Custom Metal Signs

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

 

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 x-large sign for your building, we can help.

3D Custom Metal Business Signage - Design in AutoCad

3D Custom Metal Business Signage - Design in AutoCad

Before and After! Here is an custom cut metal signage example of a project for the University of Maryland that transformed into many different pieces with different finishes for different customers. 

Stainless Steel Custom Business Signage

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


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

  • Extremely precise

  • Durable

  • Vibrant colors that will last

  • Layered art

 

As with all our 3D custom Metal signage pieces the design begins in AutoCad,

we can match even the most complex logo with precision.  

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Using the University of Maryland Logo we created a cusotom unique 3D signage piece - great for lobby's and entryways.  

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Some of our customers asked for Smaller customized pieces to give as gifts.

Large Custom Business Signage UMD

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PIECES WAS CREATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ROTC PROGRAM FOR AN 3D CUSTOM ENTRY WAY SIGNAGE PIECE AT THEIR NEW FACILITIES.

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Here are some other favorites - We can add custom lighting options for a piece that really stands out.  

Ok, this is really our favorite piece.  A custom all Stainless Steel version of the University of Maryland logo, framed and hanging on its happy owner's wall.  IMAGINE YOUR LOGO IN ALL STAINLESS!  OR COPPER! or Aluminum! Or just Heavy Corrugated Metal.  Let us know, we can send you a custom 3d rendering.

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.

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 other types of metal that we can make your sign with.


Aluminum

Copper

Brass

Steel

Coreten

Stainless Steel




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

Aged

Rusted



Patina

Hammered

Textured powder coats


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?


what are 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 in 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


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