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Port Elizabeth, EC
Port Elizabeth, South Africa based Signage Company EZ Signs (previously named Sign Broker) are proud to take this opportunity to briefly introduce the business and to provide you with a short narration as to when it was established, who we are, and what we offer: Llewellyn Duncan, having spent many years in the Catering Equipment Industry, made the decision in 2006 to move to Port Elizabeth to pursue a new career. Sign Broker was founded in April 2010 by Llewellyn, who, after gaining a vast amount of material knowledge working as a Sales Representative for one of South Africa’s leading...

Vital Signs

Port Elizabeth, EC
Vital Signs, a Port Elizabeth company founded in 2007. We have collectively 60 years of signage experience. We manufacture all types of signage from large corporates to small businesses, with the same quality in mind. We have a full manufacturing facility making turn around time quick and the quality controlled. Our staff are trained and very experienced .We pride ourselves in our workmanship and service. The key to our success is that we have a close working relationship with our clients to understand and achieve their expectations within their budgets. We do local project and national rollouts and handle every...

Blueprint Sign Design

Mount Croix, Port Elizabeth, EC (1.2km from Port Elizabeth)
Blueprint Signage was established in 2013 with a passion for signage and branding. We're here to help you overcome any signage.

Brightsparx Signs & Branding

North End, Port Elizabeth, EC (1.2km from Port Elizabeth)
Brightsparx is a South African sign company, based in Port Elizabeth since 1999, and run by a team of dedicated professionals, trained in providing you the ultimate signage for your budget, no matter where in the country you are situated. Brightsparx was established in 1986, and comprises a team of resident artists and designers, who combine their talents as artisans and sign-makers. Although we manufacture many different types of signage, we realise that vinyl is the cheapest and quickest way for you to advertise your business. Brightsparx has all the necessary tools to get the job done, and we do...

Express Signs

North End, Port Elizabeth, EC (1.2km from Port Elizabeth)
Express Signs was started in the late 60’s as a company that made and delivered number plates to the motorcar dealers in North End Port Elizabeth. We used our vacuum forming machine to make a sign, particularly offering a cheap alternative to headstones for the poor. From there we moved to basic information signs. In the mid 70’s computers and vinyl cutters changed the way signs were manufactured.and the results were only limited by ones imagination. Today we have a large format digital printer as well as vinyl cutters which allow us to work with spot colour or full colour...

Down Town Signs & Graphics

Walmer, Port Elizabeth, EC (2.5km from Port Elizabeth)
In 2015, the company purchased one of Port Elizabeth's oldest and established print houses, Express Litho Services, which further broadened our product offering and ultimate competitiveness. Because of the overwhelming demand by our customers for signage and branding services, we launched Down Town Signs and Graphics where we offer anything from outdoor signage and billboards, to PVC banners and vehicle branding. The company recently required a large format flatbed printer which prints directly onto wood, glass, correx, ABS etc. We serve the general public, advertising agencies, education institutions, small, medium and large businesses and government institutions. The vast range of...

C J Signs

Sydenham, Port Elizabeth, EC (3.8km from Port Elizabeth)
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Wholesale Signs

Korsten, Port Elizabeth, EC (3.8km from Port Elizabeth)
Wholesale Signs specialises in the supply of quality custom signage and branding solutions offering signage design, manufacture and installations throughout South Africa. We also represent quality, portable branding products and these exciting and innovative ranges help us stay at the forefront of world trends in the signage, outdoor advertising and portable branding industry. Wholesale Signs offer a complete range of visual advertising and marketing items from full colour large format printing to banners, pull-ups, vehicle wraps, billboards, development boards, pylons, illuminated signs, router cut materials, safety signs, compucut signs, flags, flagpoles, feather banners, shop signage and many more. We are...

ECSD Signage

Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, EC (4.6km from Port Elizabeth)
An innovative & trendsetting signage & design team, specialising in large scale indoor & outdoor signage, printable media & vehicle signage. Signage with a difference - we do things with a touch of WOW. With a broad network of clients - we strive to keep abreast of the modern trends and concepts within the signage industry - delivering nothing but the best in service, product and excellent workmanship.

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What can a signwriter and signage help with?

Signage is a vital and established element in our everyday lives, allowing us to find our way around unfamiliar areas by locating addresses, highlighting buildings such as hotels, shopping centres, petrol garages, restaurants, casinos, hospitals and clinics during the day and especially after nightfall. On a more personal level, signage is a constant visual reminder of your brand identity, and is a very effective 24/7 passive advertising method. Static signage remains in one particular place, such as on your shop or business frontage, whilst mobile signs in the form of vehicle branding will get your business identity out on the roads to a wider audience during day to day travel. If you have a retail, manufacturing, factory shop or business, you need to let passers-by know that you are there and what you are offering for sale. Highly visible and interesting signage placed outside your premises will draw foot traffic onto your floor and increase interest in your product. 

Types of signage available

There are many different kinds of signage available, depending on where the signage is to be placed for maximum impact. To name but a few, there are light box and door signs - as found in some EXIT signs - illuminated neon signs (static or flashing), signs made by sandblasting, perspex signs, billboards, A-frame standing signboards, banners, vehicle branding and unique office wallpaper which may include the logo, business philosophy or mission statement, as well as lists of what the shop offers. Fast food restaurants, for instance, have highly readable indoor illuminated signs with accompanying pictures and prices of the foods they offer, which speeds up the ordering process and keeps foot traffic moving efficiently in the area. The majority of these different types of signage have the same aim - to draw the attention of the buying public to the brand and the products, and to encourage sales, but may also be used as warning or direction signs. In some instances, graffiti artists provide a different and unique slant to signage by working with the business owner and using authorised available walls and solid fences as their advertising base.

Signwriters are ideas-based and creative

A sign is a very visible, catchy and concise way of advertising your business identity, either through an eye-catching logo or clever and fun word-play which gives an indication of the focus and philosophy of your business.

Whilst we may excel in our own business, it often falls to other specialists such as computer-based signwriters to conceptualise and design the advertising logo and wording which will represent your business identity and attract others to your brand. Signwriters are most often computer-based, and extremely inventive, intuitive and creative in designing logos which are symbolic of your brand identity. These are the specialists who will advise in bringing your brand to life, manufacture and install the signage as agreed with you. A signwriter will turn your ideas into a unique concept which identifies and advertises your marketing identity, from creating the design to manufacturing and installing the signage itself. An abstract computer design has to be enlarged and perfectly represented on site, and a signwriting company is responsible for ensuring that the agreed design is faithfully reproduced to the correct size and spacing to fit into the designated area. 

Manual signwriters are artistic and patient

A manual signwriter is the person who actually paints signage onto walls or glass, and is not involved in the manufacture of other forms of signage, although he may be included in the initial design concept. He must have a number of natural abilities, such as some artistic talent, a good eye for colour, a steady hand, manual dexterity, patience, and be able to work on scaffolding at various heights. He must be able to stand back at the finish of his artwork and check that it authentically reproduces the design he has been given.

How to find the right signwriter and signage

Check their online ratings and customer signage reviews

You will find signwriters on the internet through sites such as Uptasker, where you can ask for and compare quotations, and read their online reviews in one place. If you cannot find the right supplier in your geographical area this way, you may be able to locate one through adverts in magazines, flyers, newspapers and the Yellow Pages, but you will have to source their customer reviews and testimonials independently. Your next best resource is through word of mouth referrals, but this may not be easy, since businesses do not change their signage regularly and new signage companies are being developed all the time.

Top signwriter and signage tips

Top signwriter and signage tips

Never underestimate the value of signage in both your personal and business lives, but take the time to consider the creative minds behind the signage you see and use. If you are looking to create a new business identity or rebrand your existing business, your first point of call should be a company which specialises in all aspects of logo design and signage, from start to finish. These are the specialists who will help you to create a new logo, advise you on colour and image, and carry this forward to implementation through appropriate signage which will bring your brand back to the attention of the buying public. For more tips, see our signwriter and signage articles.

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