Common Metal Sign Materials
Aluminum can be brushed, or powder coated with a high quality, baked-on high-gloss enamel for a premium finish. Sheets vary in thickness. Ideal for small to medium size indoor and signage.
Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP)
Aluminum composite panels are a relatively new sign-making product. Made of aluminum composite material (ACM), they are flat panels made of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a non-aluminum core. It is incredibly lightweight yet strong, and will not warp, rot, or rust. Its unique core does not swell, absorb water, or corrode from the inside. Great for custom-cut graphics for daytime and outdoor applications.
Brass plaques and plates are especially popular with businesses and memorial settings for their classic and long-lasting quality. Our plaques are engraved or etched, and available in a range of colors and thicknesses. They are baked with a protective lacquer coating to help slow down brass’ natural oxidizing process (rusting) in the exposed environment. They will need to be re-polished periodically to maintain the gold finish.
Heavier than aluminum, but most ideal for outdoor signage, it is exceptionally durable and can be engraved and cut in different thicknesses, sizes and shapes. We can also add finishes such as mirrored, chrome polish or brushed for a unique appearance.