• best selling signs?

    Posted by F. Skierk on August 30, 2004 at 8:21 pm

    I try to do only vehicle signage because I work from home and donโ€™t have space to manufacture signs. As time has gone on I find myself doing more small signs and that type of thing.
    What I would like to ask is, โ€œwhat types of signs do you sell most of?โ€
    Shop front signs
    Pavement signs
    Vehicle signs
    Window graphics
    Small temp. signs
    Etc etc etc
    I ask this because I want to promote being able to do more than just vehicles. But with limited space & cutting equipment I am struggling to decide which route I should take.
    Any advice is much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜€

    Rodney Gold replied 19 years, 8 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Jill Marie Welsh

    August 30, 2004 at 8:29 pm

    Here’s my sign list, the first being the most popular & so on.
    Correx 18″x24″ job site signs
    Correx 4’x8’s
    small aluminum signs
    magnetic sign sets (2-12″x24″)
    4’x8′ Alumalites
    4’x8′ Plywood
    Windshield stickers for Zit-faced Teens
    Truck Doors
    Window Splashes
    ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s amazing the things that you can do on your kitchen table!
    Not the vehicles, of course!

  • signworxs

    August 30, 2004 at 9:17 pm

    Need a big table to get a mack truck on :lol1:

  • Jim Clough

    August 31, 2004 at 8:59 am

    Hi Sally
    I recently saw a simple system for signage at a local supplier. This involved a print done by any method (Inkjet-laser-etc) which was then put through a small hand operated roller with a self adhesive backed acrylic sheet either 2 or 3mm thick. The print being on the back. The acrylic comes in all the ‘A’ sizes and 1/3 ‘A’ size. They also had a plastic type paper for outdoor use (laser print only) A really simple but effective means of doing warning signs etc.

  • Shane Drew

    August 31, 2004 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Sally,

    When I sold my big sign shop, and started up again working from home, space was very limited. As well as doing vehicles signs, I concentrated on A Boards, Corflute builders signs, and magnetic signs.

    These had the best profit margin (at the time) required no manufacturing, took up very little space, and most of the bigger shops were not interested in these ‘smaller’ jobs.

    Worked really well for me at the time. Now I have moved to bigger premises (built a huge shed on my parents property) my work load is such, that the little jobs like that are really hard to find time to do… Go figure :cryhard:

  • F. Skierk

    September 10, 2004 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for all the help so far everyone, great ideas
    I think I will be doing

    Pavement signs (buying in)
    Correx signs
    Magnetic signs
    Foamex signs (can cut with Stanley knife)
    Vehicles (fit on site)
    Windows (fit on site)
    All vinyl cut stuff basically.

    Any other ideas would be great. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Rodney Gold

    September 10, 2004 at 10:08 am

    An ideal machine for home use is a laser engraver. These are expensive , however you can make a ton of money , they are small , take up minimal space and most stuff that comes off it is ready to go. There are about a zillion things you can do with one apart from signage and if you can operate a printer , you can operate a laser
    Look at my website to see what we do with ours

  • Rodney Gold

    September 10, 2004 at 10:15 am

    I have another idea for you
    With just a vinyl cutter , you can actually do etched plaques in brass , aluminum and stainless steel. This can be done with simple equipment like a pyrex dish.
    Basically , you apply the weeded vinyl to a metal substrate. Then you use ferric chloride that “eats” the metal where there is NO vinyl (its not an acid) , its a form of chemical engraving , and you paint in the letters. You can charge a fortune for etched brass or stainless steel and it maybe requires 35 quid in equipment. I have posted chapter and verse about etching here and at the Roland site , the user forums , I think it was under the colourcam section.

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