#1: Lack of Planning
Failing to plan out in advance where your signage will be used and considering future changes in your business can be fatal. For example, an HVAC company that is growing a solar panel installation service will likely want to take that into consideration so branding actually reflects up-to-date services, or won’t be inaccurate after a few months.
#2: Bad Design
Due to the low cost and accessibility of graphic design software, many businesses decide to handle all their own design needs internally. While this may be perfectly fine when you’re designing small ads for trade magazines or a local newspaper, when it comes to designing large custom business signage, it’s best to rely on a professional design and installation company such as Peak Custom Graphics. You may be paying more up-front, but you get higher quality and don’t have to worry about the design coming back looking bad — and thus reflecting badly upon your business. One very common design mistake is too many visuals.
#3: Typos & Inaccurate Information
When we see a sign on the side of a bus or building and there is a typo — even if it’s just a minor one — it often makes us cringe. Even more, typos and inaccurate information on signage is a massive red flag that the company does not pay sufficient attention to detail, reflecting poorly upon them. We make sure everything is correct and have you sign off on the proof, to ensure that typos and inaccurate information never occurs on signs.
#4: Wrong Material
You can absolutely make the mistake of choosing the most affordable material and ending up sacrificing signage quality in so doing. However, the opposite can be true as well — sometimes a sign looks and works better with less expensive material. Work with our designers to help you find the right material at the right price for all your signage needs.
#5: Wrong Size or Color
From how far away do you want your sign to be legible? Your answer to this question plays a major role in how large your signage needs to be to achieve its purpose. Similarly practical considerations should be applied for color as well — making sure to use contrasting colors to make your message as legible and clear as possible.