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Are you luck enough to have a Pylon Sign?

Posted by Frank Murch | Oct 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

A Pylon signs are controversial.These are tall signs on poles. Often these are the first signs put up in In under developed areas, and areas visible from highways. Pylon signs are common for gas stations, malls and shopping centers. As the area develops and grows, these signs are often limited or eliminated. Cities often consider this type of sign a visual form of pollution. Cities are using the zoning laws to change character of the neighborhood. In most Coastal cities these are not permit-able as a new sign. However, they are effective and if you are lucky enough to have an existing (likely older) pylon sign, you have an advertising machine.

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Topics: pylon sign, neon signs, outdoor signs, Monument Sign Face, monument, reface a monument, Retail monument sign, Shopping center monument sign, monument sign, Strip mall monument sign, refinish monument signs

Channel Letter Sign : Taste of Denmark

Posted by Frank Murch | Oct 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It is good to be seen, channel letters make sure you ARE seen. Most Strip malls require Channel Letters. They are the sign for the night, and are the wanted a hi profile sign.

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Topics: Channel Letter, channel letters, Halo Channel Letters, reface channel letters, backlit Channel letters, Channel Letters Vista CA, Channel Letters Carlsbad CA, Channel Letters Escondido CA, Channel Letters Oceanside CA, channel letters dana point ca, Channel Letters San Marcos CA, Channel Letters San Clemente CA, neon signs, outdoor signs

Channel Letters for a Business on the move

Posted by Frank Murch | Oct 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

What happens when a company moves ¼ mile away? It can mean a huge loss of customers. Evans Tire made such a move. The new place is a better location, closer to El Camino Real, more visible and bigger. But customers remember the old location. They buy tires on a multi year bases. The old location worked and “muscle memory” takes past customers back to the old location. This makes it signage and very visible signage extremely important. Customers remember where a company is. When a company changes locations, signage becomes a key issue. We were very happy to help Evans with their move.

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Topics: channel letters, reface channel letters, Halo Channel Letters, Reverse lit channel letters, Channel Letters Carlsbad CA, channel letters dana point ca, Channel Letters San Marcos CA, Channel Letters San Clemente CA, new acrylic for channel letters, Channel Letters Escondido CA, Channel Letters Vista CA, Channel Letters Oceanside CA, backlit Channel letters, neon signs, outdoor signs

Sign Repair & Maintenance: 4 issues you need to know

Posted by Frank Murch | Feb 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

So your sign has a problem, what can you do? The fact is it is hard to find a sign company to service signs. There are some companies, but getting a fixed price quote to do that repair is also difficult. There are reasons for this, these are:


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Topics: Electrical Sign Repair, Sign Repair, Sign Removal, neon signs, outdoor signs

Cabinet Sign Refacing Get a whole new face

Posted by Frank Murch | Mar 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

One of the best ways to look new and fresh is to switch the sign faces out of your existing monument sign. Often monument signs are neglected and look old and bad. Tenants move, names change and the signs become weathered. How do we do this?

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Topics: moument Sign, Illuminated Sign Cabinets, reface a monument, reface a sign cabinet, Restore sign, neon signs

Sign has an ugly face?

Posted by Frank Murch | Mar 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Does your sign need an updated new face? It happens all the time. In the beginning the face is shiny and new, over the years in crakes, peals, it gets damaged. Maybe you have changed your name, or worse, you have the sign from the company that rented your space before?

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Topics: Custom Signs, new sign face, monument faces, Replace sign faces, reface channel letters, neon signs, outdoor signs

5 Tips for Effective Retail Signage

Posted by Frank Murch | Mar 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

5 Tips for Effective Retail Signage

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Topics: dimensional letters, Cut Vinyl Lettering, neon signs, instore signage

Do you make any of these 5 Retail Signage Mistakes?

Posted by Frank Murch | Feb 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The role of signage is to convey a message. That message is to draw the customer in, cause an impulse buy or trigger a planned purchase. Retailers often focus much deeper. This results in a focus of product and advertising attributes that hurt their sales. Are YOU focused on the wrong things and making costly mistakes?

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Topics: retail signs, Retail monument sign, Office signs, retail signs, Channel Letter, neon signs

Your Sign only lights up half way?

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If your sign only lights up part way, you need a sign service for repairs. Signs give an impression and if your sign is only half lite, your customers will exspect you to be only half there onces they come in. At Signs for San Diego, we know the value of a properly working sign. Keeping up with sign maintenance is crucial in making a favorable customer impression. When part of your sign is not working, you look run down, tired, old. Your customers may just head down the street to a better lite, better maintained competitor. Signs for San Diego repairs all types of neon, fluorescent and LED signs on the ground and up to 60 feet in the air. We have the tools and experience to fix your sign.

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Topics: Florescent sign service, Florescent lamp replacement, Florescent tube replacement, neon signs, outdoor signs

Is your Sign Cabinet Obsolete?

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

All old Sign Cabinets found in Pylon signs, Monument Signs and Sign Cabinets have magnetic ballasts. These are the power supply for your florescent lambs. The problems with magnetic ballast are several

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Topics: electronic ballast, magnetic ballast, repair, Sign Repair, Electrical Repair, lighting repair, electrical sign repair Vista Ca, electrical sign repair Carlsbad CA, electrical sign repair Escondido CA, electrical sign repair Oceanside CA, electrical sign repair San Marcos CA, Electrical Sign Repair, neon signs, outdoor signs


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