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.
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.
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.