Why Routed Signs Make Great Exterior Signs!

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Blog, Building Signs, Business Signs, Exterior Signs | Comments Off on Why Routed Signs Make Great Exterior Signs!

When business owners contact Meridian Signs and Graphics to talk about building signage, they typically inquire about channel letters, LED signs, metal plaques, or dimensional letters. However, lately, we have been getting more questions about routed signs. It is true; routed signs make great exterior signs. Here is what you need to know. How the Routing Process Works Typically, you expect your style elements to display as three-dimensional features. This is true for layered signage and stand-alone elements. Routed signage is different. Our technicians cut material away from a surface, thereby creating grooves. We use a machine for this process, which differentiates routed products from carved ones that still require the personal touch. Next, we apply coloration to the product. Depending on your material of choice, we can apply color to the base material, the grooves, or both. Filling the grooves with a darker color and leaving the surface in a lighter tone creates an attractive wayfinding aspect. Switching this setup around boosts brand recognition and awareness. Choosing a Material for Exterior Signs Working with a router does not limit your selections. If anything, it expands on them. For example, high-density urethane (HDU) is an excellent material for this product. Because it is manmade, insects do not eat it. Besides that, it weathers exceedingly well. Most importantly, we can work HDU to mimic the appearance of wood. Although our shop gladly prepares wooden signs for you, we caution you to remember that the material is susceptible to insect damage and premature weathering. Router application also works well for acrylic, aluminum, PVC, polycarbonate, a variety of metals, and foam products. Who Uses Routed Signs Already? Countless businesses have already invested in this signage solution as the face of their brands. Residential communities. High-end condominium management companies, assisted living communities, homeowner associations, and neighborhood associations display routed signage at the entrances to their properties. Frequently, these signs take the forms of plaques that attach to a post or monument sign. Restaurateurs. Hanging out a shingle is the quintessential method for attracting business to a bar, pub, or eatery. A routed sign attracts attention because of its vibrant color play. Because the manufacturing method imbues the finished product with plenty of character, the signage stands out and hints at the brand message. Retailers. When others feature the typical signage all around you, stand out with routed works of art that highlight what you are selling. These signs look so different in the retail environment that they generate interest in what you might be offering that they could easily contribute to the impulse stop. Ordering Your Routed Sign Today If we have convinced you that routed signs make great exterior signs, it is time to see how your brand message could look when using this medium. Meridian Signs and Graphics serves the business communities in and around the Atlanta Metro area as well as Alpharetta, Duluth, Cumming, Milton, Buford, Suwanee, Roswell, Johns Creek, Woodstock, and Canton. Contact us today to learn more about your...

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Flat Cut Metal Letters in Atlanta a Popular Choice for Building Signs

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Blog, Building Signs, Metal Signs | Comments Off on Flat Cut Metal Letters in Atlanta a Popular Choice for Building Signs

You need a building sign for your business. But you do not just want to have a run-of-the-mill sign that everyone else is displaying. You want the kind of sign that encapsulates your brand message. Flat cut metal letters in Atlanta are the ideal and popular choice for this signage setup. Precision, Durability, and Aesthetics Combine for Functionality Flat-cut metal letters last a long time. Unlike sign foam, their longevity is measured in decades. Many manufacturers of these products offer lifetime warranties. Because they know that stainless steel, for example, is virtually impossible to destroy, they can do so with ease. What makes these style elements so attractive is the laser-cutting process that most manufacturers choose. It creates perfect sizing and crisp edges. These edges set your sign apart from others. In fact, it is an essential complement for certain architectural building designs. Material options abound as well. Stainless steel. The good looks of stainless steel are difficult to beat. The silvery glow of the material stands out, even more, when you opt for a polished look. Cor-Ten steel. Envision the rustic charm of steel that looks weathered. For the right business, it is the ideal brand encapsulation. Copper. The reddish tone of copper underscores your message and brings an attractive color play to the façade. Consider a brushed metal finish. Aluminum. When you are thinking of painting the metal, aluminum is an ideal substrate. Our team can paint it in any metal tone you like – or any color match that you want us to make. Mounting Options for Metal Letters The majority of metal letters are about half-an-inch to an inch deep. They might be as tall as 40 inches or a little higher. Almost all clients ask for a flush-mount of their metal letters. When your façade is smooth, this looks fantastic. However, it may not look that good if you have a rough façade or stone block setups. Even on some brick masonry, it may not offer you the appearance you are looking for. A stud mount makes it possible to provide the right look. By creating a slight spacing between the wall and the letters, you concurrently enable the creation of a shadow display. This looks professional and can boost brand recognition through the shadow creation. Because it adds to the visual aesthetics, people are far more likely to remember your name display. Another installation method involves the bottom or top stud mount. When you want the letters to hang from an overhang or attach to a roof, this is the way to go. However, it is essential to check your zoning before going this route. In some areas, this is not permitted. How to Order Flat Cut Metal Letters in Atlanta Work with a specialist in the signage business. Our shop routinely helps members of the Atlanta business community stand out with impressive signage displays. Most importantly, we ensure that your brand message comes through loud and clear. When you are thinking of adding flat-cut metal letters to your building’s front, our team can see your project through from start to finish. Call...

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Get Your Business Noticed with 3D Letter Building Signs in Atlanta GA!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in 3D Letter Building Signs, Blog, Building Signs | Comments Off on Get Your Business Noticed with 3D Letter Building Signs in Atlanta GA!

Channel letters and lightbox cabinets are some of the most popular building signs in the Atlanta area. That said, there are times when these products do not encapsulate a brand message in all the right ways. When you realize that your unique façade setup calls for a different signage display than what other business owners use, we recommend 3D letter building signs in Atlanta GA. Go 3D for the Visual Aesthetics Your façade’s makeup calls for an approach that emphasizes aesthetics. This might include an ornate storefront setup or your business’ location in an old part of town. Standard building signage would look out of place. In fact, a standard sign would detract from your message. Three-dimensional letters are an ideal solution. They easily adapt to the space you are working with. Most importantly, they can add some whimsy to the overall presentation. Design Options for 3D Letters There is more to a 3D letter building sign than merely the display of the individual style elements. You can create artistic presentations that catch the attention of passersby. Font combinations. If you include multiple fonts in your company’s name display, 3D letters are ideal. They capitalize on the space that your façade provides. Moreover, they break out of the standard framing and make an exciting splash. Layering. Heighten the 3D effect of the signage with layering. For example, consider the use of multiple boards that create the backdrop for the style elements. Layer the 3D letters on the top board and let them stick out just a little. It boosts the standout quality of the signage. Wayfinding. Sometimes, 3D letters combine a brand message with wayfinding. Case in point is the combination of department names that augment the display of the corporate persona. In this case, the lettering ties the signage components together as it identifies the business. Material Choices for Three-Dimensional Building Letters There are various options for consideration when ordering your 3D building letters. Metal is, of course, an excellent material when you want to highlight the longevity of the brand. Acrylic and PVC underscore creativity. We paint them in your corporate tones and highlight the branding you have selected. If you want to feature something that is out of the ordinary, we recommend molded plastic. It opens the door to prismatic facings and rounded fronts, which are visually exciting and far different from what you might see on other storefront facades. Sign foam is the option that combines budget-friendly properties with a boost in the 3D presentation. Because it supports depths of up to three inches, it can be a significant attention getter. How to Order 3D Letter Building Signs in Atlanta, GA What lettering could be the ideal solution for your building’s front? If you are unsure, invite our team to conduct a site survey. We take measurements, gauge the speed of traffic in front of your location, and make a note of the materials used by nearby competitors. From there, we can put together a proposal that discusses material options, height requirements, and price points. Call today to schedule your...

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Coming Soon Signs for Atlanta: What’s Available?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Blog, Building Signs, Business Signs | Comments Off on Coming Soon Signs for Atlanta: What’s Available?

Each day, prospective customers walk and drive past your incoming storefront business. They make up your future customer base. How can you engage with these shoppers today – even before you open your doors for business? With “Coming Soon” signs, you can do that and much more. Encourage Online Engagement with the Brand You plan to open your new store in a few months. Introduce shoppers now to the store’s name and logo. Do so with a sign that highlights when you anticipate celebrating the grand opening. Most importantly, include a website address that lets future customers check out your inventory or services menu. From the website, you might seek to engage the shopper on social media or via email. Fill Vacancies before the Building Project is Finished For the property management company, the use of “Coming Soon” signs is essential for filling vacancies even before construction crews break ground. Of course, the signage you might use for this purpose will look different. For starters, begin with an architect’s rendering of the proposed building project. Next, provide a basic description of the available suites. Finally, identify the professional who is the go-to contact for this specific project. Most property managers design a splash page for these buildings that they link to other pages for interested tenants. Build Your Company’s Reputation through Co-Branding If you are building a manufacturing plant or similar commercial venue, become a member of the local business community through co-branding. Incoming brands develop their reputations by showing ties to existing businesses. By connecting your logo to the symbols of well-established corporations in the area, you gain the trust of the local consumer base. Since they become your customers as well as employees, it is never too early to begin this process. As always, your corporate name, logo, and colors should be the largest on the board. Style Elements of Excellent “Opening Soon” Signs Each business is different. Therefore, each has unique needs. That said, there are some commonalities. Contact information. Customers should be able to connect with you. For some companies, this engagement may take place on social media. For others, it might be a website address, email list, or recorded message. Prospective opening date. Whenever possible, narrow down your opening date. If this is not possible when you commission your signage, ask sign shop specialists to create a graphic to add to the sign later when you can make this determination. Brand details. Introduce your colors, symbol, and name. By featuring this information now, it will be familiar when you begin print ads or coupon mailers. Ordering “Coming Soon” Signage Meridian Signs and Graphics is your go-to solution for all signage needs. We provide products for incoming businesses that need to establish a brand presence at their new locations. Our shop serves the business communities in and around Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, Johns Creek, Milton, Duluth, Marietta, Roswell, as well as Fulton County and Forsyth County. Contact us today to schedule the design process for your next signage product!...

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Best Company for Outdoor Signs in Atlanta

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Blog, Building Signs, Monument Signage | Comments Off on Best Company for Outdoor Signs in Atlanta

What do visitors to your location see? If you are a business owner, property management company, or homeowner’s association, your goal determines the makeup of the venue’s exterior curb appeal. For example, a business owner seeks to attract new foot traffic. Conversely, a management company wants to encourage the impulse stop. For the HOA, attracting potential homebuyers is essential. With the right outdoor signs in Atlanta, you can achieve all of these goals. Monument Signs Beautify a Neighborhood and Set the Tone for Residents and Incoming Buyers’ Experiences Almost all locations can benefit from a monument sign that identifies the venue. Business owners rely on these signs to introduce a brand. Atlanta HOA management companies know that it creates an attractive introduction to the neighborhood. For the product to fulfill its role, it must be visually compelling. Many HOAs select brick and mortar construction with foam elements. Others opt for a complete foam construction from the ground up. It has the added advantage of providing you with a mixed-medium appearance. For example, the foam can mimic the appearance of lumber, masonry, and textured wall surfaces. Marquee Signs Attract Attention to Shopping Centers and Mall Parking Lot Entrances The marquee sign is a favorite of Atlanta property management companies with shopping centers and mall venues. The tall markers attract the attention of motorists. Most importantly, they light up after dark, which gives tenant panels a chance to advertise the location with brand names and colorful presentations. From an advertising standpoint, these signs work. They offer space for the name of the shopping center as well as its address. This is essential when the driver is looking for a specific address. However, the combination of the various merchant panels succeeds in bringing in traffic that might have otherwise driven past the location. Most importantly, a consumer who visits one tenant might stop by at another one’s storefront, too. Building Signs Provide Wayfinding Assistance and Branding Opportunities for Commercial Properties Almost any business owner recognizes the importance of presenting a good-quality building sign. It displays the corporate persona complete with font selection and color choice. Most importantly, it offers the consumer a chance to recognize the location from a visit to a website or the receipt of advertisements. There are various options open to you. Dimensional letters. Choose from acrylic, metal, or sign foam for your dimensional letters. When you already have façade lighting in place, these are excellent options. Lightbox cabinets. Present your corporate persona with an elongated sign. It consists of an aluminum box with built-in LEDs. After dark, it illuminates your message from the inside out. Channel letters. The quintessential building sign for Atlanta venues, the channel letter offers front and halo-lit options. Choose the one that encapsulates your brand message. Meridian Signs and Graphics Makes Some of the Best Outdoor Signs in Atlanta Our team understands the intricacies of signage design, manufacturing, placement, sizing, and installation. Most importantly, we handle the permitting process from start to finish. When you want to work with the pros who have worked with virtually any signage type available, contact our specialists...

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Sawnee School of Ballet Reels in Foot Traffic with Building Letters in Cumming GA

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Blog, Building Letters, Building Signs | Comments Off on Sawnee School of Ballet Reels in Foot Traffic with Building Letters in Cumming GA

Located at 433 Canton Road, the Sawnee School of Ballet provides dance instruction to members of all ages. The youngest dancers start around three years of age. When the school’s management team decided to boost its visibility in the area, it contacted Meridian Signs and Graphics to discuss the design, manufacture, and installation of building letters in Cumming GA. Building Letters Near the Roofline Increase Visibility Displaying building letters is always a good option. By placing them right underneath the roofline, they are much easier to see from across the way. Most importantly, drivers can also detect them. Therefore, increasing the foot traffic to the school is now much more workable. Prospective students and their parents stop by to observe classes and get information. Lettering Options The ballet school chose building letters that we mounted to the wall. Vinyl is a durable material that looks great and wears well. That said, there are other options, too. For example, you might decide that you prefer dimensional letters. Materials selections include acrylic, metal, and outdoor-rated sign foam. These letters allow for depths of up to three inches – in the case of the foam. Because they jut out from the façade, they add another visual dimension to the mix. If you already have façade lighting in place, they are excellent options. Our technicians can create a perfect color match with the other signage products you already use. Similarly, we adapt the look and feel of the letters to be identical to the display you use online. Channel letters are ideally suited for facades without built-in illumination. Channel letters shine brightly from within. We use cost-efficient LEDs to create the effect. Choose front, rear, or combination-lit lettering for your building. Most importantly, the 3D effect of these letters is even more pronounced because of their relative depths. Cabinets Provide an Alternative to Building Letters However, what happens when you do not want building letters on your façade? Maybe you are already using letters for wayfinding and figure that the use of an additional set of letters could be too confusing? Similarly, it might not stand out enough. In this scenario, we suggest the use of a lightbox cabinet. The typical cabinet features a rectangular shape. It has built-in LEDs and a facing that includes all of your information. That said, we could shape the cabinet in any form that you prefer. Some business owners have had excellent success with using their logo or a niche-specific image. How to Buy the Best Building Letters in Cumming GA Discuss your signage needs with our experts. We visit your location for a site survey. During this time, we take measurements. Doing so allows us to give you expert input on the right height and width to accommodate traffic but also the aesthetics of the building’s front. Next, we help you determine the proper material selection for your budget and taste. Even if you already have a sign in place, consider if it meets all of your needs today. Contact our sign shop now to schedule a site survey and learn...

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