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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 residents as a starting point for their interior and exterior signage.   A Sal Lupoli residential project, Thorndike Exchange...

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

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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.


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What does the signage in and around your place of business say about your company? More and more, companies are using printed signs to show off their brand’s unique personality.

How to Navigate a Wayfinding Redesign

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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.


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Too many building owners overlook wayfinding when renovating an office or interior space. Find out why you should consider signage, color, lighting and other elements to direct occupants around the new space.

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 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.