At ALP Signs, we do our best to make the process of designing and building your custom signs as easy, convenient, and enjoyable as possible.
The process begins with your quote request. We’ll respond by asking you a number of questions to help us understand what type of custom sign will best suite your needs and budget. Once we have a clear idea of your needs, we’ll email you a written estimate describing the signs we will build for you and giving you the exact price for the signage project. For many clients, all you need to do then is sign and return the estimate and send us a deposit (by mailing a check or phoning in a credit card number), and we can begin designing and building the signs. For other clients, the estimate might need a round or two of refinements and revisions before we’re ready to move on.
Whether you provide us finished artwork or we design the signs for you, we always make sure that you review and approve proofs of your sign layouts before we begin construction. Once your signs have been completed, we can install them, ship them to you or you can pick them up at our office if your business is located in our area.
We work with a broad array of artwork formats, including everything from hand-drawn sketches to vectorized files that you email to us. The most efficient (and therefore most cost-effective) format is vectorized artwork, in an .eps or .ai format. Please ensure that all text is converted to outlines. If you are not able to convert text to outlines, check with us to see whether you’re using one of the hundreds of fonts we have on file. If vector art is not available, we can nearly always scan and digitize your logo for a minimal charge. The most efficient way of sending your artwork to us is in a digital format, such as email, CD-ROM or DVD. You can also upload your files to our FTP site
If you don’t have artwork, our designers will be happy to work with you to create a custom layout for your signage project.