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Inexpensive business signs?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by emt1581, May 28, 2012.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    For my part time venture (hot dog cart) I'd like to have a sign that can advertise a few key things AND be readable from 20-30' away.

    As far as what I want it to say...

    1. Name of my business.

    2. Brand(s) I'll be selling.

    3. That credit cards are accepted.

    I was thinking of putting a catchy slogan on it but right now, just the basics will do until I have an established customer base.

    Any thoughts on what the sign should/should not say?

    Also, I was thinking of a painted plywood sandwich board with hinges up top and chains on the bottom. Any other ideas?

    Thanks

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  2. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    We have a local signmaker that does ours, he is reasonably priced and does painted and vinyl lettered signs. Not sure if he ships, but i could give you his info.
     

  3. Batesmotel

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    Have it professionally made.

    Go as large as you can.

    Your sign must make a good first impression.
     
  4. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    The hotdog guy in the local Costco parking lot has a large helium hotdog on a line about thirty or so feet above his cart. Very, very effective. HH
     
  5. DaneA

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    No plywood. Too heavy. Have a sign shop make you something on coraplast. Much lighter and easier to handle.


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  6. Batesmotel

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    They make folding "A Frames" up to about 2 1/2 feet wide by 4 feet tall with a hanging sign. They are light,look good and you can replace the sign if you want to change it. A good sign shop can get you one.

    A good sign is not too expensive but it is an investment in your business. In the food industry you want your first impression to say "clean". A self painted sign might not to that.

    I just checked my sign guys prices. A 4X4 coroplast double sided will run $150.00 without stand.

    I just spent $750 on 40 22X24 Open House signs. Just part of playing the game.
     
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