Where can I get a new plastic sign face for my sign?
Let LetterBank help you to save big with new replacement sign plastic faces. Here are tips, a list of differences and more helpful information.
Flashing Arrow Portable Sign Parts make your sign look new again
Replacement sign parts for roadside readerboard (flashing arrow) signs. Wavy or flat sign faces, letter sets, track and plastic parts for your S&S Sign, OSA Sign or other portable sign.
How to choose and order Metal and Plastic Dimensional Letters for Buildings and Walls
It's so complicated to order dimensional letters for my business. We don't think it should be difficult. Here are some of the letters we make and a brief rundown on how to order them* Dimensional letters come in many options, styles, finishes, colors and options, including standard front-lighted and rear lighted. Some of the different kinds of letters include the conventional metal 'can' with a color plastic 'face' and LEDs inside, the newer all-plastic molded letters, 'reverse channel' (rear-lit) letters in many metal finishes, cut-out letter cabinets and many new and striking combinations have high-efficiency LED lighting. Of course, all of these are available without lighting as well, although not as effective or eye-catching as the indoor or outdoor lighted letter signs. Here's a breakdown by kind: Fabricated Letters (welded and fastened metal sides and backs with plastic color fronts)These combine the premium look of our fabricated metal letters with the sophisticated visibility of diffused halo or face lighting. Produced in a wide range of sizes from 2.5″ to 60″ high, in multiple rich stainless steel finishes and painted aluminum options, all lit with one of five LED colors. Unlimited custom styles in stainless steel or aluminum Up to 6″ deep Face or halo lighting options UL Certified 17 standard finish options Made in North America for competitive production lead times Acrylic inserts available in seven light-diffused colors Precision Acrylic LettersPrecision machined acrylic will give your signage a distinctive, sophisticated look with crisp, precision-machined letters, producing an even diffused glow. Previously known as LUXE™, this line features seamless, precisely defined edges. Illuminated, the result is a beautifully sophisticated, diffused effect, worthy of the highest-end establishment. Face, halo, and side-lit options Wide array of face and side finish options Now available with a ¼” minimum face-stroke UL Certified, serviceable design Typical 10 day production time Made in the USA Gemini Lifetime Guarantee GemLite all-plastic letters These letters represent the next generation with sharper drafts along with other enhancements. A cost-effective solution is ready for your creativity. These are a molded front and receptive backing. Sharp return draft Face, halo, and side-lit options available Flat, low-profile design with even lighting Multiple pigments, RGB LED colors, and effects Hidden can for a clean appearance Economical, yet sophisticated look NEW Marquee style letters Introducing Marquée™ style letters: Hand fabricated of stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, bronze, brass or copper using our traditional fabrication techniques. Marquée™ signs are LED illuminated with simulated neon through a push-thru acrylic lens or with simulated electric light bulbs. Illumination available in hundreds of colors. All architectural finishes, including powder coat are available. Minimum Letter Height: 4.0″; Minimum Letter Depth: 3″ Maximum letter height: 48’’ ; Maximum Letter Depth: 6’’ All fabricated letters are degreased to remove any dust and/or residue Unused material waste is recycled. Wash water is de-ionized and re-circulated Lifetime guarantee covers all manufacturing defects ONLY UL Listed: In compliance with UL 48 Standards As you can see from the examples here, there's a wide variety of kinds, colors, lighting and options that are available, all made to your order. For more information, ask. Get a price quote from your vector or pdf file here, Read about our not-lighted Dimensional Letters here, Send a request for contacting you for an upcoming project, and Find out more about our letters here. Use our new online quote form for dimensional and lighted letters.
Wording for Entrances & Gated Communities
For durable, made-to-order lettering that will withstand time:Where do we begin? When doing research on lettering for your wall, gated entrance or home and business identification, here are a few pointers and a checklist that will save you a lot of time and worry. All of our metal and acrylic letters come with a lifetime limited warranty not to fade, crack, chip or peel. Start at the beginning. You'll need a tape measure and a way to record the measurements, as well as the camera on your smartphone to send photos of the undecorated wall along with your request. Stylish or easy-to-read style?We have countless years of experience to share with you on this project. Whether you want it to look elegant and refined, trendy, upscale or modern, the choice of materials, color and sizes will impact how your project is viewed for decades to come. Here are related articles to review. How to create an entrance sign, A Basic Guide to Wall Lettering Design and our popular Wall Lettering Guide. Standing out from your surroundings! Are there similar decorated walls in the vicinity? Send a photo if there's a wall you particularly would like to look like ( clear photos are very helpful ). Are there colors that are part of HOA or Community Guidelines that must be followed? Let us know with your request and we're glad to work with you. Make it happen.Get started now with a price quote request or if you're not yet ready, ask for assistance. We can include a mock-up free with your order, or for a small set-up fee without an order. Just ask! Best to you and your projects! LetterBank + MyDIYsigns Team
B2B Business to Business Sign Printing
For many of the industrial, military, corporate and commercial markets, LetterBank Signs + Print just makes good sense. See Services belowBased on customer surveys of our Fortune 1000 clients, who typically purchase tall outdoor Banners with Wind-Proof Stands, Printed Table Covers, Wall Lettering, Lighted Can Signs and Decals, 100% of our Corporate customers (who replied to share an opinion) stated that they will use LetterBank Resourcing and Fulfillment in their next branding and marketing outreach. Checking in with our Military customers, the more popular orders are for Decals, Floor Decal Graphics, Stencils, Rec Signs and Changeable "Curb" Signs 100% of Military respondents said that we are on their list of preferred suppliers. Top-sellers with our Sign Shops in stand-alone and franchise locations are: Custom Sign Frames (snap-open and security), Awning Lettering in our DuraStik Lettering and Cover-Ups, Foam Letters for Concrete Casting and Replacement Sign Parts Sign Covers Sign shops may choose to participate with our B2B wholesale services and production with knowledgable full art and marketing services available. ServicesSign Brokerage, Printing and Fulfillment Services, professional Art and Graphics and logistics evaluations are available. Simply put, since 1989 we strive to find you the best signs and sign fabrication solutions for your sign projects. Clients include PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Toyota, Circle-K, PG&E, Verizon, US Government, USSteel, Exxon/Mobil and many Fortune 1000 corporations of note. Our 30+ years of experience in the intricacies of sign manufacturing, capability and procurement allows us to save you money but more importantly, save you time on your projects and get the products ready with time to spare.Now more than ever, businesses must catch the eye of their customers.We can help you to do just that. To set up a time for a no-strings-attached call, just ask. Check out our new B2B and B2G article
New! Rigid stencil system for perfect letter mounting on walls is announced.
INTRODUCING IMPROVED INSTALLATION TOOLS Based on suggestions and feedback from our customers, we've improved our installation tools for metal and acrylic flat cut letters. These upgraded, updated tools make installation easier, saving you time and money. Gemini and LetterBank introduce the Rigid Stencil (replacing the old paper patterns for letters 4" and smaller). The RIGID STENCIL GUIDE More durable than a paper stencil, the Rigid Stencil Guide is printed and cut on rugged, durable material, for precise placement without curling or tearing. A computer-generated, full-size cutout, the Rigid Stencil Guide is designed for smaller letters and logos. A high-quality finished installation has never been simpler.When you order self-adhesive tape on letters, you'll like Our New ONE-PIECE TAPE BACKING One-piece, full-coverage backing eliminates the nuisance of dealing with multiple pieces of double-face tape on every single letter. This improvement is now a standard feature for smaller, interior flat-mounted letters and logos. Easier tape handling eliminates frustration and speeds up installation. This new one-piece backing is for our flat cut metal and plastic letters. And for larger letters, we are glad to introduce The PERFECT PATTERN Designed for larger, mounted metal letters, the computer-generated Perfect Pattern is calibrated to our production equipment. Printed on weather-resistant, tear-resistant material, it provides a guide to accurate drilling and mounting for the initial install, future replacement letters and duplicate signs in different sizes. It's your guide to a perfectly mounted sign, every time. LET'S TALK Our customers spoke up about their installation challenges, and we worked hard to come up with solutions. What else can we do to support your business and help you deliver high-quality finished signs?Let us know. You can Ask for a Quote on your Dimensional Letters projects here. We're glad to help. If you want help with an upcoming project for wall letters, indoors or outside, plain or lighted, we're here to guide you through the design, selection and ordering.Already know wha tyou want" We're your go-to source for professional service. LetterBank is a distributor for Gemini Lifetime Warranty letter products.
National Park Service Signs
National Park Service SignsWhat are NPS signs? The signs we make are digital high-pressure laminate signs (dHPL) and porcelain fired enamel signs. Both are rated for prolonged outdoor sun exposure and are popular at parks, zoos, airports, civic venues, museums and increasingly as semi-permanent architectural component signage and walls. So how are they different? The dHPL signs are digitally printed and laminated onto multiple layers of a substrate that is made to be vandal-resistant and weather-resistant. Based on the elaborateness of the designs, it's usually less costly to create a dHPL sign. The porcelain enamel signs often last longer but are prohibitively expensive for most short-term signage (signs which are easier to replace) needs or projects when a budget must be adhered to. Signs shown with optional double-post mount frame and special shape cut for permanent outdoor exhibition When the sign location will be in an unsupervised area like a campground, park or is designed for permanent (40-50-year) installations, the porcelain enamel signs are best. The porcelain signs do not fare as well in marine environs unless the sign is made with sealed edges and back to belay rusting and oxidation. Signs shown with optional mounting hardware and special angle curved, stepped frames for permanent outdoor exhibition In marine applications, the dHPL signs are superior in that they do not contain metals and are not subject to rusting, although they too require special treatment at the time of manufacture to offset the marine environment with a highly saline content. Signs shown with optional angle frames for permanent outdoor exhibition Price differences: This is difficult to state without acknowledging the fundamental differences in printing.dHPL is a full-color digital print, laminated into a weather-resistant resin substrate and backing and is priced by the overall size, how many signs alike there will be and the overall thickness of the sign, from 1/8" to 1" thick, depending on whether the signs will be used wall-mounted, indoors or with a metal backing frame.The Porcelain fired enamel signs are made differently, using old-fashioned photographic film sheets and one different sheet is required for each color in the sign (background, text color and any line-art graphic). There is additionally four (or more) film sheets required for full-color process photographs, as each color requires printing onto the color background enamel, then firing in a kiln-like industrial oven between each printed color and photo layer. This can take a tremendous amount of resources and labor to create but the finished effect will last for upwards of five decades.Also impacting the final price is the overall size of the panel, any additions (cut shape, finished enameled edges, welded-on studs for mounting) and the quantity alike. Most costly is making one print, as all the same labor of creating multiple prints alike is involved in a single print. The enameled steel (porcelain) signs are made on 16ga steel. Signs shown with optional stepped background architectural frames for permanent outdoor exhibition Which is best for your project? We're glad to look at your layout or idea and price these for you. As every little change in design, size, thickness, finish and quantity will affect the cost, let's work together to get this as 'finished' as possible to save the day or two in time it usually takes to get a quote put together.Have a finished file you want to discuss or get quoted?That's why we're here. What kind of file do we need to send? Use this form to send artwork.We may be able to save you some cash by suggesting other options once we know the scope of your project. Let us hear from you. Signs shown with optional angle frames for permanent outdoor exhibition Subway signs too If you're like us, you've run into some of these signs in you travels around the USA and other countries. Chances are we made the signs. Contact us for more information or to set up a free email consultation. @letterbank #PorcelainSigns #dHPLsigns #PermanentSigns #SubwaySigns
How to create an entrance sign in metal letters and molded permanent lifetime letters
Making Easy D.I.Y. Professional Entrance Signs with Lifetime Warranty Letters There are countless options to creating a memorable, professional looking entrance sign. about the project for your complex, building, entrance drive and development for HOA improvements within any budget. See the simple guide below to determine the best options by budget if that's your primary concern. Note that regardless of how much your team may have allocated, the letters all have a Lifetime Limited Warranty if they crack, discolor or break once professionally installed. Details on our warranty available upon request.Cost by kind of letters: In the first set of images from least to most cost is Formed CAB Plastic, Flat CAB Plastic and Injection Molded CAB Plastic. Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB plastic) is a recyclable plastic that’s made from wood and cotton-fiber material that’s reportedly completely recyclable. Letter pricing is based on the following factors:Size of letter, kind of letters (see choices throughout this article) and any custom finish or lighting you may want to add. The next kind of letters available are indeed the most popular kind since the 1930s, almost 90 years ago. However today's manufactured flat and cast metal letters are made for durability and good looks. Cost by kind of letters: In the second set of images from least to most costly is as follows: Flat metal (depending on the thickness and finish), cast metal and fabricated metals. The distinctive advantages of fabricated metal is that the letters may be individually equipped with LED lights for a "halo glow" lighting effect at extra cost and provide a much "thicker", deeper letter side that might add to the appearance attractiveness in certain applications. All our different types of letters provide a worry-free solution for semi-permanent and permanent residential and commercial installations with a Lifetime Warranty.12" and 8" flat aluminum letters in Copperplate font shown with with custom mounting bars. Injection molded Times Roma font in 15" and 4" sizes in white and blue. Smash burger below is in custom painted and gold finish stainless steel with custom LED lighting. For pricing and questions, we'd love to hear from you. Send us a few lines describing your project! Be sure to include any relevant details including the surface or kind of wall you will be mounting onto, any budgetary limits you may want to meet, sizes or distance you want the wording to be readable from and of course, a photo of the project area is always helpful! The Oakmont residential entrance is SIZE: 12” and 6” COLOR: Dark Bronze Anodized Aluminum STYLE: Optima font. All of our custom made letters now come with a paper alignment and pre-drilling template as well for 100% easier installation. You provide the manpower and tool (we recommend an impact drill for stone or concrete and a conventional drill for other wall types. Simple silicone cement or caulk may be used for installation. Leave a comment below or write us with details of your project.Request a cost estimate Thanks for your interest!
Cheap Sign Option: Economy Foam Letters
What are economy foam letters, and how can I use them? The economy foam sign letters are 1" expanded polystyrene. These foam letters can be used for indoor / outdoor signage when primed painted and installed correctly. We sell painted foam letters ready to install. Our painted letters are painted on the front and sides only, we do not paint the back of the letters because they are made to attach to a wall so the back is not exposed. The wall supports the thin letters. We also sell unpainted foam letters. If you buy unpainted letters they MUST be primed and painted before you install them as signage, use exterior latex primer and paint only, do not use oil based paint or solvent based paints.We offer five colors for our painted letters... Gusto gold (yellow color), Bridgeport blue, Positive red, Black, White. These colors are the only colors offered. We only use Sherwin Williams paint. If you've already priced foam lettering, you probably wonder how we sell these for this lower cost. We cut and stock the letters during the slow season. We only stock specific fonts to be able to offer them online at dramatically reduced prices, the font (letter style) you see is the font you will receive. How are these letters so inexpensive? We buy our material in bulk, cut and stock thousands of foam letters, numbers, symbols etc. Just because we discount these letters does not mean they are low quality. For example, you will find some of our competitors selling the same type of letter made of the exact same material for much more. Dimensional (3D) foam sign letters can be used for indoor or outdoor wall and building signs after painting, rated 2-3 years out side. Foam sign letters provide a cost effective alternative to the more expensive channel, metal, and acrylic lettering. Foam letters are also good as props, displays, wall decor, crafts and many other lettering projects. Almost anyone can install foam sign lettering using silicone for outdoor installation or double sided tape for indoor installations. After the lettering has been painted and installed correctly foam letters can last for years, even outdoors in virtually all climates. How to mount economy foam letters For letters up to 12 inches tall, apply a 3/8" bead of clear silicone (see pic) to the back of the letter and press to your surface. Apply a double line of silicone for letters larger than 12 inches tall. The silicone should be rated minimum ten year outdoor durability if the sign letters will be used for outdoor signs. For wall surfaces that are not smooth - textured like stucco, apply extra silicone. These are individual wall letters, mounted one letter at a time, you can space the sign letters as you like, increase or decrease the length of your sign by spacing the letters closer or farther apart. You can attach the letters vertical, horizontal , arched or any way you like. For unpainted letters apply 1 coat latex exterior primer and 2 to 3 coats of exterior latex paint allowing each coat to completely dry before applying the next coat of paint. Be sure to use a quality exterior latex paint. Do not use spray paints, oil based paints or any solvent based paints on the letters. Info is subject to updates and change without notice. How to order economy foam letters #1. Choose letter size- click on the small arrow next to painted or unpainted letters and choose size from drop down menu. If your ordering painted letters, you will also need to choose your color. #2. Type the letters you want in the "Enter your letters here box". Be sure to enter your text in uppercase if you want uppercase letters, and type it in lowercase if you want lowercase letters, we ship the letters like you type it in the text box. After you enter the letters you want, click the add to cart button. #3. Enter the quantity of letters you are buying. For example; If you entered 10 letters in the text box, you will change the quantity from 1 to 10. Basically, your quantity will be the same as the amount of letters you entered into the "enter your text here box". If you make a mistake, simply click remove and start over. Suggestions or ideas for this article? We welcome feedback!