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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. 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 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.

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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


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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

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

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Vista Systems 
Signicade/Plasticade Distributor

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

LA Sign Company | Sign Design, Sign Manufacturing and Installation

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 06:02 AM

Your signage design and installation experts in LA County!

The Sign Studio specializes in signs of all kinds and is the one-stop shopping place for sign installation in LA County and surrounding areas. Whether you're just starting up and need to get your name out there or your company is already wildly successful, chances are, you need signs. Make the most of your marketing budget and let The Sign Studio handle your sign and banner installation needs. We've been serving Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area for many years and have created signs and banners for some of the most successful businesses around. Now we're ready to put our experience and expertise to work for you. Drive new customers to your door with our eye-catching vehicle signs, or increase your visibility with window graphics, illuminated signs or updated dimensional lettering.

Our business can help you do big business by increasing your visibility, updating your logo or flying your flag with banners and directional signs. Let our skilled graphic artists and craftsman turn your great ideas into reality with our wide variety of techniques and materials. We'll take care of everything, from the design table to sign installation. Because all we do is signs, we do it well, and with The Sign Studio as your signage design and installation experts in LA County, you can get back to running your business while we go about the business of getting your name and your message up there, out there and pretty much anywhere you need it to be!

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: Glendale & Pasadena Sign Company, Sign & Banner Design, Sign Manufacturing and Installation

LA County Sign Company | Branch Out in a Crowd with your Signs!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

Stand Out in a Crowd with Services from The Sign Studio

Want your business or event to turn heads? At The Sign Studio, we offer everything you need to stand out in a crowd. Whether you need indoor or outdoor, illuminated or non-illuminated signs, our years of experience combined with the detailed attention we give to your needs will provide you with products that exceed your expectations. Not sure what it is you want or unable to put your imagination to paper? The Sign Studio also staffs expert designers to help you create logos. No project is too large or complex for The Sign Studio.

We've helped a wide array of business, both local and national, sell their goods and services. We provide site signs, vehicle and window graphics, architectural and directional signs, and much more. We even create sandblasted signs, and dimensional letters. Of course, small projects are welcomed as well. Need banners for your corporate events or family gatherings? The Sign Studio can help you target your audience, whomever they may be. But our services don't end there. We are a full-service sign repair and installation company. We can envision it, create it, install it, and fix it. The Sign Studio is dedicated to quality over quantity. Our staff is proud to serve the greater Los Angeles area. To request a quote, see our many examples, and learn more about how you can put yourself on the map, check out our website or contact The Sign Studio 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: Sign Marketing, Glendale & Pasadena Sign Co, Sign & Banner Design

Los Angeles County Sign Co. | Effective Sign & Banner Design

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Sun, Jan 6, 2013 @ 06:01 AM

Three Tips for Designing an Effective Sign

What is the first thing most customers notice? Signs! Strategically placed, uniquely branded, and carefully designed signs can add traffic and revenue to your business. Effective signage can be the key to growing your business and grabbing a larger chunk of the market.

What makes an effective sign?

A sign's visibility:
The sign and message should be readable from a customary viewing distance - consider whether most of your potential clients will view the sign as a pedestrian or while traveling in a car. This will determine where a signs is placed, where on the sign the graphics and text are located, and what size your sign needs to be.

A sign's readability: Will they be able to easily view and understand your sign? The size of the graphics and text on a sign is also important. Can your customer read what is on your sign? If you don't have room for large letters you should consider using light colored letters on a dark background. This will provide a high contrast for easy viewing.

A sign's aesthetic: Is your sign pleasing to look at? Customers tend to be drawn to signs with pictures or graphics and producing a sign in full color is even more beneficial. Using a border on your sign design will help frame your message and can help provide a clear, concise message.

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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Burbank Sign Company | Sign & Banner Color Chart

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 @ 06:12 AM

Different colors and fonts appeal to different personalities, and if you really want signs that attract, you'll make an effort to understand to whom what color goes with your personality. Here are the most common examples and top 3 colors used:

The Sign Studio in Burbank CA - Sign Color Chart

Red: Red is exciting and active - it suggests boldness and efficiency, and is appetite-inspiring, hence McDonald's use of red (as well as yellows and oranges). As you can see, red especially appeals to "Emulators," or people who are sales-oriented and talkative. Red implies urgency.

Blue: Blue is the most widely used color in appealing to businesspeople and entrepreneurs called "Achievers." Blue is serene, suggesting wisdom, dignity, and stability, hence the wide use of blue by banks. Men prefer blue to red and are supposed to prefer blue to red because it is more restful to the eye. Blue is businesslike.

Green: Green and other earth-tone colors appeal to the vast group called "Belongers." These people are the "middle America" people - usually employees, family people, and definitely relationship-oriented. They enjoy green, browns and golds. Earth-tones are friendly.

For further information see our -LETTER VISIBILITY AND COLOR CHART

If you are interested in more color analysis or color combinations, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at

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Topics: Burbank Sign Company, Logo Design, Sign & Banner Design