Standard channel letter
A standard channel letter is a three-dimensional graphic sign element. Its channel is fabricated from sheet metal, most often aluminum since it will not rust. A flat sheet of aluminum is typically cut on a table by a computer-controlled router. This creates the back of the channel and is the basis for the letter shape. The sides of the channel letter, called the returns, are then formed by bending a 3 to 6-inch-wide (150 mm) strip of aluminum sheet around the aluminum back. This return can be welded at the seam or flanged and riveted or, with a metal stitcher, can be fastened with galvanized or stainless wire to the back to create a solid can in the shape of the letter. The letter can is painted and fitted with any lighting components necessary such as neon gas tubes or light-emitting diode (LED) modules. A translucent plastic face usually of 3/16" thick sheet acrylic fiber or polycarbonate is cut to fit the open face of the letter can. A trim cap border is applied to its edges which gives the letter face a finished appearance and creates a fastening surface to attach it to the letter can. When illuminated at night, channel letters draw the eye of passers-by.
Channel letters may be flush mounted (attached directly to the building facade), or they may be mounted on a raceway or wireway. A raceway is a rectangular mounting structure which serves as both a container for the sign's electrical components (such as a power supply) and a mounting structure.
A wireway also serves as a mounting structure but typically contains only wiring. It is thinner and broader than a raceway, and may also be used as a backer panel for the channel letter set.
Exposed neon channel letter
These are standard channel letters, but the neon is covered with a clear acrylic face to keep birds from making a nest as well as to protect the exposed neon from outside elements IE;weather etc. This allows for the exposed neon to be seen, as well as the inside of the channel letter interior itself to add to the dimensional look.
Aluminium Channel Letter and Numbers
Aluminum Letters and Numbers are suitable for interior and exterior signage. Aluminum sign letters and numbers are available in Natural satin, polished, anodized and painted finishes. We can also cut Custom Logos and Fonts in Aluminum. Waterjet cut sign letters and logos are created from a solid 1/4'', 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" or 1'' thick piece of aluminum. Aluminum letters and logos are easy to install with studs and an installation pattern, showing you precisely where to drill the mounting holes. Now available in larger sizes up to 46". All sizes in aluminum letters are now waterjet cut and natural satin letters now have clear powder coated finishes.
Plastic letters are a great choice for custom signs and logos. Our laser cuts each letter with precision, capturing every detail and producing a smooth polished edge. Plastic sign letters come in material thicknesses ranging from 1/8" to 1" and letter heights of small letters of 1 inch tall all the way up to large letters at 6 feet.
Plastic letters for signs come in a full spectrum of colors. Color matching and matte finishes are available for an extra fee. Most colors are made from recycled materials and guaranteed for life so your sign lettering can be durable and environmentally responsible.
There are several ways to hang plastic letters: Stud and Combination mounts require holes be drilled in the surface, and Plain, Pad, and Double Face Tape can be adhered straight onto the surface. Stud, Plain, and Pad mounts work best with even surfaces, and Combination mounts work well with uneven surfaces.
Lumi Letter Series
Using custom designed circuit boards and SMD LED, the Lumi Letter series provides brilliant illumination and long life, and it is suitable for small or middle sized signs. We offer a great variety of LED signs, and all come with a 3-year warranty.
LED Channel Series
LED module or LED custom unit is inserted into metal channel letters made of stainless steel. This series is suitable for middle or large sized signs.
Making it possible to perform the most precise tasks with ease and unmatched precision, this machine weighs about 28KG and can be used for a full range of projects with pinpoint accuracy, topping all other desktop routers on the market. The unit also comes with a Mach 3 software, a toolbox that contains specially designed work piece(s), clamping devices, wrenches, milling bits for operation.
This machine is appropriate for machining wood (from softwood to hardwood), acrylic, plastics, pvc, light metals(like Aluminium and Copper), printed circuit boards and many other similar materials. Our customers mostly use this machine for engraving two colour plastic board signs and copper/fibreglass circuit boards.
This machine needs to connect to a computer through its controller box with a parrallel cable (both included). It is not recommended to connect to a notebook through a parrallel port as the power saving features tend to interrupt the data flow. It is also not recommended to connect to a computers with 64 bit versions of Windows due to problems with the Parrallel port driver. These issues are detailed and fully explained on the Mach3 Software website.
Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is one of the most exclusive quality materials which is used for the purpose of designing and carving a wide range of supreme quality attractive materials in the market. These MDF carvings are sculptured and carved in a very attractive manner by our highly trained and skilled professionals who have the experience of several years in this line of work. These MDF carvings are generally used for the interior decoration of houses, walls, stages and halls and give an outstanding and appreciable appearance to the looks of the interior decoration.
Wood carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery.
The making of sculpture in wood has been extremely widely practiced but survives much less well than the other main materials such as stone and bronze, as it is vulnerable to decay, insect damage, and fire. It therefore forms an important hidden element in the art history of many cultures. Outdoor wood sculptures do not last long in most parts of the world, so that we have little idea how the totem pole tradition developed. Many of the most important sculptures of China and Japan in particular are in wood, and the great majority of African sculpture and that of Oceania and other regions. Wood is light and can take very fine detail so it is highly suitable for masks and other sculpture intended to be worn or carried. It is also much easier to work than stone.
If you tell an avid handyman that something is not a do-it-yourself project, he or she will likely take it as a challenge, not a prohibition. That's why DIYers have always had mixed feelings about solid-surface countertops. We love the product, but we're frustrated by the fact that it has been available only through professional installers.
With the launch of Solid-surface-kits.com, however, a band of enterprising Texans is planning to shake up the kitchen-and-bath industry by offering solid-surface countertops directly to the general public. Two leading solid-surface manufacturers, Formica and Montelli, have agreed to provide raw material to Solid-surface-kits.com, where it will be fabricated to approximate dimensions and shipped directly to homeowners (or independent dealer/installers). The homeowner trims the solid-surface sheets to finished size, makes the sink cutout, seams the pieces, bonds the new countertop to the base cabinets and installs the backsplash.
Often referred to by the brand name Corian (a registered trademark of the DuPont Co.), solid-surface material has been closely controlled by manufacturers and distributors since it first became popular in the 1970s. Except for the new Internet venture, it is sold exclusively through licensed distributors and installers. At $60 to $80 a square foot (installed), it is one of the most expensive countertop materials, rivaling imported granite and marble in cost. By contrast, Solid-surface-kits.com will sell the custom-fabricated material for less than half the price (depending of course on the style you choose) plus shipping. Visit their website for the latest pricing.