Using Baltimore Signs and Graphics as the gold standard, today’s post lays out 4 important “signs of success” you can use as quality indicators to find the best custom sign companies in Baltimore, MD.
There’s really no better sign of success for a business than experience. But don’t mistake experience for total time-in-business. Some established businesses lack experience in many aspects of sign design and manufacturing because they only work with a limited number of sign types. And even relatively new companies can bring decades of collective experience to the table, so long as they assemble the right team.
When you work with Baltimore Signs and Graphics, your project is guided by over 25 years of sales, design, marketing, and sign expertise that spans all signage types.
If you’re looking specifically for the best custom sign companies, you want somebody who can do it all. Customization capacity is important to you. That means finding a company with a huge selection of sign styles, along with extensive custom design capabilities.
Often this step is as easy as browsing the custom sign company catalog. If they don’t offer all the products you’re looking for, and they aren’t heavily advertising their high-value customization services, look elsewhere. Of course, it’s often worth calling the company to ask a representative outright. Additionally, many custom sign companies will offer “design consultations” at no charge. Take advantage of these opportunities to gather quotes, explore your customization options, and get a feel for the custom service.
Just because the best custom sign companies can make anything you ask for doesn’t mean that they should. That’s because certain sign designs are illegal, and installing them could result in significant fines.
You can find a complete list of banned sign design and installations in the Zoning Code of Baltimore City. At around 507 pages, it’s a lengthy document, so your time is probably better spent finding current experts than trying to do it all yourself.
Of course, not all signs must abide by these zoning laws. Flags, governmental signs, street signs, “No Parking” signs, memorial plaques, and temporary signs in connection with civic non-commercial campaigns are all exempt.
But if you’re ordering something outside of this list of exemptions, it’s imperative that you find custom sign companies with enough knowledge of Baltimore zoning law to keep your sign compliant.
Our fourth tip is to find custom sign companies willing to offer you free quotes and design consultations. As mentioned previously, this allows you to get a strong sense for the company’s customer service and customization capabilities. Free quotes also show that the company is transparent and fairly priced, which are two things every client wants to see.
Baltimore Signs and Graphics proudly serves clients across Baltimore, White Marsh, and the surrounding areas. Call 410-877-6011 or fill out the contact form on our website to speak with a custom sign expert and get a 100% free quote.
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