5 steps to producing an Aluminium Composite Material Sign


ACM Signs are hugely popular due to their contemporary appearance and durability. ACM stands for aluminium composite material is a type of flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminum core. It's sometimes known as Dibond. 

They can be cut to any size, and routed to any desired shape. Due to their rigid nature, the signs can be used both indoors and outdoors. But how do you get the print on them? Here's our 5 step guide to manufacturing an ACM sign.

Printed Vinyl
  1.  The artwork is printed on to self-adhesive vinyl. It's then cut out and hand trimmed to size to fit over the ACM panel.
Viyl Overlay on ACM Sign

2. The vinyl is then carefully laid over the ACM sign, it's printed with an additional bleed to ensure it covers all of the edges. It's important to ensure the vinyl is applied correctly to prevent any bubbles or creases from occurring. 

ACM Sign Being Cut

3. Using a sharp blade, the excess print is trimmed around the edges to give a clean finish.

ACM Sign Rounded Edges Cut

4. In order to obtain smooth rounded edges, specialist tools are used to provide a clean cut finish.

ACM Sign with Rounded Corners

5. Complete! The ACM sign is finished and ready to be sent out to the customer.


If you would like to enquire about ACM signage, don't hesitate to give us a call on 01297 630130 or email us at sales@creative-solutions-direct.co.uk.

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Posted by Rob on August 5th 2016

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