Custom Metal Signs

Custom Cut Metal Signs Give You An Exemplary Way To Define Your Business Or Family Name. 

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Each "Shield" 3D Custom Metal Sign piece starts with a custom design.  Just send us your logo or design and your desired size and we will create a 3D rendering of your project for your approval.  If you don’t have a logo or design yet, that’s ok, we can help you design one.

Crafted in Stainless steel, copper, or even brushed aluminium, with many different sizes available. Whether you want a small indoor office piece or an outdoor industrial large sign for your building, we can help.

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Custom cut metal signs, whatever their location and whatever metals they are made of, enable you to transcend from the standard to the rarefied air of art. When you truly have pride in your business or family name, you wish to ensure it is shown in the best light. That everything connected to, and associated with your name.

Is reflective of quality, dependability and the other qualities you wish to be known, and remembered, for. That is exactly what ShieldCo helps you accomplish, when we create a custom metal sign for you. Whether we create a wonderful lightweight aluminum sign, that doubles as a beautiful piece of wall art. Or fabricate a custom sign from steelcopper or another metal reflective of who you are. And which can be fabricated and finished, so that it becomes the most durable sign you can have of your identity, in whatever location you wish to place it.

Types of Custom Metal Signs We Offer

We can make your sign with many different types of standard metals but aluminum in is our preferred metals. Definitely no plastic Here. is a list of the other types of popular signs that we can make your sign with

Custom Metal Signs make Wonderful Personalized Business Or Family Name Signs

  • Wall Art, A Framed Custom Metal Sign, A Design Crafted Around Your Family Name?

  • Solid Metal Customized To Unique Designs To Display The Wonderful Image You Desire

  • Metal Signs How The Finishes And Material Selection Elevates Your Design To An Artwork

  • Custom Metal Signs As Works Of Art How Our Family Business Is Unique And Effective

  • Getting Your Business Or Family Name Crafted Into Your Perfect Custom Metal Sign Artwork

 

True Craftsmanship

Precision: We use lasers that cut with a width of .001 inches and that allows us to create designs that have incredible detail.

Beautiful Color: Also the colors of our finished products are beautiful because we powder coat, which is the best way to paint metal. The colors are always very vibrant and beautiful we have the largest selection of paints and powders that you can possibly choose from.

Layered 3D Art: And what really makes our metal signs different than other companies is that we are able to layer all of the parts of our signs together to create three-dimensional images from the simple signs where they're just two layers to the most complex where we have 20 or more layers. Your sign is going to look perfect and the detail is going to be incredible and striking.

Durable: Made with aluminum and powder coated for a perfect finish, assembled with stainless steel hardware, the signs will last as long as anything else on the market.

  • Extremely precise

  • Durable

  • Vibrant colors that will last

  • Layered art

3d Custom Metal Business Signage - Frederick, MD

3d Custom Metal Business Signage - Frederick, MD

From 3D Design....

To beautiful finished product...

Home of the $1 3D Mockup

Home of the $1 3D Mockup

Made for a legend of music, DJ Premier. Take note of his gold records hanging on the wall!

Made for a legend of music, DJ Premier. Take note of his gold records hanging on the wall!

Custom Crating of Metal Signs

Nationwide Shipping

We make custom wooden crates to ensure your product arrives to you in perfect condition. 

From Maryland to Florida, California, Hawaii and even American Samoa, our shipments will arrive in perfect condition.

We ship UPS for the majority of our orders and freight for the larger ones. Shipping is always included in our prices.

100% shipping rate without incident.

 

whether it is a special event, a new room in your building, or just a desire to add something custom to your space, we can help design and fabricate something great for you

Sign for Stevens Point Mill’s 100 Year Anniversary

Sign for Stevens Point Mill’s 100 Year Anniversary

ShieldCo brings your Design to life by creating a UNIQUE 3D representation of it

Portland Oregon’s City Seal Gifted to the USS Portland during it’s Commissioning

Portland Oregon’s City Seal Gifted to the USS Portland during it’s Commissioning

All our custom business signage pieces are individually powdercoated for a finish that is vibrant and durable.  

COST TO FIT YOUR BUDGET GET A FREE QUOTE FOR YOUR CUSTOM METAL SIGN AND REFINE

We love working with customers to fulfill their visions.We would love to fulfill your vision, through creating a wonderful custom metal sign that fits both your vision, and your budget.Getting your free quote is your first step forward. Communicate with us.Share your ideas and what you are thinking and feeling. We are totally happy to take the time to understand exactly what you wish for, in the most effective way. Let us know what your budget is for creating a custom metal sign too. That way we can work with the right things in mind. To produce a quote for the wonderful metal artwork, which is right for you. Get a free quote for a custom metal sign that will make you truly happy. Getting a sign maker who can produce the exquisite for you can be challenging. And actually getting a wonderful piece of metal artwork that embodies your intent in an effective way is a challenge again. At ShieldCo we love that challenge. So all the custom metal signs we create, whether they're stainless steel or aluminum signs, are crafted with love to make people truly happy. Allow us to make you really happy, first with a free quote that makes you smile. And then with the wonderful custom metal sign that you will love.Let ShieldCo produce the perfect metal artwork, that personalized metal signage, that will be perfect for you.

 

ShieldCo can create 3D custom Metal signage For your show truck

Custom Design for a exquisitely finished 1940s Dodge Truck

Custom Design for a exquisitely finished 1940s Dodge Truck

or For your executive board room

Custom 8ft wide Frederick Spires for a board room

Custom 8ft wide Frederick Spires for a board room

For larger pieces we use aluminum, making them light enough to hang in just drywall.  Also, they can be removed and moved to another location with ease. 

WE HAVE WORKED WITH NATIONAL Organizations and are ready to turn your brand's logo into 3d Art.

When the Philadelphia Eagles needed something great for their employees who’ve been with the organization for 15 years, they turned to us!

Close up view of the Eagles Design

Close up view of the Eagles Design

All 60 Designs for the Eagles

All 60 Designs for the Eagles

WE HAVE CREATED 3D CUSTOM METAL SIGNAGE FOR  LARGE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CORPORATIONS INcluding pepsi, the Brooklyn nets, lyft, the national realtors association and the university of maryland - to name few.

Sign Options from ShieldCo

When you work with ShieldCo for your custom sign, the opportunities are endless. We can use steel, brass, copper, coreten, or our company wide favorite, aluminum. You can choose from hundreds of colors, or we can pick the colors that match your logo. We can create flat signs, or our favorite ones, 3D signs with multiple layers. Through the thousands of signs that we've created we have identified four main categories of signs that most signs fall under. We are capable of making the traditional types of signs as well - box signs, channel lettering, face lit letters and logo, but we prefer to make signs in our own custom way. The options for our types of signs are as follows:

 

#1) NEGATIVE CUT-OUT (1 LAYER)
#2) NEGATIVE CUT-OUT WITH BACK PANEL (2 LAYERS)
#3) 3D, LAYERED SIGN, WITH BACKER (MULTIPLE LAYERS)
#4) INDIVIDUAL LETTERING (USUALLY 1 LAYER)
#5) INDIVIDUAL LETTERING PLUS 3D LOGO (MULTIPLE LAYERS)

#1) NEGATIVE CUT-OUT (1 LAYER)

This option leaves a void where the lettering/logo would be, showing the wall behind it. We can use our typical french cleat on the back for hanging the sign, or we can use stainless steel standoffs. If we add a framework to the back of the sign, we can also add lighting.

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1 Single Layer Metal Sign.jpg

#2) NEGATIVE CUT-OUT WITH BACK PANEL (2 LAYERS)
 

This option is similar to option #2, but with a back panel behind the negative cut-out panel. This adds depth to the sign and is the first step into the "3D" realm. Lighting is possible with this sign. 

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Two Layer Metal Sign True Pro.jpg

#3) 3D, LAYERED SIGN, WITH BACKER (MULTIPLE LAYERS)
 

This option would have your logo and/or lettering cut out separately and raised off of the surface of a back panel with spacers, giving your logo depth and texture. This is what we specialize in and what separates us from other companies. We are able to produce these types of signs to an extremely high caliber because of our machinery and our process. Also, we love selling these signs because since every part of the sign is attached to the backer, the sign is extremely easy to hang - can take as little as 10 minutes. Lighting is possible with this sign. 

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Multi Layer Metal Sign - Earth Treks.jpg

#4) INDIVIDUAL LETTERING (USUALLY 1 LAYER)
 

With this option, we would cut your logo into individual pieces that would have threaded studs extending from the back. We would provide you with a template for you to mount on your wall, drill each individual hole, and install your sign with a foolproof method ensuring your logo looks excellent on your wall. This is very popular when the wall color or texture is something you want to showcase in addition to the sign. 

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4 Individual Lettering Metal Sign.jpg

#5) INDIVIDUAL LETTERING PLUS 3D LOGO (MULTIPLE LAYERS)
 

The best of both worlds - the individual letters look great and professional on your wall and the 3D logo adds a great artistic effect. The lettering, or parts, would be individually mounted on the wall, with threaded studs and spacers that extend from the back of the part. The logo would have a french cleat mounted on the back. We would provide you with a template for you to mount on your wall, drill each individual hole, and install your sign with a full proof method ensuring your logo looks excellent on your wall. 

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Lighted Sign Options

We have constructed many lighted signs that are made in our signature style, the signs are made to look exactly the same as our other signature pieces until you turn on the controller, and see the sign in a whole new light.The signs we have done fall in a couple of categories:

#1) Negative cut-out

#2) Signature 3D style with lighting

#3) Box style with 3D lettering or logo

#1) Negative cut-out - simple design that goes great if you have an accent wall behind it to compliment the sign and lighting. 

#2) Signature 3D style with lighting - Our 3D style with lighting attached to the back of various layers, by far our most popular lighted sign.

#3) Box style with 3D Lettering or Logo - Similar to our Signature style, with the difference being that the sides don't have any light coming out, like the name suggests it's boxed in. 

WE CAN MAKE YOUR SIGNS MAKE A POWERFUL STATEMENT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.
POWDER COATED METAL, LAYERED TO MAKE THE SIGN THREE DIMENSIONAL, OUR COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE DESIGNS ARE BUILT TO LOVE AND THEY WILL LAST FOREVER

Commercial Signage

Every office location needs signage to indicate their presence. Interior custom metal signage is as important as exterior signage. Study after study have been conducted showing how much first impressions affect someone's perspective of a location. A great way to ensure their first impression is positive is to adorn your space with beautiful custom metal commercial signage. 

Custom metal corporate signage for the Brooklyn Nets

Custom metal corporate signage for the Brooklyn Nets

BROOKLYN NETS, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

When the Brooklyn Nets contacted us late on a Friday in February of 2016, they said that they loved our custom metal signage and that they needed two new signs for their practice facility in Brooklyn, NY in a little less than two weeks. We worked with the manager at the Nets, creating mockups for their review over the weekend, and sealed the deal the following Monday. We delivered on time and hung the commercial signage for their opening ceremony. 

Stud mounted signage directly into drywall. We provide the template for the custom metal signage to make installation a breeze

Stud mounted signage directly into drywall. We provide the template for the custom metal signage to make installation a breeze

PEPSICO, DENVER, COLORADO

Pepsi was renovating their office space in Denver, Colorado and wanted new custom metal signage that would update the space to make it look modern and fresh. On the first call with the facilities manager we presented 3D models of our vision of the signs which were perfectly inline with what the company was looking for. We worked diligently with our supplier of powder coats to find the perfect color match for the Pepsi brand and then we started production. We laser cut, powder coated, assembled and shipped the signage for Pepsi to their office. Within two hours of receiving the package the new signage was flawlessly installed on their wall. 

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Signage for Concrete General in the Washington DC Metro Area

CONCRETE GENERAL - GAITHERSBURG, MD

The client had a great looking logo that they wanted to update to something more impressive. After working directly with the client on developing the logo, the client had the suggestion of putting ball peen hammered copper as the backer for the custom metal signage. This was the perfect suggestion! The hammered copper is unique and regal and will be a focal point of the office for years to come. This sign is the truly perfect entry way sign for an office or commercial building. 

Your Business Logo now in 3D

FROM BIG CORPORATIONS TO UNIVERSITIES TO LOCAL BUSINESSES, SHIELDCO CAN CREATE A CUSTOM SIGNAGE PIECE THAT WILL GRAB PEOPLE’S ATTENTION. CREATE YOUR SHIELD.

Custom Design

Each "Shield" 3D Custom Metal Signage piece starts with a custom design.  Just send us your logo or design and your desired size and we will create a 3D rendering of your project for your approval.  If you don’t have a logo or design yet, thats ok, we can help you design one.

Here is an example of what we created for the Paradise Bay Resort in Hawaii.

The client submitted this image for us to work with

The client submitted this image for us to work with

We created this line drawing in AutoCAD

We created this line drawing in AutoCAD

AS WITH ALL OUR 3D CUSTOM SIGNAGE PIECES THE DESIGN BEGINS IN AUTOCAD, WE CAN MATCH EVEN THE MOST COMPLEX LOGO WITH PRECISION.

We created a 3D mockup in Solidworks to show how the sign would look in REAL life

We created a 3D mockup in Solidworks to show how the sign would look in REAL life

Then we completed fabrication and the client asked us to add a mahogany frame to the sign as well.

Then we completed fabrication and the client asked us to add a mahogany frame to the sign as well.

THIS SAME CLIENT ASKED US TO CREATE TWO OTHER TYPES OF SIGNS AS WELL

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Turn Your Logo into a Piece of Art.

ShieldCo creates one-of-a-kind custom signage using a unique 3D technique for a piece that will stand out and last lifetimes.

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HERE IS ANOTHER 3D CUSTOM METAL SIGNAGE PIECE IN ALL STAINLESS STEEL, BUT MUCH LARGER AND OUTDOORS, CREATED FOR A LOCAL BUSINESS. 

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BUT THE OWNER WANTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD REALLY STAND OUT SO WE ADDED SOME BLUE LEDS, WHICH CAN BE ADDED TO ANY CUSTOM PIECE - INDOORS OR OUT

American Made - Family Owned

3D Custom Metal Signage - 3D Custom Business Signage

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Left to Right: Luke Markey, Peter Markey, Neil Markey - Owner's of ShieldCo and creators of our 3D Custom Metal Signage designs that we ship from the Washington DC metropolitan area to all areas of the country - from Manhattan, New York to Los Angeles, California.

Left to Right: Luke Markey, Peter Markey, Neil Markey - Owner's of ShieldCo and creators of our 3D Custom Metal Signage designs that we ship from the Washington DC metropolitan area to all areas of the country - from Manhattan, New York to Los Angeles, California.

FAQ

Do I need a vector graphic?

First, what is a vector graphic? A vector graphic is a type of computer graphic that is infinitely scalable because the colors and the outlines of every letter or shape is defined by a line that is plotted on an x y coordinate system. This is very different from a PNG or JPG file that when you double triple or quadruple the size of the file it starts to lose its quality and it becomes what is called pixelated. A vector graphic is better for us to use because depending on the size and shape of where the sign from go we are able to scale the design so that it fits that location it's a lot more difficult to change an Altura logo when it isn't in a vector format.

So back to the question of do you need a vector graphic and the answer is no. The cost of your sign is a combination of the cost of the material, cut path, layers, and also number of colors and we can do this without a completed Vector graphic.  When we move to production we professionally trace your design so that we ensure all of the points and overlaps and Designs are perfect and not skewed in any way.  

Should I use Metal or another material?

There are numerous options for ways to make a sign but the most durable and highest quality option is going to be a metal sign. When compared to signs made with printed graphics, vinyls, MDF, plastics or woods; metal signs are stronger, more durable, more precise Some of the other most common options are magnetic, vinyl printed graphics and banners or even hand-painted, but what's going to look the best is a metal sign

So back to the question of do you need a vector graphic and the answer is no. The cost of your sign is a combination of the cost of the material, cut path, layers, and also number of colors and we can do this without a completed Vector graphic.  When we move to production we professionally trace your design so that we ensure all of the points and overlaps and Designs are perfect and not skewed in any way.



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What are the available metals?

We can make your sign with many different types of metals but aluminum in is our preferred metals. Here is a list of the types of metal that we can make your sign with.

Aluminum

 
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Copper

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Brass

 
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Steel

 
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Coreten

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Stainless Steel

 
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What other types of finishes can I have?

Again we can finish your sign with many different types of finishes. our preferred method of finishing your sign is with powder coating which provides a bright vibrant color. Here is a list of other finishes we offer.

Brushed

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Aged

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Rusted

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Patina

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Hammered

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Textured powder coats

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What are my options of coloring the sign?

We prefer to use powder coating because of the availability of colors and textures and the durability of it. We have also used these options as well to add color to your sign.

Colored acrylic





Vinyl

Hand painting

What size can you make my sign?

Some of the wonderful advantages of making signs the way that we do is that we can make a sign and nearly any size however we have found our sweet spot in sign that are between 2 ft tall or wide to 8 to 10 ft tall or wide. One of the reasons for this size constraint is because a sheet of metal comes in a 5 foot by 10 ft rectangle. but we have made signs as small as 1 inch in diameter or the Philadelphia Eagles and as wide as 16 feet wide or an equipment company in Texas.  Since we use all CAD drawings we are able to make our signs much larger and combine them with a grid system so that multiple sheets of 5ft by 10ft can be placed together to create a much larger design.

Minimum size - >1”

Standard width or height - between 2’ wide to 10’ wide

Maximum size - unlimited (we are able to grid our pieces together)

Will my sign rust?

This is a question we get quite often because the idea and the thought is that all metals rust. this is not true some metals rust and some do not . Our favorite material to work with is aluminum and aluminum does not rust. Rust is a naturally occurring chemical process when iron and oxygen interact in the presence of moisture. Since aluminum doesn't have any iron in it therefore it cannot rust. Stainless steel does contain iron, but it also contains nickel and chromium which inhibits the rusting process. Something that is very popular right now is having a rusting sign and when client asked us to make a sign for them but has a rustic look we will often use a material called Cor-Ten. Cor-Ten steel is what is called a rusting steel but it will only rust the first layer and then it stops rusted so you can have your cake and eat it too you will have a rusted exterior layer of the metal but the metal will not continue to deteriorate like steel will.



What will be the weight?

Oftentimes our clients believe that the sign is going to weigh a tremendous amount and that is because of their experience with other products that are made out of steel. steel is a heavy item and when you hold in your hand it feels heavy however we make our signs most often out of aluminum. Aluminum is a very light product so when we make a sign even 4 feet wide by 3 feet all the weight is usually less than 40 lb the box that we ship the sign-in weighs more than the sign itself. are signs no matter the size are easily hung on interior drywall or the exterior building because their weight is such that it doesn't cause a burden on the structure that they're hanging on like a heavy steel sign might.

How will I install my sign?


Depending on the type of sign that we end up fabricating for you there are a couple different installation methods for a sign that has what we call a backer on it the sign will hang with a French cleat that is mounted on the wall and the French cleat on the back of the sign will easily interconnect and the two will hang together in a great Harmony Distributing the weight evenly over the entire width of the sign.  if however you choose to have a sign made that is individual pieces that are all going to be mounted to a wall directly then we will provide you with a template so you can identify every spot on the wall where the letters are going to attach this makes the process so smooth and so easy all you have to do is play in place and then use a center punch or a small drill bit to each of the holes and then press our provided drywall anchors into the wall and then Place each individual letter in their respective location it creates a very seamless method.

What are the mounting methods?

French cleat

Individual studs

Aluminum or Stainless Steel Standoffs

Will my sign be magnetic?  

If we make your sign out of aluminum or stainless steel it will not be magnetic.  however if we make you sign out of steel or Cor-Ten your sign will be magnetic.

What options do I have to light my sign?

There are many different options to let your sign in our traditional manufacturing process. The most common way to light your sign right now is to add backlighting with LEDs on the back of different layers of a sign so that the light shines off the next layer. Our clients have loved this option, and we think you will agree. All of our standard LEDs are  color changing and we provide a remote that allows you to turn on and off the lights and also change the color. another popular way to light your sign is with exterior down lighting which is when lights that are separate from the sign or shine directly onto the sign. This can create a very classy feel for the sign.

LED Backlighting

Downlighting