Slide System Support

Specification information.


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.



1. Determine Profile

Three choices have your needs covered.

Choose Thin Slide for workstation and identification signs. For larger signs, select Standard Slide. And for large directories and ceiling mount signs, use Box Rail Slide.

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 Number

Initial Letter 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 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

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

View Laser Print Template Downloads

View Insert Finishes

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

  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

Create one-of-a-kind graphics.

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 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 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. 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

Installation that works.

2/90 Sign Systems offers 17 standard mounting options to meet a variety of installation applications for 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*) Ceiling Mount - 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*) Ceiling Mount/Hanging -

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*) Ceiling Mount - Direct -

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*) Ceiling Mount - Rigid Post -

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.

* Not available for Thin Slide

Download Mounting Options Spec Sheet

7. 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!


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.




Trim Options

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