Office door signs are an important—if easily overlooked—aspect of any business. They not only assist staff and visitors by identifying the owner of an office and their role; they can also be used to provide instructions or warnings, delineate restricted areas, and even improve branding site-wide.
JMF Group has spent four decades designing, manufacturing, and supplying high-quality office door signs that are perfect for any business. Our signs are made from durable materials and are easy to install, and with our in-house design team, we know we can help you find the perfect sign for your company.
For more details on our signs and services, contact our helpful team today. Alternatively, keep reading for our comprehensive guide to office door signage.
The Importance of Effective Interior Office Signs
Perhaps unsurprisingly, interior office signage is frequently overlooked by business owners and company decision-makers—let’s face it, door signs aren’t at the top of anyone’s priority list!
However, investing in office signs can have a tangible and significant impact on the running of your business in more ways than one. Here are some examples:
How many times have you had your concentration broken by a colleague entering your office unannounced? How many times has an important meeting been interrupted by a member of the “sorry, wrong room” brigade?
Interior office signs can help reduce these occurrences by making it immediately apparent to staff and visitors where they should—and shouldn’t—be. By investing in a few well-chosen office door signs, you can increase the productivity of your team by maintaining privacy, reducing interruptions, and improving staff focus.
Many of today’s office buildings are huge—for both long-time staff and new clients, navigating the endless halls in search of a specific meeting room or department can be confusing and frustrating.
Office door signs can help to alleviate this issue by providing clear wayfinding information that helps everyone to find their way around your premises.
From an aesthetic perspective, well-designed office signs can give your business a professional and polished edge that reflects the quality of the service you provide.
At JMF, our in-house design team work directly with clients to provide signs that go beyond a simple label, incorporating existing company logo, corporate colour palette, and brand creatives that boost your corporate identity.
Safety and Security
The COVID-19 pandemic taught us all the importance of maintaining good hygiene and social distance in the workplace. As the UK returns to some sense of normality, it’s still important to send a message to staff and visitors that health and safety is a priority.
Furthermore, with so many offices playing host to sensitive and confidential information, it’s important to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to certain areas. Door signs can minimise the risk of someone stumbling onto something they shouldn’t.
Choosing an Office Door Sign
Now that you know a little more about the benefits of office signage, it’s time to start thinking about which sign is right for your business. Here are some factors you should consider when making your selection:
An obvious one to start: what is the purpose of your office sign?
Are you looking for a way to reduce interruptions and increase productivity? Or do you need a sign that will help with wayfinding around your office building? Perhaps you’re looking for something that will promote good hygiene practices in the workplace.
Sign category and sign purpose are inextricably linked—once you understand the purpose of your signage, you can start to narrow down your options.
At JMF, we supply office signage in the widest range of materials. From acrylic and aluminium to vinyl and wood, we have a material to suit every need.
If you’re looking for a sign that’s durable and long-lasting, metal or aluminium signs are a good option. For something a little more temporary—or if you’d like to save money—vinyl might be the way to go. Our team can advise you on the best option for your brand and your budget.
Size and Shape
The third thing to think about is the size and contour of your sign. You’ll want to make sure that it’s large enough to be seen and read easily, but not so large that it looks out of place or cluttered.
As a general rule of thumb, door signs should be at least 200mm x 300mm, but the exact size will depend on the amount of information you need to include.
The design of your office door sign is important for both aesthetic and functional reasons. If you’re looking for a sign that will help with wayfinding, for example, you’ll want to make sure it’s easy to read from a distance. If you’re looking for a sign that will promote the quality of your service, on the other hand, you’ll want to choose a design that’s classy and elegant.
Our design team will help you create display plates that are as functional as they are attractive, subtly advertising your company to your newest client or customer.
Door Signs: Material Options
At JMF, we take pride in being able to create for our customers the widest range of door signs. Our state-of-the-art fabrication facilities allow us to produce a huge number of sign types in-house, including:
Metal Door Signs
Metal door signs can be produced from a range of materials, including aluminium, brass and stainless steel. Metal signs are extremely durable, making them ideal for high-traffic areas or businesses that want their investment to stand the test of time.
Acrylic Door Signs
Acrylic signs are made from a lightweight but strong plastic material. They’re a popular choice for office signs because they’re easy to install and can be produced in a wide range of colours and designs. They can be supplied with logos, a company message, or both, with fixings that allow for simple, secure installation.
Vinyl Door Signs
Vinyl signs are a cost-effective alternative to acrylic or metal signs. They’re perfect for temporary or short-term signs, as they can be easily removed and replaced. Vinyl signs can be supplied in a wide range of colours, with designs that can be printed directly onto the sign material.
JMF Group: An All-Service Approach to Office Signs
At JMF, we know that you don’t want to spend any more time than you have to on purchasing door signs for your office. You don’t want to be shopping around for separate designers, manufacturers, and installation engineers—you want to work with a company that can do it all!
Our manufacturing process is designed to account for every aspect of your sign project, including:
We offer all our UK customers—whether they run an office, a shop, a restaurant, or anything else—a free on-site survey. One of our expert surveyors will come to your premises to assess your property and your installation requirements. They’ll take measurements and look at any peculiarities in your door and wall locations throughout the building. This lets us ensure that the office signs we’re creating for you are perfect for your needs.
After the survey, our team of in-house designers will get to work on creating an office sign that looks great. We’ll work closely with you to understand your branding requirements, company colour palette, and existing advertising and marketing. With these details, our team will be able to develop display units that are consistent with your current brand, and which stand out on their own merit.
As a JMF customer, you’ll benefit from our industry-leading print and fabrication facilities, and the expertise of our time-served signage craftsmen. Our production department takes pride in their exceptional workmanship, with quality-assurance procedures that ensure every item we sell is of the finest quality—if it doesn’t pass the test, it doesn’t leave the workshop!
Delivery / Installation
At our base in the North East, we stock many different types of raw material—this means you’re not waiting on our suppliers to get your new office signs. Our optimised logistics processes and excellent courier partners result in quick dispatch and quick delivery.
For larger or more complex orders, our installation engineers work across the United Kingdom, making sure that every office sign we produce is fixed safely, securely, and permanently. They have the tools and expertise necessary for internal and external signage installation and can visit at a date and time that suits you (meaning minimal disruption to day-to-day trading activities).
The JMF team don’t just forget about you once your office signs are installed—we offer a full maintenance service to all our customers. This includes regular cleaning and polishing (to keep your signage looking as good as new), emergency repairs, and replacements (should anything happen to your sign through no fault of your own).
What Are You Waiting For?
Your search for a new office sign supplier is over—JMF is here.
Whether you want a couple of vinyl stickers for your manager’s office or engraved metal plates for installation across your premises, we can supply the quantity you need at a fair price.
For more information, give our team a call today—we can’t wait to get to work!