Producing wonderful interpretation panel signage
Fitzpatrick Woolmer’s team of designers are responsible for producing many of the wonderful interpretation signage and orientation panels you see on our website.
From history and heritage to wildlife, pond life and woodland dwellers, our interpretation panels are designed to engage and educate visitors. We have extensive experience in developing themes and storylines, writing copy and illustrating interpretation panels.
We have designed interpretation panels covering many subjects and for a variety of locations, including Country Parks, Nature Reserves, Heritage Attractions, and Zoos. We will take the time to understand your story and develop interpretation aimed specifically at your target audience, producing accessible interpretation that is memorable and fun.
Our design team will work closely with you in developing content, providing full colour proofs for comment and approval prior to printing.
Our interpretation signage expertise
To present your interpretation and orientation panels to maximum effect we recommend n-viro™ printed panels. n-viro™ outdoor printed panels are flame and graffiti resistant and come with a 10 year lightfastness guarantee.
To get your message in front of your audience we offer a range of interpretation and orientation displays, including our ever-popular Musketeer™ lecterns. These interpretive lecterns present information at a low angle, making them unobtrusive on the landscape and easily accessible to children and wheelchair users.
If it’s a more substantial sign you’re looking for, our freestanding interpretation panels come in a range of materials, including stainless steel, oak and recycled plastic. Available in a range of styles to suit most environments, you’re sure to find an interpretation display or entrance sign to suit your next project, whether from our traditional Cavalier™ sign range with its Victorian styling or something more rustic from our timber Bowman™ sign range.
Our interpretation panel projects
Our design services can often feature in several projects available on the Fitzpatrick Woolmer website. For further information on which projects have used this service take a look at the carousel below.
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Our design services can often feature in several products available on the Fitzpatrick Woolmer website. For further information on which products have used this service take a look at the examples below.
If you would like further information about any of the products, or to speak to a member of our team, please contact us.
Our team at Fitzpatrick Woolmer have years of experience in working with customers from a variety of sectors. From producing regulation signage for numerous councils across the country to working with retail stores, we can find a bespoke interpretation panel solution for every requirement.
Take a look at our featured sectors for further information on who we work with.
What Is an Interpretation Panel?
Interpretation panels inform, engage and educate visitors, providing an immersive experience that translates visual aspects and knowledge to explain the significance, context, importance or correlation of a venue, attraction, site or outdoor venue.
For example, interpretation panels are widely used in areas of historical importance and outdoor nature reserves or conservation areas to share some of the unique, special or remarkable features of the landscape, ecosystem or structures that make a venue, attraction or countryside region worth paying extra attention to.
Designing the right interpretation signage may depend on the intended audience and whether panels need to be accessible and understandable by visitors of all ages. Regardless of the site or venue, a beautiful interpretation sign can make a profound difference to the visitor experience.
What Are the Different Types of Interpretation Panels?
The two primary ways to design an interpretation board are through wall-mounted display panels and freestanding boards. The correct model may depend on the type of venue, attraction or property concerned.
For outdoor venues and conservation or wildlife protection zones, freestanding interpretation boards are ideal, with weather-resistant and tamper-proof designs to keep your signage, information displays and graphics available year-round.
Wall-mounted interpretation panels are more suitable where signs need to be affixed to a wall, outside of a visitor attraction such as a heritage railway, museum, property of historical significance or another public venue.
What Are the Different Applications for Interpretation Panels?
The key to getting the design of an interpretation panel right is to think about the visitor experience and the information or knowledge that will transform their perception.
For example, sitting on a crumbling wall might feel unimportant – but if that space was where a world-changing treaty was signed or a famous figure recited a piece of text now encapsulated in literature, the significance changes substantially.
Applications include any scenario or environment where visitors can extract value from high-quality signage that explains and communicates the history, importance or unique aspects of a venue or site relevant to:
- Historical and heritage properties and locations.
- Transport links, stations and depots with a history of significance.
- Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Conservation Areas.
- Museums, parklands, reservoirs and outdoor visitor attractions.
Any site, public space, facility, venue or building with something important to share with visitors or passers-by can benefit from interpretation panels, particularly those that may not look, from the outset, remarkable, noteworthy or deserving of closer inspection.
Why Are Interpretation Panels Ideal?
Interpretation panels surpass other signage models by blending graphics, text, diagrams and maps to boost the experience and interest of visitors, using a range of visual mediums to explain and communicate, even with viewers who do not speak the local language.
The power of imagery is well known, and by identifying the important and special sites, fixtures, species, areas, landscapes or points that make a place, site or venue memorable, interpretation signs can create a whole new conversation and context that is impossible to achieve solely through written texts.
Professional design and production are key, and where site owners, managers and marketers wish to ensure every visitor is keenly aware of the nature they can see, or the relevance of the site, interpretation panels are ideal.
There is no minimum order or project size, we are happy to supply one sign or provide solutions for large scale signage and wayfinding projects.
To make an initial enquiry and to obtain a quote contact one of our Sign and Wayfinding Consultants on 01634 711 771 or email email@example.com. If you are happy with the price quoted we will simply need a purchase order or payment (dependent on account status) to move your project through to design and production.
Should you prefer a face to face consultation to discuss your project we are happy to meet with you, assess your site’s needs and make recommendations for the best products and services.
We regularly undertake work throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, and ship our products around the globe.
We work across all market sectors and are pleased to supply the public sector and private sector, the general public and trade as well as designers and specifiers.
Creating an exciting, engaging and stimulating interpretation sign relies on design expertise – and we provide comprehensive support packages to bring your idea, themes, branding and concepts to life.
The multi-skilled in-house design team at Fitzpatrick Woolmer works closely with our clients to grasp the tone, style and key information you wish to convey and suggest layouts, configurations and designs that meet your objectives.
We also have a team of illustrators who create incredible artworks and depictions of wildlife and flora available to view in our signage gallery.
Our design acumen covers a broad range of projects, from creating attention-grabbing, concise and accessible copy to expanding on storylines, educating readers and blending text with imagery to ensure every visitor is fully immersed in the experience.
Fitzpatrick Woolmer has years of expertise in signage installations and can provide recommendations for full commissioning, providing independent advice around the best places to situate your interpretation signage, the correct installation techniques, and preservatives or treatments that ensure your signage is built to last.
Standalone signage products and interpretation signs are supplied with comprehensive assembly instructions. We can also organise an environmental assessment, including site surveys, method statements and practical installation tasks where required.
Contact our experts
To help fully realise your project Fitzpatrick Woolmer also offer printing, manufacturing and installation services, creating a true one-stop shop for your interpretation, signage and wayfinding needs.
To find out more about the full breadth of our sign design services and the projects we have completed fill out the contact form or call us on 01634 711 771.