Just the Facts about Monument Signs!

We can all agree that the Washington Monument is noticeable. If you had this as your primary identification marker, customers throughout the Pacific Northwest would flock to your store. However, few businesses have the room or millions of dollars needed to build such a structure. Plus, it would go against most local ordinances.

Fortunately, Specialty Graphic Solutions offers the next best thing: monument signs for Vancouver, WA. Read on to learn how you can put this affordable option to work for your enterprise.

What Makes Monument Signs so Great?

As you cruise around Vancouver, one of the most memorable exterior signs you’ll see is monument signs. Businesses usually use these signs as landmarks when they give out directions to their facilities. For example, your receptionist may tell clients to “Hang a right on Northeast 13th Avenue, and we’re on the left after the big blue sign.”

Here are some examples of the many different solutions you can pick from:

Concrete, Sign Foam, and Metal – One of the most affordable alternatives for monument signs in Vancouver, WA features raised PVC or sign foam logos and letters on an aluminum composite panel and held in place with a concrete base. They take center stage after dark when we add spotlighting or landscape lighting.

Routed Panels – Routed panels are one of the most versatile monument sign options. There are acrylic/PVC, metal, recessed, acrylic/sign foam, and illuminated solutions.

Sandblasted Signs – Sandblasted signs are an excellent choice for any organization that wants to project a warm, traditional look, such as retailers, medical offices, and real estate brokers. How are they made? It’s similar to how Rambo takes out a helicopter in First Blood Part II. Only, we blast sand and air instead of a rocket at natural wood or sign foam panels instead of a helicopter.

Reader/Message Boards – An LED message board is a must if you have constantly changing information that you want to share with passersby. With just a few keystrokes, you can program these signs. If you’re looking for a classic look, we have back-lit reader boards that require manual insertion of numbers and letters. We’ll hook you up with a full set of characters so you don’t have to sp311 1ik3 th15.

Custom monument signs for Vancouver WA

Let’s Shine a Little Light on the Subject

We can incorporate lighting into the design of your monument sign or install landscape lighting. The two main lighting alternatives we supply are LEDs and neon tubing. Our classic neon tubing gives your sign a warm and colorful light. On the downside, neon doesn’t shine as brightly when the weather is cold.LEDs and neon tubing. Our classic neon tubing gives your sign a warm and colorful light. On the downside, neon doesn’t shine as brightly when the weather is cold.

LEDs aren’t affected by temperatures at all. In addition, since they’re much more energy efficient than neon, you’ll save hundreds of dollars on your utility bills. Also, since LED lights last for up to a decade of continuous use, you will save on maintenance costs. And, the light they give off is virtually indistinguishable from neon.

If you’re interested in having our mighty sign makers design, fabricate, and install a new monument sign for your venue, pick up the phone today and give SGS a call!