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A Year of Great Sign Projects at SGS

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The Mighty Sign Makers here at SGS had a fantastically busy 2014 helping our wonderful customers Get Noticed.  Here are just a few of the different kinds of jobs we completed this year. January – Willows Boutique Mirror Graphics Window graphics are a really great way to brand your business and share information with customers. Willows Boutique put a unique twist on window graphics and asked us to put graphics on their mirrors to add a nice personal touch and let shoppers know they can get social. February – Magnetic Menus at Providence Park Need to make a quick change? Magnets make it a snap! We printed up the concession menus for the awesome guys at Centerplate (the Providence Park catering company) again this year including this magnetic version. MLS fans – grab some grub and cheer on the Timbers again starting in February 2015!  GOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! March – Qualident Dental Lab’s Pop-Up Trade Show Display A pop-up can be more than a poster! Check out this awesome exhibit display for Qualident. The printed fabric is a breeze to attach to the pop up frame.  In additional to looking great, it’s lightweight and easily transported. Now that will make you smile! April – Clark County Food Bank Box Truck Graphics We’re privileged to work with the fine folks at the Clark County Food Bank.  Here’s one of several trucks we updated this year with graphics that help them build brand awareness about the food bank and recognize major sponsors. May – Window Graphics for Advanced Dental Concepts Advanced Dental Concepts gave us a great space to work with for some eye catching window graphics. We used a combo of printed graphics and frosted vinyl for this bold look. The frost stripes give a bit of privacy while adding a nice design…

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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Creative Signs Stand Out

By | Interior Signs

4 Easy Ways to Design Creative Signs Designing creative signs and banners is hard if you’re not sure where to start.  In order to create designs that stand out and get noticed, you’ll need to know a few basic graphic design tips.  Let’s look at some concepts we use that will help you get started on your creative design. 1.  Keep It Simple Simple designs easily stick in peoples’ heads.  A design that’s too complex or busy may attract attention, but won’t leave a lasting and positive impression.  And let’s face it – without that lasting impression your branding efforts fail.  When designing signs, banners or even a vehicle graphic it’s best to keep it simple.  Settle on a limited color palette and stick to it.  Minimize clutter by avoiding crazy symbols or lettering that take away from the graphic design.  Simple designs have an elegance and beauty that people remember. 2.  Imply Motion An object in motion is more interesting to the human eye.  It may seem counter-intuitive but you can actually create motion within a static design.  Diagonal lines are one way to represent movement.  Repeated objects also imply motion.  Follow the flow of your picture to see where your eyes are naturally drawn.  If you can’t easily move around the picture, add more motion.  A good example is this window graphic at Willows Boutique. The bold diagonal lines in the logo guide the eyes to the store hours and social media! 3.  Remember That Colors Affect Mood Colors evoke feelings in people.  The colors you select for your sign or graphic can subliminally work to your advantage.  Although we all experience colors differently, there are a few guidelines that will hold true for most people.  Red is seen as actionable and powerful.  Blue is calming, trusting, and…

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3 Reasons For 3D Signs

By | Dimensional Letter Signs, Interior Signs, Lobby Signs

3D Signs Stand Out Let’s face it—we live in a 3D world. Yet some business signs seem to be doomed to the flat life of two dimensions. It doesn’t have to be this way.  Not when dimensional signs are available. Taking your sign designs into the same 3D dimension we all inhabit can come with some perks. Visibility Why do companies put up signs in the first place? They want people to see them, of course. Incorporating a dimensional sign adds visual interest, but it also does something much simpler, something much more important—it increases visibility.  People are more likely to notice unique signs, colors and shapes.  Adding a third dimension to a sign adds a visual element flat signs simply can’t compete with. Dimensional signs have depth.  And that increases both visibility from more angles and the chances of getting noticed. Timber Dental’s lobby sign has three tiers that help this new family dental practice stand out.  The toothbrush and company name stand off the wall with spacers to give even greater depth and interesting shadows.  The tag line is even done in raised letters that are attached directly to the wall.  The result is a sign that really pops. Special Effects One of the best things about dimensional signs is that they can actually create their own special effects.  For instance, a sign can be layered or staggered to create different visuals from different angles.  And lighting from either the front or back can create unique looks.  Shadows created by dimensional signs generate striking effects that just can’t be replicated with flat signs. The Specialty Graphic Solutions awning sign has four different depth elements.  It uses the depth between the wall and the frosted acrylic to let diffused light shine through from behind the 1/4″ thick acrylic panel. …

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