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The Top Reasons Why You Need Office Suite Signs

It’s no secret that signage is an important aspect of commercial property. Whether you’re a large company or small business, it’s vital to your success that people can easily find your office suite. For this reason, we offer office suite signs as part of our services!

What are Office Suite Signs?

Office Suite Sign

Office suite signs are plaques or other types of interior signage that are placed in a visible location on the office door or beside it to ensure they’re visible to everyone passing by. They bring artwork, information, branding, and more to the building’s interior. The business’s name, office suite number, department name, and other details are typically listed on the plaque.

Top Reasons You Need Office Suite Signage

Office suite signs are important for many reasons – here are just a few:

1. Professionalism – Building Confidence

A professionally-inspired indoor office sign impresses clients and also makes your staff feel like they are professionals too. This aspect will also show in the way they treat your customers.

2. Aesthetics that Enhance Your Brand

Custom office suite signs provide a uniform and professional look.  For example, a plexiglass sign with standoffs may compliment a contemporary office, whereas classic engraved signage could be a fit for a more traditional space. Also, they can complement and enhance almost any aesthetic, turning the drab interiors and bare walls of an office suite into something unique and vibrant.

3. Safety & ADA Compliance

Suite signs help promote workplace safety through better awareness of working locations by employees and visitors alike, as well as the location of exits, fire alarms, and emergency equipment.

In addition, there are benefits to keeping track of who is in which offices from a safety standpoint too. For instance, office suite signage allows you to easily identify which office someone is in if they don’t come to a meeting point during a real evacuation or drill.

4. Wayfinding Solutions

At the end of the day, every office is a place of business. Most office suites have several doors, making it easy for people to get lost – even if they are familiar with the building. For instance, if customers come in for a meeting, they can find the right conference room easily.

5. Save Money Especially When Changes Happen

Office suite signs

Office suite signs are cost-effective and take up very little space; making them perfect for small to medium businesses. They reinforce your brand, while also presenting an inexpensive form of advertising for your company, which can increase exposure.

Lastly, when a new tenant comes in there are minimal costs for adding them since all you have to do is create a new plaque.

Dave’s Signs for Your Custom Office Suite Signage

  • As you can see, interior signs are perfect to indicate the location and main features of different departments within an office suite or commercial building. The professionals at Dave Signs have been utilizing interior signs in various ways from security purposes to being cost-effective and simple wayfinding tools. You can contact us at (805) 641-1387 and let us design and install your next Interior Signage today! Alternatively, you can use our online form for a free quote or answer any questions you have.

Different Types of Outdoor Lighted Business Signs. Our Top Picks

Did you know that there are many different types of outdoor lighted signs for your business? There are! Lighted signs can be a great way to improve the visibility of your business, which is important if you want customers to come in. In this post, we discuss the different varieties of exterior illuminated signs and what they are best used for.

Pick# 1: Outdoor LED Signs – Eric Ericsson’s Fish Co.

LED  signs like the one used at the Deck for Eric Ericsson’s Fish CO. are extremely popular and can be used for many different purposes. These types of signs often come in a variety of shapes and sizes and use bright light, which makes them perfect for outdoor signage. They also increase customer curiosity with eye-catching illumination, with everyone wanting to know more about you. Plus, it’s 24/7 advertising for your business.

Pick #2: Illuminated Outside Blade Sign – Midici Wood Fired Pizza

Illuminated blade signs are impressive and elegant. This cabinet-styled Blade Sign we created for the outside of Midici’s is one of our personal favorites. Available in all shapes, sizes and colors, the possibilities with these types of signs are endless! If you need your building name to stand out and capture a certain essence, you can certainly create it with this kind of exterior illuminated sign.

Pick#3: Lighted Outside Directional Sign – Star of CA

Good for the hospitality and property management industry, lighted monument signs work well for businesses that have multiple locations or buildings in an office park. They direct customers where they need to go by simply pointing them in the right direction!

Pick#4: Outdoor Lighted Signs – Toppers Pizza in Neon

Lighted Signs

Dazzling and beautiful, Neon Signs elevate you and set your business apart from the rest.  For instance, the gorgeous neon adorning the outside of this  Toppers Pizza location makes it a standout. Furthermore, neon has a wonderful glow to it and can come in just about any color you want! Due to the way they pop, they help attract attention from everyone passing by your business property 24/7.

Pick#5: Outdoor Lighted Window Sign – Toxic

This Toxic sign we made for the outside of the store is simply electrifying. And if you have a retail store or restaurant these types of signs are perfect for making a statement or advertising sales. For instance, illuminated Signs like these look striking in big front windows and can really announce your logo or brand name.

Pick#6: Illuminated Outside Custom Sign – Fluid State

No off-the-shelf sign is going to make your brand stand out better than custom-made signage. Likewise, this outside sign wrap sign we created for Fluid State is a fine example of illumination and customization. These signs combine the utmost in uniqueness and flexibility. Moreover,  you can have one of our illustrators create an image for the sign, or even get your own design printed on a light panel to be displayed.

Pick#7: Outdoor Lighted Signs – Regency Theatres

Outdoor Lighted Signs

Movie theatres are back in business! And this movie theatre sign we created for the front of Regency Theatres is another of our top picks. Therefore, if you are looking for something that will grab people when they pass by and draw them into your theatre, then look no further than illuminated movie theatre signs. In addition, these signs are eye-catching, and you can almost smell the popcorn inside!

Pick#8: Halo-Lit Storefront Sign – Pandora

Illuminated channel letters are great for almost every occasion. Companies use them outside of their store, on exterior monument signs, on tall pole signs, and more. The best thing about these signs is that they are always changing. We can do Channel Letter Signs in several styles, such as Standard Front-Lit (the most common), Halo-Lit, Front/Back-Lit Channel Letters, and Open Face Lit Channel Letter. Our top pick here is a glowing Halo-Lit Channel Letter sign we did for the jewelry retailer, Pandora.

Pick#9: Barn Lighting – ACH Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Outdoor Lighted Signs
ACH Dimensional Letter sign with overhead barn lighting.

These types of illuminated signs are used as outdoor signage, and they are available on different shaped panels. Also, they have the same flexibility as lighted channel letters, but their appearance leans more towards elegance than stand-out appeal. Lastly, barn lighting can also light up Dimensional Letter signage that doesn’t have internal illumination, giving it an eye-catching effect.

Elevate Your Business with Outdoor Lighted Signs

Here at Dave’s Signs, we have the equipment and expertise to illuminate any type of commercial sign. Whether you need a business logo illuminated on your wall or ceiling, on your storefront, or on a menu board, we can do it all. If you’d like to find out more about lighting up your business,  call us at (805) 641-1387. We’re happy to help. In addition, you can contact us for a free quote online.

Commercial Sign Services in Camarillo, California

Highly visible and professional-looking business signage can be responsible for up to 85% of your walk-in revenue, making it one of your most important advertising tools. And if you’re looking for commercial sign services in the Camarillo area, then look no further! We are your one-stop-shop, providing beautiful, custom commercial signage for Camarillo and all of Ventura County.

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Our Services in Camarillo

To bring commercial signage to our valued clients in Camarillo, we specialize in the design, fabrication, installation, service & repair, and maintenance of commercial signage. We also provide neon restoration services. What follows is a list that details these services we offer and more. Use the list to help guide your decision and allow us to meet all your commercial service sign needs.

Design

If you want something custom made, then no job is too big or too small for Dave’s Signs. We offer consultations to help you decide how best to use your signage. Also, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. That means we will leave you with eye-catching, attention-grabbing signage for your business or organization every time.

Fabrication

After creating the design, comes the process of manufacturing your sign, also known as the fabrication process. The fabrication process can vary, depending on the type of sign and materials utilized in its build. If you’d like to learn more about the different types of fabrication we do, you can contact one of our sign experts at (805) 641-1387. You’ll be glad you did! We work hard to ensure that you get a beautiful, professionally-made sign that closely matches your vision and brand.

Installation

Remember how we said no job is too big or too small for Dave’s Signs? Well, with commercial sign installation, this is where the rubber really hits the road. For example, check out the impressive “W” signage above that we did for Oakwood Communities’ Wagon Wheel town square landmark sign in Oxnard.

In addition, our technicians know the local ordinances that govern custom signs in Camarillo. We’ll work with you to make sure your sign is installed safely and meets all city ordinances.

Service & Repair 

As a part of Camarillo sign service & repair,  if signage is damaged in an accident, neglected, or was subjected to bad weather or vandalism, we can work to repair, maintain, or restore all aspects of the sign. This includes the sign’s structural integrity, electrical and lighting componentry, and overall visual appeal of the sign.

Dave’s Signs can also improve on the signs you already have. And there are many benefits to improving them – particularly if you are experiencing a business slow down or slump. The resulting sign will really demand attention, providing you with the kind of signage that changes your message or attracts more attention.

We can also evaluate any sign that is overdue for service and make repairs or restorations as needed. In addition, our team will work closely with you to make sure that your project is completed on time and within budget.

Maintenance 

Commercial Sign Service & Repair in Camarillo, CA

For our maintenance services in Camarillo, we have a fleet of boom trucks to get to any hard-to-get-to areas. Common maintenance services we do include anything from replacing burnt-out bulbs to cleaning dirty signage, Here’s a little bit more about what these services entail:

    • Replacing burnt-out bulbs: Illuminated signage typically runs night and day, causing the bulbs to eventually burn out. Burnt-out bulbs in a sign can reflect on your business adversely, especially if the remaining word has nothing to do with your original message or is embarrassing. We can easily replace burnt-out lights in your illuminated signage.
    • Cleaning dirty signage: Interior and exterior signage are constantly exposed to grime and pollution. The smudging left behind can make lettering and logos hard to read. Additionally, dim bulbs may have lost their illumination. We’ll clean your signs, so they can regain their allure and get your business noticed once again.
    • Fixing dullness: Outside signs take a lot of abuse from the weather and other external elements. The result? Signs deteriorate and begin to look dull. We can repaint your signs or UV laminate them to shield them from the sun’s rays.

Neon Restoration 

Our professionals are also available for the restoration of neon and LED signs. We know how important it is for businesses such as movie theatres, restaurants, and hospitality industries to continue operating 24/7. Our team will give you a fast response, often on the same day

We understand the requirements of our national sign customers, and we have worked closely with large companies for many years. We also have an on-site neon facility staffed with an experienced, professional team of technicians.

Other Specialty Services

Other specialty services we offer (but are not limited to) include sign LED retrofit, parking lot light service, site surveys, and permit acquisition.

In addition to servicing local clients in Camarillo, Dave’s Signs also provides restoration, repair, and maintenance services to national companies that are working on projects in the greater Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County areas.

Who Needs Custom Business Signs?

Establishments that use custom business signs include retail stores, convenience marts, car dealerships, shopping centers, and hotels.  You’ll find that we have an extensive portfolio of projects that range from local business owners who needed exterior signs, to property management companies who needed interior wayfinding signage, to national customers who needed extra visibility with tall pole signs.

Attention-Grabbing Custom Sign Services in Camarillo 

A creative approach is a must, and this is exactly what we deliver.  Moreover, signs in Camarillo must attract attention to be valuable to a business. At the same time, there are several rules in place specifically to ensure that the look and feel of the city are maintained. We’ll make sure your signs do all that and more.   You can contact Dave’s Signs today at (805) 641-1387 to learn more about the sign services in Camarillo we provide! Alternatively, you can fill out our online form for a free quote.

 

Channel Letters 101 – What You Need to Know to Select Yours

Channel Letter signs are an impactful type of sign that has been around since the 1920s. Since then, they’ve functioned as an excellent way to advertise your business and generate more revenue. Additionally, you can see them from a long distance, which is perfect for businesses with large signage. If you are looking to increase the visibility of your business, Channel Letters might be the best option for you! Therefore, if you are shopping for Channel Letter Signage, this article will give you some insight into how to choose them for your building facade.

What are Channel Letters?

Exterior Channel Letter Sign – Red Brick Pizza

Channel letters are a type of commercial signage that adorns the exterior of many businesses. They consist of a graphic element with an individual structure and bold letters that are mounted in a way that gives them a striking, three-dimensional effect. Also, there are four main pieces to channel letters: The face, the return, the backing and the lighting element(s) if the sign has illumination.

They can be made from aluminum, steel or acrylic which typically means they’re rugged and affordable. Channel letters can either be illuminated or non-illuminated, but the bold lettering is striking either way. They can be illuminated by lights either internally (LEDs) or externally with LED lighting fixtures mounted to the back of the letters. Dave Signs also illuminates Channel Letters this way with neon lighting.

Where You Typically See Channel Letter Signs

Ganas Channel Letter Pole Sign

Channel Letter signs for GANAS Auto in Oxnard, CA.Channel letters are typically installed on the front of a building, or high up on buildings that don’t have convenient space for them. For example, pole-mounted channel letter signs stand tall in retail locations where there is not much room for installation.

We created the two Channel Letter Signs for GANAS Auto above. Their storefront sign can attract people passing nearby, and the pole sign can attract motorists from far away.

Other places you can commonly see Channel Letters are on Monument Signs… 

Star of CA Channel Letters in Ventura, CA.
Star of CA Illuminated Monument Sign with Channel Letters in Ventura, CA. at dusk.

and on Indoor Signs.

Honey Cup Illuminated Indoor Channel Letter Sign
Honey Cup illuminated Indoor Channel Letter Sign.

Why Channel Letters?

Building awareness for your brand is important for your business’s success. Likewise, 59% of consumers say that they would rather buy new products from brands that are familiar to them.

In addition, Channel Letters are a popular choice among many grocery stores, retailers and restaurants wanting to enhance their brand recognition. You can see Channel Letter Signs used by chains and national brands since they are often a very effective part of promoting brand awareness.

The Four Basic Types of Channel Letters

The main difference between channel letters is the type of illumination they use. Of course, you are free to choose letters with or without lighting, as well as which kind of lighting element you want. There are four basic types of channel letters you need to familiarize yourself with as a CEO, solopreneur or decision-maker: Front-lit, Halo-lit, Front/Back-lit and Open Face.

Let’s look closely at the four basic types of channel letters:

1. Front-Lit: This type is the most common. LED bulbs or neon lights light the face of each channel letter. Because of the materials used, this option is extremely customizable.

Yolanda's Front-Lit Channel Letter Signage
Yolanda’s Front-Lit Channel Letter Signage.

2. Halo-Lit: For sign projects that require a unique and distinguished look or brand image, you can’t beat Halo-Lit. Illumination for halo-lit channel letters comes from behind the letter. However, they do not have a face and cast halos of light around each letter.

Halo-Lit Channel Letter Sign
3. Front/Back-Lit: This type of signage combines front-lit letter channel letter with halo-lit. The result looks pretty fancy, too. For instance, if you are considering a sign with a red illuminated face and white halo effect, this option really pops.

Front Lit Back Lit
4. Open Face: The back and sides of the pen-lit channel letters are aluminum. Neon lights versus LEDs typically illuminate these signs, too. Additionally, the sign face either has no sign face or is clear so that the exposed neon light inside can shine through.

Finneys - Projecting blade sign -open face neon lit channel letter
Finneys projecting Blade Sign with open face neon-lit channel lettering.

Mounting Options for Channel Letter Signs

When purchasing a channel letter signage, you decide the type of mount you need. Channel letters have three main mounting options: the raceway mount, flush mount and backer mount.

    • Raceway Mount: Many property managers often request that channel letters be mounted atop a raceway. Raceways are containers that neatly and safely holds the electrical components (wires, power supply, etc.) for the individual letters. A raceway also alleviates the # of holes drilled, too. We typically paint raceways so they match the hue of the sign band or storefront. This technique also ensures that it blends well with brand guidelines and the surrounding architecture.
    • Direct Mount: This mount is the most common. And it gets its name because the letters mount directly to the building’s face. Housing for the power source and electrical wiring is behind the bulkhead wall with this option. For Back-Lit letters, separation from the surface comes from standoff spacers.
    • Backer Mount: This mount is more common for illuminated channel letters. This option sees the channel letters attached through a pre-made opening in the building’s frontage or mounted atop the backer board. The electrical hardware and power supply are contained within the backer cabinet or situated behind the facade or bulkhead wall.

AES Channel Letter Sign

Next Steps for Getting Your Channel Letter Signage

There you go! Now you know the basics of channel letter signage. The next step we recommend is consulting with a custom sign professional like Dave’s Signs. We have experts on staff who can create commercial signage for your business that will help you stand out from the rest of the clutter. With 20+ years of being the top choice for the design, fabrication, and installation of distinctive signs and graphics, you can trust our suggestions!

Why Choose Dave’s Signs for Your Channel Letter Signs? 

Dave Signs services clients here in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties; and Nationwide. We know the local zoning ordinances that regulate the size, illumination and projection of Channel Letter Signs. Also, we have extensive experience meeting landlord’s and property management requirements for signage. 

If you would like to know more about our Channel Letter Signs or other high-quality products and services we offer, please get in touch with us at (805) 641-1387. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form for a quick quote.

Mexican Restaurant Sign Styles that Get Your Business Noticed

Mexican restaurants, with their spicey and deliciously flavored foods, put us in a festive mood. Meanwhile, California has the highest number of Mexican Restaurants in the United States. In fact,  industry reports put the numbers at nearly 75,000 for 2021. With that much competition comes the need for commercial signage that sets you apart from the rest. However, what’s the best way to do this? To answer that, we’ve put together a guide of Mexican restaurant sign styles that help get your business noticed.

Channel Letter Signs – El Dorado

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant Channel Letter Sign

The legend of El Dorado and its treasures enticed the Spanish Conquistadors to come to Mexico and South America to find it. Likewise, diners today are lured to the popular El Dorado Mexican Restaurant by their densely packed menu of all the usual tasty suspects and the bold & gold channel letter sign on the building’s facade.

 Neon Restoration Sign – Pepe’s 

Pepes Neon Sign Restoration

California has a rich history when it comes to Mexican restaurants and culture. Amazingly, several of these eating spots are still owned by descendants of the original owners. Unfortunately, as time passes by, these nostalgic and beautiful signs fall into disrepair. When they do, sign companies restore them to their original glory. The beautiful neon sign Dave Signs restored for Pepe’s is an excellent example of this.

Illuminated Sign – Beach House Tacos

The theme is sunny beaches and to-die-for tacos at Beach House Tacos in Ventura, CA. Additionally, beachgoers who wonder what good seafood and other fare await them inside are guided there by the bold, Illuminated Sign.  Barn lighting illuminates eye-catching dimensional letters and gives them a drop shadow effect.

Made to Last – Spencer Mackenzie’s

Spencer Makenzie's Neon Sign

Spencer Makenzie’s, like Beach House Tacos, offers Mexican food oceanside. Of course, the sea spray can be tough on any beachside sign. Therefore, a rugged design is a must-have. Dave’s Signs creates beachfront signs that can withstand the surrounding ocean elements, while still grabbing passerby’s attention.

Grand Opening – Fast Food Mexican Restaurant Sign for Lalo’s Jr

Fast Food Mexican Sign

Grand openings can be exciting, and Mexican food devotees often can’t wait to try out the new offerings. The Mexican restaurant sign we created for Lalo’s Jr.’s Fast Food Restaurant’s opening is as varied and colorful as their menu.

Contact Dave’s Signs for Your Mexican Restaurant Sign

For over 20 years, Dave Signs creates attention-grabbing, custom signage.  locally here in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties; and Nationwide. To find out more about beautiful Mexican restaurant signage we can provide your business, please get in touch with us at (805) 641-1387. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form for a quick quote.

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.

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 Sign, Topper’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 Ventura, Oxnard 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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Dave’s Signs Makes Custom Office Signs

Whether you need a lobby sign, directional signage or ADA signs, Dave’s Signs can help you with all your office sign needs. We can use your logo and create a beautiful, distinctive sign for your office. We can also create custom building directory signs, suite signs, and directional signs to give the building a unique unified theme. Call us today to help you with all your office sign needs.

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