Entries by Dan

What kinds of signs do you need for your business?

There are so many types of signage that appear inside and outside of office buildings, commercial properties, hospitals and campuses. Each one gives an impression to all who work and visit there. What is your property signage saying? Let’s look at a few of the many ways your signage can help give your property appeal – or turn your visitors away.

Making Your Events Memorable Through Signage

Consider banners commemorating the reason for the gathering. A “Step And Repeat” photo backdrop, containing logos of the sponsoring organization or sponsors is a must for guests to be able to create their own mementoes, or to assure the right publicity. Custom printed table throws, easel signage, and posters are all elements to consider.

Street Wise Branding: Six Ways Vehicle Wraps Accelerate Sales.

Advertising your business on your car, truck or van generates an average of 600 impressions per mile driven. In heavy traffic and on busy roads, that number is easily quadrupled! Not to mention the additional awareness it generates while parked at your facility or customers’ locations. With advancements in materials science, and availability of latex printing technologies, vehicle graphics […]

Routed and Carved Sign Panels Make a Lasting Impression

After creating beautiful sandblasted plaques for their Administration Building, High School and podiums, the Malverne UFSD administration brought Signwave back to recognize their Middle School, Intermediate School and Elementary School for being awarded “Blue Ribbon” status….We created a similar design for all three schools to assure a unified look to their district.

Sandblasted Signs For Schools – What A Relief!

Sandblasting is one of several techniques used to create beautiful dimensional signs that can stand up to the elements. For this project, a block of High Density Urethane (HDU) was sawn and routed to size and shape. A vinyl mask was created to block off those areas not to be abraded by the blasting material, and the material (“sand”) was selected to provide the proper texture and density.

Is Dimensional Signage Right For Your Lobby?

The most popular option for lobby signs is to render the logo with dimensional letters and logo shapes. These can be fabricated from acrylic, PVC, metal, wood or various other materials. They can have various finishes – gloss or matte, metallic or clear, wood grain. The dimensional characters can be mounted flush to the wall, on spacers, or mounted to a backer panel made of a variety of material and shape choices. If your company logo includes thin, delicate lines, there are still dimensional options available. Logos can be routed, engraved or carved in relief – on metal, wood, acrylic or PVC.

Custom Street Signs Enhance Community Aesthetics

Country Pointe, a distinctive Long Island community, needed to replace street signs that were faded and illegible at worst; pedestrian at best. The Board Of Directors was looking not just to replace the signage but to upgrade the look and feel of the suburban landscape. By the time they found Signwave, they were nearly exasperated. It had been hard to find a sign company that would take their vision seriously.

Integrating Business Signage with the Landscape

Designatronics, a designer and manufacturer of high quality mechanical components, recently consolidated its operations at 250 Duffy Ave., one of the largest industrial buildings in Hicksville.

With frequent customer visits to their plant, and scores of deliveries every week, they needed point of entry signs that would show visitors and vendors where they are, and which entrances to use.

Signwave handled the entire installation project from permits to polish. If you’re consolidating, relocating, or establishing a new location, ask us what you need to know to make it easy to navigate your business property access.

Responsible Wayfinding Signs for Healthcare Facilities

Multiple entrances. Long corridors that all look the same. Ongoing renovations and organizational changes. How does a patient or visitor know which way to go? This is more than a matter of convenience in a healthcare facility. Visitors are already in a state of stress if they or a loved one are seeking treatment. It’s […]

ADA Compliance and Signage: Thinking Beyond Braille

Have you ever gone down the wrong corridor in a hospital or office building? It’s frustrating, right? Imagine how it feels if your vision is impaired, if you are having trouble walking, or if you are already suffering from anxiety. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) aims not only to ensure against discrimination, but also […]

Safety Signs

The Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center, part of the SCO Family of Services, is a residential center for children and adolescents with special needs. As part of their recent capital improvement program, they installed playground equipment throughout the grounds to provide a fun recreational outlet for their residents. The equipment went in without a hitch […]

Graphics on a Fleet Of Box Trucks For Green Audit USA

Green Audit USA of Islandia, NY needed new graphics for the trucks that they use to perform energy audits for thousands of homes every year. They assess energy issues in the home or business, make recommendations for reducing energy loss, offer financing, and perform all related installation services. They had an existing truck design but […]

Signwave Proud to Announce the Addition of Cindy Simon

Islandia, NY – Signwave is proud to announce the addition of Cindy Simon to our management as new co-owner and Creative Director. Cindy started with Signwave in March 2017 and is now full time to help find signage solutions for various business challenges. Cindy comes to Signwave after nine years working in packaging design and […]

Why Signs?

Signs are everywhere we look. Adhered to doors, windows, walls and floors. Hung from ceilings. Wrapped around cars, vans, trucks, boats, planes, skateboards and helmets. On poles in the ground, on brick walls, on edifices, on your desk or on your office building 600 feet off the ground. Signs are there to tell you what […]

Introducing Yourself To The Neighborhood

So, you’ve got your business plan, your financing and your legal details all worked out. You’ve found the perfect location, negotiated your lease, and got your permits. You’ve spent weeks cleaning, painting, wiring, building, installing technology. Your Help Wanted signs are up. Congratulations! You are ready to welcome your first customers. Or are you? How […]

Giant Signs

In the showcase of giant electric signs that is on display in Midtown Manhattan every night, there’s a new Top Banana. Tonight marks the debut of the largest array of kaleidoscopic glory ever to bejewel New York’s Times Square. Taking over the entire block of Broadway between 45th and 46th St., tonight’s debut of the […]

Signs And Marketing – What is the Return On Investment?

Any business or organization considering investing in signage to amplify its message is likely to think of ROI first and foremost. What am I getting for my dollar, and how will that impact my bottom line? Some businesses may chose a targeted approach, using cold calling, pay-per-click and direct mail, spending more to reach only those customers that […]

Welcome to the Signwave Blog

We are in the business of helping organizations prosper through the use of excellent signs. Our tagline is “Amplify your message.” We want to help business get their message out to their prospective customers. We hope to educate them on the importance of the right signs as part of their marketing strategy. With our design […]