How To Order Custom Signs: Perfect Your Specs In Carrollton, TX

How to Order Custom Signs: Perfect Your Specs in Carrollton, TX

With so many different sign options to choose from, and your design only limited by your imagination, ordering custom signs can be daunting. But our team makes it easy to get great results with any custom order.

Read on to learn how we help our customers get started with their custom sign orders in Carrollton, TX, or call (972)-428-3200 to begin a personalized needs assessment with a member of our team.

Start Your Custom Sign Order: Complete A Personal Needs Assessment

When setting out to order a custom sign, one of the first things you’ll need to do is identify your personal sign goals.

It’s easy—just ask yourself: why am I ordering a custom sign? Perhaps you’re rebranding your business, or trying to get word out about a new product or sales promotion. Or maybe you’re just trying to make a loved one’s birthday or graduation extra-special. Whatever the reason, it’s important that you identify your sign goals ahead of time, because different signs (and designs) are best suited to different tasks, and there’s no point paying for specialty signs if their “specialty” doesn’t apply to you.

For example, if you’re ordering a custom sign to welcome a loved one home from a long business trip or deployment overseas, you won’t need a huge and cost-intensive billboard—you can get the same effect for a fraction of the price with a custom yard sign, banner, wrap or graphic.

On the other hand, if you’re trying to spread word around town about an exciting new sale, product, or menu item, you wouldn’t want a small indoor sign that’s only visible to in-store audiences—you’ll get much better results using a vehicle wrap, or a large, freestanding roadside sign.

Along with your sign goals, you should try to set a budget at this stage. With these two pieces of information in-hand, you’ll have a much easier time navigating our extensive sign catalog and finding the perfect fit, fast.

Of course, you don’t need to do this on your own. We begin every free consultation with a personal needs assessment, where we discuss your unique signage goals, set your budget, and learn more about your intended target audience. Based on this feedback, we will create a shortlist of recommendations, then help you understand the pros and cons of each sign style and different material.

To start your free custom sign consultation, call (972)-428-3200, or request a callback by filling out our quick contact form.

Bring Your Vision To Life: Choose A Design For Your Custom Sign

Whether you want to modify your existing brand materials, or create something entirely from scratch, our in-house design team will support you every step of the way, and we won’t stop working until you’re completely satisfied.

Whatever you choose, it’s generally a good idea to:

  • Keep it simple—Unless you’re ordering a detail-rich informational sign, the text on your sign should be readable within 5 seconds or less. Additionally, you should try to limit yourself to 2-3 graphical elements, as more than that can create a sense of “visual clutter” that is off-putting to readers.
  • Create a visual hierarchy—Readers should be able to identify the most important part of your message right away, with key points presented in unique colors, larger text, and authoritative positions (e.g. on the top or in the middle of your sign).
  • Crank up the contrast—The more contrast you can create between your sign’s message and substrate, the greater the visual impact it will have.

To learn some more design best practices, get in touch with our custom sign specialists.

Choose The Perfect Location For Your Custom Sign

Before you place your order, it’s a good idea to determine where your sign will be displayed, as this will dictate both the size and style of your sign. For example, if you’re displaying your sign at the roadside, intending to target passing drivers, it’ll need to be big in order to be read safely. Pylon signs, monument signs, and pole signs would be great picks, whereas vinyl graphics, poster signs, and small digital displays would be practically useless.

Location will also influence your color palette, since you’ll need to create contrast between your sign and the surrounding environment. For example, you would not want to place a ruddy red-colored sign right up against a brick wall, where the similar colors could “camouflage” your marketing message.

Once again, you don’t have to do this on your own—our sign team is here to support you. We offer site surveys as part of every consultation, and we can help you pick the perfect style, size, and design for your unique display conditions.

Order Custom Signs In Carrollton, TX: Start A Free Consultation

To get help starting your order, call (972)-428-3200 or request a callback using our quick-and-easy contact form.

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