When it comes to signs, there are a huge variety of substrates that can be used for a wide range of applications. Factors like how long a sign will be displayed, where it will be placed and budget can all affect which substrate you choose for your project. Below are just a few of the more popular options we use at Century Marketing:
Corrugated Plastic: This is probably the most popular material we use. The most common use is for temporary contractor yard signs and political signage. It is made of a fluted, lightweight plastic. This material would be ideal if you need temporary outdoor signage for a reasonable price.
Alumacorr: A rigid material used mostly for large format outdoor signage. It is composed of a layer of thick corrugated plastic sandwiched between 2 sheets of aluminum. This composition gives the material a good combination of strength and light weight. You will see this material used often in the “Coming Soon” signs that are placed out front of new real estate developments.
Aluminum: A very sturdy material used outdoors in real estate yard signs and street signs. Aluminum signs most commonly come in .040 and .080 thickness. If you need a sign that will last a long time out in the elements, this is the substrate for you.
Gatorboard: Another very common material we use at Century. It is very similar to foam core but considerably more rigid. This is the one we use for indoor easel and display signs because of its combination of light weight and low cost.
Polystyrene: This is a thin, flexible plastic material used in temporary outdoor signs or longer term indoor signs. This is the material you would see commonly on hanging signs (For Sale, No Soliciting, Open, etc.).
This is just a sampling of the options you can use for your signs. Give us a call to discuss what substrate would best fit your needs.