Custom Neon Sign Design for Rangers Surplus

ranger-surplus-frederick-md-retro-design-neon-signAffordable Signs & Neon recently manufactured a retro neon sign for Rangers Surplus in Frederick, MD.

Harv “Capt. Happy” Kramer opened his first Ranger Surplus store in 1979 in Langley Park. The company once had nine stores over 35 years. That number is down to three stores today with the recent opening of a location at 5630 Buckeystown Pike, next to Beyond Comics.

MAIN PRODUCT OR SERVICE: The retail of army-navy surplus, survival, tactical, security, and outdoor gear. We can outfit you from head to toe, protect you, as well as feed you. We’ve had 35 years to hone our business model, and it seems to make sense in any economy. I started this business in 1979 after graduating from Temple University with a film degree, and finding no one that would give me a start, decided to leave filmmaking to the Spielbergs of the world, and start my own business. I have always been an avid outdoorsman, and had grown up shopping at surplus stores. I aimed to make my business better than any I had seen, so Ranger Surplus was founded. I believe I’ve succeeded in that task.


Message Center & Backlit Cabinet Sign for Hi Lo Auto Sales – Car Dealer Signage in Maryland

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Affordable Signs and Neon recently fabricated and installed signage for Hi Lo Auto Sales in Frederick, Maryland. The photo to the right shows the neon illuminated channel box and the illuminated channel letters.

The video below shows the road-side dual media sign in action. The top portion is an internally illuminated double-sided cabinet sign and is easily read day and night. The  Watch Fire Electronic Message Center on the bottom captures motorist’s attention as advertised specials scroll and roll. The messages are easily programmed by the customer via computer.

Affordable Signs & Neon is Certified Dealer & Service Partner for Watchfire LED Signs. Watchfire is an industry leader for LED Reader Boards, Electronic Message Boards and Electronic Message Centers. From auto dealers to hotels to quick service restaurants and national chains, Affordable Signs & Neon works with small Maryland businesses, corporations and franchises to provide outdoor digital signage and custom content that is tailored to your brand.


Frederick Artist Featured in Neon Art Show in Philadelphia

The neon art of Haley Ryane Meushaw, internationally recognized neon artist, business owner and neon instructor of Savage Neon, Inc. since 1988, was featured in a show of 12 neon artists from around the country. The show was held at the Center for Architecture and organized by neon preservationist Len Davidson of Davidson Neon in Philadelphia. Haley works with her husband, Charlie Meushaw, and his partner Victor Klass, owners of Affordable Signs and Neon in Frederick, MD, where she continues to practice the craft of  fabricating neon signs and art. Read more about the neon show here.

New Signage For An Old Friend

Affordable Signs & Neon, Frederick, MD produced signage for newly renovated The Admiral’s Cup in Baltimore. The building is located at the corner of Broadway and Thames Street in historic Fell’s Point and dates back to 1781. The hanging sign is fabricated from marine-grade hardwood and oak trim with laminated digital prints to give it that old-world feel using today’s technology. It hangs from the original scroll bracket at the building’s edge.