Medium Density Overlay (MDO)

Medium Density Overlay, is also known by the name of MDO in industry. MDO are the panels which are paintable and they are made up of plywood. It consist of weather resistant resin overlay which is bounded to the wood. At Brooklyn signs, we can provide you different signs with this material according to your requirements.


You can get different types of signs made up of MDO. Our team is highly experienced and we have industry’s best equipment which help us in customizing the material to your desired signs. The material is best for moisture free signs and for the construction sign. This material can be used for different types of signs such as:
  • Exterior Signage
  • Billboards
  • Displays
  • Sport signs
  • Real Estate signs
  • Fixtures and etc

Benefits of MDO

MDO Signs have a long term exterior usage time. If painted and treated carefully, these signs can last for 7-8 years because they have a moisture free surface and are made up of plywood core. It is a wood product. There are many other benefits of these signs such as:


The MDO material is a wood material and they are very durable and versatile and you can use them for your desired signs.

Weather resistant

The MDO material is resistant to weather conditions. As it is a wood material, it can withstand for a long time for outdoors.

Easily Customizable

Compared to paper, poster board, and other materials, foam board can be customized by cutting to different shapes or adhering to pictures/posters.

Scratch Resistant

This material signs are resistant to scratch, which means they do not get scratched normally and can spend a longtime without scratching.

The substrate material is available in a range of custom thicknesses. You can get them customized according to your choices or depending upon your site we can also help you in the customization.
Call us today!

To know more about the MDO Sign substrate you can call us and we will guide you about more benefits and disadvantages of this material. We want you to have the best signs for your sites. Call us at (718) 252-7575.

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.