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Lobby Signs 101: What You Need to Know

At Dave’s Signs, we understand the power of a captivating first impression. That’s why we specialize in crafting exceptional lobby signs that leave a lasting impact. Welcome to “Lobby Signs 101: What You Need to Know,” where we’ll take you on a journey through everything you need to know about these vital elements of your business’s visual identity.

Corporate office lobby signs like this neon sign we did for UNTUCKit in New York City really make a statement.
Corporate office lobby signs like this neon sign we did for UNTUCKit in New York City really make a statement.

Lobby Signs Enhance Your Brand Image

In this guide, we’ll delve into the importance of custom lobby signs and how they can elevate your brand. Whether you’re a small mom-and-pop business, a multi-location enterprise in Southern California, a nationwide company with branches across the country, or a property management company overseeing numerous properties, we’ve got you covered.

 

Let Us Help You Make Informed Decisions

Our goal is to educate and empower businesses like yours with the knowledge to make informed decisions about interior lobby signs. We’ll explore different types of indoor signs, sign materials, design considerations, and customization options for various buyer categories. Whether you’re looking to create a unique local charm or maintain consistent branding across multiple locations, we’ve got insights tailored to your needs.

 

The Creation Process

Office signs like this dimensional letter sign for Derby Curtis LLP in Los Angeles in are simple but look so appealing.
Office signs like this dimensional letter sign for Derby Curtis LLP in Los Angeles in are simple but look so appealing.

Beyond design, we’ll also walk you through the lobby signage creation process, installation logistics, and long-term maintenance strategies. We understand that every aspect of custom lobby sign management matters, from the initial design collaboration to keeping your signs in pristine condition for years to come.

 

Let’s Get Started

So, let’s dive in and unlock the secrets to crafting remarkable reception signs that make a statement about your business. With Dave’s Signs as your trusted guide, you can expect nothing less than exceptional service and expertise throughout your lobby sign journey.

 

Understanding the Importance of Lobby Signs

You might be wondering, what makes lobby signs so crucial for your business? Allow us to shed some light on their significance and the impact they can have.

Office lobby signs like this halo-lit channel letters sign for ODU in Camarillo, CA go long way to present a professional image.
Office lobby signs like this halo-lit channel letters sign for ODU in Camarillo, CA go long way to present a professional image.

Lobby signs serve as the first point of contact between your business and visitors. They play a vital role in creating a positive and memorable first impression. As customers step into your space, a well-crafted lobby sign immediately communicates your brand’s professionalism, credibility, and attention to detail.

 

Office Signs Shape Your Brand Identity

Beyond aesthetics, lobby signs contribute to shaping your brand identity. They become a visual representation of your company’s values, culture, and unique selling points. By incorporating your logo, tagline, or other brand elements, lobby signs help reinforce your brand message and enhance customer perception.

Some might even say they are your silent brand ambassador.

 

Standing Out in a Crowded Space

In today’s competitive marketplace, standing out is essential. A thoughtfully designed and strategically placed lobby sign can differentiate your business from competitors. It can make your space more memorable and leave a lasting impression on customers, making them more likely to return and recommend your services to others.

 

Exceptional Customer Experience

Indoor signs like this window graphic sign for Towbes Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA is the perfect solution.
Indoor signs like this window graphic sign for Towbes Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA is the perfect solution.

Lobby signs also offer an opportunity to showcase your commitment to quality and excellence. Whether it’s through sleek dimensional lettering, eye-catching illumination, or dynamic digital displays, these signs reflect your professional attention to detail and dedication to providing an exceptional customer experience.

In summary, lobby signs are not just decorative elements—they are powerful branding and marketing tools. They contribute to a positive customer experience, elevate your brand’s perception, and set the stage for a successful business interaction. By investing in a well-designed lobby sign, you’re investing in your business’s long-term success and growth.

 

Choosing the Right Corporate Lobby Signs for Your Business

We ship corporate lobby signs nationwide like this one for tekservePOS in Hoffman Estates, IL.
We ship corporate lobby signs nationwide like this one for tekservePOS in Hoffman Estates, IL.

When it comes to selecting the perfect lobby sign for your business, we understand the importance of finding a solution that aligns with your unique needs and goals. Here are some essential factors to consider:

First, let’s start with your target audience and business objectives. Who are you trying to reach, and what message do you want to convey? Understanding your audience will help you determine the design elements and visual language that will resonate with them.

These Bourke Wealth Management office signs in Santa Barbara, CA make a great first impressions.
These Bourke Wealth Management office signs in Santa Barbara, CA make a great first impressions.

Next, explore the various types of lobby signs available. From dimensional lettering that adds depth and sophistication to illuminated signs that grab attention, there are numerous options to consider. Digital displays can bring dynamic content and versatility to your lobby, allowing you to showcase promotions or share important information.

Materials and colors also play a significant role in creating a compelling lobby sign. Consider materials that align with your brand image, such as acrylic, metal, cor-ten steel, wood, or you can even get creative. Colors should reflect your brand’s personality while maintaining readability and visibility.

Custom lobby signs – The Trade Desk in Ventura uses brushed aluminum, grass and external overhead lighting.
Custom lobby signs – The Trade Desk in Ventura uses brushed aluminum, grass and external overhead lighting.

Of course, budgetary considerations are important as well. We can work with you to find the right balance between quality and affordability, ensuring that you get a lobby sign that fits your financial parameters.

Lastly, think about long-term maintenance requirements. Some materials and finishes may require more upkeep than others. We can provide guidance on the best practices for maintaining the appearance and functionality of your lobby sign over time.

 

Leave a Lasting Impression

By carefully evaluating these factors, you can choose a lobby sign that speaks volumes about your business and leaves a lasting impression on visitors. Remember, we’re here to help you navigate through the options and create a lobby sign that truly reflects your brand’s identity and goals.

 

Customizing Lobby Signs for Different Buyer Categories

Logo signs like this one for Ambulnz in Torrance California present a professional image to employees and customers alike.
Logo signs like this one for Ambulnz in Torrance California present a professional image to employees and customers alike.

At Dave’s Signs, we understand that different businesses have unique requirements when it comes to lobby signs. Let’s explore how we can customize lobby signs for various buyer categories:

Mom-and-Pop Businesses with One Location:

Interior wall signs like this custom lobby sign for Ispire Ducore in Los Angeles, CA can be subtle but effective.
Interior wall signs like this custom lobby sign for Ispire Ducore in Los Angeles, CA can be subtle but effective.

   – We can provide cost-effective options and design ideas tailored to smaller budgets.

   – Our team can help you infuse local charm and uniqueness into your lobby sign to reflect the character of your business and community.

Business Owners with Multiple Locations in Southern California:

Logo signs like this custom made business stand for Bank of the Sierra really stand out in all their locations.
Logo signs like this custom made business stand for Bank of the Sierra really stand out in all their locations in California.

   – Consistent branding across multiple sites is crucial. We can assist in developing strategies to ensure brand uniformity across all your locations.

   – Our streamlined production and installation processes make managing multiple lobby signs more efficient and hassle-free.

   – We can leverage our knowledge of Southern California to incorporate local elements that resonate with the community and enhance brand recognition.

Nationwide Businesses with Locations Across the Country:

Standard reception area signs for Focalpoint Partners LLC were used in all their locations nationwide.
Standard reception area signs for Focalpoint Partners LLC were used in all their locations nationwide.

   – Standardizing lobby sign design and branding guidelines is essential to maintain a cohesive brand image. We can help you develop a comprehensive signage program that meets your national requirements.

   – Coordinating production and installation logistics across multiple locations can be complex. Our expertise and network allow us to efficiently manage these aspects for you.

   – We understand that regional variations and customization needs may arise. We can work with you to address these specific requirements while maintaining brand consistency.

Property Management Companies with Numerous Properties:

Corporate lobby signs like this one for 7530 Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank, CA use acrylic name plates that can be easily updated.
Corporate lobby signs like this one for 7530 Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank, CA use acrylic name plates that can be easily updated.

   – Scalability and flexibility are key when it comes to lobby signs for property management companies. We can create customized solutions that can be adapted to various properties within your portfolio.

   – We understand the importance of consistent branding while accommodating the unique characteristics of each property. Our team can provide solutions that meet both requirements.

   – Managing installations and ongoing maintenance for multiple locations can be challenging. We have the resources and experience to handle these tasks efficiently, ensuring your lobby signs always make a positive impression.

Assisting Other Sign Companies Looking for a Local Partner:

Indoor signs like this face lit channel letter sign for Google in Santa Barbara, CA use LED lights that are energy efficient
Indoor signs like this face lit channel letter sign for Google in Santa Barbara, CA use LED lights that are energy efficient

   – If you’re a sign company calling from out of state and seeking a local partner in Southern California, we’re here to assist you.

   – We can showcase our expertise and local knowledge to help you execute sign projects smoothly in our area.

   – Partnering with us provides the benefits of working with a reliable local sign company that understands the unique aspects of the Southern California market.

 

Interior signs like this Bank of the Sierra acrylic logo sign are in all locations across California.
Interior signs like this Bank of the Sierra acrylic logo sign are in all locations across California.

No matter your buyer category, we have the expertise and flexibility to customize lobby signs that meet your specific needs. Our goal is to ensure your lobby sign becomes an impactful representation of your business, aligning with your brand identity and making a statement to your visitors. Let’s collaborate to create a custom lobby sign that exceeds your expectations.

 

The Lobby Sign Design and Installation Process

Custom signs like this one for Matax Consulting in Diamondbar and San Francisco use channel letters that are metal laminates and back-lit.
Custom signs like this one for Matax Consulting in Diamondbar and San Francisco use channel letters that are metal laminates and back-lit.

At Dave’s Signs, we pride ourselves on providing a seamless and collaborative design and installation process for your lobby and interior signs everywhere. Here’s a glimpse into how we make it happen:

 

Collaborative Design Process:

   – We believe in working closely with our clients to bring their vision to life. Through consultations and discussions, we gather your ideas, preferences, and branding guidelines.

   – Our team of skilled designers will then create mock-ups and visual representations of your lobby sign, allowing you to provide feedback and make necessary adjustments until we achieve the perfect design.

Office signs like this one for New American Funding in Whittier, CA look like brushed aluminum, but are actually metal laminates.
Office signs like this one for New American Funding in Whittier, CA look like brushed aluminum, but are actually metal laminates.

Considerations for Size, Placement, and Visibility:

   – Choosing the right size for your lobby sign is crucial to ensure it stands out without overwhelming the space. We consider factors such as the size of your lobby, architectural features, and viewing angles to determine the optimal dimensions.

   – Placement plays a significant role in maximizing the impact of your lobby sign. We assess different placement options, considering visibility from various entry points and sightlines.

   – We also take lighting and natural light sources into account, ensuring your lobby sign is well-illuminated and visible, even in dimly lit areas.

These indoor signs in the lobby area for CACI in Goleta use frosted glass to create privacy while still making a good first impression.
These indoor signs in the lobby area for CACI in Goleta use frosted glass to create privacy while still making a good first impression.

Production and Fabrication Techniques:

   – Once the design is finalized, our team utilizes state-of-the-art production and fabrication techniques to bring your lobby sign to life. We work with high-quality materials and employ skilled craftsmanship to ensure a durable and visually stunning end result.

Installation Methods and Timeline Expectations:

   – Our experienced installation team handles the entire installation process, ensuring precision and professionalism.

   – We collaborate with you to determine the most convenient installation schedule, minimizing disruption to your business operations.

   – Our goal is to complete the installation efficiently, ensuring your lobby sign is securely mounted and perfectly aligned.

Office signs that match your exterior signage have a consistent feel throughout – The Towbes Group, Santa Barbara, CA.
Office signs that match your exterior signage have a consistent feel throughout – The Towbes Group, Santa Barbara, CA.

Throughout the design and installation process, we maintain open lines of communication with you, keeping you informed at every stage. Our team’s expertise and attention to detail ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience, from the initial design concept to the final installation of your stunning lobby sign.

By entrusting your lobby sign project to us, you can have confidence in our ability to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations. Let’s work together to create a lobby sign that becomes the focal point of your space, leaving a lasting impression on everyone who walks through your doors.

 

Maintaining and Updating Lobby Signs

Logo signs or custom lobby signs can even be used to cover conference room doors like this one for Dekra in Oxnard, CA.
Logo signs or custom lobby signs can even be used to cover conference room doors like this one for Dekra in Oxnard, CA.

Ensuring the longevity and pristine appearance of your office lobby signs is essential. We’re here to guide you on maintaining and updating your lobby signage as needed:

 

Maintenance Best Practices for Lobby Signage:

   – Regular cleaning and maintenance are crucial to preserve the visual impact of your lobby sign. We recommend using non-abrasive cleaners and soft cloths to gently remove dust and dirt.

   – Inspecting your office signs periodically allows you to identify any signs of wear, damage, or malfunction. Promptly addressing any issues ensures your sign remains in optimal condition.

Ventura Orthopedics logo sign uses metal laminates that look like brushed aluminum at a much lower cost.
Ventura Orthopedics logo sign uses metal laminates that look like brushed aluminum at a much lower cost.

Importance of Regular Cleaning and Inspections:

   – Regular cleaning not only keeps your lobby sign looking its best but also ensures readability and visibility. Clean signs contribute to a positive first impression of your business.

   – Regular inspections allow you to identify any signs of fading, peeling, or damage to the materials or lighting elements. Addressing these issues promptly helps maintain the integrity and functionality of your lobby sign.

Updating Lobby Signs to Reflect Brand Changes or Trends:

Imagine your office lobby reception area looking like this. Another wow! for the The Trade Desk in Ventura, CA.
Imagine your office lobby reception area looking like this. Another wow! for the The Trade Desk in Ventura, CA.

   – Over time, your brand identity may evolve, or industry trends may change. We can assist you in updating your lobby sign to reflect these updates while maintaining brand consistency.

   – Whether it’s incorporating new logos, changing color schemes, or adapting the design to align with a refreshed brand strategy, we have the expertise to seamlessly update your lobby sign.

By following these maintenance practices and staying proactive, you can extend the lifespan of your lobby sign and ensure it continues to make a positive impact. And when the time comes for updates or modifications, our team is ready to assist you every step of the way.

Interior signs like this metal laminate reception area sign for Smart Home Mortgage in Oxnard, CA has a local charm feel.
Interior signs like this metal laminate reception area sign for Smart Home Mortgage in Oxnard, CA has a local charm feel.

Remember, a well-maintained and thoughtfully updated lobby sign speaks volumes about your business’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail. Let us help you keep your lobby sign looking its best and reflecting the evolving nature of your brand.

 

Conclusion

We hope this comprehensive resource has provided you with valuable insights into lobby signs and their impact on your business.

Lobby space doesn't have to be just plain white walls. Spice it up with your logo – The Trade Desk 3D sign in Ventura, CA.
Lobby space doesn’t have to be just plain white walls. Spice it up with your logo – The Trade Desk 3D sign in Ventura, CA.

Lobby signs are more than just decorative elements; they are powerful tools for creating a positive first impression, enhancing your brand identity, and elevating your business’s professionalism. Whether you’re a mom-and-pop business, a multi-location enterprise, a nationwide company, or a property management company, we understand your unique needs and can customize lobby signs to meet your specific requirements.

From choosing the right lobby sign design and materials to ensuring proper installation and maintenance, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. At Dave’s Signs, we pride ourselves on our expertise, quality craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service.

 

Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Counties, and We Ship Nationwide

Custom wayfinding signs give you the professional appearance while meeting ADA compliance – Topa Financial Tower in Oxnard, CA.
Custom wayfinding signs give you the professional appearance while meeting ADA compliance – Topa Financial Tower in Oxnard, CA.

From hotel lobby signage to elegant wayfinding solutions and interactive touchpoints, the right signs can dramatically uplift the guest experience.

Dave’s Signs invites you to reach out to us for further assistance and to explore how we can help bring your lobby sign vision to life. Our team is ready to collaborate with you, ensuring your lobby sign becomes an impressive statement that leaves a lasting impression on your customers and visitors.

 

Contact Dave’s Signs for Your Office Lobby Signs

You can contact us at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or Request a Quote online. We look forward to working with you and helping your business make a memorable impact through the power of captivating office lobby signs.

Storefront Signs: The Ultimate Guide

Welcome to our Ultimate Guide on Storefront Signs!

Dave’s Signs offers tailor-made solutions that perfectly embody your brand and messaging, whether you’re a mom-and-pop store, a business with multiple locations, a national chain, a property management company, or even another sign company.

We also know how important it is for businesses to have eye-catching and effective storefront signage. Therefore, the next time you are looking for storefront signs near me, you can rest assured that Dave’s Signs has you covered when it comes to offering a diverse range of high-quality, impactful sign options that suit your brand’s unique style and requirements.

Custom storefront signs like this front lit channel letter sign for Boot Barn really stand out at night.Custom storefront signs like this front-lit channel letter sign for Boot Barn really stand out at night.

Our goal is to help you make the best decisions when it comes to your signage needs. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about storefront signs, regardless of your business.

So, let’s get started and explore the world of storefront signs together!

Types of Storefront Signs

Let’s start by familiarizing yourself with the different types of custom storefront signs. There are various options to choose from, each with its unique characteristics.

Channel Letter Signs

This Giorgio Armani storefront sign we did is a channel letter sign using halo lit letters located in San Francisco, CA.
This Giorgio Armani storefront sign we did is a channel letter sign using halo-lit letters located in San Francisco, CA.

Channel letter signs are individually crafted letters or shapes, often illuminated from within or halo-lit like the retail sign above. This custom sign for retail store Giorgia Armani is high profile and denotes a sense of luxury and sophistication, making their facade notably more attractive and inviting.

These types of retail signs are perfect for creating a high-impact, professional look for your business.

Lightbox Signs

Customers can't miss this illuminated lightbox storefront sign for the Red Barn Market in Ventura, CA.
Customers can’t miss this illuminated lightbox storefront sign for the Red Barn Market in Ventura, CA.

Lightbox signs, aka cabinet signs, consist of a frame, a translucent face, and internal lighting. These business signs represent a great way to make your message stand out, day or night.

Neon Signs

Pacific Beach Bike Shop in San Diego uses neon lit letters and a lightbox or cabinet for “Bike Shop.”
Pacific Beach Bike Shop in San Diego uses neon lit letters and a lightbox or cabinet for “Bike Shop.”

Want a business sign that stands out and enhances your brand visibility at all hours? If so, Neon Signs are the ones to consider.

These vibrant, illuminated signs are created using gas-filled glass tubes that emit light when an electric current passes through them, offering a retro and eye-catching look.

Being one of the most prominent types of lighted building signs, they ensure that your business garners the attention of passersby 24/7.

Dimensional Letter Signs

The Limoneira Pavilion storefront in Santa Paula, CA uses dimensional letters and external barn lighting.
The Limoneira Pavilion storefront in Santa Paula, CA uses dimensional letters and external barn lighting.

Dimensional letter signs are raised, non-illuminated letters and shapes, adding depth and style to your storefront.

Monument Signs

Customers find this monument sign for Red Horse Plaza in Ojai, CA easy to see from the road.
Customers find this monument sign for Red Horse Plaza in Ojai, CA, easy to see from the road.

Monument signs are freestanding structures placed near the street or entrance. They function as wayfinding signs that help customers and visitors easily locate your business.

Blade Signs

Potential customers can't miss the Celadon House storefront blade sign in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.
Potential customers can’t miss the Celadon House storefront blade sign in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

Blade signs are great for stores with heavy pedestrian traffic, like downtown or shopping malls, because of the short setback. These projecting types of business signage have great visibility and presence.

Window Graphic Signs

Window graphic signs like this one for Americas Best Contacts & Eyeglasses have high visibility from afar.
Window graphic signs like this one for Americas Best Contacts & Eyeglasses have high visibility from afar.

Window graphics, such as vinyl decals or window clings, are a cost-effective way to display your branding and promotions directly on your store’s windows.

Awning Signs

Awning signs offer clean looks and sophistication. For example, Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room in Ventura, CA
Awning signs offer clean looks and sophistication. For example, Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room in Ventura, CA

Awning signs are both functional and promotional, as they not only provide shade and shelter but also feature your business’s name or logo on the awning material.

Temporary Signs

Do you need a temporary sign to show your vision for the space or announce an upcoming opening?
Do you need a temporary sign to show your vision for the space or announce an upcoming opening?

Temporary signs are a great way to show what “could be” or “coming soon” like this custom window sign we did for Oakwood Communities who are building a new residential and mixed use community in Oxnard, California called Wagon Wheel.

We not only designed and installed this sign, but we also created the whole sign program for the entire new development in Oxnard – Take a look, Wagon Wheel Master Planned Community.

Materials Used in Sign Construction

Now that we’ve covered the main types of signs let’s talk about the materials used in their construction. Common materials include acrylic, aluminum, metalwood, MDO and PVC. Choosing the right material for your sign is essential based on factors like durability, appearance, and budget.

Illumination Options

Illumination is another important aspect to consider when selecting a storefront sign. Some popular options include LED, neon, fluorescent, and external lighting. Each has its pros and cons, so you’ll want to weigh factors like energy efficiency, maintenance, and visual impact.

Lit letters like this neon sign from Next Generation Computer Services Inc give off a nostalgic feel.
Lit letters like this neon sign from Next Generation Computer Services Inc give off a nostalgic feel.

By understanding the various types of storefront signs, materials, and illumination options, you’ll be better equipped to make an informed decision for your business.

Storefront Sign Needs for Different Types of Customers

Now that we’re familiar with the different types of storefront signs let’s explore how they can be tailored to suit various customer types.

Empty Hangers in Camarillo is a dimensional letter sign that was easy on the budget while still looking polished.
Empty Hangers in Camarillo is a dimensional letter sign that was easy on the budget while still looking polished.

Mom-and-Pop Stores

For mom-and-pop businesses, cost-effectiveness and local appeal of permanent signage are key. Consider options like window graphics or dimensional letters to create a welcoming and personalized storefront. Be sure to research local regulations and requirements to ensure your sign complies with city ordinances.

Buffalo Exchange has 40 locations across the United States. This one is in downtown Ventura, CA.
Buffalo Exchange has 40 locations across the United States. This one is in downtown Ventura, CA.

Multiple Locations

Store owners with multiple locations need consistent branding across all stores. Collaborate with a sign company to create a cohesive design that can be easily adapted to different locations. Also, keep in mind that local regulations may vary between cities, so double-check the rules before installing your signs.

We are a national sign company and can handle any installation throughout Southern and Central California.
We are a national sign company and can handle any installation throughout Southern and Central California.

National Stores

National stores with locations across the country face unique challenges. It’s important to maintain brand consistency while complying with nationwide sign regulations. Partnering with a local sign company like Dave’s Signs can help you navigate regional preferences and coordinate logistics for installation.

Halo lit channel letter signs like this one for Pandora are always popular storefront signs inside the mall.
Halo lit channel letter signs like this one for Pandora are always popular storefront signs inside the mall.

Property Management Companies

Property management companies should consider the types of properties they manage when choosing signage. Apartment complexes may benefit from monument signs, while shopping malls and business complexes might require a mix of different sign types. Coordinate with tenant businesses to ensure a unified look that still allows individual businesses to stand out.

Armani Outlet storefront in the Camarillo Outlets. This dimensional letter signage is clean and elegant.
Armani Outlet storefront in the Camarillo Outlets. This dimensional letter signage is clean and elegant.

Out-of-State Sign Companies

Out-of-state sign companies looking to collaborate with a local sign company should consider regional trends and preferences. By working together, you can create signs that resonate with the local audience while still meeting your client’s specifications. Logistics and coordination will be crucial in ensuring a seamless partnership.

We Understand Our Customer’s Needs

At Dave’s Signs, we understand the specific needs of different customer types. We can help you make better decisions when selecting and designing your storefront signs.

We can work with your business name, logo and existing brand guidelines or work with you to design a completely new brand and sign system for your business or community.

Best of all, we have decades of experience working with cities all over California and nationwide to ensure your signs comply with all local regulations.

Designing Effective Storefront Signs

Designing an effective storefront sign is crucial for attracting customers and promoting your brand. Let’s discuss some key factors to consider during the design process.

The Ventura pylon sign we designed, fabricated and installed that sits above the 101 freeway welcoming visitors.
The Ventura pylon sign we designed, fabricated and installed that sits above the 101 freeway welcoming visitors.

Color plays a significant role in how your sign is perceived. Think about your brand’s colors and how they can be used to create a visually appealing sign. Consider the psychology of color – certain colors evoke specific emotions or reactions.

Typography is another essential element in your sign’s design. Choose fonts that are easy to read from a distance and that match your brand’s personality. Be mindful of the size and spacing of the letters to ensure maximum readability.

Storefront signs like these halo lit letters for iProtech stand out without going overboard.
Storefront signs like these halo lit letters for iProtech stand out without going overboard.

Including logos and graphics can help reinforce your brand identity. Make sure these elements are clear and visible on your sign, even from a distance. Simplicity is often key, as overly intricate logo designs can be difficult to decipher.

The size and placement of your sign can greatly impact its effectiveness. Ensure your sign is large enough to be seen from afar but doesn’t overwhelm your front wall or storefront.

Consider any potential obstructions or sightlines when deciding on the best location for your sign.

By keeping these design principles in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating a visually appealing and effective storefront sign that captures the essence of your brand.

Navigating Local Regulations and Permitting

Dealing with local regulations and permitting can be a bit daunting, but we’re here to help you navigate the process with ease.

Installing the WW logo sign we created for Wagon Wheel in Oxnard. A new mixed use residential community.
Installing the WW logo sign we created for Wagon Wheel in Oxnard. A new mixed use residential community.

First, familiarize yourself with your city’s sign codes. These regulations dictate what types of signs are allowed, their sizes, and where they can be placed. You can usually find this information on your local government’s website or by contacting the planning department.

Once you understand the rules, you’ll need to apply for a permit before installing your sign. This process typically involves submitting an application, your sign’s design, and sometimes a site plan. Be sure to provide accurate and complete information to avoid delays or rejections.

Lastly, maintain open communication with local authorities throughout the process. They can help answer questions and guide you through any necessary adjustments to your sign design to ensure compliance.

By staying informed and proactive about local regulations and permitting, you’ll be able to install your storefront sign with confidence and avoid any potential legal issues.

Let Us Handle It

Mansour Fine Rugs in West Hollywood, CA looks understated in the day and shines in the night with halo lit letters.
Mansour Fine Rugs in West Hollywood, CA looks understated in the day and shines in the night with halo lit letters.

Don’t want to deal with the hassle? No problem, most of our clients don’t either. We’ve worked with countless cities all over California, and nationwide so we know how it works.

We take care of everything for you, from site surveys, permitting, engineering, installation, inspections, and all the approvals.

Why Dave’s Signs?

Choosing the right sign company is crucial in bringing your storefront sign vision to life. Here’s why Dave’s Signs is the perfect partner for your next sign project.

We do a lot of channel letter signs for shopping malls like this one in Santa Barbara, CA - Victoria Court.
We do a lot of channel letter signs for shopping malls like this one in Santa Barbara, CA – Victoria Court.

With our extensive portfolio and experience, we’ve proven our ability to create high-quality, eye-catching signs for a variety of businesses. Our satisfied customers and glowing reviews speak to the level of service and craftsmanship we provide.

At Dave’s Signs, we work closely with you to understand your needs and budget, offering competitive pricing and tailored solutions. Our team is committed to using top-quality materials and providing exceptional service to meet your expectations.

By choosing us, you’ll benefit from our strong emphasis on communication and collaboration. We’ll keep you informed throughout the process, ensuring your vision is accurately translated into the final product while addressing any concerns or questions you may have.

R and R Furniture and Mattress in Arroyo Grande, CA uses channel letters their storefront signs.
R and R Furniture and Mattress in Arroyo Grande, CA uses channel letters for their storefront signs.

Over 25 years of experience in the industry has given us the expertise to navigate local regulations, permitting processes, and design challenges. With Dave’s Signs, you can trust that our knowledgeable team will help you create a sign that looks great and complies with all necessary requirements.

By partnering with Dave’s Signs, you can trust that you’re working with a reputable, experienced sign company dedicated to creating an eye-catching and effective storefront sign for your business.

Installation and Maintenance

Now that you’ve chosen the perfect sign for your business let’s discuss the final steps: installation and maintenance.

Trimnasium storefront sign in Goleta, CA. One of a series of storefront signage we did for the shopping center remodel.
Trimnasium storefront sign in Goleta, CA. One of a series of storefront signage we did for the shopping center remodel.

For a seamless installation, working with a professional sign company like Dave’s Signs is essential. Our experienced team will handle the entire process, from securing permits to safely installing your sign, ensuring everything goes smoothly.

Regular maintenance is vital for keeping your sign looking its best and functioning properly. Depending on the type of sign and materials used, maintenance tasks may include cleaning, checking for damage, and replacing bulbs or other components.

If your sign ever needs repairs, don’t hesitate to contact us. We understand the importance of a functioning sign for your business and will work quickly to resolve any problems. Our skilled technicians can address any issues and get your sign back in top shape.

By entrusting the installation and maintenance of your storefront sign to experienced professionals like Dave’s Signs, you can focus on running your business. At the same time, we ensure your sign remains a lasting and effective advertising tool for potential customers.

Contact Dave’s Signs for Storefront Signage

ARP Automotive Racing Products storefront sign in Ventura, California.
ARP Automotive Racing Products storefront sign in Ventura, California.

Choosing the perfect storefront sign is critical in promoting your business and attracting new customers. From understanding the different types of signs to tailoring solutions for various business types, effective design principles, navigating local regulations, and partnering with a reputable sign company like Dave’s Signs, you now have the knowledge to make an informed decision.

Remember, the right sign not only reflects your brand’s identity but also plays a crucial role in your business’s success. By following the guidance provided in this ultimate guide, you can create a visually appealing and impactful storefront sign that drives results.

Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Counties, and Nationwide

Whether you are a property manager or store owner with one or multiple locations, we can help find the right solution.
Whether you are a property manager or store owner with one or multiple locations, we can help find the right solution.

We’re always here to help you with any questions or support you may need – don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Dave’s Signs!

Call us at ‭‭(805) 641-1387‬‬ or Request a Quote online.

Innovative Ideas for Custom Business Signs

Custom business signs are an effective way for your brand to make a statementcatch attention and stand out from the competition. It’s an easy yet powerful marketing tool that highlights what you offer, conveys personality, and positions your business in the minds of potential customers.

Custom signs make a statement like this hotel restaurant channel letter monument sign for Ox and Ocean in Oxnard, CA.
Custom signs make a statement like this hotel restaurant channel letter monument sign for Ox and Ocean in Oxnard, CA.

Why Custom Business Signs?

custom company signs are essential for the following reasons:
  1. Brand Identity: Unique signs help to establish a strong brand identity and create recognition for your business.
  2. Marketing: Custom signs are used as a marketing tool to attract customers and drive sales.
  3. Visibility: Signs increase the visibility of your business and make it easier for customers to find you.
  4. Professionalism: Professional-looking signs give your business a more credible and trustworthy appearance.
  5. Customer Experience: Well-designed signs enhance the customer experience and create a positive impression.
  6. Competition: Custom signs help your businesses stand out among competitors and make a lasting impact.
Custom business signs allow you to match the property like this small town feel for a branch in Templeton, CA.
Custom business signs allow you to match the property like this small town feel for a branch in Templeton, CA.

What are the 10 Most Popular Types of Custom Signs?

Whether you need indoor or outdoor signs or a combination of both, here are the top 10 business signs.

1.)  Illuminated Signs

Not much can compete for attention in downtown Ventura than this sign we did for Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen.
Not much can compete for attention in downtown Ventura than this sign we did for Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen.

Illuminated signs are lit from within or externally and provide high visibility even in low-light conditions. Think of it as 24/7 advertising for your business.

They come in a wide selection ranging from channel lettersback-lit graphicsdimensional letterscabinet signs, aka lightboxesneon, and halo-lit letters.

Sometimes we use a combination of the above lighting technologies to really make an impact, as we did for this sign for Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen.

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen is a projecting blade sign with open-face channel letters illuminated with neon lights (Finney’s). “Crafthouse” uses acrylic channel letters, which are front-lit and halo-lit with LED lighting. “& Kitchen” uses a lightbox (back-lit graphics) and a graphic front internally lit with LED lighting.

Located in downtown Ventura, this sign rocks the block and definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. Don’t you want to experience what’s inside?

Illuminated signs can be custom-designed to meet the specific needs of your business, creating a unique and eye-catching sign that enhances brand recognition and visibility.

2.) Channel Letter Signs

Channel letter signs are a beacon for customers like this one for Red Brick Pizza in Ventura, CA.
Channel letter signs are a beacon for customers like this one for Red Brick Pizza in Ventura, CA.

There are four basic types of channel lettersfront-lit, back-lit – aka reverse-lit, and halo-litopen-face and closed-face.

These are some of the most popular, modern, and eye-catching illuminated signs.

Typically they are fabricated using aluminum and acrylic, LED lighting, or neon lights, depending on budget and design preferences.

For a complete rundown on channel letter signs, check out this post – Channel Letter Signs 101.

3.) Neon Signs

Sea Veas California indoor neon business signage shows a warm nostalgic feel in Mill Valley, CA.
Sea Veas California indoor neon business signage shows a warm nostalgic feel in Mill Valley, CA.

Neon business signs are some of the most nostalgic signs around. As stand-alone outdoor signage, not much can compete with a classic neon sign. It’s definitely a sign technology customers love.

Great for restaurants and bars or any type of business that wants that vintage feel.

Not only for outdoor signs, but neon signs also look great inside a store or business mounted on a wall.

4.) Dimensional Letters

Henry's Sundries & Gear Rental dimensional letter sign located in Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach is just plain classy.
Henry’s Sundries & Gear Rental dimensional letter sign located in Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach is just plain classy.

Dimensional letters are 3D signs usually made from acrylic or metal and can be illuminated externally using spotlights or barn lighting. Make no mistake, these signs look great and are weather-resistant for outdoor use. They offer professional-looking business signage at a more budget-friendly price.

Whether you want to display your logo or business name, you can’t go wrong with a dimensional letter sign.

Check out this sign as part of a series we did recently for Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, CA. The entire resort was renovated with a new brand. We were hired to develop a sign system for the entire resort. Some of the signs are shown in this post.

Keep your eye out for a future post where we go into more detail about developing sign systems for hotels.

5.) Monument Signs

This is a custom illuminated monument sign for Zachari Dunes Resort Suites on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, CA.
This is a custom illuminated monument sign for Zachari Dunes Resort Suites on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, CA.

Monument signs are the landmarks of hotels, cities, communities, business parks, hospitals, shopping malls, apartment complexes, churches, and parking lots – just to name a few.

Your customer’s first interaction is often a monument sign. Set the tone with the right first impression.

The five styles of monument signs include post and panel, pylon signs, directory – aka way-finding signs, freestanding, and illuminated monument signs.

We can design and build monument signs within your existing sign system or create one just for you, as we did for Zachari Dunes. Or, if your monument signs need a design refresh, our sign experts can help you find the perfect solution.

6.) Office Signs

Focalpoint dimensional letter office lobby sign in Los Angeles, CA.
Focalpoint dimensional letter office lobby sign in Los Angeles, CA.

Office signs are crucial in creating a professional and organized appearance for your business or organization.

They can be used for various purposes, including identifying office spaces, providing directional information, required ADA signs, and displaying branding or promotional messages.

From frosted acrylic signs to illuminated office lobby signage, designing the right office signs can help create a welcoming and functional space for employees and visitors alike.

7.) Property Management Signs

This business park wayfinding sign is part of a complex sign system we created for Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA.
This business park wayfinding sign is part of a complex sign system we created for Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA.

Property management signs are essential for communicating important information and rules to employees, tenants, visitors, and the general public.

Typically these signs are used to display property names, addresses, and logos, as well as to provide directional information – not to mention enforce parking and safety rules.

Made from various materials, including concrete, stone, metal, acrylic, and wood – including MDO – we can customize your signs to match the style and branding of the property.

Whether you have a business park with multiple office buildings, a hotel or resort complex, apartments, a hospital, or a residential community investing in high-quality property management signs goes a long way in creating a professional and well-maintained appearance where people want to be.

8.) Blade Signs

Blade signs work great at getting attention from passersby, like this one for Celadon House in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.
Blade signs work great at getting attention from passersby, like this one for Celadon House in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

Blade signs are projecting or hanging signs designed and mounted on the exterior of buildings, typically above or near storefront entrances. They have an advantage of a short setback so that passersby can easily see them.

They are a popular choice for retail businesses, restaurants, and other commercial establishments that want to attract attention from the street or sidewalk.

Blade signs can be illuminated or non-illuminated and are often used to display the business name and logo.

Most signs are typically made from durable materials, such as aluminum, acrylic, or MDO, to withstand the elements and maintain their appearance over time.

Blade signs are a versatile, easy on the budget, and effective way to promote a business and increase visibility, especially for those pedestrian-friendly areas like downtowns, shopping malls, city centers, and office buildings.

9.) Custom Graphic Signs

These custom print graphic signs for Harbor Mart in Ventura enhance the outdoor space for shoppers.
These custom print graphic signs for Harbor Mart in Ventura enhance the outdoor space for shoppers.

Custom graphic signs help promote your brand, display information or directions, or create a welcoming and professional atmosphere for your customers.

From logos and graphics to full-color images, custom graphic signs are a versatile and effective way for your business to make a lasting impression.

We have great designers in-house and can work with you to create eye-catching printed graphics, posters, hand-painted signs, wall graphics, floor graphics, boat graphics, vehicle graphics, vinyl letters, aluminum signs, and even print temporary vinyl banners when you are in the process of moving in.

10.) Window Graphics

Window signage like these we did for Edward Jones in Thousand Oaks, CA are great yet subtle advertising for the business.
Window signage like these we did for Edward Jones in Thousand Oaks, CA, is great yet subtle advertising for the business.

Window graphics are a popular and effective way for you to enhance your storefront, promote your brand, and add privacy to your space.

Window signs can be easily applied to a variety of surfaces, including glass, mirrors, and other smooth surfaces, making them ideal for a range of applications.

Made from high-quality vinyl materials, they can withstand the elements and resist fading over time. So whether your sign is exposed to weather and sunlight on your shop window or inside your office building, making a statement, your graphics will last.

What Goes into Custom Sign Design?

Call Dave's Signs and ask one of our Experts about our process and how we can get you the end result you are looking for.
Call Dave’s Signs and ask one of our Experts about our process and how we can get you the end result you are looking for.

Whether creating a simple logo or a complex multi-component sign system, a well-designed custom sign can help businesses establish their brand and connect with their target audience.

Here are our design considerations when we help you design a custom business sign:
  1. Brand Identity: As mentioned earlier, incorporating elements of your business’s brand identity into the sign design is crucial for establishing brand recognition.
  2. Color Scheme: The color scheme should be eye-catching yet consistent with your business’s overall brand colors.
  3. Fonts and Typography: The font choice should be legible and consistent with your business’s brand guidelines.
  4. Graphics and Imagery: Any graphics or imagery used in the sign design should align with the overall brand identity and be relevant to your business.
  5. Lighting: Illumination can enhance the visibility of a sign and add a unique touch. Studies have even shown that lighted signs have a more lasting impression.
  6. Location: The location and placement of the sign should be considered, considering the target audience and the environment it will be placed.
  7. Permits and Regulations: It’s essential to ensure that the sign design complies with your local regulations and requirements.

By considering these design elements, we can create custom signs that are both functional and aesthetically appealing, effectively promoting your brand and attracting customers.

What are the Most Common Business Sign Materials?

Aluminum signs with your logo like this custom shaped lightbox blade sign for Midici Wood Fired Pizza look great 24/7.
Aluminum signs with your logo, like this custom-shaped lightbox blade sign for Midici Wood Fired Pizza, look great 24/7.
Custom business signs are made from various materials, each with unique characteristics and benefits.

Acrylic is a popular choice for its durability, versatility, and ease of fabrication – typically 3D signs and dimensional letters.

Aluminum is another common choice for its lightweight and durability, making it ideal for outdoor signs, like channel letters and lightbox signs.

Wood signs offer a natural, organic look and can be stained or painted to match the color scheme of a business. Post and panel signs and wall plaques are commonly made with wood.

Medium Density Overlay (MDO) is a type of wood treated with resin to make it more durable, making it a popular choice for outdoor signs, especially blade signs.

Glass signs can be backlit to create a glowing effect and can be used in indoor and outdoor applications. Neon signs fall into this category. Neon tubes are made of glass. And by the way, we are one of the few sign shops with a neon fabrication shop in-house.

Vinyl is a versatile and cost-effective material that is ideal for short-term promotions and temporary signs, as well as for creating vinyl decals and graphics for windows and doors.

These are just a few materials that can be used to create custom business signs. Talk with one of our experts at Dave’s Signs, and we can help you decide which material is suitable for your application.

Need Help Deciding on Your Custom Signage?

Getting the right custom sign for your business is just a phone call away. Talk to our one of our Experts.
Getting the right custom sign for your business is just a phone call away. Talk to our one of our Experts.

Personalized Signs for Business: Tailoring Your Message to Reflect Your Brand

With many options, deciding on the right custom business signs can be challenging.

It can be overwhelming to figure out what type of sign is best for your business and its specific needs. The options are endless, from illuminated signs and channel letters to dimensional letters and monument signs.

Additionally, there are various materials to choose from, such as acrylic, aluminum, wood, glass, and vinyl, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.

Still, with the right information and guidance from our trusted team here at Dave’s Signs, you can make an informed decision that will match your requirements and budget, help your business stand out, and connect with your target audience.

Whether you’re looking to improve brand recognition, increase visibility, or simply communicate your message, custom business signage can help you achieve your goals and enhance your brand image.

We Serve Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties and Ship Nationwide

We've done Bank of the Sierra signs all over Southern CA and the Central Coast. We have commercial signage covered in CA.
We’ve done Bank of the Sierra signs all over Southern CA and the Central Coast. We have commercial signage covered in CA.
Dave’s Signs is a leading provider of custom business signs, serving the communities of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.

With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we offer a wide range of sign solutions, including illuminated signs, channel letters, dimensional letters, monument signs, office signs, property management signs, blade signs, custom graphic signs, and window graphics.

In addition to serving local businesses, we also ship nationwide, making it easy for customers to get the signs they need, no matter where they are located. And if the project is big enough, we can come to your location nationwide.

A neon sign we made and installed for Untuckit in New York City. We made and installed the signs in their Dallas location too.
A neon sign we made and installed for Untuckit in New York City. We made and installed the signs in their Dallas location too.

With a team of experienced designers, fabricators, and installers, we at Dave’s Signs are dedicated to helping businesses create high-quality signs that accurately reflect their brand and effectively communicate their message.

We also service the Bay Area like this sign for Novo Apartments in San Francisco, CA.
We also service the Bay Area like this sign for Novo Apartments in San Francisco, CA.

Whether you’re looking to improve your brand recognition, increase visibility, or simply communicate your message, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your goals.

Contact Dave’s Signs for Custom Business Signs

Dave's Signs has been specializing in custom business sign design, fabrication, installation, service, and repair since 1992.
Dave’s Signs has been specializing in custom business sign design, fabrication, installation, service, and repair since 1992.

Call us at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or Request a Quote online. We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Acrylic Signs: The Perfect Way to Make a Statement

Acrylic Signs are popular because they are lightweight and shatter-resistant. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including store signage, office buildings, and wayfinding signs.

Ambulnz acrylic interior office sign in Torrence, CA.
Ambulnz acrylic interior office sign in Torrence, CA.

Acrylic signs are a type of sign made from a synthetic plastic called polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). PMMA, aka acrylic, acrylic glass, commonly known under the brand name plexiglass, is a clear, colorless material that is often used in place of glass.

Acrylic signs can be either cast or extruded. Both types of acrylic can be cut, engraved, or printed on to create custom signs.

Add your company name like CACI did on this shatter resistant polymer office sign. Part of a series.
Add your company name as CACI did on this shatter-resistant polymer office sign. – Part of a series.

The Benefits of Using Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. One of the benefits of using acrylic signs is that they are very lightweight. This makes them easy to transport and install.

Another benefit of using acrylic signs is that they are very versatile. Acrylic signs can be used for a variety of purposes, such as office signage, storefront signage, or even indoor wayfinding signage for hotels. hospitals and apartment complexes.

Acrylic signs are also called dimensional letter signs like this storefront sign from fifty150 brand.
Acrylic signs are also called dimensional letter signs like this storefront sign from the fifty150 brand.

Acrylic signs are also very easy to care for. They can be wiped down with a damp cloth if they get dirty. Overall, acrylic signs are an excellent choice for any business or organization that needs high-quality signage.

The Different Types of Acrylic Signs

There are three main types of acrylic signs: dimensional, flat, and illuminated.

1.) Dimensional signs are raised up from the surface and can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Finney's Crafthouse dimensional letter sign in Burbank, CA uses a custom shape and glossy surface.
Finney’s Crafthouse dimensional letter sign in Burbank, CA, uses a custom shape and glossy surface.

2.) Flat signs are just that – flat against the surface.

PolyPeptide Group flat sign is a transparent hard plastic sign mounted to the wall located in Torrance, CA.
PolyPeptide Group flat sign is a transparent hard plastic sign mounted to the wall located in Torrance, CA.

3.) Illuminated signs have internal lighting that makes them visible even in low-light conditions.

Beach House Tacos externally lit outdoor dimensional letter sign is on the Ventura Pier so it needs to be durable.
Beach House Tacos externally lit outdoor dimensional letter sign is on the Ventura Pier, so it needs to be durable.

Acrylic signs are popular because they are durable, versatile, and easy to maintain. Thanks to their clean lines and modern look, they can be used in a wide range of settings – from mom-and-pop businesses to large corporations in need of sign systems. And because they are so durable, they will last for years with minimal upkeep.

Maintenance and Care Tips for Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs are a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor use. They are durable and offer a sleek, professional look. However, like any other type of sign, they require some care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. Here are a few tips to help you keep your acrylic signs looking great:

  • Wipe them down regularly with a soft, damp cloth to remove dirt and fingerprints.
  • Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals, which can damage the surface of the sign.
  • If the sign is exposed to direct sunlight, occasional polishing will help to keep it looking shiny and new.
  • To remove stubborn stains, you can gently buff the surface with a mild abrasive cleaner.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your acrylic signs looking like new for many years to come.

Examples of Custom Acrylic Signs

When it comes to choosing the right sign for your needs, it’s important to consider both the function and the aesthetic. But with so many options available, you’re sure to find the perfect acrylic sign for your space.

Acrylic Office Signs

This acrylic office lobby sign for ODU in Camarillo uses a halo lit channel letters and 3D letters.
This acrylic office lobby sign for ODU in Camarillo uses halo-lit channel letters and 3D letters.

Acrylic office signs add a touch of elegance and professionalism to any workplace. They can be used to identify individual offices or to provide general information about the company or organization.

Here are several options when deciding on what types of plexiglass signs you might want to consider for your architectural signage.

Wall Mounted Signs

Wall-mounted acrylic office signs are a great way to make a statement, providing an eye-catching display in any office setting.

Resonant business suite signs in Goleta, CA showcase the logo on an opaque finish with second surface printing.
Resonant business suite signs in Goleta, CA, showcase the logo on an opaque finish with second surface printing.

For example, take a look at these eye-catching acrylic signs we did for Resonant in Goleta, California. This is part of an office suite series of rigid signs with a shatter-resistant polymer and second surface printing (Printed on the back to prevent scratching) with UV ink. We then drilled holes and mounted the frosted plexiglass signs on the walls outside each of their offices.

The glossy surface sign from Agoura Hills Dental Designs conveys professionalism and sophistication.
The glossy surface sign from Agoura Hills Dental Designs conveys professionalism and sophistication.

Or these glossy finish ADA Compliant signs we did for Agoura Hills Dental Designs. It may look like traditional glass, but it’s actually clear acrylic material. They make a great impression at corporate offices like this one.

Hanging Signs

Hanging acrylic office signs are perfect for making a bold statement on the walls of your office while also assisting visitors.

Directional Signs

Directional acrylic signs provide clear and eye-catching signage that helps guide people to their destination with ease.

ADA Compliant Signs

Custom ADA-compliant acrylic signs are a great way to ensure your location meets mandated requirements while also providing an attractive look that is customized to your space.

ADA Signs are required in office buildings. Elevate them to match the kind of customer you are looking for.
ADA Signs are required in office buildings. Elevate them to match the kind of customer you are looking for.

Door Signs

Door acrylic signs provide an attractive and eye-catching way to identify each room or area while also providing information and brand awareness.

These signs are made using clear acrylic and stand out on any office door.
These signs are made using clear acrylic and stand out on any office door.

Window Signs

Window acrylic signs are a great way to add a personal touch to any space, providing an attractive display that can be seen from both inside and outside.

Event Signs

Event acrylic signs are a great way to make your event stand out from the crowd, attracting more attention and providing a professional look.

Sol Dining & Event Space floor standing dimensional letter sign.
Sol Dining & Event Space floor standing dimensional letter sign.

Reception Area Signage

Reception area signage, aka office lobby signs or logo signs, provides a welcoming and professional first impression to visitors while also providing important information about the company or organization.

This office lobby sign uses a custom shape known as contour cut – we can cut any shape you want.
This office lobby sign uses a custom shape known as contour cut – we can cut any shape you want.

Floor Standing Signs

Floor-standing signs provide an attractive and eye-catching way to make a statement in any setting while also providing clear direction for visitors.

Directional and Wayfinding Signs

Directional and wayfinding signs provide a clear and concise guide to visitors, helping them easily navigate any space.

110 Castilian Drive in Goleta CA office suite wayfinding signs are easily updated when new tenants lease.
110 Castilian Drive in Goleta, CA office suite wayfinding signs is easily updated when new tenants lease.

Informational & Directory Signage

Informational and directory signage provides a clear and organized way to present information, helping visitors quickly find what they’re looking for.

This office directory sign in Westlake Village, CA is printed on clear acrylic and uses white ink to showcase the listings.
This office directory sign in Westlake Village, CA, is printed on clear acrylic and uses white ink to showcase the listings.

Interior Design Signage

Interior design signage adds an extra level of sophistication to any space, providing eye-catching visuals that help create the perfect atmosphere.

Acrylic Logo Signs

Logo signs are an excellent choice for any professional setting, providing a sleek and modern look that is sure to impress. With a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs available, you can find the perfect sign to meet your needs. On top of that, acrylic is incredibly durable and long-lasting, ensuring your sign will stand the test of time. Whether you need a sign for directions, branding, or decoration, acrylic business signs are the perfect choice to make sure your message is seen in style.

This acrylic sign, Frontside Cafe in Ventura, CA, really stands out against the gray background - also externally lit.
This acrylic sign, Frontside Cafe in Ventura, CA, really stands out against the gray background – also externally lit.

The Options are Endless, with a Custom Acrylic Sign

Custom acrylic signs make it easy to create unique and personalized displays that will last for years to come, providing an eye-catching solution for any space.

We Serve Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties: and Nationwide

Dave’s Signs is the top provider of custom acrylic signs. Not only do we serve businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties, but we also ship and service nationwide.

Empty Hangers custom contour acrylic sign in Camarillo, CA externally lit with barn lighting.
Empty Hangers custom contour acrylic sign in Camarillo, CA, externally lit with barn lighting.

Local & Nationwide Full Service Sign Company Since 1992

Dave’s Signs has been an industry-leading sign company for the past three decades. We provide a wide range of services, from small storefront signs to more complicated sign systems for large complexes. Our team is always eager and excited to serve our clients with the high level of quality and customer service that we are known for.

Whether you need help with planning, permitting, design, fabrication, installation, or repair, you can count on Dave’s Signs.

Need Help Deciding on Acrylic Signs? Contact Dave’s Signs

Need help with acrylic sign ideas for your offices, hotel or hospital? Give us a call!
Need help with acrylic sign ideas for your offices, hotel, or hospital? Give us a call!

Acrylic signs are a versatile and modern way to showcase your business. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder they are becoming increasingly popular among businesses of all sizes. With a little help from Dave’s Signs, you can find the perfect acrylic sign for your business or office space. Give us a call at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or Request a Quote online today – we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

5 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Custom Light Box Signs

As a business owner, you want to ensure that your business stands out from the rest. Custom light box signs, aka cabinet signs or box signs, are a great way to do that. Here are five things every business owner should know about custom light box signs:

1.) What is a light box sign?

A light box sign is a cabinet sign that uses light to illuminate the sign’s face. Box signs are one of the most popular types of signage for businesses, as they are highly visible and can be seen from a distance. These illuminated signs are especially effective at night or in low-light conditions.

This bespoke light box shop sign we made for Holiday Inn Express & Suites below is a good example of a beautiful light box sign.

Light box signs have the illumination inside with a logo or graphics printed on the outside.
Light box signs have the illumination inside with a logo or graphics printed on the outside.

2.) What are the different types of light box signs?

Two primary categories of light box signs are those designed for indoor use and those that can withstand outdoor elements.

Exterior Light Box Signs

Exterior light box signs are designed for outdoor use and are typically made from weather-resistant materials. These signs are often illuminated with LED lights, which consume less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Outdoor light box signs come is all different styles, shapes and sizes – We specialize in custom designs.
Outdoor lightbox signs come in different styles, shapes, and sizes – We specialize in custom designs.

Exterior cabinet signs can be mounted on the side of a building or a freestanding pole.

Outdoor signs are typically larger than indoor signs, as they need to be visible from further away.

Indoor Light Box Signs

Indoor light box signs are typically used for lobby signs, posters, point-of-purchase displays, trade show booths, or other indoor applications. Light box signs can be made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, glass, plastic, or metal, but since they are inside, they do not need to be as weather-resistant as outdoor signs.

The circular light box sign shown below, which Dave’s Signs made for Concours Motors, uses a simple backlight that makes its vibrant colors stand out. Since it’s indoors, this round lightbox sign doesn’t need to be weatherproof, but it’s still made to catch your eye and brighten up the space.

An indoor business light box sign like this for Concours Motors help give customers the confidence they are in the right place.
An indoor business sign like this for Concours Motors helps give customers the confidence they are in the right place.

Wall-Mounted

Wall-mounted light box signs are fixed to a wall or the side of a building. These signs are often used in markets, retail stores, restaurants, and businesses. Lit up either indoors or out, they are an effective way to advertise your business branding or promotional message to your target audience.

Advertising Visual Ideas for Your Business

Convenience store window LED lighting is a good idea since it can highlight products and draw attention to your store. On the other hand, Dave’s Signs can use light box sign panels like this one pictured for Red Barn Market to create amazing advertising visuals. They are some of the best lighting options for a convenience store market you can find.

A simple standard light box sign with illumination makes all the difference – and they are afforable.
A simple standard sign with illumination makes all the difference and is affordable.

If you are kicking around kitchen light box ideas for your restaurant, why not discuss your concept with Dave’s Signs? The Garbanzo Healthy Kitchen sign below that we made is a prime example of how expert craftsmanship meets brand resonance to create a sign and a landmark that draws people towards a gastronomic haven.

The base color scheme of the sign is green and white, which echoes the brand’s commitment to freshness and vitality. This delightful combination serves as an open invitation, promising a culinary experience that is both nourishing and delightful.

The green is a subtle nod to the verdant hues of fresh vegetables, a staple in Garbanzo’s wholesome offerings. This thoughtful selection of color evokes a garden-fresh appeal, representing a commitment to offering patrons meals as close to nature as possible, resonating with those seeking nourishment in its purest, most vibrant form.

At the heart of this vibrant canvas is the centerpiece, the word “Garbanzo,” illuminated brightly from the back in white light. This stylistic choice gives the sign a radiant glow, casting a gentle luminescence that beckons diners near and far.

Custom Lightbox signs

Pole Mounted

Pole-mounted lighted box signs are mounted on a pylon or posts. Often called pylon signs, these outdoor signs are often used along roadways, parking lots, and at the entrance of businesses. Typically they include shopping malls, hotels, car dealerships, and restaurants trying to reach people driving by.

Outdoor lightboxes mounted on poles stand out, especially for businesses near the freeway.

Before moving into the old Carrows space, Black Bear Diner hired us to install their outdoor light box sign onto an existing pole sign. Using an existing structure makes everything go much more smoothly and saves on costs.

Projecting Signs

Projecting light box signs, aka illuminated blade signs, typically feature led lighting and, because of their short setbacks, are applied in areas like downtown and shopping malls with heavy pedestrian traffic.

Projecting signs like this outdoor light box is great advertising to passersby for Roberta's Restaurant in Studio City, CA.
Projecting signs like this outdoor light box is great advertising to passersby for Roberta’s Restaurant in Studio City, CA.

A good example of this is Roberta’s restaurant sign that sits outside the door leading customers to “come on in!”

Monument Signs

Monument signs are generally freestanding, double-sided, and often illuminated with outdoor lightboxes. These signs are made from various materials like brick, stone, metal, wood, or acrylic, faced with an aluminum composite, or can even be mounted on poles.

Monument signs are found in shopping malls, schools, churches, office parks, and businesses and play a pivotal role in directing visitors.

The Bed, Bath & Beyond monument sign shown here is a great example of how these structures can serve multiple purposes beyond just branding. The sign promotes the brand and can function as a house number light box.  seeking a specific location or address.

When illuminated, such signs become even more prominent at night, easily guiding visitors, customers, or attendees to their destination.

When Trek Bikes moved in, they had us add their signage to the bottom of an existing shopping mall sign.
When Trek Bikes moved in, they had us add their signage to the bottom of an existing shopping mall sign.

3.) What are lighted box signs made from?

The face of a letter sign light box is typically made from acrylic, plexiglass, or metal, while the sides and back are usually made from aluminum.

However, many other materials can be considered depending on the application and exposure to the elements.

Check out the signage from Transmission Brewing at night. It easily gets the customers attention.
Check out the signage from Transmission Brewing at night. It easily gets the customer’s attention.

Take this sign for Transmission Brewing. It’s one of many single-sided backlit signs we did using outdoor lightboxes and front-lit channel letters. It’s made from acrylic and extruded aluminum. The logo and letters are lit using regular bulbs and led lights.

4.) What types of lighting are used for light box signs?

Two of the most popular lighting technologies for light box signs are LED and fluorescent lamps. Unlike backlit signs like channel letters, a light box sign lights up the entire sign.

LED Lights

LED (light emitting diode) technology has many advantages over traditional lighting sources such as incandescent, fluorescent, and metal halide. LEDs are more energy efficient, have a longer life span, and produce little heat. These features make LED illumination ideal for light box signs – commonly called a led box sign.

Vintage Fluorescent Lighting

Fluorescent lights are commonly used in vintage light box signs because they are inexpensive and provide good illumination. In fact, fluorescent lights diffuse light better than LED lamps. They even out the light over the entire backlit display. Even though they don’t last as long as LED lighting, they are more cost-effective when replacing the bulbs.

Another advantage of fluorescent lights is that they provide a warmer glow than LED bulbs. So, if you feel your poster or graphics are more accurately shown in warm light, then it’s something worth considering.

Simple yet effective to get your brand noticed – Easy to maintain with replacement flourescent bulbs.
Simple yet effective to get your brand noticed – Easy to maintain with replacement fluorescent bulbs.

You often find fluorescent bulbs in older signs, like outdoor signage in strip malls. They have been around forever and are inexpensive to replace or update when a new tenant moves in compared to other sign types.

5.) What are the most popular ways light box signs are used?

There are many uses for light box signs, such as branding and advertising for businesses, offices, restaurants, retail stores, events, trade shows, and more.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your business’s visibility and attract more customers – a light box sign may be the perfect solution.

Light Box Signs for Business

Businesses use outdoor lighted signs for a number of reasons. An external light box like the one below can attract attention to a business’s products or services, advertise sales or specials, or simply make the business more visible.

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel light box sign in Goleta, CA.
The Kimpton Goodland Hotel light box sign in Goleta, CA.

Storefront Light Box Signs

If you want to make your storefront more appealing to customers, invest in beautiful outdoor lightboxes—custom signs that help you spread the word and reach your target audience. Whether you want to replace an existing sign or looking for options in custom designs, our outdoor lighted signs go a long way in helping increase customer traffic and visibility for your business.

Get your customers attention both day and night with outdoor lightboxes.
Get your customers attention both day and night with outdoor lightboxes.

Restaurant Signs

There are many different types of restaurant signs, each with its unique purpose and style. Restaurant lightbox signs are a popular sign that commonly uses LED lights to illuminate the restaurant’s brand or promotional message.

Striking designs like this one from Finney's are a great source of advertising in a crowded downtown space.
Striking designs like this one from Finney’s are a great source of advertising in a crowded downtown space.

Finney’s outdoor sign, pictured here, combines several sign technologies to make a lasting impression. The custom options include front-lit and back-lit channel letters, LED lights, neon, and an outdoor lightbox for “& Kitchen.”

Located downtown, this sign will definitely get the customer’s attention up and down the block.

Directory Signs

Office buildings, shopping malls, and other commercial complexes often use directory signs to help visitors find their way. These signs are typically freestanding or mounted on the wall and list the businesses in the building by name and suite number.

Dover Community Center business directory sign uses outdoor lightboxes so they can be seen at night.
Dover Community Center business directory sign uses outdoor lightboxes so they can be seen at night.

Light box signs are a great option for directories because they can be easily updated when tenants change. Just print out the new name of the business and slide it in – it’s that easy!

Light box material is also very durable and withstands the test of time, making it an economical choice for long-term signage needs.

Event Signs

Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a large convention, event signs help promote your event and assist attendees with finding their way around. Light box signs are commonly used for this purpose because they can be placed just about anywhere and quickly illuminate an area.

Pylon Signs

A pylon sign is a freestanding sign that is typically used to identify businesses, especially gas stations, restaurants, and hotels.

Gas stations use pylon signs since they are highly visible and can get the customers attention while driving.
Gas stations use pylon signs since they are highly visible and can get the customers attention while driving.

Light post signs like these are very effective in promoting businesses, as they are highly visible and difficult to miss.

In addition, pylon signs can be customized to include information such as gas prices, vacancies, or other valuable messages to people driving by. As a result, pylon signs are an essential part of many businesses’ branding and marketing efforts.

Shopping Mall Signs

Mall signs are a type of directory sign that is found in shopping malls. These signs list the stores in the mall by name and often include wayfinding information.

Most shopping malls use lightboxes since they are so easy to update with tenants change.
Most shopping malls use lightboxes since they are so easy to update with tenants change.

Like other directory signs, light box signs are an excellent option for malls because they can be easily updated when tenants change. Plus, the bright lights make it easy for shoppers to find their way around the mall.

Theater Marquee Signs

A marquee sign is a lightbox sign commonly found in front of movie theaters. Marquee signs typically display the movie titles and showtimes.

In addition to being eye-catching, marquee signs are also very effective in promoting movies and driving ticket sales.

High-quality marquee lightbox signs really make an impact by generating excitement around the event.
High-quality marquee lightbox signs really make an impact by generating excitement around the event.

Check out the signage we created for the Gary Marshall Theatre in Burbank, California. It includes outdoor lightboxes for the marquee, logo, and illuminated movie poster boxes along the outside of the building. The quality of the signage is phenomenal.

Dave’s Signs often works with our customers to make their DIY lightbox sign ideas come to life. We can incorporate your vision, budget, and branding into a unique lightbox sign to enhance your business’s presence.

Whether you’re a cafe looking to illuminate your menu, a retail store seeking to spotlight a new product, or a professional service aiming to accentuate your brand, Dave’s Signs is your ideal partner.

Gas Station & Convenience Store Signs

Most gas stations and convenience stores use lightbox signs. These signs are usually mounted on poles, which makes them easily noticeable to people driving by at a high rate of speed. This is a great way to advertise your business and attract customers.

Clean modern signs on the outside give the impression of a clean modern inside - attract customers with the right message.
Clean, modern signs on the outside give the impression of a clean, modern inside – attract customers with the right message.

Trade Show Signs

Whether exhibiting at a trade show or setting up a booth, trade show signs help you stand out from the crowd and attract attention to your products or services. Lightboxes are commonly used for this purpose because they can be placed just about anywhere and quickly illuminate your brand message.

We Serve Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties: and Nationwide

Dave’s Signs provides custom signs to those in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties and businesses across the nation.

For the past two decades, Dave’s Signs has been designing, fabricating, and installing high-quality signs and graphics. We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients. For any signage needs you have – whether a small storefront sign or a more complicated installation, Dave’s Signs is always eager to provide the outstanding service we are known for.

Contact Dave’s Signs with Your Questions about Lighted Signs

Dave’s Signs provides custom signs to those in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties and businesses across the nation – we ship nationwide.

For the past two decades, Dave’s Signs has been designing, fabricating, and installing high-quality signs and graphics. We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients.

For any signage needs you have – whether a small storefront sign or a more complicated sign system with installation, Dave’s Signs is always eager to provide the outstanding service and quality we are known for.

Whether you have a small boutique downtown or national sign account - call us. We can help.
Whether you have a small boutique downtown or national sign account – call us. We can help.

Contact Dave’s Signs with Your Questions about Lighted Signs

Don’t spend a minute searching for light boxes near me because we have you covered! Dave’s Signs is a full-service sign company. We can help you with Planning & Permitting, Sign Design, Fabrication, Installation, Sign Renovation, Service, and Repair.

Contact us with your sign questions at (805) 641-1387‬ or reach out to us online. We are always happy to help.

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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.

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