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METAL FACE ACRYLIC SIGN LETTERS

satin gold letters for keys to the lake sign

METAL FACE ACRYLIC SIGN LETTERS

satin gold letters for keys to the lake sign

Beautiful display letters for indoor public areas

smoked aluminum sign letters spelling steel town properties
It used to be that if you wanted sign letters that looked like metal you had to buy solid metal. Now you can buy letters with a foam or acrylic back and sides and a real metal face done in 13 different anodized aluminum colors. Metal face acrylic laminated sign letters come in brushed and polished versions of gold, silver and bronze. These sign letters don't just look like metal, they ARE metal! Very thin decorative metal sheets are laminated under heat and pressure to a solid acrylic base to provide a stunning and low cost alternative to solid metals for indoor use.
Brushed aluminum metal face acrylic letters

INTERACTIVE MULTI-LINE SIGN DESIGNER AND ORDERING FORM

All letters come individual. We do not make the sign, we help you to make the sign
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 Enter Letters, Numbers
 Depth
 Size
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 Choose a Font
 Choose a Face Color
 Choose Edge Color
Size and Fonts are interactive. The bigger the size the more fonts become available. Custom fonts same price.
 Mounting Options
 Stud Length
 Wall Standoff
 Mounting Pattern     Auto Decide
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Production Times:

Ready to Ship in about 6 Business Days.

The production time is variable depending on the work load at the factory. Most times your product will ship in the given time frame or sooner but always allow for the worst case. Business days are defined as Monday to Friday excepting all public and federal holidays. The factory will not put anyone ahead of the queue not even if you pay for it but they will allow us to specify a "must ship" date and will tell us before accepting the order for production if they cannot make the date. This is done to prevent favoritism but the logic goes that if they agree to the must ship date they will expect you to reciprocate with expedited shipping which can get VERY expensive. We cannot even estimate the cost for expedited shipping due to the custom nature of the products being ordered. If your order is time dependent you must notify us during the order process at checkout in the comments box. If you do not notify us then we put you in the standard production queue.

Mounting Hardware

no mount option

The no-mount option is for when you want to glue letters directly to a flat surface using some kind of adhesive such as silicon caulk or liquid nails. The problem with this type of installation is that glue tends to squeeze out the edges and it can get very messy. Also, until your glue sets the letters can move around and for large letters that means you need to use long strips of masking tape to hold them in place.

double face tape option

Double sided tape can only be applied to letters up to 24" in height. If using this option then always use a liquid silicon caulk as well to protect the letters in case the tape should fail

stud mount option

This is the default stud mount. This option will have blocks glued to the backs of the letters that create a natural surface standoff of about 3/8" which can be enhanced by choosing a standoff length in the forms options. The blocks are drilled and tapped to accept studs(threaded rods) that get glued into holes drilled in the mounting surface. A drill mounting pattern is required.

pad mount option

Plastic pad extending beyond back of letter, typical with plastic letters, install product direct to wall without having to drill any holes. Installed with use of split stencil or spacing guide. Silicone is a common adhesive to hold such letters.

combo mount option

The combo or combination mount differs from the combination all mount in that it only has stud THROUGH pads on the tops of the letters and standard PAD mounts on the bottoms. This mount is useful where you want to drill as few holes as possible and still have mounting rods(studs) in the wall. Installed by drilling holes for the stud through pad and adhering non stud pads directly to mounting surface. A drill mounting pattern is required.

combination all mount option

The combination all mount is stud through pad on all points. This gives you adjustability on every stud and is useful for irregular surfaces such as corrugated metal buildings, lap siding, stone walls or anywhere you want a standoff form the wall that is adjustable during installation. A drill mounting pattern is required


Edge Colors

Acrylic edge colors

All other colors would be painted which adds 30% to the price.

Mounting Patterns

drilling pattern for stud mounted letters

Full size Drilling patterns are tracing of letters done by hand at the factory. The letters, with studs screwed into the back or into blocks, are then punched through the paper to show the exact location of the studs. Once taped onto a wall, the hole locations are then drilled and filled with adhesive for any installation using a threaded stud. $3.25 per letter.

pattern for pad and tape mounted letters

A pounce pattern is an outline drawing of letters ordered, full size, made on a plotter with a pounce tool instead of a pen. This tool punches small holes into the paper, following the exact outline of the letters. The installer will then tape this drawing on the wall and "dust" the surface with chalk. The chalk will create a "dusting outline" of the letters on the wall that is then used as a guide for installing plain or pad mounted letters. $3.25 per letter.

pattern for pad and tape mounted letters

Stencil is a full size cutout of smaller letters. This pattern cannot be ordered for Cast or Molded products. Guide for installing plain, pad or double face tape letters. Guide is taped to wall, letter set inside cutout, adhered to wall. $60 FOR UP TO 100 CHARACTERS. (We determine if Stencil or Split Stencil is best for your order.)

pattern for pad and tape mounted letters

This pattern cannot be ordered for Cast or Molded products. Split Stencil is a partial cutout of bottom portion of the letters above the baseline, plus 2" below the baseline that provides a perfect way to install plain, pad or double face tape flat cut out letters. This split stencil is generated using the same file that we use to produce your letters. $60 FOR UP TO 100 CHARACTERS. We determine if Stencil or Split Stencil is best for your order.)

pattern for pad and tape mounted letters

A guide for plain, pad or double face tape mounted letters. The letters in a specific copy are spelled out and properly spaced on a long pattern table or computer generated. A narrow (approximately 2") piece of paper contains small hash marks or plotted lower portions of the letters. This guide is then secured to the wall with tape by the installer and provides a visual guide for installing letters. $10 - ANY QUANTITY.


Face Finishes

901 Polished Aluminum

902 Brushed Aluminum

903 Polished Brass Aluminum

904 Brushed Light Brass Aluminum

906 Brushed Copper Aluminum

908 Satin Black Aluminum

909 Satin Silver Aluminum

910 Satin Gold Aluminum

911 Polished Smoked Aluminum

912 Satin Bronze Aluminum

915 Brushed Brass Aluminum

916 Brushed Pewter Aluminum

917 Brushed Black Aluminum

924 Bronze Stainless Aluminum

925 Brushed Medium Bronze Aluminum

927 Light Stainless Aluminum

Aligns the display output(below) either left, right or center justified. This image is passed along in your order. Alignment requires 2 or more lines of text. TIP: You can also indent text by using spaces before and after the text to move the line text to the left or right.

Sets a background to the preview so that you can judge the text color against a background color. Backgrounds are not provided in the order. All letters come as individual letters or numbers. We do not make the sign, we help you to make your sign.

Cut letters can be made in almost any size including fractions and lowercase and punctuation. Letter sizes are based on the inch and incur a price change when fractional as in 3-1/2 inch would be priced at the 4" cost so try not to go over by small amounts because even 1/8 over any inch mark will put you to the next price inch.

Cut letters are made from solid sheet. The thicker they get the more expensive and heavier they get. Small sizes are restricted to a maximum 3/8" depth but larger sizes can go to a full inch. Thick letters in cut metals are not very cost effective and if you are looking at anything over 3/8" you should take a look at cast metal letters in bronze or aluminum, or Fabricated stainless and aluminum letters which can have depths up to 6"!

This product is size and font dependent. Small sizes under 2 inches can only be made in block fonts and all capitals whereas most larger sizes can be made in any font regardless of if it's on our list. If you have your own font or your own artwork then we can accommodate that and there is usually no price difference. Send artwork in illustrator vector outlines to sales@signlettersource.com and include as much details about size, thickness, finish, mounts etc for a quick custom quote.

Type in the letters, numbers and punctuation, exactly as you want it to read when you make your sign. For multiple line signs, there are 3 other lines that will become available. What you type is what you will get. If lower case letters typed and the size is too small or lower case is not available in the chosen font, those letters will automatically convert to upper case and should convert back again when you change the height or size to something that has availability. What you type here will display in the preview area to the left along with correct real world dimensions. All letters are sent to you as individual letters and numbers, not as a ready made sign.

If you only want a series of numbers or numbers and letters for doors, then type them all in on line 1. Separate with a space but do not add comma's There is no need to add one number for each line.

If you want larger leading capitals in a phrase then you have to add the larger caps on a separate line.

There are 16 metal face finishes to choose from and all of them require no maintenance. Even though they are anodized aluminum, they are not suitable for outside use and may bleed color with excessive exposure to the elements.

Please refer to the mounting types at the bottom of this page. These letters have a solid flat back so it can be mounted either directly to a flat surface with silicon or it can have a stud mount with pins that go in the wall and provide better anchoring.

The factory recommends 2" of stud in the wall plus the amount of wall standoff desired, if any. In most cases it is best to leave this option at factory set unless you know you want longer studs for a special purpose installation

Wall standoff refers to how far you want the back of the letters to be from the surface you are mounting them on. The stud mount already has blocks glued to the backs of the letters which provide a stand off of about 3/8". If this is not sufficient you can choose a preferred stand off here. The factory will calculate the correct stud length and if choosing this option then it's best to leave the stud length at factory set.

The "Auto Decide" feature is best to be left on. Some patterns such as pounce and stencil are interchangeable but priced differently and with "Auto Decide" checked, we automatically configure this option with the most cost effective and best pattern. If you want to turn it off you can select from either the spacing guide or no mounts but be aware that both of these options may not be right for you and you cannot just send one back and get the other. Most patterns require the letters in hand at the factory to produce a mounting pattern. Spacing guides are ok for single lines of letters where the mounting method is either pad, tape or no mount, but for stud type mounts this pattern choice is next to useless. Please read up on the available choices at the bottom of this page.

When a quantity is set(such as for 2 sides of a sign), you only pay for and get one mounting pattern UNLESS the mount type is stud, combination or combination all. In that case you will need a mounting pattern for each set because the stud locations are never in the same position even when the letters are identical. This is due to the manufacturing process where the stud holes or mounting blocks are placed by hand after the letters are cut, cast or molded. The order totals will reflect this.

The edge color refers to the color of the material that the metal laminate is applied to. This can be a standard pigmented acrylic color or it can have a painted edge which adds 30% to the letter cost. If the thickness of the letter is greater than 1/2" then the painted edge is required and adds no extra cost to the letter.