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Posted by: In: Buildings, Creative, Marketing 14 Aug 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

Yoga Bohemia Illuminated Pallet Wood Sign

Creativity doesn’t need to have boundaries, especially in the sign industry.

We were recently working on a completely custom sign for a yoga studio on Long Beach Island, Yoga Bohemia. Through some creativity, planning, and a bit of hard work, we manged to create just that!

The first steps required us to gather pallet wood, create the proper layout by trimming down pieces of pallet wood to get the sign to its correct size.

Once properly sized, we needed to level the surface. You can see in the picture below that we used a router to achieve this. After the surface was level, we flipped the substrate over and begin routing letters out of  it.

 

 

Once these steps were completed, we moved forward with the fun stuff! We got to bring out our paint brushes and start the staining process. It took some color mixing and planning, take a look at the following pictures to get an idea.

 

 

The final steps of this sign process included mounting it to the light box that would ultimately be used to illuminate the sign. As you can see in the pictures below where the sign is mounted to its light box, as well as the building of the Yoga Bohemia Studio.

This sign was such a great example of what a bit of creativity and planning can turn into. Hopefully, while you’re on Long Beach Island, you pop by and check the sign out for yourself!

 

http://yogabohemianj.com/

 


If you have any interest creating a sign that has your own style, while meeting seemingly impossible criteria, give us a call! We would love to work with you and make your ideas a reality.

Please send us an email with your ideas to [email protected] or give us a call 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 05 Jun 2018 0 comments

Caring For Your Wrap

So, you just recently got a wrap done here at Coastal Sign. With a great wrap, comes great responsibility. Let’s talk about some ways to car for and best maintain the wrap.

For starters, you will want to take care of your new wrap graphics just as you would to any fine paint surface. It is recommended that you do not apply any type of wax or similar coatings.

You’ll want to wash your car regularly, specifically whenever it appears dirty.  Contaminants left on the wrap graphic may be more difficult to remove during cleaning. When washing, be sure to use proper soaps. 3M suggests  a wet, non-abrasive detergent such as 3M™ Car Wash Soap 39000 or Meguiar’s NXT  Generation® Car Wash or Deep Crystal® Car Wash, along with a soft, clean cloth or sponge.

Wrap vinyl can be run through a car wash. However, it is recommended that you use a touch-less car wash. A car wash that uses a brush may cause dulling/scratching/lifting edge of the graphics. It is similar to the highly specific directions to use a power washer. Water pressure below 2000 psi, water temp below 180 degrees, using a spray nozzle with a 40 degree wide angle spray pattern, and keeping the nozzle 1ft away from the the graphic. It is a highly specific process that can result in .

Hand washing is ultimately the best way to care for your new wrap. When washing your wrap you may find that there are difficult contaminants, such as bug splatter, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. The best way to clean these pesky things off of your wrap would be to soften them with hot soapy water & let it soak for a bit before trying to use a sponge to remove.

Aside from cleaning the vehicle you can help maintain the life of your wrap by storing you vehicle in a garage if available, when not available using a dust cover. During the day try to find a shady spot to keep the vinyl from being hit with direct sunlight.

While not every day and every situation is going to be perfect, these are just some tips to help care for your wrap and get the longest life possible out of it.

 


Looking to get a wrap done? Coastal Sign & Design has 3M certified installers and the ability to make your wrap dreams come true!

Send us an email or give us a call to get started!

e: [email protected]  p: 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: Creative, Engineering, News, Uncategorized 22 May 2018 0 comments

Working With the Power Plant

 

 

Coastal Sign recently had the opportunity to work with Oyster Creek Generating Station.

The power plant opened and began operation in December of 1969, and is set to shut down by the end of December 2019. With the power plants closure, the team at Exelon has decided upon opening a museum showcasing the work that had taken place over the many years of operation. That’s where we come in! We had the opportunity to help get the museum decorated with all type of products.

 

Above you can see photos of a 24 foot wall wrap that was printed and installed right in our shop.

Below, you will see various pictures of lettering we put on the walls around the Oyster Creek Museum.

 

Below is a link that you can visit to find out more information on the power plant and what goes in to it concluding its work.

http://www.exeloncorp.com/locations/Pages/Oyster-Creek-Decommissioning.aspx


Interested? All of these services are available to you right here at Coastal Sign & Design.

Send us an email to [email protected] with your ideas and we can help make them come to life!

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 09 May 2018 0 comments

LED Conversion Upgrade Information

 

Example of Expense:

 

Incandescent Fixture:                                                                                                    LED Fixture:

Initial Cost:             $15.07                                                                                                    $86.66

Wattage:                 380 Watt                                                                                              95 Watt

Electricity Cost:     $209.71 per year                                                                                 $52.43 per year

Lifespan:                 1,250 hours                                                                                           50,000 hours

 

As you can see from just a few simple numbers upgrading from incandescent bulbs is a huge upgrade.  When factoring in things such as maintenance of the bulbs, incandescent bulbs typically need to be replaced about 3.50 times per year. In the lifespan of an LED bulb, it would need replacing about 40 times. With each replacement comes expenses, the bulbs alone, will cost about $53 per year and labor to replace them is about $350 per year, this totals approx. $613 per year just to have and maintain incandescent bulbs. Meanwhile, LED bulbs do not need any replacing or maintenance. The total cost comparison for the duration of an LED bulb which is about 11 years comes to over $7,000 for incandescent, and less that $700 for LED. It will only take about a month to “break-even” on the LED conversion cost.

LED bulbs are also known to be brighter, giving your sign a more white & bright glow, rather than the yellow/off-white and sometimes dark look that incandescent bulbs give off.

Sure, it may seem like a lot of money upfront to complete an entire conversion for your sign, but the pay-off is well worth it. You will not have to worry about a light going out on your sign, you will drop you monthly and yearly electricity bill, and overall save money yearly! It’s the way to go!

Take a look below at an example of an LED conversion that Coastal Sign & Design has done, as well as some strong comparison pictures to give you an idea of what LED is capable of.

                                                                              
                                      

 

If you are interested in converting from incandescent to LED, Coastal Sign & Design has all the tools to make it happen. Give us a call or send us an email!

 

Posted by: In: Creative, Uncategorized 10 Apr 2018 1 comment

 

Have you ever considered decorating the floor? Probably not. With our help, and the use of 3M Materials, we can help turn your simple floor into an advertisement. People tend to look down at the ground to watch their step. Put something under their feet that they’ll remember. It can be anything from your logo, or a cute saying/phrase that relates your business.

 

These materials are made to have  hard-wearing durability, so it will hold up under a lot of foot traffic.

 

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Something as simple as these designs, will leave an image in a customers head, they may even want to take a picture and share it.

 

 

If you have any interest in decorating your business with floor graphics, send us an email or give us a call! Let us, help you.

e. [email protected] or p. 609.294.3442

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 13 Mar 2018 0 comments

I Need Artwork – Where Can I get it?!

Have you ever felt like you wanted to get custom graphic design work done, but you never knew where to go? Well here at Coastal Sign, we have a full service graphic design team.

We have the ability to take your ideas and create them digitally, which can then be transformed into a product. Anything from a truck wrap design, a business sign, or even just a simple sticker. We can help you reach you goals. Here is some helpful information that is useful for a graphic designer to get from start to finish.

1.  What are you creating art for & where would you like it to end up?

2. Is it for personal or commercial use?

3. Is there any artwork/logos previously made that would be good to reference?

4. A strong description of what it is you are looking to end up with?

There is a lot that goes into creating artwork. The more you provide to your graphic designer, the better outcome you’ll have, quicker!

 


Take a look below at some artwork that out graphic designer Amanda recently created for our social platforms.

 

 


If you have an idea that you would like us to work on for you give us a call or send us an email!

p. 609.294.3442 – e. [email protected]

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 06 Mar 2018 0 comments

3M Di-Noc: The Next Best Thing

Di-Noc is a 3M Vinyl that Coastal Sign recently began working with. It comes in hundreds of styles, colors, and textures. We began our journey with a wood grain vinyl for a customer looking to wrap railings. Di-Noc has so many possibilities for use – walls, counter tops, doors, you name it.

 

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Take a look at some of the abilities and benefits of Di-Noc:

Aesthetics: Di-Nov transforms existing surfaces to a whole new look. This product resembles natural materials and aesthetically will create a makeover for your office furniture.

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Lightweight: This film can be applied to the existing surface at ease. Since Di-Noc material is lighter in weight than traditional paneling, this can reduce installation costs.

Less downtime: No tearing down walls or materials, which can disrupt your entire company and visitors. Using Di-Noc, installation time is quick!

Life expectancy: Wood, metal and stone can chip and become worn down. With DI-NOC, this material can last a lifetime when applying it to indoor surfaces. If applying outdoor, the life space is still very long, being 7 to 10 years. This is all dependent on how strong the UV rays are, which could potentially break down the material quicker.

Eco-friendly: When you recover already existing surfaces, these are recycled items that are not thrown away or taking up space in landfills.

Resistance to everyday objects: Since 3M is such an experienced and reliable company; they have come up with a product that is resistant to the everyday wear and tear. For example, they are resistant to water, dirt, wear, mold and most impacts.


A few other colors for example:

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Here is a photo of the railing with the wood grain vinyl we have in the shop:

 


While many people use the wood grain vinyl selections, there are so many other possibilities for Di-Noc. If you are interested in using the material in your home or workplace, contact us!

Send and email or gives us a call, you can even stop in and take a look at our sample book that holds all the options of Di-Noc material.

 

[email protected] or 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: branding, Create, Marketing, Signs 27 Feb 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

You have decided that it’s time for a new sign so you head on over to Coastal Sign and tell us that you want us to just re-make the same thing, but what you have brought us is an old sign made of wood that is falling apart and the paint is chipping off. Sure, we can make it out of wood, but do you know about HDU?

 

What is HDU?  

HDU can be use for creating beautiful, lasting logos, V-groove CNC routed signs, dimensional and custom sandblasted signs. HDU is high density urethane foam it is a strong, naturally waterproof sign material that typically has a lower cost and weighs less than regular wood. These signs have a carved look and can feature smooth or textured backgrounds. It is well known for holding up well to sunlight. Theoretically an HDU sign could last a hundred years barring any physical impact damage.

 

Did you know? HDU is actually the same material that is used in the cores of surfboards as well as fiberglass boats.

 

Why NOT Wood?

  • It has a tendency to crack or warp as it is a natural material that can take on moisture. Also because larger size substrates are actually made up of smaller planks, you may see visible seems in the sign panel over time.
  • The wood can be effected by termites or carpenter ants.
  • Wood can rot over time.
  • Inconsistencies such as knots and grain can affect the overall look of your sign.

One of Our Most Recent HDU Signs:

 


Interested in revamping your business with a beautiful new HDU creation?

Contact Coastal Sign and Design and we can make it happen.

Email: [email protected] or Phone: 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: Advertising, branding, Create, Marketing 20 Feb 2018 1 comment Tags: , , ,

While signs may seem like a trivial item for a business, not having an attractive sign may actually be costing you more than you think!

Did You Know?

– Signs attract nearly HALF of a start up business’s new customers.

– Without a sign 35% of passerby’s wouldn’t know your business was there if you didn’t have sign.

How Is It Costing Me?

Studies show that adding or changing a sign directly improves sales revenue.

 

Take a look here at this image which breaks down “The Benefits of Signs”

The Benefit of Signs [infographic]

 


Now that you’ve seen some legitimate stats on Signage and how it can affect your business directly, you are probably thinking, hmmm is my sign alright? Should I get a new one? Well, you are in the right place. Coastal Sign and Design specializes in doing custom signs for small businesses!

Send us an email or give us a call and we can spend some time discussing what would work best for you.

Email: [email protected] or Phone: 609.294.3442

 

Posted by: In: Create, Marketing, News 13 Feb 2018 1 comment Tags: , , , , ,

Vinyl Wraps are always advertised as “car wraps” or something that is strictly for a vehicle. They are SO much more than that!

In some online web searches, an adorable article turned up in our search results that triggered this blog post. A shop in the U.S. was asked to lend a helping hand for a young child who suffers from plagiocephaly, which is an issue roughly 13% of infants in America face. This causes them to wear a cranial helmet. Cranial helmets are typically white, boring, and can seem “sad” for the child wearing it, BUT this in this instance, the helmet was wrapped!

Wrap Buddies DOC Band Helmet Wrap Absolute Perfection (3)

https://www.vehiclewrapping.com/2015/09/doc-band-cranial-helmet-wrap/

 


What Else Can be Wrapped?

The wrap world is filled with almost endless possibilities. Coastal Sign has the ability to wrap things as unique as a cranial helmet and so much more. We very recently wrapped some of our walls in the shop, and we have even done bedroom wall wraps!

Take a Look at Some of Our Work:

– Star Wars Wall Wrap –

– Dark Hedges, Ireland – 

 


Interested in getting something like this done in your home or office?

Coastal Sign & Design is happy to help!

Give us a call or send us an email and we can discuss your ideas for a custom wrap.

Email: [email protected] || Phone: 609.294.3442