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    Our responsive in-house custom sign shop is ready to help you with your custom signage needs!  We have an extensive stock of Engineering grade reflective, High Intensity Prismatic and Diamond grade reflective .063 aluminum sign blanks on hand, ready to be customized for you.  Our signs are made from the same materials and are the same grade as used by most municipalities, so you know they'll last. We can also c oat any of our signs with anti-graffiti film to minimize vandalism damage.  In addition to standard "cut vinyl" lettered signs, we have in-house full color digital print capabilities for replicating logos, seals or pictures for signs or decals.

     

    Some things to consider when designing a custom sign:

        

    • Where possible, use a standard sign in place of designing something special.  When planning a custom sign, keep it simple.  A cluttered sign can be difficult to read.   
    • Avoid the use ambiguous words like SLOW and CAUTION.
    • Separate different messages or thoughts with extra space, a line or by changing or reversing colors.  SLOW CHILDREN AT PLAY could be interpreted as meaning the neighborhood dim wits are out playing, instead of warning drivers to watch their speed as there are children near.  It's also a good case for avoiding the use of words like SLOW.
    • Match the color of the sign to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control standards (MUTCD).  Use Black on white or Red on white for signs that might carry legal implications, such as PRIVATE PROPERTY, RIGHT TO PASS and NO PARKING.  Black on yellow signs are  used to designate a warning; SPEED BUMPS AHEAD, BLIND DRIVEWAY and NO OUTLET are some examples.  Used for construction, black on orange signs are used to warn of  temporary hazards.  White on green, white on brown and to a lesser extent, white on blue signs are used to provide guidance to services or areas of interest.  The main use of white on blue signage is for American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.  Black on fluorescent lime signs are only to be used to identify school, pedestrian or bicycle hazards by MUTCD standards.
    • If a sign is going to carry legal implications, such as NO PARKING - PRIVATE PROPERTY, and you want the option to tow illegally parked vehicles, it will need to reference a California Vehicle Code (CVC), Penal Code (PC) or municipal code (MUNI. CODE or MC).  Please contact your local city, county, police or sheriff's department for the applicable code.  All wording on these signs should be a minimum of one inch in height.
    • Signs look much bigger sitting on a table in front of you than they do mounted up on a post.
    • We stock sign blanks in Engineering (EG), High Intensity Prismatic (HIP) and Diamond Grade (DG) reflective grades, and can special order almost any other grade of material needed.  EG panels are typically used for on site signage, where as HIP and DG are primarily used for highway signage.  HIP sheeting is brighter, longer lasting and more expensive than EG reflective material.  As the name implies, Diamond grade is the brightest and most costly option.