Channel letters are custom-made metal or plastic letters commonly used in exterior signage on public and commercial buildings, and often internally illuminated. Unlit three dimensional letters that are applied to sign panels or monuments are usually referred to as dimensional letters.Give your business or office building that professional look with custom illuminated channel letters from DixieSigns.
A channel letter is a sheet of plexiglas that has been cut to a specific shape (such as a logo) that is framed within a metal box. The box contains a series of rows of LEDs which can be controlled by a switch or an automated timer. Coloured or printed translucent vinyl is applied to the plexiglas face to make the letters glow any colour. Call our designers today to learn more about illuminated channel letters for your business.
Neon Channel Letter signs are standard channel letters, we cover the neon with a clear acrylic face to protected exposed neon form outside elements, ie., weather, birds, etc. This allows for the exposed neon to be seen, also, the inside of the channel letter interior itself to add to the dimensional look.
Formed channel letters can be ordered without lighting or fully populated with colorful LEDs and corresponding transformers in a variety of face colors. A plastic molded cover snaps over the base. The cover, or face, can be flat, round or "prismatic" (faceted face) and is made from translucent light-diffusing colored plastic. Light is emitted from both the face and the sides of the letter.The plastic face can also be made with a translucent chrome finish so the letters appear chrome by day, but still light up at night.
BACK (HALO)-LIT LETTERS:
This type of Channel letters is constructed from metal(i.e., aluminum) and the lighting is directed to the back. The light of Backlit sign letter floods the wall that the letter is mounted to and creates a negative space at night. Letters in this `style are also called halo letters. It is usually the most expensive form to manufacture.
REVERSE LIT LETTERS:
reverse lit channel letter signs are mounted away from the wall, causing the light to form a halo effect behind the sign. The distance from the sign to the wall they're mounted on enables the halo of illumination around each individual character, helping the reverse lit channel letters to stand out.
These letters combine the same features of a face and back-lit letter.