How To Make Your Own Business Signage: Print and Install


Creating your own business signage can be a great way to promote your brand and make sure that everyone knows about it. You don’t have to hire a professional designer or spend hundreds on printing just to get quality signs for your business. With the right preparation and materials, you can create high-quality signage at home or in your office with relative ease and save some money in the process.

Choose a printer and material.

If you’re looking for a laser printer, we recommend one with a resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi or higher. This will give you crisp, clear images and text. If you want to print in full color, be prepared to spend more money on the printer as well as the material used to print with. Some printers can only handle one type of material at a time—for example, if you select paper as your medium then your printer might not be able to print on vinyl wrap without additional equipment (which would be an additional cost). Signwriters Sydney are responsible for car wrapping just in case you will use your car for advertisement.

Your choice does not need to be permanent—you can always change your mind later on if you decide that it’s better suited for something else!

Start creating your design.

The first step to creating your own business signage is choosing a design that matches your brand. If you don’t have a professional designer, consider using design websites like Canva or Visme, which offer free templates and easy-to-use tools for customizing designs in minutes.

If you need help developing the perfect logo or hiring someone else to do it for you, there are plenty of online services available (like Fiverr) where designers can customize images for as little as $5.

Once you’ve settled on a design, think about where it will be placed and how big it needs to be. Small signs should ideally be visible from far away so customers can spot them even if they’re just driving by on their way out of town. For example: if my business were a flower shop located inside an old barn near downtown Portland (which would actually be pretty cool), I’d probably put up some posters outside featuring one large word like “FLOWERS” or “NATURAL GIFTS.”

These kinds of large signs work best because they can be seen easily regardless of where people happen to be traveling at any given moment—and since most people won’t turn off the main road unless they’re looking specifically for something specific (like flowers), chances are good that those who see this sign will head straight into town until they find me!

Confirm the file conforms to your printer’s requirements.

You should also double-check that the file conforms to your printer’s requirements. Most printers will require a file in a specific size, orientation and format. For example, some printers prefer files in Adobe Illustrator format (.ai) while others demand .eps or .psd files. Some printers also have strict limits on how large or small the printable area of their materials are; for example, if you’re printing on corrugated plastic sheeting, your printable width must be 10 inches narrow and 20 inches high (or vice versa). Another common restriction is that certain types of print materials aren’t suitable for use unless they’re pre-cut with die lines already printed into them; this means that if you send an image with no die lines included then it won’t work on those materials without being pre-cut first. The material type itself can also affect whether or not your file can be printed successfully: glossy paper has different requirements than matte cardstock does! It’s important to check these details before sending any final files off to your printer—they’ve spent thousands of hours learning how these things work so let them handle all the technical stuff so you can focus on what really matters: making awesome signage!

Save it in the right format.

You should save your files in a format that is compatible with your printer. If you are using a Mac, save the file as a TIFF file; if you are using a PC, save the file as a JPEG or PDF file.

Order a test print.

If you’re feeling a little nervous about what the final product will look like, ordering a test print is a great idea. A test print is not necessary for all projects, but it certainly can help you feel more confident about the signage that you’re creating.

When ordering your test print, keep in mind that it might take longer than expected to arrive if you’re working with an online company. In addition, these companies will sometimes charge anywhere from $20-$40 per printed sheet of paper (the price depends on what kind of paper and size). You may want to order multiple sheets so that each employee has one or two copies of their name badge or business card design available before they leave work each day.

Install your signage.

  • Check your printer’s instructions to see how it should be installed.
  • Use the right tools and materials for the job:
  • Make sure you have a strong adhesive (not double-sided tape) that can hold up in all weather conditions, including high heat, cold and rain or snow. The best way to do this is by using an adhesive that is made specifically for exterior signage applications (like 3M Command Strips).
  • Install your sign in a safe place: The best thing to do is install your business signs on metal posts in areas where there are no trees near them because they will protect those items from becoming damaged by winds or falling branches during storms or winter months when trees lose their leaves which makes them more susceptible to damage.

With the right preparation, you can create great signage that promotes your business and brand.

With the right preparation and planning, you can create great signage that promotes your business and brand. Here are some things to think about before getting started:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re unsure of what a project entails or where to start, don’t hesitate to reach out! It can be tempting to try to keep up appearances by saying everything is fine when it really isn’t, but it will only make things worse in the long run. The people around you want nothing more than for you to succeed; take advantage of their expertise and let them help guide you through any tricky parts of the process—they know what works best for them!
  • Don’t be afraid of failure or experimentation.* Don’t be afraid of failing at something once or twice; this doesn’t mean that something wasn’t worth pursuing at all—it just shows how much more work needs done in order for things go smoothly later on down roads less traveled by others who may have been intimidated by unknowns along those paths as well (which leads into our next tip).


If you want to make a statement about your brand and grow your business, there’s no better way than with custom signage. We hope that this guide has given you a sense of what is possible, and how to make it happen. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different materials, colors, and styles—you never know what might work until you try it! Good luck! Check in our website for sample signage.