Channel letters are 3D, making them stand out from other marketing strategies. They are made using acrylic which is tinted using colored vinyl.
A roller is used to apply the vinyl to one side of the clear acrylic. A computerized router is used to cut the letters out on the other side, which is covered with a paper liner. The font and size of the signs are made according to the client’s specifications.
After the letters are cut out, the paper backing is removed.
To avoid movements as they work, the employees use nails to hold the signs in place. The letters are then lined with trims to add a finished look and provide a surface for attaching the letter can. The letter cans are made of aluminum, which is fed into a computerized machine. The letter can is then welded together at the ends.
After confirming that the letter can fit, the letter can is then attached back to the return. LED lights are then installed before finally being approved for sign installation. It takes roughly one hour to make a single channel letter and a couple of days for a complete sign.