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METAL FACED ACRYLIC SIGN LETTERS

Gorgeous Indoor Display Letters that feature a real metal face

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help  Face Color  
help  Edge Color  
help  Gloss Level

Mounting Options

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Order Summary

PRODUCT: Metal Faced Acrylic Letters:

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Optional Installation Patterns
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Where have I seen these before?

The chances are you have seen this product in use many times before. Because they have a real metal face and are relatively inexpensive when compared to solid metal letters they have been showing up behind reception desks everywhere. Hotel lobbies, doctors waiting rooms and even in the board room of fortune 500 companies, metal faced acrylic letters are all over town. They first started showing up about 20 years ago when someone that made sign letters had the idea to take thin sheets of decorative aluminum and marry them with glue under high pressure to sheets of foam or acrylic. That done they cut the letters out with CNC precision and they swept the market. Finally there was a low cost, high end solution for splashing the name of your establishment behind the reception desk.

Can I put them outdoors?

Chemetal™, the manufacturer of the aluminum sheets say that their products are not intended for outdoor use. This is because the anodizing process used is type 1 which is not color safe or UV resistant. Many of the colored sheets like Brass, Bronze and Pewter will tend to bleed their color or turn purple when left outside. There is also concern that in hot climates the temperature may get high enough to melt the glue that bonds the two materials together causing separation. That being said I know of several cases where they have been used outside and suffered no ill effects from it. So, the answer is yes, at your risk and your discretion. The lifetime manufacturer warranty will be voided for any installation outdoors.

Self Install:

Metal face acrylic letters are lightweight and easily installed on drywall with double face tape. Because the base material is acrylic they have the same mounting options as acrylic. 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, combo or Combo-all type 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

Usage:

Metal faced acrylic letters are for indoor use. For outdoor use review the page here for Outdoor Building Letters or the page for solid metal letters

Colors:

Metal face acrylic letters are usually seen with a black edge, the black being the edge of the underlying acrylic color. We have been asked if the edge can be the same material or color as the face and the answer is that if you are trying to make them look like solid metal then you should buy solid metal. There is no way to do anything to the edge color except to choose an acrylic base that has a color close to the chosen face color, ie: Brushed aluminum face with platinum acrylic edge, or order a painted edge which will also cover the thin edge of the face metal that is usually shiny aluminum.The most popular face and edge combination by far is brushed aluminum on black acrylic. The two tone edge does not detract from the letters, it actually enhances their appeal. There are many varieties of face finish available, 16 at last count all the way from brushed or polished aluminum to Brass and Bronze and Black and Pewter. Colors can be chosen during the ordering process above.

Metal color selection


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PRODUCTION LEAD TIMES

Product usually ships in 5 to 7 working days from the Iowa plant.

*This can change based on the plant capacity and prevailing orders, and also on staff problems with Covid-19

REVIEWS

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 or thickness of laminated letters can be any of the choices in the options box. Adding depth does increase cost which will be shown when selected.

Laminated letters can be cut from virtually any font or provided artwork. The font chosen does not add to the price so go ahead and get creative. If you need a font not listed on the standard or custom menu you can request it by sending us an email with the details of the font needed. We will try to locate and add the font to our custom list.

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.

Laminate letters have a variety of face finishes to choose from.

Laminated letters are 2 tone in that the edge color can be different to the face color. It is not possible to have the edge and face be the same material but you can make them close to the same color

If a painted edge is chosen you have the option to select the gloss level of the paint. Standard colors are not painted and are always semi-glossy from the cutting process.

Hardware mounts are not required and do add a percentage to the letter cost if chosen. In addition, installation patterns (available at checkout) are cheaper for non-stud type mounts.

Standard length will be based on letter height. Most stud mounted letters indoor only require 1" studs but you can opt to choose longer studs which would be beneficial if wall standoff is desired.

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 if choosing this option.