There is a certain convenience that comes with working with an in-house production facility for commercial, retail and multi-family signage. Rather than having to coordinate various outsourced companies and try to confirm the details of your order, you can have everything taken care of efficiently and properly. If you’re located in the Bay Area and are in need of a trusted and reputable sign manufacturer, Sequoia Signs offers many advantages with its in-house manufacturing facility.
Priority Services Each client should feel as though their needs are a priority to the production facility. When you’re working with an in-house company, you often feel like you’re their only client and that’s how it should be. If you’re in need of something last minute or you have a big project that needs a lot of detail, you’ll get what you need in an efficient manner. Simpler and timely projects can often be completed within a couple of days for a superior turnaround time.
Personalization Large, outsourced companies often duplicate a lot of their content. What you end up receiving from them isn’t necessarily what’s best for your brand or needs. An in-house sign manufacturer can help you stand out from the competition. You’ll also be taken care of with the professional knowledge of what other people in the Bay Area are using, as well as whether or not it’s effective.
Selection You receive a large selection of material types when you’re working with a company that produces signs in-hose. Sequoia Signs has multiple types of samples and material types that help you get the desired effect with your signs. Selection ranges from premier, limited stock materials to value engineered options.
Customization An in-house production facility allows for custom designs that tailor to the needs of a client. Whether you need something that’s a little out of the norm or something needs to be changed last minute, your needs can be accommodated. From start to finish, you’re working with design specialists that will make sure you’re receiving products that will turn heads and gain attention.
Samples If you’re not sure what you want, looking at different samples and discussing your project with an experienced professional in-person is something you’ll benefit from. Being able to see the different materials that you have access to is something that can often guide your vision in a specific direction. Your dream can then be made a reality. From multi-family signs to a one-off design, attention to detail is a priority.
Most clients welcome hands-on control over the details of their sign project. Thanks to our in-house production facility in the East Bay, we’ll make sure that you receive a streamlined approach to all of your sign needs. Contact us today for more information.
Multi-family housing projects are complex environments. Creating the sign package for multi-family projects is no exception. There can be hundreds of elements and details that need to be organized, reviewed, communicated, produced and checked by multiple people. This can be a daunting process; but it doesn’t have to be.
State-of-the-art Technology for Multi-Family Signage
Sequoia Signs utilizes sophisticated, state-of-the-art digital technology to streamline, simplify and improve the signage process for multi-family developers. Our easy-to-use digital interface enables all parties to review and approve schedules and artwork. We provide our clients with a link to the platform that allows users to review conveniently on their time. Our software even allows for multiple users with individual user permissions so that specific people can be designated viewers, commenters and approvers.
We use a digital signage platform because it helps eliminate many of the pain points experienced by developers, contractors and owners. The pain was real – sharing large files and documents, many details to cross reference, review and approve. All of the elements were disconnected.
Time is Money in the Signage Review Process
The old method of using a paper review process or PDF files is extremely time consuming. Multiple files and formats need to be cross referenced to ensure accuracy. If edits or revisions are needed, the turn-around time can cause lengthy delays. Signage is typically the final step in securing a certificate of occupancy, so a speedy timeline is critical.
With our digital review and production platform, all of your files and communications are in one safe place that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. If there are last minute changes, we can quickly and easily make corrections. When changes are made, everyone who needs to be notified in already in the loop! And a bonus – our in-house production team can quickly make modifications, saving you time and money.
Perhaps one of the most time saving features for multi-family developers is our ability to digitally map each sign in its location and display the artwork. One click can expand the location showing the exact art file. The user can add comments or approve within the software – giving us feedback in real time.
Benefits of Using Digital Sign Technology
All documentation is in one place
Sign locations are mapped with art files
Easy to use interface
Review, comment or approve plans instantly
Multiple levels of permissions for hierarchal approval
Reduces frustration of using printed maps or PDF files
Saves time and money!
Get in touch with us for a demonstration of our technology and see the positive impact it can have on your business.
An effective Wayfinding Signage System can help to improve visitor experience, making it a valuable asset. If executed right, very few people will notice the wayfinding signs however if not executed right it might cause irritation. Irritation amongst your customers or visitors is something you would like to avoid at all times, making an effective wayfinding signage system even more valuable. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics we have summarized three best practices for wayfinding at your facility in Oakland and the East Bay area.
1. Walk the grounds
If you are in charge of creating a wayfinding signage system, you are most likely very familiar with the facility. Therefore it’s an important step, to put yourself in the shoes of a visitor that hasn’t visited your facility before. Walking the grounds and identify where people have to make a decision on which direction to take is an effective way to start designing a wayfinding system.
2. Choose user-friendly and consistent language
When designing a wayfinding signage system it is important to use content that people are familiar with. An example, If you are referring to building names only, but not the function of the building. Some of your visitors might not be aware that the ‘George Washington Hall’ is the auditorium that they are looking for. Therefore it’s recommended to use clear content with a good layout that is easy to read.
3. Don’t provide too many directional choices
Although ‘all roads lead to Rome’ you don’t want to provide too many directional choices. Your visitors want the most effective way to get from a to b and are most likely not interested in sight seeing of your facility. Limiting user choices not only prevents confusion but also allows them to orient themselves to their surroundings faster.
Final takeaways for Wayfinding Signage
To conclude the principals of an effective wayfinding signage system, we would like to share a few final takeaways.
Work with a sign company that provides custom design services to make sure your wayfinding signage integrates with your company branding and building architecture.
Use premium materials, because the better it’s build the longer it will last.
Hire a sign company that can take care of the entire process from design to fabrication, permits, installation and maintenance.
Lobby & Receptions signs are a real eye catcher in any type of facility. Such wall signs are usually designed around your logo and business name. Furthermore, they are displayed in a prominent area of your lobby. It’s an opportunity to enhance your branding and get creative. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics we offer a wide variety of designs & materials. Although no sign is the same, we have divided Lobby & Reception Signs in 4 categories to make it easier to decide what might suit your business. In this post we share our best examples of Lobby & Reception Signs for your business in Berkeley, or anywhere in the East Bay region.
Dimensional Letters in custom colors
We are starting off with the option of dimensionally routed letters & logos. The most common materials for this type of sign vary between PVC, Foam and Acrylic. Acrylic is available in different types of stock colors, however most signs will be custom painted to match your company branding colors. The Lobby & Reception Signs in the below picture has a unique feature of added spacers to the letters. This provides a more dimensional effect, by creating a space between the letters and the wall.
Dimensional Letters with metal laminate
These type of Lobby & Reception Signs are initially the same as the first option, apart from the finishing. Instead of painting the letters, they have a laminated finishing that is available in different colors and textures. In the picture below you see a combination of a painted logo with brushed silver letters. Other popular options of the laminate include polished gold & satin bronze.
Panel based Lobby & Reception Signs
Panel based Lobby & Receptions Signs provide a completely different look compared to the first two options. However when it comes to materials they are very much alike. A panel based sign is usually made out of a clear or painted acrylic panel, or with a metal laminate finishing. The logo is applied on top of the panel, made out of dimensional letters. If you are looking for a more cost effective option a panel sign with digitally printed graphics may be a good solution.
Illuminated Lobby & Reception Signs
Lastly, we are showing an Illuminated Lobby & Reception Sign. The LED Illumination provides a high end finishing to the design of the wall sign. Furthermore, if you have a storefront location, the illumination can add exposure of your business at night. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics we always carefully plan for the installation of your lobby sign in Berkeley or surrounding area. This is in order to determine the power supply that is required for the LED illumination.
Do you already have a favorite Lobby & Reception Sign for your business? Contact us today to request a quote and start your next signage project. Call us at (925) 300 1066 or fill in the contact form here.
Wayfinding signage is essential when creating a sign package for a multi-family housing development with Sequoia Signs. Whether it’s for a senior living community, apartment complex, country club, or any other multi-family housing, effective wayfinding signage provides many benefits. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, we specialize in multi-family housing signage from initial consultation, to sign design, to fabrication, and installation.
Benefits of Wayfinding Signs
Wayfinding Signs are often taken for granted by property owners and developers, considered as a last-minute task to be quickly signed off a to-do list for a property development project. Unfortunately, this often results in boring and thoughtless wayfinding signage. An effective wayfinding package can do so much more. Consider these benefits when developing a wayfinding sign program:
Create Brand Awareness
Effective signage placed throughout your property contributes to your branding. The most valuable signs are the wayfinding signs, which provide information while reinforcing brand awareness. Efficiently designed signs can reflect positively on your brand and show that you care for your property. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, we will incorporate your company branding and match the architectural property to design effective directional signage.
Improve Visitor Experience
The main objective of wayfinding signage is to aid with directions. By investing in Wayfinding Signage, you contribute to the overall experience of the residents and their guests. Poorly designed or non-existent wayfinding signage can reflect negatively on your property. Facilities with effective wayfinding signage look more inviting, resulting in attracting more potential residents.
Increase Property Value
Last but not least, wayfinding signs can actually increase property value. Up to date and professionally designed signs send the message of a well maintained and cared for property. In a residential community this will aid in tenant retention and as a result, increase the property value.
Our experienced team at Sequoia Signs & Graphics has the expertise to manage your next wayfinding sign project. Serving the Bay Area, we are your local sign company, familiar with all sign criteria of your local municipality.
Contact us today to start your next wayfinding signage project in Concord, CA today! You can call us at (925) 300-1066 or email [email protected].
Are you looking for the best Sign Company for all your interior & exterior signs? Look no further, at Sequoia Signs & Graphics we serve the Easy Bay region, including Fairfield, CA. As a business owner it’s important to remember that signage is the number one form of advertising. An illuminated sign is your 24/7 ad, and only needs to be paid for once. As your local sign company, we offer a wide variety of interior & exterior signs, in addition to illuminated business signs. Let’s have a look at the different types of business signs that your company can benefit from.
Exterior Signs or Outdoor Signs are a great opportunity to create brand awareness and attract potential customers. A must-have for any business with a storefront. Even if your business doesn’t have it’s own storefront, some of these sign types might still be an option to discuss with your landlord. As mentioned above, it’s the number one form of advertising, making it worth your investment.
Also referred to as storefront sign, buildings signs are the number one sign opportunity to make a first impression. Usually building signs are made out of dimensional letters or can be designed in the form of a panel.
Illuminated Business Signs
An Illuminated Business Sign is designed with LED illumination, providing visibility day and night. Illuminated Signs come in different types and the most popular are Channel Letters Signs & Light Box Signs.
A Monument Sign is located at the road near the entrance of your building. Especially if your building is set back from the road this is a great opportunity to create extra visibility for your business.
Moving on to Interior Signs or Indoor Signs, it’s main purpose is usually creating brand awareness plus a decorative aspect. However, they are also popular when it comes to special promotions and sales. In summary, the below interior signs are a must-have to serve different purposes and make your business stand out.
ADA Compliant Signs
ADA Signs are room signs that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All permanent rooms in public buildings require ADA Signs with tactile & braille lettering.
Lobby & Reception Signs
An essential branding tool for any type of business, with a lobby, reception, waiting room of meeting room. All our lobby signs are custom designed around your business’s logo, slogan or trademark to help legitimize your business.
Wall Wraps & Graphics
Wall Wraps & Graphics can be used to communicate a message or create a certain mood. However overall it can contribute to the interior design of your facility, bringing your company to the next level.
Floor & Window Graphics
At Sequoia Signs & Graphics we leave no space unused and this is where Floor & Window Graphics come in. Although they are great for branding, advertising promotions is the number one use of Floor & Window Graphics.
Sign Company in Fairfield
As your local sign company we are dedicated to add value to your business with professional interior & exterior signs. Located in the East Bay area, we serve all cities including Fairfield, Berkeley, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Concord and Walnut Creek. Are you ready to start your next sign project? Contact us today for a free consultation or quote! You can contact us by filling in our contact form or call us at (925) 300-1066.
Our goal at Sequoia Signs is to make only the highest quality signs, with the highest quality materials, on the best equipment in the industry. Above all, impeccable customer service is our #1 priority.