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This comprehensive page will help with your questions related to signs, vinyl, graphics and artwork.
If you can’t find an answer to your question, please contact me by email or phone.
Do you do gold leaf?
I can gild glass, signs, letters and vehicles with gold leaf and metal leaf. Visit here to learn more.
How long have you been signwriting?
Since I was a boy. My father is a signwriter and coachpainter, so I grew up painting and lettering signs and vehicles with him. Read about us here.
How much does signwriting cost?
There’s no set price for signwriting. Costs depend on your project specifications. Contact me for a quote.
What types of signs do you provide?
I design, manufacture, supply and install most types of signs. If I’m unable to provide your sign, I’ll try to refer you to someone who can. Get in touch to find out more.
How much does a sign cost?
Every sign I make or supply is made to order. Costs are determined by artwork design or set-up (if necessary), labour, materials, carriage, and quantity. Contact me for a quote.
Do you install signs?
Yes. I have the ability to install some types of signs and work with contractors to install larger signs and systems.
I can also advise how you can install your sign – just ask.
Always contact a qualified electrician for electrical signage. I don’t have the ability to wire electrical signs.
How long does a sign last?
Unless specified as a temporary sign, I make signs with materials that withstand typical exterior conditions. Visit here to learn more about exterior signs longevity.
How do I order a sign?
Visit the products guide. Choose your product. Contact me by phone or e-mail for advice and we can discuss the next stage.
How long will it take to make my sign?
Lead times vary and depend on my current workload, your approval of your artwork, the complexity of your project, materials availability, materials delivery, paint curing times (for painted signs), and weather conditions if your sign is exterior or requires installation. Contact me for more details.
Do you design signs?
Yes. Visit here to see design projects.
Can you provide drawings for my sign?
Yes. I can provide scaled drawings, materials specifications and samples. Contact me to discuss your project.
What colours of vinyl are there?
A comprehensive range of manufactured coloured vinyl is available from many vinyl distributors. Colours not manufactured in vinyl can be printed as close as practically possible to your colour reference.
How do I remove vinyl graphics?
Read this guide and learn how to remove vinyl graphics.
How long do vinyl graphics last?
Adhesive vinyl’s durability ranges from short-term (< one year) up to ten years (manufacturers’ warranty). Learn more about vinyl graphics here.
What is artwork setup?
Artwork setup and file proofing are necessary stages to produce your sign or graphics. It can involve editing your supplied artwork and preparing it before the production of your sign or graphics.
How much is artwork setup?
Artwork setup charges depend on the time I spend preparing your artwork for reproduction. You can avoid or lessen the artwork setup charge by following the instructions in the artwork setup guide.
How do I provide artwork files for my signs and graphics?
My artwork is of poor quality. What will you do?
I’ll replicate your artwork as close as practically possible or we can determine an alternative artwork solution.
Which colour references do you need to match colours?
Please provide CMYK, Pantone, British Standard, NCS or RAL colour references.
Do not provide RGB or HEX colour references.
Do you do vehicle wraps?
Generally, no. I occasionally partially wrap vehicles and will refer you to a company that can wrap your entire vehicle.
Will vinyl graphics mark my vehicle when they’re removed?
Due care and attention are essential when removing vinyl graphics from coated surfaces. Especially when using a heat tool and chemicals to remove the vinyl adhesive.
Your vehicle’s coating must be bonded adequately to the vehicle panel(s) to minimise the risk of vinyl removing the coating.
A ghost image/silhouette is often left on surfaces following the removal of long term, exterior vinyl graphics. Generally, the ghost image/silhouette can be removed by rejuvenating the surface with car polish.
The ghost image/silhouette is minimised by regularly maintaining the coated surface of your vehicle.
How long have you been making signs?
I’ve been around signmaking all of my life, as my dad is a signwriter and coachpainter. I started my career in signmaking officially at age fifteen following high school. You can learn more about us here.
What qualifications do you have?
I studied graphic design and communication at Dundee college in the late nineties/early noughties. I gained an HND.
Do you provide samples?
Yes. I can source materials and make samples for your project. Contact me to discuss.
Can I visit you?
Of course. Get in touch to arrange a meeting.
Are there environmentally friendly signmaking options?
Yes. But not nearly enough.
The sign and display sector is gradually providing more eco-friendly products. Contact me for more information.
Which types of payment do you accept?
You can pay me by cash or bank transfer.