You have spent countless hours building the perfect space and now you need wayfinding, ADA and general interior signage…where do you turn? Knowing what to look for in a sign company will help ensure that you make the right choice for you and your space. Here are 5 tips to help make it easy for you and give you an idea of what to look for.
First and foremost, the sign company you choose should have experience with projects similar to your own and be able to provide you with examples of work they have completed in your industry. Do they have experience with budgets in your range, projects your size, projects in your industry, multi-site locations, do they have references, etc.?
Your signage should enhance your brand and/or market your product(s) or service(s). Think of your signage as the finishing touches for your master piece, the piece de resistance that makes the space special. As such, you want to choose a sign company that has experience with branding and marketing, and will be able to complete your vision while delivering your message.
You have spent countless hours ensuring your space is one of a kind and incorporates the latest technology and design trends, the last thing you want is your interior signage to be «off the shelf». Your interior signage company should be innovative in it is own right; with a design team that can and does incorporate elements that make your signage stand out, uses new production techniques and integrates unique materials into their finished product.
Does your interior sign company house all of the services they offer under one roof, or do they outsource some of what they do? In order to ensure the continuity of your project, you want to find a company that handles all aspects of your interior signage needs internally (design, production and when needed installation).
The Little Things
You can tell a lot about a sign company by the way they package their signs. Do they take pride in their work and thus care in the way they ship their signs to you? Pay attention to the little things, it is indicative of the attention to detail that the sign company will have for your signs. Read more.
BONUS – Customer Service
Does the sign company you are considering have a dedicated customer service team? How easy is it for you to get in touch with them or your sales rep? Will they be there after the signs are installed? Look for a company that you can build a lasting relationship with and that will stand behind their work. A dedicated customer service team will save you time and money in the future when you eventually have to replace a damaged, broken or out-of-date sign.
Keeping these points in mind when looking for an interior sign company will make it easy for you to finish off your space in a way that enhance its usability and design, while building a lasting relationship with a valuable part of your facility is team.