Acquiring signs for your office and installing them is a task that can be done better and faster when you have an interior office signage acquisition and installation plan. Putting together a list of dos and don’ts for this particular task can also help you get the job done with the greatest of ease and with as little mistakes as possible. Here are a few helpful tips that you can use when interior office signs need to be purchased and installed in your office:

Message Content

-      Keep the messages on your signs concise and short. Writing elaborate messages and explanations on your signs will only serve to confuse the people using them. 

-      For informational and directional signs, provide information that is needed for a person to quickly make a decision about the location that is mentioned on the sign. 

-      When using a common word on your signs, keep using the same word for each sign bearing this word to prevent confusion. For example, if you are using the term “gym” on a directional sign, don’t use the term “fitness center” on another directional sign further down the way.

Message Layout

-      The text of your sign should never run right up to the very edges of your sign background.

-      Messages on your sign can be abbreviated when needed by using easy to recognize and understand abbreviations. Never condense the letters on your signs to accommodate the entire word on the sign.

-      When placing multiple messages on a sign, the most important message should be placed at the very top of the sign. The same goes for directional signs. When placing numerous entries on your interior office signage for directional uses, the most vital directional information should be at the very top of the list.

Sign Placement

-      Always make sure that your signs are mounted perpendicular to the viewer’s line of sight.

-      Make sure that there are no obstructions to the position of your signs and that these can be easily seen by the people who need to see it.

-      Consider the lighting conditions of the areas where your signs are to be installed. If a location for one of your signs lacks proper illumination, you might want to place this in another area with better lighting or illuminate the area properly.

-      Ensure that your sprinklers and exit signs are not obstructed by any of your ceiling mounted signs.