Every time someone walks by your storefront or building, you want them to be able to see you - whether it's your logo or what you offer. Blade signs, which hang in front of your building, ensure that even those looking forward have a chance to see who you are and where you're located. Custom blade signs from Blue Dot Signs ensures that your hanging sign captures attention.
At Blue Dot Signs, we offer full service sign design and fabrication, and can create a blade sign in NJ that both matches your brand and entices customers into your store. If your business is in an area with heavy foot traffic, consider a blade sign for the storefront, and call us today to learn about customization options.
A blade sign is named for the way it sticks out perpendicularly from the side of a building and is thin, similar to the blade of a knife. They can be affixed with a bracket onto the wall or from a pole, or hung from an overhang. Because they come away from the wall, they can be seen from either direction, making it easy for customers to locate your store.
Customized Blade Signs and Hanging Signs Blade signs come in a variety of different appearances. Although they are one of the more common signage types, many look completely unique. Some of the different blade and hanging signs we create include:
The base material can be chosen based on the design you are seeking and the location - indoors or outdoors - where the sign will be used. Common materials include:
Materials like metal and wood can better withstand an outdoor environment, while glass and glossy acrylics can be professional and eye-catching. Each material can be cut into a rectangle, circle, or any more complex shape. We use a CNC router to create even intricate shapes with an automatic process that ensures accuracy.
For the artwork and graphics on the sign, your design can be printed, hand painted, etched, and more. We use PMS color matching and direct digital printing with UV-resistant inks to create signs with vibrant colors that can be seen from a distance. Text can also be created from neon, or lit up with LEDs. We also have textured and 3D blade signs that we can fabricate as needed..
We can install the brackets in the appropriate location for your installation. This can be a plain side bracket for a sign that will be attached perpendicular to the facade, or a scroll bracket for a classic look. Hanging signs and swinging signs will have the installation hardware at the top of the sign
When used as a storefront sign, a distinctive blade sign sets your business apart from the crowd and provides valuable wayfinding to people passing by. Blade signs are a particularly good signage option because they are:
With additional technical choices, individual signs can offer benefits like durability, vibrancy, and more. We can assist in choosing options that will ensure your sign meets both your design and technical specifications, all without hurting your budget.
The options for blade signs make them an ideal signage solution for most businesses, but those with foot traffic and located in busy shopping centers benefit the most. This is because these signs are best viewed from close up. Blade signs are popular with:
It is possible to make blade signs that are readable from a distance or at night if the sign is large enough and lit. For instance, illuminated signs on theaters are a classic example of a blade sign that can be replicated or modernized on any business.
When you want to capitalize on the foot traffic outside your store and restaurant and bring in more customers, a custom blade sign is one of the most cost-effective ways to make that happen. The unique look can reflect your brand with both your logo and the style chosen for the sign. When coupled with the quality and affordability of signs made by Blue Dot Signs, it is an ideal way to make your business stand out. Blue Dot Signs can assist you with every aspect of creating your custom blade sign, including the design and installation. Fill out our contact form or call us at 908-486-7000 to start the process of creating a blade sign for your business.
No design knowledge is necessary. We have a team of designers in house who have experience designing all types of signs and can help turn your ideas into a reality. They will take your business branding and feel into consideration as they help create a sign that meets your needs.
Some blade signs are best for under canopies and areas where they will not be exposed to moisture. Others are not at risk for damage from rain or snow. Metals, treated woods, acrylics, and other materials can last outside for years. Let us know where your sign will be installed and we can help pick the right material.
Your sign will come with instructions on how to install the brackets and sign. Most require some handyman experience and tools. We can also install your sign for you with licensed and insured sign installation services.
Maybe. Permits can be necessary for outdoor signs, especially those that are large or involve light. It is best to research building codes in your area to find out what is necessary. Alternatively, we offer sign permit research and filing to assist you.
Most blade signs require little maintenance, and the specific needs will depend on the type of sign. Glass, acrylic, and metal should usually be wiped down with warm water, a microfiber cloth, and a gentle detergent. Illuminated signs should always be unplugged before cleaning. For professional sign maintenance, give us a call
We can. Depending on the damage, we can either restore and repair the sign, or work with you to create a new sign. Our repair services are available whether or not we created your blade sign.
Probably. We are a full service sign fabricator, capable of crafting signs of almost any shape, style, and technology. We have hundreds of options, state of the art devices, and the skills to make most signs possible. We also love a challenge. Contact with your ideas and we’ll see how we can make them happen.
We have a fast design to completion process, so most signs can be done in as little as a few days. If you need your sign in a hurry, you can often place a rush order.
We primarily serve New Jersey and New York City with installation and maintenance services. For manufacturing, it could be possible to order a sign from outside our service area and have it delivered.
Larger lit signs can be read from several hundred feet away. Smaller signs might only be legible from ten feet away. If you need your sign to be readable from a distance, a larger size, illumination, and clear text can help.