I’m Dottie Woods with Advanced Engraving & Vinyl.  We are a sign company located in Smithton and we consider it OUR business to advertise YOUR business and we do that with: Signs, Banners, Engraved Products, Vehicle Graphics, & Promotional & Marketing Items.

Welcome to Advanced Engraving & Vinyl

Advanced Engraving & Vinyl is a custom printing and design company located in Smithton, Illinois. We proudly serve our local community and surrounding towns in Southern Illinois and the St. Louis metro area.

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Engraving & Nametags

With a wide variety of options to choose from, you’re sure to find a custom product to fit your unique needs. We offer great prices and unmatched service on all engraving projects and name tag orders.

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Vehicle Graphics

Whether you need a permanent or temporary solution, vehicle signs are a great way to gain constant exposure to a wide variety of people while you’re on the go.  Contact us today to learn more!
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Signs & Graphics

We offer custom design solutions to create unique, attractive, and attention-grabbing advertisements for your business, organization, or event.
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Promotional Products

Promotional products are ideal for brand marketing and event advertising. We have hundreds of item options to choose from and can work within just about any budget!

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We would love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions you might have. If you would like a quote, please feel free to let us know. We can help find a practical solution to your signage or printing needs.

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At Advanced Engraving & Vinyl we work hard to make sure your business commands attention with attractive, eye-catching signage and promotional printing solutions.

We offer a variety of options for office and vehicle advertising, as well as many other printing services for promotional products and event marketing.

Why Choose Us

State-of-the-Art Technology

Innovative software and machinery give us the competitive edge.  Our products look great because we have invested in today’s modern resources. 


Careful Attention to Details

Every project is thoroughly inspected before delivery to ensure that everything is exactly as you request.  We never settle for less than the best!

Customized Design Solutions

The possibilities are endless at Advanced.  If you can dream it, we can do it.  Our expert design team can help create any graphic or font to fit your vision.

Personalized Customer Care

Dottie personally handles all customer service issues.  She is your single point-of-contact and will always know each and every detail of your project.


Quick Turnaround Times

Need your project done in a hurry?  Advanced Engraving & Vinyl always makes your project a priority and has the capabilities to complete rush jobs when necessary.

Fair & Affordable Pricing

Whether you’re in the market for a single vehicle decal or a large order of corporate gifts, we have options for any budget. 

Local Deliveries

Save on shipping by buying local!  In most cases we can hand deliver your project so that you don’t have to pay extra for shipping costs.

Durable & Attractive Products

All Advanced Engraving & Vinyl products are made to last.  We use quality materials and take artistic pride in all our work.

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Some of our most popular products & services include

Durable Outdoor Signs

available for stationary or portable purposes

Magnetic Signs

perfect for temporary advertising on vehicles or other metal surfaces

Vinyl Vehicle Signs

custom lettering and graphics for cars, boats, trailers, and more

Yard Signs

popular for real estate, political, and event advertising


fully customizable lettering and graphic options for any purpose or occasion

Plaques & Awards

beautifully engraved for a classic, sophisticated look

Name Tags

full color screen printed or engraved

Personalized Gifts

many printed or engraved options for weddings, memorials, holiday, or corporate gifts

Engraved Office Signs

desk name plates, door signs, directional signs, and more

Perforated Vinyl Window Graphics

innovative, colorful, and great for storefronts and rear vehicle windows

Promotional & Marketing Items

from pens to company calendars, we can customize a product that fits your needs

Custom Business Printing

business cards, rubber stamps & accessories, labels, stickers, stationery, letterhead, envelopes and more!

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About Us

Owner and operator, Dottie Woods, founded Advanced Engraving & Vinyl in 2007.  With more than 13 years of hands-on industry experience and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care, Dottie has established unparalleled credibility with her clients.  The unique design capabilities and quality product options at Advanced Engraving & Vinyl make the company second-to-none.