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Production Times for
Signs, Plaques & Wheel Covers

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Sign Production Times

All signs are individually designed.
Production times varies on the production processes for each type of sign.

If a proof is sent, production can not start until the proof has been approved. 

NB. Times are approximate and can vary a day or two either way. 

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        (The Sign Maker is closed from 20th December for 2 weeks)

Type of Sign Priority Normal
Wooden Signage Working Days
Rustic Slice 6 11
200mm high or less- Elegant, Lasered or Unpainted 4 9
200mm high or less - Painted Letters 6 11
225mm or more- Elegant, Lasered or Unpainted 8 13
225mm or more - Painted Letters 10 15
Signs with Posts without mortice joints 7 12
Signs with Posts with mortice joints 10 15
Large & X Large  Crosses 8 13
White Painted Oak Signs 12 17
Double Sided White Painted Signs 15 20
If Signs are to be varnish with yatch varnish - add two extra days for drying
Engraved Signs
Unpainted Engraved Signs 3 8
Painted Engraved Signs - black, blue, white 4 9
Engraved Signs with Backing Boards < 200 high 5 10
Engraved Signs with backing boards >225mm high 7 12
Laser Engrave Brass 5 10
Laser engraved stainless steel 3 8
Stone Signs 11 - 20mm  
All stone signs - Add extra day for hidden fixings    
Basic V-Cut Slate 2 5
Slate unpainted 3 8
Stone or slate - Painted letters 5 10
Stone Signs 30-50mm
Slate unpainted 8 13
Stone or slate - painted letters 11 16
Vinyl Signage
Cut Vinyl - aluminium composite, clear acrylic, semi rigid wheel covers 2 7
Printed vinyl -aluminium composite, clear acrylic, semi rigid wheel covers, banners, stickers 3 8
Printed vinyl wrap - semi rigid wheel covers 4 9
Full Wrap Wheel Covers 7 12
Stainless Steel Wheel Covers, 3mm Flat Plate Aluminium, A Boards, Vinyl Signage with Wooden Frame, Signs with Posts, non standard clear acrylic 7 12
Powder coated aluminium eg finger posts, Fibreglass Signs 11 16
Silver Plated Engraved Gifts   3
Standard Safety Signs   1-2
CCTV & Non Standard safety Signage 4 9
Personalised Gifts 2 7
Hand Painted Ceramic Signs   14
Standard Cast Brass, Cast Aluminium House Signs & Cast Hand Painted Metal   17
Standard Cast Bronze   12
Antique Cast Brass & Value Cast Bronze   40
Zinc Plate   10
Anodised Outdoor Notice Boards - No Header   (With Header add 6 days)   2-3
Painted Outdoor Noticed Boards - No Header    (With Header add 6 days)   13
Outdoor Notice Boards with Safety Glass instead of Plexichoc - No Header  (With Header add 6 days) 18


Priority Orders 
The priority order charge is £11.95 to your order to cover the extra costs involved. Write priority order on subject heading of the email or on the envelope if posted.  It is sometimes possible to make even more quickly than the dates above. eg on wooden signs we can send the sign out untreated, along with a can of Danish oil, thus saving 2 days of production. If you need something really urgently - ask us and we will help if we can.

If the sign or plaque is for an event - please tell us the date

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Christmas Orders

To cope with increased demand the workshop will be working weekends. However to ensure a dispatch date of 22nd December or before - please order and pay by the dates listed below. For 2 working days after these dates we will still do our best to get dispatched by 23rd on next day courier but there are no guarantees.

If you have left it too late, but would still like to order a sign for a Christmas Present, we can send you an attractive self adhesive voucher. This will have a description of the sign along with the ref number and you can attach this to any card to give as a present.  If you would like a voucher sent please let us know in the notes box on the shopping cart.

NB if you required a proof - please allow 2 extra days

15th November
Antique Cast Brass & Value Cast Bronze ( Standard cast bronze 12th Dec)

1st December- 11am
Hand Painted Metal Signs

4th December- 11am
Signs with posts with mortice joints

8th December- 11am

Cast Brass & Aluminium

Signs with posts without mortice joints
White Painted Oak Signs

10th December- 11am
Large Oak Signs - over 12" in Height
Large Stone Signs - over 12" in Height

11th December- 11am
Hand Painted Ceramic Signs
Wooden Signs over 600mm long
Vinyl Work - eg magnetic's, A boards with graphics, Stickers,
Engraved Brass & Aluminium
Corian Signs
Wooden Framed Signs

12th December - 11am
Rustic Timber Slices
Wheel covers

Cast Bronze Plaques

13th December - 11am
Marble & Granite Signs
Acrylic Glass House Signs

15th December - 11am
Engraved Laminate without backing boards
Wooden signs with painted letters under 600mm long

Slate signs - black, gold, grey lettering.
Reflective house signs
Rustic Slices with vinyl lettering

16th December - 11am
Elegant range wooden signs
Gifts, Picture Frames,
Lasered Stable Nameplates
Other Lasered Plaques eg Aluminium, wood, acrylic
Slate Signs - White letters

All proofs must be approved before 15th December if the order is to be delivered for Christmas.

18th December - 11am
If you have left it too late, but would still like to order a sign for a Christmas Present, we can send you an attractive self adhesive voucher. This will have a description of the sign along with the ref number and you can attach this to any card to give as a present.
If you would like a voucher sent out before the sign, please let us know in the notes box on the shopping cart.

No Christmas orders for any sign or engraved gift will be processed after 11am on 17th December.

Everything finished will leave the workshop on 23rd December for delivery on 24th December
Office will close midday on 19th December although the workshops will still be making signs until 23rd December.
Office Opens 6th Jan. Workshop will start work on 7th Jan.

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