Architectural Signage

Best Supporting Roles

We’ve often described how signage and environmental branding play a commanding role in cultivating exciting theater experiences for moviegoers. A stately marquee, attractive channel letters and engaging lighting accents all play leading parts in the development of a theater’s brand. However, just as any successful movie requires the right bit players and extras (well, Castaway…

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Dan’s Got Skills

For about a year and a half, Dan Gunning has progressed through several roles in our shop. Like a lot of signshop employees, working in one wasn’t his intended career path. But, he says it’s been a good fit. After graduating from the Antonelli Institute with an associate’s degree in graphic design, Gunning began working…

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Faux Real

Every aspect of visual communication within a built environment represents the brand of the space’s owner, tenant or occupant. Every detail either enhances or detracts from their reputation.     What persona do you want your facility to convey? Playful? Professional? Traditional? Whatever statement you want your building interior to make, Cima Surfaces delivers decorated panels…

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On the Bright Side

In August, Cima Network completed a retrofit of the exterior facade and canopy luminous tubing at Regal Entertainment Group’s Fox Run property in Newington, NH. We replaced the previous neon tubing with SloanLED’s ColorLine product. In addition to making a compelling branding statement with brilliant accent lighting, we’re also helping Regal save a significant amount…

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Still Flying High

Whether you’re talking about a product or property, a brand can’t remain static if its owner or manager seeks long-term success. Updating signage and environmental branding to stay current with trends and cultural changes is as important as product mix and adoption of technology. Cima Network has maintained a years-long relationship with Madison Marquette, a…

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Trevor’s Flex Appeal

Trevor Ogle found his way into the sign industry at a young age. As a tech-school student that was learning the welding trade, he apprenticed with a sign company in 2004, and went to work there after graduation. Trevor acknowledged some of the shortcomings of vocational education: “Learning stuff from books was never my strong…

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Throwback Thursday: Pep Boys Allegheny Ave.

  Cima Network is in the process of finishing up an approximately 100-store brand changeover for Pep Boys. In the spirit of that campaign, and in conjunction with Throwback Thursday, here’s a look at work we did a few years ago for Pep Boys’ flagship Philadelphia store on Allegheny Ave. In addition to bringing Manny,…

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Nearing the Finish Line

Last month’s newsletter highlighted Cima Network’s partnering with Pep Boys on its brand expansion through its nationwide acquisition of approximately 100 car-service and auto-parts shops. Completion of the campaign is slated to occur later this month. Cima Network is proud to deliver Manny, Moe and Jack to new stores from Michigan to Florida. Navigating the…

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Signs of Revitalization

Harrisburg, PA delivers a great comeback story. In 2011, city officials filed for bankruptcy, primarily as a result of ponderous costs associated with problems at the local trash-incineration plant. Several media outlets thoroughly pontificated the city’s missteps, which saddled Harrisburg with a negative public perception. Fortunately, local leaders with a commitment to Harrisburg’s renaissance have…

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Topgolf Tees Off On Growth

Topgolf is a rapidly growing entertainment destination, with more than 40 existing or under-construction locations worldwide that have transformed the traditional driving range into a fun, competitive atmosphere that offers a combination of amusements, food and drink to satisfy the tastes of any guest. Cima Network has proudly helped Topgolf grow with its design and…

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