Exterior Signage

Single Sign

DHL single signs represent the basic element of all signage. Here you’ll learn more about their exact proportions, size specifications and different designs.

Single Sign
  • Essentials
  • Size scale
  • Sign types
  • Logo made of adhesive film

Essentials

DHL single signs are basically the same as the standard DHL Logo on the Postyellow brand field. The following ratio applies to the brand field:

  • W = Logo width = 4.53126 H

The brand field determines the minimum area required for the sign. The spacing between the red letters and the top and bottom edges of the field is required. The size of the logo on a building depends on the conditions at each location. In principle, the logo can be scaled to fit the size that best fits your application.

Size scale

We have defined specifications for ten sign sizes in order to define the different designs of the various elements and to calculate them for production. These sizes also apply to DHL band signs.

 

 

Type

Width × height (mm)

Width × height (inch)

600

2720 × 600 mm

107.0" × 23.6" 

750

3400 × 750 mm

133.8" × 29.5" 

915

4146 × 915 mm

163.2" × 36.0"

1150

5211 × 1150 mm

205.2" × 45.3"

1370

6210 × 1370 mm

244.4" × 53.9"

1600

7250 × 1600 mm

285.4" × 63.0"

1850

8383 × 1850 mm

330.0" × 72.8"

2200

9970 × 2200 mm

392.5" × 86.6"

2840

12870 × 2840 mm

506.6" × 111.8"

3820

17310 × 3820 mm

681.5" × 150.4"

Sign types

DHL single signs can be produced in a variety of ways. The different types are listed below. With light boxes, the size will also have an impact on which type of single sign you can use.

Light box made of acrylic glass with protruding plastic red elements.

For shopping centers or on-site locations that require signs with individual letters.

Size/Type: 
600, 750, 915, 1150, 1370

Acrylic glass light box with a flat logo made of adhesive film.

For DHL Service Points and at building entrances and facades in ground or upper floor areas.

Size/Type:
600, 750, 915, 1150, 1370

 

Light box made of tensioned fabric with a flat logo made of adhesive film.

Exclusively for large signs placed at the appropriate height on the building.

Size/Type:
1600, 1850, 2200

 

Metal cassette made of folded sheet metal with a flat logo made of adhesive film.

High-quality signs for both short-distance and long-distance visibility on all building types.

Size/Type:
600, 750, 915, 1150, 1370,
1600, 1850, 2200, 2840, 3820

 

 

Aluminum composite panel with a flat logo made of adhesive film.

Very reasonably priced signs for both short-distance and long-distance visibility on all building types.

Size/Type:
600, 750, 915, 1150, 1370,
1600, 1850, 2200, 2840, 3820

 

Logo made of adhesive film

The simplest way to put logos on signage is to print it out on adhesive film and stick it to a suitable surface. This can be particularly useful for large logos on building facades intended for long-distance visibility. The advantage is that you won’t need to install a support structure to attach the sign. Use the following dimensions for flat logos: 

  • H = Total height of DHL Logo including brand field
  • W = Logo width = 4.53126 H = 7.07147 A

Simply stick red film on a Postyellow surface. If you want to stick the logo on other colored surfaces, you’ll first need to apply a white laminate on the surface under the yellow foil.

 

Placement on uneven facades

You can also stick adhesive film on suitable yet uneven profile facades, such as corrugated sheet metal To make sure that the logo appears correctly proportioned, you must distort its contours so that the logo appears correctly proportional when you look at it on the corrugated surface.