Arc System Support

Specification information.


Arc is a curved panel sign system consisting of a black metal frame with removable copy inserts secured by non-removable edge rails.

Multi-inserts are separated by black accent strips that are available in other painted colors and satin natural faux-aluminum finish. Tamper-resistant inserts are removable with a suction cup. Enjoy all of the standard insert materials including paint, wood laminate, faux aluminum and paper. Copy options include both ADA-compliant and non-ADA applications.



1. Select Profile

Horizontal or vertical curve.

Choose Arc System copy inserts with a horizontal or vertical curve to accommodate your information. The tamper-resistant inserts can be removed with a suction cup. All signs have an internal structural backer to add extra support to copy inserts.

Note: Edge rails capture the inserts. Therefore, inserts can only run the same direction as the arc.

2. Determine Sign Type

Select sign size and insert configuration.

How to Read Part Number

Initial Letter Portion: Insert area (exposed area only); height by width

Letter Portion: Insert configuration

For example, a 2x6B sign measures 2″ high by 6″ wide, with two-1″x6″ inserts. Arc signs with multiple inserts are separated by a 1/8″ high accent strip for a total height of 2 1/8″ high. Inserts are captured by edge rails approximately 1/2″ wide, for a total width of approximately 7″.

Note: Insert configurations with horizontal cuts are not available for Arc signs with a vertical arc.

Download Product Chart PDF

Standard Sizes


3. Pick Finishes

Choose from 100 standard materials.

Insert Finish

Choose from the following:

  • Painted PETG (Prism, Metallics and Custom Colors)
  • Woodgrain Laminate (Woods)
  • Faux-Aluminum (Metals)
  • GloSign (Photoluminscent)
  • Subsurface (Graphics and paint secured behind Lexan)
  • Jewel (Subsurface Paint)
  • ADA Photopolymer (Integral dimensional graphics top-coated)
  • ADA Subsurface (Integral dimensional graphics painted subsurface)
  • Create Your Own

View Laser Print Template Downloads

View Insert Finishes

Edge Rail Finish

Choose from the following:

  • Painted
  • Satin Aluminum


4. Select Graphics

Create one-of-a-kind graphics.

Copy Options

Choose from eight copy options including our newest and most popular, Direct Print. For ADA compliancy, we offer three ADA copy options to fit a variety of insert materials and needs.


Copy Styles

Choose from a large selection of visual and decorative fonts along with several ADA-compliant fonts. If you don’t see your favorite, contact Client Services for more options.

Download Copy Style Spec Sheet

Download Laser Print Copy Style Spec Sheet


Copy Color

Choose from over 80 standard colors. Don’t see the color you need? Give us a ring, we’ll color-match it for you.

Download Color Chart

Worried about meeting ADA requirements? Worry no more.

Download Color Contrast Chart


Copy Size

2/90 recommends choosing a copy size no more than half the height of the insert to accommodate letters that drop below the baseline. Copy size is also determined by the message and insert length. Use our copy capacity chart for reference.

Download Copy Capacity Chart Spec Sheet



Copy Position

Available copy positionsIndicate (L) for left, (C) for center and (R) for right margin. Copy position may be further defined by adding (U) for upper and (L) for lower justification.

Copy Case

The default copy case is for upper and lower characters with the exception of ADA copy which is all caps.Specify abbreviation for desired copy case: Upper and Lower Case (U/L) ALL CAPS (AC) all lower case (LC) AS typed (AT)

5. Choose Mounting Options

Installation that works.

The Arc Modular Sign System includes 17 standard mounting options to meet a variety of installation applications for wall, office furniture, vertical surfaces and ceilings.

(A) Adhesive -

For smooth, hard surfaces. Not recommended for some vinyl wall coverings. Sign size should not exceed 100 sq. inches. Construction adhesive is recommended but not included. Plaque and vinyl backers available for glass applications; see 2/90 Spec Guide/Price List.

(B) Magnetic -

For steel surfaces. Sign size should not exceed 100 sq. inches.

(C) Velcro -

For fabric surfaces. Sign size should not exceed 100 sq. inches. Sign ships with hook to loop with fabric.

(D) Screw -

For a variety of surfaces, including brick, drywall, and drywall coverings. Recommended on all wall-mount signs exceeding 100 sq. inches.

(E) Pin -

For fabric surfaces, including fabric mounted on hard material and acoustical panels. Sign size should not exceed 100 sq. inches.

(F) Hook -

For furniture panels. Clear PETG device hooks over panel top; sign locates below top of panel. Specify panel manufacturer, model, and thickness.

(G) Desk -

For freestanding applications such as desks. Extruded aluminum bracket sits standard two-sided sign perpendicular to work surface; maximum sign height is 4”. Slide (Thin), Arc, and Klik sit at an angle; maximum sign height is 2”.

(H) Panel Top -

For top surface of furniture panel. Freestanding G-Mount is affixed to surface with pressure-sensitive tape or magnet; maximum sign height is 8”. Slide (Thin), Arc, and Klik sit at an angle; maximum sign height is 2”.

(I) Suspended Ceiling -

For ½” or 1” grid system. Connects with 2” extruded aluminum; signs appear to “float” below ceiling line. Sign size should not exceed 1,440 sq. inches. Specify grid size.

(J) Hanging Ceiling -

For general-purpose ceiling applications. Aluminum insert affixed to rail accepts hang line (not included). Sign size should not exceed 1,440 sq. inches.

(K) Perpendicular Wall Mount -

For wall surfaces. Sign is two-sided and connects to a black anodized aluminum bracket at a 90° angle. Maximum width for Slide Standard signs is 15”, and 17” for Arc and Klik signs. Not available for Slide Thin signs.

(M) Direct Ceiling -

For general-purpose ceiling applications. Extruded aluminum bracket affixes to ceiling with screws. Sign size should not exceed 1,440 sq. inches. Screws not included.

(N) Rigid Post Ceiling -

For general-purpose ceiling applications. ½” black aluminum rod sits sign at 6”. 12”, 18” or 24” from ceiling surface. Sign size should not exceed 1,440 sq. inches. Not included in blank sign price; see 2/90 Spec Guide/Price List.

(O) Flexible Panel Mount -

For furniture panels. Flexible fabric device is held in place by panel top cap with adhesive tape. Locates sign flush with panel top. Specify black or white.

(P) Panel/Tile Mount -

Black anodized aluminum device hooks over the top of panel or tile and is concealed by panel top cap. Locates sign flush with panel top. Specify panel manufacturer, model, panel thickness and location.

(R) Saddle -

For architectural privacy screens. U-shaped anodized aluminum bracket locates sign flush with panel top. Mount runs the width of the sign. Sign should not exceed 100 sq. inches. Bracket may be used with one sign, or two signs mounted front and back.

(S) Side-Saddle -

For steel surface panel tops, L-shaped black anodized aluminum bracket with magnet locates sign flush with panel top. Sign should not exceed 20 sq. in. Pressure-sensitive tape is available for non-steel surfaces. Sign should not exceed 144 sq. in. Mount runs the width of the sign.

Illustrations depict mount with the Standard Slide Modular Sign System; Thin Slide, Arc and Klik mounts may vary. Custom mounting options are available.

Download Mounting Options Spec Sheet

6. Optional Accessories

Dress up your sign.

2/90’s sign systems are the most versatile sign products on the market. This allows our products to accommodate needs in the market place. Here are a few of our standard options. Do you have another need? Let us know, maybe it will become our next standard option!

Accent Strips

Arc Accent Strip Option ExamplesArc signs with multiple inserts have accent strips applied to the structural backer to separate the inserts. While the standard color of the accent strips is black, you can add contrast to your design by painting the accent strips another color or selecting satin natural faux-aluminum finish.

Material: Standard material is black ABS plastic accent strips. Also available in satin natural faux-aluminum finish or painted color.

Size: Each accent strip is 1/8” and adds to the overall height of horizontal Arc signs and to the overall width of vertical Arc signs.

Application: Accent strips separate multiple inserts on Arc signs.


Arc Slider InsertDoes your sign need the flexibility to display multiple messages? Sliding inserts reveal or conceal messages when needed. Typically used to indicate availability in conference or meeting rooms, any sign with an insert ranging from 1″ to 4″ high can be used as a sliding insert.



SmallStrip Arc exampleSmartStrips™ hold messages securely, providing a flexible solution for temporary room identification, notifications, or an in-box. To remove the message, simply lift it up and slide to side.

SmartStrips™ are available as an integral part of the sign or sold separately. When purchased separately, they can be installed next to a sign or used alone to hold messages or postings. SmartStrip™ accepts laminated messages.

Available in Satin Natural Aluminum finish with black caps.

Download SmartStrip™ Instructions

Pen Holder

Pen holder Arc exampleSigns with dry erase material can benefit from choosing a Pen Holder to house the elusive dry erase marker.

Pen holder is mill finished aluminum, painted black. Other colors are available.