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Lacerta Group is a packaging company with many locations in the United States, one of which is in Chatsworth, California where our shop is located. The previous business had four signs, two of which we refaced, and we remade the other two. In many cases, it makes much more sense to reface a sign rather than replacing the whole thing. For example, there were two existing ground-mounted signs on the property, one being a monument sign and the other a post & panel sign. If we were to replace or alter these signs, it could require a permit which involves a lot of time and money. Instead, we removed the previous logo from the signs, sanded the faces, re-painted them from blue to white, and applied Lacerta Group’s logo on them.

Replacing the face on a sign does not require a permit, like if you change out the face on a box sign or cabinet sign. Many monument signs and post and panel signs will even have a retainer or frame that holds the face that you can change out. These signs did not, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t modify the sign without making huge changes to the actual sign.

Unless the building already has a box sign, most building signs are customized for each business so these are usually replaced if a new business moves in. They wanted something 3-dimensional that didn’t need to illuminate so we made them a dimensional letter sign. As you can see from the photo, the wall was not flat so we weren’t able to install the letters directly onto the exterior building wall. Instead, we mounted the letters onto an aluminum backer panel first at our shop and installed the entire thing onto the wall as one piece.

The last sign we made was the shipping and receiving sign for the gate. This was a digitally printed vinyl sign that we mounted onto white aluminum.