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Signblasters & Classic Signs | Great signs that get you noticed

Find what you need by placing your mouse over "types of signs" or "signs used for" on the menu bar above

Well-designed expertly crafted signs that last and last.

For over thirty years, our family and staff have been creating well-designed, expertly-made signs of all kinds, using materials appropriate for each sign project. Driven by one constant that goes above all other imperatives.

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To make you, our customer, look Great!   a family business that promises the personal touch!

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We create three-dimensional signs, sandblasted, routed, and carved, where the background is removed to create raised or carved letters and graphics, just like many other sign companies. This gives you a more interesting sign with two levels which creates shadows and makes it much more interesting than a flat two-dimensional sign.

The Old Dominion Boat Club routed sign has 7 levels. Click on any photo here to see the large version and look at how much more interesting they are. The Kids Zone is not a large sign but it still has 6 levels. It is our job to create a sign that is different enough that people see and more importantly notice and remember it. 

Many subconscious assumptions are made in the first few seconds when your sign is viewed for the first time. And whether it's right or wrong, people do judge books by their covers.

Consider how many signs you actually read when you are driving. If you were to read every sign as you drove down the road you would never get over 10MPH and yet somehow you have a knowledge of most of them.

It is our job to grab the attention of the viewers' subconscious and convince it that whatever your perception and image of your home, business, or organization is; we portray it in such a way that the viewer is left in no doubt that this is the place they want.

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Choice of font:

The choice of a sign font can be important.

Each of these signs projects a different image, think about the feeling you get when you look at each sign.

You don't always look at signs like this and study them, it's more than your subconscious absorbs any content that grabs its attention


Other very important visual clues are taken from materials, shapes, and colors. 


Some of the factors that govern letter size are:

  • How far away the sign will be viewed from.
  • At what speed is the viewer traveling?
  • What are the colors and contrast ratios in the design?
  • Are the letters 3 dimensional, sandblasted, carved, or routed? Extra shadows can enhance some signs while making others harder to read. This is also affected by the depth of the letters.

There are dozens of other things to be taken into account when designing a sign and in thirty years we have found that not every "designer" is very well trained in sign design. Just because it looks good on a printed piece of paper when held under your nose and it has your undivided attention will it be even the tiniest bit noticeable at 60 mph. then add in other distractions and many signs become invisible. 

So how come you do know what many of those signs say? It's your subconscious. Our job is to make your subconscious go "ooh, what was that?" If we do that, then it's a good sign. However, we strive to make your subconscious go "WOW! hey, conscious mind - get a look at that!"

If we do that then we have a great sign! And that's what we try to do every day.

How to use this Signage Site to find the perfect Sign for you:

    1. Business Signs
    2. HOA (Home Owners Association) signs
    3. Community Entrance Signs and Community Street Signs
    4. Home and House Signs
    5. Church Sign or School Sign

to mention but a few.


If you know the type of sign you want (and by that we mean the material and/or the method of manufacture), go to the "Type of sign" on the main menu above.  There you will see a list of choices. When you "mouse over" an item it may expand giving you sub-categories etc. That will lead you to what you are looking for.


If you are not sure of the different materials used in sign making these days or if you are not sure of the kind of sign you need, try our "Signs Used For" on the top menu. In here we have listed many of the uses for signage so you can see what other organizations similar to yours have done


If that doesn't work try typing your type of sign into our search box, and if you still haven't found what you want, call us on 1 800 948 4307. Several types of signs are known by different names in differing parts of the country.  We probably have what you are searching for, but just by another name.


Call us on 1800.948.4307 now for assistance with your sign project

or even better use the form to the left and

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Some of what we create on a regular basis

Signs we manufacture are used for but limited to: Business signs, shops signs, restaurant signs, condominium Signs, subdivision signs, golf course signs, street signs, housings development signs, salon signs, beauty parlor signs, real estate signs, commercial signs, industrial signs, house signs, farm signs, beach house signs, resort signs, traffic signs, hotel & inn signs, pub signs, vehicle signs, interior & ada signs, boat signs, truck signs, office signs professional signs, trail signs wall sign, entrance signs, lobby signs, street name signs, outdoor signs, custom signs, mall signs, retail signs , marina signs, architectural signs.

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