What is Brushed Stainless Steel?
The material we know as stainless steel (also commonly referred to as "Inox" or "Rostfrei") is such a common feature of 21st century living that there can be few of us who have not seen or handled articles made from it. But how many of us really know what stainless steel is?
Like all types of steel, stainless steel is not a single metal but an alloy that is a material made from two or more separate elements alloyed or "melted" together. What all steels have in common is that their major "ingredient" (alloying element) is the metal iron, to which a small amount of carbon has been added. Stainless steel was invented early in the 20th century when it was discovered that a certain amount of the metal chromium (usually a minimum of 11 per cent) added to ordinary steel gave it a bright shiny gloss and made it highly resistant to tarnishing and rusting. This rust-resisting property which we call “corrosion resistance” is what sets stainless steel apart from most other forms of steel.
What effects can be achieved?
With a little creativity there are lots of effects and contrasts that can be created with brushed stainless steel letters and logos.
You can also combine brushed stainless steel with other materials like acrylic & aluminium composite creating whole new looks.
Why Use Brushed Stainless Steel?
Using brushed stainless steel letters and logos gives a high quality finish where image and professionalism is everything (instead of using brushed aluminium composite – a cheaper alternative).
The main reason is for the life expectancy, as above in the first two paragraphs you will see that brushed stainless steel has a extremely high resistance to corrosion giving you a much longer life span than any other non alloy product.
Where is this Lettering used?
These brushed letters & logos can be used internally or externally. Brushed Stainless Steel is totally weatherproof product and gives you a tough robust finish but if you live in a costal area we would always advise you use the 316 marine grade as salt water/air can attack and penetrate deep through the chromium layer into the steel causing it to take on a corrosion rusting leading to failure of the brushed stainless steel.
What happens to the waste from our letters and logos?
This product is fully recyclable, we would always recommend brushed stainless steel as there is no substitute for quality and the long life span as well as being fully recyclable, but not all customer want the cost and will some time go for it’s cheaper imitation material of brushed aluminium composite.
What makes our flat cut lettering and logos better than the rest?
Trade signs UK uses the best suppliers in the UK and holds a large quantity of QUALITY stock to help provide you with the fast service and cost effective product that you need to be successful. All flat brushed stainless steel letters that need locators are stud welded or brass locators via braising with high break solder which allows us to powder coat, wrap and pack the items immediately for dispatch to arrive on your door step the next working day!
What services do we offer?
Tradesigns UK offer three services on brushed stainless steel letters and logos, our normal service is as per our price guide with goods dispatched in 3 – 5 working days as standard, we also offer the following premium service for those urgent deadlines:
48 hour service – add 20% to the price guide (goods will be ready for collection or dispatch within 48 hours)
24 hour service – add 40% to the price guide (goods will be ready for collection or dispatch within 24 hours)
No other competitor offers this level of service within the industry and is a true testament to our company’s goals of the ultimate customer service in manufacturing and sign making equipment supplies as on our online shop.
You supply the artwork in EPS Vector format to scale ready to cut and we will do the rest, using the brushed stainless steel to make the best flat cut letters on the market.
Why our letters and logos are the best?
With over two decades of experience in the sign industry we have purchased only the best technologies and tooling for the job, primarily we cut all letters with Laser Cutters with bed sizes of 3000mm x 1500mm so sign companies get only the best results.
There are many suppliers of brushed stainless steel letters and logos.
What we supply to you is THE BEST PRICE,the HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICE and the most IN-DEPTH EXPERTISE and SERVICE.
Tradesigns UK has worked with brushed stainless steel since 2002 and has all the knowledge and advise to guide you to the correct product. When you buy from Tradesigns UK you don’t just buy a product you get all of the below:
-A high level of experience and expertise
-All the cutting edge production technologies for ultimate choice and flexibility.
-The best tried and tested adhesives and fixing systems on the Market
-A complete range of sign making products and services in our online shop
-Huge discounts and savings on our online shop as an account holder
-A comprehensive 12 month Tradesigns UK warranty on all manufactured products.
-Price matching - to ensure you get the best possible value
Because Tradesigns UK only buy the biggest and the best technologies in the market place you can utilise the full sheet size of any materialplus you can have large sign trays and panels manufactured to your specifications.
Before you think about ordering anywhere else we strongly recommend that you ask for a quote from us, it costs nothing and we are always there to support you and help you make the correct manufacturing decisions.
What sizes and finishes can I have my stainless steel letters and logos in?
BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL is available in 0.9mm to 3mm thick and it comes in sheets of 2500mm x 1250mm, 3050mm x 1500mm.
POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL is available in 0.9mm to 3mm thick and it comes in sheets of 2500mm x 1250mm, 3050mm x 1500mm.
GOLD BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL is available in 0.9mm to 3mm thick and it comes in sheets of 2500mm x 1250mm, 3050mm x 1500mm.
GOLD POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL is available in 0.9mm to 3mm thick and it comes in sheets of 2500mm x 1250mm, 3050mm x 1500mm.
DE-SCALED STAINLESS STEEL is available in 0.9mm to 3mm thick and it comes in sheets of 2500mm x 1250mm, 3050mm x 1500mm (this is the main product we use for powder coated letters and logos).
RIMEX RANGE OF STAINLESS STEELis available in 0.9mm to 3mm thick and it comes in sheets of 2500mm x 1250mm, 3050mm x 1500mm.(this is the specialist range of different textures and colours which we do not hold in stock but can manufacture in on request).
Which brushed stainless steel brands do we stock and use?
We do not have brands of stainless steel in the UK, most is imported from over sea’s which is readily available for making flat cut letters and logos. Tradesigns UK always hold a large stock to deal with customer fast time frame demands to meet those urgent deadlines.
What are the limits for cutting?
There are not many limits due to the accuracy of the technologies we have in house like the laser cutter which has a 0.2mm tolerance and a beam that has a cutting diameter of 0.3mm which enables it to get into the smallest parts of the letters and logos.
The only restrictions are the sheet sizes as above and the point where letters get to 35mm cap height. We tend to draw the line at 3mm thick brushed stainless steel due to the sheer weight of the product and hydraulic lifting equipment that would be needed to move the sheets.
Can we be beaten on price?
Our lettering and logo service is PRICE MATCHED if needed - you won't find better quality or cheaper prices anywhere, if you do then we will match it and then take another5% off of that. This is our commitment to you so you always know your getting the best quality and service on the market.
Tradesigns UK is one of the largest suppliers to the sign industry of flat cut brushed stainless steel letters and logos and has been a market leader for over 6 years in this field. With over 3000 customers on our books it’s clear to see why customers choose Tradesigns UK for all their letter and logo needs.