As retailers, restaurants, salons, manufacturers, offices, and other entities get the green light to re-open, COVID-19 signs will play an important role in helping to keep these spaces safe. Whether you want to remind people to wash their hands, maintain a physical distance of six feet, or wear a face mask, being able to print your own COVID-19 signage gives you the flexibility you need as guidelines change. There are several approaches you could take. Here are some recommendations.
Use a Color Label Printer
Primera Technology makes affordable high resolution color label printers such as the Primera LX910, which would be an excellent choice for printing your own coronavirus signs thanks to its 8-inch print size and 4800 dpi print resolution. Likewise, the Epson ColorWorks C6500 is an affordable 8-inch color label printer that you could use to print your own high resolution COVID-19 signs.
Using a color label printer over a traditional desktop gives you the flexibility to print your signs on either tag stock (no adhesive) or large blank labels with adhesive.
Thus, you could mount the adhesive-free signs in clear acrylic frames, tack them to a bulletin board, or make them available for people to take like you would with traditional flyers. For the label-based signs, you could permanently affix them to windows, doors, counters, mirrors, paper towel dispensers, lockers, and other high visibility areas.
Another advantage is that these color inkjet label printers are outstanding devices for printing your own product labels, marketing materials, and office labels.
Designing Your Own COVID-19 Signs
Most label printers come with basic label design software, which makes it easy to design attractive color labels and signs. You could also use any design software you already have and are comfortable using. Keep the following points in mind:
- Keep it simple — You want to make it easy for people to understand what’s expected. Use an easy-to-read sans serif font like Helvetica and quickly get to the point.
- Use color — Think about traffic lights with green, yellow, and red. Green is universally understood as “go.” Yellow means you need to slow down and signifies caution while red means “stop” and signifies danger. Thus, if you want a sign to signify that an area is open, you might use green. On the other hand, if your sign has several guidelines, a yellow background might be in order. If an area is closed, consider using a red background.
- Use symbols — Pictograms and symbols are a great way to quickly convey information. Using our traffic light as an example, you could use colored stop signs in your COVID-19 signage.
Having COVID-19 signs will be crucial when re-opening your business. Color label printers like the Primera LX910 or the Epson C6500A give you the ability to print your own professional quality signs, tags, and labels on demand.