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School Signage Solutions

Posted by John Grigoli

Oct 15, 2020 11:45:00 AM

St. Raphael wall decalNavigating a school building is like finding your way through a maze. Whether you’re on a college campus or the grounds of an elementary school, it is so simple for anyone to get lost. It begins by locating the proper building, followed by figuring out parking and entrances, and then finally finding your way through endless hallways, alleys and staircases inside the structure to get to your destination. It can certainly be frustrating and it takes practice! But having clear signage inside and out of your school’s campus will help everyone get on the right path. Plus you can do it all while promoting school spirit!


Signage Needs in Schools

There are many instances when it’s important for a school to convey directions or a message to students, staff and guests.


  • Safety: This comes first on the list for a reason—everyone’s safety is of the upmost importance. In general, a lot of the direction in this category comes from state and local requirements and guidelines. But beyond signage for safety exits and evacuation plans, schools need signs for pedestrian traffic, school crossings and speed calming signs. Standard metal signs on stakes will help with many of these needs.
  • Exterior Directional: Beyond safety directions, there are many reasons a school will need other directional signage outside of the building. Signs are needed to direct traffic for carline pick-ups, bus pick-up/drop-off areas, and parking spot signs for visitors. For larger campuses, signs are often needed to direct drivers and delivery trucks toward popular buildings and areas of campus. Again, metal signs will work for these needs, as well as wooden post signs.

cuyahoga valley career center directional sign


  • Interior Directional: The maze continues! Not only will students need to find their way to your building, but inside as well. Directional signs help students find their way to certain wings of a building, a cluster of classrooms, the auditorium or gymnasium. But individual room signs are also necessary so students can find their specific classroom, a restroom or office.

interior signs for Cuyahoga Community College, west


  • Building Welcome: Is it clear to newcomers that they have indeed found the right building? It’s important for a building to have the school name attached to the outside of the building, as well as street signs welcoming people to the school. This is a sign that often gets overlooked. Schools are usually happy to just stick with what’s been there for decades. But having dimensional letters attached to the building with its name is important, as well as a street sign (which can be a standard sign, or electronic for announcing important upcoming events and due date reminders).

Lutheran East  school digital exterior sign

  • COIVD-19: The pandemic brings additional needs for signage—by showing the proper direction to walk to minimize crowding in halls and safety markers so students keep a safe distance in lunch lines and from the office desks. These can be done through vinyl wall and floor art, making them easily removable.


  • Team Spirit: Using signs to decorate and promote school unity and team spirit is definitely one of the more fun sides to school signage. Window clings are great for projecting a message as people enter your building (the clings are see-through from the inside), and creating colorful, promotional window posters for display cases also will get your message across. Vinyl wall panels can help brighten up a hallway and cheer on your students.

school window posters


Get an A+ for Proper School Signage

There are so many ways Epic Signs can help your school provide people with the directions they need and promote school spirit. Whether it’s through interior vinyl wall panels or exterior digital signage, we can help get your message across. 

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Buckeye Equipment Shines with Window Graphics and Banners in Parma OH!

Posted by John Grigoli

Oct 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Retail Window Graphics and Exterior Banners Parma OHHaving the name and pertinent information of your business on your building is crucial for helping people find you and for branding. However, it is also important to let passersby know what products and services you have to offer. Not everyone will automatically understand what your company does based on your name alone. Buckeye Equipment wanted potential customers to know what brands they carried, so they contacted Epic Signs & Graphics for vinyl graphics and exterior building banners for Parma OH.

A Little About Buckeye Equipment Sales

Whether it is for commercial contractors or homeowners, Buckeye Equipment Sales has become a trusted source in the area for all equipment needs. Located on Broadview Road in Parma, online and locally they provide high quality parts, sales, rentals, and service. From mini excavators to hand held equipment, they carry a broad range of products.

Window graphics Parma OH

When a local company that has been helping local businesses and homeowners for so long came to us for help, we were more than happy to oblige. Buckeye wanted to utilize all of their storefront space to advertise the major brands they carry. After an initial consultation where we learned about their vision and goals, we concluded the best solution was a combination of exterior building banners and retail window graphics. Parma OH businesses continue to turn to window graphics in growing numbers.

Advertise brands with window graphics in Parma OH

Using state of the art, wide format digital printers, the crisp and clear graphics were printed on top quality vinyl with rich, vibrant colors. The window graphics and banner were installed for maximum effect and to ensure that they will last as long as possible. In the end, we had another satisfied customer.

How Businesses Can Benefit from Exterior Banners and Window Graphics

Any party, special event, or company can grab the attention of onlookers with exterior banners. For a minimal cost, your business can get maximum exposure with portable, large custom banners. It is hard to beat the return on investment of banners compared to traditional forms of advertising. This is because eyes naturally gravitate to these types of signs. Plus, Epic Signs & Graphics uses the strongest, most heavy duty vinyl material to ensure the banners can withstand the harsh Ohio weather.

Exterior building banners Parma OH

Empty windows and doors do nothing to help promote your business. If you are lucky enough to have display windows in your retail space, you have a great opportunity to advertise and inform your customers with window graphics.

No matter the type of retail business you have, window graphics can be used to

  • Let clients know your company’s operating hours
  • Create seasonal displays
  • Make windows pop with stunning graphics in all sizes and shapes
  • Announce huge discount days and sales
  • Show product pictures


Windows are not the only spot that can benefit from vinyl graphics. Wall and floor graphics are also becoming increasing popular.

Whatever solutions you are interested in or if you need help deciding, Epic Signs & Graphics has you covered. Contact us today for a free consultation and start using your storefront space to drive your sales.

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Topics: Election Signs Cleveland, Window Graphics Parma OH,, Exterior Banners Parma OH,

5 Ways to Make Political Signs Work for You

Posted by John Grigoli

Sep 23, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Political Signs ClevelandThe unofficial polls are showing that the races are tight. Many area voters are beginning to get serious about learning about the candidates and ballot measures so they can make informed decisions. Election Day is right around the corner, and it is crunch time for local campaigns. To help you with your final surge before voters go to the polls, check out these ways to make your political signs work for you.

1. Encourage Political Participation

Campaign signs offer supporters a way to voice their opinions, feel connected to a measure or candidate, and to express themselves politically. To become part of the total campaign experience, political scientists say that yard signs are important for citizens.

Neighbors and friends will see who your campaign volunteers support when they openly display political signs. Cleveland campaign volunteers can use these signs as a way to show the hours and hard work they put into their candidate or measure.

2. Get People to Vote

By reminding supporters to vote with election signs, Cleveland candidates can improve their electoral prospects. If used strategically, these signs can help remind people who already like a politician to go cast their votes on Election Day.

Political scientists have found that simply posting campaign signs near busy intersections in a community can increase voter turnout by up to four percent or more. This may be the difference between winning and losing in a lot of races.

3. Harness the Power of Visibility

Presidential elections are when campaign signs are the least effective. However, that is when most people use them. Everyone usually has very defined opinions of the candidates involved, since presidential races are most prominent in the public eye. Therefore, a campaign sign is going to do little to change minds.

In elections where the candidate is relatively unknown, though, signs have a crucial effect. The additional name recognition created by political signs is incredibly valuable in races like mayor, school board, judgeships, city council, or sheriff, since these candidates are often unknown.

4. Social Cues Are Taken from Yard Signs

A person’s neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends can have a big impact on who they vote for, according to many political studies. By serving as voting cues, these powerful social forces are played upon with political signage. Put another way, even without a political discussion taking place, signs can spread political information between two people. For example, you may not think at all about a neighbors sign. You may just see it in passing, but when you are in the voting booth and faced with ballot decisions, you will vote for the name you recognize from your neighbor’s sign.

5. Increase Name Recognition

This has been touched on in various ways above, but it bears repeating: name recognition is the game changer when it comes to politics. That is why you see politicians doing all sorts of things that have nothing to do with making laws, such as riding in parades, updating their social networking accounts, and appearing on TV or radio shows.

If you are ready to finish your campaign strong, contact Epic Signs & Graphics for election signs.

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Topics: Epic Signs and Graphics Cleveland, Election Signs Cleveland, Political Signs Cleveland

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