Metal signs can be made from a variety of different metals and metal laminates. Each material has certain benefits and features to suit the varying needs of any kind of business.
Any material the client likes can be used to create a metal signs with the image and/or lettering they’re looking for.
What Metal Signs are Made Of?
Solid Metal Signs – Of course, solid metal is the highest standard in custom signs, cut and finished to your exact stipulations.
Solid metal signs can be treated for interior or exterior use to ensure durability. For example, brass is treated to prevent tarnish and color changes. Such coatings can last for up to seven years.
Metal Logos uses a variety of different materials to create our metal signs. In this way, we can adapt to the many different looks and budgets our clients require. We use mainly solid metals like aluminum, bronze, copper, stainless steel and corten steel.
CorTen is the trade name of a steel alloy material. It’s a weathering steel that’s corrosion resistant. Left uncoated, it develops an outer layer patina that protects the steel from addition corrosion.
What metal signs are made of depends on your unique needs and your company’s budget. Here are some of the processes used to create unique and beautiful metal signs.
ELECTROPLATED ALUMINUM …“The Rich Look of Solid Metal, at a Practical Price”
When your image needs the high-quality look of solid metal, but your budget demands a practical alternative, it’s time to consider a logo or sign product made from Metal Logos’ Electroplated Aluminum. You can achieve the solid metal look in a variety of finishes, and your logo or sign product will be made to the same exacting specifications that Metal logos gives to all of our work.
Metal Logos is one of the few sign shops in the country that electroplate their aluminum signs to make them any metal alloy the client chooses.
Electroplating is also known as electrodeposition, because the process involves depositing a thin layer of metal onto the surface of a work piece, which is known as the substrate.
With electroplated aluminum, you can have the rich look of solid metal at a cost-effective price. We can achieve the look of solid metal in a variety of finishes, including:
Fabricated metal sign products
Bright brushed brass tones
Pewter Polished chrome
Get the flexibility and rigidity that your installation demands with a Flat-Cut Metal sign product from Metal Logos. Great for demanding exterior applications, and available in just about any size, Flat-Cut Metal sign products from Metal Logos will give you accurate reproduction in any application.
Sometimes called “Channel Lettering,” Metal Logos Fabricated sign products are so much more! We can render complex logo styles or add dimension to demanding applications.
It’s an architect’s dream! Metal Logos consistently outperforms the competition when it comes to fit, finish, and design accuracy of Fabricated sign products.
The Look of Metal, at a Surprisingly Affordable Price
Metal Laminate is a great alternative for anyone looking to create a true metal look without investing in a solid metal sign product. Great for indoor sign applications, metal laminates also afford you endless design opportunities, so they’re perfect for office wall logos.
Our process allows us to cut metal sheets and laminate them onto acrylic or PVC plastic, offering the beauty of real metal at a fraction of the weight.
Foam – Foam offers a depth that metal alone can’t. A foam sign can be carved up to six inches deep, fashioned into any logo or lettering and painted in any color you choose.
Acrylic – Acrylic is another option for creating a metal sign. Using metallic paint, you get the look of solid metal without the cost of solid metal.
Custom metal signs can also be made of composite materials such as diebond. Diebond signs are a rigid composite which boasts a lightweight, yet durable surface, created through a straight cut or made into a three-dimensional shaped sign.
The polyethylene core helps to create a thick, sturdy sign without the added weight that an all-aluminum sign would have. What metal signs are made of depends on you and your company’s needs. Bring us your ideas and let us help you choose the materials that will bring your vision to life.
A versatile and efficient sign alternative, PVC sign products from Metal Logos give you a wide range of design alternatives. Perfect for demanding budgets! PVC is a durable material well-suited for countless styles, and it’s great for complex logos. Also available as an engraved material.