How to choose the right custom door signs

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For any property manager or business owner, every little way to differentiate themselves is essential. One of the most effective ways of doing that is through indoor signage. Not only does it help your office stand out from others in the building, but it also helps build employee morale too.

Office door signs are usually thought of in terms of business signage on the front door. That is quite the missed opportunity. Read on to find out how office door nameplates, washroom signs, and others are used to complete your office’s aesthetics.

Office door signs are one of the simplest and most affordable ways of increasing your branding quotient and making the right impression on visitors.

Examples of office door signs

Custom door signs are used in a wide variety of applications.

  • Office door nameplates
  • Conference room names
  • Changeable office door signs
  • Exam room signs
  • Washroom signage
  • ADA-compliant signs

Choosing the right signs for your premises

Think of your custom door signs as an investment. They shouldn’t be a purely aesthetic spend, rather an investment in your business and employees. They must help you sell harder and increase employee satisfaction. Here are a few tips for choosing the right office door signs.

Size of sign

Remember, door signs are wayfinding devices. If the sign is too small, the text will become too small to read comfortably, making the sign redundant. An overly large sign can impede the operation of the door and look awkward. Take measurements to find out what size works for you. Try and keep your signs the same size on all doors.

Changeable office door signs

Some signs are unchanging, such as washroom signs or a business sign at the entry door. However, some other signs need the ability to be swapped without being completely dismantled. An example of such changeable office door signs is in hospitals, where the name of the physician is mentioned on the door. As doctors take on different responsibilities signs such as these must be easily changeable.

Sign material and finish

There are a variety of materials you can have your sign made from. These are:

  • PVC
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Acrylic
  • Aluminum
  • Brushed gold
  • Lighted signs

Note that not all signs have to be made of the same material. For instance, a conference room sign can be a lighted sign made of metal, but office door nameplates can be made of wood or with a brushed gold finish.

Sign color

A ‘colorful sign’ is something we get told often when the conversation turns to color. Color may seem like a good idea but beware! Overly colorful door signs can clash with wooden doors and the very room they are supposed to announce. Err on the side of conservative to make sure your ‘statement’ signs don’t start to look outdated six months later.

Choosing fonts

The readability of a door sign is one of its defining characteristics. Avoid cursive typefaces as they can be very hard to make out at a glance. The color of the font must also contrast with the background color for maximum legibility. If you are making ADA compatible signs, there are rules on color, contrast, and height that must be followed.

Don’t forget to ‘spell-check’ and ‘sanity check’ your sign before you finalize it.

Georgetown Sign Company

There are many more little details of a door sign that you can customize to your liking, like corner rounding and mounting options. We will walk you through all your options, clearly explaining what it all means. Give us a call and schedule an appointment with a member of our design team.

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