"I can't thank you enough Alley Kat Signs! Your suggestions and comments were very much appreciated and you were correct in all the advice you gave me. I went into the Dance Studio to check it out today - I was so excited to see how everything turned out. You did a fantastic job, on task, on time and on budget! No wonder when I need signs I turn to Alley Kat! Thank you for a job well done! You make me happy!"
" Alley Kat Signs are there when we need them. Their prompt and courteous service is a constant. We are so satisfied with their service we have recommended them to our friends."
"Alley Kat have been part of our business and success since we opened in 1999. John de Jong and company offer incredible service and value. From truck WRAPS to decals for walls no job is too big or small. They handle all our requests with a smile Island wide. Thank-you Alley kat"
"Great customer service , advice and the finished product was of the highest quality the workman ship was Superb. I have had many positive comments from the public how it is such and visual improvement to our equipment."
“Alley Kat signs have been the Victoria Golf Club’s official supplier of on course signage for over a decade. With an outstanding art department, and unlimited technical ability, John and his team are our one stop shop!”
"John and the staff at Alley Kat signs have always provided quick efficient service, great designs and competitive pricing, I would not hesitate to use them for all my signage needs."
"Alley Kat Signs has helped me build my small business. Visibility is key to marketing a service-based business and Alley Kat has provided signage for my 3 offices and my car. The work is always done quickly and professionally. John and his team provide excellent suggestions of what will work at each of my locations. Alley Kat Signs understands the Victoria area market after over 25 years in business."
“We always have a great experience with Alley Kat Signs. They are our go to place for all of our Vancouver Island graphic installations. Everything, from the estimate to the completion of the job, is delivered quickly and professionally. John and his team are very patient with us as our jobs often have last minute changes to them. They go out of their way to make sure we are satisfied with the final product. We would highly recommend Alley Kat Signs for all your graphic needs”
"I have nothing but praise for the work and the friendliness for all that are employed at Alley Kat Signs. As Chair for the "Arts & Beautification Committee" for the District of Sooke we had a number of hydro and electrical boxes covered with local photographers work. The boxes look fabulous and instills pride in our Community. Thank you"
"Fast, high quality work and products, friendly and personalized service. Alley Kat Signs won’t let you down. Thank you!"
"The price, process, and product as delivered by Alley Kat Signs has been excellent for Homewood Constructors for more than 10 years. "
“It was terrific to work with a company that was able to adapt to our needs so readily and effectively. Your willingness to ensure that all are requirements were met given our timelines was excellent. We look forward to working with you on future projects.”
"Alley Kat Signs has excellent service all the way around from start to finish. They are professional and friendly and do everything they can to make sure that we get the image that we want to portray at a price point that works for our budget not matter what the type of product or signage. The service and personal attention is extraordinary. We always look forward to working with Alley Kat Signs!"
"Great people, great service, highly recommended!"
"John and his team did a number of signs several of our locations. The jobs were always high quality, on time and on budget. Thanks guys!"
"I have been a customer for 15 years and have been very happy with the service and value I receive from you and your team. You also add much needed technical and artist value to ensure the end result looks the best it can. I will be continuing to use your services for years to come."
"Alley Kat Signs, high quality with great professional service!"
"Congratulations on 29 years of business!! That is a fantastic achievement for a any size business!! I love dealing with Alley Kat Signs for the following reasons: - Alley Kat has been our 'sign maker of choice' for over 12 years now..they know what we like and always meet our standards - prompt service both while waiting for a quote and the actual installation - Alley Kat stands behind their work...even years after the initial installation! - very cost effective! And cost conscious to our needs. - high quality work - they listen to our needs and then 'make it happen'. "
"Alley Kat Signs has been a valued Thrifty Foods business partner for over 10 years and counting. During this time, the team has provided vehicle graphic installation services for our growing fleet of home delivery vehicles. Their level of quality craftsmanship & attention to detail, all while servicing our account with a smile, has been a contributing factor in raising the level of awareness about our various home delivery programs." I can confidently recommend Alley Kat Signs as a solid and reliable supplier who are experts in their field of business.
"We have been using Alley Kat signs for over the last 10 years. They have helped us when we brought in an idea of what we want, and given us different options in price range and design to allow us to achieve what we were looking for. They have always been helpful and prompt in the delivery of service. We keep coming back to Alley Cat Signs because they know us, work with us and deliver a great product."
"First Capital Realty has been using Alley Kat Signs as our principal contractor for branding, directories and way finding signage since we purchased our first property in Victoria in 2009. John de Jong and his staff have worked closely with us on a number of occasions and helped provide solutions to our shopping center signage needs."
“Alley Kat Signs delivers great customer service, with their personal touch and years of experience they endeavor to get your order right”.
"We have worked with Alley Kat Signs for many years, and appreciate their great service, pricing and product. They have always been prompt and efficient, and when necessary has come through on the fly. We recommend using Alley Kat for your next sign project."
" Alley Kat has provided exceptional sign service & installations for all of our Vancouver Island projects for many years now. One phone call and they take care of the rest! Highly recommended! "
Graphic Design is available at $100.00/hr (half hour minimum)
File setup is $37.50 minimum
Adobe Illustrator – Up to and including CS6. Please save as (.ai), (.eps) or (.pdf).
Adobe Photoshop – Up to and including CS6. Please save as (.psd) or (.tif) and preserve layers if possible.
• Linked and embedded files must be included with your composite file
• Design must be sized and scaled to the overall product dimensions, we suggest creating at 100% of actual size.
• Use CMYK colour space (U.S. Web Coated SWOP V2), this will assist with the predictability of results across all our media. Whenever possible, please assign a Pantone value.
• Convert all text to paths.
• Whenever possible use Pantone values, this will ensure more accurate colour reproduction.
• Pantone colours should not be blended with process colour.
• Special effects such as drop shadows, overprinting or transparencies should not be used, as they
could have an unexpected outcome.
• Low-resolution artwork should NOT be resized to meet our minimum requirements. Please send a hardcopy that can be scanned.
We recommend Dropbox
Estimates are valid for 30 days. 50% due on signing of order to begin design and proofs.
Balance due immediately upon completion.
$2000.00 maximum on Visa or Mastercard. EFT accepted.
Since virtually every one of our projects are unique and custom we require a 50% deposit to begin design and production.
All graphics come with a 1 year warranty against fading, manufacturer or material defects.(conditions apply) Graphics are usually rated from 2-5 years but most last many years longer.
We Use Western Red Cedar (not an endangered species) .The 2-4″ h vertical grain planks are laid in the same direction for symmetry. All our cedar signs are sealed with 2-3 coats of epoxy before blasting. After the last coat of paint and graphics are applied the signs are completely sealed.
Outdoor durability is determined by many factors. Cedar has a very high tannin content giving excellent weathering characteristics. (Cedar roof shingles have an expected life of 20-30 years.) Cedar also naturally weathers to a silvery gray. We recommend reconditioning approximately every 5 years.
You’ll be happy to know that our supplies are as earth friendly as possible. Alley Kat Signs utilize ECO-sol inks, lead free substrates, recyclable print media as much as possible..
We also offer to re-use, recover and reprint as much off cut media as possible. We even recycle our shipping pallets…and what can no longer be reused, reconstructed or re-purposed, we burn in our airtight stove to heat our home.
As an example, our Gemini supplied metal products use only lead- and mercury-free metals with a high concentration of recycled materials. The Gemini formed plastic line is a cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) that contains no petroleum.
Besides our products, our production processes have a green thumbprint from beginning to end. Our environmental programs are supported by Alley Kat Signs executive team, We take great pride in our environmentally friendly processes.
If the environment is as VALUABLE to you as it is to us, choose Alley Kat Signs.
You will find the following statement on many of our government and corporate projects.