Lobby signs (also known as front desk, reception or entrance signs) are the first sign your clients will see. It should be designed to make a great first impression of your brand identity as soon as customers walk in the front entrance. There’s only one chance to make a good first impression!
Depending upon the type of business, we design high-quality lobby signs to reflect the image appropriate to the brand. Maintaining brand consistency across platforms is key from website – business cards – vehicle graphics – lobby sign – etc.
At North Coast Signs, you have an experienced partner to help create a lobby sign that’s right for your business. From planning, through design, manufacturing, to installation.
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Popular Lobby Sign Options
A variety of choices exist, depending upon look, budget, appeal from inexpensive to highly customizable options for lobby signs. To create dimensional letters and logos, material options include:
Metal Laminate Letters and Logo
For a lobby and conference room alike, metal laminate is a fantastic choice — as it gives the appearance of solid metal without the high cost. Metal laminate is made of anodized aluminum, comes in a variety of colors, and can have polished or brushed finish. At a thickness of 1/32″, it can be bonded to Gatorfoam, PVC or Acrylic. Edges can be painted a metallic color to simulate a solid metal look overall, or painted contrasting colors. Thicknesses are 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″, and 2″.
Acrylic flat cut letters are ideal for contemporary, modern interiors or exteriors. The flat cut letters can be gloss black, white or clear, or custom painted to match your branding. With clear acrylic, back-painting (2nd surface) adds an extra dimension to see through the thickness of the acrylic with a glass style finish. Thicknesses are 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″.
An alternative to Acrylic letters, and are usually used indoors only. Painted to match your custom branding color. Thicknesses are 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″.
Painted Gatorfoam Letters
Lightweight, high density foam with a smooth, hard surface. Cost-effective and can be painted to match any custom branding color. Variety of custom laminates available. Thicknesses are 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″ and 2″.
Acrylic Laminate Letters
When you want to add dimension to your sign, acrylic laminate can be used on Gatorfoam or PVC and painted to match branding colors. For an eye-catching sign, let us backpaint clear acrylic with a custom color and laminate it to Gatorfoam. Thicknesses are 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″, 2″, and 3″.
Acrylic Panel with Logo
Simple and affordable, an acrylic panel can have a cut-vinyl print (mounted on front or back surface) or dimensional lettering mounted to it. Mounts to the wall with brushed aluminum stand-offs in the corners spaced 1″ off the wall, that are easy to install and remove when the time comes to move. (See stand-off option chart).
Popular Lobby Sign Finishes
Finishes of lobby signs can have many different options from face-painted to match corporate branding colors, to acrylic faces to brushed metal laminates to cast metal. The possibilities are endless!
A variety of choices exist, depending upon look, budget, appeal from exceptionally inexpensive and highly customizable options for lobby signs.
Materials and finishes bring the design to life, so making the right choices is key. At North Coast Signs, our experts provide free consultations. If you need a lobby or reception sign for your waiting area or any other type of sign for your business, give us a call today at (760) 536-5454.
|Best Look for the Money||Cost||Thickness|
|Metal Laminate on Gatorfoam||1/4′′, 1/2′′, 3/4′′, 1′′, 1.5′′, and 2′′|
|Metal Laminate on PVC||1/8′′, 3/16′′, 1/4′′, 1/2′′, 3/4′′, and 1′′|
|Metal Laminate on Acrylic||1/8′′, 3/16′′, 1/4′′, 1/2′′, 3/4′′, and 1′′|
|Solid Aluminum or Stainless Steel||11/16″, 1/8′′, 3/16′′, 1/4′′, 1/2″|
|Best Look for the Money||Cost||Thickness|
|Painted Gatorfoam||1/2″, 3/4′′, 1′′, 1.5′′, and 2′′|
|Painted PVC||1/8″, 3/16′′, 1/4′′, 1/2′′, 3/4′′, and 1′′|
|Painted Acrylic||1/8″, 3/16′′, 1/4′′, 1/2′′, 3/4′′, and 1′′|
|Acrylic Laminate on Gatorfoam||1/2″, 3/4′′, 1′′, 1.5′′, and 2′′|
Areas we serve
North Coast Signs serves all of San Diego County including:
- Carlsbad, CA
- Vista, CA
- Oceanside, CA
- San Marcos, CA
- Encinitas, CA, and beyond!