The Most Common Sign Materials
The most basic part of any sign is the material it's made out
of. This choice is critical...it can make your sign and its content look great right out of the box or not so
Five years down the road with the right material your sign can look like brand new or
ready for the garbage heap.
Some materials are intended for long term life and some are short
It's all a matter of what you're looking for in terms of
longtivity and budget.
Plastic & Acrylic Products for
SignFoam...High Density Urethane
WARRANTY - HDU Sign Foam
unfinished is warranted for 10 years, indoor or out, against deterioration, warping, and cracking.
It is 100% waterproof, unaffected by temperature and will not rot or decompose. High Density
Urethane material is preferable on most projects, and is a must on outdoor sign projects. For
more information, please visit www.signfoam.com.
- SignFoam will not warp, crack, or
bow like solid wood when exposed to the elements
-Lighter that wood, which might be a consideration for a suspended sign.
-HDU Sign Foam can be seamlessly laminated together to create any size shape or
-HDU Sign Foam is slightly flexible, which might cause problems on long, narrow
-If a dimensional sign is going between posts you'll need a laminate a backing board
-More expensive than most other dimensional products
PVC or Sintra
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) signs are a popular
choice for all kinds of signage. PVC signs can provide you with a professional looking smooth,
satin finish that virtually eliminates reflection and glare.
-PVC signs are also waterproof, durable and easy to mount
using screws, double sided tape, adhesive or our blind
-Easy to care for and completely waterproof
-Easy to rout and shape to form
virtually any shape, size
and paint in any color
-Properly mounted is perfect for indoors or outdoor
properly attached as it may warp in sunlight
-for outdoor use between posts may need to be reinforced
Aluminum Products for Signs
Aluminum Sign Blanks
While lots of internet companies use .030 aluminum and can be bent by a 12 year old
almost every blank we sell is on .080 aluminum which is what municipal stop signs and street
signs are typically made out of.
-Lightweight, strong and can be extremely durable
-Three standard thicknesses--.030, .060, .080
-Hold up well in any weather and over long periods of time
-Variety of sizes, colors and shapes
-Can custom paint or add infinite variety of vinyl products for
Dibond or MaxMetal
DIBOND® panels combines two 0.3 mm aluminium surface layers with a polyethylene
core and comes with a protective film on both sides. Max Metal is one of many private label
products that are similar to the original Dibond product.
Dibond is relatively lightweight and
econnomical as a signage substrate.
It's available in single sided or double
sided, a varitey of factory supplied colors (or we can custom paint to hit your corporate compliant
color) and two different thicknesses.
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