Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Signs On Time for a Better Future - Banners and Golf Tournament Signs in Roseville, California

Last Monday, the 22nd of March, Signs On Time participated in a fund raising golf tournament and silent auction benefiting a non-profit organization called Pencils for Kids, Inc.

Imagine desperately wanting to go to school and not being able to because your family can't afford to buy you even a pencil. Pencils for Kids, Inc. believes that every child deserves an education. They are dedicated to helping children in developing countries around the world to attend school and, in doing so, build the foundation for a better future.

We're proud to be a part of this great organization.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Eat the Chocolate Slow

March 26, 2010
While checking out at a local supermarket this week, the cashier looked at me with a raised eyebrow as she scanned a large chocholate bar. I of course, fained no knowledge of how it got into my basket. Then she gave me a knowing wink and said “Eat the chocolate slow.”
I bring this up because those words remind me to savor the moments of life. This has been a very busy week for us and I’m grateful for it, but with all the deadlines and rushing around, it’s easy to forget to have fun and appreciate all of my blessings. I’m thankful for being able to do something that I love and to share that with my wife. I’m also thankful for our great employees that are like family to us, and customers and vendors that have become friends. My experience has been that the more I can live in the present, the more I find the things that are really important. The things that last.
So I’m going to try to eat my chocolate a little slower this week, and enjoy the ride.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Golf Sponsor Signs for Childhood Cancer Research

Last fall, Signs On Time made golf tournament sponsor signs for a non-profit organization that donates money for childhood cancer research. The Keaton Raphael Memorial was founded in 1998 and is dedicated to helping families in Northern California whose children have been diagnosed with all types of cancer through; financial, emotional and educational support and resources. Their scope is actually even larger than that. See their web site at for complete information. A very worthy cause. We’ve been making their golf sponsor signs every year since their inception. Last year at the golf tournament fundraising dinner, they presented a check worth $100,000 to UC Regents for childhood cancer research. This worthy grass-roots organization is always looking for dedicated volunteers. I know we’re glad to be a part of it.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sponsor Signs for Charity Golf Tournament

The annual Bill Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament is a good example of the eye catching signs that Signs On Time does on a regualar basis for golf tournament clients. This photo was taken Sept 18, 2009 at Sierra View golf course. This charitable golf tournament is another terrific example of grass roots fund raising in our community. All proceeds raised are used for scholarships to benefit Roseville High School District graduating seniors and students at Sierra college. Last year’s event raised over $20,000 and provided 20 scholarships to South Placer students.

This year's tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wind is your banner's worst enemy

Has your banner ever looked like this? Banners are not made to withstand harsh weather or heavy wind. But there are some things you can do or have your sign company do that can help make your banner stronger, but remember, wind is your banner's worst enemy.

You can reinforce the corners of the banner by having the material at the corners doubled up. You can also reinforce the hem by having nylon webbing sewn into it. You can reduce the stress of the wind by cutting curved half circle slits, like smiles, in the fabric. Too many cut smiles though, may weaken the banner material, so only a few cuts would be best.

One other tip regarding storage of your banner for the times when your banner is displayed intermittently. Always roll the banner, never fold it. Folding causes creases in the fabric that can make it unsightly.

We at Signs On Time do not charge for cutting wind smiles and reinforcing the hems and corners are just a nominal cost compared to the cost of the entire banner.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Signs and Banners in Roseville - Store Front Window Decal Installation - Signs On Time blog

Signs On Time just recently installed decals, or other wise known as window lettering, on the front door of The Studio Theatre in Sacramento. Two good friends of mine, Bob and Rosemarie Gerould, who were instrumental in establishing The Magic Circle Theater in Roseville,, have moved on to a more intimate setting and recently opened a new theater group at The Studio Theatre in Sacramento.

The Studio Theatre in Sacramento is having a Fund Raiser this Saturday, March 6. Doors open at 7:30 with a silent aution followed by a performance of Old Time Radio Theater and music by Mike Branson. The Studio Theatre is located at 1028 R Street.
Contact information is 877-532-7171
Have fun,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lobby Lettering for Dramatic Effect

Three-dimensional lettering for your lobby can make a dramatic first impression about your company. This is especially true if your logo is included. If you don’t have a logo but you use a particular font style that is associated with your company, using that letter style makes a professional statement on it’s own.

Today, Signs On Time installed some 3-D letters on a lobby wall in an attorney’s office that made just such a professional statement. The company, Law Office of Lorraine Gingery located at The Fountains shopping center, just relocated to this new location and the lettering that we installed for her makes a very positive impact when you walk into the office.