Metal presents many advantages when used for commercial signage, such as durability and a professional, modern appearance. These signs can be used for everything from multiple smaller directional and regulatory signs in a building, to a large storefront or outdoor lobby sign that measures its dimensions in feet instead of inches.
Whether you want a simple NJ aluminum sign with just a few lines of informative text or a more complex sign with a unique design and finish on it, metal can be a great material for your signage needs. At Blue Dot Signs, we work with a variety of metals to create custom, affordable signage for your property.
Metal signs remain a classic, long lasting form of outdoor sign. Used by businesses, municipalities, and more throughout NJ, we are able to make metal signs with custom cuts and essentially any color or graphics, using state of the art printing capabilities, a full service CNC router, and the ability to fabricate in almost any shape.
Metal signs can be designed to be 3 dimensional, but most metal signs are flat. Flat commercial signs are made from a variety of metals. All are suitable for outdoor use, although some will stand up to weather better than others. The common choices include:
At Blue Dot Signs, our custom aluminum signs are made of two thin sheets of aluminum attached to both sides of a polyethylene core. This hard plastic material makes the sign more sturdy and unlikely to bend, which strongly improves durability and makes it easy to place the signs outdoors or indoors. We can make aluminum signs in almost any custom size required but the standard sizes include:
We are not limited by these sizes, however. We have created signs with unusual dimensions, shapes, and unique colors and fonts associated with specific business’s brands before. We have very few limitations with custom metal signs, with sizes that can be as large as you want. We also have laser cutters for those hoping for a special shape. We will work with your design needs to make sure special features you want to include on your aluminum sign are there.
Most clients choose to keep the standard glossy finish on their aluminum sign, but we have many different unique sign options for those that want something interesting or special. We also offer a brushed aluminum finish if you’re looking for a professional, monochromatic aesthetic, and a reflective overlay for signs that need to be extra visible in lower light like at night.
There are a few options to choose from when installing and displaying an aluminum sign. These include:
With multiple ways of effectively installing your sign, there is sure to be a perfect way of drawing in customers and displaying what your business is all about. If you aren’t experienced with installing signs or this kind of sign, in particular, we offer installation services for all of our signs.
Metal signs, especially aluminum, are one of the most common materials used to make flat signs (and commercial signs in general) because they have many positive qualities that other sign materials may not share. These include, but are not limited to:
When you need a sign that can withstand weather and time while still conveying the message you need, metal signs are the way to go.
Metal signs are used both indoors and outdoors. They are one of the most common types of signs for functional and utility signs. Because their message stays clear and they can be affordably produced, they are often used for parking restrictions, safety signage, and other important messages. However, they are also ideal for promotion and storefronts. For either use, outdoor metal signs can be found outside:
For required signage such as building and fire safety signs, aluminum is often the material of choice for building owners who need an affordable and durable sign.
Affordable, attractive, and durable metal signs are often one of the best ways to meet your outdoor signage needs. We have provided custom building signs, outdoor metal signs, and many other types of commercial flat signs made of aluminum for clients all around New Jersey, New York City, and the surrounding areas.
Metal signs can vary from small and standard, like parking and building signs, to large scale custom storefront and promotional signs. The cost will vary as well. The best way to find out how much your signs will cost is to give us a call. We’ll gather details on your order and can provide you with a quote for your projects.
Yes, building signs are one of our most popular metal signs. We also have standard templates available for building signs, construction signs, parking signs, and more that can be easily applied to a metal sign for a fast and affordable order.
Aluminum signs are highly resistant to weather and corrosion. They will not rust or mold, making them ideal in almost any location. Only areas liable to have harsh chemicals are unsuitable for aluminum signs.
Depending on the sign and the location it’s in, aluminum signs can last ten years with minimal cleaning and maintenance.
The timeline depends on what type of sign you order. Standard signs can often be completed in two or three days. Larger custom signs might require some additional days. We can always confirm scheduling before you place your order. Additionally, we also welcome rush orders if you have a limited timeline.
Aluminum signs are lightweight, so it is easy to mount them on a wall or pole usually with screws and minimal tools. We will include the instructions you need to install your sign. If you need additional assistance, we also offer installation services for customers in New Jersey, NYC, and nearby areas.
The placement of the sign will determine if it needs a permit in your municipality or building. When installing an outdoor sign, you should first research local building codes to see if any permits are required. We can also complete the research and filing for you with our permit filing services.
Most metal signs need nothing more than to be wiped down with a cloth and water as they accumulate dirt. These are low maintenance signage options, and usually nothing else is needed.
Yes. We offer sign restoration services to preserve the original appearance of your sign whenever possible. If we cannot restore your sign, we can also work with you to create a replica or similar sign to be used in its place.
Of course. Whether you have a custom logo or a design, we can print it directly onto the aluminum sign using latex inks that keep the graphic’s vibrant colors and defined lines, and can endure the sun and weather aluminum signs often face.