Signs By Tomorrow at the International Spy Museum

Signs By Tomorrow at the International Spy Museum

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At Signs By Tomorrow (Rockville), “Mission Impossible” is not part of their vocabulary. Two years ago, they were asked to quote on a project that would involve producing, and installing more than 4,000 square feet of vinyl (think the size of a basketball court) seven stories up, for the new International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. The designers behind the project contacted Signs By Tomorrow because they are a 3M-certified installer referred by 3M. Scott Goehrung, VP, personally took on this project from concept to completion.

The project required a lot of time and research at the product level before final decisions were made. Due to the size of this project, they produced multiple rounds of samples to ensure that each aspect of the job was exactly what the client wanted. Final approval came in April 2019. This gave them only four weeks to produce and install the project, which was a huge undertaking.  

Goehrung said coordinating the high-risk install between weather conditions of wind, rain, thunderstorms and temperature fluctuations of a typical Spring in Washington was the most challenging aspect of the project. This highly complicate install involved repelling from the roof, utilizing a crane and seven professional installers to complete the project over several days. They are proud to say they completed it early, well before opening day!   

In order to increase the longevity of the signage and prevent ink fading, they used red and white “IJ 180” vinyl as the team believes it is the highest quality material on the market. Signs By Tomorrow's 3M distributor, Grimco, was a huge help during this project to get the material they needed despite their short turnaround time.

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