Feb 20, 2023 | Sign Type Highlight
We’ve been experimenting with some sweet signage lately and couldn’t be happier with the results. Our goal was to create a product that could be utilized as a unique statement piece for customers to fill with items relevant to their business. For example, a set of letters saying “CANDY” filled with various sweet treats. The combinations of letters, or even numbers, are endless, making the only real limitations the size and weight of whatever you fill them with.
We started with the letter A for its stable footing and bottom-heavy shape. Starbursts were the perfect choice for something small & plentiful, with the various colors forming a gradient inside the letter. Don’t be fooled by our sweet tooth though, you can put anything inside, which makes them perfect for special occasions like weddings, baby showers, or graduation parties.
If you’re curious about the construction, here’s a little information. Our channel letter department routed out pieces of clear polycarbonate and glued them together with our standard channel-bond adhesive to promote a strong grip at the seams. The construction may vary depending on the weight distribution of whatever you order, such as the letter T needing more stability so that it doesn’t fall over. If you’re interested in this product, reach out to our sign consultants today!
Nov 16, 2022 | News, Sign Type Highlight
The customer always comes first at Creative Sign. We’ve put so much energy into channel letters for other businesses in Wisconsin and beyond, and we’ve invested in equipment to make those letters (and other signage) better and more efficiently. So many gorgeous, lit letters… but never for ourselves. What’s that saying about the shoemaker’s kid?
We’ve finally decided we need to look as good on the outside as we make on the inside. Now our lit building letters are an example of what we can produce within these walls!
Wanting to be easily seen from Hwy 41, we maximized our allowed square footage with two big, bold words: CREATIVE SIGN.
The building, now painted dark blue with white trim courtesy of Griffin Prestige Painting, provides high contrast with the white letters.
The letters are face lit with white LED to maximize readability, but back lit with color changing LED just for the fun of it. We are a sign company after all. Blue LED rope lighting will also soon run along the peak and front bump out to showcase one of our favorite accent lighting products.
We are so happy with our new store front that it’s hard to remember how it looked before… so it’s good we took a lot of progress photos. Thank you to everyone that chipped in between customer projects and helped make this possible!
We are so proud of our welcoming new exterior! We welcome everyone to find an excuse to swing by, day or night, to check out our new letters and (coming soon) accent lighting. We love showing off our work! Call ahead for a tour of the building, or to schedule to meet a sign consultant after dark to see our building lighting up close and see how it works. We also have channel letter and accent light samples inside, including trimless channel letters.
Oct 10, 2022 | News, Sign Type Highlight
We’re happy to announce the completion of our ADA sample wall. A BIG thanks to our ADA team for helping produce these samples so that we can show them off to customers!
What’s on the wall:
We’ve collected some of our favorite sample signs from the last couple years and produced 30 new signs. Each of our 10 designs featured on our Custom ADA Signage Collection found here are displayed, each made in our three different construction methods so that you can compare each type side by side.
Our Photopolyer is a hearty and reliable method great for use in schools, hospitals and other buildings that require a vandal resistant solution.
Tactile and Braille is an economical solution with a sharp appearance and wide variety of material choices.
Our Raised Direct Print method is both economical and durable. Most laminates and textures can be mimicked for a lower cost than traditional laminates.
Take a tour:
We love showing off where the magic happens. Ask your Sign Consultant or call us at 920.336.8900 for a tour of our facility. See the production of our ADA signs up close, touch and handle the samples on our new wall, and ask any questions you may have about our process and products. Our experts would love to answer any question!
Creative Sign can design, produce, and/or install your ADA signage packages – big and small! Our team can design ADA compliant sign packages that turn heads! We can plan and execute a quality wayfinding solution while using superior products and construction methods, as well as those fine design details that can add a real luxury to your signage. Our sign schedules and installation guides take the guesswork out of your project.
Let our experts get you compliant! Contact an expert.
For photos of our ADA signs, take a look at our Gallery here.
Apr 6, 2022 | Sign Type Highlight
Budget-friendly, vandal-resistant, brand-consistent and compliant! Your friends at Creative Sign have multiple construction methods for your ADA signage – including Direct Print ADA signs. Whether you need two signs or two thousand, contact our ADA signage professionals to check all the boxes!
Planning and Design:
ADA compliant doesn’t mean boring! Our team can design ADA compliant sign packages that turn heads. We can plan and execute a quality wayfinding solution while using superior products and construction methods, as well as those fine design details that can add a real luxury to your signage.
Our sign schedules and installation guides take the guesswork out of your project.
Our superior team of sign makers have been producing ADA compliant signage since we added the ADA Department in 2012. They are well versed in many manufacturing methods, and their organized and professional practices make for a smooth project and a quality final product.
Shipping and Installation:
Our team can install all your ADA signage professionally and according to ADA rules and regulations. Or have your signs shipped and install them yourself!
Check out more sign photos at our ADA Gallery or learn more about some of our major projects by going to our Resources page and clicking on your industry.
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Mar 4, 2022 | Sign Type Highlight
A new set of living channel letters brings some greenery to our Design room. A vertical garden – the Sign Nerds way!
What We Did:
We opted for white interiors and black exteriors for the letters we mounted in our Design room, but the color combinations are endless. The mounting bar was made with raw aluminum to match our silver corrugated wall for a more discreet look. We wanted these to look like what they are – like someone snatched up some letters from our Channel Letter Department and planted them.
The mounting bar lets us lift them on and off the wall easily (no tools required) in case we want to move or trade out plants. (Fingers crossed they all thrive, but let’s be honest, the Design Team doesn’t exactly have green thumbs. There’s a reason we chose low maintenance plants.)
Again, the options are endless. We could do simple logos or almost any font. The font matches our wall vinyl that reads DESIGN BUILD SERVICE throughout our first floor offices and hallway.
Our letters are filled with succulents, so if we forget to water them a couple times, they’ll still be fine. You could do your logo or motto with anything from low maintenance moss to vibrant annuals that you switch out each season. We’ll build ‘em – you plant ‘em!
We planted these bad boys in late January and laid them flat on the counter until their roots were strong enough for them to go vertical (early March), but the timeline would be determined by the type of plants you use and if they already have established roots.
How long would it take to get YOUR vertical garden channel letters? While production times can vary based on our workload, usually we can produce a set of letters in about 3-4 weeks from down payment.
We chose the word GROW because it is our wish for our plants as well as our wish for our team members. As sign designers, sign makers, sign installers, and as people – we aspire to never stop growing! We want to continue to think outside the box for signage solutions and stretch the limits of what is possible.
Get Your Own:
Contact us if you’re interested in seeing what your vertical garden channel letters could look like in your space!
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Apr 2, 2020 | News, Sign Type Highlight
As we continue to learn more about the COVID19 virus and how easily it spreads, it is important to take steps to reduce our risk of exposure. Essential workers who come in contact with many people each day are especially vulnerable.
If your business or a business of someone you know is considered essential and continues to require a POS or cashier counter, such as grocery stores, gas stations, or other retail stores, please contact Creative Sign at 920.336.8900 or email@example.com to learn more about our Cashier Shields.
These durable, clear acrylic shields help to provide a barrier between customers and essential workers.
Custom shapes, sizes and bends available. Our Cashier Shields can to tailor made to fit any counter. The Shields can be mounted to the counter, bent to sit upon the counter, or hung from the ceiling.
And PLEASE thank an essential worker in your life!
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