Frequently Asked Questions
What is a sign and why is it important for my business?
Signs are any visual communication. Any material with letters, numbers, symbols or graphics on them whose purpose is to mass communicate, is a sign. Signs can be made of metal, paper, plastic, vinyl, stone, foam, PVC, and almost any other material you can imagine.
You’ve invested in the perfect location, now you need to maximize that investment. Signage is the most effective vehicle for communication because it provides 24/7 permanent advertising. Whether it is branding, image, directions, instruction, promotion, or marketing, signs provide a great return on investment. As we like to say, “A business without a sign is a sign of no business!”
What is the best format for artwork that I may have to submit?
We must have your camera ready artwork in vector or line format in order to scale and reproduce it. Files ending in .ai, .psd, .fs or .eps are good. Files such as .jpg, .tif, .bmp, or .pdf are acceptable, but are not vector files. Colors should be specified as PMS or Pantone. If you are not sure, just give us a call.
Artwork can be submitted via thumb drive, Dropbox, CD/DVD or emailed to [email protected].
You can also upload information and artwork through our contact form here: Request a Quote
What if I do not have my artwork in a vector file?
Don’t worry – we can vectorize almost any artwork, even if we have to re-draw it. This just becomes a matter of time and money. Contact us for more information.
What is a “proof”?
A proof is a way of ensuring that we have created your vision accurately and that everything is positioned according to your requirements. Typically, we will produce a proof which will be sent to you online or printed on paper, which can be viewed at our office or delivered to you in person. We do not start on your project until you have approved and signed the proof.
How do I compare prices?
This is the tricky part of any custom manufacturing business. The most important thing is to be sure you are comparing apples to apples. There are a wide range of materials that may look similar on the surface, but overtime some will perform and hold up to the elements much better than others. Some sign companies may give you an initial estimate, but there may be add-on costs during the project. At Resource 4 Signs, we will work with you to create the best sign for your needs and budget. We will advise you on the different options for materials up-front. We will give you a final price before you order, and that price will not change (unless the order changes). This way you will know what you are getting and how much it will cost before the project begins.
How long will it take to get my sign?
As all signs are custom made, it is difficult to provide a standard turn-around time. Artwork, permits, location and production schedule can all have a significant time impact on any project. However, we are aware of our customers’ project timelines and we promise to be diligent and respectful of your time requirements. It is our goal to never miss a deadline.
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