Rigid Sign Panels
At Cornerstone Sign & Decal, we print full color directly onto these rigid sign panels. Any size, any shape, and no minimum quantities. Cornerstone uses an ink that will last 20 years indoor, and 3-4 years outdoor in direct sunlight. For long term outdoor use, we recommend our UV filtering clear laminating film to increase the outdoor life for up to 6 years. We recommend this laminate on aluminum materials only. For even longer life, ask about our 10 year outdoor Endurance Panel. Scroll below for information on material types.
Standard Sign Materials
Aluminum composite, also known as DiBond, or ACP, is made using two pre-painted sheets of .012 inch aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core. This unique composition makes it approximately one-half the weight of aluminum while still retaining most of the rigidity. This is an excellent choice for a long lasting, interior and exterior signage. Standard panel thicknesses are 1/8" and 1/4"
Excellent outdoor durability. Has a semigloss white pre-painted baked-on finish on both sides of the panel. This rigid panel is also available in the following thicknesses .040, .060 and .080. The white finish is similar to the aluminum siding on a home. This solid aluminum panel will provide the longest outdoor service.
Expanded PVC (polyvinyl chloride,) also known as Sintra, is a lightweight yet rigid panel that is extruded with a low gloss, matte finish. PVC has excellent ink adhesion as is great for long-term indoor use, or short term outdoor use. Standard panel thicknesses are 1/8" and 1/4". Other thicknesses up to 1" are available. Panel is much more durable that Foam Core and Gatorfoam, and does not shatter like acrylic.
Ccorrugated plastic also known as Coroplast, or Cor-X, is the best economical choice for temporary exterior signage. Coroplast is an extruded double wall plastic sheet that are supported by plastic ribs that has excellent ink adhesion that is waterproof and stain resistant. Coroplast is an good choice for temporary exterior signage to promote your local politicians, advertise a sale, job site, or event. The panel is commonly used for large economical indoor sign panels. Standard thicknesses are 3/16" (3mm) and 3/8" (10mm).
Polystyrene is a smooth lightweight flexible plastic panel designed for short term indoor or outdoor use. It has a matte finish with excellent ink adhesion. Used as fuel pump topper promotions and thin displays. Standard thickness is .030". Many other thicknesses are available from .020 to .060.
Foam core is composed of a two sheets of smooth paper, with a foam interior to create a light weight economical sign. Since Foam Core is sensitive to weather it is best used for temporary events, and promotions as liquids will cause this panel to deteriorate. Standard thickness is 3/16".