Materials We Offer

We offer a wide range of sign panel materials for you to choose from. The information below should help you decide which materials is right for your specific needs. If you have any further questions, please call 800-373-5330 to speak to a member of our knowledgeable sales staff.
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Aluminum Reflective Aluminum
Polyethylene Polystyrene
PVC 4mm Cor-x
8mm Cor-x Magnetic
Steel
 

    Aluminum Facts:

  • Available in .040 and .063 thickness
  • Guaranteed for 5 Years
  • Comes standard with a shiny high gloss finish
  • Will not rust if chipped or scratched
  • Our finest sign material, for your best properties

The gold standard for sign panels nationwide. Baked on enamel glossy finish guaranteed never to rust. Lightweight and yet rigid. Perfect for hanging signs at your most prominent properties. .040 Aluminum is like 24 gauge steel, and is as thick as 1 dime. Our .063 Aluminum is like 20 gauge steel, and is as thick as a nickel. However in both cases, unlike steel, Aluminum won't rust.

Guaranteed for five years against rusting, chalking or breaking.

 

    Reflective Aluminum Facts:

  • Available in .040 and .063 thickness
  • Surfaced with 3M industrial grade reflective vinyl
  • Will not rust when chipped or scratched
  • Increased nighttime exposure
  • Only white areas of the sign will be reflective at night

Increase the nighttime exposure of your signs by using our Reflective Aluminum. We take our .040 and .063 Aluminum and surface it with 3M Reflective Vinyl for the ultimate in outdoor sign visibility. This material should last 2-3 years before fading. .040 Aluminum is like 24 gauge steel, and as thick as 1 dime. Our .063 Aluminum is like 20 gauge steel, and as thick as a nickel. However in both cases, unlike steel, Aluminum won't rust.

 

    Steel Facts:

  • Available in 24 gauge thickness
  • Galvanized coating for rust and corrosion resistance
  • Comes with polyester coating for high gloss finish
  • Rusting WILL occur to any area that is chipped, worn, or scratched.

24 gauge steel is a rigid material that does not bend or bow so panels will hang straight. The material comes with a thin galvanized coating for rust and corrosion resistance, and a white polyester coating covers galvanized coating for a high gloss white finish. Rusting WILL occur to any area of the sign where these protective coatings have been chipped, worn, or scratched. Steel is also a heavy material, so shipping fees will be higher than other materials.

 

    Polyethylene "Poly" Facts:

  • Available in .100 thickness
  • Comes standard with a soft matte finish
  • Polyethylene has great ink adhesion
  • Our most durable and cost effective material
  • This material WILL bow
  • This material can be translucent in bright light

This popular economic plastic material is .100 thick (i.e. about the thickness of 1 quarter and 1 nickel), extremely durable, and performs well in all weather conditions. Ink adhesion is excellent! Polyethylene signs should last 3 years in most conditions. Polyethylene, due to its natural properties, will "bow", sometimes being more apparent on darker sign panels and/or imprints, and as material ages. If this situation may cause you concern, it might be best to consider using an alternative material. Oakley Signs & Graphics will not be responsible to replace any poly material that bows.

 

    Polystyrene "Styrene" Facts:

  • Available in .090 thickness
  • Comes standard with a smooth matte finish
  • Material hangs very straight
  • Styrene has great ink adhesion
  • Material may yellow after 12-18 months
  • Material may become brittle in very cold weather

This popular economic plastic material is .090 thick (i.e. about the thickness of 1 quarter and 1 nickel), very rigid, and has a nice matte finish. It hangs very straight which provides a nice touch to your sign.

 

    PVC Facts:

  • Available in .100 thickness
  • Comes standard with our highest gloss finish
  • Scratches easily if mishandled or dropped
  • Will not bow, perfect for hanging panels
  • Material may become brittle in very cold weather

This plastic material is .100 thick (i.e. about the thickness of 1 quarter and 1 nickel) with a high gloss finish. It is rigid and does not bend or bow, and weathers well. Great for hanging signs. Should last 3 years in most conditions.

 

    4mm Cor-x Facts:

  • 1/8" thick
  • Will not yellow
  • Very lightweight
  • Weatherproof and inexpensive
  • Should last 12-18 months
  • This material can be translucent in bright light

This corrugated plastic material is 1/8" thick (i.e. about the thickness of 2 nickels). Non-Yellowing, lightweight, durable, weatherproof and inexpensive. Perfect for directional signs. Should last 12-18 months under most conditions.

 

    8mm Cor-x Facts:

  • 3/8" thick
  • Will not yellow
  • Lightweight
  • Weatherproof and inexpensive
  • Should last 24 months
  • This material can be translucent in bright light

This corrugated plastic material is very durable and rigid. It is a full 3/8" thick (i.e. about the thickness of 5 quarters), however it's fairly lightweight, and weatherproof. Perfect for hanging signs, commercials signs & heavy-duty directional signs. Should last 24 months under most conditions.

 

    Magnetic Facts:

  • .030 thickness
  • Adheres to most high grade steel
  • Perfect for mobile advertising
  • Will not adhere to abs or plastic car doors
  • Proper maintenance required to avoid scratching
  • Must follow "Magnetic Care Guidelines" which come with each order, to avoid car surface scratching.

This vinyl material is .030 thick. Perfect for taking your message on the road. Adheres to steel car doors only (not plastic or abs). Can cause damage to the finish of your car if it is not properly maintained in accordance with our "Magnetic Care Guidelines".