Post and Panel Street Signs

Brand your location with a high-quality Post and Panel sign.

One of the most important steps a company can take in their marketing strategy is to brand their location. Exterior signs serve many purposes which includes branding, identifying the company’s location, and way-finding. Proper design and placement can drastically effect the impact your signs makes to you clients and customers. A well-designed Post and Panel Sign will make a statement about your company. Additionally, the long-term application of a well-constructed Post and Panel Sign will continue to provide your company with lasting impressions and a great return on your investment.

The Basics of Post and Panel Signs

The basic design of post and panel signs in its simplest form is 2 posts buried in the ground with a panel mounted between them. These free standing signs can be placed somewhere at your location away from the building allowing for greater visibility for your brand and creating better way-finding solutions.

This type of sign is ideal for business and buildings that are set back from the road. A post and panel sign can be used at the location entrance to ensure that the entrance is branded. Additionally this type of sign can be used on your company campus at intersections and parking lot entrances to guide employees, clients and customers to the proper places.

Post and panel signs can be fabricated from many different materials including: aluminum, sandblasted wood, foam core, PVC, and metal. This allows the ability to customize the sign for your business. In most cases Post and Panel signs are double sided; however, this is determined by the location, the area it will be viewed from, and the intended purpose.

What dictates the type of materials used to create a panel or post sign is the location and the type of application required in the area. For instance, the unforgiving Connecticut climate would require that the sign has more protection against the wear and tear caused by the weather. To increase durability, using laminate on any post and panel sign is imperative.

Post and Panel Street Signs Have Many Uses

Post and Panel signs are different from other outdoor signs or business signs. These signs, other than simply providing useful information and advertising your business, do much more. They also improve business branding, provide directions and help in business identification among many others.

Their versatility is what sets them apart from every other sign that a business can use. Post and Panel signs are commonly seen in hospitals, Universities, business parking lots, shopping stores and business grounds. In such areas, they are commonly placed in places such as:

Entrances: This could be the parking lot of business premises or the entrance of a building. Therefore, they can easily be used as building signs that help customers identify your business area. If used in a parking lot, they can help provide directions on where to park your car, as well as point them towards the exit.

Streets and roadsides: Post and Panel signs act as way finders, pointing potential customers towards the correct location of your business.

Showcasing purposes: Post and panel signs can also be used in areas such as construction sites. Construction sites require high levels of organization to help prevent accidents and ensure proper workflow. Post and Panel signs can help improve organization while displaying architectural renderings.

The businesses in CT most likely to use these This type of sign is used by any company looking for a free standing sign.

Single tenant locations are typically more elaborate, and the signs are custom made for that company. However, they can be created in a manner that allows for multiple tenants to be displayed. They can also have other intended uses, like directional / wayfinding signs. These will often be designed to match a company brand but label areas around a company campus like parking areas, entrances, buildings, and shipping & receiving areas.

These signs engage the public.

This type of sign is often used to brand the company location, therefore is located at or near the entrance of the building. The public usually sees this type of sign while driving either to, or past the company’s location. In the case of wayfinding signs, they are engaging with the signs while trying to determine where they are going.

How long does it take to produce and install Post and Panel Signs?

Installation timeframe is often dependent on material options, as some take longer to fabricate. For example, a fabricated aluminum box will take longer than retainer frame signs. There can also be a permitting process involved with the town which often takes up to a month. This type of sign is best to plan ahead, as it can often take between 2-3 months to complete a project when you take into account design, approvals, permitting, ordering materials, fabrication, and installation.

WHAT kind of materials are used to construct Post and Panel Signs?

There are a lot of material options for constructing Post and Panel signs. Our recommendations depend on the application, budget, and needs of the client. For long term signage, aluminum is usually used for the posts and panels. Budget options will often use retainer frame systems with aluminum composite panels. There are also options that use PVC sleeves and pressure treated wood posts.

Where are Post and Panel Signs most often used?

Post and Panel Signs are most often used as Entrance signs, Street Signs, and Road signs. Most commonly seen at the entrance to a business or educational campus, or around campus in the case of directional and wayfinding signs. Like any other industry, sign making has it’s own jargon and clients are often not familiar with terminology. Post & Panel signs are frequently called a number of different things including: entrance signs, street signs, road signs, free-standing signs, self-standing signs, tenant signs, and pole signs.

At G-Force Signs & Graphics we can create and produce a well-designed product that will give your company lasting impressions for years to come.

Using a well-designed and well-constructed post and panel signs is a great option for your company’s brand identity and marketing strategy. Well-constructed post and panel signs will be a durable long-term option with a great return on investment.

Construction Site Post and Panel Signs

Three post and two panel signs are popular on construction sites. This type of sign will often showcase the construction project and / or the architectural firm or construction company responsible for the project. These types of signs are usually temporary and will often utilize materials intended for the lifespan of the project. In most cases they are removed once the project is completed.

Wayfinding Post and Panel Signs

Wayfinding signs direct traffic and label areas on your company campus. These are often branded to match the free-standing signs and building signs that showcase the company logo to create a uniform look at your location. This type of sign is used to help people locate parking areas, different buildings, shipping & receiving areas, as well as visitor or employee entrances.

Primary Site Identification Post and Panel Signs

This is one of the most common uses of Post and Panel signs. Typically, a free-standing two post sign, this will be created using the company logo to brand a company’s location near their main entrance. There are countless combinations of material and finish options available for this type of sign making it one of the most versatile signage options available. They can be elaborate and utilizing custom shapes and dimensional letters, or they can be budget friendly and use a retainer frame system. The right Post and Panel sign can be created regardless of the goals for your project.