Arc System Support

Support and 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 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.

Horizontal Arc signs can be of any height 2” to 92”.
Vertical Arc signs can be of any width 2” to 92”.
Custom sizes are available.

1. Determine Sign Type

Select sign size and insert configuration.

How to read part numbers for Arc System Signs:

Number 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

2. Choose Edge Rail Finish

Choose from painted or satin aluminum finishes.

Material: Satin natural aluminum finish or painted color.

Configuration: Edge rail placement is left/right of horizontal arcs and top/bottom of vertical arcs.

Application: Edge rails capture the insert and are non-removable.


3. Pick an Insert Finish

Choose from 100 standard materials: painted, laminate, paper or create your own.

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.

Material: Painted PETG, faux-aluminum or wood-grain laminate, and paper with protective lens.
Size: Inserts range in height from 1” to 24”.
Configuration: Insert configurations with vertical cuts are not available for Arc signs with a horizontal arc. Insert configurations with horizontal cuts are not available for Arc signs with a vertical arc.
Application: Inserts are removable with suction cup.
Copy: Inserts are available blank and with copy. Copy applications include direct print, vinyl, laser print, subsurface, silkscreen,
engraved, integral ADA, applied ADA and subsurface ADA.

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

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View Insert Finishes


Choose from the following insert finishes:

  • Paper with Protective Lens (Papers)
  • 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


4. Select Graphics

Indicate your choice of graphics including ADA-compliant options and state-of-the-art Direct Print.

Create one-of-a-kind graphics by selecting your application method, font, copy size, position, and case.

Copy Options

Choose from nine 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 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 Style

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 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. 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

Choose from over 16 mounting options for wall, cubical and ceiling installations.

The Arc Modular Sign System includes 16 standard mounting options to meet a variety of installation applications for office furniture, vertical surfaces and ceilings.

(A) Adhesive -

Pressure-sensitive mounting is intended for smooth, hard surfaces. Not recommended for selected vinyl wall coverings. Can be used with Silastic® bonding. 100 square inches maximum.

(B) Magnetic -

Same as “A” but uses magnetic mounting for steel surfaces. 100 square inches maximum.

C (Velcro) -

Same as “A” but uses Velcro® for fabric surfaces. 100 square inches maximum.

D (Screw) -

Screw-on mounting for rough surfaces such as brick and drywall, where “A” is not recommended. Recommended on all wall-mounted signs larger than 100 square inches.

E (Pin) -

A specifically designed pin device for fabric surfaces. Unique one-piece design enables mounting to any fabric surface, including fabrics mounted over hard materials. 100 square inches maximum.

F (Hook) -

Clear plastic device “hooks over” top of panel. Automatically locates sign 2″ from top of panel. Order must specify panel make and thickness.

G (Desk) -

For free-standing applications such as receptionist name signs. Extruded or machined aluminum or acrylic bracket. Fabricated for 1 or 2 sided applications up to 12″ in height. One-sided version sits at 30° angle with non-slip bumpers.

H (Panel Top) -

For mounting on top surface of panel. Extruded or machined aluminum or acrylic bracket with pressure-sensitive tape. Fabricated for 1 or 2 sided applications up to 12″ in height. One-sided version sits at 30° angle.

I (Ceiling Mount - Suspended Ceiling) -

Connects to grid system using extruded aluminum 2″ brackets. Signs appear to be “floating” below ceiling line. Specify 1/2″ or 1″ grid system.

(J) Ceiling Mount/Hanging -

General-purpose hanging applications for high or irregular ceilings. Hang lines tie to various points (rafters, beams, duct work, piping, etc.). Customer must supply hang line material.

(K) Perpendicular Wall Mount -

Mounts sign at 90° angle to wall surface. Not available on signs wider than 15″.

M (Ceiling Mount - Hanging) -

Extruded aluminum bracket designed for screw mount. No mounting screws provided.

N (Ceiling Mount - Rigid Post) -

Sign mounts 6″, 12″, 18″ or 24″ from ceiling using 1/2″ black aluminum rod.

O - Flexible Panel Mount -

Under the top cap panel device in black or white fabric. Automatically locates the sign flush with the top of the panel. Order must specify fabric color.

P (Panel and Tile Mount) -

Aluminum device hooks over the top of panel, under the top cap. Automatically locates sign flush with the top of the panel. Order must specify panel make and thickness.

R (Saddle) -

Aluminum device hooks over the top of panel top. Locates sign flush with panel top. Can be one or two sided

S (Side-Saddle) -

For steel surface panel tops, L-shaped anodized aluminum bracket with magnet locates sign flush with panel top. Pressure-sensitive tape available for non-steel surfaces. Mount runs the width of the sign. Sign should not exceed 100 sq. in.

6. Optional Accessories

Dress up your sign with accessories

At 2/90 Sign Systems we’re all about options. If you have a need, let us know – it may even become a standard.

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.