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Signage Tips: Summer 2013, Back to School

Back to School with Vinyl Graphics Metro Sign & Awning is helping day cares, community centers and other organizations prepare for Back to School season with new vinyl graphics that add color, assist with wayfinding, and enhance branding. Need a hand updating your interior signage? Call us today at 978-319-6558 and find out how cost-effective vinyl graphics can be. Refresh Your Brand this Fall Retailers are already placing orders for the 2013 holiday shopping season, which starts with Back to School and runs (too quickly) through the weeks with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas falling like dominoes. Many malls, retail shopping centers, and individual businesses are placing work orders for maintenance and repair of existing signs and are looking to update

Summer: A Great Time to Maximize Your Outdoor Advertising Investments

Wow, summer is flying by. We’re gearing up for some fun school projects (more on that later), just wrapped up a couple of wayfinding projects, and are doing more conceptual design work for some of our valued partners. We know you’re busy too, but we remind you that summer and fall are the best times to schedule routine maintenance or to have us out to inspect your exterior signage and discuss any updates you might want to make before the back-to-school and holiday seasons arrive. (Did you have storm damage that should be addressed?) Call us at 978-401-9270 to maximize your sign investment and ensure your signage is safe, secure, and in good working order. >Beep beep< Oh, and our

Finding Your Way with the Signage Experts: Outdoor Wayfinding Projects

Wayfinding signage projects are fun because they are unique – the wayfinding signs we create are not necessarily outdoor advertising, and not necessarily outdoors at all. Interior wayfinding projects really deserve their own space, though. We’ll write about those another time; for now, we’ll focus on outdoor wayfinding projects. Like other types of signage, wayfinding signs can be illuminated or not, feature dimensional letters, and a wide vdesariety of colors, styles, and materials. What’s most unusual about wayfinding signage is its purpose: its goal of wayfinding is to provide information – directions, really – more so than than advertising. Of course, every wayfinding sign represents a chance – and a couple of square feet of space, at least – that

Don’t Gamble, Just Win with Your Signage

Several Metro employees were at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island last week, but they weren’t rolling dice or playing slots (at least, that’s not why they went). They attended the New England Sign Expo as Metro representatives, sharing experiences, tips, and trends with hundreds of other signage professionals. Signage Professionals: Sharing Knowledge, Signage Expertise Our employees returned with quite a haul of new knowledge, which they’re sharing with everyone here. Hosted annually by the Northeast States Sign Association (NSSA), the Sign Expo offers educational demonstrations and seminars (in addition to some fun social activities!) and this year, much of the focus was on LED and digital signage. Green Signage Scores (Another) One for the Planet Of course, we’ve worked

Variety, Experience Give Metro an Edge (3 downloads)

At Metro, we consider ourselves lucky to work on a wide variety of different projects. We take pride in selecting the right materials to craft the signs our clients want, need, and have envisioned. Whether the client is a design/build firm, a general contractor, or an individual business owner, whether it’s interior or exterior signage, whether the job site is around the corner or three states away, we truly enjoy the variety we have in our work. While reviewing some of our products and looking through our portfolio offers an overview of what Metro Sign & Awning does, these three downloads provide a little more insight into some of the work that goes on here. Residential Building Signs: Exterior &

6 Things I Know About Basketball and the Sign Business part I

6 Things I Know About Basketball and the Sign Business part I It’s March Madness. I absolutely love it. This tournament is one of the more exciting events to tune into each year. There’s something great about the small school underdog having a shot to play the goliaths of the NCAA. Not surprisingly, Hoosiers remains one of my favorite movies. As I prepared my bracket I started thinking about the similarities between coaching and being an owner of Metro Sign. It may sound odd, but those are two things I spend a lot of time thinking about. For the past nine years I have been coaching my daughters’ basketball and soccer teams as well as working in the sign industry.

How Our Clients Say it with Signs

We’ve been busy updating our portfolio! Not only have we added many signs for Boston restaurants, businesses, and residential developments that we’ve fabricated and installed (plus photos of signs we’ve installed in other cities, states, and even countries) – we’ve also made the portfolio easier to search, by adding navigational tools to help you find signs by industry and different types of signs. So, if you’re looking for a blade sign, a pylon, or a monument sign, or want to see images of channel letter sign designs, vinyl graphics, dimensional letters, awnings, carved signs… well, you know where to look: right here! Thanks for allowing us a little self-indulgence. We take great pride in making our clients look good, so

More Names for Name That Blog Contest

More Names for Name That Blog Contest Last week, we launched our Name that Blog Contest, and the suggestions are rolling in via email and on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Thanks to all who have put on their thinking caps and sent in some great names! We’re still accepting ideas through end of day tomorrow, so please keep ’em coming. Meanwhile, don’t worry, our usual helpful content will return soon. Until then, here are the entries we have so far: From Susan, on LinkedIn: Blogging Our Signs Out From Diane, on Facebook: Sign Me Up From Mike, via email: Metro’s Northern Lights “Signing On” “Sign Effects” “Sign Language” “And the sign says…” “I saw the sign…” “I need a sign…”

Signage 101: Road Speeds and Sign Colors

Signs are important for your business, and Metro Sign and Awningwants to help you make the most beneficial, cost-effective decision possible.That’s why we’ve created our Signage 101 resource section on our updated website, where you will find information that will help you decide what type of sign is appropriate for your company. The Signage 101 section has information that many of you may find useful, including: How posted road speed affects signage visibility The most to least visible sign color combinations We continue to add to this section, so be sure to check periodically fornew information you can use. If you’d prefer to have Metro help you get started right away, please contact us.

Sustainable Signs and Their Broad Benefits: Green Signage Tips to Wow Your Clients, Part IV

One of the important things about business is calculating your return of investment (ROI) and when one thinks of ROI, sustainability often plays an important role. In June, we introduced our free white paper , 9 Green Signage Tips You Can Use to Wow your Clients, which highlights environmentally friendly practices you can consider when investing in a new sign and tips to help you use these practices to your business’ advantage.. You can download the version appropriate for you: Architects, General Contractors, Property Managers, and Everyone else. Now when you’re talking about signs, the environmental impact of a sign, manufacturing, maintenance and life cycle issues are as important as energy consumption. Some questions to keep in mind would include: How often will light bulbs be replaced? Will

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