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

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

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.

 

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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 Company | Installation Methods for Ground Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, May 19, 2013 @ 06:05 AM

GROUND MOUNT METHODS FOR INSTALLATION OF MONUMENTS, PYLON AND POLE SIGNS

The most common and effective ground mount methods of installation are:

Pouring a concrete pad is a safe way to prepare a site for signage. The concrete will be
hard and dry when you are ready to install and the stands can be made at your leisure.
To install simply bolt the plate at the bottom of the stand to the concrete base using
Hilti-type expanding fasteners.
Pros: Easy install, easily removable.
Cons: Sign is not theft proof.

If more permanence is required, dig a big hole, put the stand in the hole, and fill with
concrete.
Pros: Very durable.
Cons: Difficult to remove.

Some sites do not allow concrete for environmental reasons. This means digging a
bigger hole and filling with rocks before covering with earth.
Pros: Environmentally friendly.
Cons: Time-consuming, not as durable.

Always remember to check with your local Zoning and Planning Departments before installing any projects.

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

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Topics: Ground Signs, Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Sign Installations

Los Angeles Sign Company | Vehicle Graphics and Wraps

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, May 17, 2013 @ 06:05 AM

Is the World of Vehicle Wraps complicated? Is this something you want to get into or would you rather hire an experienced professional Sign Company to do your vehicle advertising for you?

Vehicle Wraps Outline

PARTIAL & FULL VEHICLE WRAPS/GRAPHICS HAVE BECOME A COST-EFFECTIVE MEANS OF ADVERTISING:

• Full and partial vehicle wraps have become a cost-effective means of advertising. Vehicle wraps can be a creative business endeavor with a Vehicle Wraps Summary.

• Vehicle wraps can be a creative business endeavor with a reasonable potential for profit.

• Establishing a wraps business requires investments in equipment, supplies, shop space, education and time.

• Wraps production process involves design, print and installation.

• The learning curve is significantly less with a background in graphic arts, web design, wide-format printing or advertising.

• Specific wraps training is available at various locations and industry trade shows, as well as from equipment and vinyl manufacturers and experienced professionals. Training involves design and layout, basic procedures and various methods and approaches of the installation process, followed by practice and individual experimentation.

• Equipment:
• Computer
• Suitable graphics software
• Inkjet printer
• Laminator
• Squeegee and miscellaneous hand tools

• Supplies

• Media (predominantly vinyl, but advances are being made in other materials)

• Laminate

• Ink

• Popular installed digital inkjet printing equipment:

• Roland VP-540 54"

• Mimaki JV33-160 64"

• Mutoh ValueJet 64"

• HP 9000s 64"

• Roland SP-540V

• Mimaki JV3 54"


• Laminator Choices

• Laminator should be at least the same size as the printer to completely laminate the vinyl.

• Laminator manufacturers:

• AGL

• Neschen/Seal

• LEDCO

• GBC

• Ink Choices

• Solvent inks

• Mild solvent inks

• UV-curable inks


• Vinyl Choices

• Specialized products are manufactured for wrap applications

• Evaluate consistency, quality, durability, performance, cost, compatibility and removability.

• Check reports and reviews about issues with bubbling, printing and cracking.

• Evaluate vinyl manufacturer’s warranty

• Avoid calendared vinyl

• Experiment with matte or reflective vinyl.

• Manufacturers of vinyl wrap media:

• 3M

• Arlon

• Avery

• LG Hausys

• Mactac

• Oracal

• Pricing Guidelines

• Costs of equipment and materials as well as rent, labor, taxes and insurance expenses must be factored into the overall pricing method.

• Other pricing factors: square footage of material; design and production time; installation time; customer’s budget.

• Price wraps to be competitive, yet profitable.

• Market pricing largely dictates prices

• Key is to run the operation efficiently.

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Topics: Vehicle Graphics, Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Vehicle Wraps Partial and Full

Los Angeles Sign Company | Effective Blade Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 06:05 AM

Effective Blade Signs..............
What are Blade Signs ?

Blade signs are often used when you're looking to attract pedestrians or drivers who don't see your storefront because they are traveling perpendicular to the front of your business. So while they may not be able to see your front sign, they will see your blade sign. Blade signs are often illuminated both on the front and back with 2 faces, however they also hang from a variety of different brackets with a cut-out design. Our custom-made blade signs and bracket solutions are eye catching and built/constructed to withstand all the elements. The Sign Studio uses top grade materials. There are so many variations in materials and colors, as well as mounting options. Single or double-sided, illuminated or non-illuminated, our blades are engineered to project your message and grab the attention of pedestrian and passerbys.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at The Sign Studio 818-843-9200 or send us an e-mail at thesignstudio@sbcglobal.net.
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Topics: Blade Signs, Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Hanging double 2 sided sign

Los Angeles Sign Company | Custom Vinyl Banners & Signs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Los Angeles Sign Company | Sign Design and Sign Fonts

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

WHAT FONT DO I WANT TO USE ON MY SIGN?

One problem that I don’t think has ever really been solved for a graphic designer or Sign Company is an easy way to find the right font for a job. How often have you known what you are looking for, maybe something fun, maybe a modern font, but the task of finding that right font is tedious. You end up spending so much time trying to find that perfect elusive font that it leaves you less time for the rest of the design. Sometimes with lack of time or budget you just reach for the trusty old favorite, when the right font could have really added “personality” to a design.

For ages I have meant to organize my fonts by style, but a new job always arrives and I put it on the back burner. Free font sites such as DaFont, in my opinion, make it far easier to search for a font by style category than some of the commercial ones and are great for headings and sometimes logos. I am always wary of using free fonts for body copy as the kerning is not always great and they do not always include a full set of characters.

Suitcase can be of help by typing in a word and viewing it in different styles, the only downside is the font has to have been loaded into suitcase to view it.The best solution I have found so far for seeing what fonts I have on my machine, without having to install them in something like suitcase is
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: Sign Design, Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Sign Lettering and Fonts

Los Angeles Sign Co. | Reflective Traffic and Handicap Parking Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 06:03 AM

Traffic Signs - What would we do without them?

One of the first signs young children learn about is the stop sign. Bold, red and noticeable, children quickly learn this octagon means "Stop!" proving the value traffic and stop signs play in our daily lives from the very earliest age. Signs play a vital role in how we go about business as drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Traffic signs help us navigate, stay safe and build community.

On Our Way
Going from point A to point B doesn't get done without traffic signs. Traffic signs tell us where we are and where we are going. Without them, we couldn't navigate city streets, highways or sidewalks.

Play it Safe
Left turn only? Lane ending? Watch out for pedestrians? Signs work to keep us safe as we drive or walk to our destinations. Traffic and stop signs alert everyone using roadways about what to expect and how to behave keeping us all safer as we travel to our destinations.

Working Together
Through traffic signs, we achieve a sense of community. We all play by the same set of rules created by traffic signs. Together, we keep each other safe and arrive to our destination on time.

Let The Sign Studio be your destination for traffic signs.

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 info@signstudiola.com,

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Topics: Handicap Parking Signs, Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Stop and Speed Limit Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Custom Handicap ADA Signs.......

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 06:02 AM

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: Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Handicap ADA Signs, Reserved and Van Accessible Parking Signs