Slide System Support

Support and specification information.

1. Determine Profile

Choose from Thin, Standard or Box Rail structural styles.

With the three structural rail elements available in the Slide Sign System, you can configure virtually any modular sign for unlimited creative flexibility. Because rail faces are identical, any insert can be used. End caps, accent strips, frames, top and bottom trims and insert options allow for infinite creative flexibility within a system that is elegantly simple.

Color and form can say as much as words and graphics. 2/90 offers a broad range of aesthetic options that help you create an impression even as you’re delivering information and helping people navigate your building. Seventeen standard mounting options empower you to seamlessly integrate signs into any architectural environment. Tamper-resistant features ensure that your design vision will withstand the rigors of time.

Material: Black extruded aluminum.

Size: Rails are 2”, 3” or 4” in height for Thin and Standard profiles; 6” high rails are also available for Standard profile. Standard profile rails are available in any width up to 90”; Thin profile rails are available in any width up to 40”.

Configurations: Minimum height is 2” and can increase in 1” increments. Signs can be installed next to each other to create larger widths. Slide Profiles: Specify Thin, Standard or Box rail.

2/90 Slide System is available in three profiles:

Modular thin profile rail detail

Thin Rail

A popular choice for identification and regulatory signs.

Rail accepts inserts on face side only
9/32" thickness.
Recommended maximum insert is 400 square inches.

Modular standard profile rail detail

Standard Rail

A great option for larger directories, flag-mounted, and two-sided ceiling mounted signs.

Rail accepts inserts on both sides
9/16" thickness.
Recommended insert size is 400-2,000 square inches.

Modular box rail profile rail detail

Box Rail

Great for extra-large signs.

Rail accepts inserts on both sides. 2" or 3 1/4" thickness. For heavy-duty interior signs
Recommended insert size is 2,000-5,400 square inches.

2. Determine Sign Type

Select sign size and insert configuration.

How to read part numbers for 2/90 Slide Signs:

Number Portion: Insert area; height by width

Letter Portion: Insert configuration

For example, a 2x6B sign has a total insert area of 2″ high by 6″ wide, with the letter B designating two- 1″x 6″ inserts. Overall sign dimensions including end caps, mount, and accessories, vary depending on options selected. Contact Client Services for exact dimensions.

Download Product Chart PDF

3. Choose End-Cap Design

Choose an end cap design from seven styles of painted or satin aluminum finish.

Secure copy inserts with seven end cap styles.

Material: Aluminum for Standard and Thin styles; 2”, 3” and 4” Round Corner and 2” Slimline painted end caps are ABS plastic.

Application: End caps secure inserts to rail. End caps are removable with an optional tamper-resistant locking feature.

Style: Choose from seven styles with painted or satin aluminum finish. Satin aluminum finish not available for Round Corner.

4. Pick an Insert Finish

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

Slide Modular inserts “slide” onto the structural rail and are secured by end caps.

*Exposed channels on Window Inserts are black. Additional colors available, including satin natural aluminum finish.

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View Insert Finishes

  1. Painted ABS (Prism, Metallics and Custom Colors)
  2. Window Insert with Paper and Protective Lens (Papers)*
  3. Woodgrain Laminate (Woods)
  4. Aluminum (Metals)
  5. GloSign (Photoluminscent)
  6. Subsurface (Graphics and paint secured in carrier behind Lexan)
  7. Jewel (Subsurface paint)
  8. ADA Photopolymer (Integral dimensional graphics top-coated)
  9. ADA Subsurface (Integral dimensional graphics painted subsurface)
  10. Create Your Own (Our insert carrier accepts material up to .03″)

5. 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)

6. Choose Mounting Options

Choose from over 17 mounting options for wall, cubical and ceiling installations.

2/90 Sign Systems offers 17 standard mounting options to meet a variety of installation applications for office furniture, vertical surfaces and ceilings.

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

* Not available for Thin Slide

Download Mounting Options Spec Sheet

(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 2″ extruded aluminum 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″.

(L*) Inside of Glass Mount -

Clear acrylic bracket attached to glass with clear pressure-sensitive tape.

(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.

7. 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.

Trim Options

Add contrast to your design with Top/Bottom Trim and Accent Strips. Available painted and Satin Natural Aluminum finish.


Modular sliding insert exampleDoes 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.

Pen Holder

Modular pen holder exampleSigns with dry erase material can benefit from adding a Pen Holder to house the elusive dry erase marker. Pen holder is mill finished aluminum, painted black. Other colors are available.


Modular SmartStrip 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

Notched-End Cap

For window inserts with paper that need to change often, we recommend the notched-end cap. The paper and protective lens slide off easily without removing the end cap. This feature is available with Slimline end cap style in satin natural aluminum finish or painted colors.