Lectern Signs

Landmark lectern signs are a well-known feature at many of the UK’s most special places. They provide relevant and interesting information in a well-tried format for maximum visibility and accessibility. Structure and graphics panels are designed and manufactured to give your destination the exposure and engagement that it deserves. Panels can be tilted at any angle, although between 30° and 45° is most common. The steeper pitch can work well where viewing by wheelchair users or children is likely to be common. See our full range of high-quality and durable lectern signs below along with information on the materials we use, and the different qualities of each to help you make a decision of which lectern sign is right for you.

We offer completely bespoke, custom-designed lectern signs for your project and location no matter what you are looking for. If you have something already in mind and would like to discuss with the team get in touch today!

Interpretation Graphics Panels

There are many different options for your graphics panels, here are some of the most popular and their properties to help you choose which is right for you.

 

Aluminium Panels

This is the most popular material for graphics panels. It is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, can be shaped, welded and bent into all shapes and sizes. Aluminium is supplied either as a solid sheet or as ACM (aluminium composite material) which comprises a plastic core with a thin aluminium face and backing. Both materials can be powder coated and direct printed, or have digital prints laminated to them.

Aluminium can also be powder coated, printed then encapsulated in a UV resistant lacquer creating a tough and fade-resistant finish. This is ideal for panels located where there is a high incidence of UK, such as coastal areas. Landmark call this material HardRok.

 

High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) Panels

High-Pressure Laminate consists of a printed sheet laminated under high pressure with resin-impregnated sheets to form a chemically uniform block. This is strong enough to be self-supporting if required and comes in various thicknesses and finishes. HPL is very fade and vandal resistant and makes excellent display panels for public areas such as zoos.

 

Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Panels

Glass Reinforced Plastic is also known as fibreglass. A combination of a polymer matrix with added glass fibres makes a strong and durable graphics display panel which is resistant to vandalism. However, over a long period of time, these panels can turn slightly yellow with age.

 

 

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Metal Lectern Signs

The most common metals for lectern structures are mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

 

Mild Steel Lectern

very easy to work with, available in a wide range of profiles and sheet sizes. Mild steel needs a surface coating to protect it from corrosion so it is either powder coated or sprayed. Powder coating gives a very hard and even finish, but it not available in as many colour options as spraying.

 

Stainless Steel Lectern

his is a mild steel alloy which gives superior protection against corrosion. The two most common grades used in sign manufacture are 304 and 316. Stainless steel 316 is used especially where is a likelihood of salt spray such as coastal areas or by roads. Stainless steel is usually supplied uncoated in a brushed finish for aesthetic purposes.

 

Aluminium Lectern

1/3 of the weight of steel this is a popular option, together with the easy recyclability. It can be worked in the same as mild steel although it may require specialist welding. Aluminium accepts powder coating and spraying as surface finishes.

 

 

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Timber lectern Signs

Hardwood lecterns are attractive and long-lasting. All our timber is FSC, PEFC or GiB certified for proof of sustainability.

 

Oak Lectern

A very well-known timber renowned for its hardness and durability. We can supply lecterns with a natural finish or oiled if you prefer. Oiled timber will need to be lightly sanded and re-treated annually to remove any natural surface tannins and retain the characteristic colour. Natural finish oak will gradually weather down to an attractive silver-grey finish. One characteristic of oak is that it can split during the drying process. This often happens soon after the installation as the moisture content balances with the atmospheric conditions. This does not weaken the structural integrity of the unit and is regarded as a normal process.

 

 

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Recycled Plastic Lectern Signs

Recycled plastic is an ideal material for lecterns as it is fade, rot and vandal resistant. The material can be recycled again at the end of life, and there is no leaching into the soil of any chemicals. Usually supplied in black or brown, they can be manufactured in a range of different sizes and post configurations. Recycled plastic is especially useful in damp areas, for example by rivers or ponds, or where the soil is very acidic as there is 100% resistant to rot.

 

 

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