As you consider the purchase of a new business sign you’ll likely start looking at all the different signs you see around town. One of the first things you’ll notice is the huge variety of materials that people use. This can be confusing. How in the world do you know which one is the best for your company’s needs? To get to the bottom of that decision let’s review the features and benefits of the different choices.
Acrylic Signs– these signs are made of a plastic material that is the perfect substitute for glass. It’s durable and lightweight, making it preferred to glass, but maintains the transparent look that makes glass so desirable. This is the ideal option when creating a backlit sign or using 3D lettering.
PVC – this type of sign is made up of several layers of “foam” fused together to make a very lightweight and economical sign, that still has a high degree of rigidity. It has a nice smooth front that is perfect for trade show signs, menu boards and point-of-purchase displays. PVC is a good choice for both indoor and outdoor displays.
Wooden Signs – a wooden sign is a great choice for businesses that want a more natural feel, as it sets the tone for the business. It’s not a sleek, modern choice but instead more of a rustic, stable feel. Wooden signs are unique in that they can be cut to virtually any shape, and lettering or graphics can be routed or carved to create a 3D appearance. They can be painted, sandblasted, stained or left completely natural which gives you a tremendous amount of choices when designing your sign. They’re primarily used for outdoor signage.
Aluminum Signs– this is the ideal material choice for customers who want a metal sign. It’s resistant to corrosion, affordable and relatively light weight. Aluminum can also be cut into any shape that fits your business. It can be brushed or left shiny, can be painted or not. It’s often the choice of those who are looking to invest in something for the long-term with a modern look.
Vinyl – this is the material you typically see for things such as window graphics, banners, vehicle wraps and other more temporary installations. It’s incredibly versatile, can be printed in vibrant colors, often contain attention catching graphics, and can be moved to multiple locations. It’s perfect for temporary signage, trade show displays, or mobile graphics.
There are many other material options such as corrugated plastic, fiberboard, aluminum composite, copper, stainless steel and a hundred others. In most cases its best to review your design and sign needs with the team from Infinity Signs, NW before deciding on a material. We’ve worked with countless companies to determine the perfect material for their sign needs.