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The First Impression Of Storefront Signs

If you are exploring a shopping area, searching for a new store, or simply looking for something to do, how do you decide which buildings to walk in and which ones to walk by?

Without even thinking about it, people are constantly making snap decisions about stores, retail outlets, restaurants, and entertainment locations through multiple factors. One of the biggest draws to attract attention to any commercial property or retail outlet is through the use of carefully designed storefront signs.

You may not think this is true, but try it the next time you go somewhere you haven’t been before. Walk around and see which stores or venues you are attracted to, and then stop and consider why you found this one appealing and why you weren’t interested in walking through that other door.

Interesting or Boring?

One of the biggest draws for people to come into a business is an interesting and creative use of storefront signs. This may include one large sign to identify the store, and then smaller signs to boost the interest level.

Other ways to make a sign more interesting can be to create a three-dimensional effect. Some elements of the sign can be elevated above the rest and then, with careful backlighting, adds a whole new dimension both in the daylight as well as after dark.

Simple things like a creative logo on the sign rather than just the name makes a sign more interesting. Choosing the right logo, and the right colors, is always important, creating a visually interested, but not cluttered look is critical.

Go Retro

Another option for storefront signs that works well with almost any type of business is to consider a retro look, particularly when the competition is featuring all modern and high-tech signs.

At Dave’s Signs, our experts actually create our signs in-house, and we have the ability to take a retro look and add the lights, styles, and materials that just add that touch of eye-catching color and style you want.

Dave’s Signs designed, built and installed this storefront sign for Boot Barn in Oxnard, CA.

Choose Wisely

The simple truth is that making your sign unique from those around it is a way to differentiate your business. Whether you choose to create something modern, unique, and interesting or retro and classic, we have the ability to turn your vision into reality, drawing attention to your business just the way you want.

For help on your storefront sign project call us at (805) 641-1387 or contact us online.

Dave’s Signs Blog

This is a blog about signs. We highlight the different types of signs: signs we’ve created for our customers, history of sign design and today’s cutting edge sign technologies. Ask a question about signs, and you’ll likely find the answer here.

Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we’ve done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon Sign, Topper’s Pizza Neon Signs in the Oxnard Harbor, and The Historic Ventura Pole Sign. Check back with us. We’ll have more case studies of signs posted in the near future.

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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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