Plastic Sign Faces

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    Hanson Sign Companies has been producing high-quality Plastic Sign Faces  made from Solar Grade Lexan polycarbonate since 1988. Solar Grade Lexan prevents yellowing and is extremely durable.

    Our paint department produces the highest-quality painted plastic faces on the second surface.  Akzo Noble, which manufactures the paint we use to spray Polycarbonate faces, had this to say about our operation, “It was easy to tell their operation ranks in the top 10% nationwide.  Hanson Sign Companies produces a consistent, quality product.

    Types of Plastic Signs:

    • Flat plastic sign faces
    • Smooth plastic pan faces
    • Embossed plastic pan faces

    Decoration Methods:

    • Painting
    • Vinyl
    • Digital Printing
    • Blank Pans


    • Vacuum Formed Sign Faces

      Our Vacuum formed lexan faces allow for extremely brilliant, durable and creative applications customizable to your customer's needs.

    • Plastic Pan Embossed Faces

      Pan embossed faces are similar to pan faces, but some or all of the copy may be raised. Dies are placed on top of the mold to create this effect. Embossed pans can cosmetically improve the appearance of the face as well as adding additional strength. Projected text results in a second dimension visually.

    • Lexan Pan Faces

      Pan faces are an excellent alternative to flat faces. The face is vacuum formed to a depth of 2``. This gives more than just a decorative appearance to the face, it adds strength and durability. You may order white pan faces and apply your own translucent vinyl or you may wish to have us back spray the artwork in translucent paints so it will come to you completely finished. Pans also keep faces a sufficient distance from the cabinet bulbs to help avoid hot spots and shadowing.

    • Flat Plastic Sign Faces

      Flat plastic sign faces are often used for their economic advantage as well as the fast turnaround time. Flat plastic sign faces tend to be easy to install and update. Those who are building sign cabinets, pylon signs, and smaller secondary signage may choose flat plastic sign faces. •We do not recommend using a flat Lexan® face when the lamps in the face will be closer than 4`` from the sign face. When the lamps are too close to the sign face the image of the bulbs may shine through (shadowing). •Finally, we do not recommend using flat faces in cases where the dimensions are greater than 32-square feet. A flat face loses its strength as it becomes larger and runs the risk of being blown out of the cabinet