Aluminum, or as the British call it “AL-U-minium,” is the most popular metal used in signage these days. It isn’t even close. Aluminum is the belle of the ball because it doesn’t decompose or rust. And, it’s one of the most durable materials around despite its low weight. And, aluminum signs project an image of quality when you’re going for a perfectly smooth finish. So, it only makes sense to install aluminum property signs in Portland, OR when you want something that’ll stand up to the Pacific Northwest weather. Let’s look at what options are available with these markers and what sets them apart.
Types of Aluminum Panels
If you’ve ever visited popular hunting areas, you’ve likely seen aluminum property signs that have been assaulted. Since signs are dear to us, we’d even call it attempted murder. Occasionally, ne’er-do-wells will conduct a little target practice on these remote markers. Did you ever notice that these signs were not destroyed? They’re literally bulletproof. But, not all aluminum signs are created alike. Here are the four main types of aluminum panels:
Standard Aluminum Panels – Your average aluminum panel comes in three sizes: .040” gauge, .063” gauge, and heavy duty .080” thick aluminum. These panels are made of solid metal and are ideal for high traffic areas, wet conditions, and installed on heavy machinery.
ARMOUR-Wood – Compared to traditional aluminum, ARMOUR-Wood signs are much stronger since they’re reinforced with a wood shell. In fact, this is the strongest of all of the rigid sign panels. In other words, these are the ones you want for your shooting range if you’re not afraid of ricochet.
Dibond – Dibond panels have a solid plastic core. They’re perfect for wall-mounted signs, panels installed on posts, and smaller hanging signs since they don’t weigh much. Dibond is the preferred choice when you’re looking for something stiffer than standard gauge aluminum.
Alumalite – Aluminum sheets reinforce either side of a coroplast panel. For how durable Alumalite is, it’s surprisingly easy to handle and install.
Panels Are Great, But What Can You Do with Them?
Aluminum panels are kind of pointless if you can’t put the info you need on them. This is where our mighty sign makers and their vinyl graphics come to the rescue. Your aluminum property signs are totally customizable. Want a message that tells people to stop dumping? No problem! Want dogs to stop dumping? We can help with that. We can also help with non-dumping related signs as well!
Here’s how it works: when you’re ready for aluminum property signs in Portland, OR, you give our guys a call. We meet with you and discuss what you have in mind for the project. Based on your vision, we provide you with art proofs of exactly what your new marker will look like. Once you’re happy with the look, we print it out on top-quality vinyl, adhere it to the aluminum panel, slap on some vinyl overlay to protect the graphics, and install it for you.
Are you ready to get started? If so, contact the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions today!