Choosing the Best Sign Material

When it comes to signage, the massive number of choices and decisions can become overwhelming. There are so many different, interesting and versatile ways to display your message that it becomes quite impossible to decide which direction to take. The only way to make the right decision is to learn a little bit about some of the different mediums and sign material that can be used for signage so that you can find the most effective way to say what you want to say. Below are some on the best options in sign material.


Acrylic

Also known as Plexiglass, Acrylic is glossy and a highly versatile plastic sheet. It is a strong and resilient material and has a sharp and sophisticated look and so is great for corporate settings. It is available in a variety of colors, and the material can easily be bent with heat which makes it easy to turn into different shapes, such as curved easels and curved table menus for restaurants. Thicker sheets can be used for plaques on walls of office buildings. Acrylic needs to be handled with care, however, as it scratches easily and is sensitive to direct sunlight.


Metal and Aluminum

Aluminum is a lightweight and durable material, while metal signs are slightly heavier and sturdier. Both are great for outdoor use, and when used with a baked enamel finish, become very attractive and weather-resistant. They can be used in building signs, real estate signs and parking garage signs and can be installed with a frame and stake, or can be glued, riveted or bolted to walls. However, the enamel does scratch easily so care needs to be taken during installation.


Vinyl

This is an extremely versatile and flexible material that can be used in a number of ways. You can create banners out of this material which can be used outdoors and indoors for all kinds of announcements and promotions. Vinyl and weather resistant and durable and is available in many colors. Other than this, Spot Light Business Branding offers Vinyl graphics and Wall lettering for almost any space, be it a demo area, waiting room, treatment center, or conference room. With this use of the material the possibilities become endless and you can use it for almost any kind of setting. However, it can only give short-term use when used outdoors.


Fabric Banners

Printed Fabric makes a great material for banners as they are lightweight, durable and washable. They can also easily be transported and stored, so that you don’t have to buy a new sign for regular events such as weekly or monthly conferences, meetings seminars, conventions etc. the sign can be created using ink jet printing or dye sublimation, which can only be used on polyester fabric and works well with images.


LED Channel Letters

These are 3-dimensional separate customized letters which come together to make a sign and have a very interesting affect, and because of the LED are easily visible at night as well as day. This makes them great mediums for Restaurants, shops and taverns. They are usually constructed with sheet metal, the choice of metal being Aluminum for Spotlight Business Branding as it is rust-free, and the front is transparent acrylic with the LED light behind it. These signs are very durable, but may need regular maintenance because of the technical component of the LED.

These are but a few of the vast options for sign material that can be used to display your signs and get your message across, but they are the most common ones, and can give you an idea of what all is possible. However, there are times when you require something custom made, something which you cannot neatly fall into a category, and Spot Light Business Branding can fulfill these requests as they do all manners of custom signage and build a promotional plan according to your specific needs using some of the above recommended sign material or customer fabricated sign material.

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