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Lobby Interior Signs aka Reception Area Signs Show You Off

Posted by Julie Ramirez on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 @ 06:12 AM

This Way In: Lobby Signs For Your Office Make A Lasting Impression

Looking to make a strong first impression in your office or place of business?

One way to accomplish this is by having a well-crafted and designed lobby sign.  Nothing welcomes visitors, promotes your brand and makes a lasting impression like a lobby sign. Take a note next time you see a bad or unsightly produced lobby sign; you’ll agree it shows  unprofessionalism and cheapness.

What exactly constitutes a lobby sign? It’s exactly what the name states; a sign, fixture or stand, generally found in the lobby, entrance or reception area to your business. As with virtually every other type of sign, it is an advertisement, calling card, display and brand promotion all in one. And just like all other branding efforts, your sign should be consistent with your other brand elements; logo, font and overall feel.

Types of Lobby Signs

Lobby signs can be made from a wide array of materials, ranging from the simple to the extremely artistic. These materials include Gatorfoam®, a specially designed foam board, brushed aluminum and Plexiglass, among others. Another option include letters (available in many different fonts) that are “pegged” to the wall, giving an attractive 3D look. This is a particularly popular choice for companies whose name itself (and font style) is its logo.

In addition, these signs can be permanent (mounted to a wall, reception desk or plaque) or temporary (hung from the ceiling, mounted on an easel). This is an especially popular option for companies who use temporary or  “pop-up” office space. It conveys to the public that the same care was used as in a temporary or portable sign that was used in a permanent fixture.

Things to consider

As mentioned earlier, your sign should feature the same brand elements as all of your other collateral. This includes logos, font style and colors (if applicable) that define your company. You want your sign to be one more definable part of your image, not the exception to your brand.

One other thing to consider is how well your lobby sign fits in with the general motif of the space. For example, if all the signs and fixtures in a general area are muted brass, you don’t want a blinking neon outline type of sign that screams “tacky.” Also, the size of your sign should be consistent with the overall environment. A sign that is far larger (or smaller) than others in the same area will stand out, and not in a good way.  Likewise, one that is overwhelming for the space itself (for example, taking up the entire area behind the reception desk) is also something to be avoided. 

If you have any questions or need further help, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail at or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. 

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Topics: metal signs, Reception Area Signs, Acrylic Dimensional Signs, 3D Signs, Lobby Signs

LA Sign Company | Exhibit Your Logo in Your Lobby With A Sign!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 @ 06:02 AM

Lobby Signs - Display Your Logo and show it off!

The lobby of your office building is an extremely important place, and you not only want it to give off a vibe of comfort and professionalism, but you also want it to help promote your business, whatever it may be. The fact is, signs are a crucial part of virtually all types of advertising, and well made ones can go a long way towards attracting people to your business. That's why it's so important that you choose the right people to design your lobby signs.

Creativity, aesthetics, and professionalism are all very important aspects of an effective sign. You know as well as I do that a plain old, boring looking black and white sign isn't going to do squat in terms of drawing interest to a business or product. If you're going to put up a lackluster sign to advertise your business, you might as well just fill that lobby space with a couch instead. When getting your sign designed, you really need to get it done by people who truly know what they're doing. Lobby signs and logo signs are a couple of the many specialties offered by The Sign Studio, where they offer a wide variety of signs that they design themselves.

Just remember, if you don't care enough about your sign to get it done by professionals, your potential customers aren't going to care about it either.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at

Topics: Lobby Signs, Glendale and Pasadena Sign Company, Interior Logo Signs

Signs Los Angeles | Lobby Signs aka Reception & Office Signs

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 @ 06:07 AM


Here at The Sign Studio we can create office and reception area sign solutions that perfectly capture your business's personality.

Reception signs are the first impression of your brand that your customer sees, while your office signage needs to leave the right impression on both customers and employees. What does your first impression say about you? Whether your company says "neat and tidy," "old school" or "corporate and trendy," we can design the perfect office signs and other visuals that capture the brand and the look you are after and display it proudly to visitors and customers alike.

The Sign Studio specializes in the design and fabrication of many different types of office, reception and lobby signage. By nature of the word "custom," we approach each and every reception and office signage project differently.

Have you ever been in a company's reception area that is so impressively stylish that your concept of their professionalism or importance changed for the better? This is the magic of great design. Even something simple, like some professionally done wall decals, can make all the difference. Regardless of the visual solution you choose, your reception area makes a profound impression. It can make the difference to the value of the contracts you win, and the clients who choose to entrust you with their business. Your reception signage sets the tone and makes the statement, while your entire office sign solutions can often play a large role in customer recognition and retention.

Your Reception Area and Office Signage Can Leave Lasting Impressions
In a Fall 2010 report conducted by Business Week, the look of your office or facility's interior can play an unexpected role in both employee and customer retention.
On the employee side...
70% of the polled individuals stated that their decision to remain at a given job depended on many issues, including the physical layout, proper upkeep and visual appearance of the reception area and office or facility itself.
On the client side...
A group of "first-time" customers and/or clients were polled about their initial experience while at a particular office or facility. Visually appealing and coherently presented messaging played a major role in both their first impression and, more important, their ability to retain physical and visual information about the company and office itself.
Our Reception and Office signage services and products also include:
• Acrylic w/stand-offs
• Cast Plaques
• Dimensional Lettering
• Directories
• Easels • Engraved Signs
• Fabric Banners
• Floor Graphics
• Freestanding Frames
• LED Displays
• Name Badges • Retractable Banner Stands
• Track Lettering
• Vinyl Lettering & Graphics
• Wall Covering
• Wall Frames

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, please give us a call at The Sign Studio (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at
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Topics: Office Signs Reception Area Signage, Lobby Signs