Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Getting the Most From Your Local Sign Shop

local sign shopWhen it comes to working with your local sign shop to get the most out of advertising and marketing for your business, it’s important to know what you want and who you can trust to do a good job for you. It’s also important to ensure you are getting the best service and product with a high return on investment. Taking some time now to gather your thoughts and have a game plan in place for your business banners and signs and also determining what you want from your local sign shop will set you up for success.

Here are some helpful tips for getting the best results from your local sign shop:

  • Be clear on what you want when you walk into the local sign shop. Yes, we said “walk in.” Being present rather than using a phone call or email is always the best way to go for best results. While it is good to be open to suggestions, only you know what is going to be perfect for you. Take some time to figure it all out before hand. The more clearly you can communicate what you have in mind, the easier it will be for the sign shop to meet your needs. Some things to consider bringing to your first meeting:
    • Ideas put on paper to show a designer
    • Lists of colors you want
    • Font ideas
    • A short summary of what your goals are for your project
    • A short background of your business.
  • Get a consultation. Most places will offer a free consultation if you are considering having a large project done, so don’t be afraid to ask to set up a consultation. Also, feel free to go home and think about it some more if you still aren’t sure if the shop is right for you after the consultation.
  • Ask the right questions. Ask the shop if they have any specials on bundles, packaging, or large orders to help you save a little money or affordably add more signs to your order.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask to look at the shop’s past projects. Most sign shops will have a portfolio to show customers. This will help you to determine if their work lines up with what you need.
  • Get a brochure and list of prices of all the graphic design products they offer. Not only will you get an idea of what all they can do for you but you might also find some things you had not thought of that will compliment your original idea.
  • Be sure to be connected throughout the entire design process to make sure everyone knows what the expectations are. When it is time to review the work before printing, make sure all spelling, colors, logos, designs, sizes, and materials are what you had in mind.

In a nutshell, the bottom line for getting the most out your local sign shop is communication and establishing a good working relationship for all present and future projects. Call Green Light Graphics and Signs at 404-857-5790 to get a quote from your local sign shop.