ACP signage represents Aluminum composite Panel or aluminum composite material. This is a flat panel type consisting of thin aluminum sheets binded to non-aluminum core. Generally ACPs are used for buildings external cladding and for signage.
Signage represents the use of symbols and signs to communicate a message for marketing purpose to a specific group. A signage means collectively signing or being viewed as a group. The signs are in visual graphics displaying information. This is manifested typically as information in the outside or inside of buildings or on the streets. The signs vary in size and form depending on the intent and location, from costly banners, murals and billboards to smaller street name signs, street signs, lawn signs and sandwich boards. The new designs use electronic or digital display.
More details on ACP Signage
• ACP signage is strong and very rigid, though light weight. ACPs are produced in metallic and non-metallic colors, but patterns imitate other materials, such as marble or wood.
• ACP is used mainly for internal and external architectural partitions or cladding, machine coverings, false ceilings, signage, container construction etc.
• ACP applications are not for external building cladding alone, but may be used in other forms of cladding such as false ceilings, partitions, etc. ACP is extensively used as a substitute to more expensive and heavier substrates within the signage industry.
• ACP is a light-weight and sturdy construction material. It is useful for transient structures such as trade show booths. It is adopted for mounting fine art photography as a backing material, presenting an acrylic finish. This is done using processes such as face-mounting and Diasec techniques.
• Low weight
• Increased durability and rigidity
• UV and weather resistance
• Easy processing and forming
The main aim of ACP signage is to convey information and communicate so that the receiver makes cognitive decisions depending on the provided information. In general, these signs are classified as:
• Information: It passes the information about facilities and services, such as directories, maps, or instructional signs.
• Direction: The signs show the services or facilities location, key areas and functional spaces, such as directional arrows or sign posts.
• Identification: signs indicate facilities and services, such as room numbers and names, floor designations or restroom signs.
• Regulatory and safety: signs give safety instructions or warning, such as exit signs, traffic signs or warning signs, or signs conveying regulations and rules.
Tips to Consider
There is no need for you to design a signboard effectively, but observing these tips is worth considering.
• Get people’s attention: Pass a message such that it gets people’s attention. Avoid regular designs, pay attention to the size and location. A strategic location is mandatory.
• Pay attention to the board’s lifetime: The duration of the board is based on the right material used. Use aluminum or other materials standing for longer time and for shorter time paper or any light material.
• Play with colors: Colors have great impact. Choose single color on a black background, catch attention of people using bright colors. Be cautious of the message you use. Emphasize the message using a color photograph.
• Contrasting typefaces: Create contrast to seize people’s attention. Combine typefaces such as roman and italic or thin and bold lines.