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Storefront Signs

Storefront signs: The best types and where to buy

Storefront sign of College Park designed by Envision Orlando

A storefront sign is any sign mounted on or around a building’s facade. You’ll see a variety of these around Orlando, Florida.

And, while there are many types of storefront signs that come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and styles, all storefront signs are designed with the same three basic goals in mind:

  • Promote sales, products, and services
  • Build brand authority
  • Provide landmarks for wayfinding

For the best storefront signs in Orlando, partner with Envision Orlando.

Storefront sign in Orlando

There are plenty of custom storefront sign styles to choose from, including:

  • Awning storefront signs
  • Channel letters
  • Dimensional lettering
  • Monument signs
  • Pylon signs
  • Neon/LED signs
  • Digital signs
  • Metal logos or lettering
  • Punched metal signboards
  • Plywood storefront signs
  • Fabric retail storefront signs
  • Storefront window signs
  • Lighted storefront signs

That’s a lot of sign styles, but Envision Orlando can help you select and customize the right storefront sign for your business.

Storefront Channel Letter Signs & Lit Shape Signs

Channel letters are one of the most popularly used storefront signs in Orlando. These are individually made three-dimensional letters put together to create a sign. Usually, these are used outdoors, mounted on a store or building façade.

There are four main types of channel letters:

  1. Front-Lit Channel Letter Signs: These signs have LED lights installed within the letter frame, creating a sign that glows from within. Front-lit channel letters are usually the standard option you can get.
  1. Backlit Channel Letter Signs: These have LED lights installed behind each letter. When the sign is mounted away from the wall, it creates a warm glow around the sign. This halo effect is very attractive, especially at night.
  1. Front & Backlit Channel Letters & Logos: This is a combination of the first two types. The vibrance you get is perfect for an eye-catching sign. From day until night people are sure to take notice.
  1. Open-Faced Channel Letters: Channel letters usually have an acrylic front face. However, for these signs, the acrylic is removed, exposing the LED lights from within. The exposed LED lights create neon channel letters.

Custom Channel Letter Sign Styles

Aside from the main types of channel letters, there are also other styles you can choose. Envision Orlando ensures you have the right options that work best for your business in FL.

We offer various illumination options. For instance, you can choose different colored LED lights for your front-lit/reverse channel letter signs. This can elevate your sign and make it better for branding.

Contour channel letters are also an option. Instead of individual letters put together, these signs are designed with all the letters connected. They’re great for signs that are too small to make into individual channel letters.

Self-contained letters, on the other hand, are similar to cabinet signs. However, they are thinner and shaped according to your design. These have LED lights installed within, making your sign glow.

Why Choose LED Channel Letters for Your Storefront

When choosing a sign for your storefront, it’s important to go for one that makes your FL business distinct. If you look like the other businesses around you, it’s easy to fade into the background.

Here’s why channel letters are a popular storefront sign choice in Orlando:

  1. These signs are highly customizable. This means having a sign that matches your brand. With a customized sign, you’re sure to start building brand awareness at the first point of contact.
  2. Block channel letters increase your visibility. These bright, vibrant signs are great when you want your sign to be seen, even from a distance. Day and night, customers are sure to spot your sign amongst a crowd of other businesses.
  3. They’re long-lasting. Enjoy the rewards of your storefront sign investment for years with channel letters. They are made with hardwearing materials like aluminum and acrylic, perfect for outdoor use. These signs also use LED lights which can last a long time without burning out.

Get a storefront signs consultation

In addition to a wide selection, we offer nearly infinite customization capabilities to ensure your total satisfaction. We’ll help you choose from a variety of materials and then create your sign in whatever size, shape, and style works for you.

Envision Orlando specializes in storefront signage and can create custom solutions for businesses throughout Orlando, Winter Park, College Park, Maitland, Kissimmee, and across the state.

For storefront signs near you, email or fill out this contact form to book your free quote and consultation with a member of our team. All quotes are 100 percent free.

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What is a storefront sign?
Any sign installed on or around a store or a building's front area is called a storefront sign. All stores and buildings should have storefront signage because it serves as a wayfinding sign. 
What is the purpose of storefront signage?
The main purpose of storefront signage is to promote a product or service, increase brand awareness, and provide an indicator for wayfinding. Effective signage can increase foot traffic, increasing your chances of generating more revenue. Don't forget to incorporate your brand details to build authority in your niche.
How much is a storefront sign?
The cost of a storefront sign depends on the type of materials used, where it will be installed, signage size, and the complexity of the storefront signage. Illuminated signage will be more expensive than non-lighted signs. Larger signs also cost more. Talk to us so we can give you the price range.
Where can I buy store signs?
Get in touch with a signage company to design and install your storefront signage. You can also purchase customized signage at online stores. Still, it's recommended to work with an experienced designer to assure you that the storefront signage fits your branding and target audience. 
How do you install exterior storefront signs?
How to install storefront signage depends on the type of sign. If you have simple signage like banners, you can hang them outside. We recommend getting professional installation for illuminated signs, digital signage, or channel letter signs. 
What are some types of storefront signs?
Your storefront signage options include pylon signs, LED signs, digital signs, lighted storefront signs, punched metal signboards, dimensional letters, channel letters, and awning storefront signage. A professional can help you choose the right signage and customize it for you.
What material is used to make storefront building signs?
Aluminum is one of the most commonly used materials for storefront signage because it doesn't rust and it lasts longer. Acrylic and steel are also common in stores. The material to use depends on which product or service you're selling and your target audience. 
How long do storefront signs last?
Channel letters can last several years because they're usually made with either acrylic or aluminum. Factors that affect signage life include the type of material, how it's installed, and the weather conditions it's exposed to. 
What are the benefits of storefront signs?
Storefront signs let you attract more customers to your store or building, increasing your bottom line. If your goal is to create brand awareness, attractive and effective storefront signage gives you a competitive advantage. It'll help you stand out, attracting more potential customers. 
How long does it take to make storefront business signs?
The amount of time it takes to complete a storefront signage depends on the complexity of the sign. Simple signs can only take a few days while complex signage can take a week or more. Talk to a professional to better understand how long it takes to design customized signage. 


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