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Our sign is not actually metal, in fact it is really made out of aluminium composite material (ACM). We have named it a metal sign as many people confuse aluminium composite signs with metal signs. A ACP is made up of a thermoplastic core and low density polyethylene bonded together against two thin sheets of aluminium
Lightweight Aluminium composite signs are lighter than metal signs. Due to the way ACP is manufactured, the aluminium sign is not heavy for its size.
In fact a 1.2 x 2.4m ACM sign is roughly 11-12 kg. This makes installing, carrying, and delivering the printed signs a lot easier than a metal sign.
Cost Effective - Custom ACP signs are more affordable than outdoor metal signs. The reason being it is aluminium composite not aluminium.
Durable - Durability is important because this is a long term sign.
Unlike metal signs, aluminium composite signs do not rust.
These are our most popular sizes in order.
- 1.2m x 2.4m
- 0.6m x 0.9m
- 0.9m x 1.2m
- 1.2mx 1.8m
2400mm x 1200mm - This is our most popular size metal sign perfect for a building sign or warehouse sign. This outdoor metal sign is the perfect size to be seen from oncoming traffic driving past.
Example - Business name / Lightning Promotions
1800mm x 1200mm - When a 1.2m x 2.4m personalised sign is too big for your building/warehouse. The 1.8 x 1.2m custom metal sign will ensure people looking for your business can find you.
Example - Business name / Lightning Promotions
1200mm x 900mm - This size is most commonly used as a warehouse sign and is usually there to inform/direct people with information whilst they are driving.
Example - All collections to be made from gate 2
900mm x 600mm - This is the perfect size sign to leave a message to customers who are waiting.
Example - Please ring the bell and have your order number ready.
Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a printer doesn’t laminate their vinyl after printing. But it’s better to know before than after. Lamination is crucial, not just because it can give you an extra year of durability. But if you ever need to clean your sign, you can do so with non harsh chemicals like soap or isopropyl alcohol without damaging the sign.
Without the lamination you run a big risk of damaging the sign when giving it a basic clean.
We have 3 lamination options available and they all have a different purpose.
The laminate you choose should be dependent on the environment of the sign and where your metal sign will be displayed.
To get more information on the different lamination options, and which option could be the best for you, have a look at our lamination blog.
If you are still unsure what laminate is best suited, send us a message in the bottom left and we can assist you right away.
The weight per square metre is roughly 3.85kg for a 3mm acp panel.
2.4m x 1.2m = 11.09kg + vinyl & laminate
1.8m x 1.2m = 8.32kg + vinyl & laminate
1.2m x 0.9m = 4.16kg + vinyl & laminate
0.9m x 0.6m = 2.08kg + vinyl & laminate
If you are looking to find out the weight of a custom size aluminium composite sign, simply use this formula:
(L x W) x 3.85 = Weight
0.9m (L) x 0.9m (W) = 0.81m2 (Square metre)
0.81m2 (Square metre) x 3.85kg (Weight per square metre) = 3.12kg (Total weight)
Answer = 3.12kg
Installing a sign yourself can be tricky and sometimes seem like a daunting task, but the key for success is all in the preparation.
Remember some installs are harder than others, so it all depends on your skill level and experience
Installation difficulty will depend on the location, environment and position of the install.
We recommend watching instructional videos on youtube that explains how to install the sign yourself. If you aren’t confident installing the sign yourself, you can find our recommended installers below.
To get a more detailed guide on how to install an aluminium composite sign read our blog.
Or checkout some other videos on youtube.
Unfortunately, we do not offer installation services at the moment. However, if you are located in Melbourne. We recommend Peter Sung. They work all around Melbourne and do a fantastic job with the installation.
If you are located elsewhere we recommend googling, ‘sign installers’ and finding someone local to you who can complete your job within your budget.
Qty < 50 - 24 Hours (After artwork approval & payment)
Qty < 100 - 48 Hours (After artwork approval & payment)
Qty < 150 - 3 Business Days (After artwork approval & payment)
Qty < 250 - 4 Business Days (After artwork approval & payment)
Qty < 500 - 5 Business Days (After artwork approval & payment)
The biggest Aluminium Composite sign we can print is 1200mm x 2400mm.
If you need a bigger size, we can tile up multiple aluminium composite signs together.
Please see approximate delivery times below, based on metro areas:
Victoria: 1 - 2 Business Days
NSW: 1 - 2 Business Days
QLD: 2 - 4 Business Days
SA: 1 - 3 Business Days
WA: 2 - 5 Business Days
Please note these are recommended delivery times given to us by our couriers. We cannot guarantee all orders will be delivered in the time frame above.
Sizes do vary from business to business. It really all depends on the purpose and the application you need it for. But from our experience we find 1200mm x 2400mm is the most popular size. Mostly used for building signage.
Our Aluminium Composite signs are 3mm thick.
We found this to be the perfect ratio, for strength and cost effectiveness
We do not print directly onto the Aluminium Composite Signs. Printing directly onto Aluminium Composite signs tends to fade after 1 - 2 years. To maintain high quality signs we print onto a 4 - 5 year vinyl as recommended by the vinyl manufacturer. (Please note, all life expectancies are a guide depending on the environment of the aluminium composite sign.)
Lamination is a thin layer of clear film which acts as a protective layer. It gives added protection to the print from abrasion, chemicals & UV exposure. Lamination allows you to clean the dirt and dust off the laminate without damaging the printed vinyl.
Gloss laminate - Gloss laminate is a shiny laminate, it reflects light. It provides a higher level of protection than matte. Also easier to clean than matte laminate.
Matte laminate - Unlike gloss laminate, matte laminate absorbs light. It is a great option for when the sign is located in direct sunlight and glare could be an issue.
Anti Graffiti laminate - Anti Graffiti laminate is designed to protect the print from solvents, chemicals & staining agents. Ultimately being suited to handle the harsh solvents used to clean the graffiti.
Anti Graffiti laminate has a gloss finish.
Unfortunately we do not do custom sizes.
However we are looking to do this in the future.
Unfortunately we do not offer custom shapes.
However we are looking to do this in the future.
Our UV flatbed printers' advanced technology produces first class print quality with superior speed. These state of the art printers allow us to continually offer unbeatable prices with a 24 hour turnaround. Owning these printers gives us the capability to mass produce faster than ever. And while we continue to innovate and grow, our prices continue to fall. Flatbed technology allows us to be flexible and transparent with our customers, even if it means showcasing our prices for our customers benefit.
Our latest eyelet press uses rust free eyelets. It was
designed for faster production time and to reduce the risk of human error.
All our automatic grommet machines are calibrated to the thickness of the substrate, equipped with a built in laser for reliability and pinpoint accuracy.
Our printers have all been calibrated and are being monitored daily. We have a colour management team & system to make certain our printers are printing accurate colours every order. The colour management system we have put in place, means we have profiled all our printers and substrates to comply with ISO 12647. We perform weekly colour checks on every printer to verify the colours we are printing can accurately and reliably meet the International colour standards. Checking colours is a thing of the past! We give our customers confidence, knowing all colours will be printed perfectly every time for every order.
B2C Furniture just moved into their new warehouse.
Their goals included:
- Exposure to potential future customers
- Easily visible for customers driving past
- Durable & rigid sign that will last for years
- Easy to install
We recommended our Metal / Aluminium Composite Signs. Our metal signs were the perfect solution to all of B2C Furniture's needs!
We recommended a 1.2 X 2.4m metal sign with a matte lamination. The matte lamination would help reduce and/or eliminate any glare coming from the sun whilst also increasing the durability of the printed vinyl for an extra 6 - 12 months.
The metal sign was the perfect solution as all of B2C’s Furniture to meet all the requested requirements from the customer.
Our metal / aluminium composite sign is rigid and made out of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core with a life expectancy of 5 years.
A 1.2m x 2.4m metal sign is the recommended size for outdoor signage in most warehouses. As it can be easily seen from afar.
Installation was a simple and straightforward process, as metal signs can be easily drilled through with screws.
Our 3 day turnaround also meant they could have their sign ready to be picked up and installed days before they opened to the public.
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