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Dress Rehearsal

Published on: May 22, 2017

You have seen the renderings, reviewed the construction drawings and documents, and even created an animation of your new signs. These are all useful tools in evaluating any sign program. But there is no substitute for the real thing.

Prototyping select signs is invaluable in sign program implementation for a number of reasons. It’s the chance to validate that design and specifications are optimal for the locations before committing to significant fabrication costs. 

You’ll reassure that: 

• the size, form and scale fit the spaces where they will be placed

• colors, typography, contrast, legibility, viewing angles, illumination and the many other facets of functionality work

• materials, details and finishes meet expectations

• the fabricators thoroughly understand and can accurately interpret the specifications

• cost and budget issues are on target

Prototyping is also the ultimate step in affirming consensus and approvals by all stakeholders and a simple and cost-effective way to assure that signs will meet all expectations.