It’s not just the design and materials of a sign that makes an impact on the people that look at it. It is also the way it’s installed. If it’s skillfully installed in a unique way at a location that is easily noticeable by the eye, you can share your sign or message – often at a lower cost as well.
One sign that is extremely popular for its low price and high impact is what’s known as a “standoff sign.” The way standoff signs are constructed and installed adds a 3D layer to the overall 2D design by pushing it forward from the installation surface. In this way, they’re able to catch the eye while also conveying a professional image to the viewer.
Creative and Elegant Standoff Sign
Standoff signs are signs that “stand off” of a surface. These signs, which are either 2D or 3D, are mounted in such a way that the signs are placed away from the surface by anywhere from 0.5 inches to 1.5 inches or more. Because “Standoff” refers to the mounting, these types of signs can be designed with almost any material, and are frequently made with:
- Dibond, and more
They’re differentiated from other similar forms of signage by the way they’re installed: with screws that hold the sign about an inch away from the wall to create a visually interesting display. That makes them not only outstanding choices for traditional signs, but also for materials like glass that typically look unusual when flush with a flat surface.
The screws are both functional and design oriented: they safely and securely hold the sign to the wall while also fitting in with the sign’s graphic design. With choices available even when it comes to the materials and appearance of the screws, you can be confident that every part of your sign will align with your business’s brand.
Customized Standoff Signs
A high level of customization is possible with standoff signs, from size, to shape, to color and more. This is largely due to the wide variety of materials they can be made with. Acrylic is popular for being cost-effective and easy to print a design on, and glass can cultivate a modern look. Clear materials like glass can even be customized in varying levels of opacity.
The location of your sign’s standoff screws can also be customized according to your design and the kind of support it needs. They can be installed:
- In Each Corner
- One On Each Vertical Side
- In Each Corner and One On Each Side
- In Only the Top Corners
Most choose to add a screw to each corner, with additional support screws on the sides if the sign is particularly large. We can also add screws to other areas, according to your sign’s custom shape.
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Standoff signs are quickly noticeable and have an attractive design, making them a great choice for almost any kind of office sign from a large logo sign in the front lobby to small office and bathroom signs throughout the building.
Blue Dot Signs’ standoff signs help your business look professional down to the smaller details. If you want to see whether the sign you have in mind for your building would work as a standoff sign, call us 908-486-7000 or request a quote with your requirements.
If you are ready to order a standoff sign for your business, or you’d like to learn more about what makes a standoff sign so effective, make sure you contact Blue Dot Signs today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Standoff Signs
Maybe. This type of sign is traditionally used indoors and categorized as a type of office standoff signage. Interior wall signs like these are made with sturdy, but not necessarily weatherproof materials. Let us know if you’re thinking about displaying your standoff sign outside, and we can determine if the materials you want can withstand wear from the weather.
Yes. We have Pantone color matching capabilities so even if the color you want to include is one you’ve trademarked yourself, we can add it to your sign.
Not necessarily. Edge grip standoffs can be used instead. They’re adjusted to the thickness of the sign and hold tightly to the sides, enabling you to install and display the sign without drilling holes in it. They’re most often used with glass signs but can be used with other materials as well.
Yes. We can help you no matter what step you’re at with designing your sign. We know that not every business, particularly smaller businesses, has someone on staff that is experienced with sign design. Luckily, our team is here to make sure that you receive the perfect design to suit your needs.
We offer installation services to ensure that your sign is displayed well and is safely attached to the wall. If you’re experienced with this type of sign installation we can provide you with instructions and hardware, like the standoff screws.
Generally, all you need to do is dust it. If it needs a more thorough cleaning, only a non-abrasive cloth and water is needed. Don’t use traditional cleaning products as they could fade the design or damage any finishes present on the sign.
If well-maintained, you can expect it to last for a range of years. Exactly how many years is determined by how well it’s maintained and what materials it’s made with.
Yes. Standoff signs can be used for almost every situation that acrylic signs and other types of wall mounted signs can be used for. They’re essentially wall signs with spacers and are often used for office lobby signs, building directories, store aisle signs, and more.
Yes, traditionally. We do offer raised letters, but without that feature, they are usually flat because the distance between the sign and the wall is what gives each one depth.
They can be made of aluminum, stainless steel, and brass, whichever meets your sign’s design and budgetary needs. Finishes like brushed, chrome, anodized, and more can be included to further customize your sign.