Southern California Sign Blog

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | Illuminated Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 @ 06:07 AM

Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company | Illuminated Signs

lluminated Signs will Light up Your Business!

Do you need illuminated signs or a light box for your business?

What are L.E.D. Illuminated Signs?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. LED technology has been in use since the 1960s. Illuminated signs can be freestanding or fixed to a building.

Some of the Benefits of LED Lighting:

  • Your business will be seen 24/7
  • Uses 12 volts, as opposed to neon, which uses up to 9,000 to 15,000 volts.
  • Comparable brightness to neon
  • LED illuminated signs last up to 100,000 hours when properly installed
  • Reduced fire hazards because of low voltage system
  • Savings of up to 80% power over traditional neon-lighted signs, resulting in a 3 year return on investment via power cost savings
  • Cleaner and simpler installation than neon
Neon has been faithfully leading the industry for illuminated signs for over a hundred years and is still a good option. Change is inevitable, however, and The Sign Studio is on the leading edge of exciting LED technology.

We’re here to help you with your signage needs!For more information about the benefits of LED Illuminated Signs, visit our blog.


Ready for illumination but interested in neon signage instead of LED? Download our guide to neon signs.

Contact us:

Ready for a quote? Click here.

The Sign Studio is prepared to meet your needs for a light box or illuminated 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 QUOTE

Illuminated Sign Quote 


Topics: Illuminated Signs, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Custom Signs

Los Angeles Sign Company | Custom Signs & Banners of all kinds!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 06:04 AM

Buying a Custom Sign
Every business organization wants to look their best at all times. A great way to do that is with a high quality sign that projects the right image for your business. Many are surprised to find that getting a custom made sign seems easy at first, because there are many sign shops/manufacturers to choose from, only to find that the information required to obtain a quote is confusing. Some of this is due to lack of experience on the part of entrepreneurs as they may have never had a sign made, but the problem can be compacted by sign makers if they are not experts in the sign industry. Know your options and what will work best for your everyday use.

Custom Sign Options
First you must determine where your sign will be located and the drawing that you want to use to narrow the field of materials and custom options for your sign. The biggest factor is whether the sign will be protected from the elements inside/outside or where it will be exposed to the weather factors. This should be considered for the sign material. The agenda will be the budget for the sign, since the cost will be directly connected to the material used, the number of colors and a custom design is needed.

Inside Custom Signs
Indoor signs are usually much cheaper than their outdoor counterparts because they are in a protected environment. You no longer need to worry about strong winds, rain, snow, animals or vandals. Considerations should be made so that the sign blends with the building design and still captures the attention. Material options include custom interior signs, plastic, aluminum and PVC with variations that are a combination of the above substances, such as Dibond or Aluma-plastic signs.

Outdoor Custom Signs
Outdoor signs face many threats, including weather, animals, vandals and other external factors. The first step to an external sign is to verify the legal restrictions from your city, province and the owner or operator of the property. You may need special permission to hang a new sign or have a certain size, color or material requirement/limitation. Knowing this, before you begin your sign design will be very helpful.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want us to take charge of your project, please send us an e-mail at or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.


Custom Signage Image

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

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

Effective Signs Image 2

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

Burbank Sign Co. | All You Need To Know About Channel Letter Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sat, Dec 15, 2012 @ 06:12 AM

Channel Letter Glossary - Need a quick channel letter term definition? Here are a few common ones:

Acrylic: Translucent plastic used as a channel letter face material. Acrylic is available in a wide of colors, and its thickness is typically 1/8" or 3/16".

Channel Back: Aluminum that is routed in the shape of a letter to form its backing.

Cut-off switch: Electrical switch placed on the outside of the building, usually above, below or on a channel letter signs raceway.

Drain holes: Small holes placed at the bottom of a channel letter. Drain holes permit rain and condensation to drain out of a letter's interior.

Electrode: The terminal at the end of a neon tube that connects to a GTO wire. Neon tube fabricators attach electrodes to glass tubes by melting the glass to form an airtight weld.

GTO cable: Insulated electrical wire designed for high-voltage current. GTO cables connect neon tubes.

Electrode boot: A rubber boot designed to be installed on the double back or electrode of a neon tube to protect against electrical shocks or arcing.

LED: An electronic light source for channel letters. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, and this type of lighting is illuminated by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material. LED Channel letters are becoming more and more popular.

Neon: Another illumination option for channel letters, neon is a luminous glass tube filled with inert gas. High voltage electricity from a transformer excites the gas to produce light. Tubes may be bent to form various shapes and letters.

Permit: A legal document required by a municipal building department that allows the installation of a specific sign at a designated location. It is illegal to erect a new sign without first obtaining the appropriate permit.

Polycarbonate back: A protective plastic insert cut to the same shape as a reverse channel letter and attached to seal the letter's back. This prevents rainwater entry and also keeps animals from nesting inside the letter. Polycarbonate backs also provide mounting surfaces for neon tube supports.

Raceway: An enclosed aluminum channel (typically 8" by 8") that spans the entire length of the letters. Channel letters are pre-installed on the raceway in the shop, thus simplifying installation in the field.

Return: The side of a channel letter. Returns are commonly constructed of aluminum, and are typically 5" deep.

Tie wire: Thin copper wire that attaches a neon tube to a tube support.

Transformer: A channel letter's high-voltage power supply. Transformers are available in various current outputs, typically ranging from 7500V to 15,000V.

Trim cap: The flexible plastic edging that surrounds a channel letter's face. Trim caps are chemically welded to the face, and are available in a variety of colors.

Tube support: A glass standoff that typically is fastened to a channel letter back to hold neon tubing in place.

UL-approved: Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization. UL approval means that all sign components meet UL standards for electrical safety.

Channel Letter Sign Image

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


Sign Quote

Topics: Burbank Sign Company, Custom Signs, Channel Letter Sign Quote

Burbank Sign Company | Custom Signs, Exterior Signs, Indoor Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 06:07 AM

Burbank Sign Company | Custom Signs, Exterior Signs, Indoor Signs


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

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

At The Sign Studio, our indoor sign solutions blend your chosen décor with an effective directory system and presentation. These solutions can involve any of the following targeted signage:

• A-Frame
• Acrylic w/Stand-Offs
• Cast Plaques
• Directories
• Engraved Signs • Fine Art Reproduction
• Floor Graphics
• OSHA/Warning Signs
• Wall Covering

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

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

Lobby Sign Samples

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

Burbank Sign Company | Custom Signs And Banners Of All Kinds!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 06:07 AM

Burbank Sign Company | Custom Signs And Banners Of All Kinds!

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

Sign Estimate Quote
Sign Maintenance, Sign Upkeep, Sign Problems

Topics: Burbank Sign Company, Custom Signs, Sign Installation and Maintenance Repair

Looking For A Sign? See The Sign Studio's Checklist for Sign Buyers

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 @ 06:03 AM

Sign Buyer's Checklist

Here's a quick questionnaire to help identify your signage needs and guide your SIGN STUDIO consultant in making good recommendations for your project.

Use of your sign:
Are you directing, informing, or selling?

Image you want to project:
Professional? Sophisticated? Youthful? Fun? How should it coordinate with your other graphics and advertising?

Your target customers:
Whose attention do you want to attract?

Viewing distance and time:
How far will readers be from the sign? How long will they have to read it?

Mounting your sign:
Where will the sign be displayed? How will it be attached? Will you need the approval of a landlord or local sign code authority?

Display time and conditions:
Temporary or permanent? Indoors or outdoors?Sign copy and layout: What message do you want to communicate in your copy? Do you have special logo or layout requirements?


For further information or questions, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at


Sign Buyer's Guideline

























Sign Quote

Topics: Signs of all Kinds, Design your Sign and Banner, Custom Signs

Signs Los Angeles | No Dumping Here......and Rules for the Dumpster!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 06:01 AM

Stop! No Dumping Here!  Signs let you say exactly what you mean.  Post signs to let visitors and residents know that there is absolutely NO dumping here. Dumping should occur only in designated dumpsters. Prevent your area from becoming litter, furniture and garbage strewn by clearly marking  No Dumping areas.

• Signs and labels come in a variety of sizes and materials to let you choose what fits best with your property.

• The Sign Studio will design and customize your sign with your local Regulation and Fine information along with "This Site is Under Surveillance".

• Signs and labels are easy to hang, but still guaranteed to last for years even outside.

Dumpster Rules -

Don't let your dumpster go to the dump! Signs help you regulate the rules of the dumpster. Post Dumpster Rules signs or individual rules on your dumpster to make sure it stays clean. Prevent Dumpster Hazards.  Dumpster Diving can harm health and is illegal. A Dumpster may have ignitable or corrosive waste.
If you have any questions or need further information, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or visit our website at – You can also reach us by e-mail at


No Dumping Sign Image



Sign Estimate

Topics: No Dumping Sign, Dumpster Rules, Local Regulation and Fine Info Signs, Custom Signs

Signs Los Angeles | Signage Design and Specification

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 @ 06:01 AM


Whether your project involves signage, wayfinding, branding or a combination of these disciplines, it is important that the design and documentation be taken seriously. Our goal is to design and document a solution that will best fit our client's brief. Research and in-depth analysis will ensure success throughout this phase.

Signage Design

The Sign Studio's design process always commences with a detailed briefing session to understand the needs of the client. Our designers then commence research and based on the findings, sketches and initial design concepts are prepared. From these initial designs, a final concept is worked towards by working closely with the client.

Signage Prototyping

Prototyping can then be produced that enable the client to visualize, touch and feel the finalized concepts. It confirms if the designs are practical and suitable for the built environment in which they will be placed.

Signage Specification and Documentation

Once the prototypes have been approved, the documentation process can begin. The final sign design concepts will be developed into detailed 2D and/or 3D drawings including specifications. Specifications usually include, but are not limited to: dimensions, materials, finishes, visuals, site plans or in mockups and shop drawings, and assembly detail, etc.

Sign Design Image

If you have any questions or need further information, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or visit our website at – You can also reach us by e-mail at

Topics: Sign specifications, Sign Design, Custom Signs

Los Angeles Signs | All you need to know about SIGNS..........

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 @ 06:10 AM

All you need to know about signs………

Signs are seen throughout the world in the form of corporate names on the side of buildings, traffic signs, office signs, lobby signs and way finding signs (the directional signs that point people in the right direction).   Custom signage makes the first impression for the place of business, and can indicate a type of business a person is about to engage with. What would we do without signs? 

An eye-catching office sign may get a consumer to stop in. A colorful and vibrant lobby sign in a dentist’s office may change a person’s mood, while a well-done way finding sign can alleviate a lot of confusion. The value is also showcased highly in corporate branding due to the fact that sign recognition is important for repeat business or customers, and helps with the promotion of a product or service.   For a wide example of custom signs for your business, please visit The  Sign Studio at  and fill in the quote form to start your next project!

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


Sign Images

 Request a Quote

Topics: Custom Signs, Wayfinding Signs, Way Finding Signs