Are Sign Letters Gone with the Wind? Try LED Signs!

      

All of us at Sign Artist play a Where’s Waldo? game of sorts. We spot problematic signs wherever we go! We applaud this dry cleaner in Chicagoland for posting positively and taking the “high road.” He obviously takes a lot of pride in his signs, because the message changes often.

However, we also wonder if the sturdy Spring winds have whisked a couple letters to another county!

Stringing letters manually to a gigantic sign board is one way of getting a message across, and we’ve happily provided changeable letter signs to area clients. But a more modern approach, and one that can be easily programmed with the touch of a finger on a screen, is LED lighting.

LED signs  give an updated look, and have exterior and interior uses galore, from way finding, directory and even sports arena signage, to menu and score boards. and open/closed signs.

Let us know if you’d like to update your look, make lettering legible and secure, and simplify maintenance, with a programmable LED sign. We’d be happy to give you a quote for your specific need and application.

 

 

Be Strategic with Signs

Adding art to signage has great curb appeal.

People heading up any enterprise, often pour hours into strategic plans, employee and client interactions,  but sometimes miss the obvious — planning for a stunning sign that will turn heads and generate buzz and business. Whether you’re shopping for a new dentist or realtor,  a clothing boutique or condo, would you be more willing to try the establishment that features a yellowing, half-lit sign announcing its services…or a fresh sign with all letters intact? Do you enjoy seeing more than plain signage? A well-designed image or two, placed strategically, can make any sign more striking.

We’ve had a brutal winter in many parts of the U.S…and certainly in Chicagoland! Now is a great time to see if your shop, residential or corporate signage needs a face lift. We’ve already seen an uptick in business at Sign Artist, as customers are asking for new directory sign panels, banners for temporary branding until storefront build outs are complete, vinyl wraps to turn vans into  moving billboards, and new wall murals to brighten a shop interior.

If you have a dream for how to rev up the interior or exterior of your business,  contact us! You may be amazed at the tremendous variety of materials available that can move your project forward. Also, we have a fine artist on staff, who has a wonderful gift for grasping clients’ visions and helping to make them a reality.

If you’re tired of your branding and would like a logo re-design, Sign Artist is up for the challenge. Want to see some of the cutting-edge materials that make contemporary signs pop and also last longer? Reserve a time with us, and then come view samples of every imaginable kind of sign, in our showroom.  We look forward to “Springing forward” with you, as our weather changes, and we help you put on a fresh new sign for your business!

 

 

Every New, Exterior Sign Needs a Permit

Sign Artist’s crew was busily installing a 15-foot pylon sign in a Western Suburb of Chicago, when a city official strode up to check our code compliability. Had the crew obtained proper permits to revamp the sign? When the official saw our paperwork, all signed and sealed at city hall, he smiled and joined us for a photo.

Does code compliance matter? Yes, and many a business owner has discovered this the hard way. On one recent job, Sign Artist was asked to remove a beautiful 10-foot-wide channel letter sign, because the previous sign company had not followed city codes in its installation.  The improper sign looked great on the store front, but was not compatible with other storefront signs in the complex, so had to go. Sign Artist took care of removal of the old sign, and design and installation — and code compliant paperwork — for the new sign.

What’s involved in obtaining proper paperwork from city hall? Owners either file for permits themselves, or hire Sign Artist to do the leg and phone work, in sending dimensional and other information, and photos of the projected sign, to appropriate staff at city offices. The process  of obtaining permits does require certain fees and can take some time, even several weeks or more. If a business owner wants his or her sign installed ASAP, then the code and permitting issues should be addressed efficiently, or crew and owner will face delays in the install.

Make everyone happy — dot every “i” and cross every “t,” regarding city permits! Give Sign Artist a call for any questions about the process, and we’ll smooth the way for you, ensuring that your sign will make you — and your city officials — smile.

Let Sign Artist do the legwork in obtaining proper exterior sign permits!

 

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Sign Artist Becomes BBB Accredited

SIGN ARTIST INC. EARNS BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITATION

Chicago, IL – February 28, 2019 – Becoming an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau is an honor not accorded to all businesses; because not all businesses meet eligibility standards. Sign Artist Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has met all BBB standards and is now an Accredited Business.

“Accreditation in the BBB is by invitation only” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “And only those businesses that meet our high standards, and pass the review process are approved by our Board of Directors.”

As with all businesses that are Accredited by the BBB,  Sign Artist Inc. has committed to the BBB Code of Business Practices.  The Code is a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices on how businesses treat consumers. These standards call for building trust, embodying integrity, advertising honestly and being truthful. Bernas adds “To maintain their Accreditation a business must be transparent, honor their promises, be responsive to their customers, and safeguard their privacy.”

“We are proud to be a BBB Accredited Business,” said  Ed Bartholomew, president of Sign Artist Inc. “In today’s world it is imperative that our customers know how seriously we take our commitment to excellence and good customer service. Our achieving BBB Accreditation exemplifies that goal.”

Sign Artist Inc.  offers consumers the best in business signage and promotion. “Our desire is to stay focused on what we do best; provide outstanding products and unsurpassed customer service,”

For more information contact: (Ed Bartholomew, 630-594-4185, ed.bart@signartistusa.com)

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Installing a Business Sign

Sign Artist Inc is installing a business sign in this video .  Watch the process of lifting the Bella Nora Salon & Spa channel letter sign into position on the facade of the business.   The brightly-lit sign features LED modules, providing excellent visibility and reducing power expense in comparison to fluorescent or neon lighting.  The installation was performed early in the day and the crew was finished before the first customer arrived.

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Signs Earn Customer Trust

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Lobby Sign Makes Law Firm’s Great First Impression

Lobby SignThe law firm of Flaherty & Youngerman needed a lobby sign that would accomplish two objectives; one, to announce to clients when they arrive at the appropriate floor in the high-rise office building and two, to communicate that clients can be confident in the representation that they will receive. They conferred with Sign Artist to create a business sign to accomplish these objectives. Both partners had specific ideas about what the sign should convey, and they were excellent collaborators with our design team. Their new lobby sign makes the law firm’s great first impression.  The sign was constructed with clear acrylic for its base panel.  The letters mounted on the panel have brushed metal overlays and painted PVC backing.  This provides a three dimensional effect that captures visitors’ attention right away.  The business sign makes a great first impression at the entrance of the firm. Thank you for choosing Sign Artist!