Friday, June 13, 2014

The Making of a Natural Redwood Sign, or nine of them...

... but who's counting?  Miramar Sign Works is counting!  A couple of months ago Frazier Farms Market contracted with us to create signs for their new store opening in Oceanside, CA (1820 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA, 92054).

It's not everyday we are asked to create natural redwood signs, with dimensional letters and a fish that looks like it will turn its head and start singing at any moment... 

Miramar Sign Works - Seafood Sign
It's not Big Mouth Billy Bass... but close!
Not just one, but nine - DELI, MEAT, FRESH SEAFOOD, DAIRY, PRODUCE, BULK, VITAMINS, CHEESE AND BAKERY - it all sounded delicious, but the thought of not managing this job correctly didn't.  Then brilliance took over, spear headed by one of our owners, Paul Jester - set the table correctly from the beginning and get started.
1. Take our approved customer proof and turn it into a "bill of materials" with exact quantities and dimensions.
2. Order raw materials based on the bill of materials.
3. Create a step-by-step instruction sheet for a "how-to assemble".
4. Hire a skilled woodworker to fabricate the signs - start to finish. 
5. Provide him space and tools, if needed.
6. Plan the install and execute flawlessly.

Miramar Sign Works - Sign Install Staging
Install Staging
Numbers 4-5 are really the brilliance - everyone will do steps 1-3 in some fashion, but not everyone will hire the right people with the right skills and provide the space and tools necessary.  Miramar Sign Works understands this to be our standard operating procedure, along with continual training and education for our fabricators and installers. 

In San Diego, natural redwood or cedar signs are not the norm, for interior or exterior.  In many other parts of the country they are, but high quality signs with professional installers are our norm. 
Miramar Sign Works - Frazier Farms Sign Install
Fun in the Vitamin Section
If you want to experience a sign company above the rest, contact Miramar Sign Works today to start building that relationship.

Then you can experience #6 with your sign vendor!
Miramar Sign Works - Frazier Farms Natural Redwood Signs
Install SUCCESS!
Signing off for now,

Monday, April 28, 2014

IMPACT - Color, Contrast and Canvas

Signs are moving into a different realm, one of IMPACT.  Here's a recent news story from Market Place exploring why it's good to be in the sign business right now.

While the article focuses on wayfinding signs and the upcoming use of digital media, there's a lesson to take away from the article for all businesses - signs are a relatively inexpensive investment to make a change for the better in your work environment.  Whether it's for the visitor coming to your office, or the staff that works for you, signs can be welcoming and informative, and also an extension of interior design.

Color and contrast make signs pop off your wall, or building front, and welcome visitors to your lobby. They can be eye-catching from across the road, drawing people to your place of business, or inside your place of business to get a point across.

Walls are our Canvas at Miramar Sign Works and we can offer solutions for any wall type or environment.  Whether you need an interior or lobby sign, monument or exterior signwayfinding, ADA/tenant signage, vinyl wall or window graphics, MSW can show you how to invest in your business through signage.  Signs are a necessity, let us help you make them IMPACT your customers in a positive way.

Signing off for now,



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Etched Vinyl Installs

Need some privacy in your office setting, want a frosted glass look without the expense, or just want a modern look for your office - try Etched Vinyl Panels.  Great for dentist, attorneys or conference rooms, and more. 

The application process requires great attention to detail.  Miramar Sign Works has installed several recently:

Decorative "Bubbles" at La Jolla Family Dentistry

Waves for InfoSonics

Here is a look at the process - start to finish - for one panel

Contact Miramar Sign Works today if you would like to explore this option for your company - we have a great team that is here for you! From design to install, we are a full service sign company.
Signing off for now,