Identification signs are typically exterior signs that identify a property, building or occupying organization. They may be very small and simple or quite large and complex. Many are illuminated, some internally and some externally; many are not. Most require a permit from the local building department before they can be legally erected or altered. All Kinds of Signs can help with all aspects of identification signs, from the concept through design, permit (if necessary), fabrication and installation. Click on the name for a description and examples.
- Monument signs, polystyrene/polyurethane
- Monument signs, with message board
- Monument signs, post and panel
- Channel letters
- Cabinet (light box) signs
- Cabinet face & insert changes
- 3-D letters (externally illuminated or non-illuminated)
- Routered/Sandblasted signs
- Panel wall signs
- Neon signs
- Window signage
- Address plaques
Message boards using LEDS often replace changeable letter sections of monument signs. Although more expensive, message boards communicate very effectively and are easily programmed. There are different types of displays for different purposes, and we can help you choose the correct one for your purpose.
Monument Signs – Brick or Stone Base
Many monument signs start with a brick or stone base. The base is generally built using the same material as was used in the construction of the building. A footer is dug and poured and the structure is built on that pad. The sign itself is mounted any one of several ways to the base, and can be a cabinet, a routed sign, a sand-blasted sign, or other type of sign. The end sign can be externally illuminated, internally illuminated or not illuminated at all.
All Kinds of Signs can help you narrow down the many options until we arrive at the best choices for your situation and taste. We can arrange to build the base or work with your contractor. And we can handle the permitting and whatever else may be required. Let us get the ball rolling for you!
Molded signs made using a solid polystyrene core, a thick polyurethane hard coat and an acrylic textured finish are both durable and practical.
They may be used with brick or stone, or they may be the entire sign. Many of these signs are made to have faux brick or stone, which looks great while saving the expense of the real thing.
Installation is simplified as well, resulting in additional savings. An LED message board may be incorporated, as could a cabinet. Choose from many standard models (they are customizable!) or let us help you come up with your own unique design.
Post and panel signs incorporate one or more panels with two or more posts. Lower end signs are often made using wooden posts and/or panels.
Newer materials are available for the panels that offer increased longevity. Higher end post and panel signs are often made with posts of extruded aluminum and panels of sheets of aluminum. Many different designs are possible, including using digital prints for graphics. All Kinds of Signs can help you determine the most effective sign for your requirements.
Channel letters are typically individual letters that are internally illuminated. Colors, size, type of illumination, font and use (or not) of a raceway may be determined by a combination of the city, the building owner and the company owner. If you are looking for channel letters, All Kinds of Signs can help you through the entire process from conception, legal and practical ramifications, design, fabrication and installation, guaranteeing a great sign at an affordable price.
Cabinet, or light box signs can be used in different ways. They may be part of a monument sign, mounted on a pole or poles or mounted on the side of a building. Graphics range from one-color text to full color digital prints. All Kinds of Signs can help you choose the best path for your purpose.
If you have an existing cabinet and need to change the graphics, we can help there as well from design through fabrication technology and installation. We can also make any necessary repairs to the electrics, from simple relamping to wiring repairs and replacing ballasts.
If you are moving a business into a strip mall, you probably get a slot in a stand-alone cabinet sign that lists the stores in the mall. All Kinds of Signs can help with that as well.
3 dimensional letters are often used on brick or stone walls as well as a part of other signs to identify the name of an organization and/or its address. Characters can be metal or plastic, molded or cut, painted or natural. Logos and other custom characters are also possible. These signs are great for longevity and give a feeling of depth. If desired, they can also be illuminated externally. All Kinds of Signs will provide you with the information you need to make the best choice for your purpose, then provide you with high quality letters, template and, if you wish, installation.
Routed & Sandblasted Signs
Routed and sandblasted signs have a classic look to them. They suggest both permanence and tradition. Typically made of either a wood such as redwood or a synthetic material such as sign foam, material is removed either by routering or sandblasting. The sign is then painted with 2 or more colors and sealed. They can be wall signs, hanging signs or freestanding signs. Often externally illuminated, these signs have good longevity.
Custom neon signs can be used as identification signs or to help communicate what type of business is conducted there. All Kinds of Signs will use your input to design your neon sign and show you a proof before beginning fabrication. We will provide you with a complete sign including transformer and mounting hardware. Our signs are UL listed. If you wish, we can also do the installation.
Window graphics used to be painted on, but now it’s easier to use self-adhesive vinyl. From plain to fancy, from text to logos, window graphics are quick to fabricate and install and are very cost effective. We can install them or show you how to do it yourself. And yes, you can wash the window!
Full color pictures or artwork can be displayed as well. You can even have 1-way graphics, so from the inside one can still see out.
Many identification signs are panels mounted on an interior or exterior wall. They can be large or small, simple or complex. All Kinds of Signs can help with sizing, design and fabrication, no matter how simple or intricate a sign is desired. We can also help to determine if a permit is necessary and help with pulling a permit. Installation is available on every sign we sell.
Address plaques add a touch of elegance to your home or small business at affordable prices. Custom painted aluminum plaques come in many styles and colors, including wall and lawn plaques. Solar-powered nighttime illumination is an option. We offer volume pricing for homeowners associations and other groups.
If you are thinking about weather vanes, we can help with that, too.