The Basics of Custom Post and Panel Signs
Your exterior sign is an important business investment and it helps get your business noticed. There are many different types of exterior signage from storefront signs to monument signs, but there is one type of sign that used extensively that can work very well for many businesses in the Greater Toronto Area. This is a post and panel sign.
Post and panel signs
Post and panel signs are named after their two main components: their posts and their panels. The post in question is the vertical pole or beam that houses the panel. The panel is the sign itself. Post and panel signs are typically used outdoors. The posts can be tall or short depending on the location, the business and surrounding, and the panels are usually double-sided so that people can see the sign from multiple directions. The panel can also have a different graphics on each side.
Creating post and panel signs
Post and panel signs can be very effective, but a lot depends on the size of your panel. The panel should be large enough to be seen and properly display your business name and other details. A good-sized post and panel sign will look impressive, while a sign that is too small will result in the words being too small and not readable from the street. However, you need to balance that with the space you have as well. A huge sign on a small swath of land will look out of place and the posts should be big enough to support the panel as well.
The panels in a post and panel sign can be made with different materials such as aluminum, foam core, medium density overlay or even PVC. Depending on your need and budget, an experienced sign maker in the GTA can guide you in selecting the right material for your post and panel sign.
The panels can also use a variety of colours, fonts, and graphics, depending on what you want. As with any sign, you want to ensure the text on the panels are big and bold enough for people to read at a distance. Any business or organization can use post and panel signs, but some common places to see post and panel signs include:
- University and College Campuses
- Business parks
- Shopping plazas
While most post and panel signs are used as permanent signage to identify places like parking lots, emergency wards and loading docks, you can also design a post and panel sign to have the added advantage of being changeable by swapping out the panel, allowing you to change and convey a different message. This makes post and panel signs also appropriate for seasonal messages, annual events, and recurring sales.
The Sign & Graphics Manufaktur is happy to answer any questions you may have about custom post and panel signs. We can either design a post and panel sign for your Toronto-area business or organization, or we can custom manufacture a post and panel sign that is of your design. To request a quote or a free consultation to find out more information about custom post and panel signs, please contact us through our website or by calling us at 905-670-0797.