There a range of different materials available for showcasing your visual communication messages, each with their own list of pros and cons. There are several variables to be considered when choosing which option is best to showcase your messaging such as; location, exposure, duration – will it be permanent or temporary and budget.
Signage material to consider can range from; foam core, corflute, illuminated signs, acrylic, hand painted and aluminium composite – just to name a few. Each option serves a different purpose and choosing what fits best with your brand and messaging is key.
Foam core signage is commonly used for presentations, temporary poster or photo displays and framed displays. Foam core is a rigid and lightweight making it easy to transport, it is a low-cost option making it suitable for temporary displays. It is recommended for indoor use only as it is susceptible to wet weather.
Corflute signs are another budget-friendly option but are much sturdier than foam core. It’s suitable for short term use – both indoor and outdoor. Corflute signs are made from corrugated polypropylene, a fluted plastic which is both lightweight and rigid. This material is available in a variety of thicknesses with the most common being 3mm and 5mm. Corflute signs are quite versatile, they can be used as freestanding, for hanging and positioning in A-frames.
For that extra ‘wow’ factor to make your branding truly stand out from the crowd, illuminated signs are great option. Providing effective advertising during both the day and night, doubling visibility and attracting passing traffic. Illuminated signage comes in range of options including:
- 3D illuminated letters
- Neon signs
- LED message boards
- Lightboxes and,
- Backlit signs
Each offer a distinctively effective way to advertise your business, if you’re considering using an illuminated sign give Hunter Signs a call to further discuss the options to find what will work best for you.
Acrylic signs are another versatile option, resistant to water damage and fading they can be positioned indoors or outdoors for medium to long-term use. Acrylic signs tend to have a gloss finish providing a clean, high-end look. The material is highly durable and available in a range of colours along with a clear, transparent option. Acrylic signs can be fixed with screws or for a more elegant look try using standoffs.
For something different the highly skilled art of hand painted signage could be for you. This is considered a niche offering in the Hunter, requiring skill, precision, a steady hand and not to mention an artistic flair. Hand painted signs are considered the traditional form of sign writing and can add an extra dimension of character and personality to your visual communications.
Aluminium composite panels are a weather resistant, long-term option that are great for large exterior building signs, pylon signs and directional but can also be used for indoor signage. The composite panel is covered with high quality print on vinyl and then laminated for a quality finish. These panels can be router cut to different shapes making them an adaptable option for your next project.
Graphic decals are a great option for floors, walls and windows. There are a variety of options available including one-way vision, window frosting which can be cut to a brands icon shape, window decals, wall murals and floor graphics – adding an extra dimension to your advertising.
Hunter Signs are happy to provide expert advise on signage solutions for your business or event. There are many options available, if you have something in mind but can’t see it listed, give us a call to discuss.