Lobby signs are a necessity. It is virtually impossible to make an excellent impression without one in your foyer. But have you ever wondered what your options are? This lobby signs FAQ answers these questions – and then some.

Lobby SignsQ: What is a lobby sign?

A: In simplest terms, it is a sign that greets visiting clients or customers. It should be installed on the focal wall of your lobby. There, it needs to spell out your company’s name and present a logo. Some business owners like to include a tagline nearby.

Q: What are the material options?

A: Price, taste, and brand message dictate the selection of materials. The most commonly chosen material is acrylic. Metal is a close second. However, you have other options, too. For example, sign foam is a good choice when you want an impressive depth. Glass can be ideally suited for an avant-garde store while formed plastic is an excellent display for a company in an artistic niche.

Lobby SignsQ: Which display styles are available?

A: As a general rule of thumb, the majority of business owners prefer dimensional letters and style elements that we cut out from sheets of your chosen material. That said, there are also plenty of clients who prefer the logo board approach. Typically, this approach calls for an acrylic board that we cover with an imprinted vinyl overlay, route, or on which we install dimensional letters. If you are thinking of illumination, the board is a good option.

Q: What is the right size for a lobby sign?

A: There is no one-size-fits-all approach. The product has to fit into your unique setting. When working with clients, we usually meet them at their locations. There, we take measurements and get a good feel for the overall interior décor. A sign that is too small will not make the impression that you are after. Conversely, one that is too big stands out for all the wrong reasons.

Usually, we recommend that there should be a couple of feet of wall space all around the sign. Moreover, it should be easily visible from the back wall. For lettering sizes, this could mean one inch in height for every ten feet of distance. Remember to factor in the display of the logo portion, too!

Lobby SignsQ: How does the installation work?

A: Our shop’s technicians handle the installation. For dimensional letters, we typically rely on pin or flush mounts, depending on your preference. One emphasizes the 3D appeal of the setup while the other organically integrates it into your area. For boards, we favor standoffs. Most business clients prefer round, brushed aluminum products. But you can choose from any geometric shape and color presentation.

Q: Is out-of-the-box thinking okay?

A: Yes! In fact, we routinely work with business owners who want to try something different. This might include the use of illumination, overhead mounts, or a presentation in the middle of a room rather than against a focal wall. Our team can work with you to discover the best display choice for your space and brand.

If we have piqued your interest in ordering a new – or first time – lobby sign for your business, discuss your thoughts with our experts. Meridian Signs and Graphics serves the business communities in and around the Metro Atlanta area, Milton, Buford, Alpharetta, Duluth, Suwanee, Roswell, Johns Creek, Woodstock, Canton, and all around Forsyth County, GA. Contact us today to get started on your project!

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