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The Top 10 Uses for Corflute Signs

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Corflute Signs

Corflute signs are unbeatable for medium-term signage for a range of businesses and users. Corrugated plastic, core-flute or corflute is constructed similarly to cardboard cartons. The corrugated centres add strength and depth to plastic signs.

The cheapest corflute signs are made from 3mm. It has some advantages over 5mm but it is not as strong and tends to bend in outdoor windy conditions. 3mm corflute signs are best for toblerone signs or other applications which require a degree of flexibility.

Five-millimetre corflute is a very versatile indoor and outdoor rigid sign material. Corflute printing is done with a flatbed printer. It is easily cut to size with a CNC router. Custom shape and cutouts are also very easy to create.


The top 10 uses for Corflute signs in Australia are:

1. Site Safety Signage

More than any other sector the construction industry is a big user of corflute signs. The durability of plastic signage is essential on building sites. Signs need to withstand the elements and be outdoors for at least 6 months. Site safety signs take many forms. Large building sites might have up to 200 individual signs ranging from 300mm x 200mm up to 2.4m x 1.2m. We keep a list of all our clients’ site safety signage needs. They merely need to fill out an order form we generate for them and even the most complex signage project can be completed quickly.


2. Election Signs

Corflute is virtually essential for election signage in Australia. The signs need to be exposed to the elements for up to 3 months depending on the area. One of the advantages of this sign board is its ease of installation. Election signs are generally held up by a hardwood stake which is quickly installed in soft ground and just as quickly removed. Popular sizes for election corflutes are 600mm x 900mm and 450mm x 300mm. Election signs are almost always 5mm corflute. Our only wish is that aspiring politicians would recycle these sign boards.


3. Real Estate Signs

Real Estate agents use corflute signs regularly. Corflute delivers strong colour representation and inks do not fade quickly making it ideal for medium-term outdoor advertising. Corflutes are used to advertise homes for sale or rent, advertise upcoming developments or as wayfinding to show buyers how to find a property. Common sizes are 900mm x 1200mm for larger property signs, 600mm x 900mm for lease signs, and 450mm x 300mm for wayfinding or open house signage.


4. Shop Signage

Although not ideal for indoor signage, cheap corflute signs often replace foam board or paper board signs for retailers. The corrugations here are visible at close range so clients looking for a high-end finish generally go for foam board as a replacement. For clients on a budget, corflute signs are more popular. Signage can be stuck on with double-sided tape or hung from the ceiling with clips. Because corrugated plastic holds its structure it is ideal for custom shapes. Many shops create retail displays with custom-cut corflute shapes.


5. Event Wayfinding Signs

Large events need a lot of signage. Corflute is an ideal material for wayfinding and information delivery. Corflutes’ cheap pricing means events can show their guests the way to the toilets, the bar or the exit, etc, etc. Corflute can be installed on temporary fences or small stakes. Corflute is often used to cover registration desks or speaker stacks. It is the ideal material for bar or food menus at events.


6. Toblerone Signage

Otherwise known as bollard signage, toblerones prove the point that any object is a potential advertising medium. A 3mm corflute is made into a triangular shape to cover bollards or posts. Triangular corrugated plastic signs are often seen in service stations, shopping centres and supermarkets. This type of sign is also very good for event signage on electricity poles or trees.


7. Corflute Selfie Cut Outs

Instagram cutouts have become popular in recent years. We are a B2B printing service so we only make these in large quantities.


8. Corflute A-Frames

Corflute A-frames are used by retailers, real estate agents, schools, sporting teams and event organisers for all types of purposes. The great thing about corflute A-frames is that it inserts can be swapped out instantly creating new messages as frequently as needed. The frame is made from steel so A-frames are stable in medium wind conditions. They are also available in a few different sizes.


9. Field Signage

Triangular corflute signs are often seen on the sidelines of sporting events. Their design allows them to display branding on both sides of the corflute. The signs can be carried and stored flat for efficient storage. Eyelets on the bottom allow for tent pegs to hold these signs down in windy conditions. Weights can also be used and easily hidden inside the triangular prism.


10. Property Signage and Branding

In recent years there has been a proliferation of small signage at residential and commercial properties. Signs for landscaping businesses, signs for pool makers, electricians signs, air BnB signs, holiday rental signs, property maintenance business signs, and signage for many other business service providers. At Focus Banners we can provide all types of signage for B2B clients or trade customers. Our bulk corflute prices are the best in Australia. We supply corflute signs for a lot of printers and graphic designers around the country.


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