Our signs come in a variety of different
backing material. The difference depends on where the sign will be used and
mounted. We can use cut vinyl for your spot colored designs, or digitally
printed vinyl with a laminate seal for full color graphics, gradients, and
shading. We can just about cut any of the below material to your specified
Our aluminum comes standard with white on both sides. The thickness of
the aluminum is what we call the gauge. Aluminum is available in four
different gauges: .040, .050, .063, and .080. Most signs are done on
a .040 gauge, but if you need a heavy duty sign, we recommend a .080 gauge
which is the same thickness as a standard STOP sign.
MDO comes in a .5" thickness. It is basically plyboard that is
coated with white enamel to be weather resistant. This holds up just as well
as .080 aluminum, but it will give your signs a different appearance.
Coroplast is a short term for corrugated plastic. It is a standard in
real estate signs for a low-cost in high quantity signs. It is very
lightweight and has about a 1/8" - 1/4" thickness. We have many
frames available as well as "H" stakes for ground mounting.
Acrylic is mainly used for signs that will be backlit. They also require
special vinyl that is more translucent to allow the light to shine through
the vinyl and give the appearance of a colored glow. Acrylic is available in
different gauges, dependant upon the frame it will be held in. It is the
cheapest material for back lit signs.
Polycarbonate is the bigger brother to acrylic. It is virtually unbreakable
and very durable. The cost is usually 30-40% higher than acrylic and is well
Turnaround: Usually 5-7 business days