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Numbers & Letters: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are some common applications of number and letter signs?

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Number and letter signs offer an easy and convenient way to mark a variety of products, places, and objects. Reflective letters and numbers are often used to identify electrical and emergency equipment, mailboxes, vehicles, parking space elements, etc. Plastic, vinyl, and magnetic markers find application in warehousing, shop floors, doors and windows, workplaces, facilities, and so on.

Q. Why should one opt for adhesive individual numbers and letters in place of signs?

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There are several situations where signs may not always be a feasible option. For instance, using signs to mark parking spaces or poles in warehouses, shop floors, etc., that often have more than one or two entities to be identified may prove to be unnecessarily expensive and cumbersome. Adhesive individual letters and numbers are a convenient way to achieve systematic organization in a number of ways and places. 

These can be mixed and matched as required, used to achieve sequential marking, color coding, etc., without burning a big hole in the pocket. Installing these is also extremely quick and convenient, given the adhesive backing that these come with.

Q. What is the vinyl cloth material that is used for making adhesive numbers and letters?

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Vinyl cloth is a type of vinyl that is infused with fabric strands. Numbers and letters made of this material stick rather strongly to the surface they are applied to but can also be easily removed without leaving a residue. Vinyl cloth letters and numbers are a popular choice to mark warehouse bins for shelving, inventory, and other similar applications.

Q. How do aluminum letters and numbers compare with their mylar counterparts?

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Both aluminum and mylar are rather promising materials for making adhesive number and letter signs. Where aluminum letters and numbers are a more heavy-duty option with better outdoor durability, albeit, at a higher price, mylar signs present a more cost-efficient option with satisfactory durability and promise a good value for money. 

Q. What are 911 Address Signs?

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911 address signs are address plaques designed in a certain way to facilitate ease of visibility. This is crucial, especially for emergency responders, to enable them to locate your address promptly. As per the requirements specific to 911 address signs, all principal structures have to display house numbers such that the bottom of the house number sign is at least one foot off the ground. 

The house number sign blades have to be a minimum of 4” and a maximum of 9” in height. The lettering shall be a minimum of 3” high in reflective material and in contrast to the sign’s background color. The number plaques can either be mounted flat on the wall facing the addressed street or no more than 50 ft from the edge of the street shoulder, whichever is closer to the street. 911 also requires that obstructions, including but not limited to snow, be removed to ensure the sign is visible for a distance of not less than 50 ft in both directions. 

These are some general requirements, and the 911 standards may vary across locations. Please be sure to check what applies to your situation. 

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