Channel Letter Signs

Channel Letter Signs

Channel letters from Ad Image Signs are custom-made for your business and typically made out of steel, aluminum, or plastic letters. They are commonly used in exterior signage on public and commercial buildings, and often internally illuminated. Unlit three-dimensional channel letters that are applied to sign panels or monuments are usually referred to as dimensional letters.

A flat sheet of aluminum is typically cut on a table by a computer-controlled router, laser, or water jet, based on a vector-based art file. This creates the back of the channel and is the basis for the letter shape. The sides of the channel letter, called the returns, are then formed by bending a 3–6 in-wide strip of aluminum sheet around the aluminum back. This return can be welded at the seam or flanged and riveted or, with a metal stitcher, can be fastened with galvanized or stainless wire to the back to create a solid can in the shape of the letter. The letter can is painted and fitted with any lighting components necessary such as neon gas tubes or LEDs. A translucent plastic face usually of 3/16″ thick sheet acrylic fiber or polycarbonate is cut to fit the open face of the letter can. A trim cap border is applied to its edges which gives the letter face a finished appearance and creates a fastening surface to attach it to the letter can.

When illuminated at night, Channel Letter signs draw the eye of passers-by.

The possibilities are endless for Channel Letter signs. We encourage you to contact us and let us design a custom sign to get your business noticed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ad Image Signs & Advertising

Your Image is Our Image!

408.499.9622