“A business with no sign, is a sign of no business”
Types Of Business Signs
There are many different types and applications for custom business signs. As each business is unique the requirements for signage in each business are also unique.
When people first start thinking about signs, they typically recall the electrical signs they see on buildings – these can be provided by a sign company. But a full-service sign company can provide a lot more. Basically, any large object with words or images printed on them is a form of sign. These include lettering on doors, window graphics, wall graphics, wayfinding signs, ADA/AODA signs, etched glass film, vehicle wraps, and much, much more.
Sign – Lead Times
Since custom business signs are, well, custom, the length of time it takes to make them also varies. The time it takes to produce a sign, once a design has been approved can easily be established since all the variables have been identified.
The time it takes to get design approval will depend on how many people are involved in the approval process.
For exterior signs, permits are often required. Different by-laws have different requirements, so for planning purposes add approximately 4 weeks for the permitting task. (It is better to plan on slightly longer than it should take to eliminate the risk of a grand opening without the exterior signs.)
To help you plan your opening, we’ve created a handy checklist to help you identify the business signs you need and the time it required to produce and install them.
Can I Get Any Colour I Want?
The short answer is yes, with the caveat that you pick a colour within the gamut of the printer. Colour management is a complicated and large subject. See Colour Management for more details.
A couple of quick facts:
- The human eye can see about 32 million colours.
- A good capture device, like a camera, can capture about 16 million colours. These are saved in an RGB colour workspace.
- Another capture device may also capture 16 million colours – but not all the same colours – it depends on the colour workspace they are designed to work in.
- Digital printers work in the CMYK colour workspace. Which means their gamut is different again.
- A CMYK gamut usually fits inside an RGB gamut.
What this means in controlling colour in all the different print methods should be reviewed before selecting a key brand colour. Once you are sure your colours are within the smallest gamut to be used for printing you can reasonably assume, they will be displayed properly across all media.
Note: The white point of a media will affect how colours are displayed.
What Will Be The Impact On Your Signs?
Colours can make a big difference in how customers perceive your brand. They have a direct impact on the psychology of the viewer and each colour has a different impact on how the message is been viewed. While designing custom signs for your business, you can choose the brand’s colour as primary and include other colours as secondary that can communicate the message effectively.
This can bring more traffic through the doors as the signs will get the attention of those who were not aware of the business. If you are looking to target high traffic areas, then including red or yellow colours to your signs will be a smart choice. On the other hand, if you are looking to reflect calmness, then your signs should have blue colour in the background. Better usage of colours can bring more return on your investment.
Finding The Right Custom Business Signs
As mentioned, there are many different uses of business signs, depending on the information you want to get across as well as the industry you are in. Ideally, your business signage should communicate your brand, your personality as well as important information, making it easier for customers to choose your products or services.
When people think about commercial signs, they often only recall the signs they see on Toronto area buildings. While exterior business signs are very important, a full-service sign company, like SSK Signs, can work with you to provide a much more in-depth signage strategy designed to deliver results.
Here’s a list of just some of the exterior and interior business signs we provide:
• Vinyl lettering
• Window graphics
• Wayfinding signs
• ADA/AODA signs
• Etched glass
• Storefront signs
• Channel letters
• Neon signs
• Wall murals
• Lobby signs
Corporate Signs – Getting Started
Designed to suit your specific needs, the cost of business signs will vary, as will the length of time it takes to make them. If you’re looking for an experienced Mississauga sign maker to design, manufacture and install signage, all while ensuring your project stays on time and on budget, SSK Signs can help. Our experienced team will listen to your needs and work with you to come up with a solutions-focused plan tailored to meet your expectations.
In addition to design and manufacturing knowledge, be sure to also look for a Toronto sign provider that understands local permits and by-laws. Experience in this area will ensure that your project goes smoothly and that you end up with signage that meets the requirements for your specific location.
Business Signs That Get Noticed
Don’t just search “business signs near me” and hope for the best! Mississauga and GTA area businesses should know that SSK Signs is ready to work with you to create exceptional signage. Not only can we help you determine the right type of signage for your needs, but we’ll also work with you on colour management to ensure your brand is properly represented and looks professional.
Working with a business sign manufacturer in Toronto that produces high-quality professional signage can help you drive more traffic through the doors and grab the attention of a wider audience. Trust SSK Signs to deliver the effective signage you need to help your business stand out.
Commercial Sign Companies “Near Me” That Produce Interior and Exterior Signage
Whether you need to refresh your signage, are a new company looking for support, or simply want to add a sign or two, SSK Signs is here to help. It’s so important to choose a sign company in Mississauga that can support all your needs so that you have a cohesive and comprehensive end result. The last thing you want is for your business signs to feel disjointed, creating an unprofessional and disorganized image for your business.
Business signs that get noticed are no accident! At SSK Signs, we can work with you to create every type of business signage you need and expertly bring your ideas to life. If you want your signs to be an effective part of your marketing strategy, choose SSK Signs for all your business signage needs.