Wayfinding & Directories

Point visitors in the right direction with striking wayfinding signs of every variety imaginable. AlphaGraphics can help you show the way, with flair!

Lost customers? Not with custom wayfinding signs and directories.

Directional signage makes navigating trade shows, city streets, business districts, and multi-level office buildings a breeze. Whether you’re directing drivers to your location from the freeway or guiding guests through the halls of your medical practice, AlphaGraphics has the advanced tools and materials to make your space look welcoming and professional.

Our comprehensive sign solutions:

  • Design and copy services
  • Full color or black and white printing
  • Custom sizes, shapes, and fonts
  • Professional mounting
  • Custom finishes
  • UV and weather resistant materials

Directional signage materials:

  • Foamcore
  • Ultraboard
  • Wood
  • Polystyrene
  • Aluminum
  • Dibond
  • PVC
  • Coroplast
  • Acrylic

Tips for effective directional signs:

  • Keep messaging concise, and visuals clear and consistent
  • Use an easy-to-read sans-serif typeface
  • Display only the necessities, remove clutter
  • Show useful information for the location, layout and navigation path of your space
  • Make it easy so viewers don’t have to think

Wayfinding Sign Options

We can help you create eye-catching visuals formatted to your specific purpose.

Informational Signs: Designed to help visitors determine and learn about their current location.

Directional Signs: Posted strategically throughout the area to help visitors find their destination.

Identification Signs: Nameplates and other signage that identify particular buildings, restrooms, offices and conference rooms.

Warning Signs: Outline safety and regulatory information like a building's fire escape routes, no trespassing, or non-smoking areas.

Browse our wayfinding and directory sign specialties below and let us help your customers find their way.

ADA

Take the mystery out of ADA compliance. ADA guidelines help make services and facilities accessible to those with disabilities. Are your signs up to snuff? AlphaGraphics can help you design ADA-compliant signage that’s not only high-quality and functional but also looks sensational.

Building Signs

Your building sign is often your customer's first impression

Menu Boards

Menu Boards: Tastefully decorated and artfully displayed

Name Badges & Tags

Name badges and name tags start relationships off right

Regulatory

Regulatory and safety signs for businesses and events

DIRECTORIES IN OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Directories are without a doubt one of the most important elements of a building. They convey information to people who are seeking a destination.

 

The problem with a poorly designed directory is that at best you’re going to wind up confusing people who look at it, at worst you’re going to wind up with a horrible traffic jam of people.

 

Directories need to be intuitive. You can’t just slap something up there and expect people to immediately comprehend what’s going on. You also can’t expect them to sit there and read a proverbial novel.

 

People want to get where they are going and they want to get there fast. No time for dilly dallying, no time to sit there and try and figure out the meaning of the directory in the lobby.

 

This is why you need to partner up with AlphaGraphics if you’re looking to get a directory designed and created. We have over 60 years of experience in helping the local business community and such businesses as medical centers and malls.

 

There are many little “tricks” that we employ when we create our design. These tricks are designed to help the average person glance at the board,  and in as shortest time as possible, understand where they are as well as how to get to their destination.

 

These tricks include using special fonts that are easy to read close up and afar. We also take advantage of contrasting colors to create a board that not only stands out, but can be easily read. The spacing of the letters and placement of the overall map are very important as well.

 

If you’re a property manager and have tenants who come and go on a regular basis, we can help you out with temporary signage or signage that can be replaced with a new tenant's logo/brand in a matter of minutes. If you’re putting on an event, we can help create a cost-effective temporary sign that will help direct the flow of traffic and get people to their destination in the most efficient way possible.

 

No job is too big or too small. We have worked with many different sized businesses and educational institutions over the years. If you are looking for directional signage but aren’t sure how to go about designing one, give us a call and ask us about our design services. We will ask you a few questions and then provide a quote based on what you’re looking to get done.

 

If you’re considering getting a directory designed for your building, campus or event, give us a call at 760-722-1485 or send us an email and one of our knowledgeable experts will help answer any questions you may have.

 

WAYFINDING SIGNS IN OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Sometimes the path from point A to point B isn’t as clear as it would seem. This is usually the case in such places as big buildings, concerts/venues, and even airports. What people need are wayfinding signs that will intelligently and clearly direct them so they can get to where they need to go.

 

Informational signs help your visitors locate exactly where they are. The signs need to be easy to read and easy to understand, otherwise you can wind up confusing them even more. AlphaGraphics has over 60 years of experience helping the local business community design and create wayfinding signs.

 

Once your visitors know where they are, directional signs will inform them how to get to where they need to go. If you don’t have good directional signage, then traffic flows can and will back up, which could lead to a negative experience and the lack of desire to return to your venue or business.

 

Identification signs let people know what’s what when they finally arrive at their destination. This includes nameplates and other signage that let people know which buildings are offices, conference rooms, restrooms and other important destinations.

 

Warning signs are sometimes required by law. At AlphaGraphics, we keep up on the various signage laws (ADA) that can help keep your business in compliance. Warning signs also serve the purpose of keeping your visitors safe and informed of potential dangerous hazards.

 

When it comes time to choosing the materials for your wayfinding sign you have a wide list of options. You can go with foamcore or Coroplast if you’re looking for something that is lightweight. Or if you’re looking for a more rustic type of look, then perhaps wood or aluminum will work. Dibond is a sign material that is made out of aluminum and plastic. It takes two factory-painted sheets of aluminum and bonds them permanently to a high density plastic core. The sign panel itself is sandwiched in between. The plastic core adds thickness, rigidity and body to the overall sign.

 

If you’re planning on designing your own wayfinding signs, you should ask the experts at AlphaGraphics for their opinions. If this is your first time designing the sign, you should ensure that you’re adhering to the basic design principles such as keeping the message short and concise. Use an easy-to-read typeface such as sans-serif. Most importantly, design the sign in such a way that you’re not making people think. It should take them less than a second to look at the sign and be able to understand exactly what it means and where they need to go.

 

Wayfinding signs are a great way to efficiently direct traffic in and around large areas. If you’re looking to get a sign designed, give us a call at 760-722-1485 or send us an email and one of our friendly experts will help you design or create the perfect wayfinding sign.

 

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