First Surface vs. Second Surface Application

At Golden Rule Signs, we understand the importance of having a sign that not only looks great, but also lasts long. That’s why we offer our clients the highest quality and most durable option for creating a sign face. While other vendors may cut corners by printing on an adhesive material and sticking it onto a plastic sign face (1st Surface Application), this method exposes the print directly to the harsh elements of the sun, wind, and air pollution. This results in a short lifespan for the sign face as the ink fades and becomes dirty.

We believe in providing our customers with a superior option that will truly stand the test of time. Our Second Surface Application involves printing on the inside of polycarbonate, which not only protects the ink from the elements but also has UV filtering properties. This means that the print and image on the sign face will remain vibrant and colorful for much longer, even when exposed to harsh outdoor conditions. Polycarbonate are the most durable sign face material available. Check out the video below!

We follow our namesake by treating our customers and their signs with the utmost care and respect. We want you to have a sign that represents your business or organization in the best way possible. 

Can I Break it?

One of the ways in which we try to “Do the right thing!” is to provide our customers with a specific material that they likely do not know to ask for, but definitely want; UV resistant polycarbonate material.  This material is virtually indestructible and ages very well.  Many local sign shops will sell you an acrylic sign face with vinyl lettering on the outside.  this is the most basic way to build a sign face and it will need to be replaced in 3-5 years if it doesn’t break.  We use the best materials and practices because we know how you expect your sign to perform.  

As you can tell, this is incredibly strong material.  If we can help at all on your sign journey, don’t hesitate to reach out.  You are in good hands with us!

What else does Golden Rules Sign offer?

Cell Modem Connectivity

Enjoy a fast and easy connectivity experience thanks to our partnership with Verizon wireless. No more running ethernet cables and pointing wifi antennas. Talk with our staff to find out of cell modem connectivity is the best choice for your project.

Cloud-Based Software

Securely hosted on Amazon AWS, and ready for 2 factor authentication, our content and sign management platform is accessible from any web browser. Impact Cloud Plus, is action packed with all the features your customers will expect and plenty they’ll be happy to learn!


GRS leads the way in both indoor and outdoor LED sports signs and scoreboards. Both indoor and outdoor LED screens can be used as multi-sport scoreboards, live broadcast screens or advertising displays, or all three at the same time. Let us help you with that.