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Do you warranty your signs?????????????

Discussion in 'Business Management' started by FireSprint.com, Feb 13, 2019.

Do you offer warranties?

  1. Yes on all my products

  2. Yes on a select few products

  3. We offer a service plan we charge for

  4. No, but we're not going to get a negative review over a $200 sign

  5. Nope, good luck with mother nature...

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  1. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

  2. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    Lol, yea I warranty it for the life of the sign.... When the sign fails, warranty is over.:)
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  3. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    montgomery, alabama
    electrical signs, routed letters, routed plaques all get 1 year for workmanship and materials...I just wish the people that made out materials would give US a damn warranty instead of lies
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  4. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    No, I make them to survive normal conditions.

    It's not rocket science, do it right and if mother nature takes it down it's time for a new one.
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  5. Stacey K

    Stacey K I like making signs

    Jun 20, 2018
    I tell customers the manufacturers expected life of the materials and what my own experience is with certain products but I don't put anything in writing. I would replace/repair if reasonable - fortunately I've not had many issues.
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  6. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

    Sep 10, 2010
    hell no. Only wraps.
  7. Tattoosleeve

    Tattoosleeve Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Prince George
    For vinyl and substrate signs we warranty on a case by case basis. We try and use tried and true materials. The amount of money you save per/sqft on an economy option isn't worth the tradeoff in quality, risk of failure or lifespan of product loss.

    For cans and channel letters our supplier offers a 2 year parts & workmanship warranty.
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  8. Sandman

    Sandman Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Crystal Falls, MI
    I only warranty what material manufacturers warranty. Gemini Letters & Plaques have a lifetime warranty. My digital sign supplier has a 3 year warranty. I tell my customers that I use the finest materials. I don't cut corners with cheap vinyl or sub par substrates. I tell them what kind of life they can expect under our normal weather conditions. I've never had an early failure in 34 years of sign making. I've done warranty work on a digital sign twice and both times it was a simple swap out where the manufacturer paid for the new part including shipping. That couple hours of free labor resulted in a happy customer and a new $10,000 project.
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  9. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    We guarantee magnetics for any reason being ruined or even lost as long as you have them.
    We guarantee truck graphics for as long as you keep your truck.
    We guarantee any electrical signs/channels for at least 25 years.
    We guarantee banners for about 15 years, unless they're double sided, then it's 20 years.

    Oh dang-g-g-g..... I thought today was April 1st.

    Never mind..................​
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  10. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

    May 16, 2011
    We don't explicitly state a warranty. But in general, we'll fix/replace stuff if they fail within a year (or so, depending on what it is.) We do tons of cut-vinyl car lettering. If someone comes in with scratched panel or other failure that was their fault, as long as they paid full price (I have a few groups of customers who get a ton of stuff from us for a sizable discount, those people don't get this benefit,) I'll usually fix it at no cost. Magnets, no way. I'll often help people out with banner failure, but I also regularly get between $6-$8 sqft for them. I'm not losing a customer over something that cost me $15 and 15 minutes of my time.
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  11. Stacey K

    Stacey K I like making signs

    Jun 20, 2018
    I do the same for cut vinyl on vehicles. One customer scratched the letter E on his rear van door 3 times with his toolbox over several years! Very good customer, I replaced all 3 times and we still laugh about his clumsiness years later. His business over the years more than made up for the few minutes I spent replacing :)
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  12. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

    Oct 21, 2016
    Frisco, TX
    I guess I'm too generous. I have a written 1-year warranty on all my signs except temperary signs (banners, coroplast). Sometimes I'll bump it up to 3-years on signs installed against a wall.

    I make sure every sign I put up is installed very well, and that I can sleep easy at night... no reason any of my stuff would fail.
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    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Blade Lite 400? Orbus? The manufacturer has a warranty and so you extend the mfg. warranty. This is what we do with most items also.
  14. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    buffalo ny
    I base my lifetime warranty on my Aunt Rose who turns 100 in March.
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  15. SherBear

    SherBear New Member

    Jul 12, 2009
    Phillipsburg, KS
    You guys are awesome! We love FireSprint!!! Happy Valentines Day to you all!
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  16. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    No warranty. I have no control over what the client or weather does.

    A couple times I've had clients call for a refund. Told them I'd be right over to get the sign, banner, or remove it from the vehicle or building. Then a miracle happens and they have no complaints.

    Can't say for sure but some folks must think I smell like turnips.:D
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  17. sardocs

    sardocs Active Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    pender harbour bc
    I mentioned in a post a while back that at my old shop we had a warranty line painted across the asphalt at the end of our driveway.
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  18. petrosgraphics

    petrosgraphics Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    cape cod, ma
    remember when Avery had their vinyl issues. would send you a new roll of vinyl, after giving them your 1st born, no replacement cost on your labor. we have 1year warranties on our ballasts and transformers, as the manufacturer does, the problem is, that it still costs you in labor to replace the item
  19. Joe Crumley Jr.

    Joe Crumley Jr. New Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    Norman, Oklahoma
    On a more positive note, Yes I have always stood behind my work. It's been thirty eight years now but I should mention I'm not a vinyl, lickem stickem fellow. My trade is dimensional work only. When getting started we used only redwood with a guaranty of five years. I still have clients that return after ten years or longer. They happy to pay the price for a repaint.

    I'm in the process of going over a fifteen year old redwood job. But, to make these last it takes tender care. I love doing repaints. The general price is somewhere in the range of half what a new sign cost. Still pricing by the square foot.
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  20. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Very Cool Joe.

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