Plastic Signs – Practical and Practically Universal

Plastic signs may be made of acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, or polystyrene, to name just a few plastic materials. They are perfect for door signs, signs that go on fences, and security signs.

These types of signs look completely professional; and do professional sign printers have the knowledge and equipment to make them? They don’t take too much time to manufacture/print, nor are they overpriced. Best of all they are easy to customize. Imagine and create your ideal message using wondrously practical and universal plastic signs!

These signs are ideal for inside and for outside usage. Produced from 8-mm plastic, they are sturdy and easy to keep clean. All you need is a damp cloth to keep them looking fresh, bright and highly visible.

Types and Quality of Materials

There are many types of plastic signs. They may have engraved letters and be posted outside for a variety of usages. Because they are typically made of thick acrylic or other plastics such as melamines or other poly-type plastics, they are nearly weatherproof and color resistant. Plastic signs are the normal choice for professional office door headings. The look is amazingly professional considering that it is made from a piece of plastic instead of traditional wood.

The plastic signs of today are much more sophisticated than a few years ago. Nowadays, all colors are used, but the look is more discreet and subtle. Clear and muted colors like a light grey or tan are often chosen for professional purposes.

Common Uses

People post other personal messages on plastic too. Beware of Dog, or No Soliciting, are often made from engravable plastics like polypropylene or polyethylene. At every restaurant or public place you have visited, there must be a sign for the bathroom, right?

Words or symbols can be used to make the message clear. More often times than not, these are also a great example of plastic signs that do the job beautifully and efficiently. Welcome signs and business signs may also be made of plastic.

While outdoors, you may be surprised to notice how many plastic signs are in use. Most business illuminated signs on the street today are made from polycarbonate plastic. They may be mounted in a lit up display but the actual message is made of a vinyl piece making it essentially just another of those great plastic signs.

On the walls outside, it’s easy to identify plastic letters in public places. Plastic signs may show the name of the hospital, school, apartment building, sports club, social club, country club, and much more. The sign outside your favorite mall is may be made from plastic, too.

Around your home, apartment or dorm you will find many other plastic signs in use. There are garden signs, letter box signs, and house signs. There are usually warning signs like safety signs, or “slippery when wet” and prohibition signs like “”Residents only” “Employees Only,” “Do not enter,” and “Keep Out!” Store hours are often posted with plastic signs which can be easily viewed from the outside of the glass doors or windows at the front of your business.

Not Limited to Large Sizing

Plastic signs don’t have to be large in order to be useful. Small plastic tags, also known as name badges, are used everyday all over the world. Almost any public place gives its staff name badges.

When people serve the general public, guests are able to know an employee by name, because of their name tags. Many service employees – gas station attendants, hotel employees, restaurant staff members, nurses, medical personnel and even blue-collar workers often wear name badges which are made of these resilient plastics.

In Conclusion

If you are hard pressed to decide which material will service your needs the best, there are many options to choose from – wood, metal, plastic, aluminum and so on. In many if not most cases, plastic can both pull its own weight and meet budget requirements. These plastic signs are long-lasting, attractive and easily maintained.

LAST UPDATED ON: April 17, 2018

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn’t what he thought he’d do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

He has been marketing these products online since 1998, and the company he was general manager of in 1998 was the first sign company to be listed on Yahoo!

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