Interpretation Sign

Welcome to Shelley Signs. We are a leading supplier of external signs and panels with particular expertise in Interpretation Signs. For a chat about the options phone Robert Shelley on 01743 460996 or to request more details complete this Enquiry Form

Shelley Signs offer a full service for Interpretation Signs – please follow these links for more information about our in-house design,  submitting your own artworkFraming Optionsmaterials and general guidance about Interpretive Boards.   Guidance on maps and popular styles can be found at the Maps link.

Product Overview

Organisations such as Local Authorities, the National Trust and Wildlife Trusts depend on interpretation signs to provide information to their visitors regarding points of interest at their sites. Interpretation signs are usually located at the entrance of places of interest such as country parks, nature reserves and parks.

An excellent interpretation sign needs to be inviting to the visitor, the illustrations should be eye-catching and engage the visitor into taking a close look at the sign. The text needs to provide visitors with an introduction to the site or point of interest. A sign that has too much text and is not colourful or illustrated correctly will not make the visitor want to stop and read the sign and therefore will not educate the visitor as it was intended.

Technical Specifications

A well-made interpretation sign should be resilient to all types of weather, and the unfortunate chance of vandalism and graffiti. With these problems in mind, the interpretation sign needs to be not only robust but easy to clean with a non-scratch surface. Although a wide variety of materials can be used, the majority of our clients at Shelley Signs choose to use Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP, G.R.P), this material is not only hard-wearing and durable but easy clean and resilient to all weather elements.

Shelley Signs believe in high quality and high standards, to enable us to reach these standards every time we ensure that all our equipment is not only state of the art and the best that is available on the current market but also environmentally friendly. Our latest acquisition was the Mimaki JF 1631 flatbed printer, this printer does not use solvents nor is there a need for paper or vinyl, resulting in less wastage and no VOCs.

There are many different types of frames and structures that we have available, all of which can be manufactured out of steel, stainless steel, aluminium, oak, softwood and timber. When choosing the type of frame or mount that would best suit your interpretation, always remember to consider its surroundings, and ensure that you have taken into account its accessibility for all your site’s visitors.

Case Study

We undertook a project for Broxbourne Council, we were asked to fully design and manufacture a range of interpretation signs that would inform visitors of the historical background of Cheshunt Park. One of the interpretation panels was in regards to the redevelopment of a pond in Cheshunt Park. The illustrations were beautiful for the interpretation panel, the designer had drawn pictures throughout time starting off at the very beginning when the pond had a mass of overgrowth, including one of the JCB clearing the pond and then finally the last picture was the pond as it is now, clear and full with new plant growth.