Office Signage

In today’s market there are so many options for office signage that it may seem overwhelming. With a site visit from one of our team we can help guide you to what will work best for you. We will keep in mind the “feel” you are trying to accomplish, who your clients are and your budget. Do you need interior or exterior signage, or both? Do you need to convey information as well as branding?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Cut vinyl is suitable for flat, smooth surfaces such as windows or walls. Keep in mind that removal may harm a wall’s finish. You can choose from solid colour vinyl, frosted films for an etched glass effect or specialty films that run the gamut from brushed chrome to metallic fleck and reflective to gold leaf.

Printed vinyl gives many options. The colour range is greater than cut vinyl and we can colour match to a pantone colour in your logo, print faux finishes or photos. We stock a removable printable vinyl that can be cleanly removed for up to one year after installation.

Clear acrylic signs with stand off mounts and reverse applied vinyl make a nice addition to your office space. We are also able to custom order glass and install with the same type hardware. These signs can be produced in various thicknesses and stand off mounts are available square or round and in a few different finishes.

ACP (aluminum composite panel) is the material we have been using in place of sign grade plywood (crezone) for quite some time. It is versatile, lightweight, weatherproof and printable. It comes in a variety of colours or we can print your choice of graphics directly onto plain white panels. ACP can also be cut into dimensional letters.

LED signage is an economical alternative to traditional neon or fluorescent lamp lit signs. Channel letters can be halo lit (lit from behind) or face lit (light coming from the front). Shaped logos can also be created to use this type of application.

Dimensional lettering can be produced from a variety of products – acrylic, sintra (PVC) and ACP are just a few options. We are also able to custom order lettering made from various metals.

  • Thanks Karla! As always, appreciate all your and your team’s hard work.

    Garret Phenix - Oneaftereight Design Studio
  • Thank you for always taking care of me!

    Sherdan White - Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty
  • Signage has always listened to what I want displayed, occasionally added comments, had my order completed on time… You make my job easier, thanks once again.

    Rob Bank - Re/max of Nanaimo

Design Tips

  • Use compelling colours that grab the eye
  • For exterior signs the rule of thumb is 1” of text height for 10’ of viewing distance
  • Avoid clutter and allow for white space
  • What works on a business card, website or letterhead may not work for signage
  • Keep the location in mind when designing – how will the sign fit in with the look of the environment?

Exterior Signs
Your exterior sign is to help your clients locate your business. Keep it simple, straightforward, and uncluttered. Use attention grabbing colours and always keep sight lines in mind. It is also best to check your local bylaws before making any decisions about what type of sign you want.

Interior Signs
Once your customer has walked though your door, your signage can be more detailed. Here you can add more detail to your signs. Your customer now has time to read and absorb what you are trying to convey.

Office Signage FAQ

With today’s high-tech materials signage is surprisingly light. A full 4’ x 8’ sheet of ACP (aluminum composite panel) weighs less than 30lbs. Prior to installation, we will look at the mounting surface to determine to best mounting method and use the appropriate hardware.

Just like the paint on your house, sign graphics will fade and shrink over time.  There are many factors to consider such as exposure, material used and care.  We do use UV resistant laminates that will help prolong the life of your sign.

Yes! We can mount a sign on just about any surface. Here is an example of acrylic letters applied to a curved surface:

Office Signage Gallery