Frequently Asked Questions

The QUALITY of our MAGNETIC SIGNS
Q. How long do the magnetic car and truck door signs last?
A. When the supplied care and cleaning sheet is followed you should expect to get at least 3-5 years of use.

Q. Are your vehicle magnets one solid sheet?
A. Yes, the magnetic sign is manufactured to the highest quality standards on one solid sheet of magnet material that is .030 mil thick and magnetized to a very strong, long lasting 14 poles per square inch. Accept nothing less than this standard for magnetic vehicle signage that you expect to last for years.

Q. Do you round the corners of your signs?
A. Yes, in order to reduce wind resistance we round the corners of magnetic signs that will be used for vehicles.

Q. Are your products and materials manufactured in the USA?
A. Yes, we utilize raw product and services that are all based in the USA. Our production and sales facility is located in LaPorte, Indiana USA.


Q. Do your car door magnets come with a warranty?
A. YES. Our magnetic sheeting as well as the prints are warranted not to peel, fade or crack for 3 years from the manufacturer. Signs made with applied vinyl are imaged using 7 year rated vinyl graphics.


Q. Does your warranty cover the magnetic car door signs from theft or fly-offs?
A. We do not warranty against theft or fly-offs, however if this does occur you may be eligible for an up to 10 percent reorder discount. Remember, we use a very strong magnetic sheeting that when correctly applied will not fly-off of your vehicle at speeds up to 80 mph. Ask your customer service representative for details.



VEHICLE DOOR MAGNET SPECIFICATIONS
Q. What type of magnetic sheeting do you use to make the magnetic car door signs?
A. We use a .030 mil. Sheeting that is magnetized to 14 poles per inch. The sheeting that we use to produce our magnetic car signs have a 85 ft. lb. pull rating insuring they firmly stay on your steel vehicle door.
Q. Do you only offer square or rectangle shaped magnetic signs?
Although a rectangular shape is the most common selection for vehicle doors,
we also have many different sizes and shapes that we can manufacture the sheeting to accommodate special requests. These include round magnets, star shaped magnets, and magnetic signs die cut to the shape of sports balls. We even custom die cut magnetic signs to your specifications. We strive to accommodate all special requests. Please call a customer service representative toll free at 1-866-769-SIGN (7446) to discuss options and pricing.
Q. Do you round the corners of your signs?
A. Yes, in order to reduce wind resistance we round the corners of magnetic signs that will be used for vehicles.


DETAILED VEHICLE MAGNET SPECIFICATIONS
Sheeting Specs
30 mil (.76 mm) White Matte Vinyl 32 mil (.81 mm) 85 (415) 130 (59 kg) Magnetic Sign Sheeting.

Typical Physical Properties

Hardness: Shore D60 Specific Gravity: 3.5 Shrinkage: <1.5% @ 158¡ F (70¡ C), 7 days Tensile Strength: 700 psi (49 kg/cm2)

Flexibility

At 68¡ F (20¡ C), our high-quality magnetic material can be coiled to a 1/2" (12.7 mm) radius without cracking.

Uses
Advertising Specialties, Automobile Signage, Architectural Signage, Bin Markers, Crafts, Die-Cutting, Display Boards, Graphics, Lettering, Hand Painting/ Lettering, Hobbies, Hot Stamping, and Menu Boards.

Weatherability
Magnum¨ flexible magnetic sheeting performs well in adverse weather (such as rain, sleet and snow), and in temperatures from -15¡ F to 160¡ F (-26¡ C to 71¡ C).

SHIPPING
Q. Where do you ship to?
A. We ship our signs all over the world. Our main customer focus is in the Continental USA and its neighboring territories.
Q. What shipping carrier of you use?

Although we utilize UPS for most of our shipping services we can ship via USPS or Fed Ex if that is a preference. We keep our production schedule down to 3 business days to ensure your get your magnetic signs on time.
Q. Can you blind drop ship magnetic car signs?
A. Yes, We can blind drop ship or we can also put your information into the sender line of all packages we ship, regardless of carrier.

ONLINE ORDERING of MAGNETIC SIGNS
Q. What is your turnaround time for magnets?
A. Typically we ship all orders within 48 hours. During the busy season (June-September) you could expect a 3-5 business day turnaround time. We also have rush options available should you have an immediate deadline to meet that guarantees your magnetic signs on time. Ask your customer service representative for details by calling toll free 1-866-769-7446.


PRINT BROKERS / RESELLERS
Q. I have a layout in mind, can I send it directly to you for a quote?
A. Yes, please visit the Get a Quote link located in the top navigation bar for more information on obtaining a quote for your magnetic sign project.

Q. Can you blind drop ship magnetic car signs?
A. Yes, We can blind drop ship or we can also put your information into the sender line of all packages we ship, regardless of carrier.
Q. What is your turnaround time for magnets?
A. Typically we ship all orders within 48 hours. During the busy season (June-September) you could expect a 3-5 business day turnaround time. We also have rush options available should you have an immediate deadline to meet that guarantees your magnetic signs on time. Ask your customer service representative for details by calling toll free 1-866-769-7446.
Q. Do you have a FTP server that I can upload my large image files to for final output?
A. Yes. We will give you instructions and the user name and password of our FTP server should the need arise. We prefer you send us a low resolution image for a quote.
Q. Where are you located?
A. We based in LaPorte, Indiana. We are an Internet based sales and manufacturing company that specializes in the production of magnetic sign products for small business owners, fleet service professionals and print brokerage firms.
Q. What file types do you accept to produce magnetic signs from?
A. We can use most file types that are associated with common graphic design applications. These include, .ai, .pdf, .eps, ps, .psd, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, gif, .fhd, .cdr, .and MS Word Docs.
Q. What is the preferred file type used for producing magnetic car door signs?
A. If you have a layout complete, we prefer .ai, .eps, .pdf, or .psd.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Q. Where are you located?
A. We based in French Lick, Indiana. We are an Internet based sales and manufacturing company that specializes in the production of magnetic sign products for small business owners, fleet service professionals and print brokerage firms.

Q. Why should we buy our magnetic signs and fleet graphics from your company?
A. We offer the most competitive pricing in the industry as well as great turnaround times and excellent customer service on all of our magnetic sign products.
Q. Why are your prices so cheap?
A. We are sorry to say we get this one a lot. We have been a long celebrated champion of small business owners as well as print brokers looking for an affordable alternative to the high cost of utilizing local vendors for this service. During this process we have made several partnerships with manufacturers of raw product, lowering our overhead. The entire cost savings is passed onto you, the customer
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Q. I am a small business owner and our advertising budget is very thin. Why should I buy a magnetic sign for my vehicle?
A. Magnetic vehicle signs are a great way to promote or identify your small or large business. Whether in traffic or parked, your vehicle is a great place to get free exposure for your brand, service or concept. A parked car with a visible advertising magnet can expose your message to up to 1200 drivers per hour during peak traffic times. That is one vehicle every 3 seconds! With our dedication to service you and production, you can always expect high quality magnetic signs on time.


INSTALLATION of MAGNETIC SIGNS
Q. How do you apply the magnetic signs to the door of the vehicle?
A. Magnetic signs can be applied simply by lining up the vertical edge of the magnet and rolling it onto a clean, dry steel surface. A Care and Cleaning instruction sheet that is supplied with every order will go into this process in greater detail. Never attempt to place a magnet sign over door molding or protruding trim as this will allow air to get behind the magnetic surface and create a suction that will lift the magnetic sign off of your vehicle. Always apply the magnetic sheeting to a flat surface to allow proper bond with the metal. The sheeting is flexible so it will conform to slight curves as long as the flexible sheeting will conform.

RETURN POLICY / WARRANTY INFORMATION
Q. Do your car door magnets come with a warranty?
A. YES. Our magnetic sheeting as well as the prints are warranted not to peel, fade or crack for 3 years from the manufacturer. Signs made with applied vinyl are imaged using 7 year rated vinyl graphics.

Q. Does your warranty cover the magnetic car door signs from theft or fly-offs?
A. We do not warranty against theft or fly-offs, however if this does occur you may be eligible for an up to 10 percent reorder discount. Remember, we use a very strong magnetic sheeting that when correctly applied will not fly-off of your vehicle at speeds up to 80 mph. Ask your customer service representative for details.


MAINTENANCE / CARE OF CAR DOOR MAGNETS
Q. Is there any special maintenance for the care and cleaning of magnetic vehicle door signs?
A. Magnetic signs must be removed and cleaned 2 times a week. This is mostly due to moisture that can develop between the sheeting and the vehicle. To clean your magnetic vehicle sign use a soft cloth and a gentle cleanser. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean the magnetic signs. For best results, please place magnetic vehicle signs on a completely flat surface.

FILE TYPES ACCEPTED
Q. What file types do you accept to produce magnetic signs from?
A. We can use most file types that are associated with common graphic design applications. These include, .ai, .pdf, .eps, ps, .psd, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, gif, .fhd, .cdr, .and MS Word Docs.

Q. What is the preferred file type used for producing magnetic car door signs?
A. If you have a layout complete, we prefer .ai, .eps, .pdf, or .psd.
FTP INFORMATION
Q. Do you have a FTP server that I can upload my large image files to for final output?
A. Yes. We will give you instructions and the user name and password of our FTP server should the need arise. We prefer you send us a low resolution image for a quote.