Signage is all around us on college campuses. Whether it’s wayfinding signage for visitors or building names for students, signage helps keep colleges running smoothly because of the information they provide. Effective signage that clearly displays information is a necessity for every college campus, but there are instances when you want your signage to be both informative and memorable. With custom Dimensional Signage on campus, visitors will remember your signage long after leaving campus.
Dimensional signs are 3D signs that bring messaging to life. This signage style creates a professional appearance that is ideal for logos, school names, or any messaging you want to have a high-end look. Dimensional signage can be installed on most surfaces and is available in a variety of material options to ensure customers can attain the desired look and feel for their signage, including: rigid foam, wood, PVC plastics, metals, and acrylics. Below we will look at how other universities used dimensional signage to help carry out their branding efforts.
The University of New Hampshire used acrylic dimensional signage to display their university shield on the wall in their Alumni Center. The size and 3D nature of the shield makes it more noticeable and vibrant, making it the focal point of the room. The acrylic material gives this sign a polished appearance which is ideal for a professional environment.
Harvard University used dimensional signage on the walls of their media production room. When wall space is limited, dimensional signage makes the most of the space by creating an impactful display without requiring ample physical space. While dimensional signage can be an effective tool to impress visitors, they can also be used to extend branding to all areas of your facilities. The work performed in the Harvard media production room is vital to the university’s success. The Harvard dimensional sign extends branding into the room and reminds everyone that they are a part of the team.
Harvard University also used dimensional signs with other signage styles to create a larger 3D display in their hallway. Wall panels featuring previous Harvard student-athletes were installed on the wall with dimensional acrylic lettering and the Harvard shield installed on top of it. The printed wall panels create a contrasting backdrop for the acrylic lettering, resulting in an impressive display. Because this display is located in the hallway, it helps boost team pride while impressing upon recruits.
Southern New Hampshire University used dimensional signs above and below a television used for internal stadium messaging. Above the television, a SNHU cutout helps draw the attention of visitors, as the glossy acrylic “Penmen” sign below the television adds a touch of class while helping to frame the television. Because SNHU wanted visitors to take time to observe the messaging on the screen, they used the dimensional to create a larger display that incorporates the television. Instead of a bland television on the wall, the dimensional signage creates a sense of importance around it, making it a place for visitors to gather.
While many schools use dimensional signage to display their logos, there’s no limit to how they can be used. Whether you are looking to impress visitors, strengthen branding, or anything in between, the signage professionals at AMI Graphics are ready to help you achieve your desired look and feel on your next project. Reach out today to get started!