Interior-grade acrylic is one of the most common and affordable sign substrates available and is the perfect medium for indoor signs. Acrylic comes in different grades and thicknesses depending on what it will be used for and can easily be routed out into any shape or font. Acrylic has a nice smooth finish which makes it ideal for flatbed printing. Indoor acrylic signs can come in the form of way-finding directional signs, lobby area signs, reception desk signs, room identification signs and restroom signs.
Acrylic signs stand out as a preferred choice thanks in part to the material’s versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Being available in lots of different colors and finishes allows for total control and customization! Acrylic is also stronger than glass, but half the weight. In the unfortunate event of a break, acrylic does not fracture like glass – acrylic fractures into big, dull-edged fragments. Maintaining and cleaning acrylic signs is very simple, although there is one rule: Never use abrasive liquids (like isopropyl alcohol) or ammonia-based detergents to clean acrylic signs. The best way to clean acrylic signs is to use a micro-fiber cloth and a mild detergent mixed with water.
While there is a lot of room for creativity in designing indoor acrylic signs, there’s also some rules that you might want to be aware of. Regulatory identification signs, like accessible restroom signs and room identification signs require a specific letter height/thickness, lettering color, background color, elevation, sign size, as well as grade II braille. These rules may seem restricting, but they’re intended to make public spaces more inclusive and accessible. On the plus side, simple and to-the-point is how to ensure that your message is seen and understood by the audience.
Getting your indoor acrylic signs started is simple from here! Follow this link to request a free quote, call Connecting Signs at 970-493-0133 for assistance in placing your sign order, or if you’re a Fort Collins local just stop by our showroom anytime!
You might not realize how important clear and readable signage is until you find yourself lost in an unfamiliar location. Directional signs are so useful and important because they tell us where to go and how to get there! Effective directional signs are ones that have large clear text in a color contrasting against its background. Any other necessary information like arrows or worded directions also are very visible and easy to read. Directional signs also need to be installed so that the customers can easily find them. As you can see, there are rules that should be followed for directional signs. However, that doesn’t mean that they won’t look good. An effective directional sign is also designed so that it looks like it belongs as well as helping people navigate.
Outdoor Fort Collins directional signs in the form of traffic signs or road signs on the highway are purely functional. They don’t need busy designs with lots of contrasting colors, just two colors: any dark-colored background and white letters. There’s a reason interstate road signs look the same, because white letters on top of a dark green background is one of the best color combinations. The white letters stand out so well against that background.
Indoor directional signs (also) mainly serve the purpose of guiding foot traffic so they also need to be simple and readable from far away. If you ever find yourself in a busy international airport with thousands of other people trying to find their gate or rushing to make their flight, you will notice that directional signs are everywhere! They all look the same, with clear lettering and symbols and contrasting colors.
Signs help people in many ways. It’s very important to make your signs work for you! Directional signage is just one of the many kinds of signs that are necessary for modern times. With innovations in the sign industry and new buildings being built all over, there is a big demand for directional signs that not only look good, but also serve a purpose.
Have you ever been to an airport, that you’ve never been to before, and made a wrong turn or got lost? If you’re in a huge rush trying to catch a connecting flight, that scenario right there is a frequent traveler’s worst nightmare! You do not realize how important good way-finding signage is until your family vacation depends on it. Directional signage doesn’t just make your customer’s lives easier, it allows your staff to focus on their work instead of guiding lost visitors to the restrooms. With so many options out there for directional signs, the task of organizing, designing and manufacturing these informational signs can seem daunting. That’s when you give us a call!
Colorado State University recently came to us to help them with their directional signage needs. The Lory Student Center is an ever-changing hub of students and staff. The place is more like an airport than anything else! There’s a food court, multiple levels with multiple offices, computer shops, clothing shops, a bank, study rooms and much more. Come Fall semester and that place will be a hive of new students and visitors trying to find their way around the building. Indoor Directional Signs for Schools and Colleges need to be clear, and simple, which is exactly what CSU needed.
We helped guide them through the many options of designs and types of signs. They ended up going with large (and easy to read) tower signs. They’re 3-sided, triangular and completely custom to ensure functionality and visibility. Each side has a clear acrylic protector to go over the posters that they will print and insert themselves. We printed these initial inserts for them on non-glossy poster material. The finished signs ended up being seven feet tall, and each side is almost two feet wide. They will showcase informational posters for events, classes and other collegiate activities. We also fabricated a nice way to showcase the Lory Student Center brand; a brushed aluminum panel with their logo applied directly to the panel.
These signs will be vitally important to incoming students and visitors of the Lory Student Center. It was also very important to us that they were easy for the client to understand how they work. There are many ways to direct your visitors with signs. Let us show you how to get started. We’ll answer any question you might have and work with you to help you accomplish your directional signage needs. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor signs, we do it all! Request a quote here, or give us a call!
Modular Sign Systems
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, CO was in need of interior wayfinding signage to direct members and guests through the facility. The church is large and has lots of offices and rooms, therefore directional signage is vital to get visitors and members to the right place. The solution was installing modular wayfinding signage throughout the interior of the church which met their requirements and needs with customized, modern looking, and affordable signage.
What is modular sign systems curved frame technology? It is a concept that meets both the advantages of a modern modular system and provides a custom solution meeting all the unique needs and requirements of any project.
- Modular – standard units that can be assembled in different ways using both standard and custom accessories and attachments,
- Curved – Today’s design trend and a curved shape that keeps the insert material in place by using its own tension.
- Frame – Enabling the use of many types of sign substrates and inserts providing for easy and inexpensive updating of the signs.
- Technology – Sign professionals are involved with the development of new products meeting market needs.
Advantages of Modular Signage
- Fast delivery
- Can be used with many kinds of sign methods – engraving, screen printing, vinyl, photopolymer, ADA, and digital printing
- Many different applications – wall signs, projecting signs, directories, table stands, pylon signs, suspended signs, post signs
- Custom sizes available
- Can be used with many kinds of sign substrates – plastics, metals, paper, laminates, and veneers
- Customer can easily make changes to update information – replace the copy insert not the entire sign
If you have a new business and you are looking for a good way to display your indoor signs or you want to change old, out-of-date indoor signs, modular sign systems could be the solution you are looking for! Give us a call, we can answer your questions and help with a project that you have – 970-493-0133. We would love to create a care-free atmosphere for your clients and customers when they visit you! Here are some before and after pictures of the project we did with Redeemer along with the new suspended modular sign systems.
It’s easy to take wayfinding signs for granted, especially when you’re familiar with your surroundings. They seem to be just about everywhere. However, just because there are a lot of them, it doesn’t decrease the importance or impact of each.
Let’s take a light-hearted look at signs that starts with an imaginary flight landing in a city you’ve never been to, renting a car, and checking into your hotel room. On our imaginary trip, we will be going to Fort Collins, Colorado!
Wayfinding Signs On the Plane
We begin as you arrive at the Denver Airport. The first wayfinding signs you’ll probably notice will be to fasten your seat belt that will dim as the plane taxies to a stop. Next, you will be locating the exit sign.
Navigating Through the Airport
In the airport, you look for wayfinding signs that will tell you where to pick up your luggage, probably where the restroom is and where to get your rent-a-car. Even at the rent-a-car area there will be business signs with logos of multiple car companies and signs instructing you where to stand in line and where to get your car.
Directional Highway Signs
Once you receive your rent-a-car, you will locate the parking lot exit and the right way to Fort Collins signs. On the road, your eyes will be focused on wayfinding signs to Fort Collins. There will also be signs for restaurants, places to stay, and event banners promoting things to do in Ft. Collins. You’ll likely scan signs promoting sales in the area, and maybe even the time and temperature.
Wayfinding in the Hotel
Signs will direct you into the hotel parking lot and registration area. You will most likely find ADA signs along with a lobby sign. After checking in, you will locate the elevator or staircase sign, perhaps while you pass the sign for the pool and gym. Then there’s the sign directing you toward your room and finally the room number sign! Each sign connecting you from plane to car, to hotel.
Now imagine this same trip from the airport to the hotel, without signs.
There are a lot of sign companies out there. Connecting Signs Fort Collins is a Colorado sign company that can help you determine the best signage for your company. Let us help connect your business and improve your bottom line!
Purposeful Interior Signage
Make a lasting positive first impression on your customers with great looking interior signage. Interior building signs range from ADA room identification signs to reception area and lobby signs. There are many options from wood, acrylic, veneers, and much more. Interior building signs serve a very important purpose to any business and facility. When clients and customers walk into your business you want to be sure that they can easily find their way around. Not having to ask for directions, but rather be simply “pointed” in the right direction, makes visiting your business pleasant and comfortable – not to mention avoiding time wasted by your employees having to answer the same questions over and over for directions to a visitor center, or restrooms.
Designate Important Areas
Interior signage must clearly designate exits, restrooms, conference rooms, stairs, and other important areas in your building. This makes visiting your building more convenient, and it improves the overall safety of your customers and employees. In an emergency, clearly defined exits will make evacuating the building easier and could even save lives.
Interior signs include ADA-compliant sign panels and are a key component to any successful business. Interior signs make your place of business look professional can be customized to match the décor of your building and will enhance the overall appearance of your facility.
Contact Connecting Signs for all of your interior building signage projects – our team will partner with you, conducting site surveys, designing a custom look, and whatever else your project calls for.
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