Brushed metal signs are a great way for your business to stand out from the rest. Use standoffs to add a 3D effect when mounting your signage.
Custom signage is critical for any business, especially for companies with customer-facing operations. Perhaps because of this, there are many different materials that you can have a sign made of. For that reason, you need to think long and hard about the kinds of materials that will go into how you present your business. Foamcoreprint.com is here to help answer any questions you may have as you examine all our products and decide which is best for your business.
One of the most aesthetically appealing yet durable materials on the market is brushed aluminum. Brushed aluminum comprises a durable polyethylene core and two sheets of aluminum on either side. It then has a metallic brush finish applied that creates a beautiful and professional appearance. The polyethylene core adds much more durability than a few aluminum sheets would otherwise provide by themselves without ruining the presentation. For this reason, brushed aluminum is one of the most popular types of material used today for business signage.
** NOTE All FoamCorePrints's Brushed aluminum is 1/8" ACM material; for more information about ACM material's specs, please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page.
Brushed aluminum signs are an elegant and appealing design choice. We supply them custom-made in any size and even have options for unique custom shapes cut to your specifications. Whatever the job, a brushed aluminum sign can be created that will satisfy your business needs. For instance, many of our customers use brushed aluminum signs for indoor and outdoor use in showing off their logo and name, parking lot and room markings, and many other things.
When you purchase a brushed aluminum sign from Foamcoreprint.com, you want to ensure that it stays in mint condition. You can clean it with any damp non-abrasive cleaning cloth. This will remove any dirt and dust buildup and make sure that the sign stays looking shiny. The best way to avoid scratches and other forms of damage to your brushed aluminum sign is by hanging it in the proper location. When you hang the sign, make sure to place it somewhere high and out of the way. This will help to avoid any bumps and other accidental damage.
Of course, not all uses of this kind of signage have to be for business. Many homes have gotten a significant boost to their aesthetic and decorative appeal from a brushed aluminum print. This is similar to what you would get with a sign, except you can have whatever image you like custom printed on the face of it—giving you an extremely durable and unique way of displaying these pictures.
You submit your photo to Foamcoreprint.com, and we will use our advanced digital UV printers to print your unique graphic onto the surface of the brushed aluminum. After it is treated, the entire product will shine beautifully. If you're looking for a refreshing and unique gift idea, this is it.
Spot White Finish - A spot white finish is a process where a layer of white ink is printed before the colors defined in the artwork; this process blocks out any brushed finish. Any areas in the file that are left transparent would allow the beautiful brushed finish to show through.
Transparent Finish - On a transparent finish, no initial white ink layer would be laid down, allowing the brushed finish to show throughout the colors printed on the signage.
If you are seriously considering ordering a brushed metal sign, you should know where you want to hang it. The first step in this process will, of course, be deciding what size of sign you would like. Imagine where it will go in your room or office and think of what would fit that space best. It may help to measure the wall space and see what looks proportionately sized.
You must also consider color contrasts and other design issues with your brushed metal sign. If you want help visualizing it, you can upload an image of your picture of doing a rough design of your sign and see a digital version of how it will appear in real life. This can help your visualization process and help with planning. It helps to think of the room as a whole and then consider how each individual, discrete part fits into that.
Of course, you still aren't done once you have the colors and sizing picked out. It would help if you also considered how you would hang your brushed metal signs. Most of our customers use standoffs, small cylindrical pegs that you can mount a screw through and hang the sign on. These are designed to be attractive to the eye and to provide a solid foundation for the sign. Of course, you could opt for a more traditional way to hang the sign as well.
However you go about hanging brushed metal signs, they are sure to be a great addition that completes your home or office. These signs are perfect for commercial or personal use and will stand the test of time either indoors or out. Foamcoreprint.com is your partner for all your printing needs!
FoamCorePrint's only option at this time is 1/8" thick ACM Brushed Aluminum.
ACM is an abbreviation for Aluminum Composite Material; ACM (also known as Dibond) comprises two thin sheets of aluminum sandwiched and a solid, dense polyethylene core.
Read our blog post "what are Dibond signs" for a detailed breakdown.
This may affect the size or options selected for your signage.
For indoor or outdoor usage, brushed aluminum is excellent.
Take measurements to get accurate sizing for your signage.
Standoffs, Loctite, or 3m adhesive, flat mounted to wall with screws using drill holes. The drill hole option makes .25" drill holes which are perfect for screws. When using the standoff finish option the system will cut .41" holes in each corner that allow (included) the larger standoff hardware to travel throught the holes for mounting.
The drill hole option makes .25" drill holes which are perfect for mounting with screws to flat mount to the wall or stucco. The drill hole option is not compatible with the holes needed for customer proved standoffs. Standard standoff holes are a bit larger .41" and can vary depending the hardware being selected. It is important if you have your own standoffs to research the diameter of the hardware and order with a special cut option and include accurate full scale drill holes needed for the standoff hardware you have selected.
Please read more details about what standoffs are and how they are used.
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