Wood & HDU Signs & Plaques
This page introduces our various products and services and provides a general overview of their characteristics and our ordering process. 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 upper left). To view descriptions of each of our product lines and their prices, please go to Products page. To see examples of our various products, please go to our Product Galleries overview page , or click on a title in the numbered gray boxes in the lower left margin. After reviewing the signs or plaques in your areas of interest, you can get more information, free designs, or a cost quote by sending us the form on the Request an Estimate page or you can call us at 951-698-8484 or EMAIL us at info@ArtSignWorks.com for more information.
Search for a Specific Type of Sign.To find a specific type of sign, such as "Oak leaf address sign", or "sign with Skiier on it" , or "red wooden stop sign", or "lawyer directory sign" or "B&B sign", or "sea horse beach sign", please enter these key words in the box in the header on the upper right with "Google" in it and the search engine will give you examples on this site, which you can click on to go to the referenced page. The top 2 or 3 listed references are usually the best match; however, for very specific key word descriptions, many times the search engine will reference a single sign photo on its own page (it will have the word "title" followed by letter and numbers on the end of the URL address, such as "title/t29013"); if you go to that page, you can click on "Return to list" on the bottom right just below the description to to go to the Full gallery page on that subject, which may show dozens more photos of similar sign designs.
Dimensional Wood and HDU Sign and Plaque Specialist. We specialize in designing and building custom dimensional (3D and 2.5D) wood and HDU signs and plaques, metal and metal-coated signs, and wrought iron signs and hangers, for businesses and corporations, professional offices of lawyers, doctors and CPAs; residences, farms & ranches, vacation homes on the seashore and in the mountains, government facilities, golf courses, parks, churches, apartments, condominiums, restaurants, resorts and hotels, (see our Product Galleries), all at reasonable prices.
We make signs and plaques ranging from 6 inches to 20 feet in width. Our materials include High Density Urethane, Redwood and Cedar),and hardwoods (including Mahogany ,Oak and Cherry), Extiria board, PVC, and wrought iron. Dimensional (2.5D and 3D) signs have a beauty and elegance flat signs do not achieve. Our dimensional signs are made by one or more of these three methods :(1) letters, borders and artwork elevated over the background, by removing the background through sandblasting or CNC routing ; or (2) letters, borders and art engraved, or carved into the sign's face letters and artwork by hand-carving, CNC-programmed machine carving, or sandblasting (these can be V-cut or U-cut profiles) (3) epoxying/stud-mounting separate cut-out, machine-carved,or cast art sculptures, borders or letters as appliques on the sign substrate's surface. This latter technique can combine HDU carved appliques (which can be metal-coated) with a natural wood signboard.We can also combine printed digital vinyl photos (protected against the weather) ot flat hand-painted art with carved wood or hdu sign substrates.
Sign Hangers,Scroll Brackets, Posts, Stands, Supports and Installation. The Redwood, Cedar and HDU signs can be mounted on your own sign stand, or we can supply wrought-iron and aluminum scroll brackets and posts designed to interface with your sign (see Product Line 4 Gallery) enabling very simple and low cost installation. .
Custom Designs for Small and Medium Signs & Plaques. We offer you the quality and distinction of a custom sign at a price often lower than that of a "cookie-cutter" sign or plaque. If you want a specific sign or plaque (e.g., "I want a 16 inch by 18 inch wall plaque with a dark green background and gold border with a picture of a football and a goal post and my son's school emblem in its colors, above it, and his name engraved on it with a bold font with the caption "Most Valuable Player of the Year-2007"), WE CAN DESIGN AND MAKE YOUR CUSTOM SIGN OR PLAQUE for the cost of a standard sign, unlike traditional on-line sign and plaque makers who have standard shapes, colors, fonts and emblems. Ask us - if we are supplied pictures of specific art such as photos, drawings, sketches, logos and emblems, we can design a custom plaque or sign for you at a very reasonable cost. Just because you can't find exactly what you are looking for in the Product Gallery doesn't mean that we can't design and make it for you. We develop color, realistic proofs (sometimes several of them showing different design variations) so you can see EXACTLY what your sign will look like before you order it.
If you want "hands-on" involvement in selecting sign shape, colors, font, art and layout, use the Product Catalogs; it will take you more time but you will have a broader selection of design features to choose from. If this is the course you want to take, first go to the Product page and read the summary description for that Product Line . Then click on Product Catalog page link at the bottom of each Product Line description. There you can download that Catalog and Art Appendices, browse through it and select your design features (size, shape, color, font style, artwork).
The Products page gives an overview of the types of sign and plaque products we offer in each Product Line. The Product Galleries provide thousands of examples.The pulldown menu at the very bottom of every page allows easy access to these pages no matter where you are on the site.
Large Signs and Large Numbers of Signs for Commercial Customers, both Wholesale (to Sign Shops & other Sign Retailers) and retail (to direct end users). In addition to smaller signs, we also build large wood or HDU dimensional signs (see the Red Bull sign on the right) and painted/vinyl flat MDO, PVC, acrylic and aluminum signs. We make signs up to 20 ft x 8 ft, and can ship these anywhere in the USA. The Product Line 5 Gallery), and also some of the Application Galleries (e.g., 14, 16, 19, 25, and 27) show these large signs. We also can make up to several thousand smaller outdoor or indoor signs of similar style for apartments, condos, retail store and restaurant chains, golf courses, cemeteries, etc. For large signs and large orders, we work closely with our commercial clients to develop a design that will meet their requirements and stylistic preferences, or in some cases, we build-to-print someone else's design. We do not charge for consulting with us and developing the initial design .We will give you a firm price after we consult with you to determine your needs. We install these signs throughout Southern California area, and will arrange for a local installer in other areas of the US and Canada. Large Custom signs or a large number of smaller signs (up to 5000) take up to 7 days for initial PROOF design and 4 to 6 weeks for detailed design and manufacturing
We design and build large dimensional signs ranging from simple sand-blasted text and art to complex and elaborate signs with one or more of the following: large and detailed hand-carved or machine-carved /sculptures, hand-painted or gold-leaf-gilded art; cut-out letters including beveled (prismatic) letters of many font styles; hand-carved incised (engraved) prismatic (V-cut) gold-leaf-gilded letters; bronz, brass, copper, silver-nickel and antique iron - coated plaques; elaborate sculptures or carvings used as appliqués ; multi-level signs; antique rustic signs from aged barnwood; unique sign shapes or structure; stand-off metal, plastic or HDU letters; internal steel box structure; adaptors to attach sign to monument base, posts, or wall; posts , wood and steel finials & lateral beams;stone & brick monuments; and EPS foam monuments.
Entrance and Monument Signs. In the Southern California area, we build business and community entrance signs and monument signs with bases and pillars made of reinforced concrete, brick, stone, wood, and stucco , with HDU, wood, marble, granite or bronze faces, and metal (aluminum, bronze, gold, steel) , plastic, wood or HDU stand-off letters.We also provide hardened EPS foam faux stucco, brick and stone monument bases and pillars , integrated with our HDU or wood signs, all over the USA. We can install our wall, roof, blade, monument, and post & panel signs in the Southern California area, including the support structure and lighting, and if you wish, we will arrange for an installer in your area within the US or Canada. Please click on Product Line 6 Gallery to view all of our Monument sign types.
Easy to order . Our customers love our signs and plaques, but they also love our personal service. We are the "Friendly Signmakers" ! We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and flexibility in working with customers. You as a customer will get an opportunity to review and approve personalized or customized designs by reviewing our PROOF via e-mail before we build your sign or plaque.We want to make the process of doing business with us as easy as possible. To see what our customers think of us, please visit our Customer Satisfaction page.
To choose a design, we recommend you first visit the Product Galleries page; we have over 4000 examples well-organized by application. If you like a given type of sign or plaque, go to the Request an Estimate page, fill out the short form referencing the sign's ID number (e.g., M2315) and modifications you want made, and send it to us.ART SIGNWORKS INC.
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