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The Complete Guide to Signage

| Office Decor & Accessories


May 31 2017

Signage probably isn’t the first thing you think of when outfitting a new office. Between the furniture and décor, you’ve got a lot to think about already. But consider how important signage really is for your space. From directing guests where to go to facilitating effective communication between professionals, signs send a message. Below you’ll find a list of the most common types of signage found in offices today.


Freestanding signs are those that can stand on their own via a (usually) changeable sign attached to a long pole with a wide base. This type of signage is ideal for temporary use in offices with constantly changing needs and are also great for directing guests at special events.


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Wall mounted signs attach to a wall and may be changeable or hold a permanent message. Examples of these include restroom signage and signs used to label which room is which.


complete guide to office signage

Outdoor signs are designed to withstand the elements, including rain, snow and the sun’s damaging rays. This type of signage is most often permanent, though changeable options are available. Examples include signs for parking spaces and directional signage.


complete guide to office signage

Desktop signs are usually changeable and are commonly used as employee nameplates or as labeling for reception desks and the like.


complete guide to office signage

Dual-sided signage is usually freestanding and includes a label or message on two sides of the sign.

complete guide to office signage

Crowd control signage is signage that can be attached to the top of a crowd control post. This type of sign is most often used to direct guests where to go in a line.


complete guide to office signage

Healthcare alert signage is specifically for use in healthcare facilities. These signs have moveable icons that medical professionals can use to communicate with one another at a glance.


complete guide to office signage

LED signs are most commonly used for open/closed signage, though they can communicate any range of messages.


complete guide to office signage

Dry erase signs are small whiteboards that can be written on and erased, allowing employees to write messages back and forth as needed.


complete guide to office signage

Need help customizing signage for your office? Call our furniture experts at (800) 558-1010 or peruse our full selection of office signs to learn more.


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