CHANNEL LETTERS

Channel letters

Channel letters are dimensional signs, often used on the outside of buildings to draw attention. They are some of the most popular and effective signage used for businesses. They can be Front-lit, Halo-lit, or even Front and Back-lit. These signs are fully customizable as there are a wide variety of colors, fonts, and sizes to suit your preferences. We can design a unique letter pattern that lets customers immediately connect with your brand.

Channel letter signs are both bold and bright. Each element is constructed from lightfast and weather-resistant materials, such as aluminum sheeting and acrylic, to help maintain its appearance and to ensure long-lasting use. They stand out during the day and even at night, If you are looking for a way to attract attention to your business, channel letters are exactly what you need.

Erb Signs is one of the sign shops in the area with the capability to design and manufacture channel letters, and we take pride in doing so. Let us show you what we can do. You will not be disappointed!

Benefits of a channel letter:

   Low maintenance
   Extremely durable
   Aesthetically appealing design
   Visible to all who pass by your location

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of channel letter signs are available?

There is a wide variety of channel letters however here are the most popular ones.

Front-lit
Front-lit can be the most common channel letter signs or standard characters. They have an acrylic face, aluminum returns, backs, and trim caps.

These signs are totally customizable, and each letter has LED modules hidden within the acrylic face. Front-lit channel letters are ideal for attracting the attention of drivers passing by your business because they can be seen from afar. To make them easier to read from a distance, choosing bright LED illumination and thick fonts could be the way to go.

Halo Lit Channel Letters / Reverse Channel Letters
These types of signs are known by several names — Backlit Letters, Reverse Channel Letters, or Halo Lit Channel Letters.

This type of sign allows you to use different colours to show a contrast between the front and backlighting to give off a halo effect in the back.

 

Front and Backlit Channel Letters
One of its features is that the light shines through a translucent acrylic face within the letters or logo to draw attention night or day, offering great visibility over long distances that are easy to read.

The interior lights are generally LEDs (and therefore the halo colour) is typically white, but other colours are available, giving a glow in the front and a halo effect in the back that makes this type of lighting appear to float off the wall.

Another energy-efficient option is bulbs that also provide cost savings over other types of lighting.

What type of channel letter signs are available?

There is a wide variety of channel letters however here are the most popular ones.

Front-lit
Front-lit can be the most common channel letter signs or standard characters. They have an acrylic face, aluminum returns, backs, and trim caps.

These signs are totally customizable, and each letter has LED modules hidden within the acrylic face. Front-lit channel letters are ideal for attracting the attention of drivers passing by your business because they can be seen from afar. To make them easier to read from a distance, choosing bright LED illumination and thick fonts could be the way to go.

Halo Lit Channel Letters / Reverse Channel Letters

These types of signs are known by several names — Backlit Letters, Reverse Channel Letters, or Halo Lit Channel Letters.

This type of sign allows you to use different colours to show a contrast between the front and backlighting to give off a halo effect in the back.

Front and Backlit Channel Letters
One of its features is that the light shines through a translucent acrylic face within the letters or logo to draw attention night or day, offering great visibility over long distances that are easy to read.

The interior lights are generally LEDs (and therefore the halo colour) is typically white, but other colours are available, giving a glow in the front and a halo effect in the back that makes this type of lighting appear to float off the wall.

Another energy-efficient option is bulbs that also provide cost savings over other types of lighting.

If you still have more questions get in touch and let’s start your project today!

 

Do I need a city permit to have a channel letter for my business?

In many cities, business signs require a permit for building and installing new signs along with enlarging or modifying an existing sign. By issuing sign permits, the city can ensure that you meet the standards of public safety and design aesthetics so there is a high chance that you will need a sign permit to install a channel letter. However, the process should not deter you from getting the promotional signage you need. As long as you plan out everything correctly, getting permits is easy.

Our team has been very successful in getting city permits for most of our customers, taking care of the whole process from design to installing the channel letter.  Get in contact today!

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Still, have questions?

Fill out the following form and tell us what you will be using your signage for and we will be able to help you choose the best type, size, and printing for your application.

We can also be reached at 519-602-4747, or send us an email at admin@erbsigns.ca.

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