xsign is a UK-based Signage Company, Exporting Globally
We’re a bespoke signage company. The company has its origins as the creator of dline signs, launched in 1999 as part of the dline classic series of building fittings which include the award winning (world’s first) stainless steel ironmongery, originated by Danish architect Knud Holscher in 1971.
Forward Thinking Design. Traditional Values.
Formerly part of Danish design firm d line, with signs designed by architects Knud Holscher and CEO Mark Shaw-Smith, the tradition of products designed by architects continues today.
A World Class Signage Company, Operating in the UK, Serving Globally
We have a proven track record of delivering excellent signage projects to clients across the UK.
Expert Signage and Wayfinding Consultation
We analyse, develop and implement comprehensive signage systems and visual cues that help people navigate the built environment comfortably and efficiently.
We work in partnership with businesses and organisations to create intuitive navigation systems that inform and direct visitors and occupants to their intended destinations.
World Class Print Methods and Techniques
We stay ahead of the competition with superior print techniques and a range of engineered, patented sign products. We pride ourselves on offering design freedom through engineering.
We print super high quality, digital print at 1800 dpi to ensure incredibly high legibility. Our signage is built to stand the test of time and all that mother nature can throw at it.
Full Turnkey Project Delivery
We pride ourselves on a comprehensive approach to signage projects. From the design and manufacture to installation and maintenance, we have built a reputation as a stromg partner for contractors, architects and designers.
This approach allows our clients to focus on core business activities while leaving us to manage the signage installation.
Strong Reputation and Reliable Partner
We are a complete end-to-end signage business, with our own in-house sales, design, project management, manufacture and installation teams.
We have successfully delivered projects in conjunction with some of the largest UK main contractors, including Laing O’Rourke, BAM, Wates, Morgan Sindall, Willmott Dixon and Galliford Try.
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Delivering Signage Solutions across a range of Spaces
We provide bespoke signage to clients across a range of architectural spaces.
We understand the important role that office signage plays in helping visitors and employees to feel engaged in the space.
We have delivered office signage projects for clients across a number of industry sectors and for clients ranging from SMEs to large corporates.
Wayfinding in Hospitals and Medical Centres is crucial to the successful running of the operation. Wayfinding signage helps users to navigate safely from one part of the facility to another, often in time-critical situations.
We’ve worked on a number of flagship projects for clients in the medical industry, using bespoke materials and our range of patented products.
Signage is vital to the successful running of primary and secondary schools. Teachers, students and parents are reliant on signage to help navigate the buildings successfully to ensure maximum learning time for pupils.
We worked with a number of main contractors and architects on signage schemes which promote positive learning environments.
Wayfinding Signage is the collective discipline of ensuring that users of the built environment are able to navigate from point A to B.
We have built an excellent reputation for creating wayfinding schemes that are compliant with laws and regulations, whilst ensuring that the design of the signage helps to engage users.
Frequently Asked Questions
The difference between interior and exterior signage is more than just the placement. External signage is more prone to weather damage, so the materials used to construct it need to be suitable for both the climate, and the weather. Exterior signage often has illumination as part of the design, whereas that is less common for internal signage schemes.
Designing a bespoke sign involves aligning the client’s vision and budget, with the placement and purpose of the sign. The choice of materials available and design ideas of the architects and artists at xsign are carefully considered, with consultations between the client and design team regularly taking place.
The timeline varies depending on the complexity of the designs and scope of the whole project. We manufacture our signage in-house at our factory in Brackley, Northamptonshire to keep supply chains and production time at a minimum however bespoke signage comes with bespoke production timelines. This is something we can estimate as part of the design process.
Architectural signage is designed to complement and elevate a space with beautiful design. When architectural signs are planned and produced, it is with a greater choice of premium materials and artistry than standard, shop-bought signage. This means architectural signage has an attractive, more bespoke, and skilfully crafted look.
Taking the décor of the environment, the nature of the business, and the brand details into account when designing signage can create a cohesive look. Keeping some of the same design features or motifs across the different signs in a scheme will also create a cohesive look that links different places, products, or services together.
Bespoke signage offers a unique aesthetic aligning with a brand’s identity, ensuring standout visibility and a memorable impression for the organisation. Signage that is tailor-made, allows for customisation of materials, size, and design, resulting in a one-of-a-kind product that sets our clients apart from their competitors.
Architectural signage is a more modern and premium approach to traditional signage. It focuses on integrating with the surrounding environment and complementing the architectural design of a building rather than simply being attached to it. This creates a cohesive and visually appealing space, unlike traditional signage which is often standalone.
We have several recommendations for ensuring signage is inclusive. Using clear, readable fonts, contrasting colours, adding accessibility features like braille and tactile lettering. Our team also offers design consultations to ensure your signage meets all necessary accessibility guidelines that are specific to your needs. Inclusivity is a top priority at xsign, and we offer a wide range of sign options that cater to different needs, such as our patented talky signs for the visually impaired, or multilingual signs for international visitors.
Before we manufacture and install architectural signage we will conduct a site survey to ensure signage can be installed safely and to specification. We take into consideration factors such as lighting, surrounding architecture, regulations, and potential obstructions to ensure that the signage stands out and delivers its intended message. Once the signage is manufactured and arrives at the location, our team carefully mounts it using professional tools and engineering techniques.