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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 resistance and stability Energy efficiency Here’s a brief introduction to some of the most popular products: ACRYLITE® LED Color Changing Backlit Since shop signs often glow around the clock, energy-saving designs are highly prized. Illuminated signs made with this product appear black by day and brightly-lit at night. The acrylic passes any color of light, enabling channel letters and sign faces to be matched to specific brand colors. ACRYLITE® LED Diffused Sign Grade This acrylic sheet has optical properties that evenly diffuse light and hide LED hot spots. The frosted texture provides a surface that camouflages fingerprints and scratches, increasing the length of time signs in high traffic areas remain...

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 resistance and stability Energy efficiency Here’s a brief introduction to...

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. The Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic filled the 1,000 seat theatre with booming concert music. A great...

Questions to Ask a Potential Sign Partner

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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.


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How can a sign company help a business? Most sign companies will be able to handle all of the tasks below, though some smaller companies may specialize in one or two of these. In that case, they likely will be able to recommend a team to complete all of the remaining tasks. Design If you don’t have a logo and font yet, a sign company’s design artists may be able to create them for you.

Digital Signage Is The Perfect Medium For Employee Engagement: Here’s Why

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Many businesses overlook the importance of employee engagement and as a result end up losing money from high turnover rates. Digital signage improves employee engagement through understanding and connecting to the company's brand. It also enhances empowerment, identity and a sense of belonging.


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To turn communication strategies into energetic, dynamic, and engaging conversations, organizations need content that is diverse and relevant, visually stimulating and viewable across multiple locations: digital signage displays (DSDs) are the answer.

Palmer Signs, Baltimore Graphics wrap island-themed vehicle graphics

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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.


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Vehicles + Vinyl: Palmer Signs (Roseville, CA) and Baltimore Graphics (Glen Burnie, MD) deliver island-themed vehicle graphics for clients.

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.


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p>A storefront sign gives your store a good first impression and ensures that people can see your business day or night. There are various options in terms of materials, size, and design. Because your signage is one of the first things a potential customer sees, you must choose one that reflects your brand, products, and services.

Deerfield Academy Athletics Complex Sports A New Look

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The competition was stiff, but Metro Sign & Awning won the job. The challenge was to design and engineer a very high-end architectural sign package for the new $68 million, state-of-the-art athletics complex at Deerfield Academy in northwestern Massachusetts. Partnering with project development giant Skanska USA-New England, our team embarked on a major upgrade to the existing facility situated on the bucolic campus. A new, three-story facility was to be added to an existing building to provide 130,000 square feet of additional space. The centerpiece of the plan was a new 20,000-square-foot structure where every sport could be played including...

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 your project on time, on budget and compliant with property and local ordinances. A Design to Support & Enhance Your...

Environmental graphics are critical to the design of the modern workplace.

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An environmental graphic design throughout an office building can transform the entire work space. Modern buildings today have to provide much more than simply a desk, computer and a cup of coffee. Incorporating environmental designs provides employees with inspiration, motivation, purpose and a way to relate to the company brand. Plus, attracting top new talent is much easier with a modern office design rather than being stuck in the past with no true image. When employees and job candidates are impressed and inspired by the graphic designs throughout their work space, they are more likely to remain motivated and appreciate the brand they work for.


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Image Craft is one of the leading producers of high quality, color popping, culture creating environmental graphics for the workplace.

4 questions to answer before buying an outdoor display | Digital Signage Today

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Buying an outdoor display to show off your business brings value and gives customers a brand to relate to. When investing in a high quality display, it's important to know exactly the quality you're getting, how to maintain it, how good it will look for years to come. Working with an established and reputable sign company will help you navigate those concerns and ensure you know exactly what you're getting in return for your investment. Once the main questions surrounding quality, maintenance, performance and budget are answered, you'll be ready to enjoy your new sign for years to come.


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Before selecting an outdoor display, you need to answer a few questions such as: How will it hold up in the sunlight? How can I handle overheating? And how will I afford it?

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