Tech Info

Most commonly used materials

Exterior illuminated signs utilize impact resistant polycarbonate.  A polycarbonate sheet that is 30 times stronger than acrylic, and is great for use in high traffic areas where breakage is a concern and has the UV resistance of acrylic.

Exterior non-illuminated signs are usually built using an outdoor high-quality industrial grade plywood known as MDO, that is factory painted and is available in many sizes and thicknesses.  MDO is typically used for site signs, traffic signs, work platforms, and highway signs.

Interior non-illuminated signs can be manufactured using all types of materials.  We like to use PVC a lot of times because of its durability, flexibility and economical cost.  Komacel, a brand we prefer,  is an integral skin foam sheet made of rigid PVC with a sandwich-like structure. A fine-cell material with a firm, smooth outer skin, with a gloss finish. Features high flexural and impact strength, it is lightweight and easy to handle. Easy to fabricate. Recommended graphics applications include direct digital imaging, lettering enamels, screen inks, and vinyl graphics.

Channel letter and cabinet fabrication uses welded aluminum sheeting and custom extrusion.  This ensures a lightweight and durable product that is paint or powdercoating receptive. 

Vinyl & Wrap Materials

We proudly use materials manufactured by 3M and Oracal.  Both of these manufacturers are pioneers of the industry.  Their products are superior and have a materials for each specific application or project.  Most vinyls have a 5-8 year outdoor lifespan depending on the exposure to sun.

Paints & Powder Coatings

Our coatings and systems are of the highest quality.  Paints are of a automotive grade and powdercoatings have up to a 15 year durability.  Check back later for more technical data.

Solvent Ink Jet Printing

We print using Eco-Friendly solvent inks.  Our Roland short run printer is capable of printing up to 53" wide but thats not to say that the largest.  For larger projects we can deploy the BIG DOG, which can print up to 16 feet wide.  It is typical for larger applications to have multiple panels to create the final image.  This makes the installation more manageable.