Explaining the 3 Main types of signage - Correx, Aluminium and Foamex

Picking signage depends on your specific needs and the application you are using the signage for.

Correx is a lightweight and durable material, often used for temporary signage or for signs that need to be moved or changed frequently.


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Advantages of Correx Signage:

1. Cost: Correx is an extremely cost-effective signage material that offers businesses an affordable way to advertise their brand, products and services.

2. Durability: Correx is a durable material that is waterproof and weather resistant, making it perfect for outdoor use.

3. Versatility: Correx signage can be printed in full colour and the material can be easily cut and shaped to suit the needs of any business.

4. Lightweight: Correx is a lightweight material, which makes it easy to install and transport.

Disadvantages of Correx Signage:

1. Not Reusable: Correx signage is a single-use material, which means that it can't be reused after it's been installed.

2. Not Eco-Friendly: Correx is not a sustainable or eco-friendly material, as it is made from a petroleum-based plastic.

3. Prone to Damage: Correx can easily be damaged by sharp objects, extreme temperatures and UV light and will eventually wear out over time.

Foamex is a waterproof material with a smooth finish, making it an ideal choice for indoor signs or for signs that are exposed to the elements.

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1. Foamex signs are lightweight, yet durable and a cost-effective way to advertise and promote your business.

2. Foamex signage is weatherproof, waterproof, and highly resistant to scratches and impact.

3. Foamex is available in a wide range of colors, textures, and thicknesses, allowing you to tailor it to your own individual needs.

4. Foamex is easy to cut and shape into any size or design you desire.

5. Foamex is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, as it can withstand high temperatures and bright sunlight.


1. Foamex is not as durable as other signage materials, like metal or aluminum.

2. Foamex can be easily damaged by sharp objects or environmental factors like rain, wind and extreme temperatures.

3. Foamex is not fire-resistant, so it must be handled with care.

4. Foamex is not suitable for long-term outdoor use, as it can easily fade after prolonged exposure to sunlight.

5. Foamex is vulnerable to scratching, which can damage its appearance over time.


Composit board is a cost-effective, durable material, often used for long-term outdoor signage. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it is best to consider your needs and the application before making a decision.

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1. Durability: Composite boards are a durable, weather-resistant and lightweight material that is perfect for signage that needs to last a long time and be exposed to different weather conditions.

2. Cost-Effective: Composite boards are an economical choice compared to many other options available for signage, and they require minimal maintenance.

3. Versatility: Composite boards can be cut, molded, and laminated into any shape or size. This makes them a great fit for custom signage needs.

4. Low Maintenance: As long as your composite board is well-maintained, it will look good for many years.


1. Limited Color Options: Composite boards are available in only a few colors, and most of them cannot be painted.

2. Susceptible to Warping: Composite boards can warp when exposed to extreme temperatures or when excessive moisture is present.

3. Can be Easily Damaged: Composite boards can be damaged easily by hail, hail storms, and extreme weather conditions.

4. Expensive: Composite boards can be expensive when compared to other materials such as wood or aluminium.


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