When it comes to creating print materials for your business, only the best will do; you want durability and value for money, but without having to compromise on impact or aesthetic appeal. Offering the ultimate combination of value, vibrancy, and versatility, Dibond printing is the ideal option for businesses looking to display their brand materials in a manner which is stylish, sleek, and brand-consistent.
At JMF, we offer high-quality Dibond printing services for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Using the latest in flatbed printing technology, our aluminium composite board prints are produced to the highest possible standard, with each and every detail brought to life in stunning clarity, depth, and luminosity.
For more information on how we can help with your Dibond signage needs, give our team a call today. Alternatively, keep reading for our comprehensive guide to aluminium composite board printing.
What Is a Dibond Print?
Aluminium composite board—also known as Dibond or abbreviated as ACM—is a versatile printing substrate that is composed of two thin sheets of aluminium bonded to a central core. This lightweight yet robust construction makes Dibond signage ideal for both indoor and outdoor use; it will never warp, bend, or bow, no matter the weather conditions.
Dibond prints are created using a specialist flatbed printing process which ensures that your finished product will be free from bubbles, ripples, or warping. Once printed, the graphics are then laminated with a UV protective film to ensure that they remain vibrant for years to come.
The Benefits of Aluminium Composite Board Printing
There are many benefits to be enjoyed when you invest in Dibond printing for your business signage needs. These benefits include:
Regardless of their location, it’s critical that all your business signage is reflective of the quality and professionalism of your brand.
Dibond prints have a professional, high-end appearance that is perfect for businesses who are looking to impress. With a matt lamination or brushed metal finish, Dibond signs have the most brilliant colours as well as the most incredible luminosity, depth, and saturation; ideal for brands with high-resolution artwork materials.
Dibond prints come with a wide range of printing options, measurements, and standard sheet sizes. Ideal for large signage, our maximum size aluminium composite sheets (1220mm x 2440mm) can be joined together based on your custom size requirements.
Aluminium composite board is an exceptionally tough and rigid media, making it ideal for signage that will be subject to heavy wear and tear.
As suitable for outdoor signage as it is for indoor artwork, a Dibon print will withstand the demands of any business environment.
Thanks to their robust construction and protective lamination, Dibond signs can last for up to 7 years without fading or deterioration. As they are so durable, Dibond signs represent a cost-effective investment, designed will save you money in the long run.
Despite its excellent durability, Dibond is actually a very lightweight material, which makes transporting and fitting large signage a breeze.
At JMF, we can supply Dibond prints with drill holes for simple DIY installation; or, if you’d rather avoid drilling holes in your walls, we can supply a range of adhesive options for non-destructive mounting.
No matter your sign’s length or height, turnaround times for Dibond prints are low; the average lead time is only a couple of days.
Once you upload artwork, our team will get straight to work, providing you with a convenient delivery date that fits in with your business’ requirements.
As Dibond is composed of recycled materials, it’s an eco-friendly printing substrate that doesn’t sacrifice quality or durability.
When you invest in a Dibond sign, you can be sure that you’re investing in a sustainable product that will help reduce your business’ carbon footprint.
Where Are Dibond Prints Displayed?
Thanks to their incredible versatility, Dibond prints can be used for a wide range of indoor and outdoor signage applications:
Shop and Business Front Signs
Dibond signs are perfect for any business or organisation that wants to create large-scale external signage that is guaranteed to turn heads.
As Dibond is weatherproof and UV-resistant, it’s a great long-lasting option for displaying your company logo or storefront name.
Car Park Signs
If your Director is tired of people parking in his spot, Dibond might be the perfect solution.
Dibond car park signs are durable, weather-resistant, and easy to install; they’re also a great way to ensure that your employees (and customers!) know where they should and shouldn’t be parking.
Public Information Signs
Dibond is an excellent material for creating large info boards and directories. Thanks to its rigidity, it’s perfect for displaying maps, schedules, ways to get help if you require assistance, or for any other type of information that needs to be displayed clearly.
Event Displays and Banners
If you’re tired of having new banners printed for every conference your company attends, Dibond can be a great way to show company images and brand materials in a way that is easy to transport and set up. No matter the banner size required, a one-piece Dibond composite sheet can be fabricated to your specific needs.
Construction Site Signs
Dibond is the perfect choice for creating large, highly visible construction site signs.
As Dibond is made of recycled materials, it’s a great eco-friendly option for construction companies that want to reduce their environmental impact.
Health and Safety Signs
Aluminium composite signage is used in a wide range of office, industrial, retail, and hospitality settings for health and safety signs. Thanks to its great quality, Dibond is an ideal material for displaying information that needs to be seen clearly and from a distance.
Turning Your Artwork into ‘Print-Ready’ Artwork
Aluminium composite board printing can yield truly stunning results, but only if the artwork used is optimised for the substrate.
Whether you already have an artwork supply to draw upon, or you’re looking for all-new brand materials, when it comes to Dibond printing there are a few important things to keep in mind:
If you’re looking for a large-format print, you’ll want to make sure your artwork and file format are set to support the ideal resolution. Lower resolution files will almost universally result in poor quality images, saturated colours, and an all-round unprofessional appearance. If possible, your artwork should be supplied in a lossless format; if this is not possible, ensure your lossy files (either JPG, PNG, or PDF) are as well-optimised as possible.
Artwork for Dibond signs should be designed in—or converted to—a CMYK colour mode to ensure your colours are reproduced faithfully. Colour appearance varies greatly depending on monitor settings, so you should take care to ensure that the colour settings of your images are consistent.
If you will be supplying multiple files, don’t forget to ensure the entire artwork supply is colour-consistent.
To avoid metallic edges on your finished sign, be sure to include bleed in your design; we recommend a minimum of 3mm of bleed on all sides, though this will vary depending on the total size of the sign.
For standard-size Dibond prints, we can supply artwork templates to assist you. E-mail our team for more information.
Whilst the above technical factors are designed to ensure your aluminium composite sheet looks its best, they don’t account for the most important factor: the design itself.
At JMF, we offer an in-house design service to all our clients, making sure their designs don’t just work correctly for the print surface, but that they look fantastic on it.
For instance, Dibond has a very smooth front surface, giving a faint shimmer in bright areas; you may have a fantastic design ready to go, but you need someone with an understanding of the substrate to account for these factors.
JMF Group: The Best Quality Prints
At JMF, we understand that your time is valuable. You don’t want to spend hours looking for suppliers, manufacturers, designers, and installation crews; you want the best products, and the best prices, delivered and installed at a time that suits you.
For this reason, we are proud to supply a comprehensive service to all of our clients. Take a look below to see why we think you should choose JMF for your Dibond printing:
The first step in any of our projects is to send out a site surveyor, who will take measurements and photographs, and note down any specific requirements you may have. This allows us to provide you with an accurate quote for the project, as well as account for any building or fascia abnormalities.
We offer this service to clients throughout the UK at no extra cost, whether you choose to proceed with your order or not.
As mentioned above, our professional in-house design service is ready to assist all our clients, whether they’re ordering a single Dibond print, or purchasing multiple items to go throughout their premises.
Our design team will account for your branding, any print-ready artwork, the quantity of items to be produced, custom shape requirements, even the type of aluminium that will be used for your sign. They’ll come up with solutions that are guaranteed to result in a superior look, note any alterations made to your original files and materials, and will never proceed until you’re fully happy.
All of our products are manufactured in-house, at our state-of-the-art premises in North East England. This allows us to keep a close eye on quality control, and avoid any issues that may arise from outsourcing production
We utilise the latest technology and equipment to ensure your custom shape sign is cut with pinpoint accuracy, before being rigorously tested to make sure it meets our high standards. Once we’re happy, your sign is given a final quality control check before being wrapped up ready for delivery.
Since we keep the entire production process in-house, we’re able to offer a speedy turnaround, ensuring your printed materials are with you before you know it.
Delivery / Installation
No matter your location, our UK-wide installation team can mount your signs using the latest techniques and equipment that ensures a perfect finish. We’ll even remove and responsibly dispose of any old signage.
For clients going the DIY route, we utilise a network of trusted delivery partners to get your sign from our factory to your door in the fasted time possible.
While Dibond signage should last indefinitely indoors, if you want to keep any outdoor signs in pristine condition, our maintenance team will be happy to schedule regular visits to clean and check your signage, ensuring it continues to look as good as the day it was installed.
What Are You Waiting For?
From start to finish, JMF is your one-stop shop for all your Dibond printing needs. We take care of everything, so you can focus on what you do best: running your business.
We combine excellent service with superior print quality and super-fast delivery. What’s more, we can offer a new customer discount for orders of specific quantities, so don’t hesitate, and give us a call today; we can’t wait to get to work!