The manufacturing process of a sign company differs depending upon the material and sign used. In general the manufacturing process following an order from a client is generally the same. You and your sign company will proceed through a series of steps that include:
A design company is usually involved in the creation of the design for the sign. They are responsible for the overall layout and aesthetics. There are usually several artists involved in the beginning stages of the design process to determine what materials will be most appropriate and meet the client’s needs. This is typically followed by a period of testing and/or revisions to be sure the design meets the needs and specifications of the customer. Once the outside design work has been completed, it is time to move on to the actual fabrication of the signs.
Most full-service sign companies will offer full installation of their signage as well. It is important that you know how your vendor will handle the installation process so that you can control the end result. The majority of full-service sign companies will provide both indoor and outdoor signage installation services. Some will do indoor only signage while others will offer both indoor and outdoor services.
The most common way to hire a full-service sign manufacturer is to visit the local sign manufacturing companies in your area. Many of the sign designers at these locations are familiar with the manufacturing process and have experience installing signage themselves. While visiting these companies can give you an initial idea of the type of signage designs you may choose, it is recommended to also visit a few other signage manufacturers. By visiting other sign companies and seeing how they perform, it will allow you to compare pricing, service, and how your signage will look once it is installed. Once you have chosen which full-service sign manufacturer you want to go with, it is time to set up the contract.
Your contract should include a detailed list of the work to be done, who you will pay, how often the work will be completed, and the specifications of the work to be done. Some full-service sign company contracts will specify if the work must be completed in a certain format or style, if a sample survey of the business signs will be provided or if there is a minimum amount of square footage required. There are many different styles and types of business signs that can be used for advertising and for interior purposes. There are many effective signage styles that will both attract and hold customers’ attention.
Once the contract has been established and signed, you will be responsible for making payment arrangements with the signage fabrication company. It is very important that you keep good records of all money owing to you by your potential customers. This will help your potential customers to remember that you are serious about meeting their needs and providing them with quality signage that is effective, attractive, and eye-catching. Remember that the signage fabrication process can take several weeks and months to complete. Therefore, the sooner you establish good credit with the potential customers and arrange for payment arrangements, the sooner you can get on with the actual signage fabrication process.