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Category Archive for: Sign Design

The Writing’s On the Wall

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Bette Davis once said, “I’d luv ta kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.” The tough-talking, Academy Award-winning actress was born at 22 Chester Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. As one of the oldest cities in the Commonwealth, Lowell has been home to many notable and quotable people not only in entertainment but politics, military, law, academics, sports, science, arts and literature.

That’s why it was only fitting that Thorndike Exchange in historic downtown Lowell take motivational quotes from famous past […]

If You’re Reading This Sign, Customer Experience Is Happening

Simple everyday signage communicates your brand to customers as much as any formal signage does. It’s important to keep in mind how a little friendliness and candor can go a long way to helping a business stand out. And these memorable interactions don’t have to be limited to printed signs. Boost your customer engagement with memorable messaging across platforms through friendlier and warmer language or approach.

The Benefits of ACRYLITE® for Outdoor Signage

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ACRYLITE® LED Signs Light Up Your Business Success

ACRYLITE® acrylic by Evonik Industries is a truly innovative improvement on the traditional polycarbonate, aka acrylic, structural material. It’s the preferred modern choice of architects, designers, engineers and fabricators of indoor and outdoor signage. The lightweight, rigid yet malleable material performs equally well with LED, fluorescent, incandescent and neon light sources.

ACRYLITE® acrylic has many superior characteristics:

Outstanding weather endurance
Flexible and easy to form
Colorfast for no fading  
Easy installation
High optical quality
Extended life
Lower operating cost
Recyclable
Impact […]

Waltham Music Hall

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Face the former Waltham Music Hall, stare up at the facade and you can almost hear the plinking of a piano, the tapping of shoes and the rustling of costumes. The roaring twenties brought the raucous acts of vaudeville right here in Waltham on Elm Street long, long ago.

Built in 1879, the grand hall is on the National Register of Historic Places in New England. Literary greats like Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Henry Ward Beecher all lectured here. […]

Questions to Ask a Potential Sign Partner

There is a lot more that goes into signage than most people realize. Before hiring a sign partner, there are imperative questions to ask. You will want to know what types of signage are available for your particular needs and what services are offered. Time frame, recommendations, experience and maintenance are also important to know.

Palmer Signs, Baltimore Graphics wrap island-themed vehicle graphics

In the gray and cold winter, we often long for the warm breezes and bright sunshine of the coming summer months. With a punch of color and a tropical theme, 808 Island grill is making a splash around town. Effective vehicle wraps are a great way to grab the attention of potential customers. With a great wrap design team on your side, your business could stand out as much as a tropical truck in the winter.

Storefront Signs – How to Choose the Right Sign for Your Business

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First impressions can make a big difference in any aspect of life, and especially when it comes to the sign outside your business. Your business sign is the first thing a potential customer sees, so it’s worth the time and effort to design the perfect one that reflects your products, services and overall brand. You may not realize how many different types of signs there are until you start looking; however, once you’ve selected the perfect combination of features, you will have a sign that accurately reflects your brand and drives customer traffic for years to come.

Why Working with a Comprehensive Sign Company Helps Establish Your Brand

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Your company’s signs, awnings and enclosures do much more than simply tell people where your establishment is located. When designed and displayed correctly, quality signage can instill trust in your brand, attract new customers and even provide familiar physical and conceptual landmarks for existing customers. Whether for retail, corporate, hospitality, healthcare, or education, a reputable sign company should be able to complete just one piece of your sign project or handle it all. They should also be able to finish […]

Signs and the Downtown Experience

Signs and the Downtown Experience

Throughout cities and downtowns, signs play a vital role in how residents and visitors interact with the space around them. Whether it’s a directional wayfinding sign, a storefront, or a sign identifying a building, signs contribute greatly to the downtown experience, playing an important role in the brand identity of cities, retailers, and institutions. Because of this the quality of signage has greatly improved over the last decade including design innovations (many […]

Bring Your Brand to ADA Signage

How can you bring your brand to ADA signage when creating new signs or bringing your current ones into compliance? While ADA signage requirements are first and foremost intended to improve safety and accessibility for customers and building visitors, many companies are pleasantly surprised at how the required signage can also support branding.  We’ve helped large and small companies get a better understanding of ADA signage and to see how they can incorporate it into their interior design and include […]

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