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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 2 A U G U S T G R A P H I C S P R O 6 5 Step 1: Establish working relationships with a sign company (fabricator), a sign engineer, your local sign code department and possibly a project manager Step 2: e survey process for electric channel letters Step 3: Collecting your client's artwork, colors, co-op info, logos, branding documents, etc. Step 4: Contracting a qualified sign designer — your best investment for a smooth project Step 5: Code conformance — client wants, city permit allows, landlord desires, and how to manage all three Step 6: e design process — options, ideas, or collecting an upfront design deposit Step 7: Estimating, cost management, proposal writing Step 8: Approvals, authorizations, engineering notes, permit application process Step 9: Who is your PM? (What is a PM?) Step 10: Installation day — final electrical hookup, city per- mit inspection, party time! So, there you have it. e 10 steps to channel letter paradise. Now, before you decide to jump into the deep end with both feet, keep in mind this list is intended to point you in the right direc- tion and highlight the key parts of the process, not necessarily to cover every detail that might present itself. Here are each of the steps explained in more detail. G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 2 A U G U S T G R A P H I C S P R O 6 5 Equipment alone is reason enough to embrace the wholesale fabricator. The owner has the same need as you do to keep work flowing through their shop. They are invested in making you look good. The final steps involving the city inspection and approvals will make you realize just how important it was to establish an upfront working relationship and assign the tasks that needed to be completed before the sign job became a sign job.

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