Big or small SignEdge makes them all!
With over 15 years of experience, SignEdge is the best choice for signage. We don’t just put letters on a board.
Our customers get artistic signs engineered for maximum effectiveness. We make Signs & Banners in any size, shape or color combination.
Don’t fall for someone claiming to be a sign shop because they bought a piece of equipment.
If you’re just looking for letters on a board, it doesn’t matter much. However, if your business matters to you & you care about the first impression your customers have of your business, then you should come talk to a true Sign Professional. We not only understand the the dynamics of the field, our art takes it to a whole new level.
There is much more to creating a professional sign than placing letters on boards. A proper sign, laid out by a master sign maker takes into consideration viewing distance, viewing speed, Word spacing, Kerning, Leading, Proximity and White Space, etc.
Our County may have it’s own sign department.
However when they need something custom, they KNOW where to come.
We produce all types of signs.
Whether you are looking for Indoor, outdoor, directional or informational we have you covered.
Custom Store fronts
Looking to give your storefront a high impact presence?
Look no farther!
Location, location, location.. Three important words in business. It’s expensive to have a retail location. Why not utilize your location to attract business?
SignEdge Graphics can turn your ordinary storefront into a customer fetching billboard. What better way to scream to the public who you are, where you are and what you do.
Perforated / One way vision Displays.
Dazzling way to promote your brand. The outside becomes a billboard while the inside has an UN-obstructed view of the outside.
One way vision perforated window film is ideal for window advertising and displays. Also great for vehicles, restaurants and office windows.
Give your windows the impact they deserve without sacrificing the view.
On premise signs should have certain characteristics which are necessary to promote & insure traffic safety.
Sign Reading Speed Roadside signs can only be read in short spurts as the driver looks from the road to the sign and back to the road again. This type of reading task is known as “glance legibility,” for which reading speed is a critical element. Therefore for this type of sign it is important to determine the time available for a driver to read a sign message at various approach speeds. Other core characteristics include means of illumination, lateral and vertical offset, typeface style, color, and sign size.
A sign that is designed to comply with these core principles can be compatible with the built-environment, complimentary to community values, and impart information that is important to both drivers and sign owners.
On-premise commercial signs play an important role in the driver way-finding task. Well-placed and well-designed, properly sized, commercial signs can guide a driver toward a selected destination with minimal intentional demand. However, poorly visible advertising signs can overload a drivers cognitive and perceptual resources, which can result in erratic driving maneuvers such as inappropriate rates of deceleration and untimely lane changes. As an integral part of the navigation task, on-premise commercial signs are a necessary traveler aid (King and Lunenfeld)
It’s not just an art it’s a SCIENCE!!
Below are some examples of COMPUTATION EQUATIONS these are for Sign Area, Viewer Reaction, Projection Control & Letter height.
No, we don’t sit down and run these calculations for every sign. Let’s be honest, not every sign needs to follow the guidelines exactly. That’s why they are guidelines and that’s where the experience comes in. Knowing the guidelines keeps a true sign maker within a set of acceptable parameters vs the guy that just purchased a piece of equipment.
Directly from The United States Sign Council… “The visibility of advertising signs is frequently determined not by human-factors researchers, visibility experts, or traffic engineers, but by local planning and zoning officials without specialized training in these relevant fields. Regulations governing advertising sign visibility characteristics are often based on arguments for improved aesthetic appeal and vague safety claims. Such characteristics include means of illumination, lateral and vertical offset, typeface style, color, and sign size. A need clearly exists to determine the effects these characteristics have on on-premise sign visibility and traffic safety from a scientific perspective.”
However, font choice in the commercial signing community is not limited to these alphabets. While an extensive font choice allows for creative sign designs, it also creates problems for sign designers, sign purchasers, and ordinance writers, as they have no information of the impact of font size on sign legibility. Virtually no legibility distance data exist for the vast range of fonts used in commercial signing. Other important factors that affect sign visibility are sign color, color contrast, and nighttime illumination techniques. Night time illumination assists sign visibility, but no research has addressed the impacts of the unique illumination technologies used by the commercial sign industry and how these lighting techniques interact with font and sign color. Thus, it is not known how these technologies impact the legibility of on-premise signs. This project focuses on determining the impact of illumination and color on the legibility of typical on-premise sign fonts. ”
For an on-premise sign to be visually effective, it must be first, detectable and second, readable. For an on-premise sign to be maximally efficient in terms of visibility, it needs to be readable at a minimum distance at which a driver can process the signs content and respond to the signs information in a safe manner. This distance is the minimum required legibility distance (MRLD). However, a driver must first detect a sign before he can read it. This sign detection is directly associated with sign conspicuity, which is a function of a drivers ability to detect a sign, regardless of its placement within the visual field (Mace, Garvey, and Heckard, 1994). However, from a visibility standpoint, a sign does not need to be detected at a distance greater than MRLD. A common argument is that it is pointless for a driver to be able to see a sign but not read it, and such a situation might result in a driver disregarding the sign before he can read its message. Therefore, MRLD drives the minimum required detection distance (MRDD).
Many factors contribute to sign legibility distance. One major factor is letter style or font. Most research on font legibility distance has been funded by state and federal sources. Thus, assessing letter styles effects on sign legibility has been limited by the governments desire to keep the font simple and embellished, such as with sans-serif alphabets.