Brushed Aluminum Dimensional Letters with Vinyl Overlays on LogoUsing a die to make cuts in a heavy-duty material produces fascinatingly precise imagery. Cutting in this way means taking a material, such as sheet metal or plastic, and punching out designs (with a die) to create an elaborate image from one solid piece of material. This almost 3-D look allows for sign makers to produce fonts, designs, and depths that are difficult, if not impossible, to create otherwise.

Die cut signs are perfect for outdoors because they are made of one piece of material so you don’t have to worry about assembling a bunch of parts that will, over time, begin to fall apart and decay. And, due to the detailed die cutting process, you can really showcase your company logo and colors. There are many ways to create these intricate designs, enabling images to have differing depths and shadows and angles, all to give you the best looking sign around.

This process can be used on just about any material: card stock for business cards, light-weight plastic for decals and stickers—but die cutting looks best when it’s done big and on something significant such as sheet metal. And though you could probably watch a YouTube video on how to die cut leather or paper, I would not try and tackle something as large and important as a sign. Leave that to the pros, like JC Signs. Here you can meet with a professional to evaluate zoning requirements, create or finalize design ideas, choose a material, and have your sign installed. It’s really that easy. But, whatever you do, take your time. Choosing a sign for your business (whether you already have an existing design or not) to be showcased on a large scale, is something that should be discussed and thought through thoroughly.