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SUBSTRATE SIGNAGE AND PRINTING

We specialize in offering comprehensive printing solutions for a wide range of substrates, including Acrylic, Sintra, Coroplast, ACP sheets, Wood, Aluminum and any other rigid media you can think of.

Rigid substrate signs are an excellent cost-efficient way to enhance your retail space or used as an exterior displays to elevate your brand visibility. Whether you're looking to create striking point-of-sale displays, attention-grabbing event signage, or durable outdoor installations, our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering superior substrate printing solutions tailored to your exact specifications.

Types of Substrates

Acrylic Sheets

Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs are crafted from clear plastic material, offering durability and a modern aesthetic. Often used as a substitute for glass for branding, wall art, and wayfinding signage. Acrylic signs provide a professional look and are perfect for enhancing brand visibility in various settings.

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coroplast Sheets

Coroplast (Corrugated) Signs

Corrugated plastic sheets are commonly used for temporary outdoor signage, real estate signs, event promotions, and directional signage due to their lightweight, weather-resistant, cost-effective nature.

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PVC Sheets

PVC (Plastic) Signs

There are a variety of PVC media available such as Sintra, Komacel, and Styrene. They are durable, flexible, ideal for indoor use. They are lightweight which makes them a perfect for custom retail displays as well as cutouts of shapes, portraits, silhouettes, and wayfinding lettering.

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Metal Sheets

Metal Signs

Metal signs are made from various metals such as aluminum, steel, or bronze. They are commonly used for outdoor signage, building plaques, directional signs, and permanent displays due to their durability, longevity, and professional appearance.

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ACP Sheets

ACP (Aluminum Composite Panel) Sheets

ACP sheets are made from a sandwich panel consisting of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a solid polyethylene core. They are an excellent alternative to metal sign is you are limited on budget as they are lighter, equally versatile, and almost as durable.

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Wood Sheets

Wood Signs

Commonly used wood include Cedar, Redwood, and Oak. However, there is no limit to the type of wood as long as you can get it in a flat sheet. They are great for rustic-themed signage, cabin signs, wayfinding signage, and decorative displayed due to their natural beauty and warmth.

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Acrylic Signs

Material Options:

Clear Acrylic, Frosted Acrylic, Signwhite Acrylic (for backlit), and Colored Acrylic (various options)

Thickness:

1/8", 1/4". Thicker options maybe available.

Finishing:

Standard edges (machine cut, frosted looking) or Polished edges (smooth finish with a sheen)

Media Size:

Standard sheets are 48" x 96". Larger sheets maybe available for certain thicknesses.

Installation Method:

Installed off the wall using standoffs or french cleats.

Common Usage:

Lobby signs (your company logo), wall art, wayfinding signs, donor plaques.

Pros:

Looks sleek, professional, and high end. Printable on both sides. Excellent for designs with clear areas.

Cons:

Heavy. Can easily shatter if not properly installed. Higher cost than some of the other substrates.

Coroplast Signs

Material Options:

White corrugated sheets or colored corrugated sheets (various options)

Thickness:

4mm, 6mm, and 10mm.

Finishing:

Cut to size or shape. Scored or bent to shape. Grommets can be added as well.

Media Size:

Standard sheets are 48" x 96". Larger sheets maybe available for certain thicknesses.

Installation Method:

Wire H-Stakes (for outdoor grass area), Zip Ties (for fences and bars), Velcro or Tape for walls.

Common Usage:

Temporary outdoor signs (construction, wayfinding, events, election, real estate listings, etc.)

Pros:

Lightweight, cost-effective, weather resistant, ease of customization and installation.

Cons:

Very susceptible to bending or warping over time. Corrugated surface results in less vibrant images.

PVC (Plastic) Signs

Material Options:

Foamboard, Sintra, Komacel

Thickness:

3mm and 6mm. Komacel comes in 1/2" and 1" thickness.

Finishing:

Cut to size or shape.

Media Size:

Standard sheets are 48" x 96". Larger sheets maybe available for certain thicknesses.

Installation Method:

Hanging with screws or brackets, adhesive mounts, or inserting them into frames.

Common Usage:

Point-of-sale displays, trade show graphics, and interior office signs.

Pros:

Smooth surfaces allows for high-quality prints. Can be used to create cost-efficient 3D letters.

Cons:

Susceptible to bending.

Metal Signs

Material Options:

Aluminum and Steel.

Thickness:

Thin gauge aluminum for lightweight options to thicker gauges for more rigid and durable signage.

Finishing:

Cut to size or shape. Etched out.

Media Size:

Standard sheets are 48" x 96". Larger sheets maybe available for certain metals.

Installation Method:

Mounting with screws or bolts onto surfaces, attaching to posts or frames, or hanging with brackets.

Common Usage:

Outdoor signage, building plaques, directional signs, and permanent displays.

Pros:

Very durable, weather resistance, and convey a premium and professional image.

Cons:

Highest cost in the substrate category and often requires professional installation.