Southern California Sign Blog


Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 @ 06:07 AM


Church signs, school signs, military signs, and municipal signs! As one of the official sign providers for some of the nation's largest associations and America's acknowledged institutional sign leader, The Sign Studio meets the highest standards of quality and design. Your image and our reputation depend on it. Other sign companies can't match our high standards of quality, design and Craftsmanship. Also our warranties are unsurpassed in the industry.These signs are great for all kinds of facilities. The message boards are an easy way to let people know about upcoming events. You will save time and money by being able to change out your messages via your computer.

The Sign Studio has completed projects for elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools all throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

For pricing on these types of signs, please click on this link or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at .

Church, School, Military and Municipal Signs


Los Angeles Signs | Compliance & Safety Signs - ADA and OSHA

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 @ 06:07 AM


To be a supplier of eye-catching and "brand-proper" Safety and Compliance products, you must have a keen eye for design that goes beyond knowledge of laws and regulations.

The Sign Studio has been delivering ADA & OSHA sign solutions for over 20 years. As signage consultants, we are constantly reviewing ADA & OSHA laws and regulations so our clients don't have to. We even create safety and compliance signage that acts as an attractive extension of your brand. We can include logos and color schemes to transform ordinary ADA & OSHA signs into extraordinary displays.

No matter your signage need, our expert designers can manufacture your interior safety and compliance sign package. From emergency exit, Braille signs and evacuation maps to bathroom signs, hazardous material labels and warning signs, we will have you up to code in no time.

Are you a new business who is opening a large retail location? Or a contractor who has a large facility being built? We offer a wide range of business services from project management and installation to ensure every area of your building is compliant.

We have created several types of OSHA and safety compliant signage for businesses or facilities across the country, including:
• Braille Signs
• Emergency Exit Signs
• Evacuation Maps
• Floor Graphics
• Handicap Access Signs • OSHA/Warning Signs
• Parking Permits
• Parking Signs
• Vinyl Lettering and Graphics

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

Topics: Safety Signs, Compliance Signs, ADA and OSHA Signs

Signs Los Angeles | Lobby Signs aka Reception & Office Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 @ 06:07 AM


Here at The Sign Studio we can create office and reception area sign solutions that perfectly capture your business's personality.

Reception signs are the first impression of your brand that your customer sees, while your office signage needs to leave the right impression on both customers and employees. What does your first impression say about you? Whether your company says "neat and tidy," "old school" or "corporate and trendy," we can design the perfect office signs and other visuals that capture the brand and the look you are after and display it proudly to visitors and customers alike.

The Sign Studio specializes in the design and fabrication of many different types of office, reception and lobby signage. By nature of the word "custom," we approach each and every reception and office signage project differently.

Have you ever been in a company's reception area that is so impressively stylish that your concept of their professionalism or importance changed for the better? This is the magic of great design. Even something simple, like some professionally done wall decals, can make all the difference. Regardless of the visual solution you choose, your reception area makes a profound impression. It can make the difference to the value of the contracts you win, and the clients who choose to entrust you with their business. Your reception signage sets the tone and makes the statement, while your entire office sign solutions can often play a large role in customer recognition and retention.

Your Reception Area and Office Signage Can Leave Lasting Impressions
In a Fall 2010 report conducted by Business Week, the look of your office or facility's interior can play an unexpected role in both employee and customer retention.
On the employee side...
70% of the polled individuals stated that their decision to remain at a given job depended on many issues, including the physical layout, proper upkeep and visual appearance of the reception area and office or facility itself.
On the client side...
A group of "first-time" customers and/or clients were polled about their initial experience while at a particular office or facility. Visually appealing and coherently presented messaging played a major role in both their first impression and, more important, their ability to retain physical and visual information about the company and office itself.
Our Reception and Office signage services and products also include:
• Acrylic w/stand-offs
• Cast Plaques
• Dimensional Lettering
• Directories
• Easels • Engraved Signs
• Fabric Banners
• Floor Graphics
• Freestanding Frames
• LED Displays
• Name Badges • Retractable Banner Stands
• Track Lettering
• Vinyl Lettering & Graphics
• Wall Covering
• Wall Frames

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
Lobby Sign Samples

Topics: Office Signs Reception Area Signage, Lobby Signs

Los Angeles Signs | Custom Banners......get your information out!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 @ 06:07 AM

CUSTOM BANNERS...Get the information you need!

Banners & Hanging Systems from The Sign Studio

Banners are a powerful, yet economical, way to bring attention to your business, project or special event. You can reach thousands of viewers with banners made in our state-of-the-art facility. Whether you need a single banner or a thousand, we can produce your order. We have no size or quantity restrictions. We can fabricate your banners utilizing one or more of the following production methods.

• Digital Printing
• Flat Bed Printing
• Computer Cut Vinyl Lettering and Graphics

Material Selection

We carry an extensive inventory of substrates and will assist you in choosing the most suitable material for your project.

Nylon, Cotton, Satin, Canvas & Polyester
Custom Fabrics

Finish Selection

Choose from a variety of custom finishes:
Pole Pockets
Rope Ties
Heading Tape
And More

Hanging Systems & Hardware

We offer a wide selection of hanging systems and hardware for all of your display needs. Follow this link for more information.

Banner StandsOur premiere indoor/outdoor banner stands are portable, lightweight, and available with a special carrying case. The premiere stands are adjustable up to 10' wide and 10' high.

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


Banner Stands

Topics: Custom Banners, Banners, Advertising

Los Angeles Signage | Need Custom Decals & Labels?

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 @ 06:07 AM


Put your logo out there with easy-to-distribute labels and decals, perfect to use on packaging, company apparel, vehicles and many other surfaces.

The Sign Studio's cutting-edge technology enables us to recreate just about anything, including logos, landscapes and even your own children in virtually any shape, size, or quantity you desire. Using a variety of materials, including high-grade vinyl, our products stand the test of time. Our custom labels and decals look beautiful when applied correctly, and our wall murals and wall graphics actually look more like professionally painted artwork than a sticker or decal. They can hold up beautifully for years under normal traffic without significant fading, bleeding, peeling or cracking.

Regardless of your decal or label needs, we have a solution for you. Quick turnaround times, RUSH service, short and long runs, and great prices are available!


We have every imaginable type of custom label, including packaging labels, tamper evident labels, shipping labels, asset labels, domed labels, foil labels, embossed labels, short-run custom labels, labels on rolls, sheeted labels, consecutive numbered labels, health & beauty labels, food & packaging labels, custom wine labels, promotional labels and more!


Our interior design graphic decals are a great way to add stylish design accents to your office, store, or facility walls and flooring. These custom decals are made from re-positional vinyl, making them easy to remove at any time for a different look. We have a variety of highly durable, custom contouring, digital decals in many different sizes and styles, including auto dealer decals, domed decals, consecutive numbered decals, parking permits, hard hat decals, short-run decals, static cling decals, tamper evident decals, window decals, process color decals and more!

• Domed Decals
• Floor Graphics
• Labels & Inventory ID
• Name Badges
• Parking Permits • Vinyl Graphics
• Vinyl Lettering
• Wall Graphics
• Wall Murals

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
Decals and Labels

Topics: Vinyl Graphics, Custom Decals, Labels

Signs Los Angeles | Signs Competing for Attention

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 @ 06:07 AM

Signs Competing for Attention  

Time Square Picture

Even if your sign looked good when it was alone on your computer screen, look what can happen when it lands in its final location, perched high up on a building. Your sign could lose impact when seen from the landscape of visual noise.

After walking through this scenario in Times Square, I asked some people if any one message stood out in their memory, to which they each replied "no". There was no "take away" message, no "call to action" that stuck in their minds after being exposed to this cluster of signage. Too many messages competing with one another do not result in a communication delivered to your audience.

When you are considering signage, or where to place a sign, take into account the surroundings it will be viewed in. You don't have to be considering a location like Times Square in New York. Even if you are designing signage for a tradeshow at a hotel or large hall venue, consider the competing signage and messaging that will exist there.

Design something that stands out amongst the visual noise. Don't just look at a design proof of your sign by itself only, but place it against a photo background of similar noise and distraction. This will help you see what needs to be done to get your message seen against a busy background.

A confused, unclear and unfocused sign is one that includes more information than is necessary.

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Take the care to edit your message to its essential minimum-and think about the "white space" so to speak. Especially in a busy environment, such as a trade show or office lobby, you need to clear away a space so your message can be seen. It needs to "pop out" from the background scenery.

Where communicating an announcement or featuring a product, design your sign for quick, brief attention. Think about whether you want it seen at mid-distance or up close-or both.

Blog 2 Picture

In the "After" example above, the product is more visible and flows right into the text message. Before, it was sitting inside a white box by itself, not totally integrated with the whole.

As you can see, it's important to put some thought into how to best arrange any visual message.

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


Topics: Sign Competition, Sign Strategies, Signs

Signs Los Angeles | Trade Show Displays

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 @ 06:07 AM


Our trade show display products get your company noticed and give you the critical edge over your competition.

Instead of blending in to a sea of booths, our trade show displays and signage help you stick out from the crowd. You can use our custom-designed indoor trade show displays to make the most professional looking exhibit you can find, at any price.

Drive more traffic to your trade show space or POP displays with one of our powerful, custom-designed display solutions. Each of our full-color displays is designed for maximum visibility, flexibility, and portability. Special lamination is applied to your booth or display so graphics can be rolled up for easy transport. and will still always hang flat.

We are experts in the creation of trade show exhibits, displays and booth visuals.

Our Trade Show Exhibit Rental Option

A trade show display or exhibit rental can be a convenient alternative to purchasing a trade show exhibit. It allows you the impact of having a customized trade show display and flexibility of not having to commit to a specific format. It is a great idea if you are interested in testing different sizes, or if you are not sure that a pop-up display is right for you.

Full-color, Digitally Printed Trade Show Graphics

Please call to find out just how affordable it is to have us create the show-stopping graphics for your trade show banner stand, counter, booth or exhibit displays. We have the most affordable trade show graphics available at the highest quality, with resolution up to 1200 dpi, including:

• A-Frame
• Easels
• Fabric Banners
• Feather Banners
• Flags
• Floor Graphics
• Freestanding Frames • Plastic Signs
• POP Display
• Retractable Banners
• Trade Show Booths
• Vinyl Banners
• Vinyl Lettering and Graphics

For more ideas, please see our Tradeshow Catalog.

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

Tradeshow Signage, Retractable graphic

Topics: POP Displays, Trade Show Displays, Trade Show Booths

Los Angeles Signs | Sign Solutions - Outdoor Advertising

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Jul 7, 2011 @ 18:07 PM

Outdoor Solutions
Get perfect outdoor sign solutions produced with high-quality processes and materials by The Sign Studio experts based in Burbank/Los Angeles, CA. We specialize and serve the Los Angeles and Orange County, CA and surrounding areas.

At The Sign Studio, our outdoor signs are designed with attention to detail, state-of-the-art technology and high-impact visuals. We provide quality, commercial electrical and non-electrical outdoor signage in a cost-effective and timely manner, at sign prices that are always competitive. Most of all, we guarantee you will be excited about the finished product.

We offer permanent and temporary outdoor signs for various types of applications such as directional and informational signs, vehicle wraps and advertising, illuminated signs and much more. There are numerous benefits of a branded and prominently displayed exterior sign including:

• The large format digital printing technology we employ allows for extended creativity and provides bold, bright colors and dramatic images viewable from far away.

• The current imaging technology provides stunning displays that were not possible by hand-painting, and new display techniques allow for even greater creativity that cannot be executed in other media.

• Outdoor has a naturally large audience. Outdoor displays grab people's attention while they drive or walk.

• Efficiency is paramount in outdoor advertising. Due to its relatively low cost and extremely high audience, the cost per thousand impressions is substantially lower than radio, TV, and print media.

• Outdoor advertising is an excellent way to remind the audience of your product and strengthen brand awareness. Outdoor is the link between in-home advertising and the point of purchase.

At The Sign Studio, we offer numerous types of outdoor signs, including but not limited to:

• 3-D Letters
• Directional Signs
• Illuminated Insert Signs
• Lawn Signs
• Lighted Business Signs
• Magnetic Signs
• Monument 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

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Topics: Exterior and Interior Signs, Outdoor and Indoor Signs, Advertising Outdoors

Los Angeles Signs | Yard & Sidewalk Signs.......a must have!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 @ 06:07 AM

Yard & Sidewalk Signs

Outdoor advertising is an excellent way to remind the audience of your product and strengthen brand awareness. Outdoor is the link between in-home advertising and the point of purchase. Yard signs are attractive and colorful, and serve as the ideal visual solution for advertising all types of sales, events, openings and much more.

Yard signs allow you to advertise your work to larger outdoor audiences by, for instance, placing a sign at an unfinished construction site, or a visual progress "log" at a place where project development work is still ongoing. As additional advertising for your business, yard signs also allow you to, for example, ‘sign your name' to a particular service you are performing as a contractor at a given client site.

In the real estate industry, curbside yard signs help in promoting the attributes of properties given out for rent, or being put on the market for purchase. You can make use of small directional yard signs that easily point the way to new commercial and residential developments.

Cost-effective and informative, outdoor yard signs are a great way to get information to your potential customers quickly, and to establish a company identity through consistent use of your logo, "company colors" and other design elements. Yard signs are available in all shapes and sizes to fit your specific requirements.

• A-Frames
• Directional Signage
• Event Signage
• Feather Banners
• Flags
• Golf Tournament Signs
• Metal Signs
• Plastic Signs
• Real Estate Signs

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


Yard and Sidewalk Signs

Topics: Sidewalk Signs, Yard Signs, Coruplast or Coroplast Signs

Los Angeles Signs | Sign Letters - any size, shape or finish.

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jul 5, 2011 @ 06:07 AM




THE SIGN STUDIO in Burbank and Los Angeles offers Dimensional Letters using wood, metal, paint, plastic, brass, formed, vacuum, bronze, poly, cut out, cad cut and injection mold. Sign Letters can be used for interior and exterior projects in offices and department stores. We have completed projects for clients all throughout Southern California and specializing in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. 

The most common sign and dimensional letters are listed below.  For further information or if you have any questions, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at



HB Foam Letters resized 600 

Foam Letters
High density polystyrene with a durable, laminated veneer on both sides. Good for exterior use. Standard thicknesses from 3/16" to 1 /2". Custom thicknesses available. Painted finish.



HB Outoor Foam Letters resized 600 

Outdoor Foam
Foam with an additional clear semigloss coating for greater durability. Ideal for trade shows and high traffic areas.



HB Metal on Plastic Letters resized 600 

Metal on Plastic
Gives the look and feel of solid metal without the cost. Standard surfaces are polished or brushed chrome and brass. Other metal finishes available. Metal is laminated on acrylic backing.



HB Metal on Foam Letters resized 600 

Metal on Foam
Metal laminated to polystyrene. Standard surfaces are brass and chrome. Other substrates and surfaces are available.



 HB Solid Metal Letters resized 600

Solid Metal
Solid aluminum, brass, bronze or copper. Standard thicknesses 1/8" and 1/4". Available in satin or polished finishes. Best durability for exterior use.



 Acrylic Plexafoam Letters

Acrylic material laminated to polystyrene or wood with painted edges. Excellent for interior sign or display use as well as exterior use.



HB Subsurface Colored resized 600 

Subsurface Colored
Clear acrylic with painted or printed subsurface. Allows a high gloss look that matches any PMS color. Can be laminated to polystyrene or wood to add extra durability.



HB PVC Letters resized 600 

A closed cell PVC material that is lightweight and has a tough matte finish 1/8" or 1/4" thick. For interior use.



 HB Formed Plastic resized 600

Formed Plastic
Molded plastic designed for outdoor applications in 18 standard colors and many styles. Weather tested with color cast throughout the material. Hollow back. Excellent for exterior use.



 HB Cut Plastic or Acrylic Letters resized 600

Cut Plastic
Acrylic plastic in thicknesses 1/8", 3/16" or 1/4". Excellent for exterior use.



 HB Trimmed Letters resized 600

Trimmed Letter
Acrylic plastic with a 1" or 2" trim wrapped around the perimeter. Trim available in gold, silver, or one of 6 other colors. Excellent for exterior use.



 HB Mirror Laminate resized 600

Mirror Laminate
1/8" mirror acrylic material laminated to a polystyrene core with painted edges. For interior use only.
Acrylic Mirror Available in clear and colored acrylic without backing. Interior use only.



 HB Vinyl Letters resized 600

Peel-off backing and pre-spacing allow for easy application at job site. Available in many colors.   Ideal for exterior and interior.



 HB Cling Signs resized 600

Static vinyl sticks to smooth surfaces such as glass and metal without glue. Accepts vinyl and silk screening. Reusable. Interior use only.



HB Wood Letters resized 600 

Standard material is 1/2" or 3/4" thick furniture grade birch plywood. Other woods available on request. For exterior and interior.



 HB Digital Print Face Letters resized 600

Digital Print
We can digitally print your graphic, laminate to cuttable material and provide a printed finish or cut out graphic.



 HB Router Carved Letters resized 600

Router Carved
An electronically carved letter with an old world look.



 HB Stainless Steel Letters resized 600

Stainless Steel
We fabricate stainless steel letters. This is the most durable and long lasting outdoor surface.


Topics: metal letters, Sign Letters, dimensional letters, Foam or Plastic Letters

Signs Los Angeles | Signs, Posters and Banners!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jul 4, 2011 @ 06:07 AM

Signs, Posters and Banners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Topics: Posters, Signage Advertising, Signs, Banners