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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.

 

Why Wayfinding Signs are Mission Critical to Your Business

Wayfinding Signs are pretty much mission-critical to your business. Professionally designed, they direct visitors and residents, allowing them to easily find their way around your property. On the other hand, if you own a building like a warehouse or construction site, this special type of business sign can keep things organized and safe for building inhabitants. What follows are a few exterior and interior Wayfinding Signs Dave’s Signs have created for our clients.

Exterior Signage: Monument Signs

Effective Wayfinding Signs keep a consistent degree of on-point branding. Another characteristic they must have is being informative and recognizable, without being too busy. This is especially true for exterior Monument Signs. For example, visiting motorists reading the sign we created Cabrillo Business Park should easily be able to discern which way to go in this business park.

Interior Signage: Distribution Center Signs

Distribution centers are fast-moving. Employees at these DCs depend on clear and concise Wayfinding Signs to quickly find and pick their products. It’s hard to tell by looking at this picture, but inventory in warehouses can become disorganized in no time. Therefore, good wayfinding strategies are needed, and we work with companies to decide how many signs are appropriate and where they can most effectively be located.

Wayfinding Signs in a warehouse

Parking Lot and Garage Signs

Visitors typically don’t have time to navigate confusing levels, corridors, and puzzling hallways. Parking lot and garage signs give clear visuals and instructions that help control the flow of traffic and help people find their way. Here are a few we can provide to your business:

    • Directional Signs: Directional signs provide directions towards a parking lot, garage, or a few distinct areas of the space. We have products with arrows that point in different directions.
    • Parking Spot Signs: Parking spot signs assign a precise identifying number to every spot, which is handy when you want to manage traffic.
    • Driving Directional Signs – Signs like ‘Keep Right’ or ‘This Way to…’ etc., provide directions to drivers, ensuring they can move around the lot without issues.
    • Handicap – Most public establishments have separate spaces for disabled people. Handicap signs mark these spaces and provide clear instructions.
    • No Parking & Reserved Signs – These are placed in areas where no parking is allowed. You can choose options like ‘No Parking at Any Time’ or ‘No Overnight Parking.’  On the other hand, reserved signs keep unauthorized people from parking where they shouldn’t.

Find Your Way with Dave’s Signs

Dave’s Signs makes clear and consistent signage that makes our client’s property navigatable to their occupants and visitors. You can contact us online or call us at (805) 641-1387 for more information about our Wayfinding Signs and other high-quality products.

3 Types of Hanging Signs that Attract Foot Traffic

Unlike signs that can be seen from far away, Hanging Signs are made to attract the eye of people walking nearby. In a similar fashion, they motivate these potential customers to come in and find out more about what your business offers. What follows is a guide to 3 types of Hanging Signs that attract foot traffic to your business.

#1: Blade Signs

If you want to boost visual interest, Blade Signs do the job splendidly. They are double-sided, hang perpendicular to your building, and are affixed to its structure. Blade Signs also face forward, so passersby can get a good look at them and easily read their detail as they come and go. Since these Hanging Signs don’t need to be optimized for motorists driving by, there is a ton of room for customization. You’ll find plenty of graphics, subtexts,  fancy fonts, and rich colors & textures on Blade Signs.

Wooden Blade Sign

If you look at Mondos’ logo on the Blade Sign, you’ll see that it gives homage to surfers and other ocean-based activities Ventura beaches offer. Meanwhile, the wooden font lets diners know they have tacos and brewskies inside. Put it all together, and the design gives a subtle nod that what’s inside the restaurant is definitely worth your time.

Mondo’s Beach Break Blade Sign in Ventura, made by Dave’s Signs.

Illuminated Blade Signs

Hanging Signs are often much smaller than other types of commercial signage. To make up for their small stature, they have to project confidence in every way. Illumination can help with this, and this sleek projection below will promote your brand 24/7.

Shanghai Beer Garden Neon Blade sign in Ventura, CA, made by Dave’s Signs.

#2: Classic Hanging Signs

Classic hanging signs welcome customers into your business.  You may see dozens of them hung in downtown California streets. This popular type of sign typically hangs on chains and sways in the wind.

Fleur de Rye Hanging Sign, Ventura, CA, made by Dave’s Signs.

#3: Hanging Sign Combo

Combining an eye-catching Hanging Sign with other types of signs gives you the best of both worlds. For instance, pedestrians coming and going will appreciate the detail we created for Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen Blade Sign. On the other hand, motorists passing at a high rate of speed don’t need to see the subtlety in the intricate design that characterizes Hanging Signs.

This bold-colored Channel Letter Sign is extremely visible from far away, which functions very well for motorists. Both signs also work together to elevate the Gandolfo brand.

Hanging Signs
Gandolfo’s New York Deli in Oxnard Channel Letter & Blade Sign, made by Dave’s Signs.

Take Advantage of the Hanging Sign Trend

Hanging signs help customer’s eyes train on this small space above your establishment as they pass. A beautiful and attractive one will have them searching for your logo and brand message like it’s the next yellow page entry. Let Dave’s Signs help you take full advantage of this trend. For more information, you can call us at (805) 641-1387 Alternatively, you can fill out our online form for a quote.

Hospitality Signage Ideas that Enhance the Guest Experience

Hospitality signs direct guests to where they need to go and be. Without them, they find navigating the building and ground a virtual maze. Of course, experiences like this are frustrating to them. Therefore, you can rely on excellent hospitality signage to enhance the guest experience. No matter what the reasons guests head to a hotel, one thing is clear:  They want every aspect of their stay to be easy and as streamlined as possible. 

Below are a few excellent examples of hospitality signage ideas that help guests plan and enjoy their stay.

For Clarity& Simplification

    • Entrance & exit signs: Signs at the entrance & exit are typically the first part of the guest experience. Because of this, strategically placed, colorful monument signs let guests know how to get in and out of your business.
Hospitality entrance sign for the Residence Inn, Marriott.
    • Illuminated signs: Eye-catching illuminated hotel signage leads guests to the right place. They simplify and improve their stay. For instance, the illuminated blade sign we created for Castillo Inn at the Beach lets Beachgoers know at a glance if there are vacancies or not.

Hospitality Signage

For Relaxation & Safety

    • Maps and directional signs  Guests expect relaxation and organization during their vacation or staycation. So, clear maps and directional signs at check-in counters, rooms, and corridors really elevate the guest experience by helping guests quickly find their way around.
    • Safety signage:  Safety directional signage assists people, including those who are handicapped, in finding anything from the elevators to an escape route during an urgent evacuation scenario. Above all, hotels must meet ADA standards. If they don’t – they are at serious risk of facing large fines. Dave’s Signs knows all the ADA rules and can help with these special types of hotel signs.

 

For Branding & Satisfaction

    • Hotel wayfinding signs: Wayfinding signs help people navigate their way around the building. They create a consistent and seamless experience for hotel guests. Furthermore, hospitality wayfinding signs also maintain branding. This ensures that all signs look the same around the entire property.  The best part about wayfinding signs? It’s like having an attendant in every area of your hotel. Your guest has a question, they find the answer, they follow the answer, and voila! They’re satisfied.

This Pierpoint Inn hotel sign gives comfort to guests in the familiar Wyndham brand.

Look to Dave’s Signs for Your Hospitality Signage

If you are searching for the perfect sign company for your hotel signs, look no further than Dave’s Signs. We have been furnishing beautiful signs for hotel businesses for over 20 years. Given these points, let’s work together to build excellent hospitality signage for your business. 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.

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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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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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