Located at 13001 South Broadway, Hatch Grinding Wheels, Inc. stocks titanium, center-less, and other grinding wheels. The firm has been in business since 1968. When the management team decided it was time to add new building signs for Los Angeles manufacturers, its representative contacted our sign team for assistance.
The Challenge: Custom Color Creation without Vinyl Overlays
You will notice that the company has a unique green color with gold and black outlines that are very difficult to replicate. Typically, we would imprint vinyl and apply it over half-inch-thick acrylic. However, these letters are enormous. Most importantly, they are in the direct sun.
Therefore, vinyl is not the best option. Our graphic artist came up with an ingenious idea. We started with acrylic that we painted black. Next, we faced the letters with brushed gold-colored aluminum. We then added another layer of green aluminum. The two layers of custom-colored aluminum create the green face and the outlines. Most importantly, they will last in the sun.
The next sign we did was a printed aluminum composite sign for the building’s side. Looking ahead, we plan to add some street numbers as well. The signage now identifies the venue with the company’s name and logo. This combination of signage solutions brands the business and assists visitors with wayfinding.
Our Sign Shop is Famous for Creating Workarounds
Because our motivation is to save you money, we do not always do the easiest thing. In this case, the easiest thing would have been the use of printed vinyl. However, in about a year, you would not have been happy with your sign’s looks. Because the L.A. sunshine is bright and strong, vinyl in direct exposure tends to fade more quickly.
In contrast, painted aluminum protects a color play better. We saved this client money by opting for the most durable material solution that is still budget-friendly. Because we always recommend doing a site survey, we were able to gauge the sun exposure of the signage and make appropriate recommendations.
Of course, your location might require something completely different. Besides that, we can help you get the impressive signage you want at a price that makes sense. For example, we gladly assist with sign foam that we can select based on the amount of time you anticipate being in your location. For a short-term lease, a lower-density foam will suit and be cheaper than a high-density product that lasts considerably longer but costs more.
How to Buy Building Signs for Los Angeles Manufacturers
Discuss your plans with our experts. We gladly assist you with the selection of a product that fulfills your needs, is appropriate for the location, and fits within your budget. Most companies we work with already have a logo and color scheme on file. If you do not, we can assist you with putting one together.
By the way, we can also work with specs from an advertising agency that has put together your signage setup. Our team will then adjust it to fit the venue. No matter what your current signage needs are, contact us today to learn about your options.