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The Top 10 Sign Types & Best Uses For Each

Every business, in every sector, regardless of its scale, needs to be on top of its game when it comes to advertising and marketing. While digital marketing strategies help you reach wider audiences, business signs create a brand impact at your business’ physical location. If you are looking for business signs that will speak volumes about your business and attract attention to it as well contact us at Dave’s Signs.

We are one of the front-running industries in this space and cater to clients across many industries. The types of signs you opt for will depend on the location of the sign, the nature of your business, and your personal preferences and budget. Here are 10 top sign types and the best uses for each one:

Blade Signs

1.) Blade Signs

These are an ideal solution for structures with short setbacks. If your business is situated in an area that sees heavy pedestrian traffic, projecting blade signs are a great option.

Channel Letter Signs

2.) Channel Letters

Signs made with graphics and channel letters are an excellent choice for retail stores, shopping malls, and other businesses. These have 3D profiles, and you can choose either LED or neon illumination options for them. If your business operates in the late evening hours or during nighttime, these illuminated signs are a great way to create an impact.

monument signs

3.) Monument Signs

Exterior monument signs prove to be an excellent option for many stores and businesses. These are very solid structures that can be installed in any outdoor location, near the entrance to your business.  You can choose different types of lettering for them, and we offer illuminated options too.  

If your business is a little set back from a highway and not easily noticeable to drivers and passersby, you should consider getting a pylon sign. These lightbox cabinets are mounted on tall poles and have LED or neon lights in them. This makes them easily visible from a distance.

dimensional letter signs

4.) Dimensional Letter Signs

These are referred to as 3D graphics, cut letters and metal letters. They are perfect for outdoor and indoor signage. You can choose from lighted or unlighted features and they are resilient enough to stand up to changing climatic conditions and are economical too.

illuminated signs

5.) Illuminated Signs

As the name suggests, these signs are illuminated and perfect for businesses that want to attract business at any time of the day or night. They are eye-catching, can be used in indoor and outdoor settings, and are an effective advertising tool.

property management signs

6.) Property Management Signs

Our company designs, fabricates and installs different types of property management signs. Whether you want an apartment sign, shopping mall sign, office park sign, a commercial property or retail sign, we are the company that can offer the best solutions.

ADA signs can be installed in any area of your property and are designed in compliance with the ADA regulations. Every business needs to ensure that they have ADA signs on their property to make various areas more accessible to people with disabilities.

office signs

7.) Office Signs

These simple signs are perfect for business parks where there could be many new businesses coming and going. They are a scalable solution and best-suited for locations where businesses are regularly updated.

Custom Graphic Signs
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8.) Custom Graphic Signs

Custom graphics are some of the best ways to attract customers. You can choose from vinyl lettering, hand-painted signs, printed graphic signs, wall graphics and boat graphics. These dynamic signs are an excellent advertising tool for modern businesses.

neon signs

9.) Neon Signs

These bright and attractive signs are genuinely eye-catching and come in a variety of shades and colors. Businesses in the hospitality industry like clubs, pubs, restaurants, and bars find these a great way to attract customers.

window signs

10.) Window Signs

These signs come in many varieties such as vinyl window decals, perforated vinyl window film, static cling stickers, and hand painted signs. You can also use a mix-and-match of these to create the kind of impact you want.

Since there are many different types of signs, it’s a good idea to get help from experts who will help you choose the right ones for your business. For any more information on our customized signs, contact Dave’s Signs at (805) 641-1387 or send us your queries and project details via this Contact Us form.

What Are Halo Lit Signs?

Halo lit signs are named so because the illumination creates a very attractive glow around the lettering. LED lights are positioned in such a way that they throw a shine from the reverse of the letters and logos. These signs can be used on their own or in combination with a unique face-lift effect to add extra attention to the signage.

halo lit sign

Internally illuminated signage letters can have a significant impact based on the manufacturing techniques and the materials used. When internal lighting is used in built up logos or letters make of powder coated aluminum or steel, it creates a superb halo effect on the structure’s back tray. Use of the latest LED technology creates an even more stunning effect and signs made in this manner are called Halo Lit Signs.

halo lit sign

Facts About Halo Lit Signs

  • We at Dave’s Signs, we are the signage experts that provide high grade halo lit signs. We can create a variety of effects by using push through, fret cut acrylic letters combined with translucent vinyl or digital print.
  • Also, simple fix or raised locators can be applied to solid lettering or logos. This allows the light to show up at the top of the feature, which creates a stunning illuminated effect on it.
  • When added to lettering with non-illuminated faces, this lighting effect brings definition to the feature. It is usually chosen for signs that have a shallow depth.
  • The halo lit illuminated letters and logos can be secured to a fixing system like a sign tray panel. If the setting requires a separate mounting, we can provide that too.
halo lit sign

Where Can Halo Lit Signs Be Used?

All of these specialized lighting fixtures fabricated at our state-of-the-art workshop and are perfect for:

  • Jewelers
  • Restaurants
  • Spas
  • Clubs
  • Pubs
  • Hotels
  • Other leisure establishments

If you want to know more about halo lit signs or want to get high-quality signs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dave’s Signs. You can contact us or call (805) 641-1387.

Neon Sign Repair & Restoration

Plenty of commercial establishments use outdoor neon signs. These signs are extremely eye-catching and are a great way to advertise your brand and attract customers. Neon signs are also used in indoor areas to create a dramatic effect and many restaurants, clubs, pubs and similar businesses have these signs installed on their premises.

Neon Sign Repair & Restoration

The primary difference between indoor and outdoor neon signs is the overall amount of maintenance that these lights will require. Ones that have been installed in outdoor areas are exposed to the elements which also results in deterioration sooner than indoor ones. Dave’s Signs repairs and restores damaged or deteriorated neon signs and will make sure that they are restored to their original condition.

Types of Neon Sign Repairs

When dealing with neon signs in outdoor settings, the two most common concerns our team has to deal with are neon tube repairs and electrode replacements. In the case of electrode replacement, our technician will first make sure that there aren’t any breaks or cracks present and that there is no kind of burnout.

Neon Sign Repair & Restoration

We always recommend to our clients that it’s best to use new components rather than any older ones in the replacement. This helps ensure that the signs continue to function well for a longer duration.

If the neon tubes develop cracks, depending on what the exact problem is, the repairs can be time consuming. In most cases, we would have to manufacture a new bulb, and this can take some time. Regardless of the type of damage your neon signs have suffered, we are the experts that can provide high grade services at very cost-effective price points.

Neon Sign Repair & Restoration

If you notice that the outdoor neon sign on your property isn’t getting any power or of its color is faded or missing, simply give us a call. We at Dave’s Signs provide prompt and reliable neon repair and restoration solutions. You can contact us or call us at (805) 641-1387.

Why You Should Consider Channel Letter Signs

channel lettering signs

There are several different outdoor signs that you can choose from for your business and some of these should include channel letter signs. It’s important to make sure that you opt for good quality signs of different shapes and sizes to create the right impression on clients and customers. We at Dave’s Signs are a leading company in this field and provide top notch signage services to clients from different industries.

Channel letter signs are extremely popular, and many clients prefer to get these striking features installed on their properties. They are some of the best ways to showcase your business in a sophisticated and powerful way.

How Channel Latters Are Made

They are a common sight in restaurants, shopping malls, bars, pubs, retail stores, specialty stores, etc. They are also widely used as storefront identification features and are made using a special process. Channel letters are essentially individually cut letters and graphics that are illuminated to make them easily visible at night as well. Since each letter is formed separately and has its individual light source, the sign gets a 3D effect that is attractive and impressive all at once.

Channel Letter Sign Illuminated Sign - Yolandas Mexican Cafe
Dave’s Signs designs, builds, installs restaurant signs.

Why You Should Consider Getting Channel Letters Installed

  • There are several reasons why you should use channel letters. Here are some of them:
  • They immediately attract attention.
  • These features can be customized to suit your requirements.
  • The fabrication is exquisite, and care is taken to ensure that they are a reflection of your brand.
  • Lights of different colors can be installed in them to create impressive and unique lettering.
  • They stand out beautifully after dark.
  • Can be installed in any outdoor space.
  • As mentioned, channel letters are extremely versatile and can be used as signage for different types of establishments.
channel letter signs

If you want to know more about channel letter signs, and want to get high-quality signs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dave’s Signs. You can contact us or call (805) 641-1387.

Types of Business Park Signs

Business parks house several office buildings and businesses and cover large areas. Sometimes, the business park may have more than one entry point too. It’s important for these properties to have the right kinds of business park signs. Not only are these signs a reflection of the professionalism of the place but also help increase the value of the property.

business park signs

The design, structure, materials, and lighting effects used in business park signs will determine what the overall look of the feature will be. When we at Dave’s Signs handle this job, we provide customized solutions. This means you are assured of high-grade business park signs that portray a very professional image and look impressive as well.

Types of Business Park Signs

The different types of signs that you can choose from include:

  • Monument Signs – These are an excellent way to welcome potential clients & customers into your property. They are highly visible, look impressive, and can be designed exactly as you want them to be.
  • Post and Panel Signage – Depending on the location and setting of your business park, you can also opt for post and panel signs. These are the perfect solution for larger properties that are a little set back from main roads or highways.
Business Directory Signs - Westlake Village
  • Directory Monument Signs – These signs are a great choice for business parks where scalable solutions are required. If the property has businesses that are regularly updated, these are the best solution.
  • Freestanding Signage – These prominent features are the perfect way to attract attention from different angles and areas.
business park signs

As you can see, there are several different types of business signs that you can choose from. Many of our clients use a combination of signs in different areas, depending on the purpose and setting. If you want to know more about these solutions and want to get high-quality signs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dave’s Signs. You can contact us or call (805) 641-1387.

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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