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 Signs
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,
-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
concern about using wood as a sign componen in your custom sign is woods tendency to
swell up, splinter and rot. Many ot the outdoor signs
SIGNARAMA Worthingotn makes use metal materials,
specifically aluminum products including aluminum sign blanks, AlumaCore and Dibond as their
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
Think in terms of cardboard
made out of thin aluminum sheets and plastic corrigation in the middle.
AlumaCore is a strong, lightweight composite sign
panel with a high density corrugated plastic core. AlumaCore has two factory painted
aluminum sheets bonded to both sides of the corrugated plastic core. Thus the plastic
core is sandwiched between the aluminum sheets like cardboard.
It' the corrugated core that gives AlumaCore its strength and rigidity.
Available in .5" and .25" thickness it can be put flat on a wall or suspended between two
-Lightweight, strong and can be extremely
-Twostandard thincknesses .25" and extra heavy
-Available in several standard colors and easily custom painted
-Rustproof and will not rot
-Handles extreme temperatures and rain/snow very well
-Can be capped with white or black capping for professional presentation
Diebond is made of both aluminum and a plastic sign filler. Two factory painted
aluminum sheets are sandwiched and bonded to a high density plastic core. icipal stop signs and street signs are
typically made out of.
Available in brushed aluminum and gold finishes and easy to routed to accent any kind of
-Lightweight, stronger than .040
Approximately 32lbs for a 4' x 8' sheet
-Completely rustproof, waterproof and rot proof
-One or two sided
-Handles extremes temperatures and rain to snow precipitation very well
-Available in 1/8" or 1/4" extra strong
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