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Are Custom Alumalite Signs Right For You?

Are you worried about premature deterioration or rot ruining your signage? Getting stuck with the wrong type of aluminum for an outdoor aluminum metal sign is a disaster waiting to happen. Alumalite

A growing number of consumers have concerns about using wood as a component in the raw materials used for their sign. As a direct result, metal sign background materials like Alumalite and Dibond are in high demand.

Alumalite is a strong, aluminum composite metal sign panel with a high density, copolymer corrugated plastic core. Similar in construction to Dibond, Alumalite has two factory-painted sheets of aluminum permanently bonded to both sides of a corrugated plastic core, sandwiching the plastic panel in between.

It’s this plastic corrugated core that gives the Alumalite metal sign panel it’s strength and rigidity. When using a ½” thick Alumalite, the panel strength is virtually the same as ARMOUR-Wood (¼” thickness is standard though). Alumalite metal signs have become a popular alternative to wood painted signs for it’s durable, lightweight properties.

Alumalite Applications

Alumalite metal signs are the perfect solution when your sign panel weight must remain low while retaining excellent rigidity. The relatively light weight of Alumalite makes it an excellent choice when mounting considerations or mobility prohibit the weight of heavier wood core sign panels.

Alumalite Finishing

To create a finished appearance, the edges of the Alumalite metal sign material can be capped with either white or black plastic trim. Edge capping enhances the appearance of Alumalite by making it look like a solid aluminum sheet.

Here are the key points to know about custom Alumalite signs:

The sign material itself is:
  • Made up of two factory-painted sheets of
    aluminum permanently bonded to both
    sides of a corrugated plastic core
  • Highly rigid, yet lightweight
  • Available in extra heavy duty, 1/2" thickness
  • Standard material thickness is 1/4"
  • Rustproof, waterproof and rot proof
  • Highly tolerant of environmental
    temperature extremes and heavy
  • Has a smooth professional finish
  • Plastic edge capping is available for a
    finished appearance
  • Easy to mount (Mounting kits available)
  • Uncoated Economy Grade Alumalite signs
    are rated to last up to 3 years outdoors
  • Coated Standard and Premium Grade
    Alumalite signs are rated to last 5-8 years
  • Alumalite signs can last indoors for decades
Plus, Alumalite signs are versatile
  • You can get any size you want
  • Cut into virtually any shape
  • Any design, artwork, photo or logo can
    be used for alumalite custom signs
  • And virtually any color you want.

Instant Sign Prices

Sometimes, all you want is the bottom line!

Our online Alumalite sign pricing tool instantly calculates the exact prices on Alumalite metal signs, shows you quantity discounts, and even lets you compare this product to other metal sign alternatives!

And don't forget…at TheSignChef, shipping for Alumalite signage and all other indoor and outdoor signs is free for orders within the continental US greater than $50 for ground and greater than $400 for freight, and orders outside the state of South Carolina are tax-free!

We offer more colors for Alumalite signs than anyone out there on the web!

Alumalite Sign Colors

You can now choose from ANY color under the sun when designing your new signage. You can even choose a reflective color!

Specialty finishes including brushed gold, mirror gold, brushed silver or mirror silver are available in a standard .040" aluminum thickness. Or for thicker signs in these finishes, check out our Dibond sign material, which is made up of two aluminum sheets on either side of a solid plastic core.

Big or Small, We Do It All!

While most sign companies are setting limits to what size your Alumalite sign can be, we are printing Alumalite signs in every size imaginable!

Alumalite signage from TheSignChef comes in sizes up to 5' x 10' in a single, seamless sheet. This is the very largest, rigid, seamless sign panel available in the market today. If you need a sign that is larger than that, no worries! Just let us know, and we'll make sure to get you any size Alumalite sign you need.

Displaying Alumalite signage is easy! We offer installation kits and accessories that will help you mount your new sign to wood, metal, stucco, brick masonry or concrete! Or if you'd like to hang your Alumalite metal sign, just let us know. We can drill holes to the top of your sign to simplify the hanging process!

"At first I thought that I would never be able to decide which metal sign material to go with but then I called your company and Lori helped me choose which one was best for me.

I did not know that there were so many different types of sign materials

Thank you so much for all your helpful information.

Until next time,"

Robert Davis
The Davis Group
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"Your company's ordering process was smooth, and we are very satisfied with the signs you produced for us.

I can say that I searched for our needs via the web for a few days before coming across your site. I found it very easy to understand what I was getting from you and all communication was excellent.

Again thank you for your time and product."

Jason Maurer
Cardinal Health
Groveport Ohio

Frequently Asked Questions About Alumalite Metal Signs

"What is the life span for Alumalite signs?"

The Alumalite composite sign material will not swell, wick water, corrode, rot or delaminate even under prolonged water exposure. The Alumalite material itself will outlast the artwork on your sign. Our uncoated Economy Grade Signs are rated to last up to 3 years outdoors while our Standard and Premium Grade Signs coated with an optically clear, UV Protective Lamination are rated to last up to 5 years, and 6-8 years respectively outdoors. Alumalite signs can last for decades indoors.

"What colors can I make my Alumalite sign?"

We offer more colors for Alumalite signs than anyone out there on the web!

You can now choose from ANY color under the sun when designing your new signage. You can even choose a reflective color!

If you would like a specialty metal finish such as brushed gold, mirror gold, brushed silver or mirror silver, they are available in our Dibond sign material, which is made up of two aluminum sheets on either side of a solid plastic core, or with standard aluminum signs.

"What is the best way to handle Alumalite Signs?"

During handling and installation of Alumalite signs, extreme care must be exercised. The painted finish is not as scratch resistant as you might think. Although Alumalite metal signs are highly weather and fade resistant, the paint can be easily scratched if you’re not careful.

When cleaning the surface, only use a mild soapy water solution and the softest cloth you can find. Don’t use dry paper towels as they can put extremely fine scratches in the paint which may be visible up close.

"What are the most common uses for Alumalite metal signs?"

The following types of signs are commonly made from the Alumalite sign panel:

  • Corporate
  • Architectural
  • Tradeshow
  • POP Displays
  • Contractors
  • Real Estate
  • New Construction
  • Commercial
  • Marina
  • Directional
  • Hospital
  • University
  • Military
  • Industrial
  • Business

"Are custom Alumalite signs suitable for installation between two posts?"

While you can install larger Alumalite signs (like 6', 8' or 10' long) on or between posts, you have better options to choose from:

  1. ARMOUR-Wood is the strongest and most rigid exterior grade sign panel available with it’s dense, ½ inch thick solid wood core
  2. Alumalite (½” thickness) has almost the same panel strength as Aluma-Wood making it a popular choice for larger signs. ½” Alumalite is the 2nd strongest sign material
  3. Alumalite (¼” thickness) is still a strong, highly rigid background material and has the 3rd highest panel strength
  4. Dibond sign panels have 10 times more strength than .040” aluminum sheets. Dibond is not quite as stiff as Alumalite, but is still considered a rigid sign material making it #4 in strength

On a scale of 1 to 10, with “10” having the highest relative strength, here’s how each aluminum sign background material compares to one another:

Aluminum Chart

When you need a more rigid sign panel in a color other than white, you have three great options to choose from:

  1. Unpainted Alumalite panels can be completely covered with self-adhesive vinyl at our shop in your choice of any color.
  2. We can spray paint or powder coat Alumalite sheets any custom color you choose.
  3. You can choose another rigid composite aluminum sign material that has a broader range of factory painted colors available such as Dibond, Aluminum & ARMOUR-Wood.*

Usually, *Option #3 is not only the best choice, it's the most cost effective (but not always). For example, if you are looking for a gold metallic background color for a 2' x 3' x ½" Alumalite metal sign, the most cost effective solution would be to simply cover the Alumalitesign panel with gold metallic vinyl. It's fast, it's easy and highly durable.

Setting up to paint such a small sheet from stock or having to buy a whole 4' x 8' sheet just to get a small section of a special color isn't always practical. We'll gladly provide you with the best option to suit your individual needs at the time of your order.

"How quickly can I get my signs designed and shipped?"

Up-To-The-Minute Custom Alumalite Sign Production Update!

We still have a few spots OPEN in today's schedule. So if you place your order today, our Art Department will e-mail you a proof tomorrow.

Wouldn’t you prefer to get this Alumalite signage project off your plate so you can move on to other important tasks? You can design & order your custom Alumalite sign now or call us now at 1-800-899-6272 and we’ll reserve your spot in today’s schedule for a proof.
"I demand accurate, on-time production from myself and my team on even the smallest of Alumalite sign projects." - Delio Campo

"Most orders ship within 1-3 days... if you need your order even faster, just let me know. I’ll make sure to get it out for you!"

"How do I know that my custom Alumalite sign will turn out the way I want?"

With almost 25 years in the alumalite sign industry, we continue to exceed customer expectations and guarantee our work with 100% satisfaction

Are you concerned that your custom Alumalite sign may not turn out the way you want?

After all, we are probably hundreds of miles away from you so how can you be certain your order will turn out right? Fortunately, it only takes seconds to transmit full-color custom Alumalite sign designs from our computer to yours because e-mails travel so fast these days.

Upon order approval, here’s how the process works:

  1. First, your order goes straight to the Art Department
  2. Our Graphic Designer will then e-mail you a proof
    (a “proof” is a picture of what your sign will look like)
  3. Once you review the layout, let us know if you would like to see any changes, and …
  4. If you have any changes, we will e-mail you proofs as needed until you’re completely happy with your design.

"Do you offer any buyer protection guarantees?"

Yes! Every Alumalite sign order comes with a 100% Buyer Protection Guarantee

Don't let OTHER Alumalite sign companies give you the run-around, we stand behind all of our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, even if we have to pay for it!

Sometimes, we make mistakes. We are only human after all. But it's how a business handles mistakes that counts, wouldn't you agree? So if we do happen to overlook something on your order, we will bend over backwards to make you happy. We stand behind our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

We will promptly replace any product that is defective in workmanship or that is different from what you approved. And for your trouble, you'll even get a very pleasant surprise gift.

"Is your website secure and credit card safe?"

Does the thought of buying custom Alumalite signs online with a credit card leave you feeling a bit anxious?

Are you worried you might be taking an unnecessary risk? With all the bad press about credit card fraud and card numbers getting stolen by hackers, it's wise to proceed with caution. We can understand if you still have some personal concerns about the safety of your credit card information.

  1. Security is our #1 priority when we are processing your Alumalite sign order online. We utilize the latest in encryption technology and locked-down, firewalled internet serversOur system uses the latest 256-bit Encryption SSL technology as used by the Banking Industry,, and thousands of other online merchants
  2. SSL technology works by encrypting all your personal and credit card information so it can travel over the internet without being intercepted by thieves
  3. And as an added precaution, the moment you complete your custom Alumalite order online and the charges are authorized by your credit card company, your credit card information is INSTANTLY DELETED from our data-base. It's the same as if you walked into our business, charged your order and then we SHREDDED your credit card receipt.