Watchfire Announces Winners of Third Annual LED Sign Awards

Eden Resort in Lancaster, Penn., wanted a sign that would capture the essence of their property and allow them to advertise their many events and services. The experts at W.J. Stricker Signs, Inc., recommended a Watchfire display as part of a creatively designed and professionally fabricated one-of-a-kind digital sign. The workmanship and creative use of LED signage earned W.J. Stricker Signs, Inc. of New Oxford, Penn., the Grand Prize in the 2017 Watchfire LED Sign Awards.
W. J. Strickler Signs Inc. won the Grand Prize in the 2017 Watchfire LED Sign Awards with this sign made for Eden Resort. (Photo Credits: Watchfire Signs) 
Watchfire Signs established the awards program in 2014 to recognize Watchfire dealer partners who best showcase the capabilities of outdoor digital advertising. The third annual awards recognize on premise signs installed in 2016 that display excellence in design, legibility of digital messages and advertising effectiveness.
The Eden Resort sign used a Watchfire 12mm, full color display sitting directly below an ID sign made of routed and beveled aluminum, all atop 40-foot-tall pylons. The ID sign’s channel letters on the face are internally illuminated with standoffs, and backlighting is done with LED light sticks.
“Watchfire listens intently to our dealer partners to provide high quality digital signs that can be installed in many ways, so sign shops are only limited by their imaginations when it comes to sign designs that will have the greatest impact. We feel it is important to recognize our dealer partners who focus on promoting the strengths of digital advertising,” said David Warns, Watchfire’s vice president of On Premise Sales. “We all share the same goal: to bring timely, relevant advertising to mass audiences while still maintaining the artistry that has been a hallmark of sign shops for decades. We want to call attention to those who are doing it best, and we congratulate W.J. Strickler Signs, Inc. and all of this year’s winners.”
For a complete list of winners, visit: http://www.watchfiresigns.com/signawards.
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The Difference Between Monuments Signs and Pylon Signs

What’s the Difference Between Monument Signs and Pylon Signs?

When discussing the appropriate signage to attract the attention of motorists, the graphic artists at Blink Signs frequently suggest the installation of pylon or monument signs for Cleveland business owners. Both signage solutions advertise your company’s presence, brand via the display of your logo and corporate colors, and succeed in catching the eye of drivers. That said, some of our clients feel compelled to switch out their monuments when a nearby business installs a pylon. Should you?

In a word: height. The common monument sign is no taller than about five feet. It displays your message at eye height and incorporates beautifully with your landscaping. The pylon is tall and catches the eye of folks that are still quite a distance away. In fact, most pole signs are taller than the buildings that house the businesses they advertise.

Doesn’t This Make the Pylon the Perfect Sign?

No, it does not. Consider for a moment a neighborhood with a mixed zoning pattern. Residential homes or apartment buildings mix with storefronts, banks, and similar businesses. Having a super tall pylon in this setting makes the company stand out – but not in a good way. It just does not fit the character of the neighborhood.

When Should I Opt for a Pylon?

If your business is located in an industrial area where distances between manufacturing plants and storage facilities measure in city blocks, it makes sense to erect a pylon and alert motorists in search of your company to your location. A pylon is also a good idea when your business is one of many that are situated along a highway, interstate or four-lane road. Vehicles travel at higher speeds, and catching the eye of drivers earlier is to your advantage.

Remember also that you do not have to opt for the tallest pylon that we can manufacture. Mall management companies like to use pylons to display the names of the stores doing business at their venues, but they do so with signage that is of moderate heights and, therefore, suits the character of the area. Most business clients who order pylon signs will opt for lit versions to enhance the visibility of their messages.

How Do I Know that a Monument is Right for Me?

If you are located along a two-lane road, a four-lane road with a lower speed limit or within a more residential setting, a monument is a good option. Moreover, remember that you have options concerning the display of your company’s information, which can increase the visibility of your marker. For example, installing a digital reader board lets you change your message and catch the eye of motorists in this manner. Lit box cabinets and channel letters also work well.

Discussing Monument and Pylon Signs in Cleveland with an Expert

Contact our graphic artists for more information on these signage solutions. We welcome the opportunity to visit your location and conduct a site survey. At that time, we also investigate the signage used by your nearest competitors. During our consultation, we can offer you suggestions regarding the ideal height for the signage advertising your business.

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Golf Course Sign Solutions

Upscale golf course sign solutions. Made to order, made to impress.

Revamp your course with high-end sandblasted signs, offer a classy sponsor sign for the next event, or just attract a better crowd. Our signs are made a la carte, and we can even replace any damaged signs to perfect match what you have throughout your facility! We are the best in the industry, and offer the quickest turnaround available. We can custom create a complete package to give your course a distinct look, and easily make selling sponsorship plaques for events a breeze.

Golf Course Signs

Golf Course Signs

We are high volume, and our production facilities can accommodate your every need – Best Sign Monuments has a solution for you.

Golf Course Hole Sign

Golf Course Hole Sign

Golf Course Driving Range Sign_sign

Golf Course Driving Range Sign_sign

We are a truly unique graphic design house in that all production stages of our unique dimensional golf course and course hole signs are performed in-house. Our staff consists of master sign artists in every area of golf sign design and fabrication. Award winning graphic designers take or create your course and/or sponsor identity and offer suggestions that will minimize costs and maximize complements.

Best Sign Monuments stocks an endless supply of sign materials, and is always up to date with the latest sign industry technologies. From fabrication to finishing, shipping to storage and fulfillment… we have your every need, and all under one roof.

OUR MISSION >

We thank you for your interest in our Golf Course Signs and signage products. Best Sign Monuments continues to be the sign industry leader in all dimensional style sign solutions. No matter what your need, we have you covered… and will make you look fantastic!

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Custom Business Signs

Business Signs. Made to order, made to impress.

We are your one stop graphics shop for all business, commercial, and retail signage. Your sign is the first thing a potential customer sees when visiting your establishment. Make sure you make the right first impression with one of our dimensional sign products.

We can provide your business with a variety of business signage solutions to fit your every need. From entrance signs to no soliciting signage to ward off those annoying sales people, Best Sign Monuments has a solution for you.

Custom Business Signs

Custom Business Signs

We are a truly unique graphic design house in that all production stages of our unique dimensional business signs are performed in-house. Our company houses master sign artists in every area of business sign design and fabrication. Award winning graphic designers take or create your corporate identity and offer suggestions that will minimize costs and maximize complements.

Best Sign Monuments stocks an endless supply of sign materials, and is always up to date with the latest sign industry technologies. From fabrication to finishing, shipping to storage and fulfillment… we have your every need, and all under one roof.

OUR MISSION >

We thank you for your interest in our custom business signage products. Best Sign Monuments continues to be the sign industry leader in all dimensional style sign solutions. No matter what your need, we have you covered… and will make you look fantastic!

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Hand-Carved Signs and Displays

Hand Carved Signs. Made to order, made to impress.

We are your one stop graphics shop for all hand-carved business, commercial, and residential signage. Your sign is the first thing anyone sees when visiting your establishment. Make sure you make the right first impression with one of our quality hand carved dimensional sign products.

Best Sign Monuments is the sign industry leader in quality hand-carved signage solutions to fit your every need. Hand crafted dimensional signs and displays by the signage experts. Best Sign Monuments has a solution for you.

Hand-Carved Signs & Displays

Hand-Carved Signs & Displays

We are a truly unique graphic design house in that all production stages of our unique dimensional hand-carved signs are performed in-house. Our business houses master sign artists in every area of hand-carved sign design and fabrication. Award winning graphic designers take or create your identity and offer suggestions that will minimize costs and maximize complements.

Best Sign Monuments stocks an endless supply of sign materials, and is always up to date with the latest sign industry technologies. From fabrication to finishing, shipping to storage and fulfillment… we have your every need, and all under one roof.

OUR MISSION >

We thank you for your interest in our custom carved signage products. Best Sign Monuments continues to be the sign industry leader in all dimensional style sign solutions. No matter what your need, we have you covered… and will make you look fantastic!

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Individual Routed Sign Letters

Individual routed sign letters are the ultimate in cost-effective signage solutions. Cut sign letters can be made from a wide variety of sign materials including PVC (plastic), wood, foam, HDU (Sign Foam), metals, and acrylics.

Here are illustrations of some typical sign letter applications:

acrylic sign letters

acrylic sign letters

prismatic routred sign letters

prismatic routed sign letters

CNC Routed PVC sign letters

CNC Routed PVC sign letters

Our individually computer routed sign letters are made to order in your choice of material, thickness and finish. Our sign letters can be mounted to any interior or exterior facade material, and will provide a lifetime of maintenance free use.

Best Sign Monuments stocks an endless supply of sign materials, sign finishes, and typefaces for individual sign letter fabrication. We have your every need, and all under one roof.

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Development Entrance Identity Sign Monuments

Development Entrance Identity Sign Monuments

Complete Monument Sign Solutions. Made to order, made to impress.

We are your one stop graphics shop for all business, commercial, and residential monument signage. Your sign monument is the first thing a potential customer sees when visiting your establishment. Make sure you make the right first impression with one of our dimensional sign products.

We can provide your business with a variety of custom entrance signage solutions to fit your every need. From entrance signs to no soliciting signage to ward off those annoying sales people, Best Sign Monuments has a solution for you.

By combining our knowledge in the construction industry with our graphic design talents, we have developed the perfect sign solution for both commercial and residential monument signage applications. Our custom stucco sign monuments are designed to tailor any need. Examples include monument signs with changeable tenant panels, church identity monuments, school and educational facility sign structures, business park entrance monuments, monument signage with changeable reader boards, you name it!

Over two decades of experience has fine tuned our monument signs project process from start to finish. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

We are a truly unique graphic design house in that all production stages of our architectural signage structures are performed in-house. Our facility houses master sign artists in every area of monument sign design and fabrication. Award winning graphic designers take or create your corporate identity and offer suggestions that will minimize costs and maximize complements.

Best Sign Monuments stocks an endless supply of sign materials, and is always up to date with the latest sign industry technologies. From fabrication to finishing, shipping to storage and fulfillment… we have your every need, and all under one roof.

OUR MISSION >

We thank you for your interest in our custom stucco sign monuments. Best Sign Monuments continues to be the sign industry leader in all dimensional style sign solutions. No matter what your need, we have you covered… and will make you look fantastic!

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Custom Church Sign Monument Solutions

Church and Marquee Signs. Made to order, made to impress.

We are your one stop graphics shop for all church signs and community marquee signage. Your sign is the first thing people sees when visiting your establishment. Make sure you make the right first impression with one of our dimensional sign products.

Church Sign Monuments

Church Sign Monuments

We can provide your congregation with a variety of church signage solutions to fit your every need. From entrance signs to facility and retreat signs, Best Sign Monuments has a church sign solution for your congregation.

A sign monument model 11 for The Church of Pentecost with embossed graphics.

A sign monument model 11 for The Church of Pentecost with embossed graphics.

We are a truly unique graphic design house in that all production stages of our unique dimensional church signs are performed in-house. Our company houses master sign artists in every area of church sign design and fabrication. Award winning graphic designers take or create your identity and offer suggestions that will minimize costs and maximize complements.

Best Sign Monuments stocks an endless supply of sign materials, and is always up to date with the latest sign industry technologies. From fabrication to finishing, shipping to storage and fulfillment… we have your every need, and all under one roof.

OUR MISSION >

We thank you for your interest in our custom church signage products. Best Sign Monuments continues to be the sign industry leader in all dimensional style sign solutions. No matter what your need, we have you covered… and will make you look fantastic!

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Monument Signs For Business

Using monument signs for business parks and large buildings is an eye-catching way to identify your business, as well as make it easier for drivers and passers-by to find. Whether it’s in front of a business complex, a large office building, or even a church or school, a monument sign gives your building the gravitas and stability of a serious endeavor.

Imagine for a moment that your business is inside a large office complex (or your business is the large office complex). How seriously will people take you if your only signs for business are a couple of yard signs, or a post and panel sign?

Yard signs and post and panel signs are great signs. In fact, we make a lot of them. But, they have to be used in the right setting.  For a large, glass-sided multi-story office building a sign that makes an impact is needed.

Similarly, 12 foot monument signs for business look out of place in front of a small commercial building in a quiet neighborhood. All are worthy businesses, and all are attractive signs, but each business has an image that can only be presented with certain signage.

Monument signs for business can be created to portray a variety of looks. Our sign specialists can work with your local stone mason to design the right sign with the best materials to match your business’s surroundings, or we can create a sign, frame, and base out of lightweight materials that are easy to maintain, and will last for years.

Monument signs for business can come in a wide range of colors, textures, and architectural features. We can give your sign a more rustic look by using field stones for a base and a wood timber background. Or we can create a more traditional look with a brick base, adding Greek columns for support, and a Greek Revival peak on the frame.

Our design team can also create expanded polystyrene foam core signs, which use a lightweight foam core that has been covered with a hard surface coat for extreme durability. They can be made with a wide range of finish colors, textures and sizes. Our sign design specialists are only limited by your imagination – and local building codes.

For more information on our signs for business, you can visit our website. Give your business the credibility it deserves with beautiful signs for your business.

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Sign Monuments – How They Are Made

BestSignMonuments.com is your direct source for 3D sign monument structures. We are the original online “one-stop” sign shop for all your monument signage needs.

The architectural sign structures are fabricated “to order” as a solid polystyrene core. We utilize 3D modeling devices and hot-wire technology to create all the building blocks in your sign structure.

Once all the forms are created, they are then assembled to your monument shape, which is then sealed with a thick layer of fibrous resin. This stage is crucial as it created a protective shell that protects the architectural form. Once this stage is properly cured, the sign monument is finally top-coated with your choice of Industry leading tinted stucco textured finish (Masterwall or Dryvit authorized carrier).

Our sign structures are lightweight enough to ship to any location, and typically costs half that of local sources. Our Monument Signs arrive fully assembled, and are a lifetime, maintenance free product.

NO CONCRETE SLAB IS REQUIRED!

Our stucco sign monuments are fabricated in what is commonly referred to in the construction industry as an EIFS (exterior insulated finishing system) stucco system. Here are the technical details and materials used in sign monument fabrication.

stucco sign monument model 11 with v-groove faux marble sign panel

 

MATERIALS KEY >

1. CORE OF STRUCTURE IS MOLDED EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE (1#CF).
2. AROMATIC FAST CURE URETHANE, IMPACT RESISTANT,
HARD COAT FINISH.
3. TEXTURED FINISHED SURFACE IS 100% AGGREGATED ACRYLIC.
4. 3″ OR 4″ PVC (SCHEDULE 40) PIPE IS BONDED INTO CENTER
OF STRUCTURE.
5. STEEL PIPE IS INSERTED DURING INSTALLATION, AND SECURED WITH
EXPANDING POLYMERIC RESIN FOAM.
6. CONCRETE FOOTING (AS REQUIRED BY LOCAL LAW).

 

3D cut away view of monument sign construction
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