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ALUMINUM CHANNEL LETTERS

  • Letters and logos from 16 inch to 60 inches tall
  • Typical 8 to 10 day production time
  • Brushed aluminum finish or Painted any color!
  • Aluminum letter finishes include Brushed and Painted
  • Up to 6 inces deep

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Installation of painted aluminum channel letters at locker room store

Aluminum Channel Letters are handcrafted from premium alloy 5052, with a robust .090” (2.3mm) face and .063” (1.5mm) returns that are precision MIG welded. Available painted or Satin brushed and made from virtually any font or your illustrator artwork, this offering truly expands our ability to provide rugged larger letters and logos. Sizes range from 16” to 60” tall with return depths up to 6"! Typical 10 to 15 day production time

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ALL OUR LETTERS AND LOGOS CARRY OUR LIFETIME GUARANTEE!

Picture of a welding operation on fabricated channel letters

PRICE AND ORDER HERE

All letters are individual. No Backgrounds are supplied.

 Step 1: Enter Letters, Numbers
Line 1
 Step 2 Size
 Step 3: Depth
 Step 4: Style/Font
 Step 5: Color/Finish
Displays your letters in the chosen font
 Alignment
 Background
 Automatic
 Step 6: Mounting Hardware
Line 1

Product comes with stud mounting hardware.

 Stud Length
 Wall Standoff
 Quantity
Total Character Count: 0
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Install patterns can be purchased at checkout




Important Pricing Considerations

Fonts

  • Block Fonts are 20% cheaper than Serif Fonts
  • Font selection is restricted by chosen letter height. Larger sizes have more fonts.
  • Thin or Curly fonts are not good candidates for production with LED.
  • Script fonts are not listed but can be made at 30% extra cost if they meet production guidelines
  • Custom fonts are available for these large fabricated aluminum sign letters when they meet minimum production guidelines. In general ANY custom font will be the same price as similar fonts found on the list.

Size, Depth & Finish

  • The larger the size, the more depth is available.
  • Pricing is determined by Size, Depth, Finish and Font
  • Minimum size is 16". Sizes over 60" Email for quote with details on font, size, finish
  • For sizes less than 16 inch we provide Stainless Steel Letters

ALUMINUM CHANNEL LETTERS

Fabricated reverse channel sign letters

ALUMINUM CHANNEL LETTERS

Fabricated reverse channel sign letters


What you need to know about Mounts and Mounting Patterns

The What

Both the Aluminum and Stainless Steel Channel letters primarily use the stud mount method for affixing to vertical walls. In terms of installation, it is a simple way to ensure perfect alignment and spacing of all the letters and words in your sign and it is the most secure way to prevent those letters from falling off or being stolen. A stud mount is essentially lengths of all threaded rod that screw into drilled and tapped holes in the back of the letters. You screw in the studs to the letters and then "glue" the studs into holes in your mounting surface using either silicon caulk, liquid nails, epoxy or mortar. While there are other types of mounts and specialty hardware for mounting to a variety of situations, the stud mount on metal channel letters is king.

The Why

Just like any other tool, a mounting installation pattern or stencil guide is a tool that no sign professional would do without. For the average DIY person installing individual cut letters, having a mounting pattern to go by will be like hiring a professional sign installer, for a fraction of the labor cost. At first glance, a mounting pattern looks expensive and many customers forego it to save on costs but it is a false economy which will become apparent when they start to install their sign. Proper spacing and alignment of letters is not something you want to eyeball or guess at when installing a sign at your business. The human eye will easily pick up on any imperfection and if your sign looks bad, so will you.

The How

Before you begin, note that some patterns will have each character numbered. If so, you will find a corresponding number on the back of each metal letter and they MUST go in that position(1 to 1 and 2 to 2 etc), so sort and match first! While you are doing this go ahead and screw the metal threaded rods into each tapped hole. For welded studs (1/8" material only) skip this since they are already welded on and not removable. Now, take your pattern and tape it securely to the mounting surface. Using a heavy metal punch and hammer, mark each stud position through to the mounting surface. This avoids drilling through the pattern which may tear it. When all are marked, remove the pattern and drill holes 2" deep. Now coat each stud and fill each hole with adhesive and push the letter in to the wall. DONE!!!

Mounting patterns with stud locations cannot be made after the letters ship.

TIP: Whenever you are finished installing your letters, keep the install pattern in a safe place in case you ever need to move your sign!


Technical Drawings


The Stud Mount

About Installation Patterns

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.

Halo lighted channel letters cannot be produced in sizes smaller than 6". Depending on the font chosen, channel letters may need to be greater than 12" tall to be produced at all. Letter sizes are priced by the inch of height.

The letter depth is tied to the letter height. The taller the letters are the more depth we can provide but it does add cost to the letter

This product is size and font dependent. Small sizes under 12 inches can only be made in block fonts and all capitals whereas most larger sizes can be made in any font. 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.

Channel letters can be brushed or polished stainless steel or can have a titanium coating that imparts color to the metal and improves it's longevity. Stainless 316 alloys or titanium coatings should be considered for coastal environments. Paint is also an option on the color list tabs.