Every business or place of work will at sometime need signs. These days more and more signs are also being supplied to the domestic market.
Shops need shop front signs for their fascia, also vinyl lettering for the window advertising not forgetting pavement signs for fixed message advertising or poster holders. There are a wide range of choices such as vinyl lettering onto a rigid panel for the shop front sign or you can have 3D letters in brushed or polished stainless steel or moulded acrylic letters available in a range of colours. Poster holder pavement signs are now available in a range of coloured frames to suit a colour scheme or in the standard anodised aluminium colour.
Businesses on industrial sites all require branding, internal informational signs, safety signs, notice boards and on occasions, prestigious opening plaques or presentation plaques that are given to staff or distributors. Depending on the position of the unit the business may also require post mounted aluminium signs or large forecourt signs which stay in situ.
Office blocks and businesses within the blocks all require signs. The office block will have its property name often in built up stainless steel along with the property number. Alternatively a prestigious stainless steel plaque or brass plaque can be used. A changeable directory on the ground floor to show who occupies each floor can be supplied in many formats and sizes. Each business on the relevant floor will need its branding/signage to reflect its business impress clients who visit. Again safety signs will be required. Window graphics are also a good way to advertise if you are a business that is not on the ground floor and you want your presence known.
Builders, plumbers, gas engineers, garden maintenance, decorators, plasterers in fact any trade will need signs. Vehicle graphics for mobile advertising or magnetic signs if you don’t want the vehicle permanently sign written. Correx boards are the way to advertise when on site or when working at different properties. These boards are an economical way to advertise your business and are very sturdy and can survive being thrown around in the back of a van. If you’re in a service industry then advertising stickers that you leave behind on the appliance so that your customer remembers to contact you if they need help again (and not your competitors).
Schools, Councils, Government
Any school or council or government building will have some type of branding. Individual cut out letters, post mounted aluminium signs, prestigious brass plaque or stainless steel plaque, wall mounted alupanel signs – there is always a system available to suit your particular requirements or budget. Directional signs either wall or post mounted are a must as there is usually a large amount of pedestrian traffic around these buildings who need to know where everything is located. Safety signs will be in evidence. Lockable notice boards for exterior or interior use which can also be post mounted and are available in different colours to suit the colour scheme of the building. Directory signs to indicate where various departments are located – interchangeable as these departments are often rebranded or moved around. Anti vandal signs using clear polycarbonate with reverse printed graphics apart from having the anti vandal properties also have a modern and clean look to them. PVC banners which are used for temporary events such as fetes, polling stations at election time, advertising or recruitment drives. Correx boards again for the same advertising but in a smaller format for placing around the area or grounds.
Professional Businesses – Architects, Solicitors, Dentist Practices, Doctors, Accountants.
Most professionals have plaques that show their credentials to clients in either stainless steel or brass mounted onto solid timber bases. These are usually mounted at the entrance to the business property. If the business is on the high street then a shop front sign reflecting the business is required. Interchangeable directories listing the partners in a prominent position again normally mounted at the entrance to the business or property is a must.
Hotel and Resturants
Signage for hotels and restaurants is very important as it is often what draws the clientèle into the business off the street or attracts them from a website image. An old or dishevelled sign will not bring in the bookings. Signs can be supplied as flat panels with graphics applied or with 3D letters with or without illumination – or the illumination can be external as in overhead lights. An exterior lockable illuminated menu board outside the premises advertising the wares and prices of the restaurant or hotel is a standard way of advertising. Internal signs for hotels as directional signs can be produced in various formats. Engraved laminate or engraved acrylic for door names and room names. Printed text laminated onto acrylic or standard vinyl text applied to panels. Individual cut out letters for reception signage. Safety signs and other relevant informational signs can be provided as printed stickers or semi rigid sign panels printed to order.
Home, Domestic and private signs
More and more people are using signs in their home life. Common requests are for `No Parking` signs as with the increase in cars on the road driveways are being blocked more frequently. Private roads in newly built developments require road signs that match the standard council signs or can be supplied as traditional die pressed metal signs. House numbers in contemporary or traditional styles/fonts supplied with concealed fixings for D.I.Y fitting in stainless steel or acrylic. House names supplied as individual cut out letters or engraved plaques in brass or stainless steel or again in acrylic. Interior decorating now incorporates individual cut out letters in stainless steel either flat cut or built up and supplied with concealed fixings for a modern and contemporary look. Used in the kitchen as a decoration or in a bedroom with a personalised name. 3D letters can also be supplied in a dense foam which can be fixed directly to the wall and then painted over in the same colour as the wall giving a subtle relief effect design- all letters are cut to order and to the size /design required.
Exhibition and Display
All around the country exhibitions are held for various types of industries. The stand will require branding and a good way to do this is to have cut out polystyrene letters in the companies font and colour scheme. 3D polystyrene letters are cut to order to the size required and can be supplied either painted all over or card and vinyl faced with painted or natural white sides. Polystyrene letters are lightweight and are an economic way to produce large, thick letters which stand out. They can be fixed to a panel ( if not too large) or fixed direct to the stand wall using Velcro.