Signs provide 24/7 permanent, visible advertising. Signage is proven to be the best return on your marketing dollars for branding, products/services, and building your company’s image. In order to attract customers to your business, you must create a good first impression. Your sign reflects and represents your company’s identity, so it should match the design aesthetic of what your company does. Modern, classical, avant garde — regardless of the style, it should match your brand while remaining clean, attractive and readable. We, at Stryker Designs, can help you design the best sign for your business.
For outdoor signs, most cities or counties require a permit. Please contact the local governing agencies to find out what type of documentation is required to obtain a permit. You also need to submit detailed drawings/diagrams of the proposed sign measurements, the material the sign is crafted from, and how it will be mounted. In addition, you will need to submit the details of the exact location where it will be mounted on the building, or installed on land. Many cities require a Professional Engineer to certify the sign and mounting method; this is to ensure that the sign will be installed properly to sustain wind load, and ensure public safety. Stryker Designs can pull the permit on your behalf to help navigate these varied requirements.
For an outdoor installation, please inquire with your local authorities. For indoor signage, if you are installing non-electrical signs, there is no license needed. However, signage that utilizes any sort of power, such as LED signs, does require a licensed electrician. Keep in mind that regardless of the type of sign, most building owners and municipalities require that sign installers have the appropriate licenses, permits and permissions to perform the tasks. We at Stryker Designs are happy to consult in this area if you need guidance.
Best case we should have your artwork in a “vector” or ” line” format in order to effectively scale and reproduce it. Formats such as “.ai”, “.psd”, “.eps”, “.cdr”, “.svf” and “.pdf” are examples of vector-based images. Formats such as “.jpg”, “.tif,” or “.bmp” are not vector files; these files can be used, but they must be available in sufficiently high resolution to prevent distortion if the image needs to be enlarged. Even if all you have is a low resolution image of your art, we can vectorize it or even re-draw it if we need to. We will provide an estimate of any re-drawing that might be needed.
Colors should be specified as CMYK, PMS or Pantone.
Artwork can be submitted on a CD ROM or DVD disc, or emailed to [email protected] If you prefer, we can send you a secure link to upload your files to our servers.
For fine art reproductions, it is best if the original artwork can be available for review and precise digital color matching during the proofing process.
A proof is a way of ensuring that we have created your design accurately and that everything is positioned according to your requirements. Typically, we will produce a proof which will be sent to you online or printed on paper which can be viewed at our office or delivered to you in person. We do not start any project until we have received a signed proof from you.
A sign survey is one of the important factors in planning the sign project. The survey covers the location, measurement, accessibility, utility easement, engineering and installation factors, letter sizing, and much more. This helps us plan, build and install the signage in a professional manner. It brings efficiency to the project, and ensures that the project moves on schedule and within budget.
There are many parameters you have to consider to get the most out of your sign:
By starting with these basic questions, we can help identify an optimal solution for you.
Once the signage criteria has been identified, we need to start with the following steps:
Stryker Designs is committed to be a partner from start to finish.
Yes. Stryker Designs will assess your sign to determine if a repair, re-face or replacement is required.
Stryker Designs offers the option to obtain the permit on your behalf. This service is billed at our hourly rate, with no mark-ups on the cost of the actual permit fees. You are allowed to obtain your own sign permit if you choose. Stryker Designs encourages you to research the zoning codes in your municipality. Most of them require the person obtaining the sign permit to be a licensed contractor in that city.
Stryker Designs provides outstanding value, creative ideas, and superior customer service. In order to maintain these high standards at competitive prices, we keep our payment terms simple:
Stryker Designs will do our very best to accommodate those last minute projects, but rush charges will be incurred. Planning ahead is appreciated by the Stryker Designs team and your sign budget.
Stryker Designs offers both indoor and outdoor sign installation. However, you can choose to install your signage on your own, or you can recruit a professional installer of your choice. In the latter scenario, Stryker Designs’ responsibility ends upon delivery of the sign.
The vinyl manufacturers warrant film to last for 6 years under normal wear and tear, provided it is installed by a certified installer like Stryker Designs.
No, a quality wrap will actually protect your vehicle’s paint job. As long as they are professionally installed and removed, adhesive vinyl wraps are there to keep your car or truck’s surface looking new while leveraging them as an extremely cost-effective means of mobile marketing.