The Unique Properties of Titanium Signs

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
January 17, 2022 1:42:13 PM PST January 17, 2022 1:42:13 PM PSTth, January 17, 2022 1:42:13 PM PST

Everyone knows that titanium is strong, but did you know that it is also corrosion-resistant as well? While titanium is nearly as strong as high-strength steel, it is 40 - 45% lighter than steel. Due to its high strength, corrosion resistance, and low weight properties; titanium is trusted for some of the most demanding disciplines, such as aerospace engineering, airline production, dentistry, and biomedical for medical implants. There are even many parts composed of titanium that make up The International Space Station (ISS).


Titanium is resistant to corrosion caused by water and chemicals due to a layer of titanium dioxide that forms of the surface of the material. This thin layer is incredibly difficult for corrosive elements to penetrate, and provides it with its anti-erosion property.


This metal is also non-magnetic, non-toxic, and non-allergenic. These properties have led titanium to becoming a leader in dental implants and prosthetics, since they will not produce a negative immune response.


Using Titanium for Signage

Titanium also makes a great option for creating signs. Due to its durability and being light-weight, it can become an ideal option for harsh environments, such locations near salt water.


While stainless steel is a common material to create an outdoor sign, stainless steel cannot stand up to the corrosion caused by salt water. This makes titanium the best option for those who plan to create a sign near the ocean or in a location that will come in contact with salt water.


Some of the most common signs to create using titanium are engineering labels, outdoor storefront and business signs, beach house signs, cabin rental labels, direction and information signs, stencils, and signage for boats.


If you’re looking to design your own corrosive-resistant, light weight, and strong titanium sign, you can find it at PlaqueMaker.com.


If the sign is going to be used in a harsh environment, select the standard, laser-fused engraving, for a sign that will last a lifetime. With the laser-fused engraving, black ink is fused to the surface of the metal. It will not fade or scratch off. You can also add UV color printing to print in full color. The UV color printing is guaranteed to last 2 years outdoors. This UV color printing is printed on the surface and will eventually come off the metal.


PlaqueMaker can craft your sign in any size and shape up to 48x24”. The titanium signs are crafted from grade 2, 20-gauge titanium. Even select from a wide variety of mounting options, from holes and screws to sign stands. Check out the titanium signs here.