As you can see, there are many steps to the process of planning, creating and crafting a Custom Routed or Raised Letter sign. Numerous hours go into making each sign to ensure it
meets or exceeds your expectations and provides you with many years of enjoyment and service. With periodic maintenance, your Made By Hand Shoppe Sign will maintain its beauty,
continually broadcast your "Special Message" to all who see it while enduring the elements for many years to come.
A great deal of preparatory work goes into making a Routed, Raised Letter/Graphic or Combination sign. The first part of the process is obtaining the necessary information from
the perspective customer to determine how they want their sign to look. The theme, color(s), shape, size, wood type, shade, type style(s), graphic(s) and graphic placement
are all necessary components required to design a sign that will meet with their approval.
Utilizing this information, a sign design is created (Sign Layout), priced out, converted into a .jpg file and sent to the perspective customer for consideration via E-Mail, with the .jpg file sent as an " Attachement". The prospective customer is presented with all pertinent information they will need to make a decision about their proposed sign. If something about the layout does not meet with their approval, they contact me (usually by E-Mail), explain any changes they would like to see and a new layout is created and sent to them. Once the prospective customer has a layout they are happy with, they can place an order for their sign referring to the "Layout Reference Number" they have chosen and either place their order via E-Mail or call to verbally provide the order information.
Credit/Debit cards (Visa, Master Card & Discover) are the most common methods of payment, however checks (Pennsylvania residents only) and money orders are also accepted. If payment is made by check or money order, the creation of the sign is not begun until the check or money order has ben recieved. If payment is by check, sign creation is further delayed (five to seven working days) while the check clears the bank. Credit and Debit card payments are instantaneous and will not delay the sign creation process.
Creating a custom Sign is a fourteen (14) step process with a great deal of the work being performed prior to the actual carving or scroll cutting of the sign. When creating Raised Letter,
Raised Graphics or Combination Signs, each individual component must be carefully crafted and made to exacting sizes which will not get attached to the sign until step eleven.
The Process is as follows . . .
Once the "Sign Creation" process is completed, the sign is set aside to thoroughly dry & cure for two to three days before it is packaged for shipment. Each sign is wrapped in
plastic , sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard, for additional protection, placed in a cardboard box filled with either popcorn or crumpled up newpapers and finally sealed, labeled and
shipped to the customer. All shipments are sent via United States Postal Service and usually take from 2 to 5 days for delivery.
As you can see, there are many steps to the process of planning, creating and crafting a Custom Routed or Raised Letter sign. Numerous hours go into making each sign to ensure it meets or exceeds your expectations and provides you with many years of enjoyment and service. With periodic maintenance, your Made By Hand Shoppe Sign will maintain its beauty, continually broadcast your "Special Message" to all who see it while enduring the elements for many years to come.