The Sign Maker for the very best in Bespoke Signs and Memorials - Production Times - Normal, Priority and Christmas

Production Times for
Signs, Plaques & Wheel Covers

Click here for Full Christmas Production Times        (The Sign Maker office is closed from 20th December for 2 weeks)

The following production times are the normal production times.

Type of Sign Priority Normal
Wooden Signage Working Days
Rustic Slice  (deduct two days if using vinyl lettering) 8 13
225mm high or less (3 coats oiled) 9 14
225mm high or less (3 coats varnish) 12 17
Over 225mm high (3 coats oiled) 15 20
Over 225mm high (3 coats varnish) 17 22
Wooden Crosses SM, Med, Lg 9 14
Wooden Crosses XL, XXL & Mega 15 20
Lasered Wooden Ashes Caskets (standard) 6 11
Plain wooden backing boards 6 11
Shaped wooden backing boards or shields 10 15
Painted Signs (2 colours) 13 18
Painted Signs with Frames 15 20
Signs with Posts 15- 20 20 - 25
Signs with Painted Posts 17 22
Production times for the natural wood signs above, are assuming they are treated with the vapour permeable, flexable satin varnish . If they are treated osmo oil (£4.50) add 3 extra days drying time. If treated with Coach Kote (£9.50) - add 5 days.
Engraved Signs
Unpainted Engraved Signs 3 8
Laser engraved stainless steel & brass 3 8
Painted Engraved Signs 5 10
Engraved Signs with Backing Boards / Caskets 6 11
Engraved Corian Crosses 10 15
Stone Signs 11 - 20mm  
All stone signs - Add extra 2 days for hidden fixings or laser etching    
Basic V-Cut Slate 3 8
Slate unpainted 4 9
Stone or slate - Painted Black/ White letters 6 11
Stone or slate - Other Paint Colours 9 14
Stone Signs 30-50mm
Slate unpainted 9 14
15mm & 20mm Granite, Slate - painted letters 12 17
Granite Wedges, Stone Tablets (standard sizes) 7 12
30mm Granite - cut to order 15 20
Vinyl Signage
Aluminium composite, standard clear acrylic, semi rigid wheel covers, banners, stickers 4 9
Full Wrap Wheel Covers 8 13
Laminated Flat Plate Aluminium, A Boards, non standard clear acrylic, Hanging Signs 9 14
Vinyl Signage with Wooden Frames or Posts, 15 20
Fibreglass Signs, Powder coated aluminium eg finger posts 22 27
Standard Safety Signs   1-2
CCTV & Non Standard safety Signage 8 13
Personalised Gifts 6 10
Personalised Pewter   12
Standard Cast Brass, Cast Aluminium House Signs   21
Hand Painted Cast Metal (add extra 10 days if backing bar required)   60
Standard Cast Bronze   12
Porcelain   15
Polyurethane - Standard   25
Polyurethane - Bespoke   40
Zinc Plate   21
Painted Outdoor Noticed Boards - No Header    (With Header add 6 days)   18 - 28


NB . Production time is from proof approval and payment in full to the estimated dispatch date - this may vary a few days either way depending on workload.  Please note - working days are Monday to Friday only and exclude bank holidays. 

Priority Orders 
The priority order charge is £12.50 per sign to your order to cover the extra production 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 thus saving 2 days of production time. If you need something really urgently - ask us and we will help if we can.

Small parcels are normally sent by first class post. You can however request an upgrade to a next day courier delivery.

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

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Christmas Orders - 2024

To cope with increased demand the workshop will be working weekends. However to ensure a dispatch date of 22nd December or before - please order, pay and approve proof if required by the dates listed below.

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

24th November- 11am
Cast Brass
Cast Aluminium
(no priority)

29th November - 11am (2nd December with priority)

Signs with posts with mortice joints
Embossed (no priority)

6th December - 11am(9th December with priority)
Signs with posts without mortice joints

Wooden Framed Signs
Zinc (no priority)
Cast Bronze Plaques

9th December- 11am (11th December with priority)
Large Wooden Signs - over 12" in Height
Large Stone Signs - over 12" in Height
French Style
Wooden Signs over 800mm long

Vinyl Work - eg magnetic's, A boards with graphics, Stickers,
Engraved Brass
Zinc Plate
Full wrap wheelcovers

Photo Frames
Painted Wooden Signs

13th December - 11am (15th December with priority)(no proofs available)
Engraved Laminate without backing boards
Wooden signs with painted letters under 800mm long
Reflective house signs
Wheel covers
Granite Signs
Acrylic Glass House Signs
Personalised Gifts
Corian Signs

14th December - 11am (no proofs available)
Elegant range wooden signs
Lasered Stable Nameplates
Other Lasered Plaques eg Aluminium, wood, acrylic
Slate Signs
Rustic Timber Signs with vinyl lettering
Anodised Aluminium

All proofs must be approved by 11am on the 16th December if the order is to be delivered for Christmas.

15th December - 11am
V-Cut Slate Signs
Gifts - (not personalised)

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.
We can also email vouchers which can be used for any of our products.

Everything will leave the workshop on or before 22nd December for delivery on or before 23rd December
Office will close midday on 21st December although the workshops will still be making signs.
Office Opens 4th Jan. Workshop will start work on 13th Jan.

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