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Innovative Ideas for Custom Business Signs

Custom business signs are an effective way for your brand to make a statementcatch attention and stand out from the competition. It’s an easy yet powerful marketing tool that highlights what you offer, conveys personality, and positions your business in the minds of potential customers.

Custom signs make a statement like this hotel restaurant channel letter monument sign for Ox and Ocean in Oxnard, CA.
Custom signs make a statement like this hotel restaurant channel letter monument sign for Ox and Ocean in Oxnard, CA.

Why Custom Business Signs?

custom company signs are essential for the following reasons:
  1. Brand Identity: Unique signs help to establish a strong brand identity and create recognition for your business.
  2. Marketing: Custom signs are used as a marketing tool to attract customers and drive sales.
  3. Visibility: Signs increase the visibility of your business and make it easier for customers to find you.
  4. Professionalism: Professional-looking signs give your business a more credible and trustworthy appearance.
  5. Customer Experience: Well-designed signs enhance the customer experience and create a positive impression.
  6. Competition: Custom signs help your businesses stand out among competitors and make a lasting impact.
Custom business signs allow you to match the property like this small town feel for a branch in Templeton, CA.
Custom business signs allow you to match the property like this small town feel for a branch in Templeton, CA.

What are the 10 Most Popular Types of Custom Signs?

Whether you need indoor or outdoor signs or a combination of both, here are the top 10 business signs.

1.)  Illuminated Signs

Not much can compete for attention in downtown Ventura than this sign we did for Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen.
Not much can compete for attention in downtown Ventura than this sign we did for Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen.

Illuminated signs are lit from within or externally and provide high visibility even in low-light conditions. Think of it as 24/7 advertising for your business.

They come in a wide selection ranging from channel lettersback-lit graphicsdimensional letterscabinet signs, aka lightboxesneon, and halo-lit letters.

Sometimes we use a combination of the above lighting technologies to really make an impact, as we did for this sign for Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen.

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen is a projecting blade sign with open-face channel letters illuminated with neon lights (Finney’s). “Crafthouse” uses acrylic channel letters, which are front-lit and halo-lit with LED lighting. “& Kitchen” uses a lightbox (back-lit graphics) and a graphic front internally lit with LED lighting.

Located in downtown Ventura, this sign rocks the block and definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. Don’t you want to experience what’s inside?

Illuminated signs can be custom-designed to meet the specific needs of your business, creating a unique and eye-catching sign that enhances brand recognition and visibility.

2.) Channel Letter Signs

Channel letter signs are a beacon for customers like this one for Red Brick Pizza in Ventura, CA.
Channel letter signs are a beacon for customers like this one for Red Brick Pizza in Ventura, CA.

There are four basic types of channel lettersfront-lit, back-lit – aka reverse-lit, and halo-litopen-face and closed-face.

These are some of the most popular, modern, and eye-catching illuminated signs.

Typically they are fabricated using aluminum and acrylic, LED lighting, or neon lights, depending on budget and design preferences.

For a complete rundown on channel letter signs, check out this post – Channel Letter Signs 101.

3.) Neon Signs

Sea Veas California indoor neon business signage shows a warm nostalgic feel in Mill Valley, CA.
Sea Veas California indoor neon business signage shows a warm nostalgic feel in Mill Valley, CA.

Neon business signs are some of the most nostalgic signs around. As stand-alone outdoor signage, not much can compete with a classic neon sign. It’s definitely a sign technology customers love.

Great for restaurants and bars or any type of business that wants that vintage feel.

Not only for outdoor signs, but neon signs also look great inside a store or business mounted on a wall.

4.) Dimensional Letters

Henry's Sundries & Gear Rental dimensional letter sign located in Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach is just plain classy.
Henry’s Sundries & Gear Rental dimensional letter sign located in Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach is just plain classy.

Dimensional letters are 3D signs usually made from acrylic or metal and can be illuminated externally using spotlights or barn lighting. Make no mistake, these signs look great and are weather-resistant for outdoor use. They offer professional-looking business signage at a more budget-friendly price.

Whether you want to display your logo or business name, you can’t go wrong with a dimensional letter sign.

Check out this sign as part of a series we did recently for Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, CA. The entire resort was renovated with a new brand. We were hired to develop a sign system for the entire resort. Some of the signs are shown in this post.

Keep your eye out for a future post where we go into more detail about developing sign systems for hotels.

5.) Monument Signs

This is a custom illuminated monument sign for Zachari Dunes Resort Suites on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, CA.
This is a custom illuminated monument sign for Zachari Dunes Resort Suites on Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, CA.

Monument signs are the landmarks of hotels, cities, communities, business parks, hospitals, shopping malls, apartment complexes, churches, and parking lots – just to name a few.

Your customer’s first interaction is often a monument sign. Set the tone with the right first impression.

The five styles of monument signs include post and panel, pylon signs, directory – aka way-finding signs, freestanding, and illuminated monument signs.

We can design and build monument signs within your existing sign system or create one just for you, as we did for Zachari Dunes. Or, if your monument signs need a design refresh, our sign experts can help you find the perfect solution.

6.) Office Signs

Focalpoint dimensional letter office lobby sign in Los Angeles, CA.
Focalpoint dimensional letter office lobby sign in Los Angeles, CA.

Office signs are crucial in creating a professional and organized appearance for your business or organization.

They can be used for various purposes, including identifying office spaces, providing directional information, required ADA signs, and displaying branding or promotional messages.

From frosted acrylic signs to illuminated office lobby signage, designing the right office signs can help create a welcoming and functional space for employees and visitors alike.

7.) Property Management Signs

This business park wayfinding sign is part of a complex sign system we created for Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA.
This business park wayfinding sign is part of a complex sign system we created for Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA.

Property management signs are essential for communicating important information and rules to employees, tenants, visitors, and the general public.

Typically these signs are used to display property names, addresses, and logos, as well as to provide directional information – not to mention enforce parking and safety rules.

Made from various materials, including concrete, stone, metal, acrylic, and wood – including MDO – we can customize your signs to match the style and branding of the property.

Whether you have a business park with multiple office buildings, a hotel or resort complex, apartments, a hospital, or a residential community investing in high-quality property management signs goes a long way in creating a professional and well-maintained appearance where people want to be.

8.) Blade Signs

Blade signs work great at getting attention from passersby, like this one for Celadon House in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.
Blade signs work great at getting attention from passersby, like this one for Celadon House in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

Blade signs are projecting or hanging signs designed and mounted on the exterior of buildings, typically above or near storefront entrances. They have an advantage of a short setback so that passersby can easily see them.

They are a popular choice for retail businesses, restaurants, and other commercial establishments that want to attract attention from the street or sidewalk.

Blade signs can be illuminated or non-illuminated and are often used to display the business name and logo.

Most signs are typically made from durable materials, such as aluminum, acrylic, or MDO, to withstand the elements and maintain their appearance over time.

Blade signs are a versatile, easy on the budget, and effective way to promote a business and increase visibility, especially for those pedestrian-friendly areas like downtowns, shopping malls, city centers, and office buildings.

9.) Custom Graphic Signs

These custom print graphic signs for Harbor Mart in Ventura enhance the outdoor space for shoppers.
These custom print graphic signs for Harbor Mart in Ventura enhance the outdoor space for shoppers.

Custom graphic signs help promote your brand, display information or directions, or create a welcoming and professional atmosphere for your customers.

From logos and graphics to full-color images, custom graphic signs are a versatile and effective way for your business to make a lasting impression.

We have great designers in-house and can work with you to create eye-catching printed graphics, posters, hand-painted signs, wall graphics, floor graphics, boat graphics, vehicle graphics, vinyl letters, aluminum signs, and even print temporary vinyl banners when you are in the process of moving in.

10.) Window Graphics

Window signage like these we did for Edward Jones in Thousand Oaks, CA are great yet subtle advertising for the business.
Window signage like these we did for Edward Jones in Thousand Oaks, CA, is great yet subtle advertising for the business.

Window graphics are a popular and effective way for you to enhance your storefront, promote your brand, and add privacy to your space.

Window signs can be easily applied to a variety of surfaces, including glass, mirrors, and other smooth surfaces, making them ideal for a range of applications.

Made from high-quality vinyl materials, they can withstand the elements and resist fading over time. So whether your sign is exposed to weather and sunlight on your shop window or inside your office building, making a statement, your graphics will last.

What Goes into Custom Sign Design?

Call Dave's Signs and ask one of our Experts about our process and how we can get you the end result you are looking for.
Call Dave’s Signs and ask one of our Experts about our process and how we can get you the end result you are looking for.

Whether creating a simple logo or a complex multi-component sign system, a well-designed custom sign can help businesses establish their brand and connect with their target audience.

Here are our design considerations when we help you design a custom business sign:
  1. Brand Identity: As mentioned earlier, incorporating elements of your business’s brand identity into the sign design is crucial for establishing brand recognition.
  2. Color Scheme: The color scheme should be eye-catching yet consistent with your business’s overall brand colors.
  3. Fonts and Typography: The font choice should be legible and consistent with your business’s brand guidelines.
  4. Graphics and Imagery: Any graphics or imagery used in the sign design should align with the overall brand identity and be relevant to your business.
  5. Lighting: Illumination can enhance the visibility of a sign and add a unique touch. Studies have even shown that lighted signs have a more lasting impression.
  6. Location: The location and placement of the sign should be considered, considering the target audience and the environment it will be placed.
  7. Permits and Regulations: It’s essential to ensure that the sign design complies with your local regulations and requirements.

By considering these design elements, we can create custom signs that are both functional and aesthetically appealing, effectively promoting your brand and attracting customers.

What are the Most Common Business Sign Materials?

Aluminum signs with your logo like this custom shaped lightbox blade sign for Midici Wood Fired Pizza look great 24/7.
Aluminum signs with your logo, like this custom-shaped lightbox blade sign for Midici Wood Fired Pizza, look great 24/7.
Custom business signs are made from various materials, each with unique characteristics and benefits.

Acrylic is a popular choice for its durability, versatility, and ease of fabrication – typically 3D signs and dimensional letters.

Aluminum is another common choice for its lightweight and durability, making it ideal for outdoor signs, like channel letters and lightbox signs.

Wood signs offer a natural, organic look and can be stained or painted to match the color scheme of a business. Post and panel signs and wall plaques are commonly made with wood.

Medium Density Overlay (MDO) is a type of wood treated with resin to make it more durable, making it a popular choice for outdoor signs, especially blade signs.

Glass signs can be backlit to create a glowing effect and can be used in indoor and outdoor applications. Neon signs fall into this category. Neon tubes are made of glass. And by the way, we are one of the few sign shops with a neon fabrication shop in-house.

Vinyl is a versatile and cost-effective material that is ideal for short-term promotions and temporary signs, as well as for creating vinyl decals and graphics for windows and doors.

These are just a few materials that can be used to create custom business signs. Talk with one of our experts at Dave’s Signs, and we can help you decide which material is suitable for your application.

Need Help Deciding on Your Custom Signage?

Getting the right custom sign for your business is just a phone call away. Talk to our one of our Experts.
Getting the right custom sign for your business is just a phone call away. Talk to our one of our Experts.

Personalized Signs for Business: Tailoring Your Message to Reflect Your Brand

With many options, deciding on the right custom business signs can be challenging.

It can be overwhelming to figure out what type of sign is best for your business and its specific needs. The options are endless, from illuminated signs and channel letters to dimensional letters and monument signs.

Additionally, there are various materials to choose from, such as acrylic, aluminum, wood, glass, and vinyl, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.

Still, with the right information and guidance from our trusted team here at Dave’s Signs, you can make an informed decision that will match your requirements and budget, help your business stand out, and connect with your target audience.

Whether you’re looking to improve brand recognition, increase visibility, or simply communicate your message, custom business signage can help you achieve your goals and enhance your brand image.

We Serve Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties and Ship Nationwide

We've done Bank of the Sierra signs all over Southern CA and the Central Coast. We have commercial signage covered in CA.
We’ve done Bank of the Sierra signs all over Southern CA and the Central Coast. We have commercial signage covered in CA.
Dave’s Signs is a leading provider of custom business signs, serving the communities of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.

With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we offer a wide range of sign solutions, including illuminated signs, channel letters, dimensional letters, monument signs, office signs, property management signs, blade signs, custom graphic signs, and window graphics.

In addition to serving local businesses, we also ship nationwide, making it easy for customers to get the signs they need, no matter where they are located. And if the project is big enough, we can come to your location nationwide.

A neon sign we made and installed for Untuckit in New York City. We made and installed the signs in their Dallas location too.
A neon sign we made and installed for Untuckit in New York City. We made and installed the signs in their Dallas location too.

With a team of experienced designers, fabricators, and installers, we at Dave’s Signs are dedicated to helping businesses create high-quality signs that accurately reflect their brand and effectively communicate their message.

We also service the Bay Area like this sign for Novo Apartments in San Francisco, CA.
We also service the Bay Area like this sign for Novo Apartments in San Francisco, CA.

Whether you’re looking to improve your brand recognition, increase visibility, or simply communicate your message, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your goals.

Contact Dave’s Signs for Custom Business Signs

Dave's Signs has been specializing in custom business sign design, fabrication, installation, service, and repair since 1992.
Dave’s Signs has been specializing in custom business sign design, fabrication, installation, service, and repair since 1992.

Call us at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or Request a Quote online. We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

10 Ideas for Outdoor Lighted Business Signs

Outdoor lighted business signs are an effective way to attract customers and stand out on the street. Whether you’re looking for a permanent sign or want something that can be easily changed when new tenants move in, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to choosing the right sign for your business or location.

Halo-lit channel letter signs like this one for Bank of the Sierra really make a statement at night.

Halo-lit channel letter signs like this one for Bank of the Sierra really make a statement at night.Lighted commercial business signs offer a range of creative possibilities to draw attention and communicate with customers after dark.

Come with us as we go over these 10 best commercial signs examples.

What are the 10 Popular Types of Outdoor Light-Up Signs?

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Did you know that there are many different types of outdoor lighted signs for your business? There are.

Lighted signs for business can be a great way to improve visibility, which is essential if you want potential customers to come in. Here we discuss the varieties of exterior illuminated signs and what they are best used for.

From classic neon lights, lightbox signs to creative halo-lit channel letters, these ten ideas for outdoor lighted business signs will help you create a memorable first impression with potential customers.

 

1) Outdoor LED Signs – Custom Deck Signs for Eric Ericsson’s Fish Co.

Exterior signs like this one need to withstand the elements. The Deck located at the Ventura Pier sits right next to the water.
Exterior signs like this one need to withstand the elements. The Deck located at the Ventura Pier sits right next to the water.

If you’ve been searching online for “Outdoor LED Signs near me,” we’ve got you covered. For example, Outdoor LED Signs like the one used at the Deck for Eric Ericsson’s Fish Co. are prevalent and can be used for many different purposes.

These types of signs can be made in various shapes and sizes and utilize LED bulbs, making them perfect for outdoor signage. They also increase customer curiosity with eye-catching illumination, with everyone wanting to know more about you. Plus, it’s 24/7 advertising for your business.

2) Illuminated Blade Signs – Midici Wood-Fired Pizza

Midici Wood Fired Pizza cabinet blade sign - a custom lightbox - and halo-lit channel letters in Ventura, CA.
Midici Wood Fired Pizza cabinet blade sign – a custom lightbox – and halo-lit channel letters in Ventura, CA.

Illuminated Blade Signs are impressive and elegant. Outdoor commercial signs like this cabinet-styled Blade Sign we created for the outside of Midici’s can really put your restaurant on the map. Custom shapes, sizes, and colors, the possibilities with these types of functional, cute outdoor signs are endless. If you need your business name to stand out and capture a particular essence, you can create it with this kind of exterior illuminated sign.

3) Monument Signs – Star of CA

Monument signs are great for business parks and attracting customers at night.
Monument signs are great for business parks and attract customers at night.

Good for the hospitality and property management industry, a lighted Monument Sign works well for businesses that have multiple locations or if there are multiple buildings in an office park. They direct customers where they need to go by simply pointing them in the right direction.

Sometimes you want to make a big statement with commercial outdoor signs like this Star of CA sign does. These type of free standing business signs can be seen from the freeway and really stands out.

You can also attract customers at night with standalone business road signs like this GANAS Pole Sign in Oxnard. Really – it can literally be seen by drivers and passengers that are miles away!

business road signs

4) Outdoor Neon Signs – Toppers Pizza

Neon signs using the business name are the go-to for restaurant signs like this one, Toppers Pizza.
Neon signs using the business name are the go-to for restaurant signs like this one, Toppers Pizza.

Dazzling and beautiful, Neon Restaurant Signs elevate you and set your business apart from the rest.

Take a look at the gorgeous neon adorning the outside of Toppers Pizza in the Channel Islands Harbor. The vintage neon makes its presence known. How could you resist going inside?

Neon signs have a beautiful glow and can come in just about any color you want. Believe it or not, they are actually pretty energy efficient and long-lasting. And being that the technology is over 100 years old, they will never go out of style.

5) Custom Illuminated Shop Front Signs – Toxic

Retail storefronts often use neon mixed with metal letters - channel letters - of their logo as the perfect solution.
Retail storefronts often use neon mixed with metal letters – channel letters – of their logo as the perfect solution.

Just like restaurant signs, Custom Neon Storefront Signs  are a great way to add a unique, eye-catching style to your business. Whether you want to attract customers with a bright, bold design or create a vintage atmosphere, custom neon storefront signs offer unlimited design possibilities to give your business an edge over the competition.

Just look at this sign we did for Toxic – electrifying!

6) Halo-lit Channel Letter Signs – Fluid State

As you may have noticed, halo-lit channel letters are some of the most popular types of signage for every industry.
As you may have noticed, halo-lit channel letters are some of the most popular types of signage for every industry.

No off-the-shelf sign will make your brand stand out better than a custom-made Halo-Lit Channel Letter Sign. 

Check out the sign we did for Fluid State. They’re located in a historic bank building in downtown Ventura. They wanted something unique to grab attention, so we wrapped the sign around the corner of the building and lit it up with LED lights.

Since the building is on a corner, the sign can be seen around the block. However, if you are passing by up close, you’ll want to go around the restaurant to see the whole sign. Now that’s getting attention!

Note that the commercial business signs cost for illuminated signs can fit in your budget, too, with prices depending on the size of the sign you choose and the lighting method.

7) Front-lit Channel Letters – Regency Theatres

Front lit channel letters, like this one in Agoura Hills, CA really stand out to passersby on the 101 freeway.
Front-lit channel letters, like this one in Agoura Hills, CA really stand out to drivers on the 101 freeway.

Are you looking for a highly visible and well-proven sign that will grab people and draw them into your business when they pass by? If so, look no further than Front-Lit Channel Letter Signs. You can’t go wrong.

These types of signs have been created for every business imaginable. From shopping malls, grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, and movie theaters – like this one we did for Regency Theatres in Agoura Hills – you can almost smell the popcorn inside!

These signs are durable, energy-efficient, and will stand the test of time.

A well-designed and installed front-lit channel letter sign can give your business a professional and polished appearance, which can help to attract customers and improve brand image – making it a worthwhile investment.

8) Custom LED Logo Sign – Pandora

Small businesses can't go wrong with custom LED logo signs like this exterior sign for Pandora.
Small businesses can’t lose with custom LED logo signs like this exterior sign for Pandora.

Custom signs like LED Logo Signs are great for every industry. Companies use them outside their store, on monument signs, pole signs, and more. The best thing about these signs is the quality of the lighting – they’re beautiful. 

We can make Channel Letter Signs in several styles, such as front-lit (the most common), halo-lit, front/back-lit, and open-face-lit channel letters.

Our top pick here is a glowing Halo-Lit Channel Letter sign using LED lighting that we did for the jewelry retailer Pandora.

 

9) Externally Lit 3D Acrylic Sign – ACH Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Externally lit 3D exterior signs are budget-friendly and look great, even with just your company name or logo.
Externally lit 3D exterior signs are budget-friendly and look great, even with just your company name or logo.

Small businesses don’t always have the budget for fancy channel letter signs. 3D Signs or Dimensional Letter signs look fantastic and professional without the higher cost.

The good news is that they can be lit up with external lighting, as we did for ACH Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We designed this acrylic 3D sign for ACH and mounted it to the wall on the outside of the building. We lit it up using classic barn lighting. It looks great on the brick. Plus, anyone driving by at night sees it, too.

10) Custom Marquee Lighted Signs – Garry Marshall Theatre

You can't miss this Marquee Sign at the Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank - plus the movie poster lightboxes.
You can’t miss this Marquee Sign at the Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank – plus the movie poster and logo lightbox signs.

If you’re looking for a way to add character to your business or want your message seen by all, then consider getting a Marquee Sign.

A Marquee Sign like this one for the Garry Marshall Theatre is a great way to evoke the timeless charm of old Hollywood while also getting people’s attention. Plus, it’s low maintenance and energy efficient.

Types of Businesses that Use Marquee Signs:

    • Retail Stores
    • Restaurants & Bars
    • Entertainment Venues
    • Medical Offices & Clinics
    • Schools & Universities
    • Churches & Religious Organizations
    • Hotels & Resorts
    • Financial Institutions
    • Automotive Dealerships

No matter the setting, adding a Marquee Sign can bring life to any business. 

11) Illuminated Cabinet Signs or Lightbox Signs

Wait, there’s one more! Let’s not forget the ever-popular and budget-friendly Cabinet or Lightbox Sign.

Another great option is an illuminated lightbox sign like this one for The Kimpton Goodland Hotel in Goleta, CA.
Another great option is an illuminated lightbox sign like this one for The Kimpton Goodland Hotel in Goleta, CA.

Lightbox Signs or Cabinet Signs are illuminated signs that typically use fluorescent or LED lamps to provide a bright and eye-catching display. You can typically find Lightbox Signs in storefronts, retail spaces, hotels, and just about every gas station. They are usually made from an aluminum frame with a translucent graphic face to make the design visible from both sides.

Monument signs like the one below are similar free standing business signs that function the same way as cabinet and lightbox signs. You can light monument signs with LEDS, neon or barn lighting to give your brand some serious mojo.   

Benefits include:

  1. High Visibility: Lightbox Signs are highly visible due to their bright display, making them ideal for drawing attention to your business.
  2. Customization Options: We can design Lightbox Signs to fit any space or message. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
  3. Durability: Lightbox Signs are weather-resistant and have a long lifespan, making them a great investment for businesses wanting to get maximum value out of their signage.

Another nice thing about Lightbox Signs is that if a tenant moves out, the cost to update the sign for the new occupant is minimal since you are only changing the face.

Get Noticed with Custom Illuminated Signs

A neon sign never goes out of style like this one we did for Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.
A neon sign never goes out of style like this one we did for Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.

Dave’s Signs has a wide range of illuminated signs that will help you stand out in any environment. Whether it’s an eye-catching neon sign to draw attention or a classic marquee sign for your theatre, our team can help you create the perfect custom signage solution for your business. Our experts specialize in creating striking illuminated signs explicitly designed for your company that can help you stand out and gain the attention you deserve.

The Benefits of Using Lighted Business Signs versus Standard Unlit Signs

This sign we did looks great in the daytime, but it looks even better at night. Check it out yourself in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
This sign we did looks great in the daytime, but it looks even better at night. Check it out yourself in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

When it comes to advertising, it’s essential to consider the impact of lighted and unlighted signs in your strategy. Lighted business signs, in particular, offer 24/7 visibility for your business, a benefit that unlit signs simply can’t match.

While unlighted signs may look appealing during the day, studies have consistently shown that illuminated signs draw attention more quickly and leave a lasting impression compared to non-illuminated designs.

Whether you choose a super sophisticated sign with a custom design using multiple lighting technologies or a simple dimensional letter sign with external lighting. We recommend you build your brand recognition by creating an eye-catching and more memorable customer experience that a lighted business sign provides.

We Serve Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties and Ship Nationwide

We have quite a few apartment complex customers in California like this one in San Francisco.

As the premier provider of lighted business signage, Dave’s Signs proudly serves businesses across Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties. Our superior-quality signs are available for local installation, and we ship nationwide. However, if you have a big enough job, we will come to your location nationwide.

We are proud to provide our clients with outstanding services that cover every step of their illuminated business signage needs. From design, permitting, fabrication through installation and maintenance, we ensure that your signs look their best!

Contact Dave’s Signs with Your Questions about Outdoor Lighted Business Signs

Combining lighting styles can really create that WOW Factor like this sign for Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen.
Combining lighting styles can really create that WOW Factor like this sign for Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen.

Who makes business lighted signs that command attention? Dave’s Signs! Here, we specialize in every type of illuminated sign. We also help clients ranging from small mom-and-pop operations to corporate clients with locations nationwide.

Since 1992, we have been helping storefronts, small businesses, shopping malls, restaurants, property managers, apartment complexes, business parks, hotels, hospitals, residential communities, corporate offices – you name it, we’ve done it.

Looking to enhance your business or organization with eye-catching electric signs for business? We’re glad to help! If you have any questions about lighting up your establishment, simply give us a call at ‭(805) 641-1387‬. Our friendly experts are always happy to assist you.

For your convenience, we also offer the option to request a free quote online. Illuminate your business today!

 

 

Acrylic Signs: The Perfect Way to Make a Statement

Acrylic Signs are popular because they are lightweight and shatter-resistant. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including store signage, office buildings, and wayfinding signs.

Ambulnz acrylic interior office sign in Torrence, CA.
Ambulnz acrylic interior office sign in Torrence, CA.

Acrylic signs are a type of sign made from a synthetic plastic called polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). PMMA, aka acrylic, acrylic glass, commonly known under the brand name plexiglass, is a clear, colorless material that is often used in place of glass.

Acrylic signs can be either cast or extruded. Both types of acrylic can be cut, engraved, or printed on to create custom signs.

Add your company name like CACI did on this shatter resistant polymer office sign. Part of a series.
Add your company name as CACI did on this shatter-resistant polymer office sign. – Part of a series.

The Benefits of Using Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. One of the benefits of using acrylic signs is that they are very lightweight. This makes them easy to transport and install.

Another benefit of using acrylic signs is that they are very versatile. Acrylic signs can be used for a variety of purposes, such as office signage, storefront signage, or even indoor wayfinding signage for hotels. hospitals and apartment complexes.

Acrylic signs are also called dimensional letter signs like this storefront sign from fifty150 brand.
Acrylic signs are also called dimensional letter signs like this storefront sign from the fifty150 brand.

Acrylic signs are also very easy to care for. They can be wiped down with a damp cloth if they get dirty. Overall, acrylic signs are an excellent choice for any business or organization that needs high-quality signage.

The Different Types of Acrylic Signs

There are three main types of acrylic signs: dimensional, flat, and illuminated.

1.) Dimensional signs are raised up from the surface and can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Finney's Crafthouse dimensional letter sign in Burbank, CA uses a custom shape and glossy surface.
Finney’s Crafthouse dimensional letter sign in Burbank, CA, uses a custom shape and glossy surface.

2.) Flat signs are just that – flat against the surface.

PolyPeptide Group flat sign is a transparent hard plastic sign mounted to the wall located in Torrance, CA.
PolyPeptide Group flat sign is a transparent hard plastic sign mounted to the wall located in Torrance, CA.

3.) Illuminated signs have internal lighting that makes them visible even in low-light conditions.

Beach House Tacos externally lit outdoor dimensional letter sign is on the Ventura Pier so it needs to be durable.
Beach House Tacos externally lit outdoor dimensional letter sign is on the Ventura Pier, so it needs to be durable.

Acrylic signs are popular because they are durable, versatile, and easy to maintain. Thanks to their clean lines and modern look, they can be used in a wide range of settings – from mom-and-pop businesses to large corporations in need of sign systems. And because they are so durable, they will last for years with minimal upkeep.

Maintenance and Care Tips for Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs are a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor use. They are durable and offer a sleek, professional look. However, like any other type of sign, they require some care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. Here are a few tips to help you keep your acrylic signs looking great:

  • Wipe them down regularly with a soft, damp cloth to remove dirt and fingerprints.
  • Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals, which can damage the surface of the sign.
  • If the sign is exposed to direct sunlight, occasional polishing will help to keep it looking shiny and new.
  • To remove stubborn stains, you can gently buff the surface with a mild abrasive cleaner.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your acrylic signs looking like new for many years to come.

Examples of Custom Acrylic Signs

When it comes to choosing the right sign for your needs, it’s important to consider both the function and the aesthetic. But with so many options available, you’re sure to find the perfect acrylic sign for your space.

Acrylic Office Signs

This acrylic office lobby sign for ODU in Camarillo uses a halo lit channel letters and 3D letters.
This acrylic office lobby sign for ODU in Camarillo uses halo-lit channel letters and 3D letters.

Acrylic office signs add a touch of elegance and professionalism to any workplace. They can be used to identify individual offices or to provide general information about the company or organization.

Here are several options when deciding on what types of plexiglass signs you might want to consider for your architectural signage.

Wall Mounted Signs

Wall-mounted acrylic office signs are a great way to make a statement, providing an eye-catching display in any office setting.

Resonant business suite signs in Goleta, CA showcase the logo on an opaque finish with second surface printing.
Resonant business suite signs in Goleta, CA, showcase the logo on an opaque finish with second surface printing.

For example, take a look at these eye-catching acrylic signs we did for Resonant in Goleta, California. This is part of an office suite series of rigid signs with a shatter-resistant polymer and second surface printing (Printed on the back to prevent scratching) with UV ink. We then drilled holes and mounted the frosted plexiglass signs on the walls outside each of their offices.

The glossy surface sign from Agoura Hills Dental Designs conveys professionalism and sophistication.
The glossy surface sign from Agoura Hills Dental Designs conveys professionalism and sophistication.

Or these glossy finish ADA Compliant signs we did for Agoura Hills Dental Designs. It may look like traditional glass, but it’s actually clear acrylic material. They make a great impression at corporate offices like this one.

Hanging Signs

Hanging acrylic office signs are perfect for making a bold statement on the walls of your office while also assisting visitors.

Directional Signs

Directional acrylic signs provide clear and eye-catching signage that helps guide people to their destination with ease.

ADA Compliant Signs

Custom ADA-compliant acrylic signs are a great way to ensure your location meets mandated requirements while also providing an attractive look that is customized to your space.

ADA Signs are required in office buildings. Elevate them to match the kind of customer you are looking for.
ADA Signs are required in office buildings. Elevate them to match the kind of customer you are looking for.

Door Signs

Door acrylic signs provide an attractive and eye-catching way to identify each room or area while also providing information and brand awareness.

These signs are made using clear acrylic and stand out on any office door.
These signs are made using clear acrylic and stand out on any office door.

Window Signs

Window acrylic signs are a great way to add a personal touch to any space, providing an attractive display that can be seen from both inside and outside.

Event Signs

Event acrylic signs are a great way to make your event stand out from the crowd, attracting more attention and providing a professional look.

Sol Dining & Event Space floor standing dimensional letter sign.
Sol Dining & Event Space floor standing dimensional letter sign.

Reception Area Signage

Reception area signage, aka office lobby signs or logo signs, provides a welcoming and professional first impression to visitors while also providing important information about the company or organization.

This office lobby sign uses a custom shape known as contour cut – we can cut any shape you want.
This office lobby sign uses a custom shape known as contour cut – we can cut any shape you want.

Floor Standing Signs

Floor-standing signs provide an attractive and eye-catching way to make a statement in any setting while also providing clear direction for visitors.

Directional and Wayfinding Signs

Directional and wayfinding signs provide a clear and concise guide to visitors, helping them easily navigate any space.

110 Castilian Drive in Goleta CA office suite wayfinding signs are easily updated when new tenants lease.
110 Castilian Drive in Goleta, CA office suite wayfinding signs is easily updated when new tenants lease.

Informational & Directory Signage

Informational and directory signage provides a clear and organized way to present information, helping visitors quickly find what they’re looking for.

This office directory sign in Westlake Village, CA is printed on clear acrylic and uses white ink to showcase the listings.
This office directory sign in Westlake Village, CA, is printed on clear acrylic and uses white ink to showcase the listings.

Interior Design Signage

Interior design signage adds an extra level of sophistication to any space, providing eye-catching visuals that help create the perfect atmosphere.

Acrylic Logo Signs

Logo signs are an excellent choice for any professional setting, providing a sleek and modern look that is sure to impress. With a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs available, you can find the perfect sign to meet your needs. On top of that, acrylic is incredibly durable and long-lasting, ensuring your sign will stand the test of time. Whether you need a sign for directions, branding, or decoration, acrylic business signs are the perfect choice to make sure your message is seen in style.

This acrylic sign, Frontside Cafe in Ventura, CA, really stands out against the gray background - also externally lit.
This acrylic sign, Frontside Cafe in Ventura, CA, really stands out against the gray background – also externally lit.

The Options are Endless, with a Custom Acrylic Sign

Custom acrylic signs make it easy to create unique and personalized displays that will last for years to come, providing an eye-catching solution for any space.

We Serve Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties: and Nationwide

Dave’s Signs is the top provider of custom acrylic signs. Not only do we serve businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties, but we also ship and service nationwide.

Empty Hangers custom contour acrylic sign in Camarillo, CA externally lit with barn lighting.
Empty Hangers custom contour acrylic sign in Camarillo, CA, externally lit with barn lighting.

Local & Nationwide Full Service Sign Company Since 1992

Dave’s Signs has been an industry-leading sign company for the past three decades. We provide a wide range of services, from small storefront signs to more complicated sign systems for large complexes. Our team is always eager and excited to serve our clients with the high level of quality and customer service that we are known for.

Whether you need help with planning, permitting, design, fabrication, installation, or repair, you can count on Dave’s Signs.

Need Help Deciding on Acrylic Signs? Contact Dave’s Signs

Need help with acrylic sign ideas for your offices, hotel or hospital? Give us a call!
Need help with acrylic sign ideas for your offices, hotel, or hospital? Give us a call!

Acrylic signs are a versatile and modern way to showcase your business. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder they are becoming increasingly popular among businesses of all sizes. With a little help from Dave’s Signs, you can find the perfect acrylic sign for your business or office space. Give us a call at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or Request a Quote online today – we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

5 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Custom Light Box Signs

As a business owner, you want to ensure that your business stands out from the rest. Custom light box signs, aka cabinet signs or box signs, are a great way to do that. Here are five things every business owner should know about custom light box signs:

1.) What is a light box sign?

A light box sign is a cabinet sign that uses light to illuminate the sign’s face. Box signs are one of the most popular types of signage for businesses, as they are highly visible and can be seen from a distance. These illuminated signs are especially effective at night or in low-light conditions.

This bespoke light box shop sign we made for Holiday Inn Express & Suites below is a good example of a beautiful light box sign.

Light box signs have the illumination inside with a logo or graphics printed on the outside.
Light box signs have the illumination inside with a logo or graphics printed on the outside.

2.) What are the different types of light box signs?

Two primary categories of light box signs are those designed for indoor use and those that can withstand outdoor elements.

Exterior Light Box Signs

Exterior light box signs are designed for outdoor use and are typically made from weather-resistant materials. These signs are often illuminated with LED lights, which consume less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Outdoor light box signs come is all different styles, shapes and sizes – We specialize in custom designs.
Outdoor lightbox signs come in different styles, shapes, and sizes – We specialize in custom designs.

Exterior cabinet signs can be mounted on the side of a building or a freestanding pole.

Outdoor signs are typically larger than indoor signs, as they need to be visible from further away.

Indoor Light Box Signs

Indoor light box signs are typically used for lobby signs, posters, point-of-purchase displays, trade show booths, or other indoor applications. Light box signs can be made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, glass, plastic, or metal, but since they are inside, they do not need to be as weather-resistant as outdoor signs.

The circular light box sign shown below, which Dave’s Signs made for Concours Motors, uses a simple backlight that makes its vibrant colors stand out. Since it’s indoors, this round lightbox sign doesn’t need to be weatherproof, but it’s still made to catch your eye and brighten up the space.

An indoor business light box sign like this for Concours Motors help give customers the confidence they are in the right place.
An indoor business sign like this for Concours Motors helps give customers the confidence they are in the right place.

Wall-Mounted

Wall-mounted light box signs are fixed to a wall or the side of a building. These signs are often used in markets, retail stores, restaurants, and businesses. Lit up either indoors or out, they are an effective way to advertise your business branding or promotional message to your target audience.

Advertising Visual Ideas for Your Business

Convenience store window LED lighting is a good idea since it can highlight products and draw attention to your store. On the other hand, Dave’s Signs can use light box sign panels like this one pictured for Red Barn Market to create amazing advertising visuals. They are some of the best lighting options for a convenience store market you can find.

A simple standard light box sign with illumination makes all the difference – and they are afforable.
A simple standard sign with illumination makes all the difference and is affordable.

If you are kicking around kitchen light box ideas for your restaurant, why not discuss your concept with Dave’s Signs? The Garbanzo Healthy Kitchen sign below that we made is a prime example of how expert craftsmanship meets brand resonance to create a sign and a landmark that draws people towards a gastronomic haven.

The base color scheme of the sign is green and white, which echoes the brand’s commitment to freshness and vitality. This delightful combination serves as an open invitation, promising a culinary experience that is both nourishing and delightful.

The green is a subtle nod to the verdant hues of fresh vegetables, a staple in Garbanzo’s wholesome offerings. This thoughtful selection of color evokes a garden-fresh appeal, representing a commitment to offering patrons meals as close to nature as possible, resonating with those seeking nourishment in its purest, most vibrant form.

At the heart of this vibrant canvas is the centerpiece, the word “Garbanzo,” illuminated brightly from the back in white light. This stylistic choice gives the sign a radiant glow, casting a gentle luminescence that beckons diners near and far.

Custom Lightbox signs

Pole Mounted

Pole-mounted lighted box signs are mounted on a pylon or posts. Often called pylon signs, these outdoor signs are often used along roadways, parking lots, and at the entrance of businesses. Typically they include shopping malls, hotels, car dealerships, and restaurants trying to reach people driving by.

Outdoor lightboxes mounted on poles stand out, especially for businesses near the freeway.

Before moving into the old Carrows space, Black Bear Diner hired us to install their outdoor light box sign onto an existing pole sign. Using an existing structure makes everything go much more smoothly and saves on costs.

Projecting Signs

Projecting light box signs, aka illuminated blade signs, typically feature led lighting and, because of their short setbacks, are applied in areas like downtown and shopping malls with heavy pedestrian traffic.

Projecting signs like this outdoor light box is great advertising to passersby for Roberta's Restaurant in Studio City, CA.
Projecting signs like this outdoor light box is great advertising to passersby for Roberta’s Restaurant in Studio City, CA.

A good example of this is Roberta’s restaurant sign that sits outside the door leading customers to “come on in!”

Monument Signs

Monument signs are generally freestanding, double-sided, and often illuminated with outdoor lightboxes. These signs are made from various materials like brick, stone, metal, wood, or acrylic, faced with an aluminum composite, or can even be mounted on poles.

Monument signs are found in shopping malls, schools, churches, office parks, and businesses and play a pivotal role in directing visitors.

The Bed, Bath & Beyond monument sign shown here is a great example of how these structures can serve multiple purposes beyond just branding. The sign promotes the brand and can function as a house number light box.  seeking a specific location or address.

When illuminated, such signs become even more prominent at night, easily guiding visitors, customers, or attendees to their destination.

When Trek Bikes moved in, they had us add their signage to the bottom of an existing shopping mall sign.
When Trek Bikes moved in, they had us add their signage to the bottom of an existing shopping mall sign.

3.) What are lighted box signs made from?

The face of a letter sign light box is typically made from acrylic, plexiglass, or metal, while the sides and back are usually made from aluminum.

However, many other materials can be considered depending on the application and exposure to the elements.

Check out the signage from Transmission Brewing at night. It easily gets the customers attention.
Check out the signage from Transmission Brewing at night. It easily gets the customer’s attention.

Take this sign for Transmission Brewing. It’s one of many single-sided backlit signs we did using outdoor lightboxes and front-lit channel letters. It’s made from acrylic and extruded aluminum. The logo and letters are lit using regular bulbs and led lights.

4.) What types of lighting are used for light box signs?

Two of the most popular lighting technologies for light box signs are LED and fluorescent lamps. Unlike backlit signs like channel letters, a light box sign lights up the entire sign.

LED Lights

LED (light emitting diode) technology has many advantages over traditional lighting sources such as incandescent, fluorescent, and metal halide. LEDs are more energy efficient, have a longer life span, and produce little heat. These features make LED illumination ideal for light box signs – commonly called a led box sign.

Vintage Fluorescent Lighting

Fluorescent lights are commonly used in vintage light box signs because they are inexpensive and provide good illumination. In fact, fluorescent lights diffuse light better than LED lamps. They even out the light over the entire backlit display. Even though they don’t last as long as LED lighting, they are more cost-effective when replacing the bulbs.

Another advantage of fluorescent lights is that they provide a warmer glow than LED bulbs. So, if you feel your poster or graphics are more accurately shown in warm light, then it’s something worth considering.

Simple yet effective to get your brand noticed – Easy to maintain with replacement flourescent bulbs.
Simple yet effective to get your brand noticed – Easy to maintain with replacement fluorescent bulbs.

You often find fluorescent bulbs in older signs, like outdoor signage in strip malls. They have been around forever and are inexpensive to replace or update when a new tenant moves in compared to other sign types.

5.) What are the most popular ways light box signs are used?

There are many uses for light box signs, such as branding and advertising for businesses, offices, restaurants, retail stores, events, trade shows, and more.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your business’s visibility and attract more customers – a light box sign may be the perfect solution.

Light Box Signs for Business

Businesses use outdoor lighted signs for a number of reasons. An external light box like the one below can attract attention to a business’s products or services, advertise sales or specials, or simply make the business more visible.

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel light box sign in Goleta, CA.
The Kimpton Goodland Hotel light box sign in Goleta, CA.

Storefront Light Box Signs

If you want to make your storefront more appealing to customers, invest in beautiful outdoor lightboxes—custom signs that help you spread the word and reach your target audience. Whether you want to replace an existing sign or looking for options in custom designs, our outdoor lighted signs go a long way in helping increase customer traffic and visibility for your business.

Get your customers attention both day and night with outdoor lightboxes.
Get your customers attention both day and night with outdoor lightboxes.

Restaurant Signs

There are many different types of restaurant signs, each with its unique purpose and style. Restaurant lightbox signs are a popular sign that commonly uses LED lights to illuminate the restaurant’s brand or promotional message.

Striking designs like this one from Finney's are a great source of advertising in a crowded downtown space.
Striking designs like this one from Finney’s are a great source of advertising in a crowded downtown space.

Finney’s outdoor sign, pictured here, combines several sign technologies to make a lasting impression. The custom options include front-lit and back-lit channel letters, LED lights, neon, and an outdoor lightbox for “& Kitchen.”

Located downtown, this sign will definitely get the customer’s attention up and down the block.

Directory Signs

Office buildings, shopping malls, and other commercial complexes often use directory signs to help visitors find their way. These signs are typically freestanding or mounted on the wall and list the businesses in the building by name and suite number.

Dover Community Center business directory sign uses outdoor lightboxes so they can be seen at night.
Dover Community Center business directory sign uses outdoor lightboxes so they can be seen at night.

Light box signs are a great option for directories because they can be easily updated when tenants change. Just print out the new name of the business and slide it in – it’s that easy!

Light box material is also very durable and withstands the test of time, making it an economical choice for long-term signage needs.

Event Signs

Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a large convention, event signs help promote your event and assist attendees with finding their way around. Light box signs are commonly used for this purpose because they can be placed just about anywhere and quickly illuminate an area.

Pylon Signs

A pylon sign is a freestanding sign that is typically used to identify businesses, especially gas stations, restaurants, and hotels.

Gas stations use pylon signs since they are highly visible and can get the customers attention while driving.
Gas stations use pylon signs since they are highly visible and can get the customers attention while driving.

Light post signs like these are very effective in promoting businesses, as they are highly visible and difficult to miss.

In addition, pylon signs can be customized to include information such as gas prices, vacancies, or other valuable messages to people driving by. As a result, pylon signs are an essential part of many businesses’ branding and marketing efforts.

Shopping Mall Signs

Mall signs are a type of directory sign that is found in shopping malls. These signs list the stores in the mall by name and often include wayfinding information.

Most shopping malls use lightboxes since they are so easy to update with tenants change.
Most shopping malls use lightboxes since they are so easy to update with tenants change.

Like other directory signs, light box signs are an excellent option for malls because they can be easily updated when tenants change. Plus, the bright lights make it easy for shoppers to find their way around the mall.

Theater Marquee Signs

A marquee sign is a lightbox sign commonly found in front of movie theaters. Marquee signs typically display the movie titles and showtimes.

In addition to being eye-catching, marquee signs are also very effective in promoting movies and driving ticket sales.

High-quality marquee lightbox signs really make an impact by generating excitement around the event.
High-quality marquee lightbox signs really make an impact by generating excitement around the event.

Check out the signage we created for the Gary Marshall Theatre in Burbank, California. It includes outdoor lightboxes for the marquee, logo, and illuminated movie poster boxes along the outside of the building. The quality of the signage is phenomenal.

Dave’s Signs often works with our customers to make their DIY lightbox sign ideas come to life. We can incorporate your vision, budget, and branding into a unique lightbox sign to enhance your business’s presence.

Whether you’re a cafe looking to illuminate your menu, a retail store seeking to spotlight a new product, or a professional service aiming to accentuate your brand, Dave’s Signs is your ideal partner.

Gas Station & Convenience Store Signs

Most gas stations and convenience stores use lightbox signs. These signs are usually mounted on poles, which makes them easily noticeable to people driving by at a high rate of speed. This is a great way to advertise your business and attract customers.

Clean modern signs on the outside give the impression of a clean modern inside - attract customers with the right message.
Clean, modern signs on the outside give the impression of a clean, modern inside – attract customers with the right message.

Trade Show Signs

Whether exhibiting at a trade show or setting up a booth, trade show signs help you stand out from the crowd and attract attention to your products or services. Lightboxes are commonly used for this purpose because they can be placed just about anywhere and quickly illuminate your brand message.

We Serve Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties: and Nationwide

Dave’s Signs provides custom signs to those in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties and businesses across the nation.

For the past two decades, Dave’s Signs has been designing, fabricating, and installing high-quality signs and graphics. We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients. For any signage needs you have – whether a small storefront sign or a more complicated installation, Dave’s Signs is always eager to provide the outstanding service we are known for.

Contact Dave’s Signs with Your Questions about Lighted Signs

Dave’s Signs provides custom signs to those in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties and businesses across the nation – we ship nationwide.

For the past two decades, Dave’s Signs has been designing, fabricating, and installing high-quality signs and graphics. We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients.

For any signage needs you have – whether a small storefront sign or a more complicated sign system with installation, Dave’s Signs is always eager to provide the outstanding service and quality we are known for.

Whether you have a small boutique downtown or national sign account - call us. We can help.
Whether you have a small boutique downtown or national sign account – call us. We can help.

Contact Dave’s Signs with Your Questions about Lighted Signs

Don’t spend a minute searching for light boxes near me because we have you covered! Dave’s Signs is a full-service sign company. We can help you with Planning & Permitting, Sign Design, Fabrication, Installation, Sign Renovation, Service, and Repair.

Contact us with your sign questions at (805) 641-1387‬ or reach out to us online. We are always happy to help.

Sign Company Near Me in Los Angeles: Dave’s Signs

If you are a business searching for a sign company near me in Los Angeles, look no further than Dave’s Signs. We are a full-service sign company in LA that specializes in creating custom signage for businesses of all sizes and industries. Our team of experts will work with you to create a sign that perfectly represents your brand and meets your needs.

Here are a few highlights of what we have to offer:

Outdoor Signs for Business

The Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank - by Dave's Signs.
The Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank – by Dave’s Signs.

Custom business signs are a great way to promote your business and attract new customers. We can help you create custom signs that will make your business stand out from the competition.

Especially in urban areas like Los Angeles, having high-quality signs is essential to get noticed in a sea of outdoor signs.

Read on to learn more about our custom sign options.

Illuminated Signs

Illuminated channel letter sign for AES in Longbeach, CA.
Illuminated channel letter signs for AES in Longbeach, CA.

If you are open at night, illuminated exterior signs are an absolute must. They help your customers find you, and they make your business look more professional. At Dave’s Signs, we can create any type of illuminated sign to meet your needs. We offer a variety of the latest technology, including LED signs, which are becoming increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency.

For businesses that are looking for an elegant solution, we also offer backlit signs – halo-lit channel letters. These signs are illuminated from behind, and they can be made using a variety of different materials, including aluminum, metal, and acrylic.

No matter what your needs are, we can create the perfect illuminated sign for your business.

Channel Letters

The Carving Board Sandwiches in Woodland Hills, CA.
The Carving Board Sandwiches in Woodland Hills, CA.

Channel letters are three-dimensional, illuminated letters and graphics that can be found on the stores of shopping malls, restaurants, and specialty shops. Channel Letter signs make for excellent storefront identification and corporate signage. These letters are formed individually and given their own source of light to create a 3D effect that is sure to wow potential customers.

Dimensional Letters

Finney's Crafthouse – Externally lit dimensional letters in Burbank, CA.
Finney’s Crafthouse – Externally lit dimensional letters in Burbank, CA.

Dimensional letters are a great way to add impact and professionalism to your business signage solutions. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor signs, lighted or unlighted, our panel signs will stand up to all weather conditions.

Neon Signs

Angel City Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles. Classic neon sign with animation.
Angel City Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles. Classic neon sign with animation.

If you own a restaurant or business downtown, a neon sign is a great way to increase visibility and attract customers. Neon signs are eye-catching and can be seen from a distance, so they’re perfect for businesses that want to stand out.

Neon signs are also nostalgic, so they can help give your business a vintage feel. Whether you’re looking for new business signs or want to add some nostalgic flair to your decor, neon signs are a great option.

Office Signs

Office lobby signs offer sophistication and make great first impressions. The Trade Desk in LA.
Office lobby signs offer sophistication and make great first impressions. The Trade Desk in LA.

If you’re looking for corporate signage needs that are both elegant and visually appealing, look no further than your Los Angeles Sign Company – Dave’s Signs. We specialize in high-quality interior office signs that are perfect for office lobbies, way-finding, ADA, and adding a touch of class to any office space.

Whether you need one sign or a hundred to meet the needs of your entire complex, we can help you create the perfect signage solution.

Monument Signs

Private Suite LAX. Simple and elegant monument sign using halo-lit channel letters.
Private Suite LAX. Simple and elegant monument sign using halo-lit channel letters.

Monument signs are a great way to make a statement. Whether you’re looking for a simple, elegant sign to mark your Los Angeles apartment complex, or a more complex design to catch attention from passersby at your shopping mall or business park, a monument sign can be the perfect solution.

There are many factors to consider when designing a monument sign, including size, shape, material, and lighting. Working with an experienced sign company – like Dave’s Signs, can help you create a sign that meets your needs and budget.

Custom Graphics

Make a statement with custom graphic signs throughout your facilities like this one for Fluence.
Make a statement with custom graphic signs throughout your facilities like this one for Fluence.

Custom graphics are a great way to add personality and style to your space. Whether you’re looking for hand-painted signs, custom wall graphics, or custom floor graphics, we can help you create the perfect look for your business signs. Corporate signage, restaurant graphics or retail graphics, custom

Window Graphics

Even the smallest details matter. Like this Bank of the Sierra window graphic. Subtle but noticeable advertising.
Even the smallest details matter. Like this Bank of the Sierra window graphic. Subtle but noticeable advertising.

Window graphics are an effective way to turn your windows and doors into building signs. By using custom print window decals you can display a custom business sign that will not only grab attention, help bring more foot traffic, but inform customers what you have to offer.

Blade Signs

Blade signs are the go-to sign for pedestrian friendly shopping spaces because they are easy to see.
Blade signs are the go-to sign for pedestrian-friendly shopping spaces because they are easy to see.

Blade signs are classic signage solutions designed to attract foot traffic. These signs are typically made of metal, aluminum, or MDO plywood.

Blade signs are hung vertically or horizontally on a bracket or frame near the business’s entryway. They are rugged and robust and can be mounted perpendicular to walls or other surfaces. Some even hang down from the ceiling.

Choose between illuminated or non-illuminated options to create a focal point for passersby.

Property Management Signs

Pacifica Glendale Apartments in Glendale, CA.
Pacifica Glendale Apartments in Glendale, CA.

Property management signs are vital for any business or organization that manages multiple properties. They help communicate important information to tenants, employees, and visitors and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as way-finding, branding, and security.

There are a few key things to keep in mind when planning your property management sign solution:

1. Stated Needs & Direction of Signage:

What are your specific needs and goals for the signage? Do you want to use it for way-finding, branding, or security purposes (or all of the above)?

2. Design & Planning:

Once you know what you want your signs to achieve, it’s time to start planning the design. Work with a professional sign company to create custom signs that meet your specific needs and budget.

3. City Permitting & Approvals:

Depending on where your property is located, you may need to obtain approval from the city or county before installing any signage. Be sure to check with local authorities to avoid any delays or surprises.

4. Fabrication & Installation:

Once your signs are designed and approved, it’s time to have them fabricated and installed. Again, working with a professional Los Angeles sign company – like Dave’s Signs – will ensure that the process goes smoothly and that your signs are installed correctly.

Following these steps will help ensure that your property management sign solution is a success.

Apartment Signs

Noho Centre Apartments in Valley Village, CA - San Fernando Valley.
Noho Centre Apartments in Valley Village, CA – San Fernando Valley.

Your apartment complex is one of the first places that potential renters will see when they are looking for a new place to live. Having great-looking, well-made building signage can help give them a good first impression of your complex and make them more likely to want to rent from you.

They set the tone for the level of quality and ambiance. Installing top-quality signs versus leaving the old signs affects the type of renters you attract.

A tenant who is willing to pay more money may want building signs that look polished and convey sophistication, while someone living on a tight budget might not care as much about the appearance of their residence.

Shopping Mall Signs

Garmar Plaza in Montebello, CA came to us wanting to refresh their existing shopping mall sign.
Garmar Plaza in Montebello, CA came to us wanting to refresh their existing shopping mall sign.

When it comes to business, the truth is that you only have one opportunity to make a great first impression.

Signage is a crucial aspect of any shopping mall. It not only impacts the property’s aesthetic but also its traffic and appeal.

An outdated sign can make your shopping mall look uninviting, while a well-designed sign can do wonders in making it look more appealing.

If you’re looking to revamp your shopping mall’s signage in Los Angeles, contact Dave’s Signs. We have years of experience helping businesses just like yours.

Office Park Signs

One of several PolyPeptide monument way-finding signs in Torrance, CA.
One of several PolyPeptide monument way-finding signs in Torrance, CA.

Office park signs in Los Angeles, aka business park signs, are a great way to advertise your business to those who work in the area. lDave’s Sings does a lot of Los Angeles exterior sign installation jobs and more. By including your company name and logo, you can make a big impression on potential customers and clients. Plus, office park signs can help direct visitors and employees to your location, parking and main entrance.

If you’re looking for a way to promote your business in a professional way, consider investing in office park signs.

Office Lobby Signs

One location or many, we can take care of your office suite signs – like we did for FocalPoint.
One location or many, we can take care of your office suite signs – as we did for FocalPoint.

As specialists in corporate office signs, interior signs, and all types of indoor signage, we work with a wide range of materials and designs to translate your company’s logo into a powerful office sign that truly reflects your image.

Office Suite Signs

We know ADA signage requirements so your office suite signs will be in compliance.
We know ADA signage requirements so your office suite signs will be in compliance.

We understand the importance of getting your indoor signage right, and our team of experts are on hand to advise you on the best way to achieve this. From choosing the right material and design, to Installing indoor signs correctly, we will ensure that your indoor signage makes a lasting impression.

Storefront Signs

Whether your retail sign is inside the mall or outdoors, contact Dave's Signs for a fast turnaround time.
Whether your retail sign is inside the mall or outdoors, contact Dave’s Signs for a fast turnaround time.

If you’re looking to open a new retail storefront, one of the most important things you’ll need to do is choose the right signs. Your signs will be one of the first things potential customers see, so it’s important to make sure they properly reflect your brand and help customers find your store.

We help property management companies in Los Angeles maintain their existing signage with service, maintenance, and installing signs when a new tenant moves in.

We can even design, print, and install custom banners for the business when they move in while their new sign is being fabricated.

Dave’s Signs – Your Full-Service Los Angeles Sign Company

Sign Planning & Permitting

Let our experience help you navigate the sign planning and city permit process quickly and efficiently as possible.
Let our experience help you navigate the sign planning and city permit process quickly and efficiently as possible.

The process of sign planning and permitting can be complex and time-consuming. At Dave’s Signs, we have the experience and expertise to help you navigate the process quickly and efficiently.

We can work with you, the landlord, and the city to develop a sign plan that meets all the necessary requirements and obtain the permits required for installation.

Sign Design

Pacific Beach Bike Shop neon sign design by Dave's Signs.
Pacific Beach Bike Shop neon sign design by Dave’s Signs.

There are many things to consider when designing a sign, including the message you want to communicate, the audience you’re trying to reach, and the overall look and feel of the sign. Our professional sign designers can help you create a sign that is both effective and visually appealing.

If you’re not sure where to start, our sign designers can help you brainstorm ideas and come up with a concept that will get your message across clearly. They can also help you choose the right materials and methods for creating your sign, ensuring that it will withstand the rigors of daily use.

Do you already have branding guidelines? No problem, our experts have plenty of experience working with existing design requirements.

Sign Manufacturing

Dave's Signs has an extensive fabrication shop in-house, including neon - one of the last in Southern California.
Dave’s Signs has an extensive fabrication shop in-house, including neon – one of the last in Southern California.

At Dave’s Signs, we take pride in our sign manufacturing process. We have an extensive shop in-house. Whether you need a simple sign for your business or a complex sign system for multiple locations, we’ll work with you to create the perfect solution and timeline.

We are also one of the last local neon fabrication shops that does everything in-house.

Sign Installation

We have been installing signs all throughout Los Angeles since the 1990's – Including Phenix in Pomona, CA.
We have been installing signs all throughout Los Angeles since the 1990’s – Including Phenix in Pomona, CA.

If you’re looking for sign installation in Los Angeles, we can help. We have a team of experienced professionals who can handle any sign installation project, big or small. No matter your needs, we can custom-design a sign installation solution that will meet them.

We have done it all – from the mom-and-pop boutique storefronts to multi-story corporate buildings downtown.

Sign Repair & Restoration

We restored the Lido APTS neon sign in Los Angeles. You may remember it from the Eagles album Hotel California.
We restored the Lido APTS neon sign in Los Angeles. You may remember it from the Eagles album Hotel California.

Sign repair and restoration can be a complex and delicate process. At our shop, we have the know-how and highly trained professionals to complete the job right the first time. Whether it’s a small crack or a major repair, we will take the time to do it right.

For on-site installations in Los Angeles, we have a team of experienced professionals who can handle even the most complex projects. We will work with you to ensure that your sign is installed correctly and looks great.

If you need a sign repaired or restored, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help.

Contact Dave’s Signs – Your LA Sign Company

Have questions? Call us! We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.
Have questions? Call us! We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Dave’s Signs services Los Angeles and all of the LA Basin. We specialize in the design, fabrication, installation, and repair of custom signs.

We pride ourselves on our high-quality signage and customer service. Our experienced team can help you with any type of sign you need, from simple blade signs to complex sign programs for new construction projects. Contact us today to get started.

You can reach 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.

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

Request a Quote Online

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