Whether they’re spell out letters, numbers, symbols, or logos, dimensional letters and channel letter signs are perfect for any business that wants to stand out from the rest. They’re commonly used by restaurants, banks, shopping centers, and offices.
These signs are fabricated using stainless steel and aluminum with acrylic faces (if face-lit). They can be front and back-lit, or back-lit and neon-exposed.
Channel letters are illuminated 3D signs that help customers locate your business, no matter what time of day it is. They are also an effective way to reinforce your brand image and company style.
These signs are available in a variety of styles, thicknesses, colors, and fonts. They are great value options because they are durable and can be used for many years.
There are four main parts to a channel letter sign: the face, the return, the back, and the lighting element. The face is typically acrylic (though aluminum may be used depending on whether the letter is standard or halo lit), the return is metal, and the back is made from plastic, polycarbonate, or aluminum sheeting. The lighting can be neon, LED, or programmable lighting modules.
A metal channel letter is a three-dimensional sign that’s internally illuminated using LED’s or neon lights. The back and sides of the sign are fabricated from aluminum, and the face is a router-cut acrylic or polycarbonate. A trim cap is screwed onto the borders of the face and can be made from either aluminum or plastic.
The sign can be open-lit, which leaves the front of the letters open to expose the neon and accentuate its brightness, or it can be reverse lit, creating a halo effect around each letter. There’s also dual-lit, which combines the front and back lit effects.
Both types of signs offer a unique look that helps customers recognize your business. They are available in many different fonts, styles and sizes so you can convey your brand message effectively.
The style of a sign plays an important role in how visible it is. It can set a professional or fun tone and can be designed to work alongside smaller signs for cohesive branding. A clear font is also key to visibility, as is positioning the sign directly in passersby routes.
These dimensional letters are a great way to draw attention and bring customers in. They can be back-lit for a halo effect and are available in a wide variety of sizes and fonts.
They are typically made of an acrylic face routed to the shape of a letter, number or logo. They also have a trim cap to hold the face and returns together, which is molded around the edges. They can be fabricated out of aluminum or another material depending on whether they are standard front-lit or halo lit.
As the name implies, dimensional letter signage has some thickness to it. The signs can come in a wide range of thicknesses from 1/8 inch to 2 inches depending on the style and needs of the sign.
The thicker the dimensional letters, the more they will stand out and catch people’s attention. This is why you need to choose the thickness that works best with your design and needs.
If your lease agreement or local regulations allow for it, illuminated channel letters are a great option to draw in customers and create a wow factor for your business. The back lighting can provide a unique glow and even add a halo effect that helps to make the signage stand out. The layered lighting can also add to the overall aesthetics of the signage and help it blend in with your building and surrounding scenery.
Front and back-lit channel letters are a great way to add a wow factor to your sign. These types of dimensional signs can help you connect with customers and prospects, building awareness about your company or organization for everyone who sees it.
These LED-illuminated signs can be fabricated with your branding guidelines in mind, making it easy to follow all brand guidelines for consistency. They’re a smart option for retail businesses, strip malls and office buildings. They’re also a great addition to monument and pylon signs. Prices vary per design request, as different lighting and mounting options impact the final price. Some options include: flush mount, raceway or wireway. Each type of installation has its own advantages and benefits. The best choice for you will depend on your location, your building restrictions and the visibility of your sign.
If your brand identity requires for a classic, businesslike appearance, Mello Signs channel and dimensional letters can improve your establishment’s visibility and attractiveness.