Sign Manufacturing

ORANGE DESIGNS | Sign & Graphic Solutions is a full-service provider. The manufacturing capabilities of Orange Designs are extensive and we understand you need it done right the first time. We pride ourselves in fabricating all types of signage in-house; we treat each bend of the metal, each wiring connection, each vinyl application with the requisite attention to detail. No job is too small or too big.

Because each commercial sign manufacturing process is different based on the application, it reinforces the diversity of services we offer.  Here are a few standards we look at in the manufacturing process.

Design and Conceptualization: The process begins with the creation of a design concept for the sign. This involves understanding your requirements, considering factors such as the sign’s purpose, size, shape, color scheme, and any specific branding elements that need to be incorporated.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD): Once the design concept is finalized, it is typically converted into a digital format using CAD software. This step helps in creating a detailed technical drawing that specifies dimensions, materials, and other manufacturing specifications.

Material Selection: Based on the design and requirements, appropriate materials are selected for the sign construction. We source only the best materials used for commercial signs include metals (such as aluminum or stainless steel), plastics (such as acrylic or polycarbonate), wood, glass, and various composites. This ensures long-lasting durability and reduces costs for our clients.

Cutting and Shaping: The chosen materials are then cut and shaped according to the design specifications. This process may involve using specialized equipment like CNC routers, laser cutters, hand shaping, large format printing or even waterjet machines. The cutting and shaping process creates the individual components of the sign, including the main sign panel, letters, logos, or any other decorative elements. Naturally each type of sign is a little different.

Surface Preparation: Before the sign components are assembled, surface preparation is required. This step involves smoothing the edges, sanding or buffing the surfaces, and applying any necessary finishes like paint or protective coatings. Surface preparation helps to ensure a clean and professional appearance.

Assembly and Installation: Once the sign components are ready, they are assembled together. This includes attaching the main panel to a frame or mounting structure, affixing the letters or logos to the panel, and connecting any electrical components if the sign is illuminated or animated. Adhesives, screws, welding, or other fastening methods may be used to securely join the components.

Wiring and Electrical Work: If the sign has lighting elements, such as LED modules or neon tubes, wiring and electrical work are carried out at this stage. This involves connecting the electrical components, routing the wires, and ensuring proper electrical connections and insulation. Safety measures and local electrical codes must be followed throughout this process.

Quality Control and Testing: Before the sign is considered complete, it undergoes a thorough quality control check. This involves inspecting the sign for any manufacturing defects, ensuring proper alignment, verifying electrical functionality (if applicable), and confirming that the sign meets your specifications and requirements.