Different Types of Post and Panel Signs

by Casey Valiant on August 12, 2014

When we discuss post and panel signs with our customers, we’re actually discussing a broad category of business signs. By its broadest definition, post and panel signs are those signs with a panel fastened between two posts. The simplest of these can be a piece of plywood between two 4×4 wooden posts, and can be as elaborate as lighted signs between 20 foot metal poles. Even the green highway mileage and exit signs are technically post and panels. Here are the four basic types of post and panel signs we’re asked for at Signarama.

1. Post and Panel Signs

San Diego Sheriff sand blasted signGenerally, when people ask for post and panels, this is what they’re asking for. Whether we’re making signs with aluminum panels and posts or it’s a simple wooden sign, this is the go-to design. You often see these in front of office complexes, on college campuses, in front of government offices, or used as rustic signs.

2. Monument Signs

Monument signs are technically also post and panel signs, although they’re easy to forget, mostly because they’re no more than 6 to 8 feet tall. The posts are driven into the ground, the panel is placed between them, and then either the posts are surrounded with faux brick or stone columns, or they can even be built up with real brick or stone.

3. Pylon Signs

These post and panel signs are a little taller, running anywhere from 8 – 20 feet tall. They can be lighted, like the signs in front of retail shopping centers; electronic displays, like you would find at a bank; and the signs in front of gas stations that display gas prices.

4. Pole Signs

Pole signs are the tallest post and panels, running 20 feet or higher. You’ll find these next to the highway, in front of large shopping centers and malls, or anyplace they need to be visible from a long way off. Pole signs are often lit from inside so they’re visible at night as well.

For more information on post and panel signs, please visit the Signarama website. And since signs like this often have to meet municipality requirements, ask your local Signarama store for help deciphering those rules as well.

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is the co-owner of SIGNARAMA Evansville. He graduated from Purdue University with a Computer Graphics Technology degree in 1999. He spent 3 years modeling in Salt Lake City (okay, 3D modeling for flight sim trainers for the US Navy) before moving to Texas to work with an international student ministry on the campus of Texas A&M. His wife, Kristi, is an award winning picture book author and illustrator. Whenever the occasion presents itself, Casey rides hippos bareback.

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