Pocketphone sign in Kewdale

A metal sign installed in Kewdale was required by Pocketphone, and Perth Graphics Centre was contacted to implement the branding.


Seen above is the sign we manufactured and installed, and being 5.5m wide and 2m tall, it was made out of aluminium composite panel.

The effect is brilliant, with the burgundy bordering the logo and information, and our team of professional installers was able to get it on the building in no time at all. If you’re after a metal sign, or you need signage of any kind at all, call Perth Graphics Centre today for a quote.

Mazda Bravo Ute Signwriting

Ute signwriting is particularly common these days, with most utes having plenty of space to signwrite.


In the case of Heli-One, we used vinyl-cut signage on the sides of this Mazda Bravo and then riveted a piece of metal signage on the back tray.


This is a fairly simple and cost-effective way of getting a business’s name out in the public eye, and also catches attention with its bold side graphics.

Metal signs

Metal signs are the most durable of all kinds of signs. There are lots of different types of metal signs, including the following:

  • Colorbond signs
  • Signwhite
  • Aluminium signs
  • Aluminium composite signs (these are different to aluminium signs)
  • Galvanised metal signs

By far the most common metal signs are those made from Colorbond or signwhite (a slightly thinner gauge of Colorbond). Signwhite signs have a white background to begin with and can be painted, have vinyl cut lettering on them, or have digital print on them. They can withstand extreme temperatures, so are perfect for very hot environments.


Aluminium composite signs are becoming more popular due to their strength and their light weight. Aluminium composite signs are made by sandwiching a thick piece of polypropelene plastic in between two sheets of aluminium. The standard sheet size is larger than signwhite meaning less joins, and it lays flatter than signwhite. However it does expand and contract in extreme temperatures and so is better suited to mild climates.

Aluminium signs are just a thickness of aluminium as a sheet. These are usually engraved or painted as vinyl doesn’t adhere to them as well, due to their oily nature (which is eliminated once it’s painted).

Galvanised metal signs are a sheet of zincalume which has been painted and lasts for a very long time, although it is quite an expensive process.

For most intents and purposes, signwhite or aluminium composite signs will do the trick.

However, if you have any questions regarding your signage needs, please be sure to head to our contact page and email or phone us – we’ll be happy to help.

Metal signs

If it’s longevity you’re after, then metal signs are the best sign you can have.


Metal signs last for years due to their ability to withstand the elements, and now with the advent of digital print and chemical resistant overlaminates, you can have almost anything you like on them, as you can see from this Rice Noodle house sign we created for iEdit.


Shopfront signage is the ideal use for metal signs and there are Colorbond, aluminium composite panel (Alucobest, Di-Bond) and Signwhite. Some sheets have different thicknesses, but if you’ve got a question regarding metal signs, then by all means send us an email.

Metal signs are guillotined to size and can also be used for safety signs or container signs, so as you can see the application is virtually unlimited.

If you would like a quote on metal signs, please head to our contact page and ask away.