vinyl letters, wall lettering, window lettering
On the door centered about eye level people usually put their name, logo, hours of operation, and phone number. This is usually done in smaller type font, easy to read font type, and in a light color such as white. Hours of operation is meant for the people who come to the door or want to get more information. This is not meant for people to see farther than 10-15’ away. The space allocated on the window door is usually between 18” w x 24” h or less. This size is a bit large for most professional type businesses such as doctors or attorney offices. Professional businesses should go with 18” w x 18” h or, 12” x 18”, or 12” x 12” for the logo and hours of operation. This is a more traditional classy size.
In order to determine how big to make the text and graphics (area) for the main store front windows you first need to know if there are any rules or regulations in the city you belong regarding window signage. Most towns and cities have rules and guidelines that can be found by calling the local building department or going to your towns building department website. In most cases you will find these regulations listed under signage. They will provide guidelines for outside signs, monument style signs, storefront signage, and window signs. They usually will allow up to a certain amount of square feet based on a percentage of the total area. You can calculate the window total area by referring back to your hand sketch of the store front and doors. Multiply the height and width of each window size and add them together to determine the total area in square feet. Say that that your city ordinance allows up to 25% of your total area then all you need nowis multiply .25 x your total area. This will now be the total square feet you are allowed for window signage. This is the amount you can use for pertinent window signage space.
For the best visibility it is best to put the window adhesive vinyl lettering on the exterior of the glass window. We can print your logo and window graphics in full color however you should use a light color (white) for any text or border. During the day most windows appear dark or black color so if you use a dark color you will not see your window signs. Light silver color or gold color is a great choice for professional businesses such as an attorneys, financial services, or doctor’s offices. Etched vinyl which looks like etched glass is also a good choice for these business types. This is a little more expensive but provides that high end look that is definitely worth the money spent.
We recommend using Signs-N-Frames for your window lettering and hours of operation because you can go directly to their site design, proof, and purchase them online from the personal comfort of your favorite place. All you have to do is input the height and width of your store front window and hit “customize it”. A design window will appear with the dimensions of your window where you can start your design, save it, and purchase it online.