Here is a scenario that a lot of you will have to go through or have probably gone through! You have decided upon the perfect design to be used as your signage, but one point is really confusing you and that is, what signage material should you really go for? As trivial as this decision might seem, your concerns are absolutely valid as it makes a big difference in terms of the material you use and how your signage is going to finally turn out to be. Depending upon the usage and the kind of look are you going for, the right kind of material will help you in not only creating the perfect signage, but also one that is longer in terms of shelf life and the final outcome of how it is going to look.
So, here we are to the rescue and we are going to tell you about five different kinds of signage materials that are most commonly used today and this will help you decide what kind of signage material should you finally end up going for:
Foamex is the name given to PVC foam sheets that are quite light in nature and best for cost-efficientindoor as well as outdoor usage. Foamex is available in a lot of sizes as well as colours which makes them perfect for printing. Given that it is so versatile, you will find that Foamex boards are used for public as well as commercial signage. Lightweight and easy to affix, one of the biggest advantages of using this material is that it is quite hassle-free to transport or move around or mount. You can get stunning displays for your graphics on this board, and even though it is quite lightweight it is extremely sturdy in nature which makes it such a fantastic option.
One of the most popular metals in the signage industry, aluminium offers you extra durability when compared to other substrates and composite materials. Because of its rigidity and strength, it is perfect for outdoor signage since it is also extremely lightweight in nature. Generally, it will come in five types of thicknesses out of which three of them are most common that is 0.040, 0.080 and the strongest one 0.125. That’s if you’re looking for a sign that is not going to warp or even bow, aluminium is actually one of the best materials to go for since it is also extremely affordable when you compare to some other materials such as Redwood. However, something that we must mention is that, even though we say affordable it doesn’t mean it is cheap, so when you want a sign that looks extremely professional and gives you premium quality finish, aluminium signs is the way to go.
Created out of corrugated polypropylene, Correx is a material that is waterproof, weatherproof proof as well as does not fade very quickly when placed outdoors, hence it becomes a good medium which is cost-effective when it comes to outdoor as well as indoor signage. It too is extremely lightweight in nature and comes in varying thicknesses making it quite easy to move around and also amount in whatever area or surface you’ve chosen. Hence, when you are looking for signage that is not too permanent in nature, or something that you will end up changing from time to time like a discount to the special offer then Correx is the best option to go for as it is flexible, weather-resistant and for those of you looking for a greener option, it is completely recyclable.
Generally made out of a tint-less, transparent polymer, acrylic signs are formed from plastic sheets that are fashioned in this manner and look like glass in clarity. Given how flexible, versatile and strong acrylic signs can be, they are generally a perfect replacement for glass, since everyone knows how fragile glass can be. You can print in full colour on acrylic signs and it ends up giving you an extremely professional and sophisticated look no matter where you decide to mount your signage at. A lot of printers today give you the option of printing on acrylic with UV ink which is fading resistant this means that your sign can stay perfectly vibrant for as long as possible, and you can get your money’s worth in how your signage looks.
Composite signs generally have a polymer sandwiched between two aluminium sheets and are fashioned like a flat panel. Lightweight in nature, they are quite resilient this is why they have been used extensively for both outdoor and indoor signage. If you’re looking particularly for outdoor signage that is going to stand the test of time then composite signage might be the right pick for you. Owing to the fact that they are light-weight flexible and super sturdy if you feel like a little higher price point is not a deterring option then you can easily go ahead with a composite sign for your marketing campaign. Apart from this, you have the option of choosing various finishes, sizes and mounting styles for your composite signs, to make them look as attractive and eye-catching as possible.
Now as we have told you about the various properties of the above-mentioned signage materials, you will also come to realise how all these different kind of materials will give you a varied spectrum of results. So it’s time for you to assess your needs in terms of what you’re looking for out of the material and how you want the final print to look and then go on to decide which is the material that you will finally choose to get your signage printed, that will help in marketing your business.