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06 Aug 2019

What do signmakers need from creatives?

In the second of our two part series on what signmakers and creatives need from each other, we asked Andy Mudd from Signs2Signs to explain what designers can do to ensure a slick sign making process.

For stellar signage and a satisfied client, read his advice to creatives… 

  • Communication is the key to a happy designer / signmaker relationship. We want to do the very best for you and the client, so bring us into the process as early as possible and make use of our expertise.
  • Help us to quote you happy, by arming us with all the facts. Too little information can lead to us over-estimating, which might lose you the work, or even under quoting. Nobody wants to ask the client to part with more cash than they’d bargained for!
  • For an accurate quote, we need photos of the site, information on the surface the signage will be mounted on, detailed dimensions and your material specifications.
  • When it comes to formatting, a Vector file wins hands down over InDesign and Illustrator. It enables us to give exact estimates of what will be required in the production process.  
  • We’ll move heaven and earth to turn your design into stunning signage, but it’s worth bearing in mind that some more complicated fonts might not translate into a physical format.
  • If you’re after illuminated signage, do chat to us about the size of your script. That way we can ensure the letters are wider than the LEDs.
  • Throughout the process, feel free to fire questions at us, big or small. If we don’t have the answer at our fingertips, we’ll quickly find it!


Signs2Signs has over 20 years’ sign making experience and an enviable reputation for attention to detail.

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