After an order is placed at SIGNARAMA, “Where Metro Detroit Goes for Signs”, we take a few precautions to ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish. One of the ways we provide our clients with world class service, is having them proof every order before we put it into production.
We enforce this even when our clients provide ready to print artwork. Many clients ask why we request them to proof artwork for even the most simple jobs. This extra step may seem like an inconvenience to some, but we want to prevent just that!
At SIGNARAMA we want to make sure you are getting the finished product you ordered, with the quality you always expect from us. Therefore by having you look at a proof of what you’ve ordered, we can help avoid having to revise jobs, miss deadlines and waste materials. At SIGNARAMA we appreciate the time it takes to go through these steps so we have streamlined the process to make it as easy on our respective clients as we can! Our process allows you to approve your artwork or request revisions as soon as we have the design completed by email or in person. Either way, we provide you with a quick and easy process which allows us to execute the best customer service possible!
Some of the things that we often catch with “quick proofs”:
- Simple misspellings (last names especially!)
- Incorrect phone numbers (most often on a reorder of a sign we made years ago with your old number listed?)
- Wrong colors… it is possible you mentioned sapphire blue on the phone to us, but we listed it as navy blue. That can be a big difference!
- Quantity of signs – this can really make a small mistake into a big one!
Just over a year ago, we merged with the Rochester sign shop SIGNARAMA. This merger brought a lot of things to us, with one of the main being our move up to Troy. As many of you know, this move to Troy, has given us a better location, providing us with the space to fit a large flatbed printer!
Even though we merged with the Rochester Hills location, we still have people asking us if we know of a good Rochester sign shop. The answer is a resounding yes! We are the source for all of your signage. With our close location in Troy, we can handle any project you have.
We also have the ability to keep our costs reasonable because we actually will print and build all of your signs here. If you are in need of a set of channel letters for your building, we will never outsource it. We will build them right here in our Troy location, and will even give you a tour of all of our equipment if you want.
Are you interested in getting a lot of yard signs done, and you need them quick. Once again, we are your source. Our flatbed printer can run off your signs in a day. All we need is your artwork approved, and we will get them printed for you.
What about handling the permits for your signage? We can do that as well. Our team literally has combined decades of experience with anything signs. We have a great relationship with the City of Rochester Hills Building Department after all these years of proper permitting and installation of high quality signage in their community.
So, the next time you are wondering if there is a good Rochester sign shop, all you have to do is just head a little further south to SIGNARAMA Troy. We are your source for any project you have, whether great or small.
Office walls are oftentimes very boring. Most of the time you are looking at just a white wall, when that could be displaying something with a lot more character.
Custom wall murals are a great way to bring some life to your business. At SIGNARAMA, we have created all sorts of wall murals, and we’ve even helped our our Troy showroom stand out with them. Stop on by our sometime to check them out.
At SIGNARAMA Troy, we use a fabric material for our custom wall murals. This material is fully removable and repositionable, it won’t rip or wrinkle, and it removes clean with no residue. These properties make it an ideal solution for many offices.
For example, let’s say you have an employee who gets tied up in a lot of appointments and needs to have some alone time where they can get some work done without interruptions. This material works great as you could wrap their door with a big “Do Not Disturb” mural. Once they no longer need to be in “time out”, then you can simply remove the material, roll it up, and use it again the next time it’s needed. Obviously, this is a silly and potentially unrealistic example, but sometimes it is fun to think outside the box!
Custom wall murals also are an excellent way to show history. Whether you need a stylized timeline of your company history, or actual photos from that time period, such as a vintage city photo, our wall wraps are a great way to display that information.
So, the next time you are thinking about coming up with a new layer of paint for the inside of your office, consider decorating with custom wall murals. The combination of them with a nice lobby sign could really help your business stand out and make a great first impression.
Looking to advertise and upgrade your storefront with custom window signs? Do you want the ability to not only market your specials but change them out on the fly without have to scrape off adhesive window graphics? SIGNARAMA has the solution for you. Our window sign system is simple….First we mount 2 pieces of clear track (top & bottom) to your window surface using 3M heavy duty VHB tape or silicone. Once the track is set we slide a plastic insert with your custom message in between the track. That’s all! It even looks like the traditional window graphics once complete.
The plastic inserts we use for the window signs are full color printed 3mm PVC panels which we print on our flatbed printer. Not only are you able to add any color or design to your signs but the size is completely custom to fit your needs. After your initial cost to have the track installed you simply order your panels at your leisure and self install. Again the great thing about this window sign system is the ease of changing your message out. You also will get maximum exposure being that this is an exterior application, so the tint of your window wont play into visibility.
So if you are looking for that easy, unique, affordable, window sign solution then this is right for you!
The weather is getting nicer, and it’s that time of year again. The grass is nice and green, and freshly cut. As tournament time comes around, golfers are getting excited to play golf and see some golf signs. Michigan is home to over 1,000 golf courses, and even though golf signs aren’t really what golfers are excited to see, we know they do make a big difference on your tournaments.
Most golf tournament hosts are well prepared and get their signage to us with plenty of time, but we do have those rare occasions where they have more of a “Oh no… the tournament is tomorrow!” realization. In the past, that would have been a problem, but with the use of our flatbed printer, we can print off a round of golf signs within a day!
Troy sign company SIGNARAMA is the preferred Michigan golf signs provider because of our high quality and low prices. Printing directly onto the material saves everyone money and time. It also gives weather- and scratch-resistant signs.
Combined, our staff has years of sign experience, meaning we can come up with any solution to help you have a great looking tournament. If you need custom-shaped signs, we can do that. If you are looking for double sided signs, we can provide you with that. If you are interested in oversized checks to give to the winners, or a welcome banner, we have experience printing those as well!
SIGNARAMA Metro Detroit is your one-stop source for all of your event signage for your upcoming tournament, especially your golf signs. Michigan golf courses know where to get their signage from: SIGNARAMA!
Testimonial from Ayanna Harris – Re Community Recycling 4/16/2013
“Good Morning Mr. Stephens, I wanted to take this time to briefly let you & your team know that the signs look AMAZING. It was wonderful working with you all & possibly look forward to working with you in the future.”
Ayanna Harris, Re Community Recycling
When you think about your favorite day in Detroit what is the first thing you think of? Ours would be the Detroit Tigers Opening Day, a great holiday to celebrate baseball and its fans of the sport baseball. As a business owner you may want to take advantage of the great opportunity of throwing your own event on Opening Day or helping others.
When throwing an event for Opening day for the Detroit Tigers (The Greatest Baseball Team on the Planet!), you want to make sure you have a lot of directional signage! This allows your attendees and future customers to get to an area of the event with ease. You want to make sure they know where parking is, where the entrance of the event is, or where snacks and beer will be served. You also may want to thank your sponsors for helping you pull off a great event! With all the correct signage, such as by using yard signs, it will allow you and your attendees to take advantage of all the great things that will happen at your event!
So don’t look any further and stop into SIGNARAMA with your event. We promise you will have the best looking signs at Detroit’s Opening Day or any other event you are looking to pull off!
When someone needs a sign now, one of the easiest ways to get your sign produced quickly is to provide us with the completed artwork. Many times, this works without an issue, but there have been a few instances where the artwork simply won’t work because we haven’t received good sign artwork.
Vector Artwork is Always Better
The most preferred type of artwork is vector artwork. Vector artwork consists of lines and points that can be scaled to any size without distortion. Because we can scale these files to any size, we can almost always make your sign work. There is one reason I say almost; all fonts must be converted to outlines before we get them. If you have a font on your artwork we don’t have, there is a chance the type will be messed up.
Generally vector artwork is used for logos or illustrations. If you need a photo printed, then a high resolution image is the way to go.
Common Vector File Types: AI, EPS, PDF, FS, SVG
High Resolution Images Will Work
The next best option is a high resolution image. What is considered high-resolution you ask? High resolution is 300 dpi at the size of what you need. We are willing to print as low as 100 dpifor larger signs, but the quality loss will be noticeable.
There have been times we have received a file that was originally small, and then someone increased the dpi to 300. Please note: This does not work! When you resize an image larger, the software resizing the image will calculate what can be used as filler in the data that originally wasn’t there. The key to remember is that images can be scaled down without a noticeable difference, but they can’t be scaled up.
Common High Resolution Image File Types: JPG, PNG, EPS
Low Resolution Images Will Not Work
The best way to describe a low resolution image is one that is too small, whether that be inches or dpi. Usually, these are images that have been lifted off Google Images. First of all, just because you found it on Google Images, doesn’t mean it’s free, nor of a good quality. Most of those images are licensed and you can’t legally use them anyway.
Usually, when we are provided with low resolution images, they are logos that have been pulled from a website or Facebook page. When we receive this, 99 times out of 100, the logo will not work for the sign. When this happens, we have to charge a design fee to recreate your logo, so the best way to avoid that is to provide us with the correct file format.
Common Low Resolution Image File Types: GIF, JPG, PNG
So if you are ever providing artwork for your sign, always make sure you’ve provided us with a good sign artwork. We will be let you know if we notice something before we print, but you can save yourself a lot of headaches by providing the best file type for your project.