When deciding what type of material is right for your project, there are several things to consider:
1. Longevity and Durability:
How long will you need your sign to last?
I encourage all of our customers to handle the materials to better understand the variation in pricing and prostheses.
2. Visibility and Legibility:
The rule of thumb is that you need 2″ in letter height for every 50′ in distance from the viewer.
Contrasting colors that stand out from the surroundings should also be considered.
Additionally, simpler is usually better. Try to get to the point with as few words and colors as possible.
3. Image and Purpose:
Who do you want to attract with your sign?
Size, placement, material and design choices will reflect what product or service you intend to provide.
We pride ourselves in the ability to develop the right design to attract the right visitors.
Before ordering a sign or banner, it’s important to have a few things ready:
1. Proper measurements with an idea of mounting and placement.
Usually pricing is determined by the square footage (length X height) of specific materials.
It’s difficult to generate an accurate cost estimate without knowing the sizes.
For business and residential applications, local ordinances must be considered.
Whether it is single or double faced will also effect the mounting method along with overall cost.
2. Photos of the indented area of placement are useful in speeding up the design process.
With decent, straight-on photos and a measurement of an item in frame, we can scale up our work to appear actual size.
We will provide a “no surprises” rendering that will insure you get what you payed for.
3. An estimation of the length of time you need your investment to last.
Basically, the cheaper your sign is, the less outdoor usefulness it will provide.
Lightweight signs tend to deteriorate more rapidly in the elements.
We’re always happy to suggest the appropriate product to suit your needs.
4. Appropriate artwork.
Bigger is better for digital files.
Small files clipped from the web generally are not directly useful to any type of project.
In any case, we can convert, modify or reinterpret any sort of idea, sketch or photograph, into the item you are desiring.
If you do not have any artwork, we will be honored to work with you to develop the logo or layout that works the best.
We have flat fees for artwork generation that scales with the price of the project.
5. Monetary budget and time budget.
Here at Sign Blazer, we do our best to provide the best bang for your buck and as quickly as possible.
However, please give as much lead time for your project as possible, as production times will vary with the New York seasons.
Our work load in the warm months is heavy, which may translate into slightly higher prices.
Conversely, the date and longer lead time provided will translate into slightly lower prices.
IE: An order placed in January with a 2 week lead time would be 25% less expensive than an order placed in July, due the next day.