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Do You Need a Sign for Your Construction Site?

Chicago’s construction industry is having another huge year. Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that city builders and developers in Chicago have surpassed last year’s record for active tower cranes used in one year. According to the Mayor, 54 crane permits have been used since January to work on high-rise construction projects. Areas seeing the biggest boom in skyrise construction have been River North and West Loop.

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Here at AlphaGraphics Chicago North, we’ve see a huge demand for construction related signage over the past year. Construction site signs are an important and valuable part of any well-operated construction site or area. Custom signs allow for your company’s brand to be seen by workers, visitors, and passersby. They can also help to create a safe environment in a setting full of unique dangers.  With years of experience under our work belts, the experts at AlphaGraphics can help make your construction site innocuous and more profitable. Here are a few of the most popular construction site signs options we offer:

  • Wooden Signs
  • Aluminum Dibond
  • Vinyl Banners
  • Vehicle Magnets
  • H-Stake Signs

Every construction site in Chicago is a little bit different, just like the buildings in our skyline. Here at AlphaGraphics our spectrum of construction signage covers everything from branded perimeter fence wraps and warning signs to custom magnets for your vehicles. All of our signs are durable, weather resistant and completely customizable.

Raising brand awareness with a construction site signs

Now more than ever construction companies are using construction site signs to connect with the community and generate new business. AlphaGraphics Chicago North offers a wide range of superior print solutions designed to enhance brand awareness and elevate excitement for your project. A few of the more popular branding solutions include vinyl mesh, large wood signs and h-stake signs. Used effectively along the perimeter of your site, these branded signs will help increase brand awareness and provide contact information to schedule the next big project.

You will need an entrance sign

Each construction site needs to have a designated entrance. By having an entrance sign you’ll help keep the materials moving and unauthorized personnel out of harms way. For a light weight, option for your entrance signs, we recommend using dibond signs. Dibond is created by permanently bonding two sheets of aluminum onto a solid plastic core – a unique composition that makes it approximately one-half the weight of traditional aluminum. Adding drilled holes, they can be installed to fences with zip ties or to the side of scaffolding with screws. When it comes to safety and quality entrance signage, we’ve got your crew covered.

How to prepare your artwork

Our production experts require print-ready artwork for most print jobs. This means your art file is in PDF format, sized to the dimensions of your specific job. It’s also recommended that artwork that extends to the edge of your print include crop marks. Art files can be sent via email or submitted through our file sharing website.
If your design isn’t print-ready, no sweat. We’re happy to help! AlphaGraphics Chicago North features a full-service, in-house graphic design studio. So, whether your starting from scratch or just need a file resided for print, out design experts are on hand to help ensure your project is a huge success.

At Alphagraphics Chicago North we offer solutions that help construction companies “Get Noticed and Get Business”. If you are a project manager or construction company owner we want to hear from you! Our quality, service, pricing and turn-times will build your trust and make your site safer.


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