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Temporary Event Signage Rules and Use

The use, placement, and appearance of temporary directional event signage for the University has been standardized. All temporary signage must be designed and placed in accordance with the following rules to maintain uniformity throughout the campus.

Blue Directional Signs

Blue Direction Sign

The blue on white directional sign inserts must be used for all temporary event signage.

Plastic A-Frames

Plastic A-Frame Sign

When the blue directional signs will not suffice or are not available, University-approved plastic A-frames may be used.


 

Ordering

  • All signage requests must be submitted to Pepperdine Printing Services.
  • Submit an order to printshop@pepperdine.edu for an estimate and then complete an internal request form to Printing Services no fewer than three business days prior to the signposting date. A rush fee will be charged for requests made fewer than three days prior to the signposting date. The requestor listed on the form will be contacted when the signs are ready.
  • Note that signs are waterproof and fade-resistant and may be reused for future events.



Guidelines for the Use of Blue on White Directional Sign Inserts

No other signs may be attached to blue directional panels, or to buildings, other structures, or landscape elements such as fences, trees, and the like. 

Content and Layout 

  • Blue on white directional sign inserts are limited to one line of text (about 16 to 20 characters and spaces, not including the arrow).
  • Please use only the words necessary to direct traffic; use recognized abbreviations (e.g., NSO and NCAA) as needed. All signs will be printed with upper and lowercase letters, except for abbreviations.
  • A confirming proof will be supplied prior to printing.

Installation 

Temporary signage slots will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Event planners are responsible for deploying signage within 24 hours of the event. Tape or adhesives are prohibited on blue directional signs and acrylic screens. 

To insert signs in temporary slots behind the clear acrylic screen:

  • Use the suction cup tool (available from Pepperdine Printing Services) to remove the screen by attaching the suction cups to the left and right ends of the screen and pushing up to expose the bottom edge, then slide the screen down and out.
  • Place the sign inside the panel.
  • Reinsert the acrylic screen to protect the sign and hold it in place.

Removal

Event planners are responsible for removing signage within 24 hours of the event.



Guidelines for the Use of A-Frame Signage 

Event planners are responsible for picking up, placing, and returning the plastic A-frames within 24 hours of the event. Requestors will be charged a $5 per A-frame cleaning fee for fixtures returned dirty. Damaged A-frame fixtures will be billed to the department for the market replacement cost. 

Content and Layout

  • Please use only the words necessary to direct traffic; use recognized abbreviations (e.g., NSO and NCAA) as needed. All signs will be printed with upper and lowercase letters, except for abbreviations.
  • A confirming proof will be supplied prior to printing.