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.

Custom metal art is crafted in stainless steel, copper, or even brushed aluminium, with many different sizes available. Whether you want to add some artistic elements to your office or creative luxury art in your home, we can help.

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Ordered a sign for our new home and couldn’t be more happy. It is truly the centerpiece of the house! Extremely happy with the customer service and the product! A+
— Grant

Custom metal art and signage, whatever their location and whatever metals they are made of, enable you to transcend from the standards to luxury art. When you truly have pride in your business, family or heritage, your biggest desire is to immortalize it into a lasting legacy. When this logo or symbol is a part of who you are, it deserves to be showcased in the highest of quality.

A custom metal piece that is reflective of the qualities you want to be known and remembered for.
This is exactly what ShildCo works with you to accomplish when we custom create metal art for you.

What do you want to be known for?
Immortalize this legacy, whether it’s personal or professional, with an artistic 3D representation. A logo or an artistic piece always signifies something so much more important than the design itself. As much pride as you take in this symbol and what it stands for, we match in our drive to fabricate it at the highest level.


Types of Custom Metal Signs We Offer

Whether we create a classy lightweight aluminum sign that doubles as a beautiful piece of wall art or fabricate a custom art piece from other metals, we will bring your design to life.

We can make your sign with many different types of standard metals but aluminum is our preferred metal to work with, definitely no plastic from us! Here is a list of some of our most popular metal art categories:


The Shield is absolutely great! I don’t have a single complaint. The craftsmanship, quality, and final look of the product surpasses anything that I’ve seen on the market with a similar price. You can tell the amount of time that has been put in to the detail of creating the product as well as the time to build the product. The paint, finish and the hardware used surpassed my expectations. I definitely plan to add more shields to my collection.
— Justin
3d Custom Metal Business Signage - Frederick, MD

3d Custom Metal Business Signage - Frederick, MD

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

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!


Nationwide Shipping

We make custom wooden crates to ensure your product arrives to you in perfect condition. 100% shipping rate without incident.

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.

INCREDIBLE craftsmanship. ShieldCo also takes time to make sure your sign is properly packaged to withstand transportation. It was a great buying experience and I highly recommend them!
— Jeff
Custom Crating of Metal Signs

whether it is a special event, a new room in your building, your dream home 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 pieces are individually powder coated for a finish that is vibrant and durable.  


Does custom metal art fit my budget?

We love working with customers to fulfill their visions. We would love to fulfill your vision, through creating a magnificent custom metal sign that fits both your vision and your budget. Getting your free quote is your first step forward.

Share your ideas about 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, that way we can work with the right materials in mind.

Get a free quote for a custom metal sign that will make you truly happy. Getting a sign maker who can understand your vision and produce something exquisite for you can be challenging. 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 and exceed their expectations.

ShieldCo made a beautiful custom sign for my new business. I had high expectations based on their portfolio and they exceeded those expectations!
— Lisa

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 five main categories that most signs fall under. Browse through the following options to help you determine the best fit for your business needs:

#1) SINGLE LAYER
#2) SINGLE LAYER WITH BACK PANEL (2 LAYERS)
#3) MULTI LAYER - OUR SIGNATURE STYLE
#4) INDIVIDUAL LETTERING
#5) MULTI LAYER + INDIVIDUAL LETTERING

 

OPTION 1 - SINGLE LAYER

This option cuts out all lettering to expose the wall behind the sign. It’s a simple design but still impactful. We can use our
typical french cleat on the back of the sign for easy installation or we can use stainless steel standoffs if required. If we add framework
to the back of the sign, we can add custom lighting.

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OPTION 2 - SINGLE LAYER WITH BACK PANEL

Similar to option #1, this version adds a panel behind the sign to provide added contrast. It adds depth and visual interest to the sign, and is the first true step into the “3D” realm. The front layers cast shadows on the back panel bringing the sign to life. As with all our signs, you can add custom lighting for even greater impact.

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Two Layer Metal Sign True Pro.jpg

OPTION 3 - MULTI LAYER
OUR SIGNATURE STYLE

This is the type of sign you need when looking to make a great first impression. We strive to create the highest quality signage in order to match the caliber of your company’s products and services.

This sign features your logo and/or lettering precisely cutout and layered off of the back panel to give depth and texture. We take the time to analyze your logo and understand how to transform it into a piece of art.

Our customers love these signs because every part is attached to one backer panel, making it extremely easy to hang. Installation can take as little as 10 minutes.

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Multi Layer Metal Sign - Earth Treks.jpg

OPTION 4 - INDIVIDUAL LETTERING

A popular option for when your wall color or texture contributes to the overall aesthetic of your signage.

This type of sign separates each part of your logo to be hung as individual pieces. We provide a foolproof template to drill each individual hole with precision. The end result is a sleek professional sign.

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OPTION 5 - MULTI LAYER + INDIVIDUAL LETTERING COMBO

Sometimes a blend of these two options creates the best impact.

Individual lettering mounted to your wall plus our signature layered logo adds an artistic element that really stands out.

The installation process is made easy by providing the template for placement of each hole to be drilled and ready to mount multi layer logo. This ensures a foolproof installation that leaves you with a polished look to match your company standards.

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Lighted Sign Options

Our lit signs are made to look exactly the same as our other signature pieces until you turn on the controller, and amp up the impact. Illuminated sign choices fall under 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. 


SIGNS THAT MAKE A POWERFUL STATEMENT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.
Powder coated metal and layered to make the sign three dimensional, our commercial signage is built to impress and 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. We are here to ensure your customers are impressed with the quality of your company from the moment they see your sign.

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


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 the location for the sign, we are able to scale the design so that it fits that location perfectly. It's a lot more difficult to change a logo when it isn't in a vector format.

So back to the question of do you need a vector graphic? 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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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.

What are the available metals?

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

What other types of finishes can I have?

We can finish your sign with many different types of finishes. Our favorite finish is with powder coating which provides a bright vibrant color. Here is a list of other finishes we offer:

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 colored acrylic to add color to your sign.



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 nearly any size; however, we have found our sweet spot is between 2 ft tall or wide and 8 - 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. We have made signs as small as 1 inch in diameter for the Philadelphia Eagles and as wide as 16 feet for 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. 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 rusted sign; when clients ask us to make a sign for them with 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 rusting 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; 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 tall, the weight is usually less than 40 lb. The box that we ship the sign in weighs more than the sign itself. Our 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. The two will hang together in harmony distributing the weight evenly over the entire width of the sign. If you choose to have a sign made that is individual pieces where all are going to be mounted directly to a wall, 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 lay 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. You will then place each individual letter in their respective location for a very seamless install 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 your 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 light 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 lights on and off as well as 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 shine directly onto the sign. This can create a very classy feel for the sign.


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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.