When you imagine a simple aluminum sign, you have a very specific look in mind. Specifically, a certain texture around the letters, a silvery surface with brushed lines side to side, top to bottom, depending on how you have it. That brushed texture is not naturally how processed aluminum looks - instead, you are thinking of brushed aluminum signs. You might have seen them in a lobby area or in a shop where the brushed aluminum gives a professional business flare.
Is There A Difference Between Standard and Brush Aluminum Signs?
Brushed aluminum signs are virtually identical to standard aluminum signs. Both have incredible durability by having two aluminum sheets on either side and reinforcing them with a hard plastic core. The difference lies in look and texture. Standard aluminum sheets do not have a metallic look to them, their sides are snow white, and both sides are printable. With brushed aluminum signage, both sides are aluminum, but only one has a brushed finish and is printable.
What separates the two is in style and preference. The printers used on aluminum does not use white ink, so whatever white the printer does “print” is just utilizing the backdrop of the sign. For standard aluminum signs, that will be the white of the metal, while the brushed aluminum will give you a metallic look, with the fine brushed texture. Both are valid and entirely up to what you want your sign to evoke.
Both types of aluminum signs are equal when it comes to impressive durability, with the signs lasting for years to come, but brushed aluminum can be scratched easily. The easily scratchable quality of brushed aluminum is the reason the signs stay indoors. With proper care, your sign will look spotless regardless of the type of aluminum.
Traditional Uses for Brushed Aluminum Signage
Brushed aluminum is best for indoor usage. Here are some of the traditional areas that brushed aluminum signs are utilized:
• Rustic interiors
• Lobby Areas
• Sitting Rooms
The Aluminum Sign Experts
Envision Orlando is a professional sign making business that has created countless custom brushed aluminum signs in its many years of business. Aluminum signage with your business logo on it can bring a certain esprit de corps, making everyone proud of the workplace they inhabit. No type of sign is beyond Envision, and your brushed aluminum sign will look pristine and professional in your lobby or waiting room.
As a local sign business and approved vendor of Orange County Public Schools, Orange County, the City of Orlando and the City of Winter Park (among others), we’re nimble enough to turn on a dime and deliver best-in-class products in rapid order. With Envision Orlando already registered as a vendor for most government agencies, this means we can act at a moment’s notice.
We offer free consultations, quotes and design on school signs to any public school, private school or district in the State of Florida. Contact the sign specialists at Envision Orlando now at [email protected] or (407) 951-5532