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City of Sanford Florida Welcome Signs

Friday October 16, 2020

The City of Sanford, Florida asked Forsite to develop community welcome signs to be installed at 12 different entry points to the city. They wanted to incorporate a decorative scroll design that was used for the city merchant signs. Our design team started off with several design concept to present to the city to review. After a few revisions, the city choose a design and production has recently begun on the welcome signage systems.

Newspaper Deliveries and Curbside Mailboxes: What You Should Know

Friday September 18, 2020

Since the advent of the internet, digital media has largely replaced paper media -- but that doesn't mean newspapers are obsolete. Statistics show over a half-billion printed newspapers are circulated each year. Because curbside mailboxes are technically the property of the United States Postal Service (USPS) once installed, though, news companies must follow some guidelines when delivering newspapers to their customers.

5 Signs Your Curbside Mailboxes Need Refurbishment

Monday September 07, 2020

Curbside mailboxes are something that many residents take for granted. It's not until his or her curbside mailbox degrades that a resident acknowledges its importance. Because they are installed outdoors, though, curbside mailboxes often suffer from degradation. Exposure to heat, humidity and general use may cause them to fail. Thankfully, a professional refurbishment service can bring life back into your neighborhood's curbside mailbox by restoring them. Below are five signs that your curbside mailboxes need refurbishment.

What to Look for When Buying STD-4C Mailboxes

Tuesday August 25, 2020

STD-4C mailboxes are one of the most popular types of centralized mail delivery solutions. The official successor to the STD-4B specification, they consist of wall-mounted units in a centralized location. Since 2006, the United States Postal Service (USPS) requires them for all new multi-unit building projects. If you're thinking about using STD-4C mailboxes for your residential development project, though, you'll need to choose the right type.

Can Curbside Mailboxes Have a Door on the Back?

Thursday August 13, 2020

All curbside mailboxes need to a door to perform their intended function. Mail couriers must open the mailbox's door to leave the mail for residents at the respective address. The door creates a secure environment by protecting the mailbox's mail from damage. When shopping for curbside mailboxes, though, you may discover that some of them have a door on the back. So, do these rear-entry curbside mailboxes comply with the United States Postal Service's (USPS's) requirements?

How to Choose the Right Message Boards for Your Residential Community

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Message boards can help you build a better community by providing residents with guidance and information. Homeowners' associations and property managers use them to share information with the residents of their respective community. As shown below, a message board consists of a freestanding flat structure in which bulletins, maps, memos and other essential information can be housed. Not all message boards are the same, however. To take advantage of them in your residential community, you'll need to choose the right message boards.

What Is a Limited Service Mailbox?

Monday August 03, 2020

Not all curbside mailboxes are the same. While they are used to facilitate the delivery of mail, the United States Postal Service (USPS) classifies them in different ways. There are traditional and contemporary curbside mailboxes, for instance. A traditional curbside mailbox is any type of mailbox that features a traditional dome-rectangular-shape, whereas a contemporary curbside mailbox is any type of mailbox that features an alternative shape. Along with traditional and contemporary, though, there are limited service mailboxes. What is a limited service mailbox exactly?

What Materials Can Curbside Mailboxes Be Made Of?

Thursday July 30, 2020

If you're shopping for new curbside mailboxes, you might be wondering what materials are allowed. The United States Postal Service (USPS) requires manufacturers to follow specific guidelines when designing curbside mailboxes. Unless a curbside mailbox is made of an appropriate material, it will be rejected. Rejected mailboxes, of course, can't be used for mail delivery purposes. So,w hat materials can curbside mailboxes be made of?

Can Curbside Mailboxes Feature the Names of Residents?

Friday July 24, 2020

Curbside mailboxes have been used for over a century to deliver mail to U.S. households. Even with the advent of centralized mail delivery systems, including STD-4C mailboxes and Cluster Box Units (CBUs), they remain the most common mail delivery system. Because they are governed by the United States Postal Service (USPS), however, residents often wonder if they can place their name on their curbside mailbox. In this post, you'll learn more about the USPS's labeling requirements and whether names are allowed.

6 Fun Facts About the United States Postal Service (USPS)

Wednesday July 15, 2020

The United States Postal Service (USPS) provides mail delivery services to millions of American consumers and businesses. In fact, it's legally required to serve everyone in the United States, regardless of their location. Whether you live on the East Coast, the West Coast or in a middle state, you can use the USPS to send and receive mail. While most people are familiar with the USPS's basic services, though, there are probably some things you don't know about it.