Monday, November 4, 2013
If you own a business and are looking to design a sign, there are a few things you should consider before contracting with a company to have your custom sign made. There are several sign companies to choose from and you want to make sure you select a company that can handle your business needs. Here are four things you should consider when looking for a company that makes custom signs and banners.
You may have not thought that experience in the sign industry would be that important but it will definitely affect the quality of your finished product. Custom signs vary in price and since it will take both time and money to have them produced, you should ensure that the sign company has experience in making a wide variety of sign sizes and styles. One way to learn about the experience a company has in the sign-making industry is to visit their website. Look for a section that tells about the company: how long they have been in business, what type of signs they regularly produce and if they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy. Another way to learn more about the company’s experience is to ask to see a portfolio or sample of their sign styles. There are so many ways to design a sign that it can be helpful to look at sample signs for examples of what can be done.
2. Product Selection
Another thing you should look for when selecting a sign company is a wide variety of products. Nothing can be more frustrating than designing the perfect sign only to learn that the company is unable to handle your request. Ask the company beforehand if they have certain size limitations or color restrictions. If you have a general idea of the type of sign you want to create, share your ideas with the company and see if they are knowledgeable and understanding of what you want to create. As mentioned above, if the company has experience they may offer suggestions or inform you if something in your design style simply won’t work well. Experience and product selection are extremely important in making sure that your custom sign is a success.
3. Processing Time
A third aspect you should look for when choosing a sign company is their processing time. If you have a specific deadline you are trying to meet, be sure to ask the company upfront if they will be able to accommodate your request. Some sign companies may guarantee a finished product as fast as 24 hours but make sure the fast processing time doesn’t sacrifice quality. In addition to processing time, ask about shipping options and costs. It may be helpful if the company offers a fast production time but make sure they offer fast shipping options as well.
As with any product you plan on purchasing, ask about the various costs and fees associated with purchasing custom signs. Does the company charge only one flat fee for the entire sign or are there additional fees that may not be listed upfront?
By researching various sign companies in the four mentioned areas, you will be able to find a sign company that will accommodate your needs with success.
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