Steve Akers, the owner of SignMakers Ohio, grew up in the Akers sign making family, working most recently for his parents, Sue and Dick Akers, at Sign Pro (also known a Sign Makers LLC), over the span of two decades, at the now closed location at 2700 Fulton Dr. NW, only one mile from the new location at 2417 Cleveland Ave NW Canton Ohio.
Sue and Dick Akers who started Akers Signs in 1973 retired in 2018 and no longer have a company. Sign Makers Ohio (Stephen Akers their youngest son) purchased their equipment: CNC router, modern vinyl sign making printers, laminator, and vinyl cutters because Steve wanted to carry on the family tradition of sign making
The building at 2417 Cleveland Ave NW has historical significance in the sign making community. Sue and Dick operated Akers Signs there for decades before their oldest son, Rick Akers, took over ownership of Akers Signs, which is currently specializing in high end LED message centers and custom electrical signage statewide. Go to www.akerssigns.com if you are interested in lighted signs, letters and led message centers.
Steve has a loyalty to Canton, Ohio and especially downtown Canton where he is often seen at Arts in Stark businesses.
Canton has alot to offer, check out www.downtowncanton.com
We offer too many products to list, as we are a custom sign company. Please call or contact us online to begin a discussion about what product will best suit your wants and needs. Some of our products include, but are not limited to: vehicle graphics, banners, dimensional letters, aluminum, pvc signs and vinyl printing for interior and exterior graphics.
We partner with many wholesale suppliers to provide thousands of products not listed such as www.geminisignproducts.com for dimensional letters, https://www.theexhibitorshandbook.com/view-product-catalog-pdf for display products, retractable banner stands and outdoor flags, https://www.vistasystem.com for interior wayfinding and http://www.arrissigns.com for interior wayfinding. www.shutterstock.com for photos and clipart. https://viewer.zoomcats.com/gill-line-signmakers-ohio-catalog .
Many more partners.
3 Tiered Pricing Structure for Businesses of all Sizes
We can create signs and graphics that fall into these categories: ECONOMY, BASIC PLUS AND DELUXE.
The ECONOMY sign is the perfect solution for temporary signs, such as event yard signs and even way-finding signs, where overall appeal is not a priority. The economy version might have a single color background and one color of basic lettering on a full sheet of material. Normally lower cost materials are used.
BASIC PLUS SIGN
A basic PLUS version might include extra colors and possibly cutting the panel into a custom shape.
Up to 25 Words
Simple Effects and/or Clip-Art
The basic plus sign conveys your message in both an appealing and successful manner, while still maintaining your company’s brand attributes. The basic plus sign is the perfect solution for event banners, window lettering, menu boards and vehicle magnets.
The deluxe version would also include additional 3-D options like cutout letters for the main topic and/or a raised panel. We consider our carved
signs, monument signs, displays, and vehicle graphics to be catagorized as Deluxe Sign types.
Better materials to choose from
We offer plain, fancy or unusual sign design. See our gallery of photos. Some photos inserted by Dick Akers are from work performed when Dick and Sue Akers managed Akers Signs, Signpro and Signmakers , llc
Design is very important to the overall success of the sign. The more you can bring to the design table the better the results. Budget, Logos, colors, sizes, material choices, fonts, installation, zoning sign permits, etc are elements of the design we can walk you through.
We do not have a full time office person to take messages which means our production staff can assist you. To manage your expectations please call or email us if planning to visit office as our open hours are irregular. If you email your request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org we can help you with expectations, questions, pricing, etc.
2417 CLEVELAND AVE. NW CANTON, OHIO 44709
Please Call 330-455-0909 and discuss your sign needs with Steve Akers. Please note we do custom sign work and do not stock pre made signs. We typically only work with businesses.
aluminum tire cover with digital print
We made 15 signs for Perry Township and installed them at township borders. Signs carved from King Color Core with digital Perry logo insert made from a high pressure laminate. King Color Core is a maintenance free product. the colors are extruded in a top layer, color core and bottom layer. We rout through the top layer into the core color. it is made of high density polyethylene.
Kustard Korner sign we did 10 years ago finally needed replaced. Photo taken during install. Located on Fulton Drive next to SignMakers llc previous location
One of 4 entry signs made from maintenance free King Color Core carved on our cnc router
2x8ft carved high density urethane (signfoam4) sign