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Upgrade your store, get visibility from the highway, or build your brand recognition. We’ll make a beautiful custom sign and save you money.
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Los Angeles Custom Signs
We’ve been a supplier of all format graphics to corporations large and small since 1952. Through our decades in the printing industry, we have gained experience on all aspects of signage and have grown to a 15,000 square foot facility with a committed workforce capable of handling anything. Our staff is trained to assist you in fully customizing your signs and prints to your liking. We will make ANY custom sign you need fast and affordable.
Types of Custom Exterior Signs
Before you pick your custom signage, be sure you know all your options. There are many kinds of store entrance, industrial building, indoor signage, and other choices worthy of consideration. Here are some types of open-air signage:
- Cabinet signs
- Front-lit character signs
- Back-lit character signs
- Non-lit up channel letters
- Pylon/Monument/Arch signs
These are made to draw the focus of bystanders to your business. A cabinet sign lives on the face of a structure, typically above the door. It is rectangular (some custom shapes) with an acrylic face displaying the store logo. You’ll discover this sign in bright and unlit variations.
Front-lit character signs
These feature a singular logo and character signage we install in tandem for your signage. Each letter is an individual reverse channel with LED lighting of your choice. The channel is completed with an acrylic face fitted with trim-capped to enclose the channel. Front-lit character signs make some of the most used luminous outdoor signage yet.
Non-lit up channel letters
Channel letters have provisions for dark-medium should you prefer not to have illumination on the sign. Most commonly these signs are found inside business offices, such as behind the receptionist.
Shaft signs show up on the property of buildings with multiple businesses. Mechanical parks, shopping centers, and professional suites use arch signs to show the different businesses there. Typically these signs have acrylic faces accessed from the outer side with the business’ logo on them applied with vinyl. However, some can be made of aluminum plates with logos cut out in a stencil style or custom shapes.
Back-lit character signs
This type of character sign has rear illumination. This style of signage can be made with various thicknesses of letters but always installed 1″ (one inch) away from the surface. The light directs at the rear wall for a light gleam in the darkness. Back-lit character signage gives a certain elevated mood to the front of your premises.
Common Materials Used for Custom Outdoor Signs
As an all-utility sign vendor, we use top-end materials to make custom signage for businesses and institutions. A number of these material alternatives include:
- Acrylic – A flat semi-flexible plastic material that many times is referred to as Plexi-glass and comes in various thicknesses and colors.
- Aluminum – A lightweight metal used for many purposes, like cooking equipment and signs. Our sheets come in a choice of white, black, and brushed or polished aluminum.
- Trim-Cap – A plastic material produced in an “L” shape and in lengths not limited to 20′. It can also be painted any color of your choice. This plastic is then heated and manipulated around the edge of acrylic. It is chemically sealed to become a complete cap of the acrylic.
- LED – LED stands for “Light-Emitting Diode”. An LED is an electronic device that emits light when an electrical current is passed through it.
- PVC – PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, and it’s become a common replacement for metal piping. PVC’s strength, durability, easy installation, and low cost have made it one of the most widely used plastics in the world.
- Stand-offs – Cylinder brushed aluminum spacers with matching caps that are mounted into the surface and inserted through the corner or around the edge of a sign to hold it away from the surface. These cylinders come in various widths, depths, lengths, and finishes.
The full slate of materials at your disposal will vary from one sign company to another. Regardless of what we offer, we’ll help you pick the material that’s best suited for your immediate and future needs.
Types of Custom Interior Signs
When a client comes inside, keep intriguing the customer with exert, excellent signage. A great sign makes all the difference in your ability to attract new customers. Here are some exceptional signage options we think would work well for a host of needs you might have:
- Code signage
- Digital/computer printing
- Directory signage
- Environmental designs
- Lobby signage
This signage is used to identify common rooms, bathrooms, and exits among other things. Many of these signs are used to comply with ADA regulations. Code signs need to have specific text styles and colors alongside embossed characters and Braille. Our facility has the resources to design custom coded signs that work for you and meet guidelines.
Computerized printing can be used for professional, decorative, or educational purposes for products ranging from banners to wallpaper. Our printing technology allows us to print in extremely high resolution, enabling us to use even the most complex of digital images.
Directory signage is found in hallways and foyers and other areas with multiple destination choices. Buildings with many tenants can use a registry to direct guests the right way. If your building has many rooms and floors, use this type of sign to help customers find their way.
Augment the style of your interior with attractive inside signage. Many well-known types of interior signs are anteroom or lobby area signage. Like outside channel letters, inside signage is available in illuminated and non-illuminated choices. As business sign creators, we can make these signs to coordinate with your business’ image.
Choosing Your Personalized Signs
The initial step when deciding on signage is making sense of what works and what doesn’t as far as your business is concerned. Consider these variables as you choose:
- Premises of your business
- Business specialty
- Budget restrictions
- Business Hours
- City Requirements
Premesis of your business
Weather and other environmental conditions impact what materials your signage should be made from. The space the sign will be located in has different effects too. Organizations situated in industrial parks or a location off a primary road will discover monument signs very valuable. If your enterprise is in a multi-story building, you’ll need an index or elevated structure sign.
Organizations that open after dark or are located on busy streets that get individuals driving and strolling by for a significant portion during the late-night might need to think about an illuminated sign. Lit signage is attractive and gives an electric ambiance to business operations after nightfall. If you aren’t open past evening, you can go with an unlit sign and save some money.
When you decide on your signage spending plan down to the brass tacks, there isn’t one standard cost for every sign used. How large your sign is the type of materials utilized, and how illuminated it is play into the overall cost. For instance, the price of a character sign will change based on the number of characters you require and the way you decide to have the sign lit. The installation cost is another factor worth considering. Some signs are much simpler to install. Other signs have a much more complicated installation process which increases the price.
Many cities and states have sign ordinances that have place restrictions on the size, location and sometimes the illumination and type of signs you can use.
Your business industry or craft also impacts the type of sign and the tone you’ll utilize. A business with a concrete or brick and mortar location will benefit from a prominent sign. But you’ve got to take into account what will be beneficial to your particular specialty. A private venture can utilize a front-lit channel letter sign on the store’s entrance while a school may require signage and registries for its buildings.
3 Attributes of an Effective Custom Sign
We’ll help making compelling signage for your business. If you aren’t sure what this includes, a portion of the variables that become an integral factor has the following attributes of effective sign work:
- Promotes your business
- Tells potential clients where and how to locate your business
- Is simple to comprehend by anybody
The purpose of a sign is to highlight your business to potential clients. A compelling sign tells them the location or course. You simply need to ensure your signs are easy to read.
As an expert all-service sign vendor, we’ll assist you with making successful signage for your business following these and other suggestions. We may likewise assist you with guaranteeing your sign can go up without abusing guidelines and construction regulations.
What You Should Not Do When Using Custom Business Signs
When your prospective sign package meets local building codes and bylaws, you must not fall into certain traps that befall newbie sign users. These slip-ups include:
- Poor positioning
- Too large or small
- Poor color schemes
- Too much information
- Too Little Information
If you put a sharp edge sign on the wrong side of your structure, nobody will see it. If you introduce code signage in an unsuitable location, you fail to put your business’ best foot forward. A great custom sign will help your visibility, however it won’t be much good if its poorly situated.
Too large or small
A registry doesn’t have to take up several walls, and your store-front sign out to be large enough to be seen from far away. Getting a second sign because the first was the wrong size is an expensive mistake. That’s where our decades of experience come into play. We can help you pick the exact size you need. Get the right sign the first time.
Poor color schemes
A successful sign uses legible text and high contrast colors. You also need your sign to be engaging. Abstain from picking colors that conflict inside the sign or with your structure and brand.
Too much information
Your sign ought to have less than seven words or symbols. Using too many letters or symbols on your signage reduces the chances of customers retaining the information. If nobody notices your sign, nobody will think about your business. Incorporate the name of your business, your location, and a word or two portraying what you offer. Indoor natural illustrations can have more information on them, but don’t overdo it with outside signs.
Too little information
The name of your business alone may not be enough to make it clear what you do. By adding additional wording to your custom sign, you can add your company tagline or slogan to compliment your new custom sign. Some companies choose to add the year the business was founded, which adds a nice touch to an otherwise simple company sign. It’s the little things that can really make a new custom sign stand out. Be sure to consider these finishing touches when designing your custom sign.
Make your business stand out with a custom sign
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Consult with us today and we’ll help you best do a splendid job for your business!
During your meeting with us, we may have to inquire where you plan to install your sign and the duration with which you’ll keep it there. Local weather patterns will influence immensely the type of sign we advise you to put up from its material to its location. Non-permanent outdoor materials can use cheaper materials such as vinyl. Due to their ability to withstand different climatic conditions, we use aluminum or acrylic in permanent open-air signs.
People often ask:
Q: What sizes do your signs come in?
A: We make signs in practically any size you can think of. We want your business or institution to be seen and noticed by everyone passing by. Give us your measurements and we’ll go to work.
Q: Do you work with bespoke color matching signage needs?
A: At Platon digital graphics we have in-house systems and charts that help us come up with the perfect shade and hue of the combination you want. We print test signs to come up with the best color match that fits your needs.
Q: What are the materials you use to make signage?
A: The full slate of materials at your disposal will vary based on the physical conditions of your business location. Regardless of what we offer, we’ll advice you on what sign material is good for your immediate and future needs. They vary from vinyl to acrylic.
Platon Graphics offers affordable custom signs for your business. With our high quality, versatile and durable materials you can be sure you’ll get the perfect sign for your business’ needs! With over 68 years of experience designing custom signs, our team of trained and skilled sign makers will help you design a customized sign from start to finish. Whether your company is a national chain or a small to medium sized business, we’re here to help you get the perfect sign to compliment your company’s branding and image. Call us today for a free quote or fill out the form to the right to get a conversation started. Thanks for reading our custom signs web page.
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