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. Call us today at 908-486-7000.
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 can suggest certain sizes for commonly ordered signs and for those who aren’t initially certain of what size they need. These 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 XX x YY. 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.
There are many benefits to choose Aluminum Metal Signs above others. The weather resistance and strength make them an ideal choice.
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. If you’re interested in further information about our sign products or in ordering a personalized aluminum sign of your own, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 908-486-7000.
No. Aluminum metal is very lightweight by itself, and the hard plastic core doesn’t add much weight. A small to medium sized sign will usually only weight about a half a pound.
Yes. We can copy the same design you have on the front side to the back, or add a completely different one.
Yes. If you have the proper tools and knowledge, aluminum isn’t difficult to drill through. However, we recommend that you let us know how you intend to display your sign and where you’ll need holes drilled so that we can do it for you. This ensures precisely accurate drilled holes for the best installation outcome.
Yes. Aluminum signs are able to withstand weather damage and are corrosion resistant. They’re widely used for traffic signs and other kinds of outdoor directional and regulation signage.
Yes. You can use a standard sign shaped like a square or rectangle, or you can have it cut with a contour or halo cut. A contour cut cuts your sign right up to the edge of your design, whereas a halo cut leaves a border between your design and the edge of the sign.
A damp, non-abrasive cloth is all you need to clean your sign. Don’t use commercial cleaners or rough scouring pads, as they can scratch or fade your sign’s design.
This type of sign typically lasts five or more years. As with any kind of sign, proper maintenance and indoor installation will increase its lifespan.
Most of the signs we make are about 1/13” thick. Thickness can be customized according to your sign design’s requirements, but 1/13” is typically sufficient for most types of aluminum signs.
Aluminum is more pliable than other types of metal. However, the polyethylene core strengthens your sign and prevents significant or damaging bending from occurring.
In addition to sign design, fabrication, and installation services, we provide sign repair services. If your sign is scratched, bent, or otherwise damaged, we can restore it to its former glory.
We print lettering and graphics on our aluminum signs with ink that resists, among other sources of damage, fading from UV light.