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Burbank Sign Company | Speed Limit Signs, No Parking and Stop Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

Burbank Sign Company | Speed Limit Signs, No Parking and Stop Signs

Looking for Stop Signs, No Parking Signs or Custom Parking Signs? You have come to the right place - The Sign Studio in Burbank, CA - serving all of Los Angeles County.

Have you ever been at your place of business when you suddenly hear the sickening crunch of metal? An accident in your parking lot should lead you to rethink your traffic flow. The Sign Studio can help! We offer all types of directional signs, stop signs, parking and no parking signs. We are able to provide traditional signs, as well as more personalized ones, to suit your particular needs. Don't lose business because people are afraid to pull into your lot! Don't risk a lawsuit for lack of signage!

Most people don't think about their parking lot as a sales tool, but when customers patronize a business where they have to weave in and out to avoid other cars or have gotten their car towed for parking in a no parking zone that has not been distinctly marked, they tend not to make a second visit. A smooth flow of traffic, along with the ability to move people in, out, and around your parking lot with ease is just one more way to ensure repeat business. Remember, your parking lot is the very first, and very last thing, your customers see.

From start to finish, The Sign Studio's easy solutions will make your customers feel that they are going in the right direction - right to your front door!

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: Stop and Speeding Signs, No Parking and Handicap Signs, Burbank Sign Company

Burbank Sign Company | Custom Signs Are High Quality!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 @ 06:01 AM


Do you need more business? Is your client base dwindling, in need of a drastic overhaul or just needs to increase? Are referrals and other marketing techniques not permitting customers to provide you with the necessary sales to increase your profits exponentially? Well, the solution to your problem may be the exciting, innovative and customized signage The Sign Studio creates.

One of the best ways to drive sales dollars at any business is to market in a manner that is consistent with the standard of quality and expectations of the company. The Sign Studio uses high quality techniques and services that will take your business to the next level. With innovative, thought-provoking and eye-catching graphics, your business will be given a dynamic, visual platform that will drive sales.The Sign Studio provides a myriad of signage that can be customized to meet the needs of any business. State of the art techniques are implemented to provide the highest quality orders. Custom creations are readily accessible as well in the form of graphic design. From banners to site signs to window graphics to vehicle graphics and monument signs, one or all of these types of signage can be created and utilized to advertise your business.

The Sign Studio will provide your business with the catalyst it needs to drive sales and increase profits. Place your order 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

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Topics: Indoor and Outdoor Signs, Burbank Sign Company, Custom Signs

Burbank Sign Company | Do You Need An Effective Sign? YES!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

Burbank Sign Company | Do You Need An Effective Sign? YES!

Your sign is your best employee!

The first impression is the only impression. We’ve all heard that song before. And you can’t change that first impression even if you tried; it’s what people hear and see and remember. That’s why your signage is so important.

That’s what a sign should do. It should scream from the rooftops. It should grab your attention like a great billboard in the sky. “Here we are! Look at what we have!”

A sign can speak volumes about your company, products and services. So what you definitely want is a sign that actually speaks to the customers and says, “Hey…look at me and remember me!” You want a sign that speaks personally to each person who sees it, enticing them to come in, look around, you’re welcome here, because customer loyalty is a great value in business and when your sign is readily recognizable, long term success is almost assured.

You want signage that introduces you and shakes the hands of those passing by. Remember that a sign works and speaks for you twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days a year, absolutely making it your best employee ever!

Take a ride in your local area. Start noticing signs just where you live, and you'll realize that you can’t look anywhere without seeing one. So why not make yours stand out among the rest? Why not make your company’s first impression the 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

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Topics: Inside and Outside Signs, Burbank Sign Company, Signs & Banners

Burbank Sign Company | Parking Signs or No Parking Signs?

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

Burbank Sign Company | Parking Signs or No Parking Signs?

Parking Signs or No Parking Signs - The Clearest Method of Knowledge.

The Sign Studio is your go-to place for Handicap Signs, Parking and Traffic Signs, Safety Signs, and more!
Picture this: you've paid for prime real estate for your business, including some great parking spots right outside. But when your customers arrive, those spots are already full-- even though your store is empty! Make it clear which spots are yours with custom parking and traffic signs on your property.

Did you know that handicap signs in your parking lot are required by the ADA? With the help of our designers, you can create custom handicap signs that comply with the law while adding attractiveness to your space and sending the message that all are welcome at your business.

Signs can be a crucial part of creating a safe place to work. With clear, attractive safety signs from The Sign Studio, you can alert workers and customers to potential hazards and dangers on your site, from slippery floors to hot pipes. Signs marking first aid kits, exit routes, fire escapes, and emergency plans are crucial to helping people in your building think clearly in a crisis. Don't leave people guessing! Call The Sign Studio for your custom safety signs today!

Whether your site needs Handicap Signs, Parking and Traffic Signs, Safety Signs, or all three, The Sign Studio can help!

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: Burbank Sign Company, Parking Signs, Street Signs

Burbank Sign Company | Illuminated Channel Letters Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 @ 04:01 AM

What style channel letter are you looking for? Here are some examples of the most common channel letters for your information.

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If you have any questions or need any further information, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or email us at


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Topics: Illuminated Channel Letters, Burbank Sign Company, Front and Backlit Signs

Burbank Sign Company | Logo Design From Concept to Finish.........

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jan 1, 2013 @ 04:01 AM

Creating a logo for a business or company is a critical aspect of communicating a first impression to the right audience. The design must convey the correct feel of the company and should be direct and immediate, by translating and simplifying the essence of the business into the simplest of terms. If a logo concept seems weak or cheap, people may have that same association with the company.

How The Sign Studio Creates a Strong Logo Design?

There are many schools of thinking in the approach to logo design and creation. We strongly believe you will first have to know the business that you are designing for and the audience that they want to attract. Research, research, research!

We like to stay away from visual clichés. Example, a musical note as an icon for a piano store is a bit too obvious, but sometimes this cannot be avoided (or is the best solution altogether) and needs to be accepted and dealt with creatively.

McDonald's logo could have went with a juicy burger next to the name, but instead they took the first initial "M" and created an icon that was both simple and visually pleasing to look at as an asymmetrical element. Burger King, conversely, took the other route and put their number one product right into the logo, a stylized hamburger. The design is sharp and immediate. Without any gradients, it utilizes the boldness and contrast of flat colors to stand out and be noticed in a professional yet fun way.

Once a concept is preliminarily talked about and research has been done, we sketch out the designs and create pencil sketches. We then design in a vector-based illustration program, typically Adobe Illustrator or FLEXI. The initial layouts are created in black and white and once approved, color designs/samples are produced for Customer review and approval.

Creating an effective logo from concept to finish is always a challenge that we like to take on with new and interesting clients. The Sign Studio is a full service design team with an on-site Art Director for all your needs. Feel free to call us (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail with any questions .


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Topics: Logo Concept and Design, Pasadena and Glendale Sign Company, Burbank Sign Company

Burbank Sign Company | Permits & Elevation Plans For Your Sign

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Dec 30, 2012 @ 04:12 AM


Our team of engineers will ensure that the best structural design is implemented. This includes design and specification for all sign components, including face decoration, lighting, structure, metal fabrication and painting. We will offer help with manufacturing suggestions, valued engineering and installation methods. We will find a solution for any technical issue.


Our company is aware of local municipal codes and city ordinances and will not fabricate or install any project until all the necessary permits have been issued. The Sign Studio Inc. will prepare and manage all paperwork involved in the permitting process. All costs associated with the permits (i.e. man-hours, city fees, etc.) will be added in the estimate upon request.


After a thorough examination of the property and surroundings we can determine where signs are needed at the site for identification and directional purposes. We will take accurate measurements, photos, determine if there is electrical access and local code information. Our goal is to find the most visibility & access of your sign to increase the volume of traffic that passes your location every 24 hours.


At The Sign Studio Inc. we understand that a creative and marketable sign is necessary to attract the targeted audience. Our company's award winning design team incorporates all logos and related material into the sign it builds for the prospective client. They work close together with our engineers and production managers to assure a satisfactory and effective sign design.

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


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Topics: Sign Permit and Elevations, Sign Design, Burbank Sign Company

Burbank Sign Company | How Important Is Sign Visibility?

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Dec 29, 2012 @ 04:12 AM

If you are looking for signage or even thinking of adding or replacing new or old signage, prepare a checklist after reviewing our "Letter Visibility Chart?"

Have you ever wondered what the readable distance for maximum impact is? Have you ever wondered what the maximum readable distance is? Is the maximum impact of reading time important to you (length of time letters are readable when moving?) Have you looked over or discussed color combinations that have proven the most effective and the easiest to read?

Remember, a good color selection can dramatically increase readability, especially when at a distance.

Before you make any decisions, please review our "Letter Visibility Chart" and if you are confused or have any questions, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200.

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Topics: Sign Making and Design, Sign Visibility, Burbank Sign Company

Burbank Sign Co. | Parking Lot and Traffic Safety Directions Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 04:12 AM

Parking Lot and Traffic Safety Directions Signs

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PARKING AND TRAFFIC SIGNS - For Safety and Direction........a must have!

Traffic signs provide proper safety messaging and direction throughout your roadways and parking lots. Parking Signs maintain an organized and regulated parking lot. Parking Signs make it easy to provide specific directions and eliminate confusion. Traffic signs and Parking signs improve safety, prevent accidents and post your policies. Depending on what your needs are, you may want to consider reflective, high-intensity or engineer-grade made out of aluminum, steel or polyethylene.


All traffic and parking signs from all manufacturers are basically made from the same materials - steel, aluminum or plastic. These materials are susceptible to:

- Fading from sun damage
- Rust from rain and mist
- Cracking from the cold winds
- Graffiti from vandals

This can be prevented with a special, unique topcoat called Duroshield. Duroshield is a tedlar laminate on top of the vinyl sign face which is adhered to the sign's raw material. This special laminate is so tough that it is able to stand up to the harshest weather conditions and chemicals. The topcoat is graffiti-resistant blocking solvents and chemicals, allowing graffiti to clean right off and never damage the sign face.

For more information or questions, please e-mail or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.


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Topics: Traffic and Direction Signs, Burbank Sign Company, Parking Lot and Safety Signs

Burbank Sign Company | Should You Retrofit Your Channel Letters?

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 04:12 AM

Here are a few helpful items. Some of LED illumination's potential advantages over neon are:
• LED is less fragile. Neon tubes are much more susceptible to breakage both in transit and during installation.
• LED can mean a lower utility bill for you. LED is a more efficient light source, and the electrical transformer is smaller.
• LED is a more focused light source. An LED module produces a "cone" of light, where neon illumination is emitted from all sides of the neon tube (this can also be a disadvantage for LED, as noted below.)
• Installation of an LED channel letter signs can be easier, as it does not always require conduit on the secondary side.
• LED is a more environmentally friendly product. Neon tubes often contain mercury.
• LED is safer to install, service and maintain. LED is typically powered by 12 volts DC, where neon is powered by 4,000 - 15,000 volts AC. The high voltages required by neon present a significantly higher electrical hazard potential.
However, with all of these differences, neon still has its place. Here is where neon illumination can be better:
• Neon illumination has a certain warm glow that many think LED has yet to match. This is particularly true for reverse and front/back lit channel letter signs. Neon's 360 degree illumination is very easy on the eyes when used with front/back lit letters. LED's focused "light cone" is not as good with these letter types.
• Some custom colors can be better matched with neon. If your client is concerned about a specific color match (such as a logo color), neon may be a better choice.
• Open face channel letter signs still require neon - LED is not yet a viable option.
So, the short answer to "which illumination source is better?" is that it all depends on the project at hand. LED and neon are completely different illumination sources, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

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Topics: Electrical Signs, Channel Letters, Burbank Sign Company