Every company wants a competitive edge — something that makes them stand out or mark them as different. While most companies have a brand that conveys their purpose and values, they might struggle to find outlets to bring that message to life and incorporate it into their office space. That’s where we come in. With our creative team, we work to make your wants, needs and wildest ideas come to life. To make all those things possible, we make recommendations, and for this specific instance, we recommend a reception sign. Reception signs are highly visible to both the clients and employees of the company — acting as both an informer and reminder.
I see this inspiration in our reception space: when the client or employee first walks in, they see “Heritage Custom Signs & Displays.” This sign is made up of several different components. These components consist of: wood, acrylic, dimensional PVC letters, and LED lighting. To the right the reception sign is our mission statement mounted onto the wall. It states: “Our Mission: Blessing others by creating quality visual communication solutions, utilizing best production practices and superior customer support.” This sign is mounted on acrylic with vinyl adhesive letters. These two signs not only display our abilities at Heritage Printing, but also display our brand, values, and goals. This is informative for our clients, but also motives, our employees continue to provide quality work each day.
To better understand this process, I interviewed one of our project coordinators, Lamar Scott. Lamar gave me further insight into his role at Heritage and why he thinks reception signs are worth the investment.
Bethany: What is your role at Heritage?
Lamar: I am a project coordinator and I view my role as a client consultant. I help guide our clients on the right path, to get the biggest bang for their buck. I strive to create a quality product, not just a quick, short-term solution.”
B: What is the appeal of a reception sign?
L: Reception signs are an overt way to bring a brand to life — when you invest in a quality sign for your welcome area, it transforms a lobby into a reception — revealing to the client a sense of establishment and ability to invest well in their company, and thus their services that they have to offer.”
B: What has been your favorite project that included a reception sign?
L: “My favorite job was when we worked with the Hershey’s corporation in Washington DC. The reception sign was simple, but introduced a clean and corporate look.”
B: What should the client know when ordering this product?
L: “Whatever product we create and produce, we are ensuring quality and enhance the brand while simultaneously turning the heads of clients.”
Brent Thompson, Production Manager at Heritage custom Signs, is a signage expert, his graphic design experience spans over a decade. Here’s our conversation on meter boards.
How can I utilize a meter board?
Brent: We offer a variety of printing and processing methods that empower you to use a meter board as a wayfinding sign, menu board, POP sign and event signage. We have very few limitations, which enable your meter boards to accomplish many goals.
What are meter boards made from?
Brent: There are numerous substrates for meter boards, our primary boards are 1/2’” Ultra board, we also use Foamcore, and PVC substrates. We also offer a “green product” made from completely recycled material: Gatorboard, Converd board and Eagle Cell. The materials we use are mandated by the needs of the sign, a long-term usage meter board would normally be printed on Ultra board, with a single-use boards typically printed on Foamcore.
What are your meter board sign dimensions?
Brent: I can print meter board sizes up to 5’ x 10’ and any dimension within that, can be cut to meet your needs. The typical size is 7’ x 3’.
Can you contour cut my meter board?
Brent: Yes, our CNC Router can digitally produce almost any image. I have printed and custom cut meter boards with crown tops, round tops and made custom viewing areas for digital media., to name a few.
How do you erect meter board signs?
Brent: It depends on the substrate and need, we can make “feet” from the same board with slits precisely cut to attach them to the board. We offer a meter board sign base that will accept water to help outside meter boards withstand wind. We have an indoor use only base that is lightweight and attractive. We have also attached D rings to meter boards to hang from the rafters at an art exhibition.
What equipment do you use to manufacture meter boards?
Brent: We full-color print on a Mimaki JFX 200 and contour cut with an AXYZ 4010.
Tell me about your most interesting meter board project.
Brent: We had a large order for the National Academy of Medicines’ annual art show, that included 16-meter boards. I printed additional pieces of their art, custom cut them and adhered the art to the larger meter board, providing a 3-dimensional effect.
Wide format printing has evolved to include full-color, high quality wall wraps. Your office walls are now advertising opportunities, easily impress your visitors with custom wallpaper, professionally installed by Heritage Custom Signs.
Wall murals and wall decals represent a company eloquently and professionally, custom printed vinyl has many advantages:
It’s quickly installed (1 – 2 hours on average by our expert installation team)
Can be removed
Will not damage most wall surfaces
Can be cleaned with a mild detergent and warm water
The possibilities for wall graphics are unlimited, we can transform any high-resolution image into an immaculate mural wallpaper. If you have a favorite scene in mind, but don’t have the image, no problem, the options for professional stock images are out of this world. Our project coordinators can assist in any manner needed to assist in acquiring the right photos for your photography wallpaper.
Custom wall murals can be created with your brand and logo, without any compromise with your company colors. We can match any provided Pantone color and since most images are transformed into vectors, we can match any font too.
Our top priority is making your order extremely easy for you, we do that with outstanding customer service. It starts with a conversation, we ask the right questions, making sure we and you understand your need. Wall wraps, aka giant wall posters or a photo mural, are simple for us, we use the 5-step process:
Communicate your order, this eliminates misprints and stress
Proof your artwork, this sends a sense of ownership and satisfaction
Print the vinyl panels, we use a high-quality vinyl specifically made for wall wraps
Install on your walls at your convenience, we work evenings and weekends
Custom Wallpaper Murals
We take your brand (or help you create an image) and transform it into giant wall posters and vinyl wall murals in sizes from tiny to gigantuous! Wall murals large or small is no trouble for us, we take your project from conception to completion, get a mural on a wall the right way with Heritage Custom Signs.