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The Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Neon Sign: Don’t Miss These Essential Tips

If you are reading this article, you are probably one of us neon enthusiasts. Neon isn’t difficult to buy. However, if you are not familiar with neons, you may have many questions. With our unique neon designs and excellent sign quality, The Neonist aims to bring joy and light to the world. This guide is designed to make it easy for you to choose the perfect neon.

Let’s start with the basics. Find the neon purpose.

Before purchasing a neon sign, the most important question you need to ask is “What purpose will it serve?” The sign will be displayed at the wedding party. Do you want your wedding party to be outdoors or indoors? Outdoor custom neon signs will not be affected by water, but indoor signs will.

Is this a sign you would like to add to your living room? It would be great to hang it in the nursery, or the children’s playroom. Are you a business owner looking for a way to make your shop, boutique or beauty parlor stand out?

Why do we list all these questions? It is because the use of neon affects a lot of its features.

For outdoor weddings, the vendor should be notified in advance so that they can display it outdoors. For a nursery that uses neon as a decorative item, the neon should not be hanging. A LED neon sign with acrylic frame stands is better.

If there’s no power outlet nearby, you can order a rechargeable battery (though this will limit your options).

Size matters

Before you place your order, look at the area on which your neon is to be mounted. This will help you determine the size of your neon sign. You can measure the wall or area where you would like your neon to go and then determine how much. The Neonist can create any size of neon, just let us know your preferences.

A key factor in determining final prices for LED neon signs is the sign’s size. The sign’s size will determine the final price.

Design and color

The Neonist provides a wide range of design samples. These include colors, fonts, shapes, and more. Clients who have a clear vision of what they want are the best. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure. We can help you create a mockup so you can see how you feel about each design.

The price of neon will also depend on its style. A neon with curvy fonts will cost you more than a sign that uses a block font.

The Sign is Backed

Another important neon feature to consider is this. There are many kinds of neon sign backings. These include the standard clear acrylic backing, colorful PVC (to make signs even more colorful), and mirror backing. For a truly WOW effect, there is gold a silver backing. Each backing is priced separately.

Last but not least. Your budget.

Prices of neons will vary depending on their size and how they are designed. It is great to reach out to the neon studio with your budget. This helps to eliminate any potential misunderstandings at the end of the order process.


  1. The purpose of your neon, and the place you want to display it. A professional neon studio can match your neon sign.
  2. If you have a particular design in mind (logo/monogram), please add it to your list.
  3. Size.
  4. Target Budget.

The Neonist studio – What can you expect:

The Neonist team can provide excellent support to make sure you order the perfect neon signage. You can let us know what neon requirements you have and we’ll help you to customize your sign for the purpose that you had in mind.

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