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Convenience Store Signs That Engage Customers & Demand Attention

Convenience store merchants know that one of the biggest challenges they face is in figuring out how to make people take notice and check out their business. Luckily, they can overcome this hurdle by using encouraging convenience store signs. Dave’s Signs has put together a few ways that make c-store signage engage customers and demand their attention.

Customized, Beautiful Signs Market Your Business

Beautiful, professional, and customized signage outside of your c-store sells and informs. By looking at your specialized signs, customers passing by will be lured in to learn more about your business. Customized signs also make them want to know more about your specific brand.

Effective Convenience Store Signs Update & Organize

C-stores also keep products updated and in order. Because of this, the quality and message of the signs you display outside and inside your business matter. In fact, the right signage can mean the difference between exceptional inventory turns, or your products staying on the shelves. There are specific types of signs that work well for your c-store’s exterior and interior, and they all have different functions. Here are a few to think about for your business.

The Main Sign

The main outside sign is the star of the show, and it’s usually the first one people see.  However, you need the right design to draw in the customer’s eye as they pass.  Below, you can see the illuminated main lightbox sign we made for the outside of Point Market. It stands tall and lets everyone know your Point Market is there and to come inside. The varying font on the sign isn’t busy at all, either. The total package conveniently tells you the essentials you need to know about the market in an instance.

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Illuminated Exterior Convenience Store Sign in Bakersfield

Door Signs Communicate & Organize

Professional door signs communicate areas to help customers find your goods and services quickly. In brief, ensuring their shopping experience properly reflects the  ‘convenience’ in ‘convenience store.’ Riveting signs are excellent ways to kickstart sales, too. Therefore, they can go on windows, walls, and the entryway door and cooler doors.

Custom Graphic Ribbons & Canvas Prints

The walls surrounding the area that hold cold beverages and snacks are prime real estate for displaying eye-catching graphics. Bakersfield’s sunny climate makes the region conducive to growing crops that range from almonds to carrots to lemons. Meanwhile, the beautiful artwork the convenience store commissioned Dave’s Signs to do captures this essence perfectly. In addition to those checking out what’s in the cooler, the professional graphics look inviting from anywhere in the store.

Cooler Signs
Custom graphic ribbons & custom canvas prints for Bakersfield c-store.

Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Drink Sign

Here, you can see the graphic ribbon and gorgeous fountain drink sign we customized to this c-store owner’s specifications. As we mentioned before, customized signs sell and inform. Additionally, a custom sign approach advertises certain products throughout your c-store more effectively than generic ones do.

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Custom fountain drink sign & graphic ribbon for Bakersfield c-store.

Illuminated Channel Letters That Organize & Inform

How many times have you entered a store and couldn’t find what you’re looking for? For this reason, Dave’s Signs created these custom backlit channel letter signs in various colors for Fuel Depot Market. Their vivid designs help customers quickly and conveniently find non-alcohol and alcoholic beverages in Fuel Depot’s different sections.

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Illuminated Channel Letter  ‘Chill Zone” sign for Fuel Depot Market.
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Illuminated Channel Letter ‘Liquor/Wine” signs for  Fuel Depot Market.
Overview of all the illuminated channel letter signs and sections for Fuel Depot Market.

Contact Dave’s Signs to Learn More

We hope you enjoyed our roundup of suggestions to improve your c-store signs. Dave’s Signs has expertise in working with convenience store owners to design, fabricate, and install the finest signs in the business. Eye-catching, customized sign solutions are why Dave’s Signs is so popular nationwide and in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles & surrounding counties. To find out more about how we can help you, call (805) 641-1387 or contact us online.

Neon Diner Signs Draw in Hungry Customers

The best neon diner signs both attract you and get your stomach juices pumping. And when you think of diners in California, neon is usually a huge part of the visual. In fact, nothing brings a classic 1950s vibe to mind more than a flickering neon sign.

Today, seeing a neon diner sign harkens us back to an era when waitresses on rollerskates brought customers milkshakes and burgers to the barstool where they were sitting. You can find examples of Dave’s Sign’s vintage neon creations adorning neighborhood diner haunts such as the Busy Bee Cafe and Jack’s Diner. Let’s take a look at both of them, shall we?

Busy Bee 50s Cafe

The Busy Bee 50s cafe in Ventura County is known for its classic diner atmosphere and mouthwatering comfort food. You feel like you are transported back to the Fifties once you step inside, too. Before all that happens, though, you can almost smell burgers cooking on the grill when you drive or walk by. That’s due in part to the illuminated storefront signs that draw in customers hungry for food & nostalgia.

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Dave’s Signs redoing the Busy Bee Sign in 2011.
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How the Busy Bee Cafe & Diner Sign looked after installation.
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Details on the “Busy Bee” logo look fantastic, even in daylight.

Jack’s Diner

The neon signs of Jack’s Diner, whether unlit or lit, look amazing.

Unlit Jacks Diner Neon Sign

Below, you can see that the tri-color lights of the sign we made for Jack’s Diner sign really come together to make something special.  The effect also makes it look like something tough & intelligent Dick Tracy would encounter whenever he would stop to grab a coffee in between busting crime.

Jack's Neon Diner Sign

Repairing Neon Signs

You may think that your classical neon sign is gone forever if it’s in disrepair.  Luckily, we believe in keeping this tradition alive, and we will happily repair your neon signs. Dave’s Signs crafts some mighty fine tubes by hand by using high-quality industrial materials.

Making a Neon Sign Forming Glass

Eye-catching neon diner signs are guaranteed to brighten your business and get customers excited about you.  Dave’s Signs serves commercial business nationwide and in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles County areas. No sign job is too big or small, and we do it all. Call us at (805) 641-1387 to discuss your neon sign concept or contact us online with your questions.

4 Simple Storefront Sign Designs That Enhance Your Brand

Storefront signs are the lifeblood of the industry. After all, have you ever checked out a store that didn’t have an attractive storefront sign? Fortunately for our customers, we’ve been working on many unforgettable storefront sign designs that make people say, “What is that?” Let’s learn more about them!

What are Storefront Signs?

Storefront signage appears on fronts of retail stores and other businesses. They typically identify the business’s name, motto or slogan. Sometimes the signs may identify all three. A well-designed sign for these businesses will often cleverly enhance their brand. Additionally, they may convey some other vital aspects about them to their customers. Ahead, let’s look at four simple storefront sign designs that enhance your brand.

1. Reflecting Trademarks: The Body Shop

storefront sign designs the Body Shop

Any signage created for The Body Shop needs to allure and attract people from all walks of life to be effective. The London-based company is famed for its ethically-sourced and naturally-inspired beauty products. Doing something so innovative deserves to be captured to perfection in signage that represents their mission.

The storefront design Dave’s Signs incorporated for the cosmetics giant uses the distinguished and dimensional round “O ” circle emblem with drops & feathers that reflect the friendliness and softness that is their trademark.  Also, minimalist window graphics representing their top-selling types of cosmetics, coupled with luminous and radiant signage, lets customers know their makeup can make their visage and body positively glow.

2. Simplicity Speaks Volumes: Anytime Fitness


There are customers that want to get fit any time of the day or night, so you want a sign that gets noticed by them 24/7. The illuminated signage we created for our national customer Anytime Fitness accomplishes this goal. They know just by looking at it that they can get fit “anytime” they want.  The dynamic magenta figure and text capture their well-known fitness brand perfectly, too. As you can see, some of the best storefront sign ideas are really simple, yet they still present your brand in a novel way.

3. Just the Sweet Facts: Sanders & Sons

Sanders & Sons’ custom window art is just as sweet as the gelato they serve to their customers.  Also, it’s an excellent example of just presenting enough information to get customers to clamor for their cold treats.  We chose to go with gold-embossed window etching that features serif font that breaks through their circular logo. Important information from this storefront sign can be ascertained at a glance by gelato devotees who want to satisfy their cravings.

4. American Eagle Outfitters: A Storefront Sign with Presence

The American Eagle Outfitters company’s motto is to empower their customers. Therefore, any sign designed for them needs to be empowering and have a presence.  We think the wrought iron-styled storefront sign we made for the jean making company definitely fits that bill.  From the inviting and curving channel-cut letters that match the intricate designs on the terrace to the customized open awning, this powerful design hits it out of the park.

Storefront Sign Designs That Really Work

It’s our goal to create the most attractive and innovative signs that you’ll see. Whether it’s from our own design or using your brand guidelines, we have you covered. Connect with us today to find out how we can help by calling (805) 641-1387. Alternatively, you can reach out via our online contact page for more information.

How to Get Your Auto Service Center Signs Noticed

When the check engine light comes on, customers need to get vehicle parts and repairs ASAP.  The best custom signage for parts and auto repair shops accomplishes this goal and gets you noticed in a flash.  Additionally, proper signage for this industry gives your message the attention it deserves,  while still ensuring smooth interactions between customers and staff. Here’s how to get your auto service center signs noticed.

Keep the Message Short

Auto Service & Parts Center Signs

Auto parts are closely related to auto services so we are going to start with them.

Whether the customer is driving by in a car or walking on a sidewalk, a sign must have a clear purpose to be effective. And signs designed to sell attract the customer’s attention by keeping the message short and making the action clear. This design intent works extremely well for national brands such as O’Reilly Auto Parts.

As you can see, the O’Reilly sign in Santa Barbara that Dave’s Signs created is optimized to sell. You know right away that they are an auto parts business (purpose), and the front-lit illuminated sign incorporates the well-known O’Reilly shamrock logo nicely.

Bright Colors Lend a Strategic Advantage

Auto lube shops are a type of auto service center, and an effective sign function for this niche industry is two-fold. On the one hand, they have to look alluring and professional to attract customers. On the other, they have to advertise what services they offer at a glance. This brightly-colored monument sign we made for Auto Lube Care in Ventura exemplifies this approach.

Combine Different Fonts to Amp up Contrast

Body shops and collision centers are other types of auto service centers. They are the shops that repair your car after a fender bender or a more serious collision. As you can imagine, customers and tow truck services have to find them ASAP.  Easily read signs are clearly an advantage here, of course. Fortunately, contrast and other design choices can make a sign infinitely readable.

Contrast coupled with a different typeface usually determines a sign’s readability. Therefore, contrast and typeface are huge factors for any engaging auto service center sign. The sign we created for the collision center company Premier Coach uses these two design principles for maximum effect. Rich colors and different typefaces work together to keep the sign from blending into the neutral background.

As can be seen here, there are plenty of ways to elevate your brand visibility and bring customers to you. Given these points, you can present your Auto Service & Parts Center Signs with professionalism by using Dave’s Signs. We create beautiful custom signs nationally and locally here in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.  Our product options and services are the perfect fit for your auto repair, lube, or tire service shop. Contact us online to find out more or call (805) 641-1387 to speak to one of our team members.

Auto Dealership Signs Give You the Edge You Need

If you sell vehicles, you know you have to stand out to get maximum brand visibility. Otherwise, you could lose your competitive edge.  Since automotive retailers have so much riding on selling their inventory, a sign that brings customers to their lot to look at their latest models and pre-owned vehicles is a must-have. Enter the auto dealership sign, and one that is sleek and professionally designed will immediately grab the attention of potential buyers passing by your business.

Ganas Auto Dealership

Auto Dealership Signs for National & Regional Companies

Dave’s Signs serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, & Los Angeles counties. We also service accounts nationwide. Over the years, we’ve helped many national auto dealership clients such as Acura, Hyundai, and recently, a regional auto group for used cars called Ganas Auto, with their signage needs. Our professionals provide complete services that include surveys, permits, installations, maintenance, and more.

Illuminated signage, especially if it’s mounted atop a tall pole, can be seen from miles away. The signage we created for Ganas Auto really shines and stands out, making it easy to find. Whether it is night or day, everyone instantly recognizes your illuminated sign, including potential customers who may not know your auto service center is there.

Santa Barbara Acura Signs

This Santa Barbara Acura dealership showcases two signs made for them by Dave’s Signs. Dave’s Signs often takes on projects for national auto dealership companies, creating signs according to their specifications, branding guidelines, and local ordinances. These two photos showcase the Acura Signage.

We provided both a channel letter sign for the front and this monument sign at the entryway.

This channel letter sign we created for the Hyundai dealership is another one of our national sign accounts. As you can tell by the photos, the Hyundai storefront sign is as pleasing to the eye as it is enticing to those looking to purchase vehicles.

The Finest Auto Dealership Signs

Do you want auto dealership sign signage that attracts new potential buyers and gives you the edge you need? If so, you can trust Dave’s Signs to work with you to make the design you want a reality. When you want the finest signage for your franchise, we can help.  Also, Dave Signs can manufacture and ship signs anywhere in the U.S. You can call us at (805) 641-1387 to find out more. You can contact us online for a free quote, too.

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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