Post and Panel Signs
Your exterior sign is an important business investment and it helps get your business noticed. There are many types of exterior signage from storefront signs to monument signs, but there is one type of sign that used extensively as an alternative to monument signs. This is a post and panel sign.
Post and panel signs are named after their two main components: their posts and their panels. The post in question is the vertical pole or beam that houses the panel. The panel is the sign itself. Post and Panel Signs are typically used outdoors. The posts can be tall or short depending on the location, the business and surrounding, and the panels are usually double-sided so that people can see the sign from multiple directions. The panel can also have a different graphic on each side.
Post & Panel Signs can be made from different materials, either wooden, metal or any material that can be buried to the ground and has an extension to the earth’s surface and engraved to pass valuable and important information to the public. Post & Panel Signs are more cost effective compared to monument signs, since it’s a more basic structure. They are commonly used for directions in plaza’s, construction sites, real estate signage and many more. There are few types of post and panel signs which we would like to highlight:
Creating Post & Panel Signs
Post and panel signs can be very effective, but a lot depends on the size of your panel. The panel should be large enough to be seen and properly display your business name and other details. A good-sized post and panel sign will look impressive, while a sign that is too small will result in the words being too small and not readable from the street. However, you need to balance that with the space you have as well. A huge sign on a small area of land will look out of place and the posts should be big enough to support the panel as well.
The panels in a post and panel sign can be made with different materials such as aluminum, foam core, medium density overlay or even PVC. Depending on your need and budget, an experienced sign designer can guide you in selecting the right material for your post and panel sign.
The panels can also use a variety of colors, fonts, and graphics, depending on what you want. As with any sign, you want to ensure the text on the panels are big and bold enough for people to read at a distance. Any business or organization can use post and panel signs, but some common places to see post and panel signs include:
- University and College Campuses
- Business parks
- Shopping plazas
While most post and panel signs are used as permanent signage to identify places like parking lots, emergency wards and loading docks, you can also design a post and panel sign to have the added advantage of being changeable by swapping out the panel, allowing you to change and convey a different message. This makes post and panel signs also appropriate for seasonal messages, annual events, and recurring sales.
Wayfinding / Directional Signs
Post and panel signage is a typical example of way finding signs and directory signs, which assists an individual who is new to a settlement/location to ease destinations. It can be placed on the property or a few meters away from the property depending on its location. Locations where a directional post & panel sign are often used are plaza’s, malls, hospitals and large office buildings. Since directional post & panel signs are mostly permanent signage, they are often made out of a durable material like aluminum.
Real Estate Sign, Site Sign, Construction Sign
These signs are typically used by construction companies and real estate managers. A wooden constructed signage with a digitally printed graphics is a popular application for a real estate or construction sign. This type of post & panel sign can often be made at low cost as it’s mainly used for temporary usage. Using PVC posts, custom painted, makes it look a little more upscale but still keeps the cost down compared to metal/aluminum. Using the PVC is recommended above wood, because it’s more resistant to humidity, especially in more climate diverse locations.
Riverbend Signworks is happy to answer any questions you may have about custom post and panel signs. We can either design a post and panel sign for your business or organization, or we can custom manufacture a post and panel sign that is of your design. To request a quote or a free consultation to find out more information about custom post and panel signs, please contact us through our website or by calling us at 563-424-5841.