Substrates

Usage Recommendations

ALUMINUM

aluminumNon rusting and all weather factory baked painted sheet metal. Ideal for use on exterior signage, but not limited to outdoor applications . It‘s well suited for use in fabrication of parking, highway, traffic and real estate signage. Used for long-term signage.

 

ACRYLIC

acrylicAll weather plastic sheet substrate. This lightweight, ridged and durable product is used primarily in the fabrication of sign faces for illuminated cabinets. May be utilized for interior or exterior signage. This substrate has a high gloss finish surface and it’s usages include menu boards, wall directories and other long-term signage.

 

EXPANDED PVC

Non rusting all weather plastic sheet substrate. This is a very lightweight ridged product that may be used in areas were weight is a concern. Primarily utilized for interior signage. This substrate has a matte finish witch reduces glare aiding the lettering on its surface legible . Recommended usages include interior directional signage, POP displays, exhibits and graphic mounting. This product is not a long-term signage alternative when used as exterior signage.

 

BANNER

bannerAll weather flexible plastic nylon reinforced vinyl. This lightweight material is used for grand openings, special events, store sales and other promotional signage. banners may be rolled up for storage. Banners that are to be used outdoors need to be of 14oz or greater weight. This product is not a long-term signage alternative when used as exterior signage.

 

MAGNETIC

magneticAll weather flexible magnetized sheet. This product is utilized in the fabrication of signs were permanently affixed signage is not desired. This product will adhere to most surfaces made of steel. Please note magnetic sheeting well not adhere to surfaces made of aluminum, fiberglass or plastic. May be used for long-term signage with proper care.

 

POLYSTYRENE

PolystyreneAll weather plastic sheet. Polystyrene is a lightweight cost effective alternative material to other plastics when long-term signage is not desired. This product is suitable for point of sale, trade show, posters, real estate signs. It can also be used as a backer for mounting digital prints.This product is not a long-term signage alternative when used as exterior signage.

 

COROPLASTIC

CoroplasticA continuously extruded fluted polypropylene copolymer plastic sheet. An all weather lightweight material best suited for short-term signage. It’s low-cost, makes it a favorite by clients not needing long-term signage. Utilized in interior and exterior signage. The flutes are ideal for inserting low-cost step stake wire mounts so panels may be used as lawn signs. This product is not a long-term signage alternative when used as exterior signage.

 

FOAM CORE

FoamcoreFoam core paper mounted board, This is a lightweight paper and foam product that is a low-cost material. Foam core is prone to dents and dempils if not handled with care Primarily used for mounting and framing photos or digital prints. Used for interior signage only. Available in black or white. Good candidate for exhibit, display windows and table top signage.

 

LUSTERBOARD (composite)

LusterboardHardwood core overlaid with factory baked painted aluminum sheets on both sides. This is a ridged durable substrate. Lusterboards is primarily used for exterior signage. Recommended for wall, fence mounted, post & panel and other signage were a heavy durable substrate is desired. Used as long-term signage.

 

ALUMALITE (composite)

AlumaliteA durable aluminum composite panel with a high density corrugated polyallomer core that will not swell, corrode, rot, wick water, or delaminate even under prolonged water exposure. Primarily used as exterior signage. Recommended for wall/fence mounting, billboards, multi panel signs, post&panel, POP displays, highway signage. Used as long-term signage.

 

OMEGA-BOND (composite)

Omega-bondDouble-sided painted aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core. This panel is ridged yet lightweight. Used for interior or exterior signage. Omega-bond panels are a good choice for POP displays, exhibits, billbords, fascias, digital print mounting, menu boards and highway signage. Used as long-term signage.

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