Making Sense of Wayfinding and ADA Sign Systems

A sign system includes modular components that combine to create a customizable and brand-specific architectural wayfinding program. Modular sign systems feature affordable and expandable solutions by using standardized templates and sizes with custom color, logo and shape options. The core goal of an effective sign system is to guide people from one point to another within your facility. A sign system designates room number, area, floor level, wayfinding, directories and more. From individual building to campus-wide signage, sign systems can navigate a variety of workplace environments. Opting for a modular sign system results in a multitude of benefits for you and your organization. Sign systems are very customizable in their planning and fabrication. Modular systems are manufactured and ready in a relatively short amount of time. Another benefit is the option for future expansion and easy installation by the user. Modular sign systems can also be manageable for any budget. 

1. Customizable For Your Brand Identity

The customization of a sign system can include raised letters, changeable messaging, multiple layers and more.

Manufacturers can use different materials, colors, and methods to accomplish your company signage needs. Each individual sign system is unique, but could also be considered “cookie cutter” at the same time. A modular sign system is different each time but the same each time. What stays the same? The overall design and signage elements remain intact from project to project including backer/background, ADA Braille, raised lettering, and the sign face.

However, the details of those elements are changed as needed to match brand identity and scope. This includes variants of materials, color choices, company logo placement, shapes and methods of fabrication. For example, one signage backer may be authentically textured with a router bit, while another gets the texture look from a laminate graphic representing said texture. Both of these methods achieve the same goal, but are vastly different to the touch. The customization of a sign system can include raised letters, changeable messaging, multiple layers and more.

2. Timelines Are Quicker With Modular Sign Systems

When you have signage templates and stocked sizes to follow, it makes the flow of production smooth and efficient. Procedures based on mass production are tailored to your vision, color and brand identity. One could compare the fabrication process to that of an assembly line. You select from a group of styles, shapes, materials and paint colors, allowing the sign maker to produce multiple versions of the same sign design in a quick and efficient manner. Therefore, with short completion time frames, a modular sign system is excellent for meeting construction deadlines and specific windows of time for completion. Using sign systems lowers logistical concerns for those heading up the architectural wayfinding project.

3. Sign Systems Offer User-Friendly Options

The expandability of a modular system makes it easy for users to update or add on to their current signage at any time in the future.

Modular sign systems are simple to install. The architectural signs can be put in place by your signage manufacturer, a professional installation service or by the client themselves. The sign maker can also coordinate a professional installation with a trusted contractor in your area. If the client decides to install themselves, the manufacturer can teach users how to easily install the signage with comprehensive instructions or templates. This can benefit both the manufacturer and the client, as it negates the need for coordinating installation of the signs.

Additionally, the expandability of a modular system makes it easy for users to update or add on to their current signage at any time in the future. Having the option for growth lowers stress levels for future sign planning and eliminates potential growing pains in your architectural sign projects.

4. Modular Systems Affordable for Any Budget

Another advantage of the customization of sign systems is that they not only cut manufacturing time, they can also lower costs based on your budget. The sign maker can cater materials and fabrication methods to what will best suit your signage and budget goals. Engineers and designers will work together to develop a sign system that meshes seamlessly with your project timeline and brand identity. The quality of your signs remains exceptional throughout the entire process.

Production pricing aside, choosing modular sign systems lower costs in other aspects of the project such as installation logistics. Subtracting installation logistics from the equation equals savings for both parties. The client does not have to account for installation in the final sign package pricing.

5. Choosing Your Interior Sign System 

Utilize your wayfinding system with brand identity colors.

Architectural sign systems describe your branded space and play a big role in a visitor’s experience. The goal of a sign system is to guide people throughout your facility in a smooth and effortless manner. Modular sign systems accomplish these goals, as well as promote your brand identity. We here at signgeek make customizable sign systems designed and produced in-house. Our easy to install sign packages are affordable for any budget, but by no means do they lack quality and style. Partner with our team to use signs that mesh well with your corporate space and ensure a lasting impression on your visitors. Our sign designers have years of experience in creating environmental graphics and ADA compliant signage to ensure attractive wayfinding solutions for your institution.

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