Remaking a Sign Without Rebuilding it

The New Circle church at 3421 N Park Ave in Indianapolis had a signage challenge. Their sign didn’t welcome visitors to the New Circle Church. The building had been the home of Our Redeemer Lutheran church since 1920. The sign reflected that. So, the sign would have to be changed. The challenge was doing so without spending thousands of dollars. The challenge was remaking a sign without rebuilding it.

The First Option  

The original monument sign was mounted in a beautiful brick structure with a capped arch top and columns with caps. To recreate this sign in today’s market would cost more than $5,000. And it would certainly be a waste to replace the brick structure.

The Second Option

A second option could be to replace the sign itself. Depending on the design, materials, and installation it could cost $1,500 or more to leave the structure intact but replace the sign.

The first and second options would be expensive for a comparatively new church and congregation (they began meeting Sunday evenings in the spring of 2014). However, there was a third option.

Russ Jackson is a member of the New Circle Church. He also is the manager of TKO signs and had an option that would keep the structure intact, with virtually no risk of damage to the existing sign, and only cost a small percentage of the other two options.

The Third Option

Russ’s idea was to cover the existing sign with adhesive vinyl graphics. The New Circle Church logo and name were digitally printed on 3M 180 series adhesive vinyl. A member of the TKO Graphix installation team installed the graphic in the same way vehicle graphics are applied. I had done something similar for a business owned by friends, Spykes Bar & Grill a Sign Resurrected. 

What’s the Best Option?

What’s the best option?  How do you decide which option? By learning what’s best for you. If we can be of any assistance, Contact Us.

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2019-01-30T13:57:29+00:00By |Signs for Business|

About the Author:

Randy Clark is the Director of Communications at TKO Graphix, where he regularly blogs for TKO's Brandwire. Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He is a beer geek and, on weekends, he fronts the rock band, Under The Radar. He is the proud father of one educator, one principal, has four amazing grandchildren, and a public speaker wife who puts up with him. His twitter handle is: @randyclarktko, Facebook: Randy Clarktko, Google+: Randy Clark on G+

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