How To Choose the Right Custom Sign Maker for Your Project

Whether you need a bold display for a tradeshow to capture attention or want to create a company-branded poster, choosing the right custom sign maker can make all the difference. Not sure where to start? Here are some great questions to ask before making a decision:

Ask To Take a Look at a Portfolio

Maybe you found a printer because of a verbal recommendation, or you’ve already seen some of their work. Either way, ask to see their portfolio to ensure they offer the exact type of design you are seeking.

Ask For a Quote

Once you’ve seen a printer’s portfolio, it’s important to know you can afford the custom sign maker you are interested in working with.

Confirm that you’ll receive a fully comprehensive quote, complete with design, labor, and any fees. A verbal quote may not include these and may come as a surprise later.

Ask How Long the Project Will Take To Complete

Chances are, you can’t wait three years for the perfect sign, and just like the price, you’ll want to ensure you check how long it will take your custom sign maker to make your sign before you begin. Asking this in advance will guarantee you have the sign by whatever deadline you are facing.

Check Who Handles the Design Work

When you work with a custom sign printer, they will often have a package that includes the design work to certify you get the best possible sign for your business. But, this isn’t always the case. So you’ll want to check in advance who will be designing your sign and whether or not this cost was included in the quote.

Here at Quality Printing, we have professional designers who can help you showcase your brand and captivate an audience.

Find Out What File Types They Accept

If you are to provide your own design work for the sign, or if your logo will be part of the sign, ask what files they work with beforehand. Otherwise, you may book the custom sign maker of your dreams only to find they can’t open the file you’ve sent.

Request Proofs

Before your desired design is produced into a sign, you will want to ensure that you get the exact sign you ordered. Always make sure you receive a proof in advance to take one final look before your signage goes into print. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Ask About the Sign’s Durability

Ask the printer how long can you expect the sign to last. For example, you may want to use tradeshow signage for several years before replacing it.

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