Sign Artist Inc. recently installed two dimensional letter signs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The wall signs had brushed aluminum surfaces on acrylic backing with sides painted to match the letter faces. Each sign was prepared to exact specifications to accurately reflect the university’s branding. The signs are mounted on two different surfaces; one is wood with a high-gloss finish, the other is a painted concrete wall. Sign Artist Inc. is experienced with mounting letters on a variety of surfaces. Contact us for your next business or education sign and we’ll discuss the options that make your sign reflect the image that you desire. We’ll also advise you as to the optimal mounting so your sign will last for years and still look great.
Update business signs easily with magnetic frames. Sign Artist Inc. installs magnetic frames with your featured poster in the Chicago area. These hardwood frames securely display your business signs. Frames hold posters in place with strong magnets. They come in beautiful and long-lasting natural and painted hardwood.
The window poster at Credo natural skin products can be changed in under 10 minutes. You just separate the bottom and the top panels of the wooden frame. Staff can do it without tools. A new advertisement or window art can be installed in minutes.
Even large posters are securely positioned with this framing solution. Sign Artist Inc. will set up this system for your sale posters, both single or double-sided. It’s an affordable and flexible way to adapt your marketing strategy. Posters easily change through the seasons and with changes in products and fashion. Call Sign Artist Inc. and we’ll help you feature items and announce special events. We’ll help you to make a great impression!
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.
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.”