Building ID numbers, Building address numbers, Parking lot stencil numbers, Room ID numbers, Wayfinding signage, Number vinyl decal for address & hours of operation, Maximum occupancy signage
Business, Schools & Universities, Hospitals, Restaurants, Retail, Single-Family Builders, Multi-Family Builders, Commercial Builders, Architects, Municipalities
It’s all in the Numbers…
No, we are not talking about math, accounting, or balancing your checkbook. For a printing and sign company, it is all about signs with numbers. If you stop and look, you will see numbers all around. They are on almost every building, from the outside to the inside. Numbers are addresses. Numbers are on houses, rooms in hotels, hospitals, business buildings, elevators, parking structures, and countless other places. Numbers are everywhere and a necessary part of the world around us. Number signage helps inform and guide us in our daily routine.
A number sign can look different depending on its location. Number signs can have a variety of designs. Some people prefer cut-out numbers on the building façade, otherwise known as channel letters or block letters. Acrylic door number signs or brushed metal number plaques are options for a more stylish look. Aluminum composite is a popular substrate because it has a brushed metal look and various colors.
While we may see numbers everywhere, five number signs are essential on and in buildings. At A&I, we can print, create and fabricate these to your specific project needs.
1. Building ID Numbers & Building Address:
You see them every day, on a walk or a drive. Whether on residential houses, multi-family apartments, commercial buildings, municipal buildings, or retail spaces, building ID numbers and address numbers on these structures help indicate where you are and if you’re in the right place. Outside usage requires these building ID numbers and address signs to endure weather wear, rain, or shine and to withstand against time. Two popular choices are injection molded plastic or channel letters and numbers.
Injection molded plastic number and letter signs are made of a non-oil-based renewable resource plastic, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (C.A.B), enhanced with UV Modifiers. These numbers and letters have a lifetime guarantee not to chip, crack, fade or delaminate. With their sharp, clean edges, uniform consistency, UV light stability, and greater thickness, injection molded signs are pleasing to look at and easy to maintain. Stronger and more durable than acrylic, yet lightweight and easy to install. Injection molded plastic numbers come in standard or custom colors to match any project color scheme.
Channel letters and numbers are made of plastic or metal and used as exterior signage. It is common for them to be internally illuminated. The parts of channel letters and numbers are the face, return, back, and lighting elements. The returns, or letter sides, are made of aluminum sheeting. The face and back are usually acrylic but can also be aluminum or nonexistent. Because they are highly flexible, channel letters and number signs are available in many colors, fonts, and sizes.
2. Parking Lot/Garage Stencil Numbers:
When was your last time in a parking lot or garage structure? How often have you struggled to remember where you parked your car in a parking lot or garage structure? Thank goodness for aisle numbers, stall numbers, and floor numbers to help guide us to the right vehicle in a sea of cars. You find these numbers clear, visible, and legible hanging overhead, painted on the ground, columns, and walls.
Parking Lot Stencils are large-scale contractor-grade. They are durable and meant to take repeated use. The stencils are customizable in many sizes to fit the need of your specific project. For durability, stencils are aluminum composite materials and are precision cut to the design specification. The application is simple, tape and secure the stencil and spray paint over the wall substrate. Once the stencil is removed, perfectly formed numbers look professionally painted and highly visible.
3. Room ID Numbers & Wayfinding:
What do these buildings have in common? Office buildings, hospitals, schools or universities, hotels, and apartment complexes? In any multi-level structure, you will find Room ID number signs and plaques combined with wayfinding signs to help guide you into and through the interior space of a building. Without these number signs and wayfinding signs, we would be roaming corridors and hallways aimlessly lost. These particular signs can be produced in a multitude of materials, in finishes that will complement the interior design and colors that match any scheme. The most important consideration is selecting a durable, long-lasting material for high traffic use.
4. Number Vinyl Decal:
What’s the solution when you need a number sign on a glass door or window? The answer is Vinyl Decal. This material has an adhesive to secure to glass. It can either be in front or back of the vinyl decal, depending on if you’re applying it on the exterior or interior of the glass door or window. Vinyl decal numbers have welcomed you on entrance glass doors with address or suite numbers. These signs have informed you of the business days and hours of operation.
5. Maximum Occupancy Signage:
Maximum occupancy signs are part of ADA-compliant signage. Occupancy load refers to the number of people permitted in a building at one time based on the building’s floor space and function. Signs displaying the occupancy load must be visible to the public. To exceed occupancy load or fail to post-occupancy load signs in the required places can result in fines and is a serious safety hazard.
Emergencies can occur and require the immediate evacuation of a building, particularly in the event of a fire. Any delay in evacuation can be tragic when the actual number of people present is much higher than the building’s occupancy load.
Every room or area that is an assembly space must have the occupancy limit posted on a sign in a conspicuous place. The likely location for occupancy limit signs can be seen near the main exit or the exit access doorway. Maximum occupancy signs are common in conference rooms, event venues, classrooms, and restaurants.
At A&I, we can print and fabricate Maximum Occupany signs in an array of materials and colors. These signs are fully customizable to your project needs. We highly recommend that you select fonts and colors that are legible and highly visible. Also, consider the font size, which is clear to read at a distance.
While numbers are still swirling around in your mind, how can A&I help customize all your number signage for any project? We are here to advise you on materials, colors, finishes, font selection, and sizes that would work best for each case use, for exterior or interior signs. Our team of expert installers can help secure these signs at your location or provide instructions on how to install them yourself.