, you may want to look at our 24x36 coroplast signs and larger aluminum yard signs to ensure the visibility of your message for the heavier traffic.

THE SIGN STUDIO Lawn Signs also known as Yard Signs are a perfect choice for businesses advertising product sale signs, campaign signs to show support for your preferred candidate, residential sales, and many other purposes. In addition to being a perfect choice, lawn signs are one of the most economical means of advertising available today.

THE SIGN STUDIO makes it easy for you to design and purchase your real estate sign, political sign, For Sale sign, lease sign, or promotional yard sign by providing you with a large selection of choices. Our corrugated yard signs come in standard sizes as small as 6 inches to as large as 3 feet to accommodate all your advertising needs. If you need a larger sign, custom material, or contour cut, call us at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.• Affordable advertising for small and large businesses
• Available in a wide variety of materials (metal, plastic) composites
• Sign riders are available under main sign for added information
• Different mounting methods are available

Yard Signs

Tips & Upgrades
• Check with city regulations before putting signs in right-of-way
• Multiple colors available
• Multiple sizes available
• Yard signs

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Topics: Yard Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Coroplast advertising signs

Los Angeles Sign Co. | High Quality Coroplast Signs For Your Budget

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Apr 6, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

COROPLAST SIGNS ARE THE CHOICE OF TODAY!

Coroplast is the material of choice for today's digital printing professional. It provides for a high quality sign that is waterproof and stain resistant. These signs are made and printed with long lasting durability in mind, and will stand up to the elements no matter where you live!Unlike competitors who want to charge you by the color, we offer all of our yard signs in full color for one low price. This way, you get signs that will stand out from the surroundings, including signs of others! A bright, eye catching yard sign will be highly noticeable and create a lasting impression on people that see it.

• We offer our yard signs in 1 size, 24 x 18 inches. We can do much more with these signs in larger quantities, including sizes or shapes. We offer our yard signs in single or double sided, with your choice of the same image on both sides or a different image on each side of your sign.

• Coroplast is also eco-friendly. The durability of the material is made so that you get great quality at a lower weight, and you can re-use the signs over and over again. In addition, coroplast also uses polypropylene copolymers, so it can be recycled along with your old milk and laundry detergent bottles when you are done with it!

• 18x24 Inches
• Full vibrant color
• Single Or Double Sided
• High Quality Coroplast

If you need a larger sign, custom material, or contour cut, call us at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Coroplast Yard Signs

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Los Angeles Sign Company | Affordable Yard & Site Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Yard Signs

Use yard and site signs to draw potential customers to your properties and let passersby know who is working on site. From small identification signs to large leasing signs, yard and site signs attract attention and generate interest in your properties and services. Effective and affordable, yard and site signs get your message out.

Yard Signs
Put your name and company logo in front of prospective customers with impressive yard signs. Available from THE SIGN STUDIO in a range of custom and standard shapes and sizes, yard signs point the way to new real estate developments, promote events and specials, and identify the type of work being done on a property. Whatever your objective, professional yard signs provide the visibility you need to deliver your message quickly and affordably.

Yard signs help you:
• Offer properties or products for sale or lease.
• Provide directions.
• Promote a candidate or campaign.
• "Sign your name" on a project.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please call The Sign Studio at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

Coroplast Yard Signs

Topics: Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Yard & Site Signs, Coroplast Affordable Signs

Los Angeles Electrical Sign Company | Back-lit and Front-lit Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

ILLUMINATED Backlit Displays - Electrical Signs

Make a bright and colorful impression with illuminated signs. THE SIGN STUDIO offers a wide range of options to fit your needs. From sign cabinets and channel letters to custom backlit signage and digital LED displays, we have everything you need to increase your visibility and attract customers, day or night.

Backlit Displays
Put your message in the best light with backlit displays. THE SIGN STUDIO'S backlit displays make your advertising and informational messages readable in any setting and any lighting. Backlit display signs are made using a variety of colors and lighting techniques to creatively display your logo and message-for signs that get attention day and night.

Get THE SIGN STUDIO'S backlit displays with a variety of options:
• Wall-mount
• Recessed
• Double-sided
• Convex face
• Slip profile
• Outdoor

If you have any questions or need further information, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Illuminated Back-lit Displays

Topics: Electrical Sign Company, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Illuminated Channel Letter Signs

Los Angeles Sign Co/ | Yard Signs, Site Signs & Post and Panel Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Site Signs are ideal for many uses!

Use yard and site signs to draw potential customers to your properties and let passersby know who is working on the site. From small identification signs to large leasing signs, yard and site signs attract attention and generate interest in your properties and services. Effective and affordable, yard and site signs get your message out.

Site Signs
Generate awareness and create interest for your properties with on-site signs. Ideal for construction sites or commercial businesses, large site signs colorfully convey your message and provide availability information so your prospective tenants or purchasers have all the information they need.
Site signs help you:

• Announce building projects.
• Identify your business.
• Show off your property before or after construction.
• Sell or lease space.
• Direct customers to your sales office.
• Show prospects what the end result will look like.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call The Sign Studio at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Site Signs

Topics: Glendale & Pasadena Sign Comapny, Yard and Site Signs, Post and Panel Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Design & Create Yard Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Yard Signs

Use yard and site signs to draw potential customers to your properties and let passersby know who is working on site. From small identification signs to large leasing signs, yard and site signs attract attention and generate interest in your properties and services. Effective and affordable, yard and site signs get your message out.

Yard Signs
Put your name and company logo in front of prospective customers with impressive yard signs. Available from THE SIGN STUDIO in a range of custom and standard shapes and sizes, yard signs point the way to new real estate developments, promote events and specials, and identify the type of work being done on a property. Whatever your objective, professional yard signs provide the visibility you need to deliver your message quickly and affordably.

Yard signs help you:
• Offer properties or products for sale or lease.
• Provide directions.
• Promote a candidate or campaign.
• "Sign your name" on a project.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please call The Sign Studio at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

Coroplast Yard Signs

Topics: Yard Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sig Company, Coroplast advertising signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Banners, Posters, Signs & More........

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Signs, Posters and Banners

At The Sign Studio, we can help you design and print the perfect indoor or outdoor signs, posters, banners, charts, or oversized photos to grab your audience's attention and communicate your message loud and clear. Large, eye-catching signs, posters, banners and displays appeal to customers and deliver your message more effectively.

Signs, Posters and Banners Are Used Everywhere and By Everyone
• Retail/restaurant
• Corporations
• Community groups
• Educational institutions
• Political organizations
• Lawyers
• Dentists
• Real estate agents
• And more!

Why Use Signs, Posters, and Banners?
Signs, posters and banners can help you build brand awareness and brand loyalty, generate leads and retain customers. Whether you're a retail store, small business, or corporate marketing, training or human resources department, we can help you with sales promotions, window and store signs, presentation support, or trade show and event marketing.

Like everything we do at The Sign Studio, we use the latest equipment for the sharpest resolution in black and white or color to create the greatest impact, giving you the greatest return on your investment. To customize your message, you can choose from an almost endless selection of sizes, and print on paper, cloth, vinyl, canvas, or any number of other materials. We even laminate, mount, add grommets or help you with any other type of hanging or assembly.

Have a big idea, or need us to help you with one? It's easy to make a big impression with signs, posters and banners by The Sign Studio!

If you have any further questions or need any help, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at info@signstudiola.com.

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Topics: Banners, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Posters & Signs