Standard fonts usually ship in 7-10 working days from Iowa
Custom fonts require molds to be made and usually ship in 10 working days
Highest quality, hand-finished cast aluminum and bronze letters from metal foundries with all-electric, pollution-free furnaces. Custom fonts and logos are economic in cast bronze or aluminum, with a variety of finish options, including polished, oxidized and anodized, all made in the USA, produced and shipped in typically 8 to 10 production days.
Cast Metal letters are hand finished, lead free and surprisingly inexpensive. Made in all electric, pollution free furnaces, these heavy metal letters feature greater depths than can be found in any of the cut metal letters we make, and because they are castings, they use less metal and that translates to price per letter.
When considering a cast letter against a flat cut letter, consider the depth and price of cast when compared to a similar depth in cut metal.
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.
The depth of a vacuum formed letter is determined by the height of the letter. Larger letters have greater depth than smaller ones. The depth shown is for information only. It cannot be changed.
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 email@example.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.
Cut letters can be finished in a variety of ways. Please refer to the choices at the bottom of this page. Some finishes can only be done on certain sizes or thickness of letters. Painted finishes can be the ones on our picker or for a small fee can be any pantone, sherwin Williams or PPG color.
Painted letters can be ordered in 4 different gloss levels. Standard colors are not painted and are always high gloss.
Cut letters can be configured in various ways but they are dependent on the finish of the letters and the heights and fonts also. We try to present the choices available for the choices you have made elsewhere in this ordering page.
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 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 profile of a letter or number is how you will see it when you view it edge on as a cross section. A bevel face profile will have a prismatic look like a roof, rising steeply from the edge to the center of the letter stroke. A Round profile will have a half moon face that is rounded from edge to edge. A flat face profile will have slightly rounded corners due to the molding process and then be flat from edge to edge.
Install patterns are priced based on the total amount of letters ordered. The price covers the entire order and the type of pattern sent varies on the type of mount chosen. If ordered, a drilling pattern is sent with all stud type letters, a stencil pattern for all letters where glue or tape is used. A Spacing guide is sent for all molded letters that are not using stud type mounts.