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Pylon Signs

Pylon signs are tall, freestanding signage structures that make your business position visible from hundreds of meters away. As one of the more versatile forms of roadside and exterior signage, pylons work successfully within many environments. Adding a digital LED screen to a pylon can offer motorists additional information such as ambient temperature, time, and weather conditions. You can also program further promotional messages, allowing you to gear your content toward your target customer at specific times.

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BENEFITS AND PLACEMENT

While it is more cost-effective to mount a sign onto an existing structure such as a building, sometimes this option is not practical. In these cases, a freestanding sign is recommended. Additionally, freestanding pylons are used to supplement building signage, particularly when the building is set back from the road or not visible. They promote brand awareness and can be illuminated or include LED displays to advertise your business day and night.

Placing a double-sided, freestanding sign perpendicular to the street, allows your business to become instantly more visible to traffic from both directions. They can also be designed to be tall enough to overcome obstructions that may block your store entrance or fascia from passing customers.

Pylons are suited well to malls or businesses parks, as they allow for multiple stores or businesses to advertise on a single platform. They are also often found outside businesses that want or need additional (and ofter distanced) site identification, like hotels, petrol stations, and car dealerships.

Designing Pylon Signs

Pylon Design Considerations

There are two separate design aspects necessary when building pylon signs. The engineering component, and the graphic design component and both need consideration. Additionally, location is important as the installation site must be free from obstructions like power lines, tall trees, or underground pipes.

Design Elements

Modern pylon sign production techniques mean there is no limit to the elements that can be placed on the sign. Text, illustrations, or photographs may all be used in the overall design. Design elements can be 2D, 3D or can also incorporate LED lights or screens. Pylons don’t all have to be rectangular either. We can fabricate 3D forms and shapes which can be incorporated into the final design.

As with most other external signage, pylon signage design needs to include your logo, portray a simple, short message, make use of contrasting, brand colours, and use a clear and legible font to make it effective. Because of the freestanding nature of the sign, it can be double or single-sided, with both sides having the same design or each side showing different messages.

Structural Design

The internal structure of a pylon can have a single-mount, twin-pole mount, covered-pole mount, or be a custom light-box. Safety is paramount and the internal design of the structure of a pylon sign is best left to the experts.

We have qualified and experienced staff at our disposal and can produce something from scratch or we are happy to work with third parties of your choosing.

 

Creating Pylon Signs

Inner Pylon Structure

Because these business pole signs are usually large, they need to be solidly built and professionally installed to withstand the wind loadings placed on them. For this reason, we construct the signs with a welded steel internal structure, bolted to a purpose-made, steel-reinforced, concrete foundation. This steel structure is weatherproofed and can remain exposed or clad in a range of materials.

Pylon Cladding

Our preferred cladding material is Aluminium Composite Material, or ACM, a material consisting of two thin sheets of aluminum with a polyethylene core. This material is very flat, rigid, versatile, and weatherproof, making it ideal for pole sign production.

Along with ACM, there are many other construction materials available to create the desired look. Business pylons clad using brick, acrylic, or timber.

Sign Face

We use a host of different fabrication methods when creating the elements which make up the face of these outdoor pole signs. As mentioned previously, the structure can have a single or double-sided face. One commercial plinth sign can easily consist of 3D Channel LettersHalo LetteringDigital PrintCut Vinyl Graphics, and even LED components.

The vinyl for the graphics used for exterior pylons are UV resistant for durability, and all face elements are fully weatherproof.

 

Designing Pylon Signs

Pylon Design Considerations

There are two separate design aspects necessary when building pylon signs. The engineering component, and the graphic design component and both need consideration. Additionally, location is important as the installation site must be free from obstructions like power lines, tall trees, or underground pipes.

Design Elements

Modern pylon sign production techniques mean there is no limit to the elements that can be placed on the sign. Text, illustrations, or photographs may all be used in the overall design. Design elements can be 2D, 3D or can also incorporate LED lights or screens. Pylons don’t all have to be rectangular either. We can fabricate 3D forms and shapes which can be incorporated into the final design.

As with most other external signage, pylon signage design needs to include your logo, portray a simple, short message, make use of contrasting, brand colours, and use a clear and legible font to make it effective. Because of the freestanding nature of the sign, it can be double or single-sided, with both sides having the same design or each side showing different messages.

Structural Design

The internal structure of a pylon can have a single-mount, twin-pole mount, covered-pole mount, or be a custom light-box. Safety is paramount and the internal design of the structure of a pylon sign is best left to the experts.

We have qualified and experienced staff at our disposal and can produce something from scratch or we are happy to work with third parties of your choosing.

 

Creating Pylon Signs

Inner Pylon Structure

Because these business pole signs are usually large, they need to be solidly built and professionally installed to withstand the wind loadings placed on them. For this reason, we construct the signs with a welded steel internal structure, bolted to a purpose-made, steel-reinforced, concrete foundation. This steel structure is weatherproofed and can remain exposed or clad in a range of materials.

Pylon Cladding

Our preferred cladding material is Aluminium Composite Material, or ACM, a material consisting of two thin sheets of aluminium with a polyethylene core. This material is very flat, rigid, versatile, and weatherproof, making it ideal for pole sign production.

Along with ACM, there are many other construction materials available to create the desired look. Business pylons are clad using brick, acrylic, or timber.

Sign Face

We use a host of different fabrication methods when creating the elements which make up the face of these outdoor pole signs. As mentioned previously, the structure can have a single or double-sided face. One commercial plinth sign can easily consist of 3D Channel LettersHalo LetteringDigital PrintCut Vinyl Graphics and even LED components.

The vinyl for the graphics used for exterior pylons are UV resistant for durability, and all face elements are fully weatherproof.

 

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Why Choose Signbiz?

What sets us apart.

In addition to premium signage, and great service, Signbiz is pleased to offer its ‘Workmanship Guarantee’ to give customers additional confidence in every project delivered.

As the saying goes, You get what you pay for.

After Care Service

Signbiz offers an After-Care Service for completed projects.

Warranties & Insurances

We use premium products with excellent lifespans and warranties.

Quality Assurance

Products leaving our workshop undergo rigorous quality checks.

Machinery & Tech

We use advanced manufacturing, application, and installation technology.

Health & Safety

We are certified ‘Site Safe’ and have a dedicated Safety Officer in house.

Staff Qualification

Staff hold highly skilled qualifications and additional, internal training is provided.

What Sets Us Apart?

As the saying goes: “You get what you pay for”.

In addition to premium signage, and great service, Signbiz is pleased to offer its ‘Workmanship Guarantee’ to give customers additional confidence in every project delivered.

After Care Service

Signbiz offers an After-Care Service for completed projects.

Warranties & Insurances

We use premium products with excellent lifespans and warranties.

Quality Assurance

Products leaving our workshop undergo rigorous quality checks.

Machinery & Tech

We use advanced manufacturing, application, and installation technology.

Health and Safety

A Certified Site Safe company with a dedicated Safety Officer.

Staff Qualification

Staff hold highly skilled qualifications and additional, internal training is provided.

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