What Is Aluminum Composite Material?
Aluminum Composite Material (ACM): a rigid metal sheet fabricated from two sheets of pre-finished aluminum and bonded to a polyethylene core.
Large format printers generally use ACM for exterior signs because the material is durable and lightweight, but you can also find ACM used in indoor projects as well. Because of tis material’s rigidity, signmakers can route or cut it to whatever shape needed. Although we typically think of metal as heavy, ACM is lighter and more cost-effective than a solid aluminum sheet made in the same gauge. ACM lays flatter than traditional aluminum sheets and doesn’t suffer from the rippling effects of other metallic substrates.
Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP) is the term for an ACM formed into a panel substrate. Generally, sign makers use it as an economic and effective outdoor sign material. For instance, we often use this material for store-front signs, parking lot signage and plaques.
When choosing material for your sign, consider whether the sign will be stationary or frequently moving. We recommend lightweight, durable signs when ordering signage that will often transported. For a larger scale sign, a solid cut of ACM has the stability advantage; its heavier weight prevents it from blowing loose in high wind scenarios. You can also order ACM in the form of dimensional letters and logos for interior use.
Some Uses Of ACM:
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