Channel letters are 3-dimensional graphic sign elements. The channel is fabricated from sheet metal, typically aluminum, so it will not rust. To make the channel letters, a flat sheet of aluminum is typically cut on a table by a computer-controlled router. This creates the back of the channel and is the basis for the letter. Call on us for your channel letters projects.
The sides of the channel letter, called the “returns”, are formed by bending a 3- to 6-inch-wide strip of aluminum sheet around the aluminum back.
This return can be welded at the seam or flanged and riveted to the back to create a solid shape of the channel letter. The letter is then painted and fitted with any lighting component including neon gas tubes or LED/ light-emitting diode modules.
A translucent plastic face usually of 3/16″ thick sheet acrylic 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, custom channel letters draw the eye of passers-by.
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