Signage Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Size and Visibility

Size and Visibility

How big does your sign need to be to be visible from the street? From across the parking lot? From the other side of a store or mall? In the case of sign production, size does matter. When deciding on a sign, you should consider whether the size of the sign will meet your objectives.

 

On the left is a letter readability chart that will assist you in deciding the size of your sign.

Legibility, Style and Layout

How your sign looks is also important. A sign must first be able to catch a viewer's eye so that they will want to read the sign's contents. The number of colors a sign has, the way type and graphics are laid out, and even the typestyle used is important. At RTP Signs & Graphics, our team of sign professionals will help you design a sign that will draw attention, and draw business.


When giving us your ideas on what colors you would like on your sign you should keep in mind how well someone will be able to read it. Having white letters on a white sign might not be the best idea! Also consider how big you want the words on the sign. It is important to make sure anyone walking by can read the sign without having too much trouble.

 

On the right is a color chart that will help you see what letter and background colors work best to attract attention.

Legibility, Style and Layout
Longevity

Longevity

How long your sign needs to last is a major factor in determining the investment in your sign. We utilize the highest quality materials in producing your sign, but like everything in the world different materials have various levels of durability and cost. A sign that is only needed for one month will be considerably less costly than a sign that must survive over years. Another thing to keep in mind is the weather. Wind, cold harsh weather and long-term direct sun light, can affect the longevity of your sign.

My employer moved to a new building last year. RTP Signs & Graphics was selected to make the walls more aesthetically pleasing. We have a wall with "Past Directors". There is a wall with Nobel Prize Winners; one with pictures of our former buildings; directional signs. Everything was hung on the walls with precision, despite some of the walls not being perfectly straight. Marie and Ghada are very professional and friendly. Please, check them out.

- CARLA D