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Temporary one-sided sign

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by phototec, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    New to the business, customer requested a 4'x8' temporary one-sided sign to be placed at building site, what would be the best way to make the skid base sign and what should I use for the background (white) with applied vinyl text, sign board?

    He wants the top of the sign to be 8' above the ground.

    Thanks for any positive help!

    Photos would be great.
     
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  2. Gino

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    Between materials and labor.... the base will probably cost you more than the sign itself. Hope your customer is ready for that.

    Why don't you just use a banner.
     
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    What he said. Get you some cheap posts from Home Depot.
     
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    4x4 with 2x4 kickers all mounted on top of a 2x4 base.
     
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    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    Most temporary building site signs I do are 10 mm coroplast. You can install them cheaply with three fenceposts from your local farm store. Builders want to save money by installing themselves much of the time.
     
  6. phototec

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    That sounds like a good idea, however there is no place to hang it.

    The customer is building a RV & boat storage facility, right now it's just a empty lot, but he wants a temp sign so people can know what is going to be at the location and a phone number so they can start booking the stalls.

    He just wanted a large one-sided 4'x8' sign on skids and the top 8" above the ground, so it could be seen over a berm between it and the road.

    I was thinking of making it out of treated 4"x4" posts 8' long with kind of a skid base to keep if from blowing over. I'm not real sure what I could use for the main 4x8 white area, 1/2" thick sign board, does it come already painted white?

    How wide should the base skid be to keep the sign from blowing over?

    Any suggestions would be helpful.
     
  7. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    like so - and I usually anchor the skids w/pounded in stakes or I guess sandbags...
     

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  8. phototec

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    Yeppers, that's what I was invisioing in my head. what do you suggest for the main sign area, could you use the 10mm coroplas?
     
  9. J Hill Designs

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    I would just use signply...you could use coro, but the structure would have to be more robust, as usually the signply board helps to stabilize it...
     
  10. phototec

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    jhilldesigns,

    Thanks for the info, can I ask you another question, based on the drawing and the use of signply, with applied 651 vinyl (see text below), what would your ball park price be, delivered to the site?

    Name,

    RV Boat Storage

    Opening Soon!

    Open Covered and Garaged Stalls
     
  11. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    want me to build it for you too? sheesh. Time and materials(x2) bud :thumb:
     
  12. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Hey that's not a bad idea, how much?

    I'll install it.
     
  13. Gino

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    I think he's serious........................ :ROFLMAO:
     
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