Questions About Illuminated Signage? Here’s the Information You Need

Oct 19, 2021 | Exterior Signs, Interior Signs

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When choosing an outdoor sign for your building, there are important decisions to be made before starting the production process, but whether to illuminate or not is high on the list. You might have questions about what will fit your business’s needs. Will your business be open during the evening or 24 hours a day? Is there’s a need for your brand to stand out at night? If the answer is yes to either of those questions, here is the information that you need to finalize your decision about illuminated Signage.

What Types of Businesses Need Illuminated Signage

  • Banks and ATMs
  • Hospitals and Urgent Care Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Police Stations
  • Grocery, retail, and department stores
  • Airports
  • Gas Stations
  • Hotels
  • Churches
  • Car dealership

Most Common Types of Illuminated Signage

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  • LightBox or Cabinet Signs

A light Box is pretty self-explanatory, it’s a 3D box with the face of it internally lit. A Cabinet Sign is the exact same thing, it’s like an open-faced kitchen cabinet. The open face will have a translucent panel that can be printed with full-color graphics or covered in die-cut vinyl. These types of illuminated signs are easy to produce and are a more affordable option for a permanent, exterior sign. They can be installed directly to the face of a building or as a stand-alone monument sign.

  • Front-Lit Channel Letters

Channel letters are dimensional letters that are internally illuminated. Just like a cabinet sign that features a translucent face for graphics, front-lit channel letters have a translucent face which allows the internal illumination to shine out from within the letter. Front-lit channel letters can be installed directly to the face of a building or along a raceway if needed. This type of illuminated sign is very popular among large well-known brands because they’re easy to produce and always look great.

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  • Back-Lit or Halo Lit Channel Letters

Back-lit channel letters are the way to go if you’re looking for a sophisticated and professional look. This type of sign features solid lettering with a soft illumination behind the letters that look great during the day or night. The illumination on back-lit channel letters is also referred to as: “halo illumination”.

  • Ground Lit Illumination

Illuminated signs can be pricey, but if you have the need to be seen at night, then you’ve got to get creative. If your sign can not be illuminated internally, use what already exists! As long as the existing illumination is close and bright enough to help your sign be seen at night, this is a great alternative to the previously mentioned illuminated signage options.

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 The Best Investment for Your Business

Along with illumination, there are many other things to consider when adding an outdoor building sign. Things like the design, size (follow city guidelines), letter height, width, seen and legible from a distance, and installation. That’s a lot of items to make sure are going to work before you start to build the sign. Our team can help you help with all these considerations. In fact, you provide all the information, we will do the rest. Before producing the sign, you will get a detailed proof and concept of the sign. Check out our website for ideas and give us a call when you are ready to add one of the best investments you will make for your business!

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