The Trick to Color Matching

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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!

Handmade is Still Best Made in San Fernando Valley

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You know those address letters you see on large buildings? Some of those are handmade! In this age of automated, instantly-made everything, there are still some things that are carefully and meticulously made by hand, with attention to detail and priority on quality instead of mass-production. Storefront signs, company logos in lobbies, even those illuminated pylon signs high up on posts, they’re still made by hand in the U S of A.  Continue reading “Handmade is Still Best Made in San Fernando Valley”

The Art of Sign Making

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Your Business Is Exceptional. Your Signs Should Be Too.

That’s our tagline, the idea behind Premium Sign Solutions. We keep that in mind and take it to heart when we fabricate signs for our clients. It’s in every step of the process. Even when we install the signs, we take into consideration how they suit their surroundings and how visible they are. After all, the signs we’re making are symbols for their brand, who they are, what they do and what they stand for. 

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