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The Trick to Color Matching

Designing signage isn’t quick and easy, even if it’s just something that can be printed quickly like stickers or vinyl wraps. It’s not just about doing some Photoshop wizardry, printing it out and viola, sticking it on the storefront. Depending on the materials being printed on, ink quality, the printer itself, and a whole bunch of factors, the results might actually look quite different than what’s on the computer. Color matching is especially tricky. That’s where a good eye and some good old-fashioned tools come in.

When it comes out of our HP 360 printer, we’ll have to see how it actually looks like since the actual thing isn’t going to be exactly the same as what you see on a computer screen. We’ll eyeball it and compare it to a Pantone color wheel. We’ll print variations of each color to see which point in the color spectrum reacts with our choice of vinyl and lamination for the job. After all, a quality sign has to look just right! 

Sometimes, if we’re following the colors of a pre-existing sign, we might use an actual physical sample of the original for comparison. We’d really prefer it if clients send us the original high resolution files, but if they’ve lost it then a simple photograph or, heavens forbid, a low-resolution one, just won’t do. Photos won’t do justice since the lighting can change how a sign looks – an indoor sign in a restaurant will look different from a lobby sign that’s brightly lit, whereas an outdoor sign under natural lightning is something else entirely.

Overlooking the details is what leads to project pitfalls that a lot do fall for.

This is why the experience of seasoned sign-makers is invaluable – especially if you’re in a highly competitive area, like Los Angeles of the San Fernando Valley region. In such scenes, you’ll want the best color combinations for sign visibility and that’s what we bring to the table: the keen eyes, attention to detail, the array of tools and techniques we can draw upon, all to meet your needs in the best way possible. There’s no substitute for quality!

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Hand-painted Sign for Gagosian Art Gallery in Beverly Hills

Premium Sign Solutions made this hand-painted sign for Gagosian Art Gallery in Beverly Hills. Such an establishment requires an equally impressive sign, and that’s what we provided for them!

Gagosian Art Gallery is the brainchild of Larry Gagosian who has built a global network of artistic exhibition spaces that feature the works of legends as well as up and comers in the scene. Gagosian also publishes catalogs and a magazine.

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Window Graphics for Ten Tigers in Woodland Hills

Premium Sign Solutions fabricated and installed die cut window graphics for Ten Tigers in Woodland Hills. The sign and logo’s text, which is reminiscent of calligraphy brush strokes, is fitting for the establishment that holds martial arts, yoga and fitness classes.

Ten Tigers is headed by Lincoln Centeio who has an extensive background in multiple martial arts, from Tae Kwon Do  to grappling, judo and boxing, and Brazilian jiujitsu. He has a B.A. in Exercise Science and has been nicknamed “the kid whisperer” for being able to work well with children and bring out the best in each one of them.

 

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Monument Sign Inserts for Crunch Fitness Las Cruces, New Mexico

Tarzana-based Premium Sign Solutions fabricated and installed 4 giant monument sign inserts that are about 6 feet by 22 feet wide each. Like the previous channel letters, these were also shipped inter-state. Yes, we can meet your signage needs even from far away!

Crunch Fitness was founded in New York City’s East Village in 1989. Crunch is not just a business, but a diverse community that nurtures wellness, providing people with a welcoming atmosphere that inspires them to reach their health goals.

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Channel Letters for Crunch Fitness Las Cruces, New Mexico

Premium Sign Solutions can ship! So if you’re looking for a “sign company near me,” no matter where you are, think of us! Tarzana-based Premium Sign Solutions fabricated, shipped, and installed these large channel letters which span 9 feet in height by 35 feed in width. All the way to Crunch Fitness in Las Cruces, New Mexico!

Crunch Fitness was founded in New York City’s East Village in 1989. Crunch is not just a business, but a diverse community that nurtures wellness, providing people with a welcoming atmosphere that inspires them to reach their health goals.

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Sign Package for American Humane in Studio City

Got new branding? That means you’ll have to get new signage too! Our Sign Packages are perfect for just these occasions. We provided one such package for American Humane in Studio City since they needed new indoor signs and outdoor signs to match their new branding.

For their lobby sign, we fabricated and installed dimensional letters made out of half-inch laser-cut acrylic. We also provided an illuminated monument sign, painting the box and changing the faces to match the company’s new branding.

Founded in 1877, American Humane is an organization dedicated to promoting the welfare, well-being and safety of animals. The organization has a network that provides services and shelters throughout the nation.

 

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Channel Letters for Anytime Fitness in Westlake Village

Premium Sign Solutions installed channel letters for Anytime Fitness in Westlake Village. We also got the permits for the new outdoor signs, though this time the establishment itself provided the actual signs. Got new signs you want installed? Need help working on your sign permits? Give us a call and we can help you out!

Anytime Fitness is an international chain of gyms and calls itself “your 24 hour gym.” Want a workout after doing overtime late into the night? Looking to keep fit while you’re out of town? Anytime Fitness might be the place for you, then!

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custom banner, outdoor sign, thousand oaks, athletic society, Los Angeles
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Banners for Athletic Society in Thousand Oaks

Premium Sign Solutions fabricated and installed several custom banners for Athletic Society in Thousand Oaks. Composed of high quality and durable materials, with eye-catching designs, and made to be quick to set up, custom banners are ideal for those whose signage needs don’t require permanent and more pricey signs.

Athletic Society in Westlake Village is a gym with a team of professional trainers dedicated to ensuring the physical fitness of all participants!

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Banner and Window Graphic for Aerial Method, Canoga Park

Premium Sign Solutions fabricated and installed a custom banner and window graphic for Aerial Method in Winnetka. The outdoor signs are elegantly simple and their colors match well with their brick and mortar surroundings.

Aerial Method is a studio for aerialists,  offering classes in aerial silks, lyra, sling, rope, dance trapeze, aerial choreography, aerial fitness, and flexibility. Students receive individualized and hands on training in a friendly environment that lets them develop at their own pace and have fun while they’re at it.