Metal signs may not play the same role in advertising that they once did, but they shouldn’t be forgotten. Whether they are vintage or recently produced, these durable signs are a great option for any of your advertising needs. Despite the rise in online marketing in recent years, they continue to be widely used. Custom metal signs are used in everything from your neighbor’s garage to the exit sign on the highway. Metal signs can have a traditional, nostalgic, or artsy feel to them, while providing a uniqueness that your standard banner or poster may not have.
Just like with any custom sign, the options are endless. You may want a reproduction of an old memorable sign, or your own unique display. Either way custom metal signs are a durable, long lasting alternative. They are available in a variety of materials. Aluminum signs are available in various ranges of thickness and are perfect for wet climates and long-term use. Both Alumalite and DiBond are made up of two aluminum sheets with a solid plastic center, which makes them ideal for locations with direct sunlight. In addition, they are both great permanent options for digital printing and wall mountings because of their lighter weight. Alumalite is commonly used for sales kiosks because it is easily installed. Armour-wood is also comprised of aluminum sheeting, but has a heavier plywood center. Lastly, steel sheets can be utilized and provide an added strength beyond the basic aluminum.
Retro metal signs have always been a popular choice for adding to your home décor or even supplementing your existing marketing displays in your business. These aged pieces of metal are collector’s items that not only add character, but a bit of history to the feel of your room or business. Whether it is an old beer sign from a long gone general store or a vintage farm equipment sign hanging in your family room, their nostalgic value is immeasurable. If they are a bit too pricey for your budget, reproductions of many popular signs are widely available.
While many people search high and low at garage sales and antique shops for vintage metallic signs for their home or business, there is also the option of having an original sign custom made to meet your specific needs. Logos, slogans, digital photos and most graphics can all be printed directly onto the metal sheeting. The creative options are endless, as with any marketing tool. One important factor to consider is whether your sign needs to be visible at night. If that is the case, a reflective metal would be a good investment to increase the likelihood of your advertisement or notification being able to be spotted late at night by passersby.
As with any form of marketing, the cost can fluctuate greatly depending on the specifications you choose. The price will be contingent on the size you choose, what you select to be printed on it, and the specific type of metal that will make up the sign. There are always the extra upgrades to consider as well, such as the reflective surface, framing, stands, and even custom designing. The more customization you require the higher the final cost will be.
Vintage or modern, reproduced or custom designed, metal signs add a distinctive touch to any room or business display. They are durable, long-term sign alternatives that are bound to be worth the final expense.
The pros at Kaiser Graphics can help you with all of your signage and custom signs: architectural signage, wayfinding signage, banners, ADA signage, and even trade show displays. They can help you design them, fabricate or print them, and even install them for you. Kaiser Graphics is your one-stop signage store. Contact us today and we'll be happy to help you make your ideas into appealing signs on the wall.