Our Custom 18" x 24" Sign can be used in a variety of ways depending on the option you pick. Each of our options is explained more fully in the OPTIONS tab below. We offer these as replacements, but they could be used anywhere you need an 18 inch tall by 24 inch wide sign. Such as our Metal A-Frame sidewalk sign holders.
We offer Coroplast (Corrugated Plastic), Smooth PVC plastic (Sintra/Palight), Foam Core, Aluminum and Cardboard options.
These products are beautifully printed using our Canon Arizona flatbed printer for the highest quality UV print available.
These signs can be printed on a variety of materials. We offer Corrugated Plastic, Smooth Plastic (Sintra/Palight), Foam Core (like Poster Board), Cardboard and Aluminum. The plastic options as well as the Aluminum are suitable for use indoors and out. Foam Core and Cardboard are not waterproof so should not be used outdoors when it is wet.
One or Two Sided Prints: You have the option of having your custom sign printed on either one or two sides of the sign, depending on your needs and where you are going to place the sign.
Corrugated Plastic: This is the material that the typical yard signs are printed on. Made of 4mm plastic, it is excellent when you need an inexpensive option for outdoor signage. The down side to this material is that your print will have some perceivable lines in it. These lines are the ribs in the corrugation. They are unnoticeable from a regular viewing distance. Here are a couple of photos showing what printing on coroplast looks like up close.
Smooth Plastic: Our smooth plastic is made of a type of PVC and is perfect for printing images that need to be of higher quality and you need it to be available for indoors or out. Here is a close up of something printed on that material.
- Foam Board: This is also known as poster board or foamcore and provides the highest quality surface for printing, especially when you need a high quality photo. The downside to this product is that it can't get wet or it will be ruined.
- Cardboard: This is an inexpensive option when you just need a temporary sign. The downside to this product is that it can't get wet or it will be ruined.
- Aluminum: We print on bonded aluminum which is specially coated to make our UV ink look its very best. Our bonded aluminum print is both light-weight and sturdy.
Holes: We offer free hole cutting if you need it. The options are No Holes, Two Holes at the top, and Two Holes Top and Bottom. The holes will be approximately 1 inch in and 1 inch down, unless you specify in the Comments section that you need a different placement.
Landscape versus Portrait Orientation: We offer this sign as a Landscape format (wider than it is tall) but we can make it portrait oriented if you want. Use the Orientation dropdown to select Portrait.
Square or Rounded Corners: You can get your sign with rounded corners for a more professional looking sign, or standard square corners.
This size of signs are most commonly used on sidewalks, lawns and alongside roads as real estate directional signs, but also work well for announcing business services promotions, church parking signs, and work equally well indoors and out. They also work great as informational signs, yard sale signs, announcements, and for directing attendees to weddings and other events.
The first step in ordering a custom sign is to actually place the order. We can't start the production process without a paid order.
Step 1: Select your options. If we are going to help you design your sign, put in as much information in the comments section as you can. If you have a logo or picture you want us to use, upload it using the file upload option on the product page. We need high resolution images, so send the best image you have. If you have a choice send a vector file (the file will generally end in pdf, ai, or psd).
Step 2: Select the number of signs you want. NOTE: if you want multiple custom signs of the same size but with different images, you can select the total number of signs you want, you don't have to have a separate product for each sign of the same size. So if you want 10 different 18" x 24" signs, you would enter 10 as the quantity.
Step 3: Click on the ADD TO CART button.
If you don't have the images or instructions at this time, you can go through checkout and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send questions, comments, images, and design instruction to our designers at email@example.com.
Designing it yourself: If you are designing the sign yourself you can upload it our send it to us via email. Design in RGB mode for the best colors and make the design the full width and height. Save it without layers and send it as a PDF, TIFF, JPG, or AI file.
This Custom Sign has an average turnaround production time of 2 days AFTER the approved design is submitted to the printer, plus transit shipping time.
Screen Proofs depict Design Layout, Text Accuracy & Image Placement, but will only ESTIMATE Color Matching or Color Density. We DO NOT guarantee that the Custom Printed Sign will match the color displayed on your Computer Monitor or Printer exactly. Every substrate (print media) has a different density than paper so printed material will look differently. We can match colors fairly well, however.
Vista Flags has no upload capability on our web site (after checkout), so we communicate via email. Since we need everything in writing, all correspondence concerning custom products is done via email. Once we receive your email indicating a design as APPROVED, Vista Flags is released from ALL liabilities for any errors including, but not limited to: Grammar, Spelling, Color Matching, Size, Image Placement, Resolution, and Color Density. Custom products are NOT returnable. However, we will make every attempt to satisfy our customers.
While we try to match the colors as accurately as possible, a variety of things will alter the colors, some of which are beyond our control (currently) including humidity. Inks respond differently to temperature and can change from batch to batch. If you are designing your own sign and it contains yellow, make it at pure as possible (100% Yellow - 0% everything else), slight percentages of other colors may turn the yellow green. Custom Sign are not returnable.
Shipping rates for light products like these are based on Dimensional Weight (DIM) and not actual weight. Dimensional Weight is what the shipping company (FedEx in this case) determines a package of any given size should weigh. Since they charge by the weight and not the volume of the package, they set a minimum rate for the space the item takes up in their trucks, planes, and cargo haulers. Previous to the implementation of DIM weight companies were shipping small items in large boxes (one size fits all) and taking up enormous amount of space and paying only for the weight. This is the way the shipping company gets us to keep the volume to a minimum so they can maximize their limited cargo space.
So if the weight seems a bit unreasonable, that is because it is. But it is out of our hands.
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