Signs NY Slogan

How to Understand Proper Sign Distance

There are many different types of signs. There are large signs, small signs, metal signs, plastic signs, and more. Signs are there to share a message with everyone that walks by, but depending on both the size of the sign that you choose and the distance you place the sign away from where it may be seen, you may quickly find that your message is not visible to your audience.

Proper sign distance is not determined by the size of the sign, but by the size of the lettering. Below, you'll find a chart that you can use to either:

  • See how far you can place your sign given the size of your sign lettering.

  • See what size sign lettering you need given the distance between the sign and audience.

Best Sign Lettering Size and Distance for Ideal Visibility

Letter Height (Inches) Distance For Best Impact (feet) Maximum Readable Distance (feet)
3" 30' 100'
4" 40' 150'
6" 60' 200'
8" 80' 350'
9" 90' 400'
10" 100' 450'
12" 120' 525'
15" 150' 630'
18" 180' 750'
24" 240' 1000'
30" 300' 1250'
36" 360' 1500'
42" 420' 1750'
48" 480' 2000'
54" 540' 2250'
60" 600'

2500'

Other Considerations: Colors and Fonts

In addition to sign distance and the size of your sign lettering, you also need to pay attention to other factors that may affect sign visibility. These include:

  • Font – The more unique your font, the harder it may be to see from a distance. Keep this in mind if you have decided to consider a more stylish font selection.
  • Design Elements – The more design elements that are involved, the "Busier" the sign can be. Multiple colors can have a distracting effect that may make it harder to see signs from far away.
  • Color Combination – Color combination is an often forgotten part of proper sign location and design. Some colors offer poor contrast, or can blend together in a way that can make it very difficult to view the sign from certain distances. Selecting the right color combination is critical for making sure that you're getting the right sign visibility.

Design a Sign that Maximizes Branding and Distance

At Signs NY, we are always happy to help you with sign consultations to determine if your sign is best for the visibility that you expect, and we have design services if you need someone to help you complete your final sign.

Understanding sign distance, visibility, and more is critical for making sure that your sign receives the maximum amount of attention and visibility. For more information about optimal sign distance and sign design, call us today at (718) 453-8300 or start filling out the form and we are happy to begin your order.

WHY CHOOSE US


Google Reviews  of Signs NY

Google Reviews

Google Reviews  of Signs NY

100% Satisfaction of Signs NY

100% Satisfaction

 

Licenced & Insured of Signs NY

Licensed & Insured

 

Competitive Prices  of Signs NY

Competitive Prices

 

Fast Delivery of Signs NY

Fast Delivery

 

Customer Reviews

spe1

Thanks to these guys I have the nicest sign on my block. The work speaks for itself

spe1

ismail salemi ismail salemi

ismail salemi
5 out of 5

spe1

I called Signs for a last minute order (Saturday) for standing banner for an event I was flying out to attend. They had it delivered to me in Manhattan the next morning (Sunday morning). The quality was great and they very reasonable price. I was really appreciative of their responsiveness and will definitely do business with them again.

spe1

Josie Josie

Josie
5 out of 5

spe1

Their sales team and installation crew worked with us very closely for a last minute exhibit at the United Nations, and their product completely exceeded our expectations, not to mention that they were able to print more affordably and faster than competing vendors. The installation team was also very flexible with the demanding schedule allotted to set up our large-scale wall wraps and floor decal. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for beautiful prints done at a professional manner.

spe1

Steven Holloway Steven Holloway

Steven Holloway
5 out of 5