- What type of sign should I get for my business?
Your sign choice will be determined by several factors. City zoning, viewing distance, commercial property requirements and restrictions, wall type and mounting surface, logo artwork, and budget are all factors to consider.
Options include acrylic backlit panels, channel letters, metal signs, plastic signs, banners, and window graphics, among others.
- What type of art files do you accept?
We prefer to have clean vector artwork for use in your sign or vehicle wrap. When saving a vector file, it is important to convert all the text and object strokes to outlines before saving the file.
If a vector file is not available or applicable as in the case with photographs, the higher the resolution the better. Do not expect a small photograph taken off a website to blow up 8 feet wide and still print clearly.
- What is the difference between vector and bitmap images and which is better?
Vector and bitmap images are the two major graphic types. Both types are made up of many individual objects, and both respond differently when enlarged and/or reduced to produce different sizes of images.
We can use both types of files, however we prefer vector files and we can change sizes easily without sacrificing quality using original vector formats.
Vector images can be output at the highest quality in any scale because they are made of points and curves rather than pixels or dots. Vector images are resolution independent. Common vector formats are eps, ai and pdf. These formats are available in most graphics programs.
A bitmap image (also called a raster image) is made of pixels (sometimes referred to as dots). The number of pixels in one square inch of an image is called the dpi (dots per inch) and is known as the resolution of the image (Example: 150 dpi means that the image has 150 dots per square inch within that image).
Quite simply, the larger number of dots you have in your image produces a higher quality of reproduction.
Bitmap images loose quality when the are re-sized from their original size and must be created with consideration for their output use. Bitmap images should be built at 150 dpi if they are built at the actual finished size. Common bitmap-based formats are jpeg, jpg, gif, tiff, png, pict and bmp.
Although vector image is the preferred format for submitting artwork, it is not as common for non- designers and bitmap images at the correct resolution can be substituted.
- How do I submit artwork / files?
You can email us your “print ready” or “cut ready” artwork, mail us a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD or USB flash drive or upload your file to our FTP servers.
Please be sure that artwork is sent “high resolution”. If you have questions concerning your artwork or need help uploading, feel free to contact us by phone or email.
- What do you advise on colors, fonts, and sign content?
The most important aspect of a sign should be that it can be read quickly. Usually, simpler is better. Clean, sans serif fonts that are a contrasting color from the background can be read from greater distances.
On storefront signs, a logo and tagline are all you need. For vehicle graphics, include a contact method – a phone number and/or website address.
- What is the expected lifespan of a sign?
The lifespan of a sign depends on several variables. The type of materials used, colors, and direction the sign faces all play a factor.
Typically, anything digitally printed will have a 3-5 year life expectancy, cut vinyl graphics 7-8 years, channel letters 10+ years, and some pigmented acrylic and metal dimensional letters actually have a lifetime guarantee.
- What can you apply vinyl graphics to?
There are a variety of vinyl films for various surfaces. Vinyl graphics can be applied to metal sign panels, backlit acrylic panels, windows, vehicles, cinder block and concrete walls, brick, floors, and painted drywall among others.
Vinyl will not adhere to some textured plastic trim on vehicles, silicone, rubber gaskets, or primer.
- What areas do you service?
We primarily cater to the Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Collinsville, and Owasso areas. However, we also do installations throughout northeastern Oklahoma, northwestern Arkansas, and occasionally in the Oklahoma City, Norman, and Stillwater regions.
- If we have a sign already, can you do the installation for us?
Yes, we do installation only for many types of signs and vinyl graphics. We can hang your electrical sign, apply window graphics, interior signs, wayfinding signage, or even full vehicle wraps.
- Can I get a free quote on a sign or vehicle wrap?
Yes, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 918-430-1102 to get your free estimate.
- How long does it take to get my sign?
Turnaround times vary depending on the size and type of sign you are needing as well as our current production and installation schedule. Channel letters typically take 3 to 4 weeks depending on your how your business property is zoned and if it requires a PUD board approval.
- How will I know if I’m going to like my sign or vehicle wrap?
Clients are never surprised with the final product because we provide a full color proof of what it will look like before anything goes to final production. In most cases, we will email the proof for your approval.
If a change is made, we will provide another proof to insure your satisfaction. In some cases, clients may be required to approve an actual physical test print prior to production.
- How long will you need my vehicle to wrap it?
For most partial vehicle wraps, we can complete it in one business days. Full wraps generally take anywhere from 2 to 4 business days depending on the size and complexity of the vehicle.
- What are your normal business hours?
We are open Monday through Thursday 8am to 4:30pm and Friday 8am to 3pm. We are closed weekends, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Under certain circumstances, we can extend hours or complete jobs over the weekend if needed.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.