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FAQs

  • What's the difference between vehicle graphics, vehicle livery and vehicle wrapping?

    Vehicle graphics and vehicle livery are the general terms used to describe the application of vinyl graphics to any type of vehicle from cars and vans right through to lorries or motorcycles. We have also applied graphics to buses, boats and even an aeroplane in the past. The graphics can be as simple as text lettering or can include photographs, company logos, tonal fades and even reflective or conspicuity markings. Visit the vehicle graphics page to find out more and see examples.

  • Can you provide full colour photographs and text for my vehicle graphics? What options are available?

    From simple single colour lettering on the side of your vehicle to large format photographs and vehicle wraps, BPE Signs can provide a one stop shop solution for all of your vehicle graphic needs. Our vehicle graphics are applied in our dedicated vehicle application bay wherever possible, providing the optimum conditions for vehicle graphics application. We also provide a range of magnetic vehicle signs and use reflective or conspicuity markings for high visibility vehicles. Visit the vehicle graphics page for more information.

  • What range of exhibition equipment can BPE Signs & AJ Print supply?

    We can provide a wide range of exhibition equipment and exhibition graphics aimed to present your company visually in your corporate style. From portable floor standing roller banners to pop-up exhibition stands we can supply high quality solutions to your exhibition and display needs. We can also provide modular exhibition stands where we can work with you on a design for a completely bespoke exhibition stand, with a wide variety of materials available. We offer an online catalogue showcasing a selection of commonly ordered products - visit our exhibition displays page for further information.

  • What sort of banners do you provide?

    Whether you are looking for an interior or exterior banner, AJ Print & BPE Signs can provide the ideal solution for your needs. From PVC and vinyl printed banners which can be fixed to railings or buildings or within a banner framework to floor standing banner stands to decorate your reception area we offer a full range of products for added promotion of your business. Banners can also be suspended from the side of a building, lamp posts and other substrates and can be printed on a wide range of materials making mesh banners, PVC banners and vinyl banners. Visit our banners page for more information.

  • What's a light box sign?

    A light box can be used on the inside or outside of your premises and needs to be connected to mains supply in order to work. As the name suggests, a lightbox is an encapsulated box with lighting tubes installed inside and a graphic usually applied to the front. A light box can also have a fret cut lettering or logo installed to give a nice illuminated effect. Visit our interior signs or exterior signs pages for more information.

  • What's the difference between LED's & neon lighting for signs?

    Light Emitting Diodes (LED's) is a solid state semi-conductor device which can convert electrical energy directly in to light energy. Neon signs however, are glass tubes filled with neon gas. There are many differences between the two including:

    We prefer to use LED's wherever possible as we feel it has the best overall long lasting effect for your signage and is also the most environmentally friendly lighting solution. Contact your us for further information and options.

    We prefer to use LED's wherever possible as we feel it has the best overall long lasting effect for your signage and is also the most environmentally friendly lighting solution. Contact your us for further information and options.

    We prefer to use LED's wherever possible as we feel it has the best overall long lasting effect for your signage and is also the most environmentally friendly lighting solution. Contact your us for further information and options.

    • LED's are a lot smaller occupying less space height wise as well as in depth;
    • LED's do not heat up in the same way that Neon does thus requiring less space behind the sign;
    • LED's are much easier to transport and install and require less maintenance than Neon signs; LED signs are bright and clear to read from any distance while Neon signs tend to get blurred if viewed from far away;
    • LED signs have a lifetime of around 100,000 hours whereas Neon signs need to be refilled and may also have gas leaks;
    • LED signs are also more eco-friendly as they do not emit any gases and have low energy usage;
    • LED's can be used to create variable message signs and animation;
    • LED's are extremely malleable and can be twisted in any direction with ease whereas Neon signs are manufactured using glass and so need specialised processes to turn and twist.

    We prefer to use LED's wherever possible as we feel it has the best overall long lasting effect for your signage and is also the most environmentally friendly lighting solution. Contact your us for further information and options.

  • What are LED signs and how do they work?

    Light Emitting Diodes (LED's) is a solid state semi-conductor device which can convert electrical energy directly in to light energy. To get a glowing sign from LED, they are placed adjacent to each other in a polymer jacket, just so far apart as to permit glow overlap and give a constant regular light. Becoming increasingly popular, LED's are very flexible, easy to handle and are low in energy usage, providing a smart, professional finish to both interior and exterior signs. There is a selection of colours available and LED signs can also comprise of variable message signs which can be programmed to display any message you wish.

  • Do you supply lighting to make my business sign illuminated?

    Wherever possible, it is advisable to add lighting to your sign to ensure that it gets maximum visibility throughout the day and night. We offer a range of lighting for exterior and interior use including LED's and trough lighting. See some of our illuminated signs by visiting our exterior signs page.

  • Do we need an electrician for installation of my signage?

    Yes if you have any electrical supply to your signs then you should use a qualified electrician. BPE Signs may be able to recommend someone for you to connect your sign to the mains, please speak to us.

  • What are my legal obligations?

    It is always advisable to contact the planning office when commissioning new exterior signs to ensure you comply with current building and planning regulations.

    You should contact the DVLA to notify them of any changes to your vehicle after receiving vehicle graphics.

  • Do you offer any guarantee for my business signs?

    We offer signs for a wide range of needs from temporary to permanent signs and graphics and will discuss with you the potential lifespan of the products before the order is placed. As we supply many types of signs, we do not offer a standard guarantee across all of our products but in general, we offer a no quibble 6 month guarantee. We value our high standards of workmanship so please speak with us to discuss any individual needs.

  • Why do I need signs and graphics to promote my business?

    Signs are the most effective inexpensive form of advertising, promoting your business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Signs are the first point of communication between you and your customers/visitors. And from this, signs are the first impressions people receive of you and your business. Signs are like the clothing of a business – we often notice them when they are missing.

    Many people will admit to judging a business from the state of their signage. Signs also provide information and health and safety signs are a mandatory requirement.

  • What type of artwork files do you accept?

    We can accept artwork / logos / photographs in most formats but prefer to work with the following: Plt. Eps. Pdf. Tiff. Jpg. AI or PSD files. We regret that artwork designs completed in word or powerpoint will not provide an acceptable resolution for reproduction and will have to be redrawn. Artwork which needs some additional design work may be chargeable. Please contact us to discuss.

  • Do you offer free consultations for sign design?

    Yes, we are happy to provide you with a free of charge site survey and quotation. On some occasions we may charge a small travel fee but this will always be confirmed prior to any meeting. Please contact us to discuss your requirements

  • How much will my sign cost?

    Your business signs can be as cheap or as expensive as you'd like it to be, it really comes down to the design, size, style and the materials used. We are happy to work to your budget, providing you with the best solution to your needs.

    You pay for signage once and it works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for years. Signs should be seen as an investment as effective signs will pay for themselves many times over. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  • What type of signs does BPE SIGNS Provide?

    BPE Signs is a one-stop-shop for all of your sign solutions. We provide a wide range of signs and graphics including; interior signs, exterior signs, vehicle graphics and vehicle wraps, vinyl & PVC banners, window graphics and specialist solar control window films, exhibition graphics and exhibition equipment, health and safety signs and labels and stickers. The majority of our signs are bespoke and made to order but we also sell a range of off the shelf items such as health and safety signs, exhibition accessories and pavement furniture.

  • What should my signage say to communicate my company branding?

    The best sign for any business is one that will attract the most customers and give your business the correct identity. All signage must be clear, easy to read and to understand. As experts in signs and graphics, BPE Signs can help advise and specify the best solution to your needs. BPE Signs has the equipment and expertise to produce high quality signs able to get you noticed. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  • How long do I have to wait for the sign or vehicle graphics after ordering?

    This is very dependent on the availability of materials, production schedules and design approval. Typically a lead time of 10-14 days should be expected however, we will always discuss this with you at the time of order and will accommodate your needs wherever possible. Please contact us to place an enquiry.

  • Can I get a custom made sign?

    Of course. The majority of what we do is bespoke which is individual to the customer, usually including their company name or corporate identity. If you have something in mind please contact one of our sales team who will discuss the options with you or you can always arrange a free site survey appointment, where we can take a look at your premises and advise you.

Delivery

  • Can I have my purchases delivered?

    Yes, all of our products are sent by courier or recorded delivery and require a signature on delivery.

Banners

  • What kind of material do you print on?

    Our banners are printed on either 540gsm PVC or 300gsm MESH.

  • What resolution do you print?

    We print high resolution 1220dpi - basically photographic quality.

  • Do you offer a discount for 1 or 2 colour printing?

    All our banners are printed in full colour CMYK, we cannot offer discount for single / two colours.

  • What's the difference between PVC and MESH?

    Mesh contains tiny holes and is commonly used for large banners attached to scaffolding or if you think it may be affected by strong winds.

  • How long will they last - Are they weather proof?

    The banners are weather proof and will last as long as they are cared for. We cannot guarantee banners from wind damage.

Payments

  • How do I pay for my banner?

    Your order needs to be placed via our website and paid for by credit card.

  • Can I pay by cheque or set up an account?

    We only accept credit / debit card payments and are unable to offer any account facilities.

  • Can you post me an invoice?

    This is an automated service and you will receive your invoice via email to the email address you have given on your order.

Complaints Procedure

  • I have submitted my order but have not received my proof
  • My order is wrong
  • The courier was late delivering I want a refund for the delivery?
  • Do I need planning permission?

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