A professional looking wall sign that displays your company logo in your lobby or reception area makes a statement. Designing the right type of sign with custom materials, dimensions, and finishes, makes that memorable impact to your customer upon arriving to your business. Riverbend Signworks is the company that creates, fabricates, and installs the perfect sign that meets your goals. For this blog, we will discuss the basic, non-illuminated dimensional lobby sign.
The decision on the type of lobby sign to purchase may start with a consultation with our design team. Understanding your business, the intent behind your logo and the space the sign will be placed will drive your design. Many logos lend themselves to dimensional designs containing routed shapes, letters, and carved panels to provide that dimensional appeal. Other logos may have narrow fonts or fine details that do not lend themselves to dimensional designs in which case we design around various types of panel materials with either custom contour cut vinyl graphics or digitally printed graphics mounted on standoffs to still provide that sense of dimensional appeal.
Lobby Sign Materials for Dimensional Components
The wide selection of materials available to create the ideal lobby sign allows us to design the ideal lobby sign that meets your goals.
Foam letters and shapes: Custom cut foam letters and shapes allow for a lightweight solution to dimensional letters. This material is available with brushed metal faces, painted and solid color plastic. The foam sides of the letters/shapes create the appearance of additional depth, almost like a drop shadow.
Acrylic letters and shapes: Acrylic, a highly durable plastic, is another popular material for dimensional letters and shapes. This material comes in solid colors or can be painted to meet your specific logo requirements.
Metal: There are various metal materials utilized when it comes to logo and lobby signage. Some of the popular types include aluminum, brass, and copper with various finishes such as polished, brushed or painted.
PVC and HDU (high-density urethane): Typically, PVC and HDU are used for carved signs. These materials allow us to create a single panel dimensional sign, typically with a multi-color painted finish.
Choosing the Ideal Lobby Sign Type and Material for Your Logo
If your logo can support the 3D format (and you have the budget for it), a dimensional sign would be the option we would recommend as it provides the maximum impact. Depending on the finish desired, acrylic offers smoother faces and sides while PVC or foam work very well but do not provide the glass smooth finish that acrylic offers.
Installation and Mounting Options
Foam signs must be flush mounted as the material density will not support threading studs into the back of the letters. Additionally, thin signs or narrow strokes on small letters may not allow for stud mounting. In those situations, we use heavy-duty foam tape and 100% silicone to flush mount the sign components. For thicker, denser materials like PVC, acrylic pin mounting with spacers creates an additional dimension to the sign.
If you are considering a dimensional sign that will create a bold impression for your business, give Riverbend Signworks a call for a free quote.