Dibond is the perfect affordable outdoor signboard. Dibond signs are long-lasting, more durable, and thicker than standard aluminum signs with the same vibrant full-color print. Read More
Dibond and most outdoor business signs will be mounted with standard drill holes .25" in each corner and fastened with screws or bolts. However, you can opt for standoff hardware for a more elegant and unique feel. Standoffs are a bolt and screw system that allows for an off-the-wall float mount through .41" predrill holes in each sign corner. Check out brushed aluminum signs for an upgraded finish!
Additional types of standard long term Dibond mounting options are as follows;
A rounded corner is a finish option that allows you to change the exterior shape of your design without having to make any alterations to your art file. The round corner radial bend options are as follows:
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Dibond is a trademarked brand of aluminum composite material. Dibond signage comprises two sheets of aluminum, plastic, or PVC with a layer of polyethylene sandwiched in between. The front, back, and polyethylene core have been sealed with an adhesive, creating a tight, long-lasting bond. Read more about What you need to know about Dibond signs.
ACM (aluminum composite material) is considered off-brand or "generic." Dibond is a trademarked brand of aluminum composite material manufactured by 3A Composites. Foamcoreprint.com only uses genuine Dibond in the manufacturing process.
The cost of a Dibond sign with full-color print is $16.87 per sqft and can be as low as $7.88 an sqft depending on the volume at the time of purchase.
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The physical weight of .125" Dibond is 0.78125 lbs per ft.². The formula for weight calculation on your specif dimension product can be figured by multiplying your length x width divided by 144 = Your Physical Weight.
Yes, Dibond is water, rust and weather proof.
Dibond signs are made of aluminum and PVC plastic. Signs made from Dibond are some of the longest-lasting signs available and generally last around 5-10 years, but the life span can vary depending on the environment. Extreme heat or cold can negatively impact the lifespan of your Dibond sign. Even the duration of time through the day the signage is exposed to direct sunlight can affect the brightness of the original colors. For additional protection, we always suggest our UV gloss coating.
Yes, Dibond can be used outdoors. It is made from Aluminum composite material and will not rust. Dibond is highly durable and has the most extended Lifespan of any other product in the printing industry. Dibond's Lifespan stretches anywhere from 5-10 years, depending on upkeep, servicing, and most importantly, the sign's environment.
No, Dibond is not a considrered a plastic. The outer core is a thin aluminum sheet. The center is made from polyethylene because it comprises two different products Dibond, also known as an aluminum composite material or "ACM."
Yes, Dibond is considered a metal. All components of the trademarked brand Dibond are rust, water, and weatherproof.
Yes, Dibond is considered to be an aluminum product. We do offer at standard aluminum sign which is solid .032" aluminum sheet.
Dibond's lifespan can vary depending on five key factors. But a general rule of thumb is 5-10 years
Yes, you can. While Dibond is fairly easy to drill through with the proper home drill and metal bits It is not recommended.
Drill holes are .25" and placed .75" on center from each corner the option is selected. Immediately after your purchase, you will upload your graphics and see a visual representation of the holes in the online proofing stage.
Grommets offer the edges of your board more additional reinforcement when hanging with hooks.They are temporary sign hanging solutions and should not be using for hanging signs from celing or walls long term.
Yes, grommets go all the way through the board. When applied, the grommet penetrates the surface through the center and the backing of the board.
A standoff looks like a complicated version of a screw, and it is. It’s a separator that’s threaded. What are standoffs? They come in different lengths to raise one material over another. They consist of a wall screw, barrel, and cap, usually made of aluminum. Please take a closer look in detail with images at our blog post.
Standoff holes are .41" and placed .75" on center from each corner the option is selected. Immediately after your purchase, you will upload your graphics and see a visual representation of the standoff holes in the online proofing stage.
Rounded corners refer to the finish of the physical board itself. The edges will have a nice straight cut finish without rounded corners, where round allows smooth rounded corners. The measurements refer to the corners' severity or degrees (radial bend). Rounded corner sizes from less to more dramatic corners:
A Cut option is not required; it is a unique finishing option for shapes other than squares or rectangles. Here is a list of Cut options styles;
Everything Foam Core Print offers is manufactured to spec or "custom to order," meaning the clients selects the exact finish size down to 100th of an inch. We can manufacture as small as 4x4" and as large on one sheet at 48x96".
No, Dibond does not have a matte finish, but the inks appear matte. We do have an option for a UV gloss finish. The gloss coating option will give your sign an additional UV-protected coating that further protects the UV-cured inks against the sun. However, the Dibond will still appear shiny even when the gloss is NOT selected.
Yes, drill holes go all the way through the board. Drill holes are designed with screws and bolts to secure the signage safely to a pole or wall.
Standard turn around is 3 business days and is based on the approval of the art file for the order, not the time of purchase. We do offer next day turnaround as well as same day production. The cut off time for production to begin is 10am PST for "standard" 3 day turnaround, 8am for next day & same day production. The website is fully automated and will generate pricing when you add items to cart so the best way to get pricing is to add all items to your cart and "proceed to checkout" to update your zip code for shipping & turnaround options for grand total pricing.
Yes, you can print whatever file you like on the back. All pricing is square-foot based; pricing will not change based on the number of uploaded artworks.
There is always a lifespan on any product. If the products are cared for, cleaned, stored away correctly, they will last many years. We use UV-coated permanent LED inks are designed to hold up over time to sunlight. The more direct contact with the daylight your prints have will impact the longevity of your prints.
Great question! We now offer a FREE ONLINE DESIGN TOOL its very easy to use and it will allow you to upload designs and create vector files that print flawlessly. As an additional option we do have an in house graphics team that can help creat the design of your dream, start a chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org the details of your requests to schedlue a phone call to go over pricing and the final details.
There are many ways to mount Dibond signs; here is a list of today's popular mounting solutions. Check out our blog post on Dibond mounting options for a more in-depth look.
Cleaning Dibond signs is simple and very easy. Here is a list of things you'll need along with instructions;
File types accepted: Photoshop (PSD, TIFF, EPS, PDF, JPEG, PNG, SVG) Illustrator (AI, PDF, with all fonts outlined) Any other graphic program capable of creating a PDF, TIFF, EPS, JPEG, PNG, SVG file. Our preferred file format is a Print-ready Vector PDF set up in CMYK with bleed.
You will need to place the order and fully complete the transaction. Once the order has been placed, you will be directed to the Upload Artwork page. From there, you will be able to upload your artwork and view the pre-proof.
In proofing, you can scale, stretch, and adjust the file to fit if any scaling is needed. If everything looks great, go ahead and send your artwork to print, and production will begin. You can remove and upload as many times as you like; production will not start until you approve the proofs.
Great question! Please DO NOT send art files to print if you have any questions about your online proofs. Please contact us via live chat, email at email@example.com, or call 855-465-7744 before sending files to print. There is a 10 min window approved proofs can be removed and taken out of the production line; clients can remove approved art files within the 10 min window from the user dashboard in the order history tab.
There is a 10 min window after proofs are approved where they can be removed and taken out of the production line; clients can remove any approved art files within the 10 minutes of approval of that specific art file.
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