Sign Info

 

 

Product Data, Guarantee Information, Special Ordering Information, Care and Maintenance Instructions, and more

 

Yard Signs

General Information

All of our Yard Signs are constructed of high quality (6 year rated) vinyl lettering on a white Coroplast sign blank.

Coroplast Signs are designed for both indoor and outdoor advertising, such as;  Homes for Sale or Rent, Yard Sales, Political Advertising, Special events, Construction Information, Wall signs, Etc.

What is Coroplast?   Coroplast is a trade name for a lightweight, corrugated plastic material made of high impact polypropylene copolymer.  Coroplast is impact, UV, and weather resistant making it the ideal material for durable, inexpensive advertising.

All 18" x 24" Coroplast signs include a 10" x 30" wire stand.  Rider signs include two 6" rider pins or optional stands.

Installation

Main Sign Assembly:

Your sign is shipped with a 30" tall wire yard stake.  To assembly, simply insert either end of the stake into the bottom of the sign (through the corrugations) until the cross piece touches the bottom of the sign.

 

Rider sign assembly:

If your sign includes a 6" x 18" rider, you should also receive two rider pins.  Insert both pins into the bottom of the rider sign up to the first bend in the pin, as shown below.  Place pins a couple of inches from each end of the sign.

Insert the rider sign with the pins into the top center of the  main sign.  Be sure the pins are pushed down all the way to the bend.

 

Installation:Using your foot on the lower cross piece, gently push the wire stake into the ground.  The ground should be fairly soft so as not to bend the stake.  If it does get bent, it can be straightened. 

Care and Maintenance

Do Not bend or crease your sign.  Always store the sign flat.

Clean the sign using a mild detergent such as soap and water or glass cleaner.  Do Not use abrasive pads, detergents, or petroleum based products (kerosene, acetone, Etc.).

These signs are weatherproof and will not be damaged by heavy rains.  However, they are lightweight and not designed to withstand high winds or severe weather.  

Product Guarantee

Coroplast signs are guaranteed against fading, peeling, or cracking for a period of one year from the date of purchase.  We cannot be responsible for weather damage, vandalism, Etc.

Please read the following paragraphs carefully.

For Sale by Owner, Rental, and other signs are custom made and cannot be reused.  These signs can not be returned for design issues.

Prior to shipping your sign, we send you an exact image of the finished product.  It is very important that you examine the design closely for spelling, phone numbers, addresses, Etc.  During the purchasing process, we will make any changes to the design you desire.  Once you approve the design, you are stating that everything is correct and you are willing to accept the design "As Is".

 

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Magnetic Signs

General Information

All of our magnetic signs are made using a High performance (6 year outdoor rated) vinyl  on white, laminated "Promag" .030" thick magnetic sheet.  This is a high strength, flexible magnetic material, ideal for outdoor applications, with a temperature range from -15o F to 160o F. 

Depending on the design, the signs may also be printed on a white 6 year vinyl, and laminated over the magnetic media.

Installation and Care of Magnetic Signs

Please read these very important magnetic sign installation, maintenance and storage instructions. If you carefully follow the outlined care, your satisfaction and the longevity of your sign will be assured. We cannot be held responsible for misuse or misapplication that may result in damage to your sign or vehicle.

Installation:

Clean the area on the vehicle where the magnetic sign will be placed.

Make sure the entire sign is in contact with the vehicle body. Check to make sure no edges are sticking up and that no air pockets are trapped under the sign. You may correct any edges that are not in contact with vehicle by carefully bending that part of the sign back slightly.

DO NOT CREASE

Note:  Magnetic signs are normally very secure if installed properly and can easily withstand highway speeds.  However, an improperly installed sign can blow off of the vehicle at high speed.

Magnetic signs cannot be placed over repaired areas that use body fill. Since body fill is not metal, magnetic signage will not stick to these areas. Find another suitable area on the vehicle to display your sign.

Maintenance

Remove sign when washing and waxing the vehicle.

Clean and dry front and back of signs, taking care over vinyl lettering or logo areas.

Use a mild non-abrasive detergent and a sponge to wash sign. Rinse thoroughly. Wipe sign dry. Do not immerse in water. Do not use steam or pressure to wash signs. Do not take sign through car wash – remove first.

Storage

Store sign on a flat surface, or…

Store sign rolled loosely in a tube (at least 4” in diameter), magnetic side in / printed side out.

Do not roll tightly; roll as large as possible to fit just inside tube.

Take care not to leave the magnetic sign unprotected and unrolled inside a hot vehicle. Except when ‘in use, High temperatures can distort your sign.

Do not fold, crease or place heavy objects on top of the sign. Creases or loose edges may cause the sign to blow off of your vehicle. Try straightening sign by placing it on a flat metal surface: Filing cabinet, metal desk, or refrigerator. Leave in place for one or two days.
 

Ordering Magnetic Signs

Step 1:  Calculating the size

When measuring for your signs, avoid areas that have sharp corners, trim work, door seams, Etc.

Normal curves and contours on the body panels will not adversely affect the signs.

Remember, the signs are magnetic and will not adhere to aluminum, plastic, fiberglass, or body filler.

Note the maximum height and width of the sign.  We may adjust the size down slightly to fit the design.  We will not increase the size.

Step 2:  Tell us what you want:

Click here to Email us:  southernexposign@charter.net

Or call us at:  864-706-2101

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or write.

Be sure to include the following information:

1.    The dimensions
2.    Your contact information
3.    An idea of what you would like

If you have a business card or picture you would like to use, send it to us either as an attachment or through the regular mail.

Or send us a rough sketch of your idea and we'll work from that.

Got no idea what you want?  No problem....
Tell us your name, phone number, location, and a little about what you do, and we'll take care of the rest.


Step 3:  Work with us:

We want to be sure you are happy with your signs.  

Once we have all of the information, we will put a design (or more) together, and send you sketches for approval.  When you are happy with the sign, we will give you an exact cost.

As soon as we receive payment, we will make up the signs and send them to you via USPS priority shipping.  You should normally receive your signs within 7 business days from receipt of payment (Sorry, we can't be responsible for postal delays).

Important Note:  Since these are custom signs, you must be sure of the design before you approve them.  We guarantee the signs against quality defects, but not against misspelled words, phone numbers, Etc.

 

Product Guarantee

Magnetic signs are guaranteed against fading, peeling, and cracking for a period of one year. 

We cannot be responsible for road hazards or vandalism.

All magnetic signs come with detailed installation and maintenance instructions.  Failure to follow these instructions will void the warranty.

Read the Following Paragraph Carefully

These signs are designed to withstand normal highway speeds.  However, they can blow off of the vehicle if not properly installed.   Please read the Installation and maintenance section for proper application on your vehicle.

Although we cannot be responsible for loss, we do keep your design on file indefinitely, and will offer a discount for replacement signs.

 

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Aluminum Signs

General Information

Unless otherwise specified, all of our Metal Signs are made with a high performance (6 year) applied to .040" Aluminum with a baked enamel finish for durability.  Some specialty signs are screen printed on .080" Aluminum blank and coated with an engineer grade reflective vinyl.

Aluminum Signs are designed for permanent indoor or outdoor installation and are ideal for traffic Control, Parking, General Information, Etc.

Due to the wide variety of installation applications, these signs are NOT pre-drilled.  Please see the instructions below for recommended installation.

Installation

Note:  When installing your signs, avoid drilling directly through the vinyl.  Drilling and twisting of the screws may tear the vinyl and affect the appearance of your sign.

The following are basic installation suggestions only.  There is a wide variety of brackets and other mounting hardware that may be more suitable to your application.


Wall Mounting:

  • Drill four holes as shown on the illustration.  The size of the hole will depend on the type of mounting hardware you are using.  

  • Use the appropriate fasteners to attach the sign directly to the surface.  for example; Sheet metal (or self drilling) screws for a metal wall, Wood screws for wood siding or posts, masonry anchors for concrete or brick walls.

Post Mounting:

  • Drill two holes (centered) in the sign as shown in the illustration.  The size of the hole will depend on the type of mounting hardware you are using.  

  • Wood posts;  There are several options available through your local building supply or Hardware store.  It is recommended you use a 4" x 4" exterior post, either cemented in the ground (for permanent installation), or attached to a steel post spike (quicker and easier, but less permanent)

  • Steel Sign Posts:  Most Building supply or Hardware stores carry Pre-drilled steel (U-Channel) posts.  These can be cemented (Permanent) or driven directly into the ground (easier).

  • Galvanized Fence posts:  These round posts can be cemented or driven into the ground and the sign attached using the appropriate size U-BoltsBe sure the holes are sized and spaced properly to the bolt.

Fence Mounting:

  • To attach the sign directly to a chain link fence, drill four holes in the corners of the sign and attach using fencing wire.  You may also use a flat metal bracket with holes drilled to match the sign.  Place the bracket behind the chain link and use nuts/bolts to attach the sign to the bracket.

  • For Wooden (or other sheet metal) fences, follow the instructions for wall mounting.


 

Product Guarantee

Aluminum signs are guaranteed against fading, peeling, or cracking for a period of one year from the date of purchase.  We cannot be responsible for weather damage, vandalism, Etc.

The following paragraphs apply to Custom made signs only:

Custom made Signs cannot be returned for design issues.

Prior to shipping your sign, we send you an exact image of the finished product.  It is very important that you examine the design closely for spelling, phone numbers, addresses, Etc.  During the purchasing process, we will make any changes to the design you desire.  Once you approve the design, you are stating that everything is correct and you are willing to accept the design "As Is".