Sign & Digital Graphics

November '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • November 2019 • 25 in the Denver area, wanted brushed silver wayfinding signs but didn't have a budget that allowed for thick aluminum. Instead, DTC Sign & Graphics, which focuses on custom, handcrafted signs, built the signs out of black polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, with brushed aluminum faces. "This provided a very similar appear- ance but reduced the cost of each sign by approximately 30 percent," Apter says. Affordable Options Sign shops can offer companies on a budget several materials and options in wayfinding signage that are affordable and a good value, whether for directional, informational identification or regula- tory purposes. The shops likely wouldn't recommend newer, trendier digital signs that carry a higher price point due to the screens and interior components, though they carry the benefits of flexibility for programming message updates and cre- ating a more interactive experience for visitors. Instead, the shops might opt for tra- ditional or static signs that, like the name suggests, are stationary and simpler to read and quickly get the message. The messages can vary from providing direc- tions to different parts of the building; displaying building directories and per- sonnel and tenant lists of the occupants; marking entrances, rooms and floors; and indicating stairwells, emergency exists and restrooms. A wayfinding directory sign for a building's third floor. Image courtesy of Arris Sign Systems. 2/90 Sign Systems' Slide modular sign system offers the flexibility to display multiple messages. Sliding inserts reveal or conceal messages when needed. An aluminum and acrylic monumental wayfinding sign for Boots Construction for placement at the Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver. Image courtesy of DTC Signs & Graphics. A projection directional wayfinding sign for a medical facility's health and well- ness pavilion. Image courtesy of Howard Industries. A wall-mounted wayfinding sign for an office that states, "Staff only please." Image courtesy of Howard Industries.

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