Aluminum Metal Signs

Metal is one of the most versatile, durable materials for flat signs. Whether used as a custom commercial sign or a building sign for an office, many people choose aluminum and other metal signs to take advantage of their clean features and professional appearance. Brooklyn Signs crafts many types of metal signs indoor and outdoor use, all customized to each client.

Your Local Aluminum Metal Signs Manufacturers serving NYC and Surrounding Areas

For an attention grabbing sign that can last for years both indoors and outdoors, metal signs are a top choice. Aluminum signs are common in warehouses, car dealerships, retailers, car washes, and municipalities, though will also work wherever a long lasting, visible sign is needed. Other metals like brass make attractive signs for churches and offices that are looking for a more classic look.

Brooklyn Signs created hundreds of commercial signs and metal signs for individuals and organizations of all sizes. We have options available for almost every type of flat sign to create a design that matches your specifications, and can also provide feedback to suggest the metal sign that will work best for your needs. If you are interested in ordering a metal sign, call us today at (718) 252-7575 to get started.

Examples of Our Rigid Metal Signs

What Are Metal Signs?

Metal, because of its strength and durability, is one of the better materials for rigid signs. It is long lasting, and comes with many different options available depending on the purpose and placement of the sign, as well as the desired look. Common metals include:

  • Aluminum – The most popular metal for outdoor signage, aluminum is lightweight, weather resistant, and highly durable while also being inexpensive.

  • Tin – For a classic look, tin signs are reminiscent of vintage advertising signs. Thought not moisture-resistant, tin signs will last for many years indoors.

  • Brass – These signs can be printed or engraved and give a classic, professional look. With some maintenance, brass will keep its sheen for years.

For aluminum signage, fabrication involves cutting thin, aluminum sheets to the size and shape necessary for the final design. The most common thickness for aluminum is .040”, although signs used outdoors may need a thicker width as aluminum is naturally flexible and could be bent by extreme winds depending on the sign’s dimensions.

Aluminum signs are generally square or rectangular but can also be cut into nearly any shape using a CNC router.

Aluminum sheeting is available as raw aluminum or in a variety of factory painted colors. Raw aluminum enhances the color of designs printed onto it, so it makes an ideal choice for signs with vibrant graphics.

Printing onto aluminum signage is traditionally screen printing from a digital image using UV resistant inks for clear and fade resistant colors. Pantone color matching is available. Additionally, flat aluminum signs can be printed either single- or double-sided.

For finishing, the following options are available on aluminum signs:

  • Rounded Corners – On rectangular metal signs, corners can be rounded for appearance or to prevent sharp edges.

  • Gloss or Reflective Lamination – While aluminum is not reflective, we can laminate with a reflective coating or a high gloss coating.

  • Framing – Aluminum signs can be framed for installation. Framing also offers additional stability for larger signs.

  • Drilled Holes – For signs bolted directly into the wall, holes can be drilled at spaced intervals for installation.

  • Adhesive Backing – Smaller aluminum signs are light enough to be attached to the wall with adhesive backing strips, which can be provided.

If you have additional ideas for metal signage, we would be happy to discuss options. With an array of state of the art equipment, we can work with you to create custom metal signs beyond these options.

Benefits of Metal Signs

For durable and flat signs, many people turn to metal – especially aluminum. Despite its relatively low cost, aluminum offers many benefits as a sign material, such as:

Weather Proof

A good option for outdoor use, aluminum signs can withstand water, rust, molding, and UV light.

Chemical Resistant

Aluminum will not corrode in contact with chemicals, so aluminum signs can withstand factory, construction, and warehouse spaces where chemicals are present. Additionally, cleaning is easy as strong cleaners will not harm the material.

Long Lasting

Standard aluminum can last 3 years outdoors with proper care, and premium aluminum can last up to 15 years. When used indoors, aluminum signs can last at least 10 years.

Easy To Install

Aluminum signs are thin – usually less than 1” thick – making them lightweight and non-obtrusive. They can be mounted to most walls, sidings, and fences without taking up space or requiring extra stabilization.

In addition to aluminum, tin signs and brass signs are also durable and maintain their size and look for many years when properly cared for.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs

Full Service

Fully licensed and insured, we offer more than just sign printing. Our team of expert designers can work with you to create and customize your metal sign. When your signs are ready, we also offer installation services in the NYC area.


Our entire production process happens in-house and integrates newer machinery. This makes it possible for us to manufacture signs efficiently and at better prices than many in the industry.


We have been fabricating signs in NYC for close to 30 years, so we know how the proper signage can capture a brand or effectively send a message.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for Metal Signs

If you need flat signs in NYC or NJ, Brooklyn Signs is a premier choice. We have been in the sign manufacturing industry for decades and offer high-quality craftsmanship and fast turnaround times. Our clients rely on us to be their go to sign partner, and our knowledgeable and professional team can also help you with hundreds of sign types in our inventory. To learn more about our services, contact us at (718) 252-7575

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.