Panel signs

Flat and two-dimensional is the most common format for a sign, so there are a lot of options available. We use metal, plastics and wood to make many different types of signs - contact us to find out what materials are right for your project!


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Types of sign panels

Aluminum signs

If you need a sign that's long-lasting and is designed to be permanent—like a highway sign for instance—aluminum is your best bet.

Aluminum composite signs

Also known by its common brand names Alupanel and Dibond, aluminum composite is a layered material of plastic sandwiched between two "skins" of aluminum. It's very rigid, it holds its flat shape even better than solid aluminum and it's even used as a load-bearing construction material. We use it for many types of signs including wall signs on buildings, billboards and construction site signs.

Coroplast signs

Corrugated plastic (or Coroplast) is "fluted" like cardboard but it's made of plastic and is durable enough for outdoor use. It's commonly used for lawn signs, election campaign signs, real estate signs and temporary signs for events.

Foamcore signs

Foamcore is inexpensive like Coroplast, but it has a smoother finish and it's indoor-only. It's typically used for indoor event signs and short-term signage.

PVC signs

PVC comes in a variety of thicknesses and is used for many types of indoor and outdoor signs. Thin PVC is used for POP signage and indoor wall signs, while thicker PVC is used as a more modern replacement for wood in outdoor sign panels.

Wood signs

Wood was once the most common sign material, but these days we use it for its natural, rustic look in some of the more artistic signs that we make.

Types of vinyl graphics

Printed vinyl

Most flat signs we make are printed, laminated and then applied to the substrate. The print is in full-colour and the laminate protects it from weathering and UV. Printed vinyl is a cost-effective option for most applications.

Vinyl lettering

Coloured vinyls are cut to shape and applied to the substrate in layers, one for each colour. The graphics on this type of sign have more visual depth than a digital print, and there are many specialty vinyls that can be used for added effect.