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FAQ’s

What is architectural signage ?

ARCHITECTURAL SIGNAGE IS HIGH QUALITY HAND AND MACHINE CRAFTED SIGNAGE, GENERALLY MADE FROM METAL BUT DOES INCLUDE THE USE OF GLASS, HARDWOODS, VARIOUS SPECIAL FINISHES AND USUALLY HAS A SINGLE OVERALL DESIGN FORM AND STRUCTURE. RANGING FROM BUILT UP LETTERING MADE FROM VARIOUS METALS INCLUDING GOLD STAINLESS STEEL, METAL PLATES, FLAT METAL LETTERING AND WAYFINDING SIGNAGE. THESE CAN BE MADE THROUGH VARIOUS PROCESSES INCLUDING CNC ROUTING, LASER CUTTING, WATER JET CUTTING, ENGRAVING AND HAND CRAFTING. ILLUMINATION FOR ARCHITECTURAL SIGNAGE CAN BE EITHER LED’S OR NEON, THE BEST CHOICE FOR A HIGHER QUALITY, BRIGHTER, MORE EFFIECIENT END PRODUCT IS NEON, HOWEVER DUE TO ITS SIZE LIMITATIONS, IN VERY SHALLOW, SMALL LETTERS LED’S MAKE A GREAT ALTERNATIVE.

What is corporate signage ?

CORPORATE SIGNAGE IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED AS SIGNS THAT ARE IN OR AROUND A SITE THAT IS NOT A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT THE SIGNAGE TENDS TO BE QUITE LARGE SCALE. THE TYPES OF SIGNAGE THAT ARE GENERALLY USED ARE ALSO USED IN BOTH THE RETAIL AND ARCHITECTURAL AREAS OF THE SIGN INDUSTRY. TYPES OF SIGNAGE CAN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
MONOLITH SIGNS – THESE ARE LARGE PILLAR SIGNS THAT HAVE COMPANY NAMES AND LOGOS ON, THAT CAN USUALLY BE FOUND AT THE ENTRANCE TO LARGE COMPANIES OR RETAIL PARKS

What is retail signage ?

RETAIL SIGNAGE VARIES GREATLY IN QUALITY AND IMPACT, IT IS GENERALLY SIGNAGE THAT IS AT THE FRONT OF ANY HIGH STREET SHOP RANGING FROM ONE OFF SMALL LOCAL STORES TO NATIONAL AND GLOBAL CHAINS. THEY CAN BE MADE FROM A VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND INCORPORATE PARTS FROM BOTH THE ARCHITECTURAL SIGNAGE AND CORPORATE SIGNAGE AREAS OF THE INDUSTRY.

What materials can be used in the the construction of my sign ?

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO USE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF MATERIALS, FROM EXTRUDED PLASTICS, ACRYLICS, GLASS, WOOD, CO-POLYMERS, COPPER, BRASS, ALUMINIUM, STEEL AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS. MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS DIFFERENT COLOURS AND FINISHES.

What fonts can i choose from ?

WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF FONTS TO CHOOSE FROM ALLOWING YOU TO SPECIFY THE FONT STYLE YOUR LOOKING FOR, OR WE CAN SUGGEST WHAT WOULD BEST SUIT YOUR COMPANY STYLE, WE CAN ALSO RECREATE OLD ARTWORK DESIGNS.

Can you replicate our corporate identity ?

YES! WE CAN REPLICATE YOUR CORPORATE IDENTITY, WE CAN EVEN FOLLOW ANY GUIDELINES PROVIDED FOR THE USE OF BRANDING AND LOGO’S. BY SUPPLYING US WITH A LINE .EPS FILE OUR DESIGN DEPARTMENT CAN RECREATE YOUR CORPORATE IDENTITY TURNING IT INTO YOUR NEW SIGN SOLOUTION.

What will the final product look like ?

UPON CONFIRMATION OF ORDER WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION PROPOSAL OF YOUR SIGN.

Can I use copyrighted images and logos on my sign ?

YES, BUT YOU WILL NEED TO SEEK PERMISSION FROM THE OWNER FIRST.

Will my sign require planning permission ?

GENERALLY ALL ILLUMINATED SIGNS VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD WILL REQUIRE ADVERTISEMENT CONSENT FROM YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL. THE PLANNING CONSENT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ATTAIN WILL DEPEND ON YOUR LOCATION IF YOUR LOCATED IN A CONSERVATION AREA OR A LISTED BUILDING, THE VARIETY OF SIGNAGE CONSENT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET WILL BE REDUCED OR COME WITH PROVISIONS. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THESE ISSUES, PLEASE SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES OR YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

How long will it take to manufacture my sign ?

OUR MANUFACTURING TIME UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES IS 3-5 WORKING DAYS, HOWEVER DURING BUSY PERIODS THIS MAY EXTEND TO 10 – 15 WORKING DAYS. FOR PARTICULARILY LARGE PROJECTS OR URGENT PROJECTS A MUTUALLY AGREED TIME FRAME CAN BE ORGANISED. ALL TIME LINE ESTIMATIONS ARE FROM RECEIPT OF AN AGREED DEPOSIT OR PURCHASE ORDER.

What quality controls do you have in place ?

WE UTILIZE AN IN HOUSE CONTROL SYSTEM, WITH INTERDEPARTMENTAL CHECKS ENSURING THAT ALL SIGNS ARE MANUFACTURED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD. ALL OUR SIGNS WHERE POSSIBLE ARE MANUFACTURED FOLLOWING STANDARD GUIDELINES.

Will my sign require any maintainence ?

MOST SIGNS GENERALLY SHOULD HAVE SOME MAINTAINENCE SCHEDULE. DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF SIGN THIS CAN RANGE FROM JUST A LIGHT WIPE OVER TO A THOROUGH CLEANING AND RELAMPING. MAINTAINENCE SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT AT REGULAR INTERVALS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IF IN DOUBT ABOUT YOUR MAINTAINENCE REQUIREMENTS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AND WE CAN PROVIDE THIS AS AN AFTER SALES SERVICE ON YOUR NEW OR EXISTING SIGN.

Do you provide any other services ?

CAPITAL SIGNS IS MORE THAN JUST A SIGN MANUFACTURER WE CAN OFFER YOU THE COMPLETE SIGN SERVICE FROM BRAND MANAGMENT AND DESIGN THROUGH TO INSTALLATION AND MAINTAINENCE.