4 Types of Wayfinding Signs

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Wayfinding signs are used to help people navigate to their destination. Whether it’s parking lots, at a hospital, an office building, or a shopping mall, clear and effective wayfinding signage makes a difference in ensuring people can find their way around quickly and easily.

King ColorCore® is a popular HDPE material used for wayfinding signs because of its durability and versatility. Here are four examples of wayfinding signs made with King ColorCore® that can be used in different settings.


Identification signs are the most common type of wayfinding signage. The signs should be easy to interpret and confirm a person reached their destination. For instance, a specific area such as an evacuation assembly point, office, breakroom, or men’s or women’s restrooms.

2. Directional Signs

Directional Signs direct a person or vehicular traffic to a specific location and help public spaces flow easily. For instance, the wayfinding sign will lead a person to an entrance of a mountain bike trail, or direct them to an office or restrooms, or a specific location.

3. Informational Signs

Informational signs are clear and noticeable. It informs or gives people useful instructions. Some examples of these signs include a traffic sign, hazard sign, or safety information. 

4. Regulatory  Signs

Regulatory signs enforce traffic laws, regulations, or requirements. Some common signs are stop, handicap parking, and speed limit signs.

Signs made with King ColorCore® can communicate their message with custom information. 

King ColorCore® is a versatile multi-color engravable high-density polyethylene sheet with multiple layers of contrasting colors. It is a superior homogeneous sheet, a product of a unique state-of-the-art continuous process called Polyfusion, and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry. King ColorCore® has a matte finish on both sides of the sheet. It is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. King ColorCore® will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. King ColorCore® is made with high-impact-resistant polymer to handle more abuse than conventional sign materials. Its thin cap layers and bright primary colors make it ideal for signage, marine, playground, and recreational applications. For maximum versatility, standard colors are made to coordinate with King ColorBoard®. The polymer sheet never needs painting or refinishing, works like wood and it is easy to fabricate using common woodworking tools and techniques. The material is easy to engrave and machine, as the cap is approximately .050” thick.

King ColorCore® is upgradable to King MicroShield® with an advanced antimicrobial technology for protecting the product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria, algae and fungi.*

Using King products may qualify you for LEED Greenopens PDF file building rate points.

Learn more about King ColorCore® and other product brands at www.kingplastic.com.

King Plastic Corporation is the leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs, and massive shapes. Over 20 product brands to choose from and something for every industry and application that you can imagine. 
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If you will be in Las Vegas, King Plastic Corporation will be featuring King ColorCore® at the International Sign Expo (ISA) held April 12-14, 2023 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. FREE expo passes are available using the King Plastic promo code 119880 here.

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