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Some Things To Consider When Purchasing A Sign

When you decide to purchase your sign there are a few things to consider. Your sign will represent your business. No matter what type of sign you purchase, it will be the first impression the public will have of your company.

SIZE AND VISIBILITY: How big does your sign need to be to be visible from the street? From across the parking lot? From the other side of a store or mall? In the case of sign production, size does matter. When deciding on a sign, you should consider whether the size of the sign will meet your objectives. Below is a letter readability chart that will assist you in deciding the size of your sign.

STYLE AND LAYOUT: How your sign looks is also important. A sign must first be able to catch a viewer's eye so that he or she will want to read the sign's contents. The number of colors a sign has, the way type and graphics are laid out, and even the typestyle used is important. Below is a color chart that will help you see what letter and background colors work best to attract attention. At RTP Signs & Graphics, our team of sign professionals will help you design a sign that will draw attention, and draw business.

LONGEVITY: How long your sign needs to last is a major factor in determining the investment in your sign. We utilize the highest quality materials in producing your sign, but like everything in the world different materials have various levels of durability and cost. A sign that only needs to be visible for one month will be considerably less costly than a sign that must survive one to two years.

Character X Height (inches)

Reading Distance (feet)

Traffic Speed (mph)

0.20

10

Pedestrian

0.24

12

Pedestrian

0.32

16

Pedestrian

0.40

20

Pedestrian

0.48

24

Pedestrian

0.60

30

Pedestrian

0.80

40

Pedestrian

1.00

50

Pedestrian

1.20

60

Pedestrian

1.60

80

Pedestrian

2.00

100

Vehicular

2.40

120

Vehicular

3.20

160

Vehicular

4.00

200

Vehicular

4.80

240

Vehicular

6.00

300

Vehicular

8.00

400

Vehicular

 

LEGIBILITY: Tests have shown the following ranking of legibility. This chart displays the effectiveness of letter and background colors.

BLACK BLACK
BLACK YELLOW
WHITE ORANGE
BLUE WHITE
GREEN RED
WHITE RED
GREEN

Installation Services

Whether you need a banner hung or the erection of a monument sign, RTP Signs & Graphics can help you get the job done. Our team of professional sign installers can be on-site to put your sign up, in the right spot and on schedule.

If you are looking to have a full color graphic installed on a vehicle, professional installation services are necessary. Today's graphics feature full color and high levels of detail and quality, so positioning them accurately is essential. The sign professionals of RTP Signs & Graphics are trained to install all types of signs and decals to avoid wasted hours of work and mishaps.

At RTP Signs & Graphics, we have the know-how to create a sign. And, the training to put it up. Contact RTP Signs & Graphics today and we will use our skills to deliver the signs you need.

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Southpoint Mall
Subway Franchise
University Mall
North Hills Mall
NC Central University
UNC-Chapel Hill
Holmes Oil

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