The typical building sign features acrylic or metal. You might choose between dimensional letters or a board approach. However, what happens when you want to stand out – quite literally? In this case, routed dimensional building signs in Chicago are the answer.
Choose the Shape That Makes Sense for Your Brand
An elongated rectangular shape is standard. However, it is not the only option open to you. Pick a configuration that works for your message. For some, this might mean a round setup. For others, a different form works better. A good example is the shape of your symbol.
Pick out the Right Material
You do not have to limit yourself when selecting a routed signage setup. The majority of business clients prefer high-density urethane (HDU). It is a manmade material that does not rot or fall victim to insect damage. Other choices include wood, sign foam, and acrylic.
How Does It Work?
Our graphic artist works with you to create a look that encapsulates your brand message. You choose your color scheme, font, and overall appearance. Our experts conduct a site survey to assist you with the sizing of the signage. The goal is to go as big as possible without overwhelming the good looks of the façade.
Next, we go to work with the router. We shape the building sign to take on the appearance that you have chosen. Some business clients are looking for clean lines, crisp letters, and no evidence of the routing. Others want to have a background that underscores the manufacturing method. We can accommodate either design requirement.
Fitting in Your Routed Sign with Other Signage Solutions
Many business clients like the professional look that routed signs bring to the façade. They frequently ask us to adjust other signs around their locations to follow suit. We can do so with ease. Examples might include wayfinding signs, the monument marker, and interior signage solutions that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Support the building sign with secondary signage that repeats your brand message with its colors or taglines. Good options for these products include window graphics, floor graphics, and banners. When you choose flags for the color and font repetition, you also succeed in catching the eyes of motorists with the movement.
What about Illumination?
Most business owners rely on lit channel letters to bring illumination to their facades. For years, these signs have been the gold standard. But did you know that with just a little ingenuity, our sign shop could create something just as eye-catching for your routed signage? Technicians can install LEDs behind your sign, where the light escapes from the pushed-through lettering.
With edge mounts, the light can bathe the entirety of the sign in soft illumination for a halo effect. This sophisticated, upscale look works well for routed dimensional building signs in Chicago. Some clients are working with façade-mounted lights that illuminate the signage itself. For a fantastic shadow play, we can exaggerate some style elements.
In fact, contact us today to learn more about your option and see – on paper – what this type of sign could look like on your façade.