How to Order Samples of Real Metal Coatings from Atlas Signs and Plaques
It is nice to see and touch before making an online purchase, and we happily accommodate by sending out samples. Atlas is a small business, producing strictly custom signs and plaques, We sell directly to consumers and businesses with none of the overhead of going through a middleman. Samples, like any plaque, need to be created. This has a real cost, so we charge. Samples can be sent back to us for a full refund, less shipping cost. We feel this is the most fair and does not pass the cost of samples to those who do not require them.
And for the most part after you have reviewed the sample do you really need it laying around creating more clutter or throwing it out filling up land fills. We like the idea of recycling the samples and hope you do to...of course, if you choose not send them back it is okay but we also don't send you a refund. Samples also must be returned in condition they were received to receive refund. Meaning if you do destructive testing on the samples don't send it back for a refund.
Price is $10 for each sample. You only need to pick the metal and we try to include a little raised and a little recessed in each sample so you get the idea.
Samples are 4-6 square inches with at least one edge finished so that you can that detail too. If you need or want something more specific, custom samples are available please email us here with request.
Additional Sign Information
Signs ship two to three weeks from order date.
We create our products using an 8-step-process that applies real metal to a durable high density urethane sign foam (HDU) base. Our modern method gives the ageless beauty of real cast metal without the weight, cost, or limitations of foundry castings. Atlas Signs and Plaques will not rust, rot, fade, or promote insects and are suitable for exterior applications.
To support our community, Atlas signs and plaques are Handcrafted in the USA using American Materials and Labor.
***Note: Hanger Style Keyhole style mounting is standard on most signs. The primary exception being our 3D Plaques which are offered only with our T-30 Screw mounting system. See our installation page to learn more of your choices in Hanger Styles and to see videos on how to mount the signs.
Stakes, signs brackets, hooks and posts - are mostly dropped shipped from other suppliers. We are told that they are Made in the USA however a few of the brackets are from Mexico. We do our best to be 100% Made in the USA, but will be honest with you when we are not positive.
There is more you should know before ordering so please visit our Materials Muse page, Metal Finishes, and FAQ page for frequently asked questions.