Posted on: Oct 1, 2019
Switching from traditional printed or painted signage has a huge range of benefits for your business, your employees, the environment and of course, a load of financial benefits too. When you make the switch, you’re saving yourself a lot of time, resource and cash by having a permanent solution in place that can be easily adapted as your business grows, changes or even relocates!
In this post, we outline in detail why opting for projected signage could be a better option for your business.
Keep costs down
When you opt for projected signage there are many cost savings to benefit from. The LEDs used in our projectors have a lifespan of several years of continuous operation, with no reduction in clarity or brightness. This means that you can use the same projector and signage over many years with no need to update these unless you wish to change the way your signage looks.
Should you wish to change elements of your signage this is so simple to do, you simply need to replace your gobos (projection inserts used to project the image) with a new design and set these back in place in your projector - a simple process that can take just minutes to do. Need bigger signage for further clarity? That’s no problem either, with no extra costs involved in resizing your existing gobos.
Choosing to use projected signage can save you money after just one repaint, which is costly to carry out but also has a knock-on effect across the entire business, creating even further cost, such as pausing work or diverting employees in order to carry out the painting. For example, a quality coating system can cost anywhere from £5,000 and upwards, whereas prices for gobos start from as little as £35.
Further cost saving comes with growth or change within the business, as your signage can be transported simply from location to location, which certainly can’t be said for floor painted signage.
With traditional print and painted signage, it is also necessary to update, repurchase or change every time a piece becomes worn or damaged, or even if it becomes outdated among ever changing laws and regulations within the workplace. With projected signage, you no longer need to cover these costs, but instead can introduce a solution to your workplace that can be adapted at the same pace as working life.
There is minimal cost attached to the LED running and no further costs involved following the purchase of your projector and gobos.
Alleviate business downtime
Alleviating business downtime is another way to save on costs, but also to keep your workforce motivated. With traditional signage, to replace, install or update, it can take quite a lot of time and mean that your workforce must be off the premises while the work is carried out. This can cause a loss of momentum as workers must take time out, and be costly to the business as operations come to a halt over a period of at least a few days.
To install your projectors and gobos, the downtime within your business is almost non-existent. Simply plan where you need your signage to be displayed and then set the projectors in place, add your gobos and your good to go. What’s more, should you ever need to remap the layout of your business, warehouse or factory, you don’t need to repaint all the floors to restructure work flow. You can simply move your projectors, or change the gobos in existing ones, to demonstrate new routes around your facility to your employees to follow.
There is no need to replace your signage with other repair works, such as concrete repairs, as the projected images will simply lay over the top of any new foundations. There is of course no drying time involved that you would experience with painted floor markings, meaning that your employees are good to go back to work from the second the projector is installed.
Projected signage is a great way to keep your business on track and avoid unnecessary loss of working hours, employee drive and budget.
Simple and attractive aesthetic maintenance
Another benefit of projected signage is simply the way it looks. It appears far more professional than painted markings and wall mounted signs, with a more technical feel to it that provides all the benefits of what appears to be an expensive solution but is actually a far more cost effective one.
If your business’s branding is important to feature in your safety or facility signage, then choosing projected signage is a great option for you to incorporate your brand’s look, feel and values. There are a huge range of colours available to ensure your signage matches your other branded assets and can easily be changed as your brand develops and adapts.
Better still, changing the look of your signage has never been easier, simply take out your old gobos and replace with fresh new ones. This allows for a complete overhaul of your business’s design in a matter of minutes.
Once you have your projectors installed, there is minimal maintenance and upkeep, with no fading of your floor markings with footfall, no dirt clinging to paint or printed signs and no visible damages. Your workplace will look pristine at all times, without the need to constantly replace and update over time.
Projected signage can improve your overall operations as it can provide far more detail than traditional printed or painted signs. You can add elements in, or take them away in a matter of seconds to represent new regulations, laws or policies within your business.
Our projected signage is far more visible in low light than printed or painted signage can be, meaning greater clarity is offered to your employees which enhances safety in the workplace, meaning there is potential for any accidents to reduce significantly following installation.
There is no waiting list to have your signage installed, so you can make the change in a timescale that suits you and your business needs. It’s logistically far easier to incorporate into a business move, so if you’re changing locations and require all new signage, this could be the best option for you.
It can again make any large operations that require new safety signage far easier to carry out, meaning your work can begin far sooner than if you were to have a refit of your traditional signage, ensuring your employees can get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Ready to make the change to a more streamlined, cost-effective approach to safety signage? We can help with that - take a look at our extensive range of projected signage gobos and get in touch with us today to see how Projected Image can enhance your workplace and its operations.
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