Every sign is a custom sign, I don’t know how many times I’ve said that but it is so true. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, we have created and installed countless lobby signs with dimensional letters but no two are exactly the same.
Last month we had the pleasure of installing a new dimensional letter lobby sign for Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy LLC in Pleasant Hill. (Or rather, we had the pleasure of installing their sign twice but I will explain later.) ESM are defense attorneys that have been around for a long time. Thankfully, we have not required their services but the team are so nice and professional that we almost wish we did!
ESM called us in because they were tired of their existing sign and wanted to add new life to their reception area. We discussed several different options from flat-cut aluminum letters to painted acrylic. We eventually settled on metal laminated acrylic letters. As part of the process, we looked at a variety of face metals and even ordered additional samples to insure we found the right one. In the end, we created the letters with a brushed black aluminum face.
Then came installation. These are stud-mounted letters which is a fairly common method of installation. Studs are screwed into the backs of the letters in a defined pattern. We then drill holes in the wall which correspond to that pattern and slide the letters into the wall. Once we know the letters look great, we will often add some silicon to hold them firmly in place. On this job, we had a new twist. The partners loved the letters, but they decided that they might look nicer standing a bit off the wall. This is what I meant when I said we installed the letters twice. We needed to order the spacers, so we left the letters in place, flush, while we waited for the new hardware. A few days latter we returned, added the spacers and re-installed the letters.
It was a pleasure working with Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy. They knew they could find what they wanted and they worked with us to achieve a fabulous lobby sign.
Are you looking to improve your office or reception area with a new lobby sign? We would love to help. Give us a call at 925.300.1066. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation.
Written by: Sequoia Signs & Graphics