The Search for Your Signage Solution: Where to Begin

  • Date14 August 2017
  • Reading time 3 mins read

As experts in grand format printing, we're well aware that the search for your signage solution can be a daunting one. There are always numerous factors to consider in terms of your construction or development site alone. As a developer you need to consider environmental factors as well as the safety of your workers.

If you're looking for branded signage, the chances are that you also have an addition goal in mind for your mesh banners and temporary fencing, and so this goal needs considering. Finally, you'll also need to have a solid grasp on the budget that's available to you, and what the best options are for the amount you've designated.

So with these details in mind, let's delve a little deeper into each of them, and see how you can use the knowledge to find the perfect signage solution for you and your business.

1. Assess your construction site

Before you decide on any specific signage options you first need to assess your construction or development site. One of the first things we ask our potential clients is about the predicted wind load of the site.

The wind factor is a crucial aspect of the site to consider when searching for mesh banners and signage options. If your site is located in a high wind area, you'll need to opt for wind mesh, which is especially created to withstand large wind loads. Other signage options don't hold up as well in windy conditions as they don't have the correct perforation.

There are plenty of other factors to consider, such as is your site outdoors or indoors? How large is your site? For example, if it's a large-scale development, you may need something like a building wrap rather than simple temp fencing. You also need to be asking yourself about safety hazards and whether or not you're required to have safety signage posted throughout your site for your workers. Perhaps you'll need directional signage as well.

Sit down with your project manager and list down these aspects of your site.

2. Determine the goal of your signage

In order to get impressive results for your company, you'll need to be specific when determining the goals you're aiming for. Do you want your business to gain more exposure, are you aiming for a certain number of new leads? Do you want to advertise a particular event or business?

These are all questions you will need to answer in order for us to help you select the right signage option. For the best print resolution, we'd recommend opting for our premium banner mesh, however if you're looking for more basic temporary fencing where the print quality isn't paramount, printed shade cloth or "scrim" is another option.

Knowing the purpose and goal of your signage will make the search for the perfect solution all the more simple.

3. Know your budget

The final factor to consider before delving into the various signage products available is your budget. Grand format printing doesn't have to be a bank-breaking exercise, particularly if you know your budget from the get-go.

There are numerous options here at Mesh Direct that are great for businesses who need to be on the conservative side of pricing. We'd never compromise on quality, so you can rest assured that our budget-friendly products such as standard banner mesh and partial printed shade cloth are still held to the highest standard.


Once you've considered these factors, let's talk mesh! Get in touch via our contact form or give us a call on 1300 368 978, and we'll talk you through our numerous signage solution options.

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