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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.

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  • 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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Welcome Your Team Back to the Office with Vinyl Wall Murals

Posted by John Grigoli

Aug 13, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Even though COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the country, many businesses have—or soon will—reopen their doors, welcoming back staff and customers. With all the hesitancy and concern about one’s safety as we enter any building, what better way to make it a more pleasant, friendly experience for everyone than with a custom wall mural? It will not only give a drab area a face-lift, but they can literally be installed on just about any wall, they’re super low-maintenance, and there are many budget-friendly options for those with limited resources. Here are some ideas worth considering:


Brand Building

In any office, it’s important for the space to convey your brand’s messaging and story effectively. It will communicate a look of success, positivity and unity to your customers as they enter your space, but to your staff as well. You can do that through a wall mural showcasing your company logo and/or slogan. By highlighting your company’s brand, it can help your staff feel a sense of pride and remind them that they’re part of a team.




More than ever, having a positive attitude at work is so important in order to help focus and motivate your staff. So whether it’s on a high-traffic hallway or on a common area wall, you can keep the positive vibes flowing by posting a mural that features a favorite motivational quote, team slogan or saying, or words of encouragement. It will bring smiles to your entire team.

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Liven Things Up

A wall mural that features artwork or photography can liven up an area, making it more inviting to your staff. It results in lifting the spirits and (hopefully) increasing productivity. Consider thought-provoking abstract artwork to promote creativity, a beautiful, relaxing scenic photograph to encourage relaxation, or even a collage of a city view incorporated with your company logo to remind your employees of their hometown roots.

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Epic Signs & Graphics Can Help

Creating a custom vinyl wall mural doesn’t have to be stressful. The experts at Epic Signs & Graphics are happy to help with planning, design and imagery to help your space be as welcoming as possible. We can work with your budget, your vision and your space. Click below to get started welcoming your team back to work.

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Topics: Wall Murals for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, Wall Murals and Graphics Northeast OH, wall mural

How Is Your Sign Company Responding To Your Project Needs?

Posted by John Grigoli

Mar 17, 2020 8:06:00 AM

Choosing a sign company to help you with a large interior graphics project is an important decision and it may be hard to find a reliable company. We know of one! We recently produced and installed several wall murals and dimensional graphics at Pediatric Dentistry and the results speak for it's self. Evaluate on these 4 Factors.

Wall Letters For Dentist


It begins with the first meeting. Your provider should listen and understand what you are looking for while considering budget, colors and your style. They should understand your business goals and what your trying to communicate to your audience. If they are not asking questions then....

Design capability?

If your sales person is not providing a look at materials, looking over color options and generally guiding you to a decision, then you may need to look around for another company. If they have not provided feedback about suggested images, how it will print on various medias, type of finish, then.....

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Is your sign company providing updates as the process moves along? Are they upfront if they are behind schedule or if they think time lines do not allow them to produce on time? In other words, honest. If you feel lonely along the way, then.....

Dentist Office Wall Mural


Did the installer show up on time? Did they know the details of the job? Did they review the plan with you? Did the sign company call ahead before install day to confirm? When you are evaluating sign companies and they do not respond well to this type of service, then....


Then call Epic Signs & graphics! If you truly want a service oriented experience with a consultative approach, one that provides superior service and high quality printing and expert installation, than look no further than Epic Signs & Graphics!

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Topics: Dimensional Letters, wall mural

4 Reasons Why a Wall Mural Is Good for Your Business

Posted by John Grigoli

Feb 19, 2019 8:30:00 AM

When you think of wall murals, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Many people would respond with hiring an artist, messy paint and tools, in addition to an area that’s unusable for the duration of the project. Thanks to technology, however, installing a wall mural has never been easier. Let’s take a look at why a mural is the right choice for your business.

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1. Affordability

Murals are an affordable way to change the look of a room dramatically. Rather than filling a room with furniture or cubicles, consider installing a full-color wall mural to change the feel of the room and make a significant change for a small cost.

2. Easy to maintain

Wall paper can be difficult to maintain. Instead of worrying about fading or collecting dust, digitally printed murals are easy to wipe down without worry; you can opt for lamination if you feel your wall mural needs extra protection, but it’s not always necessary.

3. Damage-free

If you’ve ever had a sign or 3D graphics installed, you know that the holes are pretty standard for application. With printed murals, there’s no need for drilling holes or hanging hardware in your walls before installation. When you decide to change the look again, you won’t be tasked with filling, sanding, and painting holes to bring your wall back to a blank canvas -- wall murals are pretty easy to remove and won’t leave your wall pockmarked.

Cleveland Wall Mural

4. Creates a focal point

Many companies use murals to carry their company mission and philosophy through the workplace. Or maybe they just want have a diversion. Because wall murals tend to become the focal point of the room in which they’re installed. Reinforce company values or strategy -- or several throughout your building -- representative of your overall mission.

DuPont Vespal, located in Valley View, recently commissioned us to install a couple murals. Their murals were digitally printed in full-color and printed with high-quality digital wide format printers on 50-inch panels. The resulting artwork was then applied to the wall from top to bottom, creating a bold visual, sure to catch the eyes of everyone who passes.

Now that you know that a mural is the right choice for your business call us today to get started. Our designers will work with you to create a stunning design within your budget.

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