Can We Make a Case for Using Blade Signs at Your Business? Yes!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in Blog, Branding, Business Signs | Comments Off on Can We Make a Case for Using Blade Signs at Your Business? Yes!

The blade sign is the quintessential pub building marker. It attaches perpendicular to the wall. By featuring a business’ information on two sides, it attracts plenty of attention. However, did you know that you do not have to own a pub to consider the use of blade signs at your business? Moreover, it is possible to include these signage products outside instead of the more traditional building signs as well as on the inside for a broad range of applications. Brand Your Business with the Display of Corporate Colors and Symbols Unlike a standard building sign that mounts flat to the wall of your venue, the blade juts out. It is a highly visible presence of your brand message. Show off your company’s name and logo with a routed high-density urethane (HDU) panel that we paint to match your tones. The routing allows for three-dimensional presentations of some of the sign’s style elements such as the lettering. We can install it with an ornamental iron arm to your façade. Make Wayfinding Easy in Busy Hallways Hospitals, schools, and department stores deal with plenty of foot traffic on a daily basis. Help your customers or clients to find their ways around with ease. Installing blade signs above the heads of everyone lets you signal the availability of information booths, entrances, and departments. We recommend ordering all the wayfinding signs you need at once. Doing so allows us to create a set of markers that harmonize and change the overall character of your location. Illumination is an Option for Some Blade Signs Material choices for blade signs typically include HDU, acrylic, metal, and snap frames with printed inserts. That said, you do not have to limit yourself if you want to add lighting options. Lightbox cabinets. Our team can put together lightbox cabinets for interior as well as exterior use. LEDs make the information light up. These products are ideally suited for building signs, wayfinding products, and advertisements. Push-through lettering. Combine metal with acrylic for the display of push-through letters. We use LEDs to let the light come through the letters only. This appearance is contemporary and appeals to a broad range of consumers. Halo illumination. By allowing the sign’s material to jut out past its core, we can include lights that then create a halo around the form. This look is attractive, a little avant-garde, and makes it easy to stand out. How to Include Blade Signs at Your Business These signs are easy to integrate into the setup you already have at this time. We assist you with the project by starting with a site survey. This process enables us to provide you with detailed recommendations for size, shape, and overall appearance. If you are thinking of shaking up the way your venue looks, this is most certainly the way to go. For the business owner who wants to integrate the sign with already existing markers, our team will recommend specific design details that make the look work. Contact us today to get started on your...

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4TH of July Sale Signs for Your Retail or Service Business

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Banners, Blog, Business Signs | Comments Off on 4TH of July Sale Signs for Your Retail or Service Business

It is not too late to order sale signs for your retail or service business before the big Independence Day extravaganza. The days leading up to the event are just as crucial as the days – and even the weekend – afterward. Here are some options to consider. Pair Services with Products to Offer Something Unusual (and advertise them on your windows) During the winter holiday shopping season, you might offer gift-wrapping or shipping. For July 4th sales, consider summer-specific services or products that will pair well with what you provide. It sets you apart from the competition, which may only offer a deal but fails to provide a value-added component. Examples could include complimentary car washes at dealerships or half-off water park tickets. Advertise these service and product pairings with window graphics. Temporary cling stickers are good options. Put them over or around the long-term window graphics that you already have in place. Banner Stands are Excellent Points of Purchase Signs On the inside, advertise your July 4th sale with retractable banner stands. If you plan to repeat this sale on an annual basis, think long-term when designing the signage. For example, you might offer a buy-two-get-one-free marketing setup that you can run year after year. Repeat the information on window posters or tabletop signs. Doing so ensures that your customers see the same ad multiple times while inside your venue. Since the marketing opportunity for Independence Day sales is short, flood your location with applicable signage. Combine the Colors of the Holiday with the Printed Word Window posters, banners, and point of sale signs are excellent opportunities to encourage foot traffic and impulse buys. Many clients have had remarkable success by giving the nod to the Independence Day holiday with color selections. Examples include red, white, and blue elements in your banner. Add stars. This is one case where switching the color of the print is a good thing. It gets your shoppers in the mood to participate in the sale. When you offer seasonal specials, this presentation has the most significant impact. Attention Getters Make a Difference Courting the impulse stop is an excellent way of bringing in shoppers who might not usually enter your storefront. Attention getters must catch the eyes of passersby and encourage them to find out more about you. Good options include A-frame signs that you place in the flow of traffic on the sidewalk in front of your establishment. Place flags on the median, where the movement catches the eyes of drivers. If you rarely display banners, add one now to signify the fact that there is something unusual going on inside. Call Today to Order Sale Signs for Your Retail or Service Business There is still time to take advantage of the Independence Day sales opportunities that so many consumers have come to expect around the holiday. Contact our graphic artist to discuss the design of your product. We work with you to create the right setup so you can eclipse your competition. Contact us today to get...

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Protect Your Investment with Anti-Graffiti Real Estate Signs

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Blog, Business Signs, Real Estate Signs | Comments Off on Protect Your Investment with Anti-Graffiti Real Estate Signs

As a real estate seller or property management company, you invest a lot of money in your signage. Meridian Signs & Graphics wants to help you protect this investment. Our clients are having excellent success with anti-graffiti real estate signs. Here is what you need to know. Graffiti Hinders Real Estate Success Taggers do not care whether a scribbled on sign keeps prospective real estate buyers from calling you. They also do not worry how their unsightly spray paint or vulgar messages will adversely affect the neighborhood. You, however, care a lot. Buyers consider graffiti to be a neighborhood problem. They are not as likely to buy into an area that presents with this issue. If your signs keep on getting tagged, there used to be limited options. For starters, you could replace the sign. Even though printed aluminum panels are not that expensive, these costs add up when you have to keep incurring them. Some clients have tried to paint over the scribbles. Success has been marginal. You can still see that something happened to the sign. With our anti-graffiti coating, you do not have to do that any longer. Commercial real estate or residential “For Sale” signs can all benefit from this product protection. How Anti-Graffiti Coatings Work We manufacture the sign the way we typically do. Our technicians imprint the material with your corporate information. Next, the treat the surfaces with anti-graffiti laminate. It is the ideal addition to any sign with a flat surface. You cannot see that it is there. In fact, taggers do not see it, either. They might just deface your sign again. However, you can come out the next day and simply wipe off the offensive scribbles. Depending on the product we applied, you might use acetone on a soft cloth to wipe away the spray paint or permanent marker. When you are done, nobody will be able to tell that your sign was tagged. This practice frustrates graffiti artists. They quickly move on to other signs that will hold their scribbles. There is a good chance that the application of an anti-graffiti laminate could cause taggers to leave your property alone. Best of all, the laminate remains in place after each use. In this way, you can deal with even the most persistent graffiti problem. Save Money with a One-Time Expense Over the life of the sign, you can save a lot of money. Think also of the money you make because you continue to present your information with a pristine sign whereas competitors are trying to clear away graffiti-coated products. And while we enjoy doing business with you and gladly prepare any signs that you need us to create, we do not want you to waste your money. Find out more about anti-graffiti real estate signs by talking to our technicians. Meridian Signs & Graphics works with members of the business communities in and around Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Duluth, and Marietta as well as Fulton and Forsyth...

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Use Custom Retail Signs to Boost Foot Traffic and Increase Sales

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in A-Frame Signs, Blog, Business Signs | Comments Off on Use Custom Retail Signs to Boost Foot Traffic and Increase Sales

What does it take to turn the heads of passersby and stop shoppers in their tracks? Custom retail signs are the obvious answer. But even here, you have plenty of options open to you. Here is what you need to know. Retail Store Sign Ideas That Create Urgency and Trust Emphasize your brand message. It reminds shoppers why doing business with you is a good idea. Moreover, use color psychology to your advantage. Blue inspires trust while red excites people. Adding a large red component encourages action and urgency in the shopper. It warns the prospective customer that there is a deal that will not last. Combine the color with lettering that supports this sentiment. Examples of possible signage solutions include window graphics and posters. Clear Visibility of the Message is the Key to Its Success Retail store sale signs that passersby cannot see will not draw attention. The goal is for the customer to step closer and pause. Window graphics or banners with seasonal décor work well. When you place posters on the interior of a window, hang them higher so that the shopper looks up and sees them in contrast with a white ceiling. This little trick ensures the ideal color difference and prevents the appearance of clutter when there is a lot of foot traffic on the other side of the pane. Sometimes, Text is the Only Way to Go Spelling out your message works well. When you can keep it brief, consider a window graphic. The repetition of a keyword such as “sale” is a staple of retail store signage design. There must be an excellent contrast between the lettering and the backdrop. Incorporate red into the mix for best results. This product is a good option for use as a temporary seasonal marker that shakes up your standard marketing presentation. Interrupt the Flow of Foot Traffic Nothing slows down consumers in front of your retail location more effectively than an A-frame. Sturdy plastic creates the backdrop for a marketing message that incorporates your branding as well. Choose an imprinted setup or select a sign with an insert portion. We can print several posters for the various seasonal needs your business experiences. As soon as you are ready to advertise for a specific event, you can change the look of the A-frame. How to Order Custom Retail Signs for Your Georgia Business Do not leave your next retail advertising campaign to chance. Our business sign experts want to help you put together a set of signs that get attention and help you to reel in foot traffic. What is more, we want to assist you with showcasing a brand message that turns shoppers into buyers. Start your project by talking to our graphic artist. This pro can design your signage from the ground up or integrate style elements that you already have on hand. What is more, we can also help you incorporate new signage with the products that you already have on hand. Contact us today to get started on your...

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Georgia Businesses Shine with Custom Channel Letters

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Blog, Business Signs, Channel Letter Signs | Comments Off on Georgia Businesses Shine with Custom Channel Letters

Attract the attention of consumers with custom channel letters. They offer versatility while emphasizing the color and font selection that presents your corporate persona. Plenty of our clients already rely on this technology to stand out in all the right ways. Raceway Mounts are Ideal for All Types of Facades Many clients rent spaces in business parks or mini-malls. Frequently, property management companies only allow signage mounts that minimize damage to the building’s front. This typically means that flush mounts for channel letters are out. We have found that a raceway mount is an ideal alternative. Needs fewer holes for installation. It only takes a few screws to hold the sign in place. Compare this to multiple screws per individual letter. Holds the lighting components. The raceway is an elongated box. It opens up, which lets us fill it with the wiring and other elements. Once we shut it, we mount the letters to the front. Blends in with the façade. We paint the box in the building’s color. Doing so lets the setup blend right in. Lightbox Cabinets Underscore a Niche Explanation Many business clients integrate a niche explanation into their corporate persona displays. This practice is advantageous because it underscores what the company is all about. However, you do not always want to clutter the look of the signage with another set of letters. The solution to this dilemma is simple: lightbox cabinets. Construction of these style elements is similar to that of a channel letter. We use aluminum for the body and a polycarbonate front to close off the product. Our technicians imprint this material with your information. In the process, we emphasize your color scheme and brand message. Choose an Illumination Setup that Complements Your Message Front-lit or halo-lit? One option allows the light to escape through the front, which emphasizes the color presentation. The other one lets it come through the back, reflect off the wall, and then bathe the individual letters in a soft halo. Both choices have merit. For the front-lit setup, we can accommodate a flush mount. When you opt for the halo-lit setup, we mount the letters with standoffs to provide a few inches of space behind the elements. Some clients prefer to play around with the colors, too, when we create a halo presentation. Case in point is the setup that relies on a panel mount for best results. It allows for a color play that highlights the signage’s tone while also providing a visually compelling contrast to the building’s hue. Custom Channel Letters for the Interior? Yes! There used to be a time when channel letters were strictly for building signs. Today, innovative business owners bring these style elements inside. We adjust the sizing and construction to meet the venue’s overall dimensions. As a result, the signage looks fantastic and becomes a guaranteed eye-catcher. If we have piqued your interest to revamp your exterior – or interior – signage with channel letters, contact our sign shop. We routinely work with business owners just like you, who are ready for a contemporary look as a means for reeling in...

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How to Use Aluminum Composite Signs for Your Business

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in 3D Plaques, Blog, Building Signs, Business Signs | Comments Off on How to Use Aluminum Composite Signs for Your Business

When talking with business owners, our shop’s experts frequently get questions about aluminum composite signs. These products are excellent for durability and aesthetics. What is behind the name? More importantly, how can you use the material for your business’ signs today? What is Aluminum Composite? You may read about the material under names such as Max Metal or Dibond. These aluminum composite products typically consist of sheets with a 3mm thickness. Manufacturers rate the material for indoor as well as outdoor use. Customization Options You are probably familiar with the standard rectangular shape. To be sure, it is one of our most popular product presentations. However, you have other options, too. For example, you might choose to have us custom-cut your logo shape from the sheet. Another good option is the selection of a form that is an easy-to-recognize item connected to your line of business. Our technicians can imprint your data directly onto the material. Another choice is the use of an imprinted vinyl overlay. Protect your investment with the application of an anti-graffiti laminate. This feature is of particular interest to companies that do business in areas where vandalism is a problem. By being able to wipe off the scribbles, you save money on future sign repairs and replacements. Excellent Uses for Aluminum Composite Signs Building uses. Help visiting clients or customers to identify the location of your leasing office, shipping and receiving department, and welcome center. By placing an additional sign on your façade, you allow consumers to orient themselves with a glance, which prevents frustration. Building directories. Another good choice for an aluminum composite product is as a building directory. Imprint the product with your company’s name and address. For a property management company, placing the name of the venue on the sign makes sense. Removable panels identify the names of tenants. Post and panel signs. Real estate professionals and property management firms rely on double or triple-sided post and panel structures to advertise available spaces. They do so with direct imprints that feature the venue’s selling points. If you opt for a double-sided presentation, we imprint both sides of the board for best results. How to Order Your Aluminum Composite Signage Discuss your plans with our experts. We work with you to create a graphic design that encapsulates your brand message. Moreover, our designer ensures that we provide the needed data in easy-to-read lettering and numerals. If you need to go into detail about your message, we may suggest support signage. Examples would include vinyl mesh banners for real estate signs or retractable banner stands for interior applications such as elevator signage. The goal of the product is to communicate with the consumer at a glance. We can also help you develop a signage suite around the aluminum composite product of your choice. Located at 433 Canton Road in Cumming, GA, Meridian Signs and Graphics serves members of the business communities in and around Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell, Milton, Duluth, Canton, Marietta, and all of Fulton...

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