Our process

Specialized Signs, as one of the UK’s leading signage and wrapping providers, our complete end-to-end professional service is of the highest quality, efficient, collaborative and tailored to all budgets. With a vast wealth of experience and a highly skilled team, you can trust us to make the process simple, fast and hassle-free, letting you get on with running your business. 

Attention to detail with first-class customer service and communication is at the heart of what we do. With all our products produced in-house from our Edinburgh headquarters, you are guaranteed complete satisfaction at every stage of your project. 

A standard installation job will involved several stages and a full teams of people to make it happen. Our project managers are usually the first point of contact, they will arrange a site survey to better understand the area they are working with, the size the sign needs to be and where it needs to be seen from. They will then discuss specifications with the client whether it be a single flat panel sign or a fully internally illuminated free standing totem sign aimed to both meet your budget and achieve the most suitable signage solution for your needs. The design concept can then be relayed to the designer who will work closely with the project manager to come up with a design which it proofed and revised with the client until all details are perfect.

Once signed off the design moves into production, passing first through the print department then on to prep for lamination. The manufacturing team cut, fold and assemble the sign adding any illumination and finishes and doing one last quality control check. Then, on a mutually convenient date, following a full risk assessment, our experienced sign fitters will attend site to install the signage. We maintain a relationship with our clients and carry out any maintenance or repairs required throughout the life of the sign.

Research and development:

Constant innovation in signage and graphics, has always been the driving force behind our business. We invest heavily in research and development to continually improve our processes and the quality of the products and services we deliver. 

This ongoing commitment to R&D gives us a distinct competitive advantage and helps us to stay at the forefront of our industry. 

Collaboration:

We enjoy building strong client relationships and believe in effective collaboration and active participation across all our projects. Every client is different, and we encourage your feedback and ideas to understand your brand and achieve your vision.  

To ensure smooth co-ordination and excellent communication from start to finish, you will have a dedicated and skilled project manager as a single point of contact to take ownership of your requirements. You will also benefit from one of our in-house designers dedicated to your project. 

Together we will deliver your custom signage and wrapping solutions to you on time and on budget with attention to detail that exceeds your expectations.

Site survey and evaluation:

Site surveys are an essential part of our thorough service and key to a well-planned and executed project. They ensure the best signage & wrapping solution for your requirements with detailed designs, photography and accurate measuring and evaluation. 

Whatever the size or complexity of your project, our qualified professional team, assess the location, accessibility and safety of the work ensuring that everything runs smoothly right from the start.

Print, production and manufacture:

We manufacture and print everything in-house to meet our customer’s needs for higher quality and faster results, so we invest in the best and latest, state-of-the-art large format printing technology and machinery. This includes direct to substrate large format printing, automated CNC machine routing and other exceptional printing, cutting, mounting and finishing machinery.

Our skilled in-house team use this cutting-edge equipment and technology to deliver any project you require. From Russian birch plywood plaques printed direct to substrate with latex inks and CNC cut precise details with a flawless finish, the results will exceed your expectations and meet your highest demands

Whatever the size of the project, we are capable of a high-volume output of over 1000sqm per day at the highest resolution with the most vibrant, striking colours all at incredible 1000dpi print quality!

From the most bespoke manufactured 3D illuminated signage, fleets of vehicle wraps and graphics printed on the best wrapping materials, or simple one-off banners and posters, we are set up to quickly and efficiently produce everything in-house.

Scheduling:

We deliver quality projects that are on time and on budget, always keeping you updated on progress.  

To do this, we have our in-house custom built Management Information System (MIS) for scheduling projects, monitoring workflow and sending reminders. This state-of-the-art system is accessible to our whole team including our installers when they are on-site. 

Thanks to our investment in this software, you can trust us to deliver on efficiency, productivity and quality when it comes to your signage or wrapping project and our team will always keep you updated every step of the way.

Creative concept development:

We are a strong design-led business and understand what it takes to create great signage, graphics and wraps. 

Our passion lies in creative solutions that bring your brand to life and support your success and growth. We can do it all, or work alongside your design agency, architect or partners. 

Our highly knowledgeable in-house design team has the skills and experience to respond quickly to your needs and create bespoke and engaging artwork. They will work with you every step of the way to provide you with the best design solutions. 

Thanks to their technical knowledge they will propose the most innovative, sustainable, cost-effective and durable materials to achieve the finish and feel that you desire.

Risk assessment and Quality control:

Our work with the country’s largest airports, railway stations, shopping centres and building sites, means we have the experience to provide you with the correct site specific documentation including risk assessments, method statements and insurance policies, in a simple and straight forward manner.

As we carry out all of our printing and manufacturing in-house we guarantee quality control throughout every stage of the process, right down to installation and aftercare.

Our team carries out specific and thorough checks to ensure that your project gets the utmost care and attention. We are proud to hold the accreditation for the internationally recognised quality standards – ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and 45001 for our environment management system.

Logistics and installation:

We manage the entire installation and delivery process in-house and our friendly and professional team have over 250 years of combined experience in the signage and wrapping industry. 

Fully insured and with health and safety our priority, we have CSCS, IPAF, PASMA, Asbestos awareness and first aid training. Our team is highly trained and equipped to install any project safely and accurately. Rest assured whether a start-up business or a large national brand we have the skills and experience to get your job done by the date agreed.

Working locally and nationwide, we also provide an out of hour’s installation service to ensure minimal disruption to your business. 

Maintenance and repairs

Installation is not the end of the process, to keep your signage working for you and your business it should be expertly maintained. 

Our ongoing maintenance and repair team is on hand to keep your signs looking as good as the day you got them. So whether a yearly check-up or emergency call out when required we will be there to keep your signage looking as good as new.