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E-Panel Aluminum Composite Material

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Sign Works, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the big difference is between Dibond and E-Panel? It is half the cost of Dibond but described as almost identical except the alum is a bit thinner. Any reason to stay away from the E-Panel product? Anyone have opinions on this product good or bad?
     
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  2. CP Signs

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    I use it for signs 4' x 4' or smaller and di-bond for full sheet. I actually use a product now called Alupanel. Same as di-bond but they has a really nice gloss black that as become very popular around here. The finish look is awesome.
     
  3. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    Nudo Polymetal is what we have found to be the closest to Dibond.
     
  4. Gus

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    we actually have another from Alliance Metals Aluminum Composite Panels
    great quality lots of colors and glossy finish...
     
  5. SebastienL

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    The difference in thickness makes a major difference in the rigidity of the panel. Dibond is stronger and stiffer. If you need to bend it or make a corner; Diebond is what you need. e-Panel will not bend or corner at all, the aluminum will crack. Diebond is used as an architectural material, not e-Panel. Alupanel, as stated by CP signs is similar to e-Panel. Thru-stock is the same.

    If you're only printing and installing a sign by the freeway, Any of these will do the job. Although we've had some problem with Thru stock when peeling the protective film. It leaves a residu that shows through the print.
     
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