Frequently Asked Questions

What size sign do I need?

There are three main factors to consider:

1) Viewing Distance

The Graphics Institute recommends that the minimum letter size should be 1” for every 10 feet of distance the sign will be seen from.

2) Available Space

In many cases, size will be dictated by available space.

3) Local Regulations

Exterior commercial sign sizes are governed by local municipal zoning regulations.

Do I need a building permit?

All permanent exterior signs and some temporary signs – regardless of the type or whether the sign is new or replacing an existing sign – require a building permit.  Majestic Signs will advise you what your building department regulations are and inform you if your desired sign meets those regulations or if a waiver will be required.

For a nominal fee, we will prepare all the necessary paperwork, supply the required specifications and photographs, and submit all these documents to the building department for you.

How do I get an estimate?

The best way to ensure we have all of the information necessary to do an accurate quote is to call and talk to one of our representatives. Or you can click here to use use our online estimate request form.  For permanent signs, we will want to visit you on site to take the necessary measurements and photographs of the building/location where your sign will be installed.  There is no charge for this service.

What materials should I use?

 There are a number of materials that can be used for your signs.  We can help you decide what is the most appropriate material for your specific use.  We need to know size, if it will be used indoors or out, how long it is intended to last and what your budget is.  Based on these and other factors, we will provide you with expert recommendations.

Acrylic

A very versatile and durable, high gloss material. It comes clear, in a wide spectrum of pigmented colors, can be custom painted and thickness range from 1/8” to 1½”. It is used for long term internal and external signs. Our acrylic letters and logos can be customized to virtually any custom graphic design, with laser-cut polished edges.

Formed Dimensional Plastic 

A tough UV stable, non-petroleum, completely recyclable plastic. Available in a wide variety of standard letter styles/fonts, or customized to any letter style or logo that can be designed. 

Cut Metal 

Nothing communicates quality and strength like handcrafted metal letters and logos. The classic look of bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, or other alloys can be custom fabricated to any font or logo. Available in a natural or polished finish, or can be custom painted. Thickness range from 1/8”to 1”.

Cast Aluminum or Bronze Metal

Economical cast metal Letters offer more than 60 standard letter styles & symbols, or can be custom fabricated in any font or logo. Flat, round or prismatic profile options, in a variety of finish options including painted, brushed, anodized, oxidized and patina. Dependent on letter heights, depths range from 5/8” to 1 ½”.

 Aluminum

This is a very durable material used primarily for outdoor applications, but is suitable for indoor use also. It is available in a natural brushed or polished metal finish, or can be custom painted. It will not rust and is available in a variety of thicknesses.

Banners

Vinyl Banners

Heavy duty vinyl banners are durable, weather resistant and come completely finished with hems, and grommets. They are available in a variety of colors, single- or double-sided and can be made in any size. Perfect for street banners or any other use.

Mesh banners 

Mesh banners are made of a polyester material that allows wind to pass through. They are ideally used for extremely large sizes to be hung on buildings. Mesh banners are commonly used to advertise for businesses at a wide variety of events and sporting venues.

Fabric banners

Fabric banners are printed on a 100% polyester, washable, wrinkle-resistant fabric. They are lightweight and durable. The aesthetic appeal of these banners makes them perfect for a wide range of indoor uses including in churches, events, businesses, in-store displays, and more.

Cororplast™ Corrugated Plastic

This is a great material to use for short term indoor or outdoor uses. It comes in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes, and is a cost effective material. Works well for hanging window signs, lawn signs and many other applications. Completely waterproof.

PVC

A rigid foam sheet which is produced with a fine cell matte surface. Can be used for a variety of indoor and outdoor uses. Available in different thickness, colors and can be made to any custom shape. In a variety of thicknesses up to a maximum of 1 1/2″, this is an excellent material for carved signs and dimensional letters.

HDU (High-density Urethane)

A rigid high density foam material that will not warp split or crack. 100% waterproof, unaffected by moisture, will not rot or decompose and is highly chemically resistant. Extraordinarily durable with a long life even in harsh environments. Excellent for routed, or carved signs and for dimensional letters and logos. Can be made to take on the appearance of wood, stone, brick, stucco or any other exterior finish.

ACM (Aluminum Composite Material)

ACM is an extremely ridged 3mm or 6mm thick sign panel, composed of a thermoplastic core of low density polyethylene, bonded to two sheets of .008″. Available in a variety of colors. They provide excellent durability in outdoor applications and is well suited for store front panel signs or double post ground signs.

Magnetic

Magnetic signs are flexible, easy to remove and generally used on vehicles or metal signs. This is the product to be used if you want to advertise on your vehicle but don’t want it permanently attached. 

Gator Board and Foam Core

Gator Board is the perfect material for mounting graphics and photos. It is warp resistant and is available in black or white. Good for meeting presentations and posters.

Foam Core is a graphic arts board made of a foam center between two liners. Very lightweight and cost effective, but can warp and is suitable for short term indoor use only. 

 

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Majestic SIGNS
951 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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