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Correx or fluted polypropylene has never been more popular for short to medium term signage use. It is lightweight and very durable, making it a far better choice than card or laminated paper. There are many different uses for printed correx signs, here are the top 5 in no particular order:-
1) Estate Agent Signage
Nearly all For Sale boards are printed onto correx, as it is cheap, weatherproof and durable. There are 2 main types of estate agent board. The flag style is usually printed onto 6mm fluted board, which is then attached onto the post on one of the short edges. The other option is a “T” style board, these are often 2 x 4mm pieces of printed correx, which is glued or welded along the short edges to create a pocket, which in turn, allows a post to past up through the middle of the boards. In the past, estate agents were stuck with just screen printed boards, so could only have certain colours. However, with modern digital print, the number of colours and even photographs is not a problem.
2) Construction Sign Boards
All construction sites need to have the relevant health and safety board in place at the site entrance. Often these signs only need to last for a few months or a year at most, so correx board is the perfect substrate for the job. All on site rules, PPE equipment needed and also potential hazards can all clearly be marked at the site entrance. Printed Corrugated signs are fully waterproof and can easily be cable tied or screwed into place.
3) Directional Signage
If you are organising a running, cycling, triathlon or tough mudder, you need to tell the participants where to go. Using printed correx boards as wayfaring signage is ideal. They are cheap, weather proof and very easy to cable tie in place. You can then go round and cut them all down, store and then use at the next event. You can also use printed correx boards as advance warning signs, notifying locals of events or possible road closures.
4) Trade Signs
If you are a builder, scaffolder or roofer and are proud of your work, then tell passers-by about your recent work. Printed Correx boards are an ideal way of advertising your company. They can be fixed to scaffolding or a simple board outside the property you are working on.
5) Festival and Event Signage
With most festivals and events only being a couple of days at the most, correx is probably the most common substrate you will come across. It is the event organisers go to material as it is cheap and also weatherproof, so it is ideal for temporary use. With often thousands of people in attendance, people need to know where the toilets are or even the beer tents! Using correx keeps the cost down but ensures guests can be direct around the site. Bar menus are often printed onto correx as prices and brands often change from one event to the next, so having good looking, yet cost effective menus is a must.
As you can see from these 5 examples, printed correx boards are a very versatile. They are also cost effective, lightweight and weatherproof. Corrugated plastic signs can be made as small as A5 size all the way up to A0 and even 8ft x 4ft. Large format digital print now allows for full colour and even photographs to be used. So if you are planning and event or festival or own an estate agents, then why not give correx a try on your next marketing campaign.