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FOR OUR THIRD-ANNUAL Big Survey we asked more questions than ever before, including more that our readers suggested. “How much are others paying?” and “How much should I charge?” are two very FAQs we receive, so this year we plugged a number of those in (see page 26).

We asked how much respondents are paying for MDO, HDU and vinyl. The differences are wide ranging. Same for how much they are charging for design time, as well as banner, panel and channel letter fabrication and installation. How does your sign company compare?

Of course, though business inquiries dominate — some for a second or third year, allowing for trend comparisons — we did try to have some fun along the way. In the concluding section of random thoughts (see page 32), “What’s your favorite color?” reflects a breakout winner. “Are you superstitious?” as expected is more hazy, especially given one choice was “a little.” The list of favorite movies includes all-time classics as well as curious choices — plus, there’s much more.

We hope you enjoy the 2024 Big Survey. We do love us some surveys!

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If you’re the owner or top manager of a signage and graphics company in the US or Canada, you’re invited to join the Signs of the Times Brain Squad. By taking one five-minute survey each month, you will receive access to some of the industry’s freshest data on sales — including your fellow members’ comments on what’s selling and what isn’t — and can make your voice heard on key issues affecting the sign industry. Sound good? Sign up here.




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The Sign Industry Podcast is a platform for every sign person out there — from the old-timers who bent neon and hand-lettered boats to those venturing into new technologies — we want to get their stories out for everyone to hear. Come join us and listen to stories, learn tricks or techniques, and get insights of what’s to come. We are the world’s second oldest profession. The folks who started the world’s oldest profession needed a sign.

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