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Aluminium Composite

Premium quality, strong and lightweight sign solution.


This is the strongest and lightest of boards used for all types of signage including sign trays. It has a much smarter look and feel, and is used for premium quality signage. Aluminium composite has two aluminium sheets sandwiching a polyethylene core giving it the highest strength to weight ratio.

  • High resistance to weather and corrosion
  • 3mm aluminium skin
  • Lightweight
  • Environmentally friendly
  • High stiffness and dimensional stability
  • Recyclable
  • Economical

Custom Work

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Aluminium Composite has two aluminium sheets sandwiching a polyethylene core giving it the highest strength to weight ratio. It is weather resistant, lightweight, rigid and strong. It offers a more cost-effective solution to signs, POS, display fixtures and hoardings.

Your artwork is printed onto self adhesive vinyl using UV resistant eco solvent inks.


Please set up your artwork to the following specifications:

  • Size: As per drop-down selection
  • Resolution: 300 dpi minimum
  • Format: PDF or JPEG
  • Colour: CMYK (RGB/Pantones will be converted)
  • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded
  • Bleed: No Bleed
  • Crop Mark: No Crop Marks
  • Safe Zone: 3mm

Alternatively download a template:
A4 Template
A3 Template
A2 Template
A1 Template
3′ x 2′ Template
4′ x 3′ Template

Our printing software automatically converts all RGB documents into CMYK. This can cause some variations in colour, so we recommend that you set up your design software in CMYK where possible.

The RGB spectrum is much larger than CMYK. This makes it difficult to create a consistent quality of print within an RGB spectrum, as the variations can also differ between different printing presses (even if they are identical models). CMYK ensures a high standard of print quality, and no variation of colour during the print process.

Most major design programmes will allow you to create a canvas in CMYK. Whichever programme you’re using, you should be able to find and adjust the following settings:

  • Colour Mode: CMYK (sometimes called Process Colours);
  • Colour Profile: Forgra 39 (ISO 12647-2:2004);
  • Export as PDF/x01a:2001.

Remember to check your proof before submitting for print and use a colour-calibrated computer monitor, if possible.

Use the following methods to ensure that your fonts will not be substituted when sent over to another computer.

If you have the font license for the font you have used in the design file, when converting into a PDF you will be asked if you would like to embed the fonts in the document. Selecting ‘yes’ packages the fonts with the document information files, so that when opened on another computer it will look exactly the same.

You can save a file into a raster format, such as a JPEG, PNG, or TIFF, so that the font becomes part of the image. This means it won’t look any different when opened on any other computer but it does mean it is much harder to edit at a later date. This method is ideal for final proofing or sending to print, as every computer will display the same image.

If you are using Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, you will have the ability to ‘outline’ your text. This will turn your text into a vector shape and ensures that it will not be converted in to another font when you send the file from one computer to another.

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