Accent offers custom logo graphics and awning design services to enhance your organization's image.
Custom Awning Graphics & Logos
Accent Custom Graphics department specializes in applications designed to complement the lifespan of your project. Our awning graphics services are uniquely geared toward longevity and durability. Additionally, Accent offers custom logo graphics and awning project design services to enhance your organization’s image. Whether you supply us with an existing company graphic or we customize your design ideas, your awning graphics will enhance your company’s curb appeal. Accent Custom Graphics department is devoted to designing applications that complement the overall aesthetics of your awning project. We specialize in pressure sensitive vinyl materials that are uniquely geared toward sharpness and durability. Conversely, painted letters bleed-out over a short period of time. Additionally, Accent offers custom awning graphics and logos for awnings design services to enhance your organization’s image and visibility. Whether we provide a custom designed logo or are provided an existing company graphic, your custom made awning will accent your business storefront perfectly.
Accent Awnings is proud to be “certified” Sunbrella Graphics System manufacturers. We cut pressure-sensitive vinyl with our computerized plotter and register it on the base fabric. The SGS System applies vinyl graphics to Sunbrella fabrics by means of a heat and vacuum system that bonds the fabric and graphic film tightly together. We custom apply vinyl to either Sunbrella® or Nite-Lite® Back-lit Vinyl awning fabric covers.
Awning Graphics Features & Benefits
- Signage enhances the credibility and appeal of your business.
- Add color to your building, dress up any building with custom logo graphics showcased on your awning.
- Complete in-house process allows for total quality control and low pricing for your awning project.
- Premium quality cast vinyl assures the clean sharp images and long life for awning graphics.
- Quick turnover time keeps you on schedule for your awning project.
- 8 to 10 years outdoor wear protection delivered by our Heat-treated Vinyl System.
Custom Vinyl Cut Letters and Logo Details
When deciding on your graphic lettering and/or logos for you awnings there are a few things to consider and understand. All lettering and logos are done in single solid colors and maximum letter height is approximately 26 inches. To avoid lettering that is difficult to read from a distance it is recommended that no smaller than 3 inch tall font be used. Also avoid using very thin type font and logo elements to ensure a readable product. File formats from clients should be outlined vector .eps or .ai files that have been converted to paths (outlined). Accent Awnings can convert your logos to vector format at an additional charge.
What is a Vector format and why we need them?
When you’re working digitally, there are two kinds of image file types: raster and vector. Both image types may be saved with several different file extensions. It’s important to understand when to use each image type and the best file extension for particular situations. Vector files are images that are built by mathematical formulas that establish points on a grid. Raster files are composed of the colored blocks commonly referred to as pixels. Because they can infinitely adjust in size without losing resolution, vector files are more versatile for certain types of tasks than raster files. The most common types of vector files are:
.ai: Short for Adobe Illustrator, this file is commonly used in print media and digital graphics, such as logos.
.eps: Encapsulated PostScript is an older type of vector graphics file. .eps files don’t support transparency in the way more modern file formats like .ai do.
.svg: The Scalable Vector Graphics format is based in XML (a markup language used widely across the Internet that’s readable by both machines and humans). It’s useful for the web, where it can be indexed, searched, and scripted.
“Since vectors are based around mathematical formulas, a vector image can scale at high resolution to virtually unlimited sizes. This is also the file type needed for the vinyl cutting machine used at Accent Awnings to produce the logos and graphics that are applied to the awning fabrics.”
Converting your logo or text to outline vector format.
You must create your logo in a program that supports an outline feature. (.ai or Adobe Illustrator is the most popular program for this) Create your logo or text using the font style of your choice If you created the graphic in illustrator will already be in outline format.
Select the font and go to Type > Create Outlines from the menu. The text will become outlined and can’t be edited as text, they are no longer text but a vector outline, graphic image.
At this point the logo or graphic is what is required for the cutting machine to cut along the outside path and cut your design out of vinyl.
The cutting machine software then creates a path that the cutting blade uses to cut out the letters and graphic shapes that make up your text, logos and graphics
What if I don't have a vector outline or can't create one?
If you do not have the ability to make or have a vector outline image made, Accent Awnings can recreate your logo or graphics and convert it to the correct format. Knowing your font style name is the best way of accurately reproducing your logo or text. You will be shown a proof before any final work will be done to verify the type and text meets your requirements.
Logo, text and graphics issues to be aware of:
Fonts and logos with very thin and small elements should be avoided or made to be thicker.
Multi colored logos can be produced as long as the colors have separation between each color.
Accent Awnings provides a wide selection of vinyl colors. (Please Note: all colors are solid with no fades or blends)
Accent Awnings offers a core group of fonts to choose from, but any font you require can be applied. Special care should be taken when choosing a font that has very thin lines and sharp tips. Type in your own text and see samples of that font style below: