Enamel Signs Guide
If You Care about Your Signage – use Vitreous Enamel Signs1. When you don’t want your signs to last a long time.
Why? – Vitreous Enamel is notorious for its vastly extended life over other materials. They will look as good as new even after 40 years, making them an ideal long term signage solution.
2. When there is NO chance of any corrosion
Why? – Enamel’s glass-like properties protect the whole sign so that it is safe from attack from corrosion. That’s why they are specified for marine environments because they can resist attack from salt. Applications range from oil platforms to the logo’s on ships’ funnels. The rear of the signs may rust over time on newer signs as they are largely made on metal but this can be protected against using a anti rust agent
3. When chemicals such as acids and alkalis are not going to be a threat.
Why? – Enamel has amazing resistance to most chemicals, including solvents. This makes them ideal for corrosive, industrial, or severe atmospheres.
4. When the finish and aesthetics of your signs are unimportant to you.
Why? – Enamel’s lustrous surface appearance, “relief effect” of the enamel layers and the wide range of colours and designs available mean that Vitreous Enamel Signs are very pleasing to the eye. Because of this they are frequently used for decoration, especially in pubs, restaurants and hotels and used as a specialist medium for many artists.
6. Cleaning enamel signs is easy
Why? – Enamel’s hard surface makes the signs very easy to keep clean, restoring the original brightness with a wipe. This quality has made vitreous enamel the preferred choice for electricity pylon identity plates where access is notoriously difficult.
7. colours in your sign fading.
Enamel’s colourfastness ensures the sign looks as bright after many years as it did when first manufactured. Examples of vitreous enamel advertising signs dating from the 18oos still look as vibrant as when they were first displayed.