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Custom Size Durable Metal Signs Manufacturers in NJ and NYC

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.

Custom Metal Aluminum Signs

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.

Custom Metal Signs in NJ

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:

  • Aluminum Signs - The most popular, and usually the material meant when referring to metal signs, aluminum is one of the most durable, affordable, and easiest to customize metals.
  • Tin Signs - Tin signs are often painted and colorful, although any design is possible. They are reminiscent of retro signs.
  • Stainless Steel Signs - Available in brushed or polished finishes, stainless steel can be cut into many different shapes, including letters. They are corrosion and rust resistant.

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:

  • 6″ x 18″
  • 6″ x 24″
  • 18″ x 24″
  • 2″ x 1″
  • 2″ x 2″
  • 4″ x 2″
  • 4″ x 4″
  • 6″ x 3″
  • 4″ x 8″

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.

Options For Metal Signs

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:

  • Directly On the Wall - It is the most commonly used metal sign. A range of customized metal signs can be crafted with Aluminum and you can have them in a range of thickness.
  • In a Frame - Rope, string, or a bungee cord can be used to hang your sign in a frame.
  • On a Stand - Nuts and bolts can securely attach your sign to a post.

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.

Benefits of Durable Metal 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:

  • Lightweight - Aluminum, in particular, weighs little even in large sizes, and certain constructions like Dibond aluminum result in even less weight. This makes installation and transport easy.
  • Corrosion and Generally Weather Damage Resistant - Metal signs can last outside for years without rusting, molding, or deteriorating.
  • Easy to Shape and Customize - Aluminum is a thin metal that can be easily cut into any shape on a CNC router. Tin and stainless steel are also shapeable.
  • Easy to Clean - A cloth, warm water, and soap is usually enough to clean metal signs. They are harder to scratch and will not rust or mold, so cleaning does not require special care.
  • Inexpensive - Aluminum is one of the most affordable metals, resulting in signs that are cost-effective given their many benefits.

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.

Where Metal Signs Are Used


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:

  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Car Dealers
  • Churches
  • Yoga Studios
  • Car Washes
  • Residential and Commercial Properties

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.

Contact Us to Order Metal Signs in New Jersey

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 or call on 908-486-7000.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can I drill holes in my aluminum sign myself?

    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.

  • Can my aluminum sign be installed outdoors?

    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.

  • Can my NJ aluminum sign be cut into a custom shape of my design?

    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.

  • How do I maintain my custom aluminum 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.

  • How long do aluminum signs last?

    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.

  • How thick are standard aluminum signs?

    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.

  • What should I do if my aluminum sign is damaged?

    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.