Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Three Ways Outdoor Business Signs Benefit Your Business

When it comes to custom signage, lettering, and graphics, a widely popular choice is outdoor business signs. This type of sign is typically seen marking the location of a business, but can also come in the way of sidewalk signs, vinyl banners, restaurant signs, yard signs, and even decals.

But why are custom outdoor signs so popular for businesses? Because they provide a high ROI and consistently work for you—here’s three ways showing you exactly how they do it.

1. Grabbing Attention

The first and most obvious use for outdoor signage is to grab the attention of potential customers. This is where an outdoor sign provides the most value to a business. They can be hung above the business, or harness the power of the surrounding sidewalk or roadside areas by being strategically placed to inform all potential customers of your business’ location.

Even more, signs can be completely customized to grab attention the right way. What does this mean? It means if your business is in an easy-to-access area, a simple hanging sign above your business may be perfect. Alternatively, if your location is in an exceptionally busy area, a bright, flashy hanging sign may be needed in attention to aluminum roadside or sidewalk signs as well.

2. Promoting Interest

If your business is having a sale, promotion, or a special event, outdoor signs are perfect for gathering local interest. These signs can be customized even more to say exactly what you want them to, in order to reach your preferred target market and draw interest toward your event.

These types of signs can be custom window decals, bold vinyl sign letters, or elaborate vinyl banners– it’s all up to you and the needs of your business! With high customization, however, comes a lot of best—and worst—practices as well, and both should be considered to make sure your signage is effective.

3. Tailored to Your Needs

Signage is not only important to a business because of gathering attention and interest, but because they can be fully tailored to meet your needs, whatever they may be. For instance, what if your business is less traditional? You may need something more along the lines of estate signs or church signs versus traditional hanging business signs.

Either way, from graphics and lettering to versatile materials like sandblasted wood and aluminum (and several in between) you can work with your local signage experts to design the perfect sign for your needs.

There are so many outstanding uses for outdoor business signs, but this post detailed the top three reasons to consider them for your business. If you’re ready to grab attention, drive interest, and create signage that is unique to your business, then contact us today for a free quote and let’s get started!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

What Can a Business Sign Do For You?


There is nothing like a bright, eye-catching sign to drive attention and foot traffic to your business. When someone is new to town, or just feeling open to a new experience, business displays provide the turning point for customer connections.

Signs for business come in a huge variety of formats, including traditional outdoor signs, sidewalk signs, vinyl banners, aluminum and metal signs – plus things you might not think of as signs, like window decals, door lettering, magnets and vehicle graphics.

Here’s what a new sign can add to your business.

Year-Round Value

Sure, business signs have an up-front cost – but it’s an investment that pays dividends all day, every day, all year long. A good sign is like a salesperson that shares your message 24/7, drawing attention to your products and services while you focus on what you do best. In fact, a large majority of people have tried a new business simply because they saw a sign for it.

Better Branding

Why is Apple one of the top brands in the world? Because that little Apple logo is so recognizable. It’s engraved in the memories of people all across the planet. Business signs give your potential customers dozens of interactions, or touch points, that expand your brand.

Already have a big front-of-business sign? Consider adding touch points like yard signs, magnetic signs, point-of-purchase displays, projecting signs and wall murals. Click here to see a graphic with interesting sign options you might never have considered.

Online Connection

Every business wants to stay connected with their customers beyond a one-time sale. Signs give reminders about your website, social media efforts, online contests and much more. This expands your brand and helps build loyalty among your customers.

Simply displaying a vinyl banner in your store could contribute to your business’s bottom line. The text on the banner could, for example, encourage hundreds of customers to visit your website for exclusive web-only deals. It’s an inexpensive and effortless way to drive traffic to your site.

Standing Out in a Crowd

Let’s face it – the world is full of advertising messages. A marketing firm found that the average American is exposed to about 5,000 advertising messages a day. To compete, you must find a way to stand out and make a personal connection to your customers.

Imagine a big group of hungry tourists standing downtown, trying to decide where to have lunch. What if somebody spots a bold sidewalk sign proclaiming, “Authentic local food – $8 lunch special!” Suddenly a sign is responsible for a large lunch order – plus many more to come from others who see it.

Ready to take your business signs to a new level? Contact us today!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Creative Ways to Use Vinyl Graphics For Your Business

When it comes to business signage, creativity can go further than you think. One stellar example is the variety and creativity found when using vinyl graphics for your business.

Not only are these graphics flexible and durable, they’re also eye-catching and bring messages and advertisements in even the most unlikely places. This allows your business to get its name and message out in many dynamic ways while boosting the aesthetic look of your advertisements overall. For more information on how you can use these graphics for your business, keep reading!

Mobile Advertising

While you have probably seen mobile advertising in the form of vehicle lettering and car graphics on car doors and windows, vinyl graphics allow for such versatility for vehicle and mobile advertising that possibilities are endless.

In addition to the typical door and window ads, a business vehicle can actually be completely wrapped in custom vinyl graphics or vehicle decals, which brings big eye-catching design to your mobile ads. These wraps can be completely customized from the color down to the vinyl materials; like sticker-type vinyl wraps or even magnets.

Additionally, vinyl graphics don’t only stop with cars. Motorcycles, bicycles and even boats can sport your advertisement or message, allowing for new avenues to reach your target and spread the word about your business.

Lobby and Window Graphics

Your business’ lobby and window are also a great place to feature custom signs, graphics or vinyl lettering. These messages can be anything from your business’s name and mission statement to wayfinding signage, advertisements, and business information like hours and a phone number.

Whatever the needs of your business, there is a custom vinyl solution for you—it all comes to down to how creative you would like to be.

Floor Graphics

Another outstanding use of vinyl graphics is the incorporation of floor graphics. This method can be used to take advantage of another advertising surface as well as provide a unique approach to wayfinding signage.

Floor graphics also offer a boost to your business’ overall aesthetic and interior design by use of vinyl decals, lettering, and custom graphics. If you can imagine it, your business can display it. Even if the graphic isn’t an advertisement, but simply a company message or even an aesthetically-pleasing design, floor graphics should definitely be considered to help your visitors remember your business.

Seasonal Advertising

An often overlooked way to utilize vinyl graphics is or Seasonal advertising. Because vinyl graphics are both durable and easy to remove when needed, they make for perfect seasonal means of advertising.

This way, your business can ensure it hits all possible advertising opportunities like holidays, sales, and seasonal specials. A creative way to use seasonal advertising is by focusing on custom vinyl banners, window graphics and graphic decals and both of which will provide great aesthetics to your business while displaying any seasonal advertisement effectively.

At Sequoia Signs, we love the creativity of vinyl graphics and what they can do for our customers. If you’re ready to make this creative, aesthetically-pleasing, and effective signage work for you, then reach out to us today for your free quote!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

3 Ways That Custom Business Signs Can Improve Customer Engagement

Custom Signs For Business

As more businesses focus on Yelp ratings and online reviews, slick websites and social media engagement, it might seem that traditional business signage is going the way of the horse and buggy.  In fact, custom business signs are still capable of powerfully impacting your customers.

Read on to learn more about the different ways that custom business signs improve customer engagement.

1. Make a Positive First Impression with a Custom Outdoor Sign

You’ve got a few seconds (or less) to make a first impression. If your business signage consists of a tattered vinyl banner that has seen better days, or torn decals on the door of your business, is it likely that your customers will be left with the feeling that your business is successful? What will they say about your attention to detail?

Ensuring that your outdoor signage is in tip-top shape is the best way to ensure that your customer’s immediate impression of your business is positive. A custom business sign is an indicator that you take your business seriously, and you take pride in the external appearance of your business as well as what goes on inside. All of the positive online reviews in the world won’t help some people overcome a shoddy exterior.

2. Improve Your ROI and Engage Customers with a Custom Business Sign

Signage is something that you really shouldn’t skimp on. Purchasing a poorly-made sign will only lead to more frequent sign purchases over the years, and a significantly less appealing sign toward the end of the sign’s (shortened) lifespan.

The materials that go into your outdoor sign make all the difference. For instance, if you live in a damp climate, an aluminum custom business sign might be the choice for you. It’s lightweight and rust-resistant, and it’s unlikely to succumb to environmental elements. It will look great and last longer than other signage options.

If you’re looking to stand out from other businesses in your area, an LED outdoor business sign might be a great option. They offer tremendous visibility, in the day as well as the night, and they’ll capture your customers’ attention effectively. While old-fashioned lighted signs might have been a drain on energy, modern signage is significantly more energy efficient and has a longer lifespan.

Remember, you get what you pay for. And while you might feel inclined to make do with a less-than-impressive sign as long as you can, remember that your business signage is one of the most durable marketing tools you have in your arsenal.

3. Custom Business Signs Market For You Whether You’re There or Not

The moment you put the new sign on your business, it starts to advertise for you.  It’ll be there, displaying your name and your brand day and night, regardless of whether your store is open or closed. The custom business sign you erect will be strongly associated with your store, and it can bring in customers who may have never heard of your business before they saw the sign.

In fact, the appearance of a business’s sign can play a not-insignificant part in why a customer might enter a store. 76% of consumers have entered a store based solely on the signage. 68% say that a business’ signage is a reflection of the quality of the business.  60% of businesses say that improving their outdoor business signage positively impacted their sales— can you afford NOT to upgrade to a custom business sign?

A new custom sign is an investment in your business. Whether your customers drive by or walk by on the sidewalk, your sign is the first impression they’ll get of your business.  Make it a great one.

Ready to see what Sequoia Signs can do for you? Contact us today!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Tom’s Seasame Noodles

Here is a super simple mid-week meal that also makes great left-overs.  Not sure where I picked this up but I think there are a million variations.  Try this one or tweak it to your taste.

1 lb angel hair pasta
1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
2 Tbspn tahini
2 Tbspn toasted seasame oil
1/4 tspn cayenne
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 Tbspn grated fresh ginger
3-4 green onion, thinly sliced
2 carrots julienned
1 yellow pepper, julienned
1/2 cucumber, junienned
thin strips of cooked chicken breast

(toasted sesame seeds and red pepper flakes for garnish)

cook pasta then run under cold water to chill

mix soy through ginger (above) and toss with pasta.  add vegetables and chicken and serve

enjoy.  (sorry I neglected to save a “plated” photo)

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Make The Most of Directional Signs With These Four Easy Tips

Directional Business Signs

Wayfinding is a highly important but often overlooked aspect when it comes to business signs. After all, when you think of business signage, it’s common to think of free-standing outdoor monument signs or banner advertisements.

While signs of all types and materials can be used to entice potential customers to use your services or try your product, it all means nothing if they can’t find your business to begin with.

This is why directional signs are so important. They not only help customers locate your establishment but help them find what they need once inside. In this post, we’re bringing you four easy tips to maximize the use of directional signs to bring big benefits to your business.

Make Use of Positioning

To get your customers to make a beeline for your business, it’s important to really think about the location and positioning of your directional sign. Consider the areas where your customers will be coming from and where your business is located.

If on a quiet sidewalk, a small A-Frame sign or small banner may be enough to catch potential customers’ attention and provide direction to your location. Near a busy intersection, adequately-sized monument and panel signs or tall pylon signs will be enough to do the trick.

Get Creative

Direction signs are an opportunity for creativity. Your choices aren’t limited to just pylon, panel, and banner signs. Custom directional signs can also be featured indoors in the form of vinyl lettering, window decals, and wall lettering.

You can create custom signs and graphics for any of your directional needs. Keep in mind, wayfinding signs can also be used to signal the location of products and be used to enhance aesthetics within the business while remaining functional.

Enhance Interior Design

As mentioned above, directional signs can function well while enhancing the interior design of your business. A stellar example of this is the use of floor graphics. These graphics can be completely customized and installed, and serve as a fun guide to locations throughout an establishment or the sidewalk leading to a business.

Because directional signs can come in any forms and materials, you have the opportunity to think aesthetically and choose signage that enhances and solidifies the overall look of your business.

Think Outside of the Business

Our last tip for directional sign use is to think outside of the business, meaning direction signs can also serve important functions in other areas. For instance, if your organization is planning a large gathering where events will be taking place, directional signs can make the attendee experience easier and more enjoyable.

Alternatively, if your organization participates in conferences, direction signs can let participants know exactly where to find the location of the information areas and presentations.

Directional signs are often underestimated for the power, design, and functionality they bring to a business. Now that you have these four essential and easy tips under your belt, you can now begin the process of deciding which wayfinding signage is right for you. To get started, contact us today!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vinyl Banners: The Tool to Make Advertising Easy and Convenient


When it comes to signs and advertising for your business, there are several highly customizable options available from decals to monument signs and dozens in between. One type of signage, vinyl banners, have been around a bit longer than the others, but they aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

Vinyl banners are a great way to get your business noticed, spreading your message with ease, simplicity, and convenience. We’ve created a quick guide covering the outstanding benefits of vinyl banners to show how easy it is to bring this simple-yet-powerful tool to your business’ advertising arsenal.

Cut Down on Costs

Naturally, business owners will seek any opportunity to cut costs and save money when it comes to advertising. Savvy business owners, on the other hand, will only do so as long as quality is upheld to ensure their advertising has a high ROI. By choosing vinyl banners, owners can take advantage of both lower costs and high-quality signage that works.

Choosing a vinyl banner is a cost-efficient choice due to the lower material and printing costs compared to other custom signs. The extreme outdoor weather durability these banners provide also make it a strong and lasting choice, while their reusability power is unmatched by other forms of signage.

Take Advantage of Customization

Customization is key in advertising. It helps your message spread in a unique way and brings attention to your business and your business only. Vinyl banners are highly customizable, and taking advantage of this feature provides nothing but high-powered advertising for any business needs.

If your custom banner needs to have a certain printed message, font, graphic, image or anything, really, it can. The options to make your banners unique to your message are unlimited. You can design the banner in-house, have it designed by our agency, or even use pre-made templates to bend to your will and needs.

The materials can vary as well. You can choose all-vinyl or solid fabric banners, or transparent mesh banners as well. Each provides similar benefits are far as customization, aesthetics, and durability.

Test the Perfect Location

One of the most exciting benefits of business banners is the absolute versatility when choosing a display location. By using a flat display style hung up by grommets, a custom banner can be easily moved until it finds its perfect location, whether that is outside on the side of a building or indoors with a lobby.

If only two grommets are used, event banners can become flags for an even more unique approach. Alternatively, free-standing retractable banners paired with banner stands also allow for maximum portability and are perfect for conventions, conferences, and expos.

Think Outside of the Banner

Because of the vast versatility of these signs, business owners have the opportunity to think outside of the box (or banner). The technology involved in banner printing allows for a lot of flexibility. Your custom banner can be double-sided for maximum exposure or to have two functioning banners in one to use at will.

The durable and lasting materials also allow for a great range of usage as well, so banners need not only be used for business advertising. Alternatively, these signs can be used for just about any message you can think of from directional signs to attention-grabbing event flyers, and whatever else you can come up with to serve your needs.

If you’re ready to make your advertising easy and convenient with vinyl banners, Sequoia Signs is ready to help you get started! Contact us today and let’s make your banners work for you.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chicken with lemony orzo

This is a real simple recipe that I got from a magazine recently- unfortunately I could not find the recipe but it is definitely worth trying.  Great easy summer meal.

4-6 Bone-in skin-on Chicken Thighs
1 fennel bulb, fronds reserved & choped
1 leek, chopped
1 cup orzo
1/2 cup white wine
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
oil/butter
salt & pepper

First cook the chicken.  I feel like I don’t need to tell you how to do this, but put skin side down in a hot pan with some oil/butter and cook for 7-8 minutes until skin is nicely browned.  Flip and transfer to a pre-heated oven (350-400) for 15 minutes.  Set chicken aside

Add fennel and leek to the same pan adding oil as needed.  Cook for about 5 minutes and then add 1 cup orzo.  Cook, stirring often, until the orzo is slightly browned.  Add in the white wine and stir until evaporated.  Next start adding the chicken broth 1/2 a cup at a time and cook until absorbed before adding the next 1/2 cup.  When done, add in the lemon juice, lemon zest, reserved fennel fronds, a healthy dollup of butter and some salt & pepper.  Stir together, transfer to a serviong platter and top with the chicken.

 

delicious!  & I just realized that I have the internet!  I found the original recipe here:  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/one-skillet-chicken-with-buttery-orzo

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Light Up Your Business with LED Signs

Custom LED Business SignsWhile outdoor signs are a fantastic way to bring awareness and dynamic advertising to your business, why not step it up a notch with powerful LED signs? LED signs are unique, effective, and pack many versatile benefits as well!

What Can LED Signs be Used For?

Chances are you’ve already come across several LED signs before. This method of signage lighting is an extremely popular and effect method. Use ranges from traffic lights, wayfinding signs, and oriented directional signs to banners, outdoor signs, floor graphics, and several in between.

They can be used as a business marker, letting your customers know where you are, as advertisements, or even functionally to give directions or ensure safety. LED signs are everywhere, but their popularity doesn’t mean they won’t be affected.

Customization

LED signs come in a variety of displays and work well on both panel signs and pylon signs. You can also add effective and eye-catching vinyl lettering to convey the message your business needs. So, whether you need vibrant custom directional signage, basic direction signs, custom signs for advertising purposes, or a simple sign to mark the location of your business, LED signs can accomplish that.

Eye-Catching Quality

Did you know that LED signs are the brightest form of signage? This is why they are used so often for directional signs. Direction signs need to be as effective as possible in order to function properly. Keeping in mind many people often view these signs while driving, LED signs ensure that directions and information are transferred to these people so they can get where they need to go.

When you bring this effectiveness to your business signage and pair it with vinyl lettering and graphics, you create an extremely powerful marketing tool that really works. These signs are attention-grabbing. Once you have a viewer’s attention, you then have the ease to transmit your message. This works as around-the-cloud advertising that only gets better at night, compared to traditional outdoor signs.

Cost-Effective and Energy Efficient

Another big plus of LED signs, is they require significantly less energy than other similarly lighted signs. This means the less energy needed to light up your custom LED signs, the less money spent on lighting the sign overall.

Additionally, LED signs are often cost-effective when compared to other forms of marketing whether it be traditional print marketing or online advertising campaigns. This fact, paired with the ability to attract customers offline 24/7, makes for an often overlooked but very powerful marketing strategy.

How Sequoia Signs Can Help

At Sequoia Signs, we pride ourselves in lighting up businesses all over the East Bay region. Our signs help entice customers to these businesses, and our clients love us for it!

If you’re ready to feature a beneficial and dynamic LED sign for your business, then contact us today to receive your free quote!

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

3 Benefits of Great Outdoor Signs

For many businesses, outdoor signs are a necessity. They act as powerful advertising tools that bring several benefits to businesses and brands everywhere. In this post, we’ll be introducing the many benefits of great outdoor signs and how they can improve your business!

What are Outdoor Signs?

Before we can understand all the great things about these signs, we must first understand what they are. Outdoor signage is available in a variety of formats; it can include vinyl banners, sidewalk signs, traditionally attached business signs, billboard advertisements, or even simple vinyl lettering.

As long as they feature information on the business and are featured outside, it counts as an outdoor sign. However, not every form of signage is appropriate for every business; it all depends on the needs of an individual business.

Location Marking

Business who have a steady flow of customers may not need advertising signage like billboards or bus ads. Instead, they simply need to assist their customers in identifying their location. This can be done with a traditional sign that is attached to the building, with vinyl letters or decals, or even an aluminum sign placed near the business.

For a business with a small spot in a shopping center, which may be difficult to see from the street, aluminum signs work wonders. These metal signs are often inexpensive but durable and can be rooted into the grass near a shopping center or held down with weights on a sidewalk. An aluminum sign is also fantastic at catching eyes from both street and foot traffic.

Advertising

Featuring an outdoor sign or billboard ad functions as around-the-clock advertising for your business. In addition to simply letting potential and current customers know your location, they also offer other advantages as well.

These signs are highly customizable and can feature a range of materials like aluminum, plastic, carved or sandblasted wood, or even HDU (“High-Density Urethane”). You can add custom designs, sign letters, and even graphics to enhance the sign and entice potential customers to pay your business a visit.

Cost-Effectiveness

Any business owner knows just how important marketing can be—and how expensive it can be, too. Fortunately, implementing outdoor signage for your business is a way to bring a highly cost effective marketing that works 24/7 with no campaigns, outreach, or online interaction necessary.

While online marketing is a great way to enhance a business, some business with a customer base that responds more to offline marketing will benefit even more from outdoor signs vs internet marketing.

How Sequoia Signs Can Help

At Sequoia Signs, we are an industry leader in outdoor signs. We pride ourselves in enhancing location identification, advertising, and cost-effective marketing for business all around the East Bay region.
If you would like to bring the many benefits of outdoor signs to your business, then contact us today and receive a free quote!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Business Benefits of a Custom Vehicle Wrap

Every business owner knows the crucial benefits that a good advertising strategy can provide. A dynamic way to increase these benefits and add a powerful advertising tool to your business’s arsenal is through vehicle wraps. In this post, we’ll guide you through what these tools are and exactly how they boost your business.

What is a Vehicle Wrap?

Vehicle wraps, alternatively called car wraps or truck wraps, are large-scale custom signs often made of vinyl. These vinyl wraps are digitally printed, meaning they allow for high flexibility for lettering, graphics, and designs, allowing for a fantastic mobile advertising opportunity with several benefits as outlined below.

Spreading the Word

Vehicle wraps are memorable ways to effectively capture the attention of your target market. Even more, because you company vehicles are highly mobile, it ensures that even those outside of your market see the advertisement. This is especially helpful for service-based businesses whose market is not constant, but a flowing demographic based on arising needs.

Wrap graphics are highly effective advertising tools for companies of any size, including smaller niche-driven companies as well. Additionally, with the current marketing focus leaning toward online and social media marketing, a vehicle wrap is a unique way to make your business stand out while ensuring it is seen and remembered by those in your area.

Brand Value and Reputation

Whether you operate a small business with a company car, a mid-size business with a large truck, or a large-scale business that operates a fleet, there’s a vehicle wrap to suit your needs. With a wrap, you can promote your company’s branding while stylishly building a solid reputation on a daily and mobile basis.

As wrapped company vehicles catch the eye of target markets, your car, truck, or fleet graphics will become a well-known and highly-perceived professional presence in your area. This builds trust and familiarity for your company’s reputation, and in-turn adds brand value to your organization.

High Return on Investment

The extremely low cost of vehicle wraps paired with their raw advertising and brand-building power enables a surprisingly high return on investment. To put this in perspective, many large-scale business wraps can be purchased for a price similar to a month-long billboard advertisement.

The difference? While a billboard lasts a month and is limited to one zone for advertising, your vehicle wrap can last up to five years and has unlimited 24/7 potential for reaching several advertising areas.

At Sequoia Signs and Graphics, we provide dynamic and affordable options for custom vehicle wraps as well as unmatched customer satisfaction. Contact us today, and let’s give your business some serious advertising power.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mom’s Apple Pie

A little cliche, but this is Mom’s apple pie.  I know it is somewhat out-of-season.  I intended to post this in November but hey- can you ever go wrong with apple pie?

6-8 Apples- you choose your flavor
Zest of 1 lemon
White sugar (1/2 cup or so)
Brown sugar (1/2 cup or so)
Cinnamon
lemon Juice (from the lemon you zested)
Butter
Pie crust (it’s ok to buy these)

Place first pie crust in pie tin.  Cut apples into 1″ cubes.  I leave the skin on but you can remove if you like.  Add to a large mixing bowl with the lemon zest & juice, sugar and some cinnamon (I’m aggressive but to your taste)

Pour this mixture into the pie crust.  Pile it high as the apples will shrink dramatically.  Add small bits of butter all around the apples- you can’t go wrong, maybe a tablespoon?

Next cover with the second pie crust, crimp edges and moisten top slightly then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.  Cut vents as you like.

Bake at 425 for 20 minutes then turn down to 375 for 30-40 minutes.  Sometimes I will put foil on the top if it browns too much.

Enjoy!

 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Office Signs for Your Business


When it comes to signage, many business owners focus on implementing attention-getting outdoor signs, leaving crucial in-office signage as a second thought. However, there are several benefits of office signs and many opportunities to incorporate signs throughout your office.

Businesses should always ensure they never miss an opportunity to include signage in their office, no matter how small. This guide will take you through the many benefits and ways to utilize office signs as outlined below.

Types of In-Office Signage

Even small offices do well to incorporate basic and functional signage. These not only make a space look much more professional, but also serve as important and functional tools as well. Examples of office signs are as follows:

  • Restroom Signs or Bathroom Signs
  • Office Door Signs
  • Desk Signs
  • Individual Room Signs
  • Lounge Signs
  • Elevator Signs
  • Achievement Plaques
  • Lobby Signs

Custom signs are crucial and should never be overlooked. They help workers as well as visitors to your office identify where the restrooms or elevators are, which desk or office belongs to whom, and where to find meeting and lounge rooms. They also assist with wayfinding, so visitors and employees alike can easily navigate the office. A fun way to incorporate these signs is by featuring achievements and highlights of the company and its employees and showcasing them to bring style and motivation to any office.

Custom Sign Material Options

Basic office signs can feature lettering on banners, decals, acrylic bases, or on engraved metal plaques. The latter also allows the office to stay compliant with the ADA, or Americans With Disabilities Act, by incorporating ADA braille signs. Braille is a way to promote inclusivity and serve as highly important tools for the vision-impaired.

Benefits of In-Office Signs

There are several benefits of office signage from decals to engraved signs and all others in between. As mentioned above, some benefits include location marking, wayfinding, and staying ADA compliant while ensuring ease of use using braille.

Additionally, in-office signs don’t have to be solely functional. A dynamic vinyl or acrylic sign featuring customized and professional lettering and graphics can also spruce up a lobby, meeting room, or lounge. This adds atmosphere, ambiance, and brings a professionally aesthetic touch to your office space.

Sequoia Signs and Graphics offers dynamic office sign solutions and benefits to a wide range of businesses in the Walnut Creek, CA area. Contact us today and let’s help your office become more functional, professional, and stylish.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Monument Signs: Five Things to Know

Custom Aluminum Monument Sign

A fantastic solution to bring awareness and lasting presence to your organization is the implementation of monument signs. Due to their versatility, these signs can suit a wide range of needs and look great in residential areas, communities, and shopping centers. In this post, we’ll discuss five things to know about monument signs to help you decide if one is right for your location.

What is a Monument Sign?

Monument signs are medium-to-tall sized exterior fixtures that stand freely outside of a building or location. These permanent fixtures are typically created with a concrete foundation or sit directly on the ground at eye-level and are perfect for catching attention while adding style and brand value to an area. Often, they may be confused for pylon signs, which rise high and tall and are more suited to industrial areas and highways which require a greater viewpoint. Both types of signage of 3-dimensional exterior fixtures, with the main differences being height, with pylon signs rising well above monument signs, and customization options, with monument signs allowing for much more versatility.

What’s the Best Location for a Monument Sign?

These signs are suitable for a wide variety of locations like shopping centers, neighborhoods, gated communities, church lots, school campuses, and business lots. Monument signs are often ideal for locations that sit far back from the street, as these signs make it easy to identify the location versus attached building signs. Unique uses for these signs can even be signs placed to signal entering a new city or to highlight a stylish downtown area.

Architectural Qualities of Monument Signage

Most standard monument signs utilize sturdy materials such as concrete, stucco, aluminum, glass, stone, steel, sandblasted wood, brick, as well as others. They are often illuminated with LED lights, ensuring these signs are hard to miss. Alternatively, the flexibility for this signage type allows for unconventional materials such as EPS foam, or expanded polystyrene foam, as well as HDU, or high-density urethane, which are used to create foam monuments of the highest quality. These foam signs often combine elements of EPS and HUD with other materials like stucco and concrete to create versatility and durability.

Monument Sign Customization Options

Monument signs are extremely customizable due to the size and materials they rely on. These custom signs typically utilize acrylic channel letters, which are a dynamic 3-dimensional lettering style used in a variety of places. This lettering can be found anywhere from lobby signs to illuminated monuments and several places in between, and allow for high-quality design, graphics, and aesthetics.

Legal Requirements of Monument Signs

When considering a monument sign for your location, it’s important to be aware of any and all legal requirements or restrictions in your area. Some areas limit these signs to five or six feet, while other areas will permit monuments up to ten feet tall. It’s best to refer to your city’s zoning and sign permitting authorities to find out what legally-compliant options are available for your custom monument sign.

At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, we are proud to offer durable and stylish solutions for custom monument signs and unmatched customer satisfaction. If you’re ready for your East Bay area location to get noticed with a dynamic monument sign, contact us today!

Monument Signs: Five Things to Know was first published to: www.sequoiasigns.com/

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Channel Letter Signs: What Are They, and Why Should Your Business Have One?

Illuminated Halo Lit Channel Lettering

Your business’s signage offers a lot of information about you in just a glance. Of course it displays your name, but there’s more to it than that. It conveys a tone, through color, size, and style.  With this in mind, more and more businesses are embracing the trend of Channel Letter signage. These high-impact exterior signs offer a lot of bang for the buck, leaving anyone who views them with a positive impression.

There are a number of reasons why many companies are turning to Channel Letters for their signage; let’s explore some of the benefits that might see when you choose a Channel Letter sign.

What’s a Channel Letter Sign?

Before we go any further, let’s answer a question that might be foremost on your mind: what makes a Channel Letter sign different from any other sign? Channel Letters are three-dimensional, meaning that they jut out from the wall. Each letter or number is crafted from a heavy-duty material, most commonly rust-proof aluminum. The depth of each letter varies, depending on the size of the sign, and the face of every letter or number is covered with a translucent acrylic.

Types of Channel Letter Signage

There are four types of Channel Letter signage:

  • Front-Lit Channel Letters: This sign’s light shines directly through the front the letters, making your sign visible at any time of day.
  • Halo-Lit Channel Letters:  These signs’ internal lighting is directed out from the back, creating a halo effect that surrounds the letters upon the wall on which they’re installed.
  • Open Face Channel Letters: The signs are very similar to their front-lit counterparts, but the acrylic face is clear, making it appear that the face is completely open.
  • Front and Reverse Lit Channel Letters: Combining the halo-lit and front-lit styles, this type of sign is the best illuminated of all the Channel Letter signage.

Energy Efficient

One of the major advantages of a Channel Letter sign is their energy efficiency. Should you choose the illuminated option, each Channel Letter is lit with LED lighting, ensuring that your sign will be visible from afar, day or night.

Lit letters act as a beacon to anyone in the area; no matter the weather, your business will stand out. And the LED Channel Letters will offer an energy savings of up to 40% versus their neon counterparts. Additionally, LED Channel Letter installation will be complete in no time at all. Repairs are a breeze, too.

Top-Notch Visibility

Whether your sign is illuminated or not, your Channel Letter sign will be offering exceptional visibility, so anyone will be able to find your business, regardless of whether they’ve visited before or not.

An experienced sign company will be able to create a sign that’s appropriately sized; it’s important that people are able to read it from a distance, so you don’t want the sign to be too small, but you also don’t want to dwarf your door with an over-large sign.

Customization is Simple

The Channel Letter fabrication process is very versatile, so your sign company should be able to create just about any shape, size, color, typeface, or style that you can imagine. Aluminum, the material most signs utilize to avoid rust, is very pliable, allowing for very specific and creative requests to be fulfilled.

Channel Letters Are Durable

While aluminum is lightweight, it’s also a very durable material. It stands up well to the elements, including rain, sun, sleet, snow, high winds, fire, or ice. It’s affordable, and requires little maintenance. Should you require any repairs to your sign, it’s a lot easier to make those repairs to Channel Letters than a standard neon sign, which could take weeks (or longer!) to fix.

Are you ready to improve the exterior or interior of your business with a Channel Letter sign? Sequoia Signs is ready to help. Contact us today, and we’ll work together to create a sign that will represent you and your business in a manner that will make you proud.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tom’s Chicken Scarpariello

Another Italian dish that I absolutely love- and used to be the best dish at Nanni's in Manhattan (RIP)

My good friend Ken Polcari shared his home version with me and it is great.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients (you adjust to taste)

Chicken Thighs (7-8?)
Sweet Italian Sausage (6?)
Sweet cherry peppers seeded & cut in half (1 jar?-  I use more)
Potatoes, cubed (2-3)
Garlic (lots)
Olive Oil
salt, pepper, Italian Herb
Red Wine vingar, white wine, chicken stock
Italian Parsley, chopped (handfull)

 

Preheat oven to 475 degrees

Put potatoes in roasting pan and season with salt/pepper/Italian herb.  Drizzle with olive oil and some chicken stock.  Roast for 25-30 minutes tossing occasionally.
Meanwhile season the chicken the same way.

 

 

 

 

 

On med-high  - heat some olive oil in a large frying pan.  When hot – add the chicken pieces skin side down – do not crowd…Cook the chicken until golden brown on both sides.  (the trick is to let them brown nicely before turning

remove the chicken and place in the roasting pan with the potatoes (once they are done)

Next cook the sausages either on the grill or stovetop.  When done – remove and slice into bite size pieces.  Add to the roasting pan.

Now, back in the frying pan– add the chopped garlic sauté until golden. Next add in the sweet cherry peppers & sauté.  Now add in about ¼ cup of the red wine vinegar – allow it to come to a boil – scrape the sides of the pan to release any of the browned bits.  When the vinegar is reduced by half – add in the dry white wine – maybe like ½ cup or so….bring to a boil and then reduce by half again.  (no longer than 4 mins max)   I add some flour at this stage to thicken it up, but you don’t have to – you’re call
Now the chicken stock – about 1 full cup – once it comes to a boil – remove from the heat and pour the whole thing into the roasting pan with the chicken, sausages and potatoes.

Place back in the oven and roast – as it is roasting the sauce and all the parts will blend nicely.  You should only need to keep it in the oven for 15/20 mins.....  Remove from the oven – toss in the chopped parsley and serve.

(optional: when done, I remove the chicken and take all the meat off the bone then add it back to the mix.)

Enjoy!

The blog post Tom’s Chicken Scarpariello is republished from: Sequoia Signs & Graphics Blog

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tom’s Stuffed Peppers

This is super easy and the nice thing- there is really no wrong way to make stuffed peppers.  Here’s my recipe:

1 red onion & 1 yellow onion -diced
2-4 cloves garlic
1 can black beans
1 cup (or more) cooked brown rice
1 cup corn
1 tube chicken sausage (or any sausage you like)
salt & pepper
hot sauce (optional)
4-6 bell peppers (assorted color)
grated cheese

 

Sauté the onion in a Dutch oven over med-high heat, adding the garlic after a few minutes and cook until onion is translucent.  Add the beans (with juice), rice and corn and stir allowing the flavors to mix and liquid to cook off.

If your daughter is a vegetarian- you need to separate the mix at this stage.  For this reason, I cook the sausage in a separate pan, but if not- you can cook in your Dutch oven prior to the onions and reserve.  Either way- add the sausage to your mix.  Stir to combine, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. (hot sauce optional)

Meanwhile, you have cut the heads off your peppers and arranged them upright in a glass baking dish.  At this point, you can mix some cheese into the stuffing first or just stuff the peppers.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes before adding cheese to the tops and continue to bake another 10 minutes or until peppers are tender.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Vehicle Wraps

Custom Vehicle Wraps in Walnut Creek CA

1. What is a vehicle wrap?

Vehicle wraps are large sheets of adhesive-backed vinyl film that come in a huge variety of colors or printed graphics with matte, satin or gloss finishes. They can be applied to cover part or all of the vehicle. Once in place they look like the surface of the vehicle has been painted. However,  vehicle wraps are much cheaper and much less permanent.

2. What do vehicle wraps cost?

It varies, mostly because each wrap is custom-designed for the vehicle it goes on, and the color, graphics, or branding it will feature. Vehicles larger than a car like vans and trucks will need more square footage printed, increasing materials costs. A complete wrap, which covers door jambs, inner door frames, and sills are more expensive than a partial wrap. Elaborate designs will be more expensive than simple ones due to the design work and complexity involved.

3. Will a vehicle wrap damage your paint?

Vehicle wraps are safe to apply and safe to remove. While they are in place they may help to protect your paint from wear and tear by adding an extra layer between your paint job and the elements. In fact, some auto owners use vehicle wraps exclusively as a protective coat, helping to keep the vehicle below looking fresh and clean. However, be careful that ALL installations and removals are handled by experts. Poor service can result in scratches, poor adhesion, or even paint stripping.

4. What happens if my wrap gets damaged?

Depending on the level of damage and the design on your vehicle wrap, all or part of the installation may need to be removed and replaced. Typically the damage will be localized enough that the affected section can be isolated and carefully removed, leaving the rest of the wrap in place. A new piece of film is then installed to cover the gap and the finished result looks just like new. If there is too much of the wrap to repair, or if the level of wear means that a freshly printed piece won’t fit in, you may have to start over from scratch.

5. How long will the wrap last?

That depends on what quality of material you pay for and how much sunlight and rain your wrap is exposed too – as well as the color and design. Some designs may show wear faster than others, while sunlight and weathering will degrade the surface more quickly. A high quality material, cared for properly, can last up to five years, and once it is removed the vehicle below will still look great.

To get started with a vehicle wrap for your personal or company vehicles, call the team here at Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. We would love to help show you what you can do to decorate and illustrate your vehicle, and are ready to help you with all your vehicle wrap needs. Call today at (925) 300-1066.

The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Vehicle Wraps was first published to: www.sequoiasigns.com/

Monday, January 30, 2017

Why Sign Lighting Is So Important for Businesses

Business Sign Lighting

Business signs are one of, if not the most cost effective method of advertising – period. On premise signs are permanent, and that means that they have time on their side. Depending on the store location, traffic on the road and lines of sight, a storefront retail sign can generate thousands of impressions in a short period for one up-front expense.

But that cost effectiveness is dramatically reduced if the signs are not clearly visible  due to low light conditions. People won’t see your signage if it isn’t clearly visible or if other signs in the area are brighter and easier to read.

Alternatively, sign lighting can increase clarity even during daylight hours, while at night your lighted sign will stand out even better. Illumination from your signage can also help deter theft by brightening the location around the front of your store.

If you want to get the most out of your business signs, sign lighting is not optional. But, once you decide that lighting is needed, you need to decide on the right lighting for the job. And for that, you need the experts.

Lighting Intensity

The visibility of lighted signs is a function of the size of the sign, the luminescence of the lighting elements, and the distance at which the sign is viewed from its target audience.

  • If the sign is too bright that brightness can turn eyes away or drown out the details of the sign and the information it carries.
  • If the sign isn’t bright enough it won’t be visible at range, won’t be easily noticed, or won’t transfer the vital information to passing customers effectively.

Moreover, as the ambient light in the vicinity increases, the sign must be illuminated to a greater degree in order to support visibility despite the visual competition. This means that business owners may need to increase brightness over time as their local areas develop.

Light Technology

The type of lighting you use in your sign will  determine the look, visibility, and price of the project. The different available options each have their pros and cons. Here are a few options to consider:

  • Neon: a classic option with a unique look but high up-front and lifetime price
  • LEDs: which are cheaper, brighter, and use minimal energy
  • Full Color LED Screens: high investment price, but provide flexibility to display varied messages
  • Floodlights: very cheap to install, though externally-lit signs result in less nighttime visibility than internally-lit options

To get started with high performance, high-visibility, well-lit signage for your company, call us at (925) 300-1066. The expert sign makers here at Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. are always happy to answer your questions and are ready to design and build the signage you need for your situation, guaranteed.

The article Why Sign Lighting Is So Important for Businesses was first published on: www.sequoiasigns.com/

Thursday, January 26, 2017

What You Need to Know For Your Initial Design Consultation

Custom Business SignsIf your company is considering a new business sign project, Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. is the one-stop solution for you! We offer high-quality fabrication systems and affordable pricing to work with your budget. This gives us the range to meet all your signage needs from simple window clings to sturdy monument signs. Before we start building, our team works with you on the design, and that process is one you can prepare for. Below you will find information you should know for your initial design consultation.

The Pre-Consultation Survey:

Early-on in the consultation process we will need to survey your location or locations and get physical measurements and specifications. We’ll use these to design your sign so it fits with the available space, while still complying with sign codes. This way we can maximize your sign for optimal visibility and impact without creating legal issues for you.

Your Brand:

The design process starts in person during your initial consultation, continues with regular communication as your design develops, and is revised according to your input and feedback. If your business has an existing logo or brand we’ll incorporate those features into the design from the start, otherwise our team can help work with you to produce a logo and style that reflects your company and its mission.

Objectives:

We’ll ask you for the sign’s specific objective or goal at your initial design consultation. Who is the target audience? How far away are they when they first see the sign? How fast are they moving? What action are you trying to promote?

The answers to these questions will affect every part of the design process. A sign intended for pedestrians will function differently than a sign designed to reach drivers, and a sign designed to promote turn-in customers will be different than a sign designed to market a single product or service day and night. In the end, making sure that your sign is built for the job is the best way to maximize your ROI.

Approvals:

During your initial consultation, we’ll help you narrow down your sign’s purpose. We'll then use best practices and modern rendering technology so you know what the finished product will look like, before you give your final approval. This includes up-front pricing so you know what your sign will cost, when it will be ready, how long the installation will take, and what maintenance will be required to keep your sign in good working order for years to come.

Developing your new signs should be an exciting process, and you should be proud to have the final result representing your business. At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. our staff will do everything we can to help you have the best experience and outcome possible. To get started with your design consultation, call (925) 300-1066, email info@sequoiasigns.com, or fill out the contact form accessible from our homepage.

What You Need to Know For Your Initial Design Consultation is courtesy of: http://sequoiasigns.com/

Monday, January 16, 2017

What Customers Care About In Terms of Custom Business Signs

When you're designing a new custom sign for your business, it's important to keep the things prospective customers will notice in mind. Below are 5 of the top things customers care about in terms of custom business signs:

Custom Business Sign

 

 1. Does it Make a Memorable First Impression?

The first impression your sign leaves in the minds of passersby is critical for creating brand awareness and generating sales. Customers like looking at interesting signs, therefore you should work with professional designers like those here at sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. to make sure that your design meets its objectives and is memorable from the very first glance.

2. Is it Legible?

A great first impression gets a customer to look at your sign and, most of all, remember it. Legibility ensures customers are able to understand what your brand is and what product or service you offer. Many customers who will be looking at your sign will be a good distance away and may be moving quickly depending on their mode of transportation. Therefore it needs to be attention-grabbing, feature contrasting colors, be illuminated for visibility, and shouldn’t have too much (or too little) information.

3. Is it High Quality?

Signs are a significant investment, yet they are also one of the most-viewed advertising tools your business will possess. This means having a high quality sign counts. A well-made sign will look better and convey a better sense of value to your customers than a cut-rate option. The payoff a business will gain from building a sign right from the start far outweighs the initial difference in investment. Given the years that it will be in place, it makes sense to prioritize quality.

4. Is The Sign Well Maintained?

Low grade materials will break down faster, which results in more maintenance and higher upkeep costs. The same is true for designs with certain colors that show dirt more easily and lighting options like neon or fluorescent lights. These take more power to operate and require more repairs than LEDs. Make sure you factor in the long term costs and maintenance when investing in a new sign so you are prepared for the future.

5. How Will the Sign Tie In to Other Materials?

Customers care about consistency. Your brand must be consistent across all advertising materials, so make sure that whatever design you use is easy to tie-in to print materials, interior décor, uniforms, webpage design, social media, and all other company communication. If you don’t have a logo or brand identity, our designers would be happy to help craft one that suits you and your company.

Here at Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. our team will let you know what your options are when it comes to custom business sign design. Fill out the form available from our homepage, call 925-300-1066, or email info@sequoiasigns.com to get started.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tom’s Black Bean Soup

Super easy and great for winter lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Olive oil
1-2 Onion (diced)
2 carrots (diced)
4-5 garlic cloves
3-4 teaspoons jalapeno (diced)
1 tablespoon cumin
2 cans black beans (with liquid)
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1.5 cups chicken broth

In soup pot, heat oil and add onions & carrots.  Saute until they soften, 6-8 minutes, adding Garlic after first couple of minutes.  Add cumin and 2 teaspoons jalapeno and stir.  Next, add beans, tomato and broth.  Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer.  Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.  Using an immersion blender pulse to desired thickness.  (you can also remove some of the soup to a blender and then return it.)  Simmer for another 15 minutes, season with salt, pepper, cayenne if desired and another 1-2 teaspoons of jalapeno.

Toss in some chopped cilantro and green onions as desired.  I think you are supposed to serve with tortilla chips, but I didn't have any and toasted ciabatta worked great!

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

5 Spots in Your Office You Shouldn’t Skip Signage

When an office sign is missing or doesn’t do its job well, that absence can have a felt impact on your customers, clients, employees, and even the health of your company as a whole. That’s why Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. of Walnut Creek works so hard to provide high quality custom office signage to our customers—to improve your office’s appearance and function without causing distraction, especially in the following 5 critical spaces:Important places to use office signs in your business

1. Restrooms

Restroom signage serves a very simple and incredibly necessary role in the comfort and daily operations of your office. Even with great office signs your receptionists are probably sick of answering “where are the bathrooms” and poor signs can turn this question into a constant, unending refrain. Good restroom signs are highly visible, very clear, with good contrast. They make it easy for people to find them and save your team’s time with that clarity.

2. All Wayfinding Signs

Wayfinding office signs are signs that point people in a certain direction to help them find what they are looking for. Bathrooms are a great example, as overhead signage in a main hallway with an arrow can help direct traffic and get people to the place they desperately need to be. Install these signs on walls and hallways with perpendicular placements to help individuals in your office self-navigate to their objectives quickly and without the need for assistance.

3. ADA Signage

Any office signage that falls under the rules of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) MUST be treated with care and manufactured to comply with all regulations. Violating the act can carry steep fines, and can also inconvenience any disabled visitors your office may host. Be sure to stay up to date on required ADA signs.

4. Wall Murals and Lobby Signs

Bare walls are bad for your professional image and office atmosphere. High quality wall murals provide a custom solution to get your logo, products, or motto up on the wall at an affordable cost. The results look great, fill in the empty space, and can help your company stand out in the minds of both perspective and current customers. Just be sure the mural, sign, or other artwork is produced to fit the space correctly for maximum effect.

5. Room Labels and Office Signage

The custom office signage you use to identify different rooms needs to be clear, much like the wayfinding signs in point 2. However, room and door signs play another important role that makes them important to get right the first time: they introduce the room’s occupants or purpose. The labels or nameplates on a room may be the only introduction your team member gets before a customer is inside and interacting. It is imperative, therefore, that office signs be kept in good repair and that they feature clear, attention-grabbing text in a font and color that supports your company brand.

Call us at Sequoia Signs & Graphics today at (925) 300-1066 and we’ll work with you to make sure that your company’s custom office signage looks and performs just the way you need it to.

5 Spots in Your Office You Shouldn’t Skip Signage was originally published on: Sequoia Signs & Graphics Blog

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Custom Signs for Construction Zones

Custom signs for construction and work zones.High risk areas such as construction zones and worksites fall under the requirements and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as a variety state and local laws. Compliance with these rules and the use of high quality custom construction zone signs to avoid accidents and promote on-site safety is key, along with fast turn-around on all custom sign orders, high quality construction, and fair pricing.

Custom work zone and construction signs we provide includes:

  • Danger Signs

    • Danger signs feature a distinctive red, white, and black pattern with room below for custom text describing the nature of the danger or other critical information. Danger signs shall be used only in the vicinity of a critical hazard.
  • Caution Signs

    • Predominantly yellow with black upper panel, CAUTION headline, and additional wording below. Caution signs are to be used in areas where hazards may be present and where individuals should therefore be alert.
  • Exit Signs

    • Exit signs are required on all work sites to give individuals clear direction as far as site exits and escape routes in case of emergency. Exit signs must include red lettering, be a specific size and proportion, and may need to be illuminated.
  • Safety First Signs

    • Safety first or safety instruction signs feature a green upper panel and white background, as well as custom black lettering used to inform individuals regarding proper safety measures to take while on-site.
  • Directional Signage

    • Ideal for directing traffic or pointing out work zones, directional signs may be more or less customized and may need to include accessibility features as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Traffic Signs

    • Including stop signs, yield signs, pedestrian crossing signs, detour signs, signaling equipment, and other signs with exact colors, designs, and proportions set by governing bodies.
  • Highway Safety signs

    • Designed for high visibility and maximum safety, highway safety signs typically features orange and black construction and may include lighting options for low light conditions.

Remember, at Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. we can custom design construction signs of any size to meet your needs using a variety of high quality substrates and materials including aluminum, wood, and fluorescent diamond grade sheeting. We also design and produce portable rollup signs, tripod-mount signs, post mount signs, and other forms of temporary sign supports. Let us be your one-stop sign shop and we promise you won’t be disappointed!

At Sequoia Signs & Graphics, Inc. we have extensive professional experience with all varieties of construction zone and work site signs, and specialize in custom orders that comply with applicable regulation. If you need high quality custom signs for your project, our team can have it prepared and ready for use fast in order to help you stay on-schedule and on-budget. Use the form available from our homepage, call (925) 300-1066, or email info@sequoiasigns.com to get started.

Custom Signs for Construction Zones is courtesy of: Sequoia Signs & Graphics Blog