Will I own the rights to the logo or graphic that you design for me?
Can you also build a website for me?
Can I approve the design before use?
How do I submit artwork / files?
How many colors can I use in my design, is there a charge per color?
If I know what I want, can you design my graphic for me?
Yes we can, even if you don’t know what you want. But, since all our design time is charged by the hour, if you already know what you want your design to look like, it can save quite a bit of time, and therefore cost a lot less than if we have to come up with the concept and the design. So, if you know what information you want in your design, and have any logos or photos that you want to use, send them to us with your order, indicate you need design work when the option appears, and we will contact you to discuss it and give you a cost estimate. Once we create your design, we’ll send you an electronic proof for approval prior to printing.
How much do you charge for design?
We charge $75 per hour for design time, but the amount of time it will take, and therefore the cost, depends on several factors. As we explained in the previous question, if you already know what you want, and can send us any necessary logos, photos, etc., the design cost could be as little as $15-$20. If you have no idea and want us to come up with concepts and designs, it can cost hundreds of dollars. In our experience, most people have an idea of what they want, and if we provide alternatives, they will almost always come back to what they had in mind in the first place, so you should always tell us your ideas. It will save time and money, and that’s always a good thing.
What resolution does my file need to be?
We recommend 100dpi at full size (in inches) for graphics larger than 22″x28″. A minimum of 300dpi for anything smaller.
What kinds of files do you accept?
The best looking signs begin with quality artwork. We prefer to have a PSD, PDF or EPS file to use when designing your sign. We are very fortunate to have talented graphic designers on staff, so if you do not have the proper artwork, we can usually create it. If additional graphic design will be required for your project, you will be informed and provided with an estimate.