Mission Hills Dental was renovating its interior and had an interior designer to design their logo signs. The illuminated logo sign was covered in last week’s blog, be sure to check it out if you missed it. This week we’ll be focusing on the non-illuminated signs which include two logo signs and a “Mission Statement” sign. The interior designer had called out all of the specifications for the logo signs but we did not have drawings for the Mission Statement sign. The logo sign was to be an acrylic backer panel with a digitally printed logo. The client wanted something similar for the Mission Statement sign but wanted to simply use white lettering instead of a digital print. A digital print was necessary for the logo because they wanted a specific color, and the logo contains a gradient.
After the wording for the Mission Statement sign was finalized, there weren’t many adjustments made to the design aside from minor dimension changes as the client was very clear on what they wanted from the beginning, and they had the help of their interior designers to see how the signs would look before they contacted a sign contractor. When you are looking for high-end signs to suit your interior decor, it’s good to consult with a designer first to you can see renderings and specifications to make sure that you are getting the type of sign you want. We provide renderings during proofing, but the process goes much quicker if the design is finalized beforehand.
Making an acrylic backer sign is fairly simple in regards to production. We order the necessary number of acrylic sheets in the thickness we need and route out the panels on our CNC router. The edges are rounded and holes were drilled into the corners for the standoffs. After the respective vinyl letters and logo were applied, the sign was ready for installation. Installation is also fairly easy for an acrylic backer sign that is mounted with standoffs. We put up the pattern, drill holes into the wall where the standoffs need to go, and install the barrel of the standoffs. The second step can take two people depending on the size of the panel. The panel needs to be held in place while the cap of the standoffs are screwed in to hold the panel in place.