Storage cabinets are the ideal way to save space and extend the life of your changeable sign letters
Your sign is your first impression. Make it a good one. Missing or broken sign letters make you look inefficient and disorganized.
Careful storage of marquee sign letters saves you time, extends the life of your changeable letters, and makes a good impression to your customers. Marquee sign letters need a small amount of storage space. For example, a 300 character set of 8" fonts can be stacked in a 12" x 12" x 24" space. That's not a lot of room for most offices where even storage space is at a premium.
Letter storage cabinets today are made from plastic and have a number of divided slots or bins where several panels of sign letters may be stored. The cabinet is labeled alpha-numerically to indicate where letters are stored in each slot, making both storing and retrieving the sign letters easy. Picking letters from the pre labeled bins is quick and simple.
The alternative is dumping the sign letter set in a cardboard box. I use the word 'dumping' because I've done it myself. Letters are tossed haphazardly in a box intermingled with other characters. When it's time to prep for the next marquee message change, the entire stack or contents of the box may need to be searched to find a single letter. And most often the desired sign letter is at the bottom of the stack - if not missing. This wasted time searching is multiplied every few days when you next change the letter board.
A more practical approach is to purchase a letter storage cabinet designed to hold the font panels. The letter storage cost easily pays for itself in lost productivity. Proper usage of the storage cabinet contributes to the life and appearance of the panels. Letters do not become easily scratched or damaged.
And remember, the marquee sign which is read daily, is the first impression of your business.