No matter what kind of business you might be advertising for, the beauty of a custom sandblasted sign will never go unnoticed. Sandblasted signs typically show raised lettering with the negative space blasted out. This gives the sign a unique 3D presentation with a pleasant textured background. A few coats of paint on the raised details then makes the image and/or lettering pop. This type of sign is custom-built and will stand apart from other vinyl, wood, plastic, or digital scrolling advertisements. They are perfect for more professional lobbies or store fronts. Sandblasted signs look great outdoors and in, and common placements of such signs include churches, complex entrances, storefronts, residential complexes, lobbies, parking lots, parks and recreational facilities, and historic districts. Because they are custom, sandblasted signs come in a large variety of colors, shapes, and sizes to suit your business.
Most sign designers and professionals will give you the choice of redwood or cedar for the base of your sandblasted sign. Those two woods have proven to work the best with this style of signage and will end up looking the best also. There is also a newer medium that is becoming more popular, and that is High Density Urethan, or HDU, which is foam replacement for the natural woods that looks and feels almost identical. This is an option that might be less expensive or easier to find because redwood and cedar materials are beginning to become more difficult to find. One advantage that HDU provides over natural woods is that it doesn’t not shrink or swell with moisture, giving it a more lasting quality over time.
One advantage that cedar and redwood sandblasted signs give is that they are naturally occurring and thus will never create two signs that are exactly the same. Wood holds its own unique patterns within, and that organic look will show through in your sign beautifully. And whether you choose natural wood or HDU, there are two main texture patterns that you can choose from for the background of your final product: grain or pebble. They both look great and go well with different lettering and image designs, so it’s all about personal preference. Most sign makers can show you a portfolio of designs that are most commonly presented with sandblasting if you’re not sure where to start. Although they are pretty versatile, sandblasted signs do look better with certain design schemes and color choices due to their natural look and feel.
I strongly encourage you to consider a sandblasted sign if you are looking into advertisement options. Not only do they look professional and unique, but they will last for years indoors or out. You would have a few choices to make in terms of colors, base materials, font, image, background texture, and shape but with each of those choices you will have the opportunity to make your business stand out even more. Sandblasted signs have been around for years because the look and feel are so attractive to others, so definitely consider it for yourself.