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5th Avenue South

Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020

5th Avenue South has been the premier spot in Naples for many years and over this time we have established a relationship with the businesses that call this strip home. We have done everything from directional signage to large wall signs. These signs have stood the test of time in Florida’s heat and with them being so close to the Gulf, the ocean breeze.  Next time you are walking down 5th Ave look up and around and you will see works from Lykins-Signtek everywhere you look.

New CBU Regulations

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020

In July, there was a change to the Postal Operations Manual that may affect you. In the past you needed 1 parcel locker for every 10 mail compartments, now you need a parcel locker for every 5.  This does not apply to current CBU’s but will be required for all new installs or remodels. You can read the new regulation here:

632.622 Location and Arrangement

Regulations for the location and arrangement of receptacles are subject to Postal Service approval as follows:

  1. All new or remodeled apartment houses can only install USPS-approved 4C equipment. When installing this equipment, a requirement is to have at least one parcel locker for every five customer mail compartments. For those buildings with a minimum of five mail compartments, there must be at least one parcel locker installed.
  2. Receptacles and parcel lockers in apartment houses should be located reasonably close to the entrance in vestibules, halls, or lobbies. The carriers must be able to serve the boxes without interference from swinging or open doors. The area must be adequately lighted to afford the best protection to the mail and to let carriers read addresses on mail and names on boxes without difficulty.

Moorings Park WWII Memorial

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020

This past week we installed 4 donor plaques for Moorings Park as part of their World War II Memorial. This memorial is a thoughtful tribute to those lost in WWII. The area boasts a garden, a display showcasing each military branch and other sentiments. The WWII Memorial is just across from the clubhouse at the main location.

Our New UV LED Printer!

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2020

Our shop has welcomed a new tool this week, the Direct Color Systems 1800 Braille & Graphics UV LED Printer. Our team has spent this week in training as they are getting more proficient with it. This printer works by distributing ink onto a substrate with UV lights following behind it to immediately cure the ink. This creates a very sharp print and the machine repeatedly goes through this process until it reaches your desired thickness. This is why it is perfect for ADA signage & braille.  This also allows for different textures to be printed onto a substrate. For example, we can add a canvas texture that feels and looks like an image was painted on canvas, we can do this to make it look like a painting with brush strokes as well. The pictures below show a few examples of what we have been experimenting with.

Signs & More at Treviso Bay

Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020

 Lykins-Signtek does much more than signage for Treviso Bay. We took care of flagpoles, traffic signs, community monument signs, and most recently, repainting streetlights. Treviso Bay is a prime example of the scope of the abilities that we can handle and our crew hopes to further our relationship as the community continues to grow. A look at the pictures included will show our craftmanship in action.

Our Relationship with Seagate Development Group

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Over the years, we have done many projects with Seagate Development Group. Our salesman, Jim Geiger, has been working with them on development signs and mailboxes for their many communities and buildings. One of the most recent being for Conditioned Air’s new warehouse. We were even able to refurbish one of the signs from their previous warehouse to look brand new on this building and our company is working on a 30’ flagpole, as well.

This business relationship has allowed for us to take on Seagate Development Groups brand new Corporate Headquarters. We completed the channel letters on the building, as well as the monument sign and flag pole out front. We look forward to working with this company for many years to come and appreciate the business. So, from everyone at Lykins-Signtek, we say thank you!

Check Your Pool Rules!

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020

Everyone is familiar with the signs that must be positioned around a public pool to alert swimmers of the potential dangers, but are you sure that your community’s pool has all their bases covered? In Florida there are 8 regulations you must have plus the certain guidelines that are specific to your pool.

  • A sign with the following pool rules and regulations (printed in at least 1 inch letters):
  •  -No food or beverages in pool or on pool deck
  • -No glass or animals in the pool area
  • -Bathing load: ___ persons
  • -Pool hours: __ a.m. to __ p.m.
  • -Shower before entering
  • -Do not swallow the pool water, it is recirculated
  • -Do not use pool if you are ill with diarrhea
  • -“NO DIVING” in 4 inch letters (for pools larger than 200 square feet).
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  • A sign with site-specific safety guidelines. These guidelines depend on the hazards unique to each pool. If any of these dangers exist, pool user must be appropriately notified.
  • – NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY
  • -Danger: Steep slope
  • – Designated diving areas
  • – Deep water
  • -Underwater obstruction
  • – Dangerous wildlife
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  • Restroom Directions. If restrooms are not visible from the pool deck, directions must be posted in at least 1 inch letters and positioned so that they can be read from any point on pool deck.

Pools that are longer than 300 feet may also be required to obtain additional signage after consulting with the Florida Department of Health. We reiterate that pool owners should corroborate the accuracy of these guidelines by checking relevant state, county, and local statutes.

Signs to support your COVID-19 policies

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2020

Just like you, we learn and adapt our business to the latest COVID-19 news and requirements on a daily basis. While making some temporary signage for our own needs, we realized many other companies, communities, institutions etc may also need better options than a piece of paper to explain changes and restrictions to their customers, employees or residents. We’re of course all hopeful that we will get past this pandemic sooner rather than later but there’s now little doubt that we’re in this for several more weeks if not months.
Did you switch to take-out orders? Or now do curbside delivery only? Are you restricting access or have you changed access routes? Do you need to guide or redirect customers? Show safe distances? We have many affordable options for small roadside or yard signs, banners, portable A-frame signs, or vinyl window signs that provide effective, weather-resistant, and professional signage for the duration of these special measures and help you get your message across. Our team will help you pick the best solution for your needs and we have most materials in stock for a fast turnaround. Call us at 239-594-8494 (Naples) or 941-484-9169 (Nokomis).
Stay Safe!

Lykins-Signtek acquires SignMasters in Nokomis, FL

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020

Under its new ownership, our company is seeking to expand its geographical reach and strengthen its presence in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Manatee counties. We are pleased to announce the acquisition of SignMasters of Nokomis, FL. SignMasters, also doing business as Artisan Signs, has provided signage to the local community in Nokomis, Venice, Siesta Key and Sarasota County for over 30 years. Following this acquisition, Lykins-Signtek will greatly enhance the product offerings of SignMasters with its own capabilities, including electrical signs, pylon signs, street signs, residential and commercial mailboxes, and much more, while clients will continue to enjoy easy, local access to sales, design, and existing production resources.
SignMasters’ former owner, Jon Priestap, will stay on for the near term to help ensure a smooth transition. We are also excited that Dan Godlewski, a Nokomis resident. has agreed to join us in a Sales and Business Development role. Dan can be reached at dan@lykins-signtek.com.
We welcome the team at SignMasters into our company and look forward to the opportunity to meet its clients.

New ownership brings new opportunities for Lykins-Signtek!

Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2019

As of October 10, 2019, our founders have handed over the keys to Project Combo, a company on a mission. Project Combo (which will continue to operate the business under the Lykins-Signtek name) recognized the technical capabilities, quality reputation, and strong relationships built over the years by our founders Pete Lykins and Steve Stephenson and their entire team, and intends to build on those to set the company on a growth path into new geographical areas and product lines. Pete Lykins stays on as Vice-President, in his familiar role of technical mastermind, while Steve Stephenson will enjoy stepping back into well-deserved – and undoubtedly very active – retirement. We will miss you and wish you the best, Steve!
With new ownership come computer hardware and software updates, cloud-based invoicing, some extra hires – and a new logo! We look forward to the opportunities ahead.