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PRODUCTS WE OFFER
ROUTED CARVED SIGNS
If you search in our two photo galleries below you will see many types of routed signs we have done. We have some maintenance free products that we use for the Stark Parks signage. We also use signfoam for painted carved signage.
We offer many types and styles of dimensional letters made from acrylic, aluminum, foam with aluminum face and wood.
These are used for lobby displays and for identification on the exterior of your building.
* ADHESIVE: ( USED FOR VEHICLE GRAPHICS, RIGID SIGNS, FLOORS, WALLS, DISPLAYS, ETC) THE ADHESIVE PRODUCTS ARE DIGITALLY PRINTED OFFERING THE ABILITY TO PRINT PHOTOS, CLIP ART, LOGOS AND ANYTHING THAT CAN BE DESIGNED ON A COMPUTER
ADHESIVE PRODUCTS SHOWN BELOW
3M IJ180 VEHICLE WRAP VINYL ( THE PRODUCT WE USE THE MOST BECAUSE IT IS DURABLE, EASIER TO REMOVE FROM VEHICLES, ETC) We use this adhesive vinyl for all types of rigid signs that require uv resistance and durability.
3M IJ180-10C is a cast 2 mil 8 year white film that is opaque with pressure activated adhesive that allows sliding of graphics to the correct position before applying.
AVAILABLE WITH GLOSS OR MATTE CLEAR OVER LAMINATE FOR DURABILITY AND UV RESISTANCE
3M IJ35 VINYL ( LOWER COST VINYL VEHICLE GRAPHICS AND RIGID SIGNS)
3M IJ35 is a matte calendered 3.2 mil 5 year white film with a grey opaque permanent adhesive with comply/air-egress for bubble free installation. AVAILABLE WITH GLOSS OR MATTE CLEAR OVER LAMINATE FOR DURABILITY AND UV RESISTANCE
7 year cast premium 6mil reflective vinyl with a CAST GLOSS LAMINATE.
Commercial signs, fleet and vehicle applications.
REPOSITION-ABLE WALL GRAPHICS
Photo Tex is a adhesive back 95% opaque fabric that sticks to any non-porous surface and anyone can install.
Textured wall is a 3.5 mil satin white film with an aggressive pressure sensitive adhesive that is designed for hard to stick surfaces and low energy surfaces such as brick, concrete and stucco walls.
Floor graphics is an 3 mil opaque calendered film with a 5 mil floor graphic laminate that is UL -410 approved for slip resistance.
DRY ERASE GRAPHICS
2 mil dry erase clear film laminate.
Clean removing, repositionable adhesive.
* VEHICLE GRAPHIC PRICING:
Just email a photo of your vehicle with model, year and what you would like us to make for you. Include any logos you have and the measurement of the wheel base ( from center of front wheel to center of rear wheel) of your vehicle. We can also do onsite survey to gather info. We need photos of all sides to see door and window configurations. We have access to vehicle outlines for thousands of vehicles that can give us detailed sizing information to guide us in making the design accurately. We will have a email conversation to dial it all in.
* RIGID SIGNS THAT USE A FLATBED PRINTER TO PRINT DIRECTLY ON TO THE SURFACES OF (ALUMINUM, PVC, ACRYLIC, FOAMCORE . FLATBED PRINTING IS MORE ECONOMICAL THAN OTHER METHODS BUT DOES NOT HAVE A PROTECTIVE LAMINATE. IT SCRATCHES EASIER AND IS NOT AS UV RESISTANT. IF YOU NEED MORE DURABLE SIGNAGE FOR EXTERIOR USE WE WOULD RECOMMEND A ADHESIVE PRODUCT ABOVE APPLIED TO A RIGID SURFACE.
ALUMINUM (3MM )
Aluminum is a composite panel with a high density polyethylene core with a heavier aluminum on the surface.
PVC (3MM AND 6MM)
PVC is a lightweight and durable premium PVC sheet with a consistent smooth surface that can be use for tradeshow exhibits and other longer term displays
3/16" White foam with paper laminate on both sides. Recommended for indoor use only.
CLEAR .25" ACRYLIC
Our clear acrylic can be directly printed on the front or back, and is perfect for creating signage with a high-end look.
4 mil Corrugated plastic serves as a light-weight, economic alternative to aluminum signs.
Coroplast signs are the ones you typically see in yards identifying or advertising a product or business. they are typically 18x24 and use wire stakes. They are a economical way to buy signs for short term use. The minimum quantity is ten for 18x24 signs as they are printed directly on a full 4x8 sheet with a flatbed printer. We can make them any size up to 4x8 ft.
* PLOTTER (KNIFE) CUT VINYL :
Just email what you have in mind for plotter cut vinyl. Include any logos you have, how many, sizes, colors, etc . We use many grades of vinyls depending on the application. We can make a recommendation on materials that the vinyl goes on. PLOTTER CUT VINYL IS A GOOD CHOICE FOR SIMPLE SIGNS WITH FEW COLORS.
Static Cling is a 7.5 mil static vinyl for temporary applications. Available in clear or white that can be applied to the interior or exterior of the glass.
Window Perforated film is a 6 mil calendered black/white flexible vinyl that has a 65\35 perforation with a pressure sensitive clear adhesive.
Double or Single Sided. Graphics on both sides of the window.
Easy application air egress low tac adhesive
* VINYL BANNERS:
Vinyl is available in two different weights 13oz and 18oz.
13oz is single sided material comes in a matte finish.
18oz is double sided or single sided matte material with a block out liner works great for Pole banners.
Just email us the size, one side or two sides, quantity, etc Include any logos or art you have. They can be made with hems on all four sides. Webbing can be sewn into the hems for strength. Grommets can be placed in the corners or every 24''. We can make them with pole pockets top and bottom. We can also sew rope into the hems top and bottom. . These banners are digitally printed and full color. We can print clip art, logos and photos on the banners.
The other types of banners we can offer:
Soft knit fabric is a lightweight, versatile stretch fabric engineered especially for the exhibit graphics market. This is 100% knitted polyester fabric and is wrinkle-resistant with a matte finish.
Canvas is a 11.5oz, extremely strong and flexible substrate used for high-end indoor signs
Mesh is 9oz. coated polyester scrim, mesh banner material that allows 35% air-flow through making it ideal for building, stadiums and fence wraps.
12pt paper coated 1 side with a smooth surface and low glare finish. Used for POP displays and single sided posters
RETRACTABLE BANNERS AND DISPLAYS,
We have many display products that we can recommend to you.
* SIGN DESIGN:
To make it simple we ask you what you can provide for the design in terms of graphic files, etc. ( we require vector files such as adobe illustrator cs5 or lower, vector pdf's, vector eps, or high resolution bitmap files such as a tif file or a jpg . the resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi. For large files we can give you dropbox info to upload files. We then start a e-mail conversation to dial it in to meet your needs. Our goal is to make signs that do what you want them to do. Design adds to the cost of the sign.
We will have many questions and can also answer your questions. Exterior Signs that require a zoning permit for installation on your wall or in the ground in front of your building will dictate how we approach the design. For example if you are restricted to a 4x8ft sign we want to make it legible from the distance it has to be read and do what you want it to do. ( identify, advertise, inform or direct) COLOR MANAGMENT: color managment is subjective. The colors we print on vinyl will look different than the same color on a backlit monitor, printed on paper and in different lighting conditions.
* FOR GROUND SIGNS IN FRONT OF YOUR BUSINESS ( zoning restrictions, etc) :
Just email us what you have in mind. Where and how it would be installed. Would your sign be a post and panel sign with direct burial in the ground, a wall sign, interior or exterior or other? address, size of sign, ( include any other info such as logos or photos) We may not be able to install your sign during the current pandemic to meet the rules. New exterior identification signs require a sign permit from your local zoning office. Each city has sign regulations requiring certain set backs, height and size restrictions. Your are welcome to contact your local zoning inspector to get a idea on what the regulations are for your address. We can assist in permit acquisitions in most cases locally. The set backs are usually done by measuring a certain distance from the right of way. It is good to acquire that information from zoning inspector about set backs for ground id signs in front of your business .
For new customers we would need 50% deposit on most orders and balance of payment when complete. We take credit cards.
We do not offer terms for newer customers for the first year.
FOR INSPIRATION PLEASE VIEW OUR TWO PHOTO GALLERIES BELOW. PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR THE PHOTOS TO LOAD.. THANK YOUR FOR CONSIDERING SIGN MAKERS OHIO.
We offer too many products to list, as we are a custom sign company. Lately our main focus is making carved signs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Many more partners.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR PRODUCTION TIMES FOR BANNERS WHICH WE
CAN DELIVER OR DROP SHIP TAKE APPROX 5 TO 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER APPROVALS.
FOR VEHICLE GRAPHICS APPROX. 10 TO 20 DAYS AFTER APPROVAL,
FOR CARVED SIGNS APPROX 6 WEEKS AFTER APPROVALS.
FOR MOST OTHER TYPES OF SIGNS UP TO 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER APPROVAL.
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.
Much of the time pricing involves getting correct information from you. Getting the correct files you have for logos, etc. We must have high quality logos. Small Jpgs copied off the internet are
not adequate and pixelate as they are enlarged rendering them fuzzy and un recognizable. We like to use colors that are pantone solid coated. The more information you can give us up front the less time we will have. Do not be surprised if we have to ask alot of questions. We receive many calls that ask how much to make me a sign. That is similar to asking how much to make a computer. Please help us so we use less of your valuable time. However we do not mind walking you through the process.
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
Stephen Akers is the owner of Sign Makers Ohio. We are a small company dedicated to making great signs for local and distant businesses. Everyone who works at Sign Makers Ohio is involved in production. We do not have office hours for walk ins. Our office is unattended. We have found we can make more efficient use of our time to making signs that are supposed to do what signs are supposed to do. Our philosophy about sign making is similar to buying a drill. People do not want drills, they want to make holes. So we do not want to make signs, we want to make something you will benefit from or we have both wasted time and money. We only work for select companies as we do not want to be so busy we rush through projects just to make money. We invite you to at least send us a email and allow us time to see what we can do for you. We are not a fast overnight sign company and we do not have off the shelf products. Everything is custom made and we do not like to skimp on materials. We match the material to what you want the sign to accomplish and for the durability you need.
Our advisers have been making signs since 1970. Our biggest disappointment in our business is when we lose jobs to those using materials that cheaper , are not durable for the intended purpose or the design does not help the buyer in his marketing, advertising or identification efforts. It is difficult for the buyer to know and compare apples to apples. Even if we do not get your job to make your sign we can advise you . email: email@example.com for more info
We do not have a full time office person to handle walk ins which means our production staff can assist you by way of email or personal visit. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org we can help you with expectations, questions, pricing, etc. Just email your request and contact information. You can also leave a voice message at 330-455-0909 extension 202
2417 CLEVELAND AVE. NW CANTON, OHIO 44709
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banners shipped to your door
This sign request from customer was to design a 4x8 ft sign for the church to go on a wall indoors. The material is 3mm aluminum composite. the sign is one sided. The design is printed on calendar 3m vinyl with matte over lanminate. The cost was $390.00
This sign uses premium aluminum composite sheet 10mm thick. much better than 3mm composite with solid core. Vinyl is the premium 3m vinyl with over laminate. We purchased the carpet image and had to recreate the logo then make it look more 3 dimensional. WE had to trace all the clipart from business card and make it presentable. Sure we could have done the sign for less using cheaper materials and less design labor. Customer did not know that anyone could make what he gave us to work with better. He had some lower bids from other companies using cheaper materials and less labor. He took the time to find out why we cost more. WE do not want to make cheap signs that do not make the customer look as good as we can make him look just to win the bid.
We made 15 signs for Perry Township and installed them at township borders. Signs carved from Duracore 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
2x8ft carved high density urethane (signfoam4) sign
as time goes on we find that our main products is carved signs like this Duracore Sign which is a part recycled high density polyethylene multi color sign. we carved through the green layer into the white core. other colors
as time goes on we find that our main products is carved signs like this Duracore Sign which is a part recycled high density polyethylene multi color sign. we carved through the tan layer into the green core. other colors