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Time to Refresh Your Sign? Focus on LED Retrofit

LED retro-fit, custom, less energy
The sign outside your business is the first representation of your company, and in many cases, it’s the first impression customers get of your company. Having an old and worn sign with random burned out bulbs isn’t the best way to make a good first impression. Retrofit LEDs can improve energy efficiency, reduce service and maintenance, and have a longer lifespan. If you’re ready to give your sign a fresh look, consider retrofit LEDs. These retrofit LEDs are different from regular LED light fixtures, since they can utilize existing light fixtures and sockets. Here are some of the other unique...

New Sign for Cohoes Music Hall is More Than Just a Sign

The Cohoes Music Hall is the 4th oldest operational music hall in the United States. Built in 1874, the Cohoes Music Hall is more than just a music hall to the locals. It signifies the culture and closeness of the entire community and provides a gathering place for various events. This historic music hall just received a significant upgrade to the outside of the building with the installation of an impressive sign that reflects its Victorian character, as well as its history, while adding a modern aspect. More Than Just A Sign For Cohoes Residents The new dazzling Cohoes Music...

Orange Coast College Students Sculpting the Future with Precision Board

Metro Sign & Awning's Insight

Many business clients frequently ask for “carved wood signs”. However very rarely do we actually use wood.  For the past 10+ years the more popular choice is HDU due to their versatility, durability and similarity to wood.” Read more about the benefits of HDU vs wood. HDU has many uses and the future artists are learning how to use this eco-friendly material.  Metro Sign & Awning believes in getting the best value for your sign, and HDU provides it for most companies.


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Many business clients frequently ask for “carved wood signs”. However very rarely do we actually use wood. For the past 10+ years the more popular choice is HDU due to their versatility, durability and similarity to wood.” Read more about the benefits of HDU vs wood. HDU has many uses and the future artists are learning how to use this eco-friendly material. Metro Sign & Awning believes in getting the best value for your sign, and HDU provides it for most companies.

Benefits of Interior Signage for Your Business

Interior signage plays a key role in providing functional and branded designs to your building. Whether they are there to provide navigation, safety or just to show your brand’s personality, they are an important element for your business. Signs that are mandatory can be compliant, while also showcasing your branding design elements. It is best practice for interior signage to be consistent with the rest of the built environment. At Metro Sign & Awning, we know how to develop the right interior signage with the highest quality materials that will perform well and last long all while respecting your time...

3 ways Disney World delivers magic with digital signage | Digital Signage Today 

Metro Sign & Awning's Insight

Because they are so flexible, digital signs can be incredible tools to improve communications.  Their messages can be instantly changed, they can display real time info and can be controlled from different sites. In our modern world, people have been “trained” to be attentive to electronic screens.


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When I visited Walt Disney World, I noticed how the happiest place on earth also happened to feature a large amount of digital signage. At all four of its parks, and in its waiting areas, Disney World is using digital signage to deliver a little extra magic for its guests.

Exterior Signage for All Seasons

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Here in New England, we live with the extremes: from the cold and wind of Nor'easters to the heat and glaring sun of the summer These weather extremes are an excellent reason why awnings and enclosures can be so valuable: reduce your energy costs and save you money. When calculating the return on investment for awnings or enclosures though, in addition to this reduction in costs, there is an even bigger benefit: they increase your revenue by increasing your selling space. Read on to learn how. Enclosures Grow Revenue and Brand All Year We help many businesses, such as hotels,...

The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make with Outdoor Signage

Metro Sign & Awning's Insight

Designing graphics for outdoor use with its variable weather and natural conditions is very different than designing for indoor use where the environment is controlled and stable. Here are some rookie mistakes to avoid when creating your next outdoor sign.


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How MSA Helped a Union Installation Team Add 600+ Wayfinding and ADA Signs to Boston’s Waterfront

It is always exciting to work on and around Boston’s infrastructure, so when the opportunity to partner with Skansa Group for the installation of wayfinding and ADA signs came about for the South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center, we grabbed it with both hands. Considering our experience in signage projects in urban centers (see Signs and the Downtown Experience) as well as our expertise in fabrication, installation, service and repair of signs, we were a natural choice for Skansa and the union’s installation team. Staying true to our reputation, we provided the best possible service and supervision to ensure the successful...

Rethinking Sustainability – How Signmakers integrate Green Processes and Materials Into Projects – and Shop Operations

Metro Sign & Awning's Insight

Metro Sign and Awning wants to be part of the solution when it comes to protecting our environment. We feel a responsibility to educate businesses, architects, general contractors, property managers and our other partners on the need to rethink not just their ways of fabricating signage, but also how they understand and practice sustainability. We will brainstorm with our partners and clients to find appropriate and sustainable materials for any signage project. Additionally, we are constantly looking for ways to make our own practices and processes more environmentally sustainable by incorporating greener materials into signage to benefit the environment and provide our partners and their clients with a signage with longer lasting materials. If you’re looking for eco-friendly materials and signage we are ready to help.


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