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Category Archive for: Interior Signage

West of Chestnut Project a Marvel, Inside and Out

All of us here at Metro Sign & Awning send a hearty “Congratulations!” to the team at Dellbrook and everyone involved in the West of Chestnut development in Quincy. We were excited and honored to be involved very early (probably before the earliest point in this time-lapse video!) interior signage evacuation map Metro design Boston While the video shows the dramatic transformation, you don’t see all the behind-the-scenes planning and design decisions that go into creating interior signage that complements a beautiful interior while serving an important (possibly life-saving) purpose for residents and visitors. More on that later. For now, here’s a glimpse at some of the preliminary sketches, hinting at how professional sign designers work to ensure interior signage meets codes, is ADA compliant, and is created and installed to be

High-Quality Interior Signage at Historic School Features Innovative Material

Arches punctuate the distinctive architecture of St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA. The 150-year old institution has a dedicated faculty, alumni, and more than 350 students, many of whom live on St. Mark’s campus. When it was time to update interior signage, it had to be carefully designed to add to, rather than distract from, the historic private school. Metro Sign & Awning had created other signs for the school, including a hand-carved donor sign. The sign was created by our in-house Design Department to echo the school’s distinctive arches and hand-crafted by our Fabrication Department. For this most recent project, the administration contacted Metro Sign & Awning’s Keene, NH location for conceptual designs for the new interior signage.   Strong,

Finding Your Way Back to School: Wayfinding Projects Enhance Campus Experience

Effective wayfinding signage goes beyond branding, and it provides far more than directional signage. Think about signage on college campuses. As an article in College Planning and Management put it, it’s “more than part of the landscape.” Campus Signage Projects: Wayfinding, Branding, and Better Design Standard university signage identifies buildings, provides guidance to visitors, complies with regulatory mandates (like ADA standards) and whether it’s placed on the interior or exterior, signage must perform 24/7. Metro Sign & Awning works with public and private schools, colleges and universities to create effective, beautiful, and cost-efficient signage for students, parents and visitors. Our talented designers and fabricators and experienced installers get it right the first time, reducing change orders, headaches, and budget and

Digital Signage Increases Revenue: Then and Now

Many individual business owners, chain accounts, schools and developers (shopping centers) have recognized the advantage of content displayed through digital signage. Unlike the radio, TV or internet; a sign – tradition or digital – communicates and advertises your brand and product to customer traffic at the point of sale. This includes people who may work in the area, be driving by with a need for a specific product while seeing your sign and pull in right at that moment. There are many studies available to support the increase of revenue through digital signage as well as financial support to make an investment. Recently, Industry Weapon published some impressive stats from its 2015 marketing report on digital signage: 76 percent of consumers have entered a site because the sign

Now Showing on the Big Screen: New Signs Showcase New Technology

National Amusements’ Showcase Cinema XPlus theaters are large format auditoriums with Dolby Atmos™ sound and some of the most advanced digital projection and screen technology available in theaters today. Recently, National Amusements updated its brand image to reflect its expertise in using technology to enhance the theater experience. Throughout the rebranding, the company has relied on Metro Sign and Awning to update interior and exterior signage to ensure the buildings – inside and out – represent the brand well. Timely Solutions Just in time for the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend, Metro crews installed the back-lit channel letter signs, mounted to custom backer panels in Farmingdale, NY, Island 16. That installation was managed in conjunction with our New York partner, Vallesigns. Interior Signage

Suffolk University: Signs Point to the Future

From a 21-panel, 20-foot high HDP laminate exterior wall fixture to interior signage and vinyl graphics, we are delighted to say that Metro Sign & Awning was involved in Suffolk University’s bold new look – long before the building project was finished.   21-Panel, 20-Foot High Wall Metro Sign has been excited about Suffolk University – 20 Somerset in Boston since before construction began in 2013. The building is home to the university’s Communication & Journalism Department, and houses several levels of science education, including separate floors for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Working with Ted Butler, project manager at Suffolk Construction, made the job that much more enjoyable. At every stage of the long and complicated project, Butler and everyone at

Showcase XPLUS Theaters – Advanced Technology and a New Look

National Amusements’ Showcase Cinema XPlus theaters are large format auditoriums featuring Dolby Atmos™ sound and today’s most advanced digital projection and screen technology. All the advanced technology deserved a new look, and Metro Sign and Awning created the interior signage to ensure the brand portrayed the just-right image. Just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend, we completed installations in Farmingdale, NY, Island 16, Holtsville, NY (with our New York partner, Vallesigns), and Lowell, MA theaters. Some of our work included new lobby illuminated identification signage, projecting illuminated restroom signs and the new stainless back lit/blue LED illuminated XPLUS signage. If you haven’t had a chance to experience the newly renovated Showcase Cinemas theaters, we suggest checking them out. Back lit channel letter mounted to a

Make Bold Statements With Dimensional Signage

Make Bold Statements With Dimensional Signage Dimensional (also called “3-D”) signs are another powerful tool in our “signage expert” portfolio. Whether built for indoor or outdoor installation, these vivid, tactile signs can be custom fabricated in almost any shape, color, and size to help realize almost any design intention. Dimensional signage readily stands out from the visual background and has been shown to work very well for such signage applications as: Company Logos and Logotypes Building Identification and Numbering Directional and Wayfinding Signs Office and Lobby Branding While dimensional signs were once a relatively difficult and complex option, today, with our expert technicians overseeing our state-of-the-art, computer-controlled cutting equipment, we can quickly and accurately translate almost any design into dimensional

Metro Sign & Awning Announces A New E-Book on the Intricacies of Wayfinding Signage

We’ve written in this space about wayfinding signs more than once, but we’re still getting questions about them from business owners, architects, developers and construction industry people. To satisfy their curiosity and give everyone a place to start finding answers on their own, we’ve now compiled a brand new e-book on Wayfinding Signage. It covers such important topics as: What makes wayfinding signage so difficult to do well? Why bother struggling to get wayfinding signage just right? How to take the big first step on any wayfinding signage project. and much more. As experts in wayfinding (and other) signage, we actively enjoy sharing what we know with others. So it was fun for us to compile this easy-to-read e-book, which

Improving Retail Signage

Retail sales depend greatly on giving prospective customers a clear idea of what you’re selling, and then making it fast and easy for them to get what they want, when they want it. That’s why retail stores often live (or die) on the quality of their signage. Whether you are running a “Mom and Pop” sandwich shop or coordinating brand and local signage for a regional chain, here are some simple suggestions to help you open a new store, or improve the signage in any retail operation: Keep Your Signs Looking New In most retail situations, nothing turns off potential customers more quickly and permanently than the feeling your store is old, out of date, or dirty. Your signage serves

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