What are Custom Office Lobby Signs?
Custom office lobby signs or office reception signs are a type of dimensional signage that provides a professional and helpful solution for both employees and visitors.
The best interior office signage provides a functional solution for your team and clients to know where they are, navigate to where they need to go or understand what they need to do.
We offer a wide range of options for our dimensional office lobby signs to fit every need. This includes full customization, brand color matching, and a wide range of materials to fit your style and budget.
Our design team is happy to help you with our full-service design and branding expertise.
Top Benefits of Custom Office Lobby Signs
If exterior signage is the first impression, interior lobby and reception signage is the reassuring handshake that invites and welcomes. You want customers to feel confident and comfortable in your business, and interior signage can make all the difference.
Choosing custom office lobby signs should be at the forefront of your mind as you plan out the interior of your office lobby or reception area. It is a sure sign of professionalism and can clearly reflect the persona of your brand.
Interior signage reinforces what your business does, establishes your brand, and should provide a functional tool for helping customers navigate your space. Plus, it can elevate and highlight specific aspects of your brand according to stylistic choices.
Plus, custom office lobby signs are entirely customizable. You can choose the function, message, and style as you like. We use laser-cut materials to replicate your design and ensure we match your branding. Choose from your choice of custom font, thickness, size, and overall design.
We also provide brand color matching with a wide range of paints at your fingertips. So not only will you add professionalism and class to your waiting room, lobby, or reception area, you can be sure to maintain brand consistency.
One of the best things about our interior signage is you have a vast range of material options since you generally don’t have to worry about inclement weather or temperatures. Our dimensional letters can be ordered in foam core, ultra board, Sintra (PVC), Dibond, or Acrylic!
Winning Features of Custom Office Lobby Signs
- Professional and brand-centric
- Welcoming and eye-catching
- Dimensional signage for maximum impact
- Entirely customizable designs
- Brand color matching
- Wide range of material options
- Professional and functional
- Fitting for a wide range of budgets
- Multiple installation and mounting options
Materials for Lobby and Office Reception Signs
Because custom lobby signs are placed in reception areas, inside the office, you have a wide range of options in a wide range of styles and price ranges.
This includes the following materials:
- Dibond – Our #1 Choice: Dibond is an outstanding product that comes in a variety of finishes that set it apart. These finishes include brushed aluminum, gold, and bronze. When used indoors and cared for properly, it can last a lifetime.
- Satin Sintra (PVC): This durable material can be easily cut into a wide range of shapes that are perfect for both short and long term dimensional signage. Our favorite solutions for cost-effective, long-lasting, and sleek custom office lobby signs.
- Lightweight Foamcore: The most cost-efficient option, but with a shorter lifespan. Commonly used for short-term indoor use and special projects (here are 22 foam core printing ideas for businesses).
- Glossy Gatorboard: At a slightly higher price point, gatorboard provides a lightweight profile like foam board with a super-sleek finish.
- Ultraboard: Similar in price to foam board, this super-light material is much more durable and moisture resistant.
- Brilliant Acrylic: Polished and incredibly durable, this is the top option for high-end interior office signage. Acrylic lobby and office reception signs are fully customizable and produce stunning signage.
Sizing for Lobby and Office Reception Signs
We offer a wide range of sign options for your interior lobby and office reception signs.
The largest available sign for most rigid substrates is 48” x 96”. For exceptional projects, certain materials are available in larger sizes (up to 5’ x 10’). Speak with a member of our team for more details.
Determining the right size will depend on a number of factors including:
- The function
- Where it is located
- How easily it should be seen
Large size example: A sign showcasing your company brand and logo that will be placed behind the reception desk on a very tall and wide wall space can be anywhere from 3 feet to 8 feet long.
Small sign example: A simple directional sign indicating where the toilets are located is typically anywhere from 6 inches to 12 inches. It is often somewhere at eye level or near the top edge of a wall.
There are many different kinds of interior office signage options, so understanding the right size and style will depend on the type of signage you need. Speak with our team directly to determine the appropriate size for your own custom lobby signs.
Common Types of Custom Lobby Signs
Commonly used in the main entryway or behind the reception desk so that visitors know exactly where they are. These signs often prominently display the name of the business and logo.
There are many different options for your custom lobby sign. The material and construction of your lobby or reception sign will largely depend on how it will function in the space. A wayfinding sign has a much different purpose than a wall sign with the business name and logo.
Here are some popular types of signs our customers like to use for their custom lobby signs and office reception signs:
- Large branded plaque featuring business name
- Social distancing reminders
- Wayfinding signs
- Addresses and numbering
- Accessibility signage
- Restroom signs
- Custom name plaque
- Engraved door plates
- Engraved desk nameplates
- No smoking signs
- No cell phone signs
Mounting and Installation
We advise determining your signage location and what type of installation is the best option before ordering. This will ensure that your sign is made with the best material for the job.
The most common mounting option is to install the sign directly to the wall using studs, which are inserted into pre-drilled holes in your wall. We also have a variety of standoff options available.
All of our dimensional signs include an installation template to make the installation process more manageable.
Our team is available to deliver and install our custom lobby and office reception signs anywhere in Southern California, including San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.
Lifespan of Lobby and Office Reception Signs
The lifespan of your custom office sign will depend on the material used for your custom signage. Since signs are generally for indoor use, the lifespan is predictably longer than if the signs were used outdoors.
Caring for Your Lobby and Office Reception Signs
We advise two primary care steps for the best looking interior signage:
- Dry dusting your interior signs on a weekly basis.
- Clean gently with mild soap and water every few months.
Important NOTE for foam core and ultraboard: Do NOT use water or follow step #2 for foam core or ultra board signs. You should never use water on this type of sign material.
Lastly, always use a gentle cloth for both wet and dry cleaning to avoid scratching the surface.
Local Delivery and Installation
We are happy to deliver and install your custom lobby and office reception signs anywhere in Southern California.
Coastal Creative offers full-service installation that includes an initial complimentary site check, design, permit drawings, permit procurement, and a professional installation. We have both our C-45 sign contractors license as well as our B-General building contractors license, so all projects big or small are possible with our expert staff. Give us a call at 858-866-6560 today to get your project started!
For certain corporate and enterprise projects we are happy to discuss additional options with you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Once we’ve completed your custom interior office, lobby, or reception sign, we’ll ship it to you anywhere within the United States. Depending on your order size we may offer free or expedited shipping. Please contact us using the form to get the exact details, and we’ll ensure your experience is amazing!
Reception and Lobby Signs Questions and Answers
Your top questions about custom reception and lobby signs
Are custom fonts available for use for my dimensional sign?
Yes, we can use a wide variety of fonts for dimensional letters and custom cut our signs according to your needs.
Certain font types may not be suitable for certain sizes, speak directly with our team if you have any specific design questions!
Do you offer custom color matching?
Absolutely, at Coastal Creative we understand that your brand colors are important, and we will match them perfectly every time. Both printed and painted signs can be color-matched to your exact specifications.
What is the turnaround time for custom dimensional lettering?
Our standard turnaround time is three to five business days from proof approval. Of course, we are able to rush projects in less than 48 hours when needed.