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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


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


  • 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.

What Goes Into Custom Sign Service and Installation?

Although it looks simple enough, there are many factors that go into making commercial signage a reality. Not just anyone can do it, and you need a team of experts if you want eye-catching designs delivered. In this post, we are going to share some of our expertise with you and discuss what goes into custom sign service and installation.

The Right Equipment

Crane lowering large W sculpture down for placement in Oxnard, CA.

Staged poles usually range around  20 – 80 feet tall and are sometimes even higher. The equipment used for this type of custom sign service has to reach high enough and get into difficult spaces. In many cases, the special equipment has to lift people to the installation point. When it lifts the installers, it has to be strong and safe enough to hold them securely.

GANAS Auto Pole Sign Dave’s Signs Installed in Oxnard, CA.

The Right Tools

Storefront Signs are often attached to buildings at great heights. Not only do installers need the right equipment and tools to make these signs, but they also need the right tools to secure the sign and ensure it doesn’t fall down.

The Right Materials

Monument sign with masonry material
Monument sign with masonry material for Red Horse Plaza.

Commercial signs, especially if they are outside your brick & mortar organization, have to be durable and long-lasting. Because of that, a sign company needs to know its way around materials. The facade may need fastenings and stabilizers, so the sign company you choose needs to know the right ones to use.

The Right Skillset

Not only do you need the right equipment & tools, but you also need trained technicians with the right skillset through every step of the process. They need to be knowledgeable about everything they do and experienced in the nuances and challenges that come with custom sign installation.

Installing signs isn’t an easy skill to be taken lightly. The installers at Dave’s Signs do high-quality work, have decades of experience and know-how to secure your sign the best and safest way possible. That way it stays put and looks it’s absolute best for a long time.

The Right Knowledge

Besides having skillful technicians, the staff at a sign company need to have the right expertise, especially when it comes to adhering to the local city ordinances. Municipalities have restrictions on the size of signage you can install, how it looks, where or how it can be placed, etc. We’ll take care of this for you by working with the city permitting process, getting approvals, so your signage adheres to the rules and looks good – hassle-free. 

The Right Sign Company for Custom Sign Service and Installation

Dave’s Signs has been in the commercial sign business since 1990. We’ve done it all — big high-rise buildings for corporate clients to apartment complexes to small mom and pop boutiques. Our expertise brings beautiful signage and excellent results to our clients. If you’d like to know more about how we can design and install custom signage for you, please contact us at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or request a quote online.

3 Multi-Tenant Sign Designs That Attract More Tenants

Eye-catching, Multi-Tenant Sign Designs make a huge impact and attract more tenants.  Typically seen outside of a business, they are a critical component in the promotion of commercial properties with multiple tenants in one physical location. Dave’s Signs has put together the following guide that showcases some of the best custom Multi-Tenant Signs that we’ve designed and installed.

But first, let’s discuss the difference between Multi-Tenant Signs and Directory  Signs since they look very similar.

Multi-Tenant Signs vs. Directory  Signs


Outside Multi-Tenant Signs and Directory  Signs can look similar, but their functions are different.

Businesses in shopping malls and business parks use directory signs like the one we did above to stand out and grow their brand. They also act as Wayfinding Signs for occupants. The sign has a set amount of display spaces. As new businesses are introduced or depart, the display spaces are regularly updated.

Comparatively, a Multi-Tenant Sign is large, freestanding signage made up of divided tenant panels in sections. Unlike Directory Signs, they typically tell you what tenant, business, etc is in the complex – not where you can find them. Since the panels in both types of signs are removable, changing a name is easy.

Custom Designs

Depending on your business needs and your zoning ordinances, Dave’s Signs can create your custom Multi-Tenant Sign in many different designs and ways. Here are a few to consider:

Multi-Tenant Sign Designs #1: Pylon Sign Mounted

Multi-Tenant Sign Designs Pylon Sign

Driving around, you’ve probably noticed Muti-Tenant signs such as this impressive one we created for Mountain Gate Plaza. Mounted to a two-legged pylon, this sign is very tall and wide. It ensures every business listed gets maximum visibility.

Multi-Tenant Sign Designs #2: Monument Multi-Tenant Signs

Multi-Tenant Monument Signs are stylish and smooth.  Additionally, they are a surprisingly very cost-effective way to promote your office park or shops. For instance, the Kanan Village example we created here is a perfect example of a monument sign that has a smooth, artistic flair.

Multi-Tenant Sign Designs #3: Monument Signs that Accentuate Your Location

multitenant sign

Multi-Tenant Monument signs crafted from wood and masonry give a professional, rustic touch. Also, these types of signs often have a stone base. The one we created for Red Horse Plaza accentuates the plaza without being a distraction to pedestrians and drivers.

Specializing in Custom Multi-Tenant Sign Creation

Dave’s Signs has a wealth of experience creating Multi-Tenant Signs. We can bring your vision to life, while also enhancing the appeal of your property. Please reach out to us at (805) 641-1387. Or request a quote online for the best sign to showcase your business, shopping center, or other commercial properties.

10 Benefits of LED Lighted Signs for Business Owners

Companies have been turning to traditional neon signs for decades to broadcast their presence to customers, welcome them to town and showcase the uniqueness of their brand. However, before investing in traditional neon, why not consider the flexibility and benefits of LED illumination bring to the table instead? What follows are 10 benefits LED Lighted Signs can bring to your business.

#1: Greater Signage Options

Unlike neon, which only displays solid colors, LEDs can display color changes, animation, fading & flashing features, and moving text. This allows for maximum versatility while on display.

#2: Longevity

LEDs can run for 50,000-100,000 hours, meaning signs made using them will outlast other lighting methods., essentially never burning out.

#3: Time savings

LEDs require fewer replacements and less maintenance, which saves time and money, thereby allowing you to focus attention on the areas of your business that could use your attention.

#4:  Led Lighted Signs Stay Brighter Longer

Unlike filament bulbs, LEDs don’t leak gas as time passes, which is the primary cause of dimming.

#5: Extremely Low Maintenance

LED Sign Tubes bypass the ballast which, in turn, reduces long-term maintenance. Also, LEDs don’t contain any hazardous gases or glass tubes, which can leak or break and cause detailed cleanups (even hazmat ones).

#6: Vibrant Brightness

LED Lighted Signs

LED signage’s round-the-clock vibrant brightness & visibility will help you meet your marketing goals by garnering more impressions, leads, and conversions.

# 7: Contemporary Appeal

Conserv Fuel Digital Sign Santa Barbara, CA

LED signs speak volumes to millennials and other tech-savvy people who have more modern tastes and are more accustomed to reading digital media. If your business is targeting these types of demographics, LED signage goes a long way.

#8: Environmentally Friendly 

LED lights contain no toxic gases like argon or mercury, and they are 100 percent recyclable. Moreover, many customers respect brands that are eco-conscious and often buy from them before others that aren’t.

#9: Utility Savings

LED Lighted Signs for Power One

Fortunately, LED lights run cool when compared to CFL bulbs and neon.  Because of that your indoor display won’t affect your thermostat and overclock the air conditioner.

#10: Thinner & Lightweight

LED signs do not have glass tubes as neon signs do, therefore they offer a thinner size. Because of this, you can feature signs that are bold and bright but are still nearly effortless to lift on & off their display mounts.

Increase Your Business with LED Lighted Signs

If you want a sign to help you stand out and get noticed, while saving you energy and maintenance at the same time, there’s nothing better than LED signage. Dave’s Signs offers custom illuminated signs for your building’s interior and exterior applications that will help grow your business 24/7.

LED and neon are comparable in price, so your final decision will rest on what you want to get from your business sign. If you would like to know more about your illuminated sign options and what will work best for you, please reach out to us at (805) 641-1387 or shoot us a quick question or request a quote online.

Halo Lit Signs Grab Attention and Give Your Brand a Boost

Halo Lit Signs represent branding at its finest, as they give businesses a distinguished or unique image. Their dramatic and distinctive glowing effects work to elevate and sharpen the perceived value of both the sign and your trademark.

About Halo Lit Signs

Channel Letter Sign Fabrication
Channel Letters installed onto Nationwide Insurance Sign.

Halo Lit Signs consist of aluminum sides and faces that mount onto standoffs that project away from the wall.  LED or neon lighting shines against a surface behind the letter. This produces the distinctive glow that surrounds a business’s Channel Letter font or logos.

What Colors are Available?

The color from an LED is typically white. However, other colors are available that match your organization’s branding, such as blue, red, green, yellow and amber. In other words, Dave’s Signs can create beautiful, differently colored, Halo Illuminated Signs like the ones that follow for your business.

Red Brick Pizza Illuminated Sign

This sign for Red Brick Pizza uses halo illumination, giving it a luminescent glow at night. Our favorite part of the sign is the “red bricks” that sit above the white glowing channel letters.

Halo Illuminated Signs for Your Exterior

By all means, companies must grab their customer’s attention without fail. Consider this: 50 percent of a start-up’s new customers are drawn in by on-premises signage.  Brick and mortar businesses of any size depend on professional signs to attract the attention of passersby and potential customers.  For example, this Halo Illuminated Sign created for national customer Pandora is perfect because it really catches the eye.

Halo Illuminated Signs for Your Interior


Generally, people consider Halo Lit  Signs for the outside of the building, but they are just as effective on the interior.  The technique is becoming increasingly common as a signage solution for interior lobbies, offices and conference rooms. Also, imagine the brand name recall and boost when your interior Illuminated Halo Sign matches the exterior one!

Dave’s Signs Makes Brilliant Halo Lit Signs

Custom Halo Lit Signs are simply brilliant, and at Dave’s Signs we design, fabricate, install, service & repair Illuminated Signs that draw customers in and promote your business.  As a matter of fact, custom signs are our specialty, and we’ve been making businesses stand out for over 20 years.

If you’d like to know more about our Illuminated Sign choices, please visit our gallery. You can also contact us online for a free quote or call us at (805) 641-1387 if you have any questions.

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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Call us at (805) 641-1387

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.

See Our Neon Sign Gallery

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.

See Our Custom Signs

Custom Sign Design Grove Avenue