When you look at a poster or graphic on a wall or a door, the material is generally applied directly to that surface. This is typically called first surface application. But for certain sign applications, the graphic can be applied to the back side of the glass or acrylic material. This is called second surface application. This approach is beneficial for variety of reasons. One benefit is that the graphic is protected by the glass or the acrylic layer. So it won’t be scratched which allows it to maintain its bright colors for a long time. It also provide a certain amount visual depth which is aesthetically pleasing. One of the applications for this second surface approach if for schools. Kids tend to play with or pick at signs at schools. So this is another way to add some protection to the sign or graphics. Below is a recent example of a lobby sign designed, fabricated, and installed by Signs Unlimited using this second surface application process. Please call us at 408-224-2800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss all your signage needs.