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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.

Professional Custom Signs Promote and Make Your Business Unique

Many design elements make a commercial sign a hit, including eye-catching color, font, and contrast. Meanwhile, professional custom signs bring together all the characteristics of great signage in a way that no off-the-shelf sign can. Here are some excellent ways that nicely-done custom signs promote and make your business unique.

#1: Custom Signs Give Visibility to Your Brand

Unfortunately, run-of-the-mill signage does not put your brand in the right light. Building a brand people recognize is best laid at the feet of expert signmakers who design professional custom signs. One of the simplest and most common ways to grab attention and grant visibility is by designing your custom sign with a dynamic logo and other interactive elements.

#2: High-Quality Professional Custom Signs Increase Foot Traffic

According to a survey conducted by FedEx Office, high-quality signs increase foot traffic and make people want to come inside. The survey found that 8 in 10 people said they had entered a business or store they had never been to before, merely based on its signs. That’s nearly 76%! Of course, the brilliant sign design needed for this effect is hard to capture with the ho-hum approach of generic signs.

#3: The Right Amount of Signs Keep You Competitive

Professional Custom Signs at Topper's Pizza

Can you believe the absence of a sign will deter customers from entering your store? It will, and if you are wondering what the magic number of signage is, it’s around 2-3 signs around the storefront. Additionally, you can amp up storefront signage appeal with contrasting colors. In fact, black and white can impart one of the strongest contrasts. But, while fonts can create distinctive contrast, don’t go overboard with them and decrease your sign’s legibility and aesthetics.

#4: Good Kerning Gives Symmetry & Unique Looks

Kerning is a type of negative space, and it is where letters are close or far apart. Letters spaced too closely or too far apart define bad kerning. Kerning that is subpar is pretty hard on the eyes and screams unprofessionalism.

Nevertheless, it works well on promoting things such as homemade lemonade stands for kids and side-of-the-road fruit & vegetable stands – both of which typically feature charming handmade scribbled letters and misspellings on their signs.

That being said, it’s important to use good kerning to promote your business, especially when it comes to Channel Letter and Dimensional Letter Signs. The assorted good kerning and font styles we did for the Beach House Fish Dimensional Letter Sign above really looks professional, has great symmetry and overall appeal.

Promote Your Business with Dave’s Signs

Dave’s Signs specializes in Design, Fabrication, Installation, Service & Repair of beautiful custom signs. To find out more about our company serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties; and Nationwide, please call us at (805) 641-1387 Alternatively, you can fill out our online form for a quote.

 

Outdoor Signage Design Ideas to Boost Your Business

The best signs attract and retain loyal customers to your business. Unfortunately for business owners, there is a virtual sea of signage out there. Given the wide range of commercial signage design options, your shop sign needs to incorporate signage designs to create a lasting and positive impression. The following outdoor signage design ideas will inspire you and boost your business presence in the competitive market.

What Makes a Brilliant Outdoor Sign Design?

It takes all of 7 seconds to make that precious first impression. Outdoor signage is no exception to the rule. For this reason, the importance of making yours compelling with a brilliant design can’t be overstated.

Meanwhile, the right combination of design elements is a winning card for businesses. When these elements come together, they grant a distinctive visual appeal to your company’s exterior.

Consider using the following tasteful elements to encourage customers to trust you immediately:

Prominent 3D Signs

outdoor signage design idea topper's pizza

First up are sign designs ideas that rely on three-dimensional effects.  A three-dimensional sign design really pops and makes the premise of your shop more inviting.  Effective ones are made size-appropriate to the exterior.

They should also be affixed prominently on the facade in a way that doesn’t compete with nearby signage. The Channel Lettering of Toppers Pizza shown above does it right. It is as prominent as necessary, increasing the overall visibility of the restaurant.

Eyecatching Directional Signs

Eyecatching directional signs can turn your business into an organized haven. They keep people on track, assisting visitors in easily finding their way. What’s more? The more at ease visitors feel navigating your property, the more likely it is they’ll stick around and return again.

Appropriate Lighting Styles

Special types of lighting illuminate features and borders. Additionally, different styles really give an array of different effects. For example, the halo effect in Bella Luci’s outdoor business sign really hits it out of the park. Feminine design elements like Bella’s cursive letters work wonders, too.

Signs That Are on Point

Hands down, your sign design needs to be on point. Knowledge of color theory works well here. When deftly used, it conveys the right message. For example, pastels like those above might suit those of a child-theme outlet. Adults and kids alike will consider it cool outdoor signage – which is what you want for this kind of signage.

On the other hand, a black or bold design would suit an attorney’s brand. The theme would project a professional touch and assert a sense of authority and trustworthiness, resonating with clients seeking expert legal advice or representation.

Outdoor signage design ideas - Negley Law

Memorable Storefront Decor

Outdoor Signage Design - Blackbird

Signs on your facade depict your identity strongly. They are just what you need for busy people on the go. Just check out this grocery store signage design we created for T Mobile that captures attention with its vibrant color palette.  Additionally, tricks such as tasteful jokes or deviations in spelling are useful. They make your establishment more approachable and memorable.

Wooden Decor

Wood is a  charming option for signage. It’s also durable. The Black Bear Diner’s design elements combine, adding wood’s distinctive, natural flair.

Dave’s Signs: Crafting Your Perfect Business Sign, Online or In-Person

Dave’s Signs has been in business both locally and nationwide for 20+ years. We are renowned for infusing exemplary design elements into every sign, offering businesses a unique touch in a saturated market. Our seasoned team has the expertise to craft outdoor signage that truly amplifies your business’s presence.

Our adaptability extends to the digital realm as well. We proudly offer the option to collaborate and create custom signs online. With our intuitive sign design online platform, attaining creative outdoor signage has never been more straightforward.

Whether you are aiming to create your own sign with our assistance or need a custom signage solution independently tailored to your needs, our business sign maker tools and team are at your service.

Join us in the innovative world of business sign design online, and allow our online sign maker to steer you toward a sign that exemplifies the essence of your brand.

Get Stellar Outdoor Signage Design with Dave’s Signs

If you’d like to know more about our custom outside signage, please contact us at ‭(805) 641-1387. Alternatively, you can request a quote online.

 

How to Elevate Your Business with Dimensional Letter Signs

First impressions matter when it comes to your business. So, if you want to give a brilliant first impression, Dimensional Letter Signs will do the trick. This post discusses what they are and the ways in which they can elevate your business.

What is a Dimensional Letter Sign?

Dimensional Letter Signs are an extremely popular choice of signage. One of the things that make them so appealing is that you perceive them as solid instead of flat. Their innovative design makes the letters seem to float in the air. This illusion gives them their distinctive 3D effect.

The letters in Dimensional Signs are fabricated from materials such as acrylic, metal or plastic, which are mounted individually to the wall or a frame. These 3-D signs work well for both the exterior or interior of a building and they can come in lighted or unlighted options.

Dimensional Sign Letters Help You Stand Out

Pure Example Custom Dimensional Letter Signs
Flat signs do the job in some circumstances. However, in downtown areas and shopping plazas, drivers and pedestrians are constantly inundated with run-of-the-mill signs.

The key to beating out the competition is to grab the attention of your patrons immediately. Rest assured that the polished appearance of these special signs distinguishes your business from the rest.

Dimensional Letter Signs Advertise and Promote

Often, customers only visually engage with signs for a few moments. That gives them time enough to decide if they want to come in or pass your business by.

Also, an attention-getting message is critical. Meanwhile, the ones conveyed by Dimensional Lettering are one of the best (and not to mention the easiest) ways to advertise and promote your business.

Choose Metal for an Extremely Durable Option

Dimensional Letter Signs made of metal are extremely durable and long-lasting.  In short, they will stand up to all types of weather conditions.

Make Your Business Pop with Dimensional Letter Signs

Dave’s Signs creates Dimensional Letter Signs that have a professional, high-end aesthetic. To find out more about them and the other sign styles we offer, you can call us at (805) 641-1387. Alternatively, you can contact us online for a quote.

 

Channel Letter Signs Make Customers Aware of Your Business

Channel Letter Signs are a very popular advertising tool. Their distinctive bold designs stand out and make customers aware of your business and brand.  Also, some of the biggest national brands around the world use channel letters to advertise and promote their products and services.

What are Channel Letter Signs?

Woodland Hills Sign Company

Gorgeous channel lettering defines this type of sign. Sign companies make channel lettering by cutting letters out of aluminum or by forming them from plastic. Once they cut them, they mount the letters on a backplate. When designed properly, channel letter signs look beautiful and can turn your business into a landmark. They are used for the interior or exterior of commercial or public buildings.

Main Types of Channel Letter Signage

BRENDAN'S CHANNEL LETTER SIGN

Typically, signage with channel lettering comes in varying configurations. However, the following three designs are the most popular:

    • Open and closed face.
    • Halo-lit, front-lit and reverse-lit.
    • Self-standing style or plate mounted.

These three basic configuration types of interior and exterior signs lead to several, versatile shapes and sizes. Custom Channel Letter Signs have the ability to turn your business into a landmark.

3 Benefits of Channel Letter Signs

BUFFALO EXCHANGE CHANNEL LETTER SIGN

  • Visibility – Channel letters appear bigger than two-dimensional signs since they have more physical depth – a 3D effect if you will. That makes them highly visible to passers-by.
  • Uniqueness – These signs are highly customizable, thereby making them reflect your brand voice superbly. For instance, the use of distinctive color matching schemes makes your company’s font and logo appear professional and unique.
  • Luminosity – Luminosity can certainly leave a memorable impression on passersby and elevate your business. To make channel lettering shine brilliantly, we can customize and add additional allure to numbers and letters. We can also use a balanced mix of color-changing neon, LEDs, or shiny new letter colors.

 

Premium Signage Starts Here

Dave’s Signs often takes on projects for national companies, such as Acura, Giorgio Armani, and AT&T. But we aren’t too big to handle signs for small businesses either like Garry Marshall Theatre, The Lido Apartments, and Toppers Pizza Place. You may have seen them on your travels or if you live in Southern California.

If you have questions about channel letter signs or any other type of signs for your business, get in touch with us. We are a full-service sign company that can cater to any of your signage needs. You can contact us at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or request a quote online.

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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