Corrugated plastic sheets, more commonly known as “Coroplast,” are a lightweight and cheap sign material, perfect for temporary outdoor signs or interior signs. You might also consider it as “fancy cardboard”. If you’d use cardboard for a job, then Coroplast is a more durable and professional upgrade.
They come in a wide-variety of colors and are applied with vinyl lettering and digital print graphics.
We don’t recommend Coroplast for long-term outdoor usage as it generally has a life of only one to two years. However, Plywood or metal-plastic composites are great, more durable alternatives. It looks like this:
Some of the big benefits of Coroplast are:
Benefits Of Coroplast:
- Made very quickly (no waiting for paint to dry as all artwork and text is done with vinyl)
- Very light (try moving a plywood sign, it can be quite difficult!)
- Lowest cost signs available
- Very easy to install (sometimes you can even install them with just a zap strap!)
- If you have an existing sign that needs to be updated (ie. 10 houses left!), it’s a great temporary holder to update information on your signs.
If you need quick, temporary signage, Coroplast can be a great option.
As great as it is, Coroplast isn’t the perfect material for every job. A few downsides are:
Downsides Of Coroplast:
- It doesn’t last as long as other signs
- They can warp in the heat
- In the winter, because there are holes throughout the Coroplast, water can get into it, freeze, and crack it.
- They aren’t as beautiful as other types of signs; they’re a little homely looking when you get up close.
How Is A Sign Made?
Create the image file.
Print & Cut the file using our professional printer
We trim the excess vinyl material that isn't a part of the image.
Cut the Coroplast to the size of our image
We apply the printed material to our Coroplast substrate
How Long Does Coroplast Last?
There are 2 main types of Coroplast.
3mm Coroplast (basic type)
- cheaper than 10mm Coroplast
- shorter longevity
- commonly used for: sale promotions, direction signs, real estate signs, for sale signs, lawn signs, trade shows, conference signs, exhibit and display signs
10mm Coroplast (large type)
- a very thick plastic
- higher longevity
- commonly used for: real estate developers, small home businesses, trade shows, sale promotions
As you can see, the longevity of a thicker Coroplast (10mm) is considerably higher than the 3mm, but it comes along with a higher cost. 3mm Coroplast is our most common seller for plastic signs.
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Benefits Of PVC Komacel:
- Very flat (no bumps)
- Looks better than Coroplast
- Very lightweight
- Doesn’t rot
- Doesn’t expand & contract
- Doesn’t crack (like Coroplast does).
Komacel is a great option for much longer term signs. If you want a plastic sign that lasts a long time, this is your main choice.
Downsides Of PVC Komacel:
- More expensive than other types of plastic.
How Long Does PVC Last?