Southern California Sign Blog

Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company | Custom Interior Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company | Custom Interior Signs

INDOOR SPECIALTY SIGNS & CUSTOM SIGNS

Let our indoor specialty sign solutions bring your creativity to life.
Once customers and visitors are inside your building or facility, their experience is affected in different ways. How easy it is for them to navigate inside it, what types of emotions or thoughts your custom sign solutions convey, and what opinions are left behind will either contribute to, or subtract from, their overall impressions of your brand. No matter what your vision or goals are, we can create the ideal indoor sign solutions to fit your company brand.

Our acrylic signs with standoffs are durable and lightweight, while giving your visual message an air of sophistication and elegance. Crystal vinyl signs can give your visuals that "etched in glass" look, while our custom wallpaper is strong and flame resistant. Our more extensive sign solutions can include custom ceiling tiling patterns that give your office or facility an air of open space.

At The Sign Studio, our indoor sign solutions blend your chosen décor with an effective directory system and presentation. These solutions can involve any of the following targeted signage:
• A-Frame
• Acrylic w/Stand-Offs
• Cast Plaques
• Directories
• Engraved Signs • Fine Art Reproduction
• Floor Graphics
• OSHA/Warning Signs
• Wall Covering

Imagine it...we can do it! Bring us your idea and we will transform it into a striking, yet affordable, visual display. Call today to speak with one of our expert signage consultants.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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 Company, Custom Interior Signs, Acrylic Sign Design

Glendale & Pasadena Sign Co. | Great Advertising with Signs & Banners

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Jun 29, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Glendale & Pasadena Sign Co. | Great Advertising with Signs & Banners

Signs and banners are an efficient way to advertise any type of business with lasting results.

A sign should be the spotlight of your place of business as this may be the only opportunity to sell your product. In today's competitive marketplace signs should attract the attention of the consumer and invite them to buy. An advertisement with a distinct and eye catching design or logo can produce a high volume of customers. Signs and banners are an investment that will pay for itself. Extra income can be generated by strategically marketing your brand. Our business is to help you create the best design for your specific advertising needs.

At The Sign Studio we have full color digital graphics to enhance the symbol, logo or emblem you may want to use in creating your banner or sign. A banner is large but portable; it can be moved from a doorway, window or entrance and be placed where you decide it attracts the most attention. A window sign is more of a permanent way of getting the same outcome. If your business does not have the space for a large banner or you just don't want the permanence of a window sign; a site sign or vehicle sign could be the answer. These signs are removable and portable, just smaller in scale. We can still design a logo that is unique for your business. Whether it's a restaurant, daycare, doctor's office, grocery store or even a one- time event we will make sure you are seen. Call us today for a consultation and quote!

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

Full Color Digital Print Signs and Banners

Topics: Banners, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Sign & Banner Advertising

Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company | Title 24 - ADA Restroom Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 @ 08:06 AM

Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company | Title 24 - ADA Restroom Signs

ADA and Title 24 Restroom Signs - Any Questions?

The Sign Studio in LA County is your information resource for ADA and Title 24 restroom signs. We realize regulations are difficult to understand and follow, that's why we do the work for you! If you have questions, we have the answers. We will provide you with high quality, custom-designed signs for use indoors or outdoors resolving your questions and concerns about compliance with ISA standards and ADA/Title 24 regulations.

The following information may answer one or more of your questions:
1. We offer raised and braille characters and pictograms.
2. We manufacture our compliant signs in eggshell, matte or other non-glare finishes.
3. We adhere to all mounting location and height requirements.
4. We follow the current International Symbols of Accessibility (ISA) guidelines.
5. We offer unique illuminated signs or convenient non-illuminated.

You can trust The Sign Studio in LA County to answer your ADA/Title 24 restroom sign questions and provide professional service, installation and repair. We exist to help facilities and businesses requiring assistance with sign design and placement. We can research your questions and concerns. We are confident we can meet and surpass your expectations with our friendly customer service and knowledgeable team. Request a quote today at http://www.thesignstudioonline.com/quote/.

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

Topics: ADA Restroom Signs, Title 24 Signs, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | Sign & Banner Designing

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | Sign & Banner Designing

Three Tips for Designing an Effective SignWhat is the first thing most customers notice? Signs! Strategically placed, uniquely branded, and carefully designed signs can add traffic and revenue to your business. Effective signagecan be the key to growing your business and grabbing a larger chunk of the market.

What makes an effective sign?
A sign's visibility:
The sign and message should be readable from a customary viewing distance - consider whether most of your potential clients will view the sign as a pedestrian or while traveling in a car. This will determine where a signs is placed, where on the sign the graphics and text are located, and what size your sign needs to be.

A sign's readability: Will they be able to easily view and understand your sign? The size of the graphics and text on a sign is also important. Can your customer read what is on your sign? If you don't have room for large letters you should consider using light colored letters on a dark background. This will provide a high contrast for easy viewing.

A sign's aesthetic: Is your sign pleasing to look at? Customers tend to be drawn to signs with pictures or graphics and producing a sign in full color is even more beneficial. Using a border on your sign design will help frame your message and can help provide a clear, concise message.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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: Signs & Banners, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Effective Sign Design

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | ADA - Braille - Handicap Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | ADA - Braille - Handicap Signs

ADA Signs / Braille Signs / Handicap Signs / Restroom Signs and much much more!

If you're in the market for any type of signage, come visit The Sign Studio. They have an extensive selection of high quality signage at great prices. Whether you need ADA, Braille, handicap, or restroom signs for an indoor application or you need something larger like banners, A-frames, or even custom work, The Sign Studio can meet your needs.

The Sign Studio is really a one stop sign company from concept to finish and from and is there for any project, big or small. From the moment you walk in, the person answering your questions and taking your order is also the person who will be working on your project, which minimalizes the risk of time consuming and costly mistakes. They can handle some of the trickiest installations you can throw at them and are fully licensed and insured. For over 20 years, The Sign Studio has been the place for custom graphics and logos. All work is done in house and they have a friendly and experienced staff that is capable of handling all aspects of your sign project including design, install, or repair.

Check out The Sign Studio at www.thesignstudioonline.com today! You won't be disappointed with the selection of high quality, custom made signage that The Sign Studio has to offer. Whether you need small bathroom signs or large custom made wraps or banners, The Sign Studio is your ultimate choice for any sign related project.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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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Wayfinding Sign Images

Topics: Handicap Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, ADA and Braille Signs

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | Sign Projects Made Easy!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 23:06 PM

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | Sign Projects Made Easy!

The Sign Studio: A journey from concept to completion

A business with no sign is a sign of no business! This is the mantra behind the success of The Sign Studio. Signs increase traffic and lead to higher sales and success for businesses.

The Sign Studio not only offers custom designed signs and banners, but sign repair and installation, sign removal and even sign site surveys to ensure your sign will get the most exposure. The Sign Studio will even design a logo for the sign to stand out and represent the company in its brightest light. The highest technology is used to create these high impact, cost effective signs to boost business. We produce indoor and outdoor signs as well as illuminated, non-illuminated and even banners of any size.

The team at The Sign Studio promises to make your journey to a successful business easy. We begin by developing a cost effective design and logo. Each client is considered a friend in this journey. As the projects blossom from paper to reality each sign is fabricated with the highest technology possible. Signs are then installed at your location of choice.

We are all about the highest comfort and guarantee to our customers.

From concept to completion The Sign Studio will help you have a successful business. Let us do your signage while you grow your business.....

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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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Sign Maintenance, Sign Upkeep, Sign Problems

Topics: Sign & Banner Company, Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Sign Projects and Maintenance

Los Angeles Sign Company | Large Format Banners

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

DESIGN TIPS FOR LARGE BANNERS
If you need support for special events, it is a good idea to make a large vinyl banner with huge format designs to create interest even from great distances. Making vinyl banners with a large plan design usually increases your visibility and guarantees a great turnaround for your special event. If you don't already have a brilliant class sign or printing company that designs custom vinyl banners and signs, give us a call at The Sign Studio, we are here for YOU!

You need to create an effect by creating and integrating color images on the banner so you can feel the full implementation of a beautiful color image.

Uses - Vinyl banners using large format drawings can illuminate and strengthen the existing colors and images of the banner. Normally sign and printing companies achieve this task by increasing contrast. Further sharpness of the images may make your banner come out brighter, leaving a strong run, clean and fresh. You must decide on the choice of service provider only after seeing the samples, which are usually placed on web sites. Sometimes, if possible, it is also good to visit the store and see to what extent the design of large size can be customized for your event. Make sure you ask for a sample before you approve the final layout so you can check color and sharpness.

Cost-effectiveness - a good banner service provider must be able to handle all the drawings, the extensions of files and materials to make the correct impression. This cost effective service could definitely beat the cost, inconvenience and difficulties that you would have to go through to get everything done. Remember that a properly designed vinyl banner is obviously a great way to catch the notice of a guaranteed audience. The custom vinyl banners are undoubtedly the best and most cost effective way to make money.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want us to design and print your 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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Banner Images

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

Pasadena Glendale Sign Co | Family Restroom Signs and Other ADA Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Sign Co | Family Restroom Signs and Other ADA Signs

Family Restroom Door Signs

When selecting family restroom signs, consider what message you are trying to convey to the public. Are the restrooms equipped for the entire family, ADA compliant and/or do they offer a changing station for mothers with babies?

Most family restroom signs convey simple images, often in black and white, that convey the purpose or functionality of the restroom. For example, women are depicted with a triangle shape, imagery that most people associated with a skirt, men are depicted without this added shape and a child is often holding hands between a man and a woman. If the restroom is ADA compliant, the image of an individual sitting in wheelchair is the most commonly chosen for the family restroom signs.

Beyond the basic imagery, family restroom signs are available in a variety of color backdrops; black, blue, green or even white. For lighter color signs, the imagery is often printed in black, whereas signs with a darker backdrop may offer the same imagery but in white forms for visual contrast. Family restroom signs are available in vertical and horizontal layouts, and a variety of sizes.

When selecting a sign for your business or organization, keep in mind that the sign needs to not only be easy to identify, but readable from a reasonable distance. Consider the overall size of the space as well as where the average visitor's viewpoint will be when selecting the sign's size. Ultimately, the sign's form and function should be simple, easy to understand and visible for all visitors entering the space.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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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ADA Family Restroom Signs

Topics: ADA Signs, Family Restroom Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company

Pasadena Glendale Sign Co. | ADA Disability Access and Handicap Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Sign Co. | ADA Disability Access and Handicap Signs

Disability Access Signage, Handicap Parking Signs and more at The Sign Studio in LA County

Are you looking for a unique sign to designate disabled or handicapped parking? We are the unique sign company that can create it for you! The Sign Studio in LA County will use their expertise and imagination to create the perfect signage for you. A sign that says and shows your compassion but also incorporates the International Symbol of Access (ISA) or blue wheelchair. Our illuminated signs offer a great advantage for the disabled community by being easily visible in dark locations! Our professional team of designers can help make your environment inviting and accessible to everyone. Our professional team of installers will insure you meet ADA standards with all our ISA compliant signs. We follow all the federal American with Disabilities Act Handicap Accessible Parking Regulations.

The Sign Studio is a full service sign company from creation and development to installation and customer satisfaction. Increase your sales with a custom designed accessible sign. Let your signage say "I care" about you! Our indoor or outdoor handicap and accessible signs will meet your needs as you are meeting the needs of others. Cater to the Community! The Sign Studio in LA County does not discriminate. We are the sign company for everyone!

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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: Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Disability Access Parking Sign, Vehicle Parking Signs

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Parking Lot Signage Improvements

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Parking Lot Signage Improvements

Looking for Parking Lot Sign Repair and Installation? Call The Sign Studio in Los Angeles County.........

You're a business owner, so you know how important it is to the success of your business to have well-placed, catchy, professional-looking signs. Customers, clients, patients - they all look for signs to know how to get where they need to go. But what happens if your exterior signs are damaged? No matter our best efforts to prevent it, sometimes signs get damaged or stolen; even the best security cameras cannot protect against roaming hooligans and the occasional natural disaster. In these cases, you'll need someone to do sign repair and installation for you. No need to worry - The Sign Studio is there for you!

Running a successful business in Los Angeles means having good parking for your customers. It's the first step to getting customers in the door. Along with other factors such as parking stall width, easy entry and exit, and ample availability, your parking lot also needs signs that are installed correctly and make a good impression. That's where The Sign Studio in Los Angeles County comes in.

The Sign Studio in Los Angeles County knows the sign industry, and they know that for your business, even a few days without full signage can result in a loss of revenue. So why wait? Get your business's parking lot fully signed by giving The Sign Studio a call. The good people at The Sign Studio are your Los Angeles County custom sign manufacturer, sign repair and installation experts.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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: Parking Lot Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Stop and Speed Signs

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Handicap Parking Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Handicap parking signs and handicap signs of all kinds........What do you need?

Everywhere you travel in the world, there is some type of regulation regarding public parking. Handicap signs and parking signs are intended to help determine where an individual is permitted to park. Handicap signs are there to determine the optimal spot for individuals with disabilities so that they will not have to travel as far to access the entrance to buildings, and more importantly, in many cases, more room to remove wheel chairs and other equipment needed to get around.Parking signs are used to help enforce policies concerning parking a vehicle in efforts to reduce confusion that can otherwise occur in public parking areas. They are also there to ensure the safety of the public. It is important that every driver understand the penalties applied when they park in areas not intended for them. This will alleviate any worries about having stiff fines levied against them or the hassle of having to pay to retrieve a towed vehicle.

Handicap signs, parking signs are some of the most often seen parking signs as drivers make their way around and through parking lots. They are usually positioned as close to the front doors of buildings as possible on a level surface, and are easily discernible from other parking signs. They typically have a blue background with a wheelchair graphic overlaid on it.

There are many other types of parking signs such as permitted parking signs, and no parking signs. Understanding the meanings as well as the penalties for violating them is critical for courteous driving.
Check out The Sign Studio at www.thesignstudioonline.com today! I guarantee you won't be disappointed with the selection of high quality, custom made signage they have to offer. Whether you need small bathroom signs or large custom made signs or banners, The Sign Studio is your ultimate choice for any sign related project.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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: Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Handicap Sign Violators, Disabled Parking Signs

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Sign & Banner Font Styles

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Sign & Banner Font Styles

"What is the perfect font for your sign?"

Since you asked there is really no answer to this question. It's a question we get a lot at The Sign Studio. Truly a question like that has to be answered on a case by case basis. It's like asking what is the perfect color for the outside of my house? The simple answer is white walls and black trim and shutters. There are no simple answers in life. Can you imagine driving through a neighborhood where all of the houses were decorated with white walls and black trim and shutters? Creepy right?

Now imagine that only one of those houses in that neighborhood was painted a nice tan with beige trim and a red door. That house would really stand out next to all the other houses. That's what you are looking for in a font a way to stand out amongst all the other black and white houses.

More importantly you need to find a way to stand out and get your message across concisely and as quick as possible about who you are and what you do. You only have the viewers attention for a very small amount of time before the next shiny thing grabs their attention. Here are two things that I think help when trying to consider what font to use.

What am I trying to say? Who am I trying to reach?

Say you run a bridal company. You are going to want a font that will reflect what it is you do and with its look you want it to give your name a look that will reach people. In this case it will have to have a gentle sophisticated feel to it. It's a bridal company and not a plumbing company after all. Those are two different looks. See below...

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Which looks better? See the difference? It's something to think about...

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

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

Pasadena Glendale Signs | Construction, Regulatory and Parking Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Signs | Construction, Regulatory and Parking Signs

Sign. Sealed. Delivered. It's yours! We are the sign solution for road signs, parking signs, and construction signs. We will create a customized sign for your purpose and location. Whether it is down a paved path to your business, your parking lot, or even the announcement of your soon to be construction site. We can help! Let The Sign Studio's professional staff make a custom sign for your specific needs. We have infinite options for your road signs, parking signs, and construction signs because they are all custom made to fit your sign safety needs.

Are you on the construction site and you need your sign to be too? We will find our way to you. We will even install your sign on location or make repairs to your sign.

Pedestrians will cross, cars will park, hazards will be present. Be prepared for any situation with the help of The Sign Studio. Take care of your property with the appropriate safety sign. Your custom made sign will be ready when you are. Your business and the safety of your surroundings will depend on you. With our expert sign production, it is possible to make safety simply with the highest quality signs on the market today!

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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: Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Stop and Speed Limit Signs, Construction Parking lot signs

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | ADA, ISA Wheelchair Handicap Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 04:06 AM

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | ADA, ISA Wheelchair Handicap Signs

Are you looking for handicap signs, ADA signs, wheelchair signs, etc....?

The Sign Studio can create all of the signs that you need for a price that fits your budget. The Sign Studio will work with you to concept, create, design and install signage that serves your particular needs. At The Sign Studio we do graphics for your business, vehicle and windows to help you gain the awareness of people. We make indoor and outdoor signs and banners with material that can withstand the elements and general wear and tear. We'll help you choose the material that best suits for individual needs.

If you have existing ADA signs, wheelchair signs, handicap signs, etc.... that need changed or installation, we can do that too! We can also work with you for your logo needs. We use state-of-the art computer assisted signage systems for the creation of fast, inexpensive signs and logos that you will love.

Let us get to know you and your business so that we can help you create the signs that will work best for your business. Give us your specs and we'll give you great signs every time. The Sign Studio gives you a start to finish experience for your sign needs that will make you come back.

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

 

ADA Signs

 

Topics: Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, ADA ISA Handicap Sign, Wheelchair Handicap Sign

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | Safety, Regulatory and Health Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | Safety, Regulatory and Health Signs

Regulatory Signs, Health and Safety Signs @ The Sign Studio in LA County - If you are a business owner, you understand that you must provide parking for visitors to your establishment if you are going to generate any kind of traffic at all. While most business storefronts already have some form of parking available, just taking it for granted that everyone will be able to locate a spot for them will just not be good enough. As a matter of fact there are some things that the authorities consider a must if you are going to provide proper parking for your customers. Handicap signs, regulatory signs, Health and Safety signs must all be in place or you may not just miss out on some great business, but you could even be fined a hefty sum.

Designated visitor and employee spaces are a must if you are going to be able to handle all the traffic that comes your way, and don't forget to place signs that warn violators that they may just be towed away. No one wants to injure another person for parking in a spot that is not for their use, but let's face it, if there are no parking spaces left, your customers may just go somewhere else.

Using handicap signs, regulatory signs, Health and Safety signs are just the beginning of the types of parking signs that are a necessary part of doing business these days, so make sure you have all of yours in place to accommodate the needs of your clients.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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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Regulatory Signs


Topics: Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Regulatory Safety & Health Signs, Speed and Parking Signs

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | ADA Family Restroom Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Jun 15, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | ADA Family Restroom Signs

What's Your Sign?

Welcome to the family! Today, a growing trend is the family restroom. If you are joining in trend at your commercial building, announce it appropriately with a professional sign.

Let families know exactly where to go with family restroom signage. Choose the perfect pictograph to let your guests know who is welcome in your restrooms as well as the capacity of your bathroom facility.
One toilet? Two toilets? Specify with a family bathroom sign. All are welcome in your commercial family restroom so don't be afraid to say so with a professional posted bathroom sign. Not only are family restrooms unisex, but they often include two or more toilets, a changing table, and enough capacity for a wheelchair. Show your care and concern for families and people with disabilities at your facility.

No matter what your guests may need, let them know they are welcome at your one stop, pit stop. These bold, attractive, easy to read bathroom signs are universal and will communicate appropriately, no translations needed.

Pick the perfect color to adapt to your decor. Family restroom signs are available in Braille and can be custom made to match your needs.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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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ADA Family Restroom Signs

Topics: ADA Family Restroom Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Braille & Tactile Signs

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Do you need signs or banners?

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Do you need signs or banners?

Need signs? We have signs!!!
It is a known fact that a sign will help a business flourish. Huge banners where everyone can see will catch anyones attention. Custom signs that will attract customers stand out for everyones attention. Signs on sign posts are a huge way to help increase sales for your business. Marketing your business with signs is an effective and powerful way to help your business.
The question is though..... where would one find a place to create the signs you want? That is where our business comes in! The sign studio are your experts and are here to help your business increase sales. Do you need signs or banners, then we are the experts that you need. Our high quality signs will definitely drive your business. We have signs for indoors/outdoors, illuminated/non illuminated and any size you want. We have the best quality and make everything simple for you, from concept to finish!

Stop/Traffic signs, U channel posts and custom signs, we have them all available! Let us design and manufacture your signage while you grow your business.

It is a well known fact that first impressions are very important. With our signs and your buisness there will definitely be a lasting impression with all your customers!!!

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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 Company, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Banner Company

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Handicap Signs and ISA Symbol

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Pasadena Glendale Sign Company | Handicap Signs and ISA Symbol

Looking for Custom Handicapped Signage?

No job is too BIG or too Small for The Sign Studio. We believe that no matter what type of sign is needed for your business it should be custom made to impact your advertising and marketing strategies. Particularly, handicap and ADA signs.

The law requires your business to have handicap signs for designated parking spaces, so why not work them to your advantage. Instead of using the same signs everyone else uses let The Sign Studio create one-of-a-kind, cost effective signs that not only satisfy state requirements but at the same time create an impression about your business. Who you are and what your business offers.

Let us get to know you, send us your current logo or if you don't have one let us create one for you! Also, we will design handicap parking signs and other ADA handicap signs for inside or outside your business that will be unique, colorful, and eye catching.

You will be putting your name out there before they get inside your doors and if you share your parking lot with other businesses these handicap signs will make a lasting impression for perspective customers.

The Sign Studio offers a variety of concepts using state-of-the art computer sign-making equipment and offers a variety of signage that will fit your needs and best of all the process is simple. Why not give us a call today or shoot us an email and let us put our marketing expertise to work for you to create handicap parking signs that will work to your benefit and leave a lasting impression.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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: Handicapped Parking Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Parking for Disabled

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | Custom and Specialty Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | Custom and Specialty Signs

INDOOR SPECIALTY SIGNS & CUSTOM SIGNS

Let our indoor specialty sign solutions bring your creativity to life.
Once customers and visitors are inside your building or facility, their experience is affected in different ways. How easy it is for them to navigate inside it, what types of emotions or thoughts your custom sign solutions convey, and what opinions are left behind will either contribute to, or subtract from, their overall impressions of your brand. No matter what your vision or goals are, we can create the ideal indoor sign solutions to fit your company brand.

Our acrylic signs with standoffs are durable and lightweight, while giving your visual message an air of sophistication and elegance. Crystal vinyl signs can give your visuals that "etched in glass" look, while our custom wallpaper is strong and flame resistant. Our more extensive sign solutions can include custom ceiling tiling patterns that give your office or facility an air of open space.

At The Sign Studio, our indoor sign solutions blend your chosen décor with an effective directory system and presentation. These solutions can involve any of the following targeted signage:
• A-Frame
• Acrylic w/Stand-Offs
• Cast Plaques
• Directories
• Engraved Signs • Fine Art Reproduction
• Floor Graphics
• OSHA/Warning Signs
• Wall Covering

Imagine it...we can do it! Bring us your idea and we will transform it into a striking, yet affordable, visual display. Call today to speak with one of our expert signage consultants.

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Topics: Acrylic Signs, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Custom and Specialty Signs

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | Signs & Banners Are Effecient

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Glendale Pasadena Sign Company | Signs & Banners Are Effecient

Signs and banners are an efficient way to advertise any type of business with lasting results.

A sign should be the spotlight of your place of business as this may be the only opportunity to sell your product. In today's competitive marketplace signs should attract the attention of the consumer and invite them to buy. An advertisement with a distinct and eye catching design or logo can produce a high volume of customers. Signs and banners are an investment that will pay for itself. Extra income can be generated by strategically marketing your brand. Our business is to help you create the best design for your specific advertising needs.

At The Sign Studio we have full color digital graphics to enhance the symbol, logo or emblem you may want to use in creating your banner or sign. A banner is large but portable; it can be moved from a doorway, window or entrance and be placed where you decide it attracts the most attention. A window sign is more of a permanent way of getting the same outcome. If your business does not have the space for a large banner or you just don't want the permanence of a window sign; a site sign or vehicle sign could be the answer. These signs are removable and portable, just smaller in scale. We can still design a logo that is unique for your business. Whether it's a restaurant, daycare, doctor's office, grocery store or even a one- time event we will make sure you are seen. Call us today for a consultation and quote!

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, 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: Signs & Banners, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Cost Effective Signage

Los Angeles Sign Company | Title 24 and ADA Restroom Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company | Title 24 and ADA Restroom Signs

ADA and Title 24 Restroom Signs - Any Questions?

The Sign Studio in LA County is your information resource for ADA and Title 24 restroom signs. We realize regulations are difficult to understand and follow, that's why we do the work for you! If you have questions, we have the answers. We will provide you with high quality, custom-designed signs for use indoors or outdoors resolving your questions and concerns about compliance with ISA standards and ADA/Title 24 regulations.

The following information may answer one or more of your questions:
1. We offer raised and braille characters and pictograms.
2. We manufacture our compliant signs in eggshell, matte or other non-glare finishes.
3. We adhere to all mounting location and height requirements.
4. We follow the current International Symbols of Accessibility (ISA) guidelines.
5. We offer unique illuminated signs or convenient non-illuminated.

You can trust The Sign Studio in LA County to answer your ADA/Title 24 restroom sign questions and provide professional service, installation and repair. We exist to help facilities and businesses requiring assistance with sign design and placement. We can research your questions and concerns. We are confident we can meet and surpass your expectations with our friendly customer service and knowledgeable team. Request a quote today at http://www.thesignstudioonline.com/quote/.

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

Topics: Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Emergency Exit Stairs, ADA Restroom and Washroom Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Magnetic Vehicle Signs - Install and Care

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company | Magnetic Vehicle Signs - Install and Care

Magnetic Signs

Instructions for Magnetic Sign Installation and Maintenance
THE SIGN STUDIO
uses the finest magnetic material to bring you the best in mobile magnetic advertising. Correct preparation, installation, maintenance, and storage procedures should be followed, see (Sections 1 - 4.) Following these instructions will help to ensure your satisfaction and to safeguard the long life of your signs and vehicle. Due to the many variables and complex nature of automotive finishes, special care must be taken to protect your vehicle: check the area behind the magnetic material weekly and move the sign as necessary to prevent any discoloration or clouding of the automotive clear coat.

The Sign Studio, Burbank CA, Car Magnetics, car signs, vehicle signs, magnetic signs

1. PREPARATION: Wash and dry vehicle. To protect your signs and vehicle, wax vehicle surface and the brown magnetic side of the sign prior to applying.
2. INSTALLATION: Magnetic signs can only be used on smooth steel surfaces. They CANNOT be used on simulated wood-grain panels, fiberglass panels, panels that have been repaired with a non-steel filler (such as -Bondo), or on any corrugated or other irregular surfaces. If necessary, magnetic signs can easily be cut with a razor or X-Acto knife to work around body molding or other obstructions on the vehicle. Apply one edge of the sign to the vehicle surface in the desired location then roll the sign onto the vehicle surface until the entire sign is installed flat onto the vehicle surface. If the magnetic sign is not placed in the desired position, carefully remove by reversing the installation steps and then repeat the process. (Do not try to rearrange the sign by pulling when it is stuck magnetically onto the vehicle. This might stretch the magnetic as well as scratch the vehicle paint!)
*** Note: A magnetic sign should never be applied to a newly painted vehicle. Allow at least 60 days for fresh paint to cure.
3. REMOVAL & MAINTENANCE: Remove the signs from your vehicle weekly. Always remove the sign by lifting from the center of the two opposite sides-never start at the corners, as this may stretch the sign material. In cold weather, preheat the sign with warm water before removal, if necessary. Once the signs are removed, wash and dry the vehicle and all sign surfaces. This keeps moisture from collecting between the signs and the vehicle surface, which can potentially damage a vehicle's finish. To clean the signs, use a sponge and a mild soapy water solution. Never immerse the signs in water, steam clean, or take them through a car wash. A generous coat of wax on the surface where the sign is placed and on the back of the sign itself will help prevent damage. After rain or snowfall, remove signs and wipe dry.
4. STORAGE: Magnetic signs should be stored either on a flat, even surface, or rolled up (lettering to the outside) around a cylinder with a diameter of at least 3". Never store magnetic signs in a hot vehicle, as they may permanently warp. Do not damage signs by folding, creasing , or placing any heavy objects on top of them. This type of treatment will prevent the signs from retaining their full magnetic power. If a sign does get bent out of shape, you can try to straighten it by placing it on a flat metal surface, such as a file cabinet or refrigerator. If you cannot straighten the sign, it will need to be replaced. WARNING: Automotive finishes and protectants vary by manufacturer; changes in color, shade, and surface appearance can occur with time, daily usage, and exposure to direct, intense sunlight. For care of your automotive finish, please refer to your vehicles Owner's Manual.

Please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net if you have any further questions.

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Topics: Vehicle Graphics, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Magnetic Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Safety & Warning Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Jun 6, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company | Safety & Warning Signs

Why Do Safety Signs Matter?

Safety signs, tags and warning labels are an essential feature to any plant or business, and comprise one of its most important assets. By not using proper effective safety and warning signs, you run a risk of danger that isn't worth the risk.

Safety Signs Hints on Designing an Effective Warning Sign

To make your signs and labels as effective as possible, follow these hints.

1. Choose the Proper Header - The header helps get the sign noticed.
2. Choose the Right Material - Installation and ordering costs are often more than the sign itself. As a result, a durable sign always pays for itself with reduced labor.

3. Use Bilingual Warnings - Although the use of a symbol is strongly encouraged in order to better communicate hazard information across language barriers, more and more warnings themselves are now shown in two languages.

4. Learn about the New ANSI Standard - The new ANSI standard for safety signs emphasizes custom design. It suggests that you add an Action statement, consequences, a symbol, use mixed case and, in many situations, add emergency information.

If you have any further questions or if you need us to design and manufacture your signs, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or e-mail us at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net

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Topics: Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Safety & Warning Signs, Emergency Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company| Vinyl Lettering Graphics

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company| Vinyl Lettering Graphics

Vinyl Wall Lettering & Graphics for Home and Office

THE SIGN STUDIO is an Expert on vinyl wall lettering and vinyl wall graphic products.
Our solutions are employed in retail businesses and in the private sector. Vinyl wall lettering can open a customer's eyes using largely untapped areas of a showroom. Why not wrap vinyl wall lettering throughout a demo area, waiting room, treatment center, conference room, you name it, THE SIGN STUDIO has done it! Our wall lettering and wall graphic solutions deliver!

We can help design and implement a theme throughout an interior space with our advanced software and signmaking equipment. Sell more, promote more, and inform more by using THE SIGN STUDIO'S vinyl wall lettering. We are capable of decorating large and small areas, using materials that can be removal-resistant or purposely removable. Have you seen the professional sports stars that stick to a wall and are removable and reusable? We make those for your young soccer star, little league ace or football prodigy!

Many displays at historic places and museums have been created by THE SIGN STUDIO to educate visitors and enthusiasts. If you can conceive it, we can make it happen with our vinyl wall graphics. We have so many colors and designs you can incorporate into your vinyl wall graphics, or let us use your established symbols, logos and designs. THE SIGN STUDIO is the best place to purchase vinyl wall graphics and lettering, we have the experience to give your walls a makeover.

These are examples of successful uses for THE SIGN STUDIO vinyl wall lettering and graphics:
• Hotels
• Convention Centers
• Real Estate "coming soon" Decor
• Museums
• Government Offices
• Medical Offices
• Internet Cafes
• Day Care Centers
• Automotive Sales Center
• Vocational Training Centers
• Shopping Malls
• Corporate Conference Rooms
• Sports Venues
• Themed Restaurants
• Schools
• Coffee Shops
• Model Home Centers
• Movie Theaters
• Hospitals

Wall Vinyl, Wall Graphics
If you're interested in learning more about THE SIGN STUDIO'S Vinyl Wall Lettering for your business or personal use or if you have any further questions, please call us at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net

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Topics: Vinyl Graphics, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Window & Wall Vinyl

Los Angeles Sign Company | ADA Restroom Sign Regulations

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jun 4, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company | ADA Restroom Sign Regulations

ADA RESTROOM SIGNS

Handicap Restroom Images


New ADA Laws and Regulations

Many businesses don't realize there is a far-reaching and organized series of laws and procedures that govern bathroom signs and handicapped signage. The ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, was enacted to give due diligence to making sure that all public spaces, including restrooms and places where industrial signage is needed, are accessible and familiar to the handicapped person.

Recently, the laws regulating ADA restroom signs, and all ADA signs in general, have changed. New legislation has brought all the old ADA signage up to modern codes, and compliance is a must.

ADA signage refers to a lot of different laws and regulations, but some of the ADA restroom signs in particular that have been significantly affected by the new rules are braille signs. Braille signs are one of the most important aspects of restroom signage that ADA regulates, and with good reason. There are dozens of possible pitfalls when it comes to creating a braille sign, not least among them positioning, changes in braille itself, height, and prescribed size and lettering. For a handicapped person, it's absolutely essential that your bathroom signs speak to them in a way that they understand and are familiar with. These new laws make it that much easier to create informative, helpful, safe ADA restroom signs, and to create a braille sign that speaks to the widest possible audience as clearly as it can.

ADA signage is something that's easy to overlook in the rush to get through a job, or to design your interior space in a way that's pleasing to the eye and works with your business, school, hotel, or place of business. However, few things are more important about your ADA restroom sign than the way it speaks to the disabled. The right braille sign, the right ADA sign of any stripe, is designed to keep your business in good standing in two ways. One way is compliance. Without it, your space could be subject to penalties and even lawsuits, and that's never a good thing. The other way is simple customer/occupant care and service. Without the right kind of ADA signage, your handicapped patrons will have a harder time doing what they need to do in your space. Both of those simple, very compelling reasons for updating your signs are focused on here at The Sign Studio. .

Below you'll find a run down of many of the new ADA sign regulations that relate to industrial signage and braille signs. As a service to you and a guideline for how we make our signs in the future, we're placing these ADA regulations on our site - check back to reference them whenever you need. The Sign Studio is your one-stop shop for any kind of braille sign, ADA signage, or any type of state and federal law-compliant sign.

New Regulations Related to Braille Signs

According to the new regulations, when you're writing in braille there are several guidelines in reference to size, height, and font. For example:

"Letters and numerals shall be raised 1/32 in (0.8 mm) minimum, upper case, sans serif or simple serif type and shall be accompanied with Grade 2 Braille. Raised characters shall be at least 5/8 in (16 mm) high, but no higher than 2 in (50 mm). Pictograms shall be accompanied by the equivalent verbal description placed directly below the pictogram. The border dimension of the pictogram shall be 6 in (152 mm) minimum in height."

There are minimums for how far braille must be raised above the surface of your ADA sign, and at The Sign Studio we have the precision machines to get it just right, keep you compliant, and make your signs readable and accessible. We also are completely updated and able to write in perfect Grade 2 Braille, a capability not all sign companies share. We also are well trained and well versed when it comes to all ADA signage symbolics, and all related braille sign explanations and text.

Another set of regulations for braille signs:

Dot diameter: .059 in.
Inter-dot spacing: .090 in.
Horizontal separation between cells: .241 in.
Vertical separation between cells: .395 in.
Raised borders around signs containing raised characters may make them confusing to read unless the border is set far away from the characters. Accessible signage with descriptive materials about public buildings, monuments, and objects of cultural interest may not provide sufficiently detailed and meaningful information. Interpretive guides, audio tape devices, or other methods may be more effective in presenting such information.

As you can see, that kind of minute detailing requires incredible precision. That's why The Sign Studio has invested in the best, sharpest sign creation equipment. With laser precision, we can make ADA restroom signs to absolute perfect margins and regulations, and every ADA sign we make for your company can be crafted with amazing exactitude.

That's important not only to make your signs compliant, but also to make them readable. For braille users, it's important that braille signs be the same as the braille they read in texts, to cut down on confusion. Confusion that could range from mere frustration to the possibility of danger, neither of which serve you, your place of work, or your guests.

The signs in your space are important on a number of levels, but few of them are more important than respect and customer service. Making the best braille sign possible, in compliance with all ADA signage laws and regulations, is a great way of accomplishing both of those goals, and making them with precision and excellence is a point of pride for The Sign Studio. There are several other laws regulation ADA restroom signs. They include regulations related to height, spacing, and sign placement.

For instance, all ADA signs intended for use by handicapped persons have to be placed in locations free from any sort of unseen danger, such as the arc of a swinging door, or a protuberance along the wall. A braille sign has to be in a place where the user can feel safe standing still and reading it for any period of time.

"Letters and numbers on signs shall have a width-to-height ratio between 3:5 and 1:1 and a stroke-width-to-height ratio between 1:5 and 1:10."

This regulation ensures that the characters on a given sign will conform to other characters on other signs, making them familiar and readable. This goes for all kinds of ADA signage, and is one more way these ADA regulations make the world of interior space more palatable and easier to navigate for the handicapped.

There is also a regulation mandating that all bathroom signs be high contrast. In other words, if your writing is in a light color, like white, it must be contrasted with a darker background, like blue. You see this combination in a lot of different handicapped signage. The contrast must be 70% to be in full compliance, and the ADA provides a helpful equation to help businesses know how much contrast is enough:

Contrast = [(B1 - B2)/B1] x 100


where B1 = light reflectance value (LRV) of the lighter area and B2 = light reflectance value (LRV) of the darker area. Note that in any application both white and black are never absolute; thus, B1 never equals 100 and B2 is always greater than 0. The greatest readability is usually achieved through the use of light-colored characters or symbols on a dark background.

All of these rules and regulations are essential in crafting the most up-to-date, ADA compliant signs possible. For handicapped persons and those who depend on braille, the new regulations are essential to an improved, more familiar quality of life. The new braille signs that will now be produced are alone worth the effort of bringing your signs up to code. Using literary spacing and Grade 2 braille is an important step in leveling the playing field of industrial signage.

And when it comes to code-compliant, customer service oriented ADA signage, including of course ADA restroom signs, there's no better place to go than The Sign Studio.

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 thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Topics: Restroom Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, ADA Codes industrial signs

Los Angeles Sign Co. | Traffic Directional and Entrance Exit Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Co. | Traffic Directional and Entrance Exit Signs

TRAFFIC DIRECTIONAL SIGNS

Lead the way with Directional Traffic Signs! Prevent confusion by clearly marking Entrances and Exits to parking lots and facilities. Keep your traffic flowing effortlessly with a well marked lot.

A direction sign, more fully defined as a direction, position, or indication sign is any road sign used primarily to give information about the location of either the driver or possible destinations, and are considered a subset of the informative signs group. Direction signs are far more varied internationally than other classes of sign.

 

Traffic Sign Images

Direction signs are the oldest type of road sign. Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of roads to provide information to road users. With traffic volumes increasing over the last eight decades, many countries have adopted pictorial signs or otherwise simplified and standardized their signs to facilitate international travel where language differences would create barriers, and in general to help enhance traffic safety. Such pictorial signs use symbols (often silhouettes) in place of words and are usually based on international protocols. Such signs were first developed in Europe, and have been adopted by most countries to varying degrees.

The Sign Studio provides street and traffic signs to help keep your roads safe and traffic flowing at a good pace. Traffic signs are a good way to inform drivers of areas that are entrances or exits only, alert them to upcoming speed bumps or closed roads and many other traffic warnings. Made from durable and reflective material, The Sign Studio's traffic signs are the perfect solution to your traffic control needs.
Point people in the right direction with these long lasting and well made signs.

• One Way, Entrance and Delivery signs direct people and let them know where to go.
• Directional Traffic Signs keep your parking lot, mall or road organized.
• Post signs to prevent accidents.

List of most common Traffic Directional Signs

Buckle Up-Seat Belt Signs
Crossing Signs
STOP Signs
Exit Signs
Crosswalk Signs
Do Not Enter Signs
Evacuation Signs
Pedestrian Crossing Signs
Prohibitive Traffic Signs
Reserved Parking
Dead End
No Turn On Red
No Left Turn
No Right Turn
No Turn Around
Do Not Block Intersection
No Thru Traffic
Private Road No Thru Traffic
Not A Thru Street
One Way
Two Way Traffic Ahead
No An Exit
Exit Only Do Not Enter
Slower Traffic Keep Right
Arrow Signs
Wrong Way
Bump Sign
Dip Sign
Dead Zone
Employee Entrance Only
Fasten Seat Belt
No Dumping Under Penalty of Law

We also custom design and make any Traffic Directional Sign you may need, just give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail with you request at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net

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Topics: Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Exit Only Do Not Enter Sign, Private Road No Thru Traffic Sign

Los Angeles Sign Co. | Evacuation Maps, Plans and Directional Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Jun 2, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Co. | Evacuation Maps, Plans and Directional Signs

Evacuation Maps & Plans
Building evacuation plans, fire evacuation maps and emergency exit signs are essential to meet fire and building code requirements. The Sign Studio provides custom building evacuation maps and specialty signs. Building evacuation maps are carefully designed to meet all client and fire code requirements. Our exit signs and exit path marking systems are manufactured custom to your liking. Our building evacuation plans, stairtreads and path marking systems provide clear direction to exits and offer vital egress information and indicate the location of fire and safety equipment available.

Fire Evacuation Plans and Evacuation Diagrams
Public and commercial buildings (with 10 or more employees) are required by law to have an emergency action plan. An emergency action plan (EAP) details the actions employees and building occupants must take in the event of a crisis. The fire plan is a component of the EAP which emphasizes in-house fire safety protocols and procedures. The fire evacuation plan must include a schematic of the facility that details egress routes to fire exits, safety equipment locations, post evacuation assembly areas and other pertinent information. As a public safety measure, the authority having jurisdiction (Fire Marshal) requires that evacuation plans be posted for the building occupant.

What Are the Codes and Standards?
Much has been written into fire codes and occupational safety regulations about the necessity of posting fire evacuation diagrams. They are required by law in most facilities. Yet visit any number of buildings with posted fire evacuation signs and you will find as many different sign designs as there are buildings. With the absence of a nationally recognized standard to guide facility managers and sign designers with evacuation map development, we have to ask ourselves whether all building evacuation signs are equally effective? Can diagram size, color, floor plan orientation, text or icon styles affect viewer response during an emergency.

Our expert designers at The Sign Studio will design and prepare your layouts and work closely with you to create effective and proper Evacuation Maps and Signs for your needs. For more information or if you have any questions, please call us (818) 843-9200 or e-mail us at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net.

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Evacuation Maps, Evacuation Signs, Wayfinding Signs


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

Los Angeles Sign Company | Banner Installation and Maintenance

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Jun 1, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company | Banner Installation and Maintenance

Banners
Instructions for Banner Installation and Maintenance

The Sign Studio, Burbank, CA, Banner Installation, banner install methods, banner maintenance, banners la, banners los angeles

Nothing can add more impact to a promotion than an attractive banner and nothing can be less effective than a poorly displayed one. All of THE SIGN STUDIO banners are made with a durable nylon-reinforced vinyl that should last a long time when properly installed. To prevent tearing and ensure long life, follow the guidelines below.

INSTALLATION
Banners are generally installed using one of three methods: stringing between two poles, directly mounting to a flat surface, or a combination of both.

STRINGING BETWEEN TWO POLES
When installing a banner between two poles, the main objective is to prevent an undue amount of stress on any one grommet hole. The best way to accomplish this is to hang the banner using bungee cords. Bungee cords will stretch with the banner allowing the wind to pass around the sides of the banner. Bungee cords also make the installation of your banner easier.
If you must use rope to hang your banner, follow these rules.

1. Determine how much rope is needed to tie off the banner. Be sure to give yourself a little extra length. If necessary, it can be trimmed later.

2. Weave the rope through the grommet holes from left to right (see diagram on reverse side). Do this for both the top and bottom of the banner.

3. Tie the top corners straight out and tight from the sides. Be sure the banner is centered and level before tying off the right side.

4. Tie the bottom corners at about a 15 degree angle down from the bottom edge of the banner leaving a slight amount of play in the rope. This will allow the air to escape out of the bottom of the banner.

NOTE: If the banner will be hung where it will be exposed to high winds (i.e. between two street poles), wind slits must be cut into the banner to allow air to pass through the banner. THE SIGN STUDIO can cut these wind slits for you when they are making the banner, or you can cut them yourself. A typical wind slit is a "smiley face" half circle, about 2" to 3" in diameter. They should be spaced about 12" to 18" apart. See the diagram on the reverse side for an example. Be sure not to cut slits through your graphics.

WALL INSTALLATION ("SCREW AND WASHER" METHOD)
If the banner is to be installed directly onto a wall, install it by driving screws through the grommet holes and into the wall.

1. Determine where you want the banner to be positioned.

2. Secure the top-left corner of the banner first.

3. Continue securing the banner across the top at each grommet hole, from left to right, making sure the banner is level.

4. Secure the bottom grommets from left to right.

CAUTION: When installing a banner directly onto a building, be careful because screws will leave permanent holes in the wall. Some surfaces may also require special fasteners to prevent the screws from pulling out. Before drilling, be sure to obtain landlord or property owner approval. If you have any doubts about installing a banner directly to a wall, refer the installation to a professional installer.

CITY ORDINANCES AND LANDLORD RESTRICTIONS
Before installing a banner, investigate local sign ordinances, and ask your landlord if any restrictions apply to displaying banners. If necessary, apply for permits at the city code enforcement department.

STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE
Banners should always be stored rolled up, with the lettering and graphics to the outside. A banner should never be folded, as doing so may cause vinyl graphics to pull away from the banner. If your banner becomes dirty, it can be cleaned with a soap and water mixture. Do not use any cleaning product that contains ammonia.

EXPECTATIONS: "It has been said that an outdoor banner is a sail without a ship. Be realistic in your expectations. While a banner is an excellent promotional sign, it is not a substitute for a permanent sign."

If you have any questions, feel free to call us AT (818) 843-9200 or e-mail us at info@signstudiola.com

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Topics: Glendale Banner Install & Maintenance, Pasadena Banner Install & Maintenance, Los Angeles Banner Install & Maintenance