ESCO Manufacturing can provide you with a wide variety of face materials and decoration options at competitive prices with industry-leading quality. Our experienced team of artists takes great pride in assuring your digital print, vinyl or sprayed decoration will be perfect, with no patches, bubbles, blemishes or distortions.

Some of our capabilities include:
  • Advanced design software and high-speed printers and plotters
  • Large stock selection of high performance vinyl and polycarbonate
  • Distortion abilities to apply vinyl to face before emboss forming
  • 2nd surface application for durability and longevity of graphics
  • First surface decoration with protective laminate
  • Certified painters for spraying of difficult colors or complex designs
  • Computerized precision paint color matching system
  • Three pan formers (to 8' x 14') to accommodate volume production
  • Polycarbonate faces can be cut to exact measurements for replacement faces--or fit into a cabinet as part of a turnkey project

  • Face Options

    Face options include rigid flat or formed, embossing, debossing, routed aluminum, and flexible to accommodate most any application. Replacement or undecorated options can also be requested.

    Rigid Flat
    Depending upon the depth of the cabinet being utilized, basic flat rigid faces are often a viable and economical option. We will trim the face material to any size desired, to standard or custom shapes.

    Formed Rigid Faces
    Thermoformed, or "pan" faces are one of the most popular products at ESCO. Our computer assisted pan forming machines assure perfect face manufacturing for a series of 1 or 1000 sign faces. We have our own tooling shop and robotics machines to accommodate molds for embossing and debossing. Custom pan sizes or logos are no problem for our experienced operators. Common size molds are stocked in-house and custom molds are created on-site.

    Routed Aluminum#

    Routed aluminum
    Routed aluminum gives a very "upscale" look. ESCO stocks sheet aluminum sizes to fit most any application. One method of face installation is using a flat sheet of aluminum to do a "shoebox" effect with no visible retainers. With a plastic underlay or clear push through letters, also applied from the inside of the routed face, gives added dimension. The push through letters can be specified as polished and clear, or frosted and semi-translucent.

    Flex Face#

    Flexible Faces
    ESCO helped pioneer the flexible face market in the 1970's as a complimentary product to our sign cabinets. We continue to manufacture large flexible faces and cabinets in unique shapes. The faces can be secured with clamps or wedges. Bleed face options are available as well. Clear protective top coating is offered to extend the look and visual appeal of flexible faces--preventing degradation of graphics from smog, fumes, dirt, bird droppings, sun, and weather.