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Product Line 5 - Large Commercial Wood, HDU, HDPE, and Aluminum Signs

Welcome to our photo Gallery 5 showing examples of our large HDU, wood, HDPE and Aluminum signs. These can be freestanding (mounted between two posts) , mounted on a building wall or masonry monument base, or installed on a roof.  

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please start with our Home page, dark gray tab on upper left.  Looking for a specific application for a sign (e.g., apartment, restaurant, bar, park, church, business, ranch,, etc)? Click on one of our Application Galleries in the numbered grey boxes on the lower left margin or go to our Photo Gallery Overview page for a complete index of applications.

Large wood and HDU signs

We make large carved dimensional freestanding, monument, wall, and roof-mounted large signs from 5 ft to 20 feet wide.

The photos on this page show some examples of our larger signs, typically 6 to 25 ft wide and 2 to 10 ft high.This Gallery 5 shows examples of our large HDU, wood, HDPE, MDO/HDO, steel, aluminum and standoff letter signs made for many different applications, including the city entrances,  apartment complexes, companies, retail stores, restaurants, colleges, churches, hotels, resorts, country clubs, wineries, farms & ranches, and other commercial entities. These large signs can be mounted on a masonry base, on several posts, on a roof, or on a wall.

We have over 500 photos of signs of this type of sign shown in other photo Galleries on this website. The example signs and wall plaques in this photo Gallery 5 have styles that range from formal and elegant to commercial to rustic. If you are looking for a specific application for a sign or plaque (e.g.,apartment sign, restaurant sign, etc.) please click on one of our Application Galleries in the numbered gray boxes in the lower left margin. You can go to our Photo Gallery Overview page for a complete index of these applications. Our large signs are also shown interspersed with smaller signs  in the 35 Application Galleries. We indicate other photo Galleries where similar signs can be found by naming that Gallery in the title (in parentheses).

OUR PRICES. Our large signs have retail prices that range from $30/ft2 to $100/ft2. depending on material and complexity. Aluminum, steel, HDPE and HDO/MDO signs are the lowest in price; they typically cost $30/ft2 to $45/ft2. HDU signs cost from $60/ft2 to $90/ft2. Large Cedar signs cost approximately from $90/ft2 to $110/ft2. Our sign prices depend primarily on sign area, whether they are single or double-faced, design detail and complexity (e.g., number of paint colors and amount of hand-painting, and any special features (e.g., steel reinforcements and frames, overlays, gold leaf, etc.). These prices do not include posts or support structures, which we sell separately, or shipping/freight. More detailed information on sign retail prices, along with their design features, are described on the Price, Size, and Design Features page.

QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALITY - OUR SIGNS ARE MADE OF THE BEST MATERIALS AND HAVE A LONG LIFE.  We use the very best materials and manufacturing processes to create our wood signs. We provide a warranty of 2 years, and we expect our  wood signs and plaques to last for several decades with proper maintenance.  We use prime, kiln-dried, knot-free, vertical grain all-heart Redwood, Cedar, and Mahogany that are supplied by Forest Plywood and Wood Products. We use Minwax low VOC stains. We use Ultra Low VOC  Matthews automotive-type 2-part polyurethane acrylic paint and clear-coat ,  which  are UV and graffitti resistance, so there is very little fading when the sign is exposed to direct sunlight, and graffiti can usually be cleaned off with acetone. Matthews paints cost $200/gallon, compared to house paints which cost $30/gallon that most other sign companies use. Matthews MAP will last  20 years or more before repainting. We use 1-Shot Low  VOC Oil-Based High Gloss Lettering Enamels for text and artwork. 1-Shot is simply the best (and most expensive) lettering enamel in the world. It costs $250/gallon.

SHIPPING. We ship our large signs to locations in every state and Canada via freight carriers. These are usually large semi-trucks, with trailers up to 53 feet long and 8 feet wide and 8 feet high. Signs that exceed 10 feet in their smallest dimension  (very unusual) have to shipped on a flatbed truck. We employ a sign packaging technique that is very effective in protecting our signs from damage. We shrink wrap the signs, crate our signs in plywood boxes filled with foam, and for the largest signs, build an external  support structure  out of 2 x 4's for braces. Crates are marked fragile and we do not allow other freight to be placed on top of our crates. We mount the crated sign(s) on pallet bases so  so forklifts can easily remove the crate from the truck without the damage to the truck. We only use reliable freight companies; we have shipped over 7000 crates all over the country in the last 12 years with very little damage. We insure all signs against shipping damage; in the unlikely event that your sign is damaged during shipping, we will repair or replace it at no charge to you.  

OUR PRODUCTS ARE  ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.  We are a "green" company. Of course, our domestic and imported wood signs are "Green". We only use wood from renewable forests that use environmentally sound practices.Also, for every wood sign we sell, we donate  money to  Arbor Day Foundation to plant two to five  trees, depending on the size of the sign, .to support important tree planting efforts around the globe. .We also use environmentally friendly primers, stains, topcoats and clear-coats. The Minwax stains we use are Low VOC. The Matthews Ultra Low VOC polyurethane acrylic paints and clear-coats we use limit VOC to less than 50 g/L while providing greater durability, gloss retention and hiding than standard acrylic polyurethane paints.We also use a Low VOC version of 1-Shot sign enamel for painting text, borders and artwork. All our manufacturing and painting processes are Green, with minimal air pollution, because our dust collectors, paint spray booths, and fully-enclosed and recyclable sandblast booths cause very low air pollution and carbon emissions. 

PLEASE CONTACT US - WE HAVE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific sign. We will work with you to design and build the exact sign or plaque you want. Our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie and Regina, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at info@artsignworks.com. Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request an Estimate Form. We would like very much to make your sign or plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every sign or plaque we make for our valued clients.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE. You can scroll down the page to see more sign designs by using the slider in the right edge of this page. You can expand a photo and get information on the sign by clicking on the photo. After you expand a photo, to return to this Gallery page, click on  "Return to List" at the bottom right of the sign or text. Other photo Galleries can be viewed by clicking on a numbered gray box in the lower left margin. Business web pages (e,g, prices & design optionsrequest a quote, place an orde) can be viewed by clicking on a gray box in the upper left margin. Other informational web pages, including our Home Page can be visited by clicking on dark gray tabs at the top of the page in the header.

Large signs such as shown above can be entrance signs, monument signs, roof signs, free-standing post & panel signs, or wall signs. Monument signs, including their bases and supports, are described in Product Line 6. We design, build and install custom large dimensional redwood, cedar, HDU, HDPE, and MDO/HDO signs and metal, HDU and acrylic stand-off letters on a custom and project basis. We specialize in dimensional signs of several types, with a variety of advanced design features such as HDU, acrylic and metal cutout /stand-off letters and art appliques, sandblasted or routed incised (i.e., engraved ) letters and art, sandblasted backgrounds with and without grain patterns, bas-relief multi-layer sandblasted/hand-carved/or CNC routed and hand-painted Carved Art and high-relief HDU sculpture appliques which are carved in deep relief and hand-sanded. We paint our signs with the finest Mathews enamel paints ,or stains and varnishes (wood only). We can also gild applique or incised letters or art with 24K gold, silver, copper or aluminum leaf.

We can either provide the sign for you to install on your own support structure, or we can build the sign support structure for easy installation of the sign. We design and built both internal and external support structures from steel, aluminum, Redwood and Cedar.