non illuminated signs

Twisted Goods

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

Added 10 Apr 2015

Twisted Goods

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

Rocky View Immigrant Service

Sandwich Boards

Added 10 Apr 2015

Rocky View Immigrant Service

Sandwich Boards

ATB Financial

Door Panel Signs

Added 10 Apr 2015

ATB Financial

Door Panel Signs

Calgary Transit

Non-Illuminated Sign Cabinet

Added 10 Apr 2015

Calgary Transit

Non-Illuminated Sign Cabinet

Red Deer College

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

Added 10 Apr 2015

Red Deer College

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

CODA Garden Cafe

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

Added 10 Apr 2015

CODA Garden Cafe

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

Alberta Children’s Hospital

Individual Wall Mounted Plexi Letters & Logo

Added 6 Apr 2015

Alberta Children’s Hospital

Individual Wall Mounted Plexi Letters & Logo

Alberta Children’s Hospital

Elevator Buttons - Wayfinding Sign

Added 6 Apr 2015

Alberta Children’s Hospital

Elevator Buttons - Wayfinding Sign

Enmax

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

Added 6 Apr 2015

Enmax

Individual Plastic Cut-Out Letters

Drugstore Pharmacy

Non-Illuminated Sign Frame

Added 2 Apr 2015

Drugstore Pharmacy

Non-Illuminated Sign Frame

Superstore

Non-Illuminated Channel Logo Sign

Added 2 Apr 2015

Superstore

Non-Illuminated Channel Logo Sign

West LRT Parkade

Directional Signs

Added 2 Apr 2015

West LRT Parkade

Directional Signs

Ernest Manning High School

Directional Signs

Added 2 Apr 2015

Ernest Manning High School

Directional Signs

University of Calgary Spy Hill Campus

Individual Metal Cut-Out Letters

Added 2 Apr 2015

University of Calgary Spy Hill Campus

Individual Metal Cut-Out Letters

An illuminated sign isn’t always appropriate for a sign’s purpose or location and there’s no need to spend money powering up a sign when there’s no added benefit. If your business is located in a mall, for example, where it will be well lit during store hours, investing in quality materials may be more prudent. The good news is, there are many creative opportunities for non-illuminated signs.

First up, you can choose from a wide array of materials including wood, metal, acrylic, vinyl and stone. If your company is housed in a large building, for instance, you might want a comprehensive and stylish directional sign system to impress clients and help visitors find their way. In this case, illumination isn’t needed as the signs are located in an independently lit space. In fact, illumination might create distractions when your directional signs are meant to blend subtly with the rest of the décor. If you want to highlight certain information, paint, color, font choices and texture effects can be used instead of light.

And, because you do not have to worry about a power source, you have flexibility when deciding on the location and mounting method for a non-illuminated sign. This is very helpful if you’re planning a large tradeshow display that you can use multiple times a year at different events. At a conference, you can’t always depend on having a dedicated power source or a way to hang heavy signs. Instead, non-illuminated signs, posters and supplementary advertising materials can be made of light-weight fabric, vinyl, plastic or paper to fit your needs.

While illuminated signs may seem tempting, they might not be the best choice for your project. When deciding on a sign design, ask yourself these questions. What is the purpose of this specific sign? Where will it be located? Based on your answers, you should have the insight you need to make an informed decision.