Visible by day, luminous at night, channel letters provide great depth and
precision to your company's sign.
Channel letters are also known as "internally illuminated letters." This description says it all in that each letter is generally lit from the inside with light shining through the plastic sign face or out the back of the letter (called a halo-lit, or reverse channel letter.) As is the case for most of the signs we offer, channel letters are custom made from metal and plastic, and are commonly illuminated with LED lighting (very efficient) or neon tubing.
Channel letters may be installed directly to the building fascia (each letter is mounted individually) or on a raceway. A raceway is a pre-fabricated metal box that runs the length of the channel letter sign. The raceway is then mounted directly to the building fascia. Your type of installation may be determined by the city ordinance or building owner's sign criteria. We can help you get the results you're looking for.
Our channel letters are UL certified and manufactured to the strictest standards, and meet all the necessary local electrical and building codes.
Types of Channel Letters
Standard letters are 3 dimensional letters covered with a plastic face and/or vinyl and illuminated from the inside.
These resemble Standard Letters but there is no plastic covering (unless clear acrylic), allowing the neon to show through.
These have a solid opaque front and are illuminated from behind the letter, causing a "halo effect" when illuminated at night.
All of these dimensional letter types can also be formed into custom graphics - logos - type styles - you name it. For a truly one of a kind, professional appearance, nothing beats the look of polished brass or brushed aluminum. Though more expensive than plastic or Minnesota injection molded letters, these cast metal letters are truly the Cadillac of dimensional letters.
All exterior grade Dimensional Letters are installed via aluminum all-thread studs. These studs are typically 4" long and screw into predrilled and tapped holes in the back of each letter. Generally, three or four studs are needed for each letter, regardless of size. Go mobile these letters for their clients, but client installation is possible as well. We will supply you with a pattern that indicates where to drill the necessary holes into the wall on which you wish to install your letters. Simply position this pattern on level on your wall or building. Tape it down, and drill the holes. Remove the pattern, put a bead of Silicone caulk on the aluminum stud and slide each letter into the predrilled holes. The letters will cure up and be secure within a couple of hours, but no holding in place is necessary. Just install and you are done.