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School Signage Solutions

Posted by John Grigoli

Oct 15, 2020 11:45:00 AM

St. Raphael wall decalNavigating a school building is like finding your way through a maze. Whether you’re on a college campus or the grounds of an elementary school, it is so simple for anyone to get lost. It begins by locating the proper building, followed by figuring out parking and entrances, and then finally finding your way through endless hallways, alleys and staircases inside the structure to get to your destination. It can certainly be frustrating and it takes practice! But having clear signage inside and out of your school’s campus will help everyone get on the right path. Plus you can do it all while promoting school spirit!


Signage Needs in Schools

There are many instances when it’s important for a school to convey directions or a message to students, staff and guests.


  • Safety: This comes first on the list for a reason—everyone’s safety is of the upmost importance. In general, a lot of the direction in this category comes from state and local requirements and guidelines. But beyond signage for safety exits and evacuation plans, schools need signs for pedestrian traffic, school crossings and speed calming signs. Standard metal signs on stakes will help with many of these needs.
  • Exterior Directional: Beyond safety directions, there are many reasons a school will need other directional signage outside of the building. Signs are needed to direct traffic for carline pick-ups, bus pick-up/drop-off areas, and parking spot signs for visitors. For larger campuses, signs are often needed to direct drivers and delivery trucks toward popular buildings and areas of campus. Again, metal signs will work for these needs, as well as wooden post signs.

cuyahoga valley career center directional sign


  • Interior Directional: The maze continues! Not only will students need to find their way to your building, but inside as well. Directional signs help students find their way to certain wings of a building, a cluster of classrooms, the auditorium or gymnasium. But individual room signs are also necessary so students can find their specific classroom, a restroom or office.

interior signs for Cuyahoga Community College, west


  • Building Welcome: Is it clear to newcomers that they have indeed found the right building? It’s important for a building to have the school name attached to the outside of the building, as well as street signs welcoming people to the school. This is a sign that often gets overlooked. Schools are usually happy to just stick with what’s been there for decades. But having dimensional letters attached to the building with its name is important, as well as a street sign (which can be a standard sign, or electronic for announcing important upcoming events and due date reminders).

Lutheran East  school digital exterior sign

  • COIVD-19: The pandemic brings additional needs for signage—by showing the proper direction to walk to minimize crowding in halls and safety markers so students keep a safe distance in lunch lines and from the office desks. These can be done through vinyl wall and floor art, making them easily removable.


  • Team Spirit: Using signs to decorate and promote school unity and team spirit is definitely one of the more fun sides to school signage. Window clings are great for projecting a message as people enter your building (the clings are see-through from the inside), and creating colorful, promotional window posters for display cases also will get your message across. Vinyl wall panels can help brighten up a hallway and cheer on your students.

school window posters


Get an A+ for Proper School Signage

There are so many ways Epic Signs can help your school provide people with the directions they need and promote school spirit. Whether it’s through interior vinyl wall panels or exterior digital signage, we can help get your message across. 

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Guide to Wall Murals and Decals in Cleveland, Oh

Posted by John Grigoli

Apr 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Wall Sticker Cleveland, OhVinyl wall stickers and decals are becoming more and more popular for businesses and homes alike. This is because wall stickers in Northeast OH are an inexpensive way to change your interior décor. Though they are popular, not a lot is known about this great design option. To help those of you considering wall decals, Northeast OH’s number one decal and sticker source, Epic Signs & Graphics, has put together this brief guide.

What Are Wall Decals?

Commonly made from laminates and vinyl matte, wall decals are appliques, stickers, or tapestries. Much like wallpapers and paints do, decals can dramatically change a room’s ambience when applied to walls. At costs that anyone can afford, within minutes, a boring, plain room can be transformed into a rainforest or cityscape or anything else with wall stickers.

In the fast paced environment we live in these days where money is always tight, the need for wall graphics for Northeast OH continues to increase. People do not have the money to hire a professional interior designer or have the time to decorate. With decals, you are getting a low cost solution that you can do yourself or have professionals install, and it is as temporary as you want it to be.

Available Types

Decal materials and designs characterize the many different types of wall stickers. Decals are one-sided adhesive materials commonly made out of matte vinyl or laminated paper. They are available in different:

  • Letters
  • Images
  • Graphics
  • Custom cutouts
  • Words
  • Wall borders

Wall Decals Parma, OhMost, but not all, vinyl is reusable. To protect the decal print from being torn or stretched when removed from a surface, most versions come with a laminate overlay. People can reuse and resituate wall decals when they have this laminate.

There are pre-printed wall decal designs that measure up to three feet square. Or, custom decals, graphics, and stickers of any size can be made. The stickers can be affixed to any smooth surface, including concrete walls, ceramic, tiles, and glass. Compared to other materials used to decorate walls, decals are more resistant to peeling and do not crack in high humidity.

Why Wall Graphics?

Vinyl has become one of the premier materials for use in sign making. Both the advertising business and vehicle graphics marketing arenas are dominated by vinyl due to its durability. To help companies enhance branding and promote services, vinyl decals are also becoming popular on the walls of building exteriors.

Printed Wall Mural North Royalton, OhWall stickers have become one of the most popular interior decorating options these days because of their quality, simplicity, and versatility. With the state of the art wide format digital printers at Epic Signs & Graphics, we can create personalized digital designs and blown up landscape printouts that fit your wall precisely. Vinyl wall decals, also known as wall murals add depth, visual interest, and flair to drab, barren walls in:

  • Office reception areas
  • Restaurants
  • Auto Showrooms
  • Daycare centers
  • Medical and dental offices
  • And just about anywhere!

If this sounds like the ideal solution for your home or business or if you would like to learn more about wall graphics and wall murals, contact Epic Signs & Graphics for a free consultation.

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