Published: 12/09/2023

Reception & Directory Signs

In today’s fast-paced world, the need for clear, concise, and impactful signage has never been greater. A sign directory plays an integral role in navigating through commercial buildings, museums, schools, and hospitals. This guide provides valuable advice to help you make the right choice when purchasing sign directories.

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Considerations

One of the first things to consider when buying a sign directory is its purpose. Whether it’s for a business premise, museum, school, or hospital, the directory should accurately guide visitors to their desired locations.

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Durability

The durability of the sign directory is another crucial factor. High-quality directories made of durable materials like metal or high-grade plastics can withstand wear and tear, reducing the need for frequent replacements and saving costs in the long run.

Visibility

Visibility is key to a successful sign directory. It should be easily readable from a distance, with clear fonts and contrasting colours. Additionally, consider directories with illumination for improved visibility in low light conditions.

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Bristol City Council, Directional Directory of Signage

Design

The design of the directory should complement your establishment’s interior decor. With numerous design options available, you can choose a directory that not only serves its purpose but also enhances your space’s aesthetic appeal.

Customisation

Customisation offers the flexibility to create a sign directory that fits your specific needs. From the number of slots, sizes, colours to the type of material used, a tailored directory ensures all your requirements are met.

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Installation

Consider how and where the directory will be installed. Wall-mounted directories are common and practical, but standing directories can offer more visibility in large spaces. It’s essential to consider the installation process and hardware required.

Updates

A good directory should be easy to update. Whether it’s a change in office room numbers or new exhibits in a museum, you should be able to make these updates quickly and conveniently.

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Size

Choose a directory that comes with all necessary hardware and clear installation instructions. This makes the setup process straightforward and hassle-free.

Cost

Consider the cost of the directory. While you may want to save on upfront costs, it’s important to consider the long-term value. Investing in a high-quality directory may be more cost-effective in the long run.

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Manufacturer

Finally, consider the manufacturer of the sign directory. You need a reliable company like Ward Signs that offers quality products and outstanding customer service.

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Key features

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Easy-to-read

Having a directory that is easy-to-read is paramount in guiding visitors efficiently. The text should be clear, with a font size and style that is readable from a reasonable distance.

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Durable Materials

Using durable materials like metal or high-grade plastic ensures that your sign directory stands the test of time. This not only saves costs on replacement but also maintains a professional look for your establishment.

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High Contrast

High-contrast colours improve text visibility and readability. This is especially important in areas with varying light conditions where visibility may be compromised.

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Illuminated Options

For low-light conditions or establishments operating round the clock, illuminated directories are an excellent choice. They ensure that the information remains visible at all times.

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Customisable Slots

Having customisable slots allows you to adjust the information displayed as needed. This flexibility is useful for businesses or institutions with changing room assignments or exhibits.

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Versatile Designs

Whether you prefer a modern sleek look or a more traditional design, sign directories come in a range of designs to suit different aesthetic preferences.

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Weather-Resistant

If the directory is placed outdoors or in an area with exposure to elements, weather-resistant directories are essential. They are designed to withstand conditions like rain or extreme temperatures.

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Easy Installation

Choose a directory that comes with all necessary hardware and clear installation instructions. This makes the setup process straightforward and hassle-free.

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Compliance with Regulations

Certain establishments such as hospitals or schools may have specific regulations regarding signage. Ensure the directory you choose complies with these regulations.

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Adequate Size

The size of the directory should be adequate for the amount of information displayed. Too small and it might be difficult to read; too large and it may dominate the space unnecessarily.

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Compliance with Regulations

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