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Ever wondered what a professional sign maker means by ‘flat face sign’?

Flat face signs are a type of shop or business sign that has a flat, smooth surface. They are typically made of materials such as MDO plywood, aluminium, composite material, or plastic. Flat face signs can be used for a variety of purposes, including real estate, job sites, and commercial businesses.

There are two main types of flat face signs: non-illuminated and illuminated. Non-illuminated flat face signs are simply flat panels with text or graphics printed on them. Illuminated flat face signs have a light source behind the panel, which makes the text or graphics glow.

Flat face signs are a versatile and affordable type of signage. They can be customized to fit any size or shape, and they can be used in a variety of settings.

Here are some of the advantages of using flat face signs:

  • They are affordable.
  • They are versatile and can be customized to fit any size or shape.
  • They are easy to install and maintain.
  • They are durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions.

Here are some of the disadvantages of using flat face signs:

  • They are not as eye-catching as some other types of signage, such as 3D signs or backlit signs.
  • They can be difficult to see in low-light conditions.
  • They may not be as effective as other types of signage for attracting attention.

Overall, flat face signs are a good option for businesses that are looking for an affordable and versatile type of signage. They are not as eye-catching as some other types of signage, but they can be effective in a variety of settings.

For flat face signs and all other types of business signage get in touch with Image Sign today

How to pick a great sign for your business

If you’ve ever had to squint when looking at a sign you’ll probably know just how important size and lettering is. It’s important for your new sign to be able to grab the attention of potential customers and get the desired message across. At Image Sign Studio in Sheffield and Rotherham, they help you to create the most effective, eye-catching and professional signage for your business. From assisting you in choosing the type of sign to the material, the size, shape and even the finer details such as the lettering options e.g. acrylic letters and acrylic cut out letters. They are here to help every step of the way.

Important Considerations When Choosing the Sign Size

First of all, the size of your sign makes a big difference, to help determine the most effective option for your specific needs have a think about the following:

  • The distance you want the sign to be seen from
  • The shopfront size (or size of the preferred location for the sign)
  • The available shape space

What Material Should I Use?

At Image Sign Studio, they offer a range of sign materials including aluminium, stainless steel, Perspex and wood and they are able to create a broad selection of styles. Below is a brief overview of some of the key sign materials that they use:


Aluminium signs are very popular. They are affordable, strong, professional in appearance and versatile. Aluminium is easy to customize making it a great option for your signage needs.


Dibond is polythene encased in aluminium. It is lightweight, rigid and holds its shape.

Stainless steel

Signs made from stainless steel are highly durable, weatherproof and are an excellent option for use outside.


Perspex is a very versatile material that creates signs suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It is durable, lightweight and easy to cut into the desired format. Perspex is great for use in illuminated signs such as light boxes.


Signs made from wood are often heavyweight, can tolerate all weather conditions and are very strong and durable. They are also very versatile and look great.

Choosing a Letter Style

They offer a range of lettering options including acrylic cut out letters, 3D lettering, illuminated lettering and more. The lettering you decide on makes a big difference to the final look of your sign.

Acrylic Letters

Choosing acrylic letters is not only a great option for adding dimension to your sign but is also very affordable and fully customizable. The acrylic cut out letters are created with precision and are long lasting and durable.

Letters for Illuminated Signs

Choosing lettering for an illuminated sign such as halo lighting or illuminated letters is a great way to ensure your sign is advertising your business 24/7.

Top Tips When Choosing a Sign

A sign is a great way to attract customers to your business. It is important to use a professional sign maker to ensure your business has an effective, professional and well-designed sign. Below are some of our top tips when choosing a sign:

  • Remember your audience
  • Stay on brand
  • Simplicity goes a long way
  • Sign size and lettering are very important

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