Branding signage: Perth safety company’s logo now implemented

Are you looking for a sign company to handle your branding? Do you need more exposure or updated signs for your Perth business? Then look no further than Perth Graphics Centre.

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In Cockburn, we helped Norsafe to implement a new logo, in bright, bold colours which befit its brand image. With the orange background most likely to fade over time, we’ve painted it in a long lasting enamel, and used high performance vinyl for the lettering.

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To ensure it stays as flat as possible, we’ve kept the joins in the sign to a minimum, using large panels of aluminium composite. All the while, the logo has been kept to the branding style guide.

When we take on a project, we carefully check the style guide to make sure the branding stays true to the company’s image. If a deviation from a branding style guide is necessary due to size or location constraints, then consultation is paramount and we always get an approval on all our work.

This keeps our clients happy and ensures that they turn to Perth Graphics Centre for a trusted signage job.

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Building Signage: Perth Bathroom Company’s New Premises

When tackling a project involving building signage, Perth Graphics Centre spends time liaising with the client to ensure their branding looks its best.

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For example, this signage for Dream Bathrooms needed to be seen from hundreds of metres away, giving its location on a busy Perth street. And without a doubt, we succeeded in bringing the client’s signage vision to life.

What should building signage be made from?

Using painted aluminium, this sign is sturdy and will last for years. And at nearly nine metres long, it certainly stands out. We also used high quality cast vinyl applied to the face, to make sure the lettering stays in place and stands the test of time.

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Contrast between the foreground and background colours ensures that the building signage captures the eye and in this case will draw people in.

If you have a building and you need signage, then talk to the experts at Perth Graphics Centre.

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Need reception signs? Perth Graphics Centre is here to help

Reception signs are a must for any Perth business. It gives an air of professionalism and helps to cement your logo and branding in your customer’s mind.

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Whether you go big with a large acrylic panel or you keep it nice and simple like the signs you see above, the choice is yours. Perth Graphics Centre is happy to make recommendations based on the area you have and how large you want to go.

Most of the time we use brushed silver standoffs as you can see above. But we can also use hidden fixings which give a cleaner appearance. As they say in life, you get what you pay for.

The best thing to do is contact us for further information. Click here to send us an email and we’ll get back to you very soon.

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Lightbox manufacturing: Perth cafe

If you have a retail business then having a lightbox is a surefire way of attracting passing traffic. Here at Perth Graphics Centre, we specialise in lightbox manufacturing and we’re sure that our lightbox signs will help your business stand out.

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This lightbox we created for the Good Mum Cafe in Perth is a great example of how to create interest. It’s not overpowering, but with its bright colours and bold design, it attracts the eye.

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Using high quality aluminium extrusion and outdoor-grade paints and inks, our lightboxes will last for years. Our lightbox manufacturing also includes LED lighting which will provide a far longer lasting light, as you don’t have to change bulbs light you would with fluro tubes. And we can design and install.

When you think of lightboxes, think Perth Graphics Centre.

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Corflute signage: Perth fitness company

Perth companies looking for a cheap signage alternative should look to corflute signage to increase their exposure. Corflute signage uses a cost-effective, lightweight plastic called Corflute.

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It comes in 3mm and 5mm thicknesses and the most common maximum size is 2400mm x 1200mm. Corflute is cheap and being made from polypropelene it is also recyclable.

Do you print your corflute signage in-house?

Absolutely. With our huge flatbed printer, we print directly to the corflute, keeping control over the whole production process.

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Seen above is our machine at work, printing corflute signs for Jetts Fitness. Because we can match colours with our vibrant inks, Jetts was thrilled, and it kept the branding in line with their style guide.

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With instantly dry inks, the sign was turned around post haste, and the client was very happy. We’re confident that we can meet your corflute signage needs, too. So, if you have an event, or a short term promotion, consider using corflute. Perth Graphics Centre will be happy to guide you through the production process and make suggestions to help your dollar travel further.

Contact us today and find out how corflute signage can help your Perth business.

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Bonnet Wrap: Australian Flag

One of our customers came in and asked us if we could do a bonnet wrap on his Jeep Grand Cherokee. The answer, of course, was yes. But rather than simply wrapping the bonnet in a matt black or even a gloss black, this time, the request was a little different.

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As you can see here, he asked for an Australian flag. For us who do vehicle wraps all the time, it wasn’t a problem. And because we use Avery vinyls and laminates, the adhesion and longevity are guaranteed.

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The application took a couple of hours and the customer was over the moon. Of course, we can do bonnet wraps in any design and for any car. The only limitation is your imagination.

How do I care for my bonnet wrap?

Looking after your bonnet wrap is easy. Simply wash it by hand (don’t use a high pressure cleaner) and wax it afterward. Don’t use a cutting compound or polish, but plastic polishes are fine.

If you’d like a bonnet wrap then simply head to our contact page to enquire. We’d love to hear from you.

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Parking signs

Just about every business needs parking signs, whether it’s reserved parking signs, parking only signs or even ACROD parking signs. Here at Perth Graphics Centre we can do it all.

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Letting customers know where they can park is critical, and it keeps both customers and neighbours happy, ensuring there are no arguments about who is allowed to park where.

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Our parking signs are made from high quality Colorbond steel. You can also choose aluminium composite panel. They’re designed to withstand not only the natural elements but also the wear and tear of being in a carpark environment.

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You can choose to have plain text or include your logo, and we can advise which way will suit your business and location better. There are plenty of sizes to choose from and you can install them directly to kerbing or mount them on a pole.

We can either supply your signs or we can install them, and there are quantity discounts for multiple signs. So, when you need parking signs, Perth Graphics Centre is the place to head.

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Roll Up Banners: Display Your Message Effectively

Roll up banners, pull up banners, trade-show banners, shopping centre banners – call them what you will, they’re all the same. These light, portable banners are cheap, quick to produce and get your message across effectively.

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There are many options for roll up banners, but seen here is the most popular – a two-metre tall roll up banner with two swing out feet and carry case. The with is 850mm, which gives you a good amount of room to place your logo and a few details. We always advise people to keep the text simple and clear, with no more than four bullet points. Adding photos to your roll up banners is always a good idea, too.

If you want to attract attention, use bold, bright colours that tie-in with your logo or branding. And if you have a style guide for your brand, we can make the specification work within the size of our roll up banners, too.

How to put roll up banners up

The banner assembles within 30 seconds and you don’t have to be two metres tall to be able to put it up. Simply attach the stability pole to the centre of the top rail and then simply push the banner up. Once it’s up, then slip the pole into the back of the banner base, and you’re done.

Of course, if you’d like to see how one of our roll up banners gets put together, then we have demonstration units in our office and would be happy to show you.

If you are in need of roll up banners, then head to our contact page and ask for a quote. We’d love to hear from you.

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A-Frame Signs: Perth Graphics Centre’s quality beats all

A-frame signs aren’t all created equal. That’s why you need to choose Perth Graphics Centre for your A-frame needs.

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A-frame Quality

Our A-frame signs are created using high quality metal components with powdercoated finishes, ensuring your A-frame lasts for years. The faces are made from colorbond or aluminum composite panel, which is designed to withstand years of punishment.

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If you’ve bought A-frame signs previously, you’ll know that they need to be sturdy so as to not blow over in the wind. Perth Graphics Centre’s A-frame signs are just that – sturdy.

We also have corflute A-frame signs available, which use a sheet of corflute for the faces. This makes it easy to change over and are perfect for promotional activity or quick-change signs.

If you’d like to have a chat to us about A-frame signs, then please head to our contact page or call us on 9248 6226 to have a chat. You’ll soon discover why people are switching to Perth Graphics Centre, WA’s premier sign company.

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Corflute Signs: Perth’s best pricing and turnaround

When you want a cheap, lightweight sign, corflute is the product to choose, and when you need corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre is the place to head.

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Our customers keep coming back for more corflute signs because Perth Graphics Centre prints them quickly and cheaply. And with Perth’s best service, what more can you ask for?

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Our corflute printing process

Rather than fiddle with costly setup for screenprinting, Perth Graphics Centre prints corflute signs with a state of the art UV-curable flatbed printer. The colours pop, the edges are crisp and the inks last outdoors for years.

You can see above a photo of our printer in action, with liquid plastic inks which cure and bond to the surface when passed by a UV lamp. The results are spectacular and because we print all our corflute signs in house, there’s no waiting around. If you want blank corflute sheets we can supply those, too.

With our printers running every day, we’re fast and because we’re always making corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre can keep the costs down, too.

So, when you want corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre should be the first place to head. We’re looking forward to helping you with your signage needs.

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Small quantities of stickers – short run printing

Forget screenprinting – short run printing of stickers is a specialty at Perth Graphics Centre. Whether it’s a one-off or even a few, we’re able to print them in no time at all.

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Years ago, digital printing was frowned upon because of it’s low resolution and short outdoor life. Not anymore. Perth Graphics Centre has invested in the latest in printing equipment, and whether it be bumper stickers or something a bit longer lasting, we can accomodate.

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Short run printing done simply

Our digital printers use inks which emulate screen printing ink, meaning they’re tough and UV durable but because we can print one-offs, we’re not limited to a particular size, shape or colour. We can print one off photos or we can do solid colour as well. Seen here are stickers for Shannons Insurance to be used at Targa West. These windscreen banner stickers would be too costly to set up for screenprinting, so our printers were able to knock these out very quickly.

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The client was ecstatic when he picked up the stickers, proving that small quantities are no cause for concern. Small quantities of stickers can be used even for trial runs before committing to a larger run. So, if you have a small amount of stickers you’d like done, then see us at Perth Graphics Centre. We can do one or one thousand – we’re happy to help with whatever you need.

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Banners Perth’s best quality and quickest turnaround

When it comes to banners Perth Graphics Centre has it nailed. We print banners here in our Perth manufacturing plant day in, day out, which means we have complete control over the whole banner production process.

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Not only that, but we can install banners as well – Perth Graphics Centre is therefore your complete sign shop for banners.

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What makes our banners so good?

It comes down to our materials choices. We have carefully selected the woven PVC that works best with our printers as well as the ones which will stand up to wind and rain for the longest period. Banners are susceptible to tearing, so we work closely with a specialty canvas maker to ensure the stitching is strong and the eyelets have been reinforced.

Rather than using inks which sit on the surface, we use inks which etch into the surface of the PVC, which means a longer lasting print. The pigments in our inks are also very lightfast, so UV degradation is much less.

How should I look after my banners?

To ensure your banners last the longest, Perth Graphics Centre recommends rolling them for storage, not folding them. Folding banners can induce creases, which create a weak point in the banner. Weak points can lead to tearing, so rolling them up is best.

Also, wipe down the surface of the banner every week or two with a damp cloth and some soapy water. This removes dirt which can etch itself into the surface, abrading the face and discolouring the banner.

Ensure these simple steps are followed, and your banners will last a long time indeed.

If you’re wanting banners Perth Graphics Centre can help

We’re happy to use your artwork, or we can create artwork for your banners, and we will also make recommendations on sizes of banners, if you need to. Turnaround is fast (usually within a week), so you can get on with making money and attracting attention with your beautiful new banners.

We’re confident than your choice to use Perth Graphics Centre for your banners will be a good one. When you need banners, think Perth Graphics Centre.

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New shop signage for Morley Coventry Markets

Morley’s Coventry Markets is a bustling centre with plenty of traffic and good exposure. Which is why any signage that is used to promote a shop should be bold and bright.

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For Discount Cosmetics, this is exactly what we’ve done. Using aluminium composite panels with full colour print, we’ve gone for a hot pink that really grabs attention. Contrast that with white text and a black background and you’ve got signage which does its job very effectively.

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How to make shop signage stand out

The trick to making shop signage work is taking into account the background it’s going on. Is there a frame or a border you can use? Which side of the shop faces the most people? And what colours do you want to use?

Answering these simple questions can help to get a picture of how it should look. Make the sign stand out on the background and keep its message nice and simple.

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Perth Graphics Centre prides itself on making the best signage for shop fronts, so that shop owners get the best exposure and the most benefit for their outlay. And whether you’re on a budget, or you want something that fits in to the Claremont Quarter, Perth Graphics Centre can manufacture and install any shop signage to suit.

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Window Signage: Perth camera shop turns to PGC

More and more Perth business are coming to PGC for window signage. Perth Graphics Centre knows glass signage and how to best make use of your windows.

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Take this window for Leederville Camera House, for example. Perth Graphics Centre was called in when a supplier from over east supplied the wrong product for the job. With our machines primed and ready to go, we were able to turn the job around in a couple of days.

How we do window signs

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The artwork was prepped and we printed the job on our large format printer using outdoor inks. We then hustled off to site to get the job installed. Installation time was less than an hour, meaning the business wasn’t put out and the message was up straight away.

For us, this is a simple job and for the customer it’s important to have the graphics up to get advertising out there. Thus, if you need window signage, you need to see Perth Graphics Centre.

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Fleet signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre pumps out more cars for Fisheries

Fleet signwriting may seem like a simple task, but there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Here at Perth Graphics Centre, we cover all bases, including signage materials choices, ink types, the use of protective overlaminates and surface preparation.

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Fleet signwriting materials

When signwriting a fleet, there’s only really one choice for vinyls – cast. We use a variety of cast materials, but we’ve settled on Avery vinyls because of their quality, colour consistency and printability.

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To make sure it all matches, we also use Avery overlaminates. The expansion and contraction of the two vinyls is then equal, and why is that critical? So that you don’t get any lifting or curling of the edges. Ink choices are also very important, which is why we only use outdoor-grade solvent-based inks. Compare how long enamels last outside in comparison with water-based paints and you get an idea of why we’ve opted for the stronger inks.

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Solvent-based inks also give you a far wider colour gamut meaning we can match corporate colours much better. And with our gloss levels being comparable to that of paint, it simply blends in.

Seen above is another one of the Department of Fisheries vehicles. Perth Graphics Centre was selected as the preferred tenderer due to our knowledge of fitting and printing. But our pricing is also another reason to visit us.

When you need fleet signwriting done, visit the experts at Perth Graphics Centre – we’re your fleet specialists.

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Fleet Signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre completes trucks for Perth Bin Hire

When creating signage for a fleet, Perth Graphics Centre is meticulous about colour-matching, materials choice and surface preparation. And fleet signage needs to be readable, too. That’s why for Perth Bin Hire, we opted for a simple and bold approach.

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The lettering is done using cast vinyl, which is the best quality available in the industry. Ask any vinyl supplier which of their products lasts the longest and the answer will always be the same – cast vinyl. It’s a poured film, rather than stretched, so there’s never a risk of it lifting or curling up at the edges, which happens with cheaper films.

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All of our vehicle graphics are done with cast vinyl, whether it’s a simple door sticker or a complete vehicle wrap. Because of this willingness to go the extra mile, we often get customers comparing us with their previous sign companies and commenting that they’ve never had any problems with our graphics coming off. Previous suppliers, however, have had issues – this is why our customer retention is first class.

It’s another reason to choose Perth Graphics Centre for your fleet signage needs – we’re always looking out for our customers.

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See through signage for shop windows using one way vision

One way vision films on windows allow you to use large areas of glass for advertising, and here at Perth Graphics Centre we have the film in stock and ready to go.

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With expertise in not only fitting the films but also printing them as well, you’ll find that entrusting your shop windows to Perth Graphics Centre is a clever move.

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Seen here is a series of windows printed and installed for Karizma Hair in Armadale, where our choice of laminates has allowed the customers to still see through the film while cutting down some of the light and heat as well as preventing the holes in the film from filling up with water.

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Holes in the film? Yes, that’s how one way vision films work. It’s a perforated film with a white face for printing and on the back, a black adhesive to absorb light. This gives it it’s one-way properties.

Can you use the film for the inside? No, however the film and laminate give a great barrier to the glass to help against breakage.

If you have windows at your shop and want to put some signage on them, then why not consider one way vision? We’re here to answer any questions you may have.

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Lightbox face replacement: Perth Graphics Centre has the know-how

In today’s budget-conscious world, using existing resources makes a lot of sense. For example, using an existing lightbox and replacing the faces is one way to save some money. But how do you know you’re getting a quality product?

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Here at Perth Graphics Centre, we don’t just patch over existing acrylic, we replace it entirely. As you can see from the sign above, we’ve used new opal acrylic and printed a new logo to rebrand this cafe in Mirrabooka.

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The lightbox was structurally sound, which is the first thing we check. If there are any doubts as to the structural integrity of the sign, we would advise replacing the whole thing. But when the lightbox is stable and installed correctly (and there’s been no corrosion) then replacing just the faces is a viable option.

Often the acrylic can be reused, depending on how long it’s been exposed to the sun. If it’s been up for a few years, then the lettering on it will probably have “burned” the acrylic, rendering it unusable. In this case, the face needs to be replaced.

Perth Graphics Centre’s team of experienced installers will advise you on the best course of action for your lightbox and present you with a comprehensive quotation before we begin the works. You’ll then end up with a new-looking sign and one that you’ll be proud of.

If you have a lightbox and you’re considering replacing faces, then call in the experts – Perth Graphics Centre.

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Fascia Signage – Remember, signs look smaller when they’re installed

When planning for your building fascia signage, it’s a good idea to get a professional measurement done to make sure your signs will best fit the area intended. After years of experience, we find that proper measurements for signage at the quoting phase is critical, particularly because most signs look a lot smaller than you think.

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For example, here is a sign that was measured properly, and it shows. Have a guess at what size this sign actually is.

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It measures four metres wide and is 1.5 metres tall. But to look at you’d think it’s much smaller. And had we have been given measurements to that effect, it would end up looking very odd indeed. The taller you go, the more this “large is small” effect is pronounced. Signs on skyscrapers may only look like they’re a couple of metres tall, but in fact lettering could be 15 or 20 metres tall.

The best bet is to call in the experts to measure it properly, and here at Perth Graphics Centre, we offer a free measure and quote for every job. So when you have metal building signs or fascia signage to do, let Perth Graphics Centre guide you through the process.

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Metal building signs – big or small

In addition to corflute signs, banners and posters, did you know Perth Graphics Centre also manufactures and installs metal signs? The building sign you see here for Contitech is a great example.

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Made from powdercoated metal, this six metre wide sign is designed to last for ten years, with high quality cast vinyl and a long lasting metal finish. We could have opted to print the background, but given digital print won’t last as long as powdercoating, we opted for the slightly more expensive but far better lasting painted background.

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The real beauty of our production processes is we get to choose which is the best method for the job. In some cases, a powdercoat colour won’t match a corporate colour, or there may be a blended colour background to stay in keeping with a logo style guide. In this case, we can print the background instead.

Then using high quality overlaminates, we extend the print’s life outdoors as well as give it ant-graffiti protection. As you can tell, there are many options available to us.

If you have building signage you need and you want to be seen for many years, then here at Perth Graphics Centre we can help. Give us a call or email us to request a quote.

Remember: Everybody needs a sign.

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