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*Anodized or Polished finishes require a stud mount to produce


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Order Summary

PRODUCT: Cut Aluminum Letters:

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Waterjet cut from solid sheet

All our cut aluminum sign letters are cut using computer guided waterjet machines that leave the edge with a decorative frosted appearance. Cut aluminum letters are versatile and allow for virtually any shape, letter or logo to be cut with precision in thicknesses from 1/8" to 1.5". It should be said that if you need aluminum letters that are 1/2" or greater, it is far better economy to opt for Cast Aluminum Letters.

Cast letters and even Fabricated Channel letters may cost less than comparable cut letters that are over 1/4" thick.

Comparisson of cast aluminum letter prices vs cut aluminum letters


Similar to Laser cutting, Waterjets use a fine stream of water mixed with garnet under high pressure to produce intricate detail. For this reason we can cut almost any font or shape that you can imagine. The only limitation is sizes less than 1" tall as the pressure of the jet stream will bend tiny letters. If you need letters smaller than 1" then we can cut them using CNC mills. See the ordering page for Mini Metal Letters.

Self Install:

All cut letters come with a variety of hardware options that allow for very simple installation. For outdoor use most professional installers will choose the stud mount. By the way, when we say stud we are not referring to the studs in your wall. A stud is a length of threaded rod that screws into the back of the letter and anchors it to the wall. Double face tape is available on letters up to 6" tall but due to liability of letters falling from walls, the factory prefer you to mount heavier letters with studs. At the bottom of this page is a full list of the hardware options available and their usage. We also have videos of letter installation procedures for various mounts which cover most of our letter types. Installation Videos.

For stud mounts a drilling pattern is essential for perfect alignment and can be ordered during the checkout process. Drilling installation pattern

For indoor mounting, a full size stencil pattern can be useful for perfect alignment and can be ordered during the checkout process. Stencil installation pattern

Anodized, Painted or Brushed?

Anodizing is a process where the aluminum letters are suspended in a chemical that changes the hardness of the outer aluminum layer and can impart color into the metal. The process makes the aluminum letters UV and weather safe without the need for clear coating. Anodizing does not however protect against scratching, so if you order anodized letters it is very important to protect them from damage during the installation process.

Painted Aluminum is more cost effective than anodizing and can provide letters with unlimited color variations including Sherwin Williams, PPG and Pantone shades if desired. All our letters are painted in professional automotive quality booths using wet spray. We do not offer powder coating but you can order the letters ready for powdercoat. Email for details.

Brushed and polished aluminum letters are also available in the finishes section. Polishing provides a near mirror finish, We do not offer Chrome.


The price of sheet aluminum has climbed dramatically in the past 4 years. Therefore we recommend that solid metal letters be used outdoors only. For indoor applications, our indoor display letters which are a hybrid of aluminum laminated to acrylic will provide you the same metal look at a fraction of the cost of solid metal. These hybrids indoor letters include Metal Faced Acrylic, Metal on Foam and Gemleaf.

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Typically 7 to 10 production days. Products ship from closest plant to your location, Texas, Nevada, Virginia, Minnesota

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.

welded stud option


Only available on 1/8" material thickness. Welded studs are prone to failure and we recommend the 1/4" material option with drilled and tapped studs that are removable. A stud mount of one form or another is required when ordering Polished or Anodized letters because the manufacturing process cannot be done without them.

removable stud option


The most popular mount with cut metal letters is the stud mount. Aluminum letters and numbers with removable or screw in studs, have been drilled and tapped on the back of the letter to accept the stud. The stud then gets glued into your mounting surface with silicon caulk or epoxy and holds the letters firmly in place. All stud type mounts require a mounting pattern to properly locate where to drill for the studs. A stud mount of one form or another is required when ordering Polished, Anodized or Powdercoated aluminum letters because the manufacturing process cannot be done without them.

edge mount option


The bottom stud (or top or both!) gives you tapped holes in the edge of the letters for mounting in a vertical configuration. Metal letters have to be at least 3/8" thick to drill the holes and the letters have a minimum height of 4" Round letters will have flat bottoms and the same applies to top drilled letters. Metal letters 8" or more must by code have tie backs when used outside. We do not supply tie backs.

bottom or top rail option


Maximum length of rail is 8ft and not available for letters greater than 24" or less than 4". Metal letters are bolted through the rail into their edge and can be done either on the bottom, the top or both by request. This ordering form only provides a single rail on the bottom of the letters. For additional options please contact us for a quote.

combo-all mount option


The double rail is mostly used for installation on metal corrugated buildings. It does detract from the look of the sign and is considered old school. In today's world a metal conduit raceway from home depot would look better to mount your letters on, and they come ready finished. Double rail mount has a maximum 8ft length and the rails are pre drilled to accept the letters ordered with screws that go through the rail into the letters. Assembly is required.

angle bracket mount option


Angle bracket is mounted to a flat surface like a roof parapet and the letters are attached to the rail at the bottom only. This mount will require tie backs if outside and over 8" letter height.


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 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.

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.