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.
Business signs should be ADA compliant. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) became law in 1990. I had just entered occupational therapy school at Rush University in Chicago. It seemed like a good idea at the time; provide reasonable accommodation to people with mobility, hearing, visual and any other type of disability. At the time, I didn’t know that many people who affected by a disability.
Certainly, as an occupational therapist, many of my patients benefited from this law. It provided motivation for cities to add ramps to sidewalks at intersections. Automatic doors became commonplace. Visual aids also became present in elevators, public buildings and corporate settings.
Sign Artist Inc. partnered with Summit Construction to install 90 ADA-compliant architectural signs at a building in downtown Chicago. The 620 N. LaSalle building was a sporting goods store when I moved to the city in 1983. For the last couple of years, it has been vacant. The building is being renovated and will house a number of companies that share workspaces such as conference rooms, technical and business services and other common areas such as kitchens and dining areas.
We were fascinated by the historical building and had the opportunity to tour it from the basement to the roof! Dave, the superintendent, was really helpful in guiding us to the appropriate locations where signs needed posting. He explained how the building originated from two buildings in the late 1800s. The two buildings were connected in the center by a structure that expanded it into a much larger one. You can see where the transitions between the original buildings exist, along with the original brick walls and wide-planked wooden floors. Built to Last!
ADA signs that we installed had raised text, international symbols for stairs and restrooms and included braille for the visually-impaired. Every stairway needed to be marked and to identify the building level to meet both ADA and fire department requirements. ADA-compliant signs must meet the requirements of the regulations and be positioned in accordance with federal guidelines.
There are many options to choose from when designing a sign. One thing to consider is what will the sign will say subconsciously to people?
Banners are a good example. These are best used for special events, sales or as temporary signs while a more permanent one is being manufactured. Banners are great for announcing events with limited duration, such as special pricing or upcoming events. They also work well for art fairs, car washes and other fundraisers. Anniversaries, graduations and sporting events are appropriate for banners because of their portability and wide range of sizes.
Permanent business establishments should display signs that reflect their nature and character. A beautiful routed wood or lighted channel letter sign says something to the viewer that banners and temporary signs do not. It suggests that the business is here to stay. A well-designed and constructed sign reflects the business owner’s commitment to the community and their customers. It portrays the organization as having history, quality and professionalism.
Three-dimensional signs are just one example of a noble permanent sign. Lighted channel letters and carved signs illustrate commitment and legitimacy. Government buildings, schools, libraries and banks may consider an even more robust emblem of organizational significance.
Bronze plaques and other metal signs convey a level of permanence and stability that establishes longevity. These signs indicate reliability and strength and individuals subconsciously respond to this. People are more likely to trust an organization that posts an identity that states that “We’re here for the long haul – you can safely put your trust in us.”
Sign Artist Inc. is well-acquainted with the breadth of available sign solutions. We will help you to identify the impact you need your sign to have on customers and patrons. After establishing this, we’ll help you to navigate through the various options and the level of investment that you’re comfortable with. Our desire is that you feel great about how your new sign represents you and your business.
The 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!
Business signs educate customers, and The DUMP luxury furniture warehouse does this the moment they encounter beautiful products. The store prepared a showroom of one-of-a-kind fine rugs and informs customers about the quality contents of the museum-like space. Sign Artist applied a large format cut vinyl sign directly to the wall to create a teaching moment for shoppers.
“The Vault” is the gallery name, and we partnered with the talented DUMP marketing team to translate the design into a business sign. It is approximately 20 feet wide and 20 feet high. The letter “V” alone is over 5 feet tall! White vinyl was precision-cut on our digital plotter and prepared for application. We measured and leveled the sign, then taped the large blocks of text into position. Sign Artist specialists applied the enormous wall sign, word-by-word. Finally, we applied heat to ensure fast adhesion to the painted surface.
The result is captivating! Customers stop to learn about the exquisite rugs as they enter the gallery, and before ever examining a product or checking a price.
Ed and Brad were excellent partners with whom to achieve this goal. They engaged in designing and planning the sign updates. This was key to the project’s success.
Sign Artist Inc. used polycarbonate panels with cut vinyl to create the new look. The changeable letter panels were also replaced to create a great impression.
The enhanced business sign on North Ave. is not only brighter and easily visible to customers, it displays the updated branding. The new logo reflects the quality of service and commitment of the team to customer satisfaction.
Compared to nearby signs on North Ave., Elmhurst Auto Care’s sign is truly “lit.”
New hanging sign at Cafe LaFortuna, Hinsdale, IL
Cafe Fortuna is a favorite whistle stop in Hinsdale, IL for commuters and conversation. But it’s business sign weathered one too many Chicago area winters. Sign Artist met with the proprietor and discussed her needs. The old sign was hung above the entrance to the cafe, where wind and the elements battered it relentlessly. A recent heat wave caused the lamination to slide from the sign face. Using quality 3M products, Sign Artist created the sign and matched the cafe colors using state of the art digital color spectrophotometry.
Check out our other business signs!
Signs sell products for you! The Dump Luxe Furniture warehouse carries high-quality leather furniture. This furniture helps you relax while you entertain guests and family. Sign Artist‘s sign put the leather furniture description front and center to customers. They easily find the products that they need.
Deals on quality grades of leather are always available at The Dump. Leather samples in numerous colors hang below the text of the sign. Customers look at the samples and read tohe sign to better understand their options when they think about their new living room. Putting the information at the point of purchase effectively increases sales.
The precision-cut vinyl letters are created using our plotter. This high-quality digital plotter turns a digital image or text into cut vinyl letters. Sign Artist specialists apply the prepared vinyl letters to the wall for you. Both images and text may be applied to the wall, floor, windows or ceiling. Easy-to-read fonts, informative content, and precise placement result in a sign that attracts customers like a magnet and convinces them choose their next sofa and chairs!
Directory signs need updating. Your customers depend on these signs, especially when it’s their first visit. Property management firm Lee and Associates recently called upon Sign Artist to update a building directory in Wheeling, IL. The monument sign building name had faded and cracked – stains were caused by the nearby evergreens. We applied new precision-cut vinyl letters to give the sign a bright, easy to read title.