Here at Fire House Neon Signs we’re big fans of both color and typography, and if there’s a fun way to combine them—even better. Which is why this 'No Vacancy' neon sign in the home of Birmingham artist Matt Underwood decorated by designer Barri Thompson is one of our favorites, and why we’re still obsessing over neon signs as decor. No longer just for bar signs (though those are still going strong!), you too can decorate like an interior designer and add a little glow to your home.
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Custom neon signs are a great way to advertise your business. They allow you to get the attention of people who pass your business everyday without requiring an additional advertising budget. These types of signs range from totally custom to template designs with customization options.
The first company to have a custom neon sign designed was the Packard Car Dealership in Los Angeles. The sign read "Packard" and sold for $24,000. Since then, businesses all over the world have used neon signs to attract people to their storefront.
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Custom neon signs can be used by homeowners or any business including bars, restaurants, nail and hair salons, convenience stores and more. The price of a sign really depends on the complexity of the design and how big the piece is you plan to create. Many basic signs can be purchased for under $500. These small investments pay for themselves pretty quickly with increased customers. An important consideration is that this is a one time purchase. It is not a reoccurring expense like other forms of advertising including radio, television, newspapers and magazines. Neon sign last. Many historical neon signs are over 30 years old and still running. Las Vegas has a history museum devoted strictly to older neon signs.
If you have a sign inside your business, safety should be a consideration when choosing a place to hang the sign. Some neon signs come with a protective Plexiglas cover to keep the tubes from touching anything. Neon tubes are made of glass which can be broken, so you never want them to be in a location where they can come into contact with anything or anybody. Therefore, place them out of the path of customers and away from other materials.
Neon is available in range of colors and styles. Most sign manufactures have a catalog of templates you can choose from. Some come "as is", others allow you to add your company name to them. In addition you can have a completely custom product completed with your logo or pretty much any other design that you can come up with.
Whatever design or colors you use for your custom neon sign, it is sure to bring your business more attention. People's eyes are automatically drawn to the bright colors of neon and the first step to getting a new customer is getting their attention and letting them know you are there.