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Wholesale Wood Signs At Imagemakers 2009

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Wholesale Wood Signs For The Sign Industry

Last week we were displaying are Carved Wooden Signs at the Consac Imagemakers Show. This is a well known Canadian Sign industry trade show hosted by The Sign Association Of Canada (of which we are members). Being an award winning Canadian sign company we do our best to show our wholesale wood sign offerings to others in the sign industry.  Many would see others in their industry as competitors, but we see them as potential clients.  Most sign shops are constantly looking for new ways to add revenue streams to their business.  By offering custom wood signs to their clients they are able to do just that. 

Add Revenue With Custom Wood Signs

When we talk about wholesale wood signs, many think that they come in a standard size and finish.  This is not the case. Cedar signs are easily customized to suit each business.  We give sign companies lots of choice when it comes to size, shape, text and graphics. Additionally there are options when it comes to the final sign project.  It can arrive as an unfinished piece or a fully painted sign complete with outdoor finish and optional gold leaf guilding. All of these options are available in both single sided and double sided sandblasted signs. We can provide lots of options designed to fit your budget.  

How To Get An Estimate On A Wholesale Wood Sign

Once you have design and budget set follow these simple steps and we able to provide you with your wholesale sign estimate

  1. Change all fonts to curves or line art
  2. Send us vector file formats – .ai – .eps – .dxf – .cdl or .cdr
  3.  Confirm overall dimensions
  4.  Let us know if the wholesale sign is to be Single sided or double sided
  5.  We will need to know if the sign is to be Finished or unfinished

By providing us with the information listed above, the wholesale sign experts here at The Sign Depot will be able to estimate the cost of creating your cedar sign and will contact you regarding your wholesale quote.




3 Dimensional Signs – Carved Front Doors

First Impressions

Sign people are always telling potential customers “ Business signs are one of the most obvious places to demonstrate a first impression ” Of course this is true but there are other opportunities to affirm this first impression – like the front door. 3 Dimensional Sign - Custom Carved - The Sign Depot

3 Dimensional Sign - Custom Carved - The Sign Depot

 Every customer goes through the front door of this restaurant,what a great opportunity to make an impression.

3 Dimensional Sign - Custom Carved - The Sign Depot
We carved western red cedar to reflect the interior lodge theme and introduce the moose to customers even before the stepped inside. Using a torch we burnt and flamed the wood to give a natural shadowing effect then top coated with

” cetol ” to preserve and bring out the warmth of the wood. Details like custom hammered iron brackets compliment the carved wood and add to the handmade feel. Custom made moose antler door pulls are memorable and a fun addition to the restaurant.


First impressions are not restricted just to the sign – be creative and find a new way to impress your potential customers.

3 Dimensional Signs - Moose Winooskis - The Sign Depot
Moose Winooski’s, Kitchener
We often reccomend 3 dimensional signs to our clients.  3 dimentsional signs make an immediate impact.  Their purpose is to be unique and memorable. This sculptural door sign is a great choice as it reflects the restaurant concept and gives customers a glimpse of what to expect once they open the door.  Do you have an area of your business that could use a little WOW power? Make sure to contact our sign design professionals and see what we can create for your business.


3 Dimensional Signs – Store Front Signs

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How 3 Dimensional Signs Let Your Business Stand Out

It’s easy to stand out. One recently completed project is ” Beside Moms ” a nice little cafe located in Nairn, Ontario. It always surprises me how the extra effort of carved dimension brings a sign to life. For this project we simp3 Dimensional Signs - Sandblasted - The Sign Depotly carved a bowl full of blueberries – coffee cup – muffins and cookies.
Simple, effective and noticeable.
This 3 dimensional sign was projected off the building making it visible to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  This sign serves as a unique landmark for this area of town, making it easy find and memorable to people visiting the area.  The mix of sandblasted western red cedar and cnc routered high density urethane gives this sign mutiple layers of dimension.  Adding a pop of colour to the painted sign finish creates another focal point on the sign.  The sign bracket, hanging hardware and goose-neck sign lamps are finished it black to give the projection elements of the sign an uniform look.  This lets the sign stand out from the surroundings and lit sign can serve as a 24 hour advertisement for this establishment.

Find The Right Size Sign To Compliment Your Business

This small cafe wanted a small sign.  The idea was to make a big impact in a small area.  Choosing a 3 dimensional sign gave this small carved sign a lot of impact and created a lot of buzz for the business opening.  Finding a way to stand out from your surroundings is great way to attract new customers and get them in the front door.  That is how you properly use your custom business signs to advertise your business. Let your store front sign show what potential customers can come to expect from your business.  First impressions are lasting impressions.
Materials : Sandblasted Cedar and Carved HDU
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Second Cup – Pride Signs -Wholesale Wood Signs

We are proud to have Pride Signs as one of our largest wholesale clients.
One of the regular jobs with Pride signs is Second Cup signage.

Nothing says good brewed coffee like sandblasted western red cedar. Warm and crafted by hand a wood sign is to your eyes what warm cup of coffee is to your early morning – comforting !

Sign Depot supplies carved cedar signs – finished or unfinished to sign shop and franchise accounts across North America.