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Carved Signs - why wood is not recommended

Posted by Gary Baron on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 09:45 AM

It used to be that wood was the ideal material from which to carve business signs. Versatile and easy to work with for those who know how, it dominated for hundreds of years. There is, however, one major drawback to using wood to make carved signs, and that is durability. Wooden signs are susceptible to the damaging effects of the weather, and those hung outside a building just don't last as long as you might like.

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Topics: carved signs, carved signs with gilding and digital graphics

Can a sign improve your business’ bottom line in a positive way?

Posted by Gary Baron on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 @ 02:57 PM

Can a sign improve your business' bottom line? The answer is an unequivocal yes. Surveys indicate the average consumer views thousands of advertisements every day, many of them signs. And the reason there are so many billboards, banners, scrolling digital boards and standard signs is because they work.

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Topics: dimensional sign, architectural signage, lobby signs, vehicle graphics, branding, directory, indoor signs, wayfinding signs, signs, carved signs with gilding and digital graphics

Carved signs...take a look under the paint before you purchase one...

Posted by Gary Baron on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 04:15 PM

 The Sign Center has put together a 2 page tip sheet on how to make sure you are getting a good carved sign. This tip sheet uses industry and our own experience to explain how to get the best out of your carved signs or sign company. 

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Topics: architectural signage, office signs, posts and finials, carved signs with gilding and digital graphics

What makes a good sign?

Posted by Gary Baron on Tue, May 24, 2011 @ 04:24 PM

The Sign Center has put together a tip sheet on how to make sure you are getting a good sign, a sign that will attract clients and reinsure your existing clients that you are the company they want to work with. The Sign Center's CCCKIS model explains how to get the best out of your signs for your company.

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Topics: dimensional sign, dimensional letters, architectural signage, lobby signs, office signs, indoor signs, carved signs with gilding and digital graphics

Carved signs…take a look under the paint

Posted by Gary Baron on Thu, May 5, 2011 @ 10:40 AM

Carved signs are a great sign for creates an image about your business for your potential and existing clients. But be aware that all carved signs are not created equal. Today the best materials are synthetic which won’t let the sign expand and twist in the elements which can cause the paint to crack and pealing and the sign core gets compromised from the weather.

Even the paint has evolved and some companies are using latex paints because it is cheaper and easier to work with…we still use the paints that are used are your car. Latex is easier to work with but does not last as long.

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Topics: architectural signage, posts and finials, carved signs with gilding and digital graphics

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