Academic Hall of Fame

Dealer Wins Large Sign Project at Local High School with Help from NSP’s Architectural Sign Team

At NSP, we offer hundreds of standard sizes and colors in signage, but where we excel is in customizing a solution for your unique situation. A high school in Ohio needed to create an eye-catching Academic Hall of Fame for their commons area. They reached out to their local distributor who remembered having a positive experience working with NSP. After the initial consultation, and with an eye on versatility and budget, the Architectural Signage team developed a proposal that offered a “better” and “best” option.

Challenge

The high school wanted to see multiple options with differing price points and the ability to update yearly. On-site installation was required and future nameplates would need to be able to be installed easily by high school staff.

Strategy

Following our initial fact-finding conversations, we determined two possible solutions;

  • 1) “Better” Option – The better option was 1/16” silver acrylic with names engraved that would be permanently adhered to the wall. Quantity would be 399. The panels behind the signs had standoffs with blank spaces to receive new signs when annual updates were made.
  • 2) “Best” Option – The best option provided frames for the engraved signs to make them easily changeable. The frames were permanently affixed but the inserts can be moved, removed, and replaced. The panels for this were countersunk screws and the quantity of frames on the wall is 452. Matching blank signs are in place for a pleasing aesthetic.

Ultimately, the customer chose the “Best” option because it met their goal of being able to easily and cost-effectively update their Academic Hall of Fame. With a template in place, the annual reorders are processed easily and there is no need to send in the blank signs for engraving. They simply order a new sign, remove the blank sign with a suction cup, and insert the new sign.

Results

The combination of quality product, a competitive price, flexibility to add additional names, and a visually appealing finished product won the business for this local dealer. In just four weeks, the school’s Common’s Area was transformed from an empty wall to an Academic Hall of Fame. From concept to installation, the NSP Architectural Team is with you every step of the way.