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Reception Signage: Your Company’s First Impression

Reception Signage: Your Company’s First Impression

Your reception area is often the first place a potential customer will interact with you and your brand. This is the space that communicates your company’s aesthetic and culture; value and work ethic. It goes without saying that your reception area is the first place you want to make an excellent first impression. 

And you’ve worked hard to design and create your company’s brand, its logo, and messaging. Why not display it as such? 

Thankfully when it comes to reception signage, there are many materials, price-points, and combinations to choose from. From vinyl applications to acrylics, metals, and PVC, there are several components that when put together, can create eye-catching signage that properly represents your company and attracts customers.

Vinyl Wall Application

Think of vinyl signage like really durable wallpaper. Any company logo or personal design can be printed on vinyl and applied to almost any wall. Vinyl wall applications are a great low-cost option that can instantly transform the look of any reception space or other commercial or retail area. 

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 12’ x 12 ‘ (or 144 “ x 144”).

Plastic Mounted Signage (Intercell PVC Direct to Surface)

A popular choice for company logos, our PVC signs are directly mounted to any wall. Using raised lettering and 3D elements, these are extremely lightweight and have a smooth professional finish. A great choice for reception areas and office common spaces. 

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 12’ x 12 ‘ (or 144 “ x 144”). 

Pros: Affordable, quick installation, 3D elements

Con: Complex images and gradient-heavy designs do not translate well

Common Uses: Reception areas, offices, and boardrooms

Double Raised Intercell (PVC) Signage 

Also popular for highly-visible reception spaces and corporate venues, these signs are considered more high-end and polished. These signs can accommodate a multitude of design elements, such as 3D, raised fonts, inset pocket cuts and more. Used both indoors and out, these signs are commonly used for outdoor restaurant signage and in premium indoor reception spaces. 

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 12’ x 12 ‘ (or 144 “ x 144”). 

Pros: Extremely versatile, top-quality, professional and modern

Cons: More expensive, longer to manufacture

Common Uses: Highly visible spaces such as restaurant exteriors or large, premium reception spaces 

Metal DiBond Signage

These vinyl over metal composite signs are an affordable indoor and outdoor choice for many businesses. The metal underlay provides durability, while the laminate vinyl overlay can accommodate any kind of one-dimensional graphic style. 

We can accommodate a range of design elements and colour depths and can print individual pieces up to 4’ x 8‘.

Pros: Affordable, indoor or outdoor option, quick installation 

Cons: No 3D elements, limited sizing More expensive, longer to manufacture

Common Uses: Commercial Bays, outdoor permanent signage

Intercell (PVC) Mounted to Metal DiBond

A popular choice for retail, these signs use metal composite backing as a base, with plastic PVC lettering mounted on laminated vinyl. Extremely durable, these signs offer an abundance of design and creative options. 

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 4’ x 8 ‘ (or 96 “ x 48”). 

Pros: Extremely versatile and durable, high-end quality and finishing 

Cons: No backlighting or channel letters

Common Uses: Retail storefronts and commercial buildings

Vinyl Mounted to Acrylic

This type of sign is common for reception areas and for wayfinding and can be found in hospitals, health centres and a range of indoor corporate areas.

Versatile and durable, this sign is vinyl mounted on custom cut acrylic. 

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 4’ x 8 ‘ (or 96 “ x 48”). 

Pros: Extremely versatile and durable, custom-cut acrylic 

Cons: No backlighting or 3D elements

Common Uses: Commercial buildings, wayfinding and directional

Brushed Metal 

These signs are common for reception areas who want a high-end look and modern edge. Using a brushed metal composite facing, PVC letters are then applied. The result is a polished look great for those who want a metal or industrial look.

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 20’ x 20 ‘ (or 240 “ x 240”). 

Pros: Durable, professional and modern, affordable for a metal option

Cons: Installation can be more complicated than other options

Common Uses: Reception area signage

Intercell (PVC) mounted to Acrylic

These signs use back-mounted acrylic with mounted raised PVC lettering. These are also popular for reception signage and for commercial and corporate use. The use of acrylic gives it a modern twist and the use of raised lettering provides a more polished, professional look than the vinyl lettering option.

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 4’ x 8 ‘ (or 96 “ x 48”). 

Pros: Eye-catching, professional and modern, good value

Cons: Higher cost, longer turnaround time

Common Uses: Premium reception area signage

Black Sintra (PVC) Mounted to Surface

Black Sintra is a lightweight yet rigid board of PVC usually with a black, low gloss matte finish. Very common for black logos, this material will make your branding pop, especially against a white wall.

We can accommodate a range of design elements and can print individual pieces up to 20’ x 20 ‘ (or 240 “ x 240”). 

Pros: Very eye-catching, professional and modern

Cons: Limited usage: only works well with black logo or branding

Common Uses: Premium reception area signage

Call The Signage & Printing Professionals at Little Rock Printing

If you can dream it, we can usually make it. Our design and production teams are here to help you every step of the way. Our prices are affordable, our staff is professional and we use modern, quality materials. Contact us today!

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  • Written by Brian Kroeker

    President at Little Rock Printing in Calgary.

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