Digital signs can play an essential role in modern marketing and communication strategies. Yet identifying a good LED sign board price can be a bit difficult. How do you know if you’re getting a good deal? How good is the quality? What’s your warranty like? Does your LED sign Board come with pre-programmed graphics, or do you need to hire a designer?
After these questions are answered the benefits are fantastic. They can be placed along roadways, mounted on poles and custom bases, hung in windows, and placed strategically throughout your building interior. Businesses of every size and across every industry are upgrading to digital, including churches, schools, hotels, restaurants, car dealerships, gas stations, government buildings, retailers, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about how to determine your LED sign board price.
What Is The Average LED Sign Board Price?
There are a variety of factors that contribute to the price of your new digital sign. Size is the most obvious factor, but it’s far from the only consideration. For example, if you require a sign that is visible up to 4 blocks away it will need to be larger and have a higher resolution. If a sign only needs to be visible from a parking lot or roadway, it can be smaller and have a lower resolution. Signs placed outside will require a few more internal components to ensure full function in your local climate.
For a quick and easy pricing answer, small text-only scrolling signs start at $400. Mid-sized signs cost around $2,000 and full monument signs with a decorative base start at around $8,000. As you can see, your new digital sign is an investment, but by increasing viewing rates by 400% or more—they can quickly pay for themselves.
Text-Only Or HD
Not all digital signs are the same, as some only post text and basic graphics, while others have full HD capabilities for text, photos, images, and motion graphics. Don’t be discouraged if text-only signs are all you can afford because they are highly effective. For example, have you ever been pumping gas and read a promotion on your favorite sweet treat or 2 for 1 beverage on the window scrolling sign and popped in to make an extra purchase? It can be that easy and effective!
With a HD sign you have far more options, primarily the ability to post ads and messages with 3D graphic design. You can also post videos. Maybe a virtual tour of your hotel spa, HD images of your seasonal restaurant specials, or a cohesive series of ads for your retail location.
One Or Two-Sided
Next, you must consider if you want your sign to be visible from both sides. If so, the LED sign board price will double, which can also double the impact of your sign! However, not all signs need to be two-sided. If your exterior sign is mounted to a building, hung on an interior wall, placed in a window, or is low to the ground on a multi-lane road you may only need it to be one-sided.
One Sign Or More
Many businesses layer more than one sign, which is a popular option for outdoor and monument signs. The signs can be any square or rectangular shape and different in width and height, but they are most often at least the same width. This might include any combination of:
- Layering a text-only or HD digital sign under an existing non-digital logo sign.
- Upgrading to an LED backlit logo/business name ID cabinet with a text or HD sign underneath.
- Layering 2 text-only signs, one with a static message and one with a scrolling message.
- Layering an HD sign for ads and 3D graphics over a text-only sign.
- Any combination of 2 or 3 text and HD signs with a custom frame or decorative base.
Again, consider if these will be one or two-sided.
Mounting is another factor for determining your total LED sign board price. If mounting to a wall you need to ensure it is sturdy and stable, particularly for larger signs. When you place your custom sign order Mega LED Technology can advise on your mounting, installation, frame, and custom base options. Choose from poles, pedestals, pillars, and more—in standard or stylized options. Your mount will also house your electrical components.
If your sign will be placed outside, check your lease to ensure it is permitted or to identify what restrictions apply. Also, check your local ordinances to see if you need a license or permit.
- Small scrolling signs come with mounting that enables you to quickly and easily hang them from the ceiling, in a window, or mount them directly on the wall. No professional installation is required.
- Signs placed outside will require a custom frame for protection, and can be mounted to a wall, pole, pedestal, or custom base.
- Decorative mounts, frames, and stylized ID cabinets can be designed in endless options, including brick, masonry, steel, aluminum, and other durable and beautiful materials.
- Don’t forget the color of your mount or frame, which can match or contrast with your logo or company colors.
Ongoing Costs – Almost none!
Your new sign can be scheduled to turn on and off automatically during your business hours, from sun up till sundown, or left on 24 hours a day. Since built with energy-efficient LEDs the sign will cost less to operate than a comparable fluorescent sign—often at least 30 percent less!
Dusting your sign with a microfiber cloth and an electronics-safe cleaning solution is all you need to do as-needed, but all other maintenance and repairs should be assigned to a local digital sign technician.
The only other ongoing cost is digital sign design, which isn’t required for text-only signs as you can program and schedule your messages yourself. To make the most impact for HD signs, hire a digital sign designer. Yes, a remote keypad or programming software comes with your sign!
In essence the real ongoing costs of your sign that can last upwards of 10 years is just electricity costs, and the cost it takes to either hire a designer to create new messaging, or the time it takes to do it yourself. Contact us at Mega to inquire about hiring one of our industry leading designers today!
Get Your Free LED Sign Board Price Quote Now!
The only way to determine your LED sign board price is to talk through your size, placement, design, and mounting objectives with a member of our team. Other than standard scrolling signs, each of our sign boards are custom-built to order. Reach out to Mega LED Technology today for your free quote!