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What Goes Into a Sign for Your Business?

What Goes Into a Sign for Your Business?

Three factors dominate the effectiveness of your sign: visibility, legibility and readability. VISIBILITY – the purpose of having a sign is so that the intended audience notices the sign and reads the message.  Four factors affect visibility:  shape, size, color and location.  An effective sign makes the best use of all four factors. LEGIBILITY – [...]

Jun 09, 2011 | Category: Blog | Comments: none

Alameda Restroom Signs

Alameda Restroom Signs

Signs America just completed a sign program for the Alameda Boys & Girls Club’s new facility in Alameda, California. The signage for this project included everything from ADA Restroom and Permanent Space signs, to Way-finding and Exterior Dimensional Graphics. The signage was conceived to match aluminum architectural elements, so Signs America found a solution involving [...]

Jan 14, 2011 | Category: ADA, Blog, Restroom Signs | Comments: none

Pacific Cafe

Pacific Cafe

To celebrate our friend’s 35th year in  business, we designed and made a sign for his seafood restaurant, Pacific Cafe, located in Kentfield, California.  The sign is 12″ high X 24″ long, and is a digital print laminated to foam core.  To make the sign more authentic looking, we contour cut around the outer edge [...]

Dec 06, 2010 | Category: Blog, Digital Printing | Comments: none

Mission Valley ROP Kennedy Tech- Fremont, CA

Mission Valley ROP Kennedy Tech- Fremont, CA

The Mission Valley ROP Kennedy Tech project in Fremont, California required an interesting solution for Room ID Signs. Along with having a custom background, the architect requested the signage information be justified on each sign to the side facing the door jamb. The design for this type of solution was the easy part (see shop [...]

Nov 19, 2010 | Category: ADA, Blog, Room ID Signs | Comments: none

SIGNS AND THE ADA REQUIREMENTS AND CODES – FIRST IN A SERIES

SIGNS AND THE ADA REQUIREMENTS AND CODES – FIRST IN A SERIES

OVERVIEW OF ADA Signage in public areas of all buildings is subject to compliance with federal, state and local code requirements, mandating the use of certain symbols, messages and graphic standards. To provide adequate signage for all users, including persons with disabilities, the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), first published in the Federal Register [...]

Nov 18, 2010 | Category: ADA, Blog, Regulation Signs, Restroom Signs | Comments: none

Patio Cafe- Menu Boards
Nov 16, 2010 | Category: Blog, Digital Printing, Installation, Magnetics, Menu Boards, PVC Signs | Comments: none

75th Anniversary of First Transatlantic Flight- Digital Print

75th Anniversary of First Transatlantic Flight- Digital Print

Digital Prints – Easy Remove Vinyl.   To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the first transatlantic flight from San Francisco to China, the San Francisco International Airport’s Museum wished to acknowledge the challenging feat by displaying  the photo of the China Clipper as a mural 15′ X 15′.   There were a few problems to [...]

Nov 16, 2010 | Category: Blog, Digital Printing, Installation | Comments: none

School Monument Sign

School Monument Sign

Here is a monument sign that we did for Abraham Lincoln High School here in San Francisco.  The letters are recessed into the concrete.

Nov 12, 2010 | Category: Blog, Monument Sign | Comments: none

Legislation on Smoking Ban in San Francisco

Legislation on Smoking Ban in San Francisco

UPDATE:  NEW SIGNS REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND MULTI-UNIT RESIDENCES San Francisco Ordinance Prohibits Smoking in Enclosed Areas Effective January 10, 2010, the San Francisco Health Code was amended to prohibit smoking in certain enclosed areas, certain unenclosed areas and sports stadiums.  The ordinance will have an impact on all commercial buildings and multi-unit residences [...]

Oct 27, 2010 | Category: Blog, Regulation Signs | Comments: none

Heliotrope – A-Frame

Heliotrope – A-Frame

This is a sidewalk sign or a-frame that we did for Heliotrope a body and skin care retail store in the Castro in San Francisco, CA.  The a-frame is a 3/4″ thick MDO painted with a digital print graphics 2′ x 4′.

Oct 25, 2010 | Category: Blog, Digital Printing, MDO A-Frame, Sidewalk Signs | Comments: none