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Aluminum sign blanks

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Mark H, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Mark H

    Mark H Member

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    Top of the morning!

    I have been unable to find a supplier for painted aluminum sign blanks with a good assortment of sizes or custom sizes. Any recommendations?
    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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  3. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman Living the dream

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  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    • What thickness ??
    • Rounded corners ??
    • Pre-punched or not ??
    • 1 or 2 sided ??
    • What kinda multiples ??
     
  5. Mark H

    Mark H Member

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    Grimco only has certain sizes
     
  6. Mark H

    Mark H Member

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    Normally .080. sometimes rounded, sometimes square. Sometimes multiple, sometimes only 1 or 2, sometimes punched,, sometimes not
     
  7. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    Grimco will custom cut if you order a large enough QTY

    these do custom cutting when we ask, even on lower QTY.
    Reece
    N Glantz

    you can also locate a local company that has a CNC machine or a waterjet.
    then take your substrate to them for cutting


    get the following for in house fabrication
    dustless, vertical cutter ( we have a Keencut SteelTrack) and cut 080
    https://www.trick-tools.com/Roper_W...5010050_1564?gclid=CJGP7cmc49MCFUNcfgody9IKQQ
    https://xpertsigntools.com/shop?olsPage=products/xpert-corner-rounder
     
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  8. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Grimco, Wrisco, N. Glantz will all do custom sizes. You just have to buy whole sheets and have them cut up. If you're doing single signs custom sizes, buy the full sheet and cut it yourself.
     
  9. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    I agree with 2B in regards to finding a local company. I have custom blanks laser cut by a local fab shop. I just send them a DXF file and they call me when they're ready. If needed there is also a powder coat shop in my area.
    If clients are wanting odd shapes in small quantities that's custom work and should be charged accordingly.
     
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  10. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    If square cuts with rounded corners find yourself a used stomp sheer and decent corner rounder. Custom shapes you will need a local fabricator like others have replied.
     
  11. visual800

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  12. cshook

    cshook New Member

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    I get all my aluminum from Allied, Houston, them had the custom colors powder coated. I haven't seen many colors in .080
     
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