Many indoor and outdoor signs are straight, flat, and hard. In this industry, we call this a rigid sign. Rigid signs are any type of strong sign that is meant to be durable, flat-ish (though adding 3-dimensional shapes is possible), and customized to your store or brand.
For custom rigid signs, Blue Dot Signs is a sign fabricator that works with all of the available rigid sign materials. Each option can be customized and printed with unique graphics for your business, event, or personal use. If you are ready to order your rigid sign, contact Blue Dot Signs today.
There are many different types of rigid signs. “Rigid Signs” may refer to any sign that is reinforced to prevent bends and creases, although sometimes the sign refers to a specific foam board, with a core that withstands bends. Our team, as a full service sign fabricator, can create any type of sign that you need - whether it's a foam core sign, a metal sign, or any other type of rigid sign design.
There are many different types of materials used in rigid sign construction, and each offers varying benefits and challenges in terms of durability, cost, and printing options. Some of the rigid signs we fabricate include:
Rigid signs are flexible and are more pliable the larger they are, but it is difficult to snap them or break them. Different materials also offer more stability than others, such as aluminum or wood exterior panels offering the most rigidity. The exterior material will also determine if the sign can be used outdoors. Coroplast and Dibond signs are durable enough to withstand the elements.
Many of these materials are available only in white, or in white as a standard. This allows for clear colors to be printed on its surface. Some options, like foam board and coroplast, do have alternative colors available to match the printed logo or design.
The most common options for rigid sign thickness are 3/16”, 1/4″, 1/2”, and 1”. Options besides these standard ones are also available.
There are even more standard options for sign dimensions, including:
As with thickness, dimension measurements are able to be customized at your request. We can also provide custom rigid sign shapes if needed, cut using special tools for any design you've envisioned.
The signs are printed with UV-resistant latex inks that produce bright colors and sharp lines. Printed rigid signs can be finished with a matte or more glossy finish. The aluminum exterior of Dibond signs can be customized with a brushed aluminum finishing for a professional-looking background texture.
There are a variety of installation options for rigid signs. The option you use should take both what material your sign is made of and where you’re installing it into account. Some of the most common installation methods include:
Rigid signs are usually easy to install because of they’re so lightweight and simpler in design. Sign installation services are also available if needed.
For many people, rigid signs are the sign of choice when a signage option is needed quickly and on a budget. They are also useful as medium term signage - strong enough to last awhile, but low cost enough to create for a short term event. Rigid signs offer many benefits such as:
If you know you want a rigid sign, but are unsure which material, sizing, and design options will work best for your purposes, we can make recommendations for what will best suit your purposes.
There are many ways to utilize this versatile and easily personalized type of signage. From events and campaigns to retail stores to restaurants and more, nearly any business or special event could use a rigid sign. Those who often use them include:
Small businesses, large corporations, and individuals all frequently use rigid signs. The affordability and ease of designing makes them an accessible option when a short term sign is needed.
Blue Dot Signs has provided custom shape rigid signs to New Jersey and the surrounding areas for decades. The versatility, high quality, and cost-effectiveness of our signs has made us one of the leading companies in our field and region. Our rigid signs can be seen everywhere from large office buildings to small convenience stores. If you’re ready to stop just searching “rigid signs near me” online and find out more about our sign products.
Yes. Most kinds of rigid signs can be printed with a design, either the same or different ones, on both their front and back.
No. Lettering is made by cutting it out of a solid colored adhesive vinyl. If you need gradient lettering or imagery, you should order a printed decal.
Yes. Rigid signs like PVC and foam board signs are often used for café menus, museum exhibits, trade shows, and other types of signs that benefit greatly from added photographs. Our printing capabilities ensure that the image quality on even these less permanent forms of signage are excellent and detailed.
No. The design is printed or painted onto the surface, not engraved. We do offer engraved signs for other material types, and we can print in such a way that the product looks engraved.
If you aren’t sure about how you want your sign to look, our skilled graphic design team can help. They have experience with designing all kinds of signs, including rigid signs, and can help you with choosing colors, graphics, design arrangement, text fonts, and more.
A dry, soft cloth for cleaning off dust or smudges is generally all you need to clean a rigid sign. You can use a little bit of lukewarm water with the cloth if it gets unusually dirty, but never use traditional cleaning products as they can fade or damage your sign.
If you take good care of your sign you can expect to have it in good condition for anywhere from two to five or more years depending on what material it’s made with.
Most of the material options for this type of sign are inexpensive bulk order options and will be long lived enough to make their cost more than worth it. One of the best ways to determine what material to use is to define where you’re installing your sign and then choose which material has the type of durability you’d need in that environment.
Most of our rigid sign materials are standard or exclusively available in white. This makes colors printed on them show up better. If your sign’s design has a dark colored background, we can easily print that and the rest of your design onto the white plastic.
Dibond. This type of rigid sign is one of the longer-lasting and more weather resistant options, so it’s often used for outdoor signage. Like most kinds of rigid sign however, it will last even longer if kept indoors when possible. There are other materials for these rigid signs if needed, and we can talk about the benefits and weaknesses of each.
We offer standard shapes, like rectangular or circular cuts, as well as contour cut and halo cut. Whatever custom shape you want your sign to be in, we can fabricate it.