Custom Outdoor Business Signs & 3D Letters - Building Signs Since 1987.

It's an astounding fact - about 85% of your potential customers pass by your business each month. The best way to take advantage of that is to put a well designed, well-placed sign on your property. You are paying good money for your location to make it work to your advantage.  Custom outdoor business signs provide the opportunity to convert your business location, into cash.

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Product Information for Custom Outdoor Signs

Big or Small, We Do It All!

  • While most sign companies are setting limits to what size your Outdoor Sign can be, we are printing Outdoor Signs in every size.
  • Outdoor signage from TheSignChef comes in sizes up to 6' x 12' in a single, seamless sheet.
  • If you need a sign that is larger than that, no worries! Just let us know, and we'll make sure to get you any size Outdoor Sign you need.
  • The most popular sizes available for custom Outdoor Signs are as follows:
  • 10" x 12"
  • 12" x 18"
  • 18" x 24"
  • 24" x 36"
  • 36" x 72"
  • 48" x 96"
  • 48" x 120"


We custom cut more shapes for Outdoor Signs than any other sign company!

  • will cut your Outdoor Signage to ANY custom shape.
  • Pictured below are a few custom sign shapes, if you need an Outdoor Sign in a unique shape, let us know.

Custom Sign Shapes

In the following tabs, you will find information to help you to choose the perfect sign. 

Your options for Custom Outdoor Signs:


  • Aluminum: Custom aluminum signs are strong, lightweight and super durable. Aluminum is the thinnest of all metal sign composites.
  • Alumalite: Alumalite is a metal sign panel made of a corrugated plastic core sandwiched between 2 aluminum sign boards.
  • Dibond: Dibond is a metal sign panel made of a solid plastic core sandwiched between 2 aluminum sign boards.
  • ARMOUR-Wood: ARMOUR-Wood is a metal sign panel made of a solid wood core sandwiched between 2 aluminum sign boards. This is the strongest metal sign composite.
  • Coroplast: These are made from a durable corrugated plastic and are therefore extremely lightweight. They are also waterproof, making them preferable to foam core mounting board, and more professional looking than poster board.
  • Dura-Wood: These classic wooden signs are still popular for a number of reasons. They are extremely strong and weather resistant. We also use rot-safe wood.
  • A-Frames: A-frames (also called sandwich boards) are a sharp looking and easy-to-install way to display your outdoor signs on sidewalks or in the center of town plazas. We have a wide selection of styles and sizes.


We offer more colors for Outdoor Signs than anyone out there on the web!

  • 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.



Displaying Outdoor Signage is easy!

  • We offer installation kits and accessories that will help you mount your new sign to wood, metal, stucco, brick masonry or concrete!
  • We offer a large variety of scroll brackets for hanging your new custom sign.
  • We can drill holes to the top of your sign to simplify the hanging process.
  • Selection of screw caps are available for a finished polished look.
  • Adhesive backing available on small and lightweight signage.
  • Complete selection of frames, posts, and stakes.
  • We offer a variety of sidewalk A-Frames.

Sometimes, all you want is the bottom line!

  • Our online Outdoor Sign pricing tool instantly calculates the exact prices on Outdoor Signs.
  • At, shipping for all Outdoor Signs is free for orders within the continental US greater than $125 for ground and greater than $400 for freight.
  • Orders outside the state of South Carolina are tax-free!
  • We do offer quantity breaks at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2500 and 5000.

Available Design Options:

  • PMS Color Match
  • Brushed Silver Finish
  • Brushed Gold Finish
  • Mirror Finish
  • Custom Hole Placement
  • Custom Shapes
  • Rounded Corners
  • Dry Erase Laminate
  • Reflective Colors
  • Trim Cap

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Frequently Asked Questions about Custom Outdoor Signs

Dibond Signs Sign panels continue to be a leading choice for weatherproof outdoor signage. For small signs, the 1/8” thick material is most commonly used. For larger business signs, the ¼" thickness provides far greater rigidity and material strength.

Alumalite & AlumaCorr™ Sign materials in the 3/8” thickness, provide even greater panel strength. The structured, engineered core provides similar rigidity to ½” thick MDO wooden signs.

Aluminum Signs remain a top choice amongst buyers and sign manufacturer’s alike. From thin, lightweight custom signs to thick-cut metal letters and logos, aluminum is one of the most versatile materials in the sign industry.

ARMOUR-Wood Signs are made of a high-strength, wind resistant sign material. To produce this unique. ½” thick sign material, aluminum is permanently bonded to both sides of the solid wood core.

Dura-Wood Signs are just like ARMOUR-Wood, but without the aluminum armor plating. The 2 most common thicknesses are ½” and ¾”. This marine grade plywood - also known as MDO – has been a staple in the sign industry for over 50 years!

Western Red Cedar is today’s most popular material for carved, wooden signs. Cedar has the same characteristics and longevity outdoors, as redwood, at a lower price point. Cedar wood is naturally resistant to rot and insects. When cedar is sand-carved or sandblasted, the grain of the wood produces a beautiful, authentic carved appearance.

Sandblasted Redwood used to be the most popular product for sandblasted signs. Authentic, top-grade, vertical grain redwood is now in short supply. Fortunately, Western Red Cedar produces comparable results, and is actually preferred since it is a harder wood.

HDU is an acronym for High Density Urethane. The most notable characteristic of this dense,synthetic sign material is its workability. HDU can be cut, carved and worked like wood, but with the indestructible characteristics of a dense, solid plastic. High dimensional, outdoor signs and 3-D letters are often produced using popular product.

Western Red Cedar tops redwood as the best wood for businesses to use for exterior signs. The custom-carved appearance of sandblasted redwood often produces unexpected and undesirable results.

The hardness of the Western Red Cedar wood, especially when sand-carved by sandblasting, results in a far more predictable and desirable outcome.

Sustainability is another overriding benefit of cedar over redwood.  The vertical grain, clear heart redwood that has been sought after for decades, is now in extremely short supply. The giant redwood trees take hundreds of years to grow to maturity.

Western Red Cedar is a far more sustainable wood product, long term.  Cedar bolsters the American economy, its good for the planet and it is an ideal choice for customized wooden business signs intended for the great outdoors!


Any outdoor sign order over $125 includes free shipping. For details on rush shipping, please call Customer Service at 800.899.6272.


If you need additional holes or custom locations, you can note that request in your outdoor sign order. Special requests are subject to an additional cost.

With proper care and installation, an outdoor sign should last at least two years. We offer four grades of protective coating for our metal outdoor signs that can extend the life of your sign up to 10 years.


We can print a double-sided outdoor sign. Please note that request in your outdoor sign order.

If your outdoor sign arrives broken or with production defects, please contact Customer Service at 800.899.6272 or email immediately.

Manufacturing defects fall within our Workmanship Guarantee, so we will replace your outdoor sign free of charge.

You can choose a custom finish that will protect your outdoor sign and make it last longer. This extra finishing helps protect all types of signs from even the harshest weather conditions. Our premium grade finish is rated to last 6-8 years outside and includes a UV protective laminate to help protect the color of your outdoor sign.

You can learn about each kind of sign finishing under the "Durability" category in our Pricing Calculator. Or, simply ask one of our sign specialists, and they'll help you select the best finishing for your particular needs.

We make custom outdoor signs fast! As soon as you approve the final design online, your custom outdoor signs will ship within just 24-48 hours!

Large orders and special sign requests usually ship within 3-7 business days. If your order is time sensitive, please confirm the exact turnaround time with Customer Service at 1-800-899-6272.

Once you approve your proof, we usually have your aluminum sign produced and ready to ship within two business days.

Large orders and special requests normally ship within 3-7 business days. If your order is time sensitive, please share your deadline with Customer Service at 800.899.6272.

Yes. We would be happy to rush the processing of your outdoor sign. The fastest way for us to help you with a rush order is for you to call Customer Service at 800.899.6272.

The price for business signage is directly related to the size and material selected. Most outdoor sign materials are purchased in standard 4’ x 8’ sheets. Since there’s zero waste, a 4’ x 8’ size is a good place to start. Our Online Pricing Calculator will show you real prices on numerous types of business and commercial signs.

Most outdoor signs are legally required to have sign permits, prior to installation.  Code enforcement officials have far reaching authority to impose fines of up to $500 per day for violations.

Storefront window signs can also fall under the laws governing outdoor signs because they can be seen by the public.

Obtaining a copy of the local sign ordinances is highly recommended.  Officials in the permitting department can also provide assistance to make sure your new business signs meet all of the legal requirements.

Not by default, but a reflective coating can easily be applied to most outdoor signs for an additional cost.


You are welcome to drill your own holes. If you cause damage, we will not repair or replace your outdoor sign under warranty.


You can choose almost any layout or color combination you want for your outdoor sign. Design options may vary based on sign material.

The minimum order quantity for an outdoor sign is one. We do offer quantity discounts for two or more outdoor signs. The more outdoor signs you purchase in one order, the greater your savings.

There are a lot of options when it comes to outdoor signs and this can feel overwhelming. But more choices simply means you will find exactly the right sign for your needs. We have 25 years of experience helping people make this decision.

The best way to get started is to use our Product Selection Wizard — an easy online tool that will ask you a few simple questions and then point you directly to the right type of outdoor sign material for you.

All of our sign materials are professional quality. Ultimately, it's the design on the sign that gives it that professional look.

You can use LiveDesign to create your perfect design with the help of our in-house graphic designers for free. Their know-how and your vision will combine to create the high-end, professional look you're craving.

Are you concerned that your custom outdoor sign may not turn out the way you want?

After all, we are probably hundreds of miles away from you so how can you be certain your order will turn out right? Fortunately, it only takes seconds to transmit full-color custom outdoor sign designs from our computer to yours because e-mails travel so fast these days. Upon order approval, here’s how the process works:

First, your order goes straight to the Art Department Our Graphic Designer will then e-mail you a proof (a “proof” is a picture of what your sign will look like).

Second, once you review the layout, let us know if you would like to see any changes, and … If you have any changes, we will e-mail you proofs as needed until you’re completely happy with your design.

Once you approve your proof, we usually have your aluminum sign produced and ready to ship within two business days. Some outdoor sign materials, such as Sandblasted Cedar and HDU, take approximately four weeks to produce.

Large orders and special requests, with the exception of Sandblasted Cedar and HDU, normally ship in 3-7 business days. If your order is time sensitive, please share your deadline with Customer Service at 800.899.6272.

How can business signs transform your relationship with your customer?

1. Introduce your community to your business

The moment you put up your business's new sign is the moment that your community meets your business. Like any introduction, you want to make a good first impression. Try to boil your business's culture down to the essentials. What makes you you? By putting up a sign for your company, you are inviting your customers to join that culture. What do you want your customers to understand about your product? Try to express it in a few words. Whatever you come up with, we have the tools to transform your ethos into signage.

2. Stake a claim to your brand

Have you ever been driving down the road and had a doppleganger moment with another company's sign? Chances are, however unique your company's signage is, you're not the only game in town. A critical step in designing a new sign is setting yourself apart from the competition. Think you're chic, nouveau, and hip? Stake your claim with some custom acrylic letters. Think you're vintage, retro, and classic? Stake your claim with sandblasted redwood.

3. Increase sales

Presto! You have a company sign that expresses who you are in just the right mix of metal, wood, and synthetic material. Your customers have a symbol to identify with and rally around. You are no longer just a store, but a meeting place for like-minded individuals. Get your reps ready. The sales are about to start rolling in. According to a landmark University of Cincinnati study on the pros and cons of changing your signage, sign changes tend to have a positive impact on profits. Nationwide, roughly 60% of business owners reported a 10% increase of sales after a sign change.

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