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How to Brand Your Growing Business with Corporate Building Signs

As anyone who has tried to grow their business knows, it’s vital to focus on your branding efforts. After all, even Pepsi and Coca-Cola still work on branding, and they’ve been America’s favorite sodas since the 1940s. There are many different aspects of branding for you to work on, including your corporate signs. Without proper signage, your customers won’t be able to connect each of your products to your specific company. Instead, read on to find out more about corporate building signs that give your prospective customers a lasting impression.

Steps to Branding with Corporate Building Signs

Before you begin designing your signs, make sure you know what colors and logo you’re going to use. Daves’s Signs does excellent design work. We can take anything from a loose sketch to existing logos, fonts, colors—to brand guidelines or architectural renderings that were done by an agency, to collaborate and present you with sign solutions.

For instance, we can take your existing logo to come up with eye-catching sign ideas, resulting in something wonderful in terms of look and feel that fits your needs. Dave’s Signs is also fully knowledgeable about what the city allows for signage. We’ll work to get you a beautiful sign that checks all the boxes when it comes to local ordinances.

Bank of the Sierra Channel Letter Sign
Bank of the Sierra Channel Letter Sign.

Starting from scratch? No problem—our design team can collaborate with you to design the perfect branding solution for your business needs. In short, we’ll design, fabricate and install a sign that meets all city requirements and elevates your brand.

Lastly, you’ll need to decide between several different sign types. Some are easier to choose than others based purely on your location or industry.

Custom Signs That Make Excellent Corporate Building Signs

The custom sign types available from Dave’s Signs include:

      • Dimensional Letters
      • Illuminated Signs
      • Neon Signs
      • Monument Signs
      • Property Management Signs
      • Channel Letters
      • Office Signs
      • Custom Graphics
      • Window Graphics
      • Blade Signs

Below is some information about these custom signs, including how they draw attention to your brand.

Dimensional Letters 

Storefront Signs

Dimensional Letter Signs refer to any lettering or logo that has three dimensions (as opposed to flat panels). You may also hear them called metal letters, plastic cut letters or 3D graphics too. While dimensional letters are not intrinsically illuminated, they can be lit in some ways. When similar letters are internally illuminated or backlit, they are called channel letters.

Illuminated Signs

If your business is open after dark, Illuminated Signs are a must-have. Illuminated signs will help people engage with your business, while also providing high visibility day and night. Additionally, bear in mind that some shopping centers and property management companies make it mandatory that your storefront signs be illuminated. For more information on illuminated signs check out our post, “What are the Different Types of Lighted Signs? Here are our Top 5.”

Neon Signs

If you want to make a lasting impression, Neon Signs have been getting desired results for brands for over a century. Neon tubing has been a popular solution for both creating and accenting signs for over 100 years, and their steady, piercing lights have a high visual impact, bringing attention to the artwork from blocks away. The businesses that choose neon signs light up the night with distinct primary colors, making them a definite focal point at night, thereby branding your business.

Monument Signs

For many hotels, shopping malls, apartment complexes, business parks, restaurants, and even city entryways, exterior monument signs are truly impressive and make a large impact. Monument signage provides a wonderful landmark for your company by letting all passers-by know exactly who and where you are.

Property Management Signs

Property Management Signs covers all sign types for apartments, planned communities, shopping malls, hotels, office buildings & properties, and retail outlets. They work hard to elevate your brand and establish your reputation, along with helping your business communicate effectively with the local community with a cohesive look and functionality throughout.

Channel Letter Signs

Custom Corporate Signs: Finney's

Channel Letter Signs is one of the best ways to present your business to the public and one of the most popular. By forming each channel letter separately using its own light source, you get a 3D effect for your corporate signs that are awe-inspiring to your prospective customers. Some of the most high-end and complex illuminated signs use channel letters. For more info on channel letters, check out our post “Channel Letters 101 – What You Need to Know to Select Yours,” or see lots of examples in our channel letters sign gallery.

Office Signs

Custom Corporate Signs: Derby Curtis on wood

Interior Office Signs often require elegance and elevated visual appeal. Dave’s Signs can provide custom Lobby Signs, illuminated or not, Letter Set Signs, Interior Signs, Way-finding Signs, ADA Signs, Office Suite Signs, Door Signs, Interior Store Signs with beautiful fabricated letters and logos. Pair them with custom exterior signs to really enforce your brand name in your customer’s mind.

Custom Graphics

Custom Graphic Wall Sign

Few things set your business apart more than Custom Graphics. These include anything from Custom Printed Graphics & Signage, Hand Painted Signs, Custom Wall, Floor, Window Graphics, Custom Boat & Vehicle Graphics. The images and lettering used can transform something drab into dynamic and modern branding. Our sign professionals can take your ideas and turn them into custom graphics with visual appeal. Or, we can start from scratch and design you something totally unique.

Window Graphics

Windows, which make up a large portion of your storefront, restaurant, or office, can provide excellent real estate for marketing your business effectively. Our sign experts will create Custom Window Graphics based on your brand requirements. Whether we design it or you bring us the designs, we can make full-color stickers, vinyl letters and install them to look great.

Blade Signs

 Custom Corporate Signs: Rookees

Blade Signs create visual interest and function well in many environments. They really make for nice corporate building signs too. These signs hang vertically or horizontally on a bracket or frame near the entryway to your store, restaurant or building. Likewise, Blade Signs work well in strip malls, downtown businesses, areas with frequent pedestrian traffic and business with sidewalks in front. Want to see some great examples? Check out our blade sign gallery or head downtown to your favorite stores and restaurants.

AES Channel Letter Sign

Do I Really Need a High-Quality Corporate Sign?

Have you ever been to a store that’s still using a worn-out sign that’s seen better days? If so, you already know how unprofessional this can look. These battered signs might be considered charming at a vegetable stand on the side of the road. However, if you plan to be in business for the long run, then it’s best to invest in high-quality signs.

So, to answer the question, yes, you do need a high-quality corporate sign. Consider beautiful, professional corporate building signs a sound investment since placing one outside your building or outside of your restaurant is going to get you more attention, better-paying customers and a better all-around feeling about your business.

Let Dave’s Signs Help with Your Corporate Building Signs

Branding your business is the ultimate business strategy. No matter what type of signs you need, call Dave’s Signs for assistance at (805) 641-1387 or Request a Quote online. We’ve got the perfect signage solutions for you and we are specialists in creating unique signs for our customers for more than 20 years. We’ll work with you, the city you are located in and make sure you get the signs that are right for you.

Illuminated Signs that Help Meet California’s Clean Energy Goals

California is one of the most progressive states when it comes to renewable energy. And its goal is for all electricity in the state to come from carbon-free sources over the next 2-3 decades. Illuminated signs can also be a part of California’s Clean Energy Project. This article will talk about how lighted signs can help your business meet clean energy goals.

LED-Lit Signs

Decorative and practical, LED-lit signs are a great way to meet solar goals. This type of signage makes branding and promotional messages easy, as well as provides useful information such as hours of operation or contact details.

LED-Lit signs use much less energy than traditional incandescent lights, oftentimes using as much as 75% less energy. LEDs can also save you in replacement costs because they can last 25 times longer than regular incandescent lighting.

Electronic Illuminated Signs

illuminated sign with digital lighting

Electronic illuminated signs are a special type of LED or digital sign that displays things such as time & temperature and gas prices. Also, many backlit, monument, pylon, real estate and property signs use electronic illuminated signage.

Because these signs can be powered with electricity created by a nearby solar panel, they can be cost-effective, while also assisting with meeting California’s clean energy goals. In addition, bright, daylight-visible light-emitting diode bulbs provide over 100,000 hours of continuous operation, which outlasts comparable incandescent lamps significantly.

Energy Star Certified Signage

Illuminated signs that use barnyard lighting

Energy Star signage meets the state’s stringent energy efficiency standards, as they are 18% more efficient than traditional illuminated options. This type of signage uses lightbulbs that are highly efficient and last longer. In addition, this special type of custom signage has cooler running panel tech that is extremely affordable.

Retrofitting/Restoration

Historic restoration we did for Castillo Inn at the Beach.

If your business already has an illuminated sign, you don’t have to worry about having to find a new one. LED retrofitting can be done on almost all types of existing signs, allowing them to operate more efficiently and for longer periods of time. In a nutshell, they use less energy overall.

Green Fabrication Processes

Dave’s Signs provides the highest quality signage displays and we reduce our carbon footprint through our company-wide green initiatives. By using green fabrication processes and materials whenever possible, we continue to reduce the environmental impact of our work.

For example, Dave’s Signs’ acrylic lightboxes are green and made of 100% post-consumer recycled acrylic plastic. The acrylic material in them is heated to high temperatures to form a uniform sheet that is cut into shape. This process creates very little waste. Additionally, it allows us to use only the amount of material necessary for each sign, thereby reducing our environmental impact even more.

Also, for any paint products used in the restoration of lit and unlit signs, we partner with <> for our customers and minimize waste of paint and any other substances used in the sign manufacturing process.

Dave’s Signs for Eco-Conscious Illuminated Signs

If you’re looking to find new signs that meet California’s clean energy goals, the best way is to work with a sign company like Dave’s Signs. We can create something specifically for your needs! Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles counties and Nationwide areas, we can help you choose from our wide variety of signage options and designs.  Give us a call today at (805) 641-1387 or fill out our online form for a free and easy quote. We’ll be happy to assist you in getting your business or organization’s green signage up and running as quickly as possible!

Commercial Sign Services in Camarillo, California

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

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Our Services in Camarillo

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

Design

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

Fabrication

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

Installation

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

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

Service & Repair 

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

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

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

Maintenance 

Commercial Sign Service & Repair in Camarillo, CA

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

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

Neon Restoration 

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

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

Other Specialty Services

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

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

Who Needs Custom Business Signs?

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

Attention-Grabbing Custom Sign Services in Camarillo 

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

 

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

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

What are Channel Letters?

Exterior Channel Letter Sign – Red Brick Pizza

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

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

Where You Typically See Channel Letter Signs

Ganas Channel Letter Pole Sign

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

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

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

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

and on Indoor Signs.

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

Why Channel Letters?

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

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

The Four Basic Types of Channel Letters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mounting Options for Channel Letter Signs

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

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

AES Channel Letter Sign

Next Steps for Getting Your Channel Letter Signage

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

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

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

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

Mexican Restaurant Sign Styles that Get Your Business Noticed

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

Channel Letter Signs – El Dorado

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant Channel Letter Sign

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

 Neon Restoration Sign – Pepe’s 

Pepes Neon Sign Restoration

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

Illuminated Sign – Beach House Tacos

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

Made to Last – Spencer Mackenzie’s

Spencer Makenzie's Neon Sign

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

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

Fast Food Mexican Sign

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

Contact Dave’s Signs for Your Mexican Restaurant Sign

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

Dave’s Signs Blog

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

Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

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

Custom Signs Near You

Saloon BBQ Custom Sign

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

Call us today for an Estimate at (805) 641-1387 or

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Neon Sign Design Computer

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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