Published: 23/08/2023

Door Signs

This guide is designed to help you make the most informed decision when purchasing door signs for your business, museum, school, or hospital.

Useful Information

Durability

When buying indoor door signs, it is essential to consider the durability of the materials used. High-quality door signs are made from superior materials that withstand everyday wear and tear resulting in longer-lasting signs.

Satin Anodised Finish Door Slat with Vinyl Graphics Applied to Face
Customised Tactile Room Signage - Faraday Meeting Room 4

Legibility

The legibility of the sign’s text is critical. Clear, easily readable signage ensures smooth navigation within your premises, contributing to a positive user experience.

Customisation

Signs with customisation options allow for a more personalised approach. From choosing a specific colour scheme to deciding on the text, custom signs can align with your brand and interior aesthetics.

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Engaged / Vacant Door Signage

Installation

Easy installation is a feature many potential buyers seek in indoor door signs. Complex installation processes can cause delays and additional costs, making simple installation methods preferable.

Compliance

Signage that meets all legal and safety regulations is another crucial factor to consider. Ensure the signs comply with all local building codes and disability regulations.

Guest Room - Aluminium Door Sign
Standard Door Slat

Versatility

Versatile designs that can fit in various settings are also desirable. Whether your interior is traditional or modern, versatile signs can blend in seamlessly.

Size

The size of the indoor door sign should be proportional to the space available. A sign too big or too small might not serve its purpose effectively.

Custom Tactile Door Sign - University of Bristol
Circular Statutory Signage for door vision panels - Fire Door Keep Shut

Maintenance

A good contrast between text and background further improves legibility. For instance, dark text on a light background generally provides good visibility.

Cost

Affordability is a deciding factor for many buyers. Compare prices from different suppliers and consider the overall value offered by each option.

Tactile Door Signs (DDA & Braille)
Changeable Door Signs (Slats)

Availability

Lastly, availability is a key consideration. Choose a supplier who can deliver your chosen signage promptly and without issues.

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Measurement Guide

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Installation

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Delivery

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Key features

Satin Anodised Finish Door Slat with Vinyl Graphics Applied to Face

Long-lasting

High-quality indoor door signs are made from durable materials like metal, plastic, or wood, ensuring longevity and resistance to wear and tear.

Customised Tactile Room Signage - Faraday Meeting Room 4

Robust Design

A robust design can endure frequent use and harsh conditions, especially in high-traffic areas like schools or hospitals.

Customised Tactile Door Sign on draft artwork

Scratch-resistant

Scratch-resistant features add to the overall durability of the sign. This is particularly beneficial in environments such as schools, where signs can easily be damaged.

Engaged / Vacant Door Signage

Fade-resistant

Indoor door signs should resist fading, ensuring they remain bright and clear for years to come.

Guest Room - Aluminium Door Sign

Water-resistant

Water resistance is another desirable feature, particularly for bathroom or kitchen doors where moisture levels may be high.

Standard Door Slat

Clear Text

Clear, readable text is essential for any sign. It ensures people can easily understand and follow the instructions or information on the sign.

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Large Fonts

Large fonts enhance legibility by making text easier to read from a distance.

Custom Tactile Door Sign - University of Bristol

Contrast

A good contrast between text and background further improves legibility. For instance, dark text on a light background generally provides good visibility.

Classic Wooden Door Sign, Painted with Traditional Lettering Applied

Signs with Symbols

Including relevant symbols or pictograms can also enhance understanding, especially for individuals who may struggle with language comprehension.

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Braille Options

For inclusivity, consider signs that include braille. This feature helps visually impaired individuals navigate buildings more easily.

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Why choose Ward Signs?
Expertise and Experience

We possess extensive knowledge
in sign-making.

Quality Control

We adhere to strict quality control
standards.

Compliance with Regulations

We ensure your sign meets
legal requirements.