Other people consider plastics as fake and cheap. Well, they’re not actually. These materials have been around for years. They not only look good, but they can also last for quite a time. They are the perfect choice for great plastic signs.
You can create a professional looking signage by putting it on a frame and adding some lighting. Who would have thought that the gorgeous display in front of your shop, office, diner, or hotel is created from a polycarbonate material encased in a beautiful frame?
Cost-Effective Plastic Signage
This type of sign is very much common than anyone would think. By putting a lamp lighting behind or on top of it, it can be very visible and effective at the same time. The different colors of the items retain a good color. The polyethylene holds the shade of the dyes very well that it lets the colors seem fresh for quite some time compared to the other sign materials. Also, plastic is less costly. The modern processing has definitely helped in lessening the price of production, benefiting those who use the material.
While there is not much weather or vandalism concern with them, if they’re damaged, they’re affordable to replace unlike those made from wood and metal. With acrylic and polycarbonate displays with back-lighting, what you need to do is the take the frame off, replace the plastic sign, and then insert it back into the frame display.
You can make different dimensions and shapes out of them. The most commons ones are the rectangle shapes that can be placed on a gate or frame. Thickness varies as well from 0.001 to 0.50 inches or more. Some come in roll stocks, others in sheets, with 4x8 inches as the most common dimension.
Standard sizes available in pre-cut sheets include 18x24 inches, 24x24 inches, and 12x18 inches, with other available dimensions being cut to certain sizes if requested. The rectangle shapes are usually the choice on chains that link fences and are often in sizes like 3x6, 10x14, and 4x8 inches. Other shapes include shields, octagons, triangles, and badges. Custom cuts can also be made.
If you are in need for customized dimensions, don’t worry. There are shops that accept orders on custom cuts. Since the one you need is made to order, be sure to be prepared about the specifications that are going to be needed by the maker. You simply draw your idea out and let the pros do the display for you. You can make use of a double-sided tape to install it in a location you want. This is a common way of putting them up once you get them.
Durability and Printing
Furthermore, the item is durable for both hot and cold weather. In case you are worried about it melting under the scorching heat of the sun, there’s nothing to worry about. Even 0 and below temps do not damage them.
For printing, pantone and custom color matching can be done. The cost of the set up is usually included in the quote price. Most trusted shops that offer them should have color matching, double-sided mounting tape, hole punching, and die cutting services.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barry K. Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!
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