At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, custom lobby signs are one of our specialties. We take our clients through the entire process and design is the first and most important step. Often we will work with our clients through several revisions until we find the best fit. In other cases, customers come to us with their ideas fairly set, and we make their creations happen!
The latter was the case with Caveman Foods in Lafayette, CA. Caveman Foods is a really cool company that specializes in “Paleo Inspired” products that taste great. Next time you are reaching for a protein bar- try one of their jalapeño chicken bars!
Caveman Foods called us and expressed a desire for two signs. They wanted their logo on an acrylic backer below the front desk, and they wanted polished aluminum letters on the wall behind. Both signs were right in our wheelhouse!
For the red logo pictured below the counter, we suggested applying the graphic to the back of the acrylic so that the viewer looks through the substrate to view it. This also allowed us to bevel the edges to present a nice “polished” look. The process involves a 2-sided laminate which is a little more complicated than your average application- but well worth it!
The dimensional letters are ½” flat cut aluminum with polished faces. ½” Aluminum is pretty thick and it really makes these letters stand out. I guess that may be a play on words because we also used ¼” spacers to allow the letters to ‘float’ off the wall. This is customer choice but can add an extra layer of dimension if desired. The letters are stud mounted which means they each have 3-4 studs which are screwed into their backs. We lay out a pattern and drill holes which correspond with the studs. After that, we will apply silicon to the holes for long-term stability and insert the letters. Installing stud mounted letters should be a fairly straight forward process but you would be surprised at the little hiccups we run into. With this install, one of our studs landed right on top of a sheetrock screw! Luckily, we have some tricks to get around these problems. As you can see, the sign turned out fantastic.
Are you looking for a new lobby sign? We would love to visit your location and talk with you about your goals. Office signage can create an important first impression for your clients. Give us a call! 925.300.1066
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