Welcome to Art Sign Works
We Manufacture & Sell Custom and Personalized 3D Dimensional & Carved Wood, HDU and Metal Signs & Plaques; Wrought Iron Hangers & Posts; and Monument Signs of all sizes.
We offer low factory-direct prices for both end-users (Retail customers) & lower Wholesale prices to sign shops & other resellers (including brokers, installers, general contractors). We ship our products throughout the USA & Internationally.
Can't find anyone to make your custom dimensional wood, hdu, or metal sign or plaque the way you want it made? Do you need some design ideas? We will work with you to design and build the custom sign or plaque you want at an economical price . We offer a rare combination of creativity, quality and value, have a very wide variety of sign designs and sizes, and take pride in every product we build. We offer a 3 yr warranty for every sign or plaque in any climate, and use special proprietary coatings to make our signs robust, long lasting, and low maintenance.
We have over 5000 sign designs shown on this site, methodically organized into 45 photo Galleries (click on a numbered title in light gray boxes in lower left margin, or for more detail, click on Sign Photo Gallery Overview and Search ) - spend a few minutes visiting the appropriate Galleries and you will find a design you will like, or we will create a new one for you. We make our signs & plaques for residences, vacation homes, farms & ranches, law/medical/dental offices, businesses of all types, parks ,schools & colleges, government and military facilities, churches, and clubs. if you are a Government or military customer, please click on Government Products for an index of our carved wood wall plaques and signs designed for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, federal, state & city/county governments (including police and firefighters), shown in Galleries 30 through 33. For our most popular residential signs, click on Gallery 18- residential address and property name signs, Gallery 20- seashore/beach signs, Gallery 21 - lake/mountain signs, or Gallery 23 - ranch & farm signs. Lawyer, physician, financial,, church,government, business, commercial, retail stores, restaurant & bar, hotel/B&B, community, apartment/condo, street & traffic, school & college, and park signs are shown in our other photo Galleries, 10 through 35 (click.on a numbered title in light gray boxes in lower left margin),
Please call us at 951-698-8484 or EMAIL us at email@example.com for additional information without any obligation. We welcome casual inquiries and will give you a fast "no hassle" response. We are the "friendly signmakers" and take pride in providing information and helping our customers solve their signage needs.
PRODUCTS A description of our products is provided on the Products page. We have seven Product Lines shown by examples of signs and plaques in the picture below:
Click on blue text below to see the Gallery page for that Product line):
Product Line 1 - Sandblasted HDU Signs & Plaques
Product Line 2 - Premium Carved 3D Bas-Relief HDU Signs & Plaques
Product Line 3 - Carved and Sandblasted Wooden Signs & Plaques
Product Line 4 - Wrought Iron Hangers & Stands
Product Line 5 - Large Signs
Product Line 6 - Monument Signs, Bases and Pillars/Posts
Product Line 7 - Metal Wall Plaques & Signs
We create beautiful and eye-catching Three dimensional carved signs, with letters & art elevated (raised and bas-relief) or engraved (e.g., incised, bas-relief recessed, V-carved, or intaglio) into the sign. Our signs range from very simple, inexpensive sandblasted or routed text signs to more expensive signs with complex art, construction, and high-end materials. We make our signs and plaques from wood (Redwood, Cedar, Mahogany, Oak, other hardwoods, and vintage barnwood); synthetic wood equivalents and plastics (High Density Urethane (HDU) , MDO, PVC, and EPS foam); metals (aluminum, iron); metal coated HDU (bronze, brass, copper, nickel-silver, stainless steel, aluminum, and antique iron); and gold , silver and copper leaf gilded wood or HDU
We use advanced computerized design, computer-controlled carving, routing and cutting , 3D bas-relief carving, computer-controlled laser engraving and plasma cutting (for metal); hand-carving ; multi-level sandblasting; polishing and burnishing; and cut-out and stand-off letters & art appliques to achieve 3D effects. We make dimensional and carved plaques and signs which are then hand-painted with colorful enamels, and/or stained and clear-coated (wood only), and/or gold-or silver leaf gilded, and/or metal coated (bronze, brass, copper, silver-nickel, antique iron). We can also add a digitally-printed vinyl applique for photos or detailed art onto a carved signs, We have a unique capability for combining various artistic techniques, manufacturing technologies, and materials into a single sign.
We make indoor and outdoor dimensional signs and plaques for both residences and businesses, in sizes from 6 inches to 20 feet wide. We have a wide variety of designs; we can make almost any design, any shape, any font style, any color scheme, any logo/ emblem/ art, and we design and build custom carved 3D bas-relief designs that most sign shops cannot or will not make. Our craftsmen are the best, and we guarantee customer satisfaction on every sign or plaque. We have a 3 year warranty on every sign or plaque.
We also offer wrought iron hangers and scroll brackets, wood and metal posts, and monument sign rock & brick and EPS foam bases & pillars. We design & integrate signs, and install signs in Southern California. We can also arrange for a local contractor to install our signs anywhere in the USA or Canada.
We can modify any design shown in the Galleries, replicate an existing sign from a photo, develop a completely new custom design for you, work collaborately with you to develop your own design, or build- to-print an already completed design. We offer a very wide range of styles including formal, ornate, elegant, bold, commercial, stylized, whimsical, and rustic/western. Much of our business is one or few of a kind signs or plaques for residences and businesses, but we also do large production jobs, up to thousands of similar signs or plaques for apartments, residential communities, hotels, golf courses and retail chains, and we sell our products wholesale to over 300 sign retailers, including sign shops, designers, contractors, and brokers (see Wholesale to Sign Retailers).
SIGN PRICES. We give great value for your money.We offer factory direct-to-you prices. We use the latest computer technology combined with old-world hand-craftmanship to reduce our costs, passing cost savings on to you. Our wood and HDU signs and plaques cost from 50% to 80% compared to those of similar signs from most other sign shops and suppliers, including on-line companies. Our wholesale prices are about 15% to 20% lower than our retail prices.Our smaller custom carved signs and plaques cost from $100 to $350, including artist-painted carved art and text and up to 5 free iterations on your custom sign design Sign retail prices along with their design features are described on the Price, Size, and Design Features page, and Wholesale prices are given on the Wholesale to Sign Retailers page.We ship our products by UPS throughout the USA and Canada for low costs (typically 5 to 10% of the price of the sign). We also ship selected orders to other countries overseas , including US military bases, and ship to APO addresses.