Why Acrylic Works for Directional Signage

Acrylic plastic directional sign for public restrooms

Whether it’s a store, office, school, or hospital, people need to be able to know where to go. Enter directional signage, which will help visitors and staff get to exactly how to get where they need to be. So, what is directional signage? And why is acrylic the best option for it? Read on for all the details.

What is Directional Signage?

Directional signage—also known as wayfinding signage—directs people where to go. These signs can be words, symbols (arrows), and logos. In addition to buildings, wayfinding signage is also used to direct traffic as well as point people in the right direction in public spaces, such as parks and stadiums.

8. Benefits of Acrylic for Directional Signage 

1. It’s durable

Although it’s half the weight of glass, acrylic plastic offers up to 17 times the impact resistance of ordinary glass. While acrylic can crack and fracture, it is shatterproof and impact-resistant, so you can hang and display acrylic signs without any safety concerns.

 2. It’s easily customizable

Whether it’s a specific color, size, or font, you can design and customize acrylic material to fit your needs. You can also opt for a frosted look or add LED lights.

3. It’s transparent

Acrylic is as transparent as glass. It can often be clearer because it doesn’t have the same green tint as glass.

 4. It’s lightweight

Acrylic is durable but still lightweight, making it easy to hang anywhere. 

5. It’s easy to install

You can easily position acrylic directional signs on walls (with or without drilling), doors, and outside of buildings. 

6. It’s weather resistant

If you plan to use your acrylic directional signage outdoors, you’re in luck. Acrylic can be treated with a UV-resistant coating to protect it from direct sunlight and prevent fading. And since it’s durable, it can withstand strong winds and harsh temperatures. 

7. It’s easy to clean

Your acrylic directional signage will always look its best because the material is easy to clean. Simply wipe it down with a clean cloth and Novus cleaning products.

8. It’s affordable

Acrylic is more affordable than glass, so you can showcase plenty of directional signage without breaking the bank.

Where to Use Directional Signage 

There’s no shortage of places to use directional signage. So where is directional signage most popular? Some of the areas include:

  • Front entrance
  • Lobby
  • Elevators
  • Offices
  • Conference Rooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Parking Lots
  • Restrooms
  • Hallways
  • Labs
  • Libraries
  • Stairwells

Fabricate Your Directional Signage with Acme Plastics

Acme Plastics is a trusted and one-stop plastics center for any brand, any shape, and any product. Browse our wide array of Acrylic Plastic materials for directional signage here. Contact us with any questions or special requests.