4 11, 2014

New Business Graphics and Signage Checklist

By | 2014-11-04T08:36:19+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Marketing Services, Promotional Products, Signs for Business, Trade Shows & Events, Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

I asked our sales staff the following question. “If a friend of yours was starting a new business what graphics and signage would you tell him or her to consider?” Several of the team said it would depend on the type of company. What they would specify might depend on whether it was a brick [...]

15 08, 2014

FAQ: Do I Need to Replace My Entire Sign?

By | 2015-12-30T14:57:01+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Signs for Business|

Not long ago the management at Ziggy's Bar & Grill Plainfield asked us, “Do I need to replace the entire sign?” TKO Signs consultant, Jack Stackman conducted a site inspection, and the TKO Signs team offered several options. The staff at Ziggy’s had noticed the Koorsen Fire & Security sign while traveling on I-70. The Koorsen sign [...]

14 08, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Exhibit

By | 2014-08-14T14:28:08+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Featured Customers, Signs for Business|

Indianapolis Zoo has built “The best orangutan exhibit in the world.” The Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center is a place for families to learn firsthand and close-up about this highly intelligent and endangered primate. A rainforest inhabitant of Southeast Asia, their natural habitat is quickly vanishing. The enclosure has been designed to make them feel at home. One of [...]

22 07, 2014

Becker Landscaping: A Sign that fits

By | 2015-09-03T10:09:50+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Signs for Business|

Monument signs standout; they inform and direct. They’re used to identify an organization, locate a division, and share something about the nature of the business or culture of the company. And while the Becker Landscaping monument sign does all of this—it accomplishes something more; it fits its environment. The Becker landscaping grounds are a garden [...]

2 07, 2014

FAQ: What is Reflective Adhesive Vinyl?

By | 2014-07-03T14:52:04+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Signs for Business, Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Reflective adhesive vinyl, or reflective, is a material that reflects light. It doesn't create light; it isn't lit, and you don’t notice it in the daylight. It reflects light in the dark such as vehicle headlamps. How is it Made? There are two types of reflective adhesive vinyl material: Retroflective – contains small glass beads that [...]

18 06, 2014

Not All Signs Are Big

By | 2014-06-24T12:20:57+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Signs for Business|

When I tell people we design, fabricate, and install signs they usually ask me about large monument, pylon, and storefront signs, but that’s only part of what we do. We make small signs too. My dentist rents a small office with three dental chairs separated by partitions. On the end of each are post-it notes, [...]

6 06, 2014

Are Holograms the Future of Signage?

By | 2014-06-24T12:30:40+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Signs for Business|

In this video from 10 news, Sydney, Australia  we witness a giant water hologram sign being used to stop an oversize truck from entering a tunnel, thus avoiding infrastructure trauma, collisions, delays, and even death. What’s particularly interesting about this video is it shows several traditional warning signs being ignored—the truck didn't stop until the [...]

28 05, 2014

FAQ: How Does a CNC Router Work?

By | 2014-06-24T12:38:36+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Signs for Business|

CNC (computer numerical control) routers use CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacturing) programs to create files, which are loaded into a CNC processor and sent to the router for production. How Are They Used? CNC routers can be set to cut wood, aluminum, metals, soft and hard plastic, veneer, laminate, and foam. [...]

22 05, 2014

Restoring a Historical Marker

By | 2014-06-24T12:40:09+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Signs for Business|

Lee Faulkner from TKO Signs is a jack of all trades—when it comes to signs. One of the many interesting projects Lee has completed was refurbishing a Plainfield, IN historical marker. Lee and his team not only have the ability, know-how, and equipment to design, fabricate, and install all types of new signs, they’re able to [...]

6 05, 2014

What is a Faux Finished Sign?

By | 2014-06-24T12:49:29+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Signs for Business|

In its simplest definition faux, from the French word for false, is a false finish; a finish created to look like a material or finish other than what it is. Most often, faux finished signs are made to resemble wood, stone, or other natural materials. Faux finish may be applied to PVC, metal, or vinyl [...]