Outdoor signs come in a variety of types to cover the varied uses. What makes a material good for outdoor signage? Water resistance, UV color fastness, and wind durabilty.
The following sign types will do great outdoors.
Corrugated plastic (CORO) is a light weight, low cost material. It can be used indoors, and outdoors for short term signage (12 months).
Coro comes in a variety of colors, some of the most popular are white and yellow. It is 1/8″ thick, and comes up to a maximum size of 4′x8′.
Popular uses for coro are: Real estate signage, bandit signs, political signs, directional signs, special event and promotional signage.
Dibond is a composite material, with a solid plastic core and solid aluminum faces.
This material gives us the strength of MDO plywood, and durability of .080 aluminum at a much lighter weight.
Dibond is 3mm thick (1/8″) and is available in sheets up to 5′x10′.
Dibond is the material of choice for large industrial signs and high quality business ID signs.
MDO Plywood (medium density overlay) is an outdoor grade plywood. MDO is best suited for outdoor applications that require medium to long term durability (2-5 years).
MDO comes in 1/2″ thickness and is available in sizes up to 4′ x 10′. It features a wood fiber veneered surface that is sealed with a beautiful white enamel finish, leaving a very smooth and durable surface. We can paint it with One Shot enamels or outdoor durable latex paint to best match your project.
Popular uses for MDO are: Exterior business ID signs, site/project signs, real estate signage, and directional signs.
We use .080 aluminum sign blanks that have a baked enamel white finish. It is perfect for long term outdoor use.
Parking and traffic control use is probably what most of us are familiar with seeing aluminum signs used as. It is also excellent for real estate site signs, business ID and industrial park signs.
Standard sizes are 12″ x 18″ and 18″ x 24″.
We also have 3 sizes of blanks available with a reflective background. 12″ x 18″ and 18″ x 24″ are white reflective. 6″ x 30″ comes with a green reflective background, used almost exclusively for street name signs.
Screenprinted signs are an economical option for 25 or more signs that are all the same.
They are typically made out of corrugated plastic, with printing on one or both sides. The typical size is 18″ x 24″.
Typical uses for screenprinted signs are for business promotion, real estate, directional, and political signs. This type of sign is also known as bandit signs.
Engraved signs are made of plastic, and are widely used as name plates or firecode signs.
Engraved signs can be used with ADA signs, as a cheaper option for when tactile lettering isn’t needed. Engraved signs are available in a wide variety of colors and custom sizes.