Standard DOT Type Traffic Signs and a couple not so standard


In private subdivisions and communities, there are several choices for controlling and directing traffic.

  • private residential community sandblasted sign classic signs nc 220x180ishStandard DOT type signage utilizes reflective material for both the foreground as well as the background and is available in two main types or levels of reflectivity. Engineer grade, this has been around since the '30s and Diamond/ prismatic high intensity which I believe was first invented in the late '60s /'70s. These work very well and are needed on main roads where signs have to be very clear and readable in the worst weather. Functional but institutional and not very aesthetically pleasing.


  • Next for communities where you still want signs to be seen at night but you want them to be a little softer on the eye and maybe have some style about them. There are many signs that fit this description and as long as the text or message of the sign is clearly readable it isn't so important to have the background reflective as well. This leaves the door open to many choices. For the most part, we manufacture dimensional traffic signs; that is where the background is lower than the foreground or vise-versa.

Routing, sandblasting, or laminating are three of the main options

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All of these dimensional signs can have reflective letters and text but only some of them can have a reflective background as well. As stated earlier it isn't so important to have the background reflective. The sign can still be very readable without that. 

NB. Please note you can utilize any color you want for your directional signs but when it comes to things like STOP signs and similar you should stay with a standard red background. There have been precedents set where a community used blue or green for their STOP signs and when an accident happened they were successfully sued by the persons involved because it didn't look like a STOP sign.

We have many years of experience dealing with this type of signage and are always willing to share our expertise with our clients at no charge.



 Please call us for pricing and we will have them delivered to your door or installed if that is your preference.



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