First, we will need to know which specific model(s) you have. Let us know how many of each charger you will need signs for. If you have any specific artwork that you will want on there, we would need you to supply that to us in a vector format (.CDR, .EPS, .AI, and some .PDF files will work).
Will these be a part of an energy supplier incentive program? If so, we just need to know if they will be for a private business or a municipality. If this is for a municipality, you will only need the energy company co-branding. If it is not for a municipality, you may also be required to have the government municipality co-branding. We have some basic templates with those logos already incorporated if you do not have a design already in mind. There are even some placeholder spaces where you could add your logo,or your client’s logo – which we would also need in a vector format.
These signs are reflective for high visibility. The approved 3M reflective material that is used to produce these signs is made from tiny flakes of metal that add a natural light gray tint to them. They can also appear lighter when reflecting. This can make approved colors appear a little lighter or darker than expected depending on the amount of light being reflected at any given time.
After we have everything drawn up, you will receive a digital proof along with pricing. Once you approve of the graphics, you will need to forward them to your energy provider to gain branding approval. After that, we are OK to produce the signage for your charging stations. It generally takes 1-3 business days for the signs to be completed. You will then have the option to retrieve the finished signs from our shop, use a courier service to pick them up, or elect to have them shipped to your facility.
Should you have your own designer that you would like to use, we would just need 100% vector artwork in a .EPS file format. That means that the artwork would need to be created completely in a vector-based software such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. There are also several other programs and free online apps that will allow this, but they may require additional steps to ensure that your art will reproduce as desired. Please send one file for each panel. Make sure that the template is created at actual size, and has nothing on the page that will not be printed. Sometimes our RIP software can pick up hidden layers and things off-page as a printable object, which causes a lot of material waste. If you need a template or examples of acceptable artwork, please do not hesitate to ask.
If you are not the end-user and you would like to omit the sales tax, we will require a tax exemption form to place on file prior to your initial order.
We have been making these for several years, and have crossed many bridges along the way.
So feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have. I am certain that we will make the process as easy as it can be.