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Lifetime guarantee! Each metal letter is precision cast in aluminum or bronze using up to twenty distinct manufacturing steps. The metal provides strength and permanence to your image. Seven metal finishes give you the choice of dazzling shine, brilliant color, or natural and antiquated metal. Combine these finishes with an extensive selection of letter styles to design signs that reflect your individual image.
The cast aluminum sign letters use virgin aluminum ingots Alloy 356 that are melted down in an all-electric, pollution free furnace. Aluminum Alloy 356 is a superior metal for outdoor signage because of its strength, hardness and corrosion resistance against weather extremes particularly in marine areas. This aluminum alloy has a tensile strength of 38,000 psi! The bronze cast sign letters use virgin bronze ingots Alloy NAVY G-88-8-0-4 lead free that are melted down in an all-electric, pollution free furnace. NAVY G-88-8-0-4 lead free is a superior metal for outdoor signage because of its strength and hardness.
The melted ingot is poured into a letter mold, which has been designed for excellent legibility. The mold also has added depth to give your character real dimension. Once your letter has been cast by skilled craftsmen, it is shot blasted, degated and belt sanded in preparation of finishing. The cast metal characters are turned over, drilled and tapped at the appropriate stud diameter for its stud mounting hardware used during your installation. In the finishing process, the letter is bead-blasted to make it precise and smooth then stroke sanded to give it a natural satin finish. Except for anodized finished (due to its metal changing properties), the letters are set up on a rack where it is coated with a two-part hardened acrylic polyurethane clear coat, then sent to an oven for baking. Your letters are then laid out for careful quality inspection then seal-tight packaged so your letters arrive mistake-free.
The cast aluminum letters can be anodizing in the colors of clear, gold, medium bronze, dark bronze or black. The anodized aluminum letter uses virgin ingots Alloy 514. Anodizing is an electro-chemical process which embeds the colored dye into the microscopic pores in the aluminum surface of the letter. The aluminum letter can also be painted, select from 45 baked enamel colors.
The online sign designer is for font style preview only. We provide the approximate sign dimensions for comparison purposes only. We have taken great care in providing the closest sign dimensions possible. Due to manufacturing processes beyond our control (temperature, pressure, mold locations) we cannot guarantee an exact line length. As a rule of thumb, allow 15% margin for space around the letters. This makes your sign more effective as well. Please call for exact dimensions.
These characters come with a lifetime warranty against fading, cracking, pitting or chipping as long as the letters are installed in their original location. Routine maintenance of rinsing with mild soap and water usually will restore the metal surface to its original appearance. Metal sign letters take 6-8 business days to produce plus transit time.
Ships UPS Ground to the continental US and normally takes 2-4 business days to arrive. The freight cost is additional and typically adds 10% to the cost of the order plus $5.00 boxing and handling fee. Shipping to AK and HI needs to be quoted and we will email you an invoice for the total cost before the order is processed.
We are not set up for international shipments. We do not ship COD or bill to third parties.
All claims for damage must be made within 3 business days.
Free UPS Ground shipping on continental orders over $100. Simply enter the code freeground during checkout in the coupon code box. One coupon per order.
This is a custom made item so it is non-returnable. However...
To keep our environment green and friendly, the factory will reclaim the material for scrap value. This item is returnable under the following conditions:
Please call Alphabet Signs at 1-800-582-6366 for Return Authorization Number so we can properly refund your money.
Christy will take you step-by-step through the process of installing building letters. Thoroughly clean application area of all dirt, tar, and wax. Mark the decal with a ruled line along the top of letters and down its center.
Tape one edge of the template to the installation surface and unroll it. Level the template and tape the other edge of the installation surface.
Mark holes with center punch, then drill 1/4" holes 3" deep where indicated on your template. Remove the template and clean out all drill holes using any of the following methods: a quick puff of air; using the vents on your drill; compresses air or a turkey baster.
Insert the studs into the stud holes on the back of each letter. Place letters in holes on wall before applying silicone to verify position. Adjust as necessary. Now fill the drill holes in the wall of the first letter with silicone.
Push the tube of silicone over each stud on the first letter in order to evenly coat it with adhesive.
Push the letter into the drill holes using a shim or spacer to assure proper stand off of the letter from the wall. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for the rest of the letters.
Clean the installation surface firs. Position the spacing tape on the wall and secure one end with masking tape. Unroll, level and tape the other end. Spacing tapes show the general position of each letter.
Apply silicone to all the pads on the letter first. Position the letter on the wall where indicated with the spacing tape. Tape the letter to the wall with several strips of masking tape.
Adjust as needed, push letter against wall to ensure good adhesive bond. Continue with the remainder of the letters, and allow the silicone to cure before removing the masking tape. Temperature and humidity will influence silicone cure times. On some conditions letters should cure overnight.
The font has been carefully designed to allow a viewer's eye to easily see the shape of each character. Not each character in a font is exactly the same size; otherwise your sign lettering would be difficult to read. We name the font after its uppercase letter 'A' size but most lowercase letters are shorter. Some lowercase letter shapes such as 'b d f h k l' have ascenders which can be taller than the uppercase 'A' height. Some lowercase letters such as 'g j p q y' have descenders which go below the words baseline. Uppercase letters that are rounded such as 'C G J O Q S U' are taller than an uppercase 'A' because the rounded part extends above and below the baseline. Please call us if you need to know the character's actual size and not its named size. Back to Top...