Businesses use temporary signs for many reasons, from the promotion of special events to advertising properties that are for sale. They are often used so that people can be successfully directed to a certain place, and to promote businesses.
Of course, permanent signs do the same thing as temporary signs, except that the latter are only intended for use over a limited period of time.
While it is important for temporary signs to have maximum impact in terms of purpose, it is also vital that they meet regulatory requirements. This includes applications for sign permits if required by the local authority.
Different Types of Temporary Digital Signs
Nowadays, the bulk of signs, including temporary signs, are created using digital printing. But the forms they take are very different to one another.
The most popular digital signs created for temporary use are:
- Banner signs are very common and allowed both on and off business premises. They are often mounted onto structures or simply staked in the ground in the same way as any other freestanding sign. Sign permits are not normally required. When attached to a building, there is generally a limitation that the sign shouldn’t be positioned above the height of the roof.
- Freestanding yard signs are used for all sorts of things from special offers at markets and restaurants to on-site real estate advertisements. These temporary signs don’t normally require a sign permit.
- Super graphics, building wraps and advertising murals are the largest temporary signs used. Generally, these require a sign permit for installation.
- Air-activated graphics and balloon signs are frequently used for special events. Normally only allowed on site, they usually require site permits. When there are height restrictions, these range from 20 ft to 35 ft.
- Blade signs, also called teardrop, feather or rectangle flags, are produced in many different shapes and are either anchored into the ground or attached to a secure portable base. Usually only allowed as on-premises signs, these generally require sign permits. The required setback or distance from street frontage is normally specified.
- Support and light pole banners are attached to permanent poles and require sign permits. Commonly only two banners are allowed on one pole.
- People signs are becoming increasingly popular, but there is no real clarity on what is and what isn’t allowed. However many communities do demand that permits are applied for and that the person or persons holding the signage do not obstruct sidewalks or right of way for other pedestrians.
- Portable message center signs contain electronic messages and are commonly attached to some sort of vehicle or trailer. Permits are usually required for these.
- Window signs that are often used to promote new products or advertise sales.
Impact of Temporary Signs
Consumers surveyed about the effectiveness of signage tend to rate legibility high on their list. If the wording is too small or not very clear, it simply doesn’t work. Of course, the message is all-important and the words used must be chosen with care. Color is also important because it draws attention to signage.
MegaBytes Digital specializes in both permanent and temporary signage, from vehicle and wall wraps to small signs that are easy to move. If you need any form of assistance for digital signage contact us and we’ll help get your next successful project off the ground.