It’s not just the design and materials of a sign that makes an impact to those that see it. It is also the way it’s installed. 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. Standoff signs are able to catch the eye while also conveying a professional image to the viewer. At Blue Dot Signs, we make customized standoff signs in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes, all designed to match your company’s brand and grab your customer's attention. Contact us at 908-486-7000 to learn more about our standoff signs in New Jersey, or fill out our form for a free quote.
For wall signs that stand out, a standoff sign can achieve an eye-catching look without a high cost. These signs, which are either 2D or 3D, are mounted in such a way that the signs are placed away from the surface, rather than flush against it, so that they “stand off” from the wall. They work well for everything from displaying a company name to labeling room and floor numbers.
Standoff signs allow for ample customization, from size, to shape, to color(s) and more. This is largely due to the wide variety of materials they can be made with. Acrylic is the most requested material, as it is the most cost-effective and easy to print a design on, although other materials, like glass, can cultivate a modern look and be customized with varying levels of opacity.
Standoff signs can be designed with almost any material, and are frequently made with:
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 a useful choice 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, and are often chosen to match the sign with complementary colors. They hold the sign from the wall at a distance of anywhere from 0.5 inches to 1.5 inches or more. The further out they stand from the wall, the more shadow they will have.
Other customization options include:
Standoff signs can also be backlit. Adding lighting to the sign is considered very modern, and a look that is popular in the technology and BTB sector. Lighting can be LED or neon, and come in most common colors.
When you need a sign that is both impactful and cost-effective, a standoff sign will elevate your design. Some of the benefits of a standoff sign include:
At Blue Dot Signs, we craft standoff signs in New Jersey and New York that are customized specifically to your brand identity, which means that the benefit of the sign matches the needs that the sign hopes to address.
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 signs located throughout your building. Popular locations for these signs include:
Whether you are considering acrylic signs, glass, or metal signs for your business or property, adding a standoff element to your sign is an easy and effective way to give the sign a professional design.
Our standoff signs from Blue Dot Signs help your business look more professional down to smaller details, and If you want to see whether the sign you have in mind for your building would work as a standoff sign, call us at 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 effective, make sure you contact Blue Dot Signs today.
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.