Customized Signs Checklist

Knowing that you need customized signs for your company requires that you find a manufacturer who can give you want you need. How do you determine who is the right company for your needs? Where do you find such a manufacturer and how can you find out if they are the right fit for your signage requirements?

If you go online, you will find that there are quite a lot of signage companies that offer you signs that include custom and ready-made options. For your customized signage needs, of course, those that only sell ready-made signs are off your list. You need to find a sign company that specializes in creating signs according to what you specify.

Going online and weeding out the companies that do not customize is pretty easy to do. The hard part is in finding that company to trust with your custom sign needs. In order to find the right signage partner for your business, you need to check out their catalogs and offerings.

For starters, you need to check if these have sign designers who can help you with your sign designs. Not everyone is adept at designing signs, and even less, know how to design ADA compliant signs. A company that offers you the help of a learned designer, particularly one who can assist you in creating impressive designs that are ADA compliant, is something you should look for.

Another thing you will also need to consider is the kinds of materials that these companies have on their list, and if they are open to using materials that are not on their list, but can be purchased at added cost to you. Most signage companies offer plastic as their primary material for signs, but there are a few that do offer alternatives, such as stone, wood, metal and glass. You can find a few of these online as well.

You should also look at the different manufacturing methods these companies offer. The most commonly used marking method is engraving, and this is because of the ADA rules that you need to comply with. Engraving is one of the few signage making methods that allows you to create the tactile features needed for a lot of the signs that businesses require, so you may find most of these sign makers online using engraving as their primary marking medium.

Also worth taking note of when finding a company to work with when it comes to your customized signs, is their track record. Check for testimonials, get referrals, and look into company histories to see if the companies you are considering are worthy of your trust and your business. Once you have narrowed down your choices, the last factors you will need to ask about are pricing and delivery options.

Not all signage companies deliver free of charge, although some do give you shipping discounts when you order in bulk. Some also deliver sooner than others, so you might want to look into these. As for pricing, you will notice that most companies that boast of very low prices do not necessarily guarantee quality signs, so it might be a good idea to compare returns and replacement policies when you see a company that has sign prices that seem too good to be true. 

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