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 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 in offices today.

Freestanding signs 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 is also great for directing guests at special events.


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 display room names.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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