Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sign Age knows Sign Readability

Sign Age has the expertise to make your sign not only visible but powerful. Impact is an aspect of a signs' readability. Many sign companies create building signs in a contemporary fashion and in a way that the sign looks great on a computer screen or print-out but they ignore time tested letter visibility rules. The result is a sign that is readable at a distance but lacks an IMPACT.

Impact of readability is measured by attention, acquisition and retention. Basically, impact is important for a sign to have because it will be more memorable and readable at the same time. Letter readability charts have three values. One value is the size of the letter. The next value is it's impact value. It lists the maximum distance a letter can be read and still have impact on a customer. The final value is the maximum distance a letter can be read.

When Sign Age designs and builds your building sign, vehicle graphic or directional sign we place importance on the readability and impact of your sign. This includes the letter shape, color, location and size. We're experts in this and have been very successful. Below is our Letter Readability Chart.

Letter Height
Distance for Best
Impact (feet)
Max. Readable
Distance (feet)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bigger is Better with Windows Graphics

Bigger is better when attracting store front traffic. Window advertising can be a powerful way to communicate your products and services using vibrant full color vinyl window wraps or vinyl window lettering.

Wrapping the window commonly involves covering large areas of glass with a single piece. The window can be wrapped using perforated vinyl, which allows those inside to see through, while the graphic is only visible from the public side. In addition to its marketing benefits, wrapping the windows can greatly reduce solar heat and UV light from coming through.

Window lettering and decals partially cover the windows with shaped graphics and die cut lettering such as a logo, hours of business and contact information. Either method can not be missed!

We here at Sign Age love doing window wraps and graphics and have had the opportunity to work on a wide range of window projects! Through our in-house graphic design, production and installation capabilities we can help you effectively promote your business, products and services.

Call Sign Age today to find out how we can help with your window graphics 520.806.9322

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sign Age is going on 17!

Sign Age is proud to be celebrating our 17th anniversary in business. It's been a wonderful journey where we have had the opportunity to work with the best customers, the best employees and the best suppliers ever! And in doing so we've had the time of our lives! Thanks to everyone who has made this all possible.

Friday, September 20, 2013

We Wrapped It Up For The Retreat

The Retreat, a new U of A student cottage community, just opened their doors. The Retreat is a housing development for college students attending the University. They lease out individual cottages and offer resort style amenities to their residents including a fitness facility, pool, spa and club house. They also offer transportation to and from the University to accommodate those students that do not have another form of transportation.

Sign Age had the opportunity to wrap a 30 foot bus for The Retreat which will be used to shuttle students to and from school. It will serve as an easily identifiable method of transportation and a great form of advertising for The Retreat.

Vehicle wraps can be a huge method to advertise your company image, products and services. Vehicle advertising turns out to be the best advertising value as you can reach over 750,000 potential customers every month with each vehicle that features your advertising. In order to make that many impressions in traditional media, whether newspaper, radio, TV or billboards, it would cost thousands of dollars every month.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Win Flandrau family guest pass!

Enter to Win!

 Sign Age is giving away free tickets to the UA Science Flandrau Planetarium!
Enter to win a UA Science Flandrau family guest pass by sending an email to tickets@signageusa.com
If you win you'll receive:
Free admission and one planetarium or laser show for up to 4 guests. Check out some great exhibits including Exploring Sky Island which runs through Sept. 30.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Custom Signs by Sign Age

Signage needs to be tailored to your business. No mater what signs or banners or building signs you need you want it to enhance your style, look and communicate your services clearly.

The first thing we'll do is discuss what type of sign you need. What are your goals and where do you want this sign to go? Do you want it on your office building? Do you want the sign in your lobby?

Sign Age takes care of your sign needs whether it be metal, wood or plastic we'll create your custom sign with expertise.

Some of our production process are listed below:
  •     routed wood
  •     cut metal
  •     Gemini metal 3D letters
  •     laser engraved plastic / wood
  •     vinyl cut letters
  •     digital banners
  •     digital signs
  •     vinyl banners
  •     graphics for vehicles
  •     and more.

Everything we do is custom signage. Your sign will be unique, functional and professionally produced. Call us today for your custom sign quote.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Retractable Banner Displays are the Rage!!!

A retractable banner display is an ideal product at exhibitions, events, conferences and sales promotion campaigns, as well as being a perfect companion for sales people on the road. The graphic banner is well protected in a metal cassette, is lightweight and easy to transport and is simple to set up. In less than one minute your presentation is ready.

The banner stand comes in a variety of sizes, from a mini table top option to full height, two feet to five feet wide, single sided or double sided. The graphics can be easily changed out. It comes with a lightweight cloth carrying bag. A hard case with wheels is also available.
Sign Age can help you prepare an effective design for your retractable banner display that will help you effectively promote your business, products and services.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sign Age brings Success to Local Businesses

Sign Age has been a successful Tucson Sign Company Since 1996. That's seventeen years of quality service and growth. We've watched Tucson Grow and become a powerhouse in Southern Arizona and we are glad to report we are as productive and popular as ever.

Tucson's unemployment rate hovers around 7.6% while the nations average is 8.6%. Tucson's household income goes up as well as our GDP. These positive numbers are due to the economy in Tucson. It's relatively stable and the businesses in the valley continue to grow.

What Sign Age prides itself on is contributing to the growth of the businesses in the valley and beyond. Tucson is filled with locally owned business and we work one on one with them to provide the best products and the best quality in Town!

We excel in building signs, vehicle graphics and wraps, indoor signage, banners and digital printing but we also have a laser engraver, vinyl plotters, outdoor quality inkjet printers and a CNC router.

We weathered the economic down turn and are coming out on top! Stop in today to see what we can do for your business.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pima Air & Space Museum Building Lettering

Sign Age had the opportunity to letter two hangers at Pima Air & Space Museum. The Count von Galen Hanger was lettered in honor of their Chairman of the Board, as a surprise for his visit to the museum in March. During May the center hanger was lettered with very large Pima Air & Space Museum dimensional lettering which easily catches your eye as you travel down Valencia. The letters were so large (each letter was about 4 feet high) a crane was needed to assist in the installation. Sign Age really enjoyed the opportunity to be part if this exciting project.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sign Age is Tucson's Best Sign Company!

Sign Age is a locally owned &operated sign company in Tucson Arizona. We've been servicing Tucson Businesses since 1996. That's 17 years of quality service and sign building. We produce all types of signs with care and expertise.

When you use Sign Age to produce your building signs you get a level of craftsmanship that will exceed expectations. Our building signs are durable, eye catching and functional.

Sign Age doesn't stop at building signs. We are masters at vehicle graphics. We'll wrap your vehicle or letter it with graphics that'll reach out to audiences everywhere you drive.

Plus Sign Age has lots of specialties that every business needs to know about. We'll print you a banner at any size you need, laser engrave customer appreciation gifts or print promotion posters for your lobby. We have full color digital printers that print outdoor quality inks that are bright and durable.

We'll paint, build and install your real-estate sign, your monument sign or your directional. We are your one stop shop for professional and durable signage.

Stop in today to see how you can tap into our 17+ years of experience. Or call and talk to the Tucson sign experts at 520-806-9322.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Promote Your Business with Feather Flags

Does your business have an effective outdoor advertising solution? One great way to promote your business, products and services are the very popular custom feather flags that come in many sizes and styles! They are a great exterior marketing tool that helps to get your message out there. Many companies implement teardrop and flying banners to increase brand recognition, advertise new merchandise or exhibit logos and slogans in a plethora of outdoor settings.

Sign Age
designs and custom prints the feather flags. Display options include the feather flag, teardrop banners, mamba flags and the framework for each in several different heights. They are lightweight and very portable. They can be stake mounted into the ground or can stand on the ground with or without the support of a water bag.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Pictures are Stronger than Words

You have precious few seconds to capture the attention of tradeshow attendees. Rather than litter your exhibit with all the words from your brochures just show them through interesting and colorful displays. Contrasting colors demand attention. Don't stray from your corporate colors but supplement them to create an eye-catching booth. Make sure your signage is easy to understand and in good view.

Sign Age can help you make the most of your trade show experience. Our in-house graphics department can help you develop a plan of how you want to promote your products and services. From full color graphics to booth hardware, we have many resources available to help you create an effective display including table top displays, pop up banner displays, logo displays, table skirts and backdrops just to name a few. Get the biggest return on your tradeshow investment by investing in Sign Age!

Here's some of our Trade Show success campaigns. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Enter to Win A Photo Enlargement!

A Free Poster of Your Favorite Photo!

Register to win a free 18"x24" full color poster. If you win you can select your favorite photo to be printed out in poster size. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Northminster Presbyterian Church Annual Mission Trip to Puerta Penasco

Members of Northminster Prebysterian Church of Tucson took their annual mission trip to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico in February. They partnered with several other churches to help build a two room classroom Sunday school building for Centro Evangelistica Emaus, a Pentacostal church in Puerta Penasco.

During their mission trip, Northminster Church hosted an outreach event for children and families in the neighborhood where the Sunday school was being built. It included singing and praising, crafts and games and a pancake breakfast. Sign Age donated several banners to the outreach event that the kids got to jazz up with colored marking pens.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Importance of Vehicle Graphics

Vehicle Graphics

How important are vehicle graphics to your business? 

Marketing is a key to success for any business. This has been widely known since the Greeks created the republic. I think Plato was quoted saying, "Thou shalt make those aware of your melons in order to sell them." Maybe it was Aristotle that said it first.

All kidding aside, The best and most effective way to market your goods and to achieve the best ROI (return on investment) is often overlooked. It is vehicle graphics. The up front costs of vehicle graphics can seem high but the return on durable and well designed graphics will last for years. Also, when comparing the up front costs to other advertisement options like radio,TV or billboards ads, vehicle graphics are the best overall value.

Here are some reasons to get your vehicle wrapped:

3M found that vehicle graphics have the potential to reach over 3000 people every hour if you drive on busy roads.

vehicle graphics
You can use your car to advertise 24/7 if you park your car in a visible parking lot.

Any company vehicle that is not wrapped is not tapping into the advertising return a vehicle provides. Don't let your company vehicle waste away- it is your moving, working billboard.

Lastly, there are so many ways to use your vehicle. It is a five sided blank canvas. Our graphics department can help you fill that canvas with powerful vehicle graphics that are clear, effective and worth every dime.

Contact us today! Don't put off vehicle graphics any longer. 520-806-0322

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone, the global authority on professional color standards, announced Emerald (Pantone 17-5641) as color of the year for 2013. "Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world" said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director.
Sign Age keeps up with current trends and methods to give every customer the best design for their business. Call us today for more information 520-806-9322

Friday, February 15, 2013

Make Your Floors POP!

Floor graphic wraps offer an innovative way to display your logo, advertising or photographs on floors of your business. Floor graphics can be used for way finding to direct traffic or promote a special event. Floor advertising can be used to supplement other forms of signage and branding to provide a complete advertising package.

Floor graphics work great in retail stores, shopping malls and museums. This form of advertising has shown to increase retail product sales by 25-30%. There are many other applications including trade shows in order to draw people to your booth. It's a great way to promote your business, products and services!

Let Sign Age produce your next floor graphic wrap. Our floor graphics are digitally printed with vibrant inks and laminated with a UL approved slip resistant overlaminate. The floor wrap can be any size, can be custom cut to any shape and can be applied to a variety of surfaces both inside and outside.