SMI Sign Systems

SMI Sign Systems SMI turns ideas into reality by designing, fabricating, and installing custom signage that meets your project needs. We build signs. We are an industry leader providing a full range of custom-crafted interior and exterior architectural signage solutions.

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Coordination, Collaboration, and Communication. Our project management team works closely with you through design, permi...
09/15/2020

Coordination, Collaboration, and Communication. Our project management team works closely with you through design, permits, fabrication and installation to ensure the successful completion of your architectural signage project.

Meet the team! Andrew Brooks, Business Development Executive, is full of energy and enthusiasm for the sign industry! #m...
07/29/2020

Meet the team! Andrew Brooks, Business Development Executive, is full of energy and enthusiasm for the sign industry! #meettheteam #signage

We are very proud to have been involved in this amazing project with Beebe Healthcare! SMI fabricated and installed the ...
05/13/2020
Beebe Health Care opens new emergency department at South Coastal Health campus - 47abc

We are very proud to have been involved in this amazing project with Beebe Healthcare! SMI fabricated and installed the interior and exterior signage for the new South Coastal Health Campus. We hope our signage helps patients and families navigate with ease around the campus. #healthcare #signage

https://www.wmdt.com/2020/05/beebe-health-care-opens-new-emergency-department-at-south-coastal-health-campus/

MILLVILLE, Del. – Beebe Healthcare has opened up a new free-standing emergency department in Sussex County to better serve residents in the area. As of last Tuesday, the new South Coastal Health Campus is now open to the community. Health officials tell 47ABC the department will be able to deliver...

Thanks for the opportunity to work on this creative & fun project! #wemakesigns #signage
04/07/2020

Thanks for the opportunity to work on this creative & fun project! #wemakesigns #signage

Our Richmond office is looking even better! We can't wait to be back in our digs so you can come see it. Thank you SMI Sign Systems for helping us display our LM brand!
#RichmondVA #ScottsAdditionHistoricDistrict #YellowAndTeal

According to analysts and executives, the key to the future success of the #retail industry is found in #brickandmortar....
02/26/2020
The comeback of the brick-and-mortar store

According to analysts and executives, the key to the future success of the #retail industry is found in #brickandmortar. "The best retailers have innovated, so that the physical store has the upper hand again." #retaildesign

A key takeaway from the NRF's Big Show is that retail's future lies squarely between four walls as customer acquisition costs mount.

Successful college campus #wayfinding programs should focus on five areas: hospitality, culture, context, flexibility, a...
02/24/2020
A Seamless Experience for Wayfinding

Successful college campus #wayfinding programs should focus on five areas: hospitality, culture, context, flexibility, and user expectations; and although a well-designed wayfinding program is actually quite complex, it should feel "simple" for first-time visitors. #HigherEd #FacilityManagement

Tips for visitor signage and wayfinding on campus.

There are a few more stages of production before these double-sided non-illuminated tenant #wayfinding pylon signs are r...
02/13/2020

There are a few more stages of production before these double-sided non-illuminated tenant #wayfinding pylon signs are ready for installation, but they look like modern art in the shop today! #commercialrealestate #wayfindingdesign

From pedestrian (and vehicular) #wayfinding to eye-catching environmental graphics and signage for tenants and common ar...
02/10/2020
Five Ways To Create Places Shoppers Want To Be— And To Be Seen

From pedestrian (and vehicular) #wayfinding to eye-catching environmental graphics and signage for tenants and common areas, SMI can help you "set the stage for exceptional retail experiences." #brickandmortar #retail #retaildesign

Today’s mall owners are reinventing the traditional brick-and-mortar experience to set the stage for exceptional retail experiences.

If your office is still grey walls and cubicles, here are six reasons to consider adding #environmentalgraphics to your ...
02/06/2020
6 Reasons To Add Environmental Graphics To Your Office

If your office is still grey walls and cubicles, here are six reasons to consider adding #environmentalgraphics to your company’s workspaces. SMI can design, print, and install your custom graphics! #officedesign #workplacedesign

If your office is still grey walls and cubicles, here are six reasons you should consider adding some environmental graphics.

In #restaurantdesign, #wallcoverings are an opportunity to create ambiance, add personality, or to make a bold statement...
02/04/2020
Form + Function: Wall Coverings in Restaurant Design

In #restaurantdesign, #wallcoverings are an opportunity to create ambiance, add personality, or to make a bold statement. SMI can design, manufacture, and install custom wall graphics and interior decor elements to suit your concept, layout, and branding!

Wall coverings are one of the keys to realizing the design vision. They can serve as backdrops that frame a space, provide wayfinding cues or, in the case of a feature wall or mural, make a bold statement.

Beautiful detail on an illuminated reception wall sign featuring white acrylic push thru letters with satin gold aluminu...
01/30/2020

Beautiful detail on an illuminated reception wall sign featuring white acrylic push thru letters with satin gold aluminum faces!
#officedesign #workplacedesign #interiordesign

While much has been predicted about the future of #brickandmortar storefronts, research is showing that adult consumers ...
01/29/2020
A Month In The Life Of Retail Real Estate

While much has been predicted about the future of #brickandmortar storefronts, research is showing that adult consumers make an average of 22.5 visits to #retail real estate properties each month! #physicalretail #retaildesign

Each month adult consumers make an average of 22.5 visits to retail real estate properties. When you look at these visits holistically, you find that those visits add up to a total of 4.6B visits every month. A far cry from the retail apocalypse that has been repeatedly cited in the media.

Tips on how mixed-use #design can create walkable, thriving community developments that are an ideal space for residents...
01/27/2020
Three ways mixed-use design can grow thriving communities

Tips on how mixed-use #design can create walkable, thriving community developments that are an ideal space for residents to live, work, and play! #architecture #cre #multifamily

AIA partner Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope explores how CBT Architects designed Boston’s North Station to be a catalyst for a new live-work-play community.

Three of these #ADAcompliant interior signs feature a faux rusted metal finish, but the upper right sign is actually a l...
01/24/2020

Three of these #ADAcompliant interior signs feature a faux rusted metal finish, but the upper right sign is actually a laminate from Chemetal, with the sign edges painted to match! Contact SMI for sign prototyping--we'll find a custom solution for YOUR interior or exterior sign needs!
#architecture #interiordesign

A quick trip down sign memory lane! "While L.A.’s novelty architecture and its equally fantastical landmarks have been w...
01/23/2020
A Look at The Museum of Neon’s Glowing Tribute to Hollywood’s Historic Typographic Signs

A quick trip down sign memory lane! "While L.A.’s novelty architecture and its equally fantastical landmarks have been well documented . . . less has been said about the cultural importance of the spectacular neon signs that once lit up these historic sites." #neonsigns #signhistory

It’s been nearly 30 years since the neon sign for the Brown Derby restaurant went dark. That iconic Hollywood eatery built in the shape of a hat is what architectural critic and Los Angeles hype man Reyner Banham categorized as a structure of “commercial fantasy.” It was part of the roadside v...

Whether for 10 signs or 10,000, SMI can manage your interior sign programming--from design and sign location planning to...
01/17/2020

Whether for 10 signs or 10,000, SMI can manage your interior sign programming--from design and sign location planning to manufacturing and installation; contact us to get started! https://www.smisigns.com/contact-us
#cre #multifamily #facilitiesmanagement #ADAsigns

A great article on the benefits and versatility of window graphics as "functional art"--they maximize space for #brandin...
01/15/2020
Ready to Build: Architects and Interior Designers—Requesting Window Graphics | Digital Output Magazine

A great article on the benefits and versatility of window graphics as "functional art"--they maximize space for #branding, messaging, and #design while offering privacy and helping to control natural light. SMI can design, print, and install window graphics that meet your needs!

Imagery for glass—whether a door, window, partition, or other type of divider—is a great way to heighten the visual aesthetic of a space in addition to serving a practical purpose of security, privacy, and protection from heat and UV glare. When designing for commercial and...

JUST in case your Monday afternoon needs a little humor. :)
01/13/2020
Funny Signs from Around the World

JUST in case your Monday afternoon needs a little humor. :)

Trespassing is frowned upon—except, perhaps, in Scotland: you just have to ask for permission first. So says a sign one traveler photographed on a local Edinburgh street. Too bad it doesn’t specify whom to ask.

Proper wayfinding and good signage are a crucial part of healthcare design. Signage can also have an emotional currency-...
01/08/2020
How to Help Patients Find Their Way in Healthcare Facilities

Proper wayfinding and good signage are a crucial part of healthcare design. Signage can also have an emotional currency--a quality that is only recently being tapped by healthcare designers.
#healthcaresignage #wayfindingdesign #signdesign

Learn about healthcare interiors design, wayfinding, signage and related trends for building operations success

SMI is delighted to have manufactured and installed these front-illuminated open can ceiling #channelletters for the new...
01/07/2020

SMI is delighted to have manufactured and installed these front-illuminated open can ceiling #channelletters for the newest King Street Oyster Bar location! #restaurantsignage

Sign Builder Illustrated has put out its list of "SBI's Young Sign Makers 2020: The New Generation," and SMI Sign System...
01/03/2020
Sign Builder January 2020

Sign Builder Illustrated has put out its list of "SBI's Young Sign Makers 2020: The New Generation," and SMI Sign Systems' Business Development Executive, Samantha Aronow, is included in the article! Read up on Samantha's perspectives from inside the #signindustry!

This issue features stories on digital signage, CNC routers, sign blanks, sign regulations, business management, and a special section on rising young sign makers.

Our offices will be closed on New Year's Day. Have a wonderful (and safe) night of celebration as we welcome a new year ...
12/31/2019

Our offices will be closed on New Year's Day. Have a wonderful (and safe) night of celebration as we welcome a new year and a new decade!

Our offices will be closed on the 25th. Happy holidays from the SMI team!
12/24/2019

Our offices will be closed on the 25th. Happy holidays from the SMI team!

Need inspiration for an upcoming #environmentaldesign or #retailmarketing project? These stunning window displays combin...
12/23/2019
18 wonderful window display designs

Need inspiration for an upcoming #environmentaldesign or #retailmarketing project? These stunning window displays combine custom graphics, decor elements, illumination, #signage, and more to turn window shopping into art!

A quick trip to the shops could be your next source of inspiration. See what all the fuss is about with these glorious window displays.

Whether for #healthcare, #corporate, or #retail environments, decorative glass films are a stunning and practical way to...
12/18/2019
Decorative Glass Film | SMI Sign Systems

Whether for #healthcare, #corporate, or #retail environments, decorative glass films are a stunning and practical way to add design elements, branding, and PRIVACY! Contact SMI to get started!
#branding #decorativeglassfilm #retailsignage

Use decorative glass signage or glass films to add your logo to a door or glass divider, or cover an entire window with a decorative glass film for visual impact.

How do you know when it's time for #rebranding? A well-designed brand identity--including unique and effective #signage-...
12/16/2019
4 Ways to Know When It's Time to Rebrand Your Business

How do you know when it's time for #rebranding? A well-designed brand identity--including unique and effective #signage--helps DIFFERENTIATE your business from the competition. SMI can help!

Even the most incredible rebrand is wasted if you never actually launch it.

This week, SMI team members, and their friends and family members, donated toys and volunteered to assist with toy sorti...
12/13/2019

This week, SMI team members, and their friends and family members, donated toys and volunteered to assist with toy sorting for our local Marine Toys for Tots Program. We're delighted to help this wonderful cause for the 4th year in a row! #toysfortots #seasonforgiving

It's a great time to recognize the individuals that contributed to a successful year; SMI can design, manufacture, and i...
12/11/2019
4 Unique Employee Recognition Ideas with Lasting Impact

It's a great time to recognize the individuals that contributed to a successful year; SMI can design, manufacture, and install a unique employee #recognition feature for your team! https://www.smisigns.com/contact-us
#RecognitionAndRewards #EmployeeEngagement

Employee recognition programs aim to increase employee engagement, improve job satisfaction, reduce turnover. Here are some ideas.

#Signage design is a key component of a well-planned campus #wayfinding system; it "visually knits together a campus, pr...
12/09/2019
Place, Identity, and Wayfinding Design on the College Campus

#Signage design is a key component of a well-planned campus #wayfinding system; it "visually knits together a campus, providing the user with a unified brand identity while simultaneously creating a sense of place."
Contact SMI to start your campus wayfinding project: https://www.smisigns.com/contact-us

#campussigns #facilitiesmanagement

A sense of self-directed autonomy in a new space can be the differentiator between a first and last campus visit.

Looking to CAPTURE holiday business?33% of shoppers are attracted to stores based on the quality of the signage. 54% of ...
12/04/2019
Can Signage Bring New Customers To Your Restaurant? | Modern Restaurant Management | The Business of Eating & Restaurant Management News

Looking to CAPTURE holiday business?
33% of shoppers are attracted to stores based on the quality of the signage. 54% of shoppers say they have failed to find a business because the signage was too small.
Let SMI help you WIN at Signage! https://www.smisigns.com/contact-us
#restaurantsigns #retailsigns #brandstrategy

Before the internet, a restaurant would rely on word of mouth and their location to bring in customers. Today it is a totally different environment

How to beat new Self-Storage competition in your market? Address capital improvements that increase curb appeal, such as...
12/02/2019
Beating New Competiton in Your Self Storage Market | IRE, LLC

How to beat new Self-Storage competition in your market? Address capital improvements that increase curb appeal, such as updating your signage. SMI Sign Systems can help! https://www.smisigns.com/contact-us
#selfstorage #investmentrealestate #facilitymanagement #storageoperator

New self storage competitors entering your market can be intimidating. Learn how you can make improvements to gain an advantage over future competitors.

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Frederick, MD
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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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