Published: 12/09/2023

Hanging Signs

When it comes to indoor signage, suspended or hanging signs are an incredible asset. From their high visibility to their unique design options, these signs are a boon to businesses, museums, schools, and hospitals alike. This guide provides valuable information for anyone considering purchasing hanging signs for their establishment.

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Considerations

When buying a hanging sign, it’s important to consider its purpose. Is it for wayfinding, branding, or conveying critical information? Being clear about the sign’s function will help you make an informed choice about its design and placement.

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Materials

The materials used for your sign can impact its durability, aesthetic appeal, and cost. Common materials include acrylic, metal, and wood. The choice of material can also affect the weight of the sign, which is crucial when considering its installation.

Size

The size of your hanging sign should be proportionate to the space where it will be installed. A sign that’s too large can overwhelm the space and be difficult to read, while a sign that’s too small can get lost in the environment and fail to serve its purpose.

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Location

The location of your sign is crucial for visibility. It should be installed at a height where it’s easily visible but not obtrusive. It should also be positioned in a place where it will be seen by the highest number of people.

Legibility

The legibility of your sign is influenced by various factors such as font choice, colour contrast, and the amount of text included. The text should be concise and easy to read from a distance.

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Installation

Proper installation is key to ensuring that your sign is secure and positioned correctly. Depending on the weight and size of your sign, you may need professional installation services.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance will help keep your sign looking its best and prolong its lifespan. This may involve regular cleaning or even repainting depending on the material used.

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Budget

Hanging signs can be designed to include features like braille or tactile text to make them accessible for all visitors.

Customisation

Choosing a custom-designed hanging sign allows you to create a unique piece that aligns with your brand identity and meets your specific needs.

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Measurement Guide

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Installation

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Delivery

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Key features

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Durability

Quality hanging signs are designed to withstand everyday wear and tear. High-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure your sign will remain in excellent condition for years to come.

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Visibility

One of the main benefits of hanging signs is their high visibility. Suspended from the ceiling or mounted high on walls, they’re easily visible from a distance.

Acrylic

Versatility

Hanging signs are extremely versatile. They can be used in a variety of settings, including retail stores, hospitals, schools, and museums.

Acrylic

Design Options

From material and size to colour and typography, the design options for hanging signs are virtually limitless.

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Branding Opportunities

Custom hanging signs provide excellent opportunities for branding. They can be designed to reflect your brand’s colours, logos, and overall aesthetic.

Pasta! Hanging Sign with Vinyl Graphics

Space Saving

Since they’re mounted on walls or suspended from ceilings, hanging signs don’t take up any floor space, making them a great option for smaller spaces.

Acrylic

Wayfinding

Hanging signs are often used for wayfinding purposes in large buildings. They help guide visitors to their desired location.

Acrylic

Accessibility

Hanging signs can be designed to include features like braille or tactile text to make them accessible for all visitors.

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Installation Services

Some sign companies offer professional installation services to ensure your sign is securely and correctly mounted.

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Maintenance Support

Depending on the company you choose, you may receive support for maintaining your sign to keep it in top condition.

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