Sign materials vary by location and may include acrylic, aluminum, banner, corrugated plastic, fabric, PVC, magnetic, vinyl and wood. <a href="/products/gallery/">Click here to browse our gallery. You can use our search filters to browse examples from any sign material</a>.
What fonts can be used?
It’s important to choose a font that is legible and reflects your brand. The font or typeface refers to the letters or characters that make up the copy on the sign. Fonts are categorised by Serif, San Serif, Script and Specialty. Remember that some fonts are difficult to read. We can help you consider factors such as visibility, readability, noticeability and legibility when choosing the font for your sign.
Can you maintain our business identity through signage?
We understand how to help your business establish business identity and maintain brand integrity through signage. Our consultants recommend the right signs and visual graphics for your project. Whether you need to extend your brand to your building or need to create an experience using interior décor, we can help your business with visual communications.
What will the finished product look like?
Many sign companies only provide products. We provide so much more. To see what the finished product may look like, you can view <a href="/products/">product solutions</a> for examples of signs and graphics, interior décor, exhibits and displays, promotional products, printed materials, point of purchase, digital signage and mobile marketing such as SMS text and mobile websites.
Can I use copyrighted images in my signage?
Yes, but only with permission from the owner. If you are not an authorised agent of the images, then a release from the copyright owner is necessary.
How long does it take to make a sign?
The length of time it takes to make a sign can vary depending in the materials, usage and complexity. Our consultants strive to meet your expectations on deadlines and turnaround time. While some projects may be ready in 24 hours, other projects make take longer to complete.
How do you ensure quality with your products?
When it comes to ensuring the quality of products, our consultants create a plan to deliver products according to your specific requirements. We examine the environment that the sign will be located in and determine the best match of products. Our visual consultants continuously monitor and verify project quality throughout the design and production process.
What kind of maintenance will my sign require?
Depending on the materials, signs may need to be cleaned over time, especially outdoor signage. Our consultants can make specific recommendations for maintenance based on your sign. It’s important to avoid damage from harsh cleaners. Use only a soap and water mixture and avoid any cleaning product that contains ammonia.
How long will my sign last?
The expected lifetime of a sign depends on whether you place the sign or graphic indoor or outdoor. We use sign materials for short-term applications and also provide materials for long-term projects. Whether your sign needs to withstand the elements in an outdoor setting or needs to be located indoor, our consultants will work with you to determine the best solution for your needs.
What other services do you provide?
Our consultants help solve visual identity challenges and communicate brand stories and messaging using a mix of visual communications products and services including digital signs, trade show and event signs and graphics, vehicle and floor graphics, point of sale signs, labels and decals, building and interior décor signs, printing, promotional products and wearables. We provide cutting-edge services that extend beyond traditional printing including QR codes. Whatever your visual communications needs, FASTSIGNS can help. <a href="/locations/">Find a centre near you.</a>
Can you print a photo on canvas?
<p>Yes, FASTSIGNS can print a photo on canvas. A canvas print is one that has an image printed directly onto the smooth or textured canvas. It is often stretched around a frame (called gallery wrapped) and hung on a wall in a hall, conference room or office. <a href="/products/interior-decor-signs/prints-fine-art/">Canvas photo prints</a> are lightweight and versatile.</p><p>We can also print photos on vinyl, paper, glass, plastic, wood, aluminum and other materials. Material selection is based on how and where you plan to use the photo print, the desired end usage size (to understand how big the printer needs to be and the final product weight if you want to hang it on a wall or move it around), the quality of your photo image (a low resolution photo will look fuzzy the bigger the image it gets), etc.</p><p>FASTSIGNS can help; <a href="/locations/">contact us today</a>.</p>
Which factors determine your pricing?
<p>There are many factors that determine the price of a sign or visual graphic. Here are few:</p>1. What are you trying to accomplish with your sign?<br />2. Determining the right type(s) of signs for you is step one.<br />3. Do you have artwork or do we need to create it?<br />4. How complicated is the sign design?<br />5. Can the artwork just be printed, or are we building something more complex?<br />6. Does the sign require a permit, and if so, will you acquire it or will we?<br />7. How long does the sign need to last? A temporary sign could be made with vinyl or plastic, however a permanent sign would likely be made of acrylic, metal or wood, which are more expensive materials. Find more information surrounding our <a href="/products/material/">various sign materials here</a>.<br />8. How big is the sign? More material, more expense.<br />9. Where and how will the sign need to be installed? How many people will it take to transport the sign, install and secure it? Will equipment need to be rented to install it?<br />10. Do you need multiples of this sign or other signs as part of this project?<br /> <p>Call us; we’ll ask you more questions to help us understand your need - and to be able to get you a price.</p>
How quick is your turnaround?
<p>Our turnaround is fast, but fast means different things to different people. How quickly we can get you what you need depends on the type of signs you need, the number of signs needed, if you have approved artwork ready to use and how fast you can approve proofs, if we have the materials in the centre or have to order them, if the signs need permits to be installed, if the installation site has the structures we need to hang or affix something, etc.</p><p>Tell us about your specific needs and we’ll create a timeline for you...quickly.</p>
Is FASTSIGNS a General Contractor?
No, FASTSIGNS is not a General Contractor, but we work with contractors and others in the construction industry to design, fabricate, permit, install and ship signs and visual graphics for all types of buildings. We can provide site signs, wayfinding signs, digital signs, safety signs, DDA signs, interior décor signs, monolith signs, building signs and more. View our full list of <a href="/products/">sign products</a>.