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Printed Graphic Advertising Brings The Kind Of Attention You Want

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 @ 06:02 AM

Printed Graphic Advertising Brings The Kind Of Attention You Want

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The old saying about people not knowing what is for sale unless it is advertised is still very appropriate. That old adage was referring to billboards, however, the windows you have fronting your store is almost billboard sized and the message can be changed just as often to reflect your seasonal or special offers. It can also be a standard part of your branding that stays.

Window Graphics are a great way to get that message across to everyone who walks by. This is valuable advertising space in a mall or shopping center whether inside or out. That message; that special offering; that announcement can be in front of people and that will definitely get you noticed. Vinyl Graphics is the perfect fit for this as there are so many options available for die cut signage, full coverage and even the popular Printed Graphic Advertising that attracts the right attention.

Decisions about what the graphics will say is up to you and your business needs, however, getting it designed, fabricated and installed is up to us. Some of the decisions that will need attention are:

  • Size and layout of window glass as charges are by the square foot and time involved.

  •  What message is being displayed

  • Colors or tones of the surrounding facade for appropriate complimenting or contrasting color themes for the signage.

  • Whether the graphics should be die-cut lettering or full coverage.

  • Style of type and relative fonts.

  • Logos, special characters and brand specific images.

One of the great things about Window Graphics is that just about anything is possible. We have been creating excitement on windows for more than 30 years in the Los Angeles area. Many of our satisfied clients have opted for the Printed Graphic Advertising that has to be seen to be appreciated. With this process, your images, as well as your branding, is displayed with an eye toward presenting the best you have to offer to your clients through the best we have to offer.

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Vinyl Graphics, regardless of which type is wanted, has the ability to make your message come alive. With any application, you will get the attention you need and the traffic your firm deserves.

One of the most popular Vinyl Graphics is the perforated vinyl window film. This makes an easy to read message come alive, on the outside and, from the inside, it appears as if there is nothing on the window. This full color Printed Graphic Advertising allows for the full view to be seen and appreciated while still making sure everyone can see what you have to offer.

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It does not matter which type of graphics you need, a phone call will get everything rolling. The Sign Studio has been bringing this excitement for windows to the Los Angeles area since 2000 and are exceedingly good at it. A call to (818) 843-9200 is all it takes or send an e-mail to 

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Topics: Vinyl Graphics, Window Graphics, Printed Graphic Advertising

Los Angeles Sign Company| Vinyl Lettering Graphics

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 @ 06:06 AM

Los Angeles Sign Company| Vinyl Lettering Graphics

Vinyl Wall Lettering & Graphics for Home and Office

THE SIGN STUDIO is an Expert on vinyl wall lettering and vinyl wall graphic products.
Our solutions are employed in retail businesses and in the private sector. Vinyl wall lettering can open a customer's eyes using largely untapped areas of a showroom. Why not wrap vinyl wall lettering throughout a demo area, waiting room, treatment center, conference room, you name it, THE SIGN STUDIO has done it! Our wall lettering and wall graphic solutions deliver!

We can help design and implement a theme throughout an interior space with our advanced software and signmaking equipment. Sell more, promote more, and inform more by using THE SIGN STUDIO'S vinyl wall lettering. We are capable of decorating large and small areas, using materials that can be removal-resistant or purposely removable. Have you seen the professional sports stars that stick to a wall and are removable and reusable? We make those for your young soccer star, little league ace or football prodigy!

Many displays at historic places and museums have been created by THE SIGN STUDIO to educate visitors and enthusiasts. If you can conceive it, we can make it happen with our vinyl wall graphics. We have so many colors and designs you can incorporate into your vinyl wall graphics, or let us use your established symbols, logos and designs. THE SIGN STUDIO is the best place to purchase vinyl wall graphics and lettering, we have the experience to give your walls a makeover.

These are examples of successful uses for THE SIGN STUDIO vinyl wall lettering and graphics:
• Hotels
• Convention Centers
• Real Estate "coming soon" Decor
• Museums
• Government Offices
• Medical Offices
• Internet Cafes
• Day Care Centers
• Automotive Sales Center
• Vocational Training Centers
• Shopping Malls
• Corporate Conference Rooms
• Sports Venues
• Themed Restaurants
• Schools
• Coffee Shops
• Model Home Centers
• Movie Theaters
• Hospitals

Wall Vinyl, Wall Graphics
If you're interested in learning more about THE SIGN STUDIO'S Vinyl Wall Lettering for your business or personal use or if you have any further questions, please call us at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at


Topics: Window & Wall Vinyl, Pasadena & Glendale Sign Company, Vinyl Graphics

Sign Marketing | Floor Decals and Graphics Keep On Selling........

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 06:05 AM

Sign Marketing | Floor Decals and Graphics Keep On Selling........

Floor Graphics sell for you!

Look down. What do you see? The first thing you see is the floor. People look at what's underfoot as soon as they approach your threshold.

Floor graphics...sell for you! If you aren't using your floor, you're wasting a selling tool.

Think about the potential for your floor. How much space is available? How much space can you clear to accommodate your floor graphics? Have you thought about the floor in your restrooms?

If your restrooms are ADA compliant, you have a clear space about six feet in diameter, the size required to turn a wheelchair. Let us design floor graphics for your restrooms.

Floor graphics should be clear, easy to read from a distance of 6 feet, and be understood quickly.

If you don't want to present specific products on your floor, how about your company logo? Even a location like a doctor's office or a lawyer's office would be enhanced by using floor graphics.

Why do you have a company logo? Because you are looking for instant recognition. You want people to say "I've seen that before" about your logo. Use it often and in unique places. Incorporating your logo in floor graphics, you will be surprised at how well they sell for you.

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 and Design, Floor Decals and Graphics, Vinyl Graphics

Signs Los Angeles | Interior Wall Covering and Vinyl Graphics

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 06:11 AM

Interior Wall Covering

Temporary, re-positionable, or permanent wall coverings can transform ordinary walls into interior design masterpieces. 

Want to create a certain ambiance within your office easily and quickly? Are you a restaurant owner who wishes to transform your dining room into a Tuscan villa without waiting several weeks for an artist to hand paint a mural? The Sign Studio has the answer - custom printed wall coverings.  

Our vast selection of wall covering materials, including canvas, spun silk, suede, luster and plaster finishes, are eye-catching and allow for the largest possible color spectrum. We can produce true to life landscapes, photographs and art that look hand painted at a fraction of the cost and time of hand painted murals. 

No matter if you are looking for re-positionable sports figures for locker room walls or full wall murals for your office, we can provide you with the perfect solution for your business. Some businesses and associations that have installed custom wall coverings include: 

  • Advertising Agencies: Wall-size collage of favorite client projects
  • Hospitals: Transform children’s wards into fun circus and zoo     environments
  • Doctor’s Offices: Wall murals of famous gardens
  • Hotels: Full-color scenic images for their lobby
  • Office Buildings: Create custom wallpaper out of the company logo

Custom wallpaper can add sophistication and flair to an interior environment. Did we mention several of our wallpaper materials are flame retardant? Installation of flame retardant wallpaper can lower your annual insurance premiums if reported to your insurance agency. Beautiful and economical, custom wall coverings will be a “must have” interior design trend for years to come.

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

Topics: Vinyl Graphics, Interior Wall Covering, Wall Designs

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

Los Angeles Signs | Durability of Vinyl Vehicle Graphics and Wraps

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 @ 07:02 AM


Durability of vehicle graphics is often a grey area. Some seem to last forever, others deteriorate quickly. Clients spending big money on a vehicle wrap are often concerned about this issue. The big question always is, how tough are your vehicle graphics? What is the warranty?

There are four factors that determine the durability of vehicle graphics:
• The quality of the mounting surface.
• The quality of the graphic products used.
• The installation methods used.
• Maintenance of the graphic during its lifetime.

The type of surface that the graphics will be mounted to has a major, but often overlooked, role when it comes to the long-term durability of vehicle graphics. For example, if the vehicle no longer has its factory paintjob, the quality of the repaint has a major effect on the adhesion of the graphics. The graphics might stick well to the paint, but if the paint doesn't stick to the vehicle, all is lost. Some unpainted vehicle surfaces, such as aluminum truck boxes, stainless steel tanker bodies or fiberglass box walls, may interfere with proper adhesion as well. Some graphic films specifically void any warranties on such substrates, others recommend various surface preparation techniques before application. Check with the manufacturer and proceed with caution. Preparation of the mounting surface prior to installation can have a huge effect on any graphic's durability. Not only must the vehicle's surface be squeaky clean, but all surface waxes and/or remnants of polish compounds should be removed as well. This can be done using a clean soft cloth and rubbing alcohol. A poorly prepared mounting surface will virtually guarantee early failure of an otherwise perfect wrap.

The single largest factor in graphic durability has to be the graphic itself. This is a complex mix of print media, ink and overlaminate. All three items have to be carefully matched for maximum compatibility. Fortunately, manufacturers and sign professionals usually offer recommendations on which combinations work the best for their products and installations. Those with warranties only offer the maximum guarantees on specific tried and tested product combinations. Warranties on products range from one to seven years depending on the inks and overlaminates that are used. Recommended products are Avery Denninson, 3M, MACtac, Oracal and Arlon. All products offer different warranties so make sure you ask your Sign Professional what products they use.

Installation techniques are another critical aspect that effect long-term durability. Manufacturers' directions for each type of graphic material give specific instructions for installation that should be carefully followed. Special care must be taken when conforming the graphic film around complex surface shapes. These are the most likely areas to fail later. The more complex the surface, the more chances there are for tenting. The more cuts that have to be made in the graphic panel in order to make it fit the shapes, the more chances of edge failure. The more stretching that has to be done over convex shapes, the more chance of film cracking in the future. Anyway, you get the idea. Anything that you have to do to the graphic to alter its factory shape will affect long-term durability.

Maintenance after installation is the most overlooked aspect of durability for vehicle graphics. The client who might never consider missing an oil change might not help his wrap continue looking its best simply because they don't understand how to keep it safe. Keeping the vehicle clean and free from dirt, grease, salt, acid and drew build-up will help tremendously to extend the life of the wrap. The non-vertical or horizontal areas of a vehicle graphic can be the most challenging areas in which to maintain durability.

Here are some post-installation precautions that can improve long-term performance:
• Cleaning the vehicle should be done with a liquid, nonabrasive cleaner that has a ph value between 3 and 11 and no strong solvents in it.
• If using a pressure washer, make sure it has less than 2,000 psi of pressure; and hold the nozzle more than 12" from the graphic surface.
• Special care has to be taken around exposed graphic edges as well. Wash the vehicle with a soft cloth or sponge, not a hard brush, and avoid excessive scrubbing.
• Checking the graphic regularly can also help to prolong its life. Loose edges should be promptly repaired using an edge seal product.

Vehicle graphics can last a long time, or a short time. Either option may be required on any particular project. The short-term graphic is easy, but the long-term graphic requires planning, expertise and maintenance. It involves a delicate partnership between manufacturer, producer and client, but can produce amazing results when all of the stars are aligned.


Key to success:
- Prior to installation, not only must the vehicle's surface be squeaky clean, but all surface waxes and/or remnants of polish compounds should be removed as well.
- Maintaining a wrap's good looks involves some effort from the client, such as using non-abrasive cleaners, avoiding stiff-bristle cleaning brushes, and checking frequently for loose edges.
- The quality of the installation will also affect a graphic's chances at long term durability. Careful attention to detail, making sure not to over-stretch the vinyl over curved surfaces and using a minimum of cuts and pinholes all add up to a more durable graphic.
- Failures generally happen first along areas where the vinyl was stretched to conform to dramatic surface features.

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


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Topics: Vehicle Wraps, Vehicle Grapics, Car Wraps, Vinyl Graphics