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4 Types of Illuminated Signs for Your Portland Business!

When the sun goes down, do customers need a police spotlight to locate your business?  Or, maybe the dark appearance of your storefront at night causes people to wonder if they’re safe doing business with you. If either of these sound like your store, then please consider purchasing exterior illuminated signs Portland OR consumers will notice. Here are some of the top options your enterprise can’t survive without.

1. Channel Letters

If you think of KATU, KGW, KOIN, or other call letters for local television stations when you hear of “channel letters,” you’d only be almost completely wrong. You’d be partially right because we can assure you that these channels use channel letter signs on the exterior of their building to advertise their station.

Channel letters are the most popular type of illuminated exterior building signage. We can create attractive plays of shadows and lights on your building’s façade by using different styles of channel letter signs. For instance, the reverse lit, or halo lit, channel letters let the light out of the back of the aluminum letters. Or, you can go with the standard front lit letters that shine light through an acrylic face.

2. Lightbox Cabinet Signs

Lightbox cabinet signs will shine a little light on any marketing needs. The cabinets are typically made of extruded aluminum and painted with car grade paint and a powder finish to help these signs stand up against the nonstop winter rain. And, a plastic or acrylic face with your business’s name and logo give this marker its signature look. These signs can be mounted directly to your building.

3. Monument Cabinet Signs

Monument cabinet signs are the lovechild of lightbox cabinet signs and monument signs. They do a superior job of attracting the attention of motorists and pedestrians alike. Monument cabinet signs can incorporate a changing LED message board or a reader board, where you manually update your information on the sign. Either way, monument signs are the most effective way to let people know where you are.

4. Pole Cabinet Signs

If you’re located near a freeway or just want to be sure that people can find you from miles away, pole cabinet signs are your ideal solution. These are related to the lightbox cabinet and monument cabinet markers, only they’re mounted high up on a pylon. We’ll mount the cabinet, so the pole doesn’t obscure your message, and potential customers can read it from all directions.

We mainly use neon tubing and light emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, for our markers. Neon tubing has its benefits with its unique appearance and brightness, but LED technology has really closed the gap on the differences between these two illumination sources. LEDs are slowly taking over the industry due to their versatility, energy efficiency, and low maintenance needs. For most signs, we recommend LEDs.

Are you tired of your clients having to go from door to door asking “Are you the business I’m looking for?” If so, please consider contacting the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions today for a free consultation on the many types of illuminated signs for Portland, OR.

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