The right signage helps your business and gives you a professional, put-together appearance. But signage installation can be surprisingly technical.
We're be taking a look below at the options available to you for internal signage so you can make the right decision for your business.
The material you choose will come down to two factors: aesthetics and intended use.
Let's take a look at some of the most common options available:
Often referred to by its brand name, "Correx". Corrugated plastic takes the form of a solid plastic surface over a corrugated core.
Corrugated plastic is a cheap, temporary solution for signage. It's better used for direction or instruction signing and temporary events - you'll also often see it for outdoor signage such as real estate.
While cheap and quick to make, corrugated plastic isn't built to last. It will eventually get brittle and degrade.
PVC signage is a lightweight, durable "foam", also referred to as Foamex.
Don't be confused by the "foam" part - PVC is a rigid plastic sheet as far as most people are concerned. It is great for good quality printing. It's also available in a few varieties of thickness, so you can match it to its purpose.
Its lightweight nature also makes it very versatile for indoor signage, as there's a low risk of damaging surfaces over time.
PVC is quite weatherproof but thinner PVC is liable to bend or turn brittle in windy and cold conditions.
Acrylic and plexiglass
Popular as company signage installation solutions, acrylic and plexiglass are available with multiple translucency options.
You'll often see these two used in business lobbies or as room signage. They allow a company name and logo to be displayed without the background color of the sign dominating the room. They're very slick and professional looking options.
Being transparent, these two materials are a bit more vulnerable to scratch damage and need to be kept clean, but they're a high-class option for modern signage.
Once you've chosen a signage material appropriate to your needs, you'll need to take into account how to mount it.
Don't skimp on this step. Without sturdy mounting, your sign might fall or cause permanent damage to your wall.
Let's take a look at a few mounting options for your signage installation.
This double-sided tape creates a bond directly between the sign and the surface. You should make sure the surface is clean and smooth before using adhesive tape. Tape may damage the mounted surface and leave residue behind, so consider this when choosing it as a mounting option.
Many premade signs will come with screw holes for mounting. You'll need to take note of the mounting surface and thickness of the sign to choose the right screws, but they're a strong and lasting method for signage installation.
Although more situational than other mounting solutions, magnetic tape is great for businesses who intend to move their signage around often. You can mount the tape, and then relocate signs between mounting points with ease.