Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I have a sign?

Signs are the most affordable communication mediums to advertise any business. Good signage is one of the most effective and least expensive tools to increase a business’ opportunity for success. Often times, especially in retail, it is the difference between success or failure because it is the first impression customers will encounter. A good sign enables you to promote your business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. At Signs ID, we like to say that a business with no sign is a sign of no business.

Do I have to go to a franchise sign company for quality signs?

Yes, because franchise companies such as Sign-A-Rama or Fast Signs, adhere to standardized quality of materials and protocols. No, because you will be paying for unnecessary costs such as high rent, franchise loyalty fees and other extra costs when you could just be paying for what you ordered with the same quality here at SignID.

Should I go to my local sign company?

Yes, because it’s convenient for simple and/or instant projects such as banners, posters, A-frames, decals and small printing products. No, because they may not be capable of fabricating highly customized, large, and complex signs and may have limited services. We are a one-stop-shop with expertise in catering to complex jobs and offer services from design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance.

What is the most effective sign for my business?

The best sign for your business is one that will attract the most clients and portray the message you desire effectively. Your sign must be visible and legible for people who are driving and walking past your business. The most effective signage systems will practice Progressive Disclosure; refrain from crowding a single sign with too much information that will overwhelm viewers. Effective signs will remind your existing clients of your products and services, and inform your new clients about your business.

What does "full service sign company" mean?

Full service sign companies offer complete assistance from concept to completion.

Guiding Questions
for Purchasing a Sign

Are you directing, informing, or selling?

Display Period & Conditions
Permanent or temporary?
Indoor or outdoor?

How will colours affect moods, tones, images?
What message do you want to portray?
What is the viewing distance?
Who is your target market?

Where will the sign be displayed?
How should it be attached?
Are landlord and municipal permits needed?
Do you need to locate underground infrastructure before digging?

What does "custom" mean?

Clients will get to be involved in every step of the creation process from consultation, design, budget, and completion.

What kind of deposit do you require?

We require a 50% deposit on all orders.

Do I need an illuminated sign?

It depends on your business type, location and other factors. An illuminated sign gives your business exposure 24 hours a day.

What file types work best if I send you an electronic files?

Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop with outlined fonts are preferred.

Can you produce a sign from a digital photograph?

Absolutely. The higher the resolution and size of your photograph the better your digital image will turn out. Make sure that your resolution is at 300 dpi/ppi for optimal results.

Can you colour-match my sign and my printing needs?

Yes, we can match colours according to your needs and provide necessary proofs.

Do I need a permit for my sign?

It will depend of what type of sign you have. We can assist you to find out and help attain the permit before the sign is installed if necessary.

How long will it take to put the graphic on my vehicle?

Most vehicles can be lettered in one business day.

Do you deliver signs?

Yes, we can deliver signs.

What is the largest sign I could order from you?

There are no signs too small or too large for us!

How do I know what media to use for the intended application?

Our friendly staff will guide you on what proper media types are available to produce the desired final product.

What type of turn around time do you offer?

The average production time frame is between 5-7 business days upon layout approval. However, if you have a rush-job, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.