The design of your Dura-Wood sign is more than just its layout and colors. It is also important to factor in the size of the text. We provide a letter sizing calculator so you don’t have to worry about your sign being readable.
- PMS Color Match
- Custom Hole Placement
- Reflective Colors
- Trim Cap
A Dura-Wood sign is a good option if you want the look of wood, but not the cost. While they are more popular for outdoor use, Dura-Wood signs still make a statement indoors. At two pounds per square foot, they are lighter in weight than solid wood which makes installation a breeze. A Dura-Wood sign is built to last and, with proper care, will look pristine for decades indoors.
Dura-Wood is built to withstand outdoor elements better and longer than wood signs of the past. It is popular for exterior signage because of its durability, lightweight and unique appearance. You’ll see Dura-Wood signs used in real estate and construction, as well as for project and site signs. A hanging outdoor Dura-Wood sign will make your company’s name or logo stand out from the competition.
All of our Dura-Wood signs come from the factory with a white finish. You can have any color or design printed onto your Dura-Wood sign. While there is no additional charge for color, the process for adding a design to Dura-Wood sign changes based on the durability grade you select:
- For an economy grade Dura-Wood sign, your design will be ﬂatbed printed.
- For a standard grade Dura-Wood sign, your design will be ﬂatbed printed then covered in a protective laminate.
- A premium Dura-Wood sign is covered in a matte or gloss vinyl that your design is printed on.
- An ultra-premium sign is covered in a gloss vinyl that your design is printed on using high-quality ink.
- You can also choose to have your design printed on reﬂective vinyl.
- You can now choose from ANY color under the sun when designing your new signage.
- You can even choose a reflective color.
- PMS Color Match available on most materials.
Once your Dura-Wood sign has been printed, we can paint the edges in black or white, or cover them with a trim cap. Trim caps come standard in black and white, but are also available in silver and gold. We can paint the trim cap on your sign to a custom color for an additional charge. Please note that trim caps cannot be used on custom shaped Dura-Wood signs.
If you select vinyl lettering for your Dura-Wood sign, cost will vary based on the number of colors.
Don’t let your design on your outdoor Dura-wood sign fade away. Dura-wood signs are built to withstand the elements better than traditional wood signage. Combine this with one of the 4 different durability grades of protective coating, and your Dura-wood sign can stay vibrant and weather-proof for 10 or more years. At TheSignChef.com, we’ll tell you “don’t over-buy or under-buy.” But what does that mean? Other sign companies have a habit of only selling their customers one durability option, regardless of the customers’ specific needs. Most are hesitant to quantify just how long their signs will last, and those that do will often limit the sign’s lifespan to 5 years or less. This often results in you receiving a sign that is built (and priced) to last far longer or shorter than you really need, leading to frustration and higher costs on your end. We, however, offer 4 different durability grades for our custom signs, from economy to ultra premium.
There are pros and cons to each durability grade. For example, while the initial cost of an economy grade sign is less than ultra-premium, if you end up needing to replace your sign every few years, you pay more in the long run. On the flip side, if you invest in an ultra-premium grade sign, but 3 years in realize you want a new look, you’ve paid for more durability than you need. So how long will you want your Dura-wood sign to last? Each of our Dura-wood signs are primed, painted and sealed to protect them from the elements. Additionally, you can select any of our 4 durability grades (economy, standard, premium or ultra-premium) to increase the sign’s lifespan. We can also add a trim cap to the edges of your new Dura-wood sign. This gives it additional protection as well as a finished, polished look. We have trim caps available in a variety of colors, but they are not available for custom shaped signs. For outdoor Dura-wood signs, we recommend either standard, premium, or ultra-premium grade. The infographic above shows the different levels of fade protection each durability grade offers. We want to make sure you’re getting the product that will fit your needs now and in the future.