Business Signs Cost
Over the years, we have spoken with thousands of business owners who ask, “How much do business signs cost“. The truth is the cost of signs can very greatly depending on the type and size, however, in our experience, most companies are interested in a lighted sign that attracts the attention of customers better.
Here are a few examples that you can use as a guide for what the business signs should cost.
A sign made of industrial aluminum with acrylic panels or a combination of vinyl inscriptions and digital printing usually runs about $5,000. This sign will provide many years of service before any maintenance is required. It is two-sided, so it can be seen on cars traveling in both directions. The business signs cost is reduced by using indirect lighting on the ground.
The sign of the main monument can be customized by adding additional colors, interior lighting, decorative effects or a foundation in the style of brickwork.
A 6 × 8 ‘dihedral sign is bigger and higher, so larger supports and support columns are required to handle the additional wind load and can cost upwards of $10,000. It has an extruded aluminum structure and swivel frames for easy maintenance. In cold weather, this sign will be internally illuminated by T12 fluorescent lights, fluorescent lamps operating on energy-efficient electronic ballasts. Persons are digitally printed in full color on vinyl with a 3/16 inch thick Lexan substrate. They can easily be replaced if the company name changes or the building gets a new tenant. The lower half of the sign has 3 tracks for 6 “replaceable copies of letters.
A 10 × 7 ‘tall double-sided, internally lit sign is also made of aluminum, but has many user-defined functions. These signs can run anywhere from $15,00 – $30,000. It includes a Lexan face with an embossed copy, giving it a three-dimensional appearance. It uses internal LED lighting and real bowling balls as decorative ornaments. The stone base is a value, designed from aluminum, covered with digital printed vinyl, to get a high-quality look with a lower cost than real masonry.
What makes this sign special is the addition of 3 x 7-inch full-color electronic message centers (EMC) on both sides of the sign. Enabled wireless software to change the text, the built-in graphic package and training on the spot and on the Internet.
This sign can be updated to EMC with high resolution, which will be displayed even more in detail. When adding EMC, the business signs cost depends on the resolution. The resolution (clarity) is measured by the pixel pitch, the distance between the points of light measured in millimeters. The 20 mm pixel pitch will be more “grainy” than the 12 mm EMC for business signs. Small EMC with pixel pitch can display video clips with a frequency of 60 frames per second. An additional upgrade can be remote access off-site, so that one operator can change the text or video on the signs in several places in the store.
For a more specific breakdown of our commercial signs cost, contact Davis Signs & Graphics today at (480) 945-0916.