A Starting Guide To Custom Signs

02-29-2016

At Dave's Signs, we have over 20 years of experience in designs for all types of custom signs for businesses, residential neighborhoods, industrial areas, even amazing monument signs and pylon signs for all types of businesses and entities from small to large.

Condos Beach Break Illuminated Channel Letter Restaurant Sign in Ventura, CA

Our goals when working with clients are to develop signs that are beautiful, capture the essence of the business or location, and that communicate a message to everyone who sees the sign. We use our expertise and your ideas to create a draft of the sign, and then once approved, we can design and install the sign and even provide full maintenance programs to keep it looking spectacular.

Many of our customers have a very good idea of what they want their new custom signs to look like. Others may have a general idea, or they may have some elements of the sign they want to include, but are less certain of the overall design. To help you to get started, here are some important considerations that will help us to design the perfect sign for your business or location.

Barkley Insurance Dimensional Letter Business Sign in Oxnard, CA

Size and Shape

There are many different types of signs from monument or pylon signs to lettering and artistic signs. If you have an idea of the size and shape of the sign you want, let us know.

A sign should be in proportion to the location. For example, a sign in a restaurant or lounge for the restrooms should be evident, but blend into the overall signage and design of the location. A sign for product sales need to be attention grabbing and get people interested in walking into your business to learn more.

The more unique the shape, the more interesting the sign will appear at first glance. However, with custom signs, there has to be a delicate balance between the message and the overall design. With our expert designers and sign professionals, we can help you to create just the perfect look, creating interest and also providing the information your customer's need.

Azabu Sushi Bar & Grill Halo Lit Channel Letter Sign

Colors and Lighting

One of the common issues we see with many signs is the overuse of colors and lighting to make up for design deficiencies. With our signs, we put the design first, and then use the colors and the lighting to enhance the effects.

Through this process, the sign is a great marketing tool both during the daylight as well as when the sun goes down. For different types of business signage that is required during the day, in the evening, or 24/7 may be more critical, and our sign designers are here to make sure the custom signs we design are ideal for your unique needs. 

Call us at (805) 641-1387 custom sign design questions or click here for a free online quote now. 

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Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we've done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon SignTopper’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 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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Superior Graphic Design for our Custom Signs

Graphic design is not all about artistic skill; many outside factors influence how well the sign will work in its location. We are familiar with these outside influences, so we set out to develop each design to stand out in beauty and function, given each unique location. Whether you are purchasing a pylon sign, backlit channel letter sign, neon sign, or any custom sign, we use our creative graphic design talents to make it stand out. Contact us for questions about graphic design and signs.

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