When you enter a building for the first time, it can be quite a confusing experience. You may not know where you are supposed to go or even where you are allowed to go. And, if there is construction going on or people working with hazardous materials, you might accidentally wander into an area where you are in danger.
Bendix recognized that they needed to properly label the different areas of their headquarters, so they contacted Epic Signs & Graphics for the appropriate departmental door graphics.
A Little About Bendix
Headquartered on Cleveland Street in Elyria, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems supplies and develops innovative air brake charging, components and control systems, and active safety technologies for heavy and medium duty commercial vehicles, such as trailers, trucks, buses, and tractors. They employ more than 2,000 workers in their main office and manufacturing plants.
When a company that employs so many local workers came to us for signage for their headquarters, we were more than happy to help out. They wanted a way to identify the entrance to their state of the art materials research lab. With approval from the client, we created a design that incorporated the Bendix logo using affordable yet high quality Oracal 651 sky blue vinyl. This vinyl perfectly matched the company colors.
We used our high tech Graphtec machine to cut the vinyl precisely. Then, we applied the vinyl to the outside window of the door to the lab using medium tac transfer paper. The result was another satisfied customer!
How Our Departmental Door Graphics Can Help You
Suite signs are commonly used to identify offices and various rooms within an office building. They are a great option most of the time. However, when you need to mark sensitive areas in complexes, the better option is industrial departmental door graphics. Northeast OH companies can benefit from signs applied directly to the door for a variety of reasons:
- Identification – Suite signs are typically located to the right or left of doors and can be easily ignored. With lab departmental door graphics, Northeast OH laboratories can make it very clear what is in a room and if it is for authorized personnel only or if specific safety equipment is needed to enter.
- Branding – All signage in your building can serve as a branding opportunity. As you can see, Bendix did not just go with a sign that said “BCVS / BSFB Materials Lab.” They could have very easily just stopped there. However, they wanted to help build brand awareness, so they included their logo for a nominal cost.
- Privacy – Are there labs with glass doors in your building that you would prefer people were not able to look into? Vinyl can be used to create a frosted glass look that allows light into and out of the room, but people will not be able to see what is going on inside. This is much less expensive than replacing the door, and the vinyl can always be removed to return the door to its original state.
There are dozens of reasons to choose departmental door graphics for your facility. If you would like to learn more about this alternative, contact Epic Signs & Graphics today!