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Metal Sidewalk Signs Hold Four Different Letter Sizes

stop look A frame2Many sidewalk signs are made to hold just one size letter This can sometimes be challenging for business owners or event planners because certain information needs to be emphasized.
Our metal A-Frame Sidewalk Sign is the exception. It can hold 2 inch letters, 4 inch letters, 6 inch letters and 8 inch letters.  Just skip a track, or two, or three, and you can make a message as unique as your business!  This Photo Art Gallery in Spencerport, NY decided to emphasize their product line rather than their name. This is a great strategy unless you’re a brand name.

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The sign letter kits include letters, numbers and punctuation. Just stand your sign up, and put your message into the tracks. This sign comes with a No. 10 silver chain, so you can sand bag the sign, if you have concerns about wind. The whole sign is plastic and metal, which means you don’t have to worry about rain.  Using red sign letters telephone numbers, prices or rates make them easier to recognize and remember. This Connecticut property management firm was able to get great roadside exposure with a simple message and telephone number.

a-frame-sidewalk-sign Using a different color will help draw attention. to your sign message. Use a different color to emphasize your unique business offer or competitive advantage.   The Atomic Credit Union was able to create a simple message to emphasize their great rate and the benefit of what a customer can use the money for.

stop look A frame The sign letters are available in black, blue and red. All of these products are ready to ship the next day. This business services company created a memorable message by keeping it simple and emphasizing a great price.

Plastic Building Letters Offer Great Quality at Low Prices

Building letters for businesses, building numbers for houses or names for schools are all great uses for plastic building sign letters. They are available in many sizes, fonts and colors to meet a variety of needs.


We often get three questions regarding plastic building  sign letters.  First, what size should I get? Second, what font should I get? And finally, are these going to last outside weathering the elements?

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First, sizing has a general rule: every 3 inches of letter can be seen from 50 feet away. This can vary depending on speeds, obstructions and the audience, but it’s a good starting point for deciding size.

Font style is always a personal preference. Our most popular font, by far, is Helvetica. It’s an an easy to read block-style font that increases readability and visibility. If plain lettering doesn’t strike your fancy, check out all our fonts in the Sign Designer, and you’re sure to find something suitable.


Lastly, these letters come with a lifetime guarantee. They will withstand wind, rain and many other types of weather. Colors won’t fade, and the sturdy CAB plastic is very durable.

Hardware is included in the cost of the letters, and we offer options for all kinds of surfaces. Studs and pads are the most common options, but if you have a special circumstance, call us. We can probably help you find a solution.

Know you’re buying an American made letter that will last a lifetime.

Please contact us if you have any questions on building sign letters from Alphabet Signs.


Flexible Letters Fit Many Types of Signs

8-inch-portable-sign-letters-flex 8-inch-flex-black 8-inch-condensed-flexTypically, 8 inch Portable Sign Letters go on a Portable Marquee Sign. Flashing arrow style signs, like these, are popular everywhere. They almost have that vintage Route 66 feel to them.

If you don’t love the look of the corrugated fiberglass, you can certainly make your own sign with our flex tracks. These tracks can be pre-drilled and mounted on wood, metal or whatever substrate you like; the tracks can also be glued. To really stand out, paint your sign any color you like and get one of our many colored flex letters!

Flex letters come in a variety of sizes, so you can space your tracks however you wish. Remember that every 3 inches of letter can be seen from about 50 feet away. Therefore, an 8 inch letter can be seen from about 135 feet away.

Tracks and letters are always in stock to ship the same day before 3pm. Portable signs are made in America, so you don’t have to worry about a cheap sign; they take approximately 10 business days to make.


Reserved Parking Signs Customized to Meet Your Needs

custom-reserved-parking-numberCustom Parking Signs are one of the most popular products that we offer. There are several header options, like Handicap, Reserved Parking, and Personalized Parking Only. These signs have multiple uses, such as marking your specific parking spot, designating No Parking zones, showing Valet Parking or indicating Tow Away Zones.

There are many easy to use templates to make custom parking signs for your business, customers, employee and tenants.

The sign is made of .080 aluminum and is reflective. The vinyl is our standard vinyl; it can last in harsh weather conditions and has a 7 year guarantee. There are several color choices available.  Don’t see a color you want? Call us! We’ll try to find something that fits you!

Signs are pre-drilled with holes centered at the top and bottom. Pick up a channel post and screws at your local hardware store for a free standing sign, or mount it to a fence or wall.

Our signs are competitively priced and usually ship within 1 business day.


Pronto Letters for all Weather Conditions!

pronto-blackPronto Sign Letters were used on Zion Lutheran Church marquee sign to announce their service hours in Wisconsin. The eight inch tall letters can be easily read from 150 feet away.  Pronto sign letters are available in six different sign fonts. The ADM style shown here are the widest and easiest to read. It is best to use big wide letters if your marquee is set back from the road and motorist are passing at a high rate of speed.

Gemini Pronto sign letters have been made for years, and they are heavy duty and ready to take on all types of weather. They are great in rain or snow, heat or dry and calm or wind.  A lifetime guarantee backs up these letters, and there’s many accessories available for them, including sign track, change arm poles and letter storage cabinets.

Marquee sign letters are available from 3 to 10 inches high and are ready to ship same day from Alphabet Signs.


Interlocking Number Stencils Make Curb Stenciling Easy and Fast!

A great summer job to make some fast cash is by offering to paint house address numbers on the curb. Prices typically get $15 to $20 for about 20 minutes of work. I may write a how to paint house curb numbers in a future blog but we can get you started with a four inch curb number stencil kit.

Houses with multiple numbers can make curb stenciling difficult. Interlocking number stencil kits make that process fast and easy. The stencils hook together to create even spacing and professional looking numbers. Number kits are available from 2 to 48 inches high and are ready to ship same day from Alphabet Signs.


Flat Cut Acrylic Sign Letters

Black flat cut acrylic sign letters look professional on this beautiful entry structure. Acrylic sign letters are a great way to get a sleek look without paying for more expensive metal letters. Several fonts, sizes and colors are available, as well as 4 different thicknesses. We offer hardware for most surfaces, and it’s included in the price. Orders over $100 ship for free!

You can custom design your lettering on our website using our sign designer.


How to Install a Reflective House Number Sign

911 House Number Signs are critical for emergencies. Fire, EMS or Police will be able to locate you much faster, if they can easily spot your location.


These signs come in green, blue or brown with white numbers/letters. The whole sign is reflective and can be made horizontally or vertically.

Most importantly: how do I mount this sign? Sometimes customers have trouble finding the pre-drilled holes in the sign. The picture below shows where the holes are drilled out, but the vinyl is covering the hole. You will need to take a knife and poke out the vinyl that’s covering the hole. The two holes are located on the left for vertical signs and on the top for horizontal signs.


Mounting these signs is simple. Just run screws or fasteners through these holes, and the sign can be mounted to your mail box post, lamp post or fence. To mount to a fence like shown above, just use a washer and a nut on the other side, and you’ve got an easy-to-see sign.

A simple, easy-to-install reflective address sign can make a life saving difference for your precious family. Your custom house number sign is made from aluminum alloy 5052 is a superior metal for outdoor signage because of its strength, hardness and corrosion resistance against weather extremes particularly in marine areas. It measures 6 inch x 18 inch x .040 inch thick and the reflective house numbers are printed on both sides. Its background is engineer grade prismatic reflective (Type II) and is available in three standard colors, green, brown and blue.

Emergency responders want to help, so let’s all help them by clearly identifying our houses and businesses!

How do I Order a Bronze Plaque?

Commemorating events, remembering loved ones and dedicating buildings are all great uses for bronze plaques. Many customers have questions, though. Are they hard to design? Does it take a lot of time to prepare?

Bronze Memorial Plaque on post

Alphabet Signs makes ordering bronze plaques super easy and affordable! Just enter the desired size on the website, type in the text and choose the other listed attributes, like border design, background color and mounting option. If you would like to send an already prepared file, just type “see attached” in the text box. After the order is placed on, reply to your order confirmation email with the file, and we will prepare a proof based off the file.

Special fonts or images do not add to your cost! You are charged simply by the dimensions of the plaque. Images for plaques must be in vector format. If you don’t have your image in a vector format, you can check out This company will convert your .jpg, .bmp, .pdf, etc. into a ready to use vector file, like .ai or .eps.

You can place your order for a plaque on our website 24 hours a day:

We offer several different mounting options. Blind mount is a very popular option, as viewers can only see the beautifully finished plaque and no hardware. A solid wall mount option is available, as well, if you prefer a visible screw head on the face of the plaque.

In addition to the blind mount and solid wall mount, we have the option of getting hardware for a hollow wall. The screw head is visible on the front of the plaque, and there are flanges that go into the wall to help secure the stud. There’s also a wood mount option, as well as a lovely garden stake.

Once the order is placed, the art dept will prepare a proof for you. We will not produce your plaque until the layout is approved. You can make any changes you would like during this time. Please note that we cannot prepare a proof before you pay for and place the order online.

Plaques usually take 8 business days to produce once the layout is approved. It takes 1-2 business days to receive a proof after ordering online. Transit time is usually 3-4 days. Bronze plaques always have free UPS shipping to the continental United States.

Bronze plaques come with a lifetime guarantee. These plaques will withstand wind, rain, snow and most other types of weather. If the plaque corrodes, fades or gets any other damage due to weather, simply take a picture of the damage, and we will make a new one for you at no charge. Note that these plaques are not meant to be put into the ground and walked on or moved over.

If bronze plaques are a little outside the budget, we also offer aluminum plaques. These are the same high quality and come with a lifetime guarantee. Aluminum plaques can be coated with a baked enamel bronze to get the bronze look without the bronze cost! There are over 25 colors available for aluminum plaques, and all the same hardware options are available as with the bronze plaques.

The borders for bronze and aluminum plaques are the same. We offer No Border, Single Line, Inset Single Line, Single Line Bevel, Single Line Wide and Double Line. To see these borders up close, simply go to that product on our website for larger images.

Finding Numbers, Dollar Signs and Other Punctuation for Record Boards, Menus and Pricing Guides

Even though LED signs are showing up everywhere, many people still love the old school feel of a letter board with push in letters. Getting enough numbers, periods or dollar signs can sometimes be tough when you’re making a board for records or prices.

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Alphabet Signs offers some solutions to this typical predicament. We carry bags of a 100 of the same character, which means you could get a bag of a 100 A’s, periods, 1’s, or whatever characters you always seem to be short. These bags are available in white Helvetica only and in sizes 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 2 inch. Remember that bags of characters have a 5-7 business day lead time, and they are not returnable, as they’re a custom order.

If you just want a varied amount of punctuation, there are symbol kits, which boast a variety of characters, like periods, commas, ampersands, etc. These kits comes in white Helvetica and sizes 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 1 inch.

Finally, we offer a number kit. This kit has ten of each digit 0 through 9. They are available in the 1/2 to 2 inch sizes and white Helvetica.

The best way to figure out what you need is to make a rough “map” of your sign. Figure out what is going to be there all the time and what is going to change. Do you want bigger text for a “header”? Are you going to need more 1’s and 5’s for records, more zeros for times or more dollar signs and periods for prices? These are all questions you should figure out before you start putting together an order.

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Letter kits are a great place to start. They offer a variety of letters, numbers and punctuation. The kit will have more vowels and popular consonants, like R, S, T, than the lesser used letters, like Q and Z. These kits come in neatly organized hard plastic boxes; each character will have its own section in the box to help you quickly change messages on your letter boards.

People often worry about these letters melting or warping in the heat. If you buy an outdoor letter board from us, it will come with a poly carbonate window that has ultraviolet inhibitors in it. This special shatter-resistant material will help preserve the life of your letters. Changing your messages often will also help, as certain characters won’t have a chance to become more brittle than others from the hot sun.


If white Helvetica letters aren’t quite what you had in mind, we also offer Gothic and Roman letter kits. While these fonts only come in kits and not in bags of 100, number kits or symbol kits, they are another option for font style, if block style does not suit your style.

Any of these fonts or combinations are only available in uppercase lettering. If you’re looking for lower case, we have them in our menu letters. These are available in black, red, blue and green. You will also find our Pepsi and Coca-Cola letters in that category, which is an uppercase only product.

In addition to the menu letters, we have black letters and silver or gold letters.