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Frames & Stakes:

Frames & Stakes
  • Lathe turned points on rod frames for safety
  • Gussets on angle frames for strength
  • Roll-formed, ribbed angle frames for strength and durability
  • Light weight for ease of handling
  • Rounded corners for safety
  • Robotic welds for consistent quality
  • Powder coated for durability
  • Rider tabs on insert frames
Posts

Posts:

  • Heavy duty ground anchor included
  • Thick-walled aluminum tubing for strength and durability
  • All hardware included
  • Professional-looking snap-on end caps
  • High gloss powder-coat finish

Sign Materials

Powder Coated Steel

Powder Coated Steel Signs:

  • Comes in 24 gauge and 20 gauge thickness; in windy areas 20 gauge is preferred by some people as the material is a little thicker and thus heavier. Material hangs straight.
  • A thin galvanized coating for rust and corrosion resistance is applied to every piece of steel.
  • We apply a coating of polyester powder onto the galvanized coating to produce a clean smooth finish that is ideal for printing inks and durability. Powder coating has high resistance to cracking and peeling under normal use conditions.
  • Powder coated material has a medium gloss finish.
  • We have a three year limited warranty on powder coated signs for printed ink peeling and fading.
  • Clear coating on digitally printed powder coated signs will help reduce scratching of the printed inks.
  • This material is recommended for all properties where a top quality sign is desired.
Reflective Powder Coated

Reflective Powder Coated Signs:

  • Best results when the reflective vinyl is adhered to the powder coated steel panel which is used as the backing.
  • We use an industrial vinyl that has the highest reflectivity in the industry.
  • Our inks allow signs viewed at night to be seen with the same color combinations as daytime viewing.
  • Reflective signs are highly scratch and rust resistant.
  • Reflective vinyl lets your signs work for you at night as well as day time.
  • Reflective vinyl has very good ink adhesion.
Polyethylene

Poly Signs (Polyethylene):

  • Standard screen printed signs will have a low gloss or matte finish where the poly has not been printed. The printed inks will have a medium gloss finish.
  • Digitally printed signs will have a medium gloss finish.
  • Clear coat on digitally printed signs will help reduce scratching of the printed inks.
  • Due to the fiber alignment issues during extrusion poly will bow especially during temperature extremes and as it ages.
  • Poly comes in .050, .100 and .150 inch thickness and the thinner product can exhibit some transparency.
  • .150 is recommended for hanging panels to minimize bowing.
  • Poly exhibits good ink adhesion when the proper pre-printed surface treatment is used.
  • Poly is a very durable material that will not corrode.
Polyethylene

Type 2 Rigid PVC:

  • Available in .100 thickness (1/10").
  • Comes with a high gloss finish.
  • Can scratch and mark when coming in contact with sharp objects.
  • Material exhibits minimal bowing and works well for hanging panels.
  • Excellent chemical and weather resistance.
  • Good impact resistance, although it can be marked by the impact.
  • Very good ink adhesion characteristics.
  • Resistant to cracking and corrosion.
  • Material can become brittle in very cold weather or over extended periods of time.
Corrugated Plastic

Corrugated Plastic Signs:

  • Corrugated plastic comes in 1/8 inch and 3/8 inch thickness.
  • This product is our most economical sign material.
  • It exhibits good weatherability.
  • The 1/8 inch product should last about one year under normal conditions.
  • The 3/8 inch product should last about two years under normal conditions.
  • Signs are lightweight and the material resists yellowing.
  • The 1/8 inch product can exhibit some transparency in sunny conditions.
Styrene

Styrene Signs:

  • This material is available in .060 and .100 thickness.
  • Styrene signs are clear coated to resist yellowing and becoming brittle. The clear coating gives the material a medium gloss. The clear coat will also reduce scratching of the printed inks.
  • Ink adheres to styrene very well.
  • A good alternative to polyethylene as it exhibits little bowing when used as a hanging sign.
  • This material will not corrode.
Banner Material

Banner Material Signs:

  • Material support cloth is made from polyester with a coating of PVC.
  • The material has a weight of 13 ounces per square yard.
  • Grommets are placed at 24 inch intervals unless otherwise specified.
  • Banner material is durable, white and flexible.
  • Our material will withstand tearing and fading and is made for either indoor or outdoor applications, as it will withstand all types of weather conditions.
  • The printing ink system is designed especially for the flexibility needed for banner material and has excellent weatherability and is crack resistant.

Commercial Sign Materials

Powder Coated Steel

Powder Coated Steel Signs:

  • Comes in 24 gauge and 20 gauge thickness
  • 20 gauge is recommended when supporting 48x48 inch panels on two sides only
  • 24 gauge can be used if 48x48 inch panel is supported on four sides
  • Both the 24 and 20 gauge materials are available up to 48x48 inches
  • Steel panels are galvanized to resist rust and corrosion
  • We apply a coating of polyester powder to provide a clean smooth finish that is ideal for printing and durability
  • We have a three year limited warranty on powder coated signs for printed ink peeling and fading
  • Clear coating on digitally printed signs will help reduce scratching of the printed inks
  • Can be printed single or double faced
  • 24 gauge steel weighs approximately one pound per square foot
10m CoRex

Corrugated Plastic Signs:

  • Corrugated plastic comes in 1/8 and 3/8 inch thickness
  • The 1/8 inch or 4 mm. panels are only recommended to use when printed single faced and fully supported on the back side
  • The 3/8 inch or 10 mm. panels are very rigid, but we recommend not more than an eight foot span between supports
  • Both 1/8 inch and 3/8 inch corrugated plastic are available in sizes up to 4x8 feet
  • This is our most economical and light weight sign material
  • The 1/8 material product should last about one year under normal outdoor conditions
  • The 3/8 material product should last about two years under normal outdoor conditions
  • Signs are light weight and resist yellowing
  • Intense light conditions can cause transparency with 1/8 inch material
  • Clear coating on digitally printed signs will help reduce scratching of the printed inks
  • Can be printed single or double faced
Omega Bond

Omega-Bond Signs:

  • Omega-Bond is two painted aluminum sheets bonded on each side to a solid polyethylene core which makes it rigid but lightweight
  • Omega-Bond is flat, durable, moisture resistant, and the printed inks have excellent resistance to peeling and fading
  • The surface is baked polyester paint ready for printing
  • There is no swelling, warping, bowing or delaminating with this product
  • It is the perfect outdoor material
  • The material exhibits a professional semi-gloss appearance
  • Omega-Bond signs come in sizes up to 5x10 feet
  • We recommend not more then a six foot span between supports
  • Four sided support is recommended for spans exceeding six feet
  • Omega-Bond is 3 mm. thick or approximately 1/8 inch thick
  • Can be printed single or double faced
  • Product weight is approximately .80 pound per square foot
Alumalite

Alumalite Signs:

  • Alumalite is a strong, aluminum composite panel with a high density, corrugated polyallomer core.
  • This product will not swell, corrode, rot, wick water or delaminate in outdoor use and therefore is an excellent product to use in outdoor applications
  • The printed inks have excellent resistance to fading and peeling
  • The surface is a baked polyester paint ready for printing
  • Alumalite is extremely rigid
  • We recommend not more then an eight foot span between supports. Our most wind resistant material
  • Four side support is recommended for spans exceeding eight feet
  • This product does not require edge sealing, however vinyl edge caps are available to dress up the sign if desired
  • Alumalite is 6 mm. thick or approximately 1/4 inch thick
  • Alumalite signs come in various sizes up to 5x10 feet
  • Can be printed single or double faced
  • The material exhibits a professional semi-gloss appearance
  • Product weight is approximately .78 pound per square foot
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