Sign Shop

The University welcomes faculty, staff, students, and visitors to its campuses from around our state and around the world.  To make visitors and new community members feel welcomed it is necessary to provide them with wayfinding elements that are universally understood yet uniquely UConn.  Sign Services works cooperatively with UConn’s communications professionals, campus planners, service providers and event coordinators in order to design, fabricate, and install a wide variety of signs, communications, and visual displays on each of the University’s campuses.  Sign Services’ installations are essential to the efficient functioning of virtually all of the University’s public spaces.

Our Services

Consultation

Sign Services provides consultation and estimates at no charge. Our staff will perform site visits and surveys to assess the needs for signs. We can offer advice and guidance on various design and installation options that are cost effective and appropriate for the location. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please complete the Consultation Request Form. This form can also be found in the tabs of the menu above.


Graphic Design

Our in-house designer with over 10 years of experience can layout a preview of your request to guarantee the accuracy of content, location of the sign and how well the sign communicates the message. We can provide a PDF or printed color proof of the signs or project. Please note that the proof is for personal use in connection with the project. It cannot be copied, reproduced or exhibited to anyone outside of your department without written permission from UConn Sign Services.

There is a labor charge for design services dependent on the size and scope of the project.

After client approval, we will work with University Communications (UComm) and University Planning, Design and Construction (UPDC) to ensure compliance with University brand standards. For information on sign standards, please visit brand.uconn.edu.


Project Management

Sign Services can develop an implementation plan and schedule for your approved design. Regardless of the magnitude or complexity of the project, Sign Services has the expertise to facilitate and coordinate implementation between University departments and other resources. We can make sure the project is completed on time and within budget constraints without compromising quality.


Fabrication

Our fabrication process may involve plastic, metal or vinyl materials. While Sign Services offers many standard designs, most projects are customized to meet the needs of the department. The process involves both machine operation and work by hand.


Installation

This is the final step of the sign making process. We can either deliver the sign for self-install or we can install it for you. There is a wide variety of installation options possible and these are evaluated on a case by case basis.

Our Products

Product Overview

Products (not limited to):

  • ADA Signs
  • Banners
  • Custom Labels
  • Custom Vinyl Lettering
  • Custom Signs
  • Decals
  • Desk Name Plates w/Desk Stands
  • Engraving
  • Event Sign w/ Metal Wire Stakes
  • Exterior Signs
  • Interior Signs
  • Letter Boards
  • Metal Signs
  • Magnetic Signs
  • Optional Slide Holders for Interchangeable Names
  • Plaques
  • Plastic Signs
  • Regulatory Signs (Stop/Yield/Stop Ahead)
  • Room Numbers
  • Street Signs
  • University Vehicle Lettering

Sign Supplies

In this category, you will find some of the accessories related to signs.

This includes (but not limited to):

  • Wall brackets
  • Name plate holders
  • Name tag magnets
  • Extra events sign stakes or wind frames
  • U-Channel posts, starter posts, and breakaway kits

To order sign supplies:

  • First-time users should register first.
  • All others should login.
  • Then click on the Sign Supplies category.

Interior Signs

We offer custom and pre-fabricated signs best used indoors or in other environments where they are protected from the elements (sun, wind, and rain). Below are some examples of interior signs we can produce. Please contact us for a consultation if you would like to discuss an interior sign that cannot be found in the online store.

Ordering “Custom” products:

  1. Click desired product/material ie. plastic, vinyl, metal, banner
  2. Click Buy Now
  3. Add a file of your artwork or a word document with desired text
  4. Enter a Job Name related to your sign
  5. Enter Quantity
    1. Note: Enter ‘1’ in pages box
  6. Important: Final Width and Height must be entered
    1. Constraints are product specific

*Please note preview does not accurately reflect what the final product will look like.

Pre-fabricated Signs

  1. Click Product
  2. Enter Quantity
  3. Click Buy Now

To order Interior signs:

  • First-time users should register first.
  • All others should login.
  • Then click on the Interior Signs category.

Exterior Signs

We offer custom and pre-fabricated signs that specialize in withstanding outdoor elements. Please note that not all materials are appropriate for use outdoors. We can advise you on best materials and location for exterior signs. Please contact us for a consultation if you would like to discuss an exterior sign that cannot be found in the online store.

Seen above are some examples of exterior signs we can produce.

Ordering Custom products:

  1. Click desired product/material ie. plastic, vinyl, metal, banner
  2. Click Buy Now
    1. *You must select set size for traffic signs before clicking Buy Now
  3. Add a file of your artwork or a word document with desired text
  4. Enter a Job Name related to your sign
  5. Enter Quantity
    1. Note: Enter ‘1’ in pages box
  6. Important Final Width and Height must be entered
    1. Constraints are product specific

*Please note preview does not accurately reflect what the final product will look like.

Pre-fabricated Signs

  1. Click Product
  2. Enter Quantity
  3. Click Buy Now

To order exterior signs:

  • First-time users should register first.
  • All others should login.
  • Then click on the Exterior Signs category.

Event Signs

We offer two types of Event Signs that have been approved by the University for temporary display during the duration of a University event.

Type 1- 18×24 Event Sign:

These are 18×24 plastic signs that can withstand several environmental forces, and therefore are applicable for inside and outside use. They can be single or double sided and the message can be single or multi-colored.

How to order:

  1. Select Event Sign
  2. Select Single or Doubled sided
  3. Click Buy Now
  4. Upload a file of your own design or a word document with preferred wording
  5. Enter a Job Name, ie. name of event
  6. Enter Quantity
    1. Note: Enter ‘1’ in pages box
  7. Select print options (additional charges apply)
    1. Metal stakes
    2. Installation and removal
  8. Add additional comments for event in Special Instructions

*Please note preview does not accurately reflect what the final product will look like.

Type 2- 28×44 Windframe Insert:

These are 28×44 plastic signs that fit into wind frames. Wind frames can be purchased or leased from Sign Services.

How to order:

  1. Select Windframe Insert
  2. Click Buy Now
  3. Upload a file of your own design or a word document with preferred wording
  4. Enter a Job Name, ie. name of event
  5. Enter Quantity
    1. Note: Enter ‘1’ in pages box
  6. Select print options (additional charges apply)
    1. Frame, if this is required, Sign Services will check availability
    2. Installation and removal
  7. Add additional comments for event in Special Instructions

*Please note preview does not accurately reflect what the final product will look like.

Windmaster Frame:

Departments can purchase the frame or lease it from Sign Services. Please note, if several events are occurring at the same time, frames may not be available for lease.

To order Event signs:

  • First-time users should register first.
  • All others should login.
  • Then click on the Event Signs category.

 

Order Process

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For information on how to order specific products, please view Our Products in the menu above.

Registering

Provide the necessary information required by the registration form.

*Please note a unique user name and password are required to use our site, this must especially be different for users of Document Productions StoreFront.

New Users: Click here to register.

Returning Users: Click here to login.

Checking Out

Method of delivery (Selected in ‘SHIPMENT 1’)

  • Pick up from Sign Services- We are located inside the Central Warehouse, next to Mail Services
  • Delivery- We will use your Unit number or Office number as provided, this option is best if Installation is also required

Method of payment

  • If you are paying with a KFS number select ‘KFS Payment’
  • If you are paying with a check please select ‘Pay at Store’

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Contact Us


Associate Director
Dwight Atherton
(860) 486-4930
dwight.atherton@uconn.edu

Manager
Alex Karr
(860) 486-6817
alexander.karr@uconn.edu