How Proper Signage Helps to Promote Safety, Health, and Wellness in Schools – Part 2

As the back-to-school bell rings class into session for the new school year, promoting safety, health, and wellness throughout your school halls is a requirement for ensuring that every student has a wonderful year from start to finish.

Encouraging a Bully-Free Zone in Your School

Turn knowledge into power. Educating students, teachers, and parents about how to identify, stop, or even prevent the bullying problem that continues to escalate in America’s schools today will go a long way in creating a welcoming and safe learning environment for everyone.

There are many forms of bullying. Whether bullying is physical, verbal, electronic, or done directly or indirectly, the emotional tolls are significant and have even led to suicide. Additionally, while bullying affects the victim, it also impacts those who bully others and those who witness bullying take place. According to national statistics, nearly 30 percent of middle and high school students have been the target of bullying, while approximately 70 percent of students say they have witnessed bullying across school campuses.

Schoolbullying.gov is an excellent resource for finding and sharing bullying information, including the following:

What to Look for – Signs of Bullying Behavior

  • Loss of interest in school or declining grades
  • Sudden loss of friends or withdrawal from social activities
  • Frequent nightmares or difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Frequently feeling sick or revealing unexplainable injuries
  • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem
  • Changes in eating habits, including not eating or binge eating
  • Lost, damaged, or destroyed personal items, such as clothing or electronic devices
  • Self-destructive behaviors that may include self-harm, suicide, or running away from home

Tactics for Preventing Bullying in Schools

Keep Awareness and Communication at the Forefront

  • Creating awareness and building an environment where open communication is welcomed will go a long way in creating the opportunities for connection and bullying prevention.

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Teach Kindness and Compassion

  • Treating others with kindness and having the ability to see things from someone else’s perspective helps students to better understand others and what they may be going through. With this deeper understanding, students may be less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to others unlike themselves.

Create Opportunities to Connect

  • Bringing others together helps them get to know one another on a more meaningful level. Learning that what you see on the outside is not always reflective of who a person is or how he or she is doing on the inside is a valuable lesson that can go a long way.

Recognize the Signs

  • Being aware of the signs of those who are bullied and those who are bullying others is paramount to recognizing and addressing the problem quickly and effectively.

Encourage a Collective Community

  • To effectively prevent or reduce bullying in any school, it takes the whole community to be aware, communicate, and share the responsibility of ensuring that all students have a safe, open, and nurturing environment where they can grow and learn.

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Creating a Culture of Awareness and Prevention

Keep bullying awareness and prevention at the forefront by posting reminders that bullying is forbidden on your school campus. At CustomSigns.com, our traditional signs for posting in the hallways or vinyl decals for adhering to classroom doors or windows will keep bullying awareness front and center and encourage potential bullies to think before they act. When the whole school community is actively involved and working together to create an environment centered on kindness and respect toward everyone, positive change is likely to follow.

 

How Proper Signage Helps to Promote Safety, Health, and Wellness in Schools – Part 1

As the back-to-school bell gets ready to ring, parents and teachers are busy readying their students for a first-rate year! Promoting safety, health, and wellness in the classroom are sure-fire ways to ensure that students are off to a stellar start.

Keep Germs from Sprouting up in Your Classroom

As the school year gets underway, classrooms become breeding grounds for millions of tiny bacteria, causing quite the stir as sniffles and sneezes are constantly whirring in the background. Healthy classrooms promote healthy minds, and promoting healthful practices every day will help keep kids in the classroom and learning at the head of the class.

All That Glitters – Germs Are Everywhere

First things first! Help children to “see” how germs travel by having students participate in a “sparkling” science experiment that demonstrates the importance of keeping germs at bay. Begin by having each student rub a thin layer of lotion on his or her hands. Next, sprinkle some glitter on each student’s hands, using one color for half the class and another color for the remaining students. Have the children go around the classroom, shaking hands, opening doors and closets, picking up books, and moving about as usual. After a few minutes, have everyone look at their hands and see that the “glitter germs” have easily spread throughout the class. Finally, have everyone wash their hands with water only, demonstrating that the germs are still there. Then, bring on the soap suds and watch the germs wash down the drain!

Promote Practices for Good Health and Hygiene

Establishing healthful habits requires repetition. Remind students every day to do their part to keep germs away. A great place to start is by promoting healthy restroom practices. Proper hand washing is essential for preventing the spread of germs and disease. While a simple sign will easily remind older children to properly wash their hands, teach the little ones to use lots of soap and water and sing a favorite tune before rinsing.

Setting up hand sanitizing stations around your classroom is an easy way to prevent the spread of bothersome germs. With just a small squeeze of sanitizer before playtime or meals, after recess, or anytime throughout the day, this practice will surely help keep those germs from invading your classroom. Be sure to put a station at the classroom door, where students can sanitize every time they come or go.

Creating a classroom cleanup routine will encourage everyone to be mindful of daily responsibilities while helping to keep germs away. Have your “classroom cleanup crew” focus on a different area each day, using disinfecting wipes (they’re handy, neat, and disposable) to wipe down everything from desks to doorknobs. Anything little hands touch or any materials that are shared among students should be on the list.

Encouraging mindful behaviors and healthy habits as the school year begins is sure to keep germs out of your classroom and students filing in, eager to learn, play and grow.

Custom Banners for School Events

How Can Back to School Banners Help Your School?

Custom designing an original school banner is one of the most effective ways to get – and keep – the attention of students, teachers, and parents alike. While there are many school events that take place annually, there also are many new and exciting events that take place each academic year – and even a few throughout the summer. Full-color, durable, vinyl banners are a colorful, festive way to get your message out while putting your school spirit on display!

What Makes A School Banner Effective?

To begin with, identify your purpose and target audience and begin designing your banner with these objectives in mind.

For those events that happen each year, such as orientation and welcoming children back to school, sporting events, and book sales, just to name a few – keep your message general and non-specific by not including dates and/or times. These banners will be ready to go with each new school year.

Add as much color (school colors are a favorite!) and detail as you like! The brighter and more eye-catching the banner, the more likely students will take notice and be excited. Using a combination of text (no more than two font styles is ideal) and images (be sure they match your message!) is a terrific way to help young minds remember whatever message your banner is relaying.

With that said, be sure not to create a banner that is overly “busy” with too many colors, text, or images so that your message doesn’t get lost in a sea of clutter.

For any banner, whether it will be used every school year or it’s a banner designed for a specific event, it is best to keep the message short and simple. Focus on a single message and include an encouraging call to action. Additionally, bullet points or numbers are perfect for highlighting key information that will be easier to remember.

Ideas For School Banners:

  • Welcome back to school!
  • Orientation
  • Promote school pride
  • Display school mission and values
  • Display school rules
  • Set positive tone and expectations
  • Belonging and inclusiveness
  • Improving school morale
  • Displaying encouraging messages
  • Dances, homecoming, talent shows
  • Seasonal event banners
  • Fall or other festivals
  • Fundraisers
  • Individual classrooms/departments/doors
  • Lunchrooms
  • School nutrition
  • Book Sales
  • School clubs
  • Band banners
  • Gymnasiums
  • Championship banners
  • Add a name/date/championship banners
  • Sporting events
  • Sports fields
  • School and/or sports team sponsors
  • Graduations
  • School and/or campus expansions
  • Parking

Custom Banner Options and Standard Features

Our Custom Full-Color Vinyl Banners are perfect for a variety of uses for your school throughout the year. Whether you’re welcoming students or promoting your school’s latest fundraiser, our banners are an eye-catching way to get your message noticed! Our banners come with:

  • Choice of background color
  • Choice of several banner sizes
  • Customizable text, choice of font style, color(s) & font size(s)
  • Option to upload your school logo, mascot, or other image
  • Are suitable for indoor & outdoor use
  • Choice of wind slits (for outdoor use)
  • Choice of grommets and grommet placement (if needed)
  • Are fade resistant with vibrant colors

When is the Best Time to Order School Banners?

Long gone are the days when students head back to school after the Labor Day holiday has passed. Now, back to school dates vary widely across the country – some students even head back to the classroom at the beginning of August. Starting early to prepare for your new year is key. Place your orders early to avoid the last minute back to school rush. Custom banners typically ship within 1-2 business days.

Did you Know you Can Customize Required Restaurant Signs?

Every new business owner, particularly of a restaurant, should be aware of the required signage to post within their establishment. Much of this required signage is offered by the city in which the restaurant or business is located, but some business owners are choosing to go above and beyond in order to draw in the right customer.

In New York City specifically, the following signs are required for each area of an eatery or bar.

Signs Required for Customer Area:

  • Certificate of occupancy
  • Food service establishment permit
  • Choking first aid signage
  • CPR kit and information
  • Sales tax certificate of authority
  • Sales tax included (for selling with tax included)
  • Place of assembly certificate of operation and permit (for seating 75 or more customers indoors and 200 or more outdoors)
  • Maximum occupancy for place of assembly

Signs for Establishments Selling Alcohol:

  • Liquor license
  • Warning for pregnant women
  • No liquor sold to minors or intoxicated adults
  • Bicycle delivery safety (for delivering by bicycle)

For franchises with 15 or more locations:

  • Calorie counts for menu items

Signs Required throughout the Establishment:

Signs Required for the Kitchen:

  • Food allergies
  • Fire alarm test record
  • Equipment use permits (refrigerators, boilers and HVAC units)
  • For range hoods
  • Schematic of hood and ducts
  • How to clean hoods and ducts
  • Record of cleaning hoods and ducts
  • Record of inspecting hood and duct

Signs Required for Worker Area:

  • Minimum wage
  • Fair labor standards act
  • Benefits and hours
  • Wage deductions
  • Tips and taxation
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Occupational safety
  • Right to know workplace hazards
  • Equal opportunity
  • Pregnancy rights
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Employment of ex-criminals
  • Veterans benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Polygraph protection act notice
  • Employee voting leave

Signs for Businesses Employing Minors:

  • Permitted working hours for minors

For Employing more than 50 people:

  • Family medical leave act

Signs for Waste Areas:

  • Recycling instructions
  • Private carter information and schedule

 

Alex Holden’s “choking victim” hangs at Union Pool in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

 

Though these types of signs and certificates can be obtained for free, many upscale and trendy spots are choosing to customize them. Rather than having a standard sign or poster framed on the wall, some restaurant owners are spending extra money to commission illustrations and art that will stand out.

One such establishment is Sauvage in Brooklyn, New York. Co-founder Joshua Boissy said “If you’re trying to stand out in a city with 9 million people you have to find your own way to do that. That’s one of the ways we do that.” Most of the time, required signage is generic and hidden in hallways but when these signs are customized they can be displayed as part of the restaurant scheme.

Although standing out in New York City is much more of a challenge than in smaller cities, every business owner is looking for ways to bring in the right customer and keep them coming back. Why not use custom signs and posters to satisfy inspection requirements? As long as restaurant owners follow the rules and include the correct text and visuals, custom required signage can be used to complement a restaurant or bar setting, rather than simply meet basic requirements.

Custom signage is available in many sizes, types and materials. Depending on the restaurant or bar aesthetics, business owners can customize brass, vinyl, aluminum or plastic.

Before customizing signs for your eatery or business, make sure you check the local requirements of your city to ensure you include the correct message and visual on each sign.

Helpful Resources:

Required Labor Posters State Guide

Dept. of Labor: Workplace Posters

 

 

 

No Soliciting: What Does it Mean? Can I Stop Solicitors?

Who Are Solicitors?

A solicitor is any person who goes door-to-door attempting to sell goods to residents.

What Kinds of Things Do Solicitors Typically Sell Door-to-Door?

Most often, solicitors offer tangible goods like windows, doors, or other structural, big ticket items. Or, they offer intangible goods like clean up and repair after a major weather event or insurance policies and other financial instruments.

Is Door-to-Door Soliciting Legal?

Even private property owners may be surprised to learn that door-to-door soliciting actually is legal in the United States. The Supreme Court has ruled that traveling salespeople have a constitutional right to be there, upholding their right to free speech for commercial purposes. States, and even local municipalities, are not allowed to create laws or regulations, for example requiring registration or permits or setting permissible solicitation hours.

How Can I Keep Solicitors From My Home or Business?

While door-to-door soliciting may fall under the constitutional rule of law, one effective way to deter or even stop a solicitor from knocking on your door is by posting “no soliciting” or “no trespassing” signs conspicuously on your property. These signs make it known to potential visitors that they are not welcome to infringe on your privacy or trespass on your property.

Neighborhood residents should post signs in windows, on doors, fences, trees, or at property entrance ways. Businesses should post signs at all public and property entrances and in parking lots for all to see.

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Do “No Soliciting” Signs Really Work?

Yes! “No soliciting” signs are effective in deterring unwelcome guests. By posting these signs, you are exercising your legal right to refuse uninvited visitors and convey your request to not be disturbed. Anyone who refuses to leave can face trespassing charges and/or fines.

Is Anyone Exempt From Following A “No Soliciting” Sign?

In the US, anyone who refuses to leave your property upon request is breaking the law. While each state is different, many areas impose penalties on those who choose to ignore posted “no soliciting” or “no trespassing” signs on private property, including businesses that post such signage.  Even those who are not actually selling a tangible product, such as religious, political, or charitable organizations, are legally required to leave your property upon your verbal or written request.

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Can I Be Refunded For A Purchase Made With A Door-to-Door Salesperson?

Even though there are no formal laws prohibiting soliciting, there are laws in place to protect consumers from defective products, fraudulent offers, and scams. Many individual cities or towns require door-to-door salespeople to post a solicitation bond before selling their goods to the masses. This protects the customer in the event that a product or service is faulty or part of a scam; the consumer will be able to claim a portion of these funds proportional to the money he or she lost as a result of the original transaction.

Further, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has instituted a rule that allows anyone who purchases something at his or her home from a door-to-door salesperson (totaling $25 or more) to cancel his or her order and receive a full refund within three days. This rule also applies to purchases made from solicitors at other locations with a purchase price of $130 or more.

Can Homeowner’s Associations Ban Solicitation in Their Neighborhoods?

Typically, homeowner’s associations are not permitted to stop solicitors from visiting individual homes in a neighborhood, since the decision to listen to or purchase from someone is an individual decision. There may be exceptions, though, as when gated communities post “no soliciting” or “no trespassing” signs at the neighborhood entrances. Since rules can widely vary, always be aware of your local directives.

When To Be More Aware Of Door-to-Door Scams

The most popular seasons for solicitors to be out and about are typically during the spring and summer months when the weather is wonderful and many people are home during seasonal breaks. However, additional caution should be used when unforeseen events happen in widespread areas, such as strong storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other disasters. Unfortunately, scammers use these catastrophes to take advantage of vulnerable people who are desperately in need of assistance.

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Major Storm Alert! Be Aware of Fraudulent Solicitors

Centrally located on Florida’s first coast in Jacksonville, at CustomSigns.com, we know how important proper preparedness is for major tropical storms and hurricanes. Especially in southern coastal states where natural disasters seem to be a common occurrence, preparedness also means educating local residents to be particularly mindful of potential scam artists. These fraudsters, who often show up suddenly and unannounced, offer deeply discounted prices and promise immediate repairs, only to take the homeowner’s deposit and run. In addition to protecting your property with “no soliciting” and “no trespassing” signs, whenever in doubt, always take the time to get the facts. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a reputable place to begin, as well as asking for references and verifying professional licenses and insurance. Safety always comes first.

OSHA’s National Youth Safety Initiative

It’s summertime, which means more teens and young adults are joining the workforce, both long term and for temporary summer jobs. Statistically there is an increase in workplace injuries during the summer due young workers’ lack of work experience and safety training. To help combat youth work related injuries, OSHA has recently entered into a 2-year initiative called the “National Youth Safety Initiative.”

Under this initiative, OSHA will be proactive in providing young workers, aged 16-24, and their administrators and educators with detailed information about job related injuries that commonly affect young workers. During this 2-year program, participants will promote safety and health awareness to young employees, spreading statistics about common injuries that occur in the agriculture, healthcare and construction industries specifically.

OSHA and participating employers will educate youth workers about common injuries and illnesses such as slips and falls, exposure to hazardous chemicals and exposure to heavy machinery. This information will be shared through webinars, publications commonly read by teens and young adults, workshops, seminars and more. Participants in the National Youth Safety Initiative will also provide notices and reminders about occupational health and safety regulations and the rights and expectations of employers.

Every business owner knows that safety should be a priority all year, but precautionary measures should be heightened in the summer months due to the increase in young, inexperienced team members joining their staff. Due to the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers have to pay close attention to youth workers and their exposure to risks. These risks not only include chemicals and machinery, but also shift duration. Depending on the employee’s age, he or she may only be legally allowed to work for 3 hours in a given day. (On school days, 14-15 year olds can only work up to 3 hours in a day.) During the summer, teen workers are expected to stop work at 8 hours or sooner.

OSHA’s latest initiative is designed to limit the number of workplace injuries to protect young workers, but businesses are also responsible for protecting their own liability. Along with sharing safety tips and regulations, businesses should also be proactive in making their work staff aware of potential injuries. Along with safety training, safety signs should be posted throughout warehouses and worksites to remind employees of potential harm.

A warning, caution or danger sign should be posted depending on the severity of bodily harm inherent to a situation. For example, areas where slips and falls commonly happen should be marked with a caution sign. Caution usually denotes an injury that can cause moderate injury. However, in areas where employees are exposed to high voltage that could result in death, a danger sign should be posted.

Signage should be well maintained and highly visible. Materials and other blockages should not prevent a worker from seeing a warning sign. As signage becomes dated and worn, it should be updated. From flammable materials signs to emergency eye wash station signs, CustomSigns.com has the appropriate signage for each work setting. Make sure you are aware of the risks inherent to your business and warn staff members accordingly.

As OSHA and participating employers take proactive steps toward improving workplace safety for youth workers, make sure you’re doing everything you can to make your business a safer place to work.

More details about the Youth Safety Initiative: https://safety.blr.com/workplace-safety-news/safety-administration/safety-general/Schools-out-Protect-teen-workers-on-the-job/

 

 

What the Purple Paint Law Means for Indiana Residents

Indiana residents now have a choice for how to best protect their property from trespassers. They can use fences, signs, and, now, purple paint to warn the public to stay off of property. This is a new way residents can communicate the “no trespassing” message. With the law in place, residents have an alternative way to establish a boundary with outsiders.

As of last Sunday, July 1st, 2018, House Bill 1233, also known as the Purple Paint Law, was enacted in Indiana. The law allows residents to put lines of purple spray paint on trees or posts in front of their homes in place of “no trespassing” signs.

Advantages the Purple Paint Law

Proponents of the law believe using purple paint offers convenience, clear visibility, and a way to prohibit intruders without using signs that may get shot, torn down or damaged from weather. The law provides a solution for residents with “no trespassing” signs that get consistently damaged or removed. Spraying paint can be cheaper than replacing signs over and over.

“Instead of putting up a sign, which can get ripped down, shot or destroyed in some other way, they think that by painting a purple line everybody will understand,” Daviess County Chief Deputy Gary Allison said, according to Kristi Sander of the Washington Times Herald. “There are a few other states that do this,” Allison said. “I think we are the sixth state that has enacted it.”

In some states, like Texas, the purple paint indication is used to specifically prohibit hunting. The message it communicates is designed to protect people, animals and property on the land.

The demarcation must be three to five feet high and eight inches long, according to the Wane.com interview of State Representative Dave Wolkins. “This is an efficient, simple way for landowners to keep trespassers out,” said Wolkins. “It will also help minimize a property owner’s liability, prevent accidental trespassing and make it easier to prosecute trespassers. Because the paint cannot be easily removed, it can be effective for several years.”

What Happens to “No Trespassing” Signs?

Horizontal Keep Out No Trespassing Sign

Homeowners with “no trespassing” signs will by not impacted by this law, as those signs are still considered valid. You can still purchase and post warning signs – both paint and signs can be used to keep trespassers away.

Posting signs provides an indisputable and recognizable message. Indiana residents may still prefer traditional signs which are versatile and can be positioned intentionally throughout property. Signs can be moved or placed in a visible location. Signs can be customized with a precise message tailored for your property. Also, some people prefer the aesthetic look of a warning sign versus painting their property.

However, lawmakers suggest the purple marking may be more noticeable and longer lasting. It can’t be removed or taken down. Choosing a sign versus purple paint may depend on the landscape of your property and the neighboring areas. If signs are continually damaged, paint is probably preferable. If you are in an area where people are not aware of the new law, having a legible sign may be a better precaution.

With the new law, families have more options for communicating with the public and protecting their homes. The Purple Paint Law gives Indiana residents another way to look out for the safety of their homes. However, the law may need to be in place for some time before the public becomes familiar with the message.

Political Yard Signs, What You Should Know

Navigating the World of Political Yard Signs:

The election landscape has undeniably changed in recent years, thanks to tech-savvy campaigns and the wave of social media platforms that include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube, among others. Nonetheless, the election year tradition of displaying political yard signs continues to be a mainstay in neighborhoods across America. As part of an overall election plan, campaign signs are an invaluable means for getting the word out and rallying voters to the booths.

Name recognition is the name of the game! Political campaigns work tirelessly to make their candidates known and this grassroots way of ensuring a nominee is known to the masses is a cost effective way to get the job done.

Getting Out the Vote
Timing is everything. Generally, election signs should be displayed beginning early in a campaign cycle and, while every area will have local laws governing time limits for how long signs can remain posted, the general rule of thumb is for seven to 10 days after an election.

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Sign Posting Conundrums
Political signs are legal in most neighborhoods throughout the country, though there are rules that vary stating where, how, and when these signs can be displayed. Neighborhood residents are free to post election signs in their yards, as long as the property owner gives permission to do so.
Displaying yard signs on rental property can be a bit more complicated, especially when owner and tenant have opposing political views, or when a renter doesn’t prefer to express political views at all. Many factors play into this decision, including whether the leaseholder has exclusive use of the yard, there is a clause in the rental contract specifying the rights of the occupant and the owner, or whether political signs are prohibited. Before posting election signs, be aware of the regulations specified in your lease. Additionally, homeowners’ associations (HOA’s), which are private property, are allowed to set regulations regarding whether political signs are permitted in homeowners’ yards.

Public areas, on the other hand, require a bit more consideration and proper planning to avoid costly fines and having signs permanently removed. There are usually rules regulating – or barring – the posting of political signs. For example, restrictions may limit where signs can be placed, for example not near traffic lights or signs, easements along roadways, or between private properties. Be sure to check with your local jurisdiction for the latest guidelines.

Is it Illegal to Remove Election Signs?
Removing political signs not located on your property will likely be considered as trespassing, theft, or property damage (all of which are illegal), and may result in a misdemeanor charge against the individual(s) who remove them. If you feel political signs should not be posted in a specific public venue, it is best to contact local authorities and leave the decision (and sign removal) to them.

Each state has a law that requires polling places to remain campaign free on Election Day and creates buffer zones where signs are prohibited. Typically, these areas are 100 to 600 feet away from the polling station entrance.

What Should my Sign Say?
When used strategically, yard signs can considerably impact a political campaign. Randomly posting signs is an ineffective way to secure votes. To get the most out of every sign, focus them in areas where your candidate has a legitimate chance of securing a win and post them on private property where they are most likely to be noticed by actual voters (rather than those who are not your constituents). Often referred to as information shortcuts, election signs also serve as a persuasive means of voter motivation and can guide uninformed voters to connect a nominee’s name with family, friends, or neighbors whose opinions matter.

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Design your Political Sign
CustomSigns.com has an exceptional selection of political signs for every campaign, designed to make your name stand out. To best build name recognition and interest in your platform, less is more. The most effective signs will include your name and the office you are running for and, often, your campaign slogan. This is not the space to promote the candidate’s policies or platforms. Be aware that many campaign finance laws mandate signs to include a disclaimer clearly identifying what person or organization has provided funding for the sign itself.

Made of corrugated plastic, our custom lawn signs come with H Stakes for easy installation, measure 18 x 24 inches, include your choice of single or double-sided printing, and optional lamination for extended outdoor use.
Our election signs are economically priced at $14.95 and come in a wide selection of styles to compliment any campaign. We also offer quantity discounts for large purchases. Place your order online at CustomSigns.com or call (877) 251-9444 and we will provide fast, efficient service to help get your order started.

Share Your One-of-a-Kind Style with a Custom Front Car Tag

Americans unite when facing adversities or a shared passion for a common cause, but we are also a nation of individuals perpetually embracing our own personal identities. Our inherent need for self-expression often comes through in all forms of social media or other ways we can proudly express our own individuality.

One exceptionally popular way for expressing your one-of-a-kind style that has stood the test of time is with a customized license plate that illustrates something unique about you that you want to share with others. And, if you live in one of 19 states that do not require official license plates on your front bumper, the sky’s the limit to your creativity!

(These states do not require a front plate: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.)

Fun fact: There are nearly 10 million vehicles in the United States with customized license plates for drivers to express themselves with personal mantras, or even to use as promotional opportunities for businesses or other services offered.

The Custom Signs Advantage
Here at CustomSigns.com, we’ve got you covered no matter what kind of personalized license plate you’re in search of. We offer a hip, trendy line of colorful custom license plates that are sure to be noticed wherever your travels take you!

In addition to a variety of custom templates and options, our 6 x 12 inch license plates feature UV protective coating that will last through the sun-drenched days of summer and the freezing winter temperatures from old man winter!

Details that Matter:
1. Choose from dozens of templates or design your license plate from scratch with our easy-to-use design wizard
2. Choice of font, font size and color, text, and placement
3. Option to upload pictures, images, or logos of your choosing

Need inspiration? These ideas will get your creative juices flowing:

– Monogrammed initials or names and/or pictures of family members, our plates would even make one-of-a-kind family reunion gifts!

– Sorority and fraternity letters/symbols for all your sorority/fraternity sisters and brothers

– Beloved pet and animal names and/or pictures

– “Just Married” or “Mr. & Mrs.” Plates

– Military and/or veteran plates honoring those who are serving, who have served, proud military spouses, parents, and children

– Business promotional license plates, including your company name, logo, phone number, or web address (*Custom Signs also offers magnetic car signs to help promote your business while out and about around town!)

Fun Front Tag Ideas:

– Always on the go and enjoying life’s adventures? OFFWEGO

– Kitten lover? MEOWWW

– Are you a true blue Harry Potter fan? HOGWARTS

– Have no internal compass on the roadways? IM LOST

– How about your love of the beach and surfing? SALTLIFE

– Love all things food and going on culinary adventures? FOODIE

– Hate peas? IH8PEAS

Make it memorable and make it fun! At CustomSigns.com, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality products, at the best prices, provided by the best customer service, and delivered to you exactly how you designed them. In most cases, if you design it, we can do it!

Our only exception is that we are unable to produce custom plates that may pose a security risk, for example anything that looks as though it is an official license plate for police, fire, law enforcement, government, or other security agency. Some states, like Texas, have cracked down on custom plates, particularly plates that suggest vulgar and crude meanings. At CustomSigns.com, you can express yourself freely as long as your design doesn’t pose a security risk.

With several locations strategically placed across the county, including Austin, TX, Boston, MA, and Jacksonville, FL, we are able to ship most custom products next business day.

We are here for you. Please feel free to contact us via CustomSigns.com or at 877.251.9444. It is our pleasure to help you create the perfect product to fit your needs.

Why Should your Business Have Gender Neutral Restroom Signs?

In March of 2017, a California law was passed that required all single-user restrooms in any business to label their restrooms with all-gender signage. Many other states, including Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington, just to name a few, have banned discrimination in public accommodations based on gender identity. Numerous cities across the country have also passed legislation allowing any person to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

As business owners, respecting and servicing our customers should always be a top priority. There are plenty of reasons why your business should have gender neutral restroom signage, even if it’s not located in any of the above mentioned cities or states, so today we’re here to share some insight and give you just a few of those reasons.

You’re Showing Respect for your Customers

Just like any other controversy, the battle over the bathroom was started for a reason. Most people would agree that using the restroom is not a privilege but instead a human right. Before this issue was brought to the surface, students all across the country were bullied and ridiculed when they would use the restroom of their choose – in fact, many still are, to the point that they would rather deal with health issues instead of using the bathroom.

By placing gender neutral signage outside of your single-user restrooms, you’re showing your customers that you care. You respect their choice in how they identify and grant them their right to use whichever bathroom they please. This respect will go a long way and could even be one of the reasons customers choose to support your business.

You’re Decreasing Restroom Wait Times

By allowing your patrons to use whatever restroom is available, you’re cutting back on wait times and eliminating lines forming in your business. If your business is a high-traffic area, this could especially be beneficial.

Restroom lines take up space within your restaurant, retail store, etc. and can even become a hazard. Many customers will admit they use whichever single-user bathroom is open, even if it’s clearly labeled for a different gender. Eliminate conflict and make your business a safer place with gender-neutral bathroom signs.

You’re Setting an Example

If you live in a city or state where all gender restroom signs are not required or still highly debatable, you can set an example for your fellow business owners by labeling your bathrooms with all-gender signage. Such a small decision on your end could mean the world of a difference to your customers, and can inspire change within your small town or city.  By doing your part to promote a more equal and open-minded world, you could inspire the rest of the world to follow.

Changing the signage for your single-user restrooms is simple enough, but be mindful of your state laws before transforming larger, multi-use facilities to all-gender restrooms, like the University of Maryland did on their campus. Each city and state will have different legislation in place for gender neutral restrooms, so we encourage you to look into the laws in place in your town before deciding how you can make an impact.  Find all-gender restroom signage here on Custom Signs.