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Brushed Aluminum Signs

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What Are Brushed Aluminum Signs?

Brushed aluminum signs, the ultimate in durability and aesthetics, are made by printing any image, graphic, or design directly onto a 3mm brushed aluminum e-panel material. This material has a brushed face and is composed of two sheets of aluminum with a reinforced polyethylene core. This makeup allows for maximum durability while providing the appearance of stainless steel at a fraction of the price.

Designed for both internal and external use, brushed aluminum signs are commonly used to display business names, logos, suite numbers, titles, and general information. They are great for lobby and receptionist areas, stores, waiting rooms, internal offices, hallways, bathrooms, and more. Brushed aluminum signs are also popular as restroom, exit, handicap, and maximum occupancy signs. Templates for these types of signs and more are available in the popular templates section below.

Brushed Aluminum Signs


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Additional Specs

  • Weight:

    .54 lbs per square foot (about the weight of 5.5 Snickers Bars)

  • Thickness:

    .12" (about the thickness of 30 sheets of copy paper)

  • Details:

    3mm brushed aluminum e-panel, reinforced Polyethylene core for maximum durability, printed directly to surface, unless required by white text white ink is not printed.

  • Uses:

    Interior and Exterior Use. Lobby and reception areas, building directories, restroom signage, interior walls and hallways including room number signs, arenas, interior directional signage.

  • Print Method:

    Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    5+ years with proper placement and care

Customization Options



Choose from a wide range of custom sizes, the smallest being 4” x 4” and the largest being 46” x 94”.



our brushed metal sign will be cut as a standard rectangle at the size you have selected.

Rounded Corners

Your brushed metal sign will be cut as a square/rectangle with the corners rounded off at either a 1/4” or 1" radius.


Your brushed metal sign will be cut to a custom shape.

Custom with Border

Your brushed metal sign will be cut to a custom shape with a border of material around the edges of your sign.


Drilled Holes

3/8” or 1/4" holes drilled into your sign for mounting purposes.


Brushed anodized aluminum standoffs (0.5” diameter and ¾” length) including drywall anchors and screws.

Additional Accessories

3M command strips and adhesive velcro available as an alternative to standoffs.

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Can’t think of what to put in your custom brushed aluminum signs? These templates are customizable for free – use them to get started!

How to Use Our Brushed Aluminum Sign Templates

Follow these instructions to make our brushed aluminum sign templates your very own:

  1. Choose a design from our brushed aluminum signs template page. You would be redirected to our online design tool upon clicking on your preferred template.
  2. Specify the size of your sign, the quantity, shape, and additional accessories (if available) under “Configuration”.
  3. Explore the rest of the design tool’s customization features – get creative!
  4. Click “View Proof” for a real-time preview. There’s also Ruler, Bleed, and Grid lines to help you place the design elements accurately. You can toggle these on and off.
  5. Click “Save & Continue” once you’re done. You can also click “Save” if you want to finish your draft at a later time.

The most common method of mounting our brushed aluminum signs is to a rigid surface using standoffs. After measuring and marking the location where the sign will be hung you can use the standoffs package (must be ordered as an option) to mount your metal sign. Note, for some rigid surfaces a pilot hole may be needed before continuing installation of your sign. Simply put your anchor inside of the standoff tube and then drill the screw and tube into the wall through the drilled holes on the sign itself. The final step is to screw on the caps of the standoffs by hand. To install your sign this way you’ll need a measuring tape, a level, and drill. We also recommend selecting the “Drilled Holes” option unless you plan to drill your own holes in the sign. Other methods of installation include 3M command strips, adhesive velcro, double sided tape, or washers and screws.
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The best way to take care of your custom brushed aluminum sign is to post it in a place that will avoid scratches that are either intentional or accidental. Beyond this, regularly clean the sign using a damp non-abrasive cloth. This will ensure that it remains vibrant for years to come. If storage is necessary, store the your sign at room temperature in a dry location. Your brushed metal sign should also be covered with a non-abrasive material to avoid being scratched while stored. If your brushed aluminum sign has the protective laminate, we recommend using a clean cloth and a citrus-based cleaner or cleaning mix of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water.
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Signs are sharp looking. Edges are clean and well defined. Very good work. May 22, 2023 by Daniel Hennek ( CO )
“Signs are sharp looking. Edges are clean and well defined. Very good work.”
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May 11, 2023 by Roberto Thome ( CA )
“Great quality!”
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April 1, 2023 by Justin Owens ( AL )
“Great product for a great price. Looks good on our building.”

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are brushed aluminum signs made of?

Our brushed aluminum signs are made with e-panels – two thin aluminum sheets with a reinforced plastic core in between. The plastic core is polyethylene, a durable hard plastic that adds to the sign's longevity. The top sheet of aluminum is manufactured with a clean brushed finish.

How does brushed aluminum differ from standard aluminum?

One of the major differences between the two, apart from the finish, is the thickness of the sign. Brushed aluminum is 3 mm thick while the standard aluminum signs are 2 mm thick. Another is the appearance of the color white on the printed sign. We typically do not print white ink on our brushed aluminum unless it’s part of the design. We use spot white ink to avoid muting the brushed metallic appearance of the sign.

How will the color white appear if it is part of my design?

White ink on brushed aluminum differs from our standard aluminum signs. White ink is typically only used as a spot ink behind white text or essential white in graphics. This way, white portions of your sign that aren’t text will simply blend in with the brushed finish.

Do you offer other thickness options for brushed aluminum signs?

Our brushed aluminum signs are of the standard 3 mm (1/8") thickness, which is the equivalent of approximately 11-gauge steel.

Are the brushed aluminum signs reflective in nature? Do you offer reflective signs?

Although neither our regular aluminum signs nor brushed signs are reflective in nature, we do have Custom Reflective Aluminum Signs which are visible both day and night, and are typically used for road, safety, real estate signage, and more.

Why is shipping more expensive for larger brushed aluminum signs?

We offer free shipping on all orders over $99 except for rigid signs whose dimensions are over 36” because signs this big require freight shipping.

Can I drill my own holes in the brushed aluminum signs?

Yes, but we highly recommend selecting the Drilled Holes option to ensure a perfect fit with the standoffs. It is also very reasonably priced and saves you time!

I need holes in different or additional locations than the 4 corners. Is this possible?

Our drilled holes are by default placed 1” from each corner and are either 3/8" or 1/4" in diameter. If you need different hole locations than what we offer, select the “Custom” option within the “Drilled Holes” dropdown. You can then specify this customization in the comment field on the checkout page. Additional charges do apply to signs with custom drilled holes.

What sizes do you offer for the brushed aluminum? Are there any size restrictions?

We do accept custom size requests in addition to our standard sizes (8” x 8”, 10” x 10”, 12” x 12”, 24” x 18”, 4’ x 2’). Please note that smallest sign we can do is 4” x 4”, and the biggest sign we can print is 48” x 94”.

What is the estimated lifespan of brushed aluminum signs?

With proper care and placement, your sign should last at a minimum of 3-5 years. This estimated lifespan can vary depending on the type and location of usage. For example, outdoor usage with constant exposure to a harsh climate may result in a shorter lifespan than a sign that is placed indoors and in a location that will not be inadvertently scratched or damaged. You can also extend the lifespan of your sign and protect it from the elements by having it coated with our glossy protective laminate.

My design is extremely detailed/complicated. Does this mean it will cost me more?

We offer free design services with up to three revisions. We are also usually able to accommodate design requests at no added cost. Feel free to contact us to discuss your design needs.

Will using more than two colors in my design cost me more money?

Much like our free design services, the number of colors included in your design will not impact cost since we print everything in full color. The only time color may impact the price of your sign is when color matching is requested. In this case, there is a $100 charge per color, per material. If you want to color match, please give us a call at 888-222-4929.

Should I be concerned about the sharp edges of the signs?

The sharp edges on these signs can pose a safety issue if it’s not handled properly. If your sign is going to be placed in a location that prevents this, then you have nothing to worry about other than handling the sign with care during installation. Alternatively, we offer a "Rounded Corners" option in which we'll cut the corners at either a 1/4" or 1" radius to eliminate the dangerous corners and provide a clean look to your sign. This is an affordable option that can be selected on the design tool.

Can you print my brushed aluminum sign on both sides?

While our standard aluminum signs can be printed on both sides, the brushed aluminum signs are only single-sided.

Do you have engraving services for brushed aluminum signs?

We do not offer any custom engraving of the sign at this time.

Can my sign be cut to a specific shape?

There are several different shape options to choose from for your brushed aluminum sign, including Square/Rectangle, Rounded Corners (¼” or 1” radius), Circle/Oval, Custom, and Custom with Border.

The Custom shape option (Contour Cut) allows you to either upload a custom shape to our online design tool or have us create a custom shape for your sign based on your design. The Custom with Border shape option (Halo Cut) is similar to the Custom shape option but will leave a small border around the edge of your design.

In both cases there are exceptions in our ability to cut intricate designs and those that are less than 1” thick in any given location of the sign. Also, be aware that a cut to shape metal sign can be very sharp and should be always handled with care.

Do you do engraving for the brushed aluminum?

At the time we do not offer any custom engraving of the sign.

Can my sign be cut to a specific shape?

Yes! There are several different shape options to choose from for your brushed aluminum sign, including Square/Rectangle, Rounded Corners (¼” or 1” radius), Circle/Oval, Custom or Custom with Border. The Custom shape option (previously known, or sometimes referred to, as Contour Cut) allows you to either upload a custom shape to our design tool or have us create a custom shape for your sign based off of your design. The Custom with Border shape option (previously known, or sometimes referred to, as as Halo Cut) is similar to the Custom shape option but will leave a small border around the edge of your design. In both cases there are exceptions in our ability to cut intricate designs and those that are less than 1” thick in any given location of the sign. Also, be aware that a cut to shape metal sign can be very sharp and should be handled with care at all times.

Do you use a vinyl overlay or print directly onto the aluminum?

We print directly onto the surface of the brushed aluminum to produce visually crisp and clear signs that are instantly stunning. Vinyl overlays can be susceptible to peeling away over time whereas the UV ink we print with is both scratch and fade resistant.

Can I add a laminate layer to protect the printed portion?

While we do use fade and abrasion-resistant ink in our printing process, you can choose to have your sign coated with our protective laminate for an additional barrier against everyday wear and tear. This laminate will add a glossy, vibrant finish to your sign and will help protect it against fading, scratches, graffiti, and more.

What does the default material look like?

Unlike our standard aluminum which is white, our blank brushed aluminum has the metallic brushed look you will see on the actual sign. We then simply print directly onto the surface according to your logo or design. The makeup of the sign as described above is two thin outer sheets of aluminum with a reinforced plastic core.

Are aluminum signs the same as metal signs?

Yes. Aluminum is a type of durable and rust-resistant metal that is a wonderful option for exterior and interior signage. Whether you want to call it a metal sign, e-panel sign, or aluminum sign we’ll understand what you’re referring to. Just make sure you specify between the standard and brushed aluminum products we offer.

Can the brushed aluminum be individual letters like I see in many offices?

We can cut out individual letters, but only if the thinnest part of your letter is no thinner than .25 inches. It should also be noted that the typical material used for this type of signage is generally one in which there is only one thin sheet of aluminum and behind it is one to three inches of Gatorboard or foam board. These letters are usually then adhered to a wall using an adhesive. If you are interested in these types of signs, please contact us for availability and pricing.


Will my brushed aluminum rust with exterior use? How about interior use?

Aluminum is rust-resistant. However, it is susceptible to wear and tear over time much like any other sign. This will be more evident for signs exposed harsher climates or installed outdoors. If you would like to increase the durability and lifespan of your sign you can choose to have it coated with our protective laminate.

Will my sign bend?

Your brushed aluminum sign will have some pliability or bendability to it, more so in larger sizes. However, we assure you these aluminum signs are extremely durable and should not break in day-to-day use. We recommend adding extra middle support to larger signs as a precautionary measure.

Are your brushed aluminum signs suitable for outdoor use?

Yes! They are suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. They can literally be used in any climate or situation. Just make sure to install them properly and be prepared to remove them during extreme weather conditions to prevent damage.

Will my signs fade or scratch?

The UV ink we use to print will prevent the actual print from fading or being rubbed off over time but the metal itself can get scratched. To further protect your sign from fading or scratches you can choose to add our protective laminate coating to the surface of your sign.

What are typical uses for brushed aluminum signs?

Brushed aluminum signs can be used in a variety of ways and are most often used in business settings. Exterior uses include branded signage in front of a store or even building directories. Interior uses include lobby and reception area signs, signs for offices or rooms that include the room number or name of the conference room, bathroom signage, exit signage, directory signs inside of large business offices or even medical facilities, and directional signage in a wide variety of places such as shopping malls and arenas. The combination of durability, affordability and great looking signs make them an interior favorite in these situations.

Can these signs be used with metal frames or even pre-existing frames I already have?

We don’t offer metal frames for brushed aluminum signs, but the signs can be used in existing frames assuming they fit or can use the drilled holes to be installed.

Installation & Care

How do I install my brushed sign? Where can I post it?

Your sign can be hung with a rope or chain or posted to wooden poles using bolts and screws. However, the most common installation method for professional settings is to use standoffs. To mount your sign this way you will need to select the options of “Drilled Holes” as well as “Standoffs”. If you want to drill your own holes, then you will only need the standoffs. This will ensure you have everything you need to mount your sign.

The first step will be to measure and mark the locations where you will drill and hang your sign. Once you’ve ensured it is even and your sign will be properly spaced, you need to use the standoffs package to install your sign.

Your standoffs package will consist of four standoff tubes, four anchors, four screws, and four standoff caps. Put an anchor into a standoff tube and insert it through the drilled hole of the sign. While having someone help you hold the sign up to your pre-determined location, use a drill to install the screw through the anchor and tube and into the wall. Repeat this for all four corners. Once the sign has been affixed to the rigid surface, screw on the standoff caps by hand and you’re done! You now have a gorgeous brushed aluminum sign with standoffs hanging on your wall! Please note that some rigid surfaces will require that you drill a pilot hole before screwing the screw into your surface.

How do I do clean my sign and how often should I do it?

Cleaning your sign regularly will keep it looking as clear and good-looking as the day it arrived. Regular cleaning can be done using a damp non-abrasive cloth. Strong cleaners and abrasive rags should be avoided as they both will damage your sign. Brushed aluminum signs that are coated with our protective laminate should be cleaned with a citrus-based cleaner or with a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water.

How do I store my signs?

Your signs can be stored in a dry location at room temperature. We would recommend placing a non-abrasive material in between signs if more than one will be stored. This way, the signs won’t scratch and damage each other while being stacked, moved, or removed from storage. This material will also help prevent scrapes or cuts if someone inadvertently rubs against the sign while being stored.