FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is your turnaround time?
9. What type of signage requires a permit?
2. What forms of payment do you accept?
10. What is the permit process?
3. How can signage from Signature Dezigns help my business?
11. Will I need a permit? If so,who handles the permits?
4. How do I submit artwork/files?
12. How long will my sign last?
5. What resolution is acceptable for artwork submitted?
13. Can I approve the signage before it is made?
6. What is DPI?
14. Will you install the signs?
7. What is the difference between vector and bitmap images and which is better?
15. What does it mean to be “Insured”?
8. Do I need a sign permit?

What is your turnaround time?

The turnaround time for your signage varies based on your specific need. We warehouse material in our facility which enables us to begin working on your custom made signs immediately. On average, signage is turned around in one week, however if you need more immediate attention we can provide you with RUSH SERVICE at an additional fee. Please note, electrical signs such as neon signs, lighted signs, backlit signs, and signage requiring permit(s) will require a longer turnaround.

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What forms of payment do you accept?

Signature Dezigns accepts Visa® and Mastercard® as well as cash, checks and money orders. If you are unsure about a specific form of payment, please call us at 407-910-1158.

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How can a sign from Signature Dezigns help my business?

Your professional image is one of the most important aspects of how customers and prospects identify you. Signage is the #1 indicator of how people identify you (most people make decisions based on the aesthetic of your corporate image). Signs are the most cost-efficient means of advertising and provide immediate-response direct marketing. Call today and let us build you a sign.

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How do I submit artwork/ files?

We work with most professional design applications including Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign, etc. You can upload files to our FTP Site, or if the file is too large you can mail a CD or DVD to the following address: 2593 Clark St. • Suite 101 • Apopka, FL 32703

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What resolution is acceptable for artwork submitted?

Resolution: This is the density of dots in a raster graphics or image. Usually displayed as ppi (pixels per inch). Clarity of a raster image is dependant on the resolution, the higher the resolution the better the image, typically. Monitors display images at 72 PPI, but to achieve high quality 300 PPI is needed for print. Once an image is changed to a lower PPI setting, increasing this number does not bring the quality back. Once reduced, image information is lost although tricks do exist in increasing quality from smaller images with varied results.

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What is DPI?

DPI is the standard of measurement for the resolution of images that describes the number of dots per inch (DPI) that are used to create an image. The higher the DPI, the higher the resolution which translates to better quality of your final product.

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What is the difference between vector and bitmap images and which is better?

Vector Graphics: Vector images (or graphics) are also called object oriented graphics. The art is constructed of points, lines, curves, shapes and are infinitely scalable with no loss of clarity. Vector graphics are made in programs such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. Due to the fact that they are scalable, they are the preferred file type when producing your images. Typically file types are as follows: .ai, .cdr, .eps, .fs. These files can contain both vector and raster images.

Raster Graphics: Images that are pixel based are called raster images, basically photos, pictures etc. Raster images have thousands of little dots of different colors to create an image. These images can be enlarged but will pixelate (become ragged, blurry, or distorted). Raster images are made in programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint. Typically file types are as follows: .tiff, .jpg, .bmp, .gif.

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Do I need a sign permit?

Yes. State and Federal regulations and laws require permits for all exterior signs. From state to state and city to city the regulations may, and most likely will vary.

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What type of signage require permits?

Sign regulations vary from city to city but for the most part all signs permanent signs and a gamut of temporary signs require permits.

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What is the permit process?

There is usually a planning and building department that will need to review and approve the plans submitted. The planning department will review first and decide if the zoning allows for a sign, if the sign will fit with the esthetics of the community. The planning department is sometimes called the zoning department or community development. The building department then reviews the plans for safety and code compliance. This includes engineering, energy efficiency (if illuminated as in neon signs), lighted signs, and backlit signs. If everything is found to be code compliant then the process is generally completed in 7-10 business days or less. Your sign will not begin fabrication until we receive approval from the local ordinance processing the request.

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Who handles the permits?

Getting a permit can be tedious and time-consuming. We have a team dedicated to handling this matter for you. Since this is a regulated industry we required to carry General Liability Insurance in order to complete work on your site. With some simple notarized documents, that we’ll provide you, we are able to file this paper work on your behalf. We also work with local installation contractors in your area and their licensing allows us to permit for any sign project you can image within the state of Florida.

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How long will my sign last?

We use materials suited to specific applications based on your needs. Every job is custom designed to meet your requirements which means we can make signage that will last as long as you need it to. In addition, we use only top quality materials that are guaranteed by the manufacturer for resilience and durability to offer you a stress-free solution.

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Can I approve the signage before it is made?

Absolutely. Before we begin production, we need confirmation of a digitally supplied proof with your approval of the artwork and/or content. Once you are satisfied and all necessary permits have been approved we begin manufacturing your signage.

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Will you install signs?

Signature Dezigns will install your signage. We handle all permitting and can install your new sign and/or make repairs to your existing signage. Sometimes the best solution is repairing an existing sign rather than creating a new one. If structurally sound it can be more cost-effective, not to mention quicker, than making a brand new sign from scratch. We can repair your sign whether we made it or someone else did. Call us today to see we can save your sign 407-910-1158.

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What does it mean to be “Insured”?

As with most professional industries, the sign industry is regulated and most municipalities require the proper insurance prior to working on a site. Just like a doctor or lawyer we are required to carry these insurances as a measure of good faith that we have your best interests at hand and that you will be covered in the off chance that something were to go wrong Many sign shops do not ever obtain the proper insurance and liability coverage(s). What does this mean to you? You shouldn’t hire a sign company that isn’t properly covered as it could result in some very bad consequences. What if they drop something on your car, a customer vehicle, or if someone is injured while on your property. Who will be left responsible? You can rest assured that at Signature Dezigns we pride ourselves in making responsible company decisions and policies that ultimately make your job easier and will give you a better nights sleep.

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