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Professional Sign Makers Use Many Substrates

Professional Sign Makers Make Unique and Customized Signs

Sign substrates, the material on which the sign is printed or mounted, are an essential component of any sign. Professional sign makers can use many substrates because they have professional grade  printers and ink and other specialized equipment for cutting, routing, etc.

Types of Substrates the Professional Sign Makers Use 

The choice of substrate will depend on the specific needs of the sign, such as durability, weather-resistance, cost, and aesthetic appeal. 


One of the most common sign substrates is acrylic. This material is durable, weather-resistant, and cuts easily into different shapes and sizes. Acrylic signs are popular for outdoor and indoor use, as they are able to withstand harsh weather conditions while still maintaining their clarity and color. Acrylic signs can also be backlit for a glowing effect, making them eye-catching and attention-grabbing.


Another popular sign substrate is aluminum. Aluminum signs are lightweight, durable, and rust-resistant, making them a great choice for outdoor signage. They can be printed with UV-cured inks for vibrant colors and crisp images that will last for years. Because of their durability and longevity, aluminum is a good choice for parking lot signs, real estate signs, and directional signs.

Corrugated Plastic

Corrugated plastic is another common sign substrate that is ideal for temporary signage or short-term advertising. It is lightweight, inexpensive, can have printing on both sides, and is easy to install. It’s a popular choice for events, promotions, and yard signs


PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a versatile sign substrate that is both durable and cost-effective. Sign makers can print PVC signs with UV-cured inks for long-lasting vibrancy. So, this type of sign is good for outdoors as well as indoors. Common uses of PVC signs include trade show displays, point-of-purchase signage, and advertisements.


Wood is another popular sign substrate that provides a classic and rustic look. A custom wooden sign may be painted, stained, or engraved. Wood signs are commonly used for businesses, restaurants, and homes looking to add a touch of charm and personality to their signage.

Dickson Graphics Is One of the Best Professional Sign Makers

Whether it’s acrylic for a sleek and professional look, aluminum for durability, corrugated plastic for temporary signage, or wood for a rustic charm, Dickson Graphics can make a sign the is right for you. With locations in Dickson and Clarksville TN, we can service a wide area. So, give us a call today, and let’s get stated on yoursign.