Signs Department Contact Information


The Sign Shop creates freestanding signs, A-frames, banners, placards, nameplates, and numerous other services for the main campus and other entities within the OSU system.

Signage using the OSU name or logo must comply with the licensing policies of the University. Visit the Office of Trademarks and Licensing website for usage rules of OSU's trademarks.

A-frame Advertisement

Aframe Advertise



  • Due to rise in material cost, cost per A-frame will change to = DS $65.00 (32”x48”, full-color; double-sided; displayed for 10 working days) Any changes to orders after submission will be noted and subject to additional costs.
  • Meetings and Conference Services will no longer be taking aframe requests. Starting January 1, 2017, all requests will need to be submitted through Facilities Management Customer Portal.

(Please read carefully, Aframe requirements have recently changed.)

Aframe work orders and artwork must be submitted no later than 7 working days before the posting start date.

To submit your Aframe order request please click on the link provided:

  • Instructions for placing an order through the customer portal can be found here.

*Your aframe order will be on hold and not guaranteed a spot until matching artwork with attached work order number is submitted via email. Once all information is received and approved your aframe order will be scheduled. You will be notified if any changes need to be made.


When submitting your request through the customer portal please follow this Description format illustrated on the bottom right below:

Aframe Advertise

  • Aframe Ad locations

             Note requested locations by number and/or name (example: Locations: 2,4,7)

             See map for described locations:
             Wes Watkins Center [1]
             Legacy Walk East [2]
             Legacy Walk West [3]
             Food & Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) [4]
             Human Sciences [5]
             Business Building [6]
             Chi-O Clock [7]
             Greek Walk [8]
             Engineering North [9]
             Colvin Center [10]
             University Commons [11]

  • Any aframes that need to be placed in specific locations other than designated numbered locations:  
    Weekend events, construction, directional, parking announcements, etc.
    Describe the location best way possible and/ or supply us with a specified map in the email. Weekend events and directional aframes must be approved through long range facilities before placement. (The sign shop will forward requests for approval.)

  • Requested placement
    Start Date: ______________ End Date: ______________
    (all placement start and end dates will always fall on either a Monday or Wednesday)


Artwork Specifications

Artwork must be submitted and approved prior to request being confirmed. Please email work order number under subject and attach artwork. Send all information to

All artwork submitted will be published "as-is." Any changes to artwork will be noted and subject to additional costs.

Artwork Files:

  • Size: 8-inches x 12-inches
  • Layout: Portrait-oriented
  • File Format: PNG, JPEG, or PDF (outline fonts)


Retractable Banners

Our shop carries 2 different sizes in retractable banners, table top and floor models. Other sizes available upon request.

Table Top Preview


Table Top Retractable Banner

  • Size: 24" wide x 42" tall with a 1" bleed on top and 6.5" bleed on bottom.
  • Layout: Portrait-oriented
  • File Format: JPEG or PDF (outline fonts)

Floor Retractable Banner

  • Size: 33" wide x 94.6" tall with a 1" bleed on top and 10" bleed on bottom.Table Top Preview
  • Layout: Portrait-oriented
  • File Format: JPEG or PDF (outline fonts)