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Posted by: In: Create, Creative, Marketing, Uncategorized 12 Nov 2018 0 comments

Redesigned Graphic Design Room

Coastal Sign has been in the process of utilizing the space and things around us to capture creativity and the possibilities that lie in just one spot.

One room that was suffering was our graphic design room, so we decided it was time to take initiative and get creative!

When we started working on this project, we knew we wanted some type of tree to surround the walls of the room, and what better tree than a Cherry Blossom.

We incorporated the mountains in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, in Hunan, China. They were hand drawn from a photograph by one of our very own graphic designers.

Once the design was completed, we printed it to a removable wall vinyl, and laminated it in a matte finish. For a fun installation note, it was installed in ONE piece!

We also had some bare wood desks that we knew we wanted to finish, but we were not sure how. So we decided to hand stain them with a grey-wash, and stencil branches from the vector art that was originally made for the walls.

We also added some red accent walls, and painted under the desks in a light grey to tie the room together.

 


Take a look below at some of the detail shots taken from the artwork that was used in the wall wrap.

 


Here are some photos from the completion of the graphic design room:


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

Please contact Coastal Sign & Design!

We would love to make this a reality for you!

Phone: 609.294.3442 – Email: info@coastalsign.net

 

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Posted by: In: Advertising, branding, Creative, Marketing 08 Nov 2018 0 comments

→ Coastal Sign & Design Fleet Wraps ←

This past summer the Coastal Sign & Design team decided it was time to utilize our rolling canvas – our fleet!

We tasked one of our in house graphic designers with the job of creating wraps for our van and Honda Fit.

Our designer  spent a lot of time brainstorming how to encompass the creative side our team has, with the logo and branding we ultimately needed to incorporate.

Once the design creation was completed, we got the job through production and then it was time to pull the vehicles in the garage to start their transformation.

As the wraps progressed, we continued to see spots to showcase even more creativity. On the Fit we were able to install opposite colored mirrors. Each mirror matched the gradient color below it.

The Honda symbols got wrapped in either the color they were in, or a continued gradient to tie the front together.

 


Go ahead and check both the Van and Honda out below ↓
 Honda Fit 

  

Ford Van 

 


We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the wraps we designed and installed!

Interested in re-branding or just re-designing your fleet vehicles?

Give Coastal Sign & Design a call!

Phone – 609.294.3442 or Email – info@coastalsign.net

 

Printed Window Etch Front Door 

Here at the shop we have been having some fun and trying to bring our new ideas for branding into our daily routine. While we have been making waves with the new look, we felt we needed more.

(Don’t worry the Fit & Truck will have a wrap to wow you soon!)

So what have we been up to you wonder? Well, we took window etch material, we found some proper printing profiles, and tossed it into the printer. Not knowing what to expect or how it would turn out, we had very low expectations. To our surprise, it printed, and it looks great!

Typically, window etch would not be something you would print on, but we took a chance to be creative and it turned out awesome!

You’ll have to swing by the shop to check out the newest creation! Here’s a shot of the full door to see what we mean when we say AWESOME!

If you are interested in doing something like this for your business, we’re here to help.

Feel free to contact Coastal Sign & Design anytime Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

Email: info@coastalsign.net – Phone: 609.294.3442

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 info@coastalsign.net 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: info@coastalsign.net  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 info@coastalsign.net 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. info@coastalsign.net 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. info@coastalsign.net

 

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.

 

info@coastalsign.net or 609.294.3442