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Architectural Signage FAQs

DCG UNITED specializes in bringing your design vision to life with professional fabrication and installation of architectural signage. To help determine the best visual solutions for your needs, we've compiled some frequently asked questions about architectural signs.

Our architectural signage services encompass both custom signs and signage systems, tailored to support brand recognition and wayfinding throughout diverse buildings, facilities, and campuses. Our team fabricates and installs architectural signage that seamlessly integrates brand identity, environmental decor, and wayfinding. Our commitment to the highest standards of craftsmanship ensures that our architectural signage offerings are a dynamic and essential aspect of the built environment.

We collaborate with architects, designers, and branding agencies to deliver the best materials and installation methods that align with the design and budget. Our range of materials for architectural signage includes acrylic, metal, stone, magnetics, glass, digital signage, exotic wood, architectural films and finishes, whiteboards, and many more, all handled professionally.

DCG United offers professional architectural signage solutions for the built environment, encompassing oversized graphics, textured wall coverings, dimensional letters, channel letters, ADA safety signs, digital signage, glassboards, dry erase boards, magnetic receptive graphics, interactive digital wayfinding, modular wayfinding, and beyond. Our materials are functional and flexible, seamlessly integrating into any environment as we collaboratively bring your design visions to life.

Choosing the right font for your architectural signage is crucial to ensure maximum visibility and impact. It's important to opt for a font that complements your environment and draws attention to your message. Fonts are typically categorized into Serif, San Serif, and Specialty, so make sure to select the one that aligns with your design intent. For outdoor signs, always choose a font size that is easy to read from the optimal distance. Remember, your font choice can make or break the effectiveness of your signage, so choose wisely.

DCG United uses sign materials for both short-term and long-term architectural signage. The lifespan of architectural signage varies based on whether it's indoor or outdoor and the materials used. We have the ability to meet your project's requirements for durability, sustainability, and flexibility.

Our architectural signs offer a diverse range of solutions for the built environment. We specialize in establishing brand identity on building exteriors and facilitating interior wayfinding, utilizing a variety of premium materials, advanced products, and cutting-edge technology. From state-of-the-art digital signage to stunning exterior dimensional letters, we provide professional-grade solutions to elevate your décor and brand your space.

Our team of experts can effectively translate your architectural designs into a reality. We specialize in seamlessly incorporating your business logo, photos, and other artwork into designs that perfectly complement your environment. Just like a logo is an essential aspect of brand identity, signage significantly contributes to the essence of your architectural design and space. Trust us to deliver quality, professional results that elevate your brand's essence.

Architectural signs are capable of standing alone, being mounted to a wall or pole, and being incorporated into walls and floors to enhance the design of a building, facility, or campus.

Our team will provide you with a professional proof for your architectural sign. Once approved, our experienced professionals will fabricate your sign with expert project management to ensure timely delivery within budget. At DCG United, our customers trust our commitment to professionalism and meeting project timelines.

We offer professional on-site consultations to assess your architectural sign requirements. Please contact us to request a consultation for a discussion regarding your fabrication and installation needs. Our services go beyond your expectations, and we are fully prepared to assist you.

Custom Signs FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Custom Signs

For optimal customization, kindly furnish us with your logo in vector graphics format. The highest quality reproduction is guaranteed with an .eps file. Additionally, vector artwork is also accepted in .eps, .ai and PDF file formats. Thank you for your cooperation.

For optimal sign clarity at full size, we recommend a minimum of 100-150 dpi for all raster images, taking viewing distance into consideration.

Our team utilizes the Pantone Matching System (PMS) for precise color definition, and we can also match colors from a standardized CMYK chart using our advanced printing equipment. To ensure the perfect match for your custom sign, our skilled consultants can provide a test swatch for your approval. Experience professional-grade color matching solutions with our team.

We highly recommend utilizing full color graphics to effectively convey your brand message and elevate your business's visibility. When designing your custom sign, color choice is crucial. Eye-catching color graphics add a touch of professionalism to your signage.

Our expertise lies in creating signs of all sizes that will enhance the visibility and memorability of your message, particularly from a distance. With professionalism at the forefront of our services, we guarantee an unparalleled level of excellence in our craft.

DCG UNITED provides a wide variety of sign materials in the creation of custom signs. We use materials for short and long-term applications and recommend materials based on the needs of your unique project.

The turnaround time for your custom signs depends on the complexity of the project and the quantity ordered.

We offer delivery, storage and shipping services for your custom signs and visual graphics, digital signage, exhibit displays, promotional items and banner stands.

We provide Installation service across states.

DCG UNITED provides other visual communications services such as graphic design, content strategy, content creation and analysis, content management, surveying and permitting and shipping. Whatever your visual communications needs, we can help. Visit our products solutions to learn about digital signs, interior décor graphics, exhibits and displays and everything you need to capture attention for your business.

Digital Signage FAQs

Considering digital signage solutions for your business, but don’t know where to start? DCG UNITED is here to help.

You know your business. We know digital signs. By working together, we can ensure that your business is sending the right message, at the right time to your audience. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about digital signage.

Digital signage is multimedia content shown on digital displays with the goal of delivering targeted messages to specific audiences at specific times. The three components of digital signage are the display (hardware), the content and a media player (to get the content messages on the display).

No, digital and dynamic signage are the same thing. It is a specialized display that is used for multimedia content to be displayed in public environments.

Digital signage is a good option for you if you have multiple messages, need to change your message or promotion frequently, or need to engage people while they wait in line. Digital signage can complement your static signs and provides a great way to educate, inform and entertain viewers using motion graphics and color.

Content for digital signage can include text, photos, eye-catching motion graphics, video clips, live feeds and other assets to connect with your audience. DCG UNITED can create a series of short content spots for you using your brand assets. Digital sign content can be used to communicate product information, safety reminders, employee updates, event schedules, weather, news, survey results, testimonials, room or office locations, and much more.

Digital signage can be used indoor and outdoor for events, in corporate offices, manufacturing warehouses, healthcare facilities, restaurants, retail, hotels and campuses. It can be used for wayfinding, décor, branding, compliance and education. Wherever you want to reach your audience, digital signage can be used to make an impact on people where they shop, meet, visit, travel, work and learn.

DCG UNITED starts with understanding your unique objectives and provides a comprehensive digital signage solution to help bring your messages to life and complement your other branding, marketing and communication efforts. From commercial grade digital displays and kiosks to installation and content creation services, we can provide a custom digital solution.

The length of time it takes to design and deploy a digital sign solution can vary greatly depending on the number of displays, the complexity and amount of content needed and the deployment needs.

DCG UNITED provides commercial grade digital signage displays with manufacturer warranties that vary in length.

The length of time that your digital sign may last depends on the usage. DCG UNITED provides commercial grade digital signage solutions. Our consultants can meet with you to discuss your usage needs and determine the estimated longevity of your digital signage solution.

We provides other related digital signage services such as graphic design, content strategy, content analysis, content creation, content management, surveying and permitting and shipping. Whatever your visual communications needs, we can help. Visit our gallery to learn more about digital displays.

DCG UNIRED provides scalable digital signage solutions that can adapt and grow with your business to meet your changing needs as well as changes in technology. Whether you need one screen to a larger network of screens, we can add or update digital displays as your needs change.

Exhibit Display FAQs

An exhibit display can help a business on a temporary or permanent basis – inside or outside - by attracting attention, communicating information, promoting a product or service, and more. Banner stands, portable pop-up frames and standees are temporary exhibit displays; custom-build exhibit displays and graphics applied to walls are more permanent exhibit displays. Exhibit displays for inside use can be made from virtually any materials; exhibit displays used outside need to be printed and created using inks and materials designed to withstand the elements of sun, rain, wind, etc.

Yes. We can help you pick exactly the right size and material for an exhibit display to achieve your specific goals. The possibilities are almost limitless based on your communications goals and specific location needs. For example, your exhibit display might be a point of purchase graphic or a canvas show tent, or it could be a permanent donor wall or museum exhibit.

Yes. Your logo, photos and other brand-related graphics can be used in your exhibit display. You’ll want to provide the highest resolution graphic files so that your final printed images are crisp. View our gallery of trade show displays and see how other customers have incorporated their logos into their graphics.

The most common types of exhibit displays are digital display boards or kiosks, banners, flags, breeze barriers, , banner stands, A-frames, trade show displays, , pop up displays, tents, hanging signs, trade show booths, backdrop banners, podium graphics, wall graphics, tabletop graphics and skirting. See these and more examples of exhibit graphics.

It depends on the complexity of the project and how much of it was can produce and build in-house. Regardless of your deadline, working closely with your local DC UNITED center will help you as you consider the possibilities available for your tailor made visual graphics solution.

Most exhibit display systems are designed to be easy to set up; the complexity of your particular communications design will determine the time it takes to set up. Setting up a trade show exhibit display with multiple components takes more planning and time, while simple pop up display may take seconds to set up and place. You will likely want us or a member or your facilities team to set up a permanent exhibit display in your facility.

Yes, you can get care instructions for any exhibit display DCG UNITED provides. It may be as simple as an occasional dusting or packing a specific way. Determining which materials are best suited for your exhibit display needs will help cut down on maintenance requirements; for example, using the ultraviolet materials for outdoor use will increase the durability of your product, but would not necessary if you will use your exhibit display indoors.

DCG UNITED provides commercial grade digital signage displays with manufacturer warranties that vary in length.

Visit the testimonials page on our website and see their great reviews; try us and then you can judge for yourself.

We provides other related digital signage services such as graphic design, content strategy, content analysis, content creation, content management, surveying and permitting and shipping. Whatever your visual communications needs, we can help. Visit our gallery to learn more about digital displays.

Event Signs FAQs

DCG UNITED can do more than just post signs for events, we can work with you to determine the types of signs you need for your event, design them or use your artwork to create by printing and assembling the signs prior to shipping or installing (posting) them at your event. Typical event signs include banners, banner stands, stage and podium graphics, safety signs, directional and wayfinding signs, sponsor appreciation and recognition plaques, cement or floor graphics, vehicle graphics and much more. View our event signage checklist to make sure you have everything you’ll need. Ready to make your event eventful? Contact DCG UNITED

Events signs and visual graphics align a cause, showcase a product, increase awareness, honor or recognize people, entertain people, or celebrate success. Signs and visual graphics such as banners, digital signs and kiosks, directional and wayfinding signs, exhibits and displays, floor graphics, stage and podium graphics, sponsor and recognition plaques and awards, wearables, and vehicle graphics can help events be successful at each phase - before, during, and after.

Yes. We can help you pick the right material and event signage to achieve your goals. For example, you may need reusable event signage for an awards dinner, which requires a quick set up and break down, such as stage and podium graphics, banner stands, and wayfinding signs or you may need banners, photo backdrops, and flags to use at several extended upcoming events.

While it's essential to use event signs and visual graphics during each phase of the event - before, during, and after, event promotion can help increase event awareness and attendance. Incorporating banners, flags, brochures, flyers, posters, printed invitations, promotional items, and wearables are an effective way to increase event awareness.

Yes, we provide signs for all types of events. The possibilities for event signage are almost limitless based on your communications goals and specific location needs.

General Signage FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about General Signage

Sign materials vary by location and may include acrylic, aluminum, banner, corrugated plastic, fabric, PVC, magnetic, vinyl and wood.

It’s important to choose a font that is legible and reflects your brand. The font or typeface refers to the letters or characters that make up the copy on the sign. Fonts are categorized by Serif, San Serif, Script and Specialty. Remember that some fonts are difficult to read. We can help you consider factors such as visibility, readability, noticeability and legibility when choosing the font for your sign.

We understand how to help your business establish business identity and maintain brand integrity through signage. Our consultants recommend the right signs and visual graphics for your project. Whether you need to extend your brand to your building or need to create an experience using interior décor, we can help your business with visual communications.

Many sign companies only provide products. We provide so much more. To see what the finished product may look like, you can view product solutions for examples of signs and graphics, interior décor, exhibits and displays, promotional products, printed materials, point of purchase, digital signage and mobile marketing such as SMS text and mobile websites.

Yes, but only with permission from the owner. If you are not an authorized agent of the images, then a release from the copyright owner is necessary.

The length of time it takes to make a sign can vary depending in the materials, usage and complexity. Our consultants strive to meet your expectations on deadlines and turnaround time. While some projects may be ready in 24 hours, other projects make take longer to complete.

When it comes to ensuring the quality of products, our consultants create a plan to deliver products according to your specific requirements. We examine the environment that the sign will be located in and determine the best match of products. Our visual consultants continuously monitor and verify project quality throughout the design and production process.

Depending on the materials, signs may need to be cleaned over time, especially outdoor signage. Our consultants can make specific recommendations for maintenance based on your sign. It’s important to avoid damage from harsh cleaners. Use only a soap and water mixture and avoid any cleaning product that contains ammonia.

The expected lifetime of a sign depends on whether you place the sign or graphic indoor or outdoor. We use sign materials for short-term applications and also provide materials for long-term projects. Whether your sign needs to withstand the elements in an outdoor setting or needs to be located indoor, our consultants will work with you to determine the best solution for your needs.

Our consultants help solve visual identity challenges and communicate brand stories and messaging using a mix of visual communications products and services including digital signs, trade show and event signs and graphics, vehicle and floor graphics, point of purchase signs, labels and decals, architectural and interior décor signs, printing, promotional products and wearables. We provide cutting-edge services that extend beyond traditional printing including SMS text campaigns, QR codes and mobile websites. Whatever your visual communications needs, DCG UNITED can help

Yes, DCG UNITED can print a photo on canvas. A canvas print is one that has an image printed directly onto the smooth or textured canvas. It is often stretched around a frame (called gallery wrapped) and hung on a wall in a hall, conference room or office. Canvas photo prints are lightweight and versatile. We can also print photos on vinyl, paper, glass, plastic, wood, aluminum and other materials. Material selection is based on how and where you plan to use the photo print, the desired end usage size (to understand how big the printer needs to be and the final product weight if you want to hang it on a wall or move it around), the quality of your photo image (a low resolution photo will look fuzzy the bigger the image it gets), etc.

There are many factors that determine the price of a sign or visual graphic. Here are few: 1. What are you trying to accomplish with your sign? 2. Determining the right type(s) of signs for you is step one. 3. Do you have artwork or do we need to create it? 4. How complicated is the sign design? 5. Can the artwork just be printed, or are we building something more complex? 6. Does the sign require a permit, and if so, will you acquire it or will we? 7. How long does the sign need to last? A temporary sign could be made with vinyl or plastic, however a permanent sign would likely be made of acrylic, metal or wood, which are more expensive materials. Find more information surrounding our various sign materials here. 8. How big is the sign? More material, more expense. 9. Where and how will the sign need to be installed? How many people will it take to transport the sign, install and secure it? Will equipment need to be rented to install it? 10. Do you need multiples of this sign or other signs as part of this project? Call us; we’ll ask you more questions to help us understand your need - and to be able to get you a price.

Our turnaround is fast, but fast means different things to different people. How quickly we can get you what you need depends on the type of signs you need, the number of signs needed, if you have approved artwork ready to use and how fast you can approve proofs, if we have the materials in the center or have to order them, if the signs need permits to be installed, if the installation site has the structures we need to hang or affix something, etc. Tell us about your specific needs and we’ll create a timeline for you...quickly.

No, DCG UNITED is not a General Contractor, but we work with contractors and others in the construction industry to design, fabricate, permit, install and ship signs and visual graphics for all types of buildings. We can provide site signs, wayfinding signs, digital signs, safety signs, ADA signs, interior décor signs, monument signs, building signs and more

Logo Signs FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Logo Signs

It’s important that you provide your brand’s logo as a vector based file. You can save your logo as an .eps file for the highest quality reproduction. The logo can be provided as an .eps, .ai, jpeg or PDF file as long as the logo is vector artwork.

Yes, we provide a proof for logo signs. Our experienced professionals will produce your signs in a timely fashion after you approve the final proof.

At DCG UNITED, we provide a variety of materials for the fabrication of logo signs including acrylic, aluminum, corrugated plastic, foam PVC, stone, magnetics, glass, vinyl, wood and more.

We can create indoor and outdoor logo signs for walls, vehicles, windows, doors, floors and buildings to help you extend your brand and enhance the visual appeal of your business.

The length of time it takes to make a logo sign can vary depending in the materials, usage and complexity. Our consultants strive to meet your expectations on deadlines and turnaround time. While some projects may be ready in 24 hours, other projects make take longer for our team to complete.

The choice of color is important for the overall effect of your logo sign. Contact us to learn how to select the best colors in order to influence purchasing decisions, improve brand recall and communicate your brand message.

Yes. If you need a custom logo, we can design one to give your business a professional look and brand identity. Our graphic designers can also refresh an existing logo to take your business and branding to the next level.

The logo that a DCG UNITED center designs for you becomes your property once it is paid for. After we design your logo, you may decide to register a logo trademark or copyright.

Our consultants help solve visual identity challenges and communicate messages using a mix of visual communications products and services including digital signs, trade show and event signs and graphics, vehicle and floor graphics, point of purchase signs, labels and decals, architectural and interior décor signs, printing, promotional products and wearables. We provide cutting-edge services that extend beyond traditional printing including SMS text campaigns, QR codes and mobile websites. Whatever your visual communications needs, DCG UNITED can help.

Outdoor Banners FAQs

DCG UNITED banners are usually made with a durable nylon-reinforced vinyl. We can also utilize other materials, such as fabric, if desired.

Yes. Your logo or other graphics may be used on your banner, and our consultants can work with you on a design that will maximize the visibility of your logo and message in one or multiple colors.

The nylon-reinforced vinyl DCG UNITED uses is very durable and should last a long time when properly installed. The location you choose for your banner will help determine the best banner solution for you, as the printing options may vary in durability, especially when exposed to full sun. Consult us to determine the best material solution for the purpose and location you have in mind.

Grommets or other finishing options such as hemmed edges, pole pockets, banner-ups, or d-rings with nylon webbing can be added to banners. Although grommets are the most commonly used finishing option, depending on the use of your banner, another option may better serve your needs. Consult with your DCG center to determine the best finishing option for the purpose and location you have in mind.

Yes, we can install your banner. Generally speaking, DCG UNITED will either install or help you manage the installation of any sign we provide.

DCG UNITED banners can be produced in virtually any shape or size. Our specialists can help tailor your banner to fit your space and location, whether it’s on a fence by the roadside or stretching out over a crowd at a convention.

If you should choose to store your banner, do not fold it; instead, roll it with the graphics on the outside for the best care.

The longevity of an outdoor banner varies widely. After the vinyl and printing choice, the life of your banner depends on appropriate installation and on environmental conditions like sun and wind which usually range from extreme to moderate. Banners are most commonly intended for short-term applications. We will be able to provide you with the best options to fit your budget and communications needs. Keep in mind that while a banner is an excellent and time-tested promotional sign, it is not a substitute for a permanent sign.

DCG UNITED provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions from standards like banners and building signs to innovative wall graphics, trade show displays, vehicle graphics digital signs, wearables and promotional materials. Let our marketing-savvy consultants build a plan to help you meet your business objectives, accomplish your visual communications goals and help solve your challenges.

The cost to install a banner depends on a number of factors including: 1) The location: It is 200 feet on the side of a high-rise building or on a single story exterior wall or inside a cafeteria? 2) The size and weight: What’s required to transport the banner to the install location? How many people will be needed to lift, hang and secure it? 3) Local permitting requirements: Is one required? Are we getting it or have you already arranged for it? The timing: Is it needed today, or do we have a few days to work it into our schedule? Call us today to discuss your needs and circumstance so we can help.

Types of Signs and Visual Graphics

Signs and visual graphics make the world a more interesting and organized place. They can be used to communicate messages in a variety of places and to all of your key audiences - customers, visitors, students, employees, patients and more. DCG UNITED provides comprehensive solutions to your visual communications challenges and opportunities. Listed below is a sampling of the types of signs and visual graphics that we recommend, depending on your need.

Signs and visual graphics make the world a more interesting and organized place. They can be used to communicate messages in a variety of places and to all of your key audiences - customers, visitors, students, employees, patients and more. DCG UNITED provides comprehensive solutions to your visual communications challenges and opportunities. Listed below is a sampling of the types of signs and visual graphics that we recommend, depending on your need. A-Frames ADA Signs Awards Backdrops Backlit Displays Banners Banner Stands Braille Signs Brochures Building Directories Building Signs Bumper Stickers Bus Wraps Business Cards Cabinet Signs Canvas Prints Ceiling Tile Graphics Changeable Sign Letters Concrete Graphics Counter Mats Counter Signs Danglers & Dioramas Decals Digital Kiosks Digital Kiosk Wraps Digital Signage Dimensional Letters Direct Mail Directional Signs Directory Signs Displays Dry Erase Signs Easel Signs Electrical Signs Engraved Signs Exhibit Graphics Event Graphics Fabric Printing Feather Flags Fence Banners Fine Art Prints Flags Floor Graphics Flyers Glass Graphics Identification Signs Labels LED Displays Light Boxes Magnetic Signs Menu Boards Monument Signs Name Tags Parking Signs Pavement Graphics Plaques Podium Graphics Point of Purchase Signs Political Signs Pop-Up Displays Printing Promotional Items/Ad Specialties Pylon Signs QR Codes On Signs Reader Boards Regulatory Signs Safety Signs Sidewalk Signs Site Signs SMS Text Messages Standees & Cutouts Stand-Offs Table Graphics Table Top Displays Trade Show Exhibits Traffic Signs Vehicle/Fleet Graphics Wall Graphics Wayfinding Signs Window Graphics Window Shades Yard Signs

Vehicle Wrap Advertising FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Wrap Advertising

A vehicle advertising wrap is a large vinyl graphic applied directly over the vehicle’s original paint. If you want to use your vehicle as mobile billboard, a vehicle wrap is a great way to build awareness for your business wherever you travel and park to help you deliver your message day and night.

Absolutely. Your custom vehicle wrap can include digitally printed graphics with artwork, type, brand logos and photos to identify and promote your business to your customers.

No. Vehicle wraps can actually protect your paint from minor scratches. Vehicle wraps can protect the paint from sun damage, minor abrasions and stone chips.

A vehicle wrap will typically last no more than 2-3 years depending on the weather conditions, care and overall treatment.

Vehicle wraps should be applied and removed by installation professionals. The removal process does not damage the vehicle and leaves the original paint in the same condition as it was before it was covered.

In many cases, a vehicle wrap will actually protect your vehicle’s paint job.

Depending on the design of the vehicle graphic, the vehicle contours and the size of the vehicle, the length of time for vehicle wrap installation could take from one to three days. Large vehicles or more complex graphics can take longer.

Before you advertise your business on your car, you may want to check with your local municipalities and state laws. Many states regulate rear-tinted windows and many cities regulate commercial advertisements on cars. If you are unsure about car business advertisements, check with us first.

You can have the damaged pieces or panel of your vehicle wrap replaced after you repair your vehicle. In most cases, you do not need to rewrap the entire vehicle if damage occurs in a certain area of the car.

We suggest hand washing as the best way to care for your vehicle with a vehicle wrap.