Custom Acrylic Signs – Uses, Installation and Lifespan

Custom acrylic signs are an excellent choice for showcasing your business presence. Since acrylic is a tough plastic, it lends itself well to customization and can be used to create colourful, memorable signage. At Westmount Signs & Printing, we have years of experience working with acrylic that we are happy to demonstrate for our customers. This article will cover reasons to choose acrylic, acrylic sign applications, the lifespan of custom acrylic signs, customizing acrylic signs, and custom acrylic sign installation. Contact us at Westmount Signs to order your acrylic sign today! 

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Email: sales@westmountsigns.com Phone: 519-885-1400

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Adventure Rooms Custom Acrylic Signs

Why Choose An Acrylic Sign?

Using acrylic is an excellent choice for creating eye-catching signage with near limitless custom colour choices. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, acrylic signs are lightweight and durable. Cut vinyl and/or printed vinyl is applied to the acrylic; increasing the number of ways a sign can be customized. Acrylic is very cost effective, especially when compared to etched glass.

Our article entitled “Glass and Acrylic Signs For Business” contains more information about acrylic and glass signs.

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Customized Acrylic Sign for Activa Reception Area

Acrylic Sign Applications

Acrylic can be used to meet a wide variety of signage needs. Among these are:

  • Point-of-purchase products
  • Menu boards
  • Tradeshow exhibits
  • Retail signs
  • Restaurants signs
  • Nameplates and name badges
  • Directional and informational signs
  • Showroom signs
  • Office building signs 

The Lifespan of Custom Acrylic Signs

Since Acrylic is a tough, durable product it can last for many years. Although they have a glass-like appearance, they are quite rigid. In most cases, acrylic signs are lightweight and easy to transport from one location to another. This is a real plus for a business that is rapidly growing and finds its workspace needs changing. Longevity depends on the use, whether indoors or outdoors, and the care given. Most acrylic signs should last a minimum of 5 years.

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“Westmount Signs provides great products for our business marketing campaigns. We describe what we want and they provide all the options so we can get the best fit for our needs. Better yet, they make sure our purchases are installed properly. We’ll certainly be using Westmount Signs again in the future. Thanks for helping make us more visible!”

Albert SchmidtPartner, Erb and Erb Insureance Brokers Ltd.
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Customizing Acrylic Signs

When designed by professionals, customized acrylic signs can bring a degree of sophisticated elegance to your business. Acrylic is malleable, enabling designers to create various shapes, including your logo and company name. The use of CO2 lasers and a CNC router on acrylic signs allow for very detailed shapes and cuts.

Acrylic signs have an opaque or translucent background on which customize graphics are added. The opaque background acts as a perfect foil for the bright, glossy colours of the message and logo. The translucent background is typically used for illuminated signs with translucent graphics.  Acrylic can be formed into near limitless possibilities depending on the customer’s requirements.

Simply bring us your requirements and we will assist you in meeting your business or organizational needs.

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Custom Sign for Office Nameplate

Custom Acrylic Signs Installation

Acrylic signs need to be handled with care, as they can scratch easily and can shatter or chip upon impact. Installation can be accomplished in a number of different ways, including mounting with screws, using a blind fastener system, pins, double sided tape, and more. Our acrylic signs can be created with pre-drilled holes for ease of installation, if requested. In addition, our installation service team is happy to ensure your signs look the way that you intend them to do.

Westmount and Custom Signs

The team at Westmount Signs are delighted to assist you with your acrylic signage needs. Bring your signage needs to us and we will handle your request in a timely and efficient manner.

It is our aim to assist our customers all the way through their project, from the first contact to the final installation. We are proud to have one of the fastest build times in the industry. This allows you to get your message on display and viewed by your staff, customers, and potential clients as quickly as possible. Call us today to get the process started.

Who Makes The Best Storefront Signs? – Kitchener, Waterloo

Who makes the best storefront signs in the Kitchener -Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph areas? Maybe we are a little biased, but we believe that we do – and our many satisfied customers would seem to back us up! Listed below are some of the reasons that we think we can take pride in our work, and in our status as the premier sign company in the region. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any signage work your business or organization requires.

CONTACT WESTMOUNT SIGNS

519-885-1400

Expert Design Skills in Creating Storefront Signsimg_3626

Whether you bring your own design or seek help from our team, you can be sure of benefiting from our expert design skills. One way that we can save you time is by managing all aspects of every signage, graphics, and printing project for you. Our complete package also includes the installation, servicing, and maintenance of all of your signage products.

Years of Experience

We have been in the business for over two decades, giving us a wealth of experience and diversity of knowledge like no one else in the business. Our team of experts can handle all your signage and printing requirements and have an excellent reputation as active community members in the Waterloo region.

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Wide Range of Materials Available & Technologies Used

We use the latest technologies available to create superior products, such as routered and lasered signs. With our state of the art equipment, we can produce interior and exterior signs, digital printing, and vehicle graphics.

 

“Have nothing but great things to say about Westmount Signs & Printing, The staff is fantastic, the turnaround time is amazing! and the quality of their work is second to none! I will continue to use them for all my printing and signage! Also, they are working on doing signage for my vehicle right now, and I can’t believe how talented the graphics department is!! Thank you so much!”

-Eric Hoshooley

Owner, Thunderstorm Productions

Superior Customer Service

Our staff provides exceptionally quick customer service, with a minimum turnaround time. We can do all that is required to get your business the visibility it needs. Just ask our multitude of satisfied customers.  Do you still have questions? Visit our FAQ page for more answers to your printing and signage inquiries.

Knowledge of Sign Maintenance

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We are not just in the business of designing and creating signs; we also install and maintain signs. Although we believe in building signs that are durable and stand the test of time, we understand that signs require constant maintenance. We can provide that maintenance as we have the tools and equipment. Our exceptional service team can

  • Change parking lot light bulbs,
  • Paint framing,
  • Troubleshoot lighting issues,
  • Replace sign bulbs and ballasts,
  • Convert neon signs to LED signs,
  • And more!

Competitive Pricing

We don’t use middlemen. Our prices reflect the work that we do for you. We have removed layers from the sign and print industry to allow us to provide you with the most competitive quotes in the area. Come and see us for a free quote for your next signage or printing project.

Exterior Signage – Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph

Is exterior signage an important part of your business brand? What makes your business attractive to potential customers or clients? In this post, we are going to talk about the value of business signage and demonstrate the importance of having appealing exterior signage. We will take a look at cost effective lettering & graphics; three-dimensional signs; your building and your neighbourhood; and the importance of keeping it simple, Westmount Signs is dedicated to providing the Kitchener-Waterloo region with superior-quality signs and printing. Contact us if you would like to learn more about us or would like to get started on a project.

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The Value of Attractive Exterior Signs

Think about it. How many times have you entered a business location because the sign was well-placed, attractive, and informative? Consider your business and how many competitors you have in your market. Many businesses are competing with a half dozen similar business within a few blocks. If your sign is unappealing then you are letting your competitors have an advantage over you. First impressions are important, and that goes for business signs too. If you are considering a new business sign, then contact us to see what we have to offer.

“I have used Westmount Signs for all of my signage and printing and recommend them to anyone looking for great quality work, for good value, that is delivered with exceptional professionalism.”

Dr. Rahima Hirji

-Naturopathic Doctor, Sage Naturopathic Clinic

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Shown below are some examples of exterior signs what we have installed.

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Cost Effective Window Lettering & Graphics

Window lettering and graphics are relatively quick and easy to produce. They create an attractive, visually appealing sign that is cost-effective.

They help to reinforce branding while communicating quickly and clearly with your customer. An added benefit is that they provide a certain amount of privacy.

Graphic signs can be offered with a complete installation package. Explore our window lettering and graphics page here.

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Three-dimensional signs are valuable for the texture and interest that they create.

By throwing off shadows, they add depth and provide solidity and perspective. These types of signs can be created in all shapes and sizes and are relatively inexpensive to produce. They can be plain or backlit for further colour enhancement.

Great for plazas or large, stand-alone properties and as a marketing tool, they are effective at getting your business noticed by your potential customers.

a frameConsider Your Building and Your Neighbourhood

What style of building are you in? Match your signage to the type of property. For example, LED signage that is suitable for a take-out restaurant may not suit an office situated in a renovated older historic building. Perhaps you might want signage that is more subtle and has a more vintage appeal.

Backlit signs are ubiquitous in plazas and may even be part of your lease agreement.

Also, take into consideration what you are seeking to accomplish. An A-Frame on the sidewalk is an excellent way to attract casual passers-by into a bakery, a coffee bar or restaurant.

exterior signsKeeping It Simple Can Be Best

Sometimes less is more. The clean, simple lines of this traditional sign stand out against very clearly against the dark background.

This business wants to showcase their brand, which is one of the most successful in Europe, to potential North American customers. It also lets their business partners know they have found the correct location.

Cost effective, this sign gets the job done with a minimum of fuss.

About Westmount Signs

Westmount Signs is a team of experienced professionals who know the sign business inside out. We never contract out our work so you can always be sure with whom you are dealing. We believe in giving back to the community and are active in sponsoring charities and events. At Westmount, we are happy to work with you on every step of your project so contact us for a quote and get started on your next signage project today.

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Storefront Signs – How To Choose The Right Signs For Your Business

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Five Reasons Why Signs Work For Your Small Business

5 Tips To Create Signs That Get Noticed From 5 Excellent Sources

Every business owner longs for signs that will get noticed and stand out from the crowd. Below are highlights from 5 great articles from different websites with information about signage. We have chosen to highlight one tip from each of the articles in order to help you think through what you need from your signs. If you would like to learn more about us, or want to get started on a project, feel free to contact us by phoning us at 519-885-1400 or emailing us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

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get noticedThe Right Colours

Ensuring that you have the right palette of colours is important if you want your signs to get noticed in a crowded environment like a busy street or retail neighbourhood. In this case, you should take advantage of bright, bold, attention-grabbing colours that won’t get lost in the crowd.

However, it is also important to take a look at your current branding. If you plan to use your existing logo and branding, make sure the colour palette you plan to use on your new signage isn’t overwhelming.

Remember that colours create and enhance moods and environments, so subtle colours can work best if you are looking to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The sign above conveys peace, calm, and serenity, which is exactly the right kind of atmosphere for a medical centre and pharmacy.

A Sign’s Function

Make sure that your sign accomplishes that which it is intended to do.FancyAframe_244x244 If its purpose is to provide information, make sure that the correct information is displayed. If your sign is intended to provide direction, then ensure that the instructions are clear and not confusing. When a sign’s primary purpose is to warn of danger, make sure that the sign is very noticeable, with eye-catching colours, and that its line of sight is not obstructed in any way.

Obviously, signs can fulfil many other roles than we have listed, but the key point remains – make sure that the sign is designed in such a way that the reader cannot fail to understand its function! This sign on the right meets those requirements. Who could fail to understand that hot lunches are available and that the reader only has to follow the large, red arrow!

Photo 2015-10-19, 12 48 03The Bigger The Better

Many business owners are finding that outdoor signs can really add to their exposure, by drawing people into their businesses, increasing their sales, and improving their bottom line. It makes sense then, that with these signs, bigger is generally better. Larger signs that are both professionally designed, and well constructed, are almost always better at catching people’s attention than smaller ones. Trying to ignore a large sign that draws the eye is difficult. The sign on the left accomplishes this with its bold font.

Keep It Short

Don’t try to cram too much information on a sign. In the case of a sign, less is more. If it is an outdoor sign, remember that some people may be driving by and unable to read, or digest, a lot of information. It is better then, to limit your sign to the least amount of information that your potential customers need in order to make a decision.

The example below does just that, providing the business name, and their business activities in three words and a simple graphic.

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Choice Of Font

Your choice of font conveys a wealth of important information about you, your business and your personality. Always make sure that your font fits in well with your brand image. For example, if you want to project a serious, reliable, professional image then don’t choose a light, flowery font!

Consider also the size and colour of the font or fonts that you are using. Think about the materials that you plan to use, and whether or not they will be 3D. If you are unsure about how to choose a font, ask an expert for advice. The sign for a pizza restaurant below uses a palette that is reminiscent of the Italian flag while the 3D letters stand out from the building and project towards the potential customer. Read more about font choice here.

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“Wonderful people and have done a countless number of signage projects for my cafe. Their designers are FANTASTIC and I’m always extremely happy with what they come up with. Their customer service is top notch and the prints always come out beautifully and quickly. A+ for speed, artwork, and customer service.”

-Nikhil Katarya

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Who Are Westmount Signs?

Without a doubt, we are the local leader in sign design, manufacturing and installation. We will collaborate with you on your project with you from start to finish, removing any doubt you may have about the process. Our office is conveniently located at 347 Weber Street North, Waterloo. Contact us today to get started on your next project.

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How To Make Attention Grabbing Signs

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Outdoor Business Signs: Five Tips to Get You Noticed

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Why Having an Outdoor Business Sign is Important for Your Business

Do you have a business? What makes your business work? In this article, we are going to discuss the importance of having an outdoor business sign by looking at its benefits, uses and the different types available. Westmount Signs is dedicated to providing the Kitchener-Waterloo region with high-quality signs and printing for business or other purposes. If you would like to learn more about us or would like to get started on a project, feel free to contact us!

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Why Outdoor Business Signs?

pylonOutdoor Business Signs are able to attract attention like no other marketing strategies. They are customizable to suit your business’ style and needs, they can help to decorate your property, and most importantly, they create a strong impression for customers.

An outdoor business sign is the first step to creating a sturdy business since it acts (sometimes literally) as a doorway for your customers to experience your services. Outdoor signs can act as anything from landmarks and information booths and still help boost your business.

Of all the types of signage at your disposal, outdoor business signs should be the number one concern for you. Their wide reach and helpfulness to others is unparalleled when compared to any other kind of sign. Click here to see a quick guide to signage to help decide which sign is right for you!

 

What our customers say about our service

“Westmount Signs has always stepped up to the plate to deliver all our printed needs and sign needs for more than 8 years. They help us represent our brand and have always delivered, even on short notice. They have even arranged a special pick up when the store was closed and they ensure I am well pleased with the final product. They value getting it right for the client and they follow through to ensure we are well pleased! I highly recommend Westmount and am thankful they jump each time I call!”

-Brent FergusonCMO/Managing Director, Brentwood Livery

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Types of Signage

In choosing an outdoor sign you have two options: storefront signs or roadside signs. Each can be customized with lighting to allow night advertising. For a full list of our signage options, click here.

Storefront

vinylletteringIf a customer is looking for your location, a storefront sign will help direct them to the right building. Signs that are directly attached to the front of your store can be lit for night advertising or left as they are depending on whether your location and type of business would make this possible or beneficial.

Individual cut letters are by far the most appealing signage option and can be lit in several different ways. Click here to read more about how they work! Variations on this type of sign can be implemented to give your business whatever it needs most.

Roadside

Window Graphic 3A roadside sign’s main job is to advertise. Many businesses will use a roadside sign to display messages for their customers, such as hours of operation, special offers, events, and contact information. This signage can be electronic or a reader boards.

A freestanding sign without additional text can be illuminated at night with LED lights to draw attention. Illuminated roadside signs are especially useful if your business’ building is located far away from the main roads or other businesses. In this regard, it can be likened to a beacon for customers!

 

Westmount Signs: Outdoor Sign Provider

Westmount Signs is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. We provide high-quality signage and printing services in and around the region for business and recreational purposes alike. While outdoor business signs are a part of our services, we also offer interior signs, digital printing, vehicle graphics and our own maintenance and installation service to ensure your satisfaction. We are known across the region for our quick turnaround times and flexibility. If you are worried about how a project will turn out, we can provide free mock-ups to make sure you’re getting the right result. If you would like to learn more about us or would like to get started on a project, call us at 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

How to Use Outdoor Business Signs to Boost Your Business

Outdoor business signs are by far the best way to boost your business. They are visible, striking, unique and they last for a long time. Despite their inherent advertising value, outdoor signs can sometimes be used in ineffective ways, damaging their business. In this article we will talk about what the most common types of outdoor signage are, as well as what type of signage should be used for your business. Westmount Signs and Printing has created a handy how-to for all your outdoor business sign needs so you can use them effectively! If you would like to learn more about our services and products or would like to get started on a project, feel free to contact us!

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“I stumbled across Westmount Signs a number of years ago while looking for some unique printing I required at the time. Not only were they able to help me out, but they also offered suggestions to make my project even better. That was the beginning of a relationship that has seen movement of all my printing needs for my business, personal, service club and many others who I brag to about Westmount Signs. If you haven’t tried them yet, that’s all it takes. Thanks to Tim and his team for all your help.”

– Bill McBay (Advisor, SunLife Financial)

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What Are My Options?

Outdoor business signs vary depending on their location, size, and purpose.

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Signs away from your building will require sturdy bases and durable materials since they will not be supported by any structure. They will also be distanced from any lighting, so consider installing lights in your sign to ensure it remains visible at night. You pyloncan click here to learn more about backlit signs or here to learn about LED signs. Electronic signs may also be a good option if your business often has specific messages to be advertised.

If you are in an area with adequate lighting already, consider installing an unlit, or traditional sign. These are practical and considerably cheaper than a lit sign. Traditional signs can be reader boards or A-frame signs. If you are in a plaza, make it a priority to install your business’ sign in the pylon sign typical in those areas.

Storefront

Photo 2015-10-19, 12 48 03A storefront sign is any sign attached to your building. These types of signs will typically be laid above your business’ entrance and can vary in style. Individual cut letter signs are extremely popular right now since they incorporate the modern minimalist look. They can also be installed with LED lighting so the letters will be visible at night. Banners are another, less permanent option, and help to advertise relevant temporary information to your customers such as sales events or changes being made to your building. Above anything else, always have a storefront sign. It is the most basic advertising since it is directly connected to your store and helps others identify where you are located.

Click here if you would like to read more about our amazing exterior business sign selection!

Signage Solutions

Are you unsure of which sign to use for your business? Let’s look at the following situations:

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Drawing attention to a small property can be tough. When you are considering signage, always go for an overhead storefront sign. This will draw attention to you building’s exterior. For a more effective sign, use individual cut letters (logo permitting). Creating a minimalist sign is an excellent way to appeal to customers since it is modern and stylistic. You can also install a backlit or pylon sign on the edge of your property to attract customers from the road. Choose a respectable size, since the sign could outweigh your property if you are not careful.

In a Plaza

Big Bite Pizza and Wings PylonAlways be sure to include your business on a pylon sign. This will better the chances of someone finding your store. Pylon signs are a battleground for recognition so make sure your business comes out on top. Click here to learn more about effective logo designs to help you achieve the perfect logo for you. Plazas do not allow for much leeway in the types of signs you can use but go for something that fills the space you have been given for an overhead sign. Doing so will attract attention. If you would like to advertise more current specific information such as sales or events, consider setting up an a-frame sign outside your store. Passersby’s will be able to read it as they approach your store.

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Businesses located out of the way of most daily traffic will find it harder to attract customers. This is usually due to the size of their building or the type of service. Roadside signs such as backlit or illuminated signs are essential to attracting customers from the get go. With installed lighting, your sign can advertise twice as much and improve your business. Banners are also an excellent idea since they are capable of being installed in many different areas around your building. Think big with your signs, and they will boost your business!

Why Westmount?

Westmount Signs is well-known in the region for our extremely quick turnaround times for designs and the signage itself. Our team is personable and we are available to talk when you need us! Our products and services are all offered for great prices. We are also very active in our community and have contributed to providing stunning signage and prints for local festivals, events, charities, and businesses. We fully manage all the details so you don’t need to worry about anything. If you are interested in learning more about us or want to get started on a project, feel free to contact us!

Westmount Signs: Your All-in-One Signage Provider

Westmount Signs is located in the K-W region and provides quality signage for business and recreation alike in the area. Exterior signage, while the most popular, is not our only service! We also provide interior signs, digital printing, vehicle graphics and our own installation and maintenance service. We are dedicated to your needs and provide free mock-ups to ensure your satisfaction as well as free estimates to show you our incredible pricing. If you are interested in starting a project with us or would like to learn more, phone us at 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

Facial Signs & Storefront Signs Kitchener

Kitchener business owners will know that every business needs store front signs. Storefront signs (or facial signs), are located on the frontal exterior of a building, these vital additions are instrumental in attracting customers. They often set the standard for all who enter your store, so it’s important to make sure your business has a sign that reflects your services and shows that you are the best choice. At Westmount Signs, we are no stranger to storefront signs and can help make your signage dream come true. If you are thinking of storefront signs or would like to learn more about our company, feel free to contact us! Take a look at our handy information on storefront sign below to see what they can do for your business! button

What Is a Storefront Sign?

While there are several different types of exterior signs, storefront signs are a smaller fraction of the many different outdoor signage options. They consist of any sign that can be directly attached to your building’s exterior. Signs like individual cut letters, illuminated signs or channel letter signs are all great ways to get creative with fonts and colours to help attract customers. You can opt for a more structured look by using illuminated or backlit signs to create a solid surface or add a minimalist look using just individual cut letters which can be installed with LED lights for added visibility. Since they are attached to your building, storefront signs are the perfect opportunity to immediately announce your presence to potential customers. Click here to read about choosing the right sign for your building exterior or click here to see our other exterior signage options.

Why a Storefront Sign?

Storefront signs are a great way of communicating to your potential customers. They help create a more direct relationship to your customers and make their decision to use your services or buy your products that much easier. Not only that, they make your store stand out from others in the area, and are also a necessary way to make it easier for others to locate your business. If you are thinking about signage, we recommend installing a storefront sign as your first step to mark your building as your own and attract business.

Storefront Signs in Kitchener

With so many businesses in Kitchener providing citizens with every kind of service and product, you need to know what will help your business succeed. No surprise, the answer is storefront signs. This may mean upgrading an old sign to suit new needs or maybe you may be looking at storefront signs for the first time. In Kitchener, revamping the old and creating new and beautiful designs is very popular right now, so it would be a good idea to consider doing the same to your potentially old storefront sign. Whatever your situation, Westmount Signs can help!

“Tim and Simon make my job easier. I honestly could not ask for a better partner. We have many large projects with multiple components and a number of moving parts — none of which we can afford to get wrong. Westmount Signs goes above and beyond to ensure that everything is done properly. In the end it comes down to trust and I know I can trust them to get it right.”
-A property business in Waterloo. Click here to see more about what our customers think about us!

 

Westmount Signs: The Only Supplier You Need

Westmount Signs is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and has provided countless quality signs to residents in and around the area. We are always ready to help anyone’s signage dreams become a reality with great prices, personable staff and quick turnaround times. We also offer free mockups for potential customers to ensure all our customers are 100% satisfied. While we do exterior signs, we also offer interior signs, digital printing, vehicle graphics and our own installation and maintenance services. If you would like to get started on a project with us, feel free to call 519-885-1400 or email us at sales@westmountsigns.com.

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