Substrates and Materials

Alumalite and Econolite for Custom Shaped Commercial Real Estate Sign and other outdoor signs  

Alumalite

Double Sided aluminum faced substrate with a corrugated plastic core. Long lasting, rugged, lightweight. Used primarily for double sided outdoor signs like Commercial Real Estate Signs, Job Site and Construction Signs.
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Aluminum

All kinds of signs can be made with aluminum. It can be used for indoor or outdoor applications. It's durable, rust free, relatively lightweight. In most exterior applications econolite or alumalite are better choices because the corrugated plastic core provides more rigidity for large surfaces. Comes in a variety of thicknesses. Can be routed into custom shapes.
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Banner Materials

Several types of banner materials are available depending on the application.
  • 13oz vinyl - Standard banner material
  • 18oz vinyl - Heavy duty use, especially for longterm outdoor applications
  • Mesh - Tiny holes allow wind to pass right through without damaging material
  • Supersmooth scrimless material - Used primarily for indoor banner stands to give a smooth photographic appearance
  • Fabric - a variety of fabric textures can be used for indoor and outdoor banenrs
  • Double sided blockout - Used for double sided banners. Thin materials allow the reverse side to be seen. This material alleviates that problem.
Top | Categories: Indoor Banners, Outdoor Banners Coroplast used for Yard Signs  

Coroplast

Corrugated Plastic commonly used for yard signs, Post and Panel kits, and other short term uses. Extremely lightweight. Comes in 4mil and 10mil thicknesses. Can also be used to make incredibly resilient custom boxes.
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Econolite

Single Sided aluminum faced substrate with a corrugated plastic core. The back side is a matte brushed silver texture. Long lasting, rugged, lightweight. Used primarily for outdoor signs like Commercial Real Estate Signs, Job Site and Construction Signs.
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Foamcore

Lightweight indoor sign material. Also called foamboard this rigid material is easy to use for POP displays, wall decorations, and posters.
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Perforated Vinyl for Windows

This pressure sensitive material has holes that allow one side to appear opaque while letting people on the other side to see through. Used extensively in vehicle wraps and some building signage, this is a great way to get a full color image on a window while limiting the desired visibility very little.
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Vinyl

Pressure sensitive colored vinyl used to be the lifeblood of any respectable sign company. Colored vinyl largely replaced handpainted signs and banners. However, with the advent of low cost digital printing in the mid-90's, colored vinyl's days were numbered. We still use colored vinyl for some applications like window graphics and some vehicle lettering. We are very grateful that we no longer have to cut out individual letters and apply them to a blank banner. YAY for digital printing!
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