Below you will find answers to some of the most common questions that SignMedia Inc. is most frequently asked. Didn't see your question in the list? Contact us, we would be happy to answer it for you!
How much do signs cost?
How large can my exterior ground or wall signs be?
Considering that signs can vary so greatly in size, quantity, design and material make up, it is difficult to estimate an average price. With that said, our experienced sales staff is more than capable of working with you to determine exactly what your sign needs are and how best to work within your budget.
When is a sign permit required and how do I get one?
The size of your sign is dictated by several different variables. Most municipalities have regulations in place that determine the size of your sign. They may use the length of your storefront, suite or property front to determine the maximum square footage your sign will be allowed to occupy. Occasionally landlords, property managers and local historic or architectural review boards may have their own regulations regarding sign size, placement, and perhaps even color or design. The good news is you don’t have to worry about any of those things, SignMedia Inc. takes care of all of that for you. Our knowledgeable sales staff is very familiar with all of our local rules and regulations and will let you know early on how large your sign can be.
What type of signs does SignMedia Inc. manufacture?
Technically, most municipalities require a sign permit for any exterior sign that is visible from a public right-of-way. Permit requirements may vary greatly from municipality to municipality. Generally speaking though, sign permits are usually only required for signs larger than three square foot or so, depending on the locality. Once again, SignMedia Inc. will handle all of that for you, including researching rules and regulations, permit procurement and attending any historic or architectural review board meetings that may be required as well. Something to keep in mind, permits can take anywhere from one to three weeks to obtain. On rare occasions even longer, so be sure to allow plenty of time when planning for your sign purchase.
How long will it take to manufacture and install my sign?
SignMedia Inc. is a premium, full service sign manufacturer. Our well-equipped facility and highly trained workforce can handle virtually any sign project thrown at us. We’ve manufactured just about every type of interior and exterior sign you could imagine, including painting giant letters, 23 stories up on the side of the western hemisphere’s largest gantry crane. We are capable of supplying your building with ADA compliant room identification signs with raised lettering and type II braille. We also manufacture tenant directories, directional signs, electronic message centers and have large format printing, CNC, and engraving capabilities. Check out our gallery and the rest of our website to get a better idea of what we do. Between our sales associates and in-house designers, SignMedia Inc. will make sure that you get the exact sign type you’re looking for.
How will the look of my sign be determined?
There are many variables that determine how long it will take to have your sign manufactured and installed. The size of the sign, the quantity of signs, the complexity of the sign, availability of materials, permit procurement and workload may all affect the turn-around time of your sign. You could expect anywhere from one to ten days for basic commercial signs and graphics, up to four to six weeks for a large, internally lit architectural sign. Once again, it’s good idea to allow yourself plenty of time when planning to purchase your sign, especially if you are shooting for a grand opening or special event. Be assured that our qualified staff works very hard to produce premiums signage in a timely and professional manner.
Do I have to supply my own logo artwork or design?
The look of your sign is only limited by your imagination. Not an artist? Not to worry, SignMedia Inc. provides complete in-house design. Our sales associates and designers will work side by side with you to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for. Don’t have a logo yet? Our experienced designers will design one for you, and the great part is, there is no additional fee! It comes with the purchase of your sign. We’ll even give you your new logo in digital form so you can take it to your printer to get shirts, hats, mugs or letterhead printed.
What is UL and why is it important?
If you do have your logo artwork in an electronic form, it can speed up design time. If you are supplying your own artwork, we can use many file types but .AI .PDF or .CDR are preferred for vector – for digital printing high resolution .JPG, .BMP or .EPS are preferred.
Is SignMedia Inc. a UL certified manufacturer?
UL provides safety-related certification, validation, testing, inspection, auditing, advising and training services to a wide range of clients, including manufacturers, retailers, policymakers, regulators, service companies, and consumers. UL also provides industry-wide standards that ensure that any electrical sign we manufacturer is as safe and mechanically sound as possible, which is very important considering you may need an electrical sign installed on your building.
What other services does SignMedia Inc. offer?
Yes! UL certified sign manufacturers are required to have at least one representative of their company complete and pass the UL48 sign program. SignMedia Inc. has not one but three certified representatives. As important as this is, it’s surprising to learn that there are companies out there that are not UL certified. Buyer beware, most municipalities require that your electric sign meet UL standards. Make sure your sign manufacturer is.
Where is SignMedia Inc. located?
In addition to designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing signage – SignMedia also offers free estimates, site surveys, sign consultation and project management services for out-of-state sign companies. We work with many national sign manufacturers from across the country, assisting them with projects they service in our area.