Now Hiring! Sign Production/Installation Specialist

flyway logo on white

Flyway Signs & Lighting Service has an immediate opening for a Sign Production/Installation Specialist. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team! Due to the wide variety of duties, the Sign Production/Installation Specialist must be a strong team player. A positive attitude, open mind, willingness to learn, and desire to participate in the collective achievement of the Flyway Team goals are critical for this role. Prior experience is preferred, but not necessary. We are willing to train the right individual.

Immediate responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Learn about our products, services and capabilities
•Load and cut vinyl on a plotter
•Mask, weed and apply vinyl to various substrates
•Must be able to use an X-Acto knife and ruler efficiently
•Properly load and use a hot/cold pressure laminator
•Installing signs and graphics on location (non-electrical)
•Ability to assemble sign components efficiently
•Interfacing with customer and providing superior customer service
•Willing to learn and master general sign manufacturing skills
•Must be in good physical condition, able to stand for long periods of time and able to lift over 50 pounds
•Open and prepare files for various output methods supplied by customers and agencies
•Troubleshoot, clean and maintain plotters, printers and router
•Troubleshoot and maintain computer software programs
•Maintain job records as required
•Clean, maintain and organize shop, tools and equipment
•Follow all safety rules and regulations
•Create and maintain company image including exterior signage, vehicle graphics and marketing pieces
•Other duties as deemed necessary by management

Skills necessary:

•Detail Oriented
•PC and Microsoft Office experience

This position requires the following:

•Ability to work 40+ hours per week
•Lifting 25-50 lbs. frequently
•Working off of ladders
•Sitting, standing, bending, squatting, kneeling, reaching, repetitive hand and arm movements

To apply, please email your resume to lauren@flywaysigns.com

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Let Your Windows Do The Talking: Our Retro Lobby Graphics

The Completed Look

The Completed Look

Today I am excited to share an in-house project with you. It’s always difficult to find time to do projects for ourselves (that whole “shoemaker’s kids go barefoot” thing), but we managed to pull something great together to show off the potential of windows. You already have them, now let’s use them!

The Location: Flyway Signs
The Focus: Windows in the front entry way
The Solution: Perforated vinyl printed with our wide format latex printer

For this project we used a 50/50 perforated vinyl. This means that the graphics that are printed look fantastic (check out that color saturation in the yellows and reds!!), but you can still see out of the window from the other side. It is nearly invisible from the back side.

Perforated vinyl serves two purposes: 1) it utilizes the otherwise unused window space to reach your customers, and 2) it creates privacy – you can see out, but they can’t see in. Perforated window vinyl is often used for vehicles, but why not for storefronts and offices?

 

Now you see her...

Perforated Vinyl shows your graphics on one side of the window, but is invisible from the other side. Now you see her…

Now you don't!

Now you don’t!

What could your windows say to your customers? Contact Flyway Signs and let your windows do the talking. We’re here to help!

-L.

Here’s some more photos, in case you’re still reading!

Perforated Vinyl Up Close

Perforated Vinyl Up Close

Printing the graphics on our Wide Format HP Latex. Gorgeous color!

Printing the graphics on our Wide Format HP Latex. Gorgeous color!

We love the retro feel of these images!

We love the retro feel of these images!

 

Now Hiring: Graphic Designer

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N5528 Miranda Way | Fond du Lac, WI | 920-921-7181 | Fax 920-921-8129 | e-mail: info@flywaysigns.com | flywaysigns.com

Job Title: Graphic Designer/Sign Production

Flyway Signs & Lighting Service has an immediate opening for a Graphic Designer position. We are looking for a highly creative and motivated individual to join our team! Due to the wide variety of duties, the Graphic Designer must be a strong team player. A positive attitude, open mind, willingness to learn, and desire to participate in the collective achievement of the Flyway Team goals are critical for this role.

Immediate responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Learn about our products, services and capabilities
  • Generate original, creative and effective sign designs in time allotted per project
  • Print and cut graphics using various plotters and digital imaging equipment
  • Weed, assemble and/or install graphics as needed
  • Open and prepare files for various output methods supplied by customers and agencies
  • Communicate with sales and estimating about concepts, production methods and materials
  • Troubleshoot, clean and maintain plotters, printers and router
  • Troubleshoot and maintain computer software programs
  • Maintain job records as required
  • Clean, maintain and organize shop, tools and equipment
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations
  • Create and maintain company image including exterior signage, vehicle graphics and marketing pieces
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by management

Skills necessary:

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Omega Composer
  • Proficient in color management
  • Extensive PC and Microsoft Office experience
  • Plotter, router and large format digital printing experience

This position requires the following:

  • Ability to work 40+ hours per week
  • Lifting 25-40 lbs. frequently
  • Working off of ladders,
  • Sitting, standing, bending, squatting, kneeling, reaching, repetitive hand and arm movements

To apply, please send resume to lauren@flywaysigns.com

It’s time to do some Spring Cleaning!

You and your sign have been through some extreme weather conditions this winter. From sleet and snow to hail and strong winds, Mother Nature has not been kind. Although your sign is designed to hold up in almost any condition, regular maintenance is necessary to keep it looking its best. It has been a long winter, but as the weather is becoming more reasonable and less treacherous, now is a great time to do some Spring Cleaning!

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A simple sign cleaning or restoration can make a world of difference to
the appearance of your signage. Customers who pass your business make assumptions about your products and services based solely on your signage. It may even impact their decision to stop in or just keep going. Shiny, clean sign faces and fully lit signs send the welcoming message that customers look for.

I encourage you to take a good look at all of
your signs and ask yourself the following questions:   

 

   Does my signage represent my business the way I want it to?
   Has the bright sign that was first installed become a little dingy?
   Is my sign dim or even not lighting at all? 

If it’s time for a little Spring Cleaning. Flyway Signs & Lighting Service will gladly spruce up your sign. Call us today at (920)921-7181 to book our crew for a complete cleaning of your sign!

 

He’s back!

For those of you that did not know, Jeff Liddle our senior sign consultant, had been off of work after needing emergency surgery. Here is what Jeff had to say:

“I am glad to be back to work after what seemed like too long of an absence.  On April 24th I went to the walk in clinic with abdominal pain which I thought was flu related.  After going through a battery of tests including a CT scan they discovered I had a blockage in my system.  They performed immediate surgery, during the surgery they removed 4” of my small intestine, my appendix and through this process they discovered I have Chrons Disease.  I was out of work for almost 4 weeks, 9 of the days were spent in the hospital and the remainder at home recovering.  I am now almost fully recovered with the surgery and am now in the process of learning more about Chrons Disease and treatment options.  I sincerely thank my Flyway Signs & Lighting family, my BNI group & customers for all the well wishes throughout the recovery process.”

We are so glad Jeff is back to work! Be sure to say Hi to Jeff if you see him!

Project Spotlight: MPTC Ambulance Wrap

MPTC Ambulance

Vehicle Wrap: MPTC’s ambulance at the Fond du Lac Campus

Flyway Signs had another unique job this past week. We were out at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, WI installing a vinyl wrap on the ambulance in their Emergency Medical Services Lab. This fully functional and stocked ambulance gives students hands-on training that can’t be found in a textbook.

The design was created by MPTC’s marketing team, then converted to a vehicle wrap by our graphic designer. The various doors, windows, lights and compartments were a unique challenge for printing and installing this wrap. Careful planning of the printed panels and close attention to detail in the installation resulted in a fantastic outcome!

Media used: 3M 1080-C wrap vinyl with gloss laminate

Here are some pictures of the process:

MPTC Ambulance

Just getting started

MPTC Ambulance

One side done!

MPTC Ambulance

Completed (left)

MPTC Ambulance

Completed (rear)

MPTC Ambulance

Completed (right)

Directional Signage

Directional Signage

4 Reasons Why Churches Need Good Directional Signage

Today, we are featuring a fellow blogger who has made a very good point. It is all about the reasons a church should use directional signage, but we think that this is essential for any business out there.
In the blog, ArtRainer says the 4 reasons why you need good directional signage are:

  • It is inviting
  • It demonstrates hospitality
  • It reduces stress among guests
  • It helps volunteers

These are just a few of the great reasons for a business to have directional signage.
Not sure if you need directional signage? Try being a guest to your business; would you know where to go, not knowing what you know as the owner or employee?

To read ArtRainer’s Full Blog story, click here.

We would like to thank ArtRainer for  explaining the importance of directional signage from an outside perspective.

Project Spotlight: Mercury Museum

Photo courtesy of Mercury Marine

Photo courtesy of Mercury Marine

The Mercury Museum opens TODAY!

The museum is a wonderful celebration of Mercury’s presence in the Fond du Lac community.
The Flyway Team has been busy helping Mercury customize the new space, inside and out. We are excited to see everything come together!

To find out more about Mercury Museum click here.

Mercury Marine Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Here are some pictures of what we have done at the museum:

Flyway Team installing the "Welcome Wall" graphics

Install of the “Welcome Wall”

  • The “Welcome Wall” graphics are cut and printed from a super aggressive vinyl that we use to adhere to an atypical surface like the finish on this wall.
Exterior Signage

Exterior Signage

  • This exterior sign was laser cut from a light weight rigid plastic material. The letters and logo were cut from a separate piece of material then mounted to the outer piece to give it a dimensional look. Metallic silver vinyl finishes off the look.
Interior Signage

Interior Signage

  • The interior sign, like the exterior, was also cut from the rigid plastic material. The logo and lettering were cut from metallic silver and matte black vinyl.

Other projects completed for the museum by our team include:

  • Plaques to identify memorabilia
  • Frosted window graphics on entry
  • Metallic graphics of the Mercury Museum seal for display boxes
  • Circular scene graphics for bubble windows

Project Spotlight: First Presbyterian Church

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Our installation team was out bearing the cold at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fond du Lac earlier this month, adding a custom 12′ reverse LED illuminated cross to the steeple.

This was not a typical project here at Flyway Signs but it shows off our fabrication skills.

To make the cross, aluminum was cut down, formed and welded into shape and then painted. There are 180 white LED lights in the cross. Most illuminated signs you see in town have less than 100 LEDs, so this cross will definitely light up the night sky!

I think you will agree that the cross adds a lot of character to the church as compared to with the old steeple. Here’s a before picture to see the difference it has made and some pictures of the installation process.

 

before

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