Sign & Digital Graphics

November '19

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26 • November 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL Static signs work best in areas where key intersections and end point locations do not change. The signs also work when the messaging needs to be updated or frequently changed out, such as for per- sonnel and tenant moves and various events in a room throughout the day or week. To do this, the sign would need to be replaced in its entirety or the mes- sage manually replaced each time on interchangeable materials such as vinyl graphic or paper inserts. "When you say affordable, you have to take into account the use of it," says Alon Bar, chief executive officer of Vista System, LLC, a manufacturer of way- finding signs and aluminum sign frames based in Sarasota, Florida. "Is this sign going to stay unchanged, or will the con- tent be subject to frequent changes?" Directories often have changes in the content, while signs at schools and office buildings might be changed less frequently, Bar says. "In these cases, you want to have a frame and an insert that you can eas- ily change," Bar says. "Although the frame might be more expensive than a plaque sign, the first time you change the insert makes it worth it. If the con- tent will not change (restroom signs for A wayfinding signs for Comcast's West Division. The sign consists of black PVC with a brushed silver aluminum face to provide directions to several conference rooms. Image cour- tesy of DTC Signs & Graphics. A wayfinding sign for Cushman & Wakefield, headquartered in Chicago, for placement at the Colorado Judicial Branch. The sign consists of black acrylic with a brushed gold aluminum face. Image cour- tesy of DTC Signs & Graphics. A meeting room sign with a slider to allow for the changing of information. Image cour- tesy of Arris Sign Systems. A projection wall-mounted wayfinding sign for a café. Image courtesy of Arris Sign Systems. Wall, ceiling and projection-mounted signs work well for entrances for directional and wayfinding purposes.

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