We were recently contacted by Lisa, owner of Au Naturale, in Longview, TX. She was opening her own health consulting business and was moving into her new location and needed a sign for the exterior of her building. We invited Lisa in to the office for a consultaion to see how best Imagine SignWorks could assist her with her new sign project.
In the picture above you can see the final product installed above the main entrance to the business. This simple, economical aluminum sign really brings the building to life. The location of the business is tucked away in the corner between to other businesses. Having a sign above the entrance in clear view distinquishes Au Naturale from her neighbors.
Au Naturale is a natural health consulting business that uses a whole-body approach and focuses on personalized lifestyle enhancements and modifications. Their services include holistic health consultations, brilliant body basics, educational events, groups and corporate wellness programs, emotional freedom sessions and much more. If you would like to know more about how to live a more natural and holitic lifestyle call Lisa at Au Naturale. She is a certified Nutritional Counselor and Health Specialist.
As for the construction of the sign, we started with a 6mm polycarbonate panel. It is comprised of composite material sandwiched between two thin sheets of aluminum. It is a highly durable outdoor substrate. Our design team worked with Au Naturale to create their sunflower logo along with the colors and font type of the letters. Lisa wanted a natural look that would mix well with the overal holistic message of her business. We created the woodgrain background to go along with the logo for the final design. Once the graphics were applied to the panel we used aluminum standoffs to mount the sign to give it a nice clean finish.
Imagine SignWorks is located in Longview, TX and we serve the greater East Texas area. We are a full service commericial sign and graphics company that offers a wide array of signage products. From custom vehicle graphics to channel letters and everything in between. Let our sign experts help you with your next sign project.
Recently, we were contacted by Smurfit Kappa’s Longview Texas facility, formally known as Bates Container. They recently moved into a brand new facility located at Robert Cargill Drive and Neiman Marcus Drive. As with any business moving to a new location and going through the transition of rebranding, signage is a must.
In the picture above, you can see the acrylic letters and logo installed right above the main entrance to the lobby. The picture to the right is the building before the sign was erected. It helps bring the facility to life by identifying the company that inhabits the space. Exterior building signs help customers, vendors and the community in general locate your place of business with less effort.
Smurfit Kappa is a world leading producer of paper-based packaging. They have approximately 350 operations in 33 countries. Bates Container was recently acquired by Smurfit Kappa which prompted the move to a new location. It is a great opportunity for the Longview Texas community to have a company of this stature providing careers and diversifying the local workforce.
Imagine SignWorks has had the privilege of working with Smurfit Kappa on multiple projects. Typically, installing ½” acrylic letters to the exterior faces of building is a fairly straight forward process. The exterior awning area where the sign was to be installed consisted of an exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS). It is a non-load bearing building cladding system that provides exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface. We had to be careful with the overall weight of the sign. We used longer threaded studs than we would typically use if we were just going to drill and silicone the sign to the building. This ensured that the sign had plenty of material to grab and hold on to. We finished securing the acrylic letters and logo with silicone and high bond, double face, exterior tape.
Imagine SignWorks is local to Longview, TX and we serve all of the surrounding East Texas communities and beyond. We are a full service commercial sign and graphics company. We offer a wide range of signage services. Our character is what drives us and our relationships is what sustains us. Let us help you with your next signage project.
Written by: David Ware – Longview, TX