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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

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New LEDs are primed for low-profile letters and other...

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There’s no denying the far-reaching impact that LEDs in the creation of signs. They’ve advanced creativity, and their versatility has allowed firms to lower their SKU counts. Further, color while color LED can be only marginally more expensive than white light and controllers are as easy to install as drivers. Sign-making vendors discuss these benefits and the growing allure of LEDs
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What are the best fonts to use on signage? Which font is easiest to read? To find the answers to these questions and more, we decided to survey our team of professional graphic designers (who have collectively designed thousands of signs) to see what they consider to be the best fonts for sign...

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What are the best fonts for signs? The answer depends on a long list of variables including the size of the sign, whether they are used digitally or printed on a physical sign. A survey of professional graphic designers reveals the best fonts for sign making. Choosing the best font for your sign need not be a super-complicated or overwhelming undertaking.
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As technology gets better, so will the innovations in digital signage. There have already been several advancements over the course of 2019 that will only get better in the years to come. Artificial intelligence and facial recognition software are two pieces of technology sure to appear in the coming...

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Digital signs are here to stay. The technology is less expensive than ever and businesses are ready to invest. Surveyed restaurants, retailers, and banks plan to upgrade their digital signage in the new decade. Technological innovations make these signs smarter with the ability to provide useful analytics. Read this article if you plan to take the digital plunge.
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If you want to operate a successful physical retail business that attracts customers and drives sales, then you need to get noticed – and smart retailers know that starts with signage.

Quality signage is an easy and effective way to drive foot traffic and communicate with your customers when designing your store. However, if done incorrectly it can cause overstimulation and even confusion. Signage in your brick-and-mortar business is just as important as your website design, and retail...

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Quality signage is an easy and effective way to drive foot traffic and communicate with your customers when designing your store. However, if done incorrectly, signage can cause overstimulation and even confusion. Signage at your place of business is just as important as your website design and shouldn’t be an afterthought.

A multi-million dollar renovation is underway in Hudson, Massachusetts. Developers are revitalizing the iconic Landing at Hudson Mills for contemporary use. When Mark Development and Manzo-Freeman Development began upgrading the treasured landmark with modern systems, utilities, and finishes, they knew they had to include signage to...

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Digital signage can help reduce the pain of standing in lines in multiple ways, whether it is by reducing the line's size in general or finding ways to keep audiences engaged while they...

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Digital signage can help reduce the pain of standing in lines in multiple ways, whether it is by reducing the line's size in general or finding ways to keep audiences engaged while they wait.
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Almost every brick-and-mortar business needs good signage. For many companies in a variety of industries, the design above the door plays a major role...

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Almost every brick-and-mortar business needs good signage. For many companies in a variety of industries, the design above the door plays a major role in encouraging potential customers to step inside.
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Browning says one of the most compelling aspects of the project was recognizing that the previous concourse was adding stress to users’ experiences. “We definitely improved the intuitiveness and added a calming sense,” he says. Furthermore, he says the project’s architectural language will be used when the main concourse is extended to connect to the new critical care building. In fact, designers have already started developing the addition’s wayfinding cues, starting with its animal...

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Browning says one of the most compelling aspects of the project was recognizing that the previous concourse was adding stress to users’ experiences. “We definitely improved the intuitiveness and added a calming sense,” he says. Furthermore, he says the project’s architectural language will be used when the main concourse is extended to connect to the new critical care building. In fact, designers have already started developing the addition’s wayfinding cues, starting with its animal character: a giraffe.