The signing business is big business. While a typical local sign company may be an excellent fit for small local businesses with only one location, a multiple-location company will find that the logistics of servicing multiple vendors is often time-consuming, inefficient, and expensive. A single-sourced vendor is much better suited to delivering consistent, superior product quality, consistent branding, and the level of supervision that larger, more involved projects require over time and into the future. In fact, a single-sourced vendor can sometimes be an even better fit than a multi-location vendor. The primary reason for this is the simple fact that in a single location there is only one signing person (the local vendor), and when multiple vendors are involved, things can become easily out of sync.
Take, for example, a small San Mateo, CA Sign Company that wants to add a signage reading area to its property. This signage company already has in place a single-sourced vendor for its signage needs, which means that multiple signs for different locations will be printed on identical template, provided by the same sign company. To make matters worse, the vendor is likely printing on a template that may not be appropriate for signage needs in a specific location. Perhaps that makes sense if your sign company only specializes in single-sourced signage. If you are considering multiple-location signage, then a multiple-sourcing vendor becomes an obvious choice.
In San Mateo, CA the signage company may have signage printing that includes multiple vehicle wraps. However, in another town, perhaps in a larger city, the vehicle wraps will need to be custom made to meet the specific signage needs of each area. This can make the job of the graphic designer go from easy to overwhelming. Even worse is the fact that printing on vinyl that is designed to fit a certain type of vehicle might not fit another type of vehicle. In San Mateo, a two-sided vehicle wrap could easily show up as a blank sticker and be rejected by a sign company that specializes in vehicle wraps.
So how does one avoid this dilemma? The answer is to contact a sign company that specializes in custom signs. A custom sign company has developed specific tools for signage use that eliminates many of the problems faced by the small business owner. Instead of going to the sign company for advice, you should take advantage of a wealth of experience dealing with sign companies. These sign companies will ask you what your message is and then create a template that meets your specific requirements. Using their templates will allow you to choose the right type of lettering and font to perfectly fit your vehicle wraps.
Another way to avoid these problems is to contact multiple sign companies in San Mateo for signage services. Often, business owners do not have time to conduct the research necessary to meet the needs of their specific vehicle stickers. By using the internet, business owners can learn the specifications of the vinyl they need and then contact multiple suppliers in San Mateo that specialize in those specific vinyl products. By contacting multiple suppliers, you can gain a competitive edge over other businesses that are using the same types of signage.
It is important to remember, no matter which route you take to find a quality signage supplier, that the final product you receive will represent the efforts of the staff members you work with. This means you must work with sign companies that provide accurate and quality workmanship. You must have an open and helpful dialogue with all of your signage suppliers. When you go online to look for vehicle wraps, make sure the website offers a Contact Us form. This simple but powerful step takes you one step closer to finding a reputable signage supplier.