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Category Archive for: Signage 101

A Guide to Freestanding Signs for Your Business

Freestanding signs are a great way to inform your customers and promote your business. But with all the different types of signs available, it can be hard to find the right sign for your needs. We are here to help. Read on to learn more about the different types as well as all the benefits freestanding signs have to offer. Visit Our Portfolio to see examples of the various types of freestanding signs. Pylon Signs Pylon signs are freestanding outdoor signs mounted on a single or double pole. Due to their height that can be seen from greater distances than other freestanding signs. Depending on their placement, single or double-sided signs are available, along with extra features such as illumination.

9 Common Signage Mistakes to Avoid

You have have a lot to think about when starting a business: business name, domain name, logo design, website design, business cards and more. Around 2 months ago I began looking for an office. I found the perfect location. One thing that I’ve never dealt with is a business sign. I […]

9 Types of Business Signs and Services

Types of business signs

If you’ve been looking into business signage, you might have found yourself bombarded with new terminology. Pylon, monument, blade… what’s the difference between all these types of signs? Here are the standard options for exterior and interior business signs. We hope these pictures and descriptions help clear up any confusion. You can also use our interactive Educational Sign Type Tool to learn more. Types of Exterior and Interior Business Signs Pylon Signs Pylon signs are the large, freestanding signs that are meant to be seen from a distance. They’re usually supported by one or two tall posts, and you’ve seen them used by gas stations, hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants along busy roads or highways. They can advertise a single

Cakes and PVC: What do they have in common?

ote>Vinyl is a standard sign and graphics material, with great results for a whole range of applications. But there is more than one type, and it’s important to choose the correct media for your project.

 

How to Navigate a Wayfinding Redesign

Wayfinding redesign projects benefit from designated leaders, established standards, and experience-based user feedback on proposed solutions. A building’s redesign can be a cornerstone of wayfinding. Design elements that facilitate wayfinding can include lighting, color, functional pathways, and even acoustics. By considering the building and its users together, a wayfinding redesign can be intuitive and effective.

Sign Materials Matter: When Plastic is Greener than Wood, and other Environmental Impact Issues

Plastics often get a bad rap, but many are environmentally friendly. High-density urethane (HDU) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are prime examples. In fact, over a sign’s life cycle, some plastics are greener than wood. Because HDU and EPS suppliers know having minimal environmental impact is a competitive advantage, they manage their manufacturing processes to reduce waste. Also, many manufacturers use a high percentage of post-consumer recycled materials in their products. Financial and Environmental Benefits of HDU and other Plastic Signage Materials In addition, from a construction, financial, and environmental viewpoint, the new materials offer tremendous advantages. For example, HDU weighs less than wood, yet is longer-lasting and requires virtually no maintenance.  Unlike wood, the new plastics are impervious to water and insects.

2016 The Year in Signs & Signage Project Highlights

Our talented creative team is already hard at work creating signs you’ll see in 2017, but they recently got together to discuss some of their favorite signage projects of 2016.  ADA Signage Required in most buildings, ADA signage must be created and installed according to strict guidelines. At Metro, we strive to create ADA signage that is not only a functional, but also a beautiful, addition to interior design. We enjoy the challenge of designing ADA signage that incorporates elements of our clients brands, that is also compliant and enhances building utilization for all. Awnings Awnings and enclosures can update a business image, invite customers into a new entrance, and serve as new and additional signage. In some cases, helping a

A Sign is Born!

We hope your 2017 is off to a stellar start!  Here’s a look at one of the first signs that came out of our fabrication shop this year.  

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