Custom signs are a great way to get your message across in exactly the way your audience needs. Our customers often ask, "What size should my sign be?" Because sign size depends on the use, it can be helpful to consider the following questions when brainstorming your next custom sign.
What do you want your sign to say?
What color should the sign be?
- Red = prohibition
- Black, green, blue = information
- Yellow = warning
- Orange = construction or utility
- Brown = forest service, parks
What shape should the sign be?
Sign shape also plays an important part in messaging. Rectangle or square signs often convey general information, while diamond shape signs are best for warning messages. The following shapes are often associated with other functions, so make sure to choose wisely to inform and not confuse your audience:
- Octagon = stop
- Triangle = yield
- Shield = interstate
- Circle = railroad crossing
- Pentagon = school crossing
What size should the sign be?
What materials should be used?
Choosing your materials means knowing where and when your sign will be used. Our most common signs use an aluminum substrate with an Engineer Grade reflective face, but we offer a variety of substrates and face materials. Long-term, outdoor signs work best with aluminum and reflective materials. Short-term or temporary signs can be plastic. Other temporary options include corrugated plastic signs, or even a vinyl banner.
Now that you know what materials, size, shape, color, and appropriate text to use for your custom sign, let Hall Signs help you bring it to life!