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Benefits of getting outdoor signs printed on aluminium panels

21 May 2018

Could aluminium be the perfect material for outdoor signs? Lightweight and super strong, aluminium offers the best value for money when you’re creating signage for indoors and out. Here are some of the benefits of getting your outside signs printed on aluminium panels.

Strength to weight ratio

Aluminium is super strong and also incredibly lightweight. That means you can create large signs that are easy to handle and install with no special fittings or tools, yet strong enough to stand up to anything the elements can throw at them. And because aluminium won’t split, shatter, bend or warp, your signs will stay looking beautiful for far longer than those printed on wood or plastic.

Low maintenance

There’s a reason why aeroplanes and skyscrapers are both built from this durable and resilient material. Aluminium won’t scuff or scratch and is rust resistant, making it the low maintenance choice for your outdoor signs. Once your aluminium panels undergo the sign printing process with UV resistant inks, you can install them and forget about them – there are no hidden installation costs and no costly ongoing maintenance.


Aluminium signs can be used indoors and outdoors, for channel letters or solid plaques. It’s the ideal substrate if you want to create long-lasting outdoor signs because it lasts for decades without failing. And its ability to take any kind of ink makes it a savvy choice for any signage project.

Professional finish

Brushed, polished or mirror finished, your aluminium signs will look highly professional whatever the finish you choose. Anodised or powder coated, engraved or digitally printed, aluminium really can create a wow factor for your office or store. Thanks to its combination of striking good looks and longevity, aluminium can be used to produce professional signage that creates a great first impression.

Create custom looks

Want to create a custom sign shape? Maybe some backlit channel letters or some custom cutouts? Whether you use traditional sign printing methods, apply vinyl decals to add character, or decide on a unique sign shape, aluminium is the perfect choice for your outdoor signs.

Purple Monkey

Purple Monkey is a new and adventurous company based near Rhyl, North Wales. We never say no to a challenge, we’re experts in the field of direct digital printing, and we can undertake any project, no matter how big or how small, with fast, reliable and compelling results. We’d like to say that we can print on anything – though so far, we are having a little difficulty with printing on actual monkeys.

Upload your own photos, designs or artwork, to produce the most personal and beautifully customised results that even a Purple Monkey could envisage or drop us a line today to ask our expert team if you need any advise or assistance.


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