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Frequently Asked Questions How do I see what I'm ordering?Place your order and request a proof (or email with your order number to request a proof). If new artwork is included with the order, our art department will create it for you. If new art is an optional cost, we will let you know how to pay so we can move forward with the order. What if the proof is not what I want?We do our best to make sure you get exactly what you seek on the first try. If you left out something, or the instructions were interpretable in...

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Working with Awnings & Lettering

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Working with Awnings & Lettering

I want to put lettering or a logo on my awning What I need to know before I begin. Important: Find out what kind of material your awning is made of before anything else.If you don't check first, this product may not work as desired.In the last part of the 20th century, awnings were predominantly made of a canvas, vinyl or composite fabric material. To find out of our DuraStik Awning Lettering works for you, you must determine which kind you have before you proceed so you can order the right products. The lettering and logos are all custom-made to order, so let's figure...

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Why isn't my sign getting more customers?

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You probably are looking to order a sign, and have some reasonable doubt as to how effective it will be to spend a lot of money on a sign, or to buy the cheapest sign you can find. In a nutshell, here are the rules for Making Your Sign Dollars Count. The Three Zones The First Rule of Sign Legibility What exactly are The Three Zones? Simply put, they are the signs on stores everywhere, divided into who can see them. Do you know the times you're driving around looking for a store you haven't seen before? You're looking for...

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What's the difference between Punched and Die-Cut magnetic letters?

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What's the difference in magnetic letters? I guess you can instantly separate the different magnetic letter sets into two broad categories: Toys or Business, economy or ready-to-use. Toys are the small, multi-colored plastic letter kits that are available in buckets or bags at children's toy stores. You know the kind, every letter's a different color. It's a toy with an incomplete alphabet. Business magnetic letters are the kind that are used on menu walls (see example), metal signs, cars, military and factory shelves. Until now, this kind of magnetic letters has only been available in one or two styles and...

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Sign Frames vs. Vinyl Graphics

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Sign Frames vs. Vinyl Graphics

What are the Pros and Cons of using  Sign Frames v. Self-Adhesive Graphics? You may be just starting out or a seasoned graphics, sign or marketing pro, so if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below or contact us. The basics: Outside bus and transit advertising is generally divided into one of two types: Self-adhesive graphics printed on vinyl, or printed signs on rigid panels in a sign frame. Whoa- aren't sign panels and frames from the 1960s? If frames are so "60s" why would anyone want to use sign frames? Yes, metal sign...

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