One of the hottest new trends in home and office interior decorating is applying quotes to walls! At SIGNARAMA in Troy, we will work with you to design custom wall words for the area you plan to dress up. There are many applications to utilize custom wall words. Some of the most popular places to apply them are in your entryway, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and office. Whichever room you choose, the new addition to your wall is sure to spark the attention of visitors in your home or office.
At SIGNARAMA, we use only the highest quality substrates to produce your custom wall words. We will take the time to execute your vision with the best customer service in Metro Detroit! Our team will help you choose the proper font, color and layout for your custom wall words. The lettering is made out of a similar material as stickers. We make sure to apply transfer tape so you can easily apply them yourself. They stick best to flat smooth surfaces and work great on walls, mirrors, windows, wood and metal. We have an unlimited array of colors and styles to choose from, the design possibilities are truly endless! You are not limited to just text either. At SIGNARAMA we can produce borders, shapes, frames or other graphics to compliment your custom wall words. Whatever your theme is, we can make your ideas come to life!
Ideas to liven up your wall space:
- Welcome guests in your entryway
- Decorate above your bed or dresser in a bedroom
- Add a sweet accent with a name or monogram in a baby’s room
- Put some fun into a game room with your favorite team mascot
- Spice up your kitchen with cooking terms
- Create comfort in your living room with inspirational quotes
- Make a statement in you bathroom with refreshing words or phrases
Like most people who stop in to our shop who have a logo they are trying to pull colors from, we often ask do you have your Pantone Printing colors set. With faces of confusion and minds thinking about ” What the heck is a Pantone? It sounds like cooking equipment and why would I need to cook my logo colors?” We often pull out the rainbow colored Pantone deck and match the colors as close as possible to the logo that the customer is presenting us. Why is that deck so important to the printing world? Why is Pantone Printing so important to us?
First off – More than liking you are getting a ton of signs, business cards and websites with your logo on them for your business. The Pantone process makes sure that your are getting the exact color combinations from each source. You made get your Sign and business cards from SIGNARAMA and your website from a local SEO website guru. Now making sure the color in your logo is not turning from purple to pink or orange to red you use Pantone color process. This process allows the purple you wanted to use be the same creative color everything in the printing process. Purple is not called purple but Pantone 2603 C, one of the many shades of purple with in the Pantone process. You will notice with no question that you will get the same color every time when you use a different source for printing your logo. No more pink or crazy shades of purple. You will get Pantone 2603 C for all your Pantone Printing needs.
So stop the guessing and allow SIGNARAMA to help you pick out the best Pantone colors for your logo and get out of the mess of matching colors every time you need something printed.
Why is it that everyone hates parking?
No one ever seems to enjoy it. When following the parking signs in Detroit, there always seems to be problems. Some times it’s a game where you are trying to find that open space and you are stalking others walking to their car in hopes of getting their spot! Other times it’s a race to get your meter paid before your get a ticket. And what about the parking section of the driving test back when you were first taking it!? What a nightmare!
At SIGNARAMA, we know that parking isn’t a favorite activity of customers, but we also know that by having effective parking signs in Detroit, such as by making a spot open for visitor parking, it can really help the moral of your customers. Happier customers equal better sales.
One of the keys to having an effective parking signs is big readable text with strong contrast. This is really important because people do not want to go on an Easter egg hunt to find where they can park.
It is also advisable to keep your signs on brand. At SIGNARAMA Troy we produce all of the Famous Dave’s To Go Parking Signs in Detroit and the surrounding metro area. Whether you have one location, or several locations, keeping your brand consistent is always important from when people first park and see your sign, throughout their entire visit of your location.
Various options for parking signs include using reflective substrates and vinyls to help the signs stand out at night. The most common color combinations when a person chooses that route is red/white, blue/white, and black/white.
If you are interested in having more sales due to less grumpy customers, consider installing some effective parking signs in your parking lot. We will help you throughout the entire process from the design, to the production, to digging the hole and installing the sign! Stop by today for more information.
Thinking about getting a new sign for your building, but don’t want to go through the hassle of pulling your permits? Here at SIGNARAMA we are experts in pulling permits in any city with in any state.
I need a Sign Permit Expert in Michigan!
We can pull sign permits for everything from temporary real estate & banner permits to electric sign permits. Most cities in the Metro Detroit are very familiar with us and our reputation for building nothing but the best code enforced signs around. We make sure we follow every code that the city enforces on any type of sign. We are UL listed which is a great plus when pulling any permit with in Metro Detroit. Most cities require all installed signs to follow the UL code of electrical fabrication. This is a certification we have carried for years.
We also will go to any sign permit planning meeting if the city requires it. At those meetings SIGNARAMA explains all procedures in making the sign as well as installing it on the building. We are always prepared with samples of materials and photographs of what the site looks like now with out the sign and what it will look like with the new sign on the building or property.
So stop in and lets talk sign permits! SIGNARAMA is always ready to take on any sign with permits. Many of our largest sign projects were awarded to us based solely on our expertise with securing proper city sign permits and our familiarity with the Detroit sign codes. We are very proud of the strong relationships we have built with all of our local Michigan building departments and value the confidence they have in our abilities to produce top notch signage. You can trust the sign company that most of the local municipalities call on when they need signs!
There are many different materials you can use on the exterior of any building. Do you not have a clue on what to use on your building or parking area? Being a outsider to the sign world, you may ask yourself ” What exterior sign materials can I use?”. Let us here at SIGNARAMA help you with all your decisions on the great signage will be putting outside your building.
Exterior sign materials come in many different sizes, shapes and colors.
Below I am going to give you the ins and outs of each material which should fit your needs. These materials are among the most popular temporary and long lasting sign solutions.
Dibond – Has a glossy white finish being weatherproof & with a durable coating. Comes in variety of colors & finishes being a very lightweight rigid substrate. Dibond is used for outdoor signs for building surfaces rough or smooth. The most popular exterior sign materials at SIGNARAMA.
Aluminum – Has a glossy white finish being weatherproof & with a durable coating. Comes in variety of pre-painted colors. Aluminum is typically used for parking signs and small exterior signage.
Acrylic – Has a Glossy polished white finish with a high-end look and feel. It is also the material that will stay bright white the longest. Acrylic is typically known to be used for Illuminated signs, channel letters & boxes.
Coroplast – This is a very inexpensive option. Very temporary and lightweight. Typically used for staked yard signs and a great solution for a more rigid banner like material. This is your most popular temporary option at SIGNARAMA.
Having a little more insight to the materials of the sign world you should be able to make a better or even great decision about your next exterior signage on your building or parking lot. So call or stop in today at SIGNARAMA and allow us to help you with finding the best exterior sign materials for your next few projects.
When you are driving down the road, you may see a couple banners in metro Detroit, and you may wonder why businesses may choose to go with temporary signage.
While it’s always possible to have a permanent signage solution, there are several reason why temporary signage may for perfect for your needs.
Banners in Metro Detroit are Less Expensive
When it comes to pricing, a banner is cheaper than a permanent sign. Usually, you can hang them yourself, so you don’t have to worry about installation costs, and the material is generally cheaper. But, with our flatbed printer, our direct printed signs isn’t that much more.
Banners are Easier to Move
With a banner you can always roll them up (NEVER FOLD!), and transport them anywhere you need. With a larger sign, you always have to worry about finding the right vehicle to fit them, so that’s one less worry for you.
Temporary Signage is Temporary
Finally, this last point is obvious. A temporary sign isn’t permanent. Do you have an event that is coming up shortly, but it will be over just a quick? Then you obviously want a temporary sign. Or, do you need a banner to display your company name before your get your permanent sign completed? Once again: temporary signage.
So, the next time you are thinking about getting a sign for your company or business, consider your needs first to determine if you need temporary signage. There are a lot of banners in metro Detroit, and now you know why. Stop on by our Troy location for more information on how we can improve your company’s signage.
Lately here at SIGNARAMA, we have had a ton of returning customers who want to update their neon channel letter sign to a more energy saving LED. They often ask the question why is LED vs Neon so much better?
Since the start of channel letters, we were always told neon was the best fit for any type of channel letter due to the high cost of LED. It wasn’t until about five years ago when neon became the more expensive option and LED was the new leader for a faster & cheaper channel letter sign. Below are some helpful hints to see if you are ready for an update on your neon channel letters or what you should use for that new sign you are looking to invest in. Why is LED a better option for any channel letter sign.
LED Vs Neon
• LED is the less fragile option with neon you are much more use to breakage in both installation and weather.
• LED has a much lower fee on your utility bill, the smaller transformer and efficient light source has a smaller effect on the electricity. Most current LED lights use only 10% of the electricity of common neon lighting.
• LED has a more of cone shape to its directed light – the more the focused source of light the brighter the channel letter will be. Neon has a illumination from all sides of the tube and the light does not have a focus to where it should shine.
• LED does not contain mercury in which neon does. You can consider LED a much more GREEN product compared to neon.
• LED is a much safer to install, service, & maintain. LED is normally powered by 12 volts DC, where neon tends to have a higher electrical hazard potential.
Looking over the adavantages of LED – you should have a clearer focus on if you should update your neon channel letter sign to LED the better, greener and safer option for your business. If you are still not clear on the way LED vs Neon is a better option. Stop in and see the SIGNARAMA crew and we will help you see the other advantages to the LED vs Neon.
SIGNARAMA has replaced hundreds of channel letters that were once neon lit with our new high quality LED sign lighting. Our clients throughout Metro Detroit have all been able to see tremendous energy savings after our service technicians left their site!
New York City is the most photographed city in the world, with Times Square being the main focus of the lens. The signs of Times Square are prevalent from the very first glimpse into the district. According to Travel + Leisure magazine’s October 2011 survey, Times Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. It’s home to some of the most recognizable establishments today such as ABC, Hard Rock Cafe and of course Broadway.
Times Square is also known as “The Great White Way” for it’s millions of lights on the various billboards and marquees illuminating the area. The signs of Times Square congest the local streets in every size, shape and color imaginable. Today and historically it has been an advertising mecca which boasts some of the most popular brands in America. It’s reputation for producing over 1.6 million impressions a day has made the location the main source for these brands to communicate their presence. In 2008 Walgreens topped NASDAQ’s famous 11,000 sq. ft. LED billboard on Wall Street, with a 17,000 sq. ft. one. The sign is lit by over 12 million LED lights and spans 17 stories high, making it the largest digital sign in the world. Whether you plan to see a Broadway show or peruse the free light show on the streets of Times Square, it’s surely an entertaining corridor to visit.
I personally visited New York City in the wake of September 11, 2001. By far the most memorable sign I saw was the scrolling ribbon digital banners located on the ABC studios facade. As the events of the week were unfolding the sign continuously waved the red, white and blue of our American flag. It was a moment I will never forget, being surrounded by so many signs of Times Square with such a monumental message.
Though Metro Detroit doesn’t have quite the advertising impact as New York City, as they have proven the right sign can certainly help your business’ recognition throughout our local area. Our team at SIGNARAMA is dedicated to helping you choose the right digital sign for your needs!
Source: Times Square Alliance
Office walls are oftentimes very boring. Most of the time you are looking at just a white wall, when that could be displaying something with a lot more character.
Custom wall murals are a great way to bring some life to your business. At SIGNARAMA, we have created all sorts of wall murals, and we’ve even helped our our Troy showroom stand out with them. Stop on by our sometime to check them out.
At SIGNARAMA Troy, we use a fabric material for our custom wall murals. This material is fully removable and repositionable, it won’t rip or wrinkle, and it removes clean with no residue. These properties make it an ideal solution for many offices.
For example, let’s say you have an employee who gets tied up in a lot of appointments and needs to have some alone time where they can get some work done without interruptions. This material works great as you could wrap their door with a big “Do Not Disturb” mural. Once they no longer need to be in “time out”, then you can simply remove the material, roll it up, and use it again the next time it’s needed. Obviously, this is a silly and potentially unrealistic example, but sometimes it is fun to think outside the box!
Custom wall murals also are an excellent way to show history. Whether you need a stylized timeline of your company history, or actual photos from that time period, such as a vintage city photo, our wall wraps are a great way to display that information.
So, the next time you are thinking about coming up with a new layer of paint for the inside of your office, consider decorating with custom wall murals. The combination of them with a nice lobby sign could really help your business stand out and make a great first impression.
Looking to advertise and upgrade your storefront with custom window signs? Do you want the ability to not only market your specials but change them out on the fly without have to scrape off adhesive window graphics? SIGNARAMA has the solution for you. Our window sign system is simple….First we mount 2 pieces of clear track (top & bottom) to your window surface using 3M heavy duty VHB tape or silicone. Once the track is set we slide a plastic insert with your custom message in between the track. That’s all! It even looks like the traditional window graphics once complete.
The plastic inserts we use for the window signs are full color printed 3mm PVC panels which we print on our flatbed printer. Not only are you able to add any color or design to your signs but the size is completely custom to fit your needs. After your initial cost to have the track installed you simply order your panels at your leisure and self install. Again the great thing about this window sign system is the ease of changing your message out. You also will get maximum exposure being that this is an exterior application, so the tint of your window wont play into visibility.
So if you are looking for that easy, unique, affordable, window sign solution then this is right for you!