Frequently Asked Questions

When compared to media such as phonebook ads, television, direct mail campaigns, radio, etc. Signs are the most cost effective form of  advertising.  Studies have shown that a well done sign on your place of business or vehicle can attract many, many customers.  Effective advertising such as a vehicle wrap can have the potential of being viewed over 1 million times in a calendar year, when driven around a city such as New Orleans.  Name recognition is a must in the business world.

We are not a franchise sign company.  What we are, is an independent, full service commercial sign company that strives to exceed your needs.  We're small, we work hard and hold ourselves accountable.  If you succeed, we succeed!  American Signs does not view a new customer as a one time transaction, but rather as an opportunity for a long term business relationship.

Call or email with the specifics.  If you're not sure of what you want, we have lots of experience to lead you in the right direction.  If you have a company logo that you want incorporated, we'll be more than happy to do that.  After discussing important aspects of the job and ballpark figures, we'll provide a scaled sketch for your approval once a deposit has been received.  We commit to working with you until "it is just right".

In addition to applying graphics or painting directly onto your vehicle, wall, building or item of your choice, we offer a large selection of substrates to meet your particular needs.  We have numerous interior and exterior applications available for your choosing.  There are also hundreds of colors to choose from.  We can also do "custom colors" if necessary.  

American Signs can design your signage, or work from artwork that you provide, whichever fits your needs.  The sign possibilities are endless. We will work with you by providing options that will meet your needs in the most effective way possible. Our goal is to get your business or message noticed. If you have a logo that will be included on your signage, call us to discuss in which format you can submit it to us.

We accept the following file formats: .pdf, .eps, flexi, .tiff, .psd, and high resolution .jpeg including artwork from Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw and Flexi Sign.  Large files should be sent to us via  This service is FREE and user friendly.

A proof is a scaled, computer generated drawing that reflects the proportions and layout of what you can expect your sign to look like.  A proof can be a file sent via email, or it can be printed on paper for faxing, mailing or "in-shop" viewing.  Proofs must be checked to ensure that the information inlcluded is correct, such as spelling, phone numbers etc.  A proof must be approved by the customer before work can begin.

American Signs excepts Cash & Checks as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Credit Cards.  50% deposit is required on most jobs with balance due upon completion. Purchase Orders can be accepted from approved customers.


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