Interior Signage

Designing your interior signage is a task that can be considered difficult or easy, depending on how you go about doing it. One of the easiest paths you can take is by hiring someone to do this for you. Most sign manufacturing businesses do have their resident sign designers on hand to help you with customization options and with design issues you may have when it comes to your indoor signs.

If you feel that you need help with your interior signage designs, then by all means, ask the help of resident sign design teams employed by these businesses. If you want to design your own signs however, and need a bit of insight on what rules you may need to follow for your interior signage, here are some things you may need to remember:

Find out what ADA rules apply to the signs you are making – since indoor signs need to comply with ADA standards, you should know what rules govern the many different signs that you are planning on putting up. Different indoor signs need to follow different ADA rules, depending on where these are to be used and what these are for.

A good example would be restroom signs. Restroom signs come in many different forms, with a few of these in overhead forms and others in wall mounted guises. Wall mounted restroom signs need to follow tactile signage rules, with the copy and the pictograms on these signs needing to be raised so that these can be read with the use of the fingertips. Overhead signs do not need these tactile features but these still need to have the color contrasts prescribed for ADA signs.

Another thing that you need to consider when you design your interior signage is the font. While you may want fancy letters or numbers to be used on your signs, ADA rules dictate that you need to use fonts that are easy to read from any vantage point. Also ideal for tactile signs are those letters that can be easy to read with the fingertips. This means you will need to choose fonts that are prescribed by the ADA as compliant.

These fonts are sans serif fonts, non-italic and non-script choices. Some of the types that you can choose from include Helvetica, Helvetica bold, Arial, Futura Book and Myriad Pro, to name but a few. The one thing that these fonts have in common is that these are all easy to read with the fingers and are without any fancy additions that can confuse users when they read these signs.