The 6 Step Process for Designing and Installing Commercial Signage

Have you ever looked at a huge sign on the side of a building and wondered how it was made? Or maybe you’re thinking about getting custom signage made for your business but you just don’t know where to begin. This guide will take you through the process we use to design, build, and install all the custom commercial signs we make at xsign. 

Initial Consultation

We’ll start the process with a consultation to get all the important information about the types of signage you’re looking for, your business, what you’re trying to achieve with the signs, and your design ideas. 

We’ll also discuss your budget and timeline to make sure we can deliver what you’re looking for on time and on budget. 

At this stage, we’ll be able to give you our expert opinion on the best options for what you’re trying to achieve.


Once we have all the details pinned down, we’ll create an initial design. In this process, we work with brand managers, specifiers, and architects when working on external signs to ensure the sizing and location are perfect. Once we have solid designs drawn up, we can move on to the next stage. 

Mock ups

To help you visualise your signage and make sure you’re happy with what we’re planning we’ll create renderings and mock-ups for you. This will give you an idea of what your sign will look like on your storefront, a roadside, or inside your building, before we finalise. 


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We have a range of manufacturing processes to create a range of different signs. Whether we’re creating a 20-foot external sign for the side of your building or custom wall graphics for your office, we use the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to give you quality signs that last for years. 

Once the sign is ready, we’ll send you pictures to make sure you’re happy with the final product. Changes can be made at this stage if you’re unhappy, but we’re confident that you’ll love the final product. 


Once your sign is built, our experts will come to your premises and install it as planned. It’s important to have an expert install your sign so they are safe and secure (which might require special planning or shutting off areas of your building to keep staff and visitors safe for larger signs). 

Final Sign Off

Once the sign is installed, we’ll get your final sign off to make sure you’re completely happy with the final result. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and go above and beyond our clients’ expectations on each project to make sure they’re happy. 

Get your commercial signs designed now

If you’re looking for custom signs for your business, call xsign today. We specialise in interior and exterior signs for all types of business. From branded lobby signage to wayfinding and exterior building signs, we do it all. Call now to learn more and arrange a free consultation.

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