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Signs Material Guide

SafetySigns4Less manufactures signage on a range of different materials, making each sign suitable for a wide variety of applications. Below, you can view the material types we offer and find out about their best suited use, ensuring you get the perfect sign, every time.

 

Window Sticker / Face Adhesive Vinyl

Ideal for displaying signage at the front of your premises or when wall space is at a premium.

  • Adhesive front perfect for windows
  • Quick and easy to install, no fixings required
  • Recommend for indoor use

Self-Adhesive Vinyl

The most cost-effective material type for indoor signage that sticks directly to smooth surfaces.  

  • Recommend for indoor use
  • Quick and easy to install, no fixings required
  • Adhesive backing for smooth, non-porous surfaces

Self-Adhesive Aluminium Effect Vinyl

Provides the appearance of metal signage at a much lower cost with the ease of self-adhesive installation.

  • Recommend for indoor use
  • A prestige and professional appearance
  • Adhesive backing for smooth, non-porous surfaces

1mm Rigid Plastic

More robust than self-adhesive options but still lightweight and easy to install with double sided adhesive pads.

  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Durable and robust material
  • Drilled holes and radius corners can be added
  • Adhesive pads also supplied

1.6mm Aluminium Effect Rigid Plastic

Offers the high-quality appearance of a metal sign with the cost and installation benefits of rigid plastic.

  • Recommend for indoor use
  • A prestige and professional appearance
  • Durable and robust with radius corners
  • Adhesive pads also supplied

2mm Rigid Plastic

Additional thickness and strength makes this material ideal for outdoor use. 

  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Durable and robust material, especially for larger signs
  • Drilled holes and radius corners can be added
  • Adhesive pads also supplied

Glow in The Dark Rigid Plastic

All the benefits of 1mm rigid plastic with good visibility in low light conditions.

  • Exceeds Class B photoluminescent PSBA rating
  • Takes up to 20 hours to fade in accordance to DIN 67510 Pt1
  • Non-toxic or radioactive pigments
  • Durable and robust 1.2mm material
  • Recommend for indoor use

Glow in The Dark Self-Adhesive Vinyl

Great for cost-effective emergency signage.

  • Exceeds Class B photoluminescent PSBA rating
  • Takes up to 20 hours to fade in accordance to DIN 67510 Pt1
  • Non-toxic or radioactive pigments
  • Adhesive backing for smooth, non-porous surfaces
  • Recommend for indoor use

2mm Polycarbonate

Super strong material is ideal for locations where damage is likely.

  • Virtually indestructible and impact resistant
  • Withstands accidental knocks and deliberate vandalism
  • Longer lasting than traditional sign materials
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use

3mm Aluminium Composite

Rigid and lightweight, this material is both attractive and hardwearing.

  • A plastic core with aluminium sheets either side
  • Will not rust or corrode over time
  • Perfect for long term outdoor use
  • Also available with a channel rail for post mounting
  • Radius corners as standard

3mm Brushed Aluminium Composite

Gives the same attractive appearance as 3mm aluminium composite for use inside your premises.

  • A plastic core with brushed aluminium sheets either side
  • Best suited for indoor use
  • A prestige and professional appearance
  • Durable and robust with radius corners
  • Adhesive pads also supplied

RA1 Reflective

Reflective coating makes this ideal for areas with vehicular use.

  • Reflective lamination applied to 3mm Aluminium Composite Signs
  • Reflectivity complies to BS EN 12899-1:2007
  • Best suited for outdoor use, especially car parks and goods in areas
  • Offers great visibility during low light or night-time conditions
  • Also available with a channel rail for post mounting
  • Radius corners as standard

Anti-Graffiti Coating

Forget replacing signage after mindless vandalism, this coating makes removing graffiti easy.

  • Applied to 3mm Aluminium Composite Signs
  • Available with or without reflective lamination
  • Resistant to graffiti and wipes clean
  • Also available with a channel rail for post mounting
  • Radius corners as standard

Channel Rail

Channel rails on the back of signs allow for simple mounting to posts

  • Applied to 3mm Aluminium Composite Signs
  • Available with or without reflective lamination
  • Also available with anti-graffiti coating
  • Ideal for outdoor use and post mounting
  • Fixings not supplied

Palboard® Indoor

Great for use in areas where chemicals are regularly used.

  • A foamed PVC core with rigid plastic either side
  • High chemical resistance
  • Light weight and scratch resistant
  • Perfect for indoor use
  • Available in 3mm and 5mm thickness

Palboard® Outdoor

Provides the chemical resistance of indoor Palboard® with a waterproof coating.

  • A foamed PVC core with rigid plastic either side
  • High chemical resistance
  • Waterproof and insect resistant
  • Perfect for outdoor use
  • Available in 3mm and 5mm thickness

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