Letter Height for Signs

Signs for San Diego is a commercial sign company. When we design, make, and install signs we try to maximize the size. That is maximize Height for Signs. Increases in sign makes readability easier.  Sign Size is limited by the space available, and the legal sign size.  When we design a Custom LED Sign, or a Monument, a Lobby Sign, A Marquee Sign, or other signs the size is important. When you buy a sign, you want it to be seen. Choosing lettering too small results in your customers not seeing you. To make sure a sign is readable there are studies showing how large letters need to be to be seen.

How large should your letters be? Height for Signs

Distance is the Key

While walking through a shopping mall all the shops are there for you to see but finding the one you want can be a challenge. Now think about the distance to the shop. If you can see their sign better, you can find them quicker and find what you want to buy.

At a distance between 250 to 500 feet a sign with 6-inch letters is unreadable. Customers don’t see the sign and don’t walk to the shop. The same sign with 12-inch letters is visible and customers see exactly where they want to go. Sizing letters too small is a common problem. For example, most businesses post their hours on the door or just to the side of their door. However, most customers reading these hours do so from the street, about 100 feet away. A 1-inch letter from 100 feet is unreadable. They now either get out of their car and walk up to your door to read the hours or, more likely, give up. Under sizing letters is the last thing you want to do. It defeats the point of the sign, frustrating customers and does not help business.


Letter Height vs distance
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I, Frank Murch was born in Honolulu. Dad was an Army Captain. After his separation he drove my 2-year-old self and Mom to Colorado. After starting Kindergarten and terrorizing my parents, brother and sister for 20 years, I graduated both Kindergarten and the University of Colorado. I worked at Coors Porcelain for a time and then a series of high-tech companies in California, Pennsylvania, New York, and Tokyo. Along the way I gathered letters to drag behind my name MSEng, MBA.  30 years later I started Signs for San Diego. Signs for San Diego is a manufacturing company. Much more about building signs than other Sign Companies; it comes from my background. Technical Capability is a focus. We are a wholesale source for the industry. We want to make the best sign possible. It is in my DNA. Applying 30 years of manufacturing experience and 10 years of entrepreneurial experience make us the best sign company around. I also am of the HP management culture, Inclusion, respect and treating people as adults makes Signs for San Diego a happy place to work. We are looking for customers that match our culture, happy, better quality, and better than what is generally available