Creative Solutions for Your Unique Office Signs Requirements

Office Signs” is be a very broad term, similar to saying “Fruit Trees”.  There are so many varieties, applications and usages, that to simply say “I need an office sign” would automatically invoke a response like: “What are you trying to achieve with your new office sign?

Hi, I am Joe Gass and today’s blog topic is about custom office signs.  At Heritage Printing & Graphics in Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC, we manufacture and install a wide variety of office signage for our clients:

So when someone says: “I need an office sign.”  The response is easy: “Call Heritage!

We believe in education, if the customer has an idea of what they want, we ask the right questions and offer solutions prior to creating the product.  This is another aspect of the Heritage Process, understanding what you are purchasing and how much it will cost eliminates sticker shock and un-realistic expectations.  We deliver an office sign ready for application and to satisfy the purpose you desire.

The Heritage team is always available to help assist with custom designs, brain storming, graphics creation or editing.  Our group of professionals have vast experience in; graphic design, fabrication and engineering and we provide them while utilizing the best technology, tools and materials to accomplish any project.

Whether it’s a single standoff mounted sign for your office in Washington, DC or a hundred office signs for a chain of stores in Charlotte, NC, we welcome the order and will provide you with an American Made signage produced by a Veteran Owned Business that seeks to honor God by serving others!


Joe Gass
Heritage Printing & Graphics
2639 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008 (202) 609-9761
2739 Interstate Street, Charlotte NC 28208 (704) 551-0700
2854 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601  (301) 843-1995

How we make a Custom Canvas Wrap

Canvas Wrap

We make custom canvas wraps in variety of sizes, all frames are hand made to the specific dimension requested by the customer.

This video has Brent Thompson, Production Manager at Heritage Custom Signs & Displays, demonstrating the process he developed for all canvas wraps made at Heritage. Follow this step by step process and easily understand why canvas print lobby signs made at Heritage Custom Signs are truly custom made.

1. Brent makes the frame from Hampton Premium hardwood. First, he rips it to the correct diameter, then cuts angles in the corners for a perfect fit. Lastly, he glues and nails the frame pieces together.
2. Custom sizes include, but are not limited to: 8” x 10”, 18” x 24”, 12” x 18”, 11” x 14”, 24” x 36”. We make extra-large and smaller versions on request.
3. Once adhered and dried, the frame is sanded to remove all sharp edges, splinters and imperfections, this provides the best possible frame!
4. Brent prints on HP Premium Satin Canvas. He uses our full-color latex printer, which can print canvas up to 60” wide.
5. Once printed, the canvas is trimmed to remove all excess material and is ready to be applied to the frame.
6. Brent staples one of the sides, and using his canvas tightening tool, snugs the fabric to the frame and attaches the opposite side, then he repeats the process with the remaining edges.

Brent prefers to pleat the corners on the top and bottom of the print, thus providing maximum exposure to the sides of his wraps.

Canvas prints are not new, what is new, is how much effort we put into every one we make.

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

Bullfrog Bagels Leaps on Capitol Hill

Window Graphics


  1. Any of various large frogs, such as Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog), having a loud deep croak


  1. A hard-ring-shaped bread roll, characteristic of Jewish baking

Bullfrog + Bagel = Capitol Hill’s best
new breakfast nook!

Sept. 10, 2016, Bullfrog Bagels Leaps on Capitol Hill and the DC faithful will never be the same.

The opening of the new bagel shop was long anticipated by the DC inhabitants. Jeremiah Cohen, Bullfrogs’ baker & owner, sold his tasty bagels at local markets while the Bullfrog location underwent renovation in 317, 7th Street SE in DC. The Cohen family is well known restaurateurs in the DC area, there was never a doubt regarding the success of Bullfrog Bagels.

Deirdre Cohalan, an independent graphic designer, created the bullfrog logo from an inspirational painting Jeremiah acquired from long-time friend Jonathan Blum. Deirdre contacted James Zambrano and Steve Bailey at Heritage Printing regarding the exterior signage for Bullfrog Bagels.

Outdoor Signs

The project was originally a single install, but a few well-asked questions to Steve about Heritage and our services led to a second and third phase:

Phase 1:

  • Custom printed, and cut in the shape of a bagel, ACM standoff sign mounted to the building
  • Chain-hung pole sign near the sidewalk
  • Vinyl window graphics of the brand over the entrance doorway

Phase 2:

  • 3, 54” square, full-color wall murals of the Bullfrog

Phase 3:

  • 4, 36” x 48” custom poster prints mounted on snap-frames

Wall Murals
Poster Prints

From the Press section at:

“This is a native Washingtonian bagel,” Jeremiah says of his recipe. “It’s using DC tap water and using wild yeast that lives in the city from the air, and so this is much more of a Washington, DC, bagel than a New York bagel. Although the bagel seems like a very simple thing, it gets complicated when people say, ‘Well, what kind of bagel is it?’ It may be that those bagels are really unique to their cities, and this bagel is really unique to Washington, DC.” Even the baker himself is a Washingtonian, born and bred.

Jeremiah says that the fermentation that takes place with a starter and the local yeast drawn from the air allows the dough to develop flavors it might not otherwise. “They take on secondary and tertiary flavor profiles,” he says. “It doesn’t just taste like Wonder Bread. It actually takes on character like a nice wine.”

“Let’s just say that with enough fiddling, experimentation and reading literature about bagel making, I sort of came up with my own recipe, and it seems to be pretty popular,” he says. “I think it might need some more tweaking, but I feel like I’ve really come up with something.” Read the article in its entirety.

James Zambrano, project coordinator at Heritage Printing and self-proclaimed bagel connoisseur, helped Deirdre prepare her files for print, while co-worker Steve Bailey printed and installed the 10 signs at the Bullfrog.

Quote from Deirdre: “James Zambrano and Steve Bailey have been a delight to work with… Steve is unbelievably nice to work with and has done an excellent job.”

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing