Signs INFO Center

What kind of materials do you use for sidewalk signs?
Zarvox offers sidewalk signs, also known as A-frame signs, that are suitable for different outdoor conditions. The Signicade Deluxe comes in black or white plastic with graphics printed on both sides so it is easily viewable by passerby coming from either direction. Our WindSignII is extremely durable. It has a reinforced and strengthened frame with heavy duty springs designed to resist head-on winds up to 60mph. The sturdy base has a large sand fill hole (115 lbs when filled with sand) and built-in wheels. Your design is printed for both sides, full color on a semi-rigid material for easy change of graphics. In addition, this sign features “Stay Tabs” which eliminate the need for clips to secure the sign graphics.

What kind of materials do you use for yard signs?
Yard signs are made of corrugated plastic called Coroplast with aluminum H stakes.

What kind of materials do you use for foam board signs?
We offer two material options for our foam board signs. Foam core board has a softer shell with an inner layer of polystyrene foam and an outer facing of either a white or black clay coated paper. We also offer Gator board signs that have a harder shell than foam core. It is a dense board with a polystyrene foam core bonded between two layers of Luxcell wood-fiber veneer. Gator Board is great choice for signs where light weight, rigidity and warp resistance are desired.

What kind of materials do you use for commercial real estate signs?
For commercial real estate signs we use a plywood, called MDO, that is made specifically for the sign industry. MDO stands for medium density overlay and consists of a paintable surface made with a weather-resistant resin overlay. It is ½” thick and primed on one side.

Can you make a sign that will stay up in windy conditions?
Yes, our A-frame WindSignII is extremely durable. It has a reinforced and strengthened frame with heavy duty springs designed to resist head-on winds up to 60mph. Our foam board signs and commercial real estate signs are also well suited for windy conditions.

Can foam board signs get wet?
Gator board signs have a very rigid, hard outer coating which is resistant to moisture and warping. Unlike foam core board which has a softer shell and is not ideal for wet conditions. Gatorboard is more durable than foam core boards and is a good choice for non archival applications, where light weight, rigidity and warp resistance are desired.

Can you print a sign that matches the pantone colors in my logo?
Yes, we use the Pantone Matching System (PMS). This is a standardized color system that allows printers to have a matching guide when printing. Using this system we can print using process colors, also known as CMYK, to accurately match the Pantone colors in your design. CMYK is the standard color model in printing and refers to the four inks used: cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black). Full color graphics are produced by using a mixture of cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink.

How long will my sign last?
Commercial real estate signs have a durability of up to 6-7 years. Our sidewalk signs can have indefinite durability depending on care and sun exposure. Indoor foam board signs longevity will vary depending on care.

How much do you charge for signs?
Pricing for signs is dependent upon the size, material chosen and hardware required. You can choose the selections that are right for your project on our window graphics page https://zarvox.com/custom-signs/ and get an immediate custom quote.

Do you provide installation for signs?
Yes, if you are located within San Diego County we offer professional installation services for your sign. We offer installation for Commercial Real Estate signs in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.

What kind of artwork files do you accept?
We accept .jpg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .psd, .ai and .eps files. Zarvox will digitally print at 1440×720 DPI on vinyl and other materials. For the best print results, we ask that you provide us with a vector version of your art in adobe illustrator (.ai or .eps file). If you only have raster images (.jpg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .psd) please send the highest quality you have available.

What quality or resolution does my artwork need to be for a foam board sign?
For the best print results, we ask that you provide us with a vector version of your art in adobe illustrator (.ai or .eps file). If you only have raster images (.jpg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .psd) please send the highest quality you have available.

Can you help me design a sign for my business?
Yes, we can help with your sign design. Typically this process involves a phone conversation to discuss your vision. We then give you a design based on our conversation, and allow for two minor revisions to this initial design. If you are within San Diego County we also offer site survey services in which we will come to you and take measurements and pictures of the site, as well as provide consultation for your project. Please email info@zarvox.com and we will provide a custom quote for your project.

Can I see a proof before placing my sign order?
Yes, prior to printing your sign we will send you a digital proof for approval.


What is the turnaround time for signs? Do you offer a rush service?

In most cases from the day that you approve the digital proof of your car graphics your order will ship within 5 business days. Orders ship from our San Diego, CA production facility. If you require your project earlier please email info@zarvox.com prior to ordering and we will do our best to work within your timeline.