6 Types of Signage Materials and Which To Choose

Choosing signs for your event or organisation can be tricky especially if this is your first time doing it. There are many different signage materials to choose from. The main ones that we suggest are Corflute, Foamcore, Colourbond, Aluminium, Acrylic, and SAV. We can look at the benefits and disadvantages of each and ensure you make the right choice before ordering a sign.

1. Corflute

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The first option is Corflute. Corflute is one of the most popular material because it is lightweight, cost-effective, and versatile. Corflute can be folded or bent into any shape you desire to create unique displays that most other materials can’t achieve. Some of the most popular displays created out of Corflute are bollard covers and standees.

One of the biggest benefits to Corflute is it can be used outdoors. That is why Corflute is a popular signage of choice for use cases such as sporting events, festivals, etc. Our Corflute comes in 3.3mm and 5mm thickness. Request a quote for Corflute signage.

2. Foamcore


Foamcore is a brilliant temporary sign that you will often see at indoor events such as trade shows, corporate events, and press conferences. Foamcore signs are incredibly lightweight which makes them very easy to move around. Foamcore can also be printed double-sided to maximise your awareness. The downside of Foamcore is it isn’t recommended for outdoor uses.

Our Foamcore comes in 5mm, 10mm and 20mm thickness. Request a quote for Foamcore signage.


3. Aluminium

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Aluminium is one of the best material for outdoor use because it is rust and waterproof. They can also be used indoors if you are looking for an industrial look. Strong and sturdy this material is typically used as building signs and retail storefront signs. Our Aluminium comes in 3mm thickness. Request a quote for Aluminium signage.

4. Acrylic

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Acrylic is a suitable material for both indoor and outdoor use. They are most commonly used as reception signage or signage in an office setting. Because of its transparency, Acrylic is a modern signage alternative to rigid boards.

5. Self-adhesive Vinyl

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The key advantage of self-adhesive vinyl is that they are incredibly versatile. SAVs can be applied virtually on any surface and look absolutely fantastic at the same time. Not many people know about this but SAVs can also be applied on the floor on a wide range of substrates such as concrete, carpet, tiles, floorboard, and road.

SAV is also particularly useful when you are looking to brand a large surface area such as a wall or a window. At Selby’s, we stock a wide variety of different SAVs such as removable SAV, permanent SAV, clear SAV, Texwalk, Road SAV, and more to suit a wide variety of use cases. Request a quote now.

6. Expanded PVC

Expanded PVC is a lightweight and rigid plastic material. One of the unique characteristics of Expanded PVC is it is highly resistant to moisture. This material is also resistant to many types of weather such as wind and rain. This makes Expanded PVC suitable for short-term outdoor use such as sporting events and festivals.

Our Expanded PVC comes in 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 6mm, and 10mm thickness. Request a quote for Expanded PVC signage.


The six signage materials covered in this post are:

  1. Corflute
  2. Foamcore
  3. Aluminium
  4. Acrylic
  5. Self-adhesive vinyl
  6. Expanded PVC

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