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What Are Plastic Signs?

Our plastic signs are the perfect combination of performance, affordability, and versatility. Designed to be durable enough to be used outdoors, yet an affordable alternative to our more rigid signs (see below), these signs can last for years with the proper care and storage. Fabricated from naturally-occurring plastic compounds, these matte finish signs can be used for interior or exterior applications as directional signage, architectural signage, real estate signage, trade show signage, giant checks and more.


Plastic signs are great for mounting against a wall, hanging outside a storefront, and a variety of other display options. Our plastic signs can be contour cut to virtually any shape, be single or double sided, are eco-friendly and recyclable, and are best suited for larger signs and fonts.


Rigid Sign Options

With different materials, thicknesses, rigidity, cost, and end uses it can be difficult to know which sign is best for you. Use this quick primer on rigid signs to make sure you’re getting the sign best suited to your needs.
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Product Name Plastic Signs Aluminum Signs Yard Signs Acrylic Signs
Material Sintra Aluminum with polyethylene core Corrugated Plastic Acrylic
Thickness 3 mm | 6 mm 2mm 4mm 3mm (1/8”) | 6mm (1/4")
Rigidity* 2/5 | 4/5 4/5 1/5 3/5 | 5/5
Best Used For Affordable, indoor/outdoor sign for temporary or permanent business use. Best for larger signs and fonts Lightweight, yet durable weather-resistant signs perfect for long term outdoor use.
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Corrugated plastic signs best suited for temporary use such as parking, directional, events, etc.
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Durable, very rigid sign best suited for indoor use and commonly found in lobbies and reception settings.
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*Rigidity graded on a scale of 1-5 with 5 representing the most rigid material. Rigidity is rated relative only to the other materials in the comparison table.
**Pricing based on a single-sided 12”x12” sign with default options included.


Plastic Signs Features

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High Adhesive

Affordability:

Get affordable and versatile signage for a fraction of the cost of other more rigid signage options.

Weatherproof

Indoor/ Outdoor:

Inside or outside your plastic signs can last for years to come with proper care and maintenance.

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Eco-Friendly:

Because our plastic signs are made of materials that derive from naturally occurring organic compounds, they are both eco-friendly and fully recyclable.

Large Sizes

Full Color:

Printed full color with UV ink your custom plastic signs will have vibrant designs that showcase your brand and business.


Customization Options

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Custom Sizes

From 4” x 4” to 48” x 96” and anything in between, choose the custom size right for you!

For the clearest printing we recommend signs greater than 12”x12” and a font size of at least 22pt. Signs will look their best from 4 or more feet away.

Square/Rectangle

Your sign will be cut as a standard square or rectangle at the size you have selected.

Rounded Corners

The sharp corners of your sign will be rounded off (at either a 1/4" or 1" radius) for a safe, clean look.

Custom

Your sign will be cut to a custom shape to match your design.

Custom with Border

Your sign will be cut to a custom shape, leaving a border of material around the edges.


How to Use Plastic Signs Templates

Want to be more hands-on with your design? Give our collection of free design templates a try. Our premade design templates are easy to use whether you’re a beginner who doesn’t have a background in graphic design.

To start designing, choose your preferred template on the page. You can either type the kind of template you like into the search bar or by clicking on the templates shown on the page. When you’ve chosen a template, you will be redirected to our online design tool and you can customize the design to make it yours. Add text, change the font, upload images, or include information as you deem fit.

If you have a print-ready design, you can use the upload option. Our online design tool accepts JPEG/JPG, PNG, AI, EPS, and PDF files. Make sure that your file will not exceed 50MB, and that you use RGB color mode.

Remember to double-check your design before printing. Click “View Proof” in the design tool and click “Save,” to save your work as a draft, or choose “Save & Continue” to proceed to checkout.



Ways to Use Plastic Signs

Plastic signs can be used in many ways, whether you choose to display them indoors or outdoors. Here are some examples of plastic sign applications:

Indoor Uses of Plastic Signs

  • Office signs – plastic signs are used in offices to display the company name, department names, employee names, and directional signs.
  • Retail store signs – if you want to advertise sales, promotions, product displays, and store hours, plastic signs are a great choice.
  • Safety signs – use plastic signs for safety warnings and to show people where the emergency exits are, and what safety procedures they should follow.
  • Trade shows – plastic signs can also be used for product displays and for displaying promotions at trade shows.
  • Conferences – aside from directional signs, plastic signs can be used to let attendees know the names of conference rooms and know who the speakers are.

Outdoor Uses of Plastic Signs
  • Real estate signs – because plastic signs are weatherproof, they can be used for real estate listings, open house signs, and directional signs.
  • Construction sites – use plastic signs to protect workers and passersby from accidents with safety warnings, traffic control signs, and directional signs.
  • Political campaigns – want more people to vote for your candidate? Use plastic signs for political campaign purposes, yard signs, bumper stickers, and billboards.
  • Sporting events – use plastic signs to show people where designated areas like restrooms and parking lots are. You can also use these to showcase sponsorships and display event advertisements.
  • Retail stores – drive more foot traffic into your store by using plastic for store advertisements, product displays, and sales promotions.
  • Public parks – you can use plastic signs to make the public aware of the park’s rules and regulations, show directions, and indicate trail maps.
  • Parking lots – plastic signs work great as directional signs at parking lots. Use these for signages like parking numbers, disabled persons parking, and reserved parking signs.


Additional Specs

  • Weight:

    .47lbs per square foot (about the weight of 5 Snickers Bars)

  • Thickness:

    3 mm (.12") (about the thickness of 30 sheets of copy paper) 6 mm (.24") (about the thickness of 60 sheets of copy paper).

  • Details:

    Made of a naturally-occurring organic compound, lightweight yet super durable.

  • Uses:

    Indoor/Outdoor. Directional, architectural, presentations, facility signage, parking, etc.

  • Print Method:

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

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    5+ years with proper placement and care

  • Common Sizes (WxH):

    12"x12", 24"x12", 36"x18", 2'x4', 4'x4', 4'x8'


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Installation

Hang your custom plastic sign using rope, string, or bungees. To attach them to a substrate, use screws with washers, or nuts and bolts if attaching to poles. These signs can also be used on easels for temporary displays.
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Care

Our plastic signs can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and a mild soap. If your signs are installed outside, clean them regularly. If possible, install them in areas that get limited direct sunlight and wind. Depending on the size of your signs, store them flat and in a non-weight bearing fashion to avoid bending and breaking. If your plastic sign is coated with protective laminate, we recommend using clean cloth and a citrus-based cleaner or cleaning mix of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water.

Why Signs.com?

Next Day Production
Next Day Production
Order by 9PM EST and we’ll have your plastic signs completed and shipped the very next day.
Free Shipping over $99*
Free Shipping over $99*
For signs or orders over $99 your order ships free!
Award Winning Customer Service
Award Winning Customer Service
Winners of numerous customer service awards, our customer experience team keeps you as their number-one priority throughout your entire experience with Signs.com.


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Q:
How thick is your plastic? Do you offer different thickness options?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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By default, our plastic signs are 3 mm (.11") thick. This grade will be thick enough for most outdoor contexts, and is a great, low-cost alternative material. For harsher conditions, consider the 6 mm (.24") thick plastic as an option on the design tool, or opt for one of our aluminum signs. For even further durability in our plastic signs, we offer 13mm (.51") plastic, available as a custom order, by contacting us to place an order.

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What are plastic signs made of?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Our plastic signs are an acid-free, closed-cell, expanded plastic, high-density made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a type plastic that comes from naturally occurring organic compounds. It is a hard plastic but is simultaneously eco friendly and can be recycled. So not only can you buy an affordable exterior plastic sign but you can rest assured it's environmentally friendly.

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Are your plastic signs suited for outdoors?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Yes, our plastic signs can be used outdoors. They are printed with weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink. So, regardless of the climate these signs should endure the outdoors well. Further, while they are typically used for outdoor purposes they can also be used in a variety of ways indoors. For further protection from the elements as well as to prevent light scratches or graffiti, you can add a protective laminate coating to your plastic sign.
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Will my plastic signs fade or scratch?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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When properly cared for, our UV ink ensures that your printed design will not fade nor scratch. The estimated lifespan is 5+ years with proper care but continued and constant exposure to the elements (direct sunlight, wind, rain) can shorten this lifespan. Further, contact with a sharp object can scratch or damage the sign itself. Adding the optional protective laminate will help prevent light scratches from occurring as well.
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Will my plastic sign bend?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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It's important to note there is some flexibility with your plastic sign. The larger the sign is, the more pliable it will feel, though it's nearly impossible to snap the signs. So, the pliability of your sign should not cause problems in everyday usage. Even for larger signs proper mounting should ensure that the sign will not bend or break. If you are looking for more extreme rigidity, we recommend using an aluminum or wooden sign or contacting us to discuss our 13mm thick option.

Q:
Why does shipping cost so much if you offer free shipping?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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While we offer free shipping on all orders over $99, the exception is rigid signs (such as plastic ones) that have either dimension greater than 36" or any order that requires freight shipping. Rigid signs with a dimension over 36" require additional packaging care and oftentimes require being shipped via freight shipping. Thus, costs for shipping such signs can go up significantly. Unfortunately, it is a shipping industry rule of thumb and there are no alternative options to ship such large signs.

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Can I just drill my own holes?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Absolutely. If you wish to drill your own holes you are welcome to do so and can ignore selecting this option while checking out online. Though if you drill your own holes in your signs than we are unable to offer a guarantee, return or refund as a result of any damage caused while drilling the holes. For those wishing to drill their own holes any standard drill should work.
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I need holes drilled in custom locations / Can I get more than four drilled holes?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Yes, you can for an additional cost. Select the “Custom” option within the “Drilled Holes” dropdown in the design tool and let us know that you need more than 4 holes, or holes in specific locations, by filling out the customer comments field on the checkout page. Like any other option this custom request will incur a small charge.
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What sizes do you offer? Are there minimum or maximum dimensions my sign has to adhere to?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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Your plastic signs can be any of our standard sizes offered (12"x12", 24"x12", 36"x18", 2'x4', 4'x4', 4'x8') or any custom or personalized size you might need. You can select a custom size on the design tool by deselecting the link dimensions icon. After doing so your sign simply needs to be no smaller than 4"x4" and no bigger than 48"x96". These are the minimum and maximum sizes respectively for any plastic sign you choose to design.
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What is the lifespan of your plastic signs?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
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With proper care and maintenance your plastic sign can last 5 or more years. With outdoor placement in which the sign will be constantly exposed to the elements, especially if the elements are harshly cold or hot, the lifespan may be shortened.