FEBRUARY 6 2003
Figure 10.1. Wall Mounted Signs.
10.8. Typeface. Helvetica medium is the principal typeface for all wall mounted identification signs.
Compare all purchased letters with the illustrations shown in Figure 10.2 and in Figure 2.1 to assure
10.9. Templates. Many manufacturers will provide a full-scale template for each message at little or
no additional cost. The template is an outline of each letter in the message drawn on a long paper
strip. It provides proper alignment and letter spacing and serves as a visual aid in positioning the
message on the building wall. In those rare situations where templates are not available, use the
letter spacing specifications shown in Table 2.1.
10.10. Size. The height of the letters shown is based on the capital letters (cap height) of the
alphabet. Three principal sizes are used: 300 mm (12") cap height, 450 mm (18") cap height and 600
mm (24") cap height. Each letter should have a minimum depth of 19 mm (3/4") to 25 mm (1"). 150
mm (6") cap height letters with a minimum depth of 12 mm (1/2") may
be used on fascia mounted signs. Use both upper and lower case letters to increase the visual impact