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Are the Signs for Your Business ADA Compliant? | Sign Studio LA

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

Are the Signs for Your Business ADA Compliant? | Sign Studio LA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was put into place to ensure that persons of varying abilities have equal opportunities. In 1990, the ADA required business owners to place both indoor and outdoor ADA approved signs at their establishments. The act helps people with a disability be able to enjoy your business. Having ADA signs not only helps your business to stay in compliance, but it also ensures the safety of your patrons.

As a business owner, I am sure you are busy with the day-to-day operation of your company. Let us help you take one thing off your plate by providing a brief overview of ADA sign requirements.

Restroom Handicap Signs 

All business establishments must have tactile braille signs displayed at the entrance of their bathrooms. The ADA has established very specific guidelines that must be followed when making a restroom handicap sign. The types of signs available include male, female or family bathroom signs. The dimensions that need to be used are dependent on the type of sign that you choose to use. The signs are made of acrylic with a tactile braille top layer. The signs must include a picture, written words and the words in braille. The braille must be a specific height.  

Reflective Handicap Parking Signs

In addition to having ADA approved signs for your patrons indoors, you must also have handicap parking spaces available. The Americans with Disabilities Act has strict guidelines as to where handicap parking spots can be located. Below are the requirements for outdoor parking ADA signs.

  • The sign color must be blue and reflective.
  • The International sign of Accessibility must be white. 
  • The sign should be no smaller than 70 square inches.
  • The bottom of the sign should be exactly 80 inches from the ground.
  • The sign should display the fine for parking in the spot illegally.
  •  Spots that are approved for vans should have the words “van accessible.”
  • Parking lot should have another sign stating that unauthorized vehicles will be towed.

It is imperative that you also look up the requirements on how and where to place the signs after you purchase them. Different types of parking spaces require a different placement of the ADA sign.

Also see:

ADA CHECK LIST DOWNLOAD

 

Where to Get ADA Signs

As you can see, there are many requirements you must take into consideration when placing ADA signs in your business. 

When looking for ADA signs, it is best to ensure that you are getting signs that are high in quality. Many businesses that design signs are very well versed in the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Don’t risk being non-compliant. Be sure to choose a reputable sign business for your ADA signs.

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

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Topics: restroom handicap signs, ADA Signs, Title 24 Signs, Tactile Braille Signs

Americans with Disabilities Act "ADA Signs" Bathroom Specifications

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

Americans with Disabilities Act "ADA" Bathroom Sign Specifications

The Americans with disabilities act protects individuals with a disability,who are qualified,  from being discriminated against. A qualified individual with a disability is able to perform tasks in a work environment with or without accommodations. Reasonable accommodations made for an employee with a disability includes making a place of business accessible for the person to use. This also involves making certain adjustments to the schedule. Modifications to equipment, devices and examinations are included. Policies, trainings and interpreters are also part of the modifications. Modifications in a facility includes proper sign usage for a person with a disability. 

ADA Information For Small Businesses

Specifications for ADA signs

There are certain requirements that ADA signs must meet. Some of these requirements include typography, tactile typography, locations, and mounting heights. When it comes to the typography on the signs, ADA  requires that an acceptable font to be used on all upper case and the font should be raised at least at 1/32". The tactile characters must be san serif. You are not able to make the font italic, oblique, or over decorate it. It is important that the character proportion of the width of the "I" be at 15 percent of the letter height. The width of the "O" should be anywhere from 55 and 110 percent of the height of the upper case "I". You may also want to know that the copy height of the tactile information be at a limit of 5/8 inch and 2 inch. Also the tactile spacing be at a minimum of 1/8 inch and the maximum amount allowed is four times the stroke width. Spacing between the lines of copy have to be at a minimum of 135 percent and the maximum is at 170 percent of the "I".

Braille should be placed underneath the characters. The shape of the braille must be rounded. The grade 2 braille must meet dimension and capitalization ADA standard requirements for accessible design. Some of the tactile typography fonts allowed are Arial, BAV Garde_Normal, Frutiger_Normal, Futura Book, Heletica Neue_Roman, and Myraid Pro(MP). The permanent locations of ID signs should be located at the doorways. Only if there is no room can a sign be placed at the nearest adjacent wall. Signs on double doors have a couple of ways that it can be mounted. One way is that the sign be placed on the door that is not being used. If both doors are being used then the sign should be placed on the right to the door at the right. If the right hand side is occupied with other items, then the nearest adjacent wall will do. Signs are to be mounted at a 48 inches to 60 inches above the ground. 

ADA Braille Sign Guideline

 

Symbols on ADA signs

Symbols for visual information is also a ADA requirement. The symbol should be located within 6 inches of  a vertical void and the background should not contain a non-glare finish. Braille and characters cannot occupy the same space as the pictograph. Color should contrast with the raised characters to make it legible for individuals with low vision. It is recommended that international symbols are used. For example the famous wheel chair accessibility symbol. Rest room signs must have a 1/2 inch foam tape. This is to separate the pictogram from the font and on a unisex to separate the male and female symbol.

ADA Sign Material Color Chart

 

Handicap Accessible Parking Specifications

A reflective handicap sign for a parking space must be placed 60 inches above the ground, which is measured from the ground up. It is important to meet and be compliant with the ADA standard requirements.  For more information please download parking lot handicap sign specifications.

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. From Concept to
Finish The Sign Studio is here for you – On time and on budget!

NEED QUOTE

Vinyl Banner             Adhesive Vinyl                                          Indoor Stands
Banner Blockout       Adhesive Clear / Translucent                      Outdoor Stands
Banner Backlit          Adhesive Window Perf                               Lightbox
Mesh / Smooth         Vehicle Graphics /Wall Graphics                 Sidewalk Signs
Window Static Cling  Floor Graphics                                              
Premium Vinyls                                                                           Signicades
Paper Posters            Reflective Vinyls                                          Plasticades
Scrim Banner            Metallics /Gold / Silver                                 Retractable
Printable Fabrics        Chalk Vinyls                                                Post & Panel Signs
Photo Paper                                                                                Valet Parking Signs
Overlaminates                                                                            Simpo Sign Frames
                                                                                                 Pedistal Signs
                                                                                                 Wind Spinners
                                                                                                  Real Estate Frames
                                                                                                  Trade Show Displays

RIGID SIGNS
Foamcore
Coroplast
PVC Board
OTHER SIGNS
ADA Signs -  Restroom / Handicap  
Parking Signs
Regulatory Signs
Construction Signs
Acrylic Displays
Golf Signs
Commercial Signs
Dimensional Letters
Digital Imaging Signs
Electrical Signs

GEMINI Products
Vista Systems 
Signicade/Plasticade Distributor

The Sign Studio also provides maintenance and service calls
on all signs.  We proved service to the
following areas:

Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Studio City, Century
City, Santa Monica, Culver City, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Tarzana, Woodland
Hills, Anaheim, Arcadia, Alhambra, City of Duarte, West Covina, El Monte,
Toluca Lake, Universal City, La Crescenta, Whittier, Buena Park, San Fernando,
La Canada, Cerritos, City of Lakewood, Glendora, Compton, Long Beach, San Fernando, Sylmar      

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Important Signs Your Business Needs - Title 24 Standard Signs

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

Important Signs Your Business Needs - Title 24 Standard Signs

No matter your business or the property you own, if you have guests you are going to receive individuals with all sorts of different physical conditions. These different conditions might require some assistance in determining where to go and what entrances lead to wear. Simple, easy to follow signs are essential for your facility, as not only does it allow anyone who visits your store or place of business the ability to find their desired location, but it also ensures they can retain their self respect and not have to continually ask for assistance and instructions. Providing this small amount of assistance through appropriate signs can greatly improve your interaction with your clients and visitors, which makes them feel more comfortable with your building, in turn increasing the chances of them returning for repeat business with you and your company.

Some of the different important signs you can consider include but are not limited to:

- ADA signs

- Restroom handicap signs

- Braille signs

- Title 24 Signs


ADA signs

ADA, or Americans with Disability Act, is a specific act pact inside the United States to ensure individuals with a disability are able to receive fair treatment and services throughout the country, regardless of the condition they are in. ADA signs are going to allow visitors to your facility, no matter what ailment they might have, navigate through your place of business and fine the necessary services they are seeking. This includes handicap parking signs, directional walkway and ramp signs, not to mention traditional bathroom and facility signs. All of these signs are designed not only to instruct anyone who visits your facility, but those with a disability, so they can freely and easily make it from the parking lot to the interior of the building, all without issue or other problems.

Restroom Handicap Signs

It is important to let individuals know if a bathroom is handicap or not. Someone should not have to wait outside of the bathroom in order to find out if it is handicap accessible or not. With the handicap restroom signs, it is going to allow someone to simply walk up to the bathroom sign and know instantly if they are able to gain access to the restroom or not and if they need to continue looking for a different bathroom. These signs are simple and easy to put up and it does not draw any special attention to it. However, it does allow those with the need of a handicap bathroom the ability to identify such a bathroom and locate one that meets their specific needs.

Braille Signs

Braille is a requirement in many states now and it helps keep your facility compliant with these laws and regulations. It also helps those who have visual disabilities to ability to quickly and easily determine what the door leads to and what they will find on the other side. This way, by the simple addition of braille to the signs, someone can determine what kind of bathroom it is, the room number, what is located behind the door and where they might find a specific service. All of this is designed to help ensure the individual can remain confident in where they are traveling to and what they are looking for.

Title 24

Title 24 covers a large range of areas for your building, but you must comply to everything located inside of Title 24. This includes your signs, the information placed on the signs and how it is used. By receiving Title 24 compliant signs, you can rest assured that everything inside your building is up to code. 

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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Custom ADA Sign Images

Topics: Braille Tactile ADA Signs

ADA Information & Approved Sign Requirements From The Sign Studio, LA

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

ADA Information & Approved Sign Requirements From The Sign Studio, LA

The Americans with disabilities act protects individuals with a disability,who are qualified,  from being discriminated against by employment agencies, government, private employers, and labor unions. A qualified individual with a disability is able to perform task in a work environment with or without accommodations. Reasonable accommodations made for an employee with a disability includes making a place of business accessible for the person to use. This also involves making certain adjustments to the schedule. Modifications to equipment, devices and examinations are included. Policies, trainings and interpreters are also part of the modifications. Modifications in a facility includes proper sign usage for a person with a disability. 

Requirements for ADA signs

There are certain requirements that ADA signs must meet. Some of these requirements include typography, tactile typography, locations, and mounting heights. When it comes to the typography on the signs, ADA  requires that an acceptable font to be used on all upper case and the font should be raised at least at 1/32". The tactile characters must be san serif. You are not able to make the font italic, oblique, or over decorate it. It is important that the character proportion of the width of the "I" be at 15 percent of the letter height. The width of the "O" should be anywhere from 55 and 110 percent of the height of the upper case "I". You may also want to know that the copy height of the tactile information be at a limit of 5/8 inch and 2 inch. Also the tactile spacing be at a minimum of 1/8 inch and the maximum amount allowed is four times the stroke width. Spacing between the lines of copy have to be at a minimum of 135 percent and the maximum is at 170 percent of the "I". Braille should be placed underneath the characters. The shape of the braille must be rounded. The grade 2 braille must meet dimension and capitalization ADA standard requirements for accessible design. Some of the tactile typography fonts allowed are Arial, BAV Garde_Normal, Frutiger_Normal, Futura Book, Heletica Neue_Roman, and Myraid Pro(MP). The permanent locations of ID signs should be located at the doorways. Only if there is no room can a sign be placed at the nearest adjacent wall. Signs on double doors have a couple of ways that it can be mounted. One way is that the sign be placed on the door that is not being used. If both doors are being used then the sign should be placed on the right to the door at the right. If the right hand side is occupied with other items, then the nearest adjacent wall will do. Signs are to be mounted at a 48 inches to 60 inches above the ground. 

Symbols on ADA signs

Symbols for visual information is also an ADA requirement. The symbol should be located within 6 inches of  a vertical void and the background should contain a non-glare finish. Braille and characters cannot occupy the same space as the pictograph. Color should contrast with the raised characters to make it legible for individuals with low vision. It is recommended that international symbols are used. For example the famous wheel chair accessibility symbol. Rest room signs must have a 1/2 inch foam tape. This is to separate the pictogram from the font and on a unisex to separate the male and female symbol. A reflective handicap sign for a parking space must be placed 60 inches above the ground, which is measured from the ground up. It is important to meet and be compliant with the ADA standard requirements.

ADA Braille Sign Guideline

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

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Restroom ADA Sign Images 

Topics: restroom handicap signs, ADA Signs, Title 24 Signs, Tactile Braille Signs

Los Angeles Burbank Sign Company | Show Your Logo Sign OFF

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

Los Angeles Burbank Sign Company | Show Your Logo Sign OFF

Lobby Signs - Display Your Logo and show it off!

The lobby of your office building is an extremely important place, and you not only want it to give off a vibe of comfort and professionalism, but you also want it to help promote your business, whatever it may be. The fact is, signs are a crucial part of virtually all types of advertising, and well made ones can go a long way towards attracting people to your business. That's why it's so important that you choose the right people to design your lobby signs.

Creativity, aesthetics, and professionalism are all very important aspects of an effective sign. You know as well as I do that a plain old, boring looking black and white sign isn't going to do squat in terms of drawing interest to a business or product. If you're going to put up a lackluster sign to advertise your business, you might as well just fill that lobby space with a couch instead. When getting your sign designed, you really need to get it done by people who truly know what they're doing. Lobby signs and logo signs are a couple of the many specialties offered by The Sign Studio, where they offer a wide variety of signs that they design themselves.

Just remember, if you don't care enough about your sign to get it done by professionals, your potential customers aren't going to care about it either.

Storm Lion Lobby Sign

 

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. From Concept to
Finish The Sign Studio is here for you – On time and on budget!

 

Sign Estimate

 

 

NEED QUOTE

Vinyl Banner             Adhesive Vinyl                                          Indoor Stands
Banner Blockout       Adhesive Clear / Translucent                      Outdoor Stands
Banner Backlit          Adhesive Window Perf                               Lightbox
Mesh / Smooth         Vehicle Graphics /Wall Graphics                 Sidewalk Signs
Window Static Cling  Floor Graphics                                              
Premium Vinyls                                                                           Signicades
Paper Posters            Reflective Vinyls                                          Plasticades
Scrim Banner            Metallics /Gold / Silver                                 Retractable
Printable Fabrics        Chalk Vinyls                                                Post & Panel Signs
Photo Paper                                                                                Valet Parking Signs
Overlaminates                                                                            Simpo Sign Frames
                                                                                                 Pedistal Signs
                                                                                                 Wind Spinners
                                                                                                  Real Estate Frames
                                                                                                  Trade Show Displays

RIGID SIGNS
Foamcore
Coroplast
PVC Board
OTHER SIGNS
ADA Signs -  Restroom / Handicap  
Parking Signs
Regulatory Signs
Construction Signs
Acrylic Displays
Golf Signs
Commercial Signs
Dimensional Letters
Digital Imaging Signs
Electrical Signs

GEMINI Products
Vista Systems 
Signicade/Plasticade Distributor

The Sign Studio also provides maintenance and service calls
on all signs.  We proved service to the
following areas:

Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Studio City, Century
City, Santa Monica, Culver City, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Tarzana, Woodland
Hills, Anaheim, Arcadia, Alhambra, City of Duarte, West Covina, El Monte,
Toluca Lake, Universal City, La Crescenta, Whittier, Buena Park, San Fernando,
La Canada, Cerritos, City of Lakewood, Glendora, Compton, Long Beach, San Fernando, Sylmar      

Topics: Lobby Logo Sign, Acrylic Reception Sign, Interior Logo Design Sign

LA Sign Company | ADA Compliant Restroom Signs for California

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

ADA Restroom Signs – Common Types That Help Your Business.

Remaining ADA compliant in your business is easy with ADA signs from The Sign Studio.  Not only is compliance required by law, the added benefit of properly placed signs in your office or store can actually enhance sales and client/customer experience by creating a friendly environment for all your clients or customers.

Here are some common types of ADA signs for the restroom that can help your business:

Standard:
  Signs in this category are ADA compliant.

Men's
- this sign features a graphic image of a male person and is placed immediately outside the men's restroom door.  Braille writing (ADA Tactile & Braille Signage Code compliant) is available.

Women's - this sign features a graphic image of a female person and is placed immediately outside the women's restroom door.  Braille writing (ADA Tactile & Braille Signage Code compliant) is available.

Room Locator - this sign, features graphic depictions of either a man and woman on the same sign or as sperate gender specific signs followed by a locator arrow.

ISA Restroom signs

-  The ISA (International Symbol of Accessibility) is depicted by the familiar wheelchair icon representing handicap accessible facilities. Available for men, women or as unisex.

Typically printed with raised white letters on a contrasting, high visibility, blue background these signs are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The Sign Studio regularly reviews the laws and regulations to insure their ADA signs are always compliant with the most up to date standards and regulations.

ADA Signs

 

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. From Concept to
Finish The Sign Studio is here for you – On time and on budget!

 

Sign Estimate

 

 

NEED QUOTE

Vinyl Banner             Adhesive Vinyl                                          Indoor Stands
Banner Blockout       Adhesive Clear / Translucent                      Outdoor Stands
Banner Backlit          Adhesive Window Perf                               Lightbox
Mesh / Smooth         Vehicle Graphics /Wall Graphics                 Sidewalk Signs
Window Static Cling  Floor Graphics                                              
Premium Vinyls                                                                           Signicades
Paper Posters            Reflective Vinyls                                          Plasticades
Scrim Banner            Metallics /Gold / Silver                                 Retractable
Printable Fabrics        Chalk Vinyls                                                Post & Panel Signs
Photo Paper                                                                                Valet Parking Signs
Overlaminates                                                                            Simpo Sign Frames
                                                                                                 Pedistal Signs
                                                                                                 Wind Spinners
                                                                                                  Real Estate Frames
                                                                                                  Trade Show Displays

RIGID SIGNS
Foamcore
Coroplast
PVC Board
OTHER SIGNS
ADA Signs -  Restroom / Handicap  
Parking Signs
Regulatory Signs
Construction Signs
Acrylic Displays
Golf Signs
Commercial Signs
Dimensional Letters
Digital Imaging Signs
Electrical Signs

GEMINI Products
Vista Systems 
Signicade/Plasticade Distributor

The Sign Studio also provides maintenance and service calls
on all signs.  We proved service to the
following areas:

Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Studio City, Century
City, Santa Monica, Culver City, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Tarzana, Woodland
Hills, Anaheim, Arcadia, Alhambra, City of Duarte, West Covina, El Monte,
Toluca Lake, Universal City, La Crescenta, Whittier, Buena Park, San Fernando,
La Canada, Cerritos, City of Lakewood, Glendora, Compton, Long Beach, San Fernando, Sylmar      

Topics: ADA Restroom Signs, California ADA Sign, Braille & Tactile Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | The Best Sign & Banner Design Fonts

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company | The Best Sign & Banner Design Fonts

Arial Black
Arial Black is one of the most common fonts to use on a banner.
It’s plain, basic block lettering, and it’s very easy to read. If you have a
lot of words or letters to fit on a small banner, it might not work as well as…

Impact
Impact. This is a very bold block lettering font, but it is much narrower
left to right than Arial Black. It’s still one of the best fonts for banners,
but it lets you squeeze a little more information onto your banner. (See how we
were able to include the area code, even at the same font size as the Arial
Black banner?)

Cooper Black
Cooper Black is a good compromise between friendly and professional, so it
works well for a small business banner font. It’s got very big bold letters
like Arial Black, but it’s more rounded. Not everyone likes the way the numbers
are offset, though.

Arial
Arial and Times New Roman are good if you have several lines of less
important text on your banner. Try to use a bolder banner font for your
headline, then use these fonts for the less-important details. As you can see
here, Arial is a little narrow to use for headline text.

Save Times New Roman for longer paragraphs. If you are including bullets or short
phrases on your banner, Arial is usually a little easier to read because of its clean appearance.

Cancun is another very big, bold font that’s good for banner headlines. It
only allows you to type in uppercase, so reserve it for short words or phrases.
It has a tropical beachy feel that’s good for celebrations or sale banners.

Last but not least, Stencil is a great font for bold headlines. It gives a
very strong, military feel to a banner and has all capital letters like Cancun.

Sign Banner Fonts Sign Banner Font

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Worst fonts for banners

Some fonts look great on stationery, but they just don’t work for larger formats.
Here are some of the top fonts to avoid when designing a banner:

Worst Sign & Banner Fonts

 

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. From Concept to
Finish The Sign Studio is here for you – On time and on budget!

 

Sign Estimate

 

 

 

NEED QUOTE

Vinyl Banner             Adhesive Vinyl                                          Indoor Stands
Banner Blockout       Adhesive Clear / Translucent                      Outdoor Stands
Banner Backlit          Adhesive Window Perf                               Lightbox
Mesh / Smooth         Vehicle Graphics /Wall Graphics                 Sidewalk Signs
Window Static Cling  Floor Graphics                                              
Premium Vinyls                                                                           Signicades
Paper Posters            Reflective Vinyls                                          Plasticades
Scrim Banner            Metallics /Gold / Silver                                 Retractable
Printable Fabrics        Chalk Vinyls                                                Post & Panel Signs
Photo Paper                                                                                Valet Parking Signs
Overlaminates                                                                            Simpo Sign Frames
                                                                                                 Pedistal Signs
                                                                                                 Wind Spinners
                                                                                                  Real Estate Frames
                                                                                                  Trade Show Displays

RIGID SIGNS
Foamcore
Coroplast
PVC Board
OTHER SIGNS
ADA Signs -  Restroom / Handicap  
Parking Signs
Regulatory Signs
Construction Signs
Acrylic Displays
Golf Signs
Commercial Signs
Dimensional Letters
Digital Imaging Signs
Electrical Signs

GEMINI Products
Vista Systems 
Signicade/Plasticade Distributor

The Sign Studio also provides maintenance and service calls
on all signs.  We proved service to the
following areas:

Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Studio City, Century
City, Santa Monica, Culver City, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Tarzana, Woodland
Hills, Anaheim, Arcadia, Alhambra, City of Duarte, West Covina, El Monte,
Toluca Lake, Universal City, La Crescenta, Whittier, Buena Park, San Fernando,
La Canada, Cerritos, City of Lakewood, Glendora, Compton, Long Beach, San Fernando, Sylmar      

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Topics: Sign & Banner Design, Sign & Banner Fonts, Banner & Sign Business in LA

Los Angeles Sign Company | How To Design Your Sign / Banner

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Mon, Nov 4, 2013 @ 06:11 AM

How To Design Your Sign / Banner From The Sign Studio - Los Angeles

Whether you’re designing/buying a full color banner/sign or sticking to very limited colors, you want to choose colors that will make your sign/banner easy to read. Typically black letters on
a white banner give you the absolute best contrast, but they’re also kind of boring. Here are some other better color combinations for your banner:

Best Sign and Banner Color Contrasts
Black letters on a yellow banner. This is your best option because it stands out better than a white banner, but the black letters still have high contrast on the yellow background, so they’re easy to read.

Black letters on a white banner. You can jazz up this simple combination by using full color logos or graphics, or adding a colored border around the banner.

Dark blue (navy) letters on a white banner. Once you start using colored letters, it’s better to stick to a white background, and the darker the letters are the easier they are to read.

Dark green (forest) letters on a white or very light cream banner. Sometimes a cream colored background can help you match your company colors or just make the banner look a little more natural, but make sure to keep it light so that your words stand out against the colored banner.

Worst Banner Colors resized 600
Red letters on a yellow banner. This is a popular color combination, but the reason it’s not a good choice for a banner is that red and yellow don’t provide much contrast. Red letters on a white banner would be a better choice because they will be easier to read. Or if you’re      buying a full color banner, you could do part of the banner as red on white and part of it as yellow on black. It all depends on your preferences and your logo, if you are putting the logo on the banner.

Red and green right next to each other. If you’re making a Christmas banner, you’ll want to use a white background and alternate red and green text. If you try to put red text on a green      banner, or green text on a red banner, you’ll end up with a very hard to read banner.

Red and blue right next to each other. Just like red and green, these colors shouldn’t touch. Separate them with some white space and you will make your banner much easier to read.

Take some time to experiment with different color combinations, but try to stick to high contrast so that your banner will be easy to read. After all, the whole point of displaying a banner is for people to read it. 

For further information, please view our Visability Chart

Also available for download is our Guide To Color Choices.


 Guide To Color Choices

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. From Concept to
Finish The Sign Studio is here for you – On time and on budget!

NEED QUOTE

Vinyl Banner             Adhesive Vinyl                                         Indoor Stands
Banner Blockout       Adhesive Clear / Translucent                      Outdoor Stands
Banner Backlit          Adhesive Window Perf                               Lightbox
Mesh / Smooth         Vehicle Graphics /Wall Graphics                 Sidewalk Signs
Window Static Cling  Floor Graphics                                              
Premium Vinyls                                                                           Signicades
Paper Posters            Reflective Vinyls                                          Plasticades
Scrim Banner            Metallics /Gold / Silver                                 Retractable
Printable Fabrics        Chalk Vinyls                                                Post & Panel Signs
Photo Paper                                                                                Valet Parking Signs
Overlaminates                                                                            Simpo Sign Frames
                                                                                                 Pedistal Signs
                                                                                                 Wind Spinners
                                                                                                  Real Estate Frames
                                                                                                  Trade Show Displays

RIGID SIGNS
Foamcore
Coroplast
PVC Board
OTHER SIGNS
ADA Signs -  Restroom / Handicap  
Parking Signs
Regulatory Signs
Construction Signs
Acrylic Displays
Golf Signs
Commercial Signs
Dimensional Letters
Digital Imaging Signs
Electrical Signs

GEMINI Products
Vista Systems 
Signicade/Plasticade Distributor

The Sign Studio also provides maintenance and service calls
on all signs.  We proved service to the
following areas:

Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Studio City, Century
City, Santa Monica, Culver City, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Tarzana, Woodland
Hills, Anaheim, Arcadia, Alhambra, City of Duarte, West Covina, El Monte,
Toluca Lake, Universal City, La Crescenta, Whittier, Buena Park, San Fernando,
La Canada, Cerritos, City of Lakewood, Glendora, Compton, Long Beach, San Fernando, Sylmar      

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