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Sign Materials Guide from warningsafetysigns.com

Choosing the right material for your saftety sign.

Deciding on your sign message is only the first step, it is important to select the right material.

The important factors in this decision include:

  • Will the sign be indoors or outdoors?
  • Is it for display in a warehouse or a prestige hotel?
  • Is it temporary or permanent?

This guide below will help you decide which material is best for your location and covers our most popular sign materials - this list is not exhaustive so if you can't see the product you require, please contact us and we will be happy to quote in the material of your choice.

Rigid PlasticEasily drilled, white, glossy, rigid PVC plastic. Lightweight with high impact strength, suitable for internal and external use.
Rigid Plastic (Photo Luminescent)1.2mm rigid PVC with photo- luminescent pigmentation. After glow requirements exceedPSPA Class B Standard. Luminance properties and performance measured to DIN 67510.
Self Adhesive VinylHigh gloss, flexible PVC with self-adhesive backing, suitable for most smooth, dry and clean surfaces. Ideally suited to indoor use.
Self Adhesive Vinyl (Photo Luminescent)Flexible PVC with photo- luminescent pigmentation and self-adhesive backing. After glow requirements exceed PSPA Class B Standard. Luminance properties and performance measured to DIN 67510.
Aluminium0.9mm aluminium with gloss white powder coating. Suitable for both internal and external applications. Excellent weathering and UV resistance provides a long-life product.
Polycarbonate2mm transparent, flame retardant polycarbonate. Sub-surface printing prevents damage and vandalism. Extreme high impact resistance.

Custom Products

Any product outside of our standard choice of material or size ranges. This may include items such sign frames, banners, or any custom sign.

Banner PVCFlame resistant 440gsm PVC banner for indoor and outdoor applications. Digitally printed for eye catching displays.
Fluted Polypropylene4mm thick, ideal for temporary signs. Lightweight, waterproof and strong. 100% recyclable.
Synthetic Paper110gsm high density polyethylene. Highly durable: tear, water and grease resistant. Ideal for eye catching posters.
Foam PVCAvailable in 3mm or 5mm. Bright white, lightweight and waterproof. Easily drilled for fixing. Ideal for external site safety boards.
Clear Acrylic5mm, high quality cast acrylic (non-shatter). Good resistance to weather, discolouring and most chemicals. Ideal for prestige signs. 100% recyclable.
Aluminium Composite3mm, white aluminium skin with polyethylene core. Lightweight and weather resistant. Ideal for external site safety boards. No scrappage value reduces risk of theft.
Tactile & Braille2-ply ABS material for internal use offers a durable, scratch resistant, glossy surface. 2-ply DR material for internal or external use offers a durable, scratch resistant surface. Available in various colourways and finishes. Laser and routing capablities.
Reflective TrafficAvailable on various materials (aluminium, zintec and aluminium composite) with a choice of reflective finish. RA1 reflective (engineering grade) for temporary traffic signs. R2 reflective (high intensity) for permanent traffic signs (CE marked).

Still not sure?

Just give us a call and one of our experts will be happy to help.

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