Types of Channel Letters
Channel Letters are fabricated out of aluminum sheets of several different thicknesses up to 1/4″ thick. These thicknesses are used on whatever the engineering calculations come out to be be for your specific design and size of your sign. The standard depth of channel letters is 5″. We fabricate acrylic plastic letters for the front of the aluminum channel letter using computer driven cnc router machines that make it possible to cut to match the aluminum letters, so they fit perfectly together. This makes a beautiful 3 dimensional sign structure with LED lighting behind the acrylic and inside the aluminum letter.
There are several types of channel letters and combinations in this category. They can be installed individually to the building fascia or mounted on a raceway. Since they were illuminated with neon for many many years they used to be called neon channel, nowadays they also can be illuminated with LED’s. This type of sign can be considered an outdoor sign or an indoor sign depending on the location.