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 • 27 example), acrylic signs will be easy to secure and a lower cost to the customer." The signs end up having different price points based, in part, on the mate- rial used to create them. They primar- ily are made out of aluminum, plastic and wood from hardwood to plywood covered in laminate. Other metals can include acrylic, vinyl, stainless steel, zinc and brass and manmade materials like avonite and nevamar. Going with Acrylic The material options are many, but Howard Industries, a wholesale archi- tectural signage manufacturer based in Fairview, Pennsylvania, recommends acrylic signage as the most affordable for interior uses. "Acrylic is attractive, affordable, high-quality and easy to maintain," says Jeffrey Stewart, vice president of sales for Howard Industries. "Acrylic is a relatively affordable material that can be finished for the high-quality look (and) presents a remarkably professional appearance." Acrylic has other advantages, such as being versatile for custom shapes, pol- ished edges and accenting with custom colors or mountings to match a corporate brand, Stewart says. It's also lightweight and durable for indoor signage and can be adapted for Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA-compliant designs, he says. "The benefits of acrylic signage are their ease of installation, durability, A curved directory sign for the four floors of a medical arts center. Image courtesy of Vista System, LLC. A projection wayfinding sign for male and female restrooms. Image courtesy of Howard Industries.

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