FAQ

Explore our frequently asked questions here, and learn a bit more about Instant Signs’ full-service, custom signage. Still have questions left unanswered? Contact us today for additional information and a free consultation with one of our signage experts. 

Why are signs so expensive?

When you purchase your signage from Instant Signs, you’re purchasing a custom-made piece crafted from the highest quality materials, and complete with the installation process. Along with your signage, our excellent customer service team will be available to help you with any permits needed, including site surveys and communication with city officials, while our C-45 license ensures that your sign is fabricated and installed to code. Our signs are built to last, and depending on the materials and illumination options you choose, a sign can be a more expensive investment!

Why is it going to take so long?

Instant Signs is a full-service signage company, meaning we complete both the fabrication and installation process for your sign. Our signs are durable and crafted from high-quality materials, and we always take the utmost care when creating and installing your custom piece. With this being said, creating perfection can take time! We will always provide you with a consistent and reliable timeline, and will provide a custom banner for your business at no additional charge while your sign is under construction.

What limitations are there? 

At times, the extent of your design options may be limited by the fabrication of your sign and the sign type that you select. If you are concerned about design limitations, contact us to discuss your vision and sign preferences, and we’ll work something out!

Can I come in to see samples?

Our office hours are by appointment only, so get in touch to make an appointment today! With an appointment, you can visit us in Los Alamitos to view some samples, explore our different material options, and discuss your goals with one of our signage experts. Can’t make it into the shop? Contact us by phone or email today to speak to a signage expert and take advantage of your free consultation! 

How do illuminated signs work?

Illuminated signs for businesses are internally illuminated by an LED module light source, creating a vibrant and attention-attracting effect. LED illuminated signs today stand out much better than the noisy, fluorescent signage of decades past, and are far more durable, making them a great and eye-catching option for your business’s signage needs.

What are the differences in material types?

We offer a wide variety of material types to meet your needs, and your material options will vary based on which sign type you select. Monument signs can be created from a variety of materials including stone, brick, wood, metal, or a mixture of these options. Channel letters are made from either durable metal or plastic, and can be illuminated and customized to your specifications. Pylon signs can be crafted from steel or aluminum as a single-mount, twin-mount, or covered pole sign. Foam letter signs can be made from one of our 3 premium materials: Our High Density Foam is indoor-rated foam with a dense core and smooth exterior, our Two-Pound Foam is outdoor-rated and has a depth ranging from one to three inches, and our High Density Urethane (HDU) is extra tough and durable.