15 July, 2013: When you use office signs outside your door, you can almost imagine the inevitable big sigh of relief from those seeking your services. Most businesses look more, or less, alike and only high quality, easily seen office signs can spell the difference between missions accomplished and being lost in never-never land. 

When it comes to these signs, clear spelling, a nice upbeat color and eye level installation do a lot to ensure that the signage you choose will do their job in getting your clients in your front door. 

Office signs can be a source of pride like any other decorative addition to your work area. They may be brightly painted, designed with a meaningful logo or symbol to help clarify, at a distance, what your firm is all about. A picture is worth a thousand words, and here is just the same. Also, they can be wooden, synthetic, hanging, mounted, or in posts or pillars in the ground. They may be hung on an outdoor fence railing. There are others that look homemade, like professional carpentry — or rather formidable. There are as many varieties as there are people. The main purpose of business signs is to identify your firm so that the postman, clients, and others who are trying to find you do so effortlessly and independently. 

Office signs should be attractive, elegant, impressive — and most of all easy to read. What’s the point of having a sign that no one can understand? Too many loops or a hard to decipher font may bring more confusion than assistance in bridging the gap between you and your client. The sign should reinforce your professional image as a solid, trustworthy and honest firm to do business with. The background color needs to support the message, not compete with it. Beyond a doubt, business signs, like human beings, have the opportunity to make a powerful, and lasting, first impression. 

What are the normal dimensions for office signs? They can be in most cases in a quadrant-shape, either a square or a rectangle. Other firms like to jazz it up a little with an oval-shaped office sign that is posted to the wall outside their office. They may opt for a chevron shape, which is a shield shaped format with plenty of room to post the name, type of firm and owners names, as need be. 

Business signs have been around since the Middle Ages when the guilds began encouraging craftsmen to specialize in their individual work styles. These workers or masters of their crafts later branched out into individual existences away from the guilds, while remaining a card-carrying member. In the old days, many used a shingle from their roofs to write their names and professional expertise so that the public would be informed of the services they provided. That was over 500 years ago, and it’s still true today. 

Nowadays, physical office signs continue to provide a necessary service. The internet notwithstanding, a sign is a sign, and a well presented business sign can often make the difference between being found and discovered or being completely left out of the loop. Additionally, they leave a good impression and give the client a basis on which to judge the type of work that you provide. Even before the potential customer walks in your door, they get a good feeling or a negative one based on the look of the office signs outside the door. 

Calgary Signs & Banners will design and manufacture any type of office signs according to customer’s preferences. Their design process is a 2-way interactive process, where clients receive proofs (aka mock-ups) for review and they revert with changes or approval to put in production. At CSB, clients can get any type of signs found in an office: cubicle signs, name plates, name tags, door signs, reception signs, wayfinding signage, lobby signs, name inserts, engraved signs, lamicoid (lamacoid) tags, door signs, 3D logo signs. 

Along with the aforementioned office signs Calgary made, CSB offers modular directory sign systems with headers, rows, and columns with customizable information, and easy changeable graphic inserts or applied graphics. Clients needing office signs in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Banff, or other Alberta towns have peace of mind regarding getting what they expected!