Custom Bus Stop Signs for COAST

Project Details

Design, Produce and Ship Custom Bus Stop Signs

Spectrum Signs & Graphics was assigned to design, produce and ship the new COAST bus stops signs. Coast is New Hampshire’s seacoast bus transportation system. This project scope consisted of 450 unique custom bus stop signs that feature a custom shaped panel and specialty vinyl graphics. Each sign was assigned to a particular bus stop across the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Client: COAST Cooperative Alliance For Seacoast Transportation
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Project Manager: Nick Jarvis
Lead Graphic Designer: Daniel Valencia
Graphic Designers: Kim Willmott, Julia Couture, Brieann Petrowicz, Karen Davis
Production Leaders: Jake Bouchard, Dawn Wrenn

Job Type: Exterior Signage – Bus Stops
Material:  .080 Aluminum – Custom Cut Shape with 3M Engineer Grade Prismatic Reflective Vinyl
Specifications:  18” wide x 24” tall
Radius: Custom
Holes: Pre-Drilled
Direct Printed using Digital 4-Color Process, matching PMS (Pantone Matching System) colors to branding guidelines

This Sign Project Was Executed In Four Phases

First Phase

Sign Design

The first phase involved designing several concepts of the signs to achieve a unique, original and clean design per the client’s request.

The idea, to present the information to their riders in a very effective way without losing the company’s identity and maintaining a modern look.

sign design, structure and color theme

Second Phase

Prototyping Samples

The second phase involved a process of producing samples or prototypes at real size to ensure that the approved design achieved and met the client’s vision or idea of being effective when displaying the information of each bus stop to the riders.

Viewing full size, tangible samples is key to making the right decision on size, material, and the overall look of your sign.

Third Phase

Design for Production

The third phase involved a group of talented designers who helped set up each sign for printing and production.

Our designers also work to make sure that every piece of information is properly handled and applied to each one of the 450 signs.

Fourth Phase

Detailed Planning for Production

The fourth and final phase consisted of a detailed planning for production and printing. This included creating a template for the printing process and a detailed plan to avoid repeats or missing printing on any of the stop signs.

Once finalized, the bus stop signs where carefully packed in pallets and shipped to the client.

The Final Sign Installed

You can find these bus stop signs all across the seacoast in New Hampshire where the COAST Bus service runs!

Looking for a custom sign of your own?

Whether you’re looking to redo a set of custom street signs or to design a new sign system from scratch, Spectrum Signs can help you execute your custom signage vision! Give us a call and we’ll help you get started.

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