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Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom? – The New York Times

When a sudden spike of anonymous 311 calls started coming in to report improper signs or awnings on establishments, business owners in New York began scrambling to take theirs down. Now, many areas have unrecognizable businesses due to the lack of signage. The motive of the caller or callers is unknown, but businesses aren’t taking the chance of having to pay a significant fine. Metro Sign & Awning is committed to protecting your business by ensuring compliance with regards to local regulations.

Wayfinding System for Senior Facilities

The amount of facilities available for the elderly to live in is increasing rapidly due to the demand. An overlooked factor when designing these facilities is the appropriate usage of signs and wayfinding. Facilities have to take into consideration seniors who may be visually impaired, have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, are handicapped and have other conditions. Taking into consideration a person’s general wellbeing is also important, and incorporating bright colors can enhance their mood and self-confidence. Each of these points have to be taken into consideration when designing new facilities for seniors. At Metro Sign and Awning, we work with our clients to create bold and unique signs for senior living facilities. This post by ASI does a nice job explaining the approach for this type of facility.

Changing Awning Fabric Colors Can Provide Buildings a New Look at a Minimal Cost

At Metro Sign and Awning, we understand that a company’s brand reputation is largely influenced by it’s overall presentation. From a physical presentation perspective, the building itself is important, as well as the company logo, but you can’t forget about their signs and awnings. Awnings take a beating over time due to sun exposure and weather elements in general. And once this happens, the building as a whole may look old and worn. Simply changing the colors of your awning fabric can go a long way in enhancing a building’s image, as well as providing an entryway customers feel comfortable and confident walking in to.

Orange Coast College Students Sculpting the Future with Precision Board

Many business clients frequently ask for “carved wood signs”. However very rarely do we actually use wood.  For the past 10+ years the more popular choice is HDU due to their versatility, durability and similarity to wood.” Read more about the benefits of HDU vs wood. HDU has many uses and the future artists are learning how to use this eco-friendly material.  Metro Sign & Awning believes in getting the best value for your sign, and HDU provides it for most companies.

3 ways Disney World delivers magic with digital signage | Digital Signage Today 

Because they are so flexible, digital signs can be incredible tools to improve communications.  Their messages can be instantly changed, they can display real time info and can be controlled from different sites. In our modern world, people have been “trained” to be attentive to electronic screens.

The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make with Outdoor Signage

Designing graphics for outdoor use with its variable weather and natural conditions is very different than designing for indoor use where the environment is controlled and stable. Here are some rookie mistakes to avoid when creating your next outdoor sign.

Rethinking Sustainability – How Signmakers integrate Green Processes and Materials Into Projects – and Shop Operations

Metro Sign and Awning wants to be part of the solution when it comes to protecting our environment. We feel a responsibility to educate businesses, architects, general contractors, property managers and our other partners on the need to rethink not just their ways of fabricating signage, but also how they understand and practice sustainability. We will brainstorm with our partners and clients to find appropriate and sustainable materials for any signage project. Additionally, we are constantly looking for ways to make our own practices and processes more environmentally sustainable by incorporating greener materials into signage to benefit the environment and provide our partners and their clients with a signage with longer lasting materials. If you’re looking for eco-friendly materials and signage we are ready to help.

LEDS – Retrofits continue, even as color-changing choices challenge regulations.

At Metro Sign and Awning we know the virtues of LEDs as well as how to overcome some of the challenges like inconsistent brightness, non-uniform face lighting and weather effects. Fortunately, we keep on top of innovations that result in us being able to get our clients the correct size, color, proportion, design, materials, lighting, and mounting methods for whatever their LED signage needs may be. LED signs are awesome, but customers aren’t going to be wowed just because you have a sign. You need to make their experience relevant, engaging and meaningful. Clearly, LED signs are here to stay and Metro Sign and Awning is the best choice for brighter, more colorful signs.

Red Bull Reenergizes a Warehouse Into Their Atlanta Workplace – Workplace Strategy and Design – architecture and design

The sky is the limit when it comes to designing creative and innovative signage for your company. Metro Sign & Awning is committed to working with our clients to see turn your creative signage visions into a reality.

Lean Supply Chain Management: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Lean management is something Metro Sign & Awning takes seriously. We implement the concept of Lean into our project management strategies to save our clients time and money.

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