Permanent Dimensional Signs

Permanent Dimensional Signs

Dimensional logos give distinction to your brand. Truly, these are among our favorite signs to produce. They are beautiful and long-lasting and our clients’ reactions at the end of these projects always are rewarding.

We make high-quality, intricately detailed dimensional signage from  acrylic, high density polyethylene (plastic), aluminum, brass and bronze, in many depths and finishes.

Each of these materials has benefits, which we can discuss with you to find the best fit for your project and budget.

Acrylic

Acrylic is available in a variety of colors and can be custom-painted to match Pantone colors. Standard thicknesses are ¼” and ½”, but others are available upon request. Our acrylic has a super-smooth precision-cut edge for a beautiful finish and can be cut into intricate shapes and letters styles.

Acrylic faced with metal

Acrylic with a brushed metal face is an economical alternative to solid metal lettering. The smooth-edged acrylic gives depth and a polished look, while the aluminum face gives the high-end look of metal. We offer several aluminum finishes, but our standard brushed is by far, the most popular. The acrylic can be any of our standard colors, to provide an artistic flair, but light gray/platinum is most popular to give the illusion of solid metal.

Acrylic & Polycarbonate Panels

Acrylic and Acrylic-with-brushed-metal face logos can be mounted directly to the wall or to an acrylic panel, which can be easily moved if the business relocates. Popular colors are clear, frosted, black, and brushed-metal faced acrylic.

An economical, yet beautiful sign option is a printed logo on an acrylic panel. In this case the panel stands off the wall, but the logo itself is flat.

A beautiful art options is printing a photograph on a clear acrylic or polycarbonate panel. As you can see, the options are endless.

Standard Hardware for Interior Acrylic Panels

Interior acrylic panels can be mounted in two ways. If clear or frosted, they can be mounted with metal standoffs (round pucks at the corners).

If opaque / solid color, the acrylic panel can also be blind-mounted, with z-clips on the back. Z-clips are metal French cleats.

Solid Aluminum (and other metals): Outdoor logos

Aluminum lettering and logos are by far our most popular outdoor dimensional logo offering. We offer brushed, anodized (to prevent weather corrosion) and painted options.

We also offer brass, bronze, copper and stainless steel.

All of our metal letters and logos have a lifetime guarantee.

Standard thicknesses are ¼” and ½”, but others are available.

The most popular mounting style is  flush-stud mount. We also offer stud-mount with spaces (to make the logo stand off the wall).

Carved Colorcore

Colorcore is a layered, high-density polyethylene substrate that we carve into to reveal the core color. HDPE is popular for applications in which you never want to have to repaint the sign, or where graffiti prevention is important. Paint and adhesives DO NOT ADHERE to Colorcore.

Colorcore resists fading and makes beautiful signs.

Its limitation is that there are limited color options and in large sizes, the substrate can warp slightly in the sun. We have methods to prevent and work around this, but for some applications the product is not suitable. We can advise when this is the case. With that said, this is one of our favorite type of signs to produce. They look great and are long-lasting.

Highly recommended for golf-courses, elegant parking lot and directional signs, apartment communities, etc.

What is the design process like?

We pride ourselves on both the quality of our work and on providing exceptional customer service. When having a job sign made, the following list will give you a good idea of how we start with an idea and finish with a sign.

  1. Collect information to provide a quote:
    1. Identify your material, acrylic, acrylic with metal, aluminum or other metal.
    2. Identify mounting style.
    3. Identify where the sign will be mounted, type of surface and area of space available.
    4. Provide ready to print artwork, or send relevant content (logo, text and info) to our design team.
    5. Identify deadline.
  2. With the above information we can provide a quote.
  3. Approve quote and place a 50% deposit.
  4. Production team will conduct a site survey to confirm installation plans.
  5. Design team will email a proof.
  6. Proof approval puts sign into production.
  7. Client will be called to schedule installation.
  8. Balance due at time of installation.
What is the turnaround time?

Dimensional logos take between 3 and 6 weeks for production generally, although that can vary based on complexity of the logo and installation. Simple projects can take less time. Projects without installation can be shipped or picked up by client on a shorter schedule as well.

How are reorders handled?

To move your re-order through our system quickly, email theteam@portcitysigns.com  the prior proof sheet or the job order/invoice number. Indicate you are looking for an exact re-order and you would like to bypass the proof. This will send your order directly to production!

What factors go into the cost of a sign?

Our pricing depends on a number of factors.. The substrate, media type, creativity of the design, and complexity of the assembly.

What’s different at Port City Signs & Graphics?

Our professional designers are experts in large format print and sign design, which differs from standard graphic design training. Each member of our production team has more than 20 years of experience in this trade. Thus, when you choose Port City Signs & Graphics, you are choosing the assurance of quality, efficiency and professionalism.

The Port City Signs Difference

Decades of printing expertise
Unbeatable quality
Quick turnaround times
Competitively priced
Quality customer service

Examples of Permanent Dimensional Signs

Featured Clients – Permanent Dimensional Signs

Nothing is more important to us than our relationships with our clients. When we make them look good, they make us look good.

Client Testimonials

Port City Signs & Graphics created a wall logo for us with aluminum and acrylic letters. The logo is amazing and now our conference room looks very professional. Port City Signs & Graphics created exactly what I wanted and I am very impressed by the quality of their work. Also, the installers (Greg and Frankie) were delightful. We are so thankful that we went with this company!

Ashley Navarra

Great job! They were timely in communication and got the job done quickly for the signs at my church. Very professional and helpful!

Rachel Gracy

Need a dimensional sign? Get your free estimate today.

We offer a wide choice of sign options, quick turnaround, quality workmanship, and great customer service, all at competitive prices. When you’re ready to get started, click the button below to request your free estimate.

(910) 350-8242

4011 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

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