Which is most suitable for your business?
Flex Face signage or aluminium tray signage

Flex Face signage or aluminium tray signage

Business signage options – flex face signage or aluminium tray signage?

Flex Face signs – a cost effective alternative to aluminium sign trays

Flex face signage or flex face signs are a type of large-format sign that’s ideal for outdoor applications, particularly for businesses frontages – shops, factories, restaurants, workshops, etc. They’re a very popular choice for many reason including:

  • Scalability: Unlike rigid signs made from acrylic or metal, flex face signs use a special PVC banner that can be printed on in much larger sizes. This allows businesses to create truly eye-catching displays that can be seen from a distance.
  • Safety: The PVC material is lightweight and flexible, making it safer to install and maintain compared to heavier rigid signs, especially at heights.
  • Illumination options: Flex face signs can be illuminated from behind with LEDs, making them visible even at night. This is a great way for businesses to increase their brand awareness and attract customers after dark.
  • Cost-effective: While the initial cost may be higher than a basic banner, flex face signs are durable and long-lasting, making them a cost-effective option in the long run. They’re also relatively easy to maintain and update compared to other types of signs.
  • Seamless finish: The tensioned PVC banner creates a smooth, professional-looking finish that’s free of wrinkles or creases.

Overall, flex face signage offers businesses a versatile and cost-effective way to create a big impact with their outdoor advertising.

Sign Trays for business – an alternative to Flex Face signs

Sign trays are another very popular choice of signs that are also very useful for all types of business including shops, factories, workshops, etc. They are three-dimensional signs used by businesses for displaying their branding or information – the shop frontage type of sign. They are crafted from sheet metal – usually aluminium – with all four edges folded at a 90-degree angle to create a tray-like shape (which is where they get their name). This design offers several advantages for businesses:

  • Professional and Sleek Appearance: The folded edges hide mounting hardware, resulting in a clean and polished look that enhances a business’s facade.
  • Durability: Sign trays are typically made from aluminum which is lightweight, resistant to rust and weather, ensuring the sign looks great for years to come.
  • Versatility: Sign trays can be customized in size, shape, and finish (painted, lettered, etc.) to perfectly match a business’s branding and needs. They can be used for various purposes such as storefront signs, reception signs, or even wayfinding signs within a building.
  • Cost-Effective: While offering a premium look, sign trays are generally less expensive than some other signage options, making them a good value for businesses.
  • Updateable: In some cases, the sign tray itself can be reused, and only the graphic element on the front needs to be updated if a business rebrands or changes its message.

In short, sign trays provide businesses with a durable, attractive, and versatile signage solution that is both professional looking and cost-effective.

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