Material Information

The first step in deciding what sign you need is the message it needs to convey. You may have received guidance on what you need and where from your Local Authority Fire Prevention Office, Environmental Office or perhaps the Health and Safety Executive. Next you must consider where your signs will be displayed – will they be internal or external? Will they be in a warehouse or prestige office location? This guide will assist you in making the correct materials for your safety and other sign choices, as you purchase them through

If you can’t see what you need or have any questions, please email us your requirements and we will be pleased to quote for the material of your choice.

‘Standard’ Materials

Rigid Plastic

Easily drilled, white, glossy, rigid PVC plastic. Lightweight with high impact strength, suitable for internal and external use.

Rigid Plastic

Easily drilled, white, glossy, rigid PVC plastic. Lightweight with high impact strength, suitable for internal and external use.

Self Adhesive Vinyl

High gloss, flexible PVC with self-adhesive backing. Suitable from most smooth, dry and clean surfaces. Ideally suited for indoor use.

Photoluminescent Rigid Plastic

1.2mm rigid PVC with photoluminescent pigmentation. After glow requirements exceed PSPA ‘Class B’ Standard. Luminance properties adn performance measured to DIN 67510.


0.9mm aluminium with gloss white powder coating. Suitable for both internal and external applications. Excellent weathering and UV resistance provides makes this a very long-life product.


2mm transparent, flame retardant polycarbonate. Sub-surface printing prevents damage/vandalism. Extreme high impact resistance.

Additional Materials

Banner PVC

Flame resistant, 440gsm PVC banner for indoor or outdoor applications. Digitally printed for eye catching displays.

Fluted Polypropylene

4mm, ideal for temporary signs. Lightweight, waterproof, strong. 100% recyclable.

Synthetic Paper

110gsm high density polyethylene. Highly durable: tear, water and grease resistant. Ideal for eye catching posters.

Foam PVC

Available in 3mm or 5mm. Bright white, lightweight and waterproof. Easily drilled for fixing. Ideal for external site safety boards.

Clear Acrylic

5mm high quality cast acrylic (non-shatter). Good resistance to weather, discolouring and most chemicals. Ideal for prestige signs. 100% recyclable.

Aluminium Composite

3mm, white aluminium skin with polyethylene core. Lightweight and weather resistant. Ideal for external site safety boards. No scrappage value reduces risk of theft.

Tactile and Braille

2-ply ABS material for internal use offers a durable, scratch resistant, glossy surface. 2-ply DR acrylic material for internal or external use offers a durable, scratch resistant surface. Available in various colourways and surface finishes. Laser and routing capabilities offer a high quality finish.

Reflective Traffic

Available on various materials (aluminium, zintec & aluminium composite) with a choice of reflective finish. RA1 reflective (engineering grade) for temporary traffic signs. R2 reflective (high intensity) for permanent traffic signs (CE marked).