To grow the attention of future customers, a Long Island commercial sign should be in clear sight. Going by local laws, your signage should be large and easily understood. A small sign with an awkward font or small lettering will mostly be neglected. Plan ahead and check with local town, city or county laws regarding size and colors. Ignoring guidelines could result in the removal of the display.
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There are a few color combinations you may want to consider. A red background with yellow text or a white background with red text are safe choices. A clear logo of your company will help people remember your name. If there are not strict regulations in your town, a Long Island commercial sign allows for more creativity. Aspects to consider include a Suffolk County commercial sign with very large dimensions, vertically shaped, or bright colors against a darker backdrop. Ideally, there should be as little as possible next to the Nassau County commercial sign that is unrelated to your business. This will only cause distraction.
Using all uppercase letters may seem to be a way to show a commanding name, but in fact this makes it more strenuous for people’s eyes. When in doubt the best style to follow is letter case or headline case for Long Island commercial signs.
History of Signs
The earliest use of signs were produced by ancient Greeks and Romans. These displays were typically limited to drawings and symbols. For early religious groups, symbols were used as well. By the 15th century, business owners became more creative with symbols and colors. The size of the signs also increased and were decorative. Eventually the displays were a work of art, as some were used from carved wood. But as this wild west of signs grew, the governments intervened to regulate these fixtures because many were oversized.
Following WWII, supply and demand of resources and materials shifted. Colored translucent plastics rose in popularity for commercial Long Island signs and for other signs across the country. With less maintenance and production work needed than porcelain signs housing neon tubing, the new plastic signs were more easily manufactured. This commodity became widespread in the middle of the century, encouraging commercial sign businesses to grow all over the country. Today, most vintage signs constructed of porcelain are highly valuable and sought after by collectors.
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