Choose a Sign Material
The letters and graphics are placed on the substrates via one of two ways. (for extensive orders we may use silkscreen printing):
1. We create lettering and graphics using quality vinyl (decals if you will). You can choose from an extensive host of vinyl material including etched glass, holographic, metallic, etc. The complete list of materials available is listed under the vinyl lettering material dropdown list on the design center.
2. We digitally print the text and/or graphics on the substrate. This is usually much more economical when full colored lettering and graphics are required. It is also normally faster but does not allow the extreme variation in effects such as holographic or etched glass. If an image or lettering require more than three colors or there are gradations in color or shading we use digital printing.
Banners Material w/ Vinyl Lettering
Banners Material w/ Vinyl Lettering
Our banners are made of vinyl and will be hemmed and grommeted in 2 ft. intervals unless otherwise specified. We offer three types of banners based on the durability required. Our economical banner consists of 8 to 10 mil vinyl. It is lightweight and primarily for indoor use (we do not recommend that it be printed on both sides because letters and images can sometimes be seen through the material). Our standard banner consists of 13 oz vinyl and is durable enough for outdoor use. Our double-sided banner consists of 16 oz vinyl. The banner is thick enough so that the other side cannot be seen through the banner in sunlight. We do offer additional sizes but special quotes are required.
Acrylic (Lexan) is a trade name for this material) has strength and durability. It also tends not to fade because the pigments are within the material. We normally sell it as clear material, but colors can be specifically requested. The standard thickness is 1/8 inch.
It is thin and lightweight but surprisingly durable. It is constructed with corrugated plastic (Rigid Coroplast) as the core with aluminum on the exterior of both sides (reason for the added strength). You can put screws through the material just like MDO ( Medium Density Overlay) signboard but it does not have the heavy weight of wood (hammering is not recommended). It can be cleaned with a cloth or washed with detergent if tough to remove spots occur. The standard thickness is 5 to 8 mm.
Most recognize it as the material used in large signs for any application. It is lightweight yet durable and weather resistant. It can also be trimmed. It is typically used with h-stakes and metal frames. We do not recommend this substrate for signs that will be outdoors for extensive periods (greater that several months).
PVC has many different types of trade names including Sintra, Celuka board, etc. It is a polyfoam board that is a hard durable plastic perfect for indoor use in trade shows, POP displays, etc. or outdoor signage. It also does not warp.
Aluminum is extremely durable and weather resistant and consequently is well suited for outdoor signage (baked enamel on solid aluminum). It comes in four thicknesses - 0.032, 0.040, 0.063, and 0.080 mm. It is resistant to rusting and temperatures below -40 degrees F.
The substrate is perfect for any metal object such as cars, trucks, trailers, etc. The sign is durable and the magnetic adhesion will not harm the painted surfaces it is placed on. It will adhere to any flat metallic surface and come in a standard thickness of 0.030 inches. If you do not want permanent lettering than magnetic signs are for you. They can also be applied to non-magnetic surfaces with tape (but we do not recommend this). The substrate has an outdoor life of more than a year under most conditions. The sign makes for great mobile advertising.
Carved and Sandblasted signs are an elegant means of promoting your company's services. We use Quality Redwood, Foam, and PVC to create storefront (fascia), ground (monumental) applications. We offer thousands of fonts and designs to create your image.