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A Sign that Lasts a Lifetime: Bronze Plaques

May 27, 2021

In our industry, there are many ways to recognize the exceptional. Signage for special events, customer or employee appreciation, or even grand openings, are all ways to recognize the people or buildings that go above and beyond. Although these are all viable options, there is nothing more elegant or honorable, than a custom cast bronze or aluminum plaque.When we fabricate these plaques for our customers, you can see AND feel the craftsmanship.

Form Meets Function

May 27, 2021

Selling an empty building can be a daunting task. Commercial Realtors do their best to encourage their clients to “use their imagination”, but it can be difficult to see beyond the blank walls and empty rooms. Throughout the years, we have partnered with many commercial real estate companies to turn blank walls into vibrant advertisements.

Sandblasted Signs

May 27, 2021

There is nothing more artistic or nostalgic than a sandblasted sign. The intricate detail, carved wood, and vibrant colors, make for an excellent “Old Town” feel. This unique look, makes these signs excellent for a variety of settings.

Window Graphics: The Time is Coming!

May 27, 2021

Window Graphics: The Time is Coming!As the winter turns to spring, our customers begin to look at the exterior of their buildings for marketing opportunities. If your home is the Midwest (or anywhere that has sub 50 temps), you know that certain signage is dependent on weather. Window graphics is an excellent way to brand the exterior of your building, but requires warm weather for installation.

Totally CUSTOM!

May 27, 2021

Totally CUSTOM! “Custom Signage” is a term that is thrown around frequently, but more often than not, is not thoroughly explained. So, today’s blog will highlight a recent project that will help to explain what a custom sign is, and will help you to understand standardized signage compared to “custom signage”.Whether you realize it or not, you have seen, read, or used, a standardized sign almost every day of your life.

How to Brand Multiple Locations!

May 27, 2021

How to Brand Multiple Locations!Branding an entire building can be a daunting task. There are many factors that need to be accounted for when undertaking the branding of a new building. The colors, theme, and placement must be perfect to create the best customer experience.

Same Ugly Pillar, Different Dress

May 27, 2021

A HUGE part of the signage and graphics industry is being able to take something “ugly” and make it look appealing. Throughout the years, many of our customers have called us wanting to transform a physical characteristic of their building or property, and make it look better. It is not uncommon for us to hear about ugly pillars, plain walls, boring hallways, or lack-luster lobbies.

Tradeshow Season with Divine!

May 27, 2021

Tradeshow Season with Divine!Although we may not want to admit it, winter is here. And although winter does not bring the nicest weather, it does mean the beginning of tradeshow season! Tradeshow’s are incredible opportunities to meet new vendors and suppliers, along with getting your name out to potential customers.

Printing 101: Flat Bed Printing vs. Wide Format Roll Printers

May 27, 2021

In our previous blog, we briefly mentioned some of the advancements in the signage industry, and how far this industry has progressed in the last 50 years. In almost every sign shop, the printers are the workhorses of the company.

To Wrap, or Not to Wrap? Volume 2

May 27, 2021

To Wrap, or Not to Wrap? Volume 2If you are from the Chicagoland area, chances are you have heard of Woodfield Mall. Woodfield Mall is one of the nation’s largest shopping malls, and has a very healthy Kiosk storefront population.