Have you just finished setting your new office and all that remains is the door sign? Door signs are a great way of letting your clients know the occupant(s) of an office as well as what goes on inside. Therefore, you want to get it right the first time because any confusion might cost you business. This article provides a couple of features that must be considered when designing signage for your office doors.
Raised and Braille Characters -- Businesses that do well are all inclusive. That is, they make it easy for every member of the public to understand their message. As such, you should go for a door signage with raised characters. During the engraving process, therefore, ensure that the characters on the sign are raised above the surface of the material being used. Raised characters on engraved signage are easier to read. Additionally, they are useful to people with eyesight impairment. For example, a person with partial eyesight impairment can use their fingertips to feel the characters and understand whether a door leads to the washrooms or to the finance department.
The addition of braille characters below the raised ones is also a great idea. Since completely blind clients cannot read normal characters even when they use their fingertips, they will benefit from braille translation of the sign's message. Be sure to inform your sign designer to add braille under the alphanumeric writings on the signage.
Non-Glare Finish -- Irrespective of where an office is located, you should avoid using finishes that will cause glare when hit by light. While a glossy finish improves the aesthetics of an office door, signage with such finishes are difficult to read due to the glare created by the gloss. The finish you decide to go with should not compromise eligibility of the signage. Therefore, choose a finish that is attractive, but not reflective, to ensure readability irrespective of the lighting.
Color Contrast -- Coloured door signs that are legible usually observe the 70% color contrast rule. The rule demands that characters should not blend with the background. For instance, if you use a metallic grey sign, the characters should not be painted silver because there will be no contrast whatsoever. Yellow on blue or white on charcoal are better contrasting colour pairs.
By following these rules these to create your business's signage, you can successfully attract customers and inform them about your business.Share