First impressions matter and lobby signs help you get that initial introduction just right. Thoughtfully designed signs look professional and can raise the perceived value of the business. No wonder choosing the right type of signage in the lobby is so important.
A sign is comprised of three main elements – branding, color and lighting – but the material it is made of must tie all of them together. Material choice has a very strong impact on the aesthetics of the sign and can make all the difference to its effectiveness. In this article, we first look at the different types of lobby signs you can choose from and then explain the different material choices.
Types of lobby signs
There are many types of signs you can install in your lobby. Which one you choose depends on your preferences, what suits your office space and the industry you are in. Here are some options you can choose from:
- Channel letter signs
- Three-dimensional letter signs
- Neon signs
- Wall murals
- Floor Signs
- Signboards (raceway)
- Vinyl banners
Selecting the Right Signage Material
A full-service Edmonton sign company like 3SixtySignSolutions can build you an office lobby sign out of just about any material: we work with metal, wood, acrylic and vinyl. Each has its own unique characteristics and texture and gives the sign a different feel.
Metal – Signs made of steel and aluminum are commonly installed at professional organizations such as law firms and accountants’ offices. The choice of material is used to reflect the nature of the industry and suggest solidity and longevity to clients. Note a metal custom lobby sign while smart is heavy and may not offer all the different lighting options.
Wood – Like metal, wood is considered the preserve of more traditional businesses. However, we have seen an upsurge in demand from businesses that want to project an eco-conscious image. There are a variety of woods to choose from, too, which means signs are available in a wide range of colors and grains.
Saw a ‘glass sign’ you liked? It was probably made of acrylic. Glass is usually used only as a decorative element because of its fragility.
Acrylic – Acrylic is seen as the material for the 21st-century business, sleek and glossy (we also do matte finishes). You will find acrylic signs in the lobbies of start-ups, IT businesses and more. Acrylic custom lobby signs are completely customizable, relatively lighter; inexpensive, and incorporate all types of lighting.
Their durability means acrylic signs can be disinfected frequently, making them a favorite at the doctor’s office.
Vinyl signs – Vinyl decals and banners are a great lightweight, inexpensive and space-saving option. Vinyl is durable and flexible, making it ideal for portable signage and wall graphics. Vinyl signs are usually used in conjunction with other types of signs in the reception but can be used solo as well.
Quality office lobby signs in Edmonton, AB
At 3SixtySignSolutions, we work closely with customers to bring their designs to life. Talk to a representative today to receive a quote for your reception signs.