Office Lobby and Entrance Signs Makers Serving Orange County and Surroundings
Lobby signs, otherwise known as front desk, reception or entrance signs, are truly designed to impress. Lobby signs provide an identity for your company – both for customers that visit your office and for your employees. And as the old cliché says, you are only limited by your imagination to provide a strong brand identity.
By designing visually appealing Lobby Signs, businesses that welcome potential and existing customers to their office have a great opportunity to create a fantastic first impression, right when visitors enter the office. The lobby or reception area is the most important location for your office signage. As such, you can impress clients as soon as they walk in the door.
LOBBY LOGO DESIGN – DISPLAY YOUR BRAND
Create a design that represents your brand image, and at the same time, elevate your business’ image with a sign that looks professional and is made of high-quality materials. Finding the right sign company that can offer design capabilities and expertise, combined with a knowledge of materials, is an important first step for any business since the sheer scope of design options is so wide. With Caliber Signs and Imaging, you have an experienced partner at your side when choosing the right Lobby Sign: from planning, through design and manufacturing, to installation.
PLANNING A STRONG FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR BRAND
When planning your Lobby Sign, you have some important considerations such as whether or not the signature logo and letters need to be moved in the future if a move is expected. Many types of sign materials cannot be moved without damage, others are well suited to removing and re-installing. Size is an important consideration since it affects the final price. The overall sign size should fit the space well and should be scaled proportionally to something – the wall it sits on, the front desk, or the distance from the wall to the entrance door. Also, consider if the sign is to be illuminated. There must be access to electrical wiring and equipment such as a power supply and switches on the wall behind the sign.
LOBBY SIGN PLANNING TIP OF THE DAY
Not sure about the wall size and the sign proportion? To save the time that would be required for a sign company representative to come out to your office, take a photo of the wall – with a sheet of paper 8 1/2” x 11” lightly taped and visible on the wall. Email this to your Caliber Lobby Sign Expert, together with a JPG of your business logo so we can recommend the right Lobby Sign size for you.
COMMON LOBBY SIGN OPTIONS:
- Vinyl prints of logo and letters
- Small plastic block letters glued to the wall
- Clear acrylic panel with vinyl logo and letters on the front surface
- Dimensional letters and logos typically ¼” to ½” made from PVC, acrylic, or foam
- Dimensional letters and logo typically 1”made from acrylic face with foam back
- Clear acrylic panel with dimensional logo and letters on front surface
- Dimensional letters and logo typically ¾” and above made from PVC, acrylic, metal
- Illuminated dimensional logo and letters with or without a backer panel.
POPULAR LOBBY SIGN FINISHES:
- Face painted – when specific Pantone colours are required to match corporate branding
- Brushed aluminium/bronze laminate – when a high-end metallic look is preferred
- Back painted – for a glossy and glass style finish
- Halo lit with LEDs – when you really need a sign to ‘pop’ and make a great impression
Logos that have custom artwork such as colour gradients or detail that is too fine to the machine are usually digitally printed. We are very experienced with colour matching and vinyl applications, as you may have seen on our Vehicle Graphics page.
CONTACT YOUR CALIBER LOBBY SIGN EXPERT TODAY!
If you have read this far, you are probably ready to contact us. Where do you start when planning to add a Lobby Sign? Call us with your questions and we’ll consult, advise and provide an estimate to get your project started. If you need a qualified person to visit you and show product samples, just ask, we would be happy to help!
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many different ways to integrate signs into your reception area. At the very least, you should consider a business sign that has your company logo and clearly reinforces that a client is in the right location. Ideally, the sign will fit your corporate decor and exemplify your brand identity.
Depending on the type of office, warehouse, or commercial space behind your reception, you may also want to consider a directory board, information boards, and any necessary ADA signs.
The lifespan of a lobby sign is heavily dependent on the material and type of sign in question. A lobby sign made of channel letters or acrylic can last as long as 10 to 15 years, while vinyl signs or lobby murals may only last two to three years before they start to fade. Proper installation and ongoing maintenance play a large role in the lifespan of lobby signs.
There are dozens of different types of lobby signs, and each comes with its own price range. Lobby signs are available in many different materials, which means there is always a lobby sign designed to meet your budget. Contact us to talk about an affordable lobby sign.
The team at Caliber Signs & Imagining is skilled at color matching and can accommodate most color requests.
Clear and acrylic panels are popular options for lobby signs, but they can also be crafted out of wood or channel letters. Some businesses choose to use vinyl murals or lettering for their lobby signs, which is an excellent option for businesses that are leasing their space.
Most lobby signs can be created within a few weeks, but the type of lobby sign, dimensions of the lobby sign, and requested customizations can all play a role in the delivery and installation time. Contact our team for a better estimate of when your lobby sign can be completed.
An installation fee is the cost you pay to have your lobby sign properly hung on your business wall. Proper installation is paramount and plays a large role in the lifespan of your lobby sign.
Acrylic lobby signs are highly durable and can often last over a decade if carefully maintained. They offer a sophisticated glass-like appearance without the risk of shattering.
Before buying a lobby sign, you need to consider the dimensions of your space, what material would match best with your environmental design, and what message you want to convey with your lobby signs. Our design team is always ready to help build a concept for clients who need help creating a dynamic lobby sign.