National Sign Company Vs Local - Which Should You Choose?


Today's businesses in Southern California face a lot of competition, and it is sometimes fierce. It's important to have a marketing plan that includes the most attractive and effective commercial signage you can buy. When you go to sign professionals, you can visit a national sign company like Dave's Signs or one that only takes care of local business. Which is the best choice for you? Let's examine this issue a little closer, to find out.

Local Companies

If you visit a local sign company, they may try hard to satisfy your needs. You might get personal service, but with some local companies, their resources are limited. For example, suppose you want custom neon signs. Many sign services don't have their own neon sign shops as we do. They have to either turn down your business or outsource the work.

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Suppose you have franchises or you run business in several parts of LA and the surrounding areas. A small local sign business may not have what it takes to service all your businesses.

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Nationwide Companies

A national sign company like Dave's Signs is equipped to handle the needs of small business and large corporations. For example, we work with large companies on national sign projects, and you can see our work in Famous Footwear, Babies "r" Us and many other large retailers. With Dave's Signs as your sign project partner, you receive the highest quality materials, signage, and workmanship.

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The Best of Both Worlds

Dave's Signs is capable of handling your local business needs and nationwide needs too. We remove all the hassle from commercial signage because we take care of survey work, permits, installation, and sign maintenance. Whether you want a trusted national sign company or well-respected local sign company, Dave's Signs is the right choice. Call (805) 641-1387 or contact us online for more details today.

The Hidden Benefits of Custom Business Sign Design


Anyone can design and make commercial signage. However, when you choose custom business sign design services from professionals at Dave's Signs, you'll receive a lot of benefits like enhanced visibility and attractive signs. However, you also receive advantages you might not even be aware of and here are some of the hidden benefits you can enjoy.

Getting to the Basics

When you come to experienced sign professionals, they want to know a lot of things about your business. For example, are you interested in attracting foot traffic, car drivers, or other types of customers? Do you need signs that can be read quickly or does your intended audience have plenty of time to check out your signs? Do you need illuminated signage for night viewing? 

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Why do we want to know so many things about your business? It helps us create the perfect custom business sign design. We take all this information and use it to build in the right features for your needs. You can't see these things in a sign because they are built in.

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The Importance of Colors

Do you have company colors you want to emphasize? Color selection and color scheme are vital components of custom business sign design. We help you choose the right colors, and we know which colors work best for food services (and other businesses) and what kind of lighting you should use in your business. Colors, lighting, and signs all complement each other and work together to present your business to the public.

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Tricks of the Trade

Your sign professionals can help you in many ways. For example, something as simple as sign borders or using different colors for text can focus your signage on the most important aspects of your business. Call us today at (805) 641-1387 or contact us online to see what we can do for your business.

4 Tips for Enhancing Your Apartment Signs


When people shop for apartments, they often go directly to apartment facilities. Your apartment signs are the first thing they usually see and signage can be a welcome invitation or a visual disturbance that discourages people from calling your office. In fact, signs are so important that they can make or break a rental business when the market is difficult. Here are four things you can do to your signage to make good first impressions.

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1. Improve Visibility 

Stand outside your facility and read the signage. What kind of impression does it make on you? Can you read everything clearly and easily? Next, drive by your buildings and see if you can read the apartment signs from your car. If not, you need to take action to increase visibility, because you could be losing out on business.

Illuminated Apartment Sign

2. Check Location 

The best designed and manufactured signs can't do their job if you don't place them in the right locations and at the right height. People shouldn't have to strain to look up or down to read your signs.

3. Include Contact Information 

Suppose someone sees your apartment complex and likes what he or she sees. If you don't have a phone number clearly visible, they don't know who to contact for an inquiry. If you make potential renters do extra work like looking up your contact information, they may get sidetracked and forget about you. Meanwhile, they may come across an apartment building with clearly visible contact info on the apartment signs, and you just lost a renter.

4. Keep Your Signs in Good Shape 

What do you think of when you see a sign in need of repair? You might think the entire facility is in the same condition. This is not the kind of impression you want to make, so practice good sign maintenance. 

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If you are looking to update your apartment signs. Give us a call at (805) 641-1387 or contact us online to see how our expertise and exceptional service can get you the signs you are looking for at an affordable price.

3 Ways a Los Angeles Sign Company Can Improve Your Business


If you want to stay competitive in business, you need a good marketing plan. Television advertising may not be in your budget or perhaps you need something more than mass media marketing. When you do business with a Los Angeles sign company like Dave's Signs, you have people helping you with one of your biggest and most effective marketing tools, your signs. Here are three things we can do with signage that can help boost your marketing efforts.

1. Increased Visibility

When you come to a professional Los Angeles sign company, we check out your entire location. Our signage experts look for things that could obstruct the view of your signs, and we make allowances. Maybe trees are making it hard to see your signs. If you can't trim them, we'll recommend a different location for signage placement. We want your signs visible from all viewing angles, if possible.

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2. Visual Response Design

Did you that people respond differently to signage depending on their field of vision? A study at the University of Cincinnati revealed some interesting things. The height of signage can provide different perceptions. Also, the study showed that signage to the left (while driving down the road) gets perceived by the right hemisphere of the brain and vice versa. That's why visual signage is more effective on the same side of the road (to drivers), and word signage is more effective on the opposite side. A good Los Angeles sign company takes factors like these into consideration.

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3. Less = More

Studies prove that simple and easy to read signage establishes trust. At Dave's Signs, we know how to give you more by including as few words as possible. We keep it simple, so people reading your signs see you as a trusted service, and they feel comfortable entering your building.

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If you are looking for a sign company in Los Angeles, look no further than Dave’s Signs. Give us a call at (805) 641-1387 or contact us online to see how our years of expertise in signs and knowledge of city ordinances in Los Angeles can help you get the signs you are looking for.

​The Beauty of Custom Sign Design


What do you think of when you think about custom sign design? Maybe you see large, flashing signs that attract the right kind of attention? 

Perhaps you can visualize your business crowded to "standing room only," with your signage as a shining example or art and advertising. 

The truth is, you don't have to visualize anything if you don't want to. You only need to contact your sign professionals at Dave's Signs. Our staff has the skills to perfectly blend art and advertising in ways most people can only imagine. So, why choose a custom designed and fabricated sign? Here are some important reasons why:

Perfect Design 

It all starts in the design stage. Nothing is more important than the right plans and designs, because even the best materials and professional sign installation can't help a poorly design sign. 

Artistic talent is important, but the finest graphics and images don't guarantee a successful sign. So, what does? 

Our designers look at the "big picture" which means we take the scenery, backdrop, other businesses, and type of business into consideration. This is what helps make successful signage. 

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Even a Perfect Design Can Fail? 

The most effective custom sign design may not work when you install that same sign at another location. For example, the best "high traffic area" signage may work great in an indoor mall, but for a business with a large parking lot and spacious environment, they'll lose their effectiveness. 

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The "Dave's Signs" Difference 

We are more than just a sign company. We take everything into consideration and our experts handle every step of the process: design, fabrication, installation, and even servicing your signs. Each custom sign design is as unique as your business, and you can check out our galleries of successful signs to see what we mean. For more info call us today at (805) 641-1387.

Dave's Signs Blog

This is a blog about signs. We highlight the different types of signs: signs we've created for our customers, history of sign design and today's cutting edge sign technologies. Ask a question about signs, and you'll likely find the answer here.

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Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we've done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon SignTopper’s Pizza Neon Signs in the Oxnard Harbor, and The Historic Ventura Pole Sign. Check back with us. We'll have more case studies of signs posted in the near future.

Custom Signs Near You

Saloon BBQ Custom Sign

We've designed, fabricated, installed and serviced signs all over southern California. Here are some highlighted areas near you including VenturaOxnard and Santa Barbara. Check back soon for more updates.

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We Make Beautiful Neon Signs in Our On-Site Facility

Dave’s Signs has perfected the art of neon signs. We can handle all sizes of neon signage, from the small intricate signs to the eye-catching, large neon signs. Ask us for a personalized quote or contact us for any questions you may have about neon signage.

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Superior Graphic Design for our Custom Signs

Graphic design is not all about artistic skill; many outside factors influence how well the sign will work in its location. We are familiar with these outside influences, so we set out to develop each design to stand out in beauty and function, given each unique location. Whether you are purchasing a pylon sign, backlit channel letter sign, neon sign, or any custom sign, we use our creative graphic design talents to make it stand out. Contact us for questions about graphic design and signs.

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