Outdoor Signs: Choosing the Right Material

Here at Print Mule, we offer such a wide selection of materials – it can seem overwhelming! As always, our team are here to help, so we’ve put together a short and simple guide to choosing the right material for your needs.


Display Boards

We recommend:

  • DiBond – Printed DiBond panels are made from enforced aluminium, and are ideal for long-term exterior signage and displays, as it’s both weather resistant and rustproof. You’ll often see DiBond boards as the material for road signs, nature trail signposts or shop-front signs.
  • Foamex – Foamex is a type of PVC foam with a smooth finish, available in many thicknesses, perfect for high-quality printing. It’s suitable for both indoor & outdoor use; and is our most cost-effective option. It’s often used for advertising outdoor signage, such as for builders, outside shops and restaurants for changing promotions. It can also be seen indoors, at exhibitions, fast food wall menus, and other uses that call for light but durable signage.
  • Corrugated plastic – lightweight, rigid and waterproof; corrugated plastic can often be seen used on Estate Agent ‘For Sale’ signs, building site cautionary signs, and street-side advertising amongst many other uses.



  • Mesh – suitable for indoor and outdoor use, mesh banners are durable and are available in strong weights which allow wind resistance. The mesh allows air to pass through the small holes, without obstructing the design, which makes it suitable for all weather.
  • PVC – completely weather-resistant and waterproof, they are printed with precision, and their block colours mean your advertisement won’t be missed – with an option to have hemmed edges, and 2 different weight choices.
  • Roller banners – the go-to choice for exhibitions, roller banners are lightweight and easy to transport. Printed on strong polymer, your design and colours will be strong and stand out from the crowd.


Other Products

With Print Mule, you’re not limited to the standard boards and banners – we also offer a variety of flags, with 12 base options to suit all weathers.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, Print Mule can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, whether its lamp post banners, outdoor posters, chalkboards or forecourt stands; we’re here to help. Speak with one of our printing experts today – call 0800 368 7338.

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