Vinyl signs are also a popular form of electronic signage. As with any form of signage, there are numerous advantages and disadvantages to each option. While they do offer high quality, durable materials for signage and customization, there are tradeoffs such as limited printing area, limited customization, limited size, limited dimensional space, and lack of interactivity. Most vinyl signs are now digitally printed on high-resolution, fully UV rich inkjet paper that is capable of printing onto a single sheet of material.
The most common type of digital vinyl signage is a 3D decal. A 3D decal is simply a patterned vinyl sticker. They can be made from different materials such as an acrylic decal, vinyl decal, fabric decal, or glass decal. Stickers can also be made from non-vibrating plastics or non-static materials. The advantage to a non-static vinyl sign is that it’s easier to reposition a moving sign in the future if needed. While a vibrating sticker is more difficult to reposition.
Mesh vinyl signs are also popular and a great option for outdoor signs. Mesh is similar to vinyl signs in that it uses a printed pattern on a standard backing but the vinyl itself acts as a mesh. It offers excellent printing capabilities and is easy to install. Because the mesh backing has no adhesives, it is a little more challenging to remove a mesh sign than a vinyl sign.
Weather-resistant adhesive vinyl signs are also popular. These signs use a special weatherproof adhesive vinyl that when exposed to the elements, stands up to exposure to rain, sun, snow, and hail. They offer high quality printing and are great for indoor signs and logos. Unlike mesh vinyl signs, the cost of this type of sign will vary depending on the size and the number of graphics. Most weather-resistant adhesive vinyls do not have custom graphics.
Table banners can be used as a vinyl sign or as a sign added to a larger vinyl banner. Vinyl table banners have a very modern look to them and are the ideal outdoor banner choice. A table banner can be made with almost any type of graphics, including graphics printed with polyester on one side and matte finish vinyl on the other. Some table banners even have grommets in the middle of the graphics to give the banner a finished look.
Other popular types of outdoor signage include flagpole climbers, flagpole bases, and post mounted flagpole climbers. All of these options are quite popular. You can usually find a vinyl sign in a variety of sizes and colors. Most pole banners for outdoor use are made from weather-resistant vinyl materials. You can get these banners with or without grommets and the graphics can be printed in several different sizes. You can get creative with your vinyl signs and make them more appealing by adding a graphic pop up or a fold-down menu.