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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.
Brushed Aluminum Standoffs
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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Great Product! June 10, 2024 by John Rimm ( PA )
“Sign is exactly what we were looking. Thank you.”
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I was nervous to use for my order, but... June 9, 2024 by J. Lee ( KY )
“I rarely leave reviews. I'll be honest, after reading some of the reviews for, I was nervous, but placed my order anyway. I am very pleased with my brushed aluminum sign. It is just as expected and was less than what I could find elsewhere. I wanted to leave my positive review for others like me.”
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“Made a sign for my daughter’s new office, came out great. I used her official logo, hoping it would come out and IT DID!”
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March 21, 2024 by Carol Butler ( VA )
“It was easy to design our 3x4' outdoor sign and we appreciated the on-line assistance ("chat").”

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Can my sign be cut to a specific shape?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

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.

What are brushed aluminum signs made of?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

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?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

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?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

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?
Asked 2 years ago by 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?
Asked 2 years ago by 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?
Asked 2 years ago by 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?
Asked 2 years ago by 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?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

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?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

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”.