About the Guild
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the Guild. If you have other questions, please
email the Guild's Executive Director.
Can any sign or print shop join The Guild?
Yes, any large or wide-format sign and print business can join the guild. The only requirement you have a business license and you abide by the International Sign and Printmakers Code of Ethics.
Can I use The Guild logo on my website or in my shop window?
Yes, once you have joined the guild you will receive a membership packet and gain access to The Guild logo in digital form. We encourage all of our members proudly display The Guild logo in and around their businesses.
How is membership in The Guild offered for free?
The Guild membership including all features and benefits are paid for through our corporate sponsors and partners, through at least 2013.
How is The Guild different from a sign association?
The Guild brings you new business through SIGN.COM in a way no other sign association can. Most sign associations provide legislation advocacy, which The Guild does not offer.
How is The Guild different from a sign or print franchise?
There are no upfront fees or royalties to belong to The Guild. Also, franchises offer up-front training for new business owners, which the guild does not provide.
I’m already part of a franchise. Can I join The Guild?
Yes, franchisees are welcome to join The Guild. We complement sign and print franchises.
I’m already to a local sign association. Can I join The Guild?
Yes, you are welcome to join The Guild. We complement sign and print associations.
If the membership is free, how does The Guild make money?
In addition to advertising dollars from our corporate sponsors, The Guild takes a small percentage of Guild value-added services, like SIGN.COM.
Is The Guild a nonprofit organization?
The Guild is setup as a member-led organization. However, because it manages business assets like sign.com, it is setup as a for-profit organization.
Is The Guild available worldwide or just in the US?
The Guild is now accepting members worldwide. However, we are rolling out guild benefits on a country/regional basis. For now most Guild benefits are only available in the US and Canada. But benefits will begin to roll out in other countries as membership grows. So join the Guild now and be counted!
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